POLL: Who was the top boys thrower over the last decade?


What Is This?

Over the next few weeks Milesplit Kansas will be rolling out brackets broken down by discipline. Fans can vote for who they think is the top athlete in each discipline. In the end, we will be crowning the top track and field athlete in the state of Kansas as selected by the fans. This poll is for the best boys field events of the past decade.

The Setup

We've selected 16 boys, the two top ranked, over the last decade, in each event and two more random. We ranked them 1-16, giving each field discipline a top 7 seed then randomly placed the remaining 9. We then placed them in a bracket of head-to-head matchups where your poll votes on the next page will determine who advances.

Parameters

Athletes included are from the period between 2010 and 2019. This is based solely on their top tier ranking for the decade. Many top athletes in each discipline were leftoff which saddened us but time constraints and bracketing size had to play into consideration. 

How This Works

Athletes are seeded 1 through 8 based on marks and ranking. After each round, the person with the most votes in their matchup will advance to the next round. Voting will end at 1 p.m. CT for each round. You may vote on Ks.MileSplit.com. Be sure to spread the word to advance your favorites into the next round!

VOTING DATES

Round 1: May 23-28

Round 2: May 29 - June 2

Round 3: June 3-6

Final Round: June 7-9

MATCHUP 1

Willie Morrison
School: Leavenworth
Year: 2015
Willie was a 7X state qualifier in the throwing events, winning 5 state titles.Is also the only Kansas high school shot putter to go over 70'. Willie also won the NBNI and NBNO titles as well as finishing 3rd at the USATF Jr. Nationals. Willie had pr's of 70'2"/193'9". Went on to throw at Indiana Univ. 

VS.

Trenton Allen
School: Derby
Year: 2016
Trenton was a 3X qualifier in the Javelin and also a 3X state medalist, one of those being a state title. Trenton went on to finish 2nd at the 2016 NBNO. Had a pr of 221'3".

Click through the pages below to vote for the other first-round matchups.