Finals: Who was the best boys thrower over the past 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 8 boys, the two top-ranked, over the last decade, in each event and two more random. We ranked them 1-8, giving each field discipline a top 7 seed then randomly placed the remaining 5. We then placed them in a bracket of head-to-head matchups where your poll votes on the next page will determine who advances.


Athletes included are from the period between 2011 and 2020. This is based solely on their top tier ranking for the decade. Many top athletes in each discipline were left off 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 Be sure to spread the word to advance your favorites into the next round!

Willie Morrison
School: Leavenworth
Year: 2015
Willie was a 7X state qualifier in the throwing events, winning 5 state titles. He 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. He had pr's of 70'2"/193'9". Morrison went on to throw at Indiana Univ.


Konner Swenson
School: Maize
Year: 2017
Konner was a 6X throws state qualifier and a 5X state medalist, winning two titles. He had pr's of 58'4.5"/198'9.75". Swenson went on to throw at Pittsburg State earning All-American honors.