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 hurdler of the past decade.
We've selected 16 girls based on combined hurdle times (100m, 200m, 400m and in some instances we took. the "tweeners" and added some good 400/800 runners we felts should be in this bracket rather than the distance bracket), ranked them 1-16, placed them in a bracket of head-to-head matchups where your poll votes will determine who advances.
Athletes included are from the period between 2010 and 2019. This is based solely on times. Sprinters were selected (Which was extremely tough) based on top times in the sprinting events and the "occasional" 400/800 runner who's rankings are within the decade, Their times had to have ranked them in the top 100 for each event. The final cut to 16 was based solely on their combined times and rankings. Pr's listed are taken from our database.
How This Works
Athletes are seeded 1 through 16 based on times and ranking. After each round, the hurdler with the most votes in their matchup will advance to the next round. Voting will end at 2 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! You will be allowed to vote as often as you like till the final round where its one vote per device.
Round 1: June 11-15
Round 2: June 16-19
Round 3: June 20-22
Final Round: June 23-25
Aairka is arguably the fastest girl in Kansas history she was a 9X state sprint qualifier and an 8x medalist, winnning 5 state sprint titles, 3-100m/2-200m. Aarika went on to run at Coffeyville JC where she finished 9th in the 60m at the indoor NJCAA meet. Her HS pr's were 11.58/24.28/60.99.
School: Shawnee Mission East
Destiny was a 8X state sprint qualifier. She was also a 7X state medalist in the sprints with 3 top three finishes. Destiny now runs at Pittsburg State. Her HS pr's were 11.97/24.90/63.44