East TN Trio Leading Strong Hurdle Depth in Tennessee

Kiyontae Warren talks about his win at the 300mH earlier in April at the Tri-Cities Track Classic

Boys hurdles are awfully deep in Tennessee this year.

And three names lead the way. Kiyontae Warren, Eric Parker and Brevin Sims.

Both of these guys are near the top in the national leaderboards for the high and intermediate hurdles. But on Tuesday night, Warren continued his outstanding season with a new career best.

His 37.43 is the top time in the state. It's also the 22nd-fastest mark in America this outdoor season.

The Austin-East senior continues to improve on his season bests week in and week out. His competition in Knoxville is pretty strong too. Gabel Fulford, Braden Gaston and Jackson Bostick are all near the top of the state leaderboards too.

Warren is the sixth-fastest 300 meter hurdler in Tennessee history.When you've got one of the nation's best in the area, it makes everybody better. And Knoxville is loaded at 300 meter hurdles. 

Down the road in Chattanooga, Brevin Sims has lit it up this year too. You can read more about him HERE. Sims is ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 3 in the country for 110 hurdles with his 13.68. That's also a state record, breaking Harrison Williams' (MUS/Stanford) record of 13.79 from the 2014 state meet.

Brevin Sims (US No. 3) and Alayah Dozier talk to us after their races last weekend

Cleveland senior Eric Parker is the third-fastest hurdler in Tennessee history last night after running 13.84 at his district meet. In any other year, he'd dominate the local landscape. 

And here's the fun part -- most of these guys are juniors.

Take a look at the top ten in both hurdle events. There are going to be some fun races coming in the next couple years.

300 Meter Hurdles

110 Meter Hurdles