In 2019, the section 3 boys swept the top 4 spots in the 3200m run at the state meet. This tweet captured that moment:
The year before the section got close to sweeping while finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th. Now I briefly dug into the history of other events at the state meet in division I and did not find an event that was so thoroughly dominated by one particular section as this one. Here's a brief history of how runners who qualify out of section 3 performed at the state meet:
I should also point out that in 2017 and 2018, one of the best distance runners in the nation, Brodey Hasty formerly of Brentwood High School, opted not to compete scholastically but even without Hasty, the section was still loaded and it seems to be a family affair. You may be asking, "What's with the colors?"
Each color represents sets of brothers as follows:
Blue - Javan, Titus, and Silas Winders (Henry County High School)
Orange - Aiden and Mark Britt (Lebanon High School)
Grey - Jackson and Taylor Vroon (Brentwood High School)
Yellow - Alec and Aaron Thomas (Brentwood High School)
The other runners are David Ahlmeyer, Davis Bove, Brodey Hasty, Joel Barlow, Quinn Avirom, and Davis Holliday.
Keep an eye on this race as the season develops.