Division II AA Boys
These events may not have historical significance like the girls throws but if you just want to monitor arguably the deepest event from a depth of talent perspective these two competitions are for you. In the Shot and Disc, the Division II Boys take up the top 3 spots in both disciplines and in the shot put all eight competitors are ranked in the top 16 statewide. There is NO margin for error. A bad day could mean the difference between first and sixth place and every point is going to be important for the like of Christian Brothers and McCallie.
Brothers Brock and Drake Carlson of Father Ryan will be factors in both throws on Wednesday.
"10.99 the cutoff for the state in the 100m?! (eyeballs emojis) Can't remember the last time that's happened!"
-Message I got from a coach after seeing the results
It's entirely possible this is the first time that's happened but I don't have the time or the previous season entries to verify. That said, this event is intriguing because of that and because even though five at large are selected, it has a mix of representation from each region. Two coming from West, three from Middle, and three from East. Christian Brother's Jaxon Hammond is only a sophomore but comes in as the favorite clocking a 10.85 at the West Regional but on his heels will be the likes of Ensworth's Roland McGhee and Father Ryan's James Reed. All three are underclassmen so needless to say this event is in good hands for the next couple of years.
This race may be the best opportunity we have to see sprinters performing at their best Wednesday. Those 90 degree days are not going to be fun for athletes who have field events stretched over the morning and afternoon only to come back to the track to try to lay down three races in the evening. Tune in early.