Preseason Rankings: Div. I Small Boys

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Pearl Cohn is going to be tough to beat again this year.

The Firebirds have been led by outstanding sprints for years in Nashville. But this year, they've also got a few excellent throwers, including Tennessee football signee Elijah Simmons. He could have the chance to score 20 points again this year. That would go a long way toward helping them repeat their state championship.

Another sprint powerhouse will also have a chance to get on the podium. Austin-East out of Knoxville has the sprint depth to put them in the No. 2 spot in our rankings. The Roadrunners are led by sprinter/hurdler Kiyontae Warren, who can score 15 or more by himself.

University School of Johnson City is in the mix for a close third. They have the distance depth to challenge at some of the longer events. Porter Bradley and Nick Daniel may be able to score enough points to crowd the top three a little bit. 

After those three, it's a bit of a logjam. This division may be one of the most wide open after Pearl Cohn in the top spot. Here's how everything shook out based on personal best marks from last outdoor season.

1.Pearl Cohn High School81.5
Corey Moseley (D 8 + S 5 = 13)
Darian Jones (400m 5 = 5)
Darius Willis (110H 5 + 300H 4 = 9)
Elijah Simmons (D 10 + S 10 = 20)
Jayden Harrison (100m 5 + 200m 6 = 11)
Josiah Titus-lenox (HJ 2.5 = 2.5)
Kwame Hayes (400m 3 = 3)
Relay Team (18)
2.Austin-East High School36
Chris Green (800m 6 = 6)
Kiyontae Warren (200m 4 + 300H 10 = 14)
Relay Team (16)
3.University School of Johnson City34.5
Aidan Costello (PV 10 = 10)
Blake Ryan (3200m 2 = 2)
Connor Ford (PV 4.5 = 4.5)
Nick Daniel (3200m 4 = 4)
Porter Bradley (1600m 3 + 3200m 10 = 13)
Relay Team (1)
4.Soulsville Charter School31
Andre Banks III (400m 8 = 8)
Evan Knowlton (110H 2 + 300H 6 + 400m 6 = 14)
Jerry Knowlton III (110H 3 + 300H 5 = 8)
Relay Team (1)
5.Memphis Academy of Health Sciences28.5
Aden Douglas (PV 8 = 8)
Markell Butler (HJ 5.5 = 5.5)
Redreas Simmons (100m 6 + 200m 5 = 11)
Relay Team (4)
6.Gatlinburg-Pittman High School28
Cannon Piller (PV 4.5 = 4.5)
Emerson Fulton (1600m 8 + 800m 10 = 18)
Jalyn Hickman (HJ 5.5 = 5.5)

7.Whites Creek High School25.5
Relay Team (11)
Tyler Merrell (HJ 2.5 + TJ 8 = 10.5)
Zachary Drake (LJ 4 = 4)
8.Chatt. School for the Arts & Sciences25
Brevin Sims (110H 10 + 200m 2 + 300H 8 = 20)
Hollis Edwards (400m 2 = 2)
Mack Alas (3200m 3 = 3)
1.Signal Mountain High School23
Jackson Lillard (1600m 5 + 800m 8 = 13)
Relay Team (10)
10.Alcoa High School23
Braxton Baumann (D 2 + S 2 = 4)
Darian Mattress (TJ 3 = 3)
Nick Holloway (800m 1 = 1)
Relay Team (13)
Timothy Doneski (110H 1 + 300H 1 = 2)
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