Vote for the 2016 Ohio Boy's Track & Field Athlete of the Year!

Ohio MileSplit wants to hear from the State's track & field community who they think is deserving of the 2016 Boy's Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Check out the nominees below and vote who you believe was the best performer of the 2016 seasons in Ohio. Voting ends next Saturday, July 9th 6PM ET! VOTE and spread the word!

Ohio had some outstanding boys performances in both the 2016 Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons.  Its' always difficult to select the nominees, as we have so many outstanding T&F athletes in Ohio and so many outstanding performances.  After looking at the season and our top performers, the field was first narrowed to ten. Of those ten, two athletes in 2016 had performances that distinguished them from the others, both demonstrating their elite status as two of Ohio All-Time bests.   Here are your two nominees, as well as the eight other boy's who had outstanding seasons.


Tyler Johnson

Stiver's School for the Arts Tyler Johnson had an incredible 2016, establishing himself as one of Ohio's All-Time best sprinters  He was undefeated in Ohio indoors in the 60m and outdoors in the 400m.  Indoors he won the OATCCC D2/3 60m with a time of 6.78, defended his title in the 400, in a US #14, 48.08 and was 2nd in the 200 with a 22.34.  He was 22nd in the NBNI 60m with a 7.02.

Outdoors, he was just as good, as he ran undefeated in the 400m.  He was 2nd in the OHSAA D2 100m with a 10.78, 1st in the 200 with a 21.55 and defended his 400 title with a 46.61.  One week later, in 90+ degree weather at the Midwest Meet of Champions, he won the 100 in 10.72, set a new meet record, US #5, 46.19 in the 400 and finished 8th in the 200 (22.62).  His 46.19 400 is an Ohio All-Time #2 behind Dayton Dunbar's Chris Nellom's 1990 45.36.  Johnson, did not run post season.

Andrew Jordan

Watkins Memorial's Andrew Jordan capped off his outstanding 2016 T&F seasons by winning the Brooks PR Two-Mile in 8:50.12, solidifying his elite status as one of Ohio's All-Time bests in the distance races.  His winning time ranked him US #1 in the Two-Mile in 2016 and was an Ohio #2 All-Time.  Jordan also won the OHSAA D1 3,200 establishing new Division 1, State Meet and Owens Stadium records with an 8:54.96.  Earlier in the year at the Eastern Relays he ran an OH #2 and 2016 US #2 3,200 with a time of 8:46.72.  

Indoors, he was just as good in winning the 3,200 at the MileSplit Scholastic Showcase with a time of 8:54.82 and defending his OATCCC D1 3,200 title, running a 9:03.68.  His 8:54.82 was a 2016 US #2, US #5 All-Time and OH #1 All-Time indoors.


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