Boys: Bold Predictions, Events To Watch At Spire Showcase

Events to Watch


200m Dash

Top 5 Entries: 

Jp Vaught - Southwestern (KY): 21.33

LaCarr Trent - Gahanna Lincoln: 21.40 (outdoor)

Lorenzo Styles, Jr. - Pickerington Central: 21.77

Denzell Feagin - Pickerington Central: 21.78

Christian Ford - Lima Shawnee: 21.89

- Seven athletes bring in entries under 22.00

- Eleven more athletes enter at 22.50 or better

- Athlete to Watch: Tony Martin - Saginaw (MI) ... Holds indoor personal best of 21.93 and outdoor personal best of 21.71


800m Run

Top 5 Entries: 

Joab Francois - Lake Brantley (FL): 1:51.00 (outdoor) 

Blake Lucius - Shelby: 1:54.95

Parker Raymond - Rochester Adams (MI): 1:55.19

Brandtson Duffie - Fairfield-Leesburg: 1:56.23 (outdoor)

Seth Ketler - Seneca Valley (PA): 1:56.24

- Three Canadians with sub-1:54 manual entries. 

- Joab Francois finally makes his indoor debut as a senior. He could run away with this race, but several of his challengers could use their experience on the indoor track to give him a legitimate challenge.

- All 36 athletes bring in entries under 2:02

- Athlete to Watch: Nicholas Couyoumjian - Northville (MI) ... Couyoumjian brings in a 1:56.99 personal best, but ran 1:53.99 this outdoor season. He could be a dark horse contender for the victory on Sunday.


3200m Run

Top 5 Entries: 

Adam Beucler - Hudson: 9:10.48

Caleb Brown - Shelby: 9:22.59

Aidan Harr - New Philadelphia: 9:22.67 (outdoor)

Conner Johanssen - Hilliard Davidson: 9:25.60 (outdoor) 

Matt Duvall - Pickerington North: 9:26.20 (9:14.62 outdoor)

- Three Canadians with manual entries under 9:24

- All 35 competitors under 9:56

- Athlete to Watch: Noah Fisher - Ayersville ... Won the D3 Cross Country Championship this fall after running 9:27.29 and taking 2nd in the 3200 outdoor. Enters SPIRE Showcase with a 9:31.58 season/personal best and should be a top contender even though he currently sits outside the top-10.


Pole Vault

Top 5 Entries: 

Dustin Meyer - Gates-Chili (NY): 16-1

Dalton Shepler - Vandalia-Butler: 16-0

Kyel Wolff - Cuyahoga Heights: 15-0

Robert Artip - Independence: 14-6

Reese Burwell - Lancaster: 14-6


Weight Throw

Top 5 Athletes: 

Michael Shoaf - Rocky River: 69-5

Erik Fertig - Eastwood: 67-2

Henry Zimmerman - New Albany: 65-8

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