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Vote for Indiana high school boys track and field 2024 athlete of the year

Indianapolis Star

罢丑别听聽2024 season wrapped with聽Saturday's state meet聽at IU. Records didn't fall, but the rain sure did. Wet conditions sent field events inside, while runners dealt with a driving rain for much of the day.

Still there were plenty of impressive performances capping great seasons. Make your pick for Indiana high school boys track and field athlete of the year.

Cast your vote in poll at bottom of article . Voting ends noon, Wednesday, June 12.

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Martin Barco, Martinsville: The University of Washington recruit became the first to win a middle-distance double since Olympian Cole Hocker of Cathedral in 2019. He is the first to repeat in the 1,600 since Fishers鈥 Drew Shields in 2009. Barco is 10-0 outdoors this year, including a May 3 mile at New York in which he clocked 4:02.94.

Josiah Bird, Hamilton Southeastern: Threw a personal record 182-9 to beat Fishers' Joel Gates (180-3) in the discus to win the state title. He also won regional and sectional titles.

Ben Davis鈥檚 Nylan Brown celebrates winning the shot put event during the IHSAA Boys State Track & Field Finals at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Nylan Brown, Ben Davis: The Kent State football recruit won the state shot put with a throw of 63-1.5, a personal and school record.

Dominic Calhoun, Brownsburg: Last year鈥檚 200 state champion, the Ohio State recruit won Indoors state title in the 60 and set state records at 200 and 400. But he pulled up March 23 with a hamstring injury at Hoosier State Relays and didn't compete in the state meet.

Elijah Coker, Penn: Won the long jump with a leap of 23-3 to edge out Fishers' JonAnthony Hall. He also ran on Penn鈥檚 4x100 relay, which had the fastest time in Indiana all season and was seeded No. 1 entering the state finals.

Luke Himes, Heritage Christian: He won discus and shot put regional and sectional titles but didn't have one of his best days at the state meet (seventh in shot put and 10th in discus). The Notre Dame signee and 2023 state champion in the shot put had the nation's sixth-longest throw this year (68-10).

Bloomington North鈥檚 Jaidyn Johnson celebrates after winning the 200 meter dash during the 120th annual Boys Track & Field State Finals at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex at Indiana University on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Jaidyn Johnson, Bloomington North: The school record holder overcame the rain, the competition and a few restarts for a state meet sweep the 100 and 200 dashes, helping lead the Cougars to their best team finish at state, taking third.聽

Denhm Holt, North Central: Ran anchor leg of Panthers' state-winning 4x400 relay team. He placed third in the 400 dash, finishing .3 seconds behind top spot. He won the 400 at the Pike regional with a time of 47.63.

Peyton McQuinn, Hamilton Heights: The pole vault state champion cleared a height of 16-3, half a foot better than second place. McQuinn also won an indoor state title this year.

Cainen Northington, Evansville North: The Purdue Fort Wayne recruit is the first Evansville North male to win a state championship since 1981 following his win in the 400 dash. He won City, conference, sectional and regional titles as well in the 400.

Tony Provenzano, Carmel: A surprise winner in the 3,200 run at the state meet, Provenzano closed with a blistering last lap of 59.344, four seconds faster than runner-up and cross-country state champion Cameron Todd.

Greenfield-Central鈥檚 Elliot Ryba competes in the high jump during the IHSAA Boys State Track & Field Finals at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Elliot Ryba, Greenfield Central: Won the state high jump with a mark of 6-10. The Purdue recruit also won an indoor state, sectional and regional titles this year.

Tyler Tarter, Fishers: He went 3-for-3 in hurdlers state titles this year, setting an indoor state record in the 60 hurdles, then winning the 110 hurdles in 13.85 and 300 hurdles in 37.25 at Saturday's IHSAA state meet. He set a state record of 36.17 in the 300 hurdles at regional, a time ranking him No. 2 in the nation. And his leadoff in the 4x400 relay helped Fishers secure vital points to nip HSE for the team title.

Cameron Todd, Brebeuf Jesuit: The Notre Dame recruit and cross-country state champion this fall, challenged Martin Barco in the 1,600 run, leading after the first 800 meters before placing second. He also finished second in the 3,200 run at the state meet.

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