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2014 ALL-USA Boys Track and Field Team

USA TODAY High School Sports unveils its inaugural American Family Insurance ALL-USA boys high school track and field team.




Selections were made by Jack Shepard, high school editor of Track and Field News, and coordinated by Fred Baer, founder of Track and Field Writers of America.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Don Norford, Long Beach Poly (Calif.)

Retiring Long Beach Poly (Calif.) coach Don Norford has won 18 California Interscholastic Federation state girls and boys team titles, more than any other coach.

His Poly teams own more national relay records that any other school – and dominated the 2014 season. Long Beach Poly had national-leading times in three of the four regular championship meet relay races, and all won California state titles.

The Long Beach Press Telegram has called the 68-year-old Norford “the most successful high school coach California has ever seen.”

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Trentavis Friday, senior, Cherryville, N.C., 10.00, 100; 20.33 (20.03w), 200

What does Trentavis Friday of Cherryville, N.C., do for an encore after starring in the greatest ever high school sprint show earlier this month?

That stage is set when the headliner of the 2014 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Track and Field team returns to the University of Oregon in Eugene for the IAAF World Junior Championships next week (July 22-27).

During USA Track & Field’s Junior Championships (July 5-6 at Oregon), Friday set a national high school record of 10.00 seconds in the 100 meters and ran the fastest-ever prep 200 meters, 20.03 (although wind over the allowable limit negated that as an official record).

The 100 time for Friday, who is headed to Florida State next season, is the world’s second fastest ever by a teenager.

The previous high school 100 meter record was 10.01 by Jeff Demps of South Lake (Groveland, Fla.) in 2008. The fastest 200 was 20.13 by Roy Martin of Roosevelt (Dallas) nearly two decades ago, in 1985 –  also the American Junior (under age 20) record.

Friday was startled when he saw how fast he was going in the 200.

“It was scary for a second because when we were coming down at the last five meters I saw 19 (on the finish-line clock) so I just went for it,” he said.

The World Junior 200 record is 19.93, set in 2004 by current world-record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica.

Friday is entered only in the 200 meters next week. He was disqualified for a false start in the 100 meters finals at the USA championships after setting the record in the prelims. He is eligible for the 4x100-meter relay.

FIRST TEAM

Criteria included rankings on USA Today and Track and Field News national lists, the number of top performances and head-to-head competition during the regular season and in major postseason meets. The selections were made by Jack Shepard, high school editor of Track and Field News, and coordinated by Fred Baer, founder of Track and Field Writers of America.

Athletes are listed alphabetically in each general event area. Races are in meters, unless noted. (Field events are in feet and inches).

w = wind-aided (more than 2.0 meters a second).

i = performed indoors.

Implements and hurdles (H) are high school unless noted: (jr.) junior, (intl.) college/international.   

* = repeat All-USA performer.

Athlete, high school (location), performances

Sprints (100 & 200)

Christian Coleman, senior, Our Lady of Mercy (Fayetteville, Ga.), 10.30, 100 
Trentavis Friday, senior, Cherryville, N.C., 10.00, 100; 20.33 (20.03w), 200
Darryl Haraway, junior, DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) 10.20, 100
Terry Jernigan, senior, East Ridge (Clermont, Fla.), 10.27, 100
*Kendal Williams, senior, Stanton Prep (Jacksonville, Fla.), 10.27, 100; 20.55, 200

Long Sprints / Middle Distance (400 & 800)

Donovan Brazier, junior, Kenowa Hills (Grand Rapids, Mich.), 1:48.61, 800
Ricky Faure, senior, Rock Springs, Wyo., 1:48.14, 800
Devante Lacy, senior, Klein Oak (Houston), 46.10, 400
Josephus Lyles, sophomore, T.C. Williams (Alexandria, Va.), 46.23, 400
Myles Marshall, junior, Kingwood, Texas, 1:48.43, 800

Distances (1,500, mile, 3,200, 2-mile, steeplechase)

Grant Fisher, junior, Grand Blanc, Mich., 3:46.71, 1500; 4:02.02, mile; 8:51.28, 2-mile
*Blake Haney, senior, Stockdale (Bakersfield, Calif.), 4:04.08, mile; 8:46.80, 3,200
Matthew Maton, junior, Summit (Bend, Ore.) 4:03.23, mile; 8:18.66 3,000
Garrett O'Toole, senior, Middlesex School (Concord, Mass.), 3:45.55, 1500; 4:01.89, mile
Bailey Roth, senior, Coronado (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 5:41.67, 2k steeple; 9:03.92 3k steeple

Hurdles (110, 300, 400)

Robert Grant, senior, Brophy Prep (Phoenix), 36.24, 300H; 51.16, 400H
Isaiah Moore, senior, Hugh M. Cummings (Burlington, N.C.), 13.40, 110H
*Kenny Selmon, senior, Pace Academy (Atlanta), 50.13, 400H
Misana Viltz, senior, Millikan (Long Beach, Calif.), 13.42, 110H

Vertical Jumps (high jump, pole vault)

Paulo Benavides, junior, Franklin (El Paso, Texas), 17-2 3/4, PV
*Randall Cunningham, senior, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 7-2, HJ
*Devin King, senior, Jewel M. Sumner (Kentwood, La.), 17-9 3/4, PV
David Njoku, senior, Cedar Grove, N.J., 7-1, HJ

Horizontal Jumps (long jump, triple jump)

KeAndre Bates, senior, Burges (El Paso, Texas), 50-9 1/2, TJ
*Adoree Jackson, senior, Serra (Gardena, Calif.), 25-5 1/4, LJ
*Nate Moore, senior, Castro Valley, Calif., 25-8 3/4, LJ; 50-10 1/4 (53-7w), TJ
Ja'Mari Ward, sophomore, Cahokia, Ill., 24-6 1/2 (25-6 3/4w), LJ; 50-6 1/2. TJ
John Warren, senior, Prince George, Va., 50-6 3/4 (51-3 i), TJ

Throws (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin)

Ben Bonhurst, senior, Smithtown West (Smithtown, N.Y.), 67-3, SP
Kord Ferguson, senior, Ottawa, Kan., 67-10, SP; 210-3, DT; 201-0, DT (jr.)
Daniel Haugh, junior, St. Pius X (Atlanta), 204-1, DT; 188-1, DT (jr), 235-4, HT
John Nizich, senior, Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.), 224-1, JT
Curtis Thompson, senior, Florence Township Memorial, (Florence, N.J.), 224-10, JT

Decathlon (high school & jr. international decathlon)

Harrison Williams, senior, University (Memphis, Tenn.), 7525 HS, 7734 (jr.)

SECOND TEAM

Sprints

Curtis Godin, senior, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 10.36 (10.29w) 100; 20.85, 200
Jaalen Jones, senior, Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.), 10.35, 100

Long Sprints / Middle Distance

Derek Holdsworth, junior, Lafayette (Williamsburg, Va.), 1:48.97, 800
Ricky Morgan, senior, Forest Park (Woodbridge, Va.), 46.71, 400

Distances

Mike Brannigan, junior, Northport, N.Y., 8:53.59, 2-mile
Josh Evans, senior, Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa), 4:04.38, mile

Hurdles

John Lint, senior, Columbus Academy (Gahanna, Ohio), 36.32, 300H; 51.63, 400H
Marquis Morris, senior, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 13.68, 110HH

Vertical Jumps

Blaine Listach, junior, Meyer (Waco, Texas), 7-1, HJ
Deakin Volz, junior, Bloomington South, Ind., 17-3, PV

Horizontal Jumps

Joey Souza, junior, Kingsburg, Calif., 24-10 (25-7w), LJ
Karsten Wethington, senior, Logan (Union City, Calif.), 50-7, TJ

Throws

Carlos Davis, junior, Blue Springs, Mo., 212-5, DT
Nick Demaline, senior, Liberty Center, Ohio, 68-10 1/2, SP

 

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