What Did It Take to Get to State in 2013 and 2014: 5A Boys


How high do you have to aim to make the state field? This article will help to answer that question.

Sometimes, it helps to know where the road you're on leads. With that in mind, we're beginning a series on what it took to get to state in both 2013 and 2014.

With this installment, we take a look at those standards for 5A boys. Installments to follow will cover all classifications and both genders for each.

For each event below, the number in black is the minimum qualifying mark in 2013. The number in blue is the minimum qualifying mark in 2014. The number in parentheses is the number of scratches from the actual top 18 that were received in 2014.

100 meter dash - 11.07, 11.06 (1)

200 meter dash - 22.38, 22.23 (0)

400 meter dash - 50.36, 49.99 (2)

800 meter run - 1:58.87, 1:58.11 (1)

1600 meter run - 4:29.22, 4:27.31 (0)

3200 meter run - 9:58.33, 9:55.37 (5)

110 meter hurdles - 15.45, 15.47 (1)

300 meter hurdles - 40.78, 40.32 (0)

4x100 meter relay - 43.89, 43.48 (0)

4x200 meter relay - 1:31.10, 1:30.44 (1)

4x400 meter relay - 3:27.45, 3:26.74 (0)

4x800 meter relay - 8:11.39, 8:09.69 (0)

High jump - 6-3, 6-3 (0)

Pole vault - 13-0, 13-0 (0)

Long jump - 21-3.5, 21-4.5 (0)

Triple jump - 42-9.5, 43-1 (1)

Shot put - 46-8, 47-9 (1)

Discus throw - 139-7, 142-3 (0)

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