What Is This?
Over the next few weeks MileSplit Minnesota will be rolling out brackets broken down by discipline. Fans can vote for who they think is the top athlete in each discipline. In the end, we will be crowning the top track and field athlete in the state of Minnesota as selected by the fans. This poll is for the best boys mid-distance performer of the past decade.
We've selected 16 boys based on their times, performances, and accolades during this past decade and placed them in a bracket of head-to-head matchups where your poll votes on the next page will determine who advances.
Athletes included are from the period between 2010 and 2019. Mid-distance is based solely on 400 and 800 times, performances, and accolades.
How This Works
Athletes are seeded 1 through 16 based on times and ranking. After each round, the athlete with the most votes in their matchup will advance to the next round. Voting will begin at 10 a.m. CT for each round of voting, voting will end at 2 p.m. CT for each round. Be sure to spread the word to advance your favorites into the next round!
Each discipline (Distance, Mid-Distance, Hurdlers, Throwers, Sprints, Jumps) will have a winner from the boys and girls bracket. After we are done with all brackets there will be one final bracket with all 12 boys and girls winners, plus the next two highest vote getters (from all rounds) from the boys and girls. These 16 athletes will then compete on separate sides of a bracket all culminating in a boy vs. girl final to determine the champion of champions.
Round 1: June 10-13
Round 2: June 14-16
Round 3: June 17-18
Final Round: June 19-20
2016 USATF Junior Nationals 800m 3rd Place, 2016 Brooks PR 800m 3rd Place, 2016 New Balance Indoor Nationals 800m Runner Up, 2015 USATF Junior Nationals 800m 2nd Place, 2014 AAU Junior Olympics 800m Age 15-16 2nd Place, 2x Class AA State Champion 800m (2015-16), 2x Class AA State Finalist 400m (2013).
4x Class AA State Champion 4x800m (2012-15), Class AA State Champion 4x400m (2013), 3x Class AA State Finalist 800m (2013-14, 2016), 3x Class AA State Finalist 4x400m (2012-14), 5x Class AA state Qualifier 4x400m (2012-16), 5x Class AA state Qualifier 800m (2012-16).
PR's: 59.15 400m | 2:12.33 800m
PR's: 53.96 400m | 2:19.00 800m
PR's: 55.67 400m | No 800m time
PR's: 56.94 400m | 2:11.27 800m
PR's: 2:09.87 800m | No 400m time
PR's: 58.60 400m | 2:10.25 800m
3x Class AA State Champion 4x800m (2012-14), Class AA State Champion 800m (2014), Class AA State Champion 4x400m (2013), Class AA State Runner Up 400m (2013), Class AA State Finalist 400m (2012), 4x Class AA State Finalist 4x400m (2011-14), 3x Class AA State Qualifier 400m (2011-13).
PR's: 55.95 400m | 2:11.23 800m
PR's: 55.99 400m | 2:24.08 800m
PR's: 55.17 400m | 2:25.84 800m (Indoor)
PR's: 55.14 400m | No 800 time
PR's: 59.29 400m | 2:11.11 800m
PR's: 55.08 400m | No 800m time
PR's: 56.89 400m | 2:12.11 800m