From Minnesota Track and Field to the NFL Draft

Isaiah Weston
Saint Michael-Albertville High School
University of Northern Iowa

The most accomplished of the Minnesota NFL prospects on the track was easily Isaiah Weston. Weston was a 2x State Champion, a 1x State runner-up, and a 3x Section 5AA champion. He was honored with a Third Team spot on our All-Decade Team for Horizontal Jumps and also secured spots in our Top Boys Jumpers and Hurdles bracket contests back in 2020.


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In his senior season in 2016, Weston went undefeated in the long jump and won six 110m hurdles races, en route to state titles in both events for Class AA. In the 110m hurdles at State, he breezed to a win with a time of 14.06 and in the long jump he beat out Mason Roomes by just half an inch. 

Isaiah Weston High School Track and Field PRs

High Jump6-7
Long Jump23-5
100 Meter Dash11.99
110 Meter Hurdles14.06
200 Meter Dash22.63
300 Meter Hurdles45.28

At the end of his senior season, Weston had the state's best overall mark in the 110m hurdles, the 41st best mark in the 200m, T-31st best mark in the high jump, and had the 2nd best long jump mark in Minnesota. In his best events in the 110m hurdles and long jump, he held all-time great marks as seen below:

110m Hurdles

All-Time RankAthleteTime
1stJon Tollefson (2015)13.66
2ndRick Schroeder (1981)13.85
3rdRiwan Alowonle (2012)13.88
4thDavid Knutson (1975)13.7**
5thNick Lagos (2002)14.02
6thJohn Briese (1985)14.03
7thGeorge Jackson (2021)14.04
8thMiles Deneen (1994)14.06
9thIsaiah Weston (2016)14.06
10thHenry Adams (2017)14.07

Long Jump

All-Time RankAthleteMark
1stVon Shepard (1982)24 9.25"
25thPaul Akintale (2013)23' 5.5"
26thWalier Davis (1986)23' 5"
27thJason Greene (1995)23' 5"
28thIsaiah Weston (2016)23' 5"

Weston had a historic career at STMA and is among the all-time greats for Minnesota track and field this century. With how athletic he is, we hope has can catch on with an NFL team and show people his talent.