Gunnarson Doesn't Slow Down, Breaks More State Records


If there was one certainty this 2024 Minnesota track and field season, the odds are the Saint Charles junior Tyler Gunnarson would break some more state records, win state titles and more!


It didn't take long. 

Gunnarson this outdoor season has already broken both his records in the 100m and 400m, shattering the previous records. 

At the Rushford-Peterson/Houston Invite on April 5th, he set the stage for his extraordinary season by breaking his own record in the 100m. Racing solo, he blazed through the finish line in an impressive time of 15.70.. This remarkable achievement marked only the third time he had broken the 16-second barrier in the 100m.

Not content with just one record-breaking performance, Gunnarson continued his dominance on the track just a week later. In a stunning display of athleticism and grit, he shattered his previous record in the 400m with a jaw-dropping time of 57.36. This remarkable feat not only secured another state record for Gunnarson but also made him the first adaptive athlete in Minnesota to achieve a sub-minute time in the 400m.

Both of his new marks in the 100m and 400m are the #1 times nationally this season for wheelchair athletes, ranking just ahead of Marquettes (WI) Gianni Quintero.

All-Time Minnesota Boys T&F Wheelchair Records

EventRecord HolderMark/TimeYear

Tyler Gunnarson


Tyler Gunnarson


Tyler Gunnarson


Peyton Gunnarson


Mark Braun


Tyler Gunnarson

Shot Put

Danny Lilya

24' 9"2019

Taylor Lucas


Tyler Gunnarson is still chasing several state records held by a variety of individuals highlighted above. He is inching closer to several of the records after starting his season off with a time of 2:04.36 in the 800m, just a second off his PR; wheeling a time of 3:37.19 for 1500m at the World Abilitysport Games in February; and after setting a new discus pr of 55' 7" last week.

With plenty of season left for Tyler, who knows...maybe the whole leaderboard will be his by season end.