Garland, Whitfield Take Over Top Spots: Top 500 Returnees in the Boys' 110mH

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Kyle Garland (Germantown Academy) / Photo by Patty Morgan

Kyle Garland will look to continue his indoor success into outdoors


Boys' 110m Hurdles Preseason Rankings By Classification: AAA | AA | Independent

Many of the states top hurdlers from last season graduated, which has left the door open for new top hurdlers in Pennsylvania. During the indoor season, we saw a number of boys emerge to try and fill that role and one name rose to the top: Kyle Garland of Germantown Academy.

By now, you know the name. He won two state titles--one in the 60m hurdles--at indoor states and took second in another event. He won a national title in the pentathlon and quickly become one of the state's best athletes. He's also the top returner in the 100 meter hurdles this season and he'll be looking for success in the hurdles this spring, in addition to a number of other events. Last year, Garland ran a best of 14.51 to win the PAISAA title. He saw a big improvement from last season in the 60 hurdles, so we should expect a nice drop in the 100 hurdles this season.

Taraje Whitfield (Penn Manor) / Photo by Don Rich

In the PIAA, the door is wide open---in AAA and AA---for someone new to come take the top spot. That could be Penn Manor's Taraje Whitfield. Whitfield, who competed for Manheim Township last season, ran 14.61 at his league championship last season, but missed out on the stat finals. All eight AAA state finalists graduated, meaning there's a void to be filled. Whitfield placed third in the 60 meter hurdles at indoor states last month.

Another one to watch is North Allegheny's Ayden Owens. While Owens is known more for his 300 hurdles talent, he did take second in the 60 hurdles at indoor states. His best in the 110s was 15.01 from last season, but look for that to drop as he could possibly attempt a double at states. The only other semifinalist from last year's state meet that returns besides Whitfield is Pennridge's Alex Dimon. He was fifth at indoor states and should be a factor this spring.

Aanyah Bermudez (Conestoga Valley) / Photo by Patty Morgan

Conestoga Valley's Aanyah Bermudez and Harrisburg's Richard Gilchrist had strong indoor season, which included state medals in the 60 hurdles. Both should be on the radar this spring. Others in AAA to keep an eye on include Dallastown's Justin Atwood (a PR of 14.85), Wilson Area's Job Goodman, Carlisle's Mychael Thomas, Franklin Area's Danny Dinh, Pennsbury's Nasan Robbins, and Souderton's Stephen Scott.

In AA, we should see a good battle as well. Camp Hill's Zach Kuntz returns. The junior was fourth at states last season, running his season best time of 14.77. The District 3 champ will be looking to become a state champion this spring.

West Catholic's Dajone Averett will be his best challenger. Averett had a strong indoor season in the hurdles before it ended prematurely. If healthy, Averett should be a threat on the AA state scene. Union Area's James Thomas, Bermudian Springs' Trevor Grim, Berlin Brothersvalley's John Emerick, and Kane Area's Joseph Newton all return with low 15 second times. Newton and South Park's Gary Raymond earned state medals last season in the event.

Sam Lindner (Haverford School) / Photo by Patty Morgan

In the PAISAA, the Haverford School's Sam Lindner and Penn Charter's Dylan Burnett will look to challenge Garland. Lindner was third in the PAISAA last season and placed seventh at indoor states in the 60 hurdles this winter. Burnett took fourth at PAISAAs last season.

Watch an interview with Garland after the indoor state meet and check out the top 500 returnees in the boys' 110 meter hurdles for this spring season:

110 Meter Hurdles

Rank Time Wind Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 14.51
Germantown Academy
2018
2 14.61
Penn Manor
2018
3 14.77
Camp Hill
2018
4 14.84
West Catholic
2017
5 14.85
Dallastown
2018
6 14.90
Pennridge
2017
7 14.92
Conestoga Valley
2017
7 14.92
The Haverford School for Boys
2018
9 14.94
Wilson Area (11)
2018
10 15.01
Union Area
2017
10 15.01
North Allegheny
2018
12 15.02
Penn Charter
2017
13 15.04 1.6
Bermudian Springs
2017
14 15.06
Berlin Brothersvalley
2017
14 15.06 1.9
Carlisle
2017
16 15.08
Kane Area
2017
17 15.09
Franklin Area
2017
18 15.14
Souderton Area
2017
19 15.15
Pennsbury
2018
20 15.20
Glen Mills Schools
2018
21 15.21
South Park High School
2017
22 15.22 0.9
Red Lion
2017
23 15.27
Taylor Allderdice
2017
24 15.30
Woodland Hills High School
2018
25 15.33
Carbondale Area Jr/Sr High School
2017
25 15.33
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2017
27 15.34
Muhlenberg
2017
28 15.37
Penn Cambria
2017
29 15.38
Susquehanna Township
2017
30 15.44
James M. Coughlin
2017
31 15.45
Spring Ford
2018
32 15.46 2.3
Cheltenham
2017
33 15.47
Hughesville
2017
34 15.48
Elizabeth Forward
2017
34 15.48
Cocalico
2017
36 15.51
Hempfield (3)
2017
37 15.53
New Castle
2017
38 15.55
Pottstown
2017
39 15.56
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2017
40 15.57
Bethlehem Catholic
2018
41 15.58
LaSalle College High School
2017
42 15.59
Hampton
2018
43 15.60
Lower Moreland
2017
44 15.61
Quakertown
2017
44 15.61
Daniel Boone
2018
46 15.62
Fleetwood Area
2017
47 15.64
Elmer L. Meyers
2018
47 15.64
York County School of Technology
2018
49 15.66
Fleetwood Area
2017
50 15.70
South Side
2017
51 15.72
Souderton Area
2019
52 15.73
Hickory
2017
53 15.77
Bensalem
2017
53 15.77
New Oxford
2018
53 15.77
Penn Charter
2017
56 15.80
Council Rock North
2017
57 15.82
West Allegheny
2018
57 15.82
Easton Area
2018
57 15.82
J.P. McCaskey
2017
60 15.83
Central Bucks East
2018
61 15.84
Jim Thorpe Area
2017
61 15.84
James M. Coughlin
2017
61 15.84
Western Wayne
2017
64 15.85
Hollidaysburg Area
2017
64 15.85
Moniteau
2017
66 15.86
Altoona Area
2017
67 15.87
McDowell
2018
67 15.87
Wilson (3)
2018
69 15.88
Ridley
2019
70 15.89
Laurel Highlands
2019
71 15.90
Mifflin County High School
2017
71 15.90
Sharpsville Area
2019
73 15.92
Bensalem
2017
74 15.93
Punxsutawney Area
2017
74 15.93
Trinity (7)
2017
74 15.93
McConnellsburg
2017
77 15.95
Berwick
2019
78 15.98
West Mifflin
2018
78 15.98
Berks Catholic
2017
80 15.99
Germantown Friends School
2017
80 15.99
Chestnut Ridge
2018
82 16.00
Wilson Area (11)
2017
83 16.04
East Stroudsburg Area South
2017
83 16.04
Whitehall
2017
85 16.06
Derry Area
2018
86 16.08
Blackhawk
2017
87 16.09
Hershey
2017
88 16.10
Mars Area
2017
88 16.10
Hamburg Area
2017
90 16.12
Cumberland Valley
2017
90 16.12
Deer Lakes
2017
90 16.12
Pleasant Valley High School
2017
93 16.13
Clearfield Area
2017
93 16.13
Altoona Area
2018
93 16.13
Waynesburg Central
2019
96 16.14
Emmaus
2017
96 16.14
Easton Area
2019
96 16.14
South Williamsport
2018
96 16.14
Blue Mountain
2018
96 16.14
McConnellsburg
2018
101 16.15
Cornell High School
2017
101 16.15
Manheim Central
2017
103 16.16
Jersey Shore Area
2018
104 16.18
Coatesville
2018
104 16.18
Shikellamy
2018
104 16.18
Pennridge
2017
104 16.18
Elmer L. Meyers
2019
104 16.18
Central Valley HS
2017
109 16.19
West Mifflin
2017
110 16.20
Mifflinburg
2018
111 16.21
Coatesville
2018
111 16.21
Pottsgrove
2017
111 16.21
Exeter
2018
114 16.22
Meadville Area
2017
114 16.22
Quaker Valley Middle School
2018
114 16.22
Jersey Shore Area
2018
117 16.24
Northwestern Lehigh
2017
117 16.24
Pocono Mountain West
2017
119 16.25
Windber Area
2018
120 16.26
Gettysburg Area High School
2017
120 16.26 1.1
Wyomissing Area
2017
122 16.27 2.3
Upper Dublin
2017
122 16.27
Quaker Valley
2018
122 16.27
Owen J. Roberts
2018
122 16.27
Penn Charter
2017
122 16.27
Meadville Area
2018
127 16.28
North Penn
2019
128 16.30
Meadowbrook Christian School
2018
129 16.31
Hamburg Area
2018
130 16.32
Chartiers Valley
2019
131 16.34
Chambersburg
2019
131 16.34
Pen Argyl Area
2017
131 16.34
Pocono Mountain East
2017
131 16.34
Knoch
2018
131 16.34
Baldwin
2017
131 16.34
Lampeter Strasburg
2017
137 16.35
Milton Hershey
2018
138 16.36
Forest Hills
2019
139 16.37
Seneca Valley
2017
140 16.38
Ridley
2017
141 16.39
Penn Charter
2018
142 16.40
Karns City
2017
143 16.41
Central Bucks West
2017
143 16.41
South Western
2017
145 16.42
Jim Thorpe Area
2019
145 16.42
Western Beaver
2018
147 16.44
Clearfield Area
2018
147 16.44
Montoursville Area
2018
149 16.45
Upper Darby
2018
149 16.45
Franklin Regional
2018
151 16.46
Malvern Prep
2019
152 16.47
Shaler Area
2018
153 16.49
Haverford Township HS
2017
153 16.49
Shikellamy
2018
153 16.49
Pittston Area
2018
156 16.50
Gateway
2017
157 16.51
Lehighton
2017
158 16.52
Penns Valley Area
2017
158 16.52
Greencastle-Antrim
2017
160 16.54
Saucon Valley
2017
160 16.54
Pocono Mountain West
2017
160 16.54
Northern
2017
160 16.54
DuBois Central Catholic High School
2018
160 16.54
Bermudian Springs
2019
165 16.55
East Allegheny
2018
166 16.56
Pottsville Area
2018
167 16.59
Northern Cambria High School
2018
168 16.60
Elizabeth Forward
2019
168 16.60
Eastern York
2019
168 16.60
Germantown Friends School
2018
171 16.61
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
2018
172 16.63
Penn Charter
2017
172 16.63
Rockwood
2017
172 16.63
Penn Charter
2018
172 16.63
New Castle
2019
176 16.64
Schuylkill Haven Area
2018
176 16.64
Cumberland Valley
2017
178 16.65
Bradford Area
2019
178 16.65
Titusville
2017
180 16.66
West Chester East
2019
180 16.66 0.8
Wilson (3)
2017
180 16.66
Red Lion
2017
183 16.67
Hickory
2018
183 16.67
Mohawk
2017
185 16.68
Wyoming Area
2017
185 16.68
New Brighton
2017
187 16.71
West Chester Henderson
2017
187 16.71
Strath Haven
2018
187 16.71
North Hills
2017
190 16.73
Reynolds
2017
191 16.74
Pocono Mountain East
2018
192 16.76
Saltsburg High School
2017
192 16.76
Penn Charter
2017
192 16.76 1.1
Berks Catholic
2017
195 16.78
Shamokin Area
2017
195 16.78
State College Area High School
2017
197 16.79
Cheltenham
2019
197 16.79
McGuffey
2018
197 16.79
Meyersdale Area
2018
197 16.79
Selinsgrove
2019
201 16.80
Shikellamy
2017
201 16.80
Belle Vernon
2019
201 16.80
Seneca Valley
2018
201 16.80
Central Bucks West
2017
201 16.80
North Allegheny
2018
206 16.81
York Suburban
2017
207 16.82
Moniteau
2018
208 16.83
North Penn
2017
209 16.84
Mount Carmel Area
2017
209 16.84
Pocono Mountain East
2018
209 16.84
Saucon Valley
2017
209 16.84
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic
2019
209 16.84
Unionville
2018
209 16.84
Fairfield Area
2017
209 16.84
Laurel
2017
216 16.86
Farrell
2018
217 16.87
Manheim Township
2018
218 16.89 2.3
Wissahickon
2018
218 16.89
Central Bucks South
2018
218 16.89
Fox Chapel Area
2019
221 16.90
Pottstown
2018
222 16.91
Eisenhower
2018
222 16.91
Governor Mifflin
2018
222 16.91
Penn Manor
2017
222 16.91
Butler
2018
226 16.92
Upper Saint Clair
2017
226 16.92
Shaler Area
2018
226 16.92
Hershey
2017
229 16.94
Southern Columbia Area
2018
229 16.94
Bethlehem Catholic
2019
229 16.94
Roman Catholic
2017
232 16.95
LaSalle College High School
2017
232 16.95
North Penn
2017
234 16.96
Homer Center
2018
235 16.97
Athens Area
2018
235 16.97
Pennridge
2017
235 16.97
Gateway
2017
238 16.98
Penn Cambria
2018
239 17.00
Northern
2019
239 17.00
Tunkhannock
2017
239 17.00
Williamsport Area
2018
242 17.01
Greater Latrobe
2017
243 17.02
Upper Darby
2018
244 17.03
Armstrong HS
2018
244 17.03
Palmerton Area
2018
244 17.03
Central Bucks East
2018
247 17.04
East Stroudsburg Area South
2019
247 17.04
Southern Columbia Area
2017
249 17.05
Harbor Creek
2018
249 17.05
Perkiomen Valley
2018
251 17.06
Unionville
2017
251 17.06
Hempfield Area (7)
2017
253 17.07
Wyomissing Area
2017
253 17.07
Northampton Area
2017
255 17.10
Susquehanna Township
2019
256 17.12
Riverside (7)
2018
256 17.12
Scranton
2017
256 17.12
Cocalico
2017
259 17.13
Altoona Area Junior Varsity
2018
259 17.13
DuBois Central Catholic High School
2018
259 17.13
West York Area
2018
262 17.16
Hempfield Area (7)
2017
262 17.16
Delaware Valley
2018
264 17.17
Fretz Middle School
2020
264 17.17
Daniel Boone
2018
266 17.18
Radnor
2019
266 17.18
Montrose
2019
266 17.18
Johnsonburg Area
2017
266 17.18
Freedom Area (7)
2018
270 17.19
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2017
270 17.19
Forest Hills
2018
272 17.23
Smethport Area
2017
273 17.24
William Allen
2017
273 17.24
Northwest Area
2018
275 17.26
Kane Area
2018
275 17.26
Lampeter Strasburg
2017
277 17.28
Slippery Rock Area
2018
278 17.29
Franklin Regional
2018
278 17.29
Cumberland Valley
2018
278 17.29
Grove City Area
2017
281 17.30
Pittston Area
2018
282 17.31
Bedford
2017
282 17.31
Reading
2018
282 17.31
Donegal
2017
282 17.31
Central Bucks West
2017
286 17.32
Richland
2019
287 17.34
Bangor Area
2017
287 17.34
Tamaqua Area
2018
287 17.34
Stroudsburg
2017
287 17.34
Chambersburg
2019
291 17.35
West Perry
2017
292 17.36
Punxsutawney Area
2019
293 17.37
Mechanicsburg Area High School
2017
294 17.38
Norwin
2019
295 17.39
Holy Redeemer High School
2017
295 17.39
Karns City
2017
297 17.41
Tyrone Area
2017
298 17.42
Glen Mills Schools
2017
299 17.43
North Penn
2017
299 17.43
Jersey Shore Area
2018
301 17.44
Danville Area
2017
301 17.44
Danville Area
2017
303 17.45
Southern Huntingdon
2018
304 17.46
Shade HS
2017
305 17.48
Johnsonburg Area
2017
306 17.50
Great Valley
2017
306 17.50
Cardinal O'Hara
2019
308 17.51
Juniata
2017
309 17.53
LaSalle College High School
2019
309 17.53
James M. Coughlin
2018
311 17.54
Bradford Area
2019
311 17.54
Milton Area
2017
311 17.54
Pen Argyl Area
2017
311 17.54
Littlestown
2019
311 17.54
Lakeland
2018
311 17.54 -2.0
Hanover High School
2018
311 17.54
Laurel
2017
311 17.54
Greenville
2018
319 17.55
Episcopal Academy
2019
319 17.55
Cambria Heights
2019
321 17.56
Souderton Area
2017
321 17.56
Marple Newtown
2017
321 17.56
Berlin Brothersvalley
2018
324 17.58
Riverside (7)
2017
324 17.58
Bethel Park
2018
326 17.59
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
326 17.59
Burgettstown
2017
328 17.60
Indiana Area
2018
328 17.60
Littlestown
2019
330 17.61
Rockwood
2018
331 17.63
Lower Merion
2017
331 17.63
Altoona Area
2017
333 17.64
Harbor Creek
2018
333 17.64
Southern Columbia Area
2017
333 17.64
Manheim Central
2019
333 17.64
York Suburban
2019
337 17.65
Elk Catholic Middle School
2020
337 17.65
Coudersport
2017
337 17.65
Coatesville
2019
340 17.66
McDowell
2018
341 17.68
Governor Mifflin
2017
342 17.69
Garnet Valley
2019
342 17.69
East Juniata
2018
344 17.70
Methacton
2018
344 17.70
Scranton
2017
344 17.70
Fleetwood Area
2018
344 17.70
Red Lion
2019
348 17.71
West York Area
2019
348 17.71
Quaker Valley
2019
348 17.71
Blackhawk
2017
351 17.73
Williamson
2018
351 17.73
Montrose
2019
353 17.74
Midd-West High School
2018
353 17.74
Shenango
2018
353 17.74
Dunmore
2018
356 17.77
Trinity (7)
2018
357 17.78
Belle Vernon
2017
357 17.78
Baldwin
2019
359 17.79
McGuffey
2017
359 17.79
Norwin
2019
359 17.79
Quakertown
2018
359 17.79
Abington Heights
2017
363 17.81 0.2
Fairfield Area
2019
364 17.82
Strath Haven
2018
365 17.83
Seneca
2018
365 17.83
Delaware Valley
2018
367 17.84
Bloomsburg
2018
367 17.84
Southern Columbia Area
2018
367 17.84
Methacton
2018
367 17.84
Kiski Prep
2017
371 17.85
Susquehannock
2017
372 17.86
Northern Bedford
2018
372 17.86
Dallastown
2017
374 17.87
Neshaminy
2017
375 17.88
LaSalle College High School
2017
375 17.88
Williamsport Area
2018
377 17.89
Garnet Valley
2017
378 17.91
Lackawanna Trail
2020
379 17.92
Iroquois
2018
380 17.94
Southern Lehigh
2019
380 17.94
Shamokin Area
2019
380 17.94
Emmaus
2017
380 17.94
Hughesville
2017
384 17.96
Upper Moreland
2018
384 17.96
Lower Dauphin
2018
386 17.97
Wyalusing Valley Area
2018
387 17.98
Bradford Area
2020
387 17.98
Middletown Area
2018
389 17.99
Freedom Area (7)
2018
390 18.01
Cedar Crest
2018
391 18.02
Wilson (3)
2018
392 18.03
Twin Valley
2017
393 18.04
Wilson Area (11)
2019
393 18.04
Easton Area
2017
393 18.04
Lebanon
2017
396 18.05
Montour
2017
397 18.06
Plum
2017
398 18.07
Norwin
2018
399 18.08
Chestnut Ridge
2019
399 18.08
Juniata
2017
399 18.08
Mars Area
2017
399 18.08
Lewisburg Area
2017
403 18.10
Hollidaysburg Area
2018
403 18.10
Pottsville Area
2018
403 18.10
Pleasant Valley High School
2019
406 18.11
McDowell
2017
407 18.12
Mid Valley Sr. High School
2017
408 18.13 0.4
Faith Christian School
2019
408 18.13
Fairview
2019
410 18.14
Freeport Area
2019
411 18.16
DuBois Area
2017
412 18.17
South Park High School
2018
412 18.17
Quaker Valley Middle School
2019
414 18.20
Danville Area
2017
414 18.20
Pittston Area
2018
416 18.24
Mercersburg Academy
2017
416 18.24
Academy Park
2017
416 18.24
Abington Heights
2017
419 18.25
Central Bucks West
2019
419 18.25
Greater Latrobe
2017
421 18.26
Williamson
2018
421 18.26
Dallas
2017
423 18.28
Indiana Area
2017
423 18.28
Valley View
2018
423 18.28
Susquehannock
2017
426 18.30
Cheltenham
2018
426 18.30
West Chester Henderson
2017
428 18.32
DuBois Area
2019
428 18.32
Cranberry
2018
430 18.34
William Allen
2017
430 18.34
Bethlehem Catholic
2017
430 18.34
Hatboro Horsham
2019
430 18.34
Waynesburg Central
2019
430 18.34
Somerset Area
2018
430 18.34
Valley
2019
430 18.34
Kennett
2017
437 18.35
Germantown Friends School
2017
438 18.36
Lower Moreland
2017
438 18.36
Abington
2017
440 18.37
Saint Joseph's Prep
2019
440 18.37
Pottstown
2018
442 18.38
Hamburg Area
2019
443 18.39
Port Allegany
2017
443 18.39
The Hill School
2018
445 18.40
Avon Grove
2017
446 18.42
Hatboro Horsham
2019
446 18.42
Athens Area
2018
448 18.43
Brookville Area
2019
448 18.43
Warwick
2019
450 18.44
Southern Lehigh
2018
450 18.44
Southern Lehigh
2019
450 18.44
Emmaus
2017
450 18.44
Palisades
2019
450 18.44
East Stroudsburg Area South
2018
450 18.44
Bellwood Antis
2017
456 18.45
General McLane
2017
456 18.45
Lancaster Catholic
2019
458 18.47
Harrisburg Christian School
2017
458 18.47
George Washington HS
2017
460 18.48
Gettysburg Area High School
2019
461 18.49
Seneca Valley
2017
461 18.49
Manheim Central
2019
463 18.50
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2018
463 18.50 2.3
Upper Dublin
2017
463 18.50
West Chester Rustin
2017
463 18.50
Washington
2018
467 18.51 0.7
CSC Track Team
2017
467 18.51
Clearfield Area
2019
467 18.51
Milton Area
2017
467 18.51
California Area High School
2018
471 18.54
Swenson Arts & Technology
2017
471 18.54
Shamokin Area
2018
471 18.54
Seneca Valley
2018
474 18.56
Penn Wood
2018
475 18.61
Altoona Area Junior Varsity
2018
475 18.61
Conestoga Valley
2019
477 18.62
Grove City Area
2017
477 18.62
Bishop McDevitt
2017
479 18.63
Yough
2017
480 18.64
North Schuylkill
2018
480 18.64
Girard
2017
480 18.64
Southern Lehigh
2017
480 18.64
William Allen
2018
480 18.64
Nazareth Area
2017
480 18.64
Milton Hershey
2017
486 18.65
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2017
486 18.65
Central Dauphin
2018
486 18.65
York Suburban
2018
489 18.66
Penn Trafford
2018
489 18.66
Lampeter Strasburg
2019
491 18.67
South Western
2017
492 18.68
Harrisburg Christian School
2018
492 18.68
Penn Charter
2017
492 18.68
Greensburg Central Catholic
2018
495 18.69
Connellsville
2018
496 18.71
DuBois Area
2018
496 18.71
Downingtown East
2019
498 18.74
Chambersburg
2017
498 18.74
Warrior Run
2019
498 18.74
Clearfield Area
2018
498 18.74
Central Tech
2017

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