Kratz & Saunders Will Chase Fast Times: Top 500 Boys 100m Returners

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After a historically fast year in the boys 100 meters, 2018 could be even more historic with plenty of top-tier talent back in the fray. In 2017, Journey Brown took down Leroy Burrell's 32-year-old PIAA-AAA state meet record in the 100 meters. Jahvel Hemphill also took down the PIAA-AA state meet record and won his fourth straight AA state title.

This year, big names are back and ready for more. Austin Kratz of Dock Mennonite was second to Hemphill last year, but as he has moved into his senior year, Kratz has improved in leaps and bounds. He shattered the 200 meter state record and ran the second fastest 60 meters in state history. He's won a 200 meter state title outdoors before, but never a 100 meter crown. That should change this season and Kratz should chase Hemphill's state meet record (10.47).


In AAA, the field is more wide open, but the talent is loaded. At the top is Sayyid Saunders of Harry S. Truman. He ran 10.66 to win the District 1 title last spring. Saunders has improved gradually since busting onto the scene as a sophomore. He'll aim to win his first state title this spring.

He'll have his fair share of challengers, though. Springfield (Delco)'s Philip Shovlin was fifth at states and Bethel Park's James Krandel was sixth at states last year. Both are back this spring, and coming off strong indoor seasons; Krandel was second and Shovlin was fourth in the 60 meters at indoor states. Downingtown East's Brassir Stocker, LaSalle College's Octavious Carter, George Washington's Edner Dorwil, Penn Hills' Alex Trower, and Punxsutawney's Antonio Stello are among the other 60 meter finalists from indoor states that should make an impact in AAA this spring.

Imhotep's Kristian Marche didn't compete at Day 2 of the PIAA State Championships, but did run 10.67 during the summer in AAU. Ronald Kent of Harrisburg didn't make the finals at states last year, but did run 10.72 earlier in the spring. Look for both to be serious factors in the 100 this spring. Council Rock North's Michael Welde, Norristown's Austin Montgomery, and North Allegheny's Ayden Owens all went sub-10.90 last season.

After Kratz, the other returning AA finalists from last year are Burrell's Jack Ryan and Marian Catholic's Jarrin Geisinger. One to watch, though, is Hill-Freedman's Armonte Paulk. He won the 200 and took second in the 400 meters at outdoor states. If he goes after the 100, look for the senior to contend for a high finish after a successful indoor season. Schuylkill Valley's Joe Jardine and Clarion Area's Brendan Zerfoss are among the others that could make some noise in AA this season.

Watch an interview with Saunders after the District 1 Championships last year and check out the top 500 returners in the boys 100 meters below:

100 Meter Dash

Rank Time Wind Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 10.66
Harry S Truman
2018
1 10.66 1.0
Dock Mennonite Academy
2018
3 10.67
Sigma International Track Club
2018
4 10.72
Harrisburg High School
2018
5 10.76
Schuylkill Valley
2018
6 10.77
Springfield (Delco)
2018
6 10.77
Berks Catholic
2018
8 10.82 0.9
Bethel Park
2018
9 10.85
Council Rock North
2018
10 10.87 1.4
Norristown
2020
11 10.88 -0.8
North Allegheny
2018
12 10.89
Unattached Club
2018
13 10.90
Coatesville
2019
14 10.94
Westtown School
2019
15 10.96
Wissahickon
2018
15 10.96 1.9
Downingtown East
2018
17 10.97
South Western
2018
18 10.98
Pennridge
2018
18 10.98
Bishop McDevitt
2018
18 10.98 -0.3
The Haverford School for Boys
2020
21 11.00
Clarion Area
2018
22 11.03
Hempfield Area (7)
2018
22 11.03
North Penn
2018
24 11.05
LaSalle College High School
2018
24 11.05
Forest Hills
2018
26 11.07
Neshaminy
2018
27 11.08
Neshaminy
2019
27 11.08
Lower Dauphin
2018
29 11.09
The Hill School
2018
29 11.09
Bristol
2018
31 11.10
Pottsville Area
2018
31 11.10
Valley View
2018
31 11.10
Cumberland Valley
2018
34 11.11
Conestoga Valley
2018
34 11.11 1.0
Burrell
2018
36 11.12
Ambler Olympic Club
2018
36 11.12
Coatesville Striders Track Club
2019
38 11.13
Fort Leboeuf
2018
38 11.13
Thomas Jefferson
2019
38 11.13
William Tennent
2018
38 11.13
Pine-Richland
2018
38 11.13
Bensalem
2018
43 11.14
Iroquois
2018
43 11.14
Mercersburg Academy
2019
43 11.14 1.0
Marian Catholic
2019
43 11.14
Harrisburg High School
2018
47 11.15
Aliquippa
2019
47 11.15
Parkland
2018
47 11.15
Conwell-Egan
2020
50 11.16
West York Area
2019
50 11.16
William Tennent
2018
50 11.16
Schuylkill Valley
2018
50 11.16
Imhotep Institute Charter HS
2018
50 11.16
Souderton Area
2019
50 11.16
Hopewell
2018
50 11.16
Council Rock South
2018
50 11.16 1.4
Lower Merion
2018
58 11.17
Pittsburgh Central Catholic
2018
58 11.17
James M. Coughlin
2018
58 11.17
Dallastown
2019
58 11.17
Middletown Area
2018
58 11.17
Pocono Mountain West
2018
63 11.18
William Penn
2018
64 11.19
Annville-Cleona
2018
64 11.19
Harrisburg High School
2018
64 11.19
Motivation High School
2018
67 11.20
North Schuylkill
2018
67 11.20
Redbank Valley
2019
67 11.20
Downingtown West
2020
67 11.20
Penn Manor
2018
67 11.20
Red Lion
2019
72 11.21
Souderton Area
2018
72 11.21
Neshaminy
2019
72 11.21
East Pennsboro Area SD
2018
75 11.22
Somerset Area
2018
75 11.22
Scranton
2018
75 11.22
Hatboro Horsham
2018
75 11.22
Tussey Mountain
2019
75 11.22
Canon-McMillan
2019
75 11.22
West Chester East
2018
81 11.23
William Penn
2019
82 11.24
Mifflinburg
2019
82 11.24
Northeast HS
2019
82 11.24
Penn Charter
2019
82 11.24
Penn Hills
2019
82 11.24
Lower Merion
2019
82 11.24
Big Spring
2018
82 11.24
Coatesville Striders Track Club
2018
89 11.25
Punxsutawney Area
2018
89 11.25
Glen Mills Schools
2019
89 11.25
Carlisle
2018
92 11.26
Bishop McDevitt
2019
92 11.26 0.2
Ambler Olympic Club
2020
92 11.26
Ambler Olympic Club
2019
92 11.26
Motivation High School
2019
92 11.26
Pine-Richland
2020
97 11.27
Franklin Regional
2018
97 11.27
Gateway
2020
97 11.27
Bartram High School
2018
100 11.28
West Chester Henderson
2018
100 11.28
Lower Dauphin
2019
102 11.29
Wissahickon
2018
102 11.29
Bishop Guilfoyle
2018
102 11.29
Westmont Hilltop
2018
102 11.29
Obama Academy
2019
102 11.29
Downingtown West
2018
107 11.30
Pottsville Area
2020
107 11.30
Central Bucks South
2018
107 11.30
Central York
2018
107 11.30
Harrisburg High School
2020
111 11.31
Loyalsock Township
2018
111 11.31
Central Bucks East
2018
111 11.31
Motivation High School
2019
111 11.31
The Neighborhood Academy
2020
111 11.31
Grove City Area
2018
111 11.31
Central
2019
117 11.32
Williamsport Area
2019
117 11.32
Emmaus
2019
117 11.32
Kennard-Dale
2018
117 11.32
State College Area High School
2019
117 11.32
Motivation High School
2020
122 11.33
Palisades
2019
123 11.34
Central Bucks South
2018
124 11.35
Bethlehem Catholic
2019
124 11.35
Shikellamy
2019
124 11.35
Perkiomen School
2018
124 11.35
J.P. McCaskey
2018
128 11.36
Redbank Valley
2019
128 11.36
State College Area High School
2019
128 11.36 0.3
Upper Dublin
2018
128 11.36
Berks Catholic
2019
128 11.36
Palisades
2018
128 11.36
Quakertown
2020
128 11.36
Susquehanna Township
2018
135 11.37
Upper Merion
2018
135 11.37
Penncrest
2019
135 11.37
Harry S Truman
2019
135 11.37
Hickory
2019
135 11.37
West Chester Track Club
2019
140 11.38
Greater Johnstown
2018
140 11.38
Schuylkill Valley
2020
140 11.38
Quakertown
2018
140 11.38
Cedar Cliff
2018
140 11.38
Boys Latin Charter
2018
145 11.39
Delaware Valley
2019
145 11.39
Cedar Crest
2018
145 11.39
Muhlenberg
2018
145 11.39
Middletown Area
2020
149 11.40
Bloomsburg
2019
149 11.40
Pottsville Area
2018
149 11.40
Strath Haven
2018
149 11.40
Upper Moreland
2019
149 11.40
Pennsbury
2018
154 11.41
Athens Area
2020
154 11.41
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
2019
154 11.41
West Chester East
2019
154 11.41
Central Bucks South
2018
154 11.41 -2.5
Roman Catholic
2019
154 11.41
Franklin High School
2018
154 11.41
Delaware Valley Charter
2018
154 11.41
Bishop McDevitt
2018
154 11.41
Milton Hershey
2019
163 11.42
Wyoming Area
2020
163 11.42
Cathedral Prep
2018
163 11.42
Bethlehem Catholic
2019
163 11.42
Lampeter Strasburg
2019
163 11.42
Daniel Boone
2018
168 11.43
Chambersburg
2020
168 11.43
Towanda
2018
168 11.43
Penn Trafford
2018
168 11.43
Harry S Truman
2018
168 11.43
Haverford Township HS
2019
168 11.43
Bermudian Springs
2018
174 11.44
Roman Catholic
2020
174 11.44
Harry S Truman
2019
174 11.44
Whitehall
2018
174 11.44
Avon Grove
2019
178 11.45
Central York
2018
178 11.45
Hickory
2018
178 11.45
Lakeland
2018
178 11.45
Emmaus
2019
178 11.45
Pocono Mountain West
2018
178 11.45
Central Bucks West
2020
178 11.45
Gateway
2018
178 11.45
Fox Chapel Area
2018
178 11.45
Northeast HS
2018
187 11.46
Dock Mennonite Academy
2018
187 11.46
Brookville Area
2019
187 11.46
North Schuylkill
2019
187 11.46
Derry Area
2018
187 11.46
Central Mountain
2020
187 11.46
Bristol
2018
187 11.46
Great Valley
2019
187 11.46
Hershey
2018
195 11.47
Bloomsburg
2018
195 11.47
North Penn
2020
195 11.47
Pennridge
2018
195 11.47
East Pennsboro Area SD
2019
199 11.48
Upper Perkiomen
2020
199 11.48
Gateway
2019
199 11.48
George School
2019
199 11.48
Downingtown West
2019
199 11.48
Southern Lehigh
2018
199 11.48
Altoona Area
2019
199 11.48
Pennsbury
2018
199 11.48
Dover
2018
199 11.48
Hershey
2018
208 11.49
The Haverford School for Boys
2018
208 11.49
Chestnut Ridge
2018
208 11.49
Hollidaysburg Area
2018
208 11.49
Roman Catholic
2020
208 11.49
West York Area
2018
213 11.50
Beaver Area
2019
213 11.50
Gettysburg Area High School
2019
213 11.50
Warren Area
2018
216 11.51
Middletown Area
2018
216 11.51
Montoursville Area
2018
216 11.51
Upper Perkiomen
2018
216 11.51
Chichester
2020
216 11.51
Canton Area
2018
216 11.51
DuBois Central Catholic High School
2018
216 11.51
Hempfield (3)
2018
216 11.51
Ambler Olympic Club
2019
224 11.52
Phoenixville Area
2018
224 11.52
Farrell
2019
224 11.52
Susquehannock
2019
224 11.52
Father Judge
2018
224 11.52
Salisbury Township
2020
224 11.52
West Chester Henderson
2018
230 11.53
West Mifflin
2019
230 11.53
Glen Mills Schools
2018
230 11.53
State College Area High School
2018
233 11.54
Sun Valley
2018
233 11.54
DuBois Area
2018
233 11.54
Ridley
2018
233 11.54
James M. Coughlin
2020
233 11.54 0.3
Cheltenham
2018
233 11.54
Pennsbury
2019
233 11.54
Roman Catholic
2018
233 11.54
Easton Area
2018
233 11.54
Cardinal O'Hara
2018
233 11.54
Central Bucks East
2018
233 11.54
Warwick
2019
233 11.54
Hempfield Area (7)
2020
233 11.54
Sigma International Track Club
2018
246 11.55
North Schuylkill
2019
246 11.55
Chartiers Valley
2019
246 11.55
Blue Ridge
2018
246 11.55
Penn Charter
2018
246 11.55 0.5
Glen Mills Schools
2018
246 11.55 2.1
Glen Mills Schools
2019
252 11.56
Danville Area
2019
252 11.56
Bensalem
2018
252 11.56
Perkiomen Valley
2019
252 11.56
Notre Dame Green Pond
2020
252 11.56
Susquenita
2019
252 11.56
Deer Lakes
2020
252 11.56
Coatesville Striders Track Club
2019
252 11.56
A. Philip Randolph Career Academy
2019
260 11.57
Fairview
2019
260 11.57
Gateway
2019
260 11.57
Ligonier Valley
2019
260 11.57
Susquenita
2018
260 11.57
Bangor Area
2019
265 11.58
Millersburg
2019
265 11.58
Coudersport
2018
265 11.58
Freedom Area (7)
2018
265 11.58
Warwick
2019
265 11.58
Southern Columbia Area
2020
265 11.58
Conestoga
2019
265 11.58
DRIVE TC
2018
272 11.59
Delone Catholic
2020
272 11.59 0.2
Upper Moreland
2018
272 11.59
Avonworth / Northgate
2020
272 11.59
Coatesville Striders Track Club
2018
276 11.60
Purchase Line
2018
276 11.60
Otto-Eldred
2019
276 11.60
Pottsville Area
2018
276 11.60
Greencastle-Antrim
2018
276 11.60 0.0
Nittany Track and Field
2019
276 11.60
Shippensburg
2020
282 11.61
Coatesville
2020
282 11.61
North Penn
2020
282 11.61
Cathedral Prep
2020
282 11.61
Williamson
2019
282 11.61
Coatesville
2019
282 11.61
Upper Darby
2018
282 11.61
Quakertown
2020
282 11.61
Norwin
2019
290 11.62
Strath Haven
2018
290 11.62
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2019
290 11.62
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2019
290 11.62
Kennett
2020
290 11.62
Cardinal O'Hara
2019
290 11.62
Malvern Prep
2018
290 11.62
Red Lion
2019
290 11.62 1.4
Wilson (3)
2018
298 11.63
North Allegheny
2020
298 11.63
Carbondale Area Jr/Sr High School
2018
298 11.63
Pottsgrove
2018
298 11.63
York Suburban
2018
298 11.63
Johnsonburg Area
2019
298 11.63
Abington
2018
298 11.63
Unionville
2018
298 11.63
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2020
306 11.64
Tyrone Area
2018
306 11.64
Wilson (3)
2020
306 11.64
Carbondale Area Jr/Sr High School
2018
306 11.64
Towanda
2018
306 11.64
Episcopal Academy
2019
306 11.64
Exeter
2018
306 11.64
Parkland
2018
306 11.64
Pennridge
2018
306 11.64
Red Lion
2019
306 11.64
Butler
2019
316 11.65
Shikellamy
2018
316 11.65
Penn Trafford
2018
316 11.65
North Hills
2019
316 11.65
Coatesville
2018
316 11.65
Cedar Cliff
2019
321 11.66
Owen J. Roberts
2018
321 11.66
Germantown Academy
2018
321 11.66
Penn Hills
2020
321 11.66
Wyalusing Valley Area
2018
321 11.66
Stroudsburg
2019
321 11.66
Malvern Prep
2018
321 11.66
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2020
321 11.66
William Penn
2018
329 11.67
Fleetwood Area
2019
329 11.67
Downingtown West
2020
329 11.67
Sharpsville Area
2018
329 11.67
New Castle
2018
329 11.67 0.4
Upper Moreland
2018
329 11.67
Avon Grove
2020
329 11.67
Harrisburg High School
2018
329 11.67
Coatesville
2020
329 11.67
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2020
329 11.67
Muhlenberg
2018
329 11.67
Solanco
2019
329 11.67
Obama Academy
2018
341 11.68
Jim Thorpe Area
2018
341 11.68
Brentwood
2018
341 11.68
Loyalsock Township
2019
341 11.68
Tulpehocken
2019
341 11.68
Spring Ford
2018
341 11.68
Brentwood
2020
341 11.68
Freedom (11)
2018
341 11.68
Southern Lehigh
2020
341 11.68
Wilson Area (11)
2019
341 11.68
West Perry
2018
351 11.69
Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy
2019
351 11.69
William Tennent
2020
351 11.69 0.3
Nittany Track and Field
2020
351 11.69
Palmerton Area
2019
351 11.69
Malvern Prep
2019
351 11.69
Hatboro Horsham
2019
351 11.69
Pleasant Valley High School
2019
351 11.69
Liberty
2019
359 11.70
Tulpehocken
2019
359 11.70
Mercer Area
2019
359 11.70
Upper Saint Clair
2019
359 11.70
Dock Mennonite Academy
2019
359 11.70
Littlestown
2019
359 11.70
Pottsville Area
2019
359 11.70
Harry S Truman
2018
359 11.70
Penn Charter
2018
359 11.70
Unionville
2018
368 11.71
Lewisburg Area
2019
368 11.71
Shade HS
2018
368 11.71
Cedar Crest
2020
368 11.71
Girard
2018
368 11.71
Liberty
2018
368 11.71
Highlands
2018
374 11.72
West Greene High School
2020
374 11.72
Bradford Area
2019
374 11.72
Montrose
2019
374 11.72
West Chester Henderson
2019
374 11.72
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic
2020
374 11.72
Interboro
2018
374 11.72
Neshaminy
2019
374 11.72
North Hills
2020
374 11.72
Armstrong HS
2018
383 11.73
Council Rock North
2020
383 11.73
Washington
2018
383 11.73
Brookville Area
2018
383 11.73
Faith Christian Academy
2018
383 11.73 -0.2
Lancaster City Track Club
2020
383 11.73
Clarion Limestone
2018
383 11.73
Chester
2020
383 11.73
New Oxford
2019
383 11.73
Montour
2020
383 11.73
James Buchanan
2019
393 11.74
West Mifflin
2020
393 11.74
Lewisburg Area
2019
393 11.74
Overbrook
2018
393 11.74
Harbor Creek
2020
393 11.74
Juniata Valley
2018
393 11.74
Avon Grove
2018
393 11.74
Bishop Carroll
2019
393 11.74
Kiski Area
2018
393 11.74
Muhlenberg
2018
393 11.74
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2018
393 11.74
Whitehall
2019
393 11.74
Mechanicsburg Area High School
2019
393 11.74
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2019
406 11.75
GAR Memorial
2018
406 11.75
Brentwood
2020
406 11.75
East
2019
406 11.75
Williamsburg Community JS/HS
2019
406 11.75
Cedar Crest
2019
406 11.75
Penn Wood
2018
406 11.75
Mount Lebanon
2019
413 11.76
Waynesboro
2019
413 11.76
Delaware County Christian School
2020
413 11.76
Mercyhurst Preparatory
2020
413 11.76
Greenwood
2018
413 11.76
Altoona Area
2019
418 11.77
Richland
2019
418 11.77
Mount Union Area
2018
418 11.77
Northwestern Lehigh
2018
418 11.77
Chambersburg
2020
418 11.77
Uniontown Area
2018
423 11.78
Devon Preparatory School
2019
423 11.78
Dayspring Christian Academy
2018
423 11.78
Brookville Area
2019
423 11.78
Strath Haven
2018
423 11.78
Church Farm School
2018
423 11.78
Donegal
2018
423 11.78
Portage Area
2019
423 11.78
Southern Columbia Area
2020
423 11.78
Mahanoy Area
2019
423 11.78 0.3
Wissahickon
2018
423 11.78
East Stroudsburg Area South
2018
423 11.78
Waynesburg Central
2018
435 11.79
Great Valley
2019
435 11.79
Central Dauphin
2018
435 11.79
Slippery Rock Area
2018
435 11.79
General McLane
2018
435 11.79
Jim Thorpe Area
2018
435 11.79
Moon Area
2020
435 11.79
West Chester East
2018
442 11.80
Downingtown West
2019
442 11.80
Crestwood
2019
442 11.80
Indiana Area
2018
442 11.80
Youngsville
2018
442 11.80
Norwin
2018
442 11.80
Pottsville Area
2018
442 11.80
Minersville Area
2019
442 11.80
Beaver Falls
2019
442 11.80
Farrell
2019
442 11.80
Garnet Valley
2018
442 11.80
South Park High School
2018
442 11.80
Catasauqua
2018
442 11.80
Oxford Area
2019
455 11.81
Lower Merion
2018
455 11.81
Somerset Area
2018
455 11.81
Methacton
2018
455 11.81
Sayre Area
2018
455 11.81
Washington
2019
455 11.81
Riverview
2019
455 11.81
Donegal
2019
455 11.81
J.P. McCaskey
2018
463 11.82
Ringgold
2018
463 11.82
Cheltenham
2018
463 11.82
Bedford
2020
463 11.82
Ridley
2018
463 11.82
Midd-West High School
2019
463 11.82
Southmoreland
2019
463 11.82
West Chester Henderson
2019
470 11.83
The Hill School
2018
470 11.83
Upper Darby
2019
470 11.83
Hatboro Horsham
2019
470 11.83
Msgr Bonner & Abp Prendergast HS
2019
470 11.83
Athens Area
2019
470 11.83
Wallenpaupack
2019
470 11.83 -2.5
Engineering & Science
2019
470 11.83
Downingtown West
2020
478 11.84
Kennett
2018
478 11.84
Imhotep Institute Charter HS
2018
478 11.84
New Oxford
2018
478 11.84
School of the Future
2018
478 11.84
Baldwin
2018
478 11.84
Scranton
2018
478 11.84
Central Columbia
2019
478 11.84
Shaler Area
2018
486 11.85
Redbank Valley
2018
486 11.85
State College Area High School
2019
486 11.85
Clearfield Area
2018
486 11.85
West Chester East
2020
486 11.85
Hollidaysburg Area
2020
486 11.85
Cameron County
2018
486 11.85 -0.9
Midas Track Club
2018
486 11.85
Holy Cross High School
2018
486 11.85
Central Cambria HS Red Devils
2019
486 11.85
Pittsburgh Central Catholic
2019
486 11.85
Fox Chapel Area
2018
497 11.86
Selinsgrove
2020
497 11.86
Altoona Area
2020
497 11.86
Jim Thorpe Area
2018
497 11.86
St Luke Spirit
2020
497 11.86
Brookville Area
2018
497 11.86
Selinsgrove
2020
497 11.86
Marple Newtown
2018
497 11.86
Coatesville
2020
497 11.86
Cedar Crest
2019
497 11.86
Northeastern
2019
497 11.86
Bradford Area
2018

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