Michael Tomlin, the defending state champion in the AA 300 meter hurdles, isn't in the field this season, so we'll see a new state champion in the event. Expect a close race between some talented intermediate hurdlers.
Calvin Wetzel of Riverside comes in as the top seed and top AA boy in the field. He went 38.86 to win the 300 hurdles at the WPIAL Championships, which matched his PR that he set in the state final last year, a race that he placed fourth in. He's the lone returner in the state from that final.
Derek Herr of Littlestown will look to take the win, though. The senior has had a strong season, including a PR of 38.99 to win the District 3 title in the event. Herr and Wetzel are the only two in the field to have run sub-39.