2019 All-5Star Preps Boys Track & Field Team
How We Select Teams: The 5Star Preps coverage area encompasses a 60-school wide footprint. During the season, we cover as many of the top teams, important games and outlying schools as we can, so to get a thorough knowledge base of the sport and the players involved. While we can’t always see every player and team, we talk with coaches after the season to get their input and analysis on players. Taking all we have seen and heard into account, we select teams based on player ability, performance and team performance.
Jackson Bostick, jr., Grace Christian: Was clocked in 38.54 seconds on his way to winning the 300 hurdles at the Division II-A state meet. Also took sixth in the 110 hurdles at state.
Ethan Campbell, sr., Halls: Red Devils standout had a PR of 6 feet, eight inches in the high jump to rank among the state’s elite. Took fifth (6-6) in the Division 1 Large state meet.
Shea DeGraaf, sr., West: Versatile multi-event performer was fifth in the state in the Large class decathlon with 5,804 points. Had a PR of 15-0 in the pole vault.
Gabel Fulford, jr., Christian Academy: Fulford won the Division II-A decathlon with 5,795 points, edging FRA’s Landry Mitchell (5,755).
Braden Gaston, jr., Central: Took fourth at the state Large class meet in the long jump (22-02) and was eighth in both the 110 and 300 hurdles.
Aristotle Huffman, sr., Austin-East: Another of the Roadrunners’ strong contingent of sprinters, Huffman garnered a fourth-place finish in the 200 (22.30) and was a member of A-E’s potent championship relay teams.
Camden McElhaney, jr., Sevier County: The Smoky Bears’ standout was clocked in 49.19 on his way to taking fifth place in the state Large class meet in the 400.
Miguel Parrilla, sr., Hardin Valley: Parrilla was a staple on the Hawks’ relay teams and also placed third in the state Large meet in the 800 (1:56.34).
Jake Renfree, sr., Catholic: Certainly in the mix as the top distance runner ever in Tennessee prep history. Renfree capped his storied career by sweeping the 800 (1:53.8) and 1600 (4:14.30) at the Large school state meet.
John Rentenbach, sr., Catholic: Career record holder in the pole vault (14-6) for the Irish, Rentenbach cleared 14-0 at the Large class state meet to place fourth in his specialty.
Christian Shouse, sr., Campbell County: The second-best decathlete in the state, Shouse scored 6,914 points to trail only Large class champion Jett Kinder of Brentwood at the state meet.
Chase Smith, sr., Sevier County: Smith uncorked throws of 162-3 in the discus and 53-07.5 in the shot put to claim third and second, respectively, at the Large school state meet.
Kiyontae Warren, sr., Austin-East: Roadrunners star hurdler/sprinter garnered second place at the state Small school meet in the 300 hurdles (38.18) and fifth in the 100 (10.93).
Josh Whitaker, jr., CAK: Whitaker cleared 14-0 in the pole vault on his way to taking fourth in the state decathlon (5,144) in DII-A.
Elijah Young, jr., South-Doyle: One of the state’s most-recruited football players turned in a sterling performance at the state Large class meet in the sprints. He took second (21.67) in the 200 and third (10.92) in the 100.
Dylan Carter, William Blount
Piper Carter, Tellico Plains
Luke Filipkowski, Hardin Valley
Emerson Fulton, Gatlinburg-Pittman
Jordan Graham, Oak Ridge
Scott Grunau, Farragut
Seth Jinks, L&N Stem Academy
Sebastian LaTorre, West
Preston Ruth, Bearden
Issac Sawyer, Jefferson County
Tommy Ward, Maryville