Nyckoles Harbor, Ashton Torns, Tavon Underwood, and Sean Gribble enter the meet as state and national leaders
Nyckoles Harbor leads the nation in the 300m
Harbor is the top uncommitted football player in the country. However, he is also the top nationally ranked runner in the 300m with a time of 33.90 from last week's The VA Showcase. Last year, Harbor won both the 60m and the 200m at this meet with times of 6.73 and 20.79.
Jelani Watkins (Klein Forest, TX)
Watkins is another nationally top ranked sprinter who will be in Lubbock. Watkins ran the fastest 200m time in the country with his 21.52 preliminary time at the Arkansas High School Invitational.
Alexander Chukwukelu (Forney, TX)
Chukwukelu was the top nationally ranked hurdler until last weekend. He is still US No. 3 in the 60 meter hurdles with his 6.82 and 6.85 runs last week at the Arkansas High School Invitational.
Tavon Underwood leads the nation in the 400m
Tavon Underwood (Mead, CO)
Underwood is a legit sprinter and should compete in every event he is entered in this weekend. Last week, he only ran the 400m preliminaries at the Arkansas High School Invitational, but that one run was good enough for a US No. 1 ranking with his 47.79.
Tijerina won this event at last year's Under Armour Classic with a 59-2.5, so he has success in Lubbock. He was fourth in the discus at the UIL 6A state meet and sixth in the shot put last outdoor season.
David Mora (Lubbock Monterey, TX)
Monterey will have one of the shortest commutes to the stadium of anyone. The Lubbock native and Oklahoma State University commit is coming off a cross country season where he had the fastest time for the Texas boys of the season 14:45, won a UIL 5A state championship, and was a Champs National Cross Country Championships qualifier.
Sean Gribble is the TX No. 1 pole vaulter
Sean Gribble (Aledo, TX)
Grible is the TX No. 1 pole vaulter so far this season. He has improved meet after meet and this weekend could see that trend continue. His 16-3 PR is the highest bar for Gribble so far, but that could change this weekend in Lubbock.
Chase Lehr (Breckenridge, TX)
Lehr is the reigning defending UIL 3A state champion in the 800m. He has a 1:57.41 in the 800m this indoor season at the FasTrak Coach O Youth and High School Opener. He could be looking to redeem himself from a 2:02 at the LSU High School Classic two weeks ago.
The Oklahoma State University commit, will compete for the first time this season and only his second indoor track meet. The McAllen Memorial distance runner was runner-up outdoors in the 1600m and the 3200m at the UIL 5A state meet last year and was a Champs National Cross Country Championships qualifier this cross country season.
Ashton Torns ranks US top 13 in two events this season
Torns ran the 60m and competed in the long jump last weekend. That resulted in putting a lot of runs on his legs throughout the day. This weekend he is in the 60m and 200m events only as he looks to improve on his 6.83 and 6.84 runs last weekend at the Arkansas High School Invitational.
Bradley is the returning runner-up in the 110 meter hurdles at the UIL 6A state track and field meet and the third place 300 meter hurdler at state. This will be Bradley's season opener, he ran 7.92 in the 60 meter hurdles last year.
Last week, Archundia improved his indoor standings to US No. 12 with his 57-7.50 toss. He already had a 52-6 back in December and a another 57 throw with his 57-6.50 at the LSU High School Classic. He is undefeated this season, but will get a big challenge this weekend.