Class 1 Boys Coach of the Year
Blair Lindsay, Principia, (Town and Country, St. Louis County)
After a 6th-place finish at the 2021 Class 2 State Track and Field Championships with 32 points, Coach Blair Lindsay's Principia Panthers found themselves in Class 1 in 2022 after enrollment breaks were determined. Principia posted one of the best state meet performances by a school in any classification in 2022. The Panthers wracked up 73 points for a 26 point victory to claim the Class 1 state title. Principia was led by one of the country's best sprinters in Issam Asinga, who won the 100 and 200, while also running on the 2nd-place 4x200 and 3rd-place 4x100 relays. Senior Rex Heath finished his career with 2nd-place finishes in the 800 and 1600, while also running on the 2nd-place 4x800 and the 4x400, where Principia placed 3rd.