The 200-meter dash for boys will feature only one returning state champion, but in Class 5, there are six of the 14 qualifiers that are back but only two medalist return.
The poll is open Friday, March 17.
Rock Bridge senior Casey Hood had a breakout junior season, exploding as an elite sprint talent. Hood took 2nd in the Class 5 state meet 100 and 200-meter dash, while running on the winning 4x100 and 4x400, while also running on the Bruins state record 4x200.
St. Louis University High School junior Ryan Wingo is the 3rd star sprinter and football player for the Junior Billikens from the Wingo family. Older brothers Ronnie and Ryan were standouts on the track and the gridiron for SLUH. Ronnie was an important piece as a freshman on the 2006 State championship team for the Junior Billikens before eventually making it to the NFL. Ryan is one of the top football recruits in the Class of 2024, as a 6-2'', 205lb speedy wide receiver.
Liberty North senior Xavier Horn ran 22.12 to take 3rd in the 200-meters at the Class 5 Sectional 4 last year to qualify for state. Horn placed 10th at state, running 22.70, as the Eagles placed 3rd to earn a team trophy at state.