The state series usually brings out the best in athletes and this year was no exception. It is officially State Week, and that means we have completed all regionals. We have put together a list of the top regional performances and you get to pick who had the most outstanding performance. Make sure to vote as this is one of the last polls of the 2018 track season.
Demarcus Adams- The FSU football signee had himself a day as he won the Region 2 3A Meet in the 400 Meter, 4x400 Relay, and the 110 Hurdles, while also recording a runner-up finish in the long jump. The senior from Mainland HS took the week's best time in the 100 Hurdles as he ran a blazing 13.82, which also gives him the FL #1 time of the year.
Donald Chaney- The sophomore from Belen Jesuit returned to peak form as he set the FL #1 mark in the high jump this past week at the Region 4 3A meet. Chaney, who was leading the State earlier this year in the high jump, will be looking to repeat as 3A State champion this weekend.
Charles Hicks- The top junior 3200 meter runner in Florida was back to putting on a show at the Region 1 2A meet in Tallahassee, as he set the top 3200 meter time of the week. The Bolles HS standout ran a 9:17.01 on his way to winning the 3200 meter, and he also finished 3rd in the 1600 meter to qualify to the 2A State Championship in two events.
Milton Ingraham- The FSU signee wasn't messing around during his tune-up for the State meet as he set the FL #1 mark in the shot put as he unleashed a bomb of 63+ feet. Ingraham won the Shot Put and the Discus to lead the Hallandale Boys to the Region 4 2A Runner-Up Finish.
Alex Kay- It was the junior from Ocala Vanguard with the upset of the week, as Kay won the 800 in a #2 FL time of 1:52.24 to win the Region 2 3A Meet. Kay's time was the fastest 800 time of the week, ad he also came back in the 1600 to win that with a time of 4:24.01. Kay knocked off the favorite, Jacob Miley, to take the Region crown in the 800.
Jacob Lemmon- The Fort Myers junior thrower didn't take it easy this past week as he improved on his previous FL #1 mark in the discus. Lemmon's state leading throw was just shy of 200 feet as it went 196 feet as he improves on the season to a 12-0 finishes in the discus. He will be looking for one more win at UNF this weekend.
Michael Phillips- The Syracuse signee wanted to get a quality 1600 effort before the upcoming State meet this weekend, and he succeeded with that as he took the top mark in the 1600 this week. Phillips recorded a 4:12.56 on his way to winning the 1600 at the Region 1 3A meet, where he also won the 3200 to help lead the T-Wolves to a Region Runner-Up Finish.
Anthony Schwartz- All eyes will be on the sprinting phenom at UNF this weekend, but Schwartz turned up the notch last week as he set the #1 time in the US in the 100 meter dash with his legal time of 10.13. His day wasn't done after that because the Auburn signee also turned in the week's best time of 20.91 in the 200 meter dash, which he also leads the nation in.
Jamal Walton- The best 1/4 miler in the country was back to his usual tricks as he dominated in the 400m with the best time of the week in a 46.56. The Texas A&M signee took care of business at the Region 4 4A meet as he won the 200 and the 400 to lead the Miramar fellas to a Region Championship.
Jevon Williams- The sophomore from Blanche Ely HS picked up the slack of no Thomas Burns in the 300 Hurdles, and set the week's best mark in the 300H with a time of 37.81 in the prelims and then preceded to win with a 38.07 in the finals. Williams also qualified for State in the 110H as he finished 3rd behind Burns and Wavell Hinds.