VOTE: Who Was The Florida Boys Sprinter Of The Year?


Vote below for the Florida boys sprinter of the year by August 7th at 9 PM EST.

The five nominees include Chris Johnson (Dillard), Micah Larry (Montverde Academy), King Mack (St. Thomas Aquinas), Christian Miller (Creekside), and Zyaire Nuriddin (Montverde Academy).

Chris Johnson had the fastest all-conditions 200 meter time across the state this season with his 20.73 clocking at his district meet before winning two state titles in 3A as the Dillard junior took first in the 100 and 200 in Gainesville with a 10.45 PR in the 100 and wind-legal US #8 best of 20.78 in the 200. 

In his first year in Florida and as a boarding student at Montverde Academy, Micah Larry owned the state's fastest time in the 100 meter dash with a 10.16 clocking in the post-season, while winning both the 100 (10.46) and 200 (21.06 PR) meter dash state titles in 2A this spring along with setting the state meet record in the long jump. Larry had a wind-legal US #6 best of 10.27 in the 100 this season. 

St. Thomas junior King Mack had an incredible rivalry this spring with another South Florida star and junior in Mekhi Gammons that whoever came out on top would likely earn their spot on this poll. Mack ended up getting the better of Gammons in more races than not this spring including winning the 3A boys 400 meter state title. Mack ran consistently ran in the 46 second range with a 46.25 personal best that ranked him 5th in the nation. 

While juniors make up 4 of the 5 nominees, the sophomore Christian Miller of Creekside really made an impression this spring with a breakout season in becoming the 4A state champion at 200 meters with a 20.82 wind-legal personal best to rank him among the top 10 in the nation (US #8). Miller also earned All-American honors in the event at New Balance Nationals and ran consistently in the mid 10's for the 100 meter dash this season with a 10.45 PR.

Montverde Academy junior Zyaire Nuriddin won a national title indoors in the 400 meter dash and ran one of the fastest times in US high school history at 46.04 in his adidas Indoor Nationals victory. He would join a short list of past Florida preps to dip under 46 seconds in the event outdoors at the Florida Relays with a US #2 clocking of 45.78. Nuriddin also rolled to fast times in the 100 (10.45) and 200 (21.05) with arguably the most complete range from 100 to 400 meters among all the state's top sprinters, but was banged up with injury at season's end but still able to win the FHSAA 2A state title in the 400.

Florida Boys Sprint Rankings

TRACKTIME (W)ATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATEPLACE
100m10.16 +2.92023
200m20.73 +3.02023
400m45.782023