James Smith Is The Arizona Boys Hurdler Of The Year

Arizona Boys Hurdler Of The Year

James Smith Jr. - Westwood H.S., '18

Season Bests
110m Hurdles - 13.95 @ Hohokam Invitational
300m Hurdles - 36.40 @ Great Southwest Classic
400m Hurdles - 51.45 @ New Balance Nationals

Smith the younger, ran Sub-37 for the 300m Hurdles 4 times this season. He also went undefeated in the intermediates during the regular season picking up victories at Chandler Rotary, Arcadia, and finally State. At the Great Southwest Classic, clocked an AZ #3 All-Time performance of 36.40 in the 300m Hurdles which is ranked 4th in the country this year. Two weeks later, he competed at New Balance Nationals where he clocked 51.45 in Boys' Championship 400m Hurdles to secure 2nd place and break his own State Record.

Honorable Mentions

Johnie Talamantes

Aidan Diggs

Jamarye Joiner

Francisco Castillo

Luis Lopez-Aguilar