Daily Chronicle 2024 Boys Track Preview: 5 to Watch

Kaneland's David Valkanov competes in the Class 2A State Cross Country race on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 at Detweiller Park in Peoria.

Aidan Wyzard, Sycamore, jr.

Fans would be hard-pressed to find a more dynamic sprinter and jumper in Class 2A than Wyzard. He took second at state in the 2A long jump in 2023. He was an Illinois Prep Top Times Meet indoor champion in 2024. What can Wyzard do next?

Braylen Anderson, DeKalb, so.

Anderson made a statement last month at the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet, winning the 200 in a blistering 22.27 seconds. That would have been good enough for sixth at state last year. Anderson is just getting started.

Adam Allen, DeKalb, jr.

Allen won the DuPage Valley Conference indoor title in the hurdles, which already shows he is ready to tackle the outdoor season. Combine his sprinting skills with his hurdling mastery, and Allen is ready for big things in 2024.

David Valkanov, Kaneland, sr.

After finishing fifth in the 3,200 at the Class 2A state meet a year ago, Valkanov is primed for a spot at the top of the podium in Charleston this year. He already won the Class 3A indoor title in the 1,600, so why not outdoors?

Evan Nosek, Kaneland, jr.

Much like his teammate Valkanov, Nosek is a returning state medalist in the 3,200 – sixth place. He already has the 1,600 thing down, as he finished second to Valkanov at the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet.

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