The Top Indoor Boys Team In The U.S.? You Might Be Surprised

* The Hoover boys swept the state championships in 2023

Photo Credit: Erin Nelson/Hoover Sun

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Numbers don't lie. 

When it came to determining which high school boys program has been the best in the country over the indoor season in 2024, we had to go to the team scores.

Team scores won't fail you. 

We hand-picked 40 of the top teams in the country based on our expert opinions and then scored them down the board in the 60m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m, 60mH, 4x200, 4x400, 4x800, DMR, SMR, long jump, high school, triple jump, pole vault, weight throw, pentathlon and shot put. Scores were compiled based off current season PRs.

Of course, this is a paper chess game. A virtual meet simply gives you an idea of how things may turn out. But the reality is also this: While there are several national indoor championships to choose from and many of the nation's top teams enter and compete at them, an equal amount do not travel or do not bring full teams, which makes scoring a national meet an incomplete science. 

We do have the numbers here at MileSplit, and so we wanted to get a sense of where things stand. 

Here are the teams we chose for this virtual meet: 

Bullis School (MD), Archbishop Carroll (DC), Union Catholic (NJ), IMG Academy (FL), Montverde Academy (FL), Archbishop Stepinac (NY), Western Branch (VA), Nansemond River (VA), Hoover (AL), Buford (GA), Long Beach Poly (CA), Long Beach Wilson (CA), South County (VA), Oak Park (MI), Cuthbertson (NC), Oscar Smith (VA), Rush Henrietta (NY), Scotlandville (LA), American Heritage (FL), Miami Northwestern (FL), Bloomfield (CT), Hinsdale Central (IL), East St. Louis (IL), Westerville Central (OH), Clinton (MS), Friends' Central (PA), Fayetteville-Manlius (NY), Ventura (CA), Duncanville (TX), DeSoto (TX), Lake Oswego (OR), DeMatha Catholic (MD), Greensboro Dudley (NC), North Allegheny (PA), Atlanta Westlake (GA), Mater Dei (CA), Valor Christian (CO), Mountain Vista (CO), Denver East (CO), Bishop Gorman (NV).

The best team in America? 

That may -- or may not -- surprise you. 

Here are the results: 

Zander Dakis 1600m 4 3200m 37
Dallas Beck 400m 44
Hoover 4x200m 2 4x400m 5 4x800m 512
Denver Cash 60H 4.54.5
RJ Torbor 60H 2 LJ 1 TJ 14
DeMarion Gardner 60m 7.57.5
Cannon Peters 800m 66
Jordan Woolen HJ 66
Charles Crowder LJ 2 TJ 1012
Collin Pate PV 88
Norman Settles PV 4.54.5
Omari Bryant PV 11
Bradley Shaw S 55
Michael Nixon S 22
Colin Abrams 1600m 6 800m 1016
Quincy Wilson 400m 10 200m 1020
Alexander Lambert 400m 66
Cameron Homer 400m 55
Bullis School 4x200m 5 4x400m 10 4x800m 8 SMR 1033
Matthew Goines 200m 11
Joshua Gresham 400m 1 800m 12
DeMatha Catholic High School 4x200m 4 4x400m 8 4x800m 10 DMR 10 SMR 638
Anthony Waterman 60H 66
Daden Grogan 800m 55
Chase Lopez 800m 33
Darrell Carey HJ 11
Ashton McCullers PV 66
Caleb Barley S 1010
James Long 200m 22
Archbishop Carroll High School (DC) 4x200m 10 4x400m 616
Jake Odey-Jordan 60m 10 200m 818
Drew Dillard HJ 9.5 TJ 312.5
Farraj Al-Amin LJ 55
Damill Bostic 200m 44
Scotlandville 4x200m 11
Broderick Davis 60H 10 60m 4.5 LJ 8 TJ 426.5
Kyree Langley 60m 66
Jimmy Wischusen 1600m 1010
Evan Weber 1600m 2 3200m 57
Alex Saldana 1600m 11
Michael Devine 3200m 44
Aidan Cichocki 3200m 22
Union Catholic Reg. HS 4x800m 6 DMR 6 SMR 315
Marcus McCoy 60H 11
Noah Cooper LJ 33
Jayvian Greene 400m 8 60m 1.5 200m 615.5
Montverde Academy 4x800m 1 DMR 89
Lucas Coan 800m 44
Alex Georgiev PV 1010
Thomas Wlazlowski 1600m 5 3200m 813
Justin Bevacqua 3200m 11
Cuthbertson High School 4x400m 1 4x800m 3 SMR 59
Tommy Pringle HJ 3.53.5
Ethan Mull S 11
Western Branch High School 4x200m 3 4x400m 25
Antonio Smith 60H 4.5 HJ 3.58
Micah Hinton 60H 3 TJ 25
James Craig S 88
IMG Academy 4x200m 66
Ty Mathes LJ 6 TJ 511
Josh Ewing PV 22
Nayan Kasperowski 1600m 8 3200m 1018
Wilson - Long Beach (SS) 4x400m 4 4x800m 4 SMR 816
Wyland Obando 800m 22
Aden Bandukwala 800m 88
Michael Prieto HJ 55
Mark Ortiz S 44
Elijah Harris HJ 9.5 TJ 615.5
Oscar Smith High School 4x200m 8 SMR 412
Alvin Jones 60m 33
Le'Ezra Brown 60H 8 200m 311
Devin Mims HJ 22
Dudley SMR 22
Ja'mari Manson HJ 88
Khile Francis S 66
Bloomfield High School SMR 11
Howard Banks 400m 33
Omari Hampton 60m 4.54.5
David Peabody PV 33
Zach Duckworth PV 4.54.5
North Allegheny DMR 55
Long Beach Poly (SS) 4x400m 33
Malachi Dawson 60m 1.5 200m 56.5
Nolan McGinn 1600m 3 3200m 69
Terrance Mahomes 60m 7.57.5
Rush Henrietta Sperry 4x800m 22
Nathan Sinclair PV 4.54.5
David Davitt 400m 22
Samuel Madu LJ 44
Israel Lewis HJ 3.53.5
Elmo Gillian S 33

* The On The Line crew talks about Hoover at the 28:30-minute mark