That Freshman Class of Distance Boys...

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In case you hadn't noticed--but you probably have--that freshman class of distance boys is a bit on the side of special.

You have almost certainly already noticed Cole Sprout. And you should have.

But, behind Mr. Sprout is a whole class of overachievers. They don't show up so much in the national rankings on account of the disadvantages inherent in running at altitude, but it's a safe bet that you'll be hearing a lot from this class over the next three years. And some of what you'll be hearing will spill over to a national level of significance.

On the pages that follow, you'll find the this information:

1. A top-50 ranking of freshman boys from cross country season.

2. A top-25 ranking of freshman boys from track season, in each of the events from 800 to 3200 meters.

3. A discussion of a few of the top individuals.

So, keep clicking on Next to move through the article and be prepared to be impressed. Oh, and also realize that the outdoor track season isn't over yet for these guys. Many of them will be seen at State, and a few will extend their seasons into summer as well (though it's less clear who those will be).