A Look At The Incoming Boys Freshmen Class

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Who is the next Cole Sprout? Does Colorado have another young stud who'll hit the ground sprinting this fall?

Most boys take a few years to progress into their stride, which makes scanning over these lists a little more difficult in comparison to the girls. Regardless, here's a look at the incoming freshmen class...

It's not common for a freshmen boy to come out of the gates and make an impact on the state their first year in high school, but if there is one who's likely to pull of such a feat, it'd be Erik Le Roux. He dominated the Colorado Middle School Cross Country championships last year by a staggering 32 seconds. His 11:06 winning time was the fasted time ever posted at a Colorado middle school state championship race. That puts Le Roux on top of a list that includes names like Sprout, Cal Banta, and Easton Allred.

What's perhaps more impressive, however, are his track PRs. Le Roux has run 4:34 for the 1,600, and 9:24 in the 3,000. Granted, the times were run at lower elevations, they're still impressive. 

By comparison - and we could do many of these - 4:12 miler Carter Dillon ran 4:41 as a freshmen.

Lamar's Branden Davis is another one to keep an eye on. His 9:32 3,000 at the Joe Vigil Open won by nearly half a minute. Additionally, he's got a 4:54 1,600 PR to his name - which was run here in Colorado.

Likewise, Ellicotts Jodzuel Jaurez holds similar PRs, running 4:52, and he was the runner-up behind LeRoux at the 2017 middle school state championships. 

We've got three long months ahead of us to shake this question out. I'm sure by October we'll have a clear answer.

3000 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATEPLACE
19:32.92
Lamar Middle School
2022
29:57.50
Parker Panthers
2023
310:00.60
Parker Panthers
2024
410:03.00
Ellicott Middle School
2022
510:07.90
Parker Panthers
2024
610:09.29
Salida Middle School
2022
710:11.00
DSST MS: Stapleton
2022
810:14.00
Montrose Middle School
2023
910:19.00
Summit Ridge Middle School
2023
1010:22.00
Skinner Middle School
2022
1110:23.60
Parker Panthers
2024
1210:25.33
Ortega Middle School
2023
1310:26.00
SkyView Academy Middle School
2022
1410:27.63
Rocky Ford Middle School
2023
1510:30.00
Slavens Middle School
2022
1610:35.40
Parker Panthers
2023
1710:39.00
Gunnison Middle School
2022
1810:39.64
Pagosa Springs Middle School
2022
1910:40.10
Banning Lewis Ranch Middle School
2022
2010:40.57
Salida Middle School
2022
2110:40.80
Parker Panthers
2023
2210:52.30
NORCO Elite Racing
2024
2310:52.62
Ortega Middle School
2022
2410:53.00
McAuliffe Middle School
2022
2510:58.00
Mountain Ridge (Highlands Ranch) Middle School
2022


3500 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATEPLACE
111:06.00
Banning Lewis Ranch Middle School
2022
211:38.00
Ellicott Middle School
2022
311:50.00
unat-co
2022
411:59.00
unat-co
2022
512:00.00
unat-co
2022
612:01.00
SkyView Academy Middle School
2022
712:09.00
unat-co
2022
812:12.00
Westview Middle School
2022
912:21.00
unat-co
2024
1012:22.00
Eagleview Middle School
2022
1012:22.00
unat-co
2023
1212:29.00
Summit Ridge Middle School
2023
1312:30.00
Fox Ridge Middle School
2023
1412:31.00
Skinner Middle School
2022
1512:33.00
unat-co
2022
1612:35.00
Slavens Middle School
2022
1712:36.00
The Classical Academy Junior High
2022
1712:36.00
Preston Middle School
2022
1712:36.00
Montrose Middle School
2023
2012:37.00
Preston Middle School
2022
2112:38.00
Jefferson Academy Middle School
2022
2112:38.00
Hamilton Middle School
2022
2312:41.00
Bill Reed Middle School
2022
2412:42.00
Walt Clark Middle School
2022
2512:44.00
Walt Clark Middle School
2022


5000 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATEPLACE
118:48.10
Landsharks Track Club
2022
219:58.00
SkyView Academy Middle School
2022
320:22.00
Graland Country Day Middle School
2023
421:05.00
Aspen View Academy Middle School
2022
521:15.00
Colorado Academy Middle School
2023
621:32.00
St. Vincent de Paul Middle School
2023
721:44.00
SkyView Academy Middle School
2022
821:47.00
SkyView Academy Middle School
2022
921:56.00
SkyView Academy Middle School
2022
1022:26.00
St. Vincent de Paul Middle School
2022
1122:32.00
Colorado Academy Middle School
2022
1222:34.00
Aspen View Academy Middle School
2024
1322:35.00
Stanley British Primary School
2023
1422:49.00
SkyView Academy Middle School
2023
1522:51.00
St. Vincent de Paul Middle School
2022
1522:51.00
Academy Charter Middle School
2022
1722:58.00
Graland Country Day Middle School
2024
1823:06.00
Denver Christian Middle School
2023
1923:10.00
North Star Academy Middle School
2023
2023:15.00
Academy Charter Middle School
2024
2123:17.00
Graland Country Day Middle School
2024
2223:28.00
Colorado Academy Middle School
2024
2323:32.00
North Star Academy Middle School
2022
2423:35.00
North Star Academy Middle School
2024
2523:39.00
St. Vincent de Paul Middle School
2024


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