In this week's edition of Future Stars, we'll take a look at recent standout sophomore performances...
On that note, Colorado: Meet Eloise Stuart!
The Rock Canyon sophomore just torched her previous 800 personal best, running 2:16.84 at the Cherry Creek Invitational. That's a PR by five-seconds. Or -- two-and-a-half seconds per-lap.
Stuart had run between 2:21 and 2:24 four times this season, but it appears that the dam finally broke.
Her time is currently No. 11 in 5A, and No. 2 in the sophomore class.
Helen Carlson - If you're wondering who currently leads the sophomore class in the 800, it's Fairview's Helen Carlson. She recently ran a 2:16.16 at the 2022 Front Range League Championships - and that's also a five-second PR.
Gabriella Cunningham - The Grandview sophomore pops up in this article nearly every two weeks, because nearly every week she's doing something big. Recently she ran a 12.16 100, and a 45.08 in the 300H at the Centennial League 9/10 Championships.
Bethany Michalak - The Air Academy sophomore isn't actually a "future" star since she's already got two state titles under her belt, but she did run a Colorado PR and 4A No. 2 of 10:36 at the The Pueblo Twilight.
Kourtney Rathke - The Peak to Peak sophomore added another two-inches to her long jump PR, leaping to a 3A No. 1 of 18-6 at the Denver North Viking Invitational.
Brea Childs - The Widefield sophomore is clearly sharpening up right in time for State. Childs recently ran two PRs at the Canon City Blossom Invitational - a 25.82 in the 200, and a 58.93 in the 400.
Ella Pears - Likewise, the Pears tallied two PRs at the Longs Peak/NCAC/Mile High League Meets - a 17-5.75 in the long jump, and a 37-1.75 in the triple jump.
Allison Pippert - The Stargate sophomore ran a 3A No. 1 of 10:51 at the NoCo Series #3.
Anna Willis - Similar to Michalak as Willis owns a state title in the pole vault, though she did vault to a season-best of 13-2 at The Pueblo Twilight.
Eboselulu Omofoma - There's a rising Star in 2A! The Dayspring Christian Academy sophomore ran two state-leading times at the Longs Peak/NCAC/Mile High League Meets - a 15.13 100H, and a 45.92 in the 300H. Omofoma now owns three state-leading marks (the other being the high jump.)
Joe Ciccio - The Lutheran sophomore ran a 10.71 100 PR at the Denver North Viking Invitational.
Kahari Wilbon - The Cherokee Trail sophomore inched his way a little further down to that 50-second 400 mark, running 50.08 at the Centennial League 9/10 Championships.
Jacoby Ennis - The Centaurus sophomore sliced another second off his 800 PR, running 1:58.16 at the Longs Peak/NCAC/Mile High League.
Dane Eike - Likewise, the Valor Christian sophomore took a few thousands-of-a-second off his 1,600 PR, running 4:22.68 at the Jeffco 4A/5A League Championships.
Jaheim Alexander - The Rangeview sophomore won the 110H in a PR of 15.09 at the EMAC Varsity League Championships.
Dylan Traut - The Ralston Valley sophomore finally leapt over the 22-foot mark in the long jump, landing at a 21-1.5 PR at the Jeffco 4A/5A League Championships.
Austin Tice - The Estes Park sophomore cracked two-minutes in the 800 for the first time, running 1:58.47 at the NoCo Series #3 - his time also ranks No. 3 in 3A.
Jordan Wenger - The Classical Academy sophomore added a staggering foot-and-a-half to his long jump PR, landing at 22-6.5 - that's a 3A No. 1.
Yannis Diby - The Twin Peaks Charter sophomore added over four-inches to his high jump PR, clearing 6-4.5 at the Longs Peak/NCAC/Mile High - that's currently a 2A No. 1.
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