In this week's edition of Colorado Future Stars we decided to take another look at the freshmen class, because there were quite a few impressive performances...
Colorado, meet Xzavier Campos!
The Coronado freshman dropped a monstrous performances in the 1,600 at the Murray Kula Invitational.
Campos kicked late to win the event in a personal best of 4:26.55.
About four-and-a-half minutes before finishing, he held a Colorado PR of 4:42 from the year before, and a 4:29 "sea-level" PR from the 2023 UW High School Invite indoors last month.
His 1,600 currently leads the class by five-seconds, and it's currently the No. 14 time run in the US by a freshmen this season - without any altitude adjustments.
Depending on your take about how many seconds should be taken off for the 1,600, an adjustment would elevate Campos into the top-five.
Last fall Campos finished 48th at the 4A Colorado State Cross Country Championships, and ran a PR of 16:03 at the Liberty Bell Cross Country Invitational.
His 4:26 victory at Murray Kula marks a significant improvement for the Coronado freshman, who also owns an 800 PR of 2:00.
Kobe Dooley - Vista Ridge - We introduced Dooley a week ago, and this past week he proved why. Dooley won the 400 at Larry Pickering Centennial Inv. in 50.37. He now tops the freshmen rankings in the 100, 200, and 400.
Cadel Ruthven - Fort Collins - He finished sixth in the 3,200 at the Murray Kula Invitational in a huge PR of 9:56 - welcome to the Sub-10 Club!
Madeline Clark - Mountain View - She backed up her 1:00.03 400 from the Max Marr Invitational with a 2:25.94 800 PR at the Murray Kula Invitational.
Braelyn Bailey - Roosevelt - She finished second in the high jump at the Murray Kula Invitational, clearing 5-2 to tie for a Colorado No. 3 in the event.