Colorado Future Stars: Jordan Banta

Air Academy sophomore Jordan Banta recently ran a 2:16.17 800 personal best at the Broomfield Shootout.


In this week's edition of Colorado Future Stars we'll be taking a look at recent sophomore performances. 

Colorado, (if you haven't already) meet Jordan Banta!

The Air Academy sophomore recently ran 2:16.17 to finish second in the 800 at the Broomfield Shootout

The performance was a personal best for Banta, as it sliced a little over half-a-second off her previous PR. 

A year ago she opened in 2:21.91, and ran herself all the way down to 2:16.67. So, she's already five-seconds ahead of where she was last year at this point. 

Of additional note, it was Banta's first race of the season.

Banta was part of Air Academy's 2023 Nike Cross National Championship squad, where she finished 54th overall. 

Last spring she ran 5:02.69 in the 1,600 to finish 13th in the 1,600 at the Colorado State Track and Field Championships, and 2:16.67 to finish 15th in the 800.

Quick Takes

Braelyn Bailey - Roosevelt - She won the high jump at the Broomfield Shootout with a clearance of 5-5. 

Alexa Queen - Fountain-Fort Carson - She ran 15.38 in the 100H and 46.49 at the Broomfield Shootout. Both times currently lead the class.

Payton Meineke - Riverdale Ridge - She won the 1,600 at the Denver South Ravens Invitational in 4:56.32.

Dylan Blair - Eagle Valley - He ran 9:38 in the 3,200 at the Broomfield Shootout

Rocco Culpepper - Niwot - He won the 800 at the Murray Kula Invitational in 1:55.69 - that is currently the fastest time in the state across all classes. 

Ethan Tesman - Elbert - He won the high jump at the Harrison Panther Invite with a clearance of 6-3.

Sophomore Rankings