Colorado Future Stars: Zona Welling

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

Colorado, meet Zona Welling!

The Heritage freshman recently finished second in the 100 and the 200 at the The Pomona Invitational in class-leading times of 12.04 and 24.51.

Her 100 time is currently No. 2 in 5A, and her 200 is also No. 2 in 5A

Welling's performance at The Pomona Invitational is quite a breakout - she opened her season running 12.57 in the 100, and 25.83 in the 200. 

Since then she's been making gains just about every week. 

As an eighth-grader she was the 2023 USATF Colorado Junior Olympic Track & Field Champion in the 100 and the 200. 

She also ran 58.73 last summer too, which brings up the question: will she run a 400 this spring?

What's additionally exciting about the second-fastest sprinter in 5A being a sophomore is the fact that the No. 1 sprinter (Ellie Londo -- which we covered last week) is a sophomore, meaning we could have three years of great races on tap between these two.

Quick Takes

Reagan Falletta - Pueblo East - She recently won the 300H at the Petrelli and Hunt Invitational in a class-leading 45.40.

Delaney Reuter - Eaton - She recently finished second in the 3,200 at the Murray Kula Invitational in a class-leading 10:51.

Abigail Trapp - Golden - She recently finished second in the 400 at The Pomona Invitational in a class-leading 56.16. 

Zenobia Witt - Eaglecrest - She recently won the long jump at the Thomas Jefferson Twilight in a class-leading 18-0.5. 

Ayden Dodge - Strasburg - He recently won the high jump at the Terry Amundson Invitational in a class-leading 6-3. 

Benjamin Adams - Mountain Vista - He recently finished fourth in the 1,600 at The Pomona Invitational in a class-leading 4:18.09.

Caleb Emery - Rocky Mountain - He recently finished third in the 400 at the Randy Yaussi PSD Championships in a class-leading 50.72.

Quinn Sullivan - Niwot - He recently finished third in the 800 at the Boulder County Track Championships in a class-leading 1:56.96.

Freshmen Rankings