Erik Le Roux tops the sophomore class in the state, and the country.
The next crop of distance stars is easily visible within the boy's sophomore class.
Cheyenne Mountain's Erik Le Roux tops the sophomore class in Colorado, and the country. His 15:13.77 personal best from Nike Cross Regionals was the fastest time run by anyone in the Class of 2022 last year across the country.
Le Roux backed his cross country season with a stellar track season as well, running 4:21 in the 1,600 and 9:28 in the 3,200 - times comparable to The Cole Sprout's freshman season. Le Roux finished sixth in the 1,600 at state, and third in the 3,200.
Skyview Academy's Owen Nolan is a clear No. 2 on this list with his 16:02 PR from Nike Cross Regionals. Nolan is the only other incoming sophomore to nearly crack the 16 minute barrier. Additionally, his 16:36 at the 2018 state cross country meet was the fastest among the class. During the 2019 track season he solidified his spot among the top tier in the class with PRs of 4:35 in the 1,600 and an even more impressive 9:47 3,200 at the state meet here he finished fifth in 3A.
Three more cracked 16:30 last year, and it was nearly four.
Sullivan Middaugh, and Nicholas Huger ran PRs of 16:21 at NXR, while Hogan Boyle's 16:23 comes in No. 5 on this list. Jordan Leblow comes in No. 6 at 16:30
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