Christopher Hudnall taking third in the 300mH at the Mobile Challenge of Champions. Cover photo Briana Williams.
Some of the stars from the sophomore class and younger have already made names for themselves on the national stage, and others are sure to be in the spotlight soon.
Athletes from Texas and Florida dominate these top 100 lists, but many are from other states as well. In the hurdles, Christopher Hudnall from D'Iberville (MS) High School has been running out of his mind, dropping a 14.15 in the 110mH for the fastest all-conditions freshman time in the country. In the 300mH, he's posted some impressive marks as well, running 38.64 to take third at the Mobile Challenge of Champions.
A top Florida runner is East Gadsden's Dequavious Charleston, who's run a wind-legal 21.89 for 200m. He also holds the fourth-fastest 400m time at and ninth-faster 48.60 100m time at 11.07 by an underclassman. This dude can run and will definitely be a stud to watch out for over the next two years.
On the girls' side, sprinter Briana Williams has the top wind-legal times in both the 100m and 200m dash. She dropped a 24.12 to win the Miami Hurricane Invitational. Her top 100m time comes from JAAA Carifta Trials, where she placed second in her heat of the prelims after running 11.66.
In the hurdles, we have to watch out for Texas stud Jayla Hollis. She has been tearing it up all year in the 100mH, challenging some of the best upperclassmen in the state of Texas. She's taken first or second in every meet she's been in this year except at the Texas Relays, where she placed 13th in the prelims. She also has some wheels in the 200m with an all-conditions 23.91.