The 16 Best Sprint & Hurdle Talents Headed To AAU This Week

IndexMakeriah Harris-Sanaa Hebron-Mario Paul-Kayleigh Stargell-Erriyon Knighton-Bryce McCray-Chanice Spicer-David Foster-Tamaal Myers-Aaliyah Butler-Alexander Nunley-Autumn Wilson-Udodi Onwuzurike-Lucheyona Weaver-Robert Gregory-Talitha Diggs

12. Erriyon Knighton

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Tampa Hillsborough High School, FL

Class of 2022, Boys 15-16 100m, 200m

Few young sprinters were as prolific as Knighton a year ago in the Class of 2022. He left his freshman season ranked No. 10 in the 100m, No. 3 in the 200m and No. 2 in the 400m in his class. He was one of only 12 athletes to break 10.70 seconds, five under 21.20 and four under 48 seconds. 

And guess what? Despite the elimination of his sophomore campaign, Knighton is still crushing it. 

In two meets since the reopening of his season -- in smaller-scale meets -- the Tampa Hillsborough sophomore has pocketed a US No. 8 time of 10.40 seconds in the 100m and a US No. 7 mark of 20.89 in the 200m. 

Those performances marked his first dips under 10.5 and 21 seconds officially. 

Considering Knighton will not have to travel too far to see elite competition, and that he's the top seed in the 100m and 200m -- by pretty good margins -- he's the safe bet to come away with a sprint double this weekend. 

- Cory