* Sophia Gorriaran competes at the 2022 VA Showcase
Photo Credit: Tavan Smith/MileSplit
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The time has come for one of the nation's top young stars to announce her next steps.
Sophia Gorriaran has decided Feb. 10 will be the date.
The Moses Brown (RI) senior, the youngest female athlete to ever compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials, a 2:00-flat 800m runner and a multiple-time national class record-holder, will announce her future inside the Armory Track in New York City on Friday, exactly a day ahead of her 600m race at the Millrose Games.
Gorriaran, who owns world U18 records in the 600m and 800m and a world U20 outdoor record in the 600m, has five schools currently under consideration: Texas, Texas A&M, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The owner of multiple all-time marks across various distances, Gorriaran could also potentially choose the professional route, as a number of former high school stars have done in previous years.
Gorriaran is currently ranked U.S. No. 1 in the 500m (1:10.42), No. 1 in the 800m (2:02.27), No. 1 in the 1K (2:39.83) and No. 1 in the mile (4:37.54). MileSplit has her ranked as the No. 3 recruit in the Class of 2023.
She owns national class junior indoor records in the 500m (1:11.26) and 800m (2:00.58); a sophomore class indoor record in the 600m (1:27.02); and a freshman class record in the 800m (2:03.98).
Before declaring her intention to focus exclusively on track and field recently, Gorriaran was also considered one of the nation's top lacrosse recruits.
Outdoors, she owns a national record in the 600m (1:25.22).
Gorriaran is the holder of 11 Rhode Island state records.
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