Future Stars Weekly: These Underclassmen Mean Business

* Jasmine Robinson runs No. 2 All-Time mark at Georgia State Meet in the 300m Hurdles

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As the country is pushing through its respective gauntlet of state championships, we are seeing some standout performances all across the board. 

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) season continues through May and into June, with top performers looking to continue on to the national meets in the near future. 

With that said, we have had some serious performances from the underclassmen, with one particular hurdling sensation that is re-writing history in a huge way. 

Here is this week's trio of Future Stars.

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Mayen Usoro


Cesar Chavez High School (AZ)

Class of 2026

After racing this past week at the AIA Outdoor Track and Field State Championships, this sophomore ran the fastest 100m dash time in the country for the sophomore class. With a mark of 11.56 (1.1) in the prelims, Usoro was only 0.06 seconds away from a personal best. 

The sophomore continues to show consistency and is a serious contender on the national level as she looks to pursue any post-regular season competitions.

Usoro is currently ranked at U.S. No. 14 for the event, making her the highest-ranked underclassmen in the country so far this season. Things are heading in the right direction for Usoro. She still has two more years of high school to go. 

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Christopher Bronaugh


Foundation Academy (FL)

Class of 2026

The sophomore out of Florida comes in as the second-fastest underclassmen in the national rankings after his performance this past week at the FHSAA 1A Region 2 meet. With a new personal best of 10.38 (+1.3) in the 100m, he ranks second among the sophomore class and now sits tied at a U.S. No. 7. 

We will see if the sophomore standout from Florida will move higher up in the national rankings as he gets set for his state championship. 

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North Cobb High School (GA)

Class of 2026

Although she was in last week's edition, we simply couldn't ignore this hurdling superstar after the performance she had at the GHSA 7A State Championships

Winning the state title, her new personal best mark of 39.89 for the 300mH makes her the only athlete under the 40-second barrier in the entire nation right now in the 300m hurdles event. 

Her new U.S. No. 1 mark also moves her up tremendously on the all-time list. Robinson is now No. 2 all-time and only the third girl in history to go under 40 seconds. She is also now less than one second from the current No. 1 all-time, which is none other than olympic gold medalist, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone

This is some serious talent and history we are seeing from Robinson. And she's only a sophomore.

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