The COROS Distance Athletes Of The Week (5/06-5/12)

As state championships continued over the weekend, two stars from Georgia picked up state titles on their way to history.

Not only did they re-write Georgia history, but they also moved pretty far up the national leaderboard, despite both only being juniors. 

Check out the briefs below for more information about this week's winners, as well as links to the previous winners.

Tommy Latham, Marist (GA)

Class of 2025

The Georgia standout's legacy grew even more over the weekend, as the Marist junior won a 1,600m state title in 4:01.66, becoming the first-ever sub-4:02 runner in Georgia history. 

Latham picked up his sixth and seventh GHSA state titles over the weekend, also winning the 3,200m in 9:15.36.

The future University of North Carolina Tar Heel left the field in his dust as he went all in on a sub-four attempt, nearly getting there on his own. Latham had a large gap of 12 seconds on the field, as he was all on his lonesome as he stopped the clock in state record time.

This spring, Latham also set the state record in the 3200m, running 8:48 in the midst of a historic Boys 3200m race at Arcadia.

He'll shoot for sub-four again later this month at the RunningLane Track Championships.

Oluwatosin Awoleye, South Cobb (GA)

Class of 2025

The top half-miler in the state of Georgia ended her perfect season with her second-straight GHSA 800m title, running 2:05.55 as she broke 2:06 for the first time in her impressive career.

Awoleye cruised through the preliminary round in 2:07.4 as the lone girl under 2:12, before running away with the state title with three seconds in between her and the rest of the field. Awoleye's dominant showing moved her up to No. 2 all-time in the state of Georgia and No. 5 in the U.S. this spring.

The junior posted an 11-0 record in the 800m, also picking up two wins in the 400m earlier this season.