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Stanford wraps up track and field recruiting with a standout

 

Isaac Cortes, the winner of the high school boys' Millrose Games mile, is among three additions to the Stanford track and field recruiting class.

Cortes, from California distance power Great Oak High of Temecula, is joined by Georgia javelin thrower Will Kingsfield and Minnesota thrower C.J. Salone. They are part of an incoming freshmen class that now numbers 14.

Here is a closer look at Stanford track and field's newest additions:

MEN

Isaac Cortes (Temecula/Great Oak HS): He captured the Millrose Games mile by passing four runners in the final 50 meters, including the leader on the final step, live on network television. He ran 4:09.87 in the Feb. 20 race at Manhattan's Armory. Cortes has lifetime bests of 4:06.48 (1,600) and 1:51.44 (800), established while winning both events at the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 championships last year. Cortes went on to finish third in the California state meet 800. Last week, Cortes won Southwestern League titles in both the 800 and 1,600, duplicating his feat of last year and extending his league 800 winning streak to three. At the Arcadia Invitational in April, Cortes ran 9:00.28 in the 3,200.

Will Kingsfield (Sandy Springs, Ga./Marist School): He took up the javelin last summer and has proven to be a quick learner with great potential. Javelin is not a high school event in Georgia, but in two meets while competing unattached, Kingsfield already has thrown 194 feet this year -- a distance that ranks in No. 24 in the country. He also has a 56-3 3/4 in the 25-pound weight throw from the 2016 indoor season and could throw the hammer.

Here is the complete men's class:

Julian Body (Portland, Ore./Jesuit HS): No. 4 in nation in 300 hurdles (36.68).

Isaac Cortes (Temecula, Calif./Great Oak HS): Millrose Games mile champ.

Landon Ellingson (Jefferson, Wis./Jefferson HS): No. 1 in Wisconsin in shot (61-11) and discus (184-2).

Will Kingsfield (Sandy Springs, Ga./Marist School): Newcomer to javelin has best of 194 feet.

Alek Parsons (Ogden, Utah/Ogden HS): Third at Nike Cross Nationals.

Thomas Ratcliffe (Concord, Mass./Concord-Carlisle Regional HS): New Balance Grand Prix indoor mile runner-up.

Hariharan Sathyamurthy (Indianapolis, Ind./Brownsburg HS): Indiana state 800 champ.

WOMEN

C.J. Salone (Minneapolis, Minn./Blake School): She placed second at the Minnesota 2A championships last year in the discus with a throw of 146-3. She also was eighth in the shot put and has a best of 41-1. Her best discus throw of 147-0 is 23rd in Minnesota high school history.

Here is the complete women's class:

Christina Aragon (Billings, Mont./Billings Senior HS): No. 4 1,500 in high school history (4:11.24).

Hannah DeBalsi (Westport, Conn./Staples HS): No. 5 2-mile in high school history (9:55.05).

Ella Donaghu (Portland, Ore./Grant HS): No. 7 1,500 in high school history (4:15.28).

Erika Malaspina (Santa Cruz, Calif./Pacific Collegiate School): No. 4 in nation this year (13-7).

Fiona O'Keeffe (Davis, Calif./Davis HS): No. 2 5,000 in California history (16:28.35).

C.J. Salone (Minneapolis, Minn./Blake School): No. 23 in Minnesota discus history.

Sarah Walker (Lower Gwynedd Township, Pa./Germantown Friend School): No. 1 800 in nation last year (2:03.70).

— Stanford Athletics

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