The big dogs have come out swinging in 2018, but who has made the major breakthroughs so far?
We knew about the Findleys, and the Riddles, and the Allens, and the Normans, and the Wileys and all the others heading into the season, but what about the ones who are knocking on that door state medalist door?
We profiled eight athletes who have already made major improvements from last year, broken out on the scene as freshmen, or debuted in their events in a big way. Think of it as a watch list -- take notice of these eight athletes as they appear to be on a trajectory toward state level stardom.
We know a few athletes may have gotten left out. Let us know by emailing email@example.com and your athlete may appear on our next breakouts list!
(Note: This article was completed 4/12. Performances/state ranks may have changed based on Thursday meet results.)