2019 - 2020 COLORADO
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
COLE
SPROUT
DISTANCE RUNNER
VALOR CHRISTIAN HS
HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-9
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:12.7
CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
1ST - 14:41.38
NXN SOUTHWEST REGIONAL
7TH
NXN FINAL
1ST
REGION 2 CHAMPIONSHIPS
“Cole is just a more complete version of what he’s always been. Hard-working, high-character, selfless and the grittiest athlete I’ve ever coached.”
Greg Coplen
Head Coach - Valor Christian coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-9, 135-pound senior raced to his third straight Class 5A individual state championship this past season with a course-record time of 15:12.7. The state’s returning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Sprout won the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional championships with a time of 14:41.38, and finished seventh nationally at the NXN Final, earning All-American honors. He also broke the tape at the Liberty Bell Invitational and the Region 2 championships, while taking second at the Nike Desert Twilight Festival.

Academic Achievement


Sprout has maintained a 3.98 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at Stanford University this fall.

Exemplary Character


Sprout has volunteered locally on behalf of the Denver Rescue Mission, and has participated in a service-mission trip to Ethiopia.