Prep spotlight: Cale Wallace of Cypress Ranch High School
Cale Wallace is a senior at Cypress Ranch High School. He runs track and cross-country. As a junior, he was the school’s first ever state-qualifier for cross-country and finished in second place in the State 1600 late year race.
How did your running career begin?
I didn’t get competitive until eighth grade. I ran in seventh grade but I started to get serious in eighth and thought that it was something I could be good at.
What is your best running moment so far?
Last year at the State meet when I took second place. I think it will stand out to me for a long time because it was such a great race. The finish was exciting
and though I didn’t get first, I achieved the goals I set in the beginning of the year.
What is the best running advice you have heard?
You shouldn’t run hard every day. Letting your body recover is important and part of getting better is knowing when to run hard and when to take it easy.
What motivates you before a big race?
I create a new playlist for each season with songs that get me fired up. "Numb/Encore" by Linkin Park is always on the list.
What is your next big race?
The Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore. are coming up. The two best things about it are getting to see all of the Nike facilities and the equipment that
comes with participating in the event and running against a large amount of strong competitors. Regular meets don’t provide as much top competition. Going up against this field will make it more enjoyable.
What is your favorite sports movie?
"Without Limits" or "Friday Night Lights."
Do you have plans to run in college?
I have offers from different schools, but my top three choices right now are Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Baylor.
Do you know what you want to major in?
Probably something business related, maybe sports management.
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