Jordan Wallace, a current sophomore of the Sterling track and field program, qualified for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Indoor Nationals, running the 60-meter hurdles on Feb 16.
“It feels amazing, but I could have not done it without God giving me the ability to do so,” Wallace said.
Wallace began his journey at the age of 14 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and has not stopped running ever since.
“It has been tough but God, my former Coach Jack, family and teammates really helped me push to achieve my current success,” Wallace said.
Being with his teammates, Wallace said, is the driving force behind his continued performance in the sport.
“He is a competitor. Which means he hates losing. So it was a matter of time. He had the set back of not being bale to practice for a whole month due to bad weather but that did not stop him. He had faith in the process,” current team mate Blessing Gwen said. “He cheers everybody on, he is not one to sugar coat anything. If he sees you slacking off he will let you know.”
Wallace will continue to run for Sterling in this upcoming season of track and field outdoors. As far as his career with Sterling he is unsure, due to the change in staff with Head Coach Jack Dillard leaving the team.
“He is really dedicated to his craft and he put in a lot more time and effort compared to the regular athlete and that what makes him great,” said Austin Brown, current member of the team.