Lexington's Langston aiming for low 15 or faster 5K this season

Class AAAA Middle State

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Name: Zack Langston
Academic interest: marketing/ Business
Hobbies: hanging out with friends, and being on the lake
Pr's: 400 55, 800 1:57, 1600 4:15, 3200 9:40, and 5K 15:37
Brothers/sisters: Brother named Michael
Interesting fact: I'm a real passionate person

What racers you wear: Nike zoom victory's
What trainers you wear: Don't know exactly, but they are Brooks
What do you when not running: probably with my friends and family, just relaxing
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite movie: Prefontaine, I watch that movie way to much!
Favorite place to train: I enjoyed running the trails I ran at NC State camp this summer.
Favorite place to race: McAlpine state park

How was summer training?
Really good, besides when I had a little knee issue so I missed a few weeks of training. But other then that I worked really hard.

How did you come up with this training?
My coaches

Did anything change from the past?
Yes, I ran more miles, and strength training. Also I went to N.C. State's Cross Country camp with Jack Manesiotis (Hilton Head).

What are your goals this season?
To run close to sub 15, win state, and try and make it to nationals.

What have you thought of the season so far?
Well, I haven't ran as well as I'd like but so far it's really good!

Long term, what are you looking to achieve?
I'd like to run D1 some day, and have some state records to my name.

What is it like for you to be part of the Lexington team with the success the Wildcats have achieved?
It's awesome, being part of this team has really showed me anything thing is possible with hard work.

What do you see happening this coming Saturday at Coaches Classic?
I think it'll be a fast race, that will come down to a kick for the winner.

How did you get involved in running and why?
I used to play baseball, but all my coach would have me do is run so the next year I decided to run middle school track.

What have you learned over the years?
That I can push my self to unbelievable limits, and with a clear mind and hard work anything is possible.

What plans are you looking forward to in the future?
Run for a D1 school, and try and get to that next level some day.

Coach Bailey Harris on Langston
First met Zach while watching him run middle school races. You could tell right away he had a lot of natural ability, but had not really been on a training program. He started running with our xc team the summer before his freshman year and has really blossomed as a runner. His biggest improvement came after track his freshman year when an injury sidelined him for most of the season. He really came back strong and focused after that. He opened a lot of eyes with his 4:15 finish in the 1600 state finals last year. It will be fun to see how low he can go this year in xc and track.

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