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Friday, January 23, 2015

Sacramento Running Association Hall of Fame Bio: Jesuit HS coach Walt Lange

(First in a series highlighting the six members of the Sacramento Running Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame class. Today: Walt Lange).
Walt Lange has mentored plenty of great running talents in his long, illustrious coaching career at Jesuit High School.
Michael Stember. Eric and Mark Mastalir. Matt Farley. Paul Thomas. David Welsh.
What really motivates Lange, though, is helping the lesser lights find a way to shine.
“You get noticed for the stars; they come along every few years,” said Lange, one of six inductees in the Sacramento Running Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame class.
“You’re working with more average talents every day. That’s really what it’s all about … it really is a privilege to be out there working with young people.
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1 comment:

Bill said...

I remember running in a dual meet against Jesuit and they were the roughest kids that I ever competed against. Not dirty, just they liked to jostle you around because they had so many runners.

In the 800 they were notorious at league for getting behind you, on the left or right, and nudging the back of the your elbow to throw off your cadence. I always think that was coached and more credit to any coaches who can do things like that within the rules of the sport.

Fantastic coach, definitely deserves the honor, very long track record of success!

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