Windsor’s Cale Englert orchestrating strong finish to high school running career
May 21, 2017
LAKEWOOD — Windsor senior Cale Englert is all about finishing strong at this weekend's Class 4A Track and Field Championships.
To be more specific, after dozens of races in high school track and cross country, he's all about finishing his last couple races strong, finishing his four years of high school strong, and finally, finishing his highly successful running career strong before packing up his sneakers and moving on to the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he'll study but not run.
Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium, Englert finished strong, he started strong and he was pretty darn tough in between, placing fifth in the boys 3,200-meter run.
With an even-keeled performance of 9 minutes, 43.37 seconds, he improved on his seed time with a personal record (9:43.37), also improving on his No. 6 seed ranking.
"I just wanted to move up and get a PR," said Englert, who will study business management at CU. "Those were my goals."
Montrose senior Ian Meek won the race with a time of 9:23.05.
Englert will wrap up his preps career with the 1,600 at 4:20 p.m. today, an event in which he's seeded 15th (4:29.86).
He said he hopes to orchestrate the ultimate finish to his tenure with the Wizards with another strong performance.
Englert said all throughout his senior year of high school, his focus has been clear: "Just getting PRs, going to state and putting everything I have on the track."
Englert wasn't the only Windsor standout Saturday, during the first day of the two-day meet — which was delayed by two days and shortened by a day because of the wintry weather Thursday and Friday.
The Wizards team of sophomore Preston Terwilliger, junior Robert Colin, senior Luke Desmond and senior Ethan Ball placed third in the boys 800 relay with a time of 1:29.46.
Vista Ridge won the race with a time of 1:29.14.