Justin Wachtel On XC, Training In Colorado & Best IG Follows

Cory sat down with Mary Persons (GA) High School senior Justin Wachtel to figure out where his fall stands, what training was like over the offseason and just where his recruiting stands heading into the National Letter of Intent period. Check out the interview segments below. 

Interview Segments:

  • Cancellations for big invitationals and the impact [3:30]
  • Expectations for the fall in cross country [4:45]
  • Breaking 15 in the 5K, and pursuing that accomplishment again [6:15]
  • Adapting to constant change [7:15]
  • On heading to Colorado and getting good training in [8:00]
  • On getting stronger and building the foundation [9:50]
  • On the short outdoor season [12:15]
  • On time trials over the spring and the importance of those efforts [13:30]
  • On the recruiting process right now [16:30]
  • On possibly signing sight unseen [18:45]
  • On how Justin first got into running [20:20]
  • Head-to-head with anyone in the 400m, here's who Justin would race [22:20]
  • And in the mile [23:30]
  • Sports moment that inspired him during quarantine [24:30]
  • Best follow on Instagram [25:20]
  • The most Georgia thing about Justin [26:10]
  • Justin talks the upcoming cross country season in Georgia [0:45]
  • Safety precautions around racing right now [2:20]

Watch Wachtel Run An 8:57.7 3,200m This Spring

* Wachtel won his first GHSA Class 4A State Cross Country Championship in 2019

Photo Credit: Daniel McCauley/Georgia MileSplit

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