Woodside High senior and track and field star Chris Waschura had plenty to smile about on Friday afternoon. He was signing perhaps the most important document of his future career: a letter of intent with Stanford University.
In his junior season, Waschura peaked at the perfect time, as he finished fifth in the 1,600-meter run at the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships with a shattering personal-best time of 4 minutes, 8.29 seconds. He was also a double winner at the Central Coast Section finals – in the 800 and 1,600.
Then Waschura began his senior year by qualifying for the state championships in cross country, and now he will take aim at winning a state title in the upcoming track season.
At CCS, Waschura ran the course in 15:37, which placed him seventh out of the 119 boys in Division II. He qualified for state championships in which he ran in on November 26th at Woodward Park in Fresno. He represented Woodside well and completed the 3.1 mile course, according to the Woodside World’s Abby Taussig.
His mother, Becky, said his excitement at attending Stanford is nearly palpable.
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