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Triston Charles ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Piedra Vista High School
  • Men's Track
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Triston Charles's Men's Track Recruiting Profile
Wings of America
Prim. Position:
Distance & PR
Sec. Position:
Distance & PR
5000m 15:32.51

Personal Statement

    I started track when I was in 7th grade only because I enjoyed doing sports and to keep me in shape. I was a sprinter all the way until high school. Then my freshman year, I didn't do distance running until half way through the season. That season I ran my first 800m and 1600m race. That was when I found out I had a talent for running and that is when the coaches began to take notice of me.

    I began to get into running because it helps me stay in shape of course, but I began to realize that I have a lot of fun while running. I still compete and still feel disappointed when I don't do as well I hoped, but I still enjoy the adrenaline and thrill I get while running and the thought I was able to compete against some of the top runners around. Running has taught me to be more disciplined. I have learned to know what I feel is best for me, to make choices, and to learn to take control of my own workouts. I have also learned some leadership, not because I am one of the best runners at my school ( I am humble and I don't want to show off), but because I feel I have to live up to everyone's expectations and I want to support all my teammates to be better than me and themselves.

    I hope to make it in a college that could challenge both academically and athletically. But if the college just has one I will still take it. I currently am qualified for most colleges with a GPA higher than a 4.0. Right now in high school I hope to keep my GPA around a 4.5 and hope to get it higher before the end of the school year and before the end of my senior year next year.

    An obstacle I faced was my freshman year. When I was a sprinter I didn't get to run many races for the first half of the season. But I still pushed myself with the others to show the coaches that I wanted to work and to make myself better. And it eventually paid off when the coaches noticed maybe I should try distance and now I'm running every single meet and even doing some sprinting events. Another obstacle I faced was this year. I decided that I would try to do soccer and cross country at the same time. It was especially difficult over the summer because I had to go to practices for those two sports, had a summer job, and was taking a college class. Then school came and it became difficult missing a lot of school because of the two sports. But I was able to keep up with my work and the support of my coaches in both sports helped me. I was able to continue playing varsity soccer and made the varsity cross country team both my first year ever doing cross country in the first meet.    

    A skill I feel I possess is that I have endurance which makes me good for running. Not trying to say I have better endurance than others or better at running, but I'm just as good as them. I am very disciplined. I will follow any instruction given to me and will follow it to the best of my ability. I am a team player. I don't say I'm better than the whole team. Instead I try to help them be better and support them on and off the running course or track.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 4 years
  • 2020 Club/Travel Team
  • IndoorVenue:
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-Area, 2019 XC 5A State Champion; 2019 Navajo Times Runner of the Year; 2019 Chieftan Invitational 1st Place 9/21/19
  • Team Awards:
    State 2nd Place, 2019 5A State Team 3rd Place; 2019 Team 2-5A District Champions
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Team Awards:
    2019 District 5-2A 1600 medley champs, 3200 runner up
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 2 seasons
  • 2020 Wings of America
  • Notes: The next USA Cross Country Championships will be held January 18, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Wings created this opportunity in order to showcase the talents and positive achievements of American Indian youth and provide them with a cross-cultural learning experience. The program brings Native youth together from across the nation to compete as a team in an elite field of both high school and college runners. Many program alumni have earned the attention of college coaches with their performance in this race. Wings runners have captured thirty national junior team titles since their debut in 1988
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 2019 Wings of America National Team
  • Notes: Feb 1-3,2019 USA Cross Country Championships Tallahassee, FL
  • Season Schedule

Coach References

  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Sebastian Hogue
  • High School Head Coach
  • Sampson Sage

Additional Sports

  • Soccer
  • 5 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Basketball
  • 1 Year
  • Junior Varsity Team
  • Cross Country
  • F
  • 2 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • 2018 this fall I'm currently a dual sport athlete doing XC and Soccer at the same time. I was athlete of the meet for the UNM Lobo XC Invite, Nike Desert Twilight XC Festival, and the Rio Rancho XC Jamboree and I am the #1 Junior. I am also the 2018-2019



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High School Information

High School:
Piedra Vista High School
(505) 324-9840

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. 10th grade Biology Honors 10th grade English Honors 11th Spanish Honors
AP Classes:
Yes. 10th World History AP 11th Biology AP 11th English AP 11th US History/Geography AP 12th US Government/Politics AP 12th English AP 12th Calculus AP
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • 2018 District 2-5A All Academic Team XC 2019 4/09/19 Inducted into National Honor Society 2019 7/03/19 AP Scholar Award 2019 11/18/19 District 2-5A All Academic Team XC with a 4.19 GPA

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Event 2020 Club/Trave 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te
1600M Indoor 4:36:21
5K 16:17.11 Cheiftan Invitational, 2019 District 2-5A Runner Up 16.58 UNM Lobo Invite 9/2/18
Distance & PR 15:32:51 Nike Desert Twilight 9/27/19
5000M 16.58 UNM Lobo Invite 9/2/18


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