Taylor Galusha, a senior at Meridian High School, has signed a letter-of-intent to run for the Lewis-Clark State College men’s cross country team next fall, LCSC coach Mike Collins has announced.
Galusha has continued to improve his times during his high school career. He set a personal-best this past season in the 5-kilometer run in 16:47 when he was team captain. His best time during his junior year was 17:47, while his top time as a sophomore was 20:11.
“We are excited about adding him to our running family and the support and accolades of his high school coach (Rusty McCrea) have only increased our expectations of him in the future,” Collins said. “He finished 25th this last year at the 5A state championships, but we don’t believe that was the best reflection of his talent.”
Galusha competed in track for the first time last season and is expected to do so again this year. Collins says Galusha will continue to improve as he gets more experience and logs more miles on the track.
Galusha, who plans on majoring in Communication Arts at LCSC, has a GPA over 3.50 and is a four-time winner of the Idaho High School Activities Association Academic Award. He also is active with speech, debate, the student newspaper and Business Professionals of America at Meridian High.