KILLEEN, Texas “A lot of it is just run your own race,” said Colin Price. “Make sure you do what you know you can do. If you run your own race you can’t lose.”
That has been the mantra this post season for the Killeen high school track star. Focus on what you can control. And so far it hasn’t failed him. Leading him to qualify for state in the long jump and 110 meter hurdles.
“What I like to do when I get down in the blocks, it’s just straight tunnel vision,” said Colin.
That focus is what has also helped Colin secure a scholarship to continue his track career at the University of Houston, and train under track and field legend Carl Lewis.
“They said we're going to work with you to get to your goal,” said Colin. “I'm not going to coach you just to win in season. I’m going to coach you to get to the Olympics. I’m going to coach you to do what you want to do.”
But that is next year, and Colin is focused on what’s ahead, the state meet in Austin. A season long goal for Colin and head coach Greg Russell after Colin fell short in regionals last year.
“The expectation for this year is definitely going the way we wanted it to go and it was state or bust,” said Russell. “We knew, we had to get to Austin.”
So far things are going according to plan. Come May 11th, Colin and Killeen’s other state qualifier, Vodrick Carter will have a chance to prove themselves against the best the state of Texas has to offer.
“Once I get there I’m going to be pretty pumped,” said Colin. “I’m going to be ready to run. Ready to compete against some of the best.”