June 10, 2014
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The Master’s College women’s cross country and track teams have bolstered their rosters with the signing of Callie Hallman.
“I want to give everything I have, and everything I don't think I have, and then give some more…and then when I'm completely empty, PRAY so God can continually feed me strength and courage as I grow closer to Him as I rely on Him,” commented Hallman on her future at The Master’s College. “If I happen to accomplish anything worth merit I will give all glory, honor and praise to God.”
Hallman enters her time at TMC with an impressive resume crafted at Saugus High School where she ran for the junior varsity Foothill League champions, earned Saugus High School’s Cross Country Most Outstanding Junior Varsity Athlete award, and was part of seven state championship teams.
When asked why she chose The Master’s College, Hallman said, “I didn't choose, God did. Now I'm just following where I hear Him calling me. I have no idea what He has planned...but I know it's going to be good. I am looking forward to seeing what God can do with me, and I am so excited to be a part of the cross country team! I have really been aching for some extreme bonding-teamwork and strong spiritual fellowship. Also, I hear the food isn't that bad.”
When not competing for the Lady Mustangs, Hallman aims to excel in the classroom by majoring in Music for a hopeful future as a missionary.
Commenting on Hallman’s commitment to TMC, head coach Zach Schroeder stated, “We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with Callie. She was a last-minute sign for us, and we're thankful for God's perfect timing. We had been praying for one more girl to add to our roster; Callie is truly an answer to prayer. She's a ton of fun, and she has a hunger to learn. We're excited to watch her progress athletically and spiritually as a part of our team.”
The Lady Mustang cross country program posted strong marks in 2013, producing four All-GSAC cross country athletes: Karis Frankian, Katrina Graham, Rachael Ingoldsby, and Hannah Kellerman.
Looking ahead to the 2014-15 season, while the Lady Mustangs have graduated three key seniors, the young team has its eyes set on a conference title.