By Phil Jensen
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 2:46 pm in Uncategorized.
High school track and field star Sasha Wallace has transferred to Castro Valley High, she said today.
Last season as a junior at Holy Names High, Wallace won both the girls triple jump and 100-meter hurdles at the California Interscholastic Federation state track and field championships. She led the nation in both events at the end of the California high school season, according to the DyeStat Elite 100 high school rankings.
In June, she was named the Gatorade California Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year and the Bay Area News Group East Bay Female Athlete of the Year.
Wallace is transferring for academic and financial reasons, her mother Jamelle Wallace said. She said that Sasha was not able to enroll in advanced placement courses at Holy Names that she needed in order to be considered by certain universities.
“We live in Castro Valley, it’s a really great school district, and we are able to get a variety of courses there,” Jamelle said. The family has lived in Castro Valley for almost five years, Jamelle said.
“It’s not something that I really wanted to do because I’ve been at Holy Names for three years and I’ve developed solid friendships,” Sasha said. “But Castro Valley is going to be a very positive situation for me for my future.
“It’s something that I have to do for my future. It will benefit my future academically.”