When he’s not racing, the teen loves to go mountain biking at Brum Woods and Versailles State Park, play baseball with his siblings and run. The summer construction worker for his uncle, Luke Pierson, is looking forward to a family camping trip to VSP around the Fourth of July.
With Indiana Cross Country Racing (www.ixcr.com), Caleb Pierson has learned he prefers an individual sport over being part of a team. “In most other sports, you’ve got a coach telling you what you have to do. With this, it’s more you’re kind of like doing your own thing.” During the weekends, “You don’t talk bad about other people. Everyone’s just friends.” At the starting line, he wishes good luck to others and afterwards asks them how they did. “Everyone’s just nice. It’s a competitive sport, but, at the same time, no one acts competitive.”
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