More than just a runner

Calabasas Coyote boys’ cross country leader eager tofly with pilot’s license

IN STRIDE—Ben Vertelney is an incoming senior at Calabasas High. Vertelney is a talented runner on the Coyote boys’ cross country team.
Ben Vertelney is passionate about running and flying.
A Calabasas High long-distance specialist, Vertelney is on the verge of receiving his pilot’s license.
“‘Airplane’ was probably my first word,” said Vertelney, an incoming senior for the Coyote boys’ cross country team. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with airplanes. I was all a...

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