The 6-foot, 150-pound senior won the 800-meter run and 1,600-meter run and he also ran the anchor leg of the winning 4x800-meter relay team at the Division 4 state meet this past season, leading the Lancers to a third-place finish as a team. Stallings' winning time in the 800 of 1:51.49 ranked as the nation's No. 32 clocking among prep competitors this spring at the time of his selection. He also ranked No. 32 in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:00.03 and No. 36 in the mile run in 4:11.84.
Stallings has maintained a weighted 3.53 GPA in the classroom and represents one of the state's top academic candidates in meeting the Gatorade award's broad criteria. He has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Washington State University beginning this fall.
Stallings has volunteered locally as part of community-beautification projects and he has donated his time feeding the homeless. "Zachary's improvement from junior to senior year is one of the greatest improvements I have ever seen in our program," said Ed Parise, head coach of McQueen High. "Zachary had a great work ethic the first day he came to us, however as a senior he took on the leadership role and made a major commitment to get better."