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Bartlesville Cross Country Character Counts – Reed Gorman – Presented by Arvest Bank

To be successful in any form of athletic competition it takes strong will and determination. In cross country the competition is about an individual’s preparation, training, and focus. Reed Gorman is a junior at Bartlesville and runs cross country for the Bruins and knows what is required to be successful on the trails.

“I think it takes a lot of tenacity and self reliance to be a successful runner,” Gorman said. “I also think it’s nearly impossible to be good at cross country without finding a way to love it.”

Finding joy in running wasn’t always natural for Gorman who first started running competitively in junior high.

“I started running the summer before my seventh grade year because my mom made me go up to the summer practices,” Gorman said. “There I met coach Bennett who was able to keep me coming after a rough first day of practice. Over the next two or so years I improved a lot and fell in love with running.”

As the fall season continues on Gorman said his primary focus for the year is staying healthy.

“This year my main goal for the season is primarily staying healthy,” Gorman said. “For the past two years I’ve had a lot of hip issues that I’m just now getting over.”

Over the years Gorman has had some upperclassmen he could turn to for advice. 

“My freshman year I had two seniors I got really close to, Bryce Goodin and Colton McCollough,” Gorman said. “They were both excellent role models and inspired me as they fought through some pretty bad injuries their senior year but always managed to bring positive energy to the team.”

Gorman has also been setting goals in the classroom as well as he begins to look to the future and begins planning for life after high school.

“Academically I’m just keeping my grades up high as I begin to look at colleges this year,” Gorman said.

Although Gorman hasn’t decided on a school yet, he would like to study engineering. Outside of cross country Gorman also competes in track and field for Bartlesville and is looking forward to spring competition.

“Our track’s 4×400 and 4×800 relays are looking strong for this spring season so I’m looking forward to hopefully returning to state in those events this year,” Gorman said.

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