Garrett Suhr ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Richard Montgomery High School
  • Rockville, MD
  • Men's Track
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Garrett Suhr's Men's Track Recruiting Profile
Firebirds Athletic Club
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Distance & PR
3 miles, 16:11.8
  • 2019 Highlights #2

Personal Statement

I've been running since 4th grade and have competed at a national level throughout middle school while doing less than 10 miles a week. When I entered high school, it was hard to adjust from only running 3 days a week to everyday practice, which led to my injury right after winning the freshman mile at indoor nationals.  I was so disappointed because I had to sit out until late July.  The very next Indoor season I decided to take a strong acne medication and almost immediately, I was hit with strong joint pain and became very injury prone. I was very surprised that I was able to race at nationals after a week on the medication and even got a PR. I ended up taking almost 9 months off of running and pretty much all physical exercise from this. I was able to start running again in mid-October of my junior year and was ready enough to lead my cross country team to a Maryland 4A West Regional title. 

Going into the indoor season I was hoping those injuries would be behind me but one day after an easy run I got up from the couch and my heel was aching with pain that would get worse and worse with every step. I thought it was a stress fracture and could see my outdoor season fading away but luckily it wasn’t, it was some tendinitis in my heel and was caused by a sudden shift in training (9 months off to running again). I had to sit out until late February early March where I would rebuild my base and try to throw together an outdoor season. I ended up getting big PRs in the 1600 and the 800 and won my heat at New Balance Nationals.

Although those injuries were major setbacks, they have helped me learn a lot about myself and the sport. The many months of physical therapy triggered my interest in becoming a physical therapist myself so I can help others get through what I've been through. I haven't been able to complete a full summer of training in my whole high school career due to injury. I only run around 30 miles a week, so I know I have a lot of room for improvement. Since freshman year I have grown from that kid who was too immature for anyone to take seriously, to the captain of the team and someone who leads practices. Over my years of running, I have learned that I'm a super competitive person. I am seldom satisfied with myself and am always looking to improve. Throughout the months of being injured, not once did I want to give up on this sport. Running has always been really enjoyable to me and has brought me so many opportunities I wouldn't have had otherwise. There's so much I want to accomplish with my running goals and I believe I am just getting started.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 6 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Honorable Mention All-Region
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Team Awards:
    Regional Champs
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • IndoorVenue:
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Honorable Mention All-Area
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • IndoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Honorable Mention All-Area
  • Season Schedule
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Davy Rogers
  • High School Head Coach
  • Dave Warren



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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Richard Montgomery High School
(301) 610-8000

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Precalculus A&B Honors Physics A&B Honors English 10 A&B, 9 A&B Honors US History A&B Honors Health Education Honors Geometry A&B Honors Chemistry A&B
AP Classes:
Yes. AP World History A&B AP Language & Composition A&B AP Psychology 1 & 2 AP Government & Politics US NSL A&B
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Event 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2017 Varsity Te 2017 Varsity Te 2016 Varsity Te 2016 Firebirds
4x400M (Split) :49 3:38.05 3:46.25
800M 1:54.35 1:56.60 1:58.32 2:00.32
1600M 4:13.90 4:21.47 4:23.25
3200M 10:11.0 9:38.50
Distance & PR 3 miles, 16:14.8; 5k, 16:57.0 5k, 15:34.6; 3 miles, 16:11.8 5k, 16:17.8
4x800M (Split) 9:29.35
1500M 4:14.25
Event 2015 Firebirds 2013 Firebirds
4x400M (Split) 3:51.22 4:13.78
4x800M (Split) 9:40.05
800M 2:06.00 2:23.08
1500M 4:29.69
4x100M (Split) 52.73


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