Owen Wood ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Galileo Magnet High School
  • CHATHAM, VA
  • Men's Track
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Owen Wood's Men's Track Recruiting Profile
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
130
Age:
17
Prim. Position:
800M
Sec. Position:
Distance & PR
800M
2:07.73
Distance & PR
17:24
1600M
4:50.85
1000M
2:47.99

Personal Statement

I started conditioning with the cross country team for my school the summer before my freshman year of high school to keep in shape for soccer.  I didn't make the travel team that summer because I was on vacation during the tryouts and so I stayed with the cross country team.  I had a hard time that first year, learning to run, breathing, dealing with the pain.  The coach kept telling me he thought I would be one of the top 3 if I kept trying and I kept thinking he was crazy.  I was top 6-7 the whole year.  We made it to the state meet and I earned a spot of the team, so I ran, and it finally clicked, running, breathing, I experienced my first runners high, and I kept telling myself that "I'm not tired yet" and kept running.  I still didn't have a wonderful time when I ended.  Most people even my family missed me at the finish line because I was only 10 seconds behind our number 2 runner, it was a wonderful feeling. I kept training, running track and playing soccer and found that I enjoy running.  I moved up to #2 on our team for the next year, came in 11th overall at State for 1A.  My Junior year I experienced my first real trial.  My first race started and my left leg hurt.  I finished 5th, but I felt broken.  For a couple of weeks, I kept pushing through the pain, thinking it's a cramp and finally went to the doctor.  They said nothing was wrong but I was in physical therapy for about 8 weeks.  My entire season.  I kept running, I had to pull out of several races because of the pain.  To make a long story a little shorter during cross country, indoor track and outdoor track that year I was hurt.  Went to 2 more doctors and more therapy.  I had a tear in my hamstring that never healed correctly.  But, I was persistent and ran when they told me I could run.  I really enjoy running.  I would really like to run in college.  I think I am a good candidate because I never gave up when it was hard, my studies never failed, my love for running increased because when I couldn't run I was upset because I couldn't be out with my team.  

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 9 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • IndoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Captain, State: 5th Place Medal - 1000m; Regional: 1st Place Medal - 1000m
  • Team Awards:
    State: 6th Place Medal - 4x800m; Regional: 1st Place Medal - 4x800m, 1st Place Medal - 4x400m
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Captain, Track and Field Most Valuable Distance Runner Award, Regional: 2nd Place Medal - 800m
  • Team Awards:
    State: 6th Place Medal - 4x800m; Regional: 2nd Place Medal - 4x800m, 4th Place Medal - 4x400m
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Regional: 3rd Place Medal - 2 mile; Versatility Award for Track and Field (Outdoor and Indoor)
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • IndoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Versatility Award for Track and Field (Outdoor and Indoor)
  • Team Awards:
    State: 4th Place Medal - 4x800m, Regional: 1st Place Medal - 4x800m
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-Region,
  • Team Awards:
    Regional 2nd Place, Conference Champs
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • IndoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Galileo Rising Star Award
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    Regional: 5th Place - 800m; Conference: 3rd Place Medal - 800m, 6th Place Finish - 1600m
  • Team Awards:
    Conference: 1st Place - 4x800m
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region, 11th overall at State for 1A
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs, Regional Champs, State 3rd Place
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place, State: 5th Place, Regionals: 5th place

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Mark Bryant
  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Vaughn Popeney

Additional Sports

  • Soccer
  • 1 Year
  • Varsity Team

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Galileo Magnet High School
State:
VIRGINIA
Phone:
(434) 773-8186

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. I attend a school where almost all of our classes are advanced. I am also enrolled in AET (Academy for Engineering and Technology) - I attend college classes in the morning at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research that focuses on the fundamentals of Engineering and Technology and then return to my school for the rest of the day.
AP Classes:
Yes. AP European History, AP English 11 (duel enrolled also), AP Pre-calculus (duel enrolled also), AP English 12(duel enrolled also), AP Calculus (duel enrolled also), AP Computer Programming (duel enrolled also)
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
No

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Started attending Galileo Magnet High School my 8th-grade year as part of an IB cohort program
  • Award
    • Honor Roll x 8 consecutive semesters
  • Award
    • 2019 Junior Marshall
  • Activity
    • Leadership Team/Mentor Program
  • Activity
    • Beta Club
  • Activity
    • Compassion Projects at church

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

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Statistics

Event 2019 Varsity Te 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2017 Varsity Te 2017 Varsity Te
4x400M (Split) 55.649
4x800M (Split) ~2:11 ~2:08
1000M 2:47.99 2:51.13 3:22.81
1600M 4:50.85 5:15.04 5:10.00 5:02.52 5:08.04 5:19.90
800M 2:10.04 2:07.73 2:11.69
3200M 11:18.75
5K 17:52
Event 2017 Varsity Te 2016 Varsity Te
5K 17:24 18:45

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