• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

WCHS senior Peter McGowan signs with Spalding University


WCHS SENIOR PETER MCGOWAN signed his letter of intent to run track and field and cross country for Spalding University at a ceremony held on March 20.at the WCHS library. Pictured from left: Front row: Peter’s mother Dana McGowan, Peter and his father Tim McGowan. Back row: WCHS track Coach Tracey Sobolewski and WCHS cross country coach  Brooke Stickel. (Photo submitted)

WCHS senior Peter McGowan signed his letter of intent to run cross country and track and field for Spalding University (Louisville) at a ceremony held on March 20 in the Woodford County High School library.

“Spalding is the right choice for me because they are very flexible with student athletes,” said McGowan. “They want to make sure that I can excel on the track and in the classroom.”

McGowan has been a staple for both the cross country and track and field team at WCHS. His versatility to run both long and short runs has been a large part of his success. The experience he has gained at the high school level will serve him well at the collegiate level, he said.

“I motivated myself by setting some pretty outlandish goals that seemed impossible as a freshman,”said McGowan. “I want to use the same motivation at the next level to see what I can accomplish.

The road to signing his letter of intent has been a long one for McGowan but the prospect of a new beginning is something he is looking forward to experiencing.

“My first thought when I committed to Spalding was that this was a new start for me in my running career,” he said. “I am prepared to do anything to prove to the coach that I am able to compete at the collegiate level.”

McGowan was the top finisher for the Jackets boys' cross country team at the state championship in 2017. McGowan had a season highlighted by many top 15 finishes.

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