MEDINA, Ohio - We're on the track this week with senior Ryan Gallagher from Buckeye High School. Ryan was getting tuned up for the upcoming track season.
But in 2011 Ryan placed sixth in the cross country Division II state championship and he placed seventh in 2012. He also placed fourth in the two mile at the 2012 division two state track championship. So what makes Ryan such a good runner?
"Ryan doesn't like to lose like most successful runners. They don't like to lose and they don't like to be that guy that gets second so he just pushes himself to the limits that he can," said Head Cross Country Coach Jon Brenestuhl.
With a 4.3 grade point average Ryan is more than just a runner. He's a freshman mentor and president of national honor society.
"Yes, I'm good in sports but my academics is what people see me as successful for, class rank all of that stuff. It's been really important to me in high school it helped me a lot for preparation for college," said Ryan.
Congratulations to runner from Buckeye High School, Ryan Gallagher, who has been named the McDonald's student athlete of the week.
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