CIS graduate student among nation's elite collegiate runners

Will Geoghegan portrait

In running, said Will Geoghegan, you don’t always realize just how much you’re improving.

“It’s really funny,” Geoghegan said in a phone interview from Eugene, Oregon. “I remember when I was a freshman in high school thinking that running under 10 (minutes) in the 2-mile seemed impossible.

“I don’t know if I ever envisioned where I am now. I just tried to get better every year and hoped eventually to be in a good place.”

These days, Geoghegan is in a very good place. The 2010 Brunswick High graduate is heading into this weekend’s NCAA Division I men’s and women’s indoor track and field championships as one of the top distance runners for the University of Oregon, where he is studying for his master’s degree in computer science.

Geoghegan, 22, is seeded eighth for Friday’s 5,000-meter run with a time of 13:43.22 and is seeded second in Saturday’s 3,000 with a time of 7:45.71. The Ducks are ranked second behind Florida in their attempt to successfully defend their 2014 national championship.

“I think he’ll do something special this weekend,” said Andy Powell, the Oregon distance coach.

Continue reading the article at Former Brunswick Track Star Hasn't Slowed Down for Oregon, from the Portland Press Herald online newspaper.

(By Mike Lowe, Staff Writer)