Saturday, October 10, 2015

Grampa bragia' My granddaughter Reagan

Washington freshman Reagan Gorman (left) races Cassidy Christopher of Cedar Falls during an early stage of the MVC Super Meet on Thursday in Waterloo. Gorman finished second. (MSR photo by Ken Gilchrist).

Gorman excels as member of 'Team Jenks'

WATERL00 - Pound for pound, inch for inch, year for year, Reagan Gorman of Cedar Rapids Washington is the best distance runner in the Mississippi ValleyConference and perhaps the best in the state.
The petite freshman finished a resounding second at the Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet on Thursday at Byrnes Park in Waterloo by a scant sixseconds behind Iowa City High junior Mary Arch.
Gorman, who measures 5-foot-2 and about 85 pounds, might have caught Arch if the 5K race had been a little longer. She was getting closer and closeras the race wound around the Irv Warren Golf Course.
It's hard to believe a 14-year-old girl who is that small could have so much strength and energy, but Gorman has been running since was about 7 years old and excels in triathlons, a grueling event that combines running, swimming and biking.
Gorman trains for the triathlon with "Team Jenks," a group of outstanding young athletes that features Linn-Mar senior Stephanie Jenks and is operated bythe Jenks family. Gorman placed 31st at the national triathlon meet in Westchester, Ohio, this August in the youth elite 13-to-15 age group and is the second-highest ranked triathlete in the state in her division.
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Keith West said...

Very cool. Congratulations to Reagan on her accomplishments and to you for having such a fantastic granddaughter

Cap'n Bob said...

She sounds like a wonderful kid, Ed, and you have every right to be proud of her.

Mathew Paust said...

What Keith and the Cap'm said. Go, Reagan!

michael said...

Congratulations. Does the running gene come from Grandpa?