Senior Sendoff: Ryan Goldsmith - Bob Jones

Name: Ryan Goldsmith

High School: Bob Jones

What was your most memorable meet and why?
Chickasaw Trails because it was my first ever sub-20 minute 5k.

Where did you face your biggest competition?
State was where we faced our biggest competition.

Out of all of your high school accomplishments, which stands out the most and why?
Getting second as a team in Sectionals because it meant I would get to run at State with my team senior year.

If you could do it all over again, what would you change about your running career in high school?
I would have started running earlier, in 8th or 9th grade instead of 10th grade.

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome during your HS Track career?
Breaking 5-minutes in the mile was probably the most difficult obstacle I had to face.

What will you miss the most?
I will miss my team and coaches the most.

Do you have any advice for younger athletes?
Don't take yourself too seriously, make sure to have fun while you are running across Country and Track. It makes it a lot more enjoyable.

What are your post-high school or college plans? Who would you like to say thank you to?
I will be attending the University of Alabama. I would like to thank Coach Mac, Coach Goldsmith, and my entire team who pushed me to get to where I am today. Love you guys.