Athlete Name: Logan Greco
School: Meade County High School
What was your most memorable meet and why?
My most memorable meet was the 2013 JV Franklin county invitational where I claimed my first win in a high school cross country race. Since I had recently returned from an injury, my coach decided to place me in JV to see how I would handle myself. My win that day instilled a passion for racing and winning that hasn't wavered to this day.
Where did you face your biggest competition?
I faced my biggest competition last year at the Foot Locker South regional meet in the men's championship race. To put the competition into perspective, the winner of that meet, Andrew Hunter, is now signed with Adidas for professional running.
Out of all of your high school accomplishments which stands out the most and why?
There isn't one medal, record, or time that stands out the most to me. My biggest accomplishment from high school has to be the improvements I made from the beginning to the end of my running career. When I first started this sport I could barely run a 5k. Now I can say that I am a two time All-State runner. That is the beauty of the sport; anyone can make it if they are motivated and determined to reach success.
If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?
I would tell myself to truly cherish and absorb everything this sport has to offer. Time passes by much faster than you might assume. An athlete can't just wake up one day and be successful. The process is grueling and demanding but it is worth every second. Whatever you put into this sport is what you will get out.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
The mental aspect of the sport has challenged me more than anything else. If your mindframe is not in the right place you will never reach your full potential. The pain will subside greatly if you take the time to realize it isn't permanent. One of my favorite quotes sums it up the best. "Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional."
What will you miss the most?
I will miss my teammates, my coaching staff, and all of the friends I have made across the state through racing. Runners are some of the most amazing people I have ever encountered.
Do you have any advice for younger athletes?
Don't ever tell yourself that you can't do something. Anything is possible if you dedicate yourself to this sport or something you wish to achieve. Also, never give up. A friend of mine once told me every running career is a mountain. There will be highs and lows but there is always a way to get back up.
What are your post-highschool or college plans?
I fully intend to run cross country and track at the collegiate level. However, I have not decided which university I will be attending.
Who would you like to say thank you to?
First I would liked to say thank you to all of the coaches i've had over my high school athletic career. I would also like to say a special thanks to Coach Garner and Coach Andre for an amazing 6 years in the Meade XC and track program. You've helped shape me into not only a faster runner, but a better person as well. To my mom, dad and sister, I would not be where I am today without your endless love and support. And to all of my friends and competitors, thank you. It has been an amazing ride.