November 14, 2013 Leave a comment
Hugh Geller is a legacy. Perhaps not in the universe, but definitely at Goucher – he’s a fourth generation Goucher student and a senior captain on the cross country team. But despite his legacy, Goucher wasn’t his first choice, and he certainly wasn’t coming here to run.
“I ended up being recruited for track because Goucher needed high jumpers, so I did an overnight with the team and fell in love with the school,” he recalled. Geller no longer high jumps, but rather runs long distance races. He began his cross country career senior year of high school after quitting soccer. “I quickly built up to the long runs which meant I was surrounded by people who loved running,” Geller commented. But the intensity at Goucher is far different from high school.
“Compared to now, my high school training seemed to be a bit of a free-for-all; we were just told to work hard, but didn’t necessarily know what that looked like or meant. College has taught me how to run a smart race and how to manage pain and fear,” he said.
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