Coweta’s Kory Wilson – Track Spotlight Presented by Excel Therapy

Coweta senior Kory Wilson has competed in track for five years now, in the 3200m and 1600m. 

“I first got interested in track because a lot of my friends were in track,” he said. “I also wanted to join the track team because my brother had run track in high school and made it sound fun even though he was a hurdler and I’m a distance runner.”

Wilson continues to look up to his older brother in many aspects.

“The role model I look up to is my older brother Kyle, and I look up to him because he’s helped lead the way through some hard times and also because of the way he carries himself,” he said.

Wilson loves getting to compete for his high school and represent his community. He credits his coaches and teammates with helping him get to the point he is today.

“The best part of about competing for Coweta High School is getting to represent my community on a competitive level all across the state,” he said. “Doing this wouldn’t be possible without my amazing coaches and teammates who have really pushed my these last couple of seasons.”

His final season with the Tigers was a growing experience for Wilson and he was able to exceed even his own expectations. 

“This season was a success. I learned so much about myself as an athlete and also as a person,” he said. “It was a success because I achieved almost all of the goals I had set for myself at the beginning of the year, also I achieved a few things I didn’t think were possible at the start of the year.”

His motivation to succeed comes from wanting to make those around him proud.

“My motivation to do my best in and out of athletics is that I not only want to be proud of what I’ve done, but I also want to make my community and most importantly my family proud of what I’ve accomplished,” he said. “I also like to give my best and do my best when it comes to all things in life.”

Now that his time at Coweta High is at an end, Wilson plans to continue running at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and pursue a degree in secondary education, with hopes of becoming a high school or college cross country and track coach.