College of the Ozarks cross country head coach Clint Woods is pleased to announce that Kirk Washington of Oktaha, Oklahoma, has signed a letter of intent to run for the Bobcats in the upcoming 2016-2017 season.
Washington has recorded personal bests of 4:52 for 1600M, 16:59 in the 5K, 62 minutes for a 15K, and 10:40 for the 3200. Kirk was the MVP in Track and Cross Country for Oktaha High school and finished 13th in the state 3A cross country championship.
Kirk is well regarded in his community for his athletic accomplishments, but he has also been recognized for his heroism. Washington is the recipient of the OK Highway Patrol’s highest gold medal honor for saving a couple from a burning vehicle.
“I am excited to have Kirk as a part of our team for the fall,” commented Coach Woods. “He is a great young man and will excel as a C of O cross country runner next season.”