Putnam City's Bobby Wood named Gatorade's 2019-20 Oklahoma Track Athlete of the Year
Putnam City senior Bobby Wood was named Gatorade's 2019-20 Oklahoma Track and Field Athlete of the Year, the company announced Monday.
He is the first Gatorade track athlete of the year chosen from Putnam City.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound standout won both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles during the 2019 Meet of Champions. Wood also placed fifth in the 400 hurdles at the 2019 USATF Junior Olympic Championships in the 17-18 age group. During this spring’s shortened season, he clocked a time of 38.45 seconds in the 300 hurdles, which ranked as the nation’s No. 24 performance among prep competitors in 2020.
Wood is also president of Putnam City’s French Club and has volunteered on behalf of multiple community service initiatives with the National Honor Society.
“I’ve been coaching for over 26 years and have never seen a student-athlete do more with effort and technique to maximize his God-given talents,” Putnam City coach Paul Wilson said in a release. “All of Bobby’s athletic and academic success is due to the same reason: his preparation to compete and achieve at a championship level in all aspects of life.”
He has a weighted 4.54 GPA and will attend Stanford in the fall on a track scholarship.
Wood is a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year award, which will be announced in July.