Isaac McGill, senior of Amarillo high school, named GOAT scholarship athlete of the week


AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) – This week FirstBank South West GOAT Scholar Athlete of the Week is one of the fastest long distance runners in the Texas Panhandle. Meet Isaac McGill from Amarillo High School.

Isaac McGill, a senior at Amarillo High School, ended his junior high cross country career in the state running 15 minutes and 10 seconds in the 5K.

“It’s nice to love, just when these guns go, I’m not afraid anymore.” Like I know what to do for my team and for myself.

“He works unlike a lot of kids I’ve never seen before, and I think he sets a good example and a priority for the rest of our guys as to what’s going to take.” To be as good as Isaac, I have to work like Isaac and that helps me a lot.

Last year, the elder placed ninth in the United States in cross country, then third on the 2 mile track, breaking the school record. However, its competitive advantage doesn’t stop outside of running.

“I have a very competitive nature, so every night if there’s work to be done, I just won’t sleep. It does not matter.

McGill has a cumulative GPA of 102 and is second in its class. In addition, he is involved with the National Honor Society, the Student Council, and volunteers with a non-profit organization. He plans to study …

“Probably something to do with business. I also like the economy. It’s actually probably my favorite class too, economics and just a business mind.

While cross country seems like an individual sport, it’s more fun to run together. McGill was happy to help the Sandies qualify to declare as a team.

“I couldn’t be more grateful. They help me as much as I help them, so I haven’t done anything crazy. I think they are very important and help me more than anything.

Congratulations to Isaac McGill on his nomination as FirstBank Southwest NewsChannel10 GOAT Scholarship Athlete of the Week. To nominate a senior, go to

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