Oliver Wood

Cross Country Running
Class Junior Height 5' 9"
Hometown Seattle, Wash.
High School Bush School
Major Philosophy


Junior season (2011) - Posted Whitman's top finish, placing eighth, at season-opening Whitman Invitational, his first-ever college race ... Also competes in Nordic skiing with Whitman club team.

Prep - Ran four seasons of cross country in high school, twice helping team make state championship meet.

Academics - Majoring in philosophy at Whitman ... Interested in suburban development in West ... Fluent in Spanish ... Volunteered for two months during recent Whitman leave of absence with Conservacion Patagonia, helping with restoration over over-grazed land in South America ... Also worked on farms in Latin America while in high school ... Has taught outdoor recreation classes in California ... Interested in teaching as career.

Personal - Son of Steven and Mary Wood ... Father ran cross country in college ... Has older sister Ellie and younger sister Erin ... Younger brother plays ultimate at Colorado College ... Hobbies include drinking coffee, eating apples, back-country skiing.

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