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Spiky Hair, Don't Care: Gregory Simmons
Spiky Hair, Don't Care: Gregory Simmons
By: Hope Hensley and Jacob Blasingame
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Gregory Simmons is a two sport athlete. He runs track and cross country. In his high school career, Gregory has been a part of two cross country and three track State Championships. Simmons scored in all of these events and has been a big contributor in the Panthers' success in these two sports. Recently, we asked Gregory a series of questions about his athletic career.


What is your favorite memory as a Panther?

  • My favorite memory was being a part of the 4th Triple Crown, the most of any team in the Nation.

What are some lessons you have learned as a HSHS athlete?

  • I have learned respect for my coaches, teammates, and opposition. Also, I learned to have humility in victory and defeat.

What is one thing you would tell a younger athlete looking up to you?

  • Work hard and always prove people who doubted you wrong

What is your favorite motivational quote?

  • Heroes may not be braver that anyone else, they are just braver for five minutes longer- Ronald Regan

Who are some contributors to your success as an athlete?

  • Coach Cresswell, coach Goldman and my father because they push me to be my best on and off the track or course.