SHS alumnus uses discipline, dedication to reach goals

SHS alumunus uses discipline, dedication to reach goals

During his senior year at Scottsburg High School, alumnus Logan Wells realized how much passion he had for running.

“I fell in love with the sport,” Wells said.
His love for the sport fueled him into a disciplined and dedicated routine at Hanover College. As a scholar-athlete at Hanover, Wells worked to become the best athlete he could be.

“I really want to try to get the most out of myself,” Wells said.

From his early beginnings in the fifth grade with running at least one mile per week to his senior year at Hanover College with running 80 to 85 miles per week, Wells has focused his craft.

“I found a way to be regimented,” Wells said.

Before graduating magna cum laude at Hanover College earlier this year, Wells would spend his time in the gym as well as out in the field. He would do core work three days per week; 30 minutes of weightlifting two days per week; and swimming to supplement and for cross-training.

The regiment and hard work paid off for Wells as he set a Hanover College men’s cross country record in the eight-kilometer course record. He holds the fifth fastest time and beat his father’s record in the event. His father, Brady Wells, a marathoner and a physical education teacher at Scott County School District 2, graduated from Hanover College more than three decades before his son attended and graduated from the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III school.

“I beat my dad’s time,” Logan Wells said. Wells said he patterned his game after his father.

“I haven’t beat his track time,” he said.

Before setting records at Hanover College, Wells was a student at SHS and trying to figure out who he was as an athlete. Wells credits his time at SCSD2 in helping him figure out that he wanted to focus on running.

“It helped me find my passion in running,” said Wells, who played other sports during his years as a student at SCSD2. “It helped solidify my passion for running.”

After choosing running over other sports while in high school, Wells was able to push himself to reach his “full potential” as an athlete.

“You learn about yourself as a person and as an athlete,” Wells said. “You realize high school athletics are not the end-all, be-all.”

Wells’ journey as a student-athlete propelled him into the successful college graduate he is today. At Scott County School District 2, Wells’ story is our story. Your story matters. You matter.