Reno Law | Millard South High School | Age 18
When your hobbies include just about any sport, it can be difficult to decide which ones to pursue. Reno played soccer, basketball, and enjoys bowling and golf. But he fell in love with cross country and track after running on the teams at Anderson Middle School.
He made varsity all four years while at Millard South, training under Coach Dustin Llewellyn, which included a week every summer training in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his teammates—a challenge at the higher altitudes, but one that even Olympic athletes do as part of their training programs.
During the rest of the year Reno trains on the streets and on trails throughout the city of Omaha, whether in gusting winds, rain, snow, or blazing heat and humidity. All that training and dedication paid off, with an impressive list of awards during his running career beginning as a freshman where he placed 11th in the 4×800 state track meet.
In cross country, as a sophomore his team was the Nebraska State Class A runner up, and in the state track meet that same year he placed 6th in the 4×800. As a junior his cross country team was the Nebraska State Class A champions, and Reno placed 3rd overall with a time of 16.00. He also made 2nd team for the Nike Cross Country Heartland.
In track his junior year Reno qualified for four events at the Nebraska State Class A track meet. He was the All Class Champion in the mile with a time of 4:15; came in 5th in the 800m run; came in 2nd in the 4x800m where his split time was 1:52; and came in 4th in the 3200m run. As a senior, Reno ran in the Nike Heartland and Footlocker Regional Cross Country meets. He also came in 2nd overall at the Nebraska State Class A meet with a time of 15:50.
Even though he stopped competing in basketball after 9th grade to focus on running, Reno fulfills his love for the sport by participating in an intramural basketball league, which his team has won the championship the past two years. He has also been a volunteer with the For Pete Force Youth Basketball organization since he was in 4th grade.
Reno was also on the Millard South Honor Roll and was recruited by both the University of Missouri and the University of South Dakota. He’s chosen to run for Wichita State University and will attend there in the fall.
Reno is the son of Tom and Diane Law, and has a twin sister Kassidy who also attended Millard South High School.