Stillwater’s Landon Moore – Academic Athlete Presented by BancFirst Stillwater

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By Jordan Edwards

There has always been a correlation between success in the classroom and athletics and this is just the case for junior track star, Landon Moore.

Moore is a member of the Stillwater track team excelling in the classroom and on the track. 

Moore started running long distance four years ago and has not turned back since. Moore participates in the 1600 meters and 3200 meters. In just the past two years, Moore has had the opportunity to participate in the 2017 and 2018 6A Academic Track State Championship teams. 

Moore is not only driven in track but in school as well. He believes that the most important thing to remember in the classroom is that an individual should apply themselves in a class or club that they believe either someone or themselves can benefit from in the long run.

“I try to balance my school time and athletics by not focusing on both at the same time, rather being invested on the one in the moment,” Moore said. 


Finding balance between athletics and school is extremely important to finding successes in both categories. Instilling this value in Moore is his older brother. 

“He [Moore’s older brother] likes to see everything from a serious, yet thankful mentality,” Moore said.

Being a good teammate is also an important to Moore. He believes that it is one of the most important keys to success. 

“A good classmate and teammate would be a person that is willing to point out your flaws, but helps push you to work on them and be better than you already are,” Moore said.

Taking school and athletics seriously is the reason for success in track and school but being thankful for the opportunities given to him has the longest lasting impact in Moore’s life.  

In school Moore is involved in a variety of different clubs and activities at Stillwater High School besides track, including; National Beta Club, National Honor Society and SMAC (Stillwater Makes a Change).

After graduation in May of 2020, Moore would like to attend Oklahoma State University and pursue a career as a Physical Therapist.