Reed Porterfield
Environmental Science
Breaststroke, Freestyle, IM

I'm Reed, a sophomore Jayhawk on the swimming and diving team at Jamestown Community College. I went to Fredonia Central School, where I participated in swimming and soccer. I have been named All-American in college, and my favorite sports team is the Sabres. I'm studying environmental science at JCC, and I'm involved with the Earth Awareness Club. After graduation I plan to become an environmental engineer.

Athlete Spotlight: January 2014

Reed Porterfield (Fredonia, NY) is a member of our swimming and diving team. Reed is a remarkable talent on the team, and his outgoing personality and sense of humor shine both in and out of the pool. [Athlete Spotlights]

Q: What attracted you to Jamestown Community College Athletics?

A: Well, Jamestown Community College offered an affordable education, and when I found out there was a competitive swim team, I had to join!

Q: Why the swim team?

A: I swam competitively all through high school, and I knew that college was going to be an adjustment. I decided that joining the team would be a good way to make friends and stay in shape.

Q: What do you enjoy the most about college athletics?

A: To be honest, the thrill of competition. I love the adrenaline rush I get from racing; there is nothing like it. I also really like the fun we have traveling to meets and getting to hang out and joke with the team.

Q: What are your goals for this season?

A: To compete at Nationals in Port St. Lucie, Florida this March!

Q: Where do you see yourself in the future?

A: I have always had a passion for science, and I am majoring in environmental science at JCC. I plan on becoming an environmental engineer in the future. I will be finding new ways to deal with waste and developing practical solutions to environmental problems, hopefully changing and improving how we protect the planet.

Q: Are there any personal highlights you’d like to mention from this season so far?

A: Every time I get to race is a highlight, any time I take the lead. I love the sport.

Q: Do you have any advice to aspiring athletes?

A: Basically, just do it. Put yourself out there and join a team. It is really worth all the hard work.

-Written by Hannah Grable