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Kaleb Glazier, Maize Cross Country – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Advanced Physical Therapy

By Matt Browning

Running cross country has come naturally to Maize’s Kaleb Glazier and he never thought that would be the case.

“I didn’t really think it was going to be this easy,” Glazier said. “I figured I would have to beat our other really good runner Alex Ayin and Zach Johnson. Cross country isn’t easy on bit. There is a lot of pain and training you have to do to get good. Another bit part is having the right mentality for racing which I think really helped me get this good.”

Glazier said there are two keys to his emergence as a top cross country runner, where he has won four races this season.

‘I would say that the major key to my improvement is training, having the mentality,
and for me competitiveness,” Glazier said. “Another major key is my coach, Skeeter Rankins. I would say he has been my best coach I have had but he has been the only coach I
have had.”

There is a closeness to the Eagles’ team that has made practices every day, no matter how difficult, enjoyable. Those are the moments that mean more than times to Glazier.

“The most defining moment of the season isn’t a particular time or anything with racing,” Glazier said. “It is actually every day after school which is practice. Being able to hang out with the team for two to three hours after school every day is the best thing ever. We are like family and we just have such a good time together.”

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