Chant of the Week: Alexis Glasco

The Chant of this week is sophomore track athlete Alexis Glasco. While competing in each of the last two weeks, Glasco first broke the school record for the 60-meter hurdle with 8.29 seconds and then broke her own record with 8.21.

Glasco, who was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, went to St. Thomas Aquinas High School. When she was in middle school, she said she was in sports such as soccer, flag football, swimming and gymnastics. Soon after, Glasco started to run track.

“My coach saw that I had potential so my mom was like ‘you have to choose one sport,’” Glasco said.

In middle school, she considered what she could participate in the long-run. However, Glasco said she didn’t always enjoy running.

“You can’t really go to college for football and I didn’t have good breathing for swimming so I was just like, I’ll choose track. As I did it in middle school, it wasn’t fun at all because I got bullied, just for being able to do something, by other girls,” Glasco said.

She considered stopping track altogether around that time, but her coach would not let her.

“I always wanted to quit, but my coach didn’t let me quit.”

As a senior in high school, Glasco ran a 300-meter hurdles race with a time of 40.28 which broke Florida’s record for the race. At Coastal Carolina University, Glasco won Sun Belt Track Athlete of the Week for her second broken record.

“My friends were talking about it. Last week, another girl got it and my friends were like ‘what do you have to do to get it, do you have to break your record again?’ and then I broke my record again! I got it,” she said with a laugh. “It’s kind of cool, I guess.”

Glasco said she waits to think until aft er she has finished the race. Crossing the finish line is a great feeling and the anticipation of breaking records is even better.

“During the race, you don’t think about anything and then when you cross the line, you just wait and it feels like it’s forever. You’re just standing there and looking at the board,” Glasco said. “You don’t know if you ran slower or if you ran faster, it’s the longest wait of your life. Seeing a record or PR across the screen is the best feeling ever.”