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D6 Athlete of the Week - Isaiah Broce

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"Isaiah is one of those athletes that every coach wishes to have on his team. He shows up every day with a coach-able attitude willing to work. He has not had the easiest journey as an athlete, but he has not given up on himself or his team. He works daily to make himself and those around him better." - Wilson Young, Track Coach

Student Name: Isaiah BroceD6 Athlete of the Week Isaiah Broce 2024

School: Frontier Academy

Grade: Senior

Sport(s): Cross Country, Track & Field

Position(s): Varsity

Stats: 400 - 1:05, 800 - 2:32, 1600 - 5:37, 3200 - 12:58, 5K - 19:39


Tell us about your greatest athletic achievement to date:

"Getting a sub-20 minute 5K during cross country season was always something I wanted to achieve. I was finally able to beat it at the Liberty Bell Invite. It was an exciting experience I got to share with the rest of the seniors in my class, and I think we all made some amazing memories during that meet." 

 

What are your goals for this season? 

"My goals for this season are to beat some of my past PRs, and see what I am capable of while in great shape. I also want to help the underclassmen get faster so they are ready for this upcoming cross country season." 

 

How do athletics make you a better student?

"Athletics have always challenged me to keep track of my grades, something I had to learn the hard way in middle school. Practices have also served as motivation to get through the day. If I feel overwhelmed with schoolwork, there is always practice to help boost my mood." 

 

What mental tool do you use when you're under pressure?

"One of the past seniors on the team (Class of 2021) showed me a breathing technique that helped them with anxiety before and during a race. That is something that I have used frequently to help me stay in control of my breathing. I also like to look at my younger teammates and channel what they might look for in a role model."  

 

What is the best part about competing?

"The best part of competing is the prospect of getting better every race. Even if it doesn't go the way I want, there is always something good to take from the experience. The environment is always full of energy. It's just a great place to be." 

 

What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?

"I'm planning on going to Aims Community College for a year to figure things out and find what I actually want to major in. Then, transfer to a four year university." 

 

What advice do you have for younger athletes who want to join your sport?

"I would say to not let the bad days keep you from being committed. Both cross country and track can be brutal sometimes, and the best thing you can do is to keep going and look toward the next run to get better. Never give up on the first week or first year. Consistency is important!"

 

What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?

"Whatever music the meet is playing. They always have a great playlist for motivation." 

 

What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?

"I like Fiber One Bars, even if they are full of sugar."