Salute To Seniors: Kobe Brown (Southwest Guilford)

Kobe Brown (Southwest Guilford)

Personal Records High School
200 Meter Dash23.64
400 Meter Dash50.02
800 Meter Run1:53.36
1500 Meter Run4:08.40
1600 Meter Run4:26.21
One Mile Run4:34.78
300 Meter Dash38.62
500 Meter Dash1:07.70
800 Meter Run1:56.66
1000 Meter Run2:31.70
1600 Meter Run4:28.27
One Mile Run4:34.08
3200 Meter Run10:01.67
3200 Meter Run10:01.67
5000 Meter Run16:39.85

What was your greatest moment while competing in high school? 

My greatest moment in high school would most likely be setting two school records and placing 2nd at states all during indoor season of my senior year. I felt most accomplished during this time because of the amount of time and effort I spent to accomplish the things I did.

What is your biggest regret (related to T&F in high school) or what would you have done differently and why?

I would say the only thing I regret is not grinding hard enough. Every time I step off the track I always think of what I could've done better or what do I need to do to run faster. I think there's workouts or specific things I could have worked on earlier to have done better.

What will you miss the most about HS T&F/XC?

What I will miss the most about my high school career is the memories that have made with my teammates and friends. Over the past four years I have made memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I have also made lifelong friendships through running.

What is some advice from incoming frosh and rising seniors on your high school team that you would like to share with them?

To incoming freshman, always keep working but make sure this is something you really want to do. And to rising seniors, this is your last year so make sure you give everything your all and don't leave anything out there on the track. Treat every meet or practice like its your last.

What was the hardest workout you did your entire high school career? Did you like it or did you dread it?

The hardest workout I ever did was most likely 3x600m repeats all out. This workout was brutal because I hadn't really pushed myself that hard in practice. Once I saw how much stronger and faster that workout made me I realized how beneficial it really was for me.

How did you make track/XC a very individual sport into more of a team sport?

This was possible by making great friendships with teammates and creating memories that will last forever. When you have teammates that train as hard as you and have the same aspirations as you, it allows for you both to get better and have success. 

Finally, what are your college plans? Will you be competing in college, where? What do you plan on studying? What do you have as career plans? 

I will be attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the fall. Here I will be running and I plan on majoring in Computer Science. After college I want to carry my running career out as far as possible and try to make it to the next level. I also want to pursue a career in software development and cybersecurity. 

Anything else you'd like to add or shoutouts you'd like to give?

I would like to thank God for giving me blessings upon blessings and without him none of this would even be possible. Shoutout to my AAU coach Bennie Bradley who has pushed me to be great on and off the track these last few years. Shoutout to all my coaches at Southwest who have helped me get better. And shoutout to Connor Ayers, David Olds, Travis Leach and all the amazing teammates that have always been there for me and have been apart of the grind all through high School.