By Payton Moody
Landon Thweat, the remarkable cross country athlete from Broken Bow High School in Oklahoma, is setting a new standard for dedication and excellence in his sport. With an unwavering commitment to his craft and an inspiring set of values, Thweat has become a role model for his peers both on and off the track.
Thweat attributes much of his success to the guidance of Coach Lee, who has been a constant presence throughout his athletic journey. “My favorite coach has to be Coach Lee,” he said.” “He has coached me ever since I could remember.”
Beyond the realm of sports, Mr. Nix, a beloved teacher, has left a lasting impact on Thweat’s life. “Mr. Nix, I have been in his class, or helped him ever since 6th grade,” Thweat said. The influence of educators like Mr. Nix extends far beyond the classroom, instilling valuable lessons that shape character and determination.
Preparing for the upcoming season, Thweat undertook a transformative experience. “I took a cross country camp in Colorado coached by Jim Ryan,” he said. “It really helped prepare me for this cross country season.”
Through cross country, Thweat has embraced a fundamental life lesson: “Never give up.” This resilient mentality, honed through rigorous training and competition, serves as a guiding principle in his daily life.
Reflecting on his journey, Thweat fondly recalls his favorite memory: “Almost making it to state.” This near miss fuels his drive to achieve even greater feats, epitomizing his tenacious spirit.
Looking forward to the upcoming season, Thweat’s goals remain clear. “To make it to state,” Thweatt said. His determination to reach the pinnacle of his sport mirrors his unwavering commitment to his team’s success.
When asked about a much-anticipated matchup, Thweat eagerly anticipates facing off against Idabel. “Between us and Idabel,” he said, highlighting the intensity of the rivalry and the thrill of competition.
As his high school journey approaches its culmination, Thweat’s aspirations remain steadfast. “Go to college and major in digital media or cinematography,” he said, showcasing his ambition to continue pursuing his passions beyond the track.
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