Athlete Of The Week-Mike Flores

By: Chris Frye Email
By: Chris Frye Email

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What makes a sprinter special? Is it the start, the running form or the speed? For Maize High School track star Mike Flores, it's none of the above. "He's one of those kids you love to coach", said Maize High Coach Brent Pfeifer. "He listens, he soaks it all in".

This two time state champ in the 400 meters has his sights set on a three-peat next month. But an injury at the beginning of the season almost derailed those chances. It was Flores' perserverance that helped him bounce back. "Last week was the second time i've won the 400 this year, so it's not something i'm used to", Flores said.

Next season Flores will run for the University of Kansas. "That's a school he's always really enjoyed and wanted to be a part of and when that dream came through for him this year I was really proud for him", Pfeifer said.

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