Part of a senior class that won multiple state titles during its four years, Millwood’s Janari Glover points to the teammates he has grown up with as one of the biggest reasons for his personal athletic successes.
“All of us have been together since Little League, and we’ve always been close, from there to middle school and now as seniors,” Glover said. “All of the talks we’ve had over the years, all of the hunger and the drive. We all had the same goals and we all pushed each other.”
Glover, The Oklahoman’s Little All-City Boys Track Athlete of the Year, helped the Falcons win their first team track title since 2010 with individual victories in the 100 and 200 meters.
His 100 time of 10.61 set the Class 2A state meet record, previously held by another Falcon, Michael Ervin.
Glover won the Class 3A 100 title last year, and has been one of the state’s top sprinters the last two seasons, regardless of class. But he appears to be leaving track behind.
He’s heading to Northwestern Oklahoma State in Alva to play football.
“It’s gonna be hard,” Glover said. “It’s something I’m used to, going from football, straight into track. I recommend every football player to try track, because it really benefits you.”
And if he’s done with track, he’s happy to have gone out on top.
“We wanted it more this year,” Glover said of the team title. “I just knew there was something about this group of guys — we wanted it and we were gonna get it.”