Glazier makes history as first female State Cross Country Champion for KHS

The Freshman literally ran away with both championships over the past couple of weeks. At region, Kenidee Glazier beat second place finisher, Parowan’s Brooklyn Edwards by over three full minutes, then went on to dominate the competition at state, beating second place finisher, North Summit’s Chayden Sargent by almost a full minute, becoming the first female State Cross Country Champion in school history!

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Kenidee Glazier leads the pack at the start of the 2A girls section of the UHSAA State Championships. Photo by Samantha LeFevre.

Glazier ended her season exactly how she started it, with a dominate win at the 2A State Championships. She led from the start, holding a 30 meter lead by mile one, then was able to widen that distance to a 300 meter lead by the end of the race. Glazier was followed by fellow Freshman, Chayden Sargent of North Summit and 2021’s 2A State Champion, Sophomore Kyra Moat of Millard, proving that the future is bright for 2A girls Cross Country.

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Glazier crosses the finish line with an official time of 18:27.5, setting a new 2A Freshman State Meet Record. Photos by Samantha LeFevre.

Glazier’s performance at the State meet, caught the attention of her competitors, as well as fans and spectators present at the 1A-6A event. Her margin of victory was arguably the most dominant win of the day across all divisions.


“Kenidee is one of those special athletes that you get lucky enough to coach in your career. She has an insane amount of natural ability, but that, paired with her work ethic is what makes her so great! She works hard, and sets very high goals for herself, then is not afraid to put in the extra hours to accomplish those goals. (I’m sure a lot of you have seen her putting in the training miles around town.) This is just the tip of the iceberg for Kenidee, she is just starting to unlock her running potential and I’m sure she’ll do great things!” said coach Levi LeFevre, “It was exciting to see all of the hard work she’s been putting in over the season pay off.”





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