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KCChronicle.com/preps Athlete of the Week: Kaneland boys track's Kyle Carter

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:17 a.m. CDT

Why he was selected: Helped Kaneland win Friday's Kane County boys track and field meet, running on the winning 4x800 and 4x400 relays

Senior Kyle Carter and the Kaneland boys track and field team captured the program's third successive Kane County meet title – including the second outright – with an inspired effort Friday at Streamwood. A Southern Illinois recruit, Carter was especially strong as the lead leg of the victorious 4x800-meter relay and the anchor of the winning 4x400. Carter, the St. Charles Bank & Trust-Kane County Chronicle Athlete of the Week, spoke with Kevin Druley about his night. Here's an edited transcript:

What's the first thing that pops to mind after you've won the county meet again?Just we've got to thank our coaches. They're the best around. We owe everything to them. They know exactly how to train us and how to keep us healthy and just be great role models for us.

Does the depth on this team go without saying?Yeah, I feel like we could put anybody in the race and just have them contend. We've all been training, everybody together. So there's nothing, I don't think anybody could do. And give everything they have.

Does coach [Eric Baron] tweak training much for the state series?He knows when to start tapering us a bit, but it's all down to a science they have developed over the years.

You won the county meet at Burlington Central last season and head there for sectionals next week. How is the venue, or is a track a track?"A track's a track. It just depends on the weather. It's going to be fast at sectionals, anyways."

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