Huskies Homecoming spotlight: Charles Gladitsch |

Huskies Homecoming spotlight: Charles Gladitsch

There is a little bit of history when it comes to brothers not following their sisters at Battle Mountain. Morgan Wallace was a stellar fullback for the Huskies every spring. The closest her younger brother, Conor, gets to a pitch is when he runs by the soccer field with the cross country team. One of Morgan’s teammates was Liz Gladitsch. The same goes for her younger sibling, Charles. Former Huskies running coach Rob Parish got his tentacles in Gladitsch and everyone lived happily ever after.

Date of birth: Nov. 24, 1990

Parents: Tom and Melinda Gladitsch

Sibling: Liz, 21

Why not soccer? “I did soccer my freshman year and realized that I was really uncoordinated. You know the Parish Trap, and I was talking to him. I did long-distance track and got into cross country.”

What’s fun about running? “I would say the team is really fun. We’ve got a tight team and it’s one of the only co-ed teams, I guess. The runner high you hear about is true. I like being in shape.”

What’s a long workout like? “We run from the school to Edwards. We end up getting about eight or nine miles.”

How do you keep going? “My main motivation is other teammates. My main motivation (at Middle Park two weeks ago) was running fast enough so I could go to Minnesota (last week.) Mainly, (my finishing) place is what keeps me going. If I were running out there alone, it would be awful.”

How do you prepare for a race? “I try to sleep a lot, have pasta the night before and try not to change much. Changing food doesn’t work with my digestive system. So I keep it the same, just a little more carbs.”

Favorite course to run: Liberty Bell

Least favorite: Middle Park

Best moment as a runner: “When I got first on the team in a scrimmage before the season started. I was really excited. It was our first competition and everybody improved so much.”

Most embarrassing moment: “I’ve never gone down. Most embarrassing would probably be a bad finish.”

Since you don’t have home meet for Homecoming, how much are you looking forward to regionals? “I’m pretty excited. So far, we’ve been beating everyone in our region. I hope we can keep up the five-peat. It’s a fast course. Everyone (got a personal record) at the Liberty Bell, and I didn’t P.R. there. So I’m looking forward to Delta.”

How much motivation is there in the program’s tradition? “I feel like it started with a general mentality with Parish many, many years ago. He pushed them really hard. Now every incoming freshman sees that everyone is working almost as hard as they can. Everyone has that mentality of ‘We want to be the best in the region and really be fast.’ So we’re going to try to keep that up.”

Favorite subject: Biology

College plans: Applying to CU, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Texas and Oregon

Possible career: Architecture

Sports you like to watch: Football, soccer and hockey

Favorite teams: Broncos

Favorite athletes: Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt

Favorite TV show: “Lost”

Will they be found? “I think so. You’ve gotta have hope.”

Favorite movie: “Spiderman”

Favorite movie star: Will Smith

Favorite music: Rap and alternative rock

Favorite video game: Super Smash Brothers

Favorite Web site: BMtron

Hobbies: Running, biking and building things

Powder day, where do you go? Latigo

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite pizza slice: Pepperoni or meat lovers

Favorite color: Turquoise

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? Redwood

If you were ruler of the world for one day, what would you do? “I would officially make Antarctica a part of the United States.”

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