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Kai Muniz builds on indoor success, earns boys outdoor track and field Athlete of the Year

Kai Muniz builds on indoor success, earns boys outdoor track and field Athlete of the Year

Reservoir senior standout Kai Muniz used to get extremely nervous before races. The uneasiness came about during his sophomore year — as he aimed to become the Gators’ No. 1 distance runner — and continued until late in his junior season.

“I just started putting a lot of pressure on myself, and all the coaches were telling me that I needed to score X amount of points so that the team could win their regional championships or what have you,” Muniz said. “So, I just felt there was a lot of pressure on me to do better than anyone thought I ever could. I would always try to outdo myself and outdo everyone’s expectations, but that manifested into nervousness.”

Muniz still managed...

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