Glenroyâ€™s contribution to the winning relay team goes beyond his blazing speed on the track. Heâ€™s widely known as the glue that held the group of runners together, pushing past egos to convey the importance of succeeding as a unit.
Working with others wasnâ€™t always a priority to Glenroy. To hear him tell it, he started out as a fairly selfish athlete. â€śI wanted to succeed as an individual,â€ť he says. â€śI wanted to be the fastest guy in the 100m, I wanted to jump the furthest, I was always interested in me.â€ť That began to change when he competed on the Olympic bobsledding team in 1994, and then when he switched from running the 100m to being part of the 4 x 100m relay team at Louisiana State University, where he studied English and History. â€śI started seeing the value in working as a team and the satisfaction you get when you work as a group and you reach levels that you havenâ€™t reached as an individual,â€ť says Glenroy. â€śI started understanding more and more that a team could prove to be something special.â€ť