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Just like she coaches, Kelsey Bruce follows own advice to win Austin Marathon women's race

As she began Sunday's Austin Marathon, Kelsey Bruce had to follow some of her own advice to win the women's race. Bruce, the women's cross-country coach at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, paced herself carefully, gradually overtaking the lead by only one second as runners crossed the 30K mark at Martin Luther King Blvd. But from there, she had to heed advice she typically saves for her own Mustangs runners: Hang tough, and never count yourself out.
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Kelsey Bruce took the job as new head coach and is running with it

The passion for running is in her blood. Her mom had the drive and determination to run competitively at the college level, and she wanted to follow in her mom’s footsteps. She always knew she wanted to teach and be a coach one day, but it wasn’t until she was obtaining a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees from Dallas Baptist University that she realized how drawn she was to the exciting challenges that occur at universities. After winning the All-American title four times at DBU, qualifying for the Olympic trials twice and finishing fourth in the NCAA DII Cross Country Championship, she became the assistant cross country and track coach at DBU for the next 4 years. A marathoner for team USA Track and Field, Kelsey Bruce has now taken on the role of MSU’s new head coach for women’s track and cross country. Coach Bruce is eager to start this new chapter in her career and has high hopes for her athletes this season.