Cross Country Cross country athletes are all business while running. Once the grind starts, it does not stop. Head coach Steve O'Brien delivers an impassioned motivational speech the day before a meet in Pacifica. Brendan Creeks and Ben Neuman push each other as they blast through Washington Park. Cooper Glavin looks like he is in pain, and that is because he is. For Glavin, every day is a test of the boundaries of the human body. Posted on October 11, 2018 by Caden Thun.