I am currently in my Junior XC season at Ironwood Ridge High School in Tucson, AZ. I found out as a Freshman and Sophomore, that I have an interest and natural ability to run mid to long distances in Cross Country and Track. Prior to this, I was participating in Club Soccer for 5 years. I believe this has helped with my competitive desire and ability to run with endurance.
So far this season, I qualified as an individual for the State meet as well as our team. I was named Runner of the Year and 1st Team All- Southern Arizona by the Tucson Citizen. I was the Varsity Most Valuable Player for my team for this year. I finished 3rd in the "Movin' Shoes Invite Mt. Carmel (San Diego) with a time of 16:29 for the 2.75 mile course (a sub 19 minute 5k) and a 18:34 in the Rattler Invitational 3 mile course.
In my Sophomore season of XC, I was 1st team all Southern Arizona (Tucson Citizen) and had the second fastest time in the area (18:56 Nike XC Regionals). I placed 16th overall at the AZ State Championships and a team honor of “most improved” from my coach for the second season in a row. My first 2 seasons, I have individually qualified for the State Championships (top 25 finish in Sectionals) as well as qualifying as a team.
In Track, I have qualified for the AZ State Championships in the 3,200m as a Freshman and Sophomore. I look forward to the up coming track season to improve upon my accomplishments and become even stronger. This past summer I placed 1st or 2nd in the State and Regional competitions, earning another trip to the USATF Jr. Olympics Nationals Competition. This year, I will compete in the 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m for my high school, and continue to compete with my Tucson Elite Club at the USATF Jr. Olympics in the 1,500m, 3,000m and 2,000m Steeplechase.
Education is also important to me, has I have maintained a 3.88 or above throughout Elementary, Middle School and in High School. I am 39th in my high school class out of 489 students, with a weighted GPA of 4.04. My goal is to attend a 4 year University, continuing to dedicate myself to being the best I can be in all that I do.