Hello my name is Alex McBride. I'm 5'5" and 103 lbs. I'm a senior at New Prairie High School. Academics have always been important to me, and receiving good grades is a major priority. I run varsity for cross country and track. I've been running cross country and track since I was in seventh grade. I made All-Conference for cross country my freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons, and competed in Semi-State those years as well. My junior year I qualified for the IN state meet in Terre Haute placing 14th at Semi-State with a home course PR of 19:21. I was also awarded MVP my freshman, sophomore, and junior years as well as the mental attitude award my sophomore and junior years. This track season, I made All-conference in all three of my events. I placed first in the 1600 and 3200 and my 4x800 relay team also received first place. I placed 3rd in my sectional for the 3200 qualifying for regionals where I ran my PR 11:38. I've always wanted to run at the college level. I am hard working, and it has been said that I am very coachable. I have a very competitive nature, but I also know how important good-sportsmanship is. During my sophomore year track season I was diagnosed with mono just prior to the sectional meet. Due to this, my season was shortened and I was unable to attain the goals (times) I had set for myself at the beginning of the season. I was still recovering from the mono at the beginning of my 2011 cross country season. But I felt stronger each race, and was very happy with the progress I had made. I set new PR's, and qualifying for state had been a goal of mine since freshman year.
Since I am undecided on a major at this time academically I am looking tor a school that offers me the opportunity and guidance to explore my various interests and career options. Athletically I am in search of a college with a running program where I can make an immediate impact, as well as further develope my skills and strength.
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