I am a Navajo, and I am a runner. Sometimes I think those two words mean the same thing. So much of our culture is tied to running. I attend Flagstaff High. I have a strong desire to run at the collegiate level.
Physical therapy is my dream job. I know when I get hurt, I love to research and try new things to make sure that I can come back and come back even stronger. My grandpa and dad recently had their knee surgeries too, and it has been really interesting watching and learning what they had to go through.
This is my first complete track season. Freshman year I was had a couple of injuries and did not run as much as I would have liked to. Sophomore year, Covid ended that quickly. This year, I am truly excited about every meet. I have been PR(ing) every meet. I am working hard to pay attention to the health of my legs. I am training hard to continue to bring my times down.
As a runner, I am excited to learn new things regarding training. I will listen to you, and be apart of the team. I have been on 2 different state champion teams, and I have seen the affects of different coaching styles, and I have been successful under both. I think that I am flexible to work with different programs and still be successful.
Growing up on the reservation has taught me to be appreciative of all the things that life gives you. It has taught me to take advantage of every opportunity, and to work harder than anyone else. I will listen and work hard. I hope to be an impact maker on any team that I am on.