Entering the State competition my Sophomore year for the first time was exhilarating and an adrenaline rush. Although I have had many successes, I have also faced challenges that have made me overall a more determined athlete. This past season, I hyper-extended me knee before the season, which caused me to overcompensate and injure me leg even more. By the time State competition came, I had a strained hamstring and groin along with a continually aggravated knee. The amazing thing was I ran a PR during State prelims. It wasn't because I was in better shape or because of my health, but it was because of my determination and willingness to push my physical limits. Thankfully, the injuries are temporary so I should be stronger and faster in the upcoming seasons. The experience taught me that injuries are a part of athletics and that athletes have to fight through the barriers, keep a strong mindset, and never quit.
I have been fortunate enough to attend 2 State competitions for my 3 years of high school track. It has been an incredible experience to place 5th my Sophomore year and 7th my Junior year in the 400 meter dash. Other than my tough work ethic, I am a strong leader that takes initiative on the team. This upcoming Swim season, I was chosen by my teammates and coaches to be a team captain. At the beginning of my Junior Year, I organized an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) club at my school. I am a leader for all 3 of our high school track relays and I try to help our team in any way that I can. In all of this, I have been able to maintain a 3.8 unweighted GPA. As a multi-sport athlete, a strong leader, and a hard worker I believe that I could be a good fit for your collegiate team.