As a kid, my parents threw me into every sport they could think of in the hopes that one would stick. While I dropped out of nearly all of them over the years, track and cross country have become ever larger parts of my life. I started running with the city recreational team when I was six or seven years old and immediately found a love for the sport that things like soccer and hockey couldn’t compete with. I’ve run through injury and frustrating periods of no improvement; through months of lonely solo training and crushing defeats, but I’ve never once even thought of putting away my running shoes for good. No matter what goal I create or am given, I’ll do everything in my power (and beyond) to achieve it, regardless of what I may need to persevere through. It is one of my biggest dreams to continue competing with team through college. I love the constructive community of track and cross country, and being an active, supportive player who uplifts the other athletes on a team is one of my greatest aspirations.