I began Track & Field in the 6th grade simply as a way to get in shape and have fun with my teammates in the meantime. Throughout my middle school career, however, I began getting better and better at track events while falling more and more in love with the sport. This love and effort all was rewarded when following my 8th grade season, I competed at the USATF Junior Olympics. Beginning at state, I shocked myself by placing fourth in the 400m and first in high jump. I then competed at the regional meet in Mesa, Ariz., placing third in high jump and qualifying and competing at the USATF National Junior Olympics in Sacramento, Calif. This really solidified my wanting to further compete in the sport. My freshman year then began with disappointment due to Covid canceling my season after all the preseason I put into it. Things then turned around as my sophomore season launched off at the Mickey Dunn Invitational. My team and I were able to find success immediately and continue this winning streak throughout our meets, breaking school records and then breaking those new records. This all culminated in the Colorado State Championship where we were able to win the 4x400, get runner up for the 4x800, and podium for the 4x200, and I made the podium on my own with the open 400. Now, throughout my junior and senior year, I'm driven to increase my times, break those school records again, and return to the State Championship to win and make a name for myself and my school. I wish to do the same into college and make an impact at the program that I join. I simply want it and am determined to put in the work that'll get me there.