I have been a varsity distance runner since my freshman year. I have always been one of the top runners on the team and the #1 runner the last two seasons. Even though I came into high school never running a distance race ever, I have learned over the last three years it's definitely what I love to do! I am a distance runner who desires to be the best while leading my team by example. I know I can do this at the next level. My running story is just starting and I can not wait to see what the next level holds.
I am valuable to a college program because of the three following reasons:
- I believe that my work ethic and my desire to accomplish the goals I set for myself are some of my strongest assets. This has been shown with my previous off season training. I set many goals for myself this year and knew the only way I could accomplish them is by putting in the work necessary to build a strong foundation. Often times that meant having the self-discipline to run by myself for over 800 miles during the 12 weeks of summer.
- I am always improving! Since my freshman year I have consistently dropped my time, increased my knowledge and increased my love for this sport. I have approached my training with a desire to grow as a runner and leader while minimizing my chance of injury. I am proud to say I have never missed a race because of injury, lack of preparation or a lack of desire to compete.
- I am very self-disciplined! I have learned the importance of pushing myself. This year I have been the #1 runner on the team by a wide margin. Often that means that workouts designed for the team do not always challenge me to the fullest. To combat this I will run extra at home and run challenging races when the team has the week off from competition. I know that I will flourish at the next level because I will only get better with training that pushes me individually and a team that challenges me everyday.