It all started when I was very young. At four years old I ran my first 5k. At 8 years old I ran my first half marathon. Running is just in my blood. Running has taught me to be a better version of myself. It has taught me how to be persistent and how to deal with the unexpected. Being able to improvise and achieve the task at hand has been one of my strong suits over the years. As a former All-American Triathlete, I spent most of my time training with double and triple workouts throughout my normal daily schedule for several years. The sport of triathlon really opened my eyes into the running world. I fell in love with the feeling of coming off of the bike in races, and just being able to excel in the run portion. My trip to the Olympic Training Center for the Junior Elite United States Select Camp was really when I decided to pursue my ongoing love for running. At this camp, we discussed the future of collegiate opportunities and how triathletes can go to college to participate in a selection of different sports. It hit me then and there; I knew I wanted to run at the collegiate level.
After my decision to commit my full focus to running after my sophomore year, I unlocked a new realm of potential that I still strive to maximize. The resolution to devote myself to running has drastically enhanced my passion and determination in the sports of Cross Country and Track. I plan to conclude my high school years and move onto college with a purposeful focus on academic success coupled with the aspiration to maximize athletic progression in running. I am extremely blessed and grateful that I am able to continue these pursuits, and I will strive for greatness no matter the circumstances.