Coming into my freshman year, I was the only new vaulter so I knew I needed to work to get the rest of the guys to accept me and establish myself on the team. I quickly moved up ranks on the team and towards the end of the season I only had one teammate ahead of me, we are still competing with each other this season. I came up short of state qualifying but placed 6th in our sectional and I wasn’t quite satisfied with that, I knew I was capable of qualifying and I am determined to get there. By the end of this season I hope to be jumping high 14’s in order to qualify and hopefully place at state and redeem myself for last years short comings. I am also working with my coaches to help me learn other events in order to fulfill my dream of running the decathlon in college.
Moving forward into college I hope to find a track program along with an academic program that fits my interests in helping other athletes and eventually coaching, as well as my ambitions for competing in track. I do believe that I not only have the talent and drive to compete at the college level but also the determination to make an impact on your team.