Coming into my sophomore year, I knew I needed to work hard to accomplish my goals for this year. I had been working really hard with my coach in the off season to improve my jumping technique as well as my overall speed. All that work payed off when I jumped 14' feet at our first meet of the season and smashed our sophomore school record. By the end of this season I had hoped to be jumping high 15’s in order to hopefully break our school record set by my vault coach only a few years ago. Before our indoor season was cut short, I was ranked 4th in the 2A division and had qualified for the Illinois Top Times meet, where I was extremely excited to get the chance to compete with some of the best atheltes in our state. I have also been 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.