Running is a big passion of mine, and my dream is to be able to compete at the collegiate level. I believe that I am unique in my strong drive to constantly improve in this sport. After a disappointing cross country season during my sophomore year, I was dedicated to improving. In August of 2020, I was overweight and couldn't run a 5km in under 19 minutes. In just a few months, I lost over 30 lbs and was able to run a 17:21 for a 5km by December of 2020. During my junior xc season, I received all-conference status with an average placement of 1.67 as well as All-Tournament status by placing 3rd at the KAIAC Championship meet. I was awarded the MVP of my cross country team, and I am still super motivated to improve. I'm also a well-rounded athlete as I achieve good grades while being very involved in my community. As well as participating in my school sports teams, I am also involved in Boy Scouts, MUN, Business Preparation Club, Speech and Debate, and I also serve at a local spiritual retreat. I am currently the Senior Patrol Leader of my Boy Scouts troop and I intend to get the Eagle Scout rank during my junior year.
I currently have PRs of 36:27, 17:21, 4:26, and 2:07 in the 10km, 5km, 1500m, and 800m respectively.
Since the fall of 2020, I have been training hard in order to reach my goal of a 16:45 5km, sub 2:00 800m, and a sub 4:20 1500m by the end of my junior year. Videos of my time trials from junior year track are posted on my youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw6OrwPQ-CjPRcpM6y3jo7Q/videos