Growing up I always dreamed of playing football. I started playing football in 5th grade and had played all the way through my sophomore year. In my sophomore year I had a really good track season and found a lot of success in distance running. After a few discussions with my coaches and family I decided to make the switch to cross country. I walked onto the cross country team and I quickly found success and immediately became one of our top 5 runners on the varsity team. Unfortunately a few months into my cross country season I suffered from a stress fracture in my shin which put me out for the rest of the season. Although I was not able to compete, I was able to make it to every practice and meet to cheer on my teammates and offer support. Since then, I have been able to bounce back from this setback and had a successful junior track season. I was 1st team all-conference in the 4x800 and the 1600 and qualified for state in the 4x800 and the 800. As a team we were conference champions, district champions and put up a good amount of points in the state meet. During the summer off months I am in a running program where I am shooting to run over 500 miles before the cross country season begins. Going into my senior year of cross country and track I am looking forward to competing at a higher caliber than I did this last year. I have a new found passion for distance running and look forward to challenging myself and those around me.