I first found my passion for pole-vaulting in 6th grade. I was not great at any other sports I tried at my school, nor did I enjoy them. The first day I held a pole in my hand, I knew it was something I wanted to dedicate myself to and test my limits. Ever since then I have been a student of the sport; I've studied film from the 1960's up until modern day; I've committed many styles of jumping and records to memory; I also practice replicating these styles(just for fun). By extension I do coach many of my peers and younger vaulters. I volunteer as an assistant coach for the club I jump with. Some of my major goals are to compete in the 2024 Olympics, compete at a professional level, and possibly break the collegiate record for the pole-vault. Many people have told me that my pole-vault career would amount to nothing, and that I would never be good enough; and I thank them, for they gave me motivation, a reason to persist, just to prove them wrong. I recognize I am not the best pole-vaulter but that wont stop me from trying to be! I do compete in other events in Track&Field as well; such as, triple jump, hurdles, and long jump. I plan on competing in more events in the future. Although I do not dedicate myself to these events, I am considerably knowledgeable of them.