Up until the past summer before my current cross country season, I had only passively been involved with running. It wasn't until then that I realized my love for the sport, my desire to be committed and dedicated to running, and my willingness to advance my career beyond the high school level. Over this season I have continuously improved and plan to carry this on through the rest of my high school career. Academics have also always been a highlight of my life and an area of strength for me. With all this, I want to make the most of my collegiate career, both academically and athletically, by continuing my passion for running together with hard work in the classroom. I am willing to work hard day in and day out to become the best person, athlete, and student I can be.