I have been interested in track and cross country since I was young; participating in the programs at my school since the seventh-grade. My running; however, did not take off until the transition from indoor to outdoor track my freshman year. I had a rocky indoor season my freshman year, both at track and personally - having major eye surgery. I was not able to bounce back until the very end of my season, returning to my personal record of 11:34 at the time. With everything going on in my life I became more dedicated to my sport, putting in six days of running each week during the offseason. I continued to work hard, surprising myself with a season-opening time of 11:12 the first meet of my outdoor season. I continued to work hard, lowering my time to 10:38 by the end of the season, over a minute and a half faster than my 12:17 the prior year.
I continue to work hard and see improvements, making me believe that I have the ability to compete at a high level on a college team. As well as competing at a high level athletically, I plan on taking rigorous courses that will pose a challenge to me academically. My academic goal of straight A’s will also carry forward into college. Between my self-driven nature, my dedication to the sport, my willingness to work, and my positive attitude; I would be a great addition to your team.