My name is Nick Cockerel, I run cross country and track for Otsego High school. I started running cross country and track when I was in 6th grade. I’ve always had a passion for running and working hard, but until recently I was a sub par runner. However, after a great off season and setting some tough goals, I came back and proved to everyone and myself that hard work and grit pays off. I went from being 8th on our JV team last season to 2nd on our 3rd place State Varsity cross country team and earning All-State honors. I've continued to see that success in my current track season as I've achieved a new personal record at each track meet this season. I know running collegiately is a great honor and it requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and passion. I will do whatever it takes to make that dream come true! In college I would like to find a coach and team that can help me harness my hard work and talent so we can achieve the next level in running. Another thing that I am searching for in a college is a good fit academically. I currently have a GPA of 4.08, and I’ve taken four AP classes. School is my number one priority, and I want to attend a college where I can also fulfill my academic goals to set myself up for a successful career. I’m looking for a school with meaningful connections that can help me outside of college. All In all I would love nothing more than to be able to run for a great program under a wise and experienced coach, along with achieving my high academic goals.