As a person who skipped the first grade, I have always been competing with my older peers for the fastest time or first spot on the team. I began to taste my potential as I hit my growth spurt during my sophomore year, propelling me into my junior track and senior seasons. I have loved to run since I was a toddler having my mom time me each time I ran around the block. Since I can remember I've participate in local fun runs, which ignited my competitive nature. Running keeps me sane and acts as a physical balance to my academic schedule which is also very important to me. In high school, my team was a predominant factor in my success, having training partners who understood me and were motivational for me and the rest of the team. I participated on GO Team, or a leadership group on the cross country team that allowed me to spread my work ethica nd love of running to my teammates. The main reason I want to run in college is to find out how much I can improve with a supportive staff and developmental years at my back. I have a strong passion for running competitively and I cannot imagine my career ending after high school when I feel like I'm just beginning my potential.