I started running competitively in 8th grade and I ended my first track season by breaking the Jr. High School record in the 1600m and I was only a half second off the Jr. High record. in cross country. I hold the second fastest high school times in both the 3200m and the 5k events at my high school. As a Freshman, I won the state championship in the Class C 3200m and as a Sophomore I won the Class C individual state cross county title. I think I would make a good candidate to be a college athlete because I love to run and I have a passion for distance running. I run, compete, and train year-round (indoor track, outdoor track, and cross country) and have been a member of the Bozeman Track Club since 8th grade. My cross country coach said I was the smartest athlete he has ever worked with because of the strategy I have shown in high stakes races. I am hoping to run at a college where I can excel academically and athletically. After taking the PSAT as a Sophomore and scoring 1290 out of 1500, I hope that college coaches will see me as a well-rounded athlete.