Before each workout and race, I remind myself of a quote by Louis Zamperini who said, “One moment of pain is work a lifetime of glory.” This has helped me push through my limits during those 200m repeats in practice or the third event of a meet. Growing up with a father who ran multiple Ironman races really taught me that hard work and dedication can really pay off at the end and that track and field, as well as school, is more about competing against myself than anything else.
Since I started running track and field, my coaches have asked me to compete in many different types of races and field events to help the team. I believe one of my biggest strengths is that I am flexible and adaptable to compete at a high level in different races and events as well as understand constructive criticism from my coaches to become a better athlete.
My goal is to find the right coach and program, as well as the right school academically, to continue to challenge me to be my best and fulfill my highest potential. Truly, my goal is to work hard enough to know that I couldn’t have done anything more to run faster or perform better....and to set an example for my teammates to follow.