My name is Chris Day. I am a multi-sport athlete at High Point Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina. I play football and run track for HPCA. I was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and have lived there my entire life. My pursuit to be able to compete in college athletics is inspired by both of my parents, who were able to attend universities to play their respected sports. With my mom playing volleyball and my dad playing football and not at relative size for the sport, it gave them an edge to compete and battle even more. I feel I get to experience the pleasure of that same motivation. With the generations of athletes becoming larger and larger, it just means that I have to move faster and work harder for everything that I can control. I love track because there is no way you can hide your skill with every fraction of a second or inch measured to the hundredths. There is no way to hide running against 7 other competitors. There is always room to grow; times to cut down with training your body and mind. I believe that when I step on the track I can always run my best time and lower my time to reach my goals and unlock my future in college. I want to compete in track in college because I want to be the best I can be, so that not only those closest to me feel proud of me but that I can also be proud of myself. I have had plenty of voices, especially in my own head, which say what I can and can't accomplish. To be able to work hard and compete at a high level of track is fulfilling. I do not want to hoist trophies or be well known or extremely successful. As much as I hate cliches, doing the best that I can matters the most to me because it is what I have spent my entire life doing, and building myself to maybe have an impact on someone else's life.