My main focuses in high school are God, academics, and running. I understand that student athletes are nothing without a strong academic profile to show dedication to their school, in and out of the classroom. To me, running is not just a sport, but a lifestyle that allows me to compete, be part of a brotherhood, utilize the gifts which God has given me, take care of my body, and learn to appreciate every aspect of life (a beautiful running trail, the feeling after a great race, time with my team, and every other moment of my life). I first became a runner after I broke my back playing 7th grade football. I wanted to look for a sport to keep me competitive and conditioned. I joined cross country in 8th grade and have been in love with running ever since . Due to this newly developed passions for running, I made the decision to focus only on running (XC and Track) as of my Freshman year, in order to dedicate myself to running year-round. Since that 8th grade year, I have learned that I am a kid who enjoys every small blessing of life and will do whatever is necessary to become the best runner I can be. I also know that I am more than just a runner; I am a hard working student who has been taking college classes since I was 15 years old, a devout Catholic, and a “man for others”. I look forward to running in college and being part of a team of hard working, close-knit brothers who understand what it takes to do something special.