I enjoy running because I love competing. Running allows me to work hard, practice and compete both as an individual and as a team. I enjoy setting personal goals and working toward them. I don’t mind doing additional work to reach my goals. I believe my strong work ethic will help me in the future, as I try to settle in on a career path. Running may indeed be a part of that plan.
Currently, I'm a leader on my cross country team. I create workouts for myself and my teammates during the offseason when we train without a coach. This past fall, myself and several other teammates wanted to keep running after state, so I led the team through practices and even organized a club for Nike Cross Regionals. I hope to use these leadership skills in college.
For the majority of my junior year cross country season I was injured with a stress fracture. I did not have the chance to accomplish any of my goals or hit the times I wanted to run. While I was recovering, I did my best to stay true to my team by helping record splits at meets and practices. I followed doctor’s orders went to physical therapy routinely in order to return to full strength as fast as possible.
I'm looking for a college that will help me not only become a better runner but also grow as a person. I'm not necessarily looking for the college with the biggest or best running program, but the college that will help me be my personal best, and allow me to pursue my goals and dreams as I move into the next stage of my life.