PERSONAL STATEMENT – James “Henry” Griffin
I have been running since I was 12 years old and have aspired to run at the collegiate level ever since. I know that running in college is a once in a lifetime opportunity that could change my whole life.
I am a multiple running sport athlete participating in cross country and track and field. I train hard year-round. I am a team leader and try to lead by example. I am very coachable and strive to be one of the hardest working runners and one of the hardest working recruits you’ll find.
In the classroom, I study hard and maintain a high GPA. I work as a life guard in the summers at a inner-city municipal pool while holding down a demanding training schedule and meet schedule.
I want to attend a college where I can push myself in the classroom and on the track. I am open to all options and want to ultimately find the right college match at the highest level of competition possible. I hope to become a great role model to all my peers and make my parents proud.