I want to pursue excellence. I want to push my limits in a team setting to both push myself forward and help the team succeed and soar to new heights. I come from a small, private school with a smaller student body and program. I have struggled to find ways to be pushed by my teammates since we are a smaller and younger team, so I have had to rely on self motivation. Regardless of these limitations, I have pushed myself and grown leaps and bounds as a runner with the help and tremendous support of my coaches. I'm far from a peaked athlete, I still have much development to come which I'm sure will go even further with the help of the right program and teammates to push me. Academically, I am a scholar and I want to find a school which allows me to be academically challenged and learn to my fullest potential.