I have participated in varsity cross country and track and field since my freshman year. I believe my dedication to both long and short distances as well as technical events like the hurdles demonstrates my versatility. I have a PR of 19:52 from my cross country seasons. Over the course of my three years running track at Niwot High School, I have taken my 300m hurdles PR from 46.74 my freshman year to 45.23 my sophomore year to 44.10 my junior year. As a junior, I won the class 4A state title in that event. I feel that I have a lot of room to grow and refine my hurdling technique, especially in the shorter hurdle race (100mH). I have run the 4x200, 4x100, 4x400, and sprint medley relay at state and placed in all of them, including state titles (2014- 4x400, 2015-4x200). The Niwot girls track and field team, beginning my freshman season, has won three consecutive 4A state team titles (2013, 2014, 2015).
The most significant part of my experience in high school track and field has been the building of relationships with my teammates and coaches. Through them, I have learned collaboration and together we hold ourselves to a high standard. I would look forward to a tight-knit team in college and coaches that demand excellence from their athletes. I give my all to every workout, be it cross country or track, and I have an insatiable desire to improve in a healthy, consistent way. I would love to continue to drop time in any event a coach desired and improve throughout a collegiate career; my drive and self-motivation wouldn't let me have it any other way.
Academics are also very important to me. I am in the IB (International Baccalaureate) program and have a cumulative GPA of 4.35 and an ACT score of 34. As a member of the National Honor Society, commitment to academics and community service is a leading part of my high school experience, and hopefully my college one, as well. My college decision will be heavily influenced by considerations of my academic success. That being said, I truly LOVE track and field, and could not see myself parting ways with running after high school.