The highlight of my high school career so far would definitely be finishing 3rd place in the Class 1A Illnois State Final my freshman year. Coming off making the All State Team, I had to adjust from becoming an individual qualifier to being a part of a state qualifiying team my next two cross country seasons. After having a great track season freshman year, it ended with an injury that lingered into my sophomore cross country season. Although my team qualified that year, I personally didn't finish as strong as I had hoped. With the rest I needed and the support of my family, coaches, and teammates , I'd like to say that I got my groove back during my second year of track into my junior year of cross country. This past season I feel I have grown mentally and physically to push through any adversity as a student-athlete. I plan to keep working hard in both my sports and academics to finish my high school career strong and to lead into a successful college career.
I've been a part of a sport since I was three years old. My dad couldn't wait to start me in baseball and coached me till 8th grade. Having played baseball for 10 years, as one of only two girls on the team, helped me develop mental and physical toughness. Growing up and being known for stealing the bases, got me into the love of running sprints and relays in track. During grade school track, one of my coaches saw something in me that I personally didn't and suggested that I run cross country. My competitive nature kicked in and I've been running cross country and trying to medal ever since. I have taken on the role of leadership in different aspects inside and outside of school. What I have learned is that successful leadership equals a successful team. As a leader I strive to be an example of respect, hardwork, and positivity. I wouldn't be the athlete that I am today without others being that example for me.