Many view track as an individual sport, however, my track experience has allowed me to learn to become a team player and to personally challenge myself to achieve and go against my own personal records. Track has given me the capacity to grow mentally and to change the definition of winning from a simple victory to a combination of grit and success, no matter how you place. I initially began as a cross-country runner in the second grade however, not understanding the dynamics of being a long-distance runner, I still finished my races while also encouraging my competitors during our races. After a three year transition from the public to the private school sector, I became a sprinter in the 6th grade. Although our track department has limited resources, I've been dedicated to further motivate myself and others to not only further advance myself but my teammates as well. With numerous medals, in our state competition, placing 5th my freshman year, and being the first girl in my coaches seven-year tenure to compete in an individual sprinting event. To my sophomore year with time 12.63 placing second place in KSHAA Class A State Track Meet. Track is a time to focus on yourself and push yourself to your limits, yet, the team aspect is a rewarding experience. Varying from competing with three of your peers on a relay, to encouraging your teammates as they cross the finish line of their race. My goals for my junior season is to break my school's record of a 12.3 100m and our 1A State Meet record of 12.20 in 100m dash.
I anticipate that my college years will be a time of development/growth. As I aspire to be a clinical psychologist and to major in psychology. While also further advancing in my track career, and most importantly being an asset to the team and campus I attend.