As an athlete, I would describe myself as persistent. Throughout my early years of my running career, I was never good. I had always thought that I wasn't good enough because I didn't qualify for various invitationals or state meets. However, I would still come to practice everyday in hopes that I could possibly get recruited in the future. While I felt like my aspirations were not possible, I still kept hope alive. Eventually, all of my hard work finally paid off and I am now starting to make achievements that I deserve. Academically, I am very conscientious and I make sure I do everything to the best of my ability. I believe that I was able to achieve good results athletically because of my previous driven mindset with academics.