I started my athletic career playing soccer at a competitive level. I was always known as the "fast girl" anywhere on the field. In 8th grade, I decided to run track to take after my mom and to try something new. I honestly did not think I would be very successful but it turned out I was up there with the very fast girls. Now skipping to my sophomore season of track (freshman year was covid year), I made it to the state meet in all three events while juggling soccer practices and games. After my very successful season, I was swayed into running cross country while also playing soccer for my club team. At first, I viewed the season as strictly training because I did not think I would enjoy racing competitively for a longer distance. But after a surprising win at my very first cross country race, I fell in love with the process.