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Alex Sharp ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • Brookfield High School
  • BROOKFIELD, MO
  • Women's Track
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Alex Sharp's Women's Track Recruiting Profile
Height:
5'6"
Weight:
120
Age:
18
Prim. Position:
Distance & PR
Sec. Position:
1600M
Distance & PR
5k XC 19:07.50
1600M
5:16.64
3200M
11:30.43
  • 2021 Spotlight

Personal Statement

I started running because I wanted to be just like my dad. He ran in and won local 5k races and I dreamed of one day beating him. I didn't like running though; it was far too hard. However, I am extremely competitive so I would still run just because I wanted to win. I decided to focus on sprinting and only run distance when I absolutely had to, during instances where I would race my dad. Going into seventh grade, the beginning of school sports, a friend convinced me to go out for the softball team. There were no other fall sports offered at my school so I decided I would. Then, the high school cross country coach approached me and asked if I would be interested in being on the first ever Brookfield Middle School cross country team. I thought it matched my skill set better than softball so I was game. 

I had no idea what to expect, but after my first race it was clear that I could hold my own, so I started to gain confidence in distance running. I still focused on sprinting during track season though, breaking the seventh and eighth grade 100m hurdle records and the 22-year-old eighth grade 400m record. During my freshman year I finally beat my dad in a 5k and placed fifth at state cross country, but despite my successes, this season broke my heart. I was devastated that I didn't win state because I expected to do just that and fell short. That's when long distance running hooked me: when I knew I had more left to give and I had a deeper desire to compete. I worked harder than I ever had and it paid off in my following track and cross country seasons. I captured various school records, state titles, and was named on the Missouri Milesplit All-Decade Class 2 Cross Country team. I have still faced a lot of adversity amid these achievements, including bursitis, a pinched plica band, and other various medical setbacks which all really challenged me to grow when I didn't want to. Today, I am stronger than I have ever been because of these challenges and for that I am grateful. I have learned great work-ethic and grit by being the only runner on my cross country teams, the only long distance runner in track, and without a boys team, I have learned to push myself during training. My love and passion for this sport is endless and I hope to continue running in college and see how far I can push past my limits academically and athletically.

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 5 years
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-Region, State Champion
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-State, only member of team
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-State, only long distance runner
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-State, only member of team
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-Region, only member of team

Coach References

  • High School Coach
  • Holly Matzen

Additional Sports

  • Basketball
  • F
  • 10 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • All-District 2020-21, various tournament placements
  • Soccer
  • F
  • 8 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • YMCA soccer
  • Softball
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • game MVP award, various tournament placements

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Brookfield High School
State:
MISSOURI
Phone:
(660) 258-7242

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. U.S. History I, Biology, Speech, Anatomy/Physiology, Trigonometry, English I, Psychology, Accounting II, Spanish III, U.S. History II, Literature, English II, British Literature, Physics, Statistics, Algebra, Calculus, Chemistry
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Academic All-Conference 2018-2020
  • Award
    • Academic All-State 2018-2020
  • Award
    • National Honor Society
  • Award
    • NSHSS member
  • Award
    • 2020 HOBY Leadership Conference Attendee
  • Award
    • Honor Roll
  • Award
    • Student of the Month
  • Award
    • Gary Ewing Award recipient
  • Activity
    • Student Council- class president 3 years
  • Activity
    • Student Council President 1 year; Homecoming Parade Committee Chair- 2 years
  • Activity
    • Leo Club
  • Activity
    • Future Business Leaders of America- district
  • Activity
    • state placement; Vice President 1 year; Community Service Committee Chair
  • Activity
    • Young Democrats of America- secretary 1 year
  • Activity
    • President 1 year
  • Activity
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Activity
    • Co-Leader of initiative to establish boys cross country at Brookfield High School

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

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Statistics

Event 2020 Varsity Te 2019 Varsity Te 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te
Distance & PR 19:21 5k 19:07 5k 19:54 5k
800M 2:25
1600M 5:20
3200M 11:35
 

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