While furthering my education in college, my goal is to run competitively at division one or division two school. As of now, I would like to pursue a degree in biology or ecological sciences.
While I am firmly committed to running in college, I came to running in a circuitous way. Having danced ballet for the previous 10 years, I switched over to running in my freshman year of high school. Joining a team that had won 11 consecutive state championships, I knew I was taking a big leap. I worked my way up to one of the top JV spots by the end of the cross country season and ran varsity track in the spring of my freshman year. The discipline and body awareness that I had learned in ballet transferred nicely into the world of distance events, supporting my advancement in running.
I have not only applied the practice of discipline in athletics but to other areas of my life, such as school and music. I am very passionate about biology and have the opportunity to travel on a research trip with my AP Biology classmates in the Spring of 2019. I also play cello in the highest orchestra at BHS and have been seated as first chair for the last 3 years. Cross training also keeps me busy when I am not running. In the summers I mountain bike and hike with my family, and in the winter ski both downhill and Nordic (skate) style, as well as water training.
Running fourth varsity spot during my sophomore cross country season, I saw my hard work paying off. It was clear from the beginning of my experience with the Bozeman team that every person counts, and that we all work hard to support each other. It is a privilege to run with my teammates, and I look forward to having a similar experience in college.