When I run, something changes inside me. when I hear that gun go off, there is a brief moment of absolute silence where I am in my own world, and I know that the track is where I have, and always will, belong.
I became interested in Track and Field in seventh grade. I knew from the first day of practice that my time there was going to be something special. This year will be my 4th year doing track, and my first year doing indoor, and I am beyond excited to be a three season runner, seeing as I also joined the cross country team for the first time this year. It was an amazing experience. Running has taught me that I can push myself way harder than I thought I could, and I am so proud of what I have accomplished in the past couple of years, including placing second in the state qualifiers with my 4x400 meter relay team as the only freshman in my relay group.
My academic goals for the rest of my high school career is to get nothing below an 80 percent in all of my classes. For college, it is a goal of mine to stay on top of my work and manage my sport and academic schedules so I can work to be at my fullest potential. An obstacle I faced in my early track career was tripping over a hurdle and breaking both of my hands in eighth grade, but I overcame it by participating in the last meet and proceeded to still win all of the events I participated in, with casts on both hands. this proves that I am a very competitive person, so I will push myself to my limit to make sure that I accomplish any goal. Running has made me overall a better person, and I know that this is what I want to do for a long time.