I began competing in Track and Field when I was eleven after beating all the girls and boys in my sixth-grade class in a forty-yard dash. I have competed in USATF summer track for the last six years and qualified for the USATF Junior Olympics the last five years. I qualified in high jump four years, 100m hurdles four times, long jump twice, and pentathlon, heptathlon, and triple jump once each. Through USATF summer Track and Field, I have been able to compete in meets all over the country against some of the best athletes in the country. In addition to those “big meets,” I also qualified for the Pennsylvania State Championship in high jump as a Freshman.
While my best event is high jump, I am a versatile athlete that picks up new skills quickly. After only a few practices and competing in only my fourth meet, I broke my high school triple jump record. I also managed to throw the javelin 70 feet in the heptathlon after only five practices. I have been a member of the 4x100m relay and a member of the 4x400m relay when my team has needed me.
I feel like I still have a lot of room to improve. My high school does not have a track so it is difficult to practice my events. I have to travel to other schools to practice when they allow it. My goals for this year include extending my high school records in high jump and triple jump, breaking the 100m hurdle record, medaling in the Pennsylvania State Championship, and medaling at the USATF Junior Olympics.
As I am only beginning my Junior year, I am undecided on my intended course of study or the size of school that I would like to attend. I am open to exploring any opportunity that will provide a great educational experience and allow me to continue to compete in Track and Field.