I can confidently say that the highlights of my high school career as a runner have been placing first at the PIAA State Championship in the 4x800m during spring track and placing first school/ team in the PIAA Suburban 1 District Championship for cross country, both my freshman and sophomore years. In recollecting these memories, I hold close the feelings of pure excitement and pride that we felt as teams on each of the days we were called to accept the award presented to our school. The gratitude that I, as well as my team mates, endured in being recognized together for our hard work were definitely special moments. Not only were individuals recognized, but all seven of us CB West athletes collectively had our best day on the same day and earned what our strenuous training prepared us for. Though lessons were learned and utilized as stepping stones to our humbling successes, they were granted in times of frustration and mild disappointment. This season, my sophomore year, we were fortunate to have qualified for states in cross country once again. In short, the pressure was on and the stakes were high, and we did not come away with the expected nor desired result. From this I learned the value in team work and commitment, as well as the fact that every race is a new race. The ability to stay strong mentally and physically at the times it means the most is a skill that I grew in this season.
As a student-athlete, I wholeheartedly dedicate myself and I believe I have the talent to impact a college program because of my admirable work-ethic. The leadership I have developed in the classroom has aided me in standing out in teams and clubs in which I participate, as well. My decision to pursue track entering middle school has helped me grow and get to know the measures that I will go in order to accomplish the goals that I seek out. I am lucky to be apart of such a wonderful high school program and look forward to continuing my academic and running career in college.