My name is Bria Barnes. I am the last of four children. I started running track when I was in the seventh grade, but before that, I was a dancer and soccer player. I started dancing when I was three and started at Cassidy Dance Studio and later went to Edge Dance Company where I started to competitively dance. I played soccer for Hunter Soccer Club and I played for Cedarbrook Middle School. Out of these three activities I chose to stick with track. Track has been a major factor in my life and it has helped me to grow not only as just an athlete but a scholar-athlete. Track is a discipline and mental sport which makes me a better person. When I came to high school both my freshman and sophomore year were great. I was apart of a team that won many state championships and many district titles for both indoor and outdoor. Unfortunately, I strained my hamstring during the indoor state track meet my junior year which leads me to why I am still doing track now. I have seen many athletes give up after having a bad injury. But with the support of family and friends and the type of person I am I chose to still get healed and continue to run track. My junior year wasn't as well as I wanted it to be so I chose to do summer track to gain my confidence back and to get back in the game. I hope to only grow in this sport for my senior year in high school and when college.