Track surprisingly came to me as a result of me breaking my arm. Originally occupied with 16 hours a week of competitive gymnastics during my sixth grade year, I now wanted to try out any form of athletics to keep myself active. Volleyball, basketball, and track were my school’s only options, so I decided to entertain all three. Pretty quickly, track became the favorite. I loved taking on the new hurdles in front of me... both mentally and physically. It brought along my love for the sport. However, injuries, as almost all athletes know, can take place at any moment. My junior season it happened to be intense shin splints. Sitting out while others had the opportunity to better themselves was mentally draining. I had to accept that I physically and athletically had run my personal records and best times before all of the qualifying meets. While this was devistating, I feel that I grew the most as a student-athlete during this time. I learned the value of commitment, sacrifice, and being there for your teammates. I became aware of how much love I naturally had for the sport, and how much hard work I was not only willing to, but wanting to put in. I re-focused on new goals and ended up still qualifying for State at the end of the season. I'm looking for a program that will challenge me both athletically and academically. I believe that I have the character, work-ethic, and determination to succeed. I also believe that I have what it takes to achieve my full potential on your team!