Sports have always played a role in my life, especially running. My basketball coaches noticed my speed at a young age, as I was usually the first one down the court no matter which end I started on. During my 7th grade year, I was entered in the Lubbock 6A City Championship track meet. I won first place in the pole vault, 800m, 300m hurdles, and 1600m relay. After that, my parents purchased my first pair of track spikes. In March of 2020, I broke the school record at Frenship Middle School in the 400m run before our season was cut short.
After making the varsity track team my freshman year of high school, I knew I wanted to be a collegiate athlete. At the end of my sophomore year, I enlisted the help of a personal trainer to teach me proper nutrition and correct weight lifting techniques. I now train year round. My hard work and unwavering determination has not gone unnoticed by my coaches and peers, as I have been placed in positions of leadership to mentor younger aspiring track athletes.
I was taught at a young age that your level of motivation can determine your level of greatness, and how much you desire success can determine your potential. Motivation is what stokes the fire in me and drives me to train harder. I believe my burning desire to succeed will help keep me there.