Camaraderie, competition, and celebration. These three aspects of any Track & Field meet or practice, are what pull me back into another season year after year, filled with ambition, determination, and growth. Most importantly, I am drawn to hard work that pays off. What I have put into training, concisely and decisively has gotten me to where I am now, and I am determined to take my skills and profession to the next step in college and beyond. I am eager for competition, and I am enthusiastic about the team spirit that comes with the balance of focusing on one’s event and healthy pastime with never-ending new teammates and colleagues across the world as I travel for competition. Track & Field brings me joy. It is demanding, physically and mentally, but to naturally have fun amidst high-stress times has influenced my life in so many positive ways that I could not pave a path forward in life without Track & Field being a part of it.