|Best Time||Course Name||Location||Exact Distance||Description|
|5,000m Time||18.42||Leroy Oaks||St. Charles IL||3.20||Forest path, wooded, hills, rocks.|
Varsity 3 years.
|55 HRDL||55||60 HRDL||60||100||200||300||400||500||600||800||1,000||1,200||1,500||1 Mi||3,000||2 Mi||5,000|
|Second Best Time||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1:01.00||-||-||2:23.00||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Second Best Time||-||-||-||2:23.00||-|
|100 HRDL||100||110 HRDL||200||400 HRDL||400||800||1,500||1,600||3,000 STPL||3,000||3,200||5,000||10,000|
|Second Best Time||-||-||-||-||-||1:01.00||2:20.00||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Varsity 3 years
Varsity 3 years
Coaches main focus for my training in the 2013 season was the 800/4x800. I only had the opportunity to run the mile one time, without training. I am confident that with training, my mile time will be able to drastically drop.
To be an athlete, there are sacrifices that you have to make. Some do not feel they are worth it, and therefor do not continue to pursue a higher level of competition. My goal is to make it to that next level, and so I do make those necessary sacrifices. I do not drink alcohol or use drugs or any substance. I do not go to parties where I may be placed in a compromising situation. Caffeine (soda) is not allowed during season, and out of season only sometimes. My mom is a dietician and so I have thankfully been brought up in a very healthy and balanced life style. Fatty foods and sweets are special treats. It is important to fuel your body the best way you can for the best performances. I cross train as well to give my body the rest it needs to continue progressing.
I feel it is very important to be involved in the community especially as a teenager. Even though we're young, we can make a difference. And often, it can be fun! I often Volunteer at Feed my Starving children, packing food bags for children in impoverished countries. In March of 2012, a friend and I traveled to Haiti though Praying Pelicans Missions and spent our spring break building a school and church in a town right out side of Port-au-Prince. We would spend our breaks between shifts playing with the local children from the orphanages, it was a lot of fun! Once I came home I wanted to see what else I could do to help out the kids, like the ones I met in Haiti, so I organized a shoe drive in my neighborhood through the Organization Soles for Souls. I made a flyer which I passed around my neighborhood asking for shoe donations, and later collected 198 pairs to donate. It was awesome to see how generous everyone was. It felt good knowing how beneficial those shoes would be, after being in Haiti and seeing the lack of clothes etc, especially shoes. Later that year I volunteered through Operation Christmas Child with my mom, collecting items to fill shoe boxes with toys and books to send off to underprivileged children overseas, as Christmas presents. In my Ap Language class this year we were discussing homelessness and the effects of poverty. I wanted to know what I could do to help make the winter easier for the homeless of Chicago, and thought of another collection in my neighborhood. I passed a flyer out explaining my goals, and later, thanks to the extreme generosity of my neighbors, collected 43 blankets and 84 hoodies which I delivered to Pacific Gardens homeless shelter down on Wacker Drive in Chicago. I was a counselor for Vacation Bible School at my church the summer of Freshman and Sophomore year, and Volunteer at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The past three years, I have regularly donated blood to Life Source in St. Charles. I am a student intern at Athletico Physical Therapy in St. Charles, which I love because it gives me as close to hands on experience as I can with Physical Therapy since that is what I will be studying in school. I am on the Student Representative Advisory Board for Kane County as well. I think volunteer work within the community is very important because I love the feeling of being able to reach out and make a difference, even if it is a small act. I prefer actually doing hands on volunteer work rather than just sending money to any organization, really experiencing and seeing first hand how you are making an impact is a really humbling experience that I think everyone should have.
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