|Best Time||Course Name||Location||Exact Distance||Description|
|5,000m Time||18:47.89||OHSAA District Cross Country - Mason||Corwin-Nixon Park, Mason, Ohio||5 km||A relatively quick course. Very grassy, a few trails, and a few short hills.|
|10,000m Time||42:43.00||Cincinnati Thanksgiving Day Race||Cincinnati, Ohio||10 km||All paved. A mix of hills and flat areas winding through downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine, and Northern Kentucky.|
2010: Awarded Top Newcomer; Cincinnati Hills League Academic Award
4 years varsity, 2 years boys' captain.
|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|
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|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|
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2 partial seasons. Not officially sanctioned by the OHSAA or Madeira High School. We use these indoor meets as a way to get some racing in over the winter and to judge where we are in conditioning. Since we don't have a dedicated competitive indoor team that's able to regularly do specialty workouts, I don't believe that these times accurately reflect my abilities.
2011: Cincinnati Hills League Academic Award
4 years varsity. 1 year boys' captain.
My senior season was cut short due to a developing stress fracture in my right leg, causing me to miss the last four meets.
On the field, I have been cross country captain for two seasons. My junior year, this involved keeping a line of communication between the team and the coaches, and I also designed and facilitated the purchase of warm-up suits and t-shirts. My senior year, as captain and one of the top runners, my biggest job was to recruit new runners. Having lost four of our six runners to graduation and not hearing from any entering freshmen, we were expecting only a two-man team. However, through word of mouth, I was able to get our team up to seven runners (though many later were out for injuries/sickness).
Off the field, I believe my most prominent leadership has been as the vice president of my school's National Honor Society chapter. Recently, we organized our school's second dance marathon, which raises money for pediatric cancer research by the Children's Miracle Network and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. For us this involved working with the entire NHS to plan the theme, decor, food, activities, shirts, tickets, and the works. My specific committee focused on t-shirts, which involved designing the shirts, marketing and selling them, getting the student body pumped up about the dance, and finally delivering the shirts and facilitating a decorating contest. Despite the many setbacks we faced with our fundraising, we were able to overcome these difficulties to put on a very successful dance, raising nearly $1800 from our small school of 400.
When I think about healthy athletic performance, I'd say my philosophy is fairly simple. Whether it's the socks I buy, the conditioning I do, or the lunch I eat, I find myself asking myself, "Will this help me athletically, or will it detract from my running?" That is what guides my athletic decision-making.
I volunteer with the Southwest Ohio region of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Foundation (HOBY). In 2012, I was fortunate enough to be selected to represent my school at the regional seminar, based on leadership qualities recognized by the school staff. While at the seminar, I gained valuable insight on leadership, service, teamwork, and goal-setting, while also making some incredible new friendships. To say it was a life-changing experience would be selling it short.
When given the opportunity to apply for staff the following year, I knew I wanted to be able to share that same great experience I got with the next group of nearly 200 students.I returned in 2013 on the Operations Team, where I did a lot of behind-the-scenes work, such as program setup, meal preparation, dorm checks, operation of the HOBY store, and social media management. It brought me immense joy to know that I had a part in changing the lives of so many young people, which is why I have applied again to return on the 2014 staff, and I have already been accepted on the Operations Team for the 2014 Ohio West seminar.
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