|Best Time||Course Name||Location||Exact Distance||Description|
|3 miles Time||21:16.00||Occoquan Regional Course||Virginia||3 miles||-|
|5,000m Time||20:40.00||Great Meadows||Virginia||5000 meters||-|
|10,000m Time||45:00.00||Quantico Marine Corps Base||Virginia||6.2 miles||-|
|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||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||6:45.00||-||-||13:57.00||-||-|
A team is so important to me and leaving high school without having a new "family" to go to is scary. Getting to stand on the side of the track and cheer on your teammates and have them do it for you after is a feeling that is indescribable. Training and improving times to better the team is fulfilling and motivating. The weekly hangouts, long runs on the weekend, and making friends that become family is what makes me want to continue to continue the best person I can be and help and encourage those around me to do the same.
In the summer of 2015 I went to an all girls camp. The atmosphere was very toxic due to the enormous amount of gossip. It became a very sad place to be and everyone wanted to go home. One day I got the group together to talk and see what we could do. There was a suggestion to apologize to all the people you had talked about and then move on. I decided to start the apology and make sure that all the girls felt heard and understood. Having to be the leader in this situation taught me that not all leadership positions are fun or a comfortable experience but can turn into the most rewarding.
In running specifically I could sense the motivation and drive going down on the team. I was thinking of anything I could do to get our moral up so that we, as a team, had the confidence when race day came. I started texting my teammates after meets and workouts, telling them that they worked hard, put in their best effort, and will continue to improve. Slowly I started noticing that the team was starting to engage more in workouts and encourage and lift up each other as well.
Students today are constantly surrounded by negative influences that can hinder their potential and performance. Staying healthy and being the best person I can be is a huge moral of mine. I make sure to stay away from any parties that I know will have drugs or alcohol and I keep my friend group small so that peer pressure is something I don't have to stress about. I also make sure my diet and sleep schedule stays in check because if I am only running but not taking care of myself after then the training that I am doing can be jeopardized. By making sure my body is at its optimum level then I can have a peace of mind when I toe the line.
Service plays an important role to the person that I am today. At a young age I started service by helping out in the church and with older people. As I have gotten older I am big into being an important role model to young children. Every month I hang out with a kid in either elementary or middle school and help them establish a positive foundation that they can build off of. We will go on walks, out to the movies, or just hang out so they can have a relaxing day and a role model they can always count on to be there.
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