|Best Time||Course Name||Location||Exact Distance||Description|
|3 miles Time||19:51.00||Burke Lake||Fairfax, VA||2.98||Mainly flat with two major hills|
|5,000m Time||20:37.00||Third Battle||Winchester, VA||5K||Flat course, cold day|
|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||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1:23.78||-||2:22.00||3:07.35||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Second Best Time||-||-||-||-||-|
|Hand||Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Vertical jump|
I have had to face adversity all throughout my high school running career. I had kind of a late start due to some heart problems my freshman year, so I only really started competing to my full potential as a sophomore. During my sophomore indoor season, I finished 9th in the 1000 in the state and 3rd in the 4x800. Then, COVID hit. I was forced to readjust to my situation, similar to how I adjusted my freshman year. Now, as a junior, my 4x800 won the district and the region, and I finished 3rd in the region in the 1000. States is up next.
I want to play sports in college because sports have helped me harness my energy. From a young age, I had been told by parents, peers, and coaches that I had competitive spirit. This proved itself later on. Through track and soccer, I have learned that I love to win. I like proving to myself that I am worth it. Even at my lowest, sports have always been there for me. They've been a way for me to release and focus my energy.
I do Girl Scouts. We help coordinate GS events for all the younger girls scouts to help them learn about the world around us. One key event we manage is called Thinking Day. During Thinking Day, each troop represents a country and teaches the other troops about it. It's a great way to introduce diversity and curiosity into our community!
Track has helped me develop a healthy lifestyle. My sophomore season, I almost didn't care about my body, eating lots junk food (telling myself it was "ok" because I did track), staying up late, and having a very negative mindset. However, I realized my Junior Indoor season that in order to get better, I needed to improve all areas of my life. Now, I try to eat healthier, drink lots of water, and sleep at a normal hour. Along with that, I regularly do yoga and meditation to foster not only my body, but also my mind, as track requires both.
Pre-COVID, I used to volunteer at my old elementary school, Canterbury Woods, for their community events. My neighborhood is extremely important to me, as I have lived in it my entire life. I have two younger siblings, and I am very involved with them as well. My siblings, their friends, and all the neighborhood kids who attend Canterbury Woods are almost like a family, we all support each other. I love to volunteer to help them enjoy their younger childhood years, as my elementary experience was fabulous.