I started running track and field in middle school and haven’t looked back since. I discovered my love for the sport almost by accident, joining the school’s team on a whim. Little did I know that it would become such a big part of my life.
In high school, I continued to compete in track and field, running sprints and hurdles. I participated in the 400m, 400m hurdles, and high hurdles and trained hard to improve my ability in these events. Which allowed me the opportunity to continue running track at the collegiate level.
I decided to continue running at Drake University, and am now a Junior on the Team. This was a fairly easy decision for me to make because I grew up local to Des Moines, and was able to experience how special the Drake Relays are since high school. I knew immediate that I wanted to be apart of that atmosphere and would be able to carry a little more pride by representing Drake University.
Running track and field has taught me so much more than just how to run fast. It’s taught me the value of hard work, perseverance, and teamwork. I’ve developed a strong sense of discipline and focus that has helped me in all areas of my life.
I’m grateful for the opportunities that running track and field has provided me. I’m proud to represent my school on the track, and I’m excited to see where my athletic career will take me in the future. For me, running track and field is more than just a sport – it’s a passion that has helped me grow into the person I am today.