At Old Town High School, i've taken on the challenge of becoming a standout Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor Track athlete, running the distance events in track, and helping our Cross Country team qualify for states two years in a row. Over the past four years, I have grown not only as an athlete, but also as a person.
One of the more important things that i've learned while training myself, is being able to push yourself further than before. That means sometimes barely walking after practice, or feeling dizzy for the rest of the night after the practice. But more importantly, it has been a journey for not only me, but also my family. Learning all the capability that I had in myself to perform, really made a difference in how I was able to perform every meet.
Probably the two most important things that i've learned in four years, is to not listen to negative thoughts or thoughts that your doing something wrong. It doesn't hurt to suggest thoughts, but do it in a positive way and not a way that is discouraging to that person. I've also learned to not give up. I've had many times when i've wanted to give up, but i've plowed forward, and pushed myself to be the distance runner that I am today, and I am very proud of how far i've gone. It wouldn't of happened without the help of my middle school XC coach Steve Dexter, for giving me that first encouragement to start my running career, and my high school XC & track coach Rod White, who pushed me more than I could imagine, so I could reach my goals.
• Qualified for Class B XC state meet (Grade 12)
• Qualified for Class B Indoor Track State Meet (Grade 12)
• Qualified for PVC Large School Championship (Grade 12)
• Qualified for Class B Outdoor Track State Meet (Grade 12)
• Captain of Boys XC team (Grade 12)
• Co-Captain for Boys Outdoor Track Team (Grade 12)
• Co-Captain of Boys Indoor Track Team (Grade 12)
• Most Outstanding Performer Award for XC (Grade 12)
• Coach's Award for XC (Grade 11)
• Qualified for PVC Large School Championship (Grade 11)