What was your most memorable race/meet?
My most memorable meet was defiantly state my senior year. We had the biggest team at state we've ever had and it was great to be there with all of my friends. My freshman and junior year I was the only one that went to state so it was great to have others there. I knew it was the last time I would ever run track and the last time I would ever compete for my school. So that was definitely my most memorable meet. One I will never forget.Out of all of your high school accomplishments which stands out the most?
My accomplishments that stand out the most are definitely my state wins. I just go out there every race and try to make my family and town proud and to go out there and win everything makes everything so great.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
The biggest obstacle I had to overcome was injury. Every year I faced some sort of injury that set me back and I had to work harder to overcome it. Freshman year and sophomore year I had tendinitis in my knees, junior year I had severe shin splints, and senior year I got a concussion that set me back 3 weeks at the beginning of the season. So every year I had to push to get better from the time I was hurt. What will you miss the most?
There is a lot of things I'll miss about track. Number one is definitely the family relationship with the team. I see every single one of the athletes on my team as family. We are all out here with the same goal and the same dream. We want to do the best we can to make our family, town, and God proud. The second thing I'll miss the most is the adrenaline at state. I was never nervous about race really until state this year. In prelims and finals I had so much adrenaline running through me that I PR'd in every race I ran. Just the feeling of getting on the track and giving everything to win will definitely be missed.
Do you have any advice for younger athletes?
My advice to younger athletes is to never give up, always give it your all, never let anyone tell you are not good enough, and give all of the glory to God. My freshman year I made it to state and got 6th, sophomore year I got 6th, and then junior year I pretty much came out of no where and won it. I never gave up. I just practiced and worked everyday to get higher up on the podium.
What are your college plans?
Who would you like to say thank you to?
I would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported me these past four years. My family, my friends, coaches, and our amazing North Platte community. I've received so much support and love from such a small community. It has really made everything so much better that I can make my community so proud by just running 100 meters. Most of all I want to thank my parents. They always have all of the confidence in the world in me. They always make sure to tell me that no matter what happens that they will always be proud of me. I love them more than anything and I do not know what I would do without them. Finally I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to go out there and make him proud every race.
Thank you for this opportunity to be recognized.