What was your most memorable race/meet?
My most memorable race was the 3200 my senior year at state. I won that race to finally become a state champion, which had been one of my goals since sophomore year when I realized it was realistic. Also, it was a great way to end my high school career as it was my last race.
Who was your biggest competition?
My biggest competition in high school was probably Nate Gelber. We had a rivalry throughout high school, especially senior year. Racing Nate always brought the best out of me and I ran some of my best times against him. Senior year he beat me every time we raced in cross country. This gave me extra motivation and helped me do my best in track season.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
The most difficult obstacle that I had to overcome was training alone. Lutheran High normally has smaller cross country and track teams, so throughout high school in never had a running partner. My dad would bike alongside me for my Sunday long runs, but other than that I had to do basically all of my training alone.
What are your college plans?
I will be attending Baylor University in Waco Texas to run cross country and track.
Who would like to thank?
I would like to thank my parents and my grandpa for supporting me constantly and being at almost all my races. I would like to thank my coaches Mizel, Angell, and Uglum for pushing me to be my best, and taking time to give me personal training to help me become my fastest. Finally I want to thank my sports medicine doctor, Dr. Williams, for helping me stay injury free for the last four years.