Being a Cyclone!
When I was five years old I wrote in my diary “I love gym class because I like to RUN.” I should have known then that I was born to be a runner. I have always loved running, and once I got into high school I found that I was pretty good at it. And now here I am, living my childhood dream of running for one the best division 1 teams in the nation!
I run cross country and track for ISU. Cross country is a 6k race which is about 4 miles. Seven people for each team run, and the top 5 are counted for the team score. My PR is 21:08 which I ran at regionals in the fall. Our team qualified for nationals where we placed 8th. The first top ten finish in many years! Nationals was very scary to me as a freshman because I had never raced in that big of a race before. But I am really excited for the coming season where a top three finish at nationals looks very promising for our team!
In track I am a distance runner, but I specialize in the shorter distance races such as the 1500 and the 3,000. Someday I might try steeplechase, and maybe a 5,000 meter race as well. I am currently redshirting this season which means I am not going to compete as a Cyclone in order to save my eligibility for the next four years when I will be stronger and faster. My personal records are:
Here are some pics of my team and me!