You win some and you learn someX1000…
I am so thankful for @usatf, @stanfordtfxc, @zrsion, my family, teammates and friends who have all helped me get here. None of this would have been possible without the backing of community that has given me nothing but love and encouragement and for that I am eternally thankful.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around yesterday… particularly the fact it is over. While the result is very different than what we were hoping for, I feel thankful for having my eyes opened to what it takes to be competitive at the top level. Getting to compete along side athletes I have looked up to ever since I started the sport is a dream come true. As I stood with my qualification group on the infield of the 60,000 person stadium, my body and mind rippled through every emotion. One year ago, I genuinely thought I would be done with my track and field career as this spring came around… now, I feel like we are just getting started 💥😈🔥 This entire season in many ways has felt like a fairy tale. I am so proud of the work we put in, the memories made, obstacles tackled, and the relationships built, but this competition was humbling. Today, I learned so much more than the times we got to stand at the top of the podium and am excited to grow from this experience! -
There is something about looking down at your uniform and feeling like you are part of something bigger than yourself. From my time at Silver Creek to Stanford and now here, I cherish every opportunity to compete for my team. I hope to be able to work hard and earn another opportunity to represent the United States, but also can’t wait to be back on the farm for one final go as a collegiate with best my friends.
Now it is time to cheer on my teammates, find the London bridge (and play some Fergie while walking across), be a tourist with my family, then gear up for one final competition in Taipei, Taiwan at the World University Games. Woot Woot!!!!