How long have you been involved in Track?
I have been involved in track since third grade. My brother was in fifth and so the coaches let me run with them. I actually started running club at Queen of Peace Catholic Academy (QPA) when I was three. My brother was in Kindergarten and Coach Jim (the coach) let me run with them.
What do you like best about it?
I love the competition of running. I love the excitement when the gun goes off and if I beat my previous time, that is a great feeling.
What team do you run for?
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy track team and cross country team. I do the 100, 200, 400, 4×1 relay.
Would you like to go to college or the Olympics and continue on in Track?
I would love to run track in high school and college. I’m hoping by practicing now that I improve enough to be a great high school runner. If I was able to make it all the way to the Olympics that would be awesome! Running is my passion and I hope I can do it forever.
Who is your athlete inspiration?
Usain Bolt is one of my inspirations. My dad bought me a book about him once and it was inspiring. I would love to run that fast someday. My coach at QPA, Coach Ami, gives me a lot of feedback to help me become a better runner. She is very encouraging.
Share anything else you would like us to know!
I also run cross country. I’m lucky to be able to run long distance and sprint. For middle school I run 3Ks, but I try and run 5Ks on the side to keep my endurance up and improve my times.
DID YOU KNOW?
Michael Holloway, the track and field and cross country coach at the University of Florida, has been named the USA Track and Field coach for 2020 Olympics!