Edmond North High School (Oklahoma), 2015
US Air Force Academy, 2019
Air Force Second Lieutenant
Atlanta was an incredible. Not only was it my first Olympic Trials experience, but it was my first marathon! Because I still consider myself to be a 10k runner, I didn't feel an immense amount of pressure leading into the race. However, because I had never toed the line of such a long and high caliber race, there was an extreme amount of fear and uncertainty. The Atlanta course was a roller coaster of hills and emotions. I was proud of myself for battling through the ups and downs, and enjoyed the support of family, friends, and an amazing crowd. I learned that the marathon lends itself well to many of my strengths as a runner, but also discovered areas where I will have to improve if I aspire to be a top marathon runner in the future. I'm so grateful for the race in Atlanta, but am excited to stick to the track for a while!
My dad was a collegiate long sprinter and hurdler, so I developed an early admiration for track and field. After his college days, he began to run longer distances and train for the annual OKC Memorial Half-Marathon. When I was 11, I got it in my mind that I wanted to do the race with him (despite not being able to run a mile without stopping or having an emotional breakdown). I trained the entire school year and finished my first half-marathon in 2 hours, 20 minutes. Reaching this early running goal inspired me to join the middle school cross country team, and the rest is history!
800m - 2:20
1600m - 5:16
3200m - 11:11
5k - 18:32
Tennis was actually the sport I loved most in high school. I won two individual and three team state titles, which are by far the fondest memories I have of my high school athletic career.
3000m - 9:01
5000m - 15:28
10,000m - 32:28
Earning my first All-American honor at Hayward Field (2018 10,000m)
Finishing 19th in my debut marathon at the US Olympic Trials
I'm a pretty big nerd... I've read the Harry Potter series 7 times and the Lord of the Rings series twice. Anything fantasy/sci-fi, I'm all over it.
Greenland Open Space in Larkspur, CO
Muffins with homemade strawberry butter
Martina McBride, George Strait
The Historian, A Tale of Two Cities, Lord of the Rings, A Gentleman in Moscow
Queen Elizabeth I
My mom. The best company and cuisine anyone could provide!
I had incredible teammates throughout my high school and college years who pushed me in different ways - sometimes as a runner, but often as a leader and person too.
Roger Federer. He's simply the greatest tennis player of all time and is cool as a cucumber on the court.
I want to continue running competitively for as long as I can. I hope to be able to make the US Olympic team one day, whether it's in the 10k or the marathon. I'll be serving as a astronautical engineer in the Space Force for my next military assignment!