What are your plans after high school?

My plans after high school are to hopefully get a scholarship for running and run for a college, and study something about health .

What has been the best moment so far this season or in your high school career?

The best moment of my career in high school was probably freshman year cross country.

How was your off-season training impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?

We had to wait a little bit longer to start our summer runs as a team because we had to wait till we knew we were safe to get started 

How has your participation in high school athletics helped you to grow as a person and student?

It has helped me to be a little bit outgoing and be better at starting conversations with people at my school. 

To you, what makes a good leader?

I think that a good leader knows how much they have to give in order to get what they want. 

Who is your favorite athlete? Why?

David Goggins, I love him so much and he is someone I would love to be like someday. A strong, hardworking person, and never give up no matter how long it takes to get better. 

What is the most memorable service project you have done with your team?

After the big storm, we helped pick up some trees

What are three life skills that you have learned from athletics that will help you for the rest of your life?

  • I have learned that you have to dedicate your time to whatever it is you want to be great at 

  • Life will throw lots of obstacles at you but you have to be prepared to respond in the most encouraging and helpful way not give up hope

  • Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself every day, it takes time to be great at something but you have to push yourself if you want it as bad as you think you do

- Spotlight written by Noah Christensen, Waukee APEX Associate

IGHSAU Student-Athlete Spotlights are created by high school students in Waukee High School's APEX program. The IGHSAU is thankful for its partnership with Waukee APEX to create meaningful content to share with our member schools, student-athletes, coaches, and fans. To learn more about Waukee APEX, click here.