The following is the story of my regionals 1600 race, the first time I qualified for the state track championships. My next focus was on preparing for regionals, where I could punch my first-ever ticket to states. The meet was spread over two days at Quince Orchard High School, but the mixed results from … Continue reading Excerpt: States or bust
Note : The following column was published in Wootton's Common Sense newspaper. October 21, 2017 was one of the greatest days in the history of Patriot cross country. On that date, our team competed in the Montgomery County Championships at Gaithersburg High School, racing against other schools from the county. With the temperatures in … Continue reading Varsity Letter: Patriot XC Needs You!
The following column was published in Wootton's Common Sense newspaper. Some things never go away. Take nerves, a sensation that every athlete knows and deals with regularly. After three years of running for the varsity cross country and track teams, I thought I would have grown impervious to pre-race nerves. I remember the half-hour … Continue reading Varsity Letter: Overcoming Nerves
The following column was published in Wootton's Common Sense newspaper. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens may not have been a high school student athlete, but his iconic words ring true in the fields and courts of our school’s sports teams. Being a student-athlete here is … Continue reading Varsity Letter: Best and Worst Parts of Being a Student-Athlete
Published as a Varsity Letter column in Wootton’s Common Sense newspaper Prior to the start of the wrestling season, the football roster of the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets, a school that was the 3A state champion and beat the Patriots 47-9 along the way, was posted in the boys’ locker room. Each of the players … Continue reading Varsity Letter: Multi sport approach pays off
How could a holiday top Thanksgiving? All you’re asked to do is eat delicious food, meet with relatives, watch football games, and be thankful! I’m grateful for so much this year, and what better way to express my gratitude than a column on my virtual man cave? These are some of the reasons I’m smiling … Continue reading Why I’m stuffed with gratitude this Thanksgiving
The following is a huge project I've been working on with my cross country team, a music video titled "Oh We Rollin'". Hope you enjoy!