Through all of the segregation and financial struggles that Jesse Owens faced, he managed to become one of the fastest runners in history (Teen Ink). Throughout his life, he knew he was destined for running and achieving great things. (Teen Ink) He showed in his life that with a positive attitude, even going through hard times, a person can accomplish his/her goal (Teen Ink). Owens showed this again when he overcame a back injury while at Ohio State and set four world records in the Big Ten Track Championships (“Jesse Owens”). “The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals.
After Louie graduates, he becomes a track star in college. After countless hours of trainingand running, Louie obtains the opportunity to compete for a spot in the Olympics. Zamperini is very competitive and trains all the time, striving for excellence. His running abilities take him all around the world, one competition took place in Germany which foreshadows the setting World War II. Throughout Zamperini's life, he always gains greatness.
Sebastian Reaves Dr. Hood English 10 Honors, Period 5 30 October 2015 Title Unexpectedly life can give you certain obstacles, you have to fight through those obstacles to get through life. Last year, I joined the cross country team and I am still on it today. Running has affected my life a lot and has changed my lifestyle. Additionally, running has made me a stronger individual.
I see each night how hard he studies and how important his grades are to him. His hard work paid off and he will be attending the Ohio State University next fall with the goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. This has made me want to take my studies seriously and reach for my dreams. Athletically, he played soccer all four years at STVM and this season was named captain of the varsity soccer team. I attended every game and watched first-hand the time and effort he dedicated to the sport, how hard he played, how personal he took each loss, and how he even overcame injury.
I feel proud and excited when I got a chance to join Denver Ethiopian Community soccer team. Every week, we trained to improve our talent and fitness to become the best team in the tournaments. I felt like I was a favorite player from the rest of the team because of my talent, discipline and skills’. At the time it was easy for me to break through for the first team. On the other hand, I often felt out.
Our coach is a strong believer that in order to be successful as a team, it is important to support each other like a family. This familial atmosphere and support that I received from my fellow teammates was the reason I went to compete at OFSAA my first year of wrestling. Not only did I earn a spot at OFSAA that year, I also competed at the Cadet/Juvenile Provincial Championships. Although, I did not place at this tournament, it was an excellent learning experience that I will never forget. In grade 10, I earned the Marauder award for wrestling, which was a true honour, simply because most of the time the Marauder award and the MVP award are usually given to a grade 12 on the team.
Constantly I question myself about my past, remembering all the marvelous and dreadful moments i´ve had. Every moment has made me more stronger, maybe more humble or more determined, each of these moments have taught me something that makes me the person (who) I am today. At the age of 8, I was a high performance athlete. Tennis was instilled by my father from an early age and since that moment this sport became my passion. I remember this one final, against a girl named Valentina that had always been my rival and i´ve never been able to defeat her on the court.
“My favorite part of running is running with my team. Obviously running really hurts and takes a lot of energy and training, but it is much easier when you can train alongside your friends and teammates. Going through such intense training brings us very close together and I’ve made some of my best friends on the team.” Speaking of friends, Lakes teammate, Braden Heimbaugh adds “The team brotherhood that we share is the main motivation and driver through the intense workouts that we do.” Lake continues “Another thing I really like about running is the feeling of accomplishment when I’m done. It feels really good to have completed a tough workout, especially if I’ve hit all my times” But not all aspects of running can be positive. “My least favorite part of running is definitely the stress and pain.
Based on Jane McGonigal Ted Talk, “The game that can give you 10 extra years of life” I believe my biggest strength is Physical Resilience. I find that physical resilience is the way of getting through your troubled times through physical/athletic opportunities. My fear is let go when I run, running has been my safe places in which I can get out of the real world and spend time daydreaming about all the good. Sports has been my way of physical resilience and my method of understanding the world. My mind is filled with stress and fear, but that is all let go when I get to the first mile of my race.
This Greek word connect to me because I am very athletic. I spend the last four years in high school playing different sports and keep my body in great condition. I was a huge star in high school I would play football after football season finish, I would play basketball then last not at least I would run track and field. Being an athletic student mean that you have to work hard and show dedication, not only on the court or the field but also in the classroom. This word reflected back to my freshman year in High School football was one of the
“Her Christian faith resonated with me and my family,” Dobson said. “I cannot always bring up my faith in a public school setting so it allowed for a unique opportunity.” Dobson knew Watson had a love for the 1,500 meter and after training her for just eight weeks she ran faster than she ever had in five
Now I play soccer for the Oskaloosa team and I have played for them every year in the spring and fall. We have had a pretty good team through the years and we win more games than we lose. But I enjoy playing for a bigger town because the competition is a lot harder than Sigourney ever was and it makes it more of a challenge. Some people think I’m crazy for driving to Oskaloosa after school for practice but I think it is well worth the drive. I hope to go on and play for the William Penn College soccer team and I think I have a good chance since they know who I am because I played for them and go to their
My passion for track and field began with a Nike advertisement. At age ten, I opened the newspaper to a two-page spread of the hometown distance running legend Steve Prefontaine overlaid by a paragraph of inspirational copy. It concluded asking, “Where is the Next Pre?” The story of his small town Oregon roots, gutsy racing style, and ambition to be the best resonated with me like nothing ever had before. I told myself I was the next Pre, and then tore off for my first run through the streets of Eugene, Oregon – “Tracktown USA”. Inspired by that moment, I joined a track club and became captivated by the pole vault.
It was time for the four by one hundred meter relay. With my relay team stretched,warmed up, and ready to go, we headed towards the stadium where we would race against the fastest girls in the nation. Intimidated but not deterred we headed out of Tent City and into the gates of Turner Stadium. Knowing this was my last race I would run with my close friends and relay team, being it 's the last race of the season and we all weren’t going to be in the same age group next year, I had a whole new mind set. I was constantly thinking, “we have to make top ten because we can make top ten.” “We have the times, we have the strength, we have the speed, we just need to have the guts to walk in there like we are going to shred the track into pieces.
Indoor and outdoor track may be similar to some but to me they are as different as soccer and basketball. I have been on the indoor and outdoor track teams at sutton since seventh grade. Being around a varsity sport for so long has allowed me to see the greats pass through the halls of this school and has allowed me to become one as well. During my junior and senior year I became captain of both the indoor and outdoor track teams leading them to many DVC