Within a single hour he set new world records in the 220-yard sprint, the 220-yard hurdles, and the long jump, and tied the world record in the 100-yard dash. (“Jesse Owens”). Towards the end of and after college Jesse was ready to try for the Olympics. In 1932, he failed to win a place on the United States Olympic squad, but by the time he had finished high school, in 1933, he had won much acclaim as a track athlete of extraordinary promise. (Borden).
As a proud member of the Mercedes Tiger Band color guard and drill team, a lifetime goal for me would be to join a marching band and/or college dance team. Coming into high school I never thought my passion would be to be performing in front of hundreds of people every Friday Night for four years. It has become my passion and it brings me much joy to perform and have the time of my life on that football field. I have had an amazing four years participating in many extracurricular activities but I have found that my biggest passion is colorguard.
This season was so much fun, I intend to run cross country for the rest of the years I 'm in high school. My parents always ask, “Do you like it? Is it what you thought it was going to be?” The answer is always yes. Looking back, I have figured out that my parents are my biggest supporters, and know what is best for me.
and I have grown for the cattle industry is why showing cattle has been an important influence on my life. In 2011 when I started showing cattle I never knew how much it would influence my life. My dad and his two siblings showed cattle when they were in high school and raised cattle all their lives, which led to one of the reasons why my siblings and I have grown so much love and passion for the cattle industry.
The whole team was so excited because we had gotten 1st! We lined up on the foul lines so we could receive our medals. The medals said 1st place on them with blue ribbons. The parents were all on the field taking pictures and congratulating
He breaks records left and right. In the last 2 seasons, Stephen Curry has broke so many records, he has broke the record for the most 3 pointers in a season, which was his own record that he set, he has broke the record for the most 3 pointers in a game. He was the first ever unanimous MVP, like that is hard, everyone pretty much voted for him. He has won MVP the last 2 seasons. Like he is the best player in the league, who wouldn 't wanna be him?
Wilt led the Jayhawks to the NCAA finals, but lost in double overtime to North Carolina. He averaged a little bit over 30 points a game and was selected twice to All-American teams during his college career. Just like in high school, Wilt played fantastic in college and he knew that it was time to go pro. Wilt left college a year early to go to the NBA but he couldn’t
Lance Armstrong is known to many as two things; the world’s best cycler and the world’s most famous cheater. But he didn’t always have these titles, Lance Armstrong was originally born in small town north of Plano, Texas. He began his sports career as a swimmer at the young age of 12, which eventually led him to his love for triathlons. By the age of 19, Lance was beginning to make a name for himself by becoming the nation’s leading triathlete and winning championships. In his senior year of high school, Lance began training with the United States Olympic Team, which propelled him to become United States National Amateur champion.
Owens was a dominant sprinter and long jumper in college. Won a record four gold medals in the 1935 national collegiate athletics association championships and duplicated the feat the following year. Owens was determined to be the best and let other black children they could do it to if they put their heart into it. At the conclusion of his high school career, Jesse Owens established himself as an outstanding track and field athlete during the 1933 interscholastic championships in Chicago. Owens won tying the world record, and also won the long jump with a leap of 24 feet 9 ¾ inches.
I started training in July and was ready to make this the best cross country season of my life. I started out the season as the number five varsity runner but and by city league I was the second runner and fourth overall. The team placed first in the city league making us the first varsity girls’ team to win since 1988. We are now on the road to state the qualifying regionals coming up. This whole high school running experience has majorly impacted my life.
Waiting in the gym for my results, I gave up on my hopes of getting a good ranking. The hours passed by very slowly. When the awards started, I felt my hopes drop even lower than before. This contest consists of 10-12 graders, and multiple duet and solo groups, so the anticipation level is very high. When they got to the 11-12 oboes, I didn’t expect much.
The season I had my freshman year ended up pretty well - nine goals, six assists, and a spot on the all-league team. I proved myself as a starter on the squad, and our season almost ended in elation. The section final would have been a big win for the program, as we had been to the championship three times prior and never won it since our state championship win in 2010. 2
Although gymnastics took up a lot of her time schooling was valuable to her. Shawn Johnson has had many influences in her life to make her who she is her family has always been there for her, gymnastics was like her second home, and education was a top priority. The first influence Shawn Johnson has is her family. “Since I practiced Monday through Saturday, Sunday was our family day.”
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is going to the Dixie Classic fair. Amber, Mj, and I went to the fair together. We were so thrilled since we hadn’t gone to the fair in about 4 years. Our first ride we rode was the fireball ! It would go upside down and in a circle I was terrified.
Michael and Scottie both highly impacted their high school teams, but Michael just the next big thing. He received a full scholarship ride to the University of North Carolina. Michael won multiplied awards and a national championship in his three year span at the UNC. Scottie was from little town in Arkansas and was quite small to compete at a college, these limited his chances. He didn 't let any of this stop him.