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Running to Finish the Race

Sophomore Amanda Meers (center)

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Sophomore Amanda Meers (center)

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Sophomore Amanda Meers (center)


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When someone thinks of a track and field team, they often immediately turn down the idea of joining the team. Somehow the idea of running multiple laps around a track or even one is not a very appealing idea. This was my attitude and thoughts toward the team as well.

Going into this season, I expected the worst. I couldn’t imagine running a mile (or four laps) around a track as a race, this seemed like the worst way to spend your day…until I found out there was a 2 mile race I would be entered in as well. I dreaded track for months in advance and only agreed to join the team so I could improve my running time for cross-country. However, the season couldn’t have been more surprising.

The practices were something I quickly began to enjoy and I found myself excited for the weekly meets. This is something that never occurred even during cross-country season back in the fall. Throughout these past couple months, I have also greatly improved my running time for both the 1200m and 3200m races. I have been able to get weekly PR’s and can run the races without dread. These are changes that would not have been possible if I had refused to join the team.  Overall, my attitude towards track changed very quickly and I am glad I made the right decision.

All through the season, I have built great relationships with my teammates and learned to honor and glorify God in all that I do. Our team verse this year is Acts 20:24, “…finish the race, …testify to God’s grace”. This is a great reminder that we should represent Christ in all that we do and give glory to him.

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