Mary Katherine Morgan
Hi, my name is Mary Katherine Morgan. I am 11 years old. I have been running competitively for two years. Running is a sport that I feel fits my personality and my strengths. Why do I love running? I love nature, and running gives me the chance to be outside and enjoy the beautiful NWA area. I also enjoy running, because I have such a great coach. Coach Shawn is funny, supportive, and makes sure I do my best. It is really fun to run on a team, because on our slower runs, we can have conversations and get to know each other better. It is also awesome, because I get to run with very talented runners. I am a very competitive person and love to compete in races whether they are local or national. When I am not running, my hobbies include baking, musical theater at my school, and reading. I also have done other sports competitively, including gymnastics, swimming, and triathlons.
I am very thankful to my family, who support me and what I love to do. My parents are always encouraging and come to all my races. The fact that I get to run with my Dad is a special treat. He always pushes me in my races, whether he is running it with me or cheering me on. My mom takes lots of pictures to capture the memories of my races, so I can remember all the special moments.
My goals in school are to have a 4.0 GPA and run on the junior high track team in a year and a half. One of my current running goals is to break a 6-minute mile. I also will be trying to qualify for the Junior Olympics. I am looking forward to what the future brings!