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Asha Mason
9/19 Discussion :)
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:09pm
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During high school, one thing that drove me to be positive in class would be my dedication to cheerleading and track and field. As a cheerleader, I was cheerleading captain and was expected to withhold the standard and pride of my school at all times. In the sport of track and field, I was the one of the top best runners on the girlsí team. Not only was I the best runner at my school, I was the only athlete at my school to compete for top ten ranking in the state. For my personal narrative, the subject of which I have chosen to write about in my life would be the tremendous downfall of my track career throughout high school and my attempt to regain myself and run again here at East Carolina University.

Many events have transpired to inspire me to change myself as a person but this event in particular has led to a long term consequence and is also very important in my life which is why I chose to write about this experience. With a torn hamstring, I conquered regionals with a 15.7 seconds in the 100m hurdles my sophomore year. After being in rehabilitation for the entire season and only able to compete in three meets, this was only the beginning of my journey in track and field. My junior year had arrived and I was able to compete with at least 2/3 of my competitive strength. Highly ranked in the region I traveled to Denver to compete, while already being ranked 4th in the state, and losing it at the state competition due to my loss of faith in myself. Finally senior year arrived and my personal problems began to arise and lead me to a terrible habit which eventually influenced me to discontinue track and field and almost destroyed my scholarship for University of North Carolina Pembroke. I plan to support my thesis statement with the mentioned chronological details of my downfall beginning my sophomore year in high school and ending to where Iím at now as a freshman in college in order to support in great detail the tremendous downfall of my track career!

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