Published November 2, 2022

I never imagined that I would eventually compete as a Heptathlete in college!

I was a competitive gymnast up until high school, then played volleyball, tennis, competitive dance, and ran track. My coaches at Shasta College saw my potential and encouraged me to become a Heptathlete. In this two-day, multi-event competition, we compete in seven events: the 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200m, long jump, javelin, and the 800m. However, during my first season, I suffered a major injury leaving me unable to fully walk or run for almost two years. Fortunately, after surgery, I was able to come back stronger and better than I was before.

Thanks to the amazing Shasta College Track & Field head coach, Anthony Williams, and all my other coaches (JP, Ky, DJ, OJ, Ian), I became a two-time Conference Champion, Runner-Up NorCal Heptathlon Champion, and qualified for State, where I finished in the top four in the state, top ten in the Nation, and received All-American status for the Heptathlon. I was also very fortunate to train with the new Shasta College diving coach, Crystal Hilton, who helped me win the Diving Conference Championship on both 1m & 3m, third place on both boards at the NorCal Diving Championships, and qualify for State, where I was able to finish in the top five on 1m and took home an All-American title for Diving.

I’m now competing in Division I Track & Field at CSU Northridge! I feel very blessed to be attending the university, competing in the sport I love, and studying Kinesiology and Pre-Med. I plan to attend medical school and become an Orthopedic Surgeon. I’m extremely thankful for all the opportunities I have been blessed with as a Shasta College Knight!

Shasta College Knight