I just want to say training for the Olympics has been such a rewarding and challenging experience. From the training, to raising support, to just becoming a better all around person. It’s crazy to think that this journey I have been on for the past two years is finally coming to an end. The Olympics are a little over a month away, and I compete in the Jamaican Olympic trials in a little over a week! Here are a few updates from this past month that just seemed to have flown by.
About five weeks ago I reached out to friends and family to raise $4000 for the end of my season. I have to say that God really showed me how capable he was of providing for me, because donations came from places I least expected. After about two weeks, I was able to raise the majority of my support for the remainder of my season. I have to give a special thanks to Chris Livatino, ETHS Athletic Director, for being such pivotal part in helping me raise support. The ETHS and the Evanston community has been one of my biggest supporters during this journey, and I’m so thankful to have them behind me.
Jamaican Olympic Trials
I leave June 24th for the Olympic trials. The Jamaican Olympic trials will take place in Kingston, Jamaica from June 28th to July 1st. I compete on July 1st. Since many of you have been asking, the way I make the team is that : 1) I need to place in the top 3 in the final, and 2) Run the Olympic A standard time for my event.
Right now all the times are really close, separated by hundreths of a second. Since my race will be taking place in Jamaican it will not be streamed on live television in the US. However, it will be streaming live over the internet. I will post the link towards the end of the week as soon as I get it.
I’m feeling really confident going into the trials. My training has been going extremely well, and I have been able to remain healthy. What has really helped me the most is having my friends and family encouraging, and praying for me. Although I have been getting the jitters, I can’t wait to get to Jamaica to compete to make the team. Its time to make my dream a reality. Thank you all so much for joining me on my journey!