Before my athletic defining moment, I was never really playing any sports in or out of school because they were not what I truly wanted to accomplish as an athlete. My defining moment as an athlete was on bright fall day in grade 9 gym class, when my gym teacher, Mr. Solinger, took us outside to the back of the school where he taught us to throw javelin and discus. This moment introduced me to my newly acquired favorite sport and to one of the most fun ways to release all of your stress and focus on one thing at a time. This also changed the way that I acted and continue to act. I am more healthy in order to do better at practice and in the competitions. Now in the fall, you will see me running with the cross country team in order to stay fit for when spring comes around and more importantly, track and field comes around. I always preferred javelin but last year at every track and field meet I threw the discus farther. Because of this, I was motivated to do better in javelin how I did it was I got a javelin for Christmas. Now you can sometimes find me at the park near my house, throwing away.