Bryan Sergio Garcia Valdes Jr
John R. Rogers High School, Spokane, WA
Class of 2019
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My name is Bryan Garcia and I am a track and field athlete for Spokane Speed Academy. I attend John R. Rogers High School in Spokane, WA. I started Track in the beginning of my freshman year at Rogers; it was my first ever year of running competitively. During my 2015/2016 season (as a freshman), I qualified for districts in the two-hundred-meter dash and placed in districts taking fifth, which allowed me to compete at regionals. When school Track and Field ended for the season in 2016, I wanted more. I developed a passion and an inner drive for Track and Field, specifically, running. I got online and looked up summer track clubs that my friend directed me to. I contacted the coach and I got into SSA a few weeks later. At first when I joined, I thought it was just for practice to get better; but I soon found out we had a chance to make it to Nationals! I rose to the challenge, pushed myself physically and mentally, competing at the highest level.
Outside of Track, I volunteer at local homeless shelters and participate in community charities helping people that are in need. I am the oldest of my siblings and I try to set a good example for them while helping insure a better future for them by working in my community. My other passions (besides Track) include learning new things that can better me in the future; I am very interested in learning about mechanical engineering and building things (hands on) such as car engines and airplane models. In my free time during the summer, I build small contraptions from scratch and put them to work. I enjoy seeing how things function and what makes things work. In school, I aim high. Although English is my second language, I am enrolled in honors classes and strive for excellence. My GPA and academic attendance are very important to me.
This year, I have made it to Nationals again! I placed 1st at regionals in the boys 4 x 100 meter dash. I hope to be able to put on my college application that I am a multi-year National Junior Olympic Champion! Someday, I hope I can be an elite college Track and Field athlete.