While we isolate from the world many of us may have more time to think and create. Union Catholic senior Elijah Brown, a 2019 Indoor Meet of Champions winner and multi-time Group Champion, did just that submitting a poem on the sport.
This past indoor season, the George Mason-bound Brown defended his Union County 400m title running 49.55, won his second straight Non-Public A 800m State title for the 800m, and finished his season with an 800m PR of 1:53.26, also ranked US#10, to finish fourth at the Meet of Champions.
Track Will Be Back
By Elijah Brown
Dear high school runners and the running community,
Track and field is an art
Every time you step on that track you get a fresh start
I run with heart, and try to separate myself from the average
Discipline is key, just like Steph Curry mastered the three
Track and field is my passion, and the love for it is everlasting
Even when I've wanted to quit, I never lost confidence in myself one bit
Track and field can sometimes drive me crazy, but I know it'll never make me lazy
When the crowd is into a race, you just got to embrace and put on your game face
When I'm on the track it makes me feel free
Sometimes we can't see what's ahead, but I'd rather take a chance instead of being misled
Track is a lot of mental, and the lactic acid is not so gentle
During tough times you will get tested, keep faith
And ignore the hate
Everybody makes mistakes
It's part of your story, so go follow your path to glory
We're in this together, track and field will live on forever.
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