Caroline Stewart - Metro Christian High School
Class of 2023 - 5'6"
Best Performances (Click for Link to Official Results):
5:40.62 - April 16th, 2019 - Pinnacle Conference
5:27 - May 17th, 2019 - Green County Twilight
Sports Participated in and Honors Received:
Basketball: Started in 1st grade
Track: Started in 7th grade
Cross country: Started in 6th grade
Started on the varsity team as a freshman for basketball
Played competitive soccer from 1st grade till 8th grade
2019 4A OSSA cross country state quilter
2019 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships 4x800 All-American (8th place)
2019 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships 1500m qualifier
Member of the National Charity League.
Headmaster Honor’s List for last 4 years
NJHS president 8th-grade year
Sophomore class officer
GPA - ACT Score - Class Ranking:
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Personal Story of overcoming adversity, including lessons learned and character gained through the experience...
I ran summer track for the first time before my freshman year. That summer was a big summer of growth for me! I learned that there were a lot of good runners in this world and every race might not be a physical win but every race is a win. Even if you don’t physically win the race you learn something from each experience your put in. The thing you learn from that experience is much greater and helps you become a better runner as the future goes on. Also, one thing I really struggle with is nerves and self-confidence. I’m still working on overcoming this, but what has helped me through this was realizing how lucky I am to be running. I’ve learned how grateful I need to be that I’m running at such an intense level and I use to take them for granted. So being grateful for the experiences I’ve got to participate in as helped me with my self-confidence and nerves throughout the seasons.
Express what you hope to do with an opportunity to be a scholarship-student-athlete. What you hope to give a team and accomplish in college as we'll as what you hope to do with your education and how that big step of completing a degree will lead toward your long term goals...
Since I was in 6th to now I have dreamed about running in college. Running has always been a big part of me and to my day to day life. Running brings constant joy and challenge to me that makes me who I am. I love being surrounded by people that want the same thing as you and are there for you to push up though every experience you encounter in running. I would love to run in college to challenge myself through more obstacles and to be in the constant community of people that encourage you and push you to your absolute best. If I had the opportunity to run in college I would be beyond grateful. I would never take for granted this opportunity because it has been my dream since I was 12. I would use this opportunity to grow a runner and a person. This opportunity would bring more challenges in my running career that I would tackle head and achieve more goals by doing so.
Coach Hudgens bio and insights on Caroline Stewart...
Caroline is one of the toughest girls I know. I rarely use the term “Mental Toughness”, however the various attributes, concepts, and constructs that make up that term I have seen in Caroline’s character expressed in a variety of ways. I’ve seen Carol focus and discipline herself on a particular task especially when learning a new technique or drill. When a challenging practice requires grit and persistence she rises to the occasion. In unfamiliar situations I’ve seen Carol express great confidence surprising everyone including herself. That thrill of showing up and giving your best is a Real Joy that Caroline graciously shares with others in sport. That’s her real toughness, not that she’s always experiencing successful outcomes, but that she has the resilience and passion for running that despite how “mentally tough” she feels she’ll show up and truly give her Personal Best. The showing up part we are always grateful for, her presence provides a natural synergy that others thrive off of. As a coach and mentor, I’m beyond grateful to witness and nurture her passionate journey full of Real Joy!