Isabel Lynch - Stillwater High School
Class of 2021 - 5'8"
Best Performances (Click for Link to Official Results):
Sports Participated in and Honors Received:
Basketball: Started in 4th Grade
Cross Country: Started Running Club in 4th Grade
Track: Started in 7th Grade
Stillwater Cross Country Team Captain - Fall 2019
Cross Country "Pioneer Pride" Award: Freshman and Sophomore year
2018 OSSAA Oklahoma 6A 4x800m State Championships Qualifier
2019 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships 1500m Qualifier
2019 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships 4x800m All-American (8th Place)
2019 OSSAA 6A XC State Championships Qualifier
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Personal Story of overcoming adversity, including lessons learned and character gained through the experience...
My sophomore year in cross country was a struggle because one of the incoming freshman was an amazing runner and she would beat me every race. It was hard having people talk about me and how a freshman was beating me. And I was not happy with running. I knew I had to change something between cross country and track, I just had to get over it and face the fact that she was a good runner. During track season I would beat her in the mile some times and she would beat me. When track regionals came around I had the 800 and I was excited for it, I ended up getting 4th and not qualifying for state, I think I managed the race well because I ended up running a PR, so I was happy about that, but it was hard not making it to state in the 800. Later that day I had the mile, I never got over the 800 and that showed in the mile I did not run my race; I started out way too fast and slowed way down in the race, and ended up getting 7th and I was so upset. But over the summer I have learned not to get upset over races and to be grateful for the opportunities, I also learned not to compare myself to others, if I want to achieve my goals. I ended up dropping 13 seconds in the 1500 this summer and now I enjoy running a lot more than last year.
“Don’t worry about being better than somebody else, but never cease trying to be the best YOU you can be”
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 8th grade I have dreamed of running for a college, I would watch college races and they were so exciting, this year (2019) it was exciting to watch Sinclair Johnson win the 1500 at the NCAA national championships, and I thought I would want to do that one day or experience it. Being surrounded by a team that is also like a family is a way to get there. I love being surrounded by people that push me to do my best everyday. And I hope one day to be an athletic trainer after college.
If I get the opportunity to run for a college I would work hard to represent myself, my team, and my coaches. Enjoy the whole experience and be so thankful for it, because it is a privilege to race. I would surround myself with people that want the best from me and we push each other.
Coach Hudgens bio and insights on Isabel Lynch...
"I am genuinely grateful for the presence of Isabel Lynch, as a coach, and for any team that she's a part of. Her presence, enthusiasm, and passion for running and for her team is, to say the least, exceptional. As an athlete she has executed consistently in races, as a person she exceeds expectations. Her maturity in emotional management of her own race anxiety has evolved throughout the seasons she's shared with PBA, and her encouragement of others has cultivated an energy that her team thrives off of. The consistency in her performances on the track is a reflection of her consistency of compassion for others and passion for running. I really can't identify any concerns or limits of character for Isabel Lynch, and I'm excited that as an athlete the best is yet to come!"