Best Performances (Click for Link to Official Results):
Sports Participated in and Honors Received:
Soccer: 1st grade - 7th grade
Basketball: 1st grade only
T-ball/Softball: 1st grade - 2nd grade
Track: 7th grade - Present
Cross Country: 7th grade - Present
4-H: 3rd grade - Present
FFA: 8th grade - Present
Mannford Cross Country Overall Top Female
Mannford Track Overall Top Female
AAU Junior Olympics Track & Field All-American - 3000m
AAU Junior Olympics Track & Field All-American - 4x800m
Oklahoma Cross Country Junior High All-Star Overall Champion
Mannford 4-H Top Female
Good Citizenship Award
Terrific Pirate Award
Perfect Attendance Award
Student Council Representative
Soccer Team Captain
GPA - ACT Score - Class Ranking:
College Majors interested in studying:
I plan to obtain a Major in biology with hopes to continue to Med school and obtain a doctorate in Orthodontics or Medicine.
Personal Story of overcoming adversity, including lessons learned and character gained through the experience...
My love for running started at an early age. I noticed while playing soccer that I was always the quickest on my team. Running never felt like a punishment to me, I enjoyed it. I was able to start running for Mannford in Middle School on their track and cross-country team. I excelled very quickly and my desire to compete grew stronger. Running challenges me like no other sport has. You do not have a team to step up and carry you on your off days. It is all about how much time YOU put in. No one else can run your race or be subbed in when you are tired. This has taught me self-perseverance and determination. I also knew coming from a small town would make it difficult for me to get noticed. A family friend introduced me to Coach Eric and the PBA family. I was able to surround myself with like minded individuals who have a love for running. The coaching and support I received from joining a competitive youth team has taught me that it does not matter where you come from, all that matters is the desire you have to be YOUR personal best. So, I think the biggest adversity that I have had to overcome was realizing that no matter how small of a school I come from, I can compete with athletes that are in much larger school districts. I must be willing to work harder than those around me.
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...
I plan to use this opportunity to further my education and continue my running career while focusing on my academics. I look forward to utilizing this opportunity to inspire high school athletes to reach their goals in becoming a collegiate student-athlete. I hope to be able to play a significant role in helping my team excel by fulfilling whatever my role may be. I plan to lead by example and be both competitive and respectful with my teammates while giving it my all. I hope my education helps me obtain a career in the medical field that will allow me to help make a positive impact on others and help those that are in need.
Coach Hudgens bio and insights on Peyton Carson...
Peyton is an exceptionally talented runner, but the most precious thing about her is the consistent kindness, compassion, and contagious smile she so graciously shares at an elite level. Her presence is powerfully impactful in races, as she’s usually leading at a fast pace, but also her presence is powerfully influential as encouragement to the running community with happiness and authentic joy for running. Unique to Peyton’s talent in running is exposure to winning and progressing rapidly. That’s what talent is - a rapid progression at a skill or ability that is comparatively exceptional. There’s great pressure that comes from great performances, and that’s the special journey we get to share with Peyton, growing through her journey with peace and purpose in the steps she takes. In the midst of running so fast, we’re able to slow down the process and provide space to enjoy the gratitudes in her running and process the growth opportunities her experiences are providing. Her emotional management and mindset toward competitions has matured to as much of an elite level as her running. It’s exciting to trust that as her physical prowess improves she’ll have the mental and emotional resources to enjoy those gifts at optimal levels. Praise God for Petyon’s intrinsic excitement to run a lot and to race at fast paces. Thankfully her passion for running is pure like her compassion for others.