Courtney Isom – Senior BYU Track and Field

Courtney IsomSenior BYU T&F

“Ever since I was 7 I had a goal to be a collegiate athlete. I didn’t know what sport until I discovered track and the natural talent I had in it. In high school I broke the school record in high jump and did about every event. My dream out of high school was obviously to go to a Division 1 University. However, the cards weren’t in my favor and I settled to go to a community college. At the community college I became a heptathlete and bunkered down to do 7 events.”

“Through literal blood, sweat, and tears I fought my way to earning 4th in the nation at our national meet in the Heptathlon AND the Javelin. Opening up the opportunity to compete at a Division 1 University. I got the call from BYU in the airport on the way home from nationals. Finally I was going to live my dream. My first year at BYU was hard work but it meant everything to me to be there. For my 4th year I redshirted and decided to give all my attention to javelin where I thought I could excel. Finally after a year and a half of training my 2020 senior year season came.”

“One week before our season opener the NCAA cancelled our whole season. My senior season was taken away from me before it even started. I was devastated. As I look back though, I wouldn’t trade the last decade of track for anything. It has taught me how to work hard, be dedicated, and fight for what you want. I’ve grown so much as a person and wouldn’t be where I am in my life without it. A dream of mine was to be a collegiate athlete. I lived that dream and will forever be proud of it.”

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