July 18, 2013
Liz Patterson
Liz Out the Blocks By Luke AdamsLike any true Texan, sports has been a huge part of my life since my teenage years. Growing up I enjoyed experimenting with different sports and pushing my body to extreme physical limits. At the age of 17, I found an undying passion for track and field. I loved challenging myself, whether it be in the hurdles, high jump, or relays. Upon completion of high school, I received an athletic scholarship to the University of Arizona. By the end of my collegiate career I had claimed the NCAA High Jump title twice, runner-up three times, and was a five-time All-American. After a considerably good run in the NCAA I now compete as a professional High Jumper. My ultimate goal is to medal in the 2016 Olympic Games. “My hard-work and dedication to athletics has taken me further than I would have ever imagined. By the grace of God I am now able to travel around the world and do one of the things I love the most. I believe the body is a temple and needs to be cared for and treated with the utmost respect. Eating clean and fueling your body with nutritious foods is the best ‘drug’ any person can give the body.”