Fans stood to their feet. Muffled noises turned to silence. All eyes were fixed on the 6-foot senior from the University of Arizona standing alone in the infield. She knew what to do. This was not her first pressure packed moment.
The 22-year-old high-jumper stood relaxed, but nervous. “Deep breath,” she said to herself. “Let them have it. They are going to love you.”
Right before she started, she remembered the coaching she received over the years: take a deep breath and relax. With an anxious crowd waiting, she delivered. Her teammates were in awe of her athletic abilities,