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Crystal Washington

New York Quicksteppers

My start in track and field is like a story from a movie, where a star is found unexpectedly. Think of how Lana Turner was famously discovered. I was just a middle schooler doing errands with my mom and picking up my cousin when a coach spotted me. He noticed I looked athletic, which made sense since I was into cheerleading.

He talked to my mom and me, saying that I could do well in track and field. That chat led to me getting college scholarships, breaking records at Long Beach State University in the triple jump, competing nationally, and perhaps one day, I'll even make it to the Olympics.

So I want to tell future athletes and fans that talent can be found anywhere. My story shows how a random moment and someone's belief in you can change everything. Always be open to opportunities and be ready to shine.

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Crystal Washington
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