Meneses has been working towards this since the summer before her freshman year.
“I was very excited to have this opportunity that I have worked so hard to achieve. Now I get to focus on the goal of performing well in my academics, as well as in my athletics,” Meneses said.
Meneses’ ultimate goals motivated her. She wanted to get better with each and every race she ran. According to Meneses, her mom influenced her in the beginning.
Meneses was always interested in running.
“My mom ran in high school and I got a little taste of my passion for running after joining my middle school track team,” Meneses said.
Meneses was a cross country team captain and has recently been named a captain for the track team. She was also named All-Metro and All-District for her senior year of cross country.
Embry Riddle is an aeronautical university that offers over 60 degree programs, one of which is business administration as Meneses has currently chosen.
The Embry-Riddle cross sentry and track teams are apart of the National Association of Intercollegiate Colleges (NAIA). The Eagles were the Women’s conference cross country champions from 2006-2012.