Elizabeth Wild

Elizabeth WildElizabeth Wild

Elizabeth Wild
School: Grant Graduation Year: 2004

Year Inducted: 2015

Sports Played: Cross Country, Track and Field

High School Honors: 4-year Track letter winner; PIL 4x400m champion, soph, and senior; PIL 800m champion, junior and senior; State 800m champion and 4x400m champion, senior; team 2nd in State, co-captain, senior. 3-year Cross Country letter winner. Member of PIL Championship Team and placed top 5 as Individual all 3 years. Co-captain, senior. Valedictorian, Senior Class President; Winner in All-Around Category of Multnomah County Academic All-Stars.

Post High School Career: Dartmouth College, BA degree; Cross Country and Track & Field for 3 years. Currently Project Manager for Hotel and Retail Development in New York City.

Commentary:

Though Track and Cross Country celebrate individual achievements, I am most thankful for what they taught me about the value of teamwork. The strong, determined women I lined up next to every day at practice were the best competitors and friends I could have asked for. I was beyond lucky. We pushed each other at practice and in races. We celebrated each others’ victories. And we understood that another’s success does not diminish your own. I still carry these lessons, and friendships, with me to this day.

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