That's because she's always on the go, always on the run -- a thing
she's starting to get used to by now.
And all that running has made for a successful sophomore season for
Brown, who made Burroughs High history. For her exploits, she has been
named the Burbank Leader Female Athlete of the Year.
Running from place to place is something Brown's dealt with the past
two years at Burroughs.
"[High school] hasn't been easy, but it's helped me because it forces
me to do school work and practice and not waste any time," Brown said.
Time is another important facet of Brown's life. Managing time is
something she's put a lot of effort into.
Last season, Brown proved that her freshman year wasn't a fluke, when
she won a CIF Southern Section Division II championship in the 800 meters
in track and field -- as a freshman.
And as a sophomore, she took that success one step further, by
qualifying for CIF State Track and Field Championships in Sacramento.
Along with being the first Indian female to make it tostate
competition, Brown also led the Burroughs' girls track team to their
first CIF appearance.
"She's a natural competitor," Burroughs cross-country Coach John
Peebles said. "She uses that to help in her running. She has great
running ability but her sense of determination is what gets her to win."
That determination may have been most prevalent in May when Brown took
part in the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Finals at Cerritos
In the Division II 800 race, Brown found herself in last place with
200 meters remaining. She than made her move, charging past six runners,
finishing in third place in 2 minutes 15.30 seconds.
Her time in the race -- in which holds the school record of 2:14.63 --
sent her to the prestigious Masters Meet.
Brown's competitiveness might have come early on in her life. Although
she has broken records and made a name for herself in running, she has
played soccer since she the first grade, and continues that love for the
sport as an Indian.
As a sophomore, she won All-Foothill League first-team honors in
"Soccer was always the sport that I enjoyed the most. But soccer and