Running always has come easy for Jordan Hasay. While other kids thought of it as punishment, it was her joy. Her daily highlight in fifth grade was running laps to start PE class. "I would be literally sitting on the edge of my seat in class," she says, "just waiting for the bell to ring so I could be the first person out the door. I had to win that little two-lapper." Even then, she loved the freedom and challenge of running. "I loved pushing myself," she recalls.