Peyton and Wesley
How We Met
Wesley and I met our senior year of high school. Our schools were in the same conference an hour and a half apart from each other. We both ran track and cross country for our schools and both won our conference meet that year. After our races, my dad called him over to take a picture of us.
I was so embarrassed because I thought he was such a super star and wouldn’t want to take a picture with me. After that day, we started chatting regularly and ended up dating. We both ended up committing to run for Ohio University where we were finally together on the same team. 5 and a half years later and I love him more and more each day.
How He Asked
College graduation is a day full of excitement and stress all on its own and I was completely oblivious to what else was going to happen on that day. After my name was called and I walked across the stage to get my diploma, I was shaking with happiness. Afterwards, I was waiting for my family to find me amongst the crowd. When we finally met up, my sister suggested we go to the track to take graduation pictures to which I happily obliged. As my family and I approached the track where I ran so many miles on before, I noticed all of our friends standing there. I was still coming off the high from graduating so I didn’t think about our photographer friend standing there as well. After we got multiple pictures, Wesley came toward me and pulled out a beautiful bouquet of flowers and got down on his knee. He explained that running and the track is where we fell in love so it was the perfect place to pop the question.