The picture that hangs on the wall of Paige Tennison's bedroom is nothing special.
Tennison said she doesn't really care for the art, which came with the house when her family bought it.
"It's a picture of a moped or something," the Newport Harbor High junior said. "It's super-random."
Tennison has turned it into a positive. It's now what she calls her "vision board." On top of the picture she tapes pieces of paper, representing things that she wants in life.
Earlier this year, she put up a time of 17 minutes, 44 seconds on her vision board. At the Laguna Hills Invitational, she ran a 17:43.
Before the Orange County Cross Country Championships, Tennison put a time of 16:58 on the vision board.
Tennison again almost exactly matched the time Oct. 15 at Irvine Regional Park. She finished the three-mile girls' sweepstakes race in 16:59, coming from behind to win first place by 16 seconds.