When did you realize that you could become a professional T&F athlete?
I think I started to realize my potential my sophomore year in college… right after indoor Nationals.
How old were you when you began competing in track and field events?
13 years old.
Who is your mentor and why?
I don’t really have a mentor per se. I just rely heavily on family and friends for support.
Who is an athlete outside of your sport you admire and why?
Brett Favre. He always comes back stronger despite the doubts people have about him and his age. He continues to prove people wrong and I like his personality and competitive spirit.
What drives you to be the best in your profession of track and field?
I love the sport and it’s what I’ve been blessed to do so I feel like if I don’t give my all I’m wasting my time.
What places do you visit in the off-season to relax?
I like to go visit my grandparents in North Carolina, my parents in San Antonio and my in-laws and friends in Austin.
If you didn’t run track, what other sport would you want to play professionally?
If you had to choose three people to hang out at a social event (Celebrity Weekend) who would it be?
Idris Elba, Will Smith and Taraji Henson.
Who are your favorite Rap and R&B artists of all time?
I’m more of a R&B fan than I am rap. Rap wise I just listen to whatever my husband puts on my iPod but if I had to pick my favorite I guess it’d be Lil’ Wayne. Not ALL of his stuff because sometimes it’s kind of over the top for me but most of it. I’ve always liked Aaliyah, Gerald Levert, Lauryn Hill, and Donnell Jones… smooth singers like that. I LOVE gospel music.
What do you think you bring to the sport of track and field?
I think I’m very approachable and down to earth. I know I used to look up to a lot of people in the sport and I always want anyone that might look up to me to feel as if they could approach me just as they would any other person.