Bet you didn’t know: I write poetry.
Toughest opponent/why? My toughest opponent is myself. Because throwing is an individual sport, your mental strength is just as important as your physical strength and technique. Your body only performs as well as your mind allows it too. My toughest opponent is myself because I am the only one who can stop myself from success. I am the only one who can keep myself from being who I want to be.
Favorite book: Animal Farm
Favorite movie: V is for Vendetta
Favorite TV show: That’s so Raven
Favorite musical artist/song: Corinne Bailey/Rae
Favorite pro athlete/why: Michelle Carter — she is an outstanding thrower and a great example of a beautiful and strong woman. She is an amazing role model.
Favorite smell: Grass
Favorite home-cooked meal: Spaghetti
Game-day rituals: I listen to the same playlist. I pray before every meet.
Person who would play me in a movie: Jordan Sparks
Words you live by: How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Biggest influence/why: My mom. Everything I have learned about being a strong young woman I have learned from her.
I am most annoyed by: People who say one thing and do another.
I can’t live without: My family
Most embarrassing moment: Tripping in the hallway in front of my crush.
In 10 years, I’ll be: An Olympian, a wealthy businesswoman, happy
Best thing about rack: Throwing is an individual sport, so over my years of throwing I have developed trust and confidence in myself that I would never have developed without the sport.
Worst thing about track: Throwing is often underestimated and perceived as a sport that doesn’t require technique, athleticism, preparation or effort.
Vegetable I just won’t eat: Cucumbers
Favorite junk food: Brownies
Favorite school subject: History
Last DVD or video game I bought: Mario Kart
Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Bill Gates
Love to trade places for a day with: Michelle Carter
When I’m bored, I like to: Write poetry
Worst habit: Teeth grinding
On your bedroom walls: Throwing goals
Talent I’d most like to have: Dancing