Q:  Tell us a bit about yourself and your upbringing ?


A:  I was born in Nassau and raised between there, Grand Bahama, and Eleuthera. I am the oldest of 6 and was raised in a Christian home. At a young age I wanted to be a chef, interested in the tall hats that they wore. I later grew out of that when I took an interest in history in high school. This made me think that I should go into law seeing as how you have to study a lot of history. Early in primary school I started playing sports, particularly soccer and swimming. I did not start track and field until I moved to Grand Bahama in 2005. I was then running the 400m and not the 400m hurdles. I got recruited by ORU in 2008 with a full scholarship. I had a rough start academically at ORU seeing as I wasn't as focused as I should have been.


Q:  What are you thoughts on the recent drug bans in the past 2 years and do you believe those who test positive deserves a second chance ?



A:   Its very disappointing to hear and read about the recent drug bans in the sport. I would think the curiosity to push your body to its limits naturally to see what you are capable of would keep one away from steroids. I came across this quote by Socrates I think about when training. "No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable."  To truly see what ones body is capable of naturally is the way to go. Im not really sure if those who test positive for drugs deserve a second chance. I don't know much about drugs except to check my supplements for banned substances. I would never want to jeopardize my career and something that I love. I think I don't have much to say about drugs because me and the members in my camp work hard and have never been in that sort of drama.

Q: What are you passionate about outside of track and field ?



A:  Outside of track and field I think I am passionate about family and friends. I enjoy being around my siblings when I am at home in Grand Bahama. I enjoy listening to music (dancehall, soca, neo soul). When im done with track and field I would like to go into the physical therapy field to help rehabilitate injured athletes, specifically track and field and then those recovering from injuries in the hospital.


Q: Were u satisfied with your 2014 season and where do you see yourself in the next few years in the sport ?


A:  I was very pleased with my 2014 season. There was such a great improvement from what I was running in college to what I ran in only my second race of the outdoor season. The 48.9 just blew my goals out the water making me have to reach for higher goals for the rest of the season. I was nervous at running a fast time so early in the season and not being able to reproduce it. I reproduced it, lowered it and the national record at the end of the season. In the next few years I would like to make my name and face a regular in the 400m hurdles on the pro scene. I want to be remembered in history and make the hurdles something to look out for in Bahamian athletics.


Q:  Your season has got off to a pretty good start, what goals have you set for yourself in 2015 ?

A:  For the 2015 season I have told myself that not only do I want to break my national record but I want to be in the 47 second club. That is the goal this season. I want to bring out my full potential in track and field. Secure endorsements from various companies and try to make as much money as I can. I would like for my training partners and I to go 1-4 in the finals at Worlds
so for that to happen I need to make sure that I do my part to make that happen by booking my ticket to the finals.


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