Carmiesha Cox making waves at the NCAA D1 Championship!

Purdue University sprint sensation and Bahamian, Carmiesha Cox also saw action at the NCAA D1 track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon.  
After running the 2nd leg in the semis of the 4 x 400 out of lane 5 for Purdue University, Bahamas Athletics caught up with the talented Olympian.  
BA:  Congratulations on your win.
CC:  Thank you very much; I am excited to be here.

BA:  Is this your first appearance?
CC:   No, this is my 3rd time

BA:  When qualifying for a D1 championship, talk about the work you have to put in to get here.
CC:   It all starts at off season. It starts from the very beginning of eating healthy and going to practices and making sure you are eating on time.  It is a lot of work that goes into it now we are just reaping the benefits of our hard work.

BA:  When you got on the track for your race, what was the mindset of the team and what was going through your head?
CC:  Our mindset was to always be number 1 and come out and showcase what Purdue has to offer at the Division 1 and the NCAA level. I am proud of my team for getting here and we all put our hearts on the line just now and that is all we can ask for.

BA:  You say this is your 3rd D1 championship, what are you takin away from this years’ experience compared to the others?
CC:   Definitely that Purdue is a university to recon with and we are just as good as any other university and you can learn each and every time you step foot on the track.  When competing, it is best not to make it a big deal but just do what you always do; go out there and execute and it would play out.

BA:  Once you get past the D1 championship, I know you are going to be at the Nationals at home but what are your immediate plans moving forward until the end of the track season?
 CC:  Just to ensure that I am healthy and staying focused on what my end goal which is to be at London this year and to remember everything that I have put forward and to lay it off on the line when it counts.

BA:  What events do you have coming up at this championship?
CC:   On the last day, we have the 4 x 100. After that I head back home and start training towards Nationals being held in Freeport.

BA:  What is the first thing you look for when you get home?
CC:  My mummy’s cooking.

BA:  Do you have any shout-outs to anyone back home?
CC:  Would like to say hello to my mummy and daddy, my siblings Tennille, Teran, Dwight and Alano. My best friends Raven, Aldissa, the Aquinas College crew, the Annex Baptist crew and the Star Trackers crew and my number 1 fan Mrs. Charlton.

Bahamas Athletics wishes Carmiesha every success in her upcoming events!

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