Bahamian 400 m Hurdler Katrina Seymour picture of perseverance!

Despite facing a number of setbacks due to injuries, the talented Seymour did not allow those injuries to slow her down; she persevered and her hard work paid off resulting in her making an appearance at the NCAA Division 1 Championship held in Eugene, Oregon.  
Bahamas Athletics caught up with the talented Seymour after she ran in heat 1 of the women’s 400m.

BA: What did it take for you to get to the championship?
KS:  It was very difficult. It took a lot of hard work, dedication and determination. I lost a lot of sleep dealing with school as I had to pass all of my classes to be here; it was a lot of work and I had to work extremely hard to get here.

BA:  We had an opportunity to meet your coaches who are very proud of you and your progress. What were their instructions to you going on the track today?
KS:  They wanted me to compete at the best I can; they wanted the best for me. The instructions for me was to go out there, have fun and take today as if it was the finals of the World Championship Games

BA:  Assess your performance today; you ended up coming 3rd.
KS:  Well we always want to win a race and run a fast time. I was pleased with my performance; I went into the race with my toe still fractured and hamstring hurting but I am still happy I did not sustain more injuries during the race and I was able to finish the race.

BA:  What are you going to take away from this race?
KS: Oh this is definitely a learning experience and I am not going to take anything for granted. I am just going back to the drawing board and get ready. Now that I am finished school, it is just cross country and I am very grateful to God for allowing me the opportunity to run in college.

BA:  Now that this is behind you, you have your championships upcoming, what are Katrina’s plans to finish 2017?
KS:  My plan is to make it to World Championships. First of all, I would like to be one of the first Bahamian athletes to qualify in the 400m hurdles in the World Championships and to medal.

Katrina continue to progress well!

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