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Athlete of the Month: Nixia Bravo leaps from cross country to track and field

Jade Ajileye

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Pole vaulter Nixia Bravo gets help perfecting her form from a teammate.

Q: How did you garner an interest in running?
A: I got my interest in running ever since I was younger. My dad would take my sister and I to run and hike on the weekends.

Q: How did cross country prepare you for track?
A: Cross Country prepared me for track because it conditioned my legs and helped me get the endurance I need.

Q: What is your motivation to run?
A: My motivation is just to try my best and improve from the time before.

Q: What do you prefer sprints or distance running?
A: Well, I can appreciate both but right now I prefer sprinting.

Q: What is your favorite event?
A: My favorite event right now is pole vault.

Q: Do you see yourself running in the future.
A: Yeah, I do. Definitely, it’s fun to me.

Q: What is the most challenging part of track?
A: When you actually go to the meets and you’re about to start. You get nervous, so that’s hard.

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Jade Ajileye, Staff Writer
Jadesola Ajileye is a first year staff writer on the Daniel Pearl high school’s newspaper, the Pearl Post. Although this is her first year in Newspaper, she has written blogs and stories on behalf of the The Pearl Post webpage before. When she’s not writing news pieces, she loves to read and binge watch shows...
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