Athlete Spotlight: Starring Brea Medlock
Brea Medlock, 22, Aiken, South Carolina.
2. Sport and years in the sport?
Track and Field. I’ve spent nine long years running track.
Biology, with a health science minor.
4. What/Who got you started in the sport?
No one really influenced me to start running. I personally just enjoyed running in elementary school against other kids during recess and finally gave it a shot in seventh grade.
5. What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?
Two key things I do in my training to keep me on track and focused to where I want to be is remembering I’m my toughest competitor and to push myself to limits I haven’t reached before. I make sure to keep these two things in the back of my head when I don’t compete as hard as I could’ve or remember when others in our conference ultimately have the same goal as I do, and that’s making it to nationals.
6. What would be your ultimate achievement?
Becoming an All-American. It’s nice making it to the national level and being able to compete, but my main focus would be standing on the podium with my teammates and/or an individual event.
7. Are you even fast?
I tend to shy away from this question when it’s asked because I’m very humble about myself. I just work hard and let my training show the results and times I want.
8. What events do you run?
I am included in the three relays (4×1, 4×2, and 4×4), and the open 60, 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes.
9. What teammate of yours is the best to follow on any social media? Why?
Jordan Crow is the best teammate to follow on social media because she always says things you wouldn’t expect and it’s entertaining in every aspect. I won’t go into full detail, but she’s the go-to when you want a good laugh.
10. Is two seconds off your time that big of a deal? Why?
Yes, yes and YES! Two seconds off your time is a huge deal when you’re a sprinter. Knocking those two seconds off can be a huge PR for an individual/relay event, a specific placing in our conference or even qualifying for that last possible spot at a national level. Two seconds can really take you a long way.