Janiel Josephs — St Andrew High School for Girls

Flow Brains on Track

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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When did you start track and field?

I think I started in grade three at St Andrew Prep School.

How did you get involved in track and field?

According to my mother a teacher told her that she saw me running at school and thought that I had some talent and my mother told me to join the team.

Who are your local and international track and field idols?

I look up to our athletes like Usain Bolt and Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, but internationally I think my favourite athletes are Dafne Schippers of Holland and Wade Van Niekirk of South Africa.

How do you rate your school's chances in this year's ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls' Champs?

I think we will do well this year, we have a new coach and I think we will be in the top 10.

How important is it for a student athlete to have a solid education?

It is very important for us to have a balance with education and sports because life is not just about sports as we to have a backup after sports.

What are your educational achievements to date?

Eight subjects in the CSEC last year — six Ones and two Twos.

What is your ultimate life ambition?

I hope to be able to become a professional athlete, compete internationally and represent Jamaica.

Who/what has had the biggest influence on your life thus far?

My mother Edwena Roberts.

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