Summer Creek High School sprinter Tianna Randle, a University of Las Vegas commit, has been nothing short of spectacular this season. She was like a sparkplug at the UIL regional meet, electrifying audiences the way she attacked the track on the last leg of the 4×100-meter relay, and running an 11.32-second time in the 100-meter dash.
Summer Creek track coach Elton Ervin said Randle is a committed athlete.
“Her philosophy is track is life,” Ervin said. “She loves track and has been running for a while. She will tell you she eats, sleeps and drinks track. She is very goal-oriented and gets after it.”
The Defender spoke with Randle after her jaw-dropping performance at the regional meet.
Defender: How did you get into track and field?
Randle:I played volleyball and basketball and my dad pointed out, “She’s running up and down the court fast as I don’t know what. She needs to run track.” So, I got right into it. I started running off of talent and started training.
Defender: How would you describe your style when running a 100-meter race?
Randle:I would say it is a tunnel-vision race. It’s a quick race where you have to execute in everything that you do – make sure you’re coming out of your drive phase, make sure you push and finish because everything counts.
Defender: What will it take to get at gold medal at the state meet?
Randle:It takes heart…and I’m ready.
Defender: What advice do you have for younger sprinters who hope to achieve the same success you have in your events?
Randle:Make sure that you stay focused. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something because you can. I’ve had so many doubtful people in my life and I feel like that was motivation to go harder every day in practice so I could go hard at the meet.
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