Westbury High School senior hurdler Essence Brown went from last place in 2021 to first place in 2022 for the women’s 300-meter hurdle event at the HISD District Meet. Despite not making the cut for the state meet, Brown ran a personal record of 53.30 in the event and is recognized for her personal achievements this season.

The Defender spoke with Brown about her running style, keys to success and advice to others.

Style of running
“As long as you get out good, you work and pick up your knees and finish strong. You will be good.”

Key to success
“Today my granny motivated me because she is going through something right now and she motivated me to finish.”

Advice to others
“Don’t wait until it is too late to be serious about your craft.”

About Essence Brown
IG: @essencce
Runner she studies: Masai Russell (Kentucky)
Secondary Sport: Volleyball
Shout-out: Coach Jackson