James takes aim at 'big girls'

March 06, 2017
Tiffany James (left) takes the baton in the Women's Club 4x400 metre relay final at the 31st Gibson McCook Relays.

 

Tiffany James, the reigning World Under 20 400 metre champion, is working to do well in her first senior season when she races against those she terms "the big girls".

The six-time Carifta Games gold medal winner knows the expectations are high for her.

"So it's just for me to stay focused, keep calm, put in some more work and get out there because you know this time with the big girls, it's going to be much harder but I'm confident," she told STAR Sports.

Speaking with assurance, the Mico University student-athlete said: "I'm willing to work and I'm ready."

 

Personal best

 

The athlete, who is coached by 1983 World Champion Bert Cameron, shared some of her 2017 goals.

"A few are to run a personal best, of course, to be on that World Championship team, the World University Games," she said.

James set a personal best of 51.32 seconds to win her World title last year.

The Mico University did very well at the recent Gibson-McCook Relays, especially in the 4x400 metres. Her relay leg was timed at 52.8 seconds.

"I guess everybody is seeing and wants to come and everybody is willing to work. It's the first time actually doing the one lap since the start of the season so it felt great."

"Nobody knows Mico as a team that we can win Intercol or have somebody to win but I don't know if it is me but I believe I started it and everybody is motivated and want to train and that's why we're getting the results," she said.

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