Feb. 22, 2006
by Fallon Brister
Q: You have very specific goals for 2006. How are you preparing to accomplish them?
A: Basically I'm just going through the motions. I'm following the schedule my coach has for me; were just concentrating on me running faster. That's basically it. We're just concentrating on me running faster and my coach wants me to stay injury-free.
Q: How did it feel to run the world's third-fastest 200m time this season?
A: It's always a good feeling to know that you're considered one of the best in your field. Right now it's just a great feeling and I hope that everything just stays the same.
Q: What's the best advice you've been given since attending Auburn?
A: My mom tells me all the time to stay focused.
Q: What would you consider the best thing about competing?
A: Having fun, just running. Keeping everything simple.
Q: Ideally speaking, ten years from now, what would you liked to have achieved?
A: Ten years from now I'd like to be married, with kids, coaching professionally, and giving back to the children of my community and my country.
Q: What's the best thing about St. Catherine, Jamaica?
A: We have beautiful beaches, shopping at the mall, and nightclubs. There's a lot to do no matter what you're into.
Q: Since your freshman year, how have you grown not only as an athlete but also as a person?
A: I'm more responsible now because there's a lot of stuff that I have to do on my own. I can't depend on my parents. I have to wake up on time, go to class, go to practice and things like that. I've had to learn to manage my time better, and the result is I'm more responsible.
Q: If you found a magic genie lamp and was granted three wishes, what would those three wishes be?
A: My first and second wish would be to definitely help kids and the sick. Helping the underprivileged is my passion. In my country there is a lot of sickness and there isn't a lot of opportunity. This is something that many people don't know about because it's not happening to them. So I would definitely like to provide opportunity for the underprivileged and to give back to my community. My third wish would be to take care of my family, through whatever means, financial and so forth.
Q: Who is your favorite Auburn athlete outside of track and field?
A: I would have to say (football placekicker) John Vaughn because he is a really nice guy. He and I had a class together and he was just really nice. He is truly an all-around guy.
Q: What would you consider a home-cooked meal?
A: Home-cooked to me means curry goat, curry chicken, or any kind of fried fish. I also like black cake. It's like fruit cake but better.