The Sun spoke with a number of track athletes throughout the Texas Relays experience. Here are their answers to the question, “Why do you run?”


Ra’Necia Tucker 

– “I just like competing. It’s fun.”

Emma Curry 

– “I started just running cross country camps and I first started to stay in shape but I just continued and loved it and now I’m running full time.”

Nayve Sharp 

– “It’s the only sport I really have been good at. Other sports weren’t for me. This sport just was good for me.”

Ella Brown 

– “I guess since I’ve been running for so long I just kind of stuck with it.” 

Marche Jefferson 

– “I chose to run just to stay in shape but I’ve grown to love it.”

Jaelyn Davis-Robinson 

– “I just like it (relays) because you have other people to depend on and not just yourself.” 

Garret Milliken 

– “I just enjoy the sport. … I just enjoy running against people and just showing my speed.”

Antawan Patterson 

– “I like competing and track was the easiest way to express myself. … It gives me the opportunity to run and, if something goes wrong, I have nobody to blame but myself. If something goes right, I have nobody to congratulate but myself.”


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