By Zaheer Mohamed
Police Progressive Youth Club athlete Alita Tannis Moore said she is satisfied with the progress she has made since being
granted a two-year scholarship at ASA College in Brooklyn, New York which started February last.
She told Kaieteur Sport via email, that she has to balance her education with her athletics. “The training is going well, I can’t say it’s easy but I just have to stay focused and do what I came here to do, which is to better my 400m times. I have made some improvements, I used to run at 57 and 58 seconds and now I am down to 55 from last semester (February) and I’m training really hard to reduce it to a 52,” she added.
Moore stated that she has been doing a lot of distance running as part of her preparation. “I have been doing a lot of over distance work which is to get me prepared for my 400m races. I’m really happy with my improvements and after completing ASA college I am hoping to earn another scholarship so I can continue with my studies and athletics career at a division one school or a university, so my aim is to run faster and also keep my grades up,” said Moore.
She explained that it is always an honour to represent Guyana. “I want to bring glory to my country and also share my knowledge with others back home,” Moore informed.
Moore knows that education always plays an important part in an athlete’s career. “In terms of my education, my grades are where I wanted them to be so I am pleased with that aspect,” she said.
Moore gained recognition when she copped gold at triple jump in 2011 and in the
100 and 200m in 2013 at Inter Guiana Games.
“I started running at aged seven at Wakenaam where I’m from and after finishing school at Essequibo Islands’ Secondary, I decided to join a club in Georgetown.
I first started jumping that’s one of the reasons I went to CARIFTA and Inter Guiana games, but then my coach saw me running a 400m and he encouraged me to stick with it, but I always like the 100m,” she lamented.
Moore also won 400m at the Boyce and Jefford classic and 100m at the U-23 level back home. Her stint concludes in 2016.
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