Interview: Nelson looks to defend 400 title and improve in 200 at NIN

Quick Striders and Mann junior Briana Nelson talks about the upcoming Nike Indoor Nationals in Boston and outdoor. 


scrunners: Entered in the 200 and 400 this weekend in Boston, what do you see yourself achieving? 

nelson: I definitely would love to win the 400 again and plan on doing so if everything goes well. I'd also like to place better than last year in the 200 (fifth).


scrunners: With a top 400 national time this indoor season, how do you handle that going into the meet? 

nelson: I just have to remain focused and remember that having the number one time means nothing at all because there will be alot of talented girls there.


scrunners: Have you ever been to Boston? 

nelson: I have never been to Boston so I am very excited. I actually plan on looking for a prom dress if I have enough time but I might be too busy.


scrunners: How long will you stay? 

nelson: I will leave Greenville on Friday morning and come back either Sunday night or Monday morning.


scrunners: Who is going with you? 

nelson: My mom and I are going, but I will meet my teammate (Quick Striders) (Lauren (Ellis) and her mom when we get there.


scrunners: Are you entered in any relays? 

nelson: No I'm not doing any relays, but it would be fun.


scrunners: Competing in the Greenville-Spartanburg Relays this past weekend and now going back to indoor, how do you adapt? 

nelson: I think I'll be fine going from outdoor to indoor, but I will run trials in both events so I should be prepared for the finals.


scrunners: What kind of goals are you planning for this outdoor season, team and individual? 

nelson: I hope to continue the tradition of state titles for our team, and personally I'd love to make this years world team to Italy.


scrunners: Being a junior, what do you want to achieve as your college future nears in about one year? 

nelson: I'd really like to break the state record in the 400, but most of all I'd like to stay healthy and continue doing well in school.