Further Personal Information
||Criminology, Justice Studies - University of Idaho: Moscow, ID, USA
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She took up athletics in junior high school.
|Why this sport?
||Her father competed in athletics in Jamaica, and would always have the sport on television. She liked watching him enjoy athletics.
||Whytie (olympic.ca, Mar 2016)
||Reading philosophy and non-fiction, watching documentaries and athletics videos, playing sport. (olympic.ca, Mar 2016)
|Most influential person in career
||Her father. (Canada Media Guide, 2003)
||In March 2008 she underwent knee surgery, having suffered from a bipartite patella [split kneecap] since birth. The operation did not cure the problem, but she was fit enough to compete at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (olympic.ca, Mar 2016; Leader Post, 12 Oct 2010)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||On a race day she watches videos that make her laugh to distract herself from thinking about the race. (olympic.ca, Mar 2016)
|Awards and honours
||She was named 2013 Female Athlete of the Year by Athletics Alberta in Canada. (athleticsalberta.com, 02 Feb 2014)
In 2010 she was inducted into the University of Idaho Athletics Hall of Fame in United States of America. (wsucougars.com, 06 Mar 2015)
She was named 2003 Big West Conference Female Track Athlete of the Year in United States of America. (wsucougars.com, 06 Mar 2015)
She was named 2001 Big West Conference Female Athlete of the Year in United States of America. (wsucougars.com, 06 Mar 2015)
She has worked as assistant athletics coach at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, United States of America. (nwnewsnetwork.org, 11 Jul 2016)
She studied at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, United States of America. She also studied a master's degree in sport psychology at University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, United States of America. (edmontonjournal.com, 08 Jul 2016; olympic.ca, Mar 2016; wsucougars.com, 06 Mar 2015)