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Feature Friday: Yours Truly, Landria Buckley

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“Inspiring young athletes, letting them know just because you’re from a small town and/or attend a small school it doesn’t mean you can’t do big things! Follow your dreams!!”

Landria Buckley is an American 400 hurdler and Howard University (undergrad) and University of Maryland (M.B.A.) Alumnae. She was born in Michigan and most of her life lived in a small town called Romulus, right outside of Detroit. She has 5 siblings (4 of which she was raised with) and comes from a very loving family. Her mother, Priscilla Estep, has been a major support system throughout her entire life, believing in her whole heartily on whatever venture she found herself on. And her father, Landress Buckley, has always pushed her athletically, giving her the drive, will to win, and competitiveness of a champion. Her personal honors and awards include 2008 Olympic Trials Qualifier, 2013 USA National Finalist, USA 2013 World University Finalist, 1 x NCAA All- American, 4 x NCAA All- Region, 6 x MEAC Champion, 6 x Howard University MVP.

“My high school coach told my mom, that it was as if I was meant to run hurdles.”
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Feature Friday: Joe Greene

This is a chance to run track again and pursue my dreams; a second chance.

 Joe Greene is an American 400 meter hurdler from Rochester NY. He is the youngest of 3 boys and is decorated with achievements. He is the 2012 University at Albany Wall of Fame Inductee, 2009 University at Albany Player of the Year Honors recipient, 2006 USA World Junior Team Member,
2006 Rookie of the Year Honors recipient, 3x Division I All-America honors recipient, 4x IC4A Champion, 11 x America East Conference Champion, 3x Outdoor Track & Field Most Valuable Player Honors recipient and 2005 New York State 400 meter Champion.

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Feature Friday: Shante Little


You can do whatever you want to do if you’re willing to work for it.

Shante Little is a professional 400m hurdler for Oiselle, representing Great Britain. Little graduated from Wheaton College (MA) where she was a 2x national champion (400m) and 16x All-American. She currently holds 5 school records and is still the DIII national record holder over 400m hurdles!

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Feature Friday Anna Simone



Anna “The Italian Stallion” Simone is a 400 hurdler, who graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in nursing. Anna has a great deal of passion for nursing and deeply enjoys aiding sick individuals back to health/their best. She is also an Atlantic 10 Conference and Eastern College Athlete Conference finalist and 2x NCAA Regional 15th place finisher. Anna also holds the record for the 60mh, 500m, 100mh, 400mh, 4×4 Indoor and Outdoor at Duquesne!


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Feature Friday – Vanessa Jones


After I changed my mentality, I became a new person.

Vanessa Jones is an American 400 meter runner and University of Southern California Alumni. She is a hard working, caring and enjoying life with tons of laughter. She is a 3x All-American and PAC 12 Champion in the 400 meter event. She ranks fourth on USC’s all-time list in the 400m event and has run on three of the top 10 Trojans’ 4x400m relay teams of all-time. She was also a high school stand out who was 4x Baseline League Champion and a 4x California State Finalist.

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Feature Friday Nigerian Hurdler Tameka Jameson

While there, experiencing the atmosphere, seeing other athletes that I had competed against numerous times, I was made to compete on the next level.


image2Tameka Jameson is a Nigerian 400 meter hurdler. She was a high school stand out and a 2 x ACC Champion, 2 X NCAA All-American, and has appeared on numerous international teams. Most people refer to her as the “famous Jameson Twin.” Her twin sister was also a track and field stand out and they both competed in the same event! Tameka is not only a trackstar but also a Mother, Athlete, Coach, and Mentor.


Feature Friday: Canadian Audrey Jean-Baptiste

Now it is not about making a team for me anymore, it’s about being competitive on the World stage. I don’t just want to make the National team, I want to be focused, confident and be at my best.


Audrey Jean-Baptiste is a Canadian 400 meter sprinter. She was born in Montreal, the only French speaking province in Canada. Audrey is a Tulsa Alumni. Her accomplishments include competing at the 2014 Common Wealth Games, 2015 World Relays, 2015 Pan-American Games and 2015 World Championships! She also set Tulsa’s 400 meter school records in both Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field and she is a 2015 NCAA National Indoor Second Team All-American. Needless to say, she has had an amazing year!


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Featuring Olympian Egle Staisiunaite!!


Egle Staisiunaite is a Lithuanian 400 meter Olympic hurdler. Her track accomplishments include competing at 2012 London Olympic Games, making semifinals at European Championship in 2012 and 2014, and finishing 22-nd at 2015 World Championships!  She started running track when she was 13 years old and fell in love with the sport ever since. She is one of my amazing training partners here in Phoenix! She was graciously agreed to be featured on my blog!!

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