2012 Track Chats
Aldrich Bailey on his way to 200m gold at NBIN. (Photo by Don Rich)
Welcome to Track Chats 2012! We continue with lightning fast Aldrich Bailey from Timberview HS in Texas. Aldrich has a 400m PR of 46.07i and a 20.81 clocking over 200m. He clocked the 200m PR very early, just last weekend at the Texas Christian Horned Frog Invitational.
MileSplit - When & how did you get started in track & field
Aldrich - My cousin Patrick Campbell introduced me to track he was flag football coach and he noticed my speed.
MileSplit - Person/people most influential to your success in track & field
Aldrich - My mom, dad, Coach Rayford Ross and Mike Hart.
MileSplit - Your favorite track & field event(s)?
Aldrich - The 200 and 400.
MileSplit - Your track & field event coach(es)?
Aldrich - Coach Rayford Ross and Coach Mike help with endurance and speed.
MileSplit - Keys to your successful track & field training program?
Aldrich - Hard work and dedication.
MileSplit - Your favorite track & field meet?
Aldrich - Texxxas Relays!
MileSplit - Track & field athlete(s) you most enjoy competing against?
Aldrich - Richard Gary, Ronald Darby, Arman Hall and Najee Glass are really competitors.
MileSplit - Your greatest experience in track & field so far?
Aldrich - Getting to travel to France for the World Youth Games.
MileSplit - Goals for the 2012 track & field season?
Aldrich - My goals are to run 20.5 or better and 44.
MileSplit - Long-term goals in track & field?
Aldrich - Run professionally for a shoe brand company and go and win the Olympics and break 43 in the 400 and run 19 in the 200.
The Fun Run
Do you like ice cream or water ice…
Aldrich - Ice cream
Do you like shorts or jeans…
Aldrich - Shorts
Do you like Scrabble or Monopoly…
Aldrich - Monopoly
Do you like Facebook or Twitter...
Aldrich - Facebook
Do you like sun or snow...
Aldrich - Sun