Jan. 29, 2009
It is still early in the track and field season, but Myles Bradley has got Stanford off to a terrific start with his efforts in the 60-meter hurdles. Last weekend at the Cherry and Silver Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bradley imrpoved his own school record in the event with a time of 7.73. Bradley actually ran 7.71, but the time was adjusted due to the altitude in Albuquerque. The time was not only the Stanford record, but improved his NCAA provisonal standard, which currently places him first in the MPSF and third in the nation in the event.
Bradley took some time to discuss his season so far, his goals for the team and his plans for after college.
Describe your outstanding performance this past weekend in New Mexico:
This weekend I ran the 60 meter hurdles in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I ran in the finals right next to my teammate JJ Jackson and we finished first and second in the event. The race was a personal best for us both.
What are your thoughts on your performance?
My race had many technical problems, which I see as a great sign for my potential later on in the season. I feel as though in the hurdles, and Track and Field in general, there is always something that an athlete could have done better during a race, but I'm very excited to have performed well this weekend and anxiously await better performances this season.
What is your role on the team? events, leadership?
This year I was lucky enough to be voted as one of three team captains for the men's side along with Hakon DeVries and Kyle Davis-Hammerquist. One of our major focal points this year is team unity. Because each event group has different practice schedules and as one of the biggest athletic teams on campus, it can be difficult to meet everyone. We are focusing this year on bringing the team together on and off the track through different events. We hope that the unity we build as a team will transfer to success in competition.
What is one of your favorite memories of track at stanford?
One of my favorite memories with my teammates was last year when we went to the beach in San Luis Opisbo after a meet. The water was freezing cold but we ran out anyway; it was like a giant ice bath.
What is your major and what do you hope to do next year?
I am an Economics Major in my senior year. I do not have any set plans for next year yet, but I am applying to several jobs still and really keeping my eyes open for the many opportunities that are available to Stanford students.
What are you season and team goals?
My personal goals for the season are to qualify for nationals in the hurdles and long jump and make the finals at the NCAA Championships in both events. I want to score as many points as possible to help are team make a great showing. The goal every year is to make the podium during the championship season. Indoor we will look for the team title at the MPSF Championships, then aim for a great showing at the top for the NCAA Championships.