Bermudian Quinnae Outerbridge has been named as Female Athlete of the Week after an outstanding performance in last Saturday's state meet at Norwich University in Vermont.
Outerbridge picked up four wins to help the Hilltoppers secure their third title in a row, winning the 1,000 and 1,600 metres along with being a part of the 400 and 800 metre relay teams. Outerbridge clocked 3:22.46 in the 1,000 metres and 5:43.50 in the 1,600 metres.
“There was a lot of pressure put on me, so I knew going in that I'd have to run to the best ability, so I did that,” Outerbridge said. “It was states, so I knew that if I wanted my team to win, I'd have to come in first.”
The four wins were the most in a state meet for Outerbridge, with her time in the 1,600 metres being a personal best. “I knew that Katie James of Essex was good competition, but she had just run the 600, so she might've been tired,” Outerbridge noted.
Outerbridge, a senior, hopes to continue with track and field in college. One school she'll be looking at late this month is the University of Hartford in Connecticut. “They're Division I, and I'll be seeing them and talking with their coach,” she revealed.
Outerbridge lists American Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix as her role model in sports and former runner Mike Watson as one of the best coaches she's had along with Arlan Langmaid, the head coach at St Johnsbury.
Her ideal guest list for dinner would include Rihanna, Chris Brown, Beyonce and Usain Bolt.