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Tessa Morrison

Coaches - Sprints, hurdles, middle distance, jumps

What was your favourite sport as a kid? - I played a lot of different sports but as I got older focused on Athletics and hockey.

What is your highest sporting achievement? - For athletics it would be winning gold in the 300m hurdles at the NZ Secondary Schools nationals and also representing NZ in a development squad at the Arafura Games. I played representative hockey up until open women's and got a scholarship that covered my university tuition.

What do you do to calm your butterflies while you compete? - Breath through the nose and out through the mouth - visualise what needs to be done and don't think about anyone else.

What do you love about coaching young athletes? - I love seeing friendships grow and identifying what works to get the best performance out of different athletes.

What is your favourite ice cream flavour? - Good quality vanilla ice-cream

What is your dream holiday destination? - I love to travel and explore but for a proper holiday in summer it would be a quiet beach and in the winter it would be skiing.

What is your one piece of advice for a young athlete? - There's going to be good days and bad days and lots of in between so make sure you are enjoying yourself as opposed to worrying too much about the results.

Tessa Morrison
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