Once at Oregon, and under the direction of miracle worker sprint coach Curtis Taylor, she seemed to transform into one the best short sprinters on the planet. But she hit another bump in the road last year when she suffered an injury that kept her from completing her competition at the NCAA National championships.
What do you believe works so well Oregon?
As disappointing as that might have been, Coach Taylor and Hannah worked harder to come back.
What do you think are Hannah’s greatest gifts?
The University of Oregon sophomore lit up youth levels in the 100m and 200m dashes not that long ago, and with all that potential, talent and work ethic to match, it seemed her rise was only a matter of time.
How did you manage Hannah’s comeback from her setback last season?
However, as with most great stories, Hannah had to go through a wilderness phase before she could find her greatest form. She certainly faced hurdles in her college career, beginning at the University of Oklahoma before transferring to Oregon.
Lots of work on acceleration, maximum velocity and power. Those things there and proper technique with sprinting usually keeps the athletes relatively healthy. That and a tremendous athletic training staff, incorporating copious amounts of rest and sound strength training progressions.
Interview with NCAA Champion Hannah Cunliffe and her Coach, Curtis Taylor
Part one of an exclusive interview series with Hannah Cunliffe and those responsible for her success.
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