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Dixon sets sights on another double

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 3:00 AMRaymond Graham
Vere Technical's Britnie Dixon.

Vere Technical High's middle-distance star, Britnie Dixon, will be hoping to add another double to an outstanding Champs career when she competes at next week's ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships.

After winning the 800-1500 metres double a year ago in Class Two, Dixon will be competing for the first time in Class One when competition gets under way next Tuesday at the National Stadium.

Unlike last season, however, Dixon will be hunting a 1500m-3000m double.

Over the years, she has had some keen and close battles with Holmwood Technical's Chrisanni May, who she defeated twice last year. Dixon stated in a recent interview that despite doing well over the 800 metres, she does not like the event.

"I do not like the 800 metres as I lack speed and I am better at the longer races," she said.

NOT MUCH TO RIVALRY

Dixon downplayed the rivalry between herself and May. The two will only compete against each other in the 1500 metres.

"My focus is just to go to the championships and be among the medals and get points for my team," she said.

Dixon also competed in the 3000 metres Open last year and lost to Hydel High's Monifa Green. The two will meet again in the event this year, and Dixon believes that she will again be one of her top rivals.

"In the 1500m, I see Ashani Robb and Kara Grant of Edwin Allen as my main rivals, while in the 3000m, it's Kayon Green of Edwin Allen and Hydel's Monifa Green, " she said.

Dixon, who won both the Under-20 1500m and 3000m at the recent Carifta Trials, paid tribute to her parents.

"My parents are my biggest motivators as I always want to make them feel proud. I also owe a lot to my coaches and teammates," she added.