On The Line: Akala Garrett Has Her Sights Set On World U20s

Harding University's (NC) Akala Garrett is the youngest U.S. athlete headed to the World U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia, and she will represent the Red, White and Blue in the 400 meter hurdles. Olivia, Ashley and Cory chatted with the rising high school senior ahead of the competition, which begins on Aug. 1.

Interview Segments: 

  • On how she's gotten it done in 2022 [0:50]
  • On setting a new PR at the USA U20 Championships [1:30]
  • How she trains for both skill-sets in the hurdles [2:30]
  • How her passion has been crafted in the sport [3:50]
  • On her experience in AAU preparing her for qualifying [4:50]
  • Akala talks about the World Championships and what she's watching [5:50]
  • On the kind of takeaways Akala wants to have from the World U20 experience [6:30]
  • Akala talks about what she would tell her younger self [7:50]
  • What she wants to accomplish her senior year [8:40]
  • Akala talks about her commitment to Texas [9:20]
  • Akala talks about her skills off the track [10:10]

Photo Credit: Ben Lonergan/USA Today Images

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