February 20, 2023
“Last season was a big game-changer for me mentally. My confidence grew so much…I’ve manifested all of my success but just seeing it actually unfold is kind of crazy.”
Alia Armstrong joins Out Of The Blocks to discuss her journey to becoming one of the best U.S. hurdlers in the United States. She won the NCAA Championship in the women’s 100 hurdles in 12.57. She went on to finish third at the USATF Outdoor Championships and qualified for the World Championships. In her first senior global championship, she clocked a personal best of 12.43 in the semifinal and then finished fourth in the final – just .08 seconds away from a medal.
We appreciate Alia opening up about the hardships that come with being a student-athlete in the NCAA and how she dealt with disappointments like false starting in a championship race and knowing her moment was still to come.
Also discussed: Her NIL deal with the WWE, her thoughts on pros vs. collegiate athletes, her stuffed animal story + more.
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Katelyn Hutchison came aboard just ahead of the 2022 U.S. Outdoor Championships in Eugene, and made her mark right away. Currently competing for the University of Kentucky, Katelyn previously set school records and garnered DIII All-American certificates at Ithaca College.