The Locker Room With Tameran Defreitas And Joy Spear Chief-Morris

Friday, November 28, 2014

This month The Locker Room welcomes not one, but two athletes - Track and Field athletes Tameran Defreitas (right) and Joy Spear Chief-Morris (left)!

This past August, Tameran and Joy were part of Athletics Canada’s National Team representing Canada at the North American, Central American, and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Under 23 Championships. Together with their teammates they took home the silver medal in the Women’s 4 x 100m Relay.

They recently took a break from training to attend CSIO and Game Plan’s Athlete Advance workshop where they participated in sessions on mental performance, therapy and recovery, and nutrition. Both athletes also took a few minutes at the event to share more about themselves as they aspire to represent Canada on the international stage again soon. Find out more about Tameran, Joy and the life of an Athletics athlete in The Locker Room!

Name: Tameran Defreitas
Age: 20
Sport: Track and Field
Hometown: Barrie, ON
Where do you live/train now: Barrie, ON
Team/Club: SSD Track Club

1. How did you get started in your sport?
My parents.

2. Who has had the biggest impact on your career in sport?
My parents.

3. What is your favourite pre-competition meal?
Pasta and meat!

4. Do you have any superstitions?
No, I don’t have any.

5. What is your favourite ‘cheat’ meal?
Cake!!!

6. Do you have any hidden talents?
Dancing.

7. What was the last book you read?
The Maze Runner

8. What is your favourite competition city?
I don’t have any favourites.

9. What is your most embarrassing moment in sport?
Nothing stands out… yet!

10. What exercise do you dread the most?
Running 4’s

11. What was the last picture you took on your phone?
Selfie on the bus.

12. Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Kevin Hart!

Name: Joy Spear Chief-Morris
Age: 20
Sport: Track and Field
Hometown: Lethbridge, AB
Where do you live/train now: London, ON
Team/Club: University of Western Ontario

1. How did you get started in your sport?
Track was my favourite unit in gym class and my interest grew from there.

2. Who has had the biggest impact on your career in sport?
My coach and my family.

3. What is your favourite pre-competition meal?
Pasta for dinner and oatmeal for breakfast.

4. Do you have any superstitions?
I have a necklace that my mother gave me. I always have to wear it when I travel.

5. What is your favourite ‘cheat’ meal?
Mac and cheese, or pizza… or both!

6. Do you have any hidden talents?
Nope!

7. What was the last book you read?
Jane Eyre

8. What is your favourite competition city?
Edmonton, Alberta

9. What is your most embarrassing moment in sport?
In my first hurdle race I fell over the 5th hurdle, I got up and fell over the 6th!

10. What exercise do you dread the most?
Burpees.

11. What was the last picture you took on your phone?
My excitement for my free bottle of Cold-FX from Athlete Advance

12. Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Zoe Salanda!

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