Arizona Track and Field star Sage Watson made Arizonans and Canadians proud last year in the Olympics, and recently she earned a national championship to add to her honors.
In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Watson just missed a bronze medal with Team Canada in the 4×400-meter relay. The Canadians were less than a second from the podium. In Eugene, Oregon earlier this month, she got more than third place; she won a national title in the 400-meter hurdles.
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What a great way to end the athletic year for Arizona and Sage Watson‘s athletic career at Arizona. She didn’t enroll at the University of Arizona originally. She started out as a Florida State Seminole. While Watson had success in Florida, it was almost as though she was on cruise control. She needed a push to work on little things that would make a difference in big competitions.
Enter Coach Fred Harvey from Arizona Track and Field. He knew just what Watson needed to work on, the little things that would put her over the top, the push that she needed.
Watch this video of Watson recapping her National Title race, doing the little things necessary for success. She makes it look easy. It’s especially fun to hear her describe overtaking the USC runners who had gained on her.
Oh, Ms. Sage Watson isn’t too shabby in the classroom, either.
This summer Watson is training for the 2017 World Championships in London. Her running days are far from over; she plans to compete for Canada in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Earlier this week, one day after her birthday, Watson turned pro. Give that girl a steak!
We at Zona Zealots want to thank Sage Watson for becoming an Arizona Wildcat and representing our university so well. Of course, we congratulate her on all her accomplishments, and we will be rooting her on in her future career. #BearDown Sage and raise the Maple Leaf!