This week, Crimson Staff Writer Joi Moore interviewed discus and hammer thrower Camille Caldwell, a junior communication studies major from Franklin, Tennessee. Caldwell is an integral part of the women’s track and field team. She won the 2017 SoCon Championship in hammer throw as a sophomore.
Joi Moore: Compare last year’s team to this year’s. What are some similarities and differences between them?
Camille Caldwell: We are a lot closer. Our bond is stronger, which has helped us to win meets. The only difference is that we must work on holding each other accountable.
JM: What do you do for pregame?
CC: I like to wake up and watch film from old meets. Then I listen to the same song before every meet “I Bring Me” by Star.”
JM: What is your role on the team?
CC: My job is lead the team through my actions, not my words.
JM: What do you bring to the team?
CC: I bring enthusiasm to the team. I took up the role of encourager for my teammates.
JM: Favorite hype song?
CC: Thick by OT Genesis.
JM: If you had to choose, which teammate do you feel pushes you the most in practice? Why?
CC: I would have to say Emmanuel Tait pushes me the most in practice, because he is such an encourager and always tells meet keep my head up even when I’m down on myself.
JM: How would you say you’ve grown since being at Samford? On and off the field?
CC: I definitely improved in track from getting stronger and throwing better. I’ve grown since being at Samford by being more vocal. I was really shy as a freshman, so I made it a habit to work on communicating with my teammates to be a better teammate
Caldwell and the Bulldogs next meet will be April 13-14 at the Auburn Invite. The Auburn Invite well be held at the Hutsell-Rosen Track Complex on the campus of Auburn University. Caldwell placed sixth in hammer throw at the South Alabama Invitational last week.
Joi Moore, Staff Writer
[photo by Megan Meadow]