Q & A with Bronco track signee Etta Briscoe

Bronco Track & Field head coach Jack Batson shakes hands with Etta Briscoe after signing to play for NMMI next year.

Coach Jack Batson has signed a field event specialist for next spring’s Bronco Women’s Track and Field team. Etta Briscoe graduated last year from Raton High School, here in New Mexico, where she won first place in the shot put at the NMAA Class AAA State Championship Meet, with a throw of 35′ 10″.

Coach Batson took some time during the letter of intent signing, held in the shot put ring at Raton’s Tiger Stadium, to ask future NMMI cadet Etta Briscoe a few questions:

Coach Batson: Why did you pick NMMI to go to College?
Etta: Well, it really wasn’t my first choice of college. I was planning on going to Luna Community College, but my coach called me and told me about the school. Then I went down to Roswell and saw the college and fell in love!

Coach Batson: What are your goals while at NMMI?
Etta: My goals is to become physically and mentally in shape. I also want to improve on my math skills. My last goal is to go to Nationals for shot put and hammer throw!

Coach Batson: What are your goals after NMMI?
Etta: After NMMI I would like to go to Denver Colorado and continue to pursue my dream to become a nurse.  I also want to continue to train for the Olympics.

Coach Batson: What are your Track and Field goals while at NMMI?
Etta: Again, I want to go to Nationals for shot put and hammer throw! I also want to try to become better in Javelin and Discus.

Coach Batson: What was it like winning the State Championship in the shot put?
Etta: It was amazing! Honestly, I wasn’t planning on winning state. It was the greatest feeling in the world!! There really isn’t much more I can say, but that I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Ms. Briscoe wanted to do the signing in the very ring in which she spent so much time practicing.

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