Meet Jasmine Blocker! A sprinter with PR's of 23.63 in the 200m and 51.66 in 400m, Jasmine is a USA 2016 Olympic Trials 400m Qualifier, a 2016 NCAA Division 1 Indoor + Outdoor 400m Competitor, an All-American who holds the #2 All-Time 400m Outdoor time at Princeton University, andddd the list goes on. We are so very excited to announce Jasmine as the newest member of the Haute Volée! Jasmine hails from Princeton (undergrad) and Tulane (MBA), and will be continuing her training in New Orleans, LA. So much to talk about with Jasmine, from her Senior thesis of “Race, poverty and mainstream financial programs: Collective identity buffering adverse effects of stigma,” to her work at Goldman Sachs and Vogue. We are excited to dive in and get to know our newest Oiselle athlete!
JESS: WHAT'S IN YOUR BACKPACK, PURSE, POCKET, FANNY PACK RIGHT NOW?
JASMINE: Portable phone charger, make up essentials, apple slices and a protein bar.
JESS: WHAT DO YOU DREAM OF?
JASMINE: Winning the Olympics!
JESS: WHAT TIME DID YOU GET UP THIS MORNING?
JASMINE: 4:45am... I'm an early riser haha!
JESS: WHO DO YOU ADMIRE?
JASMINE: Allyson Felix. I've looked up to her for years!
JESS: WHAT IS YOUR SECRET SUPERPOWER?
JASMINE: I'd have to say mental toughness is my superpower. When faced with impossible odds, I've always seemed to find a way to overcome.
JESS: WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING RIGHT NOW?
JASMINE: I'm learning a lot about myself right now. The life of a professional track and field athlete can be pretty unconventional. This journey has made me a stronger person and reawakened my passion for the sport.
JESS: WHAT'S THE LAST PLACE YOU TRAVELED TO? WHY?
JASMINE: Earlier this summer I went to Stehekin, Washington to take a break from electronics, the everyday grind and to really experience the outdoors for the first time!
JESS: WHO'S YOUR PIC (PARTNER IN CRUSHING IT)?
JASMINE: My boyfriend! He takes the majority of the photos I post and does an absolutely wonderful job. He also has a great way of bringing my confidence up while still keeping me grounded and focused on my goals.
JESS: WHAT'S THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
JASMINE: Black bean burger with guacamole.
JESS: WHAT'S THE NEXT THING ON YOUR CALENDAR TODAY?
JASMINE: Putting some chicken in the slow cooker, I love trying new recipes.
Big thanks to Jasmine for crushing it. Give her a follow here and welcome her to the Oiselle family!