The Stride is proud to present Tierra Exum who competes nationally in triple jump, 100m and 200m sprinting.
Prior to athletics, Tierra was an elite gymnast who trained 32 hours a week from the age of 10. Throughout her gymnastics career Tierra held a Victorian Institute of Sports scholarship (VIS), and was a member of the Australian Institute of Sports (AIS) Olympic Squad. This enabled Tierra the opportunity to represent Australia overseas.
However, at the end of 2011 Tierra had a great desire to transfer to track and field, and now competes in both amateur and professional leagues around Australia.
Tierra’s first win on the professional circuit was during the 2015/16 season when I competed at the Maryborough Gift, an event held in central Victoria as part of the Victorian Athletic League. Here she won the 70m open event. Since 2012 Tierra has competed in the annual 120m Women’s Stawell Gift. In the same season as her Maryborough win Tierra made the Womens Stawell Gift final, finishing 2nd by the smallest of margins.
On the Amature circuit Tierra is a member of Sandringham Athletic Club, where her main event is the triple jump.
In 2015 Tierra placed 3rd Victorian Open Championships for triple jump, and was a member of the 4x100m State Relay Championships. When taking out the championships her team consisted of Tamsyn Lewis Manou, Lizzie Dingeldei and Ashleigh Whittaker. Later in the 2015/2016 season Tierra competed at the Australian national championships in Sydney. Here she jumped a personal best of 12.51m and qualified for the final.
Tierra works with The Stride consultants who assist in managing injuries and performance. The Stride works very closely with Tierra and her coach (Alwyn Jones) to achieve the perfect balance in her running and jumps training. This is to decrease the chance of injury, optimise training performances and allow full athletic potential to be reached.