29 May

The FISU Games

I am thrilled to announce that I have been named to Team Canada for the 2015 FISU Games (aka The Universiade) that are being held in South Korea in July. The FISU Games are an international sporting event that takes place every two years. Athletes from around the world compete in 13 disciplines including athletics. These Games are considered second only to the Olympics.

Unfortunately, committing to representing Canada at these Games means I am no longer eligible for any other teams this summer including the Pan Am Games as both events will be taking place around the same time. It is a big decision that many athletes have had to face. However, I believe that this is the right decision for my road to rio. Although I will not have the chance to qualify for the Pan Am Games, I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to be one of Ottawa’s Pan Am torchbearers! I am honoured to have been chosen to be a part of the “kick-off” and will be cheering for all of the athletes who will be representing Canada on home turf!

Details of the event

Date: June 30th, 2015

Anticipated segment start time: 14:58

Anticipated segment address: 59-119 Sparks Street

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I will post another update providing more details about the TorchRelay and FISU games later in the month.

Thanks again to everyone who supported me this season! I am off to a great start and cannot wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for me!

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17 May

Season Update

Time for the second update of the season. The last time I wrote, I was off to Virginia and North Carolina for another series of meets. I am happy to report that it was another successful tour. I came home with two personal bests and a lot of positive takeaways. I was home for no more than a week before it was time to fly out again – back to Florida.  I was told that the track I was going to was a “miracle track”! Not sure this constitutes a miracle but I ran two wind aided personal bests!  I am extremely happy with the way the 2015 season is shaping up. There is still a lot of room for improvement and that’s what the rest of the summer is for!

I am really looking forward to resting a little (although I have yet to tell my coach about my plan lol) as I’ve been traveling and racing a lot in the last couple of months.  I am set to compete in Guelph and Halifax as part of the Canadian National Track League Series on May 30th and June 2ndrespectively.

As always, stay tuned for more updates!

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