This past weekend was the 2013-14 CanWest Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. All of the best athletes from the 7 Western Canadian schools compete for spots in the CIS championships in two weeks time back in Edmonton. It was a good weekend for the U of S Huskies winning 14 medals and breaking 4 school records. Along with Taryn Suttie (throws) and Kennrick Hanna (60m), I broke both the 60m and 60mH school records. In the 60mH prelims I set a new PB and school record in a time of 8.37. The previous mark was set by Tanya Lipka with a time of 8.39 back in 1995. In the final, I won gold in a time of 8.47. It wasn’t a very smooth race but I was happy to come out of it with a win and new PB in the prelims. In the 60m I broke the 60m Huskie record in the finals placing second in a time of 7.57. The winning time was 7.55. I am excited for a rematch in two weeks and hopefully improve on my start. The previous Huskie 60m record was 7.58 shared by Shelley Miller, Karlyn Serby, and Nicole Buchholz. Because of my performances this past weekend I became a CanWest All Star. It was an overall fun weekend racing and getting to hang out with friends and family who came out to support me 🙂
I am excited to compete in the CIS championships in Edmonton March. 6-8. I will be going into the 60mH with the top ranking and the 60m ranked third. I will also be participating in the 4x400m relay. Hopefully I will be able to come out of the weekend with a few PB’s, medals, and memories!