Forsey's making strides for Canada

John Browne
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Kippens’ native to run at world junior championships

Middle-distance runner Jillian Forsey has made provincial track and field history.
The 19-year-old from Kippens has earned a spot on the Canadian team that will compete in the world junior track and field championships later this month in Eugene, Ore.

Jillian Forsey

The announcement was made following the Canadian Junior Championships held in Ste. Therese, Que. during the weekend.

Forsey, who becomes the first woman from Newfoundland and Labrador to be selected for a world track and field championship at the junior or senior level, will represent Canada in the 5,000 metres at the meet July 22-27.

She is studying at the University of West Virginia.

Meanwhile, Forsey, despite illness, finished sixth in the 3,000 metres in nine minutes 39.38 seconds at the national junior championships.


Pearlgate’s Howley runs personal-best time

Newfoundland teammate Julia Howley of the Pearlgate Track and Field Club posted a personal best performance in the 1,500 metres, finishing fourth in her heat in a time of four minutes 39.80 seconds, narrowly missing a spot in the final.

Later, the 18 year-old from St. John's won her section of the 800-metre qualifying heats in a time of two minutes 18.32 seconds.

Organizations: University of West Virginia.Meanwhile, Pearlgate Track and Field Club

Geographic location: Canada, Ste, Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's

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