Sunday, January 27, 2013

Forsey Helps Canada Claim First Place

In her second appearance for Canada at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) cross-country running championships in two years, Jillian Forsey of Kippens finished eighth in the 4 k junior women's race in Mandeville, Jamaica in a time of 14 minutes 48 seconds.

The seventeen year-old grade twelve student from Stephenville High School produced her characteristic strong finish to secure a winning place for her Canadian team ahead of the very strong team from the USA. The win ensures that the team will represent Canada at the World Cross-Contry Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland in March.

Canada also won the team events in the junior men's race and the senior women's with the senior men finishing second behind the USA.

Submitted by Ray Will