Saturday, April 05, 2014

Forsey Sets New Provincial Record

Last night Jillian Forsey shattered a provincial track record that has stood for almost 28 years.

Competing in the Stanford University Invitational Track and Field Meet in Stanford, California, the 18 year-old from Kippens ran the 5000 meters in 16 minutes 24.62 seconds for a third place finish in her section of the event. Less than three tenths of a second separated the top three finishers.

Her time broke Nicola Will's senior women's record set in 1986 by more than half a minute. Her time also broke her own junior (19 and under) women's record set at the 2013 Canada Summer Games.

Story by Ray Will; Photo by Western Star