OFF to OFSAA

Last week at the East Regional Track and Field meet I was really happy to qualify for al three throwing events.  The top 16 competitors in Eastern Ontario were there.  I’ve been working hard and it’s a good thing since the competition is a lot harder as a Junior (grade 10) than it was last year as a Midget (grade 9) and I can only imagine how much harder it will be next year as a Senior when it’s both grade 11 and grade 12.   The top 4 competitors in each event move on to the finals at OFSAA next week.  I think I’m the only girl that qualified from Eastern Ontario to qualify for all three events.

  • 1st for shot put
  • 2nd for discus – set a PB
  • 3rd place javelin

I was excited to throw a PB in discus.  I’m probably more comfortable throwing the shot put since the motions are more similar to to some of the motions in Taekwon-do but I absolutely love the javelin.  It’s such a big challenge for me and I’m determined to improve my distances.  I love all the technical aspects of it.  The bigger the challenge, the more I like it.  The discus is starting to get a bit better but I need so much more practice.

It was nice to see most of the same girls from last year and I’m sure at OFSAA it will be the same. Everyone was a bit nervous but we still had a good time together – even in the pouring rain 🙂

This is only the beginning for me…I want to compete in track meets all summer and hopefully qualify for  the Junior Nationals in P.E.I. this August 🙂

 

All the throwing circles were big puddles!
Getting our instructions - nice to see familiar faces from last year
I was teased about my little sneakers. I guess I should really get proper throwing shoes
As soon as I released this throw it felt great and I knew it would be a PB

 

I had to change my javelin spikes at the last minute. Fortunately a complete stranger gave me the right size spikes for this track. Thank you so much whoever you are!!!!

I obviously want to throw further but I'm really pleased that my throws were very consistent. That gives me more confidence for next time.

 

Everyone's hands were so cold and wet. I'm glad I took my mittens 🙂

 

Happy to win first in Shot Put

 

 

 

 

 

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