The Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships were held last weekend. Olds High School student Haylin Eling traveled to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia for the annual event.
Olds High School student Haylin Eling was able to participate in the Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia from August 9-11th.
Eling - who will be heading into grade 11 this fall - made the open standards in both the hammer, the discus and the shotput. Coach Rachel Andres says Eling didn't think she would be able to go after not making the Team Alberta standards earlier in the year.
Eling also wound up having to revise her training for Nationals after suffering a knee injury the week before the event.
Andres says Haylin started Nationals on Friday with her second best discus throw ever - 34.01 meters to finish in 11th place.
Saturday she threw a new shotput personal best of 12.18 meters to finish in 13th place.
Andres notes that Sunday wound up being a rough day for Eling as she was hampered by the knee injury and fouled on all three of her hammer throws.
Coach Andres says overall it was an incredible year for Haylin Eling, who has only been involved in the sport of throwing for about 15 months.
She is proud of the progress made so far and expects Haylin to show even more improvements as they continue to work together next year.
(Photos courtesy of Coach Rachel Andres)