A Delhi athlete has brought a silver medal home from a national competition in Nova Scotia.
Ashley Spain of Delhi attended the 2019 Royal Canadian Legion National Track & Field event at Cape Breton University. The events spanned from Aug. 9 to 11 and hosted athletes from across the country.
Spain placed second in U18 javelin and eighth in U18 shot put.
Spain and her parents travelled to Nova Scotia a week before the competition. Ashley spent her time training for the events.
“I was training almost every single day and when Saturday came around I was just feeling really ready,” said Spain.
Her first throw of the javelin event was 43.45 metres and she remained within the 40-metre range the entire time.
“That was pretty awesome, so I ended up getting second. I brought home a silver representing Ontario.”
Shot put didn’t land Spain on the podium.
“I did a lot better than I expected going into it,” said Spain. “I ended up getting eighth, which is still Top 10 in Canada.”