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Throwing athlete wins U20 javelin nationals

Daley Reimer won the U20 national javelin competition despite an injury, going from third to first with her fifth and personal best throw
Throwing athlete Dayley Reimer, who trains with Olds-based coach Rachel Andres, celebrates her gold medal in the U20 javelin with co-coach Paul Sze. Submitted photo

OLDS — A throwing athlete coached in Olds won the U20 javelin competition during the Canadian track and field championships, held June 27-30 in Montreal.

And there could be more medals for Olds-trained throwing athletes, because three of them -- Natalie Harrison, Jett Rosch, and Jorja Shroeder – will be competing in the Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field national championships, which will be held Aug. 9-11 in Calgary.

In an email, Dayley Reimer’s coach, Rachel Andres, said she only competed in javelin during the nationals because she’s recovering from an injury.

"Dayley has a fracture that needs eight-10 weeks of recovery," Andres wrote. "She competed at nationals with it, but went easy and only did one of her four events."

Amazingly, despite her injury, Andres said Reimer placed first in a “tough field.”

“She went from third to first on her fifth throw with a 43.98m (metre) personal best,” she wrote.

Andres said Reimer will take the remainder of the season off to recover.


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