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Fleming Competes at Legion Nationals

Fleming Competes at Legion Nationals

Jenna Fleming of Hilton Beach was invited to compete at the prestigious Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field event in Ste. Therese/Blainville, Quebec with top calibre athletes from across Canada.

Jenna and Team Ontario at Legion Nationals in Quebec.
Jenna and Team Ontario at Legion Nationals in Quebec.

Jenna was invited to attend the National Championship, after winning a gold medal in javelin, at the Legion's Provincial event in Timmins this July. A first place finish doesn't automatically get you an invite, since the Ontario team can only send a limited number of athletes, but Jenna was selected to join the team.

Jenna flew, for the first time, with two other athletes from Northern Ontario to Toronto, where she met up with the Team Ontario and continued on with the team to Quebec.

Jenna didn't place in the javelin competition, which she was hoping to, but did have a personal best throw in discus, placing 11th and finished 9th in shot put, moving up in the rankings for both events. 

Melissa Fleming says, "It was an awesome experience for her daughter, and Jenna made some great new friends." 

Pictured above is Jenna Fleming with her family and biggest fans.

photos submitted by Melissa Fleming