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Nicole Lindsay is already a fast runner who’s only going to get faster.
“I really like the 400 metres because it’s a little bit like aerobic and anaerobic that kind of mixes together which is good for me because I play soccer as well,’’ said the Grade 10 Cowichan Secondary School student.
“I also like the 200 metres because it’s fast.’’
Lindsay’s coming off a great Island high school track and field meet where she won the junior girls’ 200, was second in the 400 and moved up to join Chicago Bains, Casey Heyd and Taryn Smiley on the victorious 4x100 senior girls’ relay team.
“I’ve really been working on speedwork which is like hard and fast,’’ said Lindsay. “That’s given me a lot of push. And then also just concentrating on my form and watching what I’ve been doing and getting better through that.’’
She started training with coach John May in September and has seen an immediate improvement.
“She’s got that ability, even at the end of a race when she’s tired, to be able to maintain her technical part of a run and give it that extra little bit at the end that is really important in all athletes in this sport,’’ said May.