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Abby Wadsworth has enjoyed a full range of enriching experiences during her time at Queen Margaret’s School.
Wadsworth, 17, a 2014 grad, says her life has revolved around riding and field hockey generated great memories but she really made her mark in the high jump.
She made the provincial high school championships without the benefit of vast track training, placing 10th in senior girls’ high jump and very close to finishing as high as fifth.
“I just had this drive that I wanted to go to provincials,’’ Wadsworth said. “That was kind of my goal so I started training at the beginning of this year just in the gym.’’
Andy Young provided a huge helping hand.
“Abby has a tremendous work ethic,’’ he said. “Anytime she can get out and be working on her technique, she does.’’
It paid off for Wadsworth at the provincials.
“She had a big barrier at 1.50 (metres),’’ said Young. “She was able to do it at provincials and it was a big victory for her personally.’’
Wadsworth is going to miss QMS. “It’s definitely bittersweet leaving. It’s been a real cool opportunity for me to have lots of experiences with coaches and friends.’’