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Media Highlight: Waverley high jumper Rebecca Haworth set for first outdoor nationals

Posted by Communications and Marketing on June 27, 2014 in Media Highlights

From Wednesday's Chronicle Herald:

Rebecca Haworth aims high at everything she does.

So it should it come as no surprise that the Waverley high jumper wants to be an Olympian.

The 21-year-old student, entering medical school in the fall, will be one of several Nova Scotians in competition this weekend at the Canadian track and field championships in Moncton. This will be her first senior nationals outdoors.

Haworth has already built a sterling resume in and out of athletics.

For the past two years she has received the CIS student athlete-community service award for track and field.

An academic all-Canadian every year at Dalhousie in sciences, she founded the Special Tigers sports program for children with intellectual disabilities.

In 2013, she earned the James Bayer Memorial Scholarship for excellence in the classroom, community and in sport.

It’s a tremendously busy life, but Haworth said there is room in there to be a committed track and field athlete.

She’s put in a strong run of training this spring, indoors and out, to be ready for nationals.

“I already have the national team standard so I’m hoping to come in the top eight this weekend, and top two in under-23, and I would make Team Canada,” she said.

Read the rest of this article at the Chronicle Herald's website.