Aug. 7, 2013
SHERBROOKE, Quebec – Stephen F. Austin thrower Madison Johnston will proudly represent Ontario in the 2013 Canada Summer Games, with track and field events being held Aug. 11-17 at the University of Sherbrooke Stadium in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
"This is a great honor for Madison,” head coach Phil Olson said. “She is a very talented young lady who works very hard. We are very proud of what she has done in her young career, and I look forward to coaching her in the future."
Held every two years, alternating between summer and winter, the Canada Games dates back to 1967. Over 100,000 athletes have been brought together for Canada’s largest multi-sport competition for young athletes.
"It is always an honor to be selected, whether it is for a national team or a provincial team,” Johnston said. “But now that I've been selected, the important thing is getting mentally prepared, and being in game mode for your event."
Johnston recently capped off her sophomore season at SFA earning second-team All-America honors following the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Johnston set a school record at the national meet, heaving a school record throw of 162-0 in the javelin to place ninth.
"This has been a special season, but I still have a lot of room for improvement. I advanced to the NCAA Championships during the spring but I didn't win my event. As long as your working to become the best, there is always areas where you can get better. I have to stay focused on that."
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