2015 OUA Champs
As you can see, the U of T women's team came home with the 2015 OUA banner! The banner was last won by U of T women's team in 2004, which made it pretty exciting for us all. What was also incredible, was to see so much success across the entire team at the OUA Championships. Every day, we've been working hard individually, and as a team to improve ourselves and our skills, and it was so awesome to see so many of my teammates come away with faster times, higher/longer jumps, and big throws. The title of this post says it all: The team works!
Friday was exciting because I won my first individual OUA event, and I had family and friends there with me! The U of T women’s team started picking up medals (along with, came points!) on day one, and continued this momentum on day two, taking to the podium numerous times.
Here’s the video from my 300m race (it's not on YouTube so I couldn't embed it - sorry about that). I wasn’t happy with my 60m start in the pre-lims, so was determined to make up for it in my 300m.
By the time I got back home from the first night of racing, it was almost 10pm, and we had a 9am bus departure the following day. I went to my new favourite spot in my neighbourhood, Windup Bird, and grabbed a quick and delicious dinner. Then I went home, packed my bag for the next day, and crashed.
I’m happy to say that I came out of OUAs in one piece, and made recovering my number one priority on Sunday (which for me, was brunch at a very cool Filipino place called Lamesa, where I had oysters to start, and then a dish with steak (gotta get that protein!) and coconut polenta - so much deliciousness, and a great reward for a tough weekend of racing!
The season isn't over yet, and I'm excited for the Blues to do big things at CIS 2015.
Stay tuned - there will be one more post before CIS (which are Thursday, March 12th - Saturday, March 14th, 2015)!
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