School might be back in for Queen Margaret’s School running star Madison Heisterman, but the summer of 2014 will be one she’ll never forget.
Heisterman made her final appearance at the Hershey Track and Field Games in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where she had the honour of lighting the cauldron at the opening ceremonies and meeting legendary athletes Carl Lewis and Rafer Johnson.
Heisterman led the way through most of her 800m final, and ended up taking home the silver medal.
"She was disappointed she wasn’t able to stay ahead at the end, but she had a great time," her father and coach, Tyler Heisterman, said. "Placing second in North America is an incredible accomplishment."
After a short break, Heisterman headed to Langley for the Canadian Youth Legion Track Field Championships.
Despite being among the younger competitors, Heisterman again took home a silver medal in the U16 800m.
"I felt really strong going into the race," she said. "I stayed on pace and had to use my kick at just the right time in order to place second. I’m really happy and proud to have won a national silver medal."
With track season now over, Heisterman will head into the cross-country running season.