Former Waterloo track star runs personal best at Canadian championships
TORONTO - Jaime Hauseman a former Warrior track star wore her
black and gold colours proudly at the Canadian Track & Field
Championships held July 28-31 at the Varsity Centre in
A graduate of the Recreation and Business program in 2009, Hauseman ran a personal best time of 2:15:19 in the 800 metre qualification round. This was only the fourth 800 metre she had run in her career. Hauseman who excelled at short distances as a Warrior has made the transition to middle distance events.
“I just recently made the switch to a middle distance runner after a meet in Guelph where my coach signed the whole team up to run the 600 metre” discussed Hauseman. “I ran a decent time in this race, and from then on I was encouraged to run 800 metre events”.
A stranger to the 800 metre events, Hauseman ran a qualification time of 2:18:18 punching her ticket into the Canadian Championships to run alongside Olympic hopefuls.
“Even though I was ranked last going into the race, I was not nervous stepping onto the track last night”. Jaime failed to advance to the semi-finals but has nothing to be disappointed about. Her mid distance running career has only begun to take shape.
Hauseman still has two races before the end of the season both at York University and is eyeing a semi-final berth at next year’s Canadian Track Championship.
Hauseman concluded by saying “There is just something about succeeding on the track that inspires me to succeed in my other life endeavours”.
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