don really care how I place, it just nice to be able to run with people you idolize over the years. I just love it. ran times of 11.84 and 24.55, highly impressive for someone that is technically still in high school. She ran slightly faster last weekend (11.63 and 24.51) at the CALTAF Classic in Calgary, where she finished second in the 200 and first in the 100, earning a spot at the DBI and the opportunity to compete alongside her heroes on her hometown track before a big crowd.

I go to Arizona, with the proper training I know I can one day become (like) these great elite athletes I just ran against, and I now know what to expect with running against an older group and amazing people, she said.

Two Women Canada Goose Freestyle Vest Blue Topaz New Zealand weeks ago, Isatu Fofanah was running against high school kids at Foote Field.

overwhelming. I can really describe (my emotions), she said. just happy to be here and running with them and I thank everyone who supported everyone throughout the years in track. is but the latest stop on an incredible journey for Fofanah, who as a young child immigrated to Canada to escape the violence in her native Siera Leone. She lived with an aunt in Ponoka before coming to Harry Ainlay this fall.

just such a great honour to be invited to this amazing meet (with) amazing athletes and I just happy to be here, said the 18 year old, who finished last in both her races.

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Back in the same place Saturday afternoon, she could look down the starting blocks and see the likes of Canadian Olympic medal contender Jessica Zelinka and Jamacia Sheri Ann Brooks, a former Commonwealth Games champion.

Unlike the recent Alberta Schools Athletic Association track and field championship, where she won gold medals in both the 100m and 200m, Fofanah didn dominate the competition.

Having competed at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, Fofanah goal is to make the 2016 Summer Olympics, and seems to be moving, rather quickly, along the right path.

This time, though, it wasn about winning.

Fofanah will soon be off to Flagstaff, Ariz., where she will attend Northern Arizona University on an athletic scholarship beginning later this summer.

The Grade 12 Harry Ainlay student lined up against the strongest fields of her young life, competing in the women 100 metre and 200 metre races at the Donovan Bailey Invitational.