UPEI’s Bailey Smith captures silver in 60-metre dash

Third-year nursing student makes historic showing at U SPORTS track & field championships
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Friday, March 8, 2019
Photo by Trevor Hagan

UPEI’s Bailey Smith won the silver medal in the 60-metre dash at the 2019 U SPORTS Track & Field Championships last night in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Smith is a third-year nursing student and a sprinter on the UPEI Track & Field Team. Her time in the final was an impressive 7.498 seconds.

“Bailey had a great run in an extreme situation,” said Colin MacAdam, coach of the UPEI Track & Field team. “She had a shaky start, but an incredible finish. There are more than 500 athletes competing in Winnipeg, but the lone UPEI athlete opened a lot of eyes. A great finish to a great season!”

Smith, who is from Mount Stewart, PEI, was also recently named the AUS women’s track athlete of the year, a feat she has now managed two years in a row. She’s also the three-time winner of the 60-metres in the AUS.

Go Panthers Go!

Ron Annear
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