Katherine Surin to race in Montreal at AC Indoor Open

March 4, 2014 0

A familiar name will be flying around the track at Centre Claude-Robillard in an athletics competition, but unlike her famous father, Katherine Surin will be running a much longer distance. Katherine, the daughter of Bruny Surin, will race in the invitational 400-metres at the AC Indoor Open, March 14 to 16.

Athletics Canada – You had a great 2013 season representing Quebec at the Canada Games and taking home a bronze medal in the 400-metres. What did you enjoy most about last season?

Katherine Surin – I had an injury that prevented me from competing at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships. It was supposed to be my first national level competition so I was really looking forward to run the 400-metres, the 200-metres as well as the relays. I was very disappointed when the physiotherapist told me it would be better if I withdrew myself from the event. At the Canada Games I was really hoping to make the final and set a personal best before the end of the season. I surprised myself and managed to do both. Standing on the podium in front of a lot of people is what I enjoyed the most about last season.

ACAfter last year’s season, what are you working on in your training for 2014? What goals are you focused on for this year?

KS РI really want to run under 55-seconds (in the 400-metres). I also want to participate at the World Junior Championships and all major age class track competitions this summer.

AC – What are your plans for university? There must be plenty of schools in Canada and in the United States who would love to have you on their squad?

KS – I am currently looking for universities. There are a lot of interesting schools in Canada and in the United States that I would love to go to, as of right now nothing is decided. I am taking it slow to make sure I can find a school that has a great academic and athletic program.

The 2014 AC Indoor Open takes place in Montreal, Que., March 14 – 16 at Centre Claude-Robillard. The event serves as a Canadian Championship for youth and junior athletes and will feature a number of Olympians and World Championship national team members in invitational events. For more information and to register for the inaugural AC Indoor Open visit www.indoors.athletics.ca.

 

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