Runner sets sights on Beijing

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Gymnast Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs wasn't the only former Flamborough resident competing at the Commonwealth Games in March. Runner Tara Quinn-Smith, formerly of Waterdown and now of Etobicoke, ran in the 10,000-metre women's race.

While she didn't place among the medal-winners, she finished the race with a time of 33:15.50 about 30 seconds off of her personal best of 32:43.54, achieved last May at a competition in California.

The Commonwealth Games marked the first time the 26-year-old distance runner had competed in an international track and field event.

Quinn-Smith plans to continue training and entering competitions in an effort to strengthen her running performance so she can qualify for the Olympics in Beijing in 2008.

Runner sets sights on Beijing

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Gymnast Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs wasn't the only former Flamborough resident competing at the Commonwealth Games in March. Runner Tara Quinn-Smith, formerly of Waterdown and now of Etobicoke, ran in the 10,000-metre women's race.

While she didn't place among the medal-winners, she finished the race with a time of 33:15.50 about 30 seconds off of her personal best of 32:43.54, achieved last May at a competition in California.

The Commonwealth Games marked the first time the 26-year-old distance runner had competed in an international track and field event.

Quinn-Smith plans to continue training and entering competitions in an effort to strengthen her running performance so she can qualify for the Olympics in Beijing in 2008.

Runner sets sights on Beijing

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Gymnast Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs wasn't the only former Flamborough resident competing at the Commonwealth Games in March. Runner Tara Quinn-Smith, formerly of Waterdown and now of Etobicoke, ran in the 10,000-metre women's race.

While she didn't place among the medal-winners, she finished the race with a time of 33:15.50 about 30 seconds off of her personal best of 32:43.54, achieved last May at a competition in California.

The Commonwealth Games marked the first time the 26-year-old distance runner had competed in an international track and field event.

Quinn-Smith plans to continue training and entering competitions in an effort to strengthen her running performance so she can qualify for the Olympics in Beijing in 2008.