Sidney thrower goes for gold

First-place hammer throw win for Courtenay Neville-Rutherford at 2012 youth track and field championships

Sidney teen Courtenay Neville-Rutherford struck gold once again at the 2012 Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships held Aug. 17-19.

Last year Neville-Rutherford took home a gold medal in the hammer throw event in Ottawa, and she did it again at the event held in Charlottetown this past week.

“I threw 53, which wasn’t a personal best but it was good enough for gold,” said Neville-Rutherford. Her goal throw for the event was 56 metres, but rain during the event hampered her throw slightly, she said.

She said she is looking forward to next year’s championships because they are much closer to home.

“I’m really hoping to qualify next year because the competition is being hosted in Langley,” she said.