Rochester athlete Morgan Dingwall won medals at an international athletics competitions last month.GRAHAM WILLIS July 25, 2014 3:35am
A second place finish in the javelin event at the 2013 State Schools Athletics Championships was the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime for Rochester athlete Morgan Dingwall.
As a result Dingwall was invited to be part of a representative group of 82 athletes travelling to Canada and America last month.
The tour, conducted by Sports Travel Australia, offers junior sportspersons the chance to travel abroad and experience international competition.
Dingwall competed in several events while overseas.
At the Jack Brow Memorial Meeting in Kelowna, Canada, she won bronze in the javelin and discus and finished fourth in the shot putt and triple jump.
The prestigious Trevor Craven Memorial Meeting in Vancouver saw greater success with a gold medal in the javelin and silver medals in discus and triple jump events. She also finished fourth in the shot putt.
Accompanied by her mother Mandy, Dingwall enjoyed visiting a number of attractions with the group.
This included the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler Mountain, Disneyland, Universal Studios and the San Diego Safari Park.
‘‘Going overseas was a real eye-opener for me,’’ Dingwall said.
‘‘The competition against Canadian and Australian athletes was strong and I achieved quite a few personal bests.’’
As for the future, Dingwall intends to continue in the sport and hopefully reach the schools finals in Melbourne later this year.
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