OUR ATHLETES

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About Jenna

Hi, I’m Jenna Westaway, recipient of the Reed Athletic Fund! I live and train in Guelph, Ontario and I’m a proud member of Speed River Track and Field Club. I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Growing up, sport simply served as a component of family time. My parents (Michael and Myra) both ran for McMaster University’s Cross-country team and instilled a love of movement and competition in my younger brother Cal and I. We skied, played soccer, ran, skated, danced, swam, and even played volleyball! When Cal and I were introduced to the sport of track and field, we were enthralled; a sport comprised of purely running? Say no more, we were in!
Cal and I trained together in Calgary through our youths, and shared a love of the 800 m. We ran for Coach John Cannon’s Calgary International Track Club, and when it came time, we both decided to pursue university athletics; I stayed in Canada to complete an undergraduate degree in Geology at the University of Calgary, while Cal chose to attend the University of Arizona.

The sport of track and field has provided me with opportunities to travel to unique locations, experience diverse cultures, and meet interesting people. I’ve also earned the honour of representing Canada at international events, most recently the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, UK.

I now live and train in Guelph with Speed River Track Club and the University of Guelph Gryphons, and I’m coached by Dave Scott-Thomas. The River and Gryphons welcomed me in September of 2018, and it’s been a joy to train and compete with them. I train with collegiate and post-collegiate men and women who are in the pursuit of the same personal growth as I. This past year, both men and women won the USport Track and Field championships, and I was a part of that team. This past indoor season, I found personal success in the 1000 m and 800 m, running personal records of 2:37.04 and 1:59.87, respectively. I’m taking this energy with me into 2019 and onward as I prepare to represent Canada at Tokyo 2020. I attribute success to the team around me (coaches, physio, chiro, massage, teammates, family, friends) and I am proud to now announce the Reed Athletic Fund group as an integral part of this team.

 

Personal Best:

 
600m: 1:28.29
800m: 1:59.87
1000m: 2:37.04
1500m: 4:15.39

 

 

Athletic Achievements:

- Canadian Indoor 800m Record Holder
- Canadian Indoor 1000 m Record Holder
- Canadian Indoor U23 800 m Record Holder
- NCCP High Performance Track and Field Endurance Coaching Certification
- 2019 University of Guelph Female Athlete of the Year
- 2018 World Indoor Championships Team Canada
- 2017 BSc Geology University of Calgary
- 2017 World Student Games (FISU) Team Canada
- 2016 University of Calgary Female Athlete of the Year
- 2016 U23 NACAC 1500 m Champion, 800 m bronze
- 2015 World Indoor Championships Team Canada


 

Upcoming Goals:

 

2019 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
2020 Olympic Games
2021 World Championships Final
International-level Canadian Coaching career
Teacher’s College


 

 

 

How does RAF select athletes for funding?

 

Click here to download the PDF for selection criteria.


About Christabel

I am a 25 year old long jumper from Surrey, British Columbia. I attended Arizona State University, receiving a degree in Justice Studies. In the fall of 2013, following my graduation, I joined Altis (formerly the World Athletics Center) in Phoenix, Arizona where I began to train under renown coach Dan Pfaff. I trained under Dan for three years. In that time, I broke both the indoor and outdoor Canadian long jump records and established myself as a world class jumper, being ranked in the top 10 in the world in 2015 and 2016. I now live in Chula Vista, California under the direction of esteemed coach Jeremy Fischer. I am currently training full time alongside Olympic and World Championship medalist jumpers, with the goal of becoming a medalist myself.

For me, track and field isn't just a hobby, but a career I am passionate about. I love what I do, and the success of a great jump makes it worth the dedication and hard work. I hope I can continue to improve, representing Canada at the highest level.

 

Personal Best:

 
Long Jump
-Indoor 6.99m
-Outdoor 6.99m

 

Athletic Achievements:

 

- Canadian Long Jump Record Holder (indoor and outdoor) 
- 2016 Olympic Games Team member
- 2015 World Championship 4th place finish
- 2015 Pan American Games Gold medalist
- 2013-2015 Canadian Championship Gold medalist
- 2014 Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist
- 2013 World Championship Team member
- 2013 NCAA Championship Silver medalist
- 2013 Francophone Games Silver medalist
- 2012 NACAC Championship Gold medalist

 

Past Accomplishments:

 
2011 Pan Am. Jr.Championship Silver medalist
2011-2012 Pac-12 Championship Gold medalist
2007 World Youth Championship 8th place finish (100m Hurdles)

 

Upcoming Goals:

 
Break the 7m barrier
2017 World Championship Podium
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold
2019 World Championship Gold
2020 Olympic Games Gold

 

 

 

How does RAF select athletes for funding?

 

Click here to download the PDF for selection criteria.