After a year as a member of the University of Regina track team, local athlete Kyla Bassingthwaite showed improvement at the 2012 Canadian Junior Nationals in Winnipeg. Kyla, who competed in the hammer throw event, is from Saltcoats and went to high school at the YRHS before attending university in the provincial capital.
With the U of R Cougars Kyla specializes and trains in the throwing events, where her personal best to date is an impressive 39.36 meters.
Bassingthwaite used her year of training and experience to her advantage at Junior Nationals, finishing 11th in the hammer throw event, narrowly missing out on being one of the top ten best young throwers in Canada.
Bassingthwaite will now look to prepare for her second year as member of the Cougar track team and look to improve her distance in the throwing disciplines.