The young athlete can barely remember a time she wasn’t running.
As Daniel Girard wrote in our October issue, “Remy Cattell still vividly remembers her first cross country race even though it was more than half her lifetime ago. She experienced pre-race nervousness and excitement, struggles through exhausting sand, a quick break to tie a shoelace, encouragement from a teammate, and finally, relief at the finish line.”
Cattell finished fifth in her Toronto District School Board cross country running debut as a Grade 1 student at Bessborough School. Now 14, the runner is a Grade 10 student at Leaside High School. Last year, she won the city championship and finished second at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFFSA) finals in a race featuring nearly 300 of the best Grade 9 runners from across the province.
Cattell will be recognized on Friday, Nov. 18, at a special ceremony at Leaside Arena, which also sees four new inductees enter the Leaside Sports Hall of Fame.