By Amy Woolvett
Bailey Bent secured the bronze medal in the recent 2014 Canadian Youth Legion Track and Field Championships held in Vancouver.
Bent, a grade 9 student from Shelburne Regional High School, threw 46.76 metres in javelin, beating his personal best by two metres.
“When I got there I didn’t think I would make it in the top three,” said Bent.
When Bent first picked up a javelin two years ago, he needed a lot of practice.
His coach Adam Dedrick taught Bent to throw and he continuously improved his game as time went on.
By the end of grade 7, he made it to provincials and in grade 8 won the gold in provincials.
Bent is excited to begin his grade 9 year competing on the intermediate level.
“I couldn’t have done this without the support of my friends and family,” said Bent.
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