BRAMPTON – Nicole Hessels, a Grade 10 student at Palmerston’s Norwell District Secondary School, competed at the OFSAA cross-country championships in Brampton on Nov. 3.
Competing against 266 of the province’s top qualifiers, Hessels finished second, earning a silver medal, in a time of 15:14.
Hessels finished three seconds behind Charlotte Prouse of London Central. Hessels and Prouse raced previously this season at the Waterloo County and Fanshawe Park Invitationals.
Saturday’s finish marks their closest of 2012.
Last year, as a midget athlete, Hessels finished seventh and ninth in the 3000-metre at the OFSAA cross-country and track and field championships, respectively.