11-year-old sets running record

Up-and-coming track and field prospect Madison Heisterman finished in record time at a meet earlier this month in Victoria.

Up-and-coming track and field prospect Madison Heisterman finished in record time at a meet earlier this month in Victoria.

The 11-year-old from Nanaimo finished fourth in the 800-metre elite women’s race at the Victoria Track Series race July 9, crossing the line in two minutes, 24.10 seconds. It could be a new provincial record for Heisterman’s age division, but the matter is under review as the youngster is under the allowable age to compete in a sanctioned B.C. Athletics 800m race.

Notably, Nanaimo’s Miryam Bassett won the race in 2:18.50, while Nanaimo’s Josh Bailey won the open men’s 800m final.