Head coach Brent Fougner and the University of Victoria Vikes cross-country and track program are pleased to announce the commitment of 17-year-old Chloe Hewitt for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Specializing in the 800m, as well as cross-country, Hewitt brings an already padded resume of competition experience.
“We are very excited to have Chloe join the team,” said Fougner of his latest recruit. “Chloe is capable of contributing to our future teams from cross-country to our 4x400m relay team. I am looking forward to working with her over the next five years.”
In addition to the 800m, Hewitt also races the 400m, boasting personal best times of 2:12.59 in the 800m and 57.80 in the 400m. The five-foot-five Westdale Secondary School graduate has raced in the Ontario Federation of School Athletics Association (OFSAA) cross-country and track and field championships, for four and three years, respectively, while she has also competed at the Athletics Canada cross-country championship (2015) and a number of Athletics Ontario events for cross-country and both indoor and outdoor track.
Hewitt was named Westdale’s Track and Field MVP for back-to-back seasons, in 2014 and 2015, and was awarded the Charles Smith Distance Award by her club, Hamilton Olympic Club, in 2013. Hewitt also received the Robert Kerr Outstanding Junior Girl Award in 2015, also awarded by the Hamilton Olympic Club.
“I am so fortunate to have been given this amazing opportunity to run with the Vikes,” said Hewitt who intends to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. “UVic has everything I could ask for in a university and I believe that it truly is the perfect fit for me. I am beyond excited to see where my running will take me.”
Hewitt is currently the Athletics Ontario record holder for the youth girls sprint medley relay (2016). In 2015, she placed seventh for senior girls in the 800m at the OFSAA Track and Field meet. In 2013 she guided her team to gold at the OFSAA cross-country championship, and the team earned silver the following season. Hewitt also competed at the International Children’s Games in 2013.
Hewitt will suit up for the Vikes beginning in September 2016.
Full Name: Chloe Hewitt
Current Age: 17
Events/Specialty Races: 800m, 400m, cross country
Intended major/program at UVic: Biochemistry
High School: Westdale Secondary School
Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario
Previous teams competed for: Hamilton Olympic Club
-International Children’s Games 2013
-OFSAA cross country championships 2012-2015
-OFSAA track and field championships 2013-2015
-Royal Canadian Legion Youth national track and field championships 2015
-Athletics Canada cross country championships 2015
-Various Athletics Ontario championships for cross country, indoor, and outdoor track
-OFSAA cross country 2013 junior girls team champions
-OFSAA cross country 2014 senior girls team silver medalists
-7th place senior girls 800m OFSAA track and field 2015
-Athletics Ontario youth girls sprint medley relay record holder, 2016
-800m pb: 2:12.59, Guelph 2015
-400m pb: 57.80, St. Catharines 2015
– Westdale track and field MVP 2014, 2015
-Charles Smith distance award 2013 (Hamilton Olympic Club award)
-Robert Kerr outstanding junior girl award 2015 (Hamilton Olympic Club award)