Congratulations to Campbell Lee - Bronze medal winner at OFSAA!
Battling a head cold last year, the Grade 12 student at Holy Cross finished a disappointing 68th. All that was a distant memory after the 17 year old claimed a bronze medal Saturday.
Lee reached his target Saturday.
"Going into it, my main goal was to place in top three," he said. "I was hoping to win but coming in the top three is really exciting and I am happy with that."
"But I was really hurting so I dropped back a bit with some of the other guys who were catching up to us," the Niagara Olympic Club member said. "From there we pulled away from everyone until one of the guys in the group dropped off."
"Then it became three of us and it strung out from there for the rest of the race."
When he crossed the finish line third, Lee was initially shocked.
"I didn't know what to think at first because I was really dead and super-tired," he said. "I couldn't believe it had happened at first."
Next up for Lee who made the 1,500 metre finals this summer at the junior nationals, is the Athletics Ontario provincial cross-country meet Sunday followed by the national meet in two weeks time.
"I have the same kind of goals because I'm pretty sure its going to be the same guys racing." he said. "Top three would be really nice."
Once nationals are over, he will take a two-week break and then start preparing for the indoor track and field season.