Saskatchewan Huskies track star Michelle Harrison sprinting and hurdling towards Olympic goal

It was a successful weekend at the Canada West track and field championships for Michelle Harrison.

The fifth-year Saskatchewan Huskies track star posted a time of 8.21 seconds in the 60-metre hurdles event, breaking the Canada West record. She also took home gold medals in the 60-metre dash and the 4×200 metre relay.

Although she’s enjoyed plenty of success throughout her career, her journey hasn’t come without its hurdles, figuratively and literally.

This week may be competition-free, but Harrison will be using the downtime to train ahead of next weekend’s USports national track and field championships in Edmonton.

Even with nationals looming, the last of Harrison’s collegiate career, she had her eyes set on a larger goal, one that’s been in the back of her mind for over a decade.

“I’ve had the Olympics in my head since I was in high school,” she said. “But the way that things worked out with injuries, this is probably the first year that I’ve really had a chance to make it.”

Helping her to reach her goal is a longtime coach, who’s seen Harrison grow throughout her career.

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