Thursday August 20, 2015
Camille Bolduc recently participated in the USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Olympics National Meet at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. Bolduc was among 45 qualifiers in the 11to 12-year-old female category and competed in the 1500-meter race, placing tenth with a time of 4:59.47.
This is Bolduc’s fourth visit to national competitions and the second time she competed in the USATF, as well as her highest achievement at this level. Bolduc reports being very happy with how well everything went. She is exuberant about the new friends she made and was pleased with how the race was executed. Camille’s goal going into the race was to run a new “personal best” in the 1500m going under five minutes. She achieved this goal as her finish time was her best ever by six seconds. Bolduc also improved two places from her 12th place national ranking going into the race, making it an excellent end to a long season.
Participants in the USATF must qualify through a series of association and regional meets. Bolduc was one of a handful of Vermonters in attendance at the meet. She runs for the Green Mountain Athletic Association, a local running club.
Bolduc enters seventh grade at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School this fall. She plans to take it easy for the next few weeks before starting the fall cross-country running season.