Jillian Forsey part of Canadian running sweep in Tobago

A cross-country runner from Stephenville placed second in an international competition this weekend.

A cross-country runner from Kippens placed second in an international competition this weekend.
Jillian Forsey's run on Saturday at the North American, Central and Caribbean (NACAC) cross-country running championships in Mount Irvine, Tobago, was part of a Canadian sweep of the podium in her event.

Jillian Forsey was part of Canada's team at a cross-country running championship in Tobago. (Courtesy Jillian Forsey)
​Forsey ran the 4-km course in 13:39.91, less than one second behind Canada's Jaimie Phelan, who placed first.
Canada also won the team event for 2014.

Cross-country running is not yet an Olympic event, but Forsey has advocated making it one.

Forsey, 18, who attended Stephenville High School is building an impressive resume. She won the Canadian junior cross country in 2012 and placed second in 2013. Forsey has represented Canada at the NACAC championships twice before and ran at the World Cross-Country championships in Poland this year.

Forsey currently attends West Virginia University.