TR’s newest Hall of Famer

Trent Ernst, Editor

Laura Sharman is Tumbler Ridge’s newest inductee into the local sport’s Hall of Fame.

Sharman, who only graduated this year, is one of the youngest atheletes to be inducted into the hall of fame.

She was nominated by her track and field coach Linda Helm.

Sharman has gone to the provincials in track and field five years in a row. In 2013, she brought home a silver in the 100 m hurdles, despite running injured.

This was her fourth provincial medal. Previously, Sharman brought home a silver in the same event last year.

In grade nine, she brought home a silver in long jump and a gold in 80m hurdles.

Mayor Wren, in inducting Sharman into the hall of fame said that the exhibit will most likely need to be changed over the upcoming years, as Sharman continues to compete at the university level and even possibly beyond.

Sharman will be attending the University of Victoria in the fall. She says she plans on trying out for the Track and Field team, though her focus will be on academics. “I want to balance sports and school. If it works out, I want to see where I can go with it.”

The event was part of the opening of the Geopark Symposium which was held this past weekend.