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YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Athlete and Team of the Month: April 2021

By Ottawa Sports Pages

Star Athlete: Lucy Hempstead

Riding as part of a fundraiser in mid-March, Ottawa’s Lucy Hempstead smashed the Guinness World Record for greatest distance covered by a woman on a stationary bike in 24 hours, riding 812 km to eclipse the previous mark of 680 km. “I knew the world record attempt was going to be a challenge, but I wasn’t expecting the incredible outpouring of support, not only for my ride, but for CRUSH COVID: Ride for Mind – raising over $400,000 for the Michael Garron Hospital and mental health resources,” Hempstead said in a news release. “Thank you to everyone that has supported me along the way and those who donated to this important cause. I’m so proud to have smashed this record!”

Star Team: Nepean Wildcats Provincial Women’s Hockey League Team

They didn’t get to skate in any official games this season, but each graduating member of the Nepean Wildcats Provincial Women’s Hockey League team will nonetheless be moving on to play university or college hockey next season. Set to join NCAA teams are (from left to right) Hillary Sterling (St. Lawrence), Terryn Mozes (Syracuse), Annabella Lalande (St. Anselm), while Zoe McGee (Ontario Tech), Ellie Brown and Ashley Monds (both St. Francis-Xavier) will play for Canadian squads. Look for more details in the next edition of the Ottawa Sports Pages.


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