Hurdling comes naturally for Megan Champoux.
Growing up, riding horses has been a daily habit for the Langley teenager.
She has been riding since she was three or four years old, but her mom Sarah wanted her daughter — then nine years old — to give another sport a try, to go alongside her equestrian passion.
And while Champoux was a bit hesitant to try track and field, the sport came naturally.
“When I was little, I used to go outside and I used to jump and pretend I was a horse,” Champoux explained.
“But then the hurdles just came naturally; I had been jumping my whole life. It just stuck.”
And now, the 15-year-old is representing Canada at the world youth track and field championships in Cali, Colombia.