Victoria Tachinski has been running for as long as she can remember. At eight years old, she began running track competitively, and attended her first international track competition. Second youngest of four kids in her family, Victoria has always loved to be competitive and has always loved to stay active. Before graduating high school in 2017, Victoria played varsity hockey and basketball at Vincent Massey Collegiate, as well as football.
Having attended international competitions since a young age, Victoria is used to the pressure that comes with being an elite athlete. Each year she attends many prestigious meets, recently having become the back-to-back Simplot Games 400m champion, and the silver medal winner of both the 200m and 400m events at the 2016 New Balance Indoor Nationals. She is a member of the Canadian Junior National Team, currently holding the fastest time in both the 400m and 800m among junior women. In her first outdoor competition of 2016 on June 4, she set a new personal best and 800m Canadian outdoor record at the Music City Distance Carnival, a professional race in Nashville. Victoria competed at the World Junior Track and Field Championships last summer in Poland, winning bronze with her Canadian-record-setting 4x400m relay team and finishing sixth overall in the 800m. She is also the current Pan Am Junior champion in the 800m.
Victoria will continue to study and train full time at Penn State University in the fall, where she will major in microbiology while competing with Penn State’s Track & Field program. While her ultimate goal is heading to an Olympic Games, Victoria always likes to focus on the short term, and takes everything one day at a time.
Catch Victoria at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, from July 31 to August 4 at the University of Manitoba Stadium!
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Tachinski breaks another national junior women’s track record
Monday, February, 20th, 2017
On Feb. 18, Tachinski, 17, ran the 400 metre indoor dash in a time of 53.39 at the 2017 Simplot Games, taking over half a second off her previous personal best.
Tachinski signs with Penn State
Tuesday, November, 22nd, 2016
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (Nov 22) Fort Garry’s Victoria Tachinski has committed to attend Pennsylvania State University on a track and field scholarship. The Vincent Massey Collegiate student and track athlete is the holder of the Canadian junior women 400 and 800-metre records.
High school standout Victoria Tachinski commits to Penn State University
Sunday, November, 20th, 2016
RUNNING MAGAZINE (Nov 26) Winnipeg’s Victoria Tachinski, who this spring broke the Canadian 800m youth record running 2:03.58, publicly announced this week that she has signed on to attend the NCAA Division One program located in State College, Penn.
Tachinski on a tear
Friday, July, 29th, 2016
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (July 29) It’s been a monumental year for Winnipeg’s Victoria Tachinski — a remarkable feat given it’s only July. She capped off her first World U20 Track and Field Championships with a bronze in the 4×400-metre relay, holding off the Germans as the anchor of Team Canada.
Tachinski finishes sixth at U20 worlds
Thursday, July, 21st, 2016
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (July 21) The 17-year-old Vincent Massey Collegiate runner finished with a time of 2:06:11 and is ‘very happy’ with result
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Thursday, June, 9, 2016
Nashville, TN – Winnipeg’s Victoria Tachinski surprised crowds at the Music City Distance Carnival on Saturday by winning the Invitational 800-metre with a record-breaking time […]
Wednesday, March, 16, 2016
New York City, NY – Winnipeg’s own Victoria Tachinski just set a new Canadian record and personal best of 53.97 for youth indoor 400 metre. The […]