A Newfoundland runner is turning heads not only in Canada but also in the United States.

21 year Jillian Forsey who hails from Kippens had a brilliant race this weekend at the NCAA Mid Atlantic Regional Cross Country final at Penn State.

Forsey covered the six kilometer hilly course in 20 minutes and nine seconds which saw her finish second.

This performance qualifies the University of West Virginia  standout for a place in the NCAA final next weekend.