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SPARTANS TO COMPETE IN GOLDEN BEAR OPEN

SPARTANS TO COMPETE IN GOLDEN BEAR OPEN

LANGLEY, B.C. – The Trinity Western men's and women's track and field teams will compete in their second meet of the 2019 season this weekend, as they take part in the Golden Bear Open at the University of Alberta Friday and Saturday.

WEEKEND PREVIEW
Friday, Nov. 17 – Golden Bear Open – 3 p.m. (PT)
Saturday, Nov. 18 – Golden Bear Open – 8:30 p.m. (PT)

THE WEEKEND STORY
• Mowa Adeleye (Calgary) who is currently 1st in U SPORTS in triple jump (11.71m) was the closest of any Spartan to the U SPORTS championship standard last weekend and will try again to hit the mark of 11.82m.
• Pole vaulter David Boyd (Victoria) who is also ranked 1st in U SPORTS (4.75m) will be aiming for the national championship standard of 4.91m.
• Triple jumper Denzel Brown (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) will be targeting the standard of 14.63m after opening the season with a mark of 14.23m.
• Coming off a performance that garnered him Spartan Athlete of the Week honours, Praise Olatoke (Glasgow, Scotland) will look to improve on his personal best 6.92 in the 60m, which already has him ranked 5th in U SPORTS and 1st in Canada West.
• After Caleb de Jong (Winnipeg) posted a 3000m time of 8:15.07 last weekend (3rd fastest in U SPORTS), he'll race in both the 1500m and 3000m this weekend. The 3000m standard is 8:13.41.
• Grace Konrad (Edmonton) will run her first 300m of the season after posting a personal record 56.66 in the 400m last weekend as well as a 25.45 in the 200m.
• Pole vaulter Madison Evans (Calgary) enters the weekend 3rd in Canada West, having cleared 3.75m last Saturday. The U SPORTS standard is 3.90m.
• The Spartans will get a chance to see its men's 300m depth this weekend, as seven athletes are scheduled to compete, including Kenny Blackman Jr. (Surrey, B.C.), Kevin Hughes (Langley), Sam Prevost (Vancouver), Luke Snyder (Ludington, Mich.), Ben Tjernagel (New Westminster, B.C.), Jonathan Van Garderen (Abbotsford, B.C.) and Olatoke.

TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS
U SPORTS Rankings
Men: No. 9
Women: NR
Canada West Rankings
Men: 5th
Women: 6th

About TWU
Recognized for quality, TWU has received seven consecutive A+ rankings for Quality of Teaching and Learning, holds three Canada Research Chairs, and wins national championships in CIS sports. More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree-completion programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 10 sports in the Canada West conference, including women's and men's soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and track & field. TWU also competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) in men's hockey. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 11 U SPORTS team championships and 25 Canada West team championships.

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