BOYD FINISHES 4TH IN POLE VAULT AT NATIONALS

BOYD FINISHES 4TH IN POLE VAULT AT NATIONALS

WINNIPEG – Trinity Western fourth-year David Boyd (Victoria) finished fourth in pole vault after clearing 4.85m on the final day of the U SPORTS Track & Field Championships Saturday at the James Daly Fieldhouse.

Boyd's effort precisely equals his 2018 U SPORTS performance as he also finished fourth with a height of 4.85m in 2018. Teammate Zach Augenstein (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) finished 11th having cleared 4.35m.

In men's triple jump, Denzel Brown (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) finished sixth overall with a mark of 13.92m.

On the women's side, Mowa Adeleye (Calgary) won a silver medal in triple jump, equaling her personal best with a mark of 12.13m.

On her final jump of the competition, the third-year Adeleye put together her best effort of the day to earn her first-ever U SPORTS medal and what would turn out to be TWU's only medal of the championship weekend. With her U SPORTS silver medal, Adeleye capped her season with back-to-back medal-winning performances, after earning a gold medal at the Canada West Championships with the exact same 12.13m mark.

TWU's men's team finished the U SPORTS Championships 12th overall with 20 points, while the women's team was 13th with 18 points.

All told, TWU finished with five athletes earning top five finishes, highlighted by Adeleye's silver medal and Grace Konrad's (Edmonton) TWU record-setting fifth-place finish in the 300m.

TWU RESULTS
*Spartans Record

WOMEN
DAY 3
Triple Jump
2nd – Mowa Adeleye – 12.13m

DAY 2
300m
Preliminaries
5th – Grace Konrad – 38.96q*
Final
5th – 39.04 (4)

60mH
Preliminaries
9th – Mowa Adeleye – 8.82

Long Jump
13th – Rachel Jerome – 5.29m

Pole Vault
5th – Madison Evans – 3.90m (4)
7th – Emma Li – 3.80m (2)

MEN
DAY 3
Pole Vault
4th – David Boyd – 4.85m (5)
11th – Zach Augenstein – 4.35m

Triple Jump
6th – Denzel Brown – 13.92m (3)

DAY 2
3000m
7th – Caleb de Jong – 8:24.53 (2)

4x800m
6th – 7:45.75 (3) – Aidan Kits, Nick Colyn, James Lam, Tyler de Jong (3)

DAY 1
60m
Preliminaries
6th – Praise Olatoke – 6.90Q
10th – Kenny Blackman Jr. – 6.96

Final
6th – Praise Olatoke – 6.90 (3)

Heptathlon
5th – Chris Weiss – 4595 (4)
Day 1
8th – Chris Wiess – 2471
60m – 8th – 7.47 (723)
Long Jump – 10th – 6.09m (606)
Shot Put – 9th – 11.05m (549)
High Jump – 8th – 1.76m (593)
Day 2
60mH – 9th – 9.25 (692)
Pole Vault – 1st – 4.45m (746)
1000m – 6th – 2:57.81 (686)

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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