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EVANS CLEARS 4.00M TO LEAD SPARTANS AT GOLDEN BEAR OPEN

EVANS CLEARS 4.00M TO LEAD SPARTANS AT GOLDEN BEAR OPEN

EDMONTON – Trinity Western fifth-year pole vaulter Madison Evans (Calgary) cleared a personal record 4.00m to earn the U SPORTS standard and lead the Spartans at the Golden Bear Open Saturday at the Universiade Pavilion.

After clearing 3.75m at the season-opening meet last weekend in Seattle, Evans nearly broke the Spartans record, coming up one centimetre shy of the all-time mark set by Rebecca Marchant in 2013. However, with her 4.00m clearance, Evans nabbed a direct ticket to nationals and puts her amongst the top ranked vaulters in the country.

TWU's Mowa Adeleye (Calgary) was amongst TWU's top finishers on the day, coming in third overall in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.72. Long jumper Rachel Jerome was fourth with a mark of 5.55m.

It was a strong day for TWU's multi-eventers, as Jordyn Piercy (Victoria) finished eighth overall with 3003 points, while on the men's side, both Chris Weiss (West Vancouver, B.C.) and Dominic Luccock (Delta, B.C.) had impressive opening days, collecting 2492 and 2440 points respectively.

In the men's 60m, TWU had three athletes qualify for the semifinals, with Kenny Blackman Jr. (Surrey, B.C.) posting a time of 6.97 to finish second in the preliminaries, while Praise Olatoke (Glasgow, Scotland) cruised in with a time of 7.06 and Ben Tjernagel (New Westminster, B.C.) was 12th in 7.10. The finals are Saturday.

UP NEXT
The Spartans will compete on the second day of the Golden Bear Open Saturday.

TWU SPARTANS RESULTS
WOMEN
60m
Preliminaries
23rd – Madison Evans – 8.17q
34th – Amanda Moore – 8.43

60m Hurdles
Preliminaries
4th – Mowa Adeleye – 8.98Q
-- Tosha – 9.71 (DQ – 168.7)

3rd – Mowa Adeleye – 8.72

Long Jump
4th – Rachel Jerome – 5.55m
14th – Emma Li – 4.94m
15th – Alleya Hinds – 4.93m

Pentathlon
Jordyn Piercy
8th – 3003 points
60mH – 9.57 (794)
High Jump – 1.46m (577)
Shot Put – 8.46m (429)
Long Jump – 4.98m (554)
800m – 2:33.52 (649)

MEN
60m
Preliminaries
2nd – Kenny Blackman Jr. – 6.97q
9th – Praise Olatoke – 7.06q
12th – Ben Tjernagel – 7.10q
48th – Jonathan Van Garderen – 7.51

Heptathlon
Chris Weiss
60m – 7.56 – 694
Long Jump – 6.26m – 644
Shot Put – 10.47m – 518
High Jump – 1.81m – 636
Day 2 – 2492

Dominic Luccock
60m – 7.69 – 653
Long Jump – 6.33m – 659
Shot Put – 10.54 – 518
High Jump – 1.78 – 610
Day 1 – 2440

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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