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MARTENS LEADS SPARTANS WITH STRONG 3000M EFFORT

MARTENS LEADS SPARTANS WITH STRONG 3000M EFFORT

SEATTLE – Trinity Western's Mirelle Martens (Grande Prairie, Alta.), who won Canada West bronze in the 3000m last year, ran her first 3000m of the season, crossing the line in 9:51.21 (51st) to help lead the Spartans Saturday at the UW Invitational at Dempsey Indoor.

On the men's side, David Boyd (Victoria) broke the Spartans men's pole vault record for the second week in a row, as he cleared 5.02m to finish sixth overall.

Already, the U SPORTS pole vault leader, Boyd bettered the TWU all-time mark and his own person record by one centimetre after setting the record last weekend when he cleared 5.01m.

On the track, Ben Tjernagel (Coquitlam, B.C.) put together a season's best in the 60m with a time of 6.97 to finish 15th. Also in the 60m, Rachel Jerome (Ladysmith, B.C.) had a season's best 7.96 to finish 29th overall.

UP NEXT
The Spartans will compete in the Harry Jerome Indoor Classic Feb. 2nd at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

TWU SPARTANS RESULTS
60m
Qualifying
29th – Rachel Jerome – 7.96

400m
16th – Grace Konrad – 57.50

3000m
51st – Mirelle Martens – 9:51.21

60m Hurdles
Preliminaries
13th – Mowa Adeleye – 8.92

Pole Vault
10th – Madison Evans – 3.71m
10th – Emma Li – 3.71m

Long Jump
12th – Rachel Jerome – 5.36m

Triple Jump
11th – Mowa Adeleye – 11.32m
19th – Alleyah Hinds – 10.68m

MEN
60m
Qualifying
8th – Ben Tjernagel – 7.02
15th – Praise Olatoke – 7.07
16th – Kenny Blackman Jr. – 7.08

Preliminaries
15th – Ben Tjernagel – 6.97
22nd – Kenny Blackman – 7.02
24th – Praise Olatoke – 7.06

200m
10th – Praise Olatoke – 22.28
13th – Kenny Blackman – 22.45
23rd – Ben Tjernagel – 22.65
40th – Kevin Hughes – 28.26

400m
18th – Kevin Hughes – 50.14

Triple Jump
6th – Denzel Brown – 13.97m

Pole Vault
6th – David Boyd – J5.02m
7th – Giovanni Hernandez – 4.87m
12th – Zach Augenstein – J4.57m
17th – Glen Johnston – 4.12m

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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