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KONRAD SETS TWU 300M RECORD, FINISHES 5TH AT NATIONALS

KONRAD SETS TWU 300M RECORD, FINISHES 5TH AT NATIONALS

WINNIPEG – Trinity Western's Grace Konrad (Edmonton) capped an impressive season with a record-setting performance in the 300m, breaking her own Spartans record with a time of 38.96 en route to an eventual fifth-place finish at the U SPORTS Track & Field Championships at James Daly Fieldhouse.

Konrad had previously set the TWU record at 39.38 while winning gold at the Canada West championships, but her performance Saturday once again improved both the Spartans and her personal record.

The second-year star was one of three Spartans to earn top five finishes on the second day of competition at the national meet.

Pole vaulter Madison Evans (Calgary) cleared 3.90m to finish fifth, while on the men's side, Chris Weiss (West Vancouver, B.C.) finished fifth in the heptathlon with a personal best total of 4,595 points. His previous best was 4,572, which he compiled in a silver-medal performance at the Canada West championships two weeks ago.

In her final meet as a Spartan, fifth-year Emma Li (Markham, Ont.) cleared a personal record 3.80m to finish seventh in the pole vault competition.

In the 4x800m relay, the men's team finished sixth in 7:45.75, while in the 3000m, Caleb de Jong (Winnipeg) was seventh in 8:24.53.

The three-day national competition finishes Saturday.

TWU RESULTS
*Spartans Record
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 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)

SCHEDULE (all times CT)
Day 3 - Saturday, March 9, 2019
DATE EVENT GENDER
12:30pm Triple Jump W Final (TWU – Mowa Adeleye)
12:30pm Pole Vault M Final (TWU – David Body & Zach Augenstein)
1:15pm 600m W Final
1:30pm 600m M Final
1:45pm Shot Put M Final
2:15pm 4 x 200m Relay W Final
2:25pm 4 x 200m Relay M Final
2:30pm High Jump W Final
2:45pm Triple Jump M Final (TWU – Denzel Brown)
2:45pm 1500m W Final
3:00pm 1500m M Final
3:45pm 4 x400m Relay W Final
4:00pm 4 x 400m Relay M Final

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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