Spartans sign star Manitoba Heptahtlete

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October 30, 2013, LANGLEY, British Columbia (ISN) – The Trinity Western’s women’s track and field team took yet another impressive leap forward Wednesday as Laurier Primeau officially announced the signing of heptathlete and Manitoba high school long jump record-holder Robyn Wear (Gimli, Man.).

The 5-foot-11 Wear, who is set to graduate from Institut collegial Vincent Massey Collegiate in 2014, set the Manitoba high school long jump record earlier this year with a leap of 5.88m and comes to TWU as one of the top heptathletes in the country for her age. By comparison, a jump of 5.88m at last year’s CIS national championships would have won the long jump gold medal by one centimetre.

Wear also has a personal best of 7.74 in the 60m, which would have placed her fifth at last year’s Canada West championships and a PB in the pentathlon of 3305, which is the Manitoba youth record and also would have had her fifth at the 2013 Canada West championships.

“It is truly remarkable that we are signing an athlete of Robyn’s caliber,” said Spartans coach Laurier Primeau. “She has chosen TWU over top Canadian programs and has turned down interest from the NCAA, which is a testament to the fact that, top to bottom, this institution believes in excellence in all areas. The approach that students can be top-caliber athletes, high-achieving academics, spiritually grounded intellects and community leaders all at once has great appeal to Robyn. With an entrance grade point average above 90 per cent, a commitment to her faith and self-evident track and field performance qualities, we welcome the Renaissance woman that is Robyn Wear to TWU.”

Wear also holds Manitoba youth records in both the 100m hurdles, at 15.12, and heptathlon, with 4785 points.

In 2013, while competing with Winnipeg Optimist Athletics, Wear was named her club’s female youth athlete of the year and combined events female athlete of the year.

This past year she also met the IAAF World Youth Championships standards in the heptathlon, the 100m and the 200m, but did so one day after the deadline to qualify.

“I believe that attending TWU is all a part of what God has in store for me,” said Wear, who plans to study human kinetics. “I feel that every aspect of TWU will benefit me as a person, a student, an athlete and in my faith walk. Jeremiah 29:11 says, ‘”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”‘ I feel God has laid this verse on my heart and made it evident that these are the plans he has for me. I am looking forward to what God has in store for me, along with becoming a Spartan.”