TWU Spartans George named BC Junior T&F Athlete of the Year

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December 9, 2013, RICHMOND, British Columbia (ISN) – Trinity Western second-year student-athlete Nathan George (Coquitlam, B.C.) was named the 2013 BC Athletics Junior Track & Field Athlete of the Year at the BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet Saturday at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel.

George is coming off a decorated 2013 season that saw him compete at the 2013 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships where he claimed a bronze medal for Canada in the 4x400m relay and finished seventh overall in the 400m, with a time of 48.26 in the final.

Earlier in the season, George also nabbed a silver medal in the 400m at the Canadian Junior Championships, with a time of 47.47, and a pair of gold medals at the B.C. Championships, in the 200m, with a time of 21.53, and the 400m, with a time of 47.17.

Competing in his first year at the university level with the Spartans, George finished sixth in the 60m at the Canada West Championships and 11th in the 60m at the CIS Championships.

George is one of three Spartans who were honoured at Saturday’s awards banquet as first-year Regan Yee (South Hazelton, B.C.) was named the BC Athletics Junior Female Cross Country Runner of the Year and second-year Joel de Schiffart (Nanaimo, B.C.) was the co-winner, along with Thomas Getty, of the Junior Male Cross Country Runner of the Year award and the winner of the Junior Male Road Runner of the Year award.

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