Dunford breaks TWU pole vault record to lead Spartans

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by Mark Janzen

February 17, 2014, SEATTLE (ISN) – First-year pole vaulter Nathan Dunford (Bellingham, Wash.) set a Trinity Western record with a vault of 4.85m to lead the Spartans in the University of Washington Open Sunday at Dempsey Indoor.

Full Results

Dunford broke his own TWU record, which previously stood at 4.70m. With his vault, Dunford moves into third in the CIS individual rankings and automatically qualifies for the national championships.

On the track, the Spartans Declan White (South Surrey, B.C.) set a TWU record with a converted 1500m time of 3:50.41 after running the mile in 4:08.77. The previous 1500m record was also a converted mile time of 3:53.69, which was posted by Levi Neufeld (Winnipeg) earlier this year.

On the women’s side, three Spartans all posted times under the CIS qualification standard in the 3000m, with Sarah Inglis (Falkirk, Scotland) clocking of a time of 9:31.37 while Alison Jackson (Vermilion, Alta.) finished in 9:34.75 and Regan Yee (South Hazelton, B.C.) crossed the line in 9:38.92.

The Spartans 4x400m team also set a school record with a time of 3:19.93. The previous record was 3:20.89, which was set in Idaho Feb. 8.

Trinity Western will now prepare for the Canada West championships Feb. 21-22 in Edmonton.

TWU Results

Women

400m

Maya Daly – 59.38

Rachel Shuttleworth – 59.57

Jordyn Visser – 1:00.72

600m

Meg Harradine – 1:38.61

3000m

Sarah Inglis – 9:31.37

Alison Jackson – 9:34.75

Regan Yee – 9:38.92

60m Hurdles

Maya Daly – 9.02

Pole Vault

Ivonne Zuniga – 3.51m

Triple Jump

Ayla Akehurst – 11.05m

Men

60m

Nick Ayin – 7.16

200m

Nick Ayin – 22.74

400m

Dylan Williamson – 52.39

800m

Adam Marshall – 1:57.46

Mile

Declan White – 4:08.77

Levi Neufeld – 4:11.30

Mihai Prajea – 4:17.87

3000m

Joel De Schiffart – 8:26.22

Chris Voth – 8:41.47

4x400m

Trinity Western – 3:19.93 – Jamie Sinclair, Stephen Humphrey, James Linde and Nathan George

High Jump

Stephen Humphrey – 1.90m

Pole Vault

Nathan Dunford – 4.85m

Jamie Sinclair – 4.40m

Long Jump

James Linde – 6.61m

Dylan Kelso – 5.93m

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