(ISN) – LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western women’s track and field team bolstered its talent pool in both the pentathlon and high jump as Spartans coach Laurier Primeau officially announced the signing of Sophie Pauls (Vancouver) Friday.
The 5-foot-10 Pauls, who will graduate from Little Flower Academy this spring and competes with the Vancouver Thunderbirds club, joins TWU with a high jump personal best of 1.64m and a PB of 4320 in the pentathlon.
In 2012, Pauls won the U16 pentathlon competition at the Legion Canadian Youth Championships.
“I had the opportunity this summer to briefly work with Sophie through our club affiliation when her lead coach was away, and I was so impressed with how she carried herself, her openness to learning, and her faith walk,” Primeau says. “‘Her coach, Derek Johnston, has prepared her well to compete at the university level and we know that she will be an instant scoring threat in Canada West. The combination of her attention to academia and upstanding character make this a home run signing for TWU.”
Pauls plans to study human kinetics while at TWU.
“I am elated to attend a university which offers me a strong track program, prepares me for my future career and encourages my walk with God,” Pauls said. “The support at TWU is unlike anywhere I’ve ever been and I feel blessed to have been given this opportunity.”