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(ISN) – WINNIPEG – Trinity Western middle distance runner Declan White (South Surrey, B.C.) broke a 13-year-old Spartans record in the 1000m, as he earned a bronze medal and helped the men’s track and field team to a strong start on the first day of the Canada West championships at the newly renamed James Daly Fieldhouse Friday.

The second-year White crossed the line third overall in a time of 2:25.71 to break Ian Sharp’s mark of 2:27.85, which he set in 2002.

White’s bronze medal was one of five medals the Spartans won on the first day of competition at the conference meet.

Sprint hurdler Calum Innes (Bearsden, Scotland) was TWU’s biggest winner, as he captured gold in the 60m hurdles for the fourth consecutive year with a season’s best time of 8.00.

Nathan George (Coquitlam, B.C.), who won conference gold last year in the 300m, added a Canada West silver to his collection as he crossed the line in 34.17.

The Spartans other two medals were of the bronze variety as Cale Hernandez (Powell River, B.C.) won his first conference medal in pentathlon, with a score of 3468, and Joel De Schiffart (Nanaimo, B.C.) finished third in the 3000m, with a time of 8:25.36.

As a team, TWU, who is aiming for its first Canada West championship, sits third in the standings with 29 points. The conference championships wrap up Saturday in Winnipeg.

TWU SPARTANS RESULTS
* Spartans Record
# CW Record
() Points

Long Jump
5th – James Linde – 6.74m (2)
7th – Dylan Kelso – 6.49m
9th – Andrew DeVisser – 6.29m

60m Hurdles
Preliminaries
2nd – Calum Innes – 8.32
10th – Andrew DeVisser – 9.15
Final
1st – Calum Innes – 8.00 (7)

300m
Preliminaries
3rd – Nathan George – 34.54
Final
2nd – Nathan George – 34.17 (5)

1000m
3rd – Declan White – 2:25.71* (4)

3000m
3rd – Joel De Schiffart – 8:25.36 (4)
9th – Blair Johnston – 8:39.76

Pentathlon
3rd – Cale Hernandez – 3468 (6)

4x800m
6th – 8:08.39 (1) – Mihai Prajea, Adam Marshall, Caleb DeJong, Declan White

End of Day 1 – Men’s Team Standings
1. Manitoba – 37 points
2. Calgary – 33 points
3. Trinity Western – 29 points
4. Victoria – 26 points
5. Regina – 23 points
5. Saskatchewan – 23 points
7. Alberta – 12 points
8. Lethbridge – 11 points

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