De Schiffart won the 3000m steeplechase at the Portland Twilight Meet

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 Joel De Schiffart (Nanaimo, B.C.)

PORTLAND, Oregon – Trinity Western’s Declan White (South Surrey, B.C.) finished first overall in the 5000m and Joel De Schiffart (Nanaimo, B.C.) won the 3000m steeplechase at the Portland Twilight Meet on Sunday as the duo led a strong Spartans effort at Eldon Fix Track.

Complete Results.

White topped the field with a personal best time of 14:18.23 while De Schiffart earned first place with a time of 9:06.10.

Recently graduated Spartans middle distance runner Fiona Benson (Dawson Creek, B.C.) also finished first as she won the 1500m competition with a time of 4:15.41.

In the 100m hurdles, TWU’s Hazel Ross (Bishopton, Scotland) was third overall with a time of 14.24. Ross was coming off a strong showing at the Occidental Invitational in Los Angeles a week prior where she clocked a time of 13.94, which was just two one hundredths of a second off of her personal best.

TWU Results at Portland Twilight Meet

Italics – Former Spartans Athlete


100m Hurdles

3rd – Hazel Ross – 14.24


1st – Fiona Benson – 4:14.41

8th – Regan Yee – 4:22.72

20th – Meg Harradine – 4:42.99



15th – Tyler De Jong – 1:55.59


24th – Adam Marshall – 3:54.27

26th – James Lam – 4:03.00


1st – Declan White – 14:18.23

12th – Blair Johnston – 14:42.93

3000m Steeplechase

1st – Joel De Schiffart – 9:06.10