Vikes recruit Hoff runs World Junior standard

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By David Conlin, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA – Cole Peterson recorded a new personal best and Vikes recruit Brendan Hoff ran IAAF World Junior standard in the men’s 1,500-metre event as the Vikes wrapped up a successful 2016 Victoria International Track Classic at Centennial Stadium on Sunday, June 19.

Peterson, who has battled through injuries for the last year, finished seventh in the 1,500-metre race with a time of 3:45.32 while Hoff finished 10th, slipping under the World Junior standard of 3:48 with a time of 3:47.38 after running 3:48.14 at the Harry Jerome Track Classic on Friday night.

Thanks to a strong race from a fellow Canadian earlier in the week, Hoff’s result doesn’t guarantee him a spot at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Kazan. But he’ll have more chances to log a faster time this summer, meaning a spot still could be up for grabs at the championships in July.

Also running for the Vikes in the 1,500-metre race was Isaac Penner, who finished 19 with a time of 3:58.02. Vikes alumni Kendra Pomfret (4:14.91) and Brittany Therrien (4:33.00) raced 1,500 metres on the women’s side and finished seventh and 14th, respectively.

In the men’s 800-metre event, Brendon Restall led the way with a fifth place finish and a time of 1:48.51. Tyler Smith came in ninth (1:50.40) while Thomas Oxland ran 1:52.07 to finish 17th.

Rachel Francois and Andrea Robinson both ran in the women’s 800-metre event for the Vikes. Francois finished 10th with a time of 2:04.04 while Robinson ran 2:19.50 in her return to action.

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