LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western will be well-represented at this year’s Summer Universiade, with current Spartan Regan Yee (South Hazelton, B.C.) joined by three TWU alums, in James Linde (Coquitlam, B.C.), Nathan George (Coquitlam) and Nikki Cornwall (Coquitlam), as they don the Maple Leaf, Taipei City.
Yee, who will enter her fifth year as a Spartan this fall, will compete in the 1500m, while George, who graduated this past spring, will race in the 400m and Linde, who also graduated this year, will run in both the 100m and 200m. Cornwall will represent her country with Canada’s indoor women’s volleyball team.
For both Yee and Cornwall, this will be their second chance to don the Maple Leaf at the Summer Universiade. In 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea, Cornwall helped Canada’s women’s volleyball team to a sixth place finish, while Yee competed in the 3000m steeplechase in 2015, finishing seventh overall.
Both Linde and George will be competing in the Summer Universiade for the first time, with both looking to build off already strong summer performances.
Spartans at the 2017 Summer Universiade – Schedule
Track & Field (all times PT)
Aug. 22 – 7:30 p.m. (PT) – Round 1
Aug. 23 – 3:35 a.m. (PT) – Round 2
Aug. 24 – 4:20 a.m. (PT) – Semifinals
Aug. 24 – 5:40 a.m. (PT) – Final
Aug. 24 – 8:15 p.m. (PT) – Round 1
Aug. 25 – 2:00 a.m. (PT) – Round 2
Aug. 26 – 3:20 a.m. (PT) – Semifinals
Aug. 26 – 5:00 a.m. (PT) – Final
Aug. 22 – 6:30 p.m. (PT) – Round 1
Aug. 24 – 4:45 a.m. (PT) – Semifinals
Aug. 25 – 4:35 a.m. (PT) – Final
Aug. 25 – 7:40 p.m. (PT) – Round 1
Aug. 28 – 4:15 a.m. (PT) – Final
Women’s Volleyball (all times PT)
Aug. 20 10:00 p.m. (PT) – Canada vs. Switzerland
Aug. 21 10:00 p.m. (PT) – Canada vs. Ukraine
Aug. 22 10:00 p.m. (PT) – Canada vs. Argentina
Aug. 25 Quarterfinals
Aug. 26 Semifinals
Aug. 28 Final
Yee recently finished sixth in the 1500m at the 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships with a time of 4:15.73. She has a 1500m personal best of 4:09.29, which she ran earlier this year in a race in Portland, Ore.
Linde has had season to remember, as he is coming off a fourth place finish in the 200m at the Canadian championships, posting a wind-aided 20.64 in the final. He also finished 10th in the 100m at the national meet with a time of 10.45. Officially, he has a personal best of 20.72 in the 200m and 10.42 in the 100m, both of which he ran this summer.
George is coming off his second straight podium finish in the 400m at the Canadian championships, capturing the Canadian title last year, before finishing second this year. George has a 400m personal record of 45.94, which he ran at last year’s national championships.
Cornwall, who has been training with Canada’s senior women’s team throughout the summer. The former Spartans setter finished an impressive university career with a résumé that includes being named a U SPORTS First Team All-Canadian in 2016 and a two-time Canada West First Team All-Star in 2016 and 2017. Cornwall helped lead the Spartans to their first and only U SPORTS national championship in 2015. This past season, Cornwall led Canada West in assists with 11.14 per set, while helping the Spartans to bronze medals at both the U SPORTS and Canada West championships.