logo-redx100h

facebook twitter googleplusinstagramtumblrrss


trinity western_spartans1September 13, 2013, LANGLEY, British Columbia – With a number of elite-level recruits arriving this fall and an abundance of upper echelon returnees, the Trinity Western men's and women's cross country teams are gearing up for what will likely be their best season in school history.

 

With their first official meet this Saturday at the University of Washington Sundodger Invitational at Seattle's Lincoln Park, the Spartans will have an opportunity to prove themselves early on against both CIS and NCAA competition.

2013 SEASON PREVIEWS

WOMEN

  • 2012 CW Championships: 4th
  • 2012 CIS Championships: 13th
  • Key additions: Sarah Inglis, Regan Yee
  • Key returnees: Alison Jackson, Fiona Benson, Meg Harradine
  • Key departures: None

In their third year running under the guidance of endurance coach Mark Bomba and Spartans head coach Laurier Primeau, the Spartans women's team looks like its setting up for a major breakthrough as a team.

Last year the Spartans Fiona Benson put TWU on the cross country map when she finished first amongst Canada West runners and fifth overall at the CIS national championships. This year, with the addition of Scottish runner Sarah Inglis and the B.C.-born Regan Yee, the Spartans have all the tools to make a push up the team standings.

With the return of fourth-year Alison Jackson, who finished 22nd at the CIS championships, and second-year Meg Harradine, who finished 109th last year but is ever improving, combined with the third-year Benson, the Spartans have a quintet that could compete with most teams in both the conference and nationally. The incoming Inglis might prove to be fastest of the whole lot and Yee is coming off a summer in which she won the 2000m steeplechase at the Canadian Junior Championships and then finished sixth in the 3000m steeplechase at the Pan American Junior Championships.

If the Spartans can stay healthy and they continue to maintain what has been an impressive developmental trajectory, the optimism surrounding this year's team seems bound to come to fruition in the very near future.

MEN

  • 2012 CW Championships: 4th
  • 2012 CIS Championships: 14th
  • Key additions: Adam Marshall, Declan White
  • Key returnees: Chris Voth, Levi Neufeld, Nathan Goodwin, Mihai Prajea, Joel De Schiffart, Blair Johnston
  • Key departures: None

Similar to that of the Spartans women's team, the men's cross country side is teeming with potential and has the depth to run with some of the best schools in the country.

Having returned their full complement of runners from last year and with the addition of Declan White and Adam Marshall, there's no doubt the Spartans are a team on the rise and one surely to improve on its 2012 results. After a 14th place finish at last year's national championships, the improvements to this team has experts predicting, at the very least, a top 10 result this year.

And with only Chris Voth and Mihai Prajea beyond their third year of eligibility, this could be just the beginning.

While health issues have continued to plague Blair Johnston, the rest of the team – one that includes the likes of Nathan Goodwin, Levi Neufeld and Joel De Schiffart, the latter of which finished fifth in the 3000m steeplechase and seventh in the 5000m at this past summer's Canadian Junior Championships – has only bettered itself since last year.

In just their fourth year competing in cross country the CIS, the Spartans name is certainly out there, but this year, the much talked about potential looks primed to be realized.

Latest Stories

vancouver canucks hockey logo

Canucks have signed centre Blair Jones to a one-year deal

Jul 04, 2015

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed centre Blair Jones to a one-year deal.

seattle mariners 9623

Mariners Make Six roster Moves

Jul 04, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced the following roster moves prior to today's game vs. the Oakland Athletics:

vollywom

Canadians lose a marathon match in tournament debut

Jul 04, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – It took a little more than two hours for Turkey to claim victory over Canada's women's volleyball team, taking the fifth set in the opening match of the Gwangju Universiade women's volleyball tournament on Saturday…

Westshore RFC Logo Jan 15

Westshore Valkyries seek a new Head Coach

Jul 04, 2015

The reigning BC Premier Club Champions are looking for a Head Coach for the 2015-2016 season. The club runs 2 women's teams with a host of current and former National Team and Provincial athletes. The club commences training at its new facility in the…

toronto blue jays logo

Jays Make More Moves

Jul 04, 2015

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have selected the contract of LHP FELIX DOUBRONT and recalled RHP RYAN TEPERA from Buffalo of the International League (AAA).

univaide

Canada takes commands of its group in women’s soccer

Jul 04, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – By recording a second straight win, the Canadian women's soccer team took over first place in Pool D at the 2015 Universiade tournament. Canada defeated South Africa 2-0 Saturday at the Naju Public Stadium.

dakota dunes open

Eric Onesi leads by one at SIGA Dakota Dunes Open

Jul 04, 2015

(Whitecap, SK) – Bear, Delaware’s Eric Onesi shot a 6-under 66 on Friday at Dakota Dunes Golf Links to take the solo lead heading into the weekend at the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open presented by SaskTel, the fourth event of the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada…

beach volly wom

Three Top-Ten Finishes at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Worlds

Jul 04, 2015

Volleyball Canada - Jackie Skender

Three out of Canada's five entries in the FIVB Beach World Championships in the Netherlands finished in the top 10.

brettl

Cracking the simple roots of Brett Levis

Jul 04, 2015

By Piccolo Ocampo whitecapsfc2.com

VANCOUVER, BC – It’s not exactly Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde but Brett Levis shows a bit of a complex personality on the pitch that, at first glance, is hard to explain.

womvolly

World Grand Prix: Puerto Rico Controls Canada in Opener

Jul 04, 2015

Carolina, Puerto Rico, – Puerto Rico recorded a home victory with a 3-1 (25-18, 25-10, 24-26, 25-14) win over Canada in Pool K of FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix on Friday. This was Canada’s first Grand Prix match of the year.

ubc swim

Canadians qualify for three finals on day one

Jul 04, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – The Canadian swimming team had a strong start qualifying for three finals on the first day of competition at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju.

can fen

Fencers enter competition in Gwangju

Jul 04, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – The Canadian fencing team began competition with women's epee and men's sabre on Saturday. Julien Hogues posted the best result, reaching the round of 32.

World Headlines

beach volly wom

Three Top-Ten Finishes at the FIVB Beach…

in Netherlands
Volleyball Canada - Jackie Skender Three out of Canada's five entries in the FIVB Beach…
womvolly

World Grand Prix: Puerto Rico Controls…

in South America
Carolina, Puerto Rico, – Puerto Rico recorded a home victory with a 3-1 (25-18, 25-10,…
can fen

Fencers enter competition in Gwangju

in Asia
GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – The Canadian fencing team began competition with…
mark older

Mark Oldershaw named flag bearer at Pan…

in Ontario
OTTAWA – The Canadian Olympic Committee has named Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw…
Latoya 1

Canada’s Women’s National Team falls to USA

in Alberta
Canada's Women's National Team falls 36-28 to USA, New Zealand defeats England 26-7 on…

Just For Fun

Bryan Cranston Performs One-Man MLB
Sep 18, 2014

Bryan Cranston's One Man MLB Show

in Funny Sport Videos

Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad fame shares his heart about his new one man MLB show where he dramatically…

ss-cricket-rental-car
Nov 15, 2014

Jesse Ryder Six Dents Commentator's Car

in Funny Sport Videos

Here's another reason to always get insurance on a rental car - especially if you are parking near a cricket…

Bike jump cover up lesson.
May 06, 2014

Cover Up Lesson

in Funny Sport Pictures
Eventually they all learn what to cover up.

10458376 10152137855372234 6088573773918976238 n
Jul 09, 2014

And In Calgary This Morning We Have .....

in Just For Fun

July 9,2014 (ISN) - Stampede Barbie

unnamed 6
May 14, 2014

How The Mighty Have Fallen

in Just For Fun

JFBCFan - ISN Vancouver Island

Howie's Car Corral Used Cars

Double N Hardwood Floors