MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTHEY COACHED CANADIANS GOLDEN AT NACAC U23 CHAMPIONSHIPS
LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western University track and cross country coach Sue Northey helped lead Canada’s middle distance team to an impressive medal haul that included three gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the NACAC (North American, Central American, and Caribbean Athletic Association) U23 Championships in Miramar, Florida this past weekend (July 9-11).
Northey, who was the endurance coach for the Canadian contingent, oversaw gold medal performances from Olivier Collin of Saint-Lazare, Quebec, who won the men’s 1500 metres in 3:44.45, Jessica Smith of North Vancouver, who won the women’s 800 metres in 2:04.96 and Jessican O’Connell of Calgary, who won the women’s 5000 metres in 17:15.73.
O’Connell also won a silver medal in the women’s 1500 metres in 4:25.78 while Oshawa’s Anthony Berkis took home a bronze medal in the men’s 1500 metres in 3:46.36.
The five medals produced by Northey’s endurance runners were part of Canada’s 17-medal performance at the event.
For Northey, it was the second time she has attended this event as the endurance coach as she also represented Canada in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 2006.
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 4,000 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 41 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 17 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership. For more information, visit TWU's Official Athletics site at gospartans.ca.
About Canadian Interuniversity Sport:
Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. The CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, and 32 World University Championships. For further information, visit www.universitysport.ca.
"Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), winning at least 10 CIS national titles every year since 1997-98. Comprised of 13 schools, from Manitoba to B.C., the CWUAA produces numerous major award winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success around the globe in events such as the Olympics or Universiade Games."
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