CROSS COUNTRY (ANNOUNCEMENT)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CROSS COUNTRY TRYOUTS CONTINUE AT WHISTLER SPIRIT RUN
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western cross country team will race this Saturday in the Whistler Spirit Run as the competition acts as the final leg of tryouts for the Spartans squad.
Trinity Western coach Sue Northey, will be enter eight men and 11 women into the race – which will be held at the Whistler Olympic Park along the cross-country ski and biathlon trails used during the 2010 Olympics – with the results helping to finalize the makeup of this year’s team.
The women’s race is a 5km run that will start at 2:30 p.m. while the men’s race is an 8km run that will start at 3:30 p.m.
The most TWU can send to the 2010 CIS Championships in Sherbrooke, Que. on Nov. 13 is seven men and seven women so a few cuts still need to be made to solidify the final roster.
“It looks like the boys team will have a solid core of talented hard working runners and we should be competitive,” Northey said. “Many of the ladies lack experience and are currently working on getting their fitness levels sharpened. All of the athletes are working hard in practice and they are improving as a result of this hard work.”
The Whistler Spirit Run will be the second race in as many weeks for the Spartans team as they competed in the 20th Annual Abbotsford Police Challenge 5km road race last weekend.
On the men’s side, the Spartans top finishers were Alexandre Pchenitchnikov, who won the race with a time of 16:18, and Drew Gibson, who finished second with a time of 17:28.
On the women’s side, Marissa Ratzlaff was the Spartans top runner as she finished 16th with a time of 20:36.
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 14 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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