TRACK & FIELD AND CROSS COUNTRY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
LANGLEY MUSTANGS PARTNERSHIP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS PARTNER WITH LANGLEY MUSTANGS TRACK AND FIELD CLUB
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western University track and field and cross country teams are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club that will see both club and university benefit from a closely tied working relationship.
The Spartans, which resurrected its track and field program last fall after a seven-year hiatus, have taken great strides this year in building the foundation for a quality athletics program at Trinity Western, highlighted by the hiring of Laurier Primeau and the acquiring of some high-level recruits, notably Scottish high jump champion Emma Nuttall, and this most recent move to partner with the Mustangs is yet another step in the right direction.
“The cross country and track and field program at Trinity Western will benefit in multiple ways through an agreed partnership, and there will certainly be reciprocated advantages for the Langley Mustangs,” Primeau said. “We will enjoy the geographic amenities offered by McLeod Park, which is just down the street from TWU, while access to equipment and the benefit of the social and competitive interaction between athletes will serve our team well. The inherent benefit to the Mustangs will be in the student-athlete mentorship and volunteerism we intend to provide through assistance in running competitions and in helping the junior development coaches and athletes.”
With most other track and field and cross country programs in Canada West affiliated with a local club and with great results to prove the worth of such a partnership, including the development of Olympic athletes, this agreement will be a great boon for both the Mustangs, a program that is comprised of many of the top high school athletes in the province, and the Spartans in their efforts to put athletes on teams at the highest level.
“We are excited about our partnership with Trinity Western,” said Langley Mustangs president Brent Dolfo. “We’re delighted to be working together with Laurier Primeau to advance track and field in Langley and the surrounding area. Having Trinity Western athletes involved with coaching and modeling for our younger athletes will be a great benefit to the club.”
With the new arrangement, the Spartans will train at the Township of Langley’s McLeod Park but, considering the CIS only offers indoor competition, the partnership will also see both parties working together in the development of a local indoor training facility.
For the past 30 years, the Mustangs have hosted the annual Pacific Invitational Track Meet, which is the largest club meet in the province, as well as the Fraser Valley Relays high school meet, both of which will be of great advantage for the Spartans and their future recruiting efforts.
With this connection, Spartans athletes will have an opportunity to join the Mustangs for the summer season as well as the two teams sharing access to coaching resources as well as volunteers for various Spartans and Mustangs events.
The combination of the Spartans Complete Champion Approach, which works to develop student-athletes completely through professional strength and conditioning, on-site therapy, nutritional applications, intellectual and spiritual growth, and sporting excellence, and the Mustangs coaching program, which embraces the Canadian Long Term Athlete Development Model to deliver age appropriate training and competitive programming to support athletes along the continuum of sport development, will be mutually beneficial for both teams.
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