TRACK AND FIELD ADDS LONG JUMP, SPRINT SPECIALIST

TRACK & FIELD
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
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TRACK AND FIELD ADDS LONG JUMP, SPRINT SPECIALIST  

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
The Trinity Western University track and field coach Laurier Primeau announced Thursday the signing of long jumper and sprinter Dylan Kelso (Nanaimo, B.C.).

The 6-foot Dover Bay Secondary School alumnus, who graduated in 2010, won the long jump bronze medal at the 2010 BC High School Provincials with a jump of 6.59m and also ran the second leg for his school’s 4x100m relay team; a foursome that finished 10th out of 32 teams at provincials with a time of 45.06.

“Trinity Western is getting a versatile athlete in Dylan,” Primeau said. “Credit needs to go to his current coach, Mike Viers, who has a very good understanding of running mechanics through his profession as a physiotherapist and from his own experience as an international class sprinter.  We look forward to assisting Dylan along the continuum of athletic success, but equally we expect holistic growth for him in the Christian environment that is TWU.”  

In the classroom, Kelso, who took this past year off to work, was a principal’s list student in Grade 12 and won his school’s Geography Excellence Award in his graduating year.

He has also been a counsellor for the past three summers at Camp Qwanoes and is a student leader at The Meeting Place Youth Group.

“Trinity Western has the perfect balance of quality education, a tight nit community and athletic success and I would love to contribute to the outstanding reputation that TWU upholds,” Kelso said.

He plans to study geography at TWU but also may pursue an interest in theology and apologetics.

Kelso is currently competing out of the Nanaimo Track and Field Club with his next scheduled competition being the Elwood Wylie Meet in Nanaimo May 28-29.

Last Updated: 2013-08-22
Author: Mark Janzen