MULTI-TALENTED TRACK AND FIELD STAR JOINS SPARTANS

Hayley Stewart at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships

TRACK AND FIELD
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
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MULTI-TALENTED TRACK AND FIELD STAR JOINS SPARTANS

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LANGLEY, British Columbia –
The Trinity Western University track and field team took another prominent leap forward with the addition of Hayley Stewart (Surrey, B.C.), who joins the Spartans already a well-respected athlete in long jump, triple jump, relays and combined events.

“Hayley comes to us as a multi-talented athlete who will contribute to the team in many areas,” said Spartans track and field and cross country coach Laurier Primeau. “She has represented B.C. at the senior level in long jump [in 2009], but also comes to us with good relay speed and a background in the heptathlon.  To this end we are excited about the possibilities for Hayley in the horizontal jumps, relays and combined events.”

The 5-foot-7 Stewart, who graduated from Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, was a bronze medalist in long jump at both the 2011 B.C. High School Track and Field Championships and the 2010 Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Championships. And with a personal best of 5.69m, Stewart will provide the Spartans with an immediate Canada West medal threat in the long jump pit.

Stewart has also posted a personal best in the triple jump of 11.21m, which last year would have put her in the bronze medal position at the Canada West Championships. At the 2008 Legion Canadian U16 Championships, she won a silver medal in triple jump and a gold medal in the 4x100m relay. Her personal best in the 100m dash is 12.87.

“I am excited to be attending Trinity Western University for its strong athletics program,” said Stewart, an honour roll student who plans to study sciences. “I know that it is a place where I can further both my academic and track-oriented goals”

Stewart joins a burgeoning Spartans track and field and cross country program that includes recent recruits Jake Powrie (decathlete; Vancouver, B.C.), Eric Dupuis (long jump and triple jump, Myrnam, Alta.), Dylan Kelso (long jump and sprints, Nanaimo, B.C.), Fiona Benson (cross country and distance running; Dawson Creek, B.C.), Blair Johnston (cross country and distance running; White Rock, B.C.), Katelynn Ramage (cross country and distance running; Nanaimo, B.C.) Emma Nuttall (high jump; Edinburgh, Scotland) and Callum Innes (sprint and hurdles; Glasgow, Scotland).

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About Spartan Athletics
Since Trinity Western entered the CIS in 1999, Spartan student-athletes have accumulated a number of significant awards including a CIS Athlete of the Year (BLG) award, four CIS Player of the Year awards, a CIS Elite Eight Academic All-Canadian award, three CIS Rookie of the Year awards, a CIS Libero of the Year award, three CIS community service awards and numerous CIS All-Canadian and Canada West All-Star awards. In twelve years as members of the CIS, the Spartans have won six national titles (women’s soccer in 2004, 2008, 2009 and men’s volleyball in 2006, 2011), 15 CIS championship medals, an individual CIS championship in track and seven Canada West championships.

About TWU
Trinity Western University, in Langley, BC, is a provincially chartered, independent Christian liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies university, enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 42 undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include nursing, counselling psychology, marriage and family therapy, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.

About Canada West Universities Athletic Association
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, 1997 to 2010. Comprised of 14 schools, from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, 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 pro leagues or events such as the Olympics, Paralympics or Universiade Games. “cwuaa” on Twitter.

About Canadian Interuniversity SportCanadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-one universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit www.cis-sic.ca.

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