SPARTANS RAMAGE TO REPRESENT CANADA AT RACEWALK DUAL MEET

TRACK & FIELD
TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
KATELYNN RAMAGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPARTANS RAMAGE TO REPRESENT CANADA AT RACEWALK DUAL MEET

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western middle distance and cross country runner Katelynn Ramage (Nanaimo, B.C.) will represent Canada on the international stage this summer as she was recently invited to participate in the Canada vs. USA Junior Racewalk Dual Meet, which will be held August 19 at Hanlon’s Point in Toronto.

Ramage recently won the Canadian Junior Racewalk National Championships in Calgary as she, representing Team B.C., finished the 10 kilometre race in 56:48.5.

The race was held June 30 in conjunction with the Senior Racewalk National Championships and the Olympic Trials and Ramage finished an impressive third amongst all women competitors.

The 5-foot-6 human kinetics major, who graduated from Nanaimo District Secondary in 2011, will be entering her second year with the Spartans track and field and cross country teams this fall.

About Trinity Western Track & Field

This fall Trinity Western will enter its third year back competing in the CIS after a six-year hiatus.

After the Spartans returned to track and field in the fall of 2010, the program has taken huge strides in becoming a competitive group at both the Canada West and CIS levels.

In 2011-12, the Spartans made a triumphant return to both the Canada West and CIS podiums as Trinity Western collected six conference medals and two national medals.

At the CIS Championships, high jumper Emma Nuttall claimed the Spartans first gold medal since 2002 when Laura Wilson won in the 60m with a season’s best jump of 1.82m. On that same day, middle distance runner Fiona Benson captured a bronze medal in the 1500m with a time of 4:29.35.

On top of their double-medal effort at the CIS national championships, at the Canada West Championships the Spartans were also very productive as Calum Innes (60m) and Benson (1500m) won gold medals, Nuttall (high jump) and Benson (1000m) each captured silver medals and Blair Johnston (1500m) and Jake Powrie (pentathlon) earned bronze medals.

Over their history, the Spartans have a total of seven CIS medals, including two gold medals (Nuttall [high jump] – 2012 and Laura Wilson [60m] – 2002), one silver medal (Ian Sharp [1000m] – 2002) and four bronze medals (Benson [1500m] – 2012, Justin Beanblossom [600m] – 2002 and 2003 and Aleena Zibin [Shot Put] – 2003).

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