Nathan Goodwin signs with Trinity Western




LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western track and field team took yet another major step forward as coach Laurier Primeau announced the signing of Nathan Goodwin (Surrey, B.C.), who won a silver medal in the 800m at the 2012 B.C. high school provincial championships, Thursday.  

Goodwin, who graduated from Panorama Ridge Secondary this past June, is a versatile runner who will compete for the Spartans in the 600m, 1000m and 4x400m and 4x800m relays.

The 5-foot-10 middle distance runner, who runs with the Coastal Track Club, has personal best times of 1:54.56 in the 800m, 50.77 in the 400m, and 2:28 in the 1000m.

“Nathan adds depth to an already strong short-endurance squad at Trinity Western,” Primeau said. “With the speed to contribute to our 4x400m team and the strength to run the 1000m, he adds a combination of athletic elements that are sought after in the CIS. Nathan has been well-coached in his two years of competitive running, so we know many of the developmental building blocks required to facilitate future success are in place.

“To top it off, Nathan brings a strong set of relational skills and we know he will be an integral part of the team camaraderie that is growing amongst our crew.”

For all of his accomplishments over the past two seasons, Goodwin was named the top male track and field athlete in his high school in both his Grade 11 and Grade 12 years.

“I am excited to be coming to Trinity Western as it’s a great school for both academics and athletics,” said Goodwin, who plans to study geography and biology. “I am looking forward to running with such a talented and up-and-coming team.”

Goodwin joins Nathan George, Liza Whitehead, Rebecca Marchant, Anastasia Pearse, Nick Ayin, Braedon Dolfo, James Linde, Joel De Schiffart, Levi Neufeld, Erin Kokayko, Delyth Harper, Meg Harradine and Tunji Taylor-Lewis as part of the Primeau’s announced 2012 recruiting class.

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.

Prior to their double-medal effort at the CIS national championships, the Spartans were also very productive at the Canada West Championships, 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).


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