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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS RUN STRONG IN BISON CLASSIC
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – For many of the very green members of the Trinity Western track team, Manitoba’s Bison Classic track and field meet this weekend was a the perfect chance to take another huge step in their young CIS careers.
And for many Spartans, that’s exactly what they did.
Trinity Western’s Mihai Prajea once again led the Spartans track team as he finished third in the 1000m race in a time of 2:36.09 – which shaved nearly a second off his time of 2:37.00 from the Alberta Golden Bear Open the weekend of Jan 21-23 – and also finished 13th in the 600m race in a time of 1:24.05, and was once again faster than his time in Alberta of 1:25.45.
“Our goal this year is to get better every week and in every race we run and that’s what we are doing right now,” said TWU coach Susan Northey. “It’s good to see so many of our athletes post better times than our previous meet and to see first time indoor runners succeed is encouraging.”
Also in the 600m race for TWU was Andrew Ott, who finished 15th overall with a time of 1:24.56, bettering his time of 1:27:00 in Alberta, Gary Cymbaluk, who finished 29th with a time of 1:28.38, and Chris Voth, who finished 31st in a time of 1:28.70. Neither of the latter two competed in the 600m race in Alberta.
Voth also finished seventh in the 1000m race in a time of 2:37.62, which is nearly 10 seconds faster than his time of 2:46.37 in Alberta. Ott and Cymbaluk also ran in the 300m race with Ott finishing 24th in a time of 37.41 and Cymbaluk finishing 30th with a time of 37.86.
On the women’s side, Alison Farkash finished 10th in the 3000m race in a time of 10:33.80, which was nearly 25 seconds faster than her Alberta time of 10:58.16 and then in the 1500m event, she finished 13th with a time of 4:51.41, shaving more than eight seconds off her time of 4:59.00 in Alberta.
Marissa Ratzlaff, racing in her first ever indoor competition, finished ninth overall in the 1000m event in a time of 3:10.01 and also finished the 600m race in a time of 1:44.53, which was good for 24th spot.
The Spartans Kendra Peters finished 17th in the 300m race in a time of 42.20 and 20th in the 600m event in a time of 1:41.77. Breanne Friesen finished 27th in the 600m race at 1:59.52 and 29th in the 300m event at 50.38. Lisa Geck was 28th in the 300m race at 47.50.
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