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TRACK (CANADA WEST)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011
CANADA WEST TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS AT CANADA WEST CHAMPIONSHIPS – DAY 2 RESULTS
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The Trinity Western Spartans track team wrapped up its first season back on the Canadian university circuit Saturday as they raced their last events of the season at the Canada West Track and Field Championships held at the University of Manitoba’s Max Bell Field House.
The Spartans had six athletes competing Saturday and it was another strong showing for the fledgling program led once again by Mihai Prajea.
Prajea had the best result of the day as the finished 13th overall in the 600m event in a time of 1:23.91, which was 0.49 seconds off his season’s best. Coming in directly behind Prajea was the Spartans Andrew Ott, who finished 14th in a time of 1:24.76, while Gary Cymbaluk was 18th with a time of 1:26.61, which was his season’s best.
On the women’s side of the 600m event, Kendra Peters finished 14th in a time of 1:39.35.
In the 1500m races, TWU’s Alison Farkash finished 18th in the women’s event in a time of 4:52.77 while Jason Carwile was 15th in the men’s race with a time of 4:28.52. Chris Voth was scheduled to race at the 1500m distance but he did not start.
As for the team Canada West team titles, on the mens side, the defending champion Regina Cougars won their second championship in a row by posting 106 points, which was 27 points ahead of second place Calgary (79). In third was Alberta (76), the host Manitoba (55) was fourth while Saskatchewan (49) was fifth, Victoria (37) was sixth; Lethbridge (5) was seventh and Trinity Western (2) was eighth.
For the women's competition, the Calgary Dinos won their fifth championship title in the last seven years as they won a tight race with provincial rival Alberta. Calgary was first with 113.5 points while Alberta was second with 102.5. Defending champion Saskatchewan was third with 65 and was followed by Regina (58) in fourth, Victoria (36) in fifth, Manitoba in sixth (24), Lethbridge in seventh (7) and Trinity Western did not score.
Click here for full results from the Canada West Track and Field Championships.
DAY 1 Results
The Spartans best result was a fifth place finish for the Trinity Western entry in the men’s 4x800m event. The Spartans Ott, Carwile, Prajea and Voth teamed up to put together a time of 8:05.61 that bettered both Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Earlier in the day, Prajea had one of the Spartans best individual performances as he finished 11th in the men’s 1000m event in a time of 2:33.85. Voth also raced in the 1000m event and finished 15th in a time of 2:34.65, a season’s best.
Trinity Western’s Cymbaluk finished 19th in the 300m event in a time of 37.38, a season’s best, while Ott completed the 300m race in 37.81 and finished 20th.
On the women’s side Peters had a strong showing in the 300m race as she finished 11th overall in a time of 41.71 (a season’s best), while Lisa Geck finished 20th in that same event in a time of 46.50 (a season’s best) and Breanne Friesen was 21st with a time of 48.73 (a season’s best).
The Spartans Farkash finished 11th in the women’s 3000m race in a time of 10:56.77 while Marissa Ratzlaff was 12th in the 1000m event with a time of 3:13.21.
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