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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
WHISTLER SPIRIT RUN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CROSS COUNTRY TEAM SUCCESSFUL AT WHISTLER SPIRIT RUN
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western cross country team was in Whistler Saturday for the Spirit Run and saw Marissa Ratzlaff finish as the top university runner on the women’s side and Jason Carwile finish third amongst university athletes on the men’s side.
Ratzlaff finished the 5km route run around Whistler Olympic Park in a time of 20:48.54, completing the race third overall and just over a minute and a half behind the leader.
As for Carwile, the Spartans lead male runner completed the 8k event in a time of 27:06.58. He finished sixth overall and just 51 seconds behind the top university runner in UBC’s David Slade.
With 16 athletes in the race, Trinity Western was awarded the Team Challenge trophy by having the most runners competing in Whistler.
The race was expected to give coach Susan Northey her final evaluation in forming the Spartans cross country team.
Men’s Overall Results
6th Jason Carwile - 27:06.58
8th Alex Pchenitchnikov - 28:13.07
15th Andrew Ott - 27:55.22
17th Chris Voth - 28:39.85
18th Gary Cymbaluk - 30:07.71
19th Drew Gibson - 30:19.48
Women’s Overall Results
3rd Marissa Ratzlaff - 20:48.54
8th Kendra Peters - 22:23.86
13th Karina Nagy - 24:43.03
14th Miranda Glenn - 25:03.54
15th Brianne Friesen - 25:08.26
17th Vanessa Franz - 25:31.99
18th Stephanie McLean - 26:02.73
19th Lisa Geck - 26:17.52
20th Jenny Keith - 28:46.11
21st Dorothy Filpula - 30:35.13
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 4,000 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 41 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 17 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership. For more information, visit TWU's Official Athletics site at gospartans.ca.
About Canadian Interuniversity Sport:
Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. The CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, and 32 World University Championships. For further information, visit www.universitysport.ca.
"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 since 1997-98. Comprised of 14 schools, from Manitoba to B.C., 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 events such as the Olympics or Universiade Games."
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