The Trinity Western track and field team added a massive piece to their puzzle last week as Spartans coach Laurier Primeau announced the signing of sprinter and long-jumper Sabrina Nettey.
Nettey, from Surrey, was the 2007 BC Sports Female High School Athlete of the Year.
The 5’6” Nettey, who graduated from Johnston Heights Secondary in 2007, arrives at TWU with personal best times of 11.75 seconds in the 100m, 23.99 in the 200m and 6.26 metres in the long jump.
By comparison, at the 2013 CIS championships, Calgary’s Rachel Machin won long jump gold with a jump of 6.01m, while the Canada West long jump record is 6.10m, which was set by Saskatchewan’s Vanessa Monar in 1993.
“The addition of Sabrina to our women’s team does so much, both in terms of performance outcome and community uplift,” Spartans coach Laurier Primeau said. “I have followed her career for a number of years as we attended the same elementary and high schools, albeit many, many years apart, and we have had some of the same teaching and coaching mentors. Sabrina’s jumping and sprinting abilities are self-evident, but I know that our team is going to be equally excited about both her faith commitment and team-first mentality.”
Nettey, who was also the 2007 BC High School Track and Field Most Outstanding Female Performer, most recently competed at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, where she finished eighth in her qualification group after jumping 6.22m.
She will enter her second year of CIS eligibility this fall.
“I’m excited to complete my degree at such a close knit campus where I will get the opportunity to interact with other believers both in the classroom and on the field,” said Nettey, who plans to study psychology at TWU.
The Spartans’ first track and field meet of the 2014 season is Jan. 12 in Seattle, Wash. at the University of Washington Preview.
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