The Trinity Western University Spartans are based out of Langley.

Spartans coach awarded by Athletics Canada

Jane and Gerry Swan Development Coach of the Year award winner Mark Bomba is having a successful run as TWU's endurance coach.

  • Apr. 27, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Trinity Western University endurance coach Mark Bomba was named the recipient of the Jane and Gerry Swan Development Coach of the Year award, as Athletics Canada unveiled its 2015 annual award winners on April 21.

While coaching with TWU, Bomba has established a strong cross country and distance running pedigree, which includes a women’s cross country team that is the three-time defending Canada West champions and men’s cross country team that has won conference silver in each of the past three seasons.

This past fall, Bomba helped the Spartans Sarah Inglis win the individual national cross country championship while TWU earned a CIS silver medal for the seconds straight year.

In 2015, his middle distance athletes were also instrumental in helping TWU win a second consecutive Canada West championship and a CIS silver medal in women’s track and field

Beyond his success as the Spartans coach, Bomba also coached former TWU middle distance runner Fiona Benson to 800m and 1500m Olympic standards in 2015 and as well as an 800m Canadian national championship.

2015 Athletics Canada annual award recipients will be honoured July 6 in Edmonton during the Canadian Track and Field Championships and Selection Trials for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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