Trinity Western’s Declan White, a South Surrey resident, was named the Canada West male first star of the week after he made program history over the weekend.
He achieved this distinction by becoming the first Spartans male cross-country athlete to win the Canada West individual title, while also finishing second overall amongst university sports athletes.
With White’s leading effort, which garnered him Canada West male athlete of the year honours, the Spartans men’s team won its first ever conference championship while also finishing a program-best second in the country, said Mark Janzen, TWU’s assistant sports information director.
Running on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, White finished the 10-kilometre course in 30:56.0.
His performance saw him named both a U Sports first team all-Canadian and, for the fourth year in a row, a Canada West first team all-star.
White’s previous best result was a 16th-place finish at last year’s championships.
White is a fourth-year human kinetics student at TWU.
Meanwhile, Trinity Western University’s Regan Yee finished fifth overall at this past weekend’s cross-country national championships and shares a video about her quest.
She’s an up-and-coming star on the track and field scene, said Janzen.
“She’s pretty awesome, and – who knows – maybe she’ll be one of the stars we’re talking about come 2020. Then you can say you’ve known about her for years,” Janzen concluded, offering up her video testimonial.
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