MUSTANG ENDURANCE WOMEN’S SUMMER SEASON RECAP!!
Our women’s team competed all over the world in their summer track seasons with many standout performances and personal bests.
The team produced some early personal best performances with Mikaela Smart and Jen Kits setting life times best over the 1500m at the Portland Track Festival and Pacific Distance Carnival. Jen took the win at Pacific Distance Carnival 1500m and Pacific invite 800m. Jen also posted a best over 800m winning the Jesse Bent invite.
Julie Sevsek and sister Christina Sevsek were part of the Vancouver select team that competed in 3,000m Challenge at the Portland Track Festival. Both had strong runs helping the Vancouver team finish 2nd team overall. Jouen Chang placed 5th in her 5,000m heat at the Pacific Distance Carnival and produced at personal best in the 1,500m at the Jesse Bent invite placing a fine 2nd.
Mustang endurance athlete Lindsay Carson set a seasons best for the 5,000m of 16.11.94 taking 8th place at the Canadian Championships in Montreal. Carson also took gold at the BC provincial championships in the 5,000m, in Kamloops. In her last race of the summer season Lindsay won the Yukon half marathon setting a new personal best and course record!
Alycia Butterworth had a successful season with a personal best in the 3,000m steeplechase of 9:40.71 at the Sunset Tour meet in California. This was agonisingly close to the world IAAF standard just 0.71 of a second short. Butterworth backed this performance up placing a fine 5th in the Canadain Championships in a very competitive field. Butterworth then flew to Europe to chase the world standard and competed in two more steeplechases. This led to a runner up placing at the BMC in Birmingham (9:45.15) and taking victory at the Manchester International in horrendous rain conditions but still posting an impressive time of 9:43.73.
Mustang endurance athlete Sarah Inglis had a successful season in Europe posting personal bests over 1500m (4.11.52), 5,000m (15:25.01) and 10,000m (32:11.56). Highlights included taking silver at the Canadian 10,000m Championship in Burnaby. Inglis represented Great Britain (GB) at the European Team 10,000m Championships taking team gold in London. In Poland, representing GB again Inglis took European Team Cup individual bronze in the 5,000m event during a tactical race. Inglis also won the Scottish 1500m title in grangemouth (4:13.42).
Regan Yee had a standout season competing in the 3,000m steeplechase. Yee won the Harry Jerome track classic in 9.40.06 and followed this up with another victory in the Sunset Tour in California clocking 9:35.49 under the world iaaf standard. The Canadian Championships in Montreal helped secure Yee’s selection for the World Championships in Doha taking the silver medal in 9:40.73. Yee represented Canada at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru finishing an excellent 5th place in the final. At the World Iaaf Championship, Doha Regan placed 11th in her heat clocking 9:48.56 on the highest stage of athletics.
The women’s team are now looking to build into the cross country season with the Canadian National Cross Country Championships being held in Abbotsford on November 30th 2019. The team will next compete at the BC Provincial Cross Country Championships October 26th on Vancouver Island.