MUSTANGS IMPRESS AT VANCOUVER DISTANCE CLASSIC!
The elite women’s 1500m was a great hit out for the Langley Mustangs Endurance squad. Training partners Sarah Inglis and Regan Yee worked well together for the first 3 laps before Inglis, in her track season opener, accelerated away in the final 300 for the win in 4:14.61 to Yee’s 4:16.78. Olympian Shalaya Kipp finished in third in what was also her track season opener. Mustang athlete Lindsay Carson placed 4th in 4:24.52, closely followed by Alycia Butterworth in 4:25.38 for 5th overall. Mikaela Smart closed in 4:35.32 for 6th place and Jen Shannon set a personal best of 4:41.00 in 8th.
The elite men’s mile was lead out by pacemaker and mustang endurance athlete Nick Colyn for 900m after Colyn’s exit, the pace was led by James Lam. In the final straight BC 800m champ Matthew Winkler and Adam Marshall came around Lam to battle for the win, with Winkler taking it in the end. Marshall clocked 4:13.74 in second and Lam 4:14.98 in third. Ron Loewen of the mustangs produced a personal best performance in 4:28.99 for 8th place.
Next up for the Mustangs will be in the Portland Track festival on June 8-9th where world qualifying standards will be chased by our team. Portland preview will be posted later this week.