Personal Bests in Portland and Dejong finishes top Canadian at BMO Half Marathon!
The mustang endurance athletes had a successful weekend of competition. Highlights included personal best performances at the Portland Twilight track meet and Caleb Dejong placing 3rd overall and top Canadian at the BMO Half marathon in Vancouver.
On May 3rd at Lewis and Clark College track, mustang endurance athletes continued their early season form at the prestigious Portland Twilight meet. In the women’s 1500m section two, Mikaela Smart produced a personal best taking the runners-up spot in 4:32.79. In the men’s 1500m James Lam led the mustangs posting a personal best of 3:51.26 for a fine 3rd place. He was followed by Adam Marshall (3:53.16), Tyler Djong (3:57.31) and Ron Loewen (4:15.19). Nick Coyln opened up his 3km steeplechase season placing 6th in 9:16.13.
On Sunday May 5th, Caleb Dejong produced a stand-out race in his debut half marathon at BMO Vancouver. Dejong clocked 65:08 to place 3rd overall, top Canadian and successfully under the International University Sports Federation (FISU) qualifying time (66:40). This year the FISU summer games takes place on July 4th in Naples, Italy. Over 10,000 university students from across the world will compete for their country. Canada will select their team on May 13th, 2019.
Next up for the mustang endurance athletes will be the USATF classic in Los Angeles on May 16th, and VFAC mile races in Vancouver on May 31st.