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Nina Schultz

Dear Members of New Westminster Community,

All of you must know, the New Westminster citizen, a nineteen years old Canadian Track and Field Champion, Nina Schultz. Schultz is a 2016 NWSS graduate student, and athlete of New West Spartans Track and Field Club, since 2007 when she was 9 years old.

Nina, was recruited under the “Fitness Fun for Kids” program, leaded by the head coach of New West Spartans, Tatjana Mece, and supported by Carol Cheremkora and Chinu Das, of school district # 40.

She competed at two world championships, on 2015, in Cali-Columbia, and on 2016, in Budgoscz, Poland, ranked # 4 in the World IAAF list for junior category.

Nina helped the NWSS for winning two consecutive BC High School Champion banner and has 13 BC HS Champion titles.

The sophomore at Kansas State University, is ranked now for 2018, # 1 in the World at IAAF List for Heptathlon with 6018 point.

Athletics Canada, announced the Athletics Canada 2017 Annual Award Finalists, and Nina Schultz is one of the finalists for two Awards category:

  1. Lyle Sanderson Award, for Combined Events Athletes of the Year.
  2. Eric. E. Coy Trophy, for the Best U 20 Athlete of the year.

Athletics Canada, invite all to follow along and to provide their thoughts on the finalists on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Winners will be announced following the unveiling of all finalists.

Please, consider to inform all the New Westminster community, for Nina Schultz 2017 achievement, to support her for winning the deserved awards.

The New Westminster community, is proud that Nina Schultz, is now in Queensland – Australia, representing Canada at Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. She will compete in Heptathlon, on April 12, and 13.

It will be great if she can received a support from all of you and our community, to encourage and motivate her towards the podium medal.
This will be a great achievements for all of us beside other success of our community.

New West Spartans Outreach Program

New West Spartans T&F Club, is excited to offer an outreach program for New West and Burnaby Elementary and Secondary Schools, who would like assistance in track and field and cross-country.
New West Spartans, will provide a series of technical workouts during the course of the season on Fridays at Mercer Stadium in New Westminster, focusing on general fitness running technique and hurdling for the track and X-C season, under the direction of Head Coach Tatjana Mece.

Goals Of The Program:

  1. Encourage an active lifestyle.
  2. Provide an understanding of the fundamentals of running as the base movement for all sports.
  3. Provide specific training in hurdles from one of the best hurdling coaches in the country.
  4. Place an emphasis on personal bests instead of performances relative to others.

How We Implement The Program:

  1.  Tatjana Mece (New West Spartans Head Coach and Registrar) will coordinate the program.
  2. New West Spartans, will provide coaches in approximately a 10:1 athlete to coach ratio.
  3. The school is to provide supervision during program implementation times if possible.
  4. Please, contact our Head Coach Tatjana Mece, until March 31, 2018 to confirm your participation.

What We Provide:

  1. Making Track and Field and Cross Country Fun sessions from April 6th, to May 25th, 2018, for T&F and September 14, to November 2, 2018 for Cross Country.
  2. Coaching for students with minimal work for teachers, or coaches, if this role is possible.
  3. NW Spartans, welcomes students in this program, to practices at Mercer Stadium, on Fridays 3:30pm-5:00pm, April 6th, to May 25, and Sept. 14, to Nov. 2, 2018 for X-C.
  4. Training at no cost to the school. The schools will provide insurance through BC Athletics.

If not, New West Spartans T&F Club will provide the BC Athletics membership for the participants.

Do not miss this great opportunity for your school athletes.

For more information, please contact:
Tatjana Mece, Head Coach, 604.522.1922, email:
Website: and

Some Info About New West Spartans T&F Club:

NW Spartans, is now one of the leading voices of track and field in the province, and the country. In addition to this, New West Spartans T&F Club, has trained:

  • 29 Canadian National Champions
  • 46 High School Provincial Champions.
    Twelve athletes, who competed for the Canadian teams, including World Track and Field Championships in the Junior and Youth categories, where four of our high school athletes, are ranked top 10 at IAAF World List and World Championships.
  • At 2017 Pan-Am Junior Track & Field: Silver medal winner Anastas Eliopoulos, and Thomas Nobbs, Bronze at Pan-Am Cross Country, and Nina Schultz a top Heptathlete at NCAA Div.1

Tatjana Mece, has trained three top high school athletes, who ranked top 6 in the IAAF World List.

  1.  Anastas Eliopoulos, Ranked # 6, at 2017 IAAF World Junior List in 110mH.
  2. Thomas Nobbs, Ranked # 5, at 2016 IAAF World Youth List in 2000m Steeplechase.
  3. Nina Schultz, Ranked # 4, at 2017 IAAF World Junior List in Heptathlon, with 6021 points, and
  4. Stephanie Cho, 400mH BC High School record holder, ranked 10th at World Youth Championships.
  5. Mihailo Stefanovic, BC High School and Canadian Champion in 110mH and 300mH, ranked 21st at semi final of World Youth Championships.
  6. Bogdan Pavel, Silver medal at BC High School Championships and top hurdler of UBC Track Team.