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2019 New West Spartans Achievements.

2019 was another great athletics season for New West Spartans athletes.

The top Spartans athlete was Caleigh O’Flaherty. Caleigh open the year winning Champion title and gold medal in pentathlon at Canadian Indoor Hershey Harries Championships in Montreal, QC, with 3055 points.She had some good results, winning three events of five (60mH-9.58/HJ-1.45m/SP-10.41m/LJ-4.68m/800m-2:32.10)

O’Flaherty, continued winning the Heptathlon for Youth Category with 4699 points with a personal best of 365 points, achieving the BC Team Provincial standard.

She won five events of heptathlon, 100mH, SP, 200, LJ and 800m (a new BC record for this event in heptathlon), along her bronze medal in Heptathlon at BC High School Provincial Championships.

Lastly, Caleigh O’Flaherty placed 4th overall in U18 Heptathlon with 4669 points, achieving good results:
1st in 800m with 2:25.03; 4th in 200m 26.60; 3rd – 100m H with 15.01; 2nd HJ with 1.58m
2nd – LJ with 5.29; 4th – SP 3kg 11.00; 6th – Javelin 500g with 24.91m., and making great presentation in national level.

For Junior category, Efrem Mekonnen achieved great results in 1500m with 3:59.13 a personal best of 12.68 sec. and in 800m with 1;57.70 a PR of 1.24 sec. of 10 sec.

Huge improvement had and Sebastian Rasmussen in distance running.
For Junior Development, Denis Petku, achieved the best results in hurdles event. Petku, won many medals this year including his two silver as runner up of 80m hurdles and 200m hurdle ranking him # 2 in province with a 0.02 to 0.05 sec. from the leader.

Brothers Sekhon have had a great year competing in hurdles and middle distance along other athletes as Ryan Sokolowski who won two bronze medals in long jump this year.

For girls, Alissa Barroso did a great presentation winning medals in many track meets. Other athletes as Nigel, Darius, Lauren, Harmen, Arjun, had great improvement this year and promising for better result in the future.

New members have done great preparation and looking forward for great 2020 athletics season.

Congratulations to all New West Spartans for their results!

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.