New West Spartans Girls on the Road to Success
Everyone in our Track & Field family remembers the achievements of Nina Schultz of New West Spartans, holding 5 Canadian records in combined events. With her 13 times BC High School Champion titles, she was a key athlete at New West Secondary School, twice winning the BC High School Team Champion for Girls and Overall. Nina was ranked 6th at the World Junior Championship and earned a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 10th place at the Toyko 2021 Olympic Games.
In the 2023 athletics season, new names are part of the legacy of the New West Spartans Track & Field Club. One of them is Samantha Wepruk, a grade 12 student from Burnaby South Secondary School who joined our club in May 2023. Samantha is now the Fraser North zone champion in high jump with an achievement of 1.45m. For the Spartans, she jumped 1.58m and ranked in 4th place in the Canadian U18 Championships in Sherbrooke on August 12, 2023. This huge achievement inspired Samantha to start with high motivation and preparation for the 2024 athletic season.
In the Junior Development Group, this year Mila Cote-Goudet joined the Spartans, going on to win the BC JD Champion titles in Pentathlon, High Jump, and Shot Put. She also achieved the BC Award standard in High Jump. With great results in other events as well, Mila is comparing strongly with our other previous elite athletes and is showing great promise for the future.
The new generation of our girls’ group are training very hard to achieve great results in the 2024 athletic season. We’re inviting new members, including students from Elementary and High Schools across Burnaby and New Westminster from all athletic backgrounds, to train with us and improve their athletic abilities. All youth are invited to join.
All the athletes of our community will have a chance to train with the high quality and experienced coaches of the New West Spartans, who have trained more than 55 BC High School Champions and 35 Canadian Champion Title holders.
Cross Country Meets for 2023
All the cross-country meets are for all age groups, except for November 4 which is only for high school students.
These are not mandatory competitions. If you are planning to compete, please let Coach Tatjana know in advance.
If you are interested in competing, please mark it in your calendar and register on your own before the deadline.
|Date||Cross Country Event||Contact|
|Sept 24, 2023||Vancouver Spirit Runfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sept 30, 2023||OATF Festival of Cross Countryemail@example.com|
|Oct 14, 2023||BCA Provincial Cross Country Championshipfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Oct 21, 2023||Frank Reynolds Memorial Cross Countryemail@example.com|
|Nov 4, 2023||BC School Sport Cross Country Championship||NA|