December 11th, 2017

Local track athletes bound for China


By Lethbridge Herald on July 19, 2017.

Lethbridge Herald
A pair of University of Lethbridge Pronghorns track athletes will be heading overseas next month.
Following the Canadian Track and Field Championships, Pronghorn track athletes Peter Millman and Sandra Latrace have been selected to represent Canada at the 2017 Summer Universiade, Aug. 19-30 in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei.
Having finished his eligibility last season, Millman finished fifth in the shot put at the Canadian Track and Field Championships and will represent Canada for the second straight summer after competing at the North American Central American Caribbean Association U23 Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador.
This past indoor season, Millman finished his university career by adding his eighth and ninth Canada West titles, winning his fifth consecutive weight throw gold medal and fourth straight shot put gold medal.
He was named the Canada West Field athlete for the fourth consecutive year and earned the Canada West Student-Athlete Community Service Award.
At the USPORTS National Championships he completed a three-peat as national champion in the shot put and added his fourth national medal taking home a bronze medal in the weight throw.
Latrace missed the university indoor season this past year due to injuries but has recovered and won the long jump silver medal at the Canadian Championships in Ottawa.
As a freshman, Latrace earned Canada West gold and silver medals in long jump and triple jump, respectively, while being named the Canada West rookie of the Year and Canada West Athlete of the Year for field events.
She was named the CIS Rookie of the Year and she went on to claim her first national gold medal in the long jump and a silver medal in the triple jump.
The track events at the Summer Universiade will go Aug. 23-28, with both Horns athletes competing in qualifying rounds on the 23rd. The men’s shot put final will go later that night. The women’s long jump final is on the 24th.

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