January 19th, 2021

Horns track team gearing up for Canada West

By Woodard, Dale on February 11, 2020.

Lethbridge Herald

With the Canada West Championships less than two weeks away, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns got in one more event in preparation.

The Horns were in Edmonton last weekend for the Panda Open, picking up eight podium finishes and now qualifying 29 athletes for the Canada West Championships.

Sandy Latrace led the Pronghorns women with two gold medal finishes. She took home top spot in both the 60m and long jump. Latrace remains atop the U SPORTS rankings in the long jump and moved into fourth in the 60.

Thrower Madeline Szabo finished second in the weight throw with a season-best throw of 15.43 metres. Teammate Caitlyn Bailes was fourth with a throw of 14.56 metres. Szabo’s throw moved her into ninth in the U SPORTS rankings.

Laura Klinck just missed a podium finish in the triple jump, placing fourth with a jump of 11.29 metres, while Elizabeth Lajoie was sixth in the high jump.

The men’s team had four podium finishes, led by Andreas Troschke and Clayton Wong.

Troschke took top spot in the weight throw with a throw of 17.74 metres and remains second in the U SPORTS rankings.

Wong placed first in the triple jump with a leap of 13.98 metres and is currently ninth in the national rankings. Freshman Jake Jessup finished second with a season best jump of 13.56 metres.

Ben Ingvaldson and Xavier Crosby also earned top-three placings in the shot put and weight throw events respectively.

Ingvaldson was second in the shot put with a throw of 15.53 metres and is currently ranked third in U SPORTS.

Crosby threw a season best 16.11 metres to place third in the weight throw and moved up to seventh in U SPORTS.

Also in the weight throw, Braden Klippenstein threw a season best as well placing fifth with a toss of 15.93 metres and now sits 10th in the national rankings.

The Canada West Championships will be hosted by the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon Feb. 21-22.

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