Langley’s Nick Colyn is set to represent Canada next week.
Colyn — a Langley Christian 2015 graduate and member of the Trinity Western Spartans track and field team — was named to the Canadian team for the IAAF world U20 championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
His event, the 3000m steeplechase, sees the heats go July 21 with the finals slated for July 24.
Colyn earned his spot after completing the event in 9:02.91 last month (June 23) at the Stumptown Twilight in Portland. The time gave him not only the world qualifying standard but also ranked him as the top U20 Canadian.
Colyn was also in Edmonton over the weekend, winning bronze in the junior 3000m steeplechase at the Canadian national championships.
He finished with a time of 9:15.80.
Colyn was competing with the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club.
He was one of two members of the Mustangs to medal at the meet as Georgia Ellenwood won bronze in the senior women’s long jump with a leap of 6.02m.
And another Langley athlete, Django Lovett of the Valley Royals Track and Field Club, won bronze in the senior men’s high jump, clearing 2.18m.
Several other Trinity Western athletes were also competing in Edmonton.
Nathan George won gold in the senior men’s 400m with a personal best time of 45.94.
A pair of TWU alum also found the podium in Edmonton.
Katelynn Ramage won gold in the 10,000m race walk, finishing in 50:26.65 and former Spartans basketball player Tyrell Mara won bronze in the senior men’s discus with a throw of 50.11.