Mustangs’ Benson tops podium

Former Trinity Western athlete will also run for Canada next month in Beijing at world track and field championships

Langley Mustangs athletes did not return home empty-handed from the Canadian track and field championships in Edmonton.

The meet was held July 2 to 5.

Leading the way was Braeden Dolfo, who won gold in the jump and 200m events and silver in the 100. And another Mustang athlete, Dustin Walsh won silver in the 400m. The pair were competing in the para-athletics category.

And three other Mustangs athletes returned with a gold, silver and bronze.

Fiona Benson took top spot in the women’s 800 event while in the junior category, Teagan Rasche won silver in the girls javelin and Brent Reston won bronze in the boys javelin.

Benson is also slated to represent Canada next month at the world track and field championships, while Rasche and Reston have both been named to Canada’s Pan-American junior championship team.

The competition runs July 31 to Aug. 2 in Edmonton.

There were also a handful of current, incoming and former Trinity Western Spartans who found the podium.

Caleb De Jong and Madison Evans each won gold in their respective junior categories. De Jong was tops in the 3000m steeplechase while Evans was in the pole vault.

Katelynn Ramage was second in the 10,000m race walk and junior pole vaulter Emma Li was third in her event.

Incoming TWU athlete Mirelle Martens took bronze in the junior girls 5000m.

And former Spartan athlete Sabrina Nettey won bronze in the senior women’s long jump. Benson is also a former Spartan athlete.

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