Trinity Western’s Rebecca Marchant soared to the silver medal at the CIS track and field championships in Edmonton over the weekend. That was one of three medals won by Spartan athletes.

Trinity Western’s Rebecca Marchant soared to the silver medal at the CIS track and field championships in Edmonton over the weekend. That was one of three medals won by Spartan athletes.

Spartans snag three silvers

TWU women finish sixth at national championships

The Trinity Western Spartans won a trio of silver medals at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport national track and field championships.

Calum Innes (60m hurdles), Rebecca Marchant (pole vault) and Emma Nuttall (high jump) all placed second in their respective events over the weekend in Edmonton.

Innes and Marchant won their medals on Saturday, while Nuttall earned hers on Sunday, the final day of the three-day competition.

Innes clocked a personal best and a school record 7.98 in his event, improving on his fourth-place finish at the 2012 nationals.

Marchant cleared 3.85m, which tied her for second place.

Nuttall cleared 1.79m to win silver, one year after winning gold at nationals.

“Emma is disappointed with her performance, but I’m not,” said Spartans coach Laurier Primeau.

“For her to come top two in the country speaks to the work she has put in and also the direction our program is going.”

The Spartans women’s team finished with 39.25 points, which placed them sixth in the country. The Spartans men’s team finished 17th overall with eight points.

“Track and field is a funny sport in that you can be elated and disappointed at the same time and I think there was plenty of both of those emotions this weekend,” Primeau said.

“We had some competitors who rose above expectations and overall, it’s such a great thing to see how much our program has grown in one year.”