Voth leads Spartans at Coquitlam meet

Trinity Western's Chris Voth first to cross finish line in 5000m

Trinity Western’s Chris Voth had the race of his life in the 5000m to lead the Spartans at the Coquitlam Cheetahs Annual Jesse Bent Memorial Meet as he finished first with a time of 14:46.10 at Percy Perry Stadium on Sunday.

Voth led a Spartans contingent that was competing in its third meet in the Lower Mainland in just over a week as part of an effort to push for an outdoor aspect to the Canada West and CIS competition schedule. The University of Alberta and the University of Victoria also competed in this week’s three-event series.

While there were plenty of quality performances from current Spartans, it was future Spartan Regan Yee who made waves by winning the 2000m steeplechase, and beating the the Spartans Fiona Benson with a time of 7:00.20. Benson finished second in 7:01.91.

Also of note, was the performance of Canadian Paralympian Dustin Walsh, who broke the T11 Canadian 400m record, with a time of 53.00. Walsh, who was also the previous record-holder, bettered his old mark of 53.05. Spartans track athlete Dylan Williamson, a Walnut Grove graduate, is Walsh’s guide runner.