SEATTLE – Trinity Western's Declan White (South Surrey, B.C.) earned the qualifying standard for the U SPORTS national championship in his first 3000m race of the season, posting a time of 8:06.39 to finish 13th overall at the University of Washington Invitational Saturday at Dempsey Indoor.
White was less than half of a second off of the Spartans 3000m record, which he owns (8:05.94), as put together an impressive performance in a very deep field.
Joel De Schiffart (Nanaimo, B.C.) finished 35 th overall in the 3000m in 8:23.27.
The Spartans return to competition next weekend at Washington State University's Cougar Indoor Feb. 3-4.
*Automatic U SPORTS Qualifying Standard
14th – James Linde – 7.09q
15th – James Linde – 7.01
25th – James Lam – 1:54.62
13th – Declan White – 8:06.39*
35th – Joel De Schiffart – 8:23.27
52nd – Caleb de Jong – 8:29.20
12th – Denzel Brown – 13.89m
13th – Aaron Postma – 13.87m
-- James Linde – FOUL