LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western's Emma Li (Markham, Ont.) cleared 3.50m to lead the Spartans women's contingent at the Spartan Pole Vault Classic Saturday at the David E. Enarson Gymnasium.
Li's younger sister, Maddie Li (Markham, Ont.) cleared 3.20m.
On the men's side, TWU's David Boyd (Victoria) cleared an unofficial personal best 5.00m at the Spartan Pole Vault Classic, becoming the first person to ever go over the five-metre mark inside the David E. Enarson Gymnasium.
Boyd's clearance would put him into the top five in the U SPORTS rankings, but results from Saturday's exhibition were unofficial. The fifth-year vaulter has an official personal best of 4.88m, which he cleared earlier this year to earn him automatic qualification for the U SPORTS championships.
Second-year teammate Maxime Léveillé (Shefford, Que.), who cleared 4.70m Saturday, holds the Spartans record at 4.90m, which he earned earlier in the season.
Giovanni Hernandez (Tepic, Mexico) and Nathan Dunford (Bellingham, Wash.) also cleared 4.70m.
The depth of the pole vault box in the David E. Enarson Gymnasium doesn't allow for official heights to be registered.
TWU will now prepare for the Canada West championships Feb. 23-24 in Winnipeg.
TWU Spartans Results
David Boyd – 5.00m
Giovanni Hernandez – 4.70m
Maxime Léveillé – 4.70m
Nathan Dunford – 4.70m
Chris Weiss – 4.30m
Glen Johnston – 4.30m
Dominic Luccock – 4.10m