After a late start to her university track career, Salmon Arm's Sandra Kilmartin wraps up her career this weekend with her third straight trip to the NAIA national championships in Alabama. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics)
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UBC’s Sandra Kilmartin: From humblest of beginnings to NAIA nationals, ‘Birds runner has her own recipe for success

VANCOUVER — There is an old saying about how a favourite recipe, in some way, can tell the story about the family from which it came.That’s especially true, as you will discover, in the case of UBC Thunderbirds’ senior middle-distance runner Sandra Kilmartin.Yet if you ask the dietetics major — a foodie with a pay-it-forward […]

Megan Roxby left the pack behind en route to a gold medal finish at last week's North Shore championships at Swangard Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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West Van’s Megan Roxby: Spinal surgery? A broken leg? Nothing slows pulse & pace of Highlanders’ courageous, SFU-bound runner

WEST VANCOUVER — She hasn’t been documenting the steps of her journey, but if the running gods have, this might be the time to remind them that they’ve got a story to tell.

Sisters Dana (left) and Addy Townsend each competed at the GNAC track and field championships Friday and Saturday at Western Oregon. Both are coached by their mother, former Olympian Brit Townsend (right with Addy, photos courtesy SFU). (Photo of Townsend sisters by Gabriel Lynn property of SFU athletics)
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The true meaning of Mother’s Day for SFU’s coach Brit and her daughters? Being together for the long run!

In the world of collegiate track and field, there are few times busier and more anticipated than the second weekend in May.Traditionally, its Friday and Saturday are reserved for major meets in the run-up to national championships.And in the case of the Simon Fraser Clan, it’s almost always the time when the team packs its […]

New Westminster's Grace Fetherstonhaugh bettered her former meet-record time of a year ago this past Saturday in the 2,000m steeplechase at SFU's Emilie Mondor Invite. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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A steep chase for Grace? Hyacks’ Oregon State-bound Fetherstonhaugh sets a sky-high steeplechase bar

BURNABY — Grace Fetherstonhaugh has got the first one out of the way. Now she hopes the path just keeps getting smoother as she attempts to round into the kind of form which will help carry her to the No. 1 goal of her senior season.

UBC's Brianna Cairns navigates a steeple at the 2017 Western Washington University Ralph Vernacchia Track and Field Meet at Civic Stadium in Bellingham. (Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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Always making a splash, UBC’s Brianna Cairns tracks a career in marine biology

VANCOUVER — This is the story of a girl who has never been afraid to get her feet wet.In fact if you listen for the sound of a splash, you know that Brianna Cairns can’t be too far away.That’s the most apparent commonality when you’re talking about a UBC student-athlete who has followed the seemingly […]

UBC Thunderbirds' John Gay (front) will run on three continents this summer. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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TSUMURA: UBC steeplechaser John Gay on the gold standard of a race that almost didn’t count

VANCOUVER — The best race of John Gay’s life almost didn’t count. Yet when you listen the UBC Thunderbirds’ third-year middle-distance sensation talk about what it meant just to get to the starting line against some of the best steeplechasers in the world at the USA Track and Field Distance Classic last month in Los Angeles, […]