ABBOTSFORD — There’s an old saying about how easy it is to miss the silver linings if all you expect to find is gold.
University Track and Field
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Addy’s awesome adventure! Simon Fraser’s star middle-distance runner Townsend has grown into her graceful stride
BURNABY — It’s become her final classroom session before each meet, a time when a newly discovered ritual reinforces the reason she races.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
SFU Clan at NCAA’s: Eight first-timers, three finalists make mark, on track for more in 2018
Eight national championship rookies, seven of whom will be back next season. Three finalists, each fashioning a spot in the top 10 and earning All-American status.
UBC makes history: ‘Birds first Canadian school to win U.S. men’s track and field title
It was a fabulous fib, and in the end, it helped the UBC Thunderbirds deliver some Canadian collegiate track and field history on Saturday in steamy Gulf Shores, Ala.