Langley Mustang’s Fiona Benson shook the Canadian track scene May 30, 2015 in Victoria as she quietly leapt to the top ranking in the country in the crowded 800m battle to represent us on Team Canada for the Pan American Games. The 23 year old student from Trinity Western University shocked herself and everyone else with an unprecedented drop of 6.96 seconds. Her previous best was 2:08.54 and she won the 2 lap speed test in 2:01.58.
Athletics Canada has nominated 41 athletes to the Canadian Inter-university Sport (CIS) 2015 Summer Universiade (FISU) team that will compete in Gwangju, Korea. The event takes place July 2 to 14, athletics competition runs July 8 to 12. Two members of the Langley Mustangs were selected to compete.
Regan Yee, coached by Mark Bomba, competes for Trinity Western University during the school season. Regan was selected to compete in the 3000m steeplechase. Last month, she set the club record in that event running a 10:17.15.
Georgia Ellenwood was selected to compete in the Heptathlon. Earlier this season Georgia, who competes at the University of Wisconsin, also set the club record with 5714 points.
Fiona Benson, while winning the 1500m with a time of 4:15.41 at the Portland Twilight meet on May 17, 2015, broke a 32 year old Langley Mustangs club record! The previous record of 4:17.93 was set by Canadian Olympian, Leah Pells in 1983. Well done, Fiona!