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With a medal haul of gold, two silver and a bronze, Sarah Inglis contributed greatly to the Trinity Western Spartans women’s track and field team winning the Canada West Championship for the first time at the weekend.

With a medal haul of gold, two silver and a bronze, Sarah Inglis contributed greatly to the Trinity Western Spartans women’s track and field team winning the Canada West Championship for the first time at the weekend.

The two day meeting at the University of Alberta saw Inglis win gold in the 1500 metres with a dazzling front running performance which saw her spread-eagle the field and cross the finish line almost 50 metres ahead of her nearest pursuer in a time of four minutes 26.86 seconds.

The Lothian Running Club member added to her medal tally with silver in the 1000 metres and 4x800 metres relay and bronze in the 4x400 metres relay, Sarah also earned honourable mention for female track athlete of the year.

After finishing second to Calgary at last year’s championships, the Spartans bettered the Dinos this year by 11 points to claim the conference banner.

The Spartans will now prepare for the CIS National Championships on March 6-8 in Calgary.

Lothian Running Club was well represented in Saturday’s National Cross Country Championships at Callendar Park in Falkirk.

No fewer than 1520 athletes completed the course despite muddy conditions and that is more than 120 over the previous record of 1398 set in Perth back in 1995.

The club’s top performers in the senior men’s and women’s races were Max McNeil and Edel Mooney.

Max finished in an excellent 13th place in the men’s race with Edel turning in an equally impressive performance in crossing the finish line in 12th position in the women’s event.

In the men’s team competition Lothian were in the top half finishing 19th of the 40 teams.

Club results: Girls Under-13 (3200m), 116 Mhairi Eades (19m 07s). Boys Under-13 (3200m) 142 Louis McDonald (17m 18s). Senior Men (12,000m) 13 Max McNeil (40m 21s), 135 Colin Partridge (46m 45s), 173 Euan McInnes (47m 31s), 282 Andrew Fish (50m 35s), 307 Donald Shaw (51m 26s), 395 Kenton Jones (54m 29s), 399 Stephen Malcolm (54m 35s), 419 Finlay Slane (55m 20s), 512 Jim Alexander (61m 12s), 537 Kenny Mearns (63m 26s).

Senior Women (8000m): 12 Edel Mooney (30m 46s), 116 Lynne Murray (36m 51s), 136 Christine MacVarish (37m 40s), 157 Saran Jones (38m 48s).