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Nettey named CIS female athlete of the year

Trinity Western Spartans Sabrina Nettey was named the CIS female track and field athlete of the year. - TWU Athletics
Trinity Western Spartans Sabrina Nettey was named the CIS female track and field athlete of the year.
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Sabrina Nettey was named the Canadian Interuniversity Sport track and field female athlete of the year.

She received the award last week, prior to the start of the CIS indoor track and field championships in Edmonton and she became the first member of the Trinity Western Spartans track and field program to win a CIS award.

“Sabrina’s record-breaking effort in long jump is a testament to her ability to perform when it matters,” said Spartans coach Laurier Primeau

She won gold in the long jump and helped the Spartans to an all-time best third-place finish.

Emma Nuttall broke a CIS record in the high jump, clearing 1.88m to win gold.

“It was such a relief,” exclaimed Nuttall. “I knew I had that jump in me. I really wanted to come in here this weekend, win gold and set the record. I wanted it at the Canada West championships, but it wasn’t meant to be then. It was a wee bit nerve-wracking, but once I got the support of the crowd tonight, I really fed off that energy, and I knew I could make the jump.”

Sarah Inglis also won gold in the 1500m while Fiona Benson took top spot in the 1000m.

The Spartan women’s team scored 64 points.

On the men’s side, Nathan George won silver in the 300m and James Linde took bronze in the long jump.

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