Trinity Western’s Jackson representing Canada in Uganda
Trinity Western Spartans cross-country and track and field athlete Alison Jackson is off to Uganda where she will represent Canada at the 2014 world university cross-country championships.
She qualified for the event by finishing fifth at the 2013 Canadian Interuniversity Sport cross-country championships in the fall. She also won Canada West gold as the top finisher in the conference.
“I’m thrilled to represent both Canada and Trinity Western,” said Jackson. “For me, athletic-wise, it’s been a gift from God that my efforts can translate into a spot on this team. That doesn’t happen for everyone but my success has come because of just continuing to push myself and train hard every day.
“We’ve seen Alison make great strides since coming to TWU and that’s because she has a little bit of talent and a whole lot of hard work,” said Spartans coach Laurier Primeau.
When you combine those two things, performances elevate and that’s what she has done over the last three years.”
The championships are being held on March 22 in Entebbe, Uganda.