Yee, De Jong lead Spartan charge

Third-place finishes for both Regan Yee and Caleb De Jong

Regan Yee and Caleb De Jong each finished in third spot as the Trinity Western Spartans cross-country teams competed at the UVic Invitational.

The race was held Saturday at Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park.

Yee finished the eight-kilometre race in 28:31.68 and she was one of five TWU runners to place in the top 14. as Mirelle Martens (29:48.00) was eighth, Joanna Williams (29:57.62) tenth, Jouen Chang (30:00.42) 11th and Bailey Haugen (31:05.62) 14th

On the men’s side, De Jong completed the 10-km course in 31:28.60 and he was one of five Spartans to finish in the top 15. Levi Neufeld (31:57.64) was seventh, Nick Colyn (32:08.42) was eighth, Declan White (32:25.61) was 13th and James Lam (32:28.10) was 15th.

Both teams are ranked top five nationally with the men’s team listed third and the women’s team fifth among U Sports cross-country programs from across the country.

Next up for both Spartan cross-country team is the B.C. championships Oct. 28 in Abbotsford.

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