Adam Marshall won’t have to go far to continue both his track and field exploits and his education.
Marshall, who graduated from Brookswood Secondary last month, will join Trinity Western University, where he will also run track and cross-country.
At the 2013 B.C. high school track and field championships in June, Marshall capped off his high school career with the gold medal in the 2000m steeplechase.
“Adam rounded out his high school track career remarkably well, and with his 2000m steeplechase win at the high school championships, we knew many universities were in the running to attract him,” said TWU coach Laurier Primeau.
“We were fortunate he chose to stay local and continue his athletic career with the coach (TWU endurance director Mark Bomba) who has worked with for the past two seasons. Adam already knows his TWU training partners, which will make the transition to university that much smoother. Mark and I both feel Adam will be a prominent figure in the CIS over the next five years.”
Most recently, it was Marshall’s effort in the steeplechase that created a buzz in the track and field community as he posted a personal best time of 6:08.77 en route to his gold medal, which smashed his previous best of 6:25.00. Along with his steeplechase performance, he also finished fourth in the 800m at the provincial championships with a time of 1:56.35.
Beyond his steeplechase success, Marshall also brings with him personal best times of 3:58.49 in the 1500m, 1:55.57 in the 800m and 51.49 in the 400m. He leaves Brookswood as the school record-holder in the 800m, 1500m, 3000m and 2000m steeplechase and was also named his school’s Athlete of the Year in 2012 and 2013.
At the club level, Marshall largely trained under the guidance of Dwayne Lotnick with the Langley Mustangs.
Marshall plans to study pre-engineering at TWU.
“I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to train with Mark Bomba and the Spartans distance team for the past year and am now looking forward to the academic and athletic opportunity’s that attending TWU will offer me,” Marshall said.