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Five Manitobans joining Bisons track team

Posted: 08/13/2013 12:31 PM | Comments: 0

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The University of Manitoba Bisons track and field team announced the commitment of five top recruits who competed in the Manitoba high school system.

Bisons track and field coach Claude Berube announced the commitment of the following players:

Jean-Baptiste Ajua: The 18-year-old is a middle distance runner, specifically in the 1500m and 3000m races. Ajua is an Elmwood High School graduate and was his school’s MVP in track and field and their athlete of the year.

Eric Guy: The 17-year-old hurdler/sprinter set provincial records in the 60m hurdles and 110m hurdles. Guy was also a double medalist at the 2013 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championship with bronze in the 100m hurdles and another in the 400m hurdles.

Rebekah Sass: An 18-year-old middle distance runner from St. Mary’s Academy. Sass was the champion in the 1500m and 3000m plus ran for second in the 800m at the 2013 "AAAA" Provincial High School Track and Field Championship.

Rhys Sheppard: An 18-year-old short distance runner from Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute in The Pas. Sheppard was the champion in the 400m and second in the 800m at the 2013 "AAAA" Provincial High School Track and Field Championship.

Sasanie Wanigasekara: The 18-year-old sprinter/jumper finished her high school career at St. Maurice School. Wanigasekara has set many provincial outdoor and indoor records in her age class in the 150m, 300m and triple jump. Wanigasekara was her school MVP in track and field and athlete of the year.

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