NCAA SFU Clan Track and Field team signs Peter Behncke

The Simon Fraser University track and field program has announced the signing of Revelstoke thrower Peter Behncke.

Revelstoke Secondary School athlete Peter Behncke has signed with the Simon Fraser University track and field team

The Simon Fraser University track and field program has announced the signing of Revelstoke thrower Peter Behncke. Behncke will join the SFU Clan in the fall of 2013.

“Being able to stay in BC and in Canada while competing in the NCAA,” said Behncke in a statement provided by SFU. “Academics was a huge factor that made SFU attractive because Simon Fraser has a great business school.”

He will compete in the hammer throw and the weight throw for the Clan.

Behncke recently switched to focusing on track and field exclusively after competing in alpine skiing, where he participated in the Canada Games.

The Revelstoke Secondary student finished third at the BC High School Championships and second at the Canadian Youth National Championship with a throw of 56.92 metres.

“As a freshman, I’m going to have to get used to bigger weight and bigger competitions. I’m going to be competing against people who are much older than me and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” finished Behncke.

In addition to his athletic prowess, Behncke is a gifted student as he will be receiving the Mike Cairns Scholarship while pursuing a degree in business.

 

 

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