Delyth Harper races in the steeplechase at the 2010 provincial track and field championships. The RSS student will be joining the Trinity Western University track team in the fall.

Revelstoke’s Delyth Harper signs to Trinity Western track team

Revelstoke Secondary Student Delyth Harper will be joining the Trinity Western University cross country running and track & field teams.

Delyth Harper, a top track athlete at Revelstoke Secondary School, will be joining the Trinity Western University cross country running and track and field teams for the 2012-13 season, the university announced Tuesday.

Trinity Western, a private Christian university in Langley, B.C., sent out the following press release about Harper’s signing:

LANGLEY, B.C., – Trinity Western track and field and cross country head coach Laurier Primeau announced the signing of middle distance runner Delyth Harper (Revelstoke, B.C.) for the 2012-13 season Tuesday.

The announcement brings Primeau’s 2012 recruiting class to seven athletes already, including Anastasia Pearse, Braedon Dolfo, Erin Kokayko, James Linde, Joel De Schiffart and Levi Neufeld.

Harper is a middle-distance runner who will join the Spartans cross country and track and field teams and instantly become a contributing member, most notably in helping to replace the graduated Marissa Ratzlaff on the trails and on the Spartans 4x800m relay team.

The 5-foot-7 Revelstoke Secondary student, who will graduate this spring, finished fifth in the 1500m steeplechase at the 2010 provincial championships and eighth in the 400m hurdles at the 2011 provincial championships.

“We are very excited about the addition of Delyth to our cross country and track and field program,” Primeau said. “She has great range, having been a finalist at the B.C. high school championships in the 400 meter hurdles, and having been a top finisher in both the steeplechase and in cross country. Delyth’s character, values and academic achievement embody the Complete Champion Approach, and it is with this that we know we are getting a great recruit.”

Away from the track and the trails Harper also played on her high school’s volleyball, basketball and soccer teams and, in doing so, won her school’s Athletic Excellence award in Grades 8, 9 and 11 and was the top Junior Female Athlete in Grade 10.

Beyond the sporting realm altogether, Harper has also been a proficient student both in the classroom and in the community. She has been on the principal’s list every year throughout high school and has earned a President’s Scholarship from Trinity Western. In Grade 11 her work in the school outside of the classroom earned her the Service to the School award. She is also a musician and plays first trombone in her high school’s jazz and concert bands, winning the Concert Band award in Grades 9 and 11.

Trinity Western University is the place where I want to further my education,” said Harper, who plans to study humanities at Trinity Western. “I am excited to be working alongside people with the same beliefs as me and to be part of successful and flourishing track and field and cross country teams. The supportive environment that Trinity Western offers is something I am greatly looking forward to in my post-secondary education.”

 

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