Wolves Athletics Club runner Mirelle Martens parlayed a strong final km into a ninth place finish in the 5000m at the 2016 Canadian Track and Field Championships/ Olympic Trials in Edmonton on Thursday evening.
Martens recorded a personal best time of 16:54 in her first nationals as a senior athlete.
Two other local athletes also competed in the meet. Hayden Hollowell placed 17th in the Qualifying Round for the 1500m in a seasonal best time of 4:08. Brandon Tufford was 14th in the Qualifying Round for the Junior Men’s 1500m.