Martens Ninth in Olympic Trials 5000m


Mirelle Martens placed ninth in 16:54 in the 2016 Olympic Trials 5000m

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.



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