Scottish Hurdler to challenge Jerome Indoor Games 60m hurdles mark
Hazel Ross winning the 2014 Vancouver Sun Jerome Indoor Games 60m hurdles
Vancouver, British Columbia –Trinity Western University track and field coach Laurier Primeau announced the entry of hurdler Hazel Ross to the 2015 Vancouver Sun Jerome Indoor Games set for the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 7th.
Ross, who is familiar with Primeau from his days as the head coach of Scottish Athletics, is one of three Scottish athletes who have joined the Spartans track and field team since 2011. She has personal bests of 1.71m in the high jump, 5.68 in the long jump, 8.53 in the 60m hurdles and 13.92 in the 100m hurdles.
Laurier Primeau, Head Coach at Trinity Western University
“I have had the good fortune of working with Hazel in the past, so it was easy to recognize her untapped potential,” Primeau said. “Her personal bests speak volumes, but more telling when I see her perform is the prospective for great things in the years to come. Hazel is an important part of the spirit of community involvement at Trinity Western.”
The 5-foot-7 graduate of Park Mains High School won both the high jump (1.68m) and 60m hurdles (9.23) events at the indoor Scottish Schools’ Championships and then won the high jump competition (1.60m) and came second in the 100m hurdles competition (15.07) at the outdoor Scottish Schools’ Championships in 2011.
“I am very excited to be given the opportunity to attend Trinity Western University,” said Ross, who is studying human kinetics. “I am looking forward to working with Laurier and the rest of the coaching staff, with a view to reaching my full potential within my athletic career. I will be working alongside great athletes where I hope we will all motivate one another. I am also ready for a challenge academically within the school of human kinetics where I hope to be just as successful.”
She will run the 60m hurdles at the Richmond Olympic Oval. She placed third last weekend at the University of Washington with a time of 8.70 seconds. Over 500 athletes are expected to perform at the 5th annual Vancouver Sun Jerome Indoor Games.