Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, BC and Django Lovett from Langley, BC literally jumped up the 2017 Canadian top 25 list with their performances at the Mt SAC Relays in California last weekend. These high jumpers took first and second in this “monster event” which attracts over 15,000 athletes from around the world.
Three-time Olympian, Michael Mason opened his outdoor season with 2.30m equaling the 2017 World Championships standard. He had jumped 2.27m indoors at the Millrose Games in New York City. This 30-year-old athlete has been a medalist for Canada in international competition over the past 15 years. This University of British Columbia graduate was the gold medalist at the 2004 World U20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy, silver medalist at the 2009 Universiade in Beograde, Serbia and the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and the bronze medalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. His teammate, Derek Drouin, 2015 World and 2016 Olympic Champion opened his outdoor season two weeks ago during a decathlon in Santa Barbara, CA with a jump of 2.28m.