Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay, BC, high jumped 2.32m in Victoria on May 12th at the Dogwood Track and Field Meet to move to number 3 on the IAAF World list for 2018. He cleared 2.30m on his first attempt and 2.32m on his second attempt. The 3 time Olympian moved back to the Nanaimo area almost 18 months ago and now is largely self coached with advice from national coach, Jeff Huntoon in Toronto.
He graduated from UBC, winning several NAIA Championships and competing around the world while training with coach, Siggy Szelagowicz of the Valley Royals. In 2009 he won the silver medal at the World Universidad in Santa Domingo. In 2014 he won the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and in 2015 was the silver medalist at the Toronto Pan American Games. He was 6th in the last month’s Commonwealth Games in Australia
Mike now represents the Nanaimo Track and Field Club. The Nanaimo News Now reported, “Mason is planning on a return to Olympic competition at the 2020 Games in Tokyo…”
Marek Jedrzejek, athlete co-ordinator for the 2 day Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic is contacting Mike Mason with an invitation to compete in the high jump on June 26 at Swangard Stadium. Andre De Grassse is expected to compete both days.
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Adult Group $16 A Day
Youth Group $9 A Day
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