Sports

Bruce, SHS grad, qualifies for track nationals

Christina Bruce, a 2009 graduate of Sequim High School, became the first female athlete in University of Great Falls history to qualify for the NAIA outdoor track and field nationals.

Bruce joined teammate Cullen Cantwell in qualifying for the national meet slated for May 27-29 in Wesleyan, Ind., after running qualifying times at the Battlin' Bear Half Marathon in Billings, Mont., on March 20.

Bruce, a freshman majoring in psychology, finished in 1:35:06, a provisional qualifying mark in the women's half-marathon. Cantwell, a junior, finished in 1:13:58.

Both Bruce and Cant-well set school records in the process, said Jim Brewer, track and field coach at the university in Great Falls, Mont.

During her senior year at Sequim High School, Bruce helped the Wolves finish fourth overall at the state cross-country championship. She competed at the state cross country championships all four of her high school years.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.