Toronto Varsity Blues' Wurster reaches world rankings
TORONTO - University of Toronto Varsity Blues pole vaulter Jason
Wurster cleared the second best height in Canadian history on June
1st at a track and field meet in Rehlingen, Germany.
Wurster (Stevensville, Ont.) opened up the meet clearing 5.10m. He cleared 5.30m on the second attempt and muscled his way over 5.40m on the first attempt. The fourth-year geography major then cleared a new personal best mark of 5.50m on the third attempt at this height to finish third at the meet and claim the second highest vault all-time mark in Canada (Doug Wood's, 5.61m, 1991).
Clearing 5.50m not only gives Wurster a FISU standard, but the B standard for the world championships as well.
Wurster led the way for the Varsity Blues men's track and field team in 2008-09 with an OUA gold medal and CIS silver medal in pole vault. He was also named an OUA first team all-star and CIS second team all-Canadian.
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Mary Beth Challoner
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University of Toronto