SPORTS BRIEFS: Surrey runner wins for SFU
Kristen Kolstad closed out her long distance running career at Simon Fraser University with a pair of impressive performances at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship in Edwardsville, Illinois last weekend.
The Surrey native was part of the SFU Clan’s 4x800m relay team which also included Ali Hudson, Heather Mancell and Jessica Smith, a team which edged out the competition for the gold medal.
Kolstad was also seventh in the 1,500m event with a time of 4:37.82.
Blues burned by Blaze
The North Delta Blue Jays came up a run short against the B.C. Premier Baseball League’s second place Tuesday night, falling 3-2 to the Langley Blaze at McLeod Park.
Lucas Waddell had a strong outing on the mound for North Delta, allowing just five hits while striking out six batters. But two singles in the first inning led to one Blaze run, and a bunt single and two-run base hit to left field scored two more for the home team in the bottom of the fifth.
Kevin McLeod hit a bases-loaded single to left field in the top of the fifth inning for the two Blue Jays runs.
North Delta fell to 6-17 (won-lost) with the defeat, while Langley improved to 12-5.