Rachel Jerome, of Ladysmith, was recently highlighted as one of the new recruits for the Trinity Western University track and field team.
“Jerome will instantly improve the Spartans women’s track and field team as the Ladysmith product already had a personal record of 5.66m in long jump, which would have been good for fourth at this year’s Canada West championships,” said TWU Track and Field Coach Rob Pike.
Jerome, who will graduate from Ladysmith Secondary this year, and trains with the Victoria Speed Project, has medalled in long jump at each of the last three Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships, wining silver in 2013 and bronze in both 2014 and 2015. Along with her long jump bronze in 2014, she was also part of Team BC’s 4x100m relay group that won gold.
“Rachel is a fantastic addition to our team and she has the potential to make an immediate impact for us at the Canada West level,” Pike said. “She has already proven that she is amongst the best long jumpers in the country in her age group, and her future looks bright at Trinity Western.”
Academically, Jerome has consistently been near the top of her class.
“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to further my education and training at Trinity Western University and to become the best student and athlete I can be,” said Jerome, who plans to study sciences in the pre-dentistry stream.