TORONTO (from Toronto Varsity Blues) – The University of Toronto track and field program is proud to announce that Kristen Schulz, the 2017 Canadian junior triple jump champion, has signed a letter of intent and committed to the Varsity Blues beginning in the 2018-19 season.
“We are so excited to have the country’s best junior female triple jumper confirm that the University of Toronto is her destination of choice so that she can successfully pursue, not only her academic dreams, but her athletic ones as well,” said Varsity Blues track and field head coach Carl Georgevski.. Her athletic talents, her dedication to her sport as well as her academic prowess make her a perfect fit for the Varsity Blues women’s track and field program. Kristen, along with senior Laura Amoi, sophomore Kerry Ann James and incoming standout Jasmine Lew will be one of the strongest horizontal jumps groups in the country.”
A native of North Vancouver, the 5-foot-7 jumper was also a member of Team BC in last year’s Canada Summer Games, in Winnipeg, placing fourth in her primary discipline, with a personal best of 12.25m.
Schulz is a member of NorWesters track and field program and was the gold medalist in both the long jump and triple jump at the 2017 BC high school track and field championships. In 2016, she was the silver medalist in the triple jump at the Legion youth national track and field championships. Having only participated in track and field for five years, her rise in the ranks to the top-ranked triple jumper in the country is quite astounding.
Schulz will be studying life sciences in the fall.
Students who sign a letter of intent and/or commit to Varsity Blues intercollegiate teams will be eligible to play at the University of Toronto provided they are academically admissible and have applied through the normal process with the Ontario Universities Application Centre.