June 27, 2014MONCTON, New Brunswick – Junior Alyx Treasure capped off a sensational outdoor season with a first-place finish at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Wildcat high jumper cleared a personal best height of 1.89m/6-02.25 en route to her third career Canadian national title and the first international title by a Wildcat since Austra Skujyte in 2008.
Treasure’s performance was dominant as she only missed clearing the bar a total of four times. She was a perfect five-for-five leading up to 1.89m, including a first attempt clearance at her previous PR of 1.86m/6-01.50. She reached her personal best clearance of 1.89m on her second attempt, before bowing out at 1.92m/6-03.50 in three attempts. Treasure finished in front of Jillian Drouin (1.86m) and Brianne Theisen-Eaton (1.80m/5-10.75).
For Treasure, the title is the third Canadian national title of her career, as she was both the Youth and Junior High Jump Champion before coming to K-State in 2012. Her latest effort also moves her up to second all-time in school history and is the best mark by a Wildcat women’s high jumper since Kaylene Wagner cleared 1.88m/6-02.25 at the 2007 Drake Relays.
The Prince George, British Columbia, native’s high jump title concludes a 2014 outdoor campaign that saw her register runner-up finishes at both the NCAA and Big 12 Championships, as well as record PRs in the high jump a total of four times.
She is the eighth athlete to win an international title under the tutelage of head coach Cliff Rovelto.
Canadian Track and Field Championships
Stade Moncton 2010 Stadium
Moncton, New Brunswick
1: Alyx Treasure, K-State, 1.89m/6-02.25 – Personal best & 2nd-best in school history