Heatherton native Mike Tate is headed to the 2019 World Cross Country Championships in
Mike Tate (Canada Running Series Photo)
Denmark in March. Tate is one of 24 athletes that have been named to Canada’s team by Athletics Canada. The runners will also compete in the North American Championships in Trinidad and Tobago in mid-February. Tate finished second in the senior men’s category in the recent National Cross Country Championships held in Kingston, Ontario.
Several local competitors received top honours at the annual Athletics Nova Scotia Awards in Halifax over the weekend.
Mike Tate of Heatherton, who runs track for Southern Utah University was named Top Senior Male. Parker Swain of Stellarton was named best Midget Male, while Matthew MacLeod of New Glasgow was tops in Bantam Male. Top participant in the Run, Jump, Throw, and Wheel is Chloe Ferguson of Westville.
A three-peat wasn’t in the cards for Heatherton runner Mike Tate at a meet in Halifax.
Tate, the two-time defending champion in the 15-hundred metres at the Aileen Meagher International Track Classic finished second to Ontario’s Nick Falk on Saturday.
Tate, who runs competitively for South Utah University in the NCAA, will be headed to the Francophone Games in Ivory Coast later this summer.
Heatherton runner Mike Tate is continuing to burn up the track. He set a new outdoor provincial record in the five thousand metres over the weekend at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, California with a time of 13 minutes, 34.28 seconds. That betters a record he set just over a month ago by a blistering 5.53 seconds.