Podium goldCongratulations to Matthew Coolen who won a gold medal at the Athletics Canada Hersey Indoor Open in Montreal on February 20th. He ran the 60 m hurdles with a time of 8.14 seconds, achieving his personal best and improving on his previous provincial record of 8.18 seconds. This is Matt’s first National Gold Medal and he is now ranked #1 in Canada in the Men’s Junior Indoor 60 m Hurdles. He will compete this summer in the outdoor national competition to be held in Edmonton. Depending on the results of this competition, Matt could potentially go on to represent Canada at the Junior Pan Am Games in August.
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Halifax West High School students and staff wish the best for Matt as he trains and prepares for an exciting spring and summer of competition.

Congrats to Matthew Coolen – Now Ranked #1 in Canada in the 60 m hurdles