Sean Bergman was 10th in the men's steeplechase at the IAAF World Youth Championships.

Bergman sets PB at world youth finals

Kelowna runners performs well in steeplchase in Cali, Colombia.

  • Mon Jul 20th, 2015 1:00pm
  • Sports

Sean Bergman set a personal best to finish 10th in the men’s 2000 metre steeplechase at the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships.

Going up against the world’s best, the teenager from Kelowna posted a time of five minutes 53.96 seconds on Sunday in Cali, Colombia.

His previous best was 5:54.22.

Bergman, who is headed into Grade 12 this fall at KSS, won the gold medal in the senior boys 2000 steeplechase this June at the B.C. high school championships and not long after, secured a place on Canada’s team at the World Youth Championships.

Another member of the Okanagan Athletics Club, Hannah Bennison of Vernon, also competed at the IAAF youth worlds in Colombia.

Bennison finished an impressive eighth in the women’s 3000 metres in a time of 9:42:75.