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Neuffer to join UNB cross-country, track and field teams

Jeremy Neuffer of Stratford will join the UNB cross-country and track and field teams for the 2019-20 Atlantic University Sport season.
Jeremy Neuffer of Stratford will join the UNB cross-country and track and field teams for the 2019-20 Atlantic University Sport season. - Contributed

Charlottetown Rural product part of strong recruiting class

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

FREDERICTON – Two of the most heralded young middle-distance runners in Atlantic Canada will be pulling on UNB Reds singlets in the 2019-20 Atlantic University Sport cross-country and track and field seasons.
Fredericton’s Mitchell Kean and Jeremy Neuffer of Stratford lead an impressive Reds’ recruiting class of 2019.
Other members of the class include long and triple jumpers Andrew Boudreau of Belledune, N.B., and Robert Williamson of Windsor, N.S.; middle-distance runners Luke Phillips of Carman, Man., and Benjamin Perrett of Neepawa, Man., and Jillian Beck of Public Landing, N.B., who specializes in javelin and shot put.
All have signed U SPORTS Letters of Intent and will join the Reds, beginning in the 2019-20 season.
“I’m very excited about our incoming recruiting class,” said Chris Belof, head coach of the Reds cross country and track and field teams. “The group we have joining us for 2019-20 is an incredibly talented one.
“They add a lot to our program and all will be expected contribute at the conference and national level early in their careers.”
 
Long-distance events
Neuffer, running out of Charlottetown Rural High School, won the 800, 1,500, and ,3000-metre events at the 2019 Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association’s track and field championships.
In winning the 1,500-metres, Neuffer established a new meet record and narrowly missed records in the 800 and 3,000.
Neuffer also competes with the Charlottetown Bluephins and P.E.I.’s Legion team. He was also a member of P.E.I.’s Canada Games triathlon team.
He’s the current provincial record holder in the senior men’s 1,500 metres.
“What appealed to me is the quality of coaching and resources that they have for athletes,” said Neuffer. “I’m hoping to run to my potential in the next couple of years and place as high as I can in the AUS and U SPORTS.”
Neuffer will pursue a bachelor of arts degree at UNB.


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