Men's Track & Field

Spragg Runs To Varsity Reds

Spragg Runs To Varsity Reds

(FREDERICTON, NB) Mitchell Spragg can run great distances in very short periods of time, but he’s not running too far to attend university.

The Douglas, New Brunswick, native has signed a U SPORTS Letter of Intent and will join the UNB Varsity Reds track & field and cross country teams.

“We’re extremely pleased to add Mitch to this year’s first-year group,” said Varsity Reds cross-country coach Tim Randall. “Having coached Mitch during his high school career, I know that he brings a great work ethic and an enormous desire to be a top runner.”

Spragg has been running for the Lions, at Fredericton’s Leo Hayes High School, as well as with the Fredericton Legion Track Club.

In 2016, he was the top-ranked male in New Brunswick in the outdoor 1500 and 3000 metre events.

Spragg won the 10K event at the 2016 Fredericton Fall Classic and took 4th in the 1500-metres at the Athletics Canada Indoor Championships.

“I’m very excited about the skill set he brings to UNB,” said Varsity Reds track & field coach Chris Belof. “He’ll have a big impact on our program and the direction we want to head in the future.”

Spragg will study Business Administration at UNB.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of the UNB teams,” he said. “They have a great coaching staff, and there’s a lot of potential in our conference in the coming years.”

Spragg will join the Varsity Reds beginning in the 2017-18 season.