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Nanoose jumper next up in Glasgow, Scotland

Nanoose Bay’s Mike Mason will be on the track and looking to bring home a medal in the High Jump event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Mason, the 28 year old former Ballenas student, got off to a great start in his high jump career back in 2004 at the IAAF World Junior Championships, where he became the second Canadian to win a Gold Medal, following Mark Boswell who won in 1996. Mason also holds a number of Provincial records, including at the BC High School, junior and senior levels.

Mason made his Olympic debut in Bejing at the 2008 Summer Olympics, placing eighth in his qualifying group but he failed to make the final. 2012 saw Mason achieve his personal best, with a mark of 2.31 metres at the Baie-Mahault Grand Prix in Guadaloupe, France. This marks Mason’s second time representing Canada at the Commonwealth Games, competing in Dehli in 2010 and finishing in 7th place.

Mason figures to be in the hunt with a season best mark of 2.28 metres, which puts him at the top of his grouping at the Commonwealth Games. Qualifying for the event was on Monday, July 28 (results not known at press time) and the finals are slated for Wednesday, July 30.

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