The magazine can be downloaded free of charge from the Athletics Ontario website at: http://www.athleticsontario.ca The article appears on page 21.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The magazine can be downloaded free of charge from the Athletics Ontario website at: http://www.athleticsontario.ca The article appears on page 21.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Here's a video that describes how to download photos from PhotoBucket:
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
7, Owen Sarmatiuk, St. Ben, 19:26
Junior Girls, 4km
1, Emily Marcolini, St. Ben 16:16
3. Brandon Belan, St Ben, 21:09
4. Michael Niven, Manitoulin, 12:30
2. Alannah MacLean, Lo-Ellen, 20:05
3. Katie Wismer, Lockerby, 20:06
4. Kyla Pettigrew, Lo-Ellen, 20:08
1. Jeremy Cooper, Manitoulin, 23:22
17. Zack Caverson, Lockerby, 27:10
Congrats everybody. There is video of the races at the following link:
See a Sudbury Star article at:
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot, competing for the University of
Guelph won the prestigious 36th Annual Western International cross-country
running race today at the Thames Valley Golf Course in London, ON.
Competing against a star-studded field that included several All-Canadians from
14 universities in Ontario and a strong Central Michigan team, Proudfoot claimed
the gold medal by covering the men's rolling 10 kilometre course in a time of
was 31 minutes and 50 seconds.
A graduate of Lo-Ellen Park, Proudfoot ran with the large pack of lead runners
for the first 6 kilometres of the race before breaking away with a small lead
pack of three runners. Proudfoot made a strong surge with just under a one
kilometre to the finish to distance himself from the eventual silver medallist,
Terefe Ejigu of Central Michigan University.
Proudfoot commented following the race:
"I felt really good. The first five kilometres felt relaxed and when the leaders
put in a surge at 6km I knew I could match it. Once I caught them, the pace
actually slowed a bit and I knew I had a chance for the win so with a kilometre
to go I decided to push hard for home. I'm extremely happy with my finish as
this is the first university race of my career and the first time I've race 10
kilometres in cross-country."
"We have a really deep team at Guelph and I feel I'm adjusting well to their
training program. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season."
Proudfoot's Track North coach Darren Jermyn commented:
"Ross' performance today was simply incredible. I've seen him win a lot of big
races but he's never faced this type of competition in a cross-country race
before. Not many rookies have ever won this race but he handled himself like a
seasoned veteran out there."
Proudfoot and his Guelph teammates, currently ranked number one in Canada, will
next compete at the Paul Short Invitational in Lehigh Pennsylvania on Oct 2nd.
Full results for the Western International can be found at:
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Toohey, a member of Villanova University's 2009 NCAA champion women's cross-country running team, was invited to the White House to participate in a reception for the all of the nation's collegiate championship teams.
With 650 athletes in attendance, face-time was minimal, but Toohey was able to get close enough to the president to shake his hand.
"I had to fight my way through the crowd and be especially careful since I was standing beside a football player with his arm in a sling, but Obama shook my hand and said, "Nice to meet you." He also told the football player beside me to take care of his arm. I am thankful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it was a special honour for our team, and the other championship winning teams, to be recognized by the president of the United States,"" said Toohey of her presidential encounter.
Friday, September 10, 2010
The race was won by former world championship 800m finalist, Antonio Reina in 1:46.51
Coverage of this exciting race can be seen on the internet at the following site (Italian commentator). Ellerton, wearing dark purple top and black tights, in 6th place at the 400m mark.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Northern Life and Sudbury Sports.com article at:
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
in the National Summer Games for Special Olympics. Ryan won two gold medals and
one silver medal, with gold in the 100m and 4 x 100m relay, and silver in the
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Two athletes from Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club achieved medal status at the Athletics Ontario Youth Championships for athletes 17-and-under in London this weekend.
Sudbury's Katie Wismer won a silver medal in the youth (17 and under) steeplechase, completing the 2000m course in 7:38.10 With that performance, Wismer qualified for the Canadian Youth Championships in Ottawa in two weeks.
Manitoulin Island's Jeremy Cooper won a bronze medal in the youth 3000m, with a time of 8:53.02. He also qualified for the Canadian Championships.
Zvia Mazal placed 22nd in the 15-&-Under 200m, qualifying for Nationals with a time of 27.62.
300m, 25, 45.80
80m, 21, 13.11
LJ, 13, 3.22
100m, 25, 12.12
TJ, 14th, 11.60
LJ, 17th, 5.22m
800m, 30, 2:07.95 (PB)
3000m, 3rd, 8:53.02
1500m, 8th, 4:12.41
800m, 12, 2:10.01
120mm, 19th, 3:34.14
LJ, 8th, 5.02
TJ, 4th, 11.45
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Twilight #1 Results
Monday, July 12, 2010
Jeremy Cooper won a silver medal in the 17-&-under 3000m with a time of 8:44.09 while Emily Marcolini took bronze in the 15-&-under 2000m with a time of 6:43.15.
Other local results include:
300, 12th, 45.73
200, 10th, 28.35
100, 8th, 13.97 (13.81 heat)
2000, 3rd, 6:43.15
1200, 5th, 4:01.67
300m, 13th, 49.83
800m, 11th, 2:51.07
800, 7th, 2:12.68
1200, 10th, 3:35.91
2000m, 6th, 6:23.30
1200m, 11th, 3:38.69
Triple Jump, 4th, 11.57
Long Jump, 13th, 4.95m
800m, 7th, 2:05.96
400m, 8th, 53.10
3000m, 2nd, 8:44.09
1500m, 4th, 4:02.46
Long Jump, 4th, 6.36
Triple Jump, 8th, 12.06
Malcolm Bilton (15 & Under)
LJ, 2nd, 5.88
HJ, 10th, 1.55
TJ, 8th, 11.26
Alex Predon (17 & Under)
100, 14th, 12.27
100m, 9th, 11.39
200m, 6th, 23.16 (22.72 heat)
400m, 7th, 51.69
Sunday, July 11, 2010
pit that Klaus built in his back yard (too bad about Germany in World Cup,
Moncton, New Brunswick
"Proudfoot Punches Ticket to World Juniors; Ehrhardt Golden Again"
Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club capped its best ever performance
at a National Junior Track and Field Championships with two members
being selected to compete for Canada at the upcoming World Junior
Track and Field Championships.
Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON) was selected to Team Canada today
following his silver medal peformance in the Men's 5000m event at the
Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships contested today in
Moncton. Proudfoot, competing in his first ever 5000m race on the
track, finished the race in a time of 14 minutes 43.35 seconds. In a
field of 27 runners, Proudfoot sat in 3rd place for the majority of
the race but finished with a strong kick over the final 600 metres to
earn his spot to represent Canada at the World Track and Field
Championships also being contested in Moncton from July 19th to 25th.
Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catherines won the race in 14:15.92.
Proudfoot, who also placed 4th in the 1500m event on Saturday, will
compete against the best 5000m competitors in the world on Saturday,
Caroline Ehrhardt (Espanola, ON) defended her Canadian Junior Triple
Jump title with a winning performance of 12.54 metres. This mark was
a remarkable 59 centimetres ahead of second place. Based on this
result, Ehrhardt will also compete for Canada in the triple jump at
the World Championships. Ehrhardt also qualified in the Long Jump
following her gold medal in that event on Saturday.
Ehrhardt will compete at the World Championships on Tuesday and
Wednesday, July 22nd and 23rd.
Following his race, Proudfoot commented: "I am really excited to
compete at the World Championships and have the opportunity to
represent my country." Regarding his race, he noted: "Today's race
went exactly as planned. We knew going in that if I finished in first
or second I had a good chance of being named to the team. I started
out strong and sat third until I felt confident I could kick for home."
Track North coach Darren Jermyn commented: "Ross ran the perfect race
today. We were concerned that the two 1500m races he ran earlier at
the championships would affect his performance but his tactics in the
race set him up perfectly to earn his spot on the Worlds Team and once again he
got the job done."
Long-time Track North coach Dick Moss noted: "We have had several
medallists at the National Junior Championships in the past but this
is definitely our finest peformance as a team at a national event. We
are ecstatic to have 2 athletes represent Canada later this month."
Other impressive results for Track North included:
Jeremy Cooper (Manitowaning, ON) also competed in the 5000m event and
finished in 11th spot with a final time of 15 minutes, 20.96 seconds.
Cooper noted: "This was my first Nationals and I'm very proud of both
my finishing time and position. I have two more years to compete at
this level and I look foward to moving up the ladder."
Emma Tallman (Mindemoya, ON) finished 3rd in the Womens' 800m
Consolation Final with a time 2:14.59. This ranked 15th overall in
1. Ross Proudfoot competing at National Juniors
2. Caroline Ehrhardt competing in Triple Jump
3. Jeremy Cooper - 5000m final
"Proudfoot and Ehrhardt Qualify for Finals at National Juniors"
Track North Athletic Club athletes Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON) and Caroline
Ehrhardt (Espanola, ON) kicked off the first day of competition at the Canadian
National Junior Championships in Moncton, NB by qualifying for the finals in
each of their opening events of the weekend.
Proudfoot, competing in the Men's 1500m, placed 4th in his first round heat in
time of 4:03.05. A slow, tactical race from the gun, Proudfoot automatically
qualified for the final based on finishing in the top 5 of his heat. The final
goes on Saturday, July 4th at 2:15pm local time.
Proudfoot commented following his race: "The pace was extremely slow through the
first 800m and I knew if I stayed with the lead group of runners, I had a good
shot at making the finals. I felt very strong over my final lap and I'm ready
to go for broke tomorrow in the final."
Proudfoot's coach Darren Jermyn noted: "It got a bit tense over the final 100m
as there were 6 athletes vying for the top 5 spots but Ross did a great job
staying clear of any trouble during the first 3 laps and by closing his final
400m in 57 seconds, he showed he is ready to mix it up with the favourites in
Ehrhardt quickly qualified for the Women's Long Jump final by exceeding the
automatic qualifying distance of 5.55 metres with a first round jump of 5.58m.
Ehrhardt will compete in the final on Saturday, July 4th at 2:35pm local time.
Ehrhardt's coach Jim Taylor noted: "Caroline had a solid qualifying jump
tonight. Although well off her personal best, she was well back of the board at
takeoff and with some adjustments to her approach tomorrow, I think she is ready
to pop a big one".
This year's National Championships also serve as the trials for the World Junior
Track and Field Championships being held later this month in Moncton.
Ross Proudfoot on final lap of 1500m opening heat at Canadian Junior Champs -
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Competing in a deep field of Canadian university and NCAA all-stars, Proudfoot placed 8th in a time of 3 minutes 50.08 seconds. This finishing time was just shy of the World Junior Championship standard. Anthony Berkis of the Toronto Olympic Club won the race in a time of 3 minutes 42.81 seconds. Proudfoot's time ranks him 5th in the country for athletes aged 19 and under.
Proudfoot's next competition will be the National Junior Track and Field Championships bein contested in Moncton, NB July 2 -4th. This meet will serve as the final qualifying competition for the World Junior Championships also being held in Moncton at the end of July.
Sudbury played host to the World Junior Championships in 1988.
Proudfoot commented following the race: "I felt strong over the first 2 laps but slowed slightly on the 3rd lap and I couldn't quite make up the time over the final 300m. Despite that, I covered the last 100m better than I have all year.I look foward to competing in both the 1500m and 5000m events in Moncton next weekend."
Track North coach Darren Jermyn commented: "Ross continues to impress. He wasn't intimidated at all competing against a deep field of more seasoned and older runners. His training is progressing well and this race is an indication that he will be ready to compete with the favourites at the National Championships next week in Moncton".
Other Track North results from the 1500m event include:
Chantry Cargill: 4:05.17
Eric Leishan: 4:07.81
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Caroline Ehrhardt, a grade 12 student at Espanola High School, broke her own Canadian Interscholastic Record in the Senior Girls Triple Jump competition, winning gold with a best jump of 12.78 metres. Competing in front of a packed stadium at the TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of the University of Western Ontario, Ehrhardt solidied her position as the best high school triple jumper in Canadian history with her third consecutive gold medal in triple jump in OFSAA competition. Ehrhardt also claimed the gold medal in Senior Girls long jump with a best performance of 5.87 metres.
Ross Proudfoot,a grade 12 student at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School, ran to a silver medal in the Senior Boy's 1500m race, setting a new personal best of 3 minutes, 50.56 seconds. Making a gutsy move with 500 metres to go, Proudfoot separated himself from the field of twelve finalists being outkicked only in the final 50 metres by Rob Denualt of Newmarket. Proudfoot's finishing time is the second fastest high school 1500m time in Canada this year.
Other outstanding performances by local athletes include: Serena San Cartier's fourth place finish in the Senior Girls 100m hurdle race with a time of 14.62 seconds. Newcomer, Katie Wismer of Lockerby Composite's surprise eigth place finish with a time of 5 minutes 17.84 seconds in the Open Girls 1500m steeplechase.
Caroline Ehrhardt: "I am extremely happy with my performances. I will be competing next weekend to try to exceed the qualifying marks for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Moncton later this summer."
Ross Proudfoot: "We got out fast but when the paced slowed, I decided to take the lead and see if anyone was willing to go with me. I broke free of the field but couldn't hold off Denault at the end."
Picture Enclosed - Ross Proudfoot at 400m mark of 1500m final race - OFSAA Championships - Friday,June 4th, 2010 - London, Ontario
Ross Proudfoot, a grade 12 student at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School ran to a bronze medal in the Senior Boy's 3000m race today at the OFSAA Track and Field Championships being held in London, ON. In his final OFSAA track and field competition, Proudfoot battled with the lead pack of elite distance runners from across the province, eventually breaking away and earning the bronze medal with a new personal best time of 8 minutes 24.09 seconds. Proudfoot, who also won a silver medal in the 1500m event on Friday night, was the only senior boy athlete in the province to claim two medals in the middle distance events (800m, 1500m, 3000m). This caps a phenomenal season for Proudfoot that saw him break the Sudbury City and NOSSA 1500m and 3000m records. Proudfoot also won the prestigious Nike Rowland Games 3000m event in Toronto earlier this season.
Proudfoot will now concentrate on the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships being contested in Moncton, New Brunswick from July 2nd to 4th. The meet will serve as the qualification for the World Junior Track and Field Championships also being held in Moncton from July 22nd to 28th.
Alannah MacLean, a grade 11 student at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School had an outstanding final day at the OFSAA championships, earning a 7th place finish in the Senior Girls 400m hurdle event. MacLean, who just began hurdling this year, came into the competition ranked 18th, yet earned a place in the final after running an impressive morning heat time of 1 minute 4.45 seconds. Her time in the final was 1 minute 5.48 seconds.
Emily Marcolini, a grade 9 student at St. Benedict's Secondary School turned in the surprise performance of the day with a 7th place finish in the Midget Girls 3000m event. Marcolini charged to the front of the twenty-four competitor event and led the race for a few laps, pushing the field through a fast opening two kilometres. Marcolini's finishing time of 10 minutes 42.55 seconds was a 22 second personal best. Marcolini also finished 13th in the 1500m event.
Ross Proudfoot: "The pace was faster than expected but I was able to cover all the moves of the leaders and keep myself in contention. I'm ecstatic about running to a new personal best and earning another OFSAA medal in my last high school competition."
Alannah MacLean: "I am really excited with my races today. I hurdled extremely well in the morning heat and was able to finish strong and set a huge new personal best. I had a bit of difficulty with a few hurdles in the final but I'm very happy with placing seventh in the province in my first year running the event".
Emily Marcolini: "I felt really good at the start of the race and knew if I could stick with the leaders, I could run to a solid time and place well. This was my first OFSAA Track and Field experience and I look forward to my summer track season."
Full meet results at:
Attached Picture - Ross Proudfoot with OFSAA medal
Caroline Ehrhardt, 200, LJ, TJ
Joe Burke, 800m
Jeremy Cooper, 1500, 3000
Monday, May 31, 2010
400m, Zvia Mazal, 3rd, 64.85 (PB)
Triple Jump, 1st, 9.51m
800m, 3rd, 2:33.87
1500m, 2nd, 5:05.71 (exceeded NOSSA Record)
3000m, 1st, 11:04.24 (NOSSA Record)
400m, 5th, 57.92
800m, 1st, 2:10.17
1500m, 2nd, 4:33.59
Long Jump, 3rd, 5.47
1500, 2nd, 5:31.45
3000m, 2nd, 12:13.50
200m, 3rd, 24.16 PB
400m, 6th, 56.79
LJ, 10th, 5.11
800m, 1st, 2:06.07
1500m, 1st, 4:24.84
800m, 3rd, 2:08.99
1500m, 3rd, 4:30.07
3000m, 4th, 10:28.10
Long Jump, 1st, 6.27m
Triple Jump, 2nd, 12.07m
Long Jump, 5th, 5.48m
100H, 6th, 17.10 (16.12 heat)
LJ, 2nd, 4.78
100m, 1st, 12.70
100H, 1st, 14.50
400H, 1st, 66.37 (NOSSA Record)
200m, 1st, 26.18
LJ, 1st, 5.72m (NOSSA Record)
TJ, 1st, 12.39m (NOSSA Record)
200m, 4th, 27.69
400m,4th, 63.17, (61.21 heat)
400m, 8th, 69.97 (65.67 heat)
100H, 3rd, 15.57 (15:42 heat)
400H, 3rd, 1:15.07
400m, 1st, 59.19 (PB)
800m, 2nd, 2:35.41
400H, 2nd, 67.02 (Beats NOSSA record)
1500m, 1st, 5:04.30
3000m, 1st, 11:09.60
Steeple, 1st, 5:31.26
200m, 8th, 28.45
400m, 6th, 65.07
TJ, 2nd, 10.65
1500m, 3rd, 4:09.22
800m, 2nd, 2:03.20
Steeple, 1st, 6:40.76
1500, 1st, 3:57.05 (NOSSA Record)
3000m, 1st, 8:36.62 (NOSSA Record)
1500, 2nd, 4:02.37
3000m, 2nd, 8:45.84 (Beats old NOSSA Record)
Zvia Mazal, 2nd, 27.34 (PB!)
Zvia Mazal, 2nd, 65.89 (PB!)
Emily Marcolini, 1st, 2:33.32 (City Record -PB)
Emily Marcolini, 1st, 5:11.26 (City & NOSSA Record -PB)
Emily Marcolini, 1st, 11:03.29 (City & NOSSA Record -PB)
Brandon Belan, 1st, 57.49
Brandon Belan, 1st, 2:13.34
Brandon Belan, 1st, 4:48.56
Graydon Henschel, 2nd, 4:55.77
Graydon Henschel, 1st, 10:27.75
Graydon Henschel, 2nd, 48.64
Zvia Mazal, 1st, 9.65
Emilie Bouchard, 1st, 2:39.55
Emilie Bouchard, 1st, 5:34.00
Emilie Bouchard, 1st, 12:32.04
Luc Rivet, 8th, 12.62
Abram Mazal, 2nd, 24.74
Luc Rivet, 6th, 25.58
Dominic Ho, 14th, 27.30
Hayden Kosmerly, 2nd, 56.39
Abram Mazal, 4th, 57.34
Hayden Kosmerly, 1st, 2:07.79
Zack Caverson, 2nd, 2:10/40
Hayden Kosmerly, 1st, 4:25.79
Zack Caverson, 2nd, 4:35.13
Zack Caverson, 1st, 10:08.59
Abram Mazal, 3rd, 5.38m
Luc Rivet, 5th, 5.26m
Dominic Ho, 6th, 5.25m
Matt Taylor, 1st, 11.92 (PB)
Serena San Cartier, 1st, 12.91(PB)
Kerissa Blacklock, 4th, 13.48 (13.00 Heat - PB)
Kyla Pettigrew, 6th, 13.55 (13.40 Heat - PB)
Serena San Cartier, 1st, 14.82 (City Record)
Grace Thomson, 2nd, 15.34
Kerissa Blacklock, 3rd, 17.34
Kyla Pettigrew, 2nd, 27.52
Alannah MacLean, 2nd, 62.19
Kyla Pettigrew, 3rd, 64.01 (63.52 Heat)
Grace Thomson, 5th, 64.56 (PB)
Serena San Cartier, 1st, 65.43 (City Record, PB)
Alannah MacLean, 2nd, 66.22 (PB)
Grace Thomson, 3rd, 72.14
Alannah MacLean, 1st, 2:27.70 (City Record)
Katie Wismer, 1st, 5:17.75 (City Record, PB)
Kayla Gallo, 2nd, 5:47.26
Katie Wismer, 1st, 11:50.25
Katie Wismer, 1st, 5:38.79 (City Record, PB)
Kerissa Blacklock, 2nd, 4.91m
Sebastien Diebel, 2nd, 52.88 (PB)
Ross Proudfoot, 1st, 1:59.28
Sebastien Diebel, 2nd, 2:03.12
Ross Proudfoot, 1st, 3:58.44 (City & NOSSA Record)
Ross Proudfoot, 1st, 8:38.76 (All-Time City Record & NOSSA Record)
Tim Smith, 3rd, 19.40
Tim Smith, 4th, 73.04
Sebastien Diebel, 2nd, 7:01.47 (PB)
Tim Smith, 12th, 5.12m
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Congratulations also to alumni, Pierre Labrecque (and one of our webmasters), for winning the Small Office/Home Office award at the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Tuesday at the Caruso Club. Pierre's company, Labrecque Technologies, is on the cutting edge in the field of computer simulation, and has been incredibly successful. Way to go, Pierrre!
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
4. Brandon Belon, 18:29
15. Katie Maziarski, 21:04 (2nd female)
17. Dave McGill, 21:26
24. Emilie Bouchard, 22:18 (3rd female)
78. Amanda Kosmerly, 26:13 (Alumni)
1. Neil Phipps, 39:25 (Alumni)
3. Mike Coughlin, 39:54
15. Mathilde Demory, 46:04 (LU Alumni)
1. Eric Leishman, 1:18.32
34. Klaus Ehrhardt, 1:42.56
42. Peter Tallman, 1:46.01
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
It was a good way to get his first 800m under his belt.
You can see Andrew's race at the following link. He's wearing the orange top and grey shorts.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Congratulations to TNOR alumni, Kyle Beaudry, whose team of four engineering students won a gold medal in the Senior Team Designe category at the Canadian Engineering competition. Kyle is a 3rd-year student at Laurentian U and a former 400m hurdler.
Here's an article:
Alumni hurdler, Kristine Lalonde's Vermont Catamounts are out of the NCAA basketball competition after falling in the second round to Notre Dame 84-to-66. Kristine got three minutes of floor time in that game, tallying an assist and garnering some valuable NCAA tournament experience!
There's a YouTube video on the Vermont squad here - Kristine is #5, and she's interviewed at 4:45 on this season preview video.
By the way, there are six players from Ontario on that team, four of whom are freshman!