Monday, November 14, 2011

Dave McGill at AO XC's

Congratulations to masters runner, Dave McGill, finished second at the Athletic Ontario XC Championships on Sunday.  His time was 21:30.

Proudfoot and Leishman Shine at National Championship Races

Proudfoot and Leishman Shine at National Championship Races
Track North Athletic's Club's Ross Proudfoot, 19 (Lively, ON) and Eric Leishman, 21 (Chapleau) both turned in solid performances at their respective university and college national cross-country running championships this past weekend.
Proudfoot, competing in his second year for the University of Guelph, placed 4th at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) National Cross-Country Running Championships contested on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, QC.  Proudfoot ran the challenging, snow covered 10 kilometre course in a time of 31 minutes and 59 seconds; 17 seconds behind gold medalist and Guelph teammate Andrew Nixon (Thunder Bay).  Matt Walters (North Bay) competing for the University of Windsor took home the bronze medal.  Proudfoot and his Guelph teammates earned their sixth consecutive national title with the lowest score seen at the championships since 1966.
"I didn't quite have the last lap that I wanted as we made an early team push at the 3.5km mark and that took my legs out a bit early. But overall I'm extremely happy with our team result and looking foward to the indoor track season" commented Proudfoot following his race.
By virtue of his top 6 finish, Proudfoot earned a spot to competed for Canada at the World University Cross-Country Championships next spring in Poland.
Leishman, competing in his third year for Cambrian College, place 13th at the Canadian College Cross-Country Running Championships in Kamloops, B.C.  Leishman completed the 8 kilometre course on McArthur Island in a time of 26 minutes, 30 seconds.  Leishman's performance also helped Team Ontario team win gold in the conference championships.
"It was a fast race and I'm happy with how things turned out - it's been a solid season" commented Leishman following his race. 
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Friday, November 04, 2011

Shawn Brady CD Launch!!

Here's a Track North first: TNOR alumni, Shawn Brady is releasing his first CD!

In fact, his CD launch is here in Sudbury this Saturday night at 9:30 PM at the Coulson Hotel. It's free, so come on down! You can see more information about the CD at the following link.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

NOSSA XC Results'11

Here are the NOSSA XC results from last Friday - the race was run in Sault Ste Marie. OFSAA XC is this weekend in Ottawa. Good luck, everybody!

1. Rachel Leck, 13:46
5. Ashley Sandre, 14:49
24. Mykaila Koronovich, 16:35
32 Rebecca Black, 17:14

15. Aiden Spoel, 20:48

4. Teagan Moxam, 19:12
16. Andrea DePaolis, 20:41

6. Owen Sarmatiuk, 23:35
11. Tom Matakalu, 24:30

2. Haley Maziarski, 20:14
3. Emily Markolini, 20:27
6. Katie Wiwchar, 21:34
11. Laura Battaion, 22:10

2. Jeremy Cooper, 22:47
6. Brandon Belan, 25:31
7. Michael Niven, 25:32
8. Brandon Shirk, 25:58
13. Zack Caverson, 26:34

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Steve Eles at the Detroit Marathon

Congratulations to TNOR alumni, Steve Eles, who ran the Detroit Marathon 2 weeks ago and placed 7th overall with a smokin' time of 2:35.57. Steve is still coaching the cross-country team at Lake State.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Proudfoot Wins Silver at OUA Cross Country Champs

Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot, 19, (Lively) competing for the
University of Guelph won a silver medal at the Ontario University Athletics
(OUA) Cross-Country Running Championships in Ottawa this past weekend.

Competing on a challenging 10 kilometre course at Mooney's Bay Park,
Proudfoot finished the race in a time of 30 minutes, 53 seconds, just 2
seconds behind University of Guelph teammate and gold medallist, Andrew
Nixon (Thunder Bay).  North Bay's Matt Walters, competing for the University
of Windsor won the bronze medal.

Proudfoot ran with the front pack of 10 to12  runners for the first eight
kilometres of the race which included four major climbs and short sections
run on beach sand.  Nixon, Proudfoot and Walters demonstrated their northern
Ontario running strength as they eventually pulled away from the lead back
and battled for the medals over the last 2 kilometers.

"I'm pretty happy with my race.  It's an improvement on my 4th place finish
last year.  I made a slight mental error by not staying connected with Nixon
when he made his final surge with about 700 metres to go but I still
finished strong and I feel I'll be ready for a strong race at Nationals"
commented Proudfoot following the race.

Proudfoot and his Guelph Gryphon teammates won their 7th consecutive OUA
title with a low score of 20 points. Windsor was second with a score of 40
points and Queen's claimed bronze with 103 points.

Proudfoot will next compete at the Canadian Interuniversity (CIS)
Cross-Country Championships being held on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec
City on November 12th.

Picture Attached: Ross Proudfoot (#135) competing at the 2011 OUA
Cross-Country Championships - photo credit: Dick Moss

Friday, October 07, 2011

SDSSAA Athletes of the Week - Rachel Leck & Tom Matukula!

Congrats to Track North athletes Rachel Leck and Tom Matukula for being named SDSSAA Athletes of the Week!

Haley Maziarski Article and Jeremy in Waterloo

Northern Life article about Haley Maziarski - photo shows Emily Marcolini in the background:


Congrats to Jeremy Cooper, who won the Octoberfest HS XC race in Waterloo.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Interview with Andrew Ellerton

Good interview with Andrew Ellerton about his experience at the World Athletics Championships in Korea: