Sunday, October 30, 2005

NOSSA and OCCA and OUA results

Ontario College Championships - Oct 29th - Kingston
Amanda Kosmerly - Cambrian College - Gold Medal!!!
5km course - 20:49 - won by 16 seconds!!!
Amanda is part of the prestigious Track North 30+ club (well I'd like to think its prestigious b/c I'm the founding member!) and is a mother of 3, plus a full-time student - what an amazing season!!! Congratulations Amanda!

NOSSA - North Bay
Barons Course - North Bay Nordic Trails (i.e. your typical "northern" course - rough trails, steep hills, some muck and a bunch of twisted ankles!)
If anyone has the official results can you please forward them to me!

Junior Girls
Emma Tallman - Manitoulin - 1st place!! - qualifies for OFSAA
Stephanie Hart - Manitoulin - ?10-15th

Senior GirlsKaitlyn Tallman - Manitoulin - 1st place!! - qualifies for OFSAA
Amy Morin - Elliot Lake - 5th place (Amy is only in her first year of Senior!)

Midget Boys
Stephane Jacques - Lo-Ellen - 2nd - qualifies for OFSSA

Senior Boys
Kyle Caverson - Lockerby - 3rd - qualifies for OFSAA
Jessie Deschamps - Espanola - 4th - qualifies for OFSAA (Note - Jessie is only a junior - grade 10!!)
Eric Ouellette - 12th
Nic Aaviku - ?19th
Jeff Turgeon - ?21st
Matt Smyder - ?25th

Ontario University Champs - Kingston

Liz Forbes, Guelph, 7th, 18:44 (4th scorer)
Julie Forbes - McMaster - 5km - 20:39 - 56th
Joe Yawney, Ottawa, 41st, 34:50 (2nd scorer)
This was a huge PB for Julie and she was Mac's 2nd scorer at this meet - congrats Julie!!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Pre-OFSAA and College Races

Sept 30th - Odessa, ON

Junior Girls 4002m
Emma Tallman - 12th - 15:51

Senior Girls 5004m
Kaitlyn Tallman - 12th - 19:33

Senior Boys 6919m
Kyle Caverson - 15th 23:18
Eric Ouellette - 44th - 24:52
Jeff Turgeon - 65th - 25:28
Nic Aaviku - 89th - 26:18

Collegiate Cross Country

Amanda Kosmerly, running for Cambrian College has been burning up the collegiate cross country trails this fall. Amanda has competed in 3 races to date in Hamilton, Kingston and Peterborough and has finished in the gold medal position in all three races!!!! Her most recent victory was in Peterborough on the same course she will race Nationals at later this year.
Also, Amanda also ran the CIBC Run for the Cure 5km today (one day after her Peterborough victory) and accomplished her goal of breaking 20 minutes - running a time of 19:52! Things are looking great for this member of the "Track North 30+ Club"

Friday, August 12, 2005

Steve Eles at Lake State

Congratulations to Steve Eles, who has been hired at the new head track and cross-country coach at Lake Superior State University.

Here's the press release!

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Twilight #3 Results

Kudos to Darren for organizing, meet directing, compiling results and competing in the 5000m - all at the same Twilight meet!!!

There were some excellent times posted at this meet, including some nice PB's. (Check out Madeleine Woods' 800m time!!)

2005 Track North Summer Twilight Series
Meet # 3 - Sudbury, ON - July 27th,05


Mixed 800m
1. Madeleine Woods '85 - 2:14.3 PB!!!
2. Matt Dugas-Ruest '90 - 2:30.7
3. Christie Smith '80 - 2:33.3
4. Amy Morin '89 - 2:39.7
5. Marc Pascal '92 - 3:03.7
6. Stephanie Thompson '95 - 3:31.6

Mixed 200m
1. Jordan Caroll '91 - 27.3
2. Rebecca Foreshew '91 - 31.1
3. Erika Kiviaho '92 - 31.4
4. Lenora Nemet '91 - 31.7
5. Nigel Debassige '93 - 33.5
6. Jazmine Ray '91 - 35.3

Mixed 100m
1. Jordan Caroll '91 - 12.9 PB!
2. Matt Dugas '90 - 13.3
3. Erika Kiviaho '92 - 14.1
4. Leonora Nemet '91 - 15.4
5. Nigel Debassige '93 - 15.5
6. Jazmine Ray '91 - 16.8
7. Teodora Nemet '92 - 18.4

Mixed 5000m
1. Jason Wicke '72 - 16:07.1
2. Darren Jermyn '72 - 16:23.2
3. Rory Currie '87 - 17:55.8
4. Donna-Mae Robbins '76 - 18:31.7
5. Andrew Bubar - 21:21.5
6. Tim Uuksulainen - 21:54.9

Mixed 400m
1. Eric Ouellette '88 - 52.1
2. Elijah Allen '87 - 54.7
3. Candie Sabel '86 - 1:00.5 PB!!
4. Amy Morin '89 - 1:08.5
5. Rebecca Foreshew '91 - 1:13.3
6. Leonora Nemet '91 - 1:15.9
7. Stephanie Thompson '92 - 1:39.4

Monday, July 25, 2005

Aileen Meagher Invitational, Halifax

Invitational 800m
Andrew Ellerton 1:48.09, 1st

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships

Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships, Winnipeg, MB

Injuries were the nemesis of two Track North athletes at the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships in Winnipeg this weekend.

Lisa Labrecque, nursing an achilles tendon injury, placed 9th in the senior women's 1500m with a time of 4:23.48.

Andrew Ellerton, who strained a hamstring in the 800m semi-finals, placed fourth in the final, with a time of 1:48.95.

Labrecque now heads to Belgium to compete in Sunday's Atletiek Vlaanderen Invitational. Ellerton's fourth place finish places him in the selection pool for the Commonwealth Games, to be held next March in Melbourne, Australia.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Ontario Legion Results

Ontario Legion Championships - St.Catherines

A good weekend for our midget and juvenile athletes. Our crew had some great performances and also came away with 4 medals. Tanya Simard came home with a silver and a bronze in the jumps, Austin Roy won bronze in the javelin, and Dan Gardiner jumped his way to a bronze in the triple jump.

Girls 17 and under
400m >1:08.53 (12th)
800m > 2:38.92 (8th)
Long Jump > 5.01m (3rd!!!)
Tripple Jump > 11.51 (2nd!!!)
1500m > 10th 5:21.62
3k > 7th 12:01.00
Boys 17 and under
400m> 52.01 (8th)
800m> 2:05.80 (9th)
400m>53.62 (12th)
High Jump > 1.85m (5th)
Long Jump > 5.88m (5th)
Triple Jump > 13.68 (3rd!!!)
Girls 15 and under
800m> 2:23.92 (5th)
1500m> 5:17.11 (13th)

Long Jump > 4.76m (6th)
TJ > 10.37m (6th)

Boys 15 and under
Shot Put 13.18m (7th)
javelin > 41.75m (3rd!!!)

Track North Twilight #2 Results

1. Jason Wicke '72 - 9:19.7
2. Mike Hay '67 - 9:33.5
3. Jack Kosmerly '67 - 9:45.7
4. Rory Currie '87 - 9:51.0
5. Nick Walters '89 - 9:57.9
6. Ian Aseltine '81 - 10:07.8
7. Donna Mae Robbins '76 - 10:55.4
8. Christie Smith '80 - 11:22.3
9. Amanda Kosmerly '71 - 11:33.7

1. Jordan Caroll '91 - 13.1
2. Jena Kiviaho '90 - 13.6
3. Serena Jennings '81 - 13.8
4. Erika Kiviaho '92 - 13.9
5. Kiefer Uuksulainen '93 - 16.6
6. Shaylin Kosmerly '00 - 31.0

1. Ian Aseltine '81 - 57.6
2. Serena Jennings '81 - 1:03.9
3. Rory Currie '87 - 1:04.4
4. Amanda Kosmerly '71 - 1:09.7
5. Erika Kiviaho '92 - 1:19.9
6. Kiefer Uuksulainen '93 - 1:26.2
7. Shaylin Kosmerly '00 - 2:43.0

Long Jump
1. Jena Kiviaho '90 - 4.22m
2. Erika Kiviaho '92 - 3.57m

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Road Results

Canada Cares 5k Run - Hamilton
Julie Forbes > 19:54 PB! 3rd Female

Firecracker 5k - Lively
Darren Jermyn > 16:18 2nd overall
Bob Lesk > 20:06
Don Reed > 20:12
Kerry Salmoni > 20:37 1st female overall (LU alumni)
David Endlemen > 20:46
Amanda Kosmerly > 21:04 2nd female overall
Caroline Ehrhardt > 21:32 PB 1st women under 19
Emma Tallman > 21:51
Andrea Poryckyj> 22:24 (track north alumni)
Melissa Bota > 23:33 (track north alumni)
Peter Tallman > 25:36

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

National Junior Results

Track North News
Results - 2005 National Junior Track and Field Championships
Montreal, PQ - July 8-10th

Track North sent its largest contingent of athletes in several years to the National Junior Track and Field Championships in Montreal this past weekend and came away with five top-8 performances.

Dave Thibert, 18, overcame a thigh injury to place 5th overall in the men's high jump, finishing the competition with a best jump of 1.90m ,just short of his personal best.

Andrew Athanasopolous, 18, who hails from Elliot Lake, placed 5th in a very tight men's javelin competition, with a best throw of 57.34m.

Dan Gardiner, 17, jumped his way to an 8th place finish in the men's triple jump with a best performance of 13.34m.

Tanya Simard, 17, who hails from North Bay, placed 7th in the women's triple jump with a best performance of 10.97m. Tanya had a huge final jump (11.60+) but faulted by a few mere centimetres!

Eric Ouellette, 17, supplied the biggest suprise of the weekend with a huge personal best in the men's 800 metre semi-final, completing the distance in 1:55.44. Eric didn't have much left in the tank for the final where he finished 8th overall.

Candie Sabel, 18, finished 22nd overall in the 400 metre hurdle race with a final time of 1:08.01 seconds - a mere 2 tenths off her personal best.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Twillight #1 Results

Track North
Summer Twilight #1
Wed. July 6th, 2005

Note: the year of birth may be off somewhat on some competitors (I left the entry lists at the track!)

1. Nick Obumsawin '88 2:08.6
2. Madeleine Woods ' 85 2:18.6
3. Serena Jennings '81 2:31.5
4. Tayte Kosmerly '97 3:08.9
5. Justin B. '97 3:55.3

1. Hayden Kosmerly '95 34.0
2. Tayte Kosmerly '97 37.6
3. Justing B '97 42.5

1. Amanda Kosmerly '71 5:07.8
2. Christie Smith '80 5:14.0
3. Amy Morin '89 5:30.8
4. Stephanie Hart '90 6:10.5
5. Tayte Kosmerly '98 7:14.2

Section 1
1. Hayden Kosmerly '95 1:22.8
2. Tayte Kosmerly '98 1:35.2
3. Justin B '98 1:40.8

Section 2
1. Paul Walker '85 53.3
2. Jeff Turgeon '88 53.9
3. Amanda Kosmerly '71 1:08.0
4. Amy Morin '89 1:08.3
5. Ronnie Spencer '89 1:09.0
6. Stephanie Hart '90 1:12.8

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


Dates: Wed. July 6th, Wed. July 13th and Wed. July 27th
Meet Start Time: 6:00 pm sharp!
Registration: 5:00 to 5:45 pm
Cost: $2 per event

1. All track events will be run according to seed times (sections will bemixed, men/women)
2. All ages welcome!
3. We need officials!! Bring someone with you!!
4. Events can be added to the schedule below but you need to bringofficials/volunteers if you are adding a event (particularly hurdle or fieldevents)
5. These meets are not OTFA sanctioned.

Wed. July 6th
200,400,800,1500, TJ, HJ

Wed. July 13th
100,400,800,3000, LJ, HJ

Wed. July 27th
100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, 400mH, TJ, HJ

Contact: Darren Jermyn -

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

OTFA's/Canada Games Selection Meet

Ottawa, Ontario

Lisa Labrecque, of Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club, won a gold medal at the Ontario Senior Track and Field Championships/Canada Games Trials in Ottawa last weekend.

Competing in the Senior Women's 800m, Labrecque led throughout the race, finishing in a personal best time of 2:06.49.

Also competing was Madeleine Woods, who placed 10th in the Canada Games selection section with a personal best time of 2:18.28.

This weekend, six Track North athletes will compete at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships in Montreal. The following athletes have met qualifying standards and will compete: Dan Gardnier (triple jump), Dave Thibert (high jump), Eric Ouellette (800), Candie Sabel (400mH), Andrew Athanasopolous (Javelin), Tanya Simard (Triple Jump).

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

TNOR Results - Top 3, Harry Jerome

Top 3 Qualifier, Toronto
June 11-12th

800m- Eric Ouellette, Track North, 1:58.19 (14th) PB!! Qualified.

400mH- Candie Sable, Track North, 1:07.82 (12th) PB-Qualified

Harry Jerome, Burnaby BC
*Lisa Labrecque, Canada, 4:19.28 (8th)

Monday, June 13, 2005

Results - NCAA's and Victoria Track Classic

NCAA Championships, Sacramento California
* Andrew Ellerton representing the University of Michigan placed 5th in the 800m final! This is Andrew's second year in a row qualifying for this prestigious events 800m final. His time in the final, 1:46.25, is a new PB and ranks him third in Canada for that event!
(Andrew ran 1:47.88 in the heats, and 1:47.30 in the semi finals to qualify)

Victoria International Track Classic, Victoria BC
* Lisa Labrecque came 4th in the 1500m (2nd Canadian). Her time of 4:15.40 is very close to her PB.

Andrew Makes the NCAA Finals

Congratulations to Andrew Ellerton for qualifying fo the NCAA final for the second time in two years!

Ellerton Punches Ticket to Finals on Day Two of NCAAsSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Junior Andrew

Ellerton (Sudbury, Ontario/Confederation HS) qualified for the 800-meter run final to lead the University of Michigan men's track and field team on the second day of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships Thursday (June 9) at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex.

Ellerton clocked in at a season-best 1:47.30 for fourth place in the loaded first heat of the semifinals -- with six All-Americans among the eight-man field -- to advance to the 800-meter final for the second straight year. He earned All-America honors at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Championships with a fifth-place finish.

Starting the race in the middle of the track, the Wolverine dropped to the rear of the pack at the break and remained in the seventh position as Texas Tech's Johnathon Johnson, the defending NCAA outdoor champion in the event, set the pace at a quick 50.87 opening lap. Cutting to the outside down the backstretch, Ellerton began to move with 200 meters to go, passing several competitors around the turn before kicking into fourth place in the final straightaway. Ellerton shaved 0.58 seconds from his previous season-best mark, which he set during yesterday's preliminary heat.

Junior Andrew EllertonOn his 800-meter semifinal ... "I was way out the back the first 200 meters; they got out really hard, and I haven't been in a race that fast yet this year. So, that was good practice for Saturday, and I learned something too. On Saturday, I'll just have to put myself in it a little better, and see what I have left in the last 100. Hopefully, I'll be up there with those guys. I didn't really overextend myself today; I ran hard the last 100, but I didn't go all out. I knew our heat was really fast, and I didn't think the other heat would go that fast. I took the chance today and conserved a little bit of energy.

"On the first heat field ... "I wasn't too nervous going in, not anymore than any other race. I just knew it would be a pretty fast race. Most of those guys in the heat made finals; it was almost a preview of Saturday' minus a couple guys. I knew that going in, and I just wanted to be competitive."

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Ellerton in NCAA Heats

NCAA Championships - Sacramento California

Nice run in the NCAA heats for Andrew Ellerton. See media release below:

Junior Andrew Ellerton (Sudbury, Ontario/Confederation HS) posted a qualifying performance in the 800m as the University of Michigan men's track and field team opened competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday.

Ellerton registered a season-best 1:47.88 to win the fourth heat in the 800-meter run and pick up an automatic qualifier to the semfinal round. Starting the race in the inside lane, Ellerton settled into the back of the eight-man field at the break and remained there through the first lap as the pack came through the opening 400 meters at 52.23 -- the fastest opening split among the four preliminary heats. The Wolverine cut to the outside down the backstretch and gradually pushed toward the front before coming out the bend in the third position. Ellerton used his kick to take a slim lead in the final straightaway as the top three finished just 0.25 seconds apart. Ellerton's time was the fastest of the preliminary round and improved his season best by 0.47 seconds.

Quotes: Andrew Ellerton
On his 800-meter preliminary ... "My race went better than what I was expecting. It felt really good. I was thinking I would have to work a little harder than I actually did. I ended up with the fastest seed time; I was a little surprised at how slow the other heats went. I was just shooting for a top three. I saw that Johnathan Johnson was in my heat, and he's probably the favorite coming in here. I was just expecting him to take it, and I'd run a comfortable top three. When it came down to the homestretch, there was a guy from Baylor starting to come on, and I didn't want to take any chances, so, I just pushed that extra little bit just to make sure. I didn't have to work too hard, and it felt pretty comfortable. It was also the fastest time I've run all year; it gives me a lot more confidence going into tomorrow and Saturday."

For more information:

Monday, June 06, 2005

OFSAA & Ottawa Results

National Capital Road Races (continued)
More results from last weekend in Ottawa at the National Capital weekend:
*Stephen Eles - Marathon - 2.48:43 - 39th overall - 8th in age group
*Ari Niemi - 5km - 18.27 - 27th overall - 26st in age group
*Andre Fortin - 1/2 marathon - 1.38:24 - 387th - 334th in aqe group

OFSAA, Windsor
Very hot conditions made it tough to PB but some great racing and great performances from the north none the less. . We had 5 athletes make the finals, and 2 medals.

* Rebecca Johnston double gold medalist!!!!!
JG 200m - 25.23(Q), 25.15(finals) 1st! (OFSAA Record)
JG 400m - 58.40(Q), 56.32(finals) 1st! PB! (OFSAA Record & makes world youth standard). (All OFSAA records are new as of 2004 because of the new age categories)

* David Thibert SB,
High Jump - 1.95m 4th!
Triple Jump - 12.41m 20th

* Natasia San Cartier, SG
80mH - 12.85Q, 12.77 (finals) 6th!
300mH - 47.86 (heats) 11th

* Kaitlyn Tallman, SG
3000m - 10:40.83 6th!
1500m - 4:41.39Q, 5:00.50 (finals) 12th

*Emma Tallman, MG
800m - 2:19.28(Q) PB!, 2:40 (finals) 8th!
1500m - 5:15.19(heats) 20th

*Jena Kiviaho, MG
100m - 13.83 (heats)19th
Long Jump - 4.52m 19th

*Austin Roy, MB
Shot put - 12.43m 14th

*Katelyn Roberts, JG
100m - 13.61 (heats) 21st

*Nic Aaviku, JB
800m - 2:10.66 (heats) 23rd

*Eric Ouellette, SB
800m - 1:58.86 (heats) PB! 14th
1500m - 4:17.69 (heats) 22nd

*Dan Gardiner, SB
Triple Jump - 13.39m 10th
High Jump - 1.85m 16th
Long Jump - 6.27m 17th

Busy week again next week. Look forward to Lisa Labrecque on the west coast to race the West Coast Series, Andrew Ellerton running the 800m at the NCAA championships, the sudbury highschool crew and Madeleine Woods racing at District H legion meet, Liz Forbes at the Canada Summer Games 5000m trials, and Kaitlyn Tallman and Eric Ouellette at the Top 3 Qualifier.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Week and Weekend Results

Busy week all over the province and some NCAA action too!

MidEast NCAA Regional, Bloomington Indiana
* 1st Andrew Ellerton Michigan 1:48.79 (split 53.56 at the bell)
Andrew qualified for the NCAA championships next weekend in this 800m event. He ran 1:49.81 in the heats the day before.

OFSAA South Regionals, St. Catherines
*Emma Tallman -MG (Emma is still only 13!)
800m - 2:25.65 (3rd)
1500m - 5:02.65 (2nd) PB!
* Kaitlyn Tallman -SG
1500m - 4:47.52 (2nd)
3000m - 10:26.11 (2nd)

NOSSA OFSAA qualifier, Sault St. Marie
*Jena Kiviaho - MG100m - 13.71Q , 13.77 Final (2nd)
Long Jump - 4.46m (4th)
Triple Jump- 9.26m (7th)
*Jessica Porlier -MG400m - 1:07.14 (Q), 1:07.23(finals) 4th
1500m - 5:38.3 5th
300mH - 54.03 1st!
*Matt Dugas-Ruest -MB800m - 2:23.7h 8th1500m - 4:55.0h 8th
*Austin Roy -MBShot - 14.37m 1st!Discus - 34.00m 3rdJav - 35.39m 7th
*Rebecca Johnston -JG200m - 25.09(Q), 25.34 (finals) 1st!400m - 1:01.37 (Q), 58.44 (finals) 1st!
*Katelyn Roberts -JG100m - 13.37(Q), 13.32 (finals) 1st!
*Natasia San Cartier - JG80mH - 13.35(Q), 12.77(finals) 2nd300mH - 48.63 2nd
*Ronnie Spencer -JG800m - 2:36.6h 4th1500m - 6:08.1h 12th
*Emily Petingola - JG800m - 2:54.8 9th
*Nick Aaviku -JB800m - 2:08.4 2nd
*Jeff Turgeon - SB400m - 53.50 (Q), 53.38 (finals) 6th800m - 2:04.4 3rd
*Eric Ouellette - SB800m - 2:00.4 1st!1500m - 4:12.1 1st!
*Kyle Caverson- SB3000m -10:01.48 7th
*David Thibert - SBHigh Jump - 1.88m 1st!Long Jump -5.73m 6thTriple Jump - 13.08 2nd
*Dan Gardiner -SBHigh Jump - 1.80m 3rdLong Jump - 6.22m 1st!Triple Jump - 13.15m 1st!
Lots of improvements since cities so guessing lots of PB's!

OFSAA Bound...
Here are our 12 OFSAA qualifiers from NOSSA and South Region:
MG- Jena Kiviaho 100m and LJ, Jessica Porlier 300mH, Emma Tallman 800m and 1500m
MB- Austin Roy shot put
JG- Katelyn Roberts 100m, Rebecca Johnston 200m and 400m,Natasia San Cartier 80mH and 300mH
JB- Nic Aaviku 800m
SG- Kaitlyn Tallman 1500m and 3000m
SB- Eric Ouellette 800m and 1500m, David Thibert HJ and TJ, Dan Gardiner HJ, LJ and TJ.

National Capital Race Weekend, Ottawa
10k road-
FRANK LESK 37:16.4 Men 50 - 54 (3rd!)
BILL THOMPSON 39:06.6 Men 60 - 64 (1st!)
NATALIE LEFORT 39:35.5 SAINTE-FOY (LU & TNOR alumni) Women 20-24 (4th!)
DAVE MCGILL 42:53.5 Men 55 - 59 (4th!)

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Guelph Results - Liz Forbes

Nice 5k (her first on the track) for Liz Forbes last night:

Speed River Twilight Meet, Tuesday May 26th, Guelph
Womens 5k

Liz Forbes,
2nd, 18:24, Track North, 1982

Saturday, May 21, 2005

TNOR Results: SDSSAA, SOSSA, Donna Mae

Results from the City Champs, SOSSA and Donna Mae Robbins
SDSSAA Championships, Sudbury

Jena Kiviaho - MG
100m - 13.82 (Q), 13.39 (finals) 1st!
Long Jump - 4.50m 1st!
Triple Jump - 9.14m 3rd

Jessica Porlier -MG
400m - 68.03 (Q), 67.05 (finals) 1st!
1500m - 5:44.01 2nd
300mH - 53.39 1st!
Jasmine Boeker - MG
800m - 3:02.54 11th
1500 - 6:15.48 7th
3000m - 13:59.32 8th

*Matt Dugas-Ruest -MB
800m - 2:25.49 3rd
1500m - 4:57.98 2nd
3000m - 10:51.08 6th
Austin Roy
Shot - 13.09 2nd
Discus - 30.40 3rd
Jav - 35.22 2nd

Rebecca Johnston -JG
100m - 12.79 (Q), 12.43 (finals) 1st!
200m - 25.41 (Q), 25.08 (finals) 1st!
400m - 1:09.31 (Q), 57.25 (finals) 1st!
(Right after Thursday's meet, Rebecca scored 3 goalsto beat St Charles in her semi-final soccer game).

Katelyn Roberts -JG
100m - 13.60 (Q), 13.26 (finals) 2nd
200m - 27.49 (Q), 27.57 (finals) 2nd
80mH - 14.35 (Q), 14.20 (finals) 4th

Natasia San Cartier - JG
400m - 1:11.02 (Q), 1:03.57 (finals) 3rd
80mH - 12.98 (Q), 12.62 (finals) 2nd
300mH - 49.41 2nd

Ronnie Spencer -JG
800m - 2:47.86 1st!
1500m - 5:49.38 3rd
3000m - 13:57.00 4th
Emily Petingola - JG
400m - 67.85 (Q), 71.39 (finals) 7th
800m - 2:50.80 2nd

Nick Aaviku -JB
400m - 60.02 13th
800m - 2:14.24 1st!
1500m - 4:52.76 1st!
Nick Roy
200m - 27.65 15th
400m - 63.11 16th
Jav - 24.36 23rd

Jeff Turgeon - SB
400m - 54.79(Q), 53.92 (finals) 1st!
800m - 2:03.09 2nd
1500m - 4:30.85 2nd

Eric Ouellette - SB
800m - 1:59.43 1st!
1500m - 4:28.77 1st!

Jacob Johnston -SB
800m - 2:27.26 8th

Kyle Caverson- SB
1500m - 4:32.13 5th
300m -10:04.10 2nd

Matt Smider - SB
1500m -4:53.29 8th
3000m -10:36.18 5th

David Thibert - SB
High Jump - 1.94m 1st!
Long Jump -5.89m 1st!
Triple Jump - 12.53m 2nd

Dan Gardiner -SB
High Jump - 1.85m 2nd
Long Jump - 5.79m 2nd
Triple Jump - 13.55m 1st!

SOSSA, St. Catherines
Emma Tallman - MG
800m -2:28.98 3rd
1500m - 5:07.18 2nd
400m - 79.47

Rebecca Tallman -JG
1500m - 5:30.03 6th PB!
3000m - 13:00.42 7th

Kaitlyn Tallman -SG
800m -2:19.61 1st!
1500m - 4:45.86 1st!
3000m - 10:39.44 1st!

Kaitlyn and Emma qualified for South Regionals next week.

Nipissing Invite continued...
Donna Mae Robbins times are now posted from last weekend. She ran 4:59 in the 1500m, and 10:37 in the 3000m in the open women division. Congrats Donna Mae!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Weekend results May 14-15, 2005

Big Tens Championship, Ohio State
*Andrew Ellerton - 800m
-- heats 1:50.08 (1st Q)
--finals 1:48.72 (2nd)

Nipissing Invite, North Bay (hand times)
*Jessica Porlier -MG
400m -- 67.20 (1st)
1500m --5:44.00 (6th)
300mH --55.30 (2nd)

*Stephanie Hart -MG
800m -- 2:49.94 (4th)
1500m- 5:55.11 (12th)

*Katelyn Roberts - JG
200m --27.50 (1st)
300mH --53.70 (2nd)

*Nic Aaviku -JB
400m -- 55.80 (2nd)
800m -- 2:13.80 (3rd)

*ERic Ouellette - SB
800m -- 2:00.00 (1st)PB!

* Jeff Turgeon -SB
800m -- 2:03.10 (3rd) PB!

* David Thibert - SB
Long Jump -- 5.96m (1st)
Javelin -- 38.11m (10th)

Open Athletes
* Lisa Labrecque 800m - 2:06.90 (PB!)

* Darren Jermyn 3000m - 9:18.90 (getting an early start training for the Firecracker 5k show down with Paul Walker)

*Donna Mae Robbins - ran the 1500m and 3000m but results are missing?

*Amanda Kosmerly - 3000m 11:19.81

*Candie Sable -400mH 1:10.60
400m --63.40

Windsor Open, Windsor
Liz Forbes and Tammy Dufresne sat in a van for 2 hours hoping the lightning would stop so the meet would continue and they could race. It didn't. Arg. :(

Monday, May 09, 2005

Full Weekend Results

Len Paddock Invitational, Ann Arbor Michigan
Andrew Ellerton 800m - 1:48.25 (1st)

GLIAC Outdoor Champs, Allendale Michigan
Meghan Juuti 1500m 4:56.51 (13th)
Andrew Athanasopoulos Javelin - 54.00m (3rd)

Preliminary Meet, Sudbury
Dan Gardiner -Long Jump 6.15m (1st)
-Triple Jump 13.19m (1st) PB
-High Jump 1.90m (1st) PB

Cardinal Carter, Etobicoke

Tanya Simard -Long Jump 5.19m (2nd) PB!!
- Triple Jump 10.88m (2nd)

Kaufman 10k, North Bay
Donna Mae Robbins - 10k road 37:23 (4th overall) PB!!

Track North 2025 continued...
Also on the weekend coach Jim's 2 kids ran in a 3.2k road race Ryan, 7 years old, ran in the 7-10 year old category and finished 19th out of 79 runners, in a time of 14:57!!! He was the top ranked 7 year old, finishing 1:05 ahead of the 2nd place runner. Matthew placed 33rd in the 11-12 year old group with a time of 16:08, a PB, by almost 2 min.

Fit Friends 5k road, Sudbury
Lisa Labrecque - 16:54 (1st)
Todd Withers - 17:44 (2nd)
Frank Lesk - 17:59 (4th)
Mike Coughlin - 18:02 (5th)
Alicia Kaye - 18:54 (8th) LU
David Endlemen - 20:14 (13th)
Amanda Kosmerly - 20:19 (14th)
Melanie Muise - 21:12 (18th) LU
Tyler Beaucage - 27:49 (69th)
* full results available at

Last weekend some missed results:
Rowland Games, Etobicoke
Kaitlyn Tallman - Nike Inivitational 3000m 10:23.90 (8th)
Emma Tallman - Midget 1500m 5:24.84 (3rd)

Sunday, May 08, 2005

TNOR Baby + Baby News

Great news on the development of the Track North 4 x 800m relay teams of 2025! Hot on the heels of the Krista Bray new-baby announcement, comes not one, but two more.

Kerry MacKelvie and husband Shane (O'Brien) are expecting on October 7th.

Running hard on her shoulder with a baby-due-date of October 10th are Sheila Aitken and Andrew (Morrow). Sheila, however has told me that she plans to kick early and outlean Kerry by delivering on the 6th.

Friday, May 06, 2005

TNOR: Results

Penn Relays, Philadelphia

Andrew Ellerton ran three relays at the prestigious meet, and won three gold medals.

Andrew's U. of Michigan crew won the distance medley, 4 x 1 mile and 4 x 800m relays, and put to rest the controversy about their distance medley win over home-town Arkansas at the Indoor NCAA Championships (Arkansas was first over the line, but was DQ'd for interference. With 3 wins over Arkansas at Penn, the Arkansas trash talkers have been silenced.

Andrew ran an excellent 1:47.9/800m, 4:06 mile and a 1:52/800m split. The Distance medley time, by the way, broke a Michigan school record by 5 seconds.

Hillsdale Gina Relays, Hillsdale Michigan
Meghan Juuti, Lake Superior State U
800m, 18th, 2:20.17 (School Record)

Andrew Anathasopoulis , Lake State U
Javelin, 12th, 1:59.9

Bill's Ranking from Last Year
It turns out that Bill Thompson's 38:33/10k time from last year was the 3rd fastest in Canada for the 60-69 age group (and pretty darned fast for any age group).

Sun Run
The Sun Run experienced some problems with results last Sunday. It was their first time using chip timing and coordinating entries with the chips caused some trouble. However, the unofficial results are at:

1. Tayte Kosmerly,(8) 8:54

5th, Matt Smider, (17), 19:26
7th, Dave Endleman (17), 20:08
12th, Dave McGill (59), 21:01
14th, Amanda Kosmerly (34), 21:22
17th, Caroline Ehrhardt (13), 22:05
18th, Erica Bota (17), 22:19
23, Joey Palomaki,(19), 23:32
24, Madeleine Woods (20), 23:36
29, Ronnie Spencer (16), 23:59
36. Mark Pascal? , 24:25?
39, Christie Smith (24), 24:56

3 Bill Thompson, 40:09

Half Marathon
11. Klaus Ehrhardt, 1:34.35

Thursday, April 28, 2005

New Indoor Track

It's official. Laurentian University is building an 200m indoor track!! It's part of a fieldhouse complex that will include a 2-story climbing wall, new weight training and cardio facilities, squash courts and extra gymnasium space. Projected completion date is Fall 2007. Yahoo!!!!

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Cambrian Results

Here are the results from the Cambrian Spring Tuneup - run in a hurricane over an official 5k course.

1 Jason Wicke
2 Mike Hay
5 Patrick Boily
6 Frank Lesk
7 Alicia Kaye
8 Bill Thompson
10 Amanda Kosmerly
11 Chris Hocking
34 Laura Thaxter
43 Peter Hocking
44 Randy Pascal

York High School Results

Track North athletes picked up 6 medals (4 silver and 2 bronze) and 12 top-10 placings at the York High School Indoor Track and Field Meet this past weekend.

Senior Boys:
Dan Gardiner (Chelmsford HS)
Triple Jump - 13.19m Silver - PB!
High Jump - 1.85m - 4th

Dave Thibert (Macdonald Cartier)
Triple Jump - 12.69 - 4th
High Jump - 1.93m - Bronze!

Eric Ouellette (Notre Dame)
800m - 2:05.02 - 4th
1500m - 4:30.74

Jeff Turgeon (Notre Dame)
400m - 54.68 - 8th PB!!
800m - 2:11.90 - 12th

Midget Boys
Matt Dugas-Ruest (Notre Dame)
800m - 2:27.81 - 14th
1500m - 5:09.6

Senior Girls
Kaitlyn Tallman (Great Lakes Christian)
800m - 2:21.82 - Silver!
400m - 1:02.97 - Silver!

Junior Girls
Katelyn Roberts (Lasalle)
60m - 8.31 - Silver! (8.36 semi, 8.38 heat)

Natasia San Cartier (Lo-Ellen)
60mH - 9.71 - Bronze! (9.88 in heat)
400m - 1:07.99 - 7th

Midget Girls
Emma Tallman (Great Lakes Christian)
800m - 2:38.55 - 4th

Full results at

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

World XC's

Lisa Labrecque of Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club, placed 78th at the World XC Running Championships in St. Etienne France last weekend."

It was a disappointing race," said Labrecque. "I got caught behind some slower runners at the start, was bumped and spiked and the next thing I knew, I was surrounded by other runners near the back of the pack. I'm afraid I expended too much energy on the first lap trying to get out of that mess and move up through the field."

The Canadian team placed 9th out of 16 teams, led by Olympic 1500m finalist, Carmen Douma, who placed 25th. Twenty-eight countries were represented in the race.

The 4k race, conducted in 28 degree heat in front of 28,000 fans, followed a winding course that forced runners to cross dirt mounds, logs and, strangely, a patch of manure.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Ellerton NCAA Champ Again! Kaitlyn in NYC, Lisa at Worlds

NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships
Fayeteville, Arkansas
Andrew Ellerton ran a 1:49.8 800m leg for Michigan's Distance Medley Relay Team that ran to a gold medal for the second straight year.
Full story at:
Congratulations Andrew!!

National Scholastic Indoor Championships - New York City.
Kaitlyn Tallman competed as part of an OTFA select team and ran an 800m PB of 2:17.85.
If you check out the meet results, Kaitlyn and a runner from California had their times mixed up (or Kaitlyn has assumed a new surfer dude identity!) Full results at:

Lastly, good luck to Lisa Labrecque who is with the Canadian Cross Country Team preparing for the World Championships this upcoming weekend in St. Galmier France.
Lisa races this Sunday in the 4.1km short course event - website: - follow the links.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Track North News - Baby Bray!

Baby Bray is on the Way

Congratulations to Tom and Krista Jenkyn (Bray). Krista is due to deliver a bouncing baby 400m hurdler in June! Krista, by the way, is pursuing her doctorate at Western U, while engaging in research with the community health unit. Tom is slaving away teaching and performing research at Western U. (sometimes in Al Salmoni's department).

Friday, March 04, 2005

Tallman in NY, Chauvin, Kershaw @ World XC


Congratulations to Kaitlyn Tallman, who has been selected to represent the OTFA at the USA National Interscholastic Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York City. The meet will take place on March 12 and 13th. Kaitlyn is entered in the 800m event.

Paul Chauvin has survived his transition from student to working person, and continues to train. He has just made a coaching change within the Ottawa Lions club and is now working with former Olympic sprinter, Glenroy Gilbert.

Devon Kershaw had a great competition at the World Nordic Skiing Championships and placed 15th in one of his races!!

Saturday, February 26, 2005

OUA Championships - Windsor

OUA Championships - Windsor

Madeleine Woods
600m - 4th - 1:36.57 PB!!
4 X 400m - Team 2nd - qualified to run at CIS in Winnipeg
She may also run on 4 X 800m team at CIS

Liz Forbes
3000m, 9th, 10:30.62
Will race the 3k at CIS

Tammy Dufresne
1000m - 8th - 3:05.83
4 X 800m - Team 1st!! Will run this event at CIS

Julie Forbes
1000m - 14th - 3:22.1

Great Lakes Conference Champs
Meghan Juuti
800m, 15th, 2:21.23

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Devon Makes Olympic Standard

Congrats to TNOR Alumni, Devon Kershaw - Devon placed 25th in a World Cup Nordic Ski race in Reitim Winkl Germany, meeting the top-30 qualification standards for the Winter Olympics next year in Turin Italy.

So, if the selection process goes the way it should, Devon will be an Olympian next year!!

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Track North Results

Harold Silverstein Invitational (Ann Arbor)
Andrew Ellerton
800m, 2nd 1:50.60 (off a big kick)

Hamilton Spectator Games
(Note - this track is 146m long - 10+ laps for 1500!)
Open Girls 1500m
Kaitlyn Tallman - 4:51.30 - 2nd final (5:11.2 in heat during morning session)

Where do multi-event athletes go when they retire? To the ultimate frisbee fields, that's where! Check out a photo and article of Dave Walton playing ultimate at the Snowplate 2005 Tournament

Findlay University Open
Steve Eles
Mile, 2nd, 4:23.70

Kent State Tuneup
Steve Eles
Mile,11th, 4:18.17 (last 800m in 2:05)

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Kaitlyn at Legions

Ontario Legion Indoor Championships, Toronto

Girls 17 and under:
Kaitlyn Tallman
800m - 3rd: 2:25.26
400m - 6th: 1:04.77

There are some neat photos and an interview with Kaitlyn at the Copps Indoor Games Website.

Lisa Selected for Worlds

Labrecque Selected to World Cross-Country Running Team

Lisa Labrecque, of Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club, has been selected to represent Canada at the World Cross-Country Running Championships in Saint Galmier France in March.

Labrecque will compete on the short-course four kilometre team that, in a major upset last year, placed third in the world. Last year, Labrecque competed for the 8k team that placed seventh."

Canada's 4km squad beat everybody but Ethiopia and Kenya in 2004, so the European teams will really be gunning for us this year." said Labrecque. "Even though we're missing two of our top runners from that squad, we're still aiming for a quality finish."

Labrecque earned selection by placing fifth at the Canadian Cross-Country Running Championships in December and running personal best times in the New York mile and Boston 3000m races in January."

Lisa is primarily an 800/1500m runner," said Track North coach, Dick Moss. "So for her to be running at an international level over four kilometres is truly exceptional."

Members of the 4k team include:
Carmen Douma-Hussar, Cambridge, ON
Hilary Edmondson, Sarnia, ON
Courtney Inman, Mt. Lehman, BC
Lisa Labrecque, Sudbury, ON
Megan Metcalfe, Cornwall
Rebecca Stallwood, Burlington, ON

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Penn & Windsor Results

After an injury-riddled Fall and early Winter, it looks like Andrew Ellerton is starting to get fit. Nice PB's by Mad-Dawg Woods and Tammy Dufresne who did their Siamese Twins impression across the finish line. Also a solid run by Serena and a nice comeback by Liz after a nasty bout of potato poisoning.

Sykes-Sabok Challenge (Penn State)
Distance Medley
Andrew Ellerton (U of Michigan), 2nd, 1:48.5/800m split

Open 800m
Andrew Ellerton, 3rd, 1:50.10

Windsor Team Challenge
Madeleine Woods (Windsor U): 1:37.95 (5th)PB!
Tammy Dufresne (Windsor U): 1:37.99 (6th) PB!

Serena Jennings (Guelph U): 4:49.68 (6th)
Liz Forbes (Guelph U): 4:57.61 (10th)

Thursday, February 10, 2005

New Baby Sprinter

Congratulations to Dawn and Tony Scott who are now the proud parents of a healthy baby boy - Brandon Andrew - delivered on January 26th. Brandon is 100% healthy, but has been crying ever since he learned that he resembles Tony more than Dawn.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Results: York, Notre Dame

York Classic
Candie Sabel - 12th - 600m: 1:46.88 PB!!
Note: Candie was the first Laurentian athlete to compete in Indoor Track since 2000.

Meyo Invitational, Notre Dame
Liz Forbes - 3000m - 10:10.7 PB!
Serena Jennings - 1000m - 3:04.59

Madeleine Woods: 4 X 400m split - 58.6
Tammy Dufresne: 1000m - 15th - 3:00.83, also a sub 59 second 4 X 400m split

Andrew Ellerton:
800m - 7th - 1:50.31
Distance Medley, 1st, 1:51 Split

Friday, February 04, 2005

Boston Photos

Here are two excellent photos of Lisa Labrecque racing in Boston. By the way, the winner of Lisa's race, the Olympic 5000m champion, was less than a second off the World Indoor 3000m record.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Findlay Ohio Results

Results from University of Findlay (Ohio) Track Classic

Women's 600m
Madeleine Woods - 6th 1:38.69 PB!

Women's 1000m
Tammy Dufresne - 5th 3:06.53

Boston & Penn State Results

Some great results this weekend!

Reebok Boston Indoor Games
Women's 3000m
Lisa Labrecque, Track North, 6th, 9:14.37 (15.7 second PB!)

It's the 3rd fastest 3k time in the Canada so far this year-Lisa blazed through the first mile in 4:49 (her 3rd fastest open mile time ever).

Boston University Invitational
Men's 800m
1st, Andrew Ellerton, U. of Michigan, 1:49.75

Penn State Invitational
Women's 1000m
Serena Jennings, U. of Guelph, 11th, 3:00.98 (PB!)

Women's 3000m
Liz Forbes, U. of Guelph, 17th, 10:14.59 (Huge PB!!)

Monday, January 24, 2005

Lisa is Top-Five in the World

Lisa Labrecque's 4:35.69 mile in New York last weekend was indeed a fast race. It places her fifth in the world at this point in the season!

Wedding Bells

Here's some shocking news. All TNOR old-timers, please be sure you're seated. After only 14 years of dating, Tony Scott has asked Dawn to marry him...and she accepted! He did the deed on New Year's eve. Projected wedding date is a little hazy - possibly two summers from now (or sometime within the next 14 years).

Saturday, January 22, 2005

TNOR Results: New York, Saginaw Valley, Western Open

New Balance Indoor Games - New York City

Lisa Labrecque uncorked a huge one in the invitational mile at the New Balance Games this weekend. Competing at New York City's Armory track, only two blocks from the Trump Tower, she ran an 11-second personal best of 4:35.69 for a fifth place finish. The time is equivalent to a 4:14/1500m and places her 8th on the all-time Canadian list in the indoor mile. For some more perspective, a 4:35 would win or medal at the NCAA indoors championships in most years.

It was a nice trip for Lisa - the meet promoters picked up her flight and accomodations expenses in the Big Apple.

Saginaw Valley State Invitational
Megan Juuti,
800m, 7th, 2:28.21

Madeleine Woods
200m, 4th, 26.73

Andrew Athanasopoulos
Shot Put, 12th, 37.08

Western Open

Tammy Dufresne,
300m, 42.
(no official results yet).

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Can-Am Results

TNOR results from the Can-Am meet at Windsor this weekend.

Serena Jennings
1500m - 4:49.09 - 1st

Madeleine Woods
600m - 1:39.76 - PB - (6th)
4 X 400m - 59.4 split - team was 1st

Julie Forbes
1500m - 5:16.21 (24th)

Liz Forbes
1500m - 4:54.83 (5th)
3000m - 10:47.74 (8th)

Tammy Dufresne
600m - 1:43.70 (13th)