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!!