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.