Saturday, December 08, 2007

Cdn XC Championships Results

Junior Girls (5k)
Emma Tallman, 92, 19:52
Kelly Laing, 126, 20:29

Senior Women (7k)
Krista Bolyea (Alumni), 51st, 28:22

Senior Men (10k)
Steve Eles, 56, 33:13.4
Damien Lagoutte, 57th, 33:16.2

Dave McGill 37:57/8km, 6th in the 60-64 age category, 127th overall
(out of 174)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Western Season Opener

Track North Results from the Western Season's Opener, London, ON
Nov 24, 2007

Women's 3000m,
Leila Angrand, 1st, 10:16.6

Men's 1500
Eric Ouellette, 1st, 4:09.2

Men's 60m
Ben Charbonneau, 18, 7.46

Men's 200m
Jeff Deault, 10th, 24.21
Ben Charbonneau, 22nd, 24.90

Men's 300m
6th, Andre Pelland, 37.27
10th, Jeff Deault, 38.43

Men's 600m
Andre Pelland, 4th, 1:26.1
Jeff Turgeon, 9th, 1:27.4

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Video Interview with Eric Roque

Here's a video interview with Eric Roque, after winning the football MVP for Sudbury.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ross Proudfoot and Eric Roque

Track North News

Here's an interview with Ross Proudfoot, who recently came 11th at OFSAA XC in the Junior Boys category :

And congrats to Eric Roque, who was named MVP in Sudbury HS football.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Rebecca and Devon in Europe

Two TNOR alumni are now competing in Europe - in two different sports.

Devon Kershaw
Devon Kershaw is about to begin his European season in nordic skiing. Devon has a new website that will keep you informed about his progress:

Rebecca Johnston
Rebecca Johnston is now in Sweden playing for the senior national team in the Four Nations Cup. At 18, Rebecca is the youngest member of the team. They play their first game tonight, against Finland.

Rebecca is taking time away from her Cornell team to play for the national team. By the way, some of you will remember that Rebecca had to withdraw from OFSAA track last spring because of back pain. The discomfort lasted all summer, and in September, she found out what the problem was - a small vertebrae fracture in her back!!

At any rate, she appears to have recovered and is now in Sweden!!
You can see an article on Rebecca in yesterday's Sudbury Star.

Monday, November 05, 2007

OFSAA XC & Guelph Road Race

Some super results from OFSAA XC and the Guelph Road Race

1. OFSAA XC Championships, Niagara Falls

Senior Girls (4855 metres)
Emma Tallman, 57th, 19:25 (Manitoulin)

Junior Boys (5585 metres)
Ross Proudfoot, 11th, 19:11 (Lo-Ellen)

Junior Girls (3865 metrer)
Caroline Ehrhardt, 54th, 15:50 (Espanola)

Midget Girls (2870)
Alannah MacLean, 30th, 11:14.7 (Lo-Ellen)

2. Guelph Road Race
Track North's Jeremy Cooper won the 14-19 year old age division (he is only 14) at the Guelph Road Race yesterday in a very impressive time of 17:54.

Monday, October 29, 2007

OUA XC Results'07

OUA Women'sCross-CountryRunningChampionshipsThames Valley Golf Course, London, Ontario 10/27/07

The Laurentian women's cross-country running team placed 10h out of 15 teams at the OUA cross-counttry running championship, in London, Ontario.

Laurentian was led by Meghan Juuti, who placed 40th with a time of 20:01 over the 5k course. Kirsti Dolson was 59th in 20:32, Maggie Robins was 62nd in 20:45, Kelly Laing was 64th in 20:49, Hilary Kilbreathwas 66th in 20:51. The two displacers were Stephanie Flieler, 72nd in 21:01 and Celeste Woods,who was 95th in 23:08.

"We're a young squad and this experience will help us next year," said head coach, Dick Moss.

Laurentian graduate, Leila Angrand, placed 2nd with a time of 17:44. Her Western squad placed 2nd overall.

Individual Scores - Laurentian

Meghan Juuti, 40, 20:01

Kirsti Dolson, 59, 20:32

Maggie Robins, 62, 20:45

Kelly Laing, 64, 20:49

Hilary Kilbreath, 66, 20:51

Stephanie Flieler, 72, 21:01

Celeste Woods, 95, 23:08
Team Score - 291

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

City XC and Wiky Results

Below are the results from the City XC Championships, held last Thursday, and the Wiky 10 (on Manitoulin), held on Sunday.

City XC Championships
Well, we didn't have many runners entered in this year's city XC championships, but they sure ran well - one of our athletes placed first in every event! Congratulations everybody and good luck at NOSSA in the Sault this weekend!!

Midget Girls, 3k
1st, Alannah MacLean, 13:38.77 (Lo-Ellen)

Midget Boys 5k
1st, Sebastian Diebel, 18:49.44 (St. Bens)
13. Simon Diebel, 22:14.86 (St. Bens)

Junior Girls, 4k
1st, Kayla Gallo, 18:40.99 (Note Dame)

Junior Boys, 6k
1st. Ross Proudfoot, 20:02.97 (Lo-Ellen)
3rd, Ian Ross, 22:48.96 (Lo-Ellen)

Senior Girls, 5k
1st. Katie Maziarski, 21:44 (Lo-Ellen)
4th, Whitney Faiella, 23:18 (Marymount)
7th, Rebecca Forshew, 24:17 (Marymount)
13th, Alex Swanson, 26:07 (Lo-Ellen)

Senior Boys, 7k
1st, Chantry Cargill, 25:21.77 (Lockerby)
2nd, Stephane Jaques, 16:15.33, (Lo-Ellen)
3rd, Benoit Bizier, 26:40.48 (Notre Dame)
6th, Justin Ouellette, 27:42.04 (Notre Dame)

Wiky 10k
1st. Damien Lagoutte, 33:39.0
2nd, Matt Stickland, 33:46.00
8th. Jeremy Cooper, 40:38.0
47. Peter Tallman, 53:59

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rochester Race Results

Yellowjacket Invitational, Hosted by the University of Rochester, Rochester NY

Led by rookie, Kellie Laing's top-30 finish, Laurentian's women's cross-country team placed 8th out of 15 teams at the Yellowjacket Invitational in Rochester, New York this weekend.

A fast start by Stephanie Flieler set the stage for the Lady Vees, almost all of whom ran personal bests over a 5k course. Laing placed 28th in team scoring, breaking the 20:00 barier with a time of 19:59. She was followed by Maggie Robins, 40th with a personal best time of 20:13, Hilary Kilbreath, 48th in 20:237 (PB), Stephanie Flieler, 52nd in 20:31, and Celeste Woods, 90th in 21:41 (PB)2q. Amanda Seed in 22:38 and Becky Van Zeyl in 23:31 finished as displacers. The race involved 163 runners from U.S. and Ontario universities.

The average time for Laurentian's five scoring runners was 20:34.

"I ran a conservative race," said Laing, of her relatively slow start," But I realize I'll have to start faster for the OUA's.

"The race was won by Laurentian graduate,Leila Angrand, in a time of 17:48. Angrand is now studying for her Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Ontario.

"We held Meghan Juuti and Kirsti Dolson out of the race," said head coach, Dick Moss, of his top-two runners. "We want to make sure they're healthy for the OUA's in two weeks. But this gave some of the other girls, like Kelly and Maggie, a chance to shine."

Laurentian Results
29, Kelly Laing, 19:59
40,MaggieRobins, 20:13
48, Hilaray Kilbreath, 20:27
52. Stephanie Flieler, 20:31
90, Celeste Woods, 21:41
117, Amanda Seed, 22:38
131, Becky Van Zeyl, 23:31

Team Results
1. Western,17
2. Cornell, 48
3. Allegheny College, 115
4. Geneseo, 120
5. U. of Rochester, 159
6. Nazareth College, 159
7. Mansfield U, 174
8. Laurentian, 210
9. Syracuse XC Club 305
10. Brockport U, 330
11. Buffalo State
12. Alfred State, 367
13. Finger Lakes College, 375
14. Keuka College, 412
15. Wells College, 425

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Leila, Kaitlyn and Laurentian Results

There were some nice races by Track North runners this weekend.
Leila Angrand placed 3rd at the Loyola Invitational in Chicago, running the 5k course in 17:45.
Kaitlyn Tallman ran a fast 22:15 over 6k at the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. She was the fourth fastest runner on her Villanova squad.

As for the Laurentian squad, here are the results:

Waterloo/Don Mills Open, Columbia Ice Fields, Waterloo Campus, 9/29/07

The Laurentian women's cross-country running team placed third out of six teams at the
Waterloo open this weekend.

The Voyageurs were led by Meghan Juuti who placed 5th out of the university entrants by running 15:12 over the 4003m course.

She was closely followed by Kirsti Dolson, 6th in 15:19, Kelly Laing, 12th in 15:37, Stephanie Flieler, 15th in 15:49 and Hilary Kilbreath, 19th in 16:01. Maggie Robins and Amanda Seed rounded up the scoring in 16:02 to and 17:18 respectively."We were just five points behind Waterloo," said head coach Dick Moss. "It looks like we'll be neck-and-neck with them at the OUA's."Laurentian's next race is at the Yellowjacket Invitational, in Rochester, New York, on October 13th.

Team Results
1. U of Toronto, 31
2. Waterloo, 52
3. Laurentian, 57
4. Brock, 110
5. Wilfred Laurier, 112
6. Nipissing, 149

Individual Results
5, Meghan Juuti 15:12 (9th overall)
6, Kirsti Dolson, 15:19 (11th overall)
12, Kelly Laing, 15:37 (18th overall)
15, Stephanie Flieler, 15:49 (22nd overall)
19, Kilary Kilbreath, 16:01 (26th overall)
20, Maggie Robins, 16:02 (27th overall)
36, Amanda Seed, 17:18 (36th overall)
Celeste Woods, 17:32 (51st overall)
Emily Pearson, 18:08 (59th overall)
Becky Van Zeyl, 18:36 (63rd overall)
Nicole Good, 18:52 (66th overall)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Leila and Devon

Nice run for Leila at the McGill Open XC Race. Leila, who is taking her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree at Western, won the race by 55 seconds with a time of 14:48 over the hilly 4k course.

Devon Kershaw, won the Longboat 10k. Devon won in 31:45 running on his own completely from start to finish (hit 5k in 15:28). See his post-race photo attached...yup - he's still wearing his Track North singlet.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Kershaw's 5k!

Well, I know one nordic skier who can run. Devon Kershaw ran a 5k time trial today - on the Laurentian track, in flats, alone except for two timers, and hammered a personal best 15:03! His splits were 1k: 2:45, 3k: 8:50.

Devon is in Sudbury for a day or two and may drop by the track tonight with his girlfriend, Chandra Crawford.

For those of you who don't know him, Devon is a TNOR alumni who is a member of the Canadian Olympic Nordic ski team. He has already been a world cup medalist in the sprints. Chandra won a nordic gold medal in the last Olympics.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Another Medal for Grace

Apparently Grace Thomson won yet another medal at the National Legions, as one of the runners on Ontario's medley relay team that won bronze. Thanks to Peter Hocking, who was officiating there and sent me the news.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Grace Thomson - Silver at National Legions

Great result for Grace Thomson. Congratulations Grace!!

Results - National Legion Track and Field Championship
Gagetown, Oromocoto, New Brunswick

Grace Thomson, representing Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club and the District H Legion, won a silver medal in the Under-15 80 metre hurdles at the National Legion Track and Field Championships in Oromocto, New Brunswick this weekend.

Thomson, a grade 10 student at Lockerby Secondary, ran a personal best time of 11.93 seconds in a hotly contested race that saw three athletes cross the finish line simultaneously. She was only 1/100th of a second behind the winner, Sophie Arsenault of Quebec, and 4/100's ahead of third place finisher, Chole Hetherton of Saskatchewan.

Thomson also ran on Ontario's 4 x 400m relay team that placed third, and the 4 x 100m team that placed fifth.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Track North Athletes Medal at Provincial and Eastern Canadian Championships

It was a very successful weekend for Track North athletes competing at both the Ontario Track and Field Championships in Toronto and the Eastern Canadian Espoir Team Championships in St. John's Newfoundland.

Caroline Ehrhardt, competing in the 15 and under category, jumped her way to a gold and silver medal at the Ontario championships held at York University. Ehrhardt struck gold in the triple jump with a very impressive final jump of 11.53m. Later in the same day, Ehrhardt won a silver medal in the long jump with a best performance of 5.19m.

St. John's, Newfoundland hosted this year's Eastern Canadian Espoir Track and Field Championships and two of Track North's elite athletes, Leila Angrand and Eric Ouellette were chosen to compete for Team Ontario. Angrand earned two medals over the weekend competition, winning the women's 3000m in 9:55.32 and finishing second in the 1500m in a time of 4:31.62. Ouellette was a member of the Ontario's gold medal winning 4 X 400m relay team - running a season's best split of 49.5 seconds. Ouellette also finished 4th in both the men's 400m (51.17) and 8000m (2:01.57).

Full results at and

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Leila and Eric to Espoir Meet

Two members of Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club have been named to Ontario's Track and Field team that will compete at the Eastern Canadian Team Espoir (Under-23) Championships this weekend in Saint John's Newfoundland.

Leila Angrand will compete in the 1500m and 3000m, while Eric Ouellette will race in the 400m, 800m and 4 x 400m events.

The championship involves teams from Ontario, Quebec and the maritime provinces competing for the highest point score. Ontario's squad numbers 30 athletes.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Provincial Legion Championship Results

Provincial Legion Championships - Ottawa
July 20-21, 2007

Athletes from Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club returned from the Ontario Legion Track and Field Championships with four medals and one qualifier for the National Legion Championships.
Representing Track North and Legion District H, Grace Thomson won the 80m hurdles in the Under-15 category with a time of 12.33. Thomson qualified for the National Championships, to be held Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, in Oromocto New Brunswick, in early August. A grade-10 student at Lockerby Secondary, she will participate in a week long training camp, culminating in the national championship meet. All expenses will be paid by the Royal Canadian Legion.

Caroline Erhardt, of Espanola, won two medals in the 15 and under category, jumping 5.10 metres in the long jump for a silver medal, and 10.97 for a bronze in the triple jump. She also competed in the 800m, where she placed 8th with a time of 2:29.85.

Ross Proudfoot, also in the 15 and under category, won a bronze medal in the 1500m with a time of 4:14.95. He narrowly missed another medal, placing 4th in the 3000m with a time of 9:30.44.

Other athletes included Tianna Deck, who placed 6th in the long and triple jumps, and 10th in the 100m; Alannah MacLean, 8th in the 100m and 13th in the 200m, Brett Deck, 8th in both the long and triple jumps and Eric Roque, 9th in the 100m and 11th in the 200m

Girls 15 and Under
Grace Thomson
(15 and Under)
80m Hurdles, 1st, 12.33
100m, 11th, 13.47

Caroline Ehrhardt (15 and Under)
Long Jump, 2nd, 5:10
Triple Jump, 3rd, 10.97
800m, 8th, 2:29.85

Alannah MacLean
100m, 8th, 1303
200, 13th, 28.28

Boys 15 and Under
Ross Proudfoot
(15 and Under)
1500m, 3rd, 4:14.95 (PB - Ross was running on a sprained ankle).
3000m, 4th, 9:30.44

Brett Deck
Long Jump, 8th, 5.43
Triple Jump, 8th, 11.15

Girls 17 and Under
Tianna Deck
100m, 10th, 13.26
Long Jump, 6th, 4.96
Triple Jump, 6th, 10.17

Boys 17 and Under
Eric Roque
100m, 9th, 11.52
200m, 11th, 23.67

Friday, July 20, 2007

Legion Provincial Results - Day 1

Provincial Legion Championships - Ottawa - Day 1

I'm off to camp, but before I do, I thought I'd send these early results from Provincial Legions - Jim Taylor (who is our District coach down there) just called them in. Some exceptional performances from TNOR athletes, with three medals already.

80m Hurdles, 15 and Under
Grace Thomson, 1st, 12.33

Long Jump - 15 and Under
Caroline Ehrhardt, 2nd, 5:10

1500 - 15 and Under
Ross Proudfoot, 3rd, 4:14.95 (PB - Ross was running on a sprained ankle).

Congrats to Grace, Caroline and Ross!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Twilight #3 Results

Sudbury Twilight #3
Wed. July 18th, 2007

Long Jump
1. Lucas Proulx '93 4.82m

Triple Jump
1. Lucas Proulx '93 10.60m

1. Mike Hay '67 16:18.9
2. Drew Thompson '73 19:14.2
3. Richard Ford 21:35.5

1. Mike Coughlin '73 10:03.0 PB
2. Chantry Cargill '90 10:03.8 PB
3. Clinton Lahnalampi '78 10:27.3
4. Jamie Montpellier 10:51.6
5. Brooke Gougeon 12:13.4
6. Richard Ross 12:40.0
7. Gilles Lafrance '62 13:45.9
8. Valerie Bray 13:50.2
9. Lorillee McGregor 14:01.1
10. Leonora Nemet '91 15:52.0
11. Elizabeth Taillefer 19:13.9

1. Liz Hinton ' 82 6:03.0
2. Breanne Pelltier '93 10:01.1
3. Helen Bobiwash '68 11:11.7

1. Ben Charbonneau '89 23.5
2. Neil Castonguay 27.3
3. Carley Dailey '93 28.3
4. Kory Guy '95 33.5
5. Sara Guy '97 40.2

1. Andre Pelland '89 50.6
2. Jarred Dumond '92 1:06.4

1. Eric Snacks Roque '90 11.4
2. Ben Charbonneau '89 11.5
3. Alannah MacLean '93 12.7
4. Neil Castonguay '92 12.8
5. Kory Guy 16.1
6. Sara Guy 19.0

1. Jarred Dumond '92 2:26.8
2. Gilles Lafrance '62 2:41.9
3. Kory Guy '95 2:55.6

Leila and Eric Sudbury Star Article

There's an article in the Sudbury Star on Leila Angrand and Eric Ouellette in anticipation of the National Seniors. It includes a super photo of them on the LU track.

There's also an article on our National Senior Results:

Monday, July 16, 2007

Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships

Windsor, July 13-15, 2007

Andrew Ellerton, representing Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club, won a bronze medal in the 800m at the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships this weekend, running a time of 1:47.48. Ellerton, fatigued from a busy NCAA schedule, is finishing his season with this meet.

Leila Angrand ran two personal bests, placing 14th in both the 800m and 1500m. Her 2:12.07 was a 3-second best in the 800m, and her 4:30.31 was a one-second best in the 1500.

Eric Ouellette placed 31st in the 800m with a time of 2:04.02.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Firecracker 5K Results

Firecracker 5km-Sudbury 2007

The annual Firecracker 5km had a nice showing of TNOR athletes. Thanks to long-time organizers, TNOR alumni Ron Poirier and Malcolm Steven, and Vince Perdue. After founding the race 20 years ago, Ron is passing the organizational duties on to others. Malcolm who drove from Waterloo every year to assist, and Vince, who has been helping organize for the 13 years the race has been in Lively, are also retiring and will finally get a July 1st weekend off.

Every year, the Firecracker has donated money to Track North and also to their main charity, the Breast Cancer Association.

Many, many Track North athletes have raced in the Firecracker over the years (and taken home shoes and other super prizes) including a number of our OFSAA and National medalists. I've always thought it was one of the best events on the road racing circuit - well organized, great course, super prizes, friendly and fun!

Thanks Ron, Malcolm and Vince!!

2007 TNOR Results
5. Benoit Bizier 17:30
6. Mike Coughlin 17:42
9. Chantry Cargill 18:07
10. Kaitlyn Tallman 18:44 (1st Female)
11. Justin Ouellette 18:46
17. Peter Diebel 19:54
21. Mel Muise 20:08 (3rd Female)
24. Klaus Ehrhardt 20:22
34. Catlin Cargill 21.34
44. Forrest Cargill 22:30

Ellerton in Europe

Andrew Ellerton has been busy racing in Europe over the past week.

He came 9th in Salamanca Spain on July 4th with a 1:47.8 for his first race. Felt sluggish and didn't run well tactically.

Then a very nice 3rd place in Padova Italy with a 1:46.66, off a 52 second 400m split. He beat some good international runner and is starting to round into shape again after dragging a bit during the month after NCAA's.

He may race again on Wednesday, before returning for the Canadian Nationals in Windsor this weekend.
Padova, Italy - 800 m
Race 1
1 Jonathan Johnson USA 5.3.82 1:46.34
2 Pawel Czapiewski POL 30.3.78 1:46.64
3 Andrew Ellerton CAN 18.11.83 1:46.66 SB
4 Nick Symmonds USA 30.12.83 1:47.09
5 Maurizio Bobbato ITA 17.2.79 1:47.15
6 Andrea Longo ITA 26.6.75 1:47.16
7 Dave Campbell IRL 28.1.82 1:47.18 SB
8 Elliott Blount USA 25.6.79 1:47.53
9 Mohamed Moro ITA 5.3.84 1:47.97 SB
10 Juan de Dios Jurado ESP 9.4.81 1:51.70

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Sudbury Twilight #2 Results

Wed. July 4th, 2007

Long Jump

1. Dan Gardiner '88 6.57m
2. Caroline Ehrhardt ' 92 5.29m
3. Andrew Monahan 5.10m
4. Lucas Proulx 4.92m
5. Sammer Trimmer 4.40m
6. Matt Taylor '94 3.66m
7. Nigel Debassige 3.42m
8. Emma Petahtegoose 2.93m


1. Matt Strickland ' 82 9:21.6
2. Mike Hay '67 9:23.9
3. Richard Ford 12:11.5
4. Dawson Proudfoot 12:13.4
5. Whitney Faiella 12:15.5
6. Liz Hinton 12:36.9

Heat 1
1. Sammy Trimmer '92 58.4
2. Nigel Debassige '93 1:14.8
3. Maureen Moustgard '47 1:59.7

Heat 2
1. Ben Charbonneau '89 55.9
2. Catlin Cargill '93 58.9
3. Leila Angrand '84 1:01.9
4. Jarred Dumond '92 1:02.9
5. Gilles Lafrance '62 1:07.6

1. Ross Proudfoot '92 4:22.4
2. Jeff Turgeon '88 4:23.5
3. Chantry Cargill '90 4:33.3
4. Jeremy Cooper '93 4:51.7
5. Laura West '80 5:35.8

1. Andre Pelland '89 11.8
2. Dan Gardiner '88 12.0
3. Ben Charbonneau '89 12.0
4. Andrew Monohan '91 12.8
5. Caroline Ehrhardt '92 13.5
6. Lucas Proulx '93 13.7
7. Emma Petahtegoose '97 19.3

1. Andre Pelland '89 2:06.4
2. Todd Boeker '88 2:08.2
3. Leila Angrand '84 2:21.5
4. Madeleine Woods '85 2:21.6
5. Jeremy Cooper '93 2:27.7
6. Gilles Lafrance '62 2:44.7
7. Laura West '80 2:49.2

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ellerton - U. of Michigan Athlete of the Year

Andrew Ellerton has been named U. of Michigan athlete of the Year. It's quite an honour when you consider all the future professional team-sport athletes at Michigan.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Ellerton Interview

Nice interview with Andrew Ellerton on Flotrack. Andrew discusses his race tactics in the NCAA Championship 800m.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Andrew - NCAA Champion!!

Congratulations to Andrew Ellerton...NCAA Champion in the 800m!! Andrew won with a time of 1:47.48 in a kicker's race.

You can see his race on YouTube at:

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Ellerton Interview

You can see an interview with Andrew Ellerton after his 800m heat at NCAA's.

NCAA's and Athletes of the Year

Congratulations to Andrew Ellerton, who qualified for the semi-finals at the NCAA track championships. Andrew run a controlled 1:48.76 to advance to the next round.

Also, congrats to Leila Angrand and Rebecca Johnston, who both won the Amateur Athlete of the Year award at the House of Kin Sports Celebrity Dinner (they tied for first!).

Monday, June 04, 2007

Dave McGill at Provincial Masters

Congratulations to Dave McGill, who ran some nice PB's at the Provincial Masters Championships this weekend.

Competing in the 60-64 age category, Dave ran an 11-second PB in the 800m, finishing with a 2:32. In the 1500, he ran a six-second PB, finishing with a 5:19!

In the process, he beat legendary masters runners Earl Fee in the 800m and Ed Whitlock in the 1500. (Earl had beaten Dave indoors).

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Andrew Ellerton Article

There's a nice story and photo about Andrew Ellerton on the Northern Life website (and newspaper).

Monday, May 28, 2007

Ottawa Half Marathon

More results from the Ottawa road races yesterday.

Kim Bowerman and Julie Forbes ran the half marathon. Kim ran 1:33.40 and Julie finished in 1:36.38.

Kim, by the way, has just been accepted into the clinical prosthetics program at George Brown college.

Shawn Brady Article

There's a good article about Shawn Brady at the following link:

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Ellerton - Mideast Champion!!

Congratulations to Andrew Ellerton, who placed first in the 800m at the Mideast Regional Championships with a smokin' 1:46.84!!!

It was the fastest time among any of the regional championships, and I believe, the fastest in the NCAA this year. It also sets another stadium record.

You can see footage of the race at:

Andrew now competes at the NCAA Championships in Sacramento California on June 6-9th.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Andrew at Regionals

We have lots of results from cities, but it will take time to get them all together. In the meantime, Andrew Ellerton is competing at the Mid-East Regional Championships in Columbia Missouri. He qualified for the finals with the fastest time - 1:47.43 - which I think is a stadium record.

The final is today.
If you want to see a smoooooth 1:47/800m you can watch Andrew's heat here (he's heat 2):

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sudbury Rocks Run

Here are the results from the 2nd annual Sudbury Rocks Run. Congratulations to Steve and Vince and the entire organizing committee. With over 1000 participants and a new downtown start/finish area, it was a fun and exciting event.

The plan is to make the race a destination event for road racers, and it seems to be working already. One couple I spoke to had travelled from Manitoba to take part in the stage marathon (different starting times based on age class).

Here are the results from the Track North runners and alumni.
O'all Class Gender Pace
Place Name Time Placing Place /Km City
-- ----- ----------------- ------- ----------------- ----- ----- ----------
1 Eric Ouellette 17:16 SM1-19 1/44 1 3:28 Hanmer
2 Jeffrey Turgeon 17:20 SM1-19 2/44 2 3:29 Azilda
3 Benoit Bizier 18:15 SM1-19 3/44 3 3:40 Sudbury
4 Todd Boeker 18:17 SM1-19 4/44 4 3:40 Sudbury
5 Chantry Cargill 18:42 SM1-19 5/44 5 3:45 Sudbury
6 Justin Ouellette 18:49 SM1-19 6/44 6 3:46 Hanmer
7 Lindsy McNicoll 18:57 SF20-29 1/20 1 3:48 Capreol
10 Serena Jennings 20:01 SF20-29 2/20 2 4:01 Sudbury
39 Lauren Flewelling 24:09 SF1-19 3/35 9 4:50 Sudbury

12 Melanie Muise 41:54 LF20-29 1/29 1 4:12 Sudbury
13 Mark Miller 42:41 LM40-49 5/23 12 4:16 Sudbury
14 Bob Leak 42:49 LM60+ 2/7 13 4:17 sudbury
20 Amanda Seed 45:52 LF20-29 3/29 4 4:35 Sudbury

Half Marathon
1 Shawn Brady 1:12:23 HM30-39 1/36 1 3:26 1:12:23 Toronto
9 Mike Coughlin 1:24:29 HM30-39 5/36 9 4:01 1:24:28 Sudbury
33 Ronald Poirier 1:38:15 HM60+ 2/6 30 4:40 1:38:13 Sudbury
36 KLAUS EHRHARDT 1:39:07 HM50-59 4/20 33 4:42 1:39:05 Espanola
50 Bill Thompson 1:44:59 HM60+ 3/6 40 4:59 1:44:55 Sudbury

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ellerton at Penn Relays

Andrew Ellerton had a busy weekend at the Penn Relays, running a 1:48.5/800 in the Distance Medley Relay, a 4:07.7 mile in the 4 x mile, then, three hours later, a 1:48.3 in the 4 x 800. All this with a tender hamstring.Video of each race is below. Be sure to check out the 4 x 800m. Andrew brings Michigan from 20m down and sixth place to second.

Fun race to watch4 x 800m (Anchor)

Distance Medley Relay (3rd leg)

4 x Mile (Anchor)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Leila Northern Life Article

There's a nice article in the Northern Life about Leila Angrand and her MVP win at the Laurentian athletic banquet:

Link is at:

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Some Results and News

Around the Bay Road Race - Results (Hamilton)
Mike Coughlin: 17:46 PB!! (training with Leila makes you FAST!)
Krista Bolyea (Lu Alumni): 18:43 PB!! (6th woman overall)
Mel Muise (LU Alumni): 20:18

Ryan Saunders: 2:11:17.6 (226 Overall)

Trojan Invitational, Los Angeles
Andrew Ellerton, 800m, 2nd, 1:49.79 (Meets regional qualifying standard)

Rebecca Makes the Senior National Hockey Team
Congratulations to Rebecca Johnston, who was named as an alternate to the Canadian Senior Women's National hockey team that will play in the world championships next week. As alternate, Rebecca will attend the team's training camp and all the games. The World's are in Manitoba this year.
You can get more information on game times and scores at:

Monday, March 26, 2007

CIS Championships Results

Canadian University Championships

Leila at the CI's:
If you haven't heard, Leila Angrand returned from the CIS Indoor Track Championships with a silver medal in the 3000m and a 7th place in the 1500m. Her times were a personal best 9:49.86 and 4:35.83, respectively. She was named Second-Team All-Canadian for her 3000m.

You can see a description of the meet at the LU website at:

Even better, you can see excerpts of Leila's silver medal race on YouTube, including some neat surges and moves on the curb. Be sure to watch the final two laps, as St. FX's Erin McLean pulls away by 25 meters, then is caught by Leila on the homestretch. The link is below:

Madeleine at the CI's:
Also competing, was Madeleine Woods. Madeleine busted out a 2:14 split in the 4 x 800m relay to help the team to a silver medal, and was named a Second-Team All-Canadian.
Madeleine also placed 6th in the 4 x 400m relay and 9th in the 600m with a 1:36.21.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Andrew Wins Silver at NCAA's!

I was out of town during the NCAA indoor rack championships, so you may not have heard the news. Andrew Ellerton won a silver medal in the 800m, running a season-best 1:48.55.

You can see the write-up of the race at the U. of Michigan website:

Or, even better, SEE the race on YouTube at:

Way to go, Andrew!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Leila & Lindsy Article

There's a good article in the Sudbury Star tonight on Leila Angrand and Lindsy McNicoll's indoor track season - (Leila competes at the CIS indoor track championships in Montreal this weedend).

If you can't buy a copy of the Star, you can see the article at the following link (minus the photo of Leila sprinting down a Lockerby SS hallway with Mike Coughlin).

Rebecca at the Winter Games

It may be cold in Sudbury today, but Rebecca Johnston is in even colder climes. The Yukon, to be exact, where she's competing in the Canada Winter Games for Team Ontario's women's hockey team.

Ontario's team played Newfoundland on Monday, and won 19 to 0. I don't have much more information at this point, but Rebecca's profile is at:

Good luck Rebecca!

Ellerton's 800 at Alex Wilson

Andrew finished his weekend by winning the open 800m at the Alex Wilson Invitational, in a time of 1:49.30 - off a very slow first 200m of 28.

You can see video of his race at the following link:

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Ellerton at Alex Wilson Invite

Andrew Ellerton busted out a 1:47.2/800m split in Michigan's third place finish at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame last night. That's moves Michigan from 22nd to 4th in the NCAA and qualifies them for Nationals. He runs the 800m open tonight.

There are links to the video and a story about the race below. The race is on an oversized track, so each lap does not equal 200m and exchanges are in different places every time. Michigan's jersey's are dark blue with a big "M" on the front. Andrew gets the baton in the 3rd leg in about 7th place and is barely in the movie frame until the later laps of his leg, at which point he has gotten Michigan back into contention.

video of the race
mgoblue story:

Big Ten & Dave's Race

Dave McGill raced indoors at the Ontario Masters' Mini-Meet at York U, placing 2nd in the 60+ age category and 11th overall, with a time of 3:32.56 in the 1000m. If you check out the photo, you can see Dave duking it out with masters runner legend, Earl Fee.

Congrats to Andrew Ellerton who won gold medals at the Big Ten Championships in both the 800m and the distance medley relay. Andrew went through the 600m in 1:19, to finish in 1:50.91 He also ran the 4 x 400, with a 48.3 split.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ontario University Championships

Windsor Feb 22-23, 2007

Some more information about the OUA track championships. You can see the initial Laurentian reports at:

Lindsy McNicoll ran a superb personal best in the 3000m, with a time of 10:23.62 and a seventh place finish.

"Lindsy's time is a full minute's improvement over the last year's best," said assistant coach, Darren Jermyn. "She and Marnie have made huge gains this year."
Angrand's 1500m race came down to a kick for third place over the final lap against Guelph's Rachel Cliff and Windsor's Hannah Eberhardt. Her time of 4:33.93 was a five-second personal best.

Angrand's gold medal race in the 3000m was a tactical chess match. Guelph teammates Rachel Cliff and Laura Moulton, had season bests 20 and 30 seconds better than Angrand's, and it was expected that they would work together and push the pace from the lead positions. Instead, they sat on Angrand's shoulder as Angrand assumed the lead through several slow first laps. Angrand's Laurentian teammate, Lindsy McNicoll, moved up to run side-by-side with Angrand for several laps, helping to share the lead and pick up the pace. After that, Angrand fought off several surges from the Guelph runners, eventually gapping them by three metres with a lap to go, and deciding the race with an explosive kick over the final 200m. McNicoll followed with an excellent seventh place finish and a personal best.

"The race tactics weren't what I expected," said Angrand after the race. "It started so slowly that I decided to take the lead and just make sure nobody passed me. And it really helped when Lindsy moved up to share the lead in the early laps."

"Leila has improved by leaps and bounds in her first indoor season," said head coach, Dick Moss. "Her tactical sense is improving each time she races, and the 3000 proof of that. And I don't think this weekend took too much out of her. She has plenty left in the tank for the CI's."

Angrand races the CIS championships in Montreal on March 9th and 10th.

Other Athletes and Information

- Madeleine Woods, competing for Windsor, placed 4th in the 600m with a time of 1:35.44

- Julie Forbes concluded her collegiate running career with a huge PB of 5:10.05 19th place finish in the 1500m.

- Laurentian's Marnie Smith ran a time of 5:01.0, placing 17th in the 1500m. According to assistant coach, Darren Jermyn, "I don't think she has recovered from her huge personal best performance from last week. She looked a little flat. But she's had an incredible season."

- Angrand was named 1st-team All-Star for her gold-medal performance in the 3000m.

- Angrand qualifies for the CIS Championships in both the 1500m and the 3000m.

- The meet provides a raucous atmosphere, with spectators standing both on the infield and in lane three for much of the 200m circuit. It's a wall of noise as the athletes run through this narrow gauntlet.

- Meghan Juuti was slated to run the 1000m, but scratched because of a muscle strain.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

TNOR: Hal Brown Results

Track North Results

22, André Pelland, 7.54
26, Jeff Deault, 7.63

6, Eric Ouellette, 1:23.55
13, André Pelland, 1:27.04
16, Jeff Turgeon, 1:28.91

14, Mike Coughlin, 10:22.58 (first indoor race ever)

10, Dan Gardiner, 5.97

4, Dan Gardiner, 13.28

Monday, February 05, 2007

Results - York Classic 2007 - York University, Sat February 3rd.

The Laurentian University women's indoor track team competed at the York Indoor Classic this wekkend, and returned with three medals.

Leila Angrand was a double gold medalist for the second time in two weeks, winning both the 1500m and 3000m. Her times of 5:43.43 and 10:15.39 were personal bests.

"I'm having a lot of fun with indoor track," said Angrand, who is competing indoors for the first time." It's a great atmosphere, and I learn something new every time I race."

Lindsy McNicoll won a silver medal in the 3000m, with a personal best time of 10:42.39.

Leila's 3000m was extremely impressive said head coach, Dick Moss. She front-ran the entire race and looked incrediblly relaxed in running a time that ranks her top-ten in the CIS. And she laid down a tremendous kick over the last two laps to win the 1500m. Her time in that event ranks her in the CIS top-six."

Marnie Smith also turned in an impressive race in the 1500m, winning her heat by half a lap with a personal best by more than five seconds.

"Marnie and Lindsy's times move them closer to the top tier in the OUA and we'll see further improvement over the next two weeks," said assistant coach, Darren Jermyn. "And Meghan Juuti seems to have found her best event in the 1000m."

The meet included teams from York, McMaster, Western, Toronto, Guelph, Laurentian and Windsor.

Laurentian takes next weekend off,then competes in it's final regular-season meet., the U. of Toronto's Hal Brown Invitational, on February 16th.

1st, Leila Angrand, 10:15.39
2nd, Lindsy McNicoll, 10:42.39

1st, Leila Angrand, 4:43.16
8th, Marnie Smith, 5:04.30
13th, Stephanie Flieler, 5:24.87
15th, Hilary Kilbreath, 5:34.43

8th, Marnie Smith, 3:08l.37
9th, Meghan Juuti, 3:09.89
14th, Maggie Robins, 3:16.96
16th, Stephanie Flieler, 3:32.07
17th, Hilary Kilbreath, 3:25.72

13th, Meghan Juuti, 1:45.94
14th, Maggie Robins, 1:50.69

Track North
5th, Dan Gardiner, 6.30

4th, Dan Gardiner, 13.06

8th, Andrew Athanasopoulos, 11.52

Weight Throw
6th, Andrew Athanasopoulos, 12.02

Lake State Results

Laurentian and Track North indoor track team returned from a successful weekend at the Lake State Open in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan, with two first-place finishes by Leila Angrand and a sweep of the medals in the women's 800m.

The meet involved teams from Laurentian, Northern Michigan and Lake Superior State universities and featured large 18-runner fields in the featured 800m and mile events. The host coach was Track North's Steve Eles.

Angrand (Sudbury) led both the mile and 800m events from start to finish, winning both by over six seconds. Her times were 5:09.1 in the mile and 2:20.0 in the 800m. She was joined in the 800m, by teammates Marnie Smith (Sault Ste., Marie) and Meghan Juuti (Elliot Lake), who finished second and third with times of 2:25.9 and 2:26.4.

Other Laurentian runners included Maggie Robins, 9th in the 800m and 13th in the mile, Lindsy McNicoll, 7th in the mile and 10th in 800m, and Stephanie Flieler, 11th in the 800m. The Vees also competed in the 4x400m relay, where they placed 3rd out of four teams.

Track North's André Pelland placed 2nd in the men's 400m with a time of 52.38 and 5th in the 200m with a 23.93.
Chris Hocking placed 4th in the 55m with a time of 6.75 off a 6.44 heat. He also placed 9th in the 200m with a 27.02
The Voyageurs next meet is the York Classic in Toronto next weekend.

4 x 400m
3rd place, 4:26.5, (Splits: Meg - 63.8, Steph: 70.4, Maggie: 66.2, Marnie: 64.8)

Monday, January 22, 2007

U of T Nike Track Classic Results

Laurentian University women's indoor track team competed in the Nike Track Classic at the U. of Toronto this weekend. They were joined by two members of the Track North Athletic Club.

In the 1500m, Leila Angrand (Sudbury), running in her first-ever indoor competition, placed 2nd among university athletes, fourth overall. Her time was a personal best 4:44.63.

In the 3000m, Lindsy McNicoll (Capreol) also placed 2nd among university athletes, fourth overall, with a personal best time of 10:47.88.

Laurentian's competes next weekend at the Laker Open at Lake Superior State University.

1500m (Place among university athletes)
Leila Angrand, 2nd, 4:44:63
Marnie Smith,5:09.14 (Personal Best)
Meghan Juuti, 12nd, 5:21.34
Stephanie Flieler, 14th, 5:29.94
Hilary Kilbreath, 16th, 5:34.93

Lindsy McNicoll, 2nd University, (4th overall), 10:47.88

4 x 800m Relay
1st, 11:08.39 (Average 2:47)

Track North
André Pelland
600m, 8th, 1:26.41 (PB)
300, 7th, 37.78 (PB)

Dan Gardiner
TJ, 2nd 12.81
LJ, 5th, 6.07

Monday, January 08, 2007

Rebecca Wins Hockey Gold in Germany

Congratulations to Rebecca Johnston, whose National Under-22 hockey team won the Air Canada European Cup by defeating host team Germany in the final yesterday. The score was 5-1, with Rebecca notching a goal and two assists.

The Canadians reached the final by beating the Swiss 11-0, the Japanese 10-0, the Germans 5-0, and then again 5-1 in the final. The Swedes and Americans were not in the tournament.

By my count, Rebecca scored two goals and five assists in the four tournament games, plus an additional goal in the exhibition.

You can see the tournament/game summary at:

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Rebecca Germany versus Canada

Rebecca Johnston got a goal and an assist last night as the Canadian Women's Under-22 hockey team beat Germany 5 to 0. Her goal came on a breakaway and is sounded like the game was close (1-0) until the start of the third period. The Canadian team will play their semi-final today. Way to go Rebecca!

For a report on the game, see:

Friday, January 05, 2007

Devon and Rebecca in Germany

Congratulations to Devon Kershaw, who won his second world cup nordic ski race last week in Munich, Germany. Devon won a silver medal in the men's sprint, adding to his bronze world cup medal from last year.

Devon isn't the only Track North athlete competing in a different sport in Germany. Rebecca Johnston is playing for the Under-22 Canadian Women's Hockey Team in the Air Canada Cup this week. They won their first game, against Japan, the score of 10-0. They play Germany today.