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.