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