Monday, July 28, 2008

Cdn Jr Results

Ehrhardt Wins Two Silver Medals at National Junior Track Championships
Abbotsford, BC

Caroline Ehrhardt, representing Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club, won two silver medals at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships in Abbotssford, BC this weekend. The Espanola student, still only 16 and competing against athletes 19 and under, jumped 5.53 in the long jump and 12.23 in the triple jump.

Also in the championships were Ben Charbonneau, who placed 6th in the javelin with a toss of 56.32. Kyle Beaudry, who placed 10th in the 400m hurdles, with a time of 57.58. Andre Pelland , who advanced to the B final in the 400m, with a time of 50. 08, placing 12th overall. And Eric Roque, who advanced to the semi-final in the 100m with a time of 11.37, placing 14th overall.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Provincial Legions & Ryan Normand Article


There's a nice article on our Special Olympics athlete, Ryan Normand at:


Local athletes, representing Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club and Legion District H, returned with five medals from the Provincial Legion Track and Field Championships in Kitchener this weekend.

Caroline Ehrhardt won two gold medal in the 17 and Under category, leaping 11.87 in the triple jump and a personal best 5.71 in the long jump. Ehrhardt will represent Ontario at the National Legion Championships in August.

Jeremy Cooper won two silver medals in the 15 and Under category. His times of 4:09.91 in the 1500 and 9:11.36 in the 3000m were personal bests.

Alannah MacLean won a silver medal in the Under-15 400m with a time of 61.13.

Alannah MacLean
400m, 2nd, 61.13
300 hurdles, 5th, 50.33
200m, 10th, 27.80

Jeremy Cooper
1500, 2nd, 4:09.91 PB!!
3000m, 2nd, 9:11.36 PB!

Sebastian Diebel
800m, 7th, 2:12.53
1500, 12th, 4:38.30


Caroline Ehrhardt
Long Jump, 1st, 5.71 PB!
Triple Jump, 1st, 11.87
400m, 7th, 60.46

Serena San Cartier
100m Hurdles, 4th, 15.03
200m, 4th, 26.98

Melanie Roque
100m, 8th, 13.12, PB!

Grace Thomson,
100m Hurdles, 10th, 16.2
100m, 13.54, 10th

Joe Burke
400m, 8th, 53.05
800m, 8th, 2:03.75

Brett Deck
Long Jump, 9th, 6.12
Triple Jump, 8th, 11.73

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sudbury Star Article

There's a nice Sudbury Star article on the TNOR athletes heading for the Legion Provincials this weekend - it features a super photo of Grace Thompson in mid-hurdle.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Articles and Videos on TNOR Athletes

TRACK NORTH NEWSThere's a super article and photo of Caroline Ehrhardt in the Sudbury Star. Kudos to Scott Hadow for his coverage!

Also, we have added some Channel 10 interviews of Track North athletes to our Facebook page, courtesy of Randy Pascal. Thanks Randy!!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Olympic Trials Athletes - Articles

There are some nice Sudbury Star/Espanola Monitor articles about our Olympic Trials athletes at the following links:

Andrew, Caroline, Madeleine and Ben


Monday, July 07, 2008

National Seniors/Olympic Trials Results

Here's the media release on the Olympic Trials/National Senior Championships

Ehrhardt Surprises with Olympic Trials Bronze!

Track North Athletic Club's Caroline Ehrhardt was a surprise bronze medalist at the weekend's National Senior Track & Field Championships and Olympic Trials, in Windsor. this weekend.

Ehrhardt, a 16-year old grade 11 student at Espanola Secondary School, put herself into medal contention on her first jump with a huge personal best of 12.41 metres. It was a performance that held up through five more rounds of jumping. While the leap did not meet the Olympic standard, it exceeded the performance standards for the World Youth (Under 18) Championships in 2009. The event was won by 26-year old Tabia Charles who jumped 13.92.

"After her preliminary rounds on Friday, I knew she had more in her" said coach, Jim Taylor. "She definitely came through when it counted!"

Andrew Ellerton, who continues to represent Track North while running professionally for Reebok, won a bronze medal in the 800m with a time of 1:47.44. While Ellerton's time did not qualify him for the Olympic team, his Spring campaign brought him incredibly close to selection, with a race in Indianapolis only .07 away from the Olympic standard and another in Victoria only .12 away from the magic 1:46.0 mark. Two races at 1:46.0, in addition to his third place finish this weekend, would have placed him on the Olympic squad.

Ellerton's summer is not over. He will now head overseas and spend several weeks racing on the highly competitive European circuit.

"Andrew's race wasn't ideal for setting a personal best," said Track North coach, Dick Moss. Gary Reed and Ashraf Tadili had already having set the Olympic standard and had only to run for place, not time. So Andrew was forced to lead the race for the first 400m. You can run fast times as a front-runner, but it makes the task more difficult. Fortunately, Andrew has a tremendous coach in Ron Warhurst and some European races in his sights, so I think his times will drop significantly this summer."

Also competing at the trials were Ben Charbonneau who placed 14th in the javelin with a toss of 54.13, and Madeleine Woods who placed 26th in the 800m with a time of 2:15.08.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Northern Life Article

There's a nice Northern Life article about our athletes who are competing at the Senior

Nationals/Olympic Trials this weekend.