Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rebecca Named to Olympic Team

Congratulations to TNOR alumni Rebecca Johnston, who has been named to Canada's Women's Olympic hockey team! Fello Sudburian was also named.


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Ross runs to 3000m PB

York University X-Mas Open Indoor Track Meet
Saturday, Dec 5th, 2009
Track North's Ross Proudfoot completed his fall season by setting a new personal best over 3000m at the York University X-Mas Open indoor track meet this past weekend.  Ross placed 3rd in the event running a time of 8:40.40.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Coverage of Nats XC on Flotrack

The following link shows you video coverage of the Canadian XC Championsips this weekend. You can see Ross and Chantry in there for a fair amount!

A link on the left side will show you the Masters race (Mike Coughlin) and the Senior Men's race (Steve Eles).

Fun stuff!


Track North Junior Team 9th at Nationals, Proudfoot close to making Team Canada

Track North Junior Team 9th at Nationals,
Proudfoot close to making Team Canada
Guelph, ON

Seven Track North Athletic Club athletes competed this past weekend at the Athletics Canada National Cross-Country Running Championships in Guelph, Ontario.

This year marked the first time in club history that Track North fielded a full Junior Men's team at the national championships.  The team competed on a rolling 8km course on the University of Guelph campus.  Competing against over 200 of the top athletes aged 19 and under from across the country, the team of Ross Proudfoot, 17 (Lively, ON), Chantry Cargill, 19 (Sudbury, ON), Jeremy Cooper, 16 (Manitowaning, ON), Joe Burke, 17 (Espanola) and Sebastian Diebel, 16 (Nairn, ON) placed 9th overall with a combined team score of 257 points.  The Windsor Legion Track and Field Club won the team gold medal with a low score of 49 points.

Leading the Track North squad was Proudfoot, who continued his excellent season with a 14th place showing and an impressive time of 25:00 on the 8km course.  Proudfoot, a grade 12 student at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School, was just 9 seconds back of the final qualifying spot for the Canadian Junior Team that will compete next March at the World Championships in Poland.

Following Proudfoot was Cargill, in 28th place in a time of 25:48.  This result also capped an excellent season for Cargill, a first year engineering student at the University of Ottawa, who also placed 7th amongst rookies at the Ontario University Cross-Country Championships this past October.

Rounding out the Junior Men's team were Cooper in 57th (26:31), Burke in 158th (28:19) and Diebel in 196th (30:15).

Other Track North athletes competing included Sudbury Ironman triathlete Mike Couglin, who ran to a very impressive 29th place in the Masters (age 30+) Championship 8km race with a time of 28:45.  Steven Eles placed 66th in the Senior Men's 10km event with a time of 33:15.

Proudfoot commented following the race: That is the hardest I've run all season and I'm very happy with my result.  I was a lot closer to a few runners that beat me at OFSAA and I'm gaining confidence by keeping the gap between me and lead group as small as possible.  I will definitely be looking to make the world championship team next year.

Track North coach Darren Jermyn commented: I am very proud of the entire team.  We knew if everyone had a solid race that we could be amongst the top 10 teams in the country and the boys definitely got the job done today.  We beat teams from much larger clubs from Toronto, London, Niagara Falls and Kitchener.  Ross and Chantry definitely led our team with their experience running at national championship competitions.  We have a very young squad that includes two 16-year olds and two 17-year olds so the future is definitely bright for Track North.

Complete results at:  www.guelphrunning.com

Picture attached: Left to Right

Sebastian Diebel, Joe Burke, Chantry Cargill, Ross Proudfoot, Jeremy Cooper

Friday, November 27, 2009


Click here to see some video highlights of the women's NCAA race, including some footage of the Villanova team (including Kaitlyn Tallman) at the end. You'll have to sit through a brief commercial first (and the video quality isn't great - but it's exciting!)


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tallman, Villanova - NCAA Cross Country Champions

Track North's Tallman and Villanova Wildcats Crowned NCAA Champions

Terre Haute, Indiana, Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Sudbury Track North Athletics Club's Kaitlyn Tallman, a senior at Villanova University, captured the team gold medal today at the NCAA Division I Women's Cross-Country Running Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Tallman, from Mindemoya, along with her teammates scored 86 points (low score wins), beating 2nd place Florida State by a 47 point margin. The University of Washington, who were ranked 1st all year, finished 3rd, 100 points behind Villanova.

Tallman commented shortly after her race, "It's an unbelievable feeling.  It's still sinking in.  We are all so excited and we can't stop crying because we worked so hard all year to put ourselves in a position to win and we did it.  Personally, I didn't have my best race but at the end of the day its a team sport and I'm so proud of the girls on this team."

Tallman finished 84th in a field of 255 of the highest caliber runners in the NCAA.

Tallman's Track North coach, Darren Jermyn, commented: "What an amazing day for Kaitlyn and the entire Track North community.  We cannot be any happier for her and her teammates at this moment.  She has gone through so much over the past several years, from being an OFSAA gold medallist to really struggling to stay injury free and running to her full potential. The coaching staff at Villanova have done an outstanding job developing Kaitlyn into a national level runner and we are excited to see what she does next.  Seeing her holding the championship trophy on national television after the race will be with me for years to come."

Monday, November 16, 2009

Video of Kaitlyn's race

This is a compilation video Kaitlyn Tallman's Eastern Regional race -  you can see Kaitlyn every once and a while.  You can also see how muddy the course was!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

AO 2009 X-C Results

Athletics Ontario X-C Champs
King City - Seneca College Campus
Sunday, November 15th, 2009
Six Track North athletes competed today at the AO XC Champs including a full Youth Boys team!!
Midget Boys - 4211m
81st - Zack Caverson - 16:46.0
Youth Boys - 6118m
5th - Ross Proudfoot - 20:16
10th - Jeremy Cooper - 20:38
56th - Joe Burke - 22:14
87th - Sebastian Diebel - 23:27
Team - 7th out of 16 teams - Congrats Boys!!
Masters Men - 5025m
27th - Mike Coughlin - 18:08

Tallman at Regionals

Track North's Kaitlyn Tallman (Mindemoya, ON), a senior at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA, put in another huge performance today at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Cross-Country Running Championships held today at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Running over a muddy, rain soaked course, Tallman covered the 6 kilometer race in an incredible time of 20:57, placing 9th in a field of 190 runners.  Tallman's Villanova team was definitely the class of the field, placing first by over 50 points in the NCAA's deepest region.  Villanova easily beat nationally ranked Princeton and West Virginia.,

For the second year in a row, Tallman earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region honours and along with her teammates will compete in the NCAA Division I National Championships on November 23rd in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Friday, November 13, 2009

OFSAA XC Results

Track North results. Congrats everybody:

Senior Boys (7336m)
7th, Ross Proudfoot, Lo-Ellen, 24:08
68th, Jeremy Cooper, Manitoulin, 26:14
91st, Joe Burke, Espanola, 26:49

Senior Girls, (5167m)
35th, Katie Wismer, Lockerby, 21:40
56th, Caroline Ehrhardt, Espanola, 22:11
59th, Alannah MacLean, Lo-Ellen, 22:17

Midget Girls (3279m)
15th, Emily Marcolini,  St. Benedicts, 13:10

Monday, October 26, 2009

City XC Championship Results

TNOR Results from the City XC Championships
October 22, 2009, Laurentian Trails

Way to go everybody!!

Senior Girls 5k
1, Kyla Pettigrew, Lo-Ellen 21:11.17 1
2, Alannah MacLean, Lo-Ellen 22:12.64 2
3, Katie Wismer, Lockerby Composite 22:54.93 3
4, Kalya Gallo, College Notre Dame 24:43.72 4
5, Lauren Flewelling, Lockerby Composite 25:32.29 5
Senior Boys 7k
1, Ross Proudfoot, Lo-Ellen 24:57.40 1
3, Sebastien Diebel, St Benedict 28:02.55 3
4, Stephane Jacques, Lo-Ellen 28:11.13 4
Junior Boys 5500
7, Zack Caverson, Lockerby 23:54.18

Midget Girls 3500
1, Emily Marcolini, St Benedict, 15:23.28 1

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wiky 10km Results

Wiky 10km Road Race
Sunday, Oct 18th.
Several Track North athletes had impressive runs at this year's Wiky 10km Road Race held on Manitoulin Island.
Congrats to everyone who took advantage of a great day on a great course to run big times!!!
1st Overall - Jeremy Cooper - 33:29  (PB!)
2nd Overall - Sebastian Diebel - 36:29 (PB!)
3rd Overall - Mike Coughlin - 36:34 (PB!)
4th Overall - Brent Walker - 37:40 (?PB)
11th Overall - Peter Diebel - 44:42
15th Overall - Simon Diebel - 46:50
16th Overall - Peter Tallman - 47:46

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Track North's Tallman 9th in Oregon - helps team to Gold!

Track North's Kaitlyn Tallman, a senior at Villanova University placed 9th at the Bill Dellinger Invitational Cross-Country Meet held this past weekend in Eugene Oregon.
Tallman ran to another excellent time of 16 minutes and 49 seconds over the 5km course.  The race was won by Tallman's teammate, Sheila Reid in a time of 16:22. The Villanova team, ranked 5th in NCAA Division I, captured the gold in the team event, beating #2 ranked University of Oregon in the process.
Up next for Tallman is the University of Virginia Invitational in Charlottesville, Virgina on October 16th.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Kaitlyn Tallman opens X-C Season with a Win!!

Track North's Kaitlyn Tallman, a Senior at Villanova University, finished first today at the Main Line Invitational hosted by Haverford College today!!!

Kaitlyn covered the 3 mile (4.8km) race in an incredible time of 16:15.52, just placing ahead of teammate Bogdana Mimic.

Villanova runners swept the top 5 places in a field of 85 athletes.

Kaitlyn's team is currently ranked 5th in NCAA Division I (the highest level in the US)

Congratulations Kaitlyn!!!

Good start to season for Chantry

Track North's Chantry Cargill, now in his first year at University of Ottawa (Chemical Engineering) led his team to a 3rd place finish at the Ronald C. Hoffman X-C Invitational last Saturday in Canton, NY.
Chantry was the first Gee-Gee across the line, finishing 9th in the 8km race with a time of 26:23.
Up next for Chantry is the Paul Short Invitational on October 2nd at Lehigh Univeristy in Bethlehem, PA.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Ramsey Tour - Info & Officials Needed

Hey Everybody,

The 33rd annual Ramsey Tour 5k/Half Marathon will be held next weekend - Sunday September 13th at 10:00 (note the time change..10:00 AM, not 10:30 AM).

Proceeds from the this race will assist the Laurentian Women's XC/Track team by providing them with bursaries and scholarships. As you know, many of these athletes also compete for Track North.

If you're not racing, we can use your help as officials - in particular, finish line officials and race marshalls. The time commitment would be from about 9:00 AM to about 12:30. As always, you'll receive a free lunch afterwards.

If you can help, please let me know as soon as you can!

Rebecca and Snax


Rebecca Johnston has been having a great tournament at the Canada Cup, bagging a hat trick against Finland (who beat the USA) for five goals in her first two games. You can see a Canada Press and Sudbury Star article about her at:
She plays again tomorrow and then in the final against the USA on Sunday.

Eric Roque (Snax) is just finishing his football training camp at the U. of Waterloo. Here's what their season's preview has to say about him:

"Eric Roque, KR (5-4 155, Sudbury, Ont. - Collège Notre-Dame)
Eric is a dynamic player with blazing speed. He is a former Canadian National Junior sprint finalist. He will be exciting to watch and reminds the coaching staff of our very own pinball."
("Pinball" refers to Pinball Clemens one of the all-time great CFL players.

For those of you who know who Pinball Clemens is, you might appreciate the fact that the Waterloo Offensive Coordinator is Joe Paopao - one of the all-time great CFL quarterbacks and former CFL coach.

Snax also plans to run indoor track at Waterloo.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Devon & Chandra's 10k

Just after leaving Sudbury, Devon Kershaw and Chandra Crawford raced at the Muskoka Rocks 10k.

Devon placed first in his age category and 2nd overall, with a time of 33:05.

Chandra placed 41st overall, and 1st in her category with a time of 46:22.

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Monday, August 03, 2009

New Videos

Check out the new videos that have been uploaded to the Track North Facebook page: Eric Roque's 100m at National Juniors, plus Chantry Cargill's and Alannah MacLean's interview with Randy Pascal of Channel 10. (Thanks for the great coverage, Randy!!)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ont Bantam, Midget Youth Champs Results

Track North's Proudfoot Wins Double Gold at Provincial Track and Field Championships

Timmins, ON
Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot (Lively), 17, won gold in both the 800m and 1500m events at the Athletics Ontario Bantam, Midget and Youth Championships held this past weekend in Timmins.
Competing against the top 17 and under athletes in the province, Proudfoot, first struck gold in the 800m event with a finishing time of 1 minute 58.03 seconds.  This race saw Proudfoot outkick a large field of athletes over the final 200m as eight runners broke the two minute barrier in this closely contested race.
Proudfoot also captured gold in the 1500m event.  Leading wire to wire, Proudfoot charged home to a new personal best of 3 minutes 58.16 seconds.
Proudfoot also anchored Track North's silver medal winning  4 X 800m relay team which also included Sebastian Diebel (Nairn), Joe Burke (Espanola) and Jeremy Cooper (Manitowaning).  In a deep ten team field, the Track North squad placed just a half a second behind the winning team from Mississauga.
Proudfoot commented: "It was a great weekend of racing. The 800m and 4 X 800m relay were really exciting with deep, crowded fields. I was surprised how good I felt in the 1500m race, particularly leading start to finish they way I did.  I'm excited to race it again in two weeks in Sherbrooke at the National Youth Championships"
Coach Darren Jermyn notes: "Ross has been working really hard this whole summer and its great to see it pay off for him this weekend.  He was sick at OFSAA and couldn't compete at the level he normally does but his performances last weekend at the National Junior Championships in PEI (12th in the 1500m) and this weekend show that he is one of the top 17 year-old distance runners in the country".
Other  finishes for Track North athletes included:
Youth Girls
Alannah Maclean - 800m - 4th - 2:26.10 and 400m - 7th -  59.81
Grace Thomson - 300m Hurdles - 7th - 49.52
Kerissas Blacklock - 100m Hurdles 9th - 17.12, 200m, 22, 28.46
Midget Boys
Zack Caverson - 800m - 8th - 2:13.07; 1500m - 9th - 4:38.57
Youth Boys
Ross Proudfoot, 800m, 1st, 1:58.03, and 1500m, 1st, 3:58.16

Joe Burke - 800m - 7th - 1:59.68 and 1500m, 11th, 4:14.97
Sebastian Diebel - 800m - 10th - 2:02.09 and 1500m, 22, 4:28.69
Jeremy Cooper, 1500, 18th, 4:22.37 and 3000m, 12, 9:49.65

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cdn Jr Results

Track North's Ehrhardt Crowned Canadian Junior Champion
Charlottetown, PEI

Track North's Caroline Ehrhardt (Espanola, ON) won gold in the women's triple jump event at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships held this past weekend in Charlottetown, PEI.

Ehrhardt, only 17, set a new personal best of 12.81metres to claim the gold against competitors aged 19 and under.

She also earned a silver medal in the women's long jump competition with a performance of 5.98 metres.

Other Track North results from the championships included:

Chantry Cargill (Sudbury), placed 9th in the men's 5000m race with a time of 15:49.82

Eric Roque (Sudbury) placed 12th in the men's 100m. Roque set a new personal best of 10.90 in his heat and ran 11.03 in his semi-final.

Ross Proudfoot (Sudbury) placed 12th in the men's 1500m final with a time of 4:03.99.  Proudfoot , also only 17 years of age, ran 4:00.70 in his heat to qualify for the final.

Emma Tallman (Mindemoya) placed 16th in the women's 800m with time of 2:17.66 in her semi-final and 2:18.03 in the "B" final.

Upcoming competitions for Track North athletes include the Provincial Championships for Youth (17 and under) being held in Timmins on July 25th & 26th and the National Youth Championships being held in Sherbrooke, August 8th and 9th.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summer Games Trials & Qualifiers

Ontario Senior Championships & Summer Games Trials

Two members of Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club have been selected to compete for the Ontario team at the Canada Summer Games to be held in PEI in August.

Ben Charbonneau threw a personal best 62.09 to win a bronze medal and qualify for the team.

Also selected was Caroline Ehrhardt, based on her performance at the World Youth Championships in Italy. She will compete in the triple and long jumps.

Other Track North performances included:

Senior Category (20 and over)

Andre Pelland
400m, 5th, 48.81 (heat, 48.82)
200m, 27th, 22.90 (Wind +1.8)

Emma Tallman
800m, 12th, 2:17.57
1500m, 14th, 4:52.23

Eric Roque, AKA Snax
100m, 21st, 11.18 (Wind +1.2)
200m, 28th, 22.98 (Wind 0.0)

Chantry Cargill
1500m, 19th, 4:04.79
5000m, 11th, 16:47.73

Youth Category (Under 18)

Joe Burke - Youth
800m, 1st, 1:59.65
400m, 5th, 52.76

Kerissa Blacklock Youth
100H, 4th, 15.72 (PB)
200m, 16, 28.11

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Caroline at World Youth - Qualification Round

North's Caroline Ehrhardt (Espanola, ON) competed today at the 6th IAAF World Youth Track and Field Championships in Suditrol, Italy.

Unfortunatey, Caroline's best jump of 12.48m was not good enough to qualify for the final on Friday (top 12 in qualification move onto the final). Caroline will place 16th overall out of field of 35 of the best triple jumpers aged 17 and under in the world.

Next up for Caroline is the Canadian Junior Championships, being held from July 17th to 19th in Charlottetown, PEI. Caroline will compete in both the triple jump and long jump.

Caroline at IAAF World Youth Track and Field Championships

Track North's Caroline Ehrhardt will compete for Canada this Wednesday (July 8th) at the 6th IAAF World Youth Track and Field Championships in Sudtirol, Italy.
Caroline will be competing in her speciality, the triple jump, starting with the qualification round commencing at 5:40pm (Sudtirol time) on Wednesday.  The top 12 jumpers from the qualifying round will move onto the final, being contested on Friday, July 10th at 4:40pm.
Caroline recently set a new Canadian Interscholastic Record Holder on route to winning gold at the OFSAA championships in June with a jump of 12.76m.  Two weeks ago, she won a silver medal at the Canadian Senior Championships, placing behind Olympian, Tabia Charles. 

Friday, July 03, 2009

Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships

Ehrhardt Wins Silver at National Seniors
Three Track North Athletes competed at the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships in Toronto this weekend. They returned with four top-12 finishes and a silver medal.

Track North's Caroline Ehrhardt won silver in the triple jump with a leap of 12.45 metres.  Competing in rainy conditions, Ehrhardt advanced from third to second place on her final jump of the competition. Ehrhardt, a 17-year old student who attends Espanola High School, also placed 10th in the long jump with a 5.76 meter jump.

Ben Charbonneau of Track North overcame a strained hip muscle to place 6th in the javelin with a throw of 58.52 metres.

André Pelland of Track North missed the finals of the 400m by only 1/10 of a second, eventually finishing 12th with a time of 49.51. He also placed 18th in the 200m with a time of 22.47.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Andre Pelland Interview Video

Just posted on the Track North Facebook page - Andre Pelland interview with Randy Pascal from Channel 10 sports.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Videos from OFSAA'09

There is a HUGE archive of quality videos (200 vids) from OFSAA at the following link. It includes many heats. Check it out at:


AO Junior Champs and Jnr/Sen National Qualifier

Athletics Ontario Junior Champs and Jnr/Snr National Qualifier
London, ON
June 13-14,09
Junior Women Long Jump
Caroline Ehrhardt - Gold!! - 6.09m!!!  PB!! But unfortunately an illegal wind of +2.6m/s - if the wind was legal (2.0 or less) this peformance would have qualified Caroline for the World Youth Championships (she's already qualified for TJ!)
Junior Women's Triple Jump
Caroline Ehrhardt - Gold!! - 12.54m
Junior Women's 800m
Emma Tallman - 16th - 2:17.13 - PB! and qualifies for National Juniors via Top 3!!
Junior Women's 1500m
Emma Tallman - 5:00.33 - 21st
Junior Men's 800m
Sebastian Diebel - 26th - 2:00.24 PB!!! (Seb is still Youth age)
Chantry Cargill - - 38th - 2:03.95 PB!!
Junior Men's 5000m
Chantry Cargill - BRONZE!!! - 15:53.88 PB!!!
Senior Men's 400m
Andre Pelland - 4th - 48.78 PB!!! Qualifies for National Seniors via Top 5!
Andre finally crushes the 49.0 barrier!!!
Senior Men's 200m
Andre Pelland - 22.31 - 13th

Monday, June 08, 2009

Track North Results at OFSAA

OFSAA - University of Toronto Varsity Stadium
June 4-6
Double Gold + Canadian Interscholastic Record for Caroline Ehrhardt!!
Caroline Ehrhardt jumped her way into Canadian history on the weekend.  Her gold medal winning performance in the Senior Girls Triple Jump competition of 12.76m beat the previous Canadian Interscholastic Record by an incredible 40 cm!
No high schooler in Canada has ever jumped that far in a high school competition......EVER!!!  Wow!!
Caroline also won the Senior Girls Long Jump with a leap of 5.69m!
She also came 12th in the 200m with a new personal best time of 25.82 seconds.
Track North also had several other Top 10 performances including:
Kerissa Blacklock - Juniors Girls 80m hurdles - 7th - 12.42 seconds (PB!)
Allanah MacLean - Junior Girls 400m - 7th - 59.76 - qualifies for National Juniors and National Youth! (PB!)
Jeremy Cooper - Junior Boys 3000m - 8th - 9:09.28
Eric Roque - Senior Boys 100m - 9th - 10.91 (Cracks 11.0! PB!)
Kerissa Blacklock - Junior Girls Long Jump - 10th - 4.81m
Other results include:
Kyla Pettigrew - 11th Junior Girls 800m - 2:21.10 (PB!)
Jeremy Cooper - 13th Junior Boys 1500m - 4:16.33
Sebastian Diebel - 13th Junior Boys 800m - 2:02.04 PB! (missed final by 0.04!)
Eric Roque - 17th Senior Boys 200m - 22.73
Ross Proudfoot - 17th Senior Boys 1500m - 4:09.46 (sick!)
Kyla Pettigrew - 18th Junior Girls 1500m - 5:02.32
Kerissa Blacklock - 20th Junior Girls 100m - 13.22
Joe Burke - 19th Senior Boys 800m - 1:58.74 (PB!)
Joe Burke - 20th Senior Boys 400m - 52.02
Matthew Taylor - 22nd Midget Boys TJ - 10.91m
Kyle Fram - 23rd Junior Boys TJ - 11.65m

Friday, June 05, 2009

Full Track North Results at NOSSA

Hey Track North
I'm not sure on the historical stats but this may have been the most dominant performance by our club at the NOSSA level ever!
15 Golds, 7 silvers and 2 bronze!!
Also - 5 new NOSSA records!

Sorry for the formatting and also apologies if I missed anyone!
OQ = OFSAA Qualifier (I believe we had 11 athletes qualify - going to be a busy few days!)

Gold Medals - all OFSAA qualifiers!
Men 1500 Meter Run Senior - Proudfoot, Ross 3:58.70 - new record!
Men 800m Senior - Joe Burke 1:59.87
Men 3000m Senior - Proudfoot, Ross LEPSS-Sudbury 8:50.26 -  new record!
Senior Girls 200m - Caroline Ehrhardt - 26.09
Senior Girls Long Jump - Caroline Ehrhardt - 5.62m - new record!
Senior Girls Triple Jump - Caroline Ehrhardt - 12.40 - new record!
Women 400 Meter Dash Junior - MacLean, Alannah - 1:01.56
Women 80 Meter Hurdles Junior - Blacklock, Kerissa  - 12.85
Junior Girls Long Jump - Blacklock, Kerissa LCS-Sudbury 4.72m
Men 1500 Meter Run Junior -  Cooper, Jeremy - 4:14.96
Men 3000m Run Junior - Cooper, Jeremy 9:18.68 - new record!
Men 800m Run Junior - Diebel, Sebastien - 2:03.84
Junior Girls 800m - Pettigrew, Kyla - 2:28.52
Senior Men's 100m - Roque, Eric - 11.09
Senior Men's 200m - Roque, Eric - 22.56

Silver Medals
Women 1500 Meter Run Junior - Pettigrew, Kyla   5:08.83 - OQ
Men 1500 Meter Run Junior - Diebel, Sebastien    4:23.37
Men 400 Meter Dash Senior - Burke, Joseph    51.29 - OQ
Men 2000 Meter Steeplechase Open - Jacques, Stephane  6:50.68
Men 800m Junior - Cooper, Jeremy - 2:04.32
Men TJ Midget - Taylor, Matthew 11.42m - OQ
Women 100m Junior - Blacklock, Kerissa 13.44 - OQ

Bronze Medals
Men 1500 Meter Run Midget - Caverson, Zachary 4:46.14  (20 sec PB!)
Men Triple Jump Junior - Fram, Kyle LCS-Sudbury 11.81m - OQ

Other great Track North Results!!:

Women's 3000m Senior - 4th Gallo, Kayla CND - Sudbury 12:15.98
Women 1500 Meter Run Senior  4 Gallo, Kayla  5:33.02, 12 Flewelling, Lauren  6:08.96

Men 100 Meter Hurdles Junior Smith, Timothy               LCS-Sudbury              17.52

Junior Men's 3000m -  4th - Diebel, Sebastien 10:17.65
Senior Men's 3000m - 4th Jacques, Stephane 10:00.53
Junoir Womens' 100m - Thomson, Grace - 14.36
Junior Women's 200m - 10th - Thomson, Grace LCS-Sudbury 28.60
Midget Mens' Long Jump - Taylor, Matthew LSS-Sudbury 5.04m
Junior Boys Long Jump - Fram, Kyle LCS-Sudbury 5.40m
Senior Girls 800m - 12th - 12 503 Gallo, Kayla CND - Sudbury 2:52.47
Senior Girls 400mH - 5th - Van Kempen,Rebecca -Sudbury 1:14.80

Open Girls 1500m Steeplechase - 4th - Van Kempen, Rebecca 5:49.77
Senior Boys 800m -5th -  Bizier, Benoit CND - Sudbury 2:10.01

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Kait Tallman at NCAA East Regionals

NCAA East Regional Championships
Greensboro, North Carolina
May 29th, 2009
Track North's Kaitlyn Tallman placed 10th at the NCAA Division I East Regional Championships held this weekend in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Tallman, a junior at Villanova University ran to a new personal best of 16:29.02.
Kaitlyn's outdoor season has led to new personal bests over 1500m, 3000m and 5000m!
Congratulations Kaitlyn!!! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ottawa Race Weekend Results

Results: Ottawa Race Weekend
Half-Marathon (Chip Times)
Mathilde Demory, 1:46.21.3 (44:49/10k split), 240th in the 25-29 age group
Celeste Woods, 2:01.58.5 (44:20/10k split) 105th in the 20-24 category),

5km (Chip Times)
Mike Coughlin - 18:36
Steph Fieler - 20:13
Madeleine Woods- 20:16
Kelly Laing - 20:37
Chantry Cargill - 16:01 (PB)  (Track North)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ottawa Spring Open Results

Ottawa Spring Open - May 16-17th,09
Several Track North athletes took advantage of perfect weather conditions on Saturday to post some great PB's this past weekend in Ottawa!
Open Women's 800m
Emma Tallman - 4th - 2:17.43 - PB! Just 0.43 off Junior Nats standard!
Open Women's 1500m
Emma Tallman - 3rd - 5:06.14
Open Men's 3000m
Ross Proudfoot - 1st - 8:43.95 - PB! Qualifies for Junior Nats for 5000m
Chantry Cargill - 2nd - 8:51.42 - PB! Qualifies for Junior Nats for 5000m
Jeremy Cooper - 3rd - 9:10.81
Open Men's 400m
Andre Pelland - 1st - 49.60
Open Men's 200m
Andre Pelland - 1st - 22.59
Open Men's 1500m
Chantry Cargill - 1st - 4:10.87 PB!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Sudbury Rocks Results + York Opener


Here are the Track North (and alumni/affiliated) + Laurentian results from the Sudbury Rocks Marathon Races held yesterday. If I missed anyone, my apologies!

Gender places are listed beside each athletes name.
Full results at: http://www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com/results/

5km - Men
Ross Proudfoot (1) 15:55 - PB
Jeremy Cooper (3) 16:03 - PB
Chantry Cargill (4) 16:23 - PB
Sebastian Diebel (7) 18:01
Stephane Jacques (8) 18:42
Todd Boeker (10) 20:03
Bob Lesk (19) 21:08
Zack Caverson (23) 21:46
Dave McGill (26) 22:17
Randy Pascal (71) 26:11

5km - Women
Emma Tallman (1) 20:08
Katie Maziarski (2) 21:08
Kayla Gallo (6) 23:13

10km - Women
Mathilde Demory (3) 45:36
Celeste Woods (7) 47:12

Half Marathon - Men
Mike Coughlin (4) 1:27:16
JP Butler (6) 1:28:07
Klaus Ehrhardt (24) 1:40:29
Ron Poirier (88) 2:09:36

Half Marathon - Women
Donna Mae Robins (1) 1:26:42

Matt Strickland (2) 3:04:05

York Spring Opener, 5/2/09

Eric Roque
100m, 8th, 11.10 (Wind 2.7) PB
200, 11th, 22.78 (Wind 2.0)

Andre Pelland
200, 5th, 22.25, (Wind 2.0) PB

400, 5th, 49.85

Monday, May 04, 2009

Tallman Places 6th at Big East Champs

Track North's Tallman Places 6th at Big East Track and Field Championships

Kaitlyn Tallman, of Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club and a junior at Villanova University finished 6th in the women's 5000m race at the Big East Track and Field Championships held this past weekend at the Jumbo Elliot Track in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Tallman ran to a new personal best time of 16:38.34. Her time exceeded the qualifying standard for the NCAA Division 1 Regional Championships - the next step towards NCAA National Championship qualification.

Up next for Tallman is a 3000m race at the Eastern College Athletic Association (ECAC) championships in two weeks followed by another 5000m race at the NCAA Division 1 Regional Championships.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Cardinal Carter Results - Double Gold for Caroline! Bronze for Joe!

Track North's Caroline Ehrhardt jumped to 2 gold medals at the Cardinal Carter Classic Track and Field meet held in Toronto this past week (Thurs and Friday)

Caroline won the Senior Girls Long Jump with a best distance of 5.35m

She also set a new meet record in winning the Triple Jump with a distance of 12.39m.

Joe Burke, also competing for Espanola High School finished 3rd in the Senior Boy's 400m race with a time of 52.50.
He also finished 4th in the 800m with a time of 2:01.41

Congratulations Caroline and Joe!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Channel 10 Video - Spring Training & Kerissa Blacklock

Watch the video by Channel 10's Randy Pascal on TNOR's Spring training during the outdoor track reconstruction. Also an interview with hurdler, Kerissa Blacklock. It's posted on our Facebook page at:


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Jeremy in Afghanistan

A shout-out to TNOR and Laurentian alumni sprinter, Jeremy Lajeunesse, who's currently posted with the armed forces out of the Kandahar air field in Afganistan.

Jeremy's job is planning how to support all the forward elements in the province, including planning for fuel, ammo, rations, convoy schedules, air replenishment etc. A LOT of responsibility.

Jeremy is still running to stay fit - usually at 5:00 AM.

Get back home safe, Jeremy!!

Kait Tallman article

There's a nice article on Kaitlyn Tallman in the Saturday edition of the Sudbury Star.

It's also on their website (minus photo). The link is:

Kaitlyn Tallman at Penn Relays

Track North's Kaitlyn Tallman (Mindemoya), a junior at Villanova University, placed 6th in the 3000m at this weekend's prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia. Tallman's time was 9:39.88, six seconds off the winning time of 9:33.18, set by Danielle Tauro of the U. of Michigan.

Beginning with a pedestrian pace over the first six laps, Tallman kicked with 600m to go to move from 10th position into 6th place.

Video coverage of the event can be seen at the following link (white jersey,black shorts)

Monday, April 06, 2009

Caroline Ehrhardt Interview

Check out the video interview by Channel 10's Randy Pascal with TNOR triple jumper Caroline Ehrhardt. It's on the Track North Facebook page.


Sunday, April 05, 2009

Hockey Worlds and Ben's Jav

TNOR alumni Rebecca Johnston is now at the World Women's Hockey Championships in Finland. In the team's exhibition game against China, Rebecca got three points, with two goals and an assist (score was 12-1).

A photo of Rebecca is attached.

At Duke University, Ben Charbonneau tossed another javelin with a 59.98 metre toss.He placed fourth in the event.

TNOR Results - Harry's Spring Run Off 8km and Florida Pepsi Relays

Harry's Spring Run-Off 8km - High Park, Toronto
Track North's Jeremy Cooper, 15, from Manitowaning, finished 2nd in the 15-19 age group and 20th overall in a field of 2,500 runners at the Harry's Spring Run-Off 8km race today.
Jeremy finished the 8km hilly course in a time of 27:25. 
Official results here:
Florida Pepsi Relays - Gainsville Florida
Track North's Kaitlyn Tallman (Mindemoya), a junior at Villanova University, placed 2nd in the Women's 5000m race at the Florida Pepsi Relays, finishing with a new personal best time of 16:48.67.  This time qualifies Kaitlyn for both the Big East Championships and NCAA Regional Championships meets later this season.
Official results can be found here:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Charbonneau Sets School Javelin Record

Ben Charbonneau, competing for Lake Superior State University, set another school record in the javelin last weekend throwing a personal best 59.24 metres at the Dick Small Invitational in Defiance Ohio.

Charbonneau, a College Notre Dame graduate and member of Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club, met the provisional qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships and is currently ranked 3rd in the NCAA Division II. His academic work this year has also earned him academic All-American honors.


Monday, March 09, 2009

Ben Charbonneau at North Florida Open

University of North Florida Spring Break Open, March 7, 2009

Ben Charbonneau competed in his first outdoor meet for Lake Superior State University this weekend, throwing 57.61m (189-00), breaking LSSU's school record set by another TN Alumni, Andrew Anathasopoulis.

Ross at Ontario Junior Champs

Athletics Ontario Bantam-Midget-Junior Indoor Track and Field Championships
York University
March 7-8,09

Track North's Ross Proudfoot had 2 solid performances this past weekend at the Athletics Ontario BMJ Championships this past weekend at York University. Still only 16, Ross competed in the Junior division (19 and under)

1500m - 11th place - 4:12.50

3000m - 9th - 9:07.74

Congrats Ross!!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Kaitlyn Tallman at ECAC

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Tallman for a huge personal best and a stinkin' fast time of 9:34.49 in the 3000M for 6th overall at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championships (12 second PB).

Kaitlyn just missed NCAA provisional time of 9:34 flat.

Full results at http://www.ecacsports.com/ECAC_Day_2_Results_and_Final_Team_Scores.htm

SuperSaturday Results

Super Saturday Meet #5, Ottawa, 3/7/09

Track North athletes returned from the Super Saturday meet in Ottawa this weekend with four medals and several personal bests. They were competing on Ottawa's 400m indoor track.

2nd, Eric Roque (Snax), 11:49 (Heat), 11:31 (Final)

2nd, Eric Roque, 23.13 (Indoor PB)

2nd, Andre Pelland, 49.92 (Indoor PB)

2nd, Paul Chauvin, 1:55.20 (TNOR alumni, now with Ottawa).

4th, Chantry Cargill, 9:11 (PB!)

Way to run fellas!

Monday, March 02, 2009

OUA Indoor Track Results

OUA Indoor Track and Field Championships,
York University, Feb 27-28, 2009

Laurentian's Women's track team competed at the OUA championships this weekend, bringing home a top-six finish.

Madeleine Woods finished sixth in the 600m with a season's best time of 1:34.76, only .59 seconds out of a bronze medal. With 60m to go and still in contention for the medal, Woods found herself boxed in and unable to kick through the pack.
"I felt great, and had lots left at the end for a kick, but I just couldn't find any open space," said Woods.

Also competing at the meet were rookies Emma Tallman and Gracie Tetzlaff, who placed 15th and 16th in the 1500m, and Maggie Robins, who placed 17th in the 1000m.

Laurentian Results
6th, Madeleine Woods, 1:34.76

17th, Maggie Robins, 3:09.80

15th, Emma Tallman, 4:54.57
16th, Gracie Tetzlaff, 4:59.47

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

OTFA Results - Juv/Snr Champs

Athletics Ontario Youth (17 and under) and Senior (19+) Indoor Championships
York University
Feb 21-22,09

Track North's Caroline Ehrhardt (Espanola) jumped her way to 2 GOLD medals at the AO Indoor Championships this past weekend. Caroline, who finished 3rd at last year's Olympic Trials in the Triple Jump won both the Triple Jump (11.70m) and Long Jump (5.54m) in the Youth Girls Division. These performances would also have won both Senior Events!

Several other Track North athletes ran to personal or seasonal bests at this competition.

They include:
Youth Boys
Joe Burke - 6th, 400m - 54.04; 7th, 800m - 2:04.64
Jeremy Cooper - 9th, 1500m - 4:17.92 - PB!; 9th, 3000m - 9:17.39 - PB!

Senior Men
Chantry Cargill (still Junior age) - 7th, 1500m - 4:11.55 - PB!; 6th, 3000m - 9:14.83 PB!

Monday, February 23, 2009

NCAA Big East Champs

Track North Results
NCAA Division I Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships
New York, New York
Feb 21-22,09

Track North's Kaitlyn Tallman (Mindemoya, ON), a junior at Villanova University, ran to 2 huge personal bests this past weekend at the Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Armory in New York City.

On Saturday, Kaitlyn placed 9th in the 5000m running a massive PB of 16:51.62.

Kaitlyn followed that up on Sunday placing 12th in the 3000m with a time of 9:46.89.

Congratulations Kaitlyn!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hal Brown Results

Hal Brown Memorial Track Meet
University of Toronto Indoor Track, 2/20/09

Track North runners won three medals at the Hal Brown Memorial track meet this weekend. The Laurentian women's indoor track team won no medals, but did qualify another athlete for the OUA Championships. Gracie Tetzlaff's 4:58.27 in the 1500m makes her the fourth Lady Vee to qualify for the OUA's, to be held next weekend at York University.

"After a week of easy workouts, we should be ready for the OUA's." said head coach, Dick Moss. It's always an exciting, high-energy meet, and our runners are looking forward to it."
Laurentian results were as follows:

8th, Becky Van Zeyl 8.64 PB (8.92 heat)

7th, Becky Van Zeyl, 48.67

4th, Madeleine Woods, 1:36.42

7th, Emma Tallman, 3:05.68
12th, Meghan Juuti 3: 13.96
13th, Maggie Robins, 3:18.82

12th, Gracie Tetzlaff, 4:58.27
17th, Stephanie Flieler, 5:10.19

Track North Results

2nd, Eric Roque (Snax), 7.22
4th, Jeff Deault, 7.26

3rd, Jeff Deault, 36.80
11th, Eric Roque, 38.68

2nd, Andre Pelland, 1:25.12

Sunday, February 08, 2009

York Open,New Balance,Ottawa Winter National

Lots of results for both Laurentian and Track North this weekend:



The Laurentian women's track team returned from the York Open this weekend with a second place finish by Madeleine Woods who finished the 600m race in a time of 1:36.71.

Laurentian's meet, however, was highlighted by rookie Emma Tallman's five-second personal best and fourth place finish in the 1500m. Tallman was squeezed out of the medals by only 6/10's of a second in a dramatic home-stretch finishing kick.

Other Laurentian results included:

Laurentian Results

23rd, Jesssica Nanne, 8.78
25th, Becky Van Zeyl, 8,83

18th, Jessica Nanne, 46.51
20th, Becky Van Zeyl, 47.49

2nd, Madeleine Woods, 1:36.71

17th, Meghan Juuti, 3:14.32

4th, mma Tallman, 4:47.76 (PB!)
9th, Gracie Tetzlaff, 4:59.38
14th, Stephanie Flieler, 5:10.98
21st, Mathilde Demory, 5:25.52
22nd, Hilary Kilbreath, 5:30.85

Track North Results

13th, Jeff Deault, 7.28
18th, Andre Pelland, 7.38

9th, Andre Pelland, 36.42
14th, Jeff Deault, 36.86


Kaitlyn Tallman (Villanova & Manitoulin Island) - 4:53.77 (PB!)
(Big East and ECAC qualifying time).
For some perspective, that's about a 4:23/1500m time!



Girls 60 Meter Youth
5 Thomson, Grace 92 Track North 8.50

Girls 300 Meter Youth
6 Thomson, Grace 92 Track North 45.54

Girls 60 Meter Hurdles Youth
2 Thomson, Grace 92 Track North 9.49

Boys 1000 Meter Youth
2 Diebel, Sebastian 93 Track North 2:49.17

Boys 1500 Meter Youth
1 Cooper, Jeremy 93 Track North 4:22.40
6 Diebel, Sebastian 93 Track North 4:36.18

Boys 3000 Meter Youth
4 Cooper, Jeremy 93 Track North 9:22.19

Men 1500 Meter University/Open
5 Cargill, Chantry 90 Track North 4:25.42

Men 3000 Meter University/Open
2 Cargill, Chantry 90 Track North 9:25.33

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Provincial Indoor Legion Meet

Track North athletes performed very well at the recent Royal Ontario Legion Indoor Track and Field meet held at York University on Sat. January 31st. Ross Proudfoot walked away with a silver medal in the Boys 17 and under 800m event.

Results for TN athletes include:

Girls 17 and under - 800m
7th - Pettigrew, Kyla 2:30.71

Girls 17 and under - 1500m
6th - Pettigrew, Kyla 5:20.60

Boys 400 Meter 17 & under
5th - Burke, Joseph 54.46

Boys 800 Meter 17 & under
2nd - Proudfoot, Ross 2:06.43
11th - Diebel, Sebastian 2:15.58
12th - Burke, Joseph 2:16.12

Boys 1500 Meter 17 & under
4th Proudfoot, Ross 4:20.48
8th Cooper, Jeremy 4:24.86
17th Diebel, Sebastian 4:48.42

Boys 3000 Meter 17 & under
8th Cooper, Jeremy 9:28.89

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Kaitlyn's Penn State Race - Video

To see footage of Kaitlyn's race, go to the following link (thanks to Meghan Juuti, master-creeper).

Kaitlyn is in the blue (Villanova), in fourth place after the 1st lap, and leading the chase pack until she gets tripped).

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Penn State

Penn State National Invitational - January 31,09

Track North's Kaitlyn Tallman, a junior at Villanova University ran to a personal best in the Invitational 3000m at the Penn State National Invitational at University Park, PA.

Despite a fall and bruised knee at about the 2km mark, Kaitlyn got up and charged home with a time of 9:52.74 placing 8th.
Congratulations Kaitlyn!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lake State Results

Eric Roque
55m, 1st, 6.60 (PB)

Ben Charbonneau
55m, 5th, 6.86

Andre Pelland
400m, 3rd, 51.44
200m, 6th, 24.20

Jeff Deault
400m, 4th, 52.63
200m, 5th, 23.94

Chris Hocking
55m, 7th (heat), 7.36