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.