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. - Coll├Ęge 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.