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