Saturday, December 18, 2010

TNOR in Athletics Magazine & Ross in N Life

Track North has received some excellent media coverage this year. Here's the latest:
Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club has been featured in a national magazine, "Athletics," which serves as Canada's national track and field publication.
The article, written by North Bay writer and coach, Tim Uuksulainen, profiles the club's beginnings, interviews with its current coaching staff, and the keys to its success, which has included 33 OFSAA medals, 5 OFSAA records, 6 national team members, 6 World Championship appearances, 12 National Championship medalists and 4 NCAA medals.

The magazine can be downloaded free of charge from the Athletics Ontario website at:  The article appears on page 21.

Ross Proudfoot is profiled in an excellent article in the Northern Life newspaper at:

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Proudfoot National XC Champ & Other Results

Track North Press Release: Proudfoot National XC Champion
Guelph, ON, November 28th, 2010

Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON) won his first national championship this weekend by taking the gold medal in the Junior Men's (19 and under) ASGI Canadian Cross-Country Running Championships in Guelph, ON.

Competing on a snow covered 8 kilometre course, Proudfoot made a decisive move with just over 1.5 kilometres left in the race to take the lead and eventually win the race in a time of 24 minutes and 27 seconds.  Luc Bruchet of British Columbia finished 2nd, 10 seconds behind Proudfoot and Rob Denault of Newmarket finished 3rd.
As a result of his finish, Proudfoot claimed a spot on the national team that will compete at the NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean) Cross-Country Championships next February in Trinidad and the World Cross-Country Championships next March in Spain.
Proudfoot commented following the race:  "I stuck to my game plan going into the race.  I ran with the lead group of runners from the first five kilometres of the race and by that point the lead pack was down to three runners.  I knew I didn't want to leave it to a final kick so I made my move with about a mile to go to the finish.  I pushed hard over the final 500m of the race and up the final hill to ensure I was clear.  I'm extremely happy to have won my first ever national championship and to get another chance to represent Canada at international competitions."

Proudfoot's Track North coach, Darren Jermyn commented: "Ross has had a truly dream season.  He was the OUA and CIS rookie of the year and became the first university rookie to ever win the Western International.  I've seen him win medals at a lot of major track and cross-country competitions but today's performance was perhaps his most impressive as he not only used his outstanding fitness, but he ran a tactically perfect race.  Ross was 14th at this race last year but he has done all the work needed over the past 12 months to claim his first national championship.  In fact, he is the first Track North athlete to ever win a national cross-country title."

Emma Tallman, (Mindemoya, ON) capped off her own remarkable season by finishing 23rd in the Junior Women's race.  Tallman covered the 5 kilometre race in a time of 18 minutes and 56 seconds.  The junior women's race started just after a major snowfall blanketed the course with approximately 8 centimetres of snow. A congested start left Tallman in mid-pack for the first kilometre and having to fight back throughout the race. 

"I pushed really hard over the final half of the race and moved from about 38th spot up to 23rd.  It's my final competition as a junior-aged athlete so I'm really happy with my result.  I can't wait for the indoor track season to start!" commented Tallman following the race.

Other Track North Results include:
Junior Women: Emily Marcolini: 108th

Junior Men: (Team 13th overall): Joe Burke: 117th, Justin McNamara: 139th, Seb Diebel: 154th, Michael Niven: 176th

Senior Men:  Eric Leishman: 80th

Complete video of races available at:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Proudfoot CIS Rookie of the Year, All Canadian

"Proudfoot CIS Rookie of the Year and All Canadian"

Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON), competing for the University of Guelph capped a remarkable rookie season by finishing 6th at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Cross-Country Running Championship contested today in Sherbrooke, Quebec.  Proudfoot earned CIS Rookie of the Year and 1st team All-Canadian by virtue of his finish.  Proudfoot's University of Guelph team also took home the team gold medal with a best low score of 24 points.

The championship 10 kilometre race was contested on a rolling and muddy course at the Sherbrooke Golf Club.  Proudfoot's finishing time was 32 minutes 46 seconds.  Proudfoot's teammate, Kyle Boorsma, took home the gold medal in a time of 31 minutes 53 seconds.

Proudfoot commented following the race:  "The conditions were really tough today.  The hills were slow and muddy and the footing was rough in many sections but I'm extremely happy to have won the CIS rookie of the year and help my team to its fifth straight national championship."

Track North coach Darren Jermyn noted: "Ross really proved he is among the elite in the CIS today.  The course conditions were definitely challenging and Ross fought hard over the last three kilometres to earn his All-Canadian status.  He has just flourished at Guelph and it's exciting to know that he has many years left to move even higher up the CIS ladder."

Proudfoot's first season of university competition saw him win the Western International, earn top rookie status at the Paul Short Invitational and finish 4th at the Ontario University (OUA) championships.

Proudfoot's final cross-country race of the season will be at the Athletics Canada Junior (19 and under) Championships in Guelph on November 27th.  He will compete alongside his Track North teammates as he bids for a spot on the national team that will compete at the North American Caribbean Championships (NACAC) next February in Trinidad and the World Championships next March in Spain.

Note: Other fine northern Ontario results included Matt Walters (North Bay) competing for the University of Windsor, who finished 7th and Andrew Nixon (Thunder Bay) competing for the University of Guelph, who finished 11th.

Photos and Video from OFSAA XC

Videos from the OFSAA XC Championships can be seen at:
Photos from the OFSAA XC Championships can be downloaded from the Track North PhotoBucket site at:

Here's a video that describes how to download photos from PhotoBucket:

Sunday, November 07, 2010

OFSAA XC Results

Track North OFSAA XC Results!
The OFSAA XC Championships were held this past Saturday, November 6th at Centennial Park in Etobicoke.
The weather was just about perfect (sunny but cool) and several Track North athletes had some fantastic peformances!
Note: Each race had approximately 240 runners in the field.
Leading the charge was Jeremy Cooper (Manitoulin Secondary) who finished an outstanding 9th in a VERY deep Senior Boys 7000m field.  Jeremy, who is still in grade 11, stated his goal was to finish in the top 10 and he ran a strategically perfect race to achieve this lofty goal.
Alannah Maclean (Lo-Ellen) ran a fantastic race and finished in 25th spot in the Senior Girls 5000m race. Running a consistent even pace paid off for Alannah who likely still has that huge smile she had following the race on her face today!  Finishing very close behind Alannah was Katie Wismer (Lockerby) in 39th place.  Katie also ran a very smart race, keeping herself connected with the lead groups throughout the race.
Michael Niven (Manitoulin Secondary) saved his finest race of the season for OFSAA where he finished in a solid 53rd spot in the Junior Boys 6000m race.
Despite losing a shoe in the mass confusion of the start area, Emily Marcolini easily ran the gutsiest race of the day!  Having to stop and get her shoe back on (and therefore lose over 180m to the entire field), Emily pressed hard from the start and passed a whopping 182 girls in the Junior Girls 3800m race to finish in 42nd spot.  On a "normal shoe" day, this was a top 10 performance!
Other Track North results:
Midget Boys
Owen Sarmatiuk  (St. Ben's)- 128th
Junior Boys
Brandon Belan (St. Ben's) (sick unfortunately) - 164th
Senior Boys
Hayden Kosmerly (Lockerby) - 99th
Zack Caverson (Lockerby) - 167th

Sunday, October 31, 2010

NOSSA XC Championships'10

A number of Track North runners competed at the NOSSA cross country running championships on the Laurentian University trails on Friday.
Midget Boys, 5k
7, Owen Sarmatiuk, St. Ben, 19:26

Junior Girls, 4km
1, Emily Marcolini, St. Ben 16:16

Junior Boys, 6k
3. Brandon Belan, St Ben, 21:09
4. Michael Niven, Manitoulin, 12:30

Senior Girls, 5k
2. Alannah MacLean, Lo-Ellen, 20:05
3. Katie Wismer, Lockerby, 20:06
4. Kyla Pettigrew, Lo-Ellen,  20:08

Senior Boys, 7k
1. Jeremy Cooper, Manitoulin, 23:22
8. Hayden Kosmerly, Lockerby, 25:39
13. Sebastien Diebel, St. Ben, 26:35
17. Zack Caverson, Lockerby, 27:10

Congrats everybody. There is  video of the races at the following link:

See a Sudbury Star article at:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Proudfoot's Solid XC Season Continues in Oregon

"Proudfoot's Solid XC Season Continues in Oregon"
Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON),competing in his rookie season for the nation's top ranked cross-country running team at the University of Guelph, turned in another solid performance at the Bill Dellinger Invitational contested at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
Competing on the legendary Prefontaine Trails, Proudfoot finished the 8 kilometre race in 14th place in a career best time of 24 minutes and 15 seconds.
Proudfoot's Guelph team finished an impressive 3rd place in a field that included top ranked NCAA Division I schools, the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin.
University of Guelph coach Dave Scott-Thomas commented: "Ross ran another fantastic race. That he is talented is not a surprise; that he runs with a such composure and confidence is. He's showing the poise of a veteran our there, and making a great case for himself as a CIS rookie of the year candidate. He'll get faster yet this season, too. What a great addition to our team!"
Track North coach Darren Jermyn commented: "For those unfamiliar with the 8km distance - you can look at it this way, Ross passed through 5 kilometres just a shade over 15 minutes and then continued at that incredible pace for another 3 kilometres."
Full results at:

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Proudfoot Top Rookie at Major NCAA Meet

"Proudfoot Top Rookie at Major NCAA XC Meet"
Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot, competing for Canada's number one ranked university cross-country running team, the University of Guelph, continued his excellent start to the intercollegiate season with a 22nd place at the Paul Short Invitational contested this past weekend at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.
In a large field of 387 runners from 42 top ranked universities in both the NCAA and CIS, Proudfoot was the first rookie to cross the finish line in the rain-soaked 8 kilometre event.  Proudfoot's finishing time was 24 minutes and 28 seconds.  Sam Chelanga, the defending NCAA Division I Cross-Country Running Champion from Liberty University won the event in a time of 23 minutes and 34 seconds.
Proudfoot's University of Guelph team finished 5th overall in the team competition.
"I felt really good the whole time but maybe started a bit too far back off the start.  Although I had a major kick I couldn't quite crack the top 20 but I'm really happy with my time and how my season is going so far", commented Proudfoot following the race.
Proudfoot will next compete at the Bill Dellinger Invitational at the University of Oregon on October 16th.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Athletes of the Week X 2

Two TNOR runners were names SSSAA Athletes of the week. Congratulations to
Clarissa Elliott from Lo-Ellen and Zach Gallo from Notre Dame.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Proudfoot wins Western International XC Race

"Proudfoot wins Western International XC Race"

Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot, competing for the University of
Guelph won the prestigious 36th Annual Western International cross-country
running race today at the Thames Valley Golf Course in London, ON.

Competing against a star-studded field that included several All-Canadians from
14 universities in Ontario and a strong Central Michigan team, Proudfoot claimed
the gold medal by covering the men's rolling 10 kilometre course in a time of
was 31 minutes and 50 seconds.

A graduate of Lo-Ellen Park, Proudfoot ran with the large pack of lead runners
for the first 6 kilometres of the race before breaking away with a small lead
pack of three runners.  Proudfoot made a strong surge with just under a one
kilometre to the finish to distance himself from the eventual silver medallist,
Terefe Ejigu of Central Michigan University.

Proudfoot commented following the race:

"I felt really good. The first five kilometres felt relaxed and when the leaders
put in a surge at 6km I knew I could match it.  Once I caught them, the pace
actually slowed a bit and I knew I had a chance for the win so with a kilometre
to go I decided to push hard for home.  I'm extremely happy with my finish as
this is the first university race of my career and the first time I've race 10
kilometres in cross-country."

"We have a really deep team at Guelph and I feel I'm adjusting well to their
training program.  I'm looking forward to the rest of the season."

Proudfoot's Track North coach Darren Jermyn commented:

"Ross' performance today was simply incredible. I've seen him win a lot of big
races but he's never faced this type of competition in a cross-country race
before.  Not many rookies have ever won this race but he handled himself like a
seasoned veteran out there."

Proudfoot and his Guelph teammates, currently ranked number one in Canada, will
next compete at the Paul Short Invitational in Lehigh Pennsylvania on Oct 2nd.

Full results for the Western International can be found at:

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Track North Runner Meets U.S. President

Track North Runner Meets U.S. President

This article refers to the sister of current LU runner, Emma Tallman:

It has been quite a month for Track North distance runner, Kaitlyn Toohey (nee Tallman). In late August, she stood on the lawn of her Mindemoya home, taking her wedding vows. This Monday, she stood on the White House lawn, shaking hands with U.S. president, Barack Obama.

Toohey, a member of Villanova University's 2009 NCAA champion women's cross-country running team, was invited to the White House to participate in a reception for the all of the nation's collegiate championship teams.

With 650 athletes in attendance, face-time was minimal, but Toohey was able to get close enough to the president to shake his hand.

"I had to fight my way through the crowd and be especially careful since I was standing beside a football player with his arm in a sling, but Obama shook my hand and said, "Nice to meet you." He also told the football player beside me to take care of his arm. I am thankful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it was a special honour for our team, and the other championship winning teams, to be recognized by the president of the United States,"" said Toohey of her presidential encounter.

Toohey, now a Villanova graduate, is currently in the Occupational Therapy program at McMaster University, in Hamilton.

Photo attached: Kaitlyn Toohey - 3rd from Left.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ellerton Wins Silver in Final Meet in Italy

Ellerton Wins Silver in Final Meet in Italy

Andrew Ellerton completed his 2010 track season with a silver medal in the 800m at the Città Di Padova meet in Padova, Italy. His time was 1:46.77.
Running mid-pack for most of the race, Ellerton, with 100m to go, found himself behind a pack of six runners, including Olympic silver 1500m medalist, Nick Willis and American record holder in the mile, Alan Webb. In an exciting finish, Ellerton made his move to the outside down the homestretch, making a final burst with 20m to go to pass all but the leader.

The race was won by former world championship 800m finalist,  Antonio Reina in 1:46.51

Coverage of this exciting race can be seen on the internet at the following site (Italian commentator). Ellerton, wearing dark purple top and black tights, in 6th place at the 400m mark.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ellerton, Media Coverage, Emilie, Thanks

Andrew Ellerton competed in the Flanders Cup last weekend (Aug 14/10), in Kessel-Lo Belgium, coming second in the 800m with a season's-best time of 1:46.85. His next race is this Saturday in Dubnica, Slovakia, where he'll race a 1000m.

Nice coverage and a video recap of the season from the Ont Jr/Srs

Northern Life and Sudbury article at:

Track North had another athlete competing in the Ontario Summer Games. Emilie Bouchard, one of our high school distance runners, competed in her primary sport, kayaking, and came away with a bronze medal in the K2! Here's a video interview of Emilie.

K2 bronze medal winners Emilie Bouchard and Miki Iturregui.

In thanking our volunteers for the Athletics Ontario Jr/Sr Championships, I failed to mention two Athletics Ontario officials who have a Track North connection and made the trip to Sudbury to help run the meet. John Metcalfe was a starter at the meet and Peter Hocking was the track referee. Thanks!!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Ryan Normand Wins Special Olympics Medals

Congratulations to TNOR athlete, Ryan Normand, who recently competed in London
in the National Summer Games for Special Olympics. Ryan won two gold medals and
one silver medal, with gold in the 100m and 4 x 100m relay, and silver in the
shot put.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Athletics Ontario Bantam, Midget, Youth Track & Field Championships

Results: Athletics Ontario Bantam, Midget, Youth Championships
London, Ontario, 7/24-25, 2010

Two athletes from Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club achieved medal status at the Athletics Ontario Youth Championships for athletes 17-and-under in London this weekend.

Sudbury's Katie Wismer won a silver medal in the youth (17 and under) steeplechase, completing the 2000m course in 7:38.10 With that performance, Wismer qualified for the Canadian Youth Championships in Ottawa in two weeks.

Manitoulin Island's Jeremy Cooper won a bronze medal in the youth 3000m, with a time of 8:53.02. He also qualified for the Canadian Championships.

Zvia Mazal placed 22nd in the 15-&-Under 200m, qualifying for Nationals with a time of 27.62.

Complete Track North results:

Youth Girls (17 & Under)
Katie Wismer
Steeplechase, 2nd, 7:38.10 (PB)

Midget Girls(15 & Under)
Zvia Mazal
300m, 25, 45.80
200m, 22nd, 27.62

Bantam Girls (13 & Under)
Xenna Mazal
80m, 21, 13.11
LJ, 13, 3.22
Shot, 6th, 6.49m

Youth Boys (17 & Under)
Abram Mazal
100m, 25, 12.12
TJ, 14th, 11.60
LJ, 17th, 5.22m

Zack Caverson
800m, 30, 2:07.95 (PB)
1500m, 4:35.55

Jeremy Cooper
3000m, 3rd, 8:53.02
1500m, 8th, 4:12.41

Matt Taylor
TJ, 7th, 12.26
MIdget Boys(15 & Under)
Brandon Belan
800m, 12, 2:10.01
120mm, 19th, 3:34.14

Sean Moore
LJ, 8th, 5.02
TJ, 4th, 11.45

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Twilight Photos

Photos from the 1st Twilight Meet have been added to our PhotoBucket page. We've upgraded so you can now download either a web version of each photo, or a high-resolution version. That applies to the Legion, OFSAA and Cdn Juniors albums as well.

To download a photo, click on its thumbnail to open it, then drag your mouse to the top of the photo to see the options.

The Twilight album contains 75 photos and 1 video.

The link is:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Caroline Erhrardt's TJ at World's

Caroline's Triple Jump Result and Quote from World Juniors

Caroline Ehrhardt, 12th in Group B qualifying, 12.50m - does not advance to final
"Didn't go as I hoped, hard to be sad with that fan support.  After watching the Vancouver 2010 Olympics I have been excited to compete here and experience the home crowd."

World Juniors Live & Twilight #1 Results

Watch the World's Live
Want to watch our Track North athletes at the World Junior Championships...and every other event as well? You can see it all, live at the CBC website. Click the Live Stream link on the right.

Twilight #1 Results
Check out the following link for the results to Twilight Meet #1. All results were photo-timed and the wind seemed legal.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Provincial Legion Results

Track North athletes returned with a silver and bronze medal from the Ontario Legion Championships in Timmins this weekend.
Jeremy Cooper won a silver medal in the 17-&-under 3000m with a time of 8:44.09 while Emily Marcolini took bronze in the 15-&-under 2000m with a time of 6:43.15.

Other local results include:

Track North Athletes
Girls 15 & Under
Zvia Mazal
300, 12th, 45.73
200, 10th, 28.35
100, 8th, 13.97 (13.81 heat)

Emily Marcolini
2000, 3rd, 6:43.15
1200, 5th, 4:01.67

Alexa Tipper
300m, 13th, 49.83
800m, 11th, 2:51.07

Boys 15 & Under
Brandon Belan
800, 7th, 2:12.68
1200, 10th, 3:35.91

Michael Niven
2000m, 6th, 6:23.30
1200m, 11th, 3:38.69

Sean Moore
Triple Jump, 4th, 11.57
Long Jump, 13th, 4.95m

Boys 17 & Under
Sebastian Diebel
800m, 7th, 2:05.96
400m, 8th, 53.10

Jeremy Cooper
3000m, 2nd, 8:44.09
1500m, 4th, 4:02.46

Andrew Argall
Long Jump, 4th, 6.36
Triple Jump, 8th, 12.06

Malcolm Bilton (15 & Under)
LJ, 2nd, 5.88
HJ, 10th, 1.55
TJ, 8th, 11.26

Alex Predon (17 & Under)
100, 14th, 12.27

Brandon Shirk
100m, 9th, 11.39
200m, 6th, 23.16 (22.72 heat)
400m, 7th, 51.69

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Photos from Canadian Juniors

Photos from Canadian Juniors in Moncton have been posted on PhotoBucket:

Ellerton Wins Twice on the Pacific Tour

Ellerton Wins Gold on the Pacific Tour

Sudbury native, Andrew Ellerton, representing Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club, struck double gold in two international track meets on Canada's "Pacific Tour" this week.

Ellerton won the 800m at the Harry Jerome Classic on Monday with a time of 1:47.49 and again at the Victoria International on Wednesday with a 1:47.18.

On running ahead of the pack in windy conditions during the final 150m of the Harry Jerome meet, Ellerton said, "I pride myself on coming from behind and sitting on people, but you can't run fast all the time like that. So it was my turn to do some work today. But that last's hard to push yourself when there's no-one left to chase."

A video of the Harry Jerome race is at:
And here's the race itself:
A video interview with Ellerton after the Harry Jerome is at:

Caroline on CTV

Check out the CTV interview with Caroline and Klaus Ehrhardt...and see the jumps
pit that Klaus built in his back yard (too bad about Germany in World Cup,

Proudfoot Punches Ticket To World Juniors; Ehrhardt Golden Again

July 4th, 2010
Moncton, New Brunswick

"Proudfoot Punches Ticket to World Juniors; Ehrhardt Golden Again"

Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club capped its best ever performance
at a National Junior Track and Field Championships with two members
being selected to compete for Canada at the upcoming World Junior
Track and Field Championships.

Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON) was selected to Team Canada today
following his silver medal peformance in the Men's 5000m event at the
Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships contested today in
Moncton.  Proudfoot, competing in his first ever 5000m race on the
track, finished the race in a time of 14 minutes 43.35 seconds.  In a
field of 27 runners, Proudfoot sat in 3rd place for the majority of
the race but finished with a strong kick over the final 600 metres to
earn his spot to represent Canada at the World Track and Field
Championships also being contested in Moncton from July 19th to 25th.
Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catherines won the race in 14:15.92.

Proudfoot, who also placed 4th in the 1500m event on Saturday, will
compete against the best 5000m competitors in the world on Saturday,
July 24th.

Caroline Ehrhardt (Espanola, ON) defended her Canadian Junior Triple
Jump title with a winning performance of 12.54 metres.  This mark was
a remarkable 59 centimetres ahead of second place.  Based on this
result, Ehrhardt will also compete for Canada in the triple jump at
the World Championships.  Ehrhardt also qualified in the Long Jump
following her gold medal in that event on Saturday.

Ehrhardt will compete at the World Championships on Tuesday and
Wednesday, July 22nd and 23rd.

Following his race, Proudfoot commented: "I am really excited to
compete at the World Championships and have the opportunity to
represent my country."  Regarding his race, he noted: "Today's race
went exactly as planned. We knew going in that if I finished in first
or second I had a good chance of being named to the team.  I started
out strong and sat third until I felt confident I could kick for home."

Track North coach Darren Jermyn commented: "Ross ran the perfect race
today.  We were concerned that the two 1500m races he ran earlier at
the championships would affect his performance but his tactics in the
race set him up perfectly to earn his spot on the Worlds Team and once  again he
got the job done."

Long-time Track North coach Dick Moss noted: "We have had several
medallists at the National Junior Championships in the past but this
is definitely our finest peformance as a team at a national event. We
are ecstatic to have 2 athletes represent Canada later this month."

Other impressive results for Track North included:

Jeremy Cooper (Manitowaning, ON) also competed in the 5000m event and
finished in 11th spot with a final time of 15 minutes, 20.96 seconds.

Cooper noted: "This was my first Nationals and I'm very proud of both
my finishing time and position.  I have two more years to compete at
this level and I look foward to moving up the ladder."

Emma Tallman (Mindemoya, ON) finished 3rd in the Womens' 800m
Consolation Final with a time 2:14.59.  This ranked 15th overall in
the event.

Attached Photos:
1. Ross Proudfoot competing at National Juniors
2. Caroline Ehrhardt competing in Triple Jump
3. Jeremy Cooper - 5000m final

Proudfoot and Ehrhardt Qualify for Finals at Nationals Juniors

July 2nd, 2010

Moncton, NB

"Proudfoot and Ehrhardt Qualify for Finals at National Juniors"

Track North Athletic Club athletes Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON) and Caroline
Ehrhardt (Espanola, ON) kicked off the first day of competition at the Canadian
National Junior Championships in Moncton, NB by qualifying for the finals in
each of their opening events of the weekend.

Proudfoot, competing in the Men's 1500m, placed 4th in his first round heat in
time of 4:03.05.  A slow, tactical race from the gun, Proudfoot automatically
qualified for the final based on finishing in the top 5 of his heat.  The final
goes on Saturday, July 4th at 2:15pm local time.

Proudfoot commented following his race: "The pace was extremely slow through the
first 800m and I knew if I stayed with the lead group of runners, I had a good
shot at making the finals.  I felt very strong over my final lap and I'm ready
to go for broke tomorrow in the final."

Proudfoot's coach Darren Jermyn noted: "It got a bit tense over the final 100m
as there were 6 athletes vying for the top 5 spots but Ross did a great job
staying clear of any trouble during the first 3 laps and by closing his final
400m in 57 seconds, he showed he is ready to mix it up with the favourites in
the final."

Ehrhardt quickly qualified for the Women's Long Jump final by exceeding the
automatic qualifying distance of 5.55 metres with a first round jump of 5.58m. 
Ehrhardt will compete in the final on Saturday, July 4th at 2:35pm local time.

Ehrhardt's coach Jim Taylor noted: "Caroline had a solid qualifying jump
tonight.  Although well off her personal best, she was well back of the board at
takeoff and with some adjustments to her approach tomorrow, I think she is ready
to pop a big one".

This year's National Championships also serve as the trials for the World Junior
Track and Field Championships being held later this month in Moncton.

Attached Photo:
Ross Proudfoot on final lap of 1500m opening heat at Canadian Junior Champs -
Moncton, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Proudfoot sets new 1500m Personal Best

Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot ran to a new personal best over 1500m at the Runner's Choice Distance Series "1500m Night" in London, Ontario on Friday night.

Competing in a deep field of Canadian university and NCAA all-stars, Proudfoot placed 8th in a time of 3 minutes 50.08 seconds.  This finishing time was just shy of the World Junior Championship standard. Anthony Berkis of the Toronto Olympic Club won the race in a time of 3 minutes 42.81 seconds.  Proudfoot's time ranks him 5th in the country for athletes aged 19 and under.

Proudfoot's next competition will be the National Junior Track and Field Championships bein contested in Moncton, NB July 2 -4th.  This meet will serve as the final qualifying competition for the World Junior Championships also being held in Moncton at the end of July.
Sudbury played host to the World Junior Championships in 1988.

Proudfoot commented following the race: "I felt strong over the first 2 laps but slowed slightly on the 3rd lap and I couldn't quite make up the time over the final 300m. Despite that, I covered the last 100m better than I have all year.I look foward to competing in both the 1500m and 5000m events in Moncton next weekend."

Track North coach Darren Jermyn commented: "Ross continues to impress.  He wasn't intimidated at all competing against a deep field of more seasoned and older runners. His training is progressing well and this race is an indication that he will be ready to compete with the favourites at the National Championships next week in Moncton".

Other Track North results from the 1500m event include:
Chantry Cargill: 4:05.17
Eric Leishan: 4:07.81

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ellerton - sub 4:00 minute mile

There's a good article about Andrew Ellerton, his comeback, and his recent sub-4:00 minute mile on the Sudbury Star website at:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ellerton Breaks Four-Minute Mile

Ellerton Breaks Four-Minute Mile in Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana, July 16, 2010

Sudbury native, Andrew Ellerton, continued his comeback from injury this week, by breaking the four-minute mile in a meet in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ellerton displayed an impressive kick by bursting from the back of the pack on the backstretch and taking the lead with 150m to go. He won the race by almost 15 metres, with a time of 3:58. 85.

Ellerton, who retains his hometown affiliation with Track North Athletic Club, but trains with coach Wynn Gmitroski out of Victoria, B.C., competes next at the the Harry Jerome Classic, on July 5th in Burnaby BC, and the Victoria International on July 7th.

Video footage of his mile can be seen at the following link. Ellerton is wearing a purple singlet with white slash:
Complete Results:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Alannah MacLean and Ross Proudfoot: Sudbury Amateur Athletes of the Year!

Track North was well represented at the Sudbury Kinsmen Sports Award held tonight at the Caruso Club.
Alannah MacLean won the Amateur Female Athlete of the Year Award.
Caroline Ehrhardt was also nominated in this category.
Ross Proudfoot won the Amateur Male Athlete of the Year Award.
Track North Alumni Rebecca Johnston and Devon Kershaw were also recognized for their outstanding performances at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Lo-Ellen track coach Colin Ward was also nominated in the Coach of the Year category.
Congratulations to everyone on their nominations and awards!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Track North Results - OFSAA Track'10

It was an outstanding day for local track and field athletes at the Ontario High School Provincial OFSAA Championships contested at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON.

Caroline Ehrhardt, a grade 12 student at Espanola High School, broke her own Canadian Interscholastic Record in the Senior Girls Triple Jump competition, winning gold with a best jump of 12.78 metres. Competing in front of a packed stadium at the TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of the University of Western Ontario, Ehrhardt solidied her position as the best high school triple jumper in Canadian history with her third consecutive gold medal in triple jump in OFSAA competition.  Ehrhardt also claimed the gold medal in Senior Girls long jump with a best performance of 5.87 metres.

Ross Proudfoot,a grade 12 student at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School, ran to a silver medal in the Senior Boy's 1500m race, setting a new personal best of 3 minutes, 50.56 seconds.  Making a gutsy move with 500 metres to go, Proudfoot separated himself from the field of twelve finalists being outkicked only in the final 50 metres by Rob Denualt of Newmarket. Proudfoot's finishing time is the second fastest high school 1500m time in Canada this year.

Other outstanding performances by local athletes include: Serena San Cartier's fourth place finish in the Senior Girls 100m hurdle race with a time of 14.62 seconds.  Newcomer, Katie Wismer of Lockerby Composite's surprise eigth place finish with a time of 5 minutes 17.84 seconds in the Open Girls 1500m steeplechase.


Caroline Ehrhardt: "I am extremely happy with my performances.  I will be competing next weekend to try to exceed the qualifying marks for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Moncton later this summer."

Ross Proudfoot: "We got out fast but when the paced slowed, I decided to take the lead and see if anyone was willing to go with me.  I broke free of the field but couldn't hold off Denault at the end."

Picture Enclosed - Ross Proudfoot at 400m mark of 1500m final race - OFSAA Championships - Friday,June 4th, 2010 - London, Ontario
Proudfoot claims bronze in OFSAA 3000m.

London, ON

Ross Proudfoot, a grade 12 student at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School ran to a bronze medal in the Senior Boy's 3000m race today at the OFSAA Track and Field Championships being held in London, ON.  In his final OFSAA track and field competition, Proudfoot battled with the lead pack of elite distance runners from across the province, eventually breaking away and earning the bronze medal with a new personal best time of 8 minutes 24.09 seconds.  Proudfoot, who also won a silver medal in the 1500m event on Friday night, was the only senior boy athlete in the province to claim two medals in the middle distance events (800m, 1500m, 3000m).  This caps a phenomenal season for Proudfoot that saw him break the Sudbury City and NOSSA 1500m and 3000m records.  Proudfoot also won the prestigious Nike Rowland Games 3000m event in Toronto earlier this season.

Proudfoot will now concentrate on the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships being contested in Moncton, New Brunswick from July 2nd to 4th.  The meet will serve as the qualification for the World Junior Track and Field Championships also being held in Moncton from July 22nd to 28th.

Alannah MacLean, a grade 11 student at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School had an outstanding final day at the OFSAA championships, earning a 7th place finish in the Senior Girls 400m hurdle event.  MacLean, who just began hurdling this year, came into the competition ranked 18th, yet earned a place in the final after running an impressive morning heat time of 1 minute 4.45 seconds.  Her time in the final was 1 minute 5.48 seconds.

Emily Marcolini, a grade 9 student at St. Benedict's Secondary School turned in the surprise performance of the day with a 7th place finish in the Midget Girls 3000m event.  Marcolini charged to the front of the twenty-four competitor event and led the race for a few laps, pushing the field through a fast opening two kilometres.  Marcolini's finishing time of 10 minutes 42.55 seconds was a 22 second personal best.  Marcolini also finished 13th in the 1500m event.


Ross Proudfoot: "The pace was faster than expected but I was able to cover all the moves of the leaders and keep myself in contention.  I'm ecstatic about running to a new personal best and earning another OFSAA medal in my last high school competition."

Alannah MacLean: "I am really excited with my races today.  I hurdled extremely well in the morning heat and was able to finish strong and set a huge new personal best.  I had a bit of difficulty with a few hurdles in the final but I'm very happy with placing seventh in the province in my first year running the event".

Emily Marcolini: "I felt really good at the start of the race and knew if I could stick with the leaders, I could run to a solid time and place well.  This was my first OFSAA Track and Field experience and I look forward to my summer track season."

Full meet results at:

Attached Picture - Ross Proudfoot with OFSAA medal

Steve Eles Takes a New Position at Lake State

Alumni, Steve Eles, who has been the head track and XC coach at Lake State U. in Michigan, has resigned his head coach position, although he will continue to be the head XC coach. More information below:

Emma Qualifies, Rankings, Chantry in Ottawa

Windsor Open - Emma Qualifies for Nationals

Emma Tallman ran a personal best in the 800m and qualified for the Canadian Junior Championships, later this summer in Moncton, NB.

Emma's time of 2:12.96 broke the standard of 2:15.00 and currently ranks her 2nd in Canada in the 800m among Junior runners (19 and under). She placed 5th in the race, primarily against senior-aged athletes.

Emma Tallman - National Rankings

While Emma will be starting her third year of university in the Fall, she is still a Junior-aged athlete and what she possibly doesn't even know is that her indoor university times placed very highly in the Athletics Canada rankings. Her national rankings were as follows:

National Rankings: Athletics Canada, Junior Category
800m - 2nd
1000m - 2nd
600m - 4th
(Emma's Photo is attached - she's in Laurentian blue).

Chantry Cargill placed 18th overall in the 5k at the Ottawa race weekend, (1st in the M17-19 category), running a time of 16:09.

OFSAA Qualifiers & NOSSA Article

TNOR has qualified 16 athletes to the OFSAA Championships this week. They're listed below.

Also, Randy Pascal has written an excellent recap of the NOSSA championships. Click here:

Zvia Mazal: Triple Jump
Emily Marcolini, 1500, 3000
Emilie Bouchard, 1500, 3000
Caroline Ehrhardt, 200, LJ, TJ
Alannah MacLean, 400, 400H, 4 x 100
Kyla Pettigrew, 4 x 100
Serena San Cartier, 100H, 400H, 4 x 100
Kerissa Blacklock, LJ
Katie Wismer, 1500 Steeple
Brandon Belan, 800
Matt Taylor, TJ
Hayden Kosmerly, 800, 1500
Joe Burke, 800m
Ross Proudfoot, 1500, 3000
Jeremy Cooper, 1500, 3000
Sebastien Diebel, 800, 2000 Steeple

Monday, May 31, 2010

NOSSA Results, 2010

Track North Results at NOSSA -2010 - Sudbury

Zvia Mazal
200m, 4th, 27.56
400m, Zvia Mazal, 3rd, 64.85 (PB)
Triple Jump, 1st, 9.51m

Emily Marcolini
800m, 3rd, 2:33.87
1500m, 2nd, 5:05.71 (exceeded NOSSA Record)
3000m, 1st, 11:04.24 (NOSSA Record)

Brandon Belan
400m, 5th, 57.92
800m, 1st, 2:10.17
1500m, 2nd, 4:33.59

Sean Moore
Long Jump, 3rd, 5.47

Emilie Bouchard
1500, 2nd, 5:31.45
3000m, 2nd, 12:13.50

Abram Mazal
200m, 3rd, 24.16 PB
400m, 6th, 56.79
LJ, 10th, 5.11

Hayden Kosmerly
800m, 1st, 2:06.07
1500m, 1st, 4:24.84

Zach Caverson
800m, 3rd, 2:08.99
1500m, 3rd, 4:30.07
3000m, 4th, 10:28.10

Andrew Argall
Long Jump, 1st, 6.27m
Triple Jump, 2nd, 12.07m

Luc Rivet
Long Jump, 5th, 5.48m

Dominic Ho
Long Jump, 9th, 5.14m
Matt Taylor
Triple Jump, 1st, 12.58
Kerissa Blacklock
100m, 8th, 13.37
100H, 6th, 17.10 (16.12 heat)
LJ, 2nd, 4.78

Serena San Cartier
100m, 1st, 12.70
100H, 1st, 14.50
400H, 1st, 66.37 (NOSSA Record)

Caroline Ehrhardt
200m, 1st, 26.18
LJ, 1st, 5.72m (NOSSA Record)
TJ, 1st, 12.39m (NOSSA Record)

Kyla Pettigrew
200m, 4th, 27.69
400m,4th, 63.17,  (61.21 heat)

Grace Thomson
400m, 8th,  69.97 (65.67 heat)
100H, 3rd, 15.57 (15:42 heat)
400H, 3rd, 1:15.07

Alannah MacLean
400m, 1st, 59.19 (PB)
800m, 2nd, 2:35.41
400H, 2nd, 67.02 (Beats NOSSA record)

Katie Wismer
1500m, 1st, 5:04.30
3000m, 1st, 11:09.60
Steeple, 1st, 5:31.26

Alicia Violin
200m, 8th, 28.45
400m, 6th, 65.07
TJ, 2nd, 10.65


Joe Burke
800m, 1st, 2:00.05
1500m, 3rd, 4:09.22

Seb Diebel
800m, 2nd, 2:03.20
Steeple, 1st, 6:40.76

Ross Proudfoot
1500, 1st, 3:57.05 (NOSSA Record)
3000m, 1st, 8:36.62 (NOSSA Record)

Jeremy Cooper
1500, 2nd, 4:02.37
3000m, 2nd, 8:45.84 (Beats old NOSSA Record)

Kaitlyn Qualifies for NCAA East Regional Meet

Track North's Kaitlyn Tallman, in her final year at Villanova University, has qualified to run the 5000m at the NCAA Division I East Regional Track and Field Championships being contested next weekend at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.
This meet serves as the final and only qualification for the NCAA Division I Championships being contested on June  through at the University of Oregon, in Eugene, Oregon.
The 48 top ranked 5000m runners in the East region will be split into 2 equally seeded fields of 24 runners with the top 6 from each section (12 total) qualifying for the national champsionships.
Kaitlyn's best this season is an incredible 16:35.49 and ranks her 34th (and only 15 seconds from the 12th ranked runner).
She races Saturday, May 29th at 8:45pm. 
Meet site is here:
Go Kait Go!!

Results - City Championships 2010

Here are the Track North results from the City Championships last Wednesday and Thursday. this week, NOSSA will be held in Sudbury on Thursday afternoon/evening and all day Friday.

Zvia Mazal, 2nd, 27.34 (PB!)

Zvia Mazal, 2nd, 65.89 (PB!)

Emily Marcolini, 1st, 2:33.32 (City Record -PB)

Emily Marcolini, 1st, 5:11.26 (City & NOSSA Record -PB)

Emily Marcolini, 1st, 11:03.29 (City & NOSSA Record -PB)

Brandon Belan, 1st, 57.49

Brandon Belan, 1st, 2:13.34

Brandon Belan, 1st, 4:48.56
Graydon Henschel, 2nd, 4:55.77

Graydon Henschel, 1st, 10:27.75

300m Hurdles
Graydon Henschel, 2nd, 48.64

Triple Jump
Zvia Mazal, 1st, 9.65

Emilie Bouchard, 1st, 2:39.55

Emilie Bouchard, 1st, 5:34.00

Emilie Bouchard, 1st, 12:32.04
Luc Rivet, 8th, 12.62

Abram Mazal, 2nd, 24.74
Luc Rivet, 6th, 25.58
Dominic Ho, 14th, 27.30

Hayden Kosmerly, 2nd, 56.39
Abram Mazal, 4th, 57.34

Hayden Kosmerly, 1st, 2:07.79
Zack Caverson, 2nd, 2:10/40

Hayden Kosmerly, 1st, 4:25.79
Zack Caverson, 2nd, 4:35.13

Zack Caverson, 1st, 10:08.59

Long Jump
Abram Mazal, 3rd, 5.38m
Luc Rivet, 5th, 5.26m
Dominic Ho, 6th, 5.25m

Triple Jump
Matt Taylor, 1st, 11.92 (PB)

Serena San Cartier, 1st, 12.91(PB)
Kerissa Blacklock, 4th, 13.48 (13.00 Heat - PB)
Kyla Pettigrew, 6th, 13.55 (13.40 Heat - PB)

100m Hurdles
Serena San Cartier, 1st, 14.82 (City Record)
Grace Thomson, 2nd, 15.34
Kerissa Blacklock, 3rd, 17.34

Kyla Pettigrew, 2nd, 27.52

Alannah MacLean, 2nd, 62.19
Kyla Pettigrew, 3rd, 64.01 (63.52 Heat)
Grace Thomson, 5th, 64.56 (PB)

400m Hurdles
Serena San Cartier, 1st, 65.43 (City Record, PB)
Alannah MacLean, 2nd, 66.22 (PB)
Grace Thomson, 3rd, 72.14

Alannah MacLean, 1st, 2:27.70 (City Record)

Katie Wismer, 1st, 5:17.75 (City Record, PB)
Kayla Gallo, 2nd, 5:47.26

Katie Wismer, 1st, 11:50.25

1500m Steeplechase
Katie Wismer, 1st, 5:38.79 (City Record, PB)

Long Jump
Kerissa Blacklock, 2nd, 4.91m
Sebastien Diebel, 2nd, 52.88 (PB)

Ross Proudfoot, 1st, 1:59.28
Sebastien Diebel, 2nd, 2:03.12

Ross Proudfoot, 1st, 3:58.44 (City & NOSSA Record)

Ross Proudfoot, 1st, 8:38.76 (All-Time City Record & NOSSA Record)

110m Hurdles
Tim Smith, 3rd, 19.40

400 Hurdles
Tim Smith, 4th, 73.04

2000m Steeplechase
Sebastien Diebel, 2nd, 7:01.47 (PB)

Long Jump
Tim Smith, 12th, 5.12m

City Champs - Sudbury Star Article

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Proudfoot races Olympian, sets new 1500m PB

London, ON
Runner's Choice London Distance Series
Track North's Ross Proudfoot continued his impressive spring track season by running to a new personal best over 1500 metres at the high performance Runner's Choice London Distance Series track meet held in London, ON last night.
Racing in a field that included 2008 Canadian Olympic Track and Field team member Taylor Milne (Callendar, ON), Proudfoot finished in 5th place with a time of 3 minutes 52.36 seconds.  This time is 5 seconds faster than his previous best over 1500m set earlier this winter at an indoor meet in Ottawa.  Milne won the race in a time of 3 minutes 40.71 seconds.
"I felt strong the whole race but got a bit boxed in for a short section on the third lap as there was a pack of us all running around the same speed.  I couldn't make my final move as early as I would have liked but I still finished strong and caught a few runners over the final lap.  Overall, I'm very happy with my result and time" commented Proudfoot following his race.
"We knew the pace was going to be fast as the meet organizers brought in pacemakers to ensure the athletes covered the first 800m on a fast pace. Ross did a solid job tucking behind the pacemakers and hit all the splits we planned prior to the race. Ross has been training very hard this spring and the results of this work are now starting to show.  He has run to three new personal bests over three different distances, 800m, 1500m and 3000m in his last three competitions" commented Track North coach, Darren Jermyn.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tallman 3rd in 5000m at ECAC Championships

May 14th, 2010
Eastern College Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships
Princeton, New Jersey
Track North's Kaitlyn Tallman, a senior at Villanova University, ran to a season's best time of 16:35.49 to place third in the women's 5000m race tonight in Princeton, New Jersey. 

Darren in Northern Life

There's a nice Randy Pascal, Nothern Life  article about Darren and Track North at:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Athlete of the Week & Business of the Year!

Congratulations TNOR hurdler, Tim Smith, for being named Sudbury high school athlete of the week.

Congratulations also to alumni, Pierre Labrecque (and one of our webmasters), for winning the Small Office/Home Office award at the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Tuesday at the Caruso Club. Pierre's company, Labrecque Technologies, is on the cutting edge in the field of computer simulation, and has been incredibly successful. Way to go, Pierrre!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Weekend Results

Sudbury Rocks Road Races
(Congrats to Vince and Brent and all of the organizers - as always, a class event! And thanks to the TNOR members who volunteered).

5k (Times and places are from chip times)
1. Jeremy Cooper, 16:02
4. Brandon Belon, 18:29
5. Zack Caverson, 18:32
6. Graydon Henschel, 19:24
7. Emily Marcolini, 19:25 (1st female - Emily is only in grade 9)
9. Tate Kosmerly, 19:40
15. Katie Maziarski, 21:04 (2nd female)
17. Dave McGill, 21:26
24. Emilie Bouchard, 22:18 (3rd female)
78. Amanda Kosmerly, 26:13 (Alumni)

1. Neil Phipps, 39:25 (Alumni)
3. Mike Coughlin, 39:54
15. Mathilde Demory, 46:04 (LU Alumni)

1. Eric Leishman, 1:18.32
34. Klaus Ehrhardt, 1:42.56
42. Peter Tallman, 1:46.01
116. Katie Wismer, 2:00.36

Big East Track and Field Championships

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Tallman who finished 6th in the 5000m, with a time of 16:57 for her Villanova squad. Kaitlyn's time breaks the Eastern College Athletic Conference Regional qualifying standard of 17:16. She'll race at the ECAC Championships at Princeton University on May 14th.

Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational,
Stanford, Palo Alto California

Andrew Ellerton, 800m, 5th, 1:47.52

Andrew's distance medley relay from the Penn Relays is on video at:
There are 12 separate videos, so you have to scroll to find the USA vs the World DMR.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Proudfoot Wins Major Track Title

Proudfoot Wins Major Track Title
Takes Gold at Nike Invitational 3000m
Lively's Ross Proudfoot, competing for Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School, won the Nike Invitational 3000m High School Boys race at the Rowland Games Track and Field Meet this past weekend in Toronto, ON.  In winning gold, Proudfoot ran to a new personal best time of 8 minutes, 27.23 seconds. 
Each year, the Nike Invitational race features the best high school distance runners from across the province.  Proudfoot's winning time was not only one of the fastest winning times in the meet's long history but quite possibly the fastest 3000m ever run by a Sudbury high school student.
"I felt great the whole race", commented Proudfoot. "I got out quickly with the lead pack and then settled into third place for most of the race.  I noticed the leaders were fading a bit and so with 600 metres to go, I made a move to the front and pushed hard to the finish."  Proudfoot won the race by over 4 seconds, with Xavier King of Pickering High School claiming the silver in 8 minutes, 31.90 seconds.
"We'll have to do some digging through the local track and field archives to see if any Sudbury high schooler has run a time faster than this." commented Proudfoot's Track North coach, Darren Jermyn.  "The great thing is, its still only April and we have only completed a few outdoor track workouts to date.  This definitely sets up Ross for a solid remaining high school and summer track season."
Other impressive results from the Rowland Games meet include Caroline Ehrhardt (Espanola High School) winning gold in the Senior Girl's Long Jump with a leap of 5.56 metres; Joe Burke (Espanola High School) placing 4th in the Senior's Boys 1500m race in a time of 4:10.06 and Jeremy Cooper (Manitoulin High School) placing 13th in the Nike 3000m with a time of 8:50.02.
Also this weekend:  Track North athlete, Andrew Ellerton ran the lead off 1200 metre leg for Team Canada in the "USA vs. The World" Distance Medley relay race at the 116th Penn Relays in Philadelphia, PA.  Ellerton ran a time of 2 minutes 53.55 seconds and handed off the baton in 3rd place in a race against Morocca, Australia, Kenya and two teams from the United States.  Canada finished the race with a 6th place finish.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ellerton's 800 at Arizona State

Arizona State Sun Angel Track Classic
Phoenix, April 10, 2010

Nice run for Andrew Ellerton at the Arizona State Sun Angel Track Classic. Racing his first 800m in a year and a half because of injuries, Andrew ran a nice controlled race, trailing the pack for the first lap with a pedestrian 55 second split, moving into fifth with 100m to go and flying by the pack on the homestretch. He placed first in the college/open section with a time of 1:50.06.

It was a good way to get his first 800m under his belt.

You can see Andrew's race at the following link. He's wearing the orange top and grey shorts.


Proudfoot, Maziarski win Cambrian Spring Tune Up 5km

Cambrian Spring Tune-Up 5km Road Race
Sunday, April 11th, 2010
Several Track North athletes competed at the Cambrian Spring Tune-Up 5km Road Race held yesterday in New Sudbury.
This race has been given new life by Track North's own Meghan Juuti who is now the Head Coach of Cambrian's XC Running Teams.  The flat and fast 5km starts and finishes at Cambrian College and includes a single 5km loop through New Sudbury.
Ross Proudfoot won the men's event, running solo from the start, setting a new personal best of 15:14.  Eric Leishman, who just finished his first year at Cambrian and is now training with Track North for the summer, came 3rd in a personal best time of 15:44.
Katie Maziarski, who competes for the Laurentian XC team and also runs for Track North, won the women's race in a time of 20:04.
Other results for current and alumni Track North athletes include:
Hayden Kosmerly - 10th - 18:06
Tayte Kosmerly - 12th - 19:39
Stephane Jacques - 15th - 20:04 (Katie's pace bunny)

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Joe Burke and Randy Pascal

Check out the TNOR Facebook page to see a video of TNOR runner, Joe Burke, being interviewed by Channel 10 reporter, Randy Pascal.

By the way, Randy Pascal isn't just a TV reporter, newspaper columnist and sports website publisher. At the last Olympics, he was ranked in the top-five among hockey timing/scoring officials in the WORLD, including those who work NHL games. Randy was selected to officiate the Olympic final games between Canada and the U.S,

Congratulations Randy!

To see the video:


Sudbury Star Article

TNOR alumni discusses her first year as an NCAA basketball player at Vermont.

See the Sudbury Star article here:

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kyle Beaudry & Kristine Lalonde

Kyle Beaudry - Canadian Engineering Champ!
Congratulations to TNOR alumni, Kyle Beaudry, whose team of four engineering students won a gold medal in the Senior Team Designe category at the Canadian Engineering competition. Kyle is a 3rd-year student at Laurentian U and a former 400m hurdler.

Here's an article:

Kristine Lalonde at the NCAA's
Alumni hurdler, Kristine Lalonde's Vermont Catamounts are out of the NCAA basketball competition after falling in the second round to Notre Dame 84-to-66. Kristine got three minutes of floor time in that game, tallying an assist and garnering some valuable NCAA tournament experience!
There's a YouTube video on the Vermont squad here - Kristine is #5, and she's interviewed at 4:45 on this season preview video.

By the way, there are six players from Ontario on that team, four of whom are freshman!

York High School Indoor Meet

Track North athletes, competing for their respective high schools, won a total of 7 medals (2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze) this past weekend at the York University High School Indoor Track and Field Meet.

Some very impressive results for athletes finishing up their indoor training and gearing up for the outdoor high school season.

TN Results are as follows:

Senior Boys 400m
Ross Proudfoot 2nd - 52.77 (PB!)
Sebastian Diebel - 7th 53.46 (PB!)

Senior Boys 800m
Ross Proudfoot - 1st 800m - 1:57.78 (PB!)
Joe Burke - 2nd - 2:02.44
Sebastian Diebel - 8th 800m - 2:08.19

Senior Boys 1500m
Joe Burke - 5th - 4:22.89

Junior Boys 800m
Zack Caverson - 6th - 2:15.45

Junior Boys 1500m
Zack Caverson - 6th - 4:44.82

Midget Boys 400m
Brandon Beland -  4th - 1:00.14 (PB!)

Midget Boys 800m
Brandon Beland - 2nd -  2:18.22 (PB!)

Senior Girls 60mH
Serena San Cartier - 1st - 9.05 (8.95 heat)

Senior Girls 60m
Serena San Cartier - 3rd - 8.17
Kyla Pettigrew - 4th - 8.52

Senior Girls 400m
Kyla Pettigrew - 3rd - 1:02.36