Sunday, February 28, 2010

Devon in the 50k!!!

Devon Kershaw - 5TH !!!!!!! IN THE 50KM MASS START XC SKI.

After two hours of skiing, Devon finished only 1.6 seconds from gold and only .6 seconds from the podium...and as befitting one of the best athletes in the world... disappointed he didn't come in first!

Best finish ever for a Canadian!!!



Two Gold Medalists!

I've been away at the OUA Championships so missed sending an Olympic update. You probably all know by now, but congratulations to alumni, Rebecca Johnston, who is now an OLYMPIC CHAMPION! Rebecca's hockey team beat the Americans 2-0 to win the Olympic Gold on Friday night.

Continuing the Gold Medal theme, Alannah MacLean struck gold at the OFSAA cross-country skiing championships last weekend! Alannah topped 146 other racers to win the senior girls' race at the Midland Ski Club.

Emily Marcolini also had an excellent result, placing 12th in the Junior Girls race.

Way to go, everyone!!

OUA Championships Results

OUA Indoor Track and Field Championships
York University, 2/26-2/27, 2010.

Two Laurentian athletes competed at the OUA indoor track and field championships at York University this weekend.
Emma Tallman achieved two top-ten finishes and two personals bests. Tallman placed 8th in the 1000m with a time of 2:54.63,  a 2.6 second personal best. She also placed 9th in the 600m with a 135.93, a personal best by 1.4 seconds.

Maggie Robins placed 15th in the 1000m with a time of 3:12.39.

"Emma definitely peaked at the right time, and she ran an excellent tactical race," said head coach, Dick Moss. " She was very aggressive and made a big jump in her personal-best times. At this point, she ranks 13th in the CIS in the 1000m. The best thing is, she's still very young and should be a real factor at the national level over the next three years."

Olympic Update

Devon's 4 x 10km relay team placed 7th. Devon said he still felt pooped from the team pursuit earlier in the week. No wonder!! Their placing at 7th was still a best placing for a Canadian squad in the event!

Rebecca Johnston and her women's hockey team play in the gold medal game tonight. Tune in at 6:30 PM!!

Way to go Rebecca and Devon!

Rebecca's Game & Devon Kershaw's Comments & Photos

Here are Devon's comments after the race and some amazing photos:
Congrats to Rebecca Johnston, whose Olympic hockey squad beat the Finns in the semi-finals to advance to the finals on Thursday. Rebecca got an assist in the game.

Kershaw - 4th at the Olympics!!

Congratulations to Devon Kershaw who had an AMAZING race in the team sprint at the Olympics today (2 skiers, doing 3 laps each parlauff-relay-style).

Devon was a beast, giving his partner the lead in both semi-finals and finals. It was the best-ever finish for Canada in an event that has always been dominated by European countries.



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Track North Athletes Own the Podium at AO Champs!

Athletics Ontario Youth/Senior Indoor Track and Field Championships
York University - Toronto, ON
Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club athletes earned four medals at the Athletics Ontario Youth (17 and under) and Senior (Open) Indoor Track and Field Championships held at York University this past weekend.
Caroline Ehrhardt, (Espanola), 18, won gold in the Senior Women's Long Jump with a best leap of 5.60 metres. Ehrhardt also won a silver medal in the Senior Women's Triple Jump with a best jump of 11.89 metres.  
Jeremy Cooper (Manitowaning), 16, won a silver medal in the Youth Boys 3000 metre race setting a new personal best of 9:06.48.  Cooper also won a bronze medal in the Youth Boys 1500 metre race in a time of 4:10.67.
Serena San Cartier (Sudbury), 18, finished fourth in the Senior Women's 60 metre hurdle race in a time of 9.34 seconds.

Devon in the 30 km

Best-ever Canadian finish in the 30km pursuit: 5th, 8th, 9th and Devon in 16th. Amazing Canadian depth with the Canucks mixing it up the entire race. Way to go, Devon and congrats Canada. It's looking good for the relays!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Olympic Results

Devon finished 24th in the Classic sprint yesterday. Here's his own analysis from his blog. He's now looking forward to his first focus event, the 30km pursuit on Saturday.

Devon also has a Twitter account at:

Rebecca's hockey squad beat up on the Swedes, 12-1 and now advance into the semi-finals on Sunday.

Ottawa WinterNational

University of Ottawa Winternational
2/13/10 Louis Riel Dome, Ottawa

Track North and the Laurentian women's track team competed at the University of Ottawa WinterNational at the 400m indoor Louis Riel Dome this weekend.

Teams from McGill, Laval, U. of Toronto, U. of Ottawa, RMC, Laurentian and a number of track clubs competed, including members of Athletics Canada's men's national 4 x 100m relay team. Almost 500 athletes were involved.

Track North Results

Track North athletes returned with five medals, including 2 medals in the university/open category by high school runners! Ross Proudfoot won a silver medal in the 1500m with a personal best time of3:57.96. Grace Thomson, placed third in the 60m hurdles. Jeremy Cooper won silver in the Youth 1000m, followed by Zack Caverson with a bronze. Strong finishes were tallied by Joe Burke and Chantry Cargill. And alumni Joe Yawney, making a comeback, won a silver medal in the 1000m!

Laurentian Results
For the fourth meet in a row, second-year runner, Emma Tallman, returned with  a medal, placing third in the 1000m with a personal best time of 2:56.95.  Tallman retains her top-10 ranking in the OUA with that time.

Tallman was followed in the 1000m by teammate Maggie Robins, who mounted a strong kick to finish fourth in a time of 3:07.45. Stephanie Flieler also placed fourth, in the 3000m, running a time of 10:48.70.

Gracie Tetzlaff turned in a strong performance, running an indoor personal best of 4:55.61 to place 8th in the 1500m. The time meets the qualifying standard for the OUA Championships.

Track North Results

Youth (under 17)
2nd, Jeremy Cooper, 2:38.45 (check placing)
3rd, Zack Caverson, 2:54.65

1st, Jeremy Cooper,  4:12.20
Zack Caverson, (result not listed).

Open/University Men
2nd, Joe Yawney (alumni), 2:34.25
6th, Joe Burke, 2:38.45

2nd, Ross Proudfoot, 3:57.96 PB
4th, Chantry Cargill, 4:04.12
14th, Joe Burke, 4:26.04

Open/University Women
60m Hurdles
3rd, Grace Thomson, 9.52 (heats), 9.55 (final)

23rd, Grace Thomson, 46.48

Laurentian University Results
3rd, Emma Tallman, 2:56.95
4th, Maggie Robins, 3:07.45
Shauna Donaldson, 3:13.91 (redshirt)

4th, Stephanie Flieler, 10:48.70
8th, Hannah McCurdy-Adams, 11:46.18

8th, Gracie Tetzlaff, 4:55.61
16th, Stephanie Flieler, 5:11.68
23rd, Hannah McCurdy-Adams, 5:37.62

17th, Becky Van Zeyl,  8.57 (PB)

21st, Becky Van Zeyl, 45.92

Results link:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Olympic Update

Congrats to Rebecca Johnston, who scored her first Olympic goal against Switzerland on Monday! Her team has cruised through their first two games against the Slovaks and Swiss. She plays a tougher game against Sweden tonight.

Devon Kershaw and Chandra Crawford ski in the Individual Sprint Classic this afternoon and tonight.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Good Luck Rebecca and Devon!!

Track North News

Be sure to look for two Track North alumni during the Olympic opening ceremonies tonight.

Devon Kershaw will be competing in the nordic skiing competition and Rebecca Johnston will be playing in the women's hockey competition.

Good luck Rebecca and Devon - we're all cheering for you!!


P.S. Devon's CTV website link is:

Rebecca's is:

Monday, February 08, 2010

York Open Results - Indoor Track

Track North and the Laurentian Women's indoor track team competed at the York Open in Toronto this weekend. Open athletes and university  teams from Queen's, York, Guelph, Western, Waterloo, Laurier, McMaster and Laurentian participated in the event.

The Lady Vees were led by Emma Tallman, who once again reached the podium, placing 1st in the 1000m among university athletes (second overall), with a time of 2:58.70.

Stephanie Flieler, placed 6th in the 3000m, running the 15-lap race in a time of 10:45.12.

"Emma Tallman was a bit under the weather, but still managed a nice result in the 1000m," said head coach, Dick Moss. "And Stephanie Flieler had a great race in the 3000m. She ran 21 seconds better than last week and was only 1 second off the OUA qualifying standard."

Other individual results included:

26, Beck Van Zeyl, 8.67

17, Becky Van Zeyl, 45.63, PB

2nd (1st University), Emma Tallman, 2:58.70
13th, Shauna Donaldson, 3:16.87 (Red-shirt)
14th, Hannah McCurdy-Adams, 3:23.87

16, Stephanie Flieler, 5:06.11
17, Emma Tallman, 5;07.76
23rd, Katie Maziarski 5:25.90 (Red-shirt)

7th, Stephanie Flieler, 10:45.12
11th, Hannah McCurdy-Adams, 11:47.72

18th, Eric Leishman, 1:27.17

11th, Eric Leishman, 2:36.07

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Brady on the National News!

TNOR Alumni, Shawn Brady, leads a double life as physiotherapy clinic manager and rock star. It caught the notice of the CTV morning news.

Here's a Facebook video of the clip (they didn't mention the fact that he still runs major mileages every week).

P.S. Shawn also sponsors the TNOR website's domain name (""). Thanks Shawn!