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: