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 150..it'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