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.