Monday, November 14, 2011
Dave McGill at AO XC's
Proudfoot and Leishman Shine at National Championship Races
Friday, November 04, 2011
Shawn Brady CD Launch!!
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
NOSSA XC Results'11
1. Rachel Leck, 13:46
5. Ashley Sandre, 14:49
24. Mykaila Koronovich, 16:35
32 Rebecca Black, 17:14
15. Aiden Spoel, 20:48
4. Teagan Moxam, 19:12
16. Andrea DePaolis, 20:41
6. Owen Sarmatiuk, 23:35
11. Tom Matakalu, 24:30
2. Haley Maziarski, 20:14
3. Emily Markolini, 20:27
6. Katie Wiwchar, 21:34
11. Laura Battaion, 22:10
2. Jeremy Cooper, 22:47
6. Brandon Belan, 25:31
7. Michael Niven, 25:32
8. Brandon Shirk, 25:58
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Steve Eles at the Detroit Marathon
Monday, October 31, 2011
Proudfoot Wins Silver at OUA Cross Country Champs
University of Guelph won a silver medal at the Ontario University Athletics
(OUA) Cross-Country Running Championships in Ottawa this past weekend.
Competing on a challenging 10 kilometre course at Mooney's Bay Park,
Proudfoot finished the race in a time of 30 minutes, 53 seconds, just 2
seconds behind University of Guelph teammate and gold medallist, Andrew
Nixon (Thunder Bay). North Bay's Matt Walters, competing for the University
of Windsor won the bronze medal.
Proudfoot ran with the front pack of 10 to12 runners for the first eight
kilometres of the race which included four major climbs and short sections
run on beach sand. Nixon, Proudfoot and Walters demonstrated their northern
Ontario running strength as they eventually pulled away from the lead back
and battled for the medals over the last 2 kilometers.
"I'm pretty happy with my race. It's an improvement on my 4th place finish
last year. I made a slight mental error by not staying connected with Nixon
when he made his final surge with about 700 metres to go but I still
finished strong and I feel I'll be ready for a strong race at Nationals"
commented Proudfoot following the race.
Proudfoot and his Guelph Gryphon teammates won their 7th consecutive OUA
title with a low score of 20 points. Windsor was second with a score of 40
points and Queen's claimed bronze with 103 points.
Proudfoot will next compete at the Canadian Interuniversity (CIS)
Cross-Country Championships being held on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec
City on November 12th.
Picture Attached: Ross Proudfoot (#135) competing at the 2011 OUA
Cross-Country Championships - photo credit: Dick Moss
Friday, October 07, 2011
SDSSAA Athletes of the Week - Rachel Leck & Tom Matukula!
Haley Maziarski Article and Jeremy in Waterloo
Congrats to Jeremy Cooper, who won the Octoberfest HS XC race in Waterloo.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Interview with Andrew Ellerton
Sunday, August 07, 2011
"Moore wins silver at National Legion Track and Field Championships"
National Legion Track and Field Championships
Track North Athletic Club's Keegan Moore (Sudbury), 15, won a silver medal
at the National Legion Track and Field Championships contested this past
weekend in Ottawa. Competing in the boys U16 javelin event, Moore's best
throw of 45.13 metres earned him the silver medal. Aaron Stroda of British
Columbia won the gold with a best throw of 51.23 metres.
"Keegan was very well composed during his first national championship. His
first throw wasn't as far as he hoped but he battled back in the third
round. Keegan is a newcomer to this event so I am excited to see what next
season will bring with more training" commented Track North jumps and throws
coach, Jim Taylor.
Other Track North results included Matt Taylor and Sean Moore placing 9th
and 17th respectively in the U18 Triple Jump.
This competition marked the end of national age class track and field
competitions that saw Track North athletes win five medals including one
gold, three silver and one bronze in addition to four other Top-10 placings
Also - Track North's Andrew Ellerton is currently preparing for the IAAF
World Track and Field Championships to be held in Daegu, South Korea from
August 27th to September 4th. Ellerton will compete in the 800 metre event.
2011 Track North Top 10 Results at National Championships
Gold (1) - Andrew Ellerton, Senior Men 800m (back to back champion,
Silver (3) - Ashley Huard, Junior Women 100m; Ross Proudfoot, Junior Men
1500m (qualified at Pan-Am Junior Champs); Keegan Moore, Midget Boys Javelin
Bronze (1) - Katie Wismer, Junior Women 2000m Steeplechase
Other Top 10 Results (4): Jeremy Cooper, Junior Men 5000m (5th place);
Alicia Violin, Junior Women Triple Jump (6th); Matt Taylor, Junior Men
Triple Jump (8th) and Youth Men's Triple Jump (9th)
Monday, July 18, 2011
Huard Medals at the Provincial Seniors
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Dave McGill Article on Northern Life Website
Andrew in Liege and Ross in Toronto
Monday, July 11, 2011
Track North Wins 3 Medals at National Juniors
Six athletes from Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club competed at the Canadian Junior (Under 20) Track and Field Championships in Winnipeg this weekend, returning with three medals and 3 top-eight finishes.
Alicia Violin of Hanmer placed 6th in the triple jump, with a breakthrough personal-best leap of 11.46 metres on her fourth round of jumping. It was a significant improvement over last year as Violin, better known as a gymnast and in only her second year of jumps training, did not make the top-12 final last year. Violin also placed 16th in the long jump with a distance of 5.14 metres.
"It was an amazing nationals for us," said Track North jumps coach Jim Taylor. "It's a large country with excellent talent, and to have six Track North athletes return as national medalists and three others finish in the top-eight is a major accomplishment."
Monday, July 04, 2011
Photos and Videos Updated
I've finally caught up with my photos and videos. You can see all the
photographs and videos that I've taken since the City Championships. Sorry -
most of the videos are of my technical event people.
Here's the video link:
And here's the photo link. You can see the album titles on the right:
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Firecracker 5k Road Race Results
Ellerton - 1:45.04!!!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Track North Twilight #2 Results
Licensed to RCL Ontario District H Championship Meet HY-TEK's Meet Manager 6/29/2011 06:55 PM 2011 Track North Twilight #2 - 6/29/2011 6/29/2011 Results Mixed 100 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ Section 1 1 Groom, Jaclyn W11 Track North 14.72 2 Black, Holly W11 Track North 16.29 3 Podlatis, MacKenna W10 Track North 17.35 4 Hansen, Anja W11 Track North 18.72 5 Pickering, Angela W11 Track North 20.04 Section 2 1 Sargeant, Chelsea W13 Track North 14.25 2 Byrnes, Allison W12 Track North 14.29 3 Nahwegahbow, Begiizhik W12 Track North 14.67 4 Groom, Jordan W13 Track North 14.81 5 Emiry, Daniel M12 Track North 17.95 Section 3 1 Guy, Kory W15 Track North 13.48 2 Predon, Alenna W16 Track North 13.70 3 Black, Rebecca W14 Track North 13.85 4 Wise, Sara W16 Track North 13.93 5 Brunette, Samantha W15 Track North 14.17 6 Mayer, Natasha W14 Unattached 14.35 Section 4 1 Predon, Alex M17 Track North 11.93 2 Athanasopolous, Andrew M24 Track North 11.94 3 Giusti, Rudy M15 Track North 12.25 4 Diebel, Simon M18 Track North 12.50 5 Moore, Sean M16 Track North 12.63 6 Taylor, Matt M17 Track North 13.19 7 Philopow, Jennie W14 Track North 13.54 8 Sloan, Kathleen W16 Track North 14.10 Mixed 200 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ Section 1 1 Black, Holly W11 Track North 33.74 2 Podlatis, MacKenna W10 Track North 36.48 3 Emiry, Daniel M12 Track North 39.14 4 Hansen, Anja W11 Track North 43.53 5 Pickering, Angela W11 Track North 49.33 Section 2 1 Sargeant, Chelsea W13 Track North 29.50 2 Nahwegahbow, Begiizhik W12 Track North 30.57 3 Byrnes, Allison W12 Track North 31.24 Section 3 1 Predon, Alex M17 Track North 24.20 2 Giusti, Rudy M15 Track North 24.53 3 Guy, Kory W15 Track North 27.73 4 Predon, Alenna W16 Track North 28.38 5 Black, Rebecca W14 Track North 28.54 6 Groom, Jaclyn W11 Track North 29.33 Mixed 400 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ Section 1 1 Leck, Rachel W13 Track North 1:09.67 2 Groom, Jaclyn W11 Track North 1:18.45 3 Podlatis, MacKenna W10 Track North 1:24.29 4 Hansen, Anja W11 Track North 1:38.99 Mixed 800 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ 1 Diebel, Sebastian M18 Track North 2:00.91 2 Caverson, Zack M16 Track North 2:10.14 3 Mazal, Zvia W15 Track North 2:38.65 4 Wiwchar, Katie W16 Track North 2:38.82 Mixed 3000 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ 1 Cooper, Jeremy M18 Track North 8:46.42 2 Leck, Rachel W13 Track North 12:36.71 3 Sandre, Ashley W14 Track North 13:23.82 4 DePaolis, Andrea W14 Track North 13:43.29 Mixed 100 Meter Hurdles ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ 1 Sloan, Kathleen W16 Track North 18.11 Mixed 300 Meter Hurdles ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ 1 Guy, Kory W15 Track North 52.51 Mixed High Jump ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ Flight 1 1 Moore, Sean M16 Track North 1.77m 2 Athanasopolous, Andrew M24 Track North 1.68m 3 Taylor, Matt M17 Track North 1.60m 4 Groom, Jaclyn W11 Track North 1.38m 5 Groom, Jordan W13 Track North 1.25m 6 Byrnes, Allison W12 Track North 1.20m 6 Sargeant, Chelsea W13 Track North J1.20m
Monday, June 27, 2011
Ehrhardt Medals at National Track Championships
June 23-25, 2011
Espanola native and Track North alumni, Caroline Ehrhardt, won a gold medal in
the triple jump at the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships in Calgary
Alberta this weekend.
Representing the London Western Track Club, Erhardt jumped 12.64 metres to win
her first senior championship. She also placed 7th in the long jump with a leap
of 5.79 metres.
Ellerton Wins His 2nd National Championship
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Twilight #1 Results
Licensed to RCL Ontario District H Championship Meet HY-TEK's Meet Manager 6/22/2011 05:41 PM 2011 Track North Twilight Series - 6/22/2011 Laurentian University Community Track Results Mixed 100 Meter Dash =================================================================== Name Age Team Finals H# =================================================================== Finals 1 Brzezynski, Ben M21 Nipuxc 13.50 1 2 Burley, Alex M22 Nipuxc 13.80 1 3 Philopow, Jennie W14 Track North 13.90 1 4 Mayer, Natasha W13 Unattached 15.30 1 5 Wilkinson, Taylor W11 Track North 15.84 2 6 Wilkinson, Logan W12 Track North 16.03 2 7 Moxam, Riley W11 Track North 19.31 2 Mixed 200 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ 1 Brzezynski, Ben M21 Nipuxc 28.53 2 Burley, Alex M22 Nipuxc 28.54 3 Tallman, Emma W20 Track North 28.97 4 Philopow, Jennie W14 Track North 29.91 5 Leck, Rachel W13 Track North 30.22 Mixed 400 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ 1 Beauchamp, Ty M14 Track North 1:00.29 2 Brzezynski, Ben M21 Nipuxc 1:02.05 3 Phipps, Neil M41 Unattached 1:02.79 4 Burley, Alex M22 Nipuxc 1:05.83 5 Spoel, Aidan M14 Track North 1:08.53 6 Leck, Rachel W13 Track North 1:08.69 Mixed 800 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ 1 Cargill, Chantry M21 Track North 1:58.62 2 Diebel, Sebastian M18 Track North 1:58.77 3 Brzezynski, Ben M21 Nipuxc 2:08.27 4 Caverson, Zack M16 Track North 2:12.89 5 Phipps, Neil M41 Unattached 2:14.40 6 Tallman, Emma W20 Track North 2:15.37 7 Burley, Alex M22 Nipuxc 2:22.34 Mixed 1500 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ 1 Brzezynski, Ben M21 Nipuxc 4:32.35 2 Phipps, Neil M41 Unattached 4:50.17 3 Burley, Alex M22 Nipuxc 5:06.82 4 Spoel, Aidan M14 Track North 5:10.81 5 Richardson, Dave M41 Unattached 5:36.80 6 Sandre, Ashley W14 Track North 6:15.82 7 McIlraith, Sara W39 Unattached 6:52.30 8 Richards, Kate W11 Unattached 6:52.47 9 Spoel, Philippa W48 Unattached 7:04.61 Mixed Long Jump ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ 1 Moore, Sean M16 Track North 5.86m 2 Burley, Alex M22 Nipuxc 4.78m 3 Brzezynski, Ben M21 Nipuxc 4.37m 4 Wilkinson, Taylor W11 Track North 3.90m 5 Moxam, Riley W11 Track North 2.88m Mixed Triple Jump ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ 1 Moore, Sean M16 Track North 12.42m 2 Violin, Alicia W19 Track North 10.12m 3 Brzezynski, Ben M21 Nipuxc 9.05m 4 Burley, Alex M22 Nipuxc 8.70m 5 Wilkinson, Taylor W11 Track North 8.63m 6 Wilkinson, Logan W12 Track North 8.17m 7 Moxam, Riley W11 Track North 5.48mA number of hardy souls came out for the Twilight meet tonight (for
those of you who are new, we only cancel practices and races for
thunderstorms...and even then, it's usually only a delay).
Thanks to everyone who volunteered as officials!!
The results are on the website at:
Legion Results & Photos & Thanks!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Dave McGill - More Gold
Today, in the 800 he won gold for his age group. 2:43 time.
Dave McGill - Canadian Masters Champ!
1500m in the 60-64 year-old category. Dave won the 1500m this weekend at the
Canadian Masters Championships in Toronto, with a time of 5:30.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Ashley & AO Jrs in Sudbury Star
today's Sudbury Star (photo was taken by Grace Thomson).
Proudfoot approaching sub-4 minute mile
Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot, 18 (Lively, ON) has taken another
step closer to eclipsing the elusive sub 4 minute mile barrier.
Competing in the "metric mile" 1,500 metre distance at the American Miler's High
Performance Series in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday night, Proudfoot ran to
a new personal best of 3 minutes, 45.00 seconds. This equates to a mile time of
The race was won by fellow Canadian and 2008 Olympian, Taylor Milne of Calendar,
ON in a time of 3 minutes 38.78 seconds.
Proudfoot's time keeps him ranked first in the national junior (age 19 and
under) rankings. Proudfoot's next competition will be the Canadian Senior
Championships in Calgary, June 24th and 25th.
For more information:
Monday, June 13, 2011
Track North Media Release - Ontario Junior Championships
Andrew Athanasopolous, marked his return to javelin competition by placing 3rd in the open men's javelin with a distance of 49.65 metres.
Ross Proudfoot, dropping down a distance, placed 4th in the 800m with a time of 1:53.21.
Matt Taylor placed 6th in the Junior Men's triple jump with a huge personal best leap of 13.13 metres. He also placed 17th in the long jump with a jump of 5.45m
Grace Thomson, a finalist at the OFSAA track championships, made the finals over a higher hurdle height at this competition, placing 7th in a time of 15.53.
Jeremy Cooper placed 7th in the Junior Men's 5000m, with a time of 15:36.74. and training partner, Chantry Cargill placed 7th in the Open Men's 5000m with a time of 15:44.98.
Alicia Violin placed 13th in the Junior women's long jump with a leap of 5.07m. She also placed 10th in the triple jump with a distance of 11.12m. Fellow jumper, Sean Moore, placed 13th in the Junior Men's long jump with a leap of 5.75 and 9th in the triple jump with a distance of 12.49m.
Brandon Shirk, hampered by a sore hamstring, ran 51.99 in the 400m heats but was forced to withdraw from the final.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Darren - Coach of the Year, Plus Other Awards
Thursday, June 02, 2011
OFSAA Track - Athletes Competing & Live Video
1. Rudy Giusti - 200m
2. Owen Sarmatiuk - 3k
3. Kory Guy, 100m, 300mH, 4 x 100m,
4. Zvia Mazal, 200m, 400m, TJ
5. Haley Maziarski, 3k, Steeple
6. Kathleen Sloan, 80mH, 4 x 100m
7. Brandon Belan, 800m, 1500m, , 4 x 400m
8. Sean Moore, HJ, LJ, TJ
9. Alenna Predon, 4 x 100m, 100m
10. Ashley Huard, 100m, 200m,
11. Alannah MacLean, 400m, 400mH, 4 x 100m
14. Carley Daley, 4 x 100m
15. Clarissa Elliot, 4 x 100m
16. Katie Wismer, Steeple
17. Brandon Shirk, 200m, 400m, 4 x 100m, 4 x 400m
18. Seb Diebel, 800m, 4 x 400m
19. Jeremy Cooper, 1500m, 3k
20. Matt Taylor, TJ, 4 x 100m
21. Alex Predon, 4 x 100m
22. Catlin Cargill, 4 x 400m, 200m
23. Simon Diebel, 4 x 400m
Monday, May 30, 2011
Proudfoot Breaks Canadian Record
Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot, 18 (Lively, ON) broke the
longstanding Canadian Junior Record for 2,000 metres at the Speed River
Inferno Track Meet this past weekend in Guelph, ON.
Competing in a field that included 2008 Olympian, Taylor Milne and 2009
World Championship competitor Reid Coolsaet, Proudfoot ran to a finishing
time of 5 minutes, 16.06 seconds. This bettered the previous national
junior record of 5:19.9 set by Rob Lonergan in the 1970's. Milne won the
race in a time of 5 minutes, 1.57 seconds, breaking the national senior
record in the process. Coolsaet finished second in 5:15.39, with Proudfoot
claiming the bronze.
The 2000m race is rarely contested in North America but the organizers of
the Inferno meet put the event on the schedule in hopes of attracting a
quality field of Canadian and American middle distance runners to chase down
their national records.
"Reid and I worked well together to keep our splits even over the first four
laps and then we both had something left in the tank on that last lap to
push hard for home. I'm incredibly happy to have broken such a longstanding
record" commented Proudfoot following the race.
"Ross has had an amazing week" commented Proudfoot's Track North coach,
Darren Jermyn. "In a span of seven days, he's set new personal bests in the
1500m and 800m and claimed a national junior record. Not a bad way to kick
off the season!"
Emma Tallman, 20 (Mindemoya, ON) won a silver medal in the Women's 800m
event setting a new personal best time of 2 minutes, 12.83 seconds.
Other Track North Results from the Speed River Inferno include:
Joe Burke - Men's 800m - 14th - 1:59.78
Eric Leishman - Men's 1500m - 18th - 4:14.94
Meet Results, Race Video and Post Race Interview:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"Ellerton and Proudfoot Ranked #1 Nationally"
Proudfoot, 18, competing in the open men's 1500m event at the Windsor Open ran a four second personal best finishing 4th in a time 3 minutes, 46.70 seconds. This time ranks Proudfoot number one in Canada for Junior (19 and under) aged athletes.
Athletics Canada Rankings can be found at:http://www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=65
Other fine Track North Performances from the Windsor Open include:
Emma Tallman - 800m - 2:14.77 - 6th
Chantry Cargill - 1500m - 3:57.49 - 19th
Joe Burke - 800m - 1:58.61 - 15th
Eric Leishman - 800m - 1:59.02 - 16th
City Champs - Randy Pascal Articles
Sports Hall of Fame Awards - Congrats!
- Coach of the Year: Darren Jermyn
- Elite Athlete of the Year: Ross Proudfoot and Alumni, Devon Kershaw
- Import Athlete of the Year: Eric Leishman (Cambrian College)
- High School Female Athlete of the Year: Katie Wismer (Lockerby)
- And finally, Team of the Year: Track North!!!
P.S. Frequent road race organizer and TNOR/Laurentian helper-outer, Vince Perdue, has also been nominated for the Administration Award!
Friday, May 20, 2011
City Champs - Sudbury Star Articles
Katie Wismer & Haley Maziarski
Brandon Shirk article and video
Top-5 Reasons to Love Track (Dave Makela - Sudbury Rainbow Athletics Coordinator)
City Champs Photos
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Sudbury Star article on Alicia Violin
Monday, May 02, 2011
Sudbury Rocks Photos
Proudfoot runs 14:50 for 5km at Stanford
the Payton Jordan Invitational Track and Field Meet hosted by Stanford
University in California. Competing in the collegiate 5000m race, Proudfoot
ran a time of 14 minutes 50.32 seconds, good for 19th spot overall.
Blackfly Relays Photos Available
Sunday, May 01, 2011
Jeremy Cooper sets 3000m PB at Rowland Games
personal best over 3000m this weekend at the Nike Rowland Games Invitational
3000m at Etobicoke Stadium. Jeremy's time of 8:41.67 placed him 12th
overall in a very deep field. Congrats Jeremy!
Rebecca Johnston & Alannah MacLean
Proudfoot starts outdoor season with 5k race in California
outdoor track and field season this weekend by competing at the Payton
Jordan Invitational hosted by Stanford University in Paolo Alto, California.
Proudfoot will compete in the 5000m event against elite level university
athletes from across North America.
Proudfoot, who just completed his first year of competing for the University
of Guelph, commented prior to departing for California, "After a few weeks
of being sick during my final exams, I've had a solid week of training back
home with my Track North teammates and I'm ready to see what I can do very
early in the season."
Following his race at Stanford, Proudfoot will attend a national team
training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona for two weeks. There he will train
alongside fellow Track North athlete, Andrew Ellerton, who is also preparing
for the upcoming outdoor season.
The Payton Jordan event will be broadcast live at
Live results and Twitter feed will be available at:
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Rebecca Johnston on TSN
Rebecca Johnston on TSN
Johnston, is playing in the semi-finals today. You can see her at 10:00 AM on
TSN against Finland.
Rebecca was instrumental in getting the squad to the semis - in their previous
game, also against Finland, Canada was able to score only two goals against a
hot goaltender. Rebecca's goal was the first and the winner.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Kaitlyn Tallman-Toohey & Serena San Cartier Articles
Monday, April 11, 2011
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Jeremy Cooper 7th at Harry's Spring Run-Off 8km Road Race
Harry's Spring Run-Off 8km race in Toronto's High Park this past weekend.
Jeremy set a personal best on the hilly course with a time of 26:38. Jeremy
easily won the Men's 19 and under age group.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
York High School Indoor Meet Results
Junior Boys 800m
Brandon Belan (St. Benedict's) - GOLD - 2:10.14
Junior Boys 1500m
Brandon Belan (St. Benedict's) - GOLD - 4:36.88
Senior Girls Triple Jump
Alicia Violin (Confederation) - GOLD - 10.88m
Senior Girls Long Jump
Monday, March 21, 2011
Proudfoot Top Canadian at World Championships
Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot, (Lively, ON) was the top
finishing Canadian at the 39th IAAF World Cross-Country Championships
contested today in Punta Umbria, Spain. Competing in the Junior's Men's
8 kilometre race, Proudfoot finished in 49th position with a time of 24
minutes and 53 seconds. Canada placed 12th in the team event beating out
teams from Spain, Algeria, Russia, Brazil and Tunisia. As expected Kenya
and Ethiopia battled it out for top spot with Kenya eventually taking the
gold and Ethiopia settling for silver. Uganda won bronze.
Canada entered teams in both the men's and women's junior (19 and under) and
senior races and Proudfoot's performance was the best of any Canadian on the
"Ross had a great race. He went out confidently, took a risk with a fast
start and hung on well. He had a good battle going with some of the
Americans and finished strongly" commented Team Canada Head Coach, Dave
Scott-Thomas following the race.
Proudfoot could not be reached for comment immediately following the race
and is currently in transit back to Canada.
"To place in the top half of what is considered the hardest running race in
the world to win, and to again lead the Canadian team is an impressive
accomplishment" commented Proudfoot's Track North coach, Darren Jermyn.
"Ross has come a long way in the past year and its exciting to think of what
he will do in the future."
This race caps off an incredible past 8 months that saw Proudfoot accomplish
- 14th place over 5000m at IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships
- OUA and CIS Rookie of the Year and All-Canadian in Cross-Country
- 2010 Canadian National Junior Cross-Country Champion
- 2011 North American, Central American, Caribbean (NACAC) Cross-Country
- 2011 OUA Indoor Track Rookie of the Year and OUA 3000m gold medallist
- 2011 CIS Indoor Track bronze medal over 1500m
Attached photos - from 39th IAAF World Cross Country Championships - taken
by Dawson Proudfoot
Full meet results at:
Monday, March 14, 2011
Proudfoot Wins Bronze at CIS Championships
"Breaks 3:50 barrier over 1500m"
Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON), competing for the
University of Guelph, claimed the bronze medal in the men's 1500m event at
the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Indoor Track and Field
Championships held this weekend in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Proufoot made a strong move over the final 200 metres of the race to move
from fifth place into a potential medal position. Proudfoot then timed his
final lean at the line perfectly to win the bronze medal in a new personal
best time of 3 minutes, 49.68 seconds, just outleaning the fourth place
finisher by 2/100's of a second. Proudfoot's teammate, Kyle Boorsma, won
gold in a time of 3 minutes, 47.57 seconds.
"I ended up eating a bit of track with my lean and fall at the finish line
but I very happy to have won a medal and to have finally broken 3:50 for
1500m - it's been overdue" commented Proudfoot following the race.
Proudfoot also finished 5th in the men's 3000m event in a time of 8 minutes,
Proudfoot will now turn his focus to again competing for Canada at the IAAF
World Junior Cross-Country Championships in Punta Umbria, Spain on March
20th. Proudfoot will lead the Canadian squad against the world's best 19
and under cross country athletes over an 8 kilometre race.
Caroline Ehrhardt (Espanola, ON) also had an impressive rookie debut at the
CIS Championships, earning fourth place finishes in both the women's long
jump and triple jump. Competing for the University of Western Ontario
(UWO), Ehrhardt set a new indoor personal best of 5.81 metres in the long
jump and also set a season's best of 12.38 metres in the triple jump event.
Her triple jump mark also broke the UWO school record in the event.
Full CIS Results:
Monday, March 07, 2011
BMJ's & Nike Adams Invite
March 5-6, 2011
1, Alicia Violin, 10.96m
5th, Sara Wise, 9.38m
13, Alicia Violin, 4.55m
29, Joe Burke, 4:18.75
30, Seb Diebel, 4:18.98
60, Brandon Belan, 4:32.01
10, Sean Moore, 5.47
8, Sean Moore, 11.51
3, Jeremy Cooper, 8:48.10
20, Joe Burke, 2:02.40
38, Seb Diebel, 2:05.61
43, Brandon Belan, 2:07.30
6, Keegan Moore, 4.28m
4th, Keegan Moore, 9.91m
9, Clarissa Elliott, 8.59
14, Carley Daily, 8.73
12, Carley Daily, 28.47
3, Haley Maziarski, 3:23.79
4, Haley Maziarski, 11:15.93
33, Josh Burtney, 7.80
41, Joe Lucciantionio, 7.96
42, Josh Burtney, 25.45
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Kershaw Wins World Championship Gold
skiers at a World XC Skiing Championships!
Devon and partner Pierre Harvey won their medal in Norway in a race in which two
partners make three loops of a 1.5 km track. Devon moved from the back of the
pack to hand off Harvey in 3rd place at the final exchange. Harvey brought it
home for gold in an exciting finish, outkicking the favourite Norwegions on
their home course (in front of the Norwegian king).
Here's an article describing the race:
And here's video. It's not in English, but the video quality is great. My
suggestion is that you go to the end of the video first, to help you identify
the Canadians' racing gear:
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Emma in Northern Life
Proudfoot Wins International Race
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Track North's Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON) won his first gold medal in international competition this past weekend by running to first place at the NACAC (North America, Central America and Caribbean) Junior Cross Country Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Competing as part of Team Canada, Proudfoot covered the 6km course in 18 minutes, 26.74 seconds to claim gold. Proudfoot finished just ahead of teammates Connor Darlington (Toronto, ON) and Paul Janikowski (Windsor, ON) as Canada swept the medals and took the team title, ahead of the United States and Puerto Rico.
By virtue of their performance, Proudfoot and his teammates will represent Canada next month at the IAAF World Cross-Country Running Championships in Punta Umbria, Spain.
"My plan for the race was to start easier and pick it up as I went. I didn't want to push too hard early with the heat and have a rough back end of the race. The race played out really nice for me and had a relatively comfortable first 3 kilometres and I was able to really push the pace on the last kilometer to take the gold" commented Proudfoot following the race.
When asked about what it was like to win his first international competition, he noted: "It was a really neat experience being able to stand on top of an international podium, but what was even better is I got to do it with the rest of my team as we swept the podium and won the championship. All of team Canada was from Ontario so I got to race alongside all of the guys I'm normally up against and being able to drop the last American with my two other teammates and sweep the medals was definitely the coolest thing I've ever been a part of in any race."
With respect to qualifying for the World Championships - "It was great to be able to book our seat for Worlds, we have a strong team that works really good together so we should be able to do very well for a Canadian team and hopefully will mix it up with some of the teams in the top half of the event."
Prior to heading off to Spain, Proudfoot will complete his first year of university indoor track competition with the provincial OUA championships this upcoming weekend in Toronto and the national CIS Championships March 10-12 in Sherbrooke, QC.
"Proudfoot Golden Again"
Track North Press Release
Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Indoor Track and Field Championships
"Proudfoot Golden Again"
"Wins OUA 3000m gold, 1500m bronze. Ehrhardt also medals twice."
Less than a week after capturing his first gold medal in international
competition at the North American, Central American and Caribbean
Cross-Country championships in Trinidad, Track North Athletic Club's Ross
Proudfoot (Lively, ON) returned to the Ontario University indoor track
circuit to claim gold in the 3000m event at the OUA Championships contested
this past weekend at York University.
Competing for the University of Guelph, Proudfoot made a definitive move
with 600 metres remaining to break free of the lead pack and claimed the
gold medal in a new personal best time of 8 minutes 16.95 seconds. Paul
Janikowski (8:20.75) and Matt Walters (8:22.51) of the University of Windsor
took the silver and bronze medals respectively.
"The goal going into the race was to better the CIS standard of 8:20 and
contribute as many points towards our team score" commented Proudfoot
following the race. "I ran an even race from the gun and the leaders
eventually came back to me with about 800 metres to go. I felt confident I
could kick from far out so I pushed hard with 3 laps to go and then again on
the last lap."
Proudfoot also claimed the bronze medal in the 1500m event on Saturday,
running an indoor personal best of 3 minutes, 51.41 seconds. Guelph
teammate, Kyle Boorsma took the gold in 3 minutes, 49.32 seconds.
Caroline Ehrhardt (Espanola, ON), competing for the University of Western
Ontario also had in impressive rookie debut at the Ontario Championships by
claiming two medals in the horizontal jumping events. Ehrhardt won a silver
medal in the long jump with a best jump of 5.67 metres. Neb Zachariah of
the University of Windsor won the event with a best jump of 5.70 metres.
Ehrhardt also claimed a bronze medal in the triple jump with a best jump of
Emma Tallman (Mindemoya, ON), competing for Laurentian University earned two
top-10 places finishes at the OUA Championships. Tallman ran the 1000m
event in a time of 2 minutes, 57.56 seconds, finishing 9th. She also came
9th in the 600m event with a final time of 1 minute 36.30 seconds.
Full OUA Results at:
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Proudfoot set to compete for Canada
"Being able to wear the Canadian jersey has been the biggest moment in my running career so far, so to be able to once again represent Canada in the same year is even more exciting for me."
How have you prepared for this competition?
"Having already had the chance to compete in international competition definitely has helped me prepare mentally for this event. I know what to expect at events like this, and should be very comfortable heading into my race. As for training before this competition it has been a little harder to prepare for as I have also been running an indoor track season as well as had some injury problems. But despite that, I've still been able to get outside and get some good cross country workouts in, and have also been running running quite well on the track."
"Looking at the times from the United States nationals and how the competition normally plays out at this event, I'm looking at running up with the front group and seeing how it plays out."
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Ottawa WinterNational Results
Feb 12th, 2011
Five Track North athletes travelled to Ottawa this past weekend to compete
in the Ottawa Lions WinterNational Invitational held at the 400m indoor Dome
at Louis Riel.
Each athlete set at a new indoor personal best or alltime PB!!
Open Women - 60m Hurdles
Grace Thomson - 7th - 9.69 (9.40 in the heats)
Open Men - 3000m
Jeremy Cooper - 6th - 8:45.42
Chantry Cargill - 8th - 8:50.05
Open Men - 1500m
Joe Burke - 9th - 4:18.20
Seb Diebel - 11th - 4:21.50
Open Men - 100m
Sunday, February 06, 2011
"Proudfoot Qualifies for CIS Indoor Track Nationals"
Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON), competing for the
University of Guelph bettered the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)
national qualifying standard for the 1500m event this past weekend at the
GaREAT College Invitational in Geneva Ohio this past weekend.
Competing in the traditional mile event (1609m) against several top NCAA
ranked schools, Proudfoot finished 10th in a time of 4 minutes 8.75 seconds.
This time is equivalent to a 3:50.55 1500m and is an indoor personal best
for Proudfoot and qualifies him to compete at the CIS Indoor National
Championships in Sherbrooke, March 10-12.
"The injuries that slowed me down in December and early January have
thankfully healed up and I'm starting to feel much stronger now. I ran a
very even race today and felt comfortable running fast again. I really only
a few weeks of solid interval training under my belt this season so I'm
excited to see what I can do in my upcoming races" commented Proudfoot.
Proudfoot continues to train for both the Canadian university indoor track
season in addition to preparing to compete for Canada at the North
American-Caribbean Cross Country Championships being contest in Trinidad on
Full GaREAT Meet Results:
York Open Results
Monday, January 31, 2011
Proudfoot runs to silver in Montreal
Sunday, January 30th, 2011
"Proudfoot runs to silver in Montreal - sets new personal best"
Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON) competing for the
University of Guelph ran to a silver medal in the 3000m event at the McGill
Team Challenge Indoor Track and Field Meet held in Montreal this past
Proudfoot finished the race in a time of 8 minutes and 22.33 seconds, a new
personal best time over the 3 kilometre distance. Proudfoot's Guelph
teammate, Alex Genest won the race in 8:14.96.
This was Proudfoot's first indoor track race of the season as he has been
hobbled by injuries since winning the National Junior Cross-Country
Championship last November.
Proudfoot commented: "I didn't really know what to expect for the race
because I didn't know how fit I was coming in. I've really only had one
solid track workout this season. The race plan was to run with the top
ranked guys in the race and see what I could do in the last kilometer. We
went through two kilometres slower then planned but I ended up having a
really strong final kilometer to finish in a new personal best time."
Proudfoot will continue to train for both the university indoor track season
in addition to preparing to compete for Canada at the North
American-Caribbean Cross-Country Championships on February 19th.
Full Meet results:
Ross Proudfoot - bib #501 - photo for Aug 2010 - Ontario Provincial Outdoor
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Devon Kershaw - Gold and 2 Silvers!!!
a gold medal in the 1.3 km sprint in the final World Cup Tour de Ski race in
Italy yesterday. It's the perfect finale for an incredible series of races in
which he won two silvers and placed 7th in another race. And to make it even
sweeter, Devon twice outkicked Olympic gold medalist, Petter Northug, who is
renowned for his kick. In the five Tour de Ski races, Devon won a gold, two
silvers and a 7th!
Here's a report on his winning race:
And some video, Devon's 1st silver medal, in the 3rd race of the Tour de Ski. Do
close at the finish that the initial result had him in first. Devon is #7, in
the grey and red with black hat - starts on the far left.
And another article, on his 2nd place finishes (great action photo):
And another (outkicking Northhug! and great photo)