Monday, January 31, 2011

Proudfoot runs to silver in Montreal

Track North Press Release
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:

Enclosed Photo:
Ross Proudfoot - bib #501 - photo for Aug 2010 - Ontario Provincial Outdoor

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Devon Kershaw - Gold and 2 Silvers!!!

What a week for alumni, Devon Kershaw! Devon, a national team nordic skier, won
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)

Monday, January 03, 2011

2nd Place for Devon Kershaw

Congrats to alumni, Devon Kershaw, who just placed second at a World Cup Nordic Skiing event in Oberhof, Germany: