Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Proudfoot Golden Again"

Feb 27th, 2011
Track North Press Release
Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Indoor Track and Field Championships
Toronto, ON

"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
12.24 metres.

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.

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