Sunday, March 27, 2011

York High School Indoor Meet Results

York University High School Indoor Track Meet
March 25-26th

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
Alicia Violin (Confed) - SILVER - 4.73m

Monday, March 21, 2011

Proudfoot Top Canadian at World Championships

"Proudfoot Top Canadian at IAAF World Cross Country 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
the following:
- 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

March 13th, 2011
Track North Press Release
"Proudfoot Wins Bronze at Canadian University 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,
19.48 seconds.

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.

Video of Proudfoot's 1500m race can be seen at:

Monday, March 07, 2011

BMJ's & Nike Adams Invite

TNOR athletes competed at two meets this weekend - some with Lo-Ellen Park  at the Nike Adams Invitational and TNOR athletes at the Athletics Ontario Bantam, Midget Juniors. Both meets were held at York University.


Athletics Ontario Bantam, Midget Juniors, York Track
March 5-6, 2011

Triple Jump
1, Alicia Violin, 10.96m
5th, Sara Wise, 9.38m

Long Jump
13, Alicia Violin, 4.55m


29, Joe Burke, 4:18.75
30, Seb Diebel, 4:18.98
60, Brandon Belan, 4:32.01

Long Jump
10, Sean Moore, 5.47

Triple Jump
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

Long Jump
6, Keegan Moore, 4.28m

Triple Jump
4th, Keegan Moore, 9.91m

Nike Adams Invitational - March 4, 2011
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

Long Jump
9th, Sean Moore, 5.54m

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Kershaw Wins World Championship Gold

Congratulations to Devon Kershaw, who has won a first-ever gold medal for male
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: