Sunday, May 01, 2011

Proudfoot starts outdoor season with 5k race in California

Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON) will open his 2011
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:\