Monday, June 27, 2011

Ellerton Wins His 2nd National Championship

Canadian Track and Field Championships,
Calgary, 6/24-6/25, 2011

Ellerton Wins His Second National Championships

Sudbury native, Andrew Ellerton, won his second senior national title at the Canadian Track and Field Championships this weekend. Ellerton, who trains in Victoria and Phoenix, but maintains his affiliation with Track North Athletic Club, entered the meet as the defending 800 metre champion and left with his second consecutive championship.

Running in heavy winds, Ellerton took the lead after 300m of a pedestrian pace, surging at the 400m mark, then unleashing his kick with 100m to go, eventually pulling away in the final 40 metres for the win. His splits were 58 seconds for the first 400m and 52 for the second, for a final time of 1:52.12.

Ellerton now participates in two more domestic meets before leaving for a month of European competition in July.

Ross Proudfoot, still a Junior but competing in his first Senior track nationals, became involved in a tactical semi-final, was out-kicked down the homestretch and did not qualify for the final. He placed 17th with a time of 3:54.26.