Sunday, August 07, 2011

"Moore wins silver at National Legion Track and Field Championships"

Ottawa, ON
National Legion Track and Field Championships

Track North Athletic Club's Keegan Moore (Sudbury), 15, won a silver medal
at the National Legion Track and Field Championships contested this past
weekend in Ottawa.  Competing in the boys U16 javelin event, Moore's best
throw of 45.13 metres earned him the silver medal.  Aaron Stroda of British
Columbia won the gold with a best throw of 51.23 metres.

"Keegan was very well composed during his first national championship.  His
first throw wasn't as far as he hoped but he battled back in the third
round.  Keegan is a newcomer to this event so I am excited to see what next
season will bring with more training" commented Track North jumps and throws
coach, Jim Taylor.

Other Track North results included Matt Taylor and Sean Moore placing 9th
and 17th respectively in the U18 Triple Jump.

This competition marked the end of national age class track and field
competitions that saw Track North athletes win five medals including one
gold, three silver and one bronze in addition to four other Top-10 placings
(see below).

Also - Track North's Andrew Ellerton is currently preparing for the IAAF
World Track and Field Championships to be held in Daegu, South Korea from
August 27th to September 4th.  Ellerton will compete in the 800 metre event.

2011 Track North Top 10 Results at National Championships

Gold (1) - Andrew Ellerton, Senior Men 800m (back to back champion,
Silver (3) - Ashley Huard, Junior Women 100m; Ross Proudfoot, Junior Men
1500m (qualified at Pan-Am Junior Champs); Keegan Moore, Midget Boys Javelin
Bronze (1) - Katie Wismer, Junior Women 2000m Steeplechase
Other Top 10 Results (4): Jeremy Cooper, Junior Men 5000m (5th place);
Alicia Violin, Junior Women Triple Jump (6th); Matt Taylor, Junior Men
Triple Jump (8th) and Youth Men's Triple Jump (9th)