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U of Windsor AC set to host AO Bantam, Midget & Youth Provincial Championships

Windsor, ON – Athletics Ontario’s Outdoor Bantam, Midget & Youth Provincial Track and Field Championships are set to take place this weekend (Saturday August 2, and Sunday August 3) in Windsor, ON. The meet will feature nearly 800 athletes and […]

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AO Outdoor Records Released

AO has released its list of Outdoor Records as of July 30.  Please click on the link below to access the list. Outdoor-Records Records awaiting approval have a “p” attached to the performance.  A simple “p” indicates that the performance […]

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Derek Drouin, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Jessica Zelinka, Mike Mason & Julie Labonté stand on podium on day 4

Glasgow, SCO – The Canadian athletics team took home five medals on day four of track and field competition at the Commonwealth Games. Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., and Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., won gold; Jessica Zelinka of London, […]

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Ottawa Lions Have Lead going into BMY’s

The Ottawa Lions carry the overall club championship lead going into this weekend’s AO Bantam, Midget and Youth Championships.  Ottawa, the winners of the overall outdoor club championship title for the past 9 straight years,  has 390 points to the […]

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Damian Warner, Jim Steacy, Kate Van Buskirk add to Commonwealth medal count on day 3

Glasgow, SCO – Jim Steacy of Lethbridge, Alta., and Damian Warner of London, Ont., won gold in the hammer and decathlon respectively tonight while Kate Van Buskirk of Toronto, Ont., won bronze in the women’s 1500-metres. Damian Warner captured the […]

 

U of Windsor AC set to host AO Bantam, Midget & Youth Provincial Championships

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Windsor, ON – Athletics Ontario’s Outdoor Bantam, Midget & Youth Provincial Track and Field Championships are set to take place this weekend (Saturday August 2, and Sunday August 3) in Windsor, ON.

The meet will feature nearly 800 athletes and is hosted by the University of Windsor Athletic Club and will take place at the University of Windsor Stadium. Events will begin Saturday morning at 10:00 am with 100m heats and the Youth Boys Long Jump, Bantam Girls and Boys Discus and Midget Girls High Jump. With admission only $5 per person, and children 12 and under FREE, make sure to bring the family and catch some of Canada’s future track and field stars in action. Read more »

AO Outdoor Records Released

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AO has released its list of Outdoor Records as of July 30.  Please click on the link below to access the list.

Records awaiting approval have a “p” attached to the performance.  A simple “p” indicates that the performance meets all requirements and is expected to be approved by the AO Board.  A “p” followed by a number in brackets means that further information must be obtained before the mark can be recommended for approval. The most common obstacle to approval is the need for a birth certificate or passport proving age in the case of age class records.  In this case performances are annotated with a “p(2)”. Age class relay records cannot be approved unless all four runners have submitted proof of age.  In the AO Outdoor Record list the team members for whom proof of age is being requested is in bold letters.  All throwing records must be supported by a signed statement from the meet’s technical manager that the implement in use was measured for mass, etc.

As of January 1, 2014 record application forms must be completed for all but the major competitions.  A form may be obtained by clicking on the record form below:

Please send application forms and/or copies of proof of age to Roman Olszewski by email:   roman.otfa@cogeco.ca , by fax (905) 732-0506, or by Canada Post:  45 Wellandvale Dr.,
Welland, ON L3C7C4.

Derek Drouin, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Jessica Zelinka, Mike Mason & Julie Labonté stand on podium on day 4

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Glasgow, SCO – The Canadian athletics team took home five medals on day four of track and field competition at the Commonwealth Games. Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., and Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., won gold; Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., won silver; and Julie Labonté of Ste-Justine, Que., and Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., picked up bronze medals.

The team has won 9 medals in four days of track and field competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Read more »

Ottawa Lions Have Lead going into BMY’s

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The Ottawa Lions carry the overall club championship lead going into this weekend’s AO Bantam, Midget and Youth Championships.  Ottawa, the winners of the overall outdoor club championship title for the past 9 straight years,  has 390 points to the University of Toronto’s 333.  The other clubs are far back, with York University TC (157), Speed River (154), London-Western (142) and South Simcoe/Dufferin (139) in contention for 3rd place. Read more »

Damian Warner, Jim Steacy, Kate Van Buskirk add to Commonwealth medal count on day 3

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Glasgow, SCO – Jim Steacy of Lethbridge, Alta., and Damian Warner of London, Ont., won gold in the hammer and decathlon respectively tonight while Kate Van Buskirk of Toronto, Ont., won bronze in the women’s 1500-metres.

Damian Warner captured the first medal of the evening with gold in the decathlon with a total score of 8282 points. Damian entered day two of decathlon in the lead and held onto it with a number of strong performances. He set a Games best and decathlon personal best of 13.50 in the 110-metres hurdles, launched the discus 41.31-metres, vaulted 4.50-metres, threw the javelin 61.96-metres and crossed the line in the 1500-metres in 4:45.43. “It’s my first major international victory!” commented Damian. “Last year at Worlds I was able to stand on the podium and do the victory lap with the flag. This time it’s the same thing but on top of the podium, what an awesome feeling.” Read more »

Sultana Frizell golden again at Commonwealth Games; Tim Nedow wins Bronze

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Glasgow, SCO – The Canadian track and field team won two medals within about 30-minutes of time on the second day of competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Both medals were won in throwing events, Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ont., won gold in the hammer and Tim Nedow of Brockville, Ont., took bronze in the shot put. Read more »

Lanni Marchant 4th, Mohammed Ahmed 5th on opening day of athletics at Commonwealth Games

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Glasgow, SCO - Athletics (track and field) started today at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with the Canadian team recording a pair of top eight finishes, a new Commonwealth Games record, a new personal best and nine athletes qualifying to further rounds.

Opening athletics competition today was the women’s marathon where Lanni Marchant of London, Ont., fought hard for a fourth place finish in 2 hours 31 minutes and 14 seconds. Lanni, who was aiming for a top five finish, started to cramp near the end but did everything she could to end strong. “I’m feeling alright, I am pretty happy with it”, comments Lanni. “I was trying to catch them but around 37-kilometres my calf started to cramp on me a little so I had to make sure to run smart so I didn’t completely cramp up. When the Aussie caught me I figured my medal contention might be up but I ended up catching fourth place.”

In the evening session Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catharines, Ont., raced to a fifth place finish at Hampden Park in the men’s 5000-metres. Mohammed crossed the line in a new personal best of 13:18.88, 10-seconds faster than his previous personal best. Read more »

Christian Brennan advances to 400m final, Agnes Esser advances to discus final on day 3 of World Junior Championships

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Eugene, Oregon, USAChristian Brennan of Hamilton, Ont., and Agnes Esser of Victoria, B.C., advances to finals on day three of the World Junior Championships. Brennan, who races for the hometown Oregon Ducks, qualified for the women’s 400-metres final placing third in the third semi-final in a time of 53.81 seconds. Esser threw a personal best of 51.65-metres in women’s discus qualification to qualify for tomorrow’s final.

In the women’s 3000-metres final Gabriela Stafford of Toronto, Ont., was ninth in 9:14.97. Read more »

Participants and Volunteers needed for a Guinness World Record and a chance to win a trip for 2 to Olympia, Greece!

The Krinos Taste of the Danforth, Canada’s largest street festival, taking place on the Danforth in Toronto August 8-10, has partnered with Athletics Ontario to help break two Guinness World Records! Be part of one, or both. We’ll be setting out to break the record for most people performing the long jump AND the largest tug of war tournament in history. Jump or pull your way to a winning trip to Olympia, Greece! Read more »

Reminder: Entry Deadline for AO Bantam-Midget-Youth Championships at 3pm on Monday July 28

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A reminder to all athletes, coaches and club administrators that the AO registration/meet entry deadline for the 2014 Athletics Ontario Outdoor Bantam-Midget-Youth Championships is 3:00 pm on Monday July 28.

This Athletics Ontario Provincial Championship Meet is hosted by the University of Windsor Athletics Club and is taking place at the University of Windsor Stadium on August 2-3, 2014.

For more details on entries and registration, please click here.