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Eugene, Oregon, USA – Day 1 of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships saw six Canadian athletes set personal bests and six advanced to semi-finals.
Katelyn Ayers of Orillia, Ont., and Erinn Stenman-Fahey of Ottawa, Ont., advanced to the women’s 800-metres semi-finals. Ayers was third in her heat in a personal best of 2:04.89 to automatically qualify for the semis. Stenman-Fahey advanced on time, placing fourth in her heat in a personal best of 2:06.97.
Andre Azonwanna of Toronto, Ont., won heat 3 of the men’s 100-metres in a personal best of 10.33 to advance to the semi-finals.
In the men’s 400-metres Joshua Cunningham of Markham, Ont., qualified for the semi-finals with a time of 47.40, good for fourth place in heat 3. Cunningham was the third of three time qualifiers for the 400-metres semi-finals.
Sade McCreath of Pickering, Ont., placed third in heat 1 of the women’s 100-metres in a personal best of 11.72 to advance to the semi-finals. Natasha Brown was third in heat 6 of the women’s 100-metres in 11.93 to also advance to tomorrow’s semi-finals, a new personal best time for the sprinter from Edmonton.
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The Ontario Junior-Senior Championships returned to Ottawa this past weekend where the host club Ottawa Lions battled it out with the University of Toronto TC for top honours in many events as well as for the overall club championships in the two divisions. In the end, UTTC prevailed in the Senior category (238 points to 173) with exceptionally good results from their women while Ottawa Lions retained the Junior club championship with a convincing 211 to 110 score over the UTTC. The AO Overall Outdoor Club Championship will be decided at the BMY meet in Windsor in less than two week’s time. OTTL will carry forward 384 points into that meet while the UTTC has 348. It should be an interesting competition between the two giants of outdoor track and field in Ontario. Read more »
Ottawa, ON – Athletics Ontario’s Outdoor Junior & Senior Track and Field Championships are set to take place this weekend (Saturday July 19, and Sunday July 20) in Ottawa, ON. This meet has attracted experienced international competitors including TJ Lawrence, from G-Force Track Club, who competed at the Indoor World Championships this year. Additionally, 2014 Canadian Championship bronze medallist, Ashlea Maddex, from the Ottawa Lions TFC will be looking for gold in an extremely competitive women’s 100m hurdles field, which includes 2012 Olympian, Nikkita Holder of Project Athletics Track & Field Program.
The meet will feature approximately 700 athletes and is hosted by the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club and will take place at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility. Events will begin Saturday morning at 10:30 am Read more »
Ottawa – Athletics Canada announced today that the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Junior / Senior Track and Field Championships will be held in Ottawa, Ont. Athletics Canada, the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism and the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club jointly made the official announcement this morning at Terry Fox Athletic Facility.
“The City of Ottawa is pleased to welcome Athletics Canada and looks forward to hosting the athletes, coaches, families and spectators that will come here to compete, cheer and enjoy our city,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The Canadian Track and Field Championships is a welcome addition to our planning for Ottawa 2017.” Read more »
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Athletics Canada today launched a call for submissions for the 2015 to 2018 Canadian 5km Road Race Championships and for the National Track League. In both cases proposals must be received by September 17, 2014. Read more »
OTTAWA – In 11 days 50 Canadian athletes will don the maple leaf and enter battle for international supremacy at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The team features an interesting mix of young blood and veteran athletes, which is sure to foster strong performances from Team Canada when athletics competition begins July 27.
Returning Commonwealth Games Medallists
Josh Cassidy of Guelph, Ont., won bronze in the T54 wheelchair 1500-metres at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Cassidy holds the Canadian record in this event, set in 2010.
Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ont., won gold in the hammer throw, in a new Games record, at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Frizell holds the Canadian record in the women’s hammer. Read more »
OTTAWA – The 2014 Combined Events Festival, which includes the Panamerican Combined Events Cup and Canadian Junior / Senior Combined Events Championships, begins tomorrow in the nation’s capital at Terry Fox Athletics Facility at Mooney’s Bay.
Canada will be represented in both the junior and senior sections of the Panamerican Cup. Athletes competing for junior combined events national titles will compete Wednesday and Thursday, senior national titles will be contested on Thursday and Friday.
The Canadian Panamerican Combined Events Cup team features a few returning athletes including Patrick Arbour of Ottawa, Ont., Read more »
Since January 1, these two ladies (Grace Tennant & Trinity Tutti) have medalled in each of their events and broken most of their age group’s records. This pattern continued at the Ontario Provincial Legion championships this past weekend. Overall, 18 records were broken: 11 Legion and 7 Athletics Ontario. Read more »
OTTAWA – Athletics Canada today nominated ten athletes to the Canadian Olympic Committee for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games taking place in Nanjing, China August 16 – 28. Athletics competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games begins August 20 with the first medal event on August 23.
Athletics competition will be held in the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium with 680 athletes. Read more »