AO Indoor Championship Series Meet #1 – Event Preview

This weekend, Athletics Ontario will be hosting the first Indoor event of the season at the Toronto Track and Field Centre. With more than 700 entries, we are extremely excited to kick off the new year with a great event.

NOTE: The performance list has been changed and published to the Championship page. Please review it and ensure that your athletes are listed for the correct age groups and events. Additionally, you can view the schedule and technical package on the Championship page.

You can access live results throughout the Championship using this link, which you will also be able to find on our homepage.

Reminder: Those who wish to compete on the Midget Dual Team MUST declare their intent via the declaration form. You can click here to view the athlete selection criteria.

WEATHER WARNING: A substantial snowstorm is expected to hit the GTA and most of Southern Ontario this weekend. The plan is to have the meet follow the Final Schedule, which will be posted on Thursday, however, the meet may be delayed if weather and road conditions are extreme and greatly affect travel times. Please make the appropriate arrangements and precautions to arrive safely. Please check the Athletics Ontario website for important updates.

We have so many talented athletes registered to attend, here are a few to watch:

Sprinters:

  • Skyy Diop, The Gazelles
    • Gold in 2017 AO Combined Events and Prep Meet – Women’s Open 400m (Time: 57:02)
    • Silver in 2017 AO Indoor BMJ Championships – 200m (Time: 25.27)
    • Bronze at 2017 OFSAA T&F Championships – 400m (Time: 55:01)

Distance Runners:

  • Aysia Maurice, 310 Running
    • AO Indoor record holder, 2000m, 6:48:83
    • 3 gold medals at 2017 AO BMY Championship (1200m, 4x800m, 1500m SC)
    • 2017 AO Top Bantam Female Distance Runner

Jumpers:

  • Pierce Lepage, Unattached
    • AO Outdoor record holder, decathlon, 7,179 points
    • Gold in Canadian Track and Field Senior Men’s Decathlon – 7,948 points
    • Gold in AO Youth Senior Championship – Pole Vault (4.70m)
    • Bronze in AO Youth Senior Championship – Shotput (13.79m)
    • Nominated to Athletics Canada’s 2018 Commonwealth Games Team
  • Aaron Paynter, Etobicoke Track and Field Club
    • Gold in AO Youth Junior Senior Championship – 200m (Time: 23.04)
    • Silver in AO Youth Junior Senior Championship – Long Jump (6.25m)
    • Gold medal contender for this weekend’s event

Throwers:

  • Brittany Crew, SISU Throws
  • AO Indoor Record Holder – Shotput, 17.93m
  • AO Outdoor Record Holder – Shotput, 17.27m
  • Pending Athletics Canada Outdoor Record Holder – Shotput, 18.58m
  • Nominated to Athletics Canada’s 2018 Commonwealth Games Team
  • Josh Linington, Brantford Track and Field Club
    • Set AO Indoor record last year at Relay Championship – Midget Weight Throw (15.68m)

Combined Events Athletes:

  • Jillian Catton, Brampton Track Club Inc.
    • AO Outdoor Record Holder, tetrathlon, 1,769 points
    • 2017 AO Top Midget Female Jumper
  • Izzy Goudros, Unattached
    • AO Indoor record holder, tetrathlon, 2,573 points
    • 2017 AO Top Midget Female Combined Events athlete
  • Brooke Overholt, London Legion Track and Field Club
    • Gold in AO Outdoor BMY Championship – 100m Hurdles (Time: 13.77)
    • Silver in OFSAA Track and Field Championships – 400m Hurdles (Time: 1:02:46)
    • 4th in AO Indoor Combined Events Championships and Prep – Youth Pentathlon (2,759 points)
In addition to these individuals, we have 56 relay teams entered to compete across the 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and the sprint medley relay.
NOTE: The sprint medley relay will be run in the following order: 2-2-4-8

If you are interested, click here to view the records list on our website.

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