Officials Comprehensive Clinic: Saturday September 16

Athletes, parents, coaches and track and field fans!

Are you looking to get involved and give back to our sport? Consider becoming an Official…Come to our Officials Comprehensive Clinic on Saturday September 16 at the Toronto Track & Field Centre… you will learn from experienced Officials about some of the requirements to become certified, in order to be eligible for Officiating at Sanctioned Meets and Championships.

There are many exciting opportunities and events each year in Ontario, including Local meets, Provincial and National Championships, and International events.

Officials Comprehensive Clinic
Date: Saturday September 16, 2017
Time: 1-5 pm (Time to be confirmed)
Location: Toronto Track & Field Centre
On-line Registration: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/ao-officials-comprehensive-clinic/18176/#.WXdzfelGmUk

Clinicians: Peter Hocking, and Janet and Tim Slocombe, all of whom are Level 5 officials.

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Bantam Midget Youth Championships: July 29-30

Bantam Midget Youth Championships

The Bantam Midget Youth Championships are set to take place on July 29-30 in Brampton. For more information regarding registration and appropriate contacts, click here

The BMY deadline for Entry is July 24, at 11:59 pm EST.

  • $25/ Individual event entry
  • $35/ relay team
    • Coaches must fill out relay declaration forms which will be available at the Athletics Ontario check-in tent during the course of the competition. Relay cards must be submitted no later than 30 min prior to the start of the relay. Relay athletes will not need to check-in at the check-in tent as the submission of relay cards by the coaches will suffice.
  • Parking is limited at Chinguacousy Park. Please review the parking map on the technical package for more parking options around the park.

The Late Entry deadline is July 26 at 3:00 pm EST

  • $50/ Individual event entry
  • $60/ relay team

To Register for a Coaches Pass, click here

  • Deadline for coaches passes registration: July 28 at 9:00am EST
  • If you still have your coaches pass from a prior meet this year please bring it to Brampton as it will still be valid and allow access to the track. Coaches that still need a coaches pass are required to sign up for one. Only registered coaches will be allowed to register. Passes will be available for pick up at the registration desk located by the North East entrance of the stadium.

Athletes and coaches that arrive in Brampton early will be able to pick up their team packages at the host hotel as early as Friday July 28th. Team packages will be available at the registration desk during the course of the competition. Hotel rooms are still available.

 

Best Western PLUS Brampton  (Host Hotel)               
30 Clark Boulevard, Brampton ON

  • Two queen beds/one king bed – $119.99 up to 2 people – add $10.00 for each additional person
  • Complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking
  • Fridge and coffee maker in rooms
  • Pool/spa tub (not accessible), exercise room, business centre, laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking, not pet friendly

For reservations please call 905.454.1300 x501 or email sales@bwbrampton.com
For more information on the host hotel, please click on the name of the hotel above.

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15 Ontario Athletes Heading to the Youth Commonwealth Games

2017 Youth Commonwealth Games

In early May, Athletics Canada named 24 athletes to the team that is competing at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, beginning today. These Games will run through July 23, and are taking place in the Bahamas. We want to wish the best of luck to the 15 athletes on that team who are from Ontario, as well as all other athletes competing.

Here is the list of the 15 Ontario Athletes participating in the games:

Athlete, Hometown, Coach, Athlete Club Affiliation

Tatiana Aholou, Laval, Que., Annie Potvin, Club d’Athlétisme Dynamique de Laval
Tyra Boug, Kitchener, Ont., Ray Riley, Invictus Athletics
Jocelyn Chau, Toronto, Terry Radchenko, University of Toronto Track Club
Joshua Desouza, Brampton, Ont., Derek Hackshaw, Newmarket Huskies Track Club
Anne Forsyth, London, Ont., Ian Forsyth, Speed River TFC
Lauren Gale, Ottawa, Andy McInnis, Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club
Marcus Kemp, Kitchener, Ont., Jeff Haller, Speed River TFC
Tiana LoStracco, Guelph, Ont., Jeff Haller, Speed River TFC
Brogan MacDougall, Kingston, Ont., Steve Boyd, Physi-Kult
Makenzy Pierre-Webster, Whitby, Ont., Randy Brookes, The Gazelles
Aurora Rynda, Toronto, Terry Radchenko, University of Toronto Track Club
Sharelle Samuel, Nepean, Ont., Andy McInnis, Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club
Trinity Tutti, Welland, Ont., John Ahlstedt, Team Grunt
Jordan Weston, Ottawa, Kirk Dillabaugh, Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club
Thomas Witkowicz, Brooklin, Ont., Terry Radchenko, University of Toronto Track Club

For the full list of all Canadian athletes, click here

 

We will be publishing updates regarding our athletes throughout the games and for all results, you can click here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/

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Highlights from the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships

With the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships coming to an end yesterday, we want to congratulate all of the athletes who took part and gave it their all.  You can find a full list of results on Athletics Canada’s website: http://athletics.ca/championnat/ottawa2017/#sthash.PrLrlTTX.dpbs

In the meantime, here are a few highlights from some of our athletes:

Melissa Bishop took home victory in the 800-metre race while a large crowd from her home town of Eganville cheered her on.

On Friday night, Andre De Grasse took the gold in the 100-metre race.  The track was packed to the brim and the crowd went wild when he crossed the finish line.  In addition, he pulled away from the pack to take gold in 19.96 seconds in the 200-metre yesterday, adding yet another medal to his collection.

Securing a spot on the world team for women’s shot put was Brittany Crew, with a throw of 18.32, breaking the meet record.  This was the seventh time this season that she’s thrown the world qualifying standard.

Last but certainly not least, Alysha Newman will head to the IAAF World Championships in England next month after setting a meet record.  She cleared 4.65 metres in the women’s pole vault final, securing her second straight national title.

Along with these exciting stories, there are several other athletes who have met the IAAF World Championship Canadian team standard. These include, but are not limited to: Crystal Emmanuel, Brandon McBride, Mohammed Ahmed, Gabriela Stafford, Shawnacy Barber, and Tim Nedow.

Please join us in congratulating and wishing the best of luck to these, and all other, Canadian athletes, as they will compete in the IAAF World Championships.

 

Photos courtesy of Athletics Canada.

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2017 Athletics Canada Hall of Fame Inductees

Last night, Athletics Canada celebrated the induction of it’s newest Hall of Fame members. This included six members, four of which represent Ontario.

Athletics Canada Hall of Fame Class of 2017
Glenroy Gilbert, Athlete (Ottawa)
Jillian Richardson-Briscoe, Athlete (Mississauga)
Thelma Wright, Athlete (Vancouver)
Peter Manning, Coach (Belwood)
Judy Armstrong, Builder (Kamloops)
Andy McInnis, Builder (Ottawa)

Glenroy Gilbert, Athlete (Ottawa): 100m, 4x100m
A member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, Gilbert is a four-time summer Olympian (Seoul in 1988, Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000) and a member of the gold-medal winning 1996 men’s 4×100-metre relay team that included Donovan Bailey, Robert Esmie and Bruny Surin. Together, they held the Canadian 4×100-metre record of 37.69 seconds for 20 years. Gilbert’s athletics career also included two IAAF World Championships gold medals (1995 and 1997 in the 4x100m), a first-place finish at the Commonwealth Games (1994 – 4x100m) and two golds at the Pan American Games (1995 – 100m, 1999 – 4x100m).

Jillian Richardson-Briscoe, Athlete (Mississauga, Ont.): 400m and 4x400m
One of the most decorated Canadian athletes of her generation, Richardson-Briscoe represented Canada a three Olympic Games (Los Angeles in 1984, Seoul in 1988 and Barcelona in 1992). At the 1988 Games, Richardson-Briscoe established a new Canadian record in the 400-metres with a time of 49.91 in the semi-finals – a record that still stands today – but the highlight of her Olympic career was winning silver in 1984 in the women’s 4×400-metre relay alongside Charmaine Crooks, Molly Killingbeck and Marita Payne. Richardson-Briscoe won 18 national titles between 1982 and 1992 in the 200-metres, 400-metres, 4×100-metres and 4×400-metres. Her athletics career also included appearances at the IAAF World Championships (1983 – fourth, 1987 – two fourth place finishes), IAAF World Indoor Championships (1989 – bronze), Commonwealth Games (1982 – gold, 1986 – two silver medals), Pan American Games (1983 – silver, 1987 – two silver medals), Pan American Juniors (1982 – bronze, silver and gold) and the Jeux de la Franphonie (1989 – silver).

Peter Manning, Coach (Belwood, Ont.)
Peter Manning never personally ran in the Olympic Games or at the World Championships, but he prepared several athletes that did. The long-time coach led Rachelle Campbell, Margaret McGowan, Yvonne Saunders and Joyce Yakubowich to an eighth-place finish in the 4×400-metres at the 1976 Olympic Games setting a Canadian record. He also served as one of Canada’s sprint coaches that year, in addition to the 1984 Games in Los Angeles and 1988 Games in Seoul. Then in 1992, Manning was named Canada’s Head Sprint Coach for the Barcelona Games. Over the course of his nearly 60-year career, Manning coached many athletes to the Pan American Games and a myriad of other international events. In 1974, Manning was named Athletics Canada’s Coach of the Year.

Andy McInnis, Builder (Ottawa)
McInnis has dedicated his entire professional career to coaching athletes at every level of athletics. But it is his work off the track, that’s most impressive. As the Executive Director and Head Coach of the Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club, McInnis has created the largest athletics system of its kind in Canada, with more than 1,000 members and over 40 coaches. The club is constantly ranked among the top three clubs in Canada, with an annual operating budget of approximately $1 million. The club has produced more than 250 national team members and coaches in the past decade alone. During that time, McInnis has also created successful track and field programs at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University as their Head Coach. As a Level 5 Master Coach, McInnis guided Canada’s men’s 4×100-metre relay team to gold at the 1996 Olympic Games as Athletics Canada’s Head Coach. Following the Atlanta Games, McInnis took on the role of National Program Director, where he created a funding program for elite coaches, in addition to increasing the number of athletes eligible to receive federal support and the association’s budget due to its international success.

As the Hall of Fame was established to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development and growth of athletics, celebrate the success of a coach at the international or national level, and applaud the momentous accomplishments of an athlete or team, we congratulate these most recently selected individuals.

Photo courtesy of Athletics Canada.

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Athletics Ontario Appoints Melissa Johnstone as Media Relations and Communications Coordinator

TORONTO, Ontario – July 5, 2017

 

Athletics Ontario (AO) today announced the appointment of Melissa Johnstone to the role of Media Relations and Communications Coordinator.

Johnstone’s experience in brand management, marketing and social media positions her well to promote athletics across the province.

Prior to joining AO, Johnstone worked as a social media marketing consultant, producing content for small businesses. She has also served as an event management consultant at MetLife Stadium. Having completed an internship with Rugby Canada and having served as the social media lead for Laurentian University’s athletics department, she is looking forward to once again working in the sport sector.

Johnstone is a graduate of the Sports Administration program at Laurentian University. She is an avid runner and has a passion for photography.

“We are thrilled to welcome Melissa to the team,” said Executive Director, Ross Ste-Croix. “With the quality of athletes and programming we currently have in the province, there is tremendous potential to build our brand and our membership and I’m confident that Melissa has the skills and experience needed to help us reach our goals.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Athletics Ontario. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to get back into the sports industry. I am excited to continue to grow and expand my digital marketing experience with this fantastic organization.”

– AO –

 

Athletics Ontario is the not-for-profit sport governing body for Athletics (Track & Field, Race Walking, Road Running, X-Country, and Trail Running) for the province of Ontario. www.athleticsontario.ca

For more information, contact:
Ross Ste-Croix
Executive Director
ross-stecroix@athleticsontario.ca

 

 

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Team Ontario Canada Summer Games Team Announced

Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the following athletes on being selected for the 2017 Canada Summer Games Team. The team will be competing July 31-Aug 4th in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Games will welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors.

FIRST NAME LAST NAME TEAM NAME
FEMALES
Ally Oulds WINDSOR LEGION TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Ashley Pryke SISU Throws Club
Autumn Bigger NIAGARA REGIONAL ATHLETICS
Bailey Dell University of Windsor Athletics Club
Brittany Stenekes HAMILTON OLYMPIC CLUB
Dallyssa Huggins Unattached Ontario
Desiree Allan Special Olympics Ontario
Emily Branderhorst SAUGEEN TRACK &  FIELD CLUB
Emma Nero SPEED RIVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Grace Tennant SISU Throws Club
Jamilah James EXTREME VELOCITY TRACK CLUB
Jessica Tinney Nemean Lions Athletics
Julia Hanes CRUISERS SPORTS FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED
Kate Current THE SPEED ACADEMY ATHLETICS CLUB
Katelyn Ayers SPEED RIVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Katrina Innanen UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO T.C
Kristy Alford Special Olympics Ontario
Kyra Constantine PROJECT ATHLETICS TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Laura Amoi C.A.N.I. Athletics
Lauren Bohn University of Windsor Athletics Club
Lindsay Brandys UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO T.C
Makiah Hunt Bolton Pole Vault
Megan Dunn LONDON WESTERN T.F.C.
Natalia Hawthorn NEWMARKET HUSKIES TRACK CLUB
Nyoka Maxwell C.A.N.I. Athletics
Rachael Wolfs University of Windsor Athletics Club
Rebecca Chouinard ST THOMAS LEGION TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Shyvonne Roxborough SPEED RIVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Sylvia Russell DURHAM DRAGONS ATHLETICS
Trinity Tutti SISU Throws Club

 

MALES
Ashton Colaire DURHAM LEGION ATHLETICS
Ben Richardson NEWMARKET HUSKIES TRACK CLUB
Benjamin Cross SISU Throws Club
Benjamin Devito UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO T.C
Daniel Gleason PROJECT ATHLETICS TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Dylan Ritter Unattached Ontario
Eli Pawliw SISU Throws Club
Eric Pomery Special Olympics Ontario
Gaerrisen Freeland I BE FAST TRACK CLUB
Graeme Thompson SPEED RIVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Hans Lafleur C.A.N.I. Athletics
Isaiah Christophe CRUISERS SPORTS FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED
Joseph Maxwell SISU Throws Club
Josh Kellier SPEED RIVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB
Joshua Mather LONDON WESTERN T.F.C.
Karson Kowalchuk EXTREME VELOCITY TRACK CLUB
Khamal Stewart-Baynes House of Roots
Locky Butcher LONDON WESTERN T.F.C.
Mackenzie Josie LONDON WESTERN T.F.C.
Marcel Scheele LONDON LEGION TRACK & FIELD ALLIANCE
Nathaniel St. Romain Kingston Track & Field Club
Pierce Lepage Unattached Ontario
Ramzi Abdulahi LONDON WESTERN T.F.C.
Ryan Taylor Unattached Ontario
Ryan Bennett CRUISERS SPORTS FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED
Samuel Adams The Gazelles
Sergio Ráez Villanueva HARBOUR TRACK
Tacuma Anderson-Richards First Attempt Jumps Academy
Tony Elliott SAUGEEN TRACK &  FIELD CLUB

 

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National Aboriginal History Month

June has been National Aboriginal History Month and June 21st was National Aboriginal Day, Canada’s National Day to celebrate the unique heritage and outstanding achievements of Canada’s Indigenous people. The Indigenous population of Canada is comprised of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. Athletics Ontario took part in the celebrations on the 21st at Fort York, offering  fun physical activities for school children who attended the festivities.

Other Events 

First Nations School of Toronto

Athletics Ontario will be at the First Nations School of Toronto on June 29th to celebrate the end of the school year! The goal of the day is to get the students more involved in athletics, not just through their participation in the various planned activities for the day, but also through the enjoyment and character building that comes along with that participation. The program will comprise of multiple stations that incorporate different aspects of athletics such as running, jumping, throwing, and wheeling activities.

 

North American Indigenous Games

Athletics Ontario summer students and staff will be at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)! NAIG is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous people. There will be approximately 5,000 athletes and 2,000 volunteers in attendance. The athletics portion of the games will be held at the York Lions Stadium in Toronto from July 19 – 21, 2017.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please click here.

 

Thomas Charles Longboat (June 4, 1887 – January 9, 1949)

(Native Name: Cogwagee, which means Everything)

Longboat was from the Six Nations Indian Reserve, near Brantford, Ontario. He won the 1907 Boston Marathon in a record time of 2:24.24. In winning the 1907 Boston Marathon, he became the first person of Indigenous descent to event. Longboat was inducted into the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame in 2016.

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CSG Trials: Results

June 23, 2017

 

Up to date results can be found on the link below

 

 


 

 

There have been some difficulties with connecting to Trackie Monday evening to get athletes registered for the trials/prep meet this weekend. As a result we have extended the entry deadline for both the Canada Summer Games Trials and the Prep Meet to Tuesday June 20, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. The late entry deadline for both will remain the same as Thursday June 22, 2017 at 3:00pm.

Please use the links below to get to the registration pages on Trackie.

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AO Junior/Senior Championship Updates

June 17, 2017

Day 1: Athletics Ontario Junior Senior Track and Field Championship

Day one of competition is now over. Current results and team scores can be found below

Day 1 Results

Day 1 Team Scores

 


June 16, 2017

 

Athletics Ontario’s Junior and Senior Track and Field Championship is this weekend. Please review the following information in lead up to the event. For additional information please visit the championship event page by clicking here.

 

Important Info

Check In Windows at the Championship

  • The standard check-in procedure used at Athletics Ontario Championships will be in use at this meet. Athletes entered in track events must check in at the designated check-in area separately for each event no sooner than 90 minutes and no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the race.
  •  Athletes who fail to check-in as required will not be allowed to compete in the event. Please allow extra time for bad weather, traffic problems, etc. Picking up bib numbers does not constitute a check-in.
  • The check-in tent will be setup in the spectator stands at the red Athletics Ontario tent.

Relay Declaration 

  • Relay declaration cards will be provided at the check-in tent in the spectator stands
  • Coaches must have their relay cards submitted to the check-in tent no later than 30 min prior to the start of the event

100m and 200m 

  • The Senior Women will not have a semi-final. They will only run a prelim and then go straight to final. Top 3 in each heat plus the next 2 fastest times will advance into the finals.
  • The Junior Women, Junior Men, and Senior Men 100m will have a prelim, semi-final and final.
  • There will be an A and B final in the 200m. Finals will run slow to fast.

Long Jump

  • Both the Senior Men Long Jump and Junior Women Long Jump have large fields of athletes. Both these age groups will have two flights.
  • Flights will be split with one having the top seeds and the other with the bottom seeds.
  • Both flights will occur at the same time
  • Only the top 8 performing athletes from either flights after the first 3 rounds will get an additional 3 jumps
    • i.e. flight 1 may have 11 athletes while flight 2 has 10. The top 8 from the total 21 athletes will be given an additional 3 attempts.

Seeding for Championships

  • Only Outdoor Performances from Athletics Ontario Sanctioned/Approved meets will be automatically accepted as seeds for this championship. Meets outside of Ontario that have been accepted into the Athletics Canada rankings will also be accepted. In both instances, when entering your athletes into this meet, Trackie will auto populate this information.
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