Athletics Ontario is hiring a High Performance Manager. For full details, please click the job description below.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
A position has recently become vacant at George Brown College, and they are looking for an Interim Head Coach for the Cross Country team. The position is urgent as the school year begins next week so the closing date is this Friday, September 8th at 5:00 pm.
If this sounds like a position that might be of interest to you, you can view the full job description here.
Should you feel you are qualified for this position, submit your application to:
Manager, Athletics and Recreation
George Brown College
200 King St. E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3W8
Last Friday, both Aaron Brown and Alysha Newman competed in the IAAF Diamond League Championship, in Brussels.
We are proud to share that both athletes performed extremely well. Aaron finished fourth in the Men’s 200m with a time of 20.17 seconds. Alysha, reached the heights once again of her newest Canadian record – 4.75 m, to take third place in the Women’s Pole Vault.
Please join us in congratulating both of these athletes on their achievements.
Photo courtesy of Athletics Canada.
Another new Canadian record has been set!
Two days ago, at the IAAF World Challenge, Mohammed Ahmed, an athlete with the Niagara Olympic Club, broke a 9-year old record in the Men’s 3,000m.
His new time of 7:40.49 beats the previous record set by Kevin Sullivan which was a time of 7:41.61. He also owns the 3,000 metre indoor record, with a time of 7:40.11, set at the 2016 Millrose Games.
The 20K Race Walk Championship is set to take place at Merritt Island Park in Welland, ON on Sunday September 24th. The event will also feature the 10K Race Walk which was cancelled earlier this year due to flooding on the Toronto Islands.
The event will require mail in entries. The deadline for entries is Monday September 18th, and the late deadline is Wednesday September 20th. There is no time requirement as the applications must be received by mail but you must ensure that they are received by the deadline dates.
The meet director, Roman Olszewski will be hosting a get together after the competition. There are more details regarding the post-event activities within the technical package.
More detailed information for this event can be found on our corresponding event page.
We are looking for candidates for our Board of Directors.
If you think you have the skills and time to help set the strategic direction of the organization and provide guidance to the staff in areas such as revenue generation, risk management, governance and human resources, please consider applying to be a member of our Board. The time to apply is now, as the deadline for applications is Saturday September 30, 2017.
You can read a fully detailed job description here.
You can review the Athletics Ontario By-law No. 7.
The application form can be found here.
We have recently announced the nominees for each category of awards to be presented at our 10th Annual Awards Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. We want to encourage all of the nominees to attend our Gala in order to receive recognition for their fantastic achievements throughout this incredible season. All of the event and nominee information can be found on our event page, as well as our Facebook event.
To purchase tickets to the event, click here.
In addition, we have launched a Fan Favourite Athlete of the Year vote on our Facebook page. The option to nominate will run until September 15th and you can add nominate any athlete. We will only accept one submission per Facebook account. To nominate an athlete, go to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned Fan Favourite post to submit your vote.
See below the list of this year’s nominees:
|Sprints/Hurdles||Bantam Girls||Charlize Frazer||Bullets Track Club|
|Naomi Layne||Mississauga Olympians Track and Field Club|
|Reyne Rodrigues||Durham Legion Athletics|
|Bantam Boys||Dylen Belanger||St. Thomas Legion Track and Field Club|
|Justin Dezoete||Monte Cristo Track Club|
|Nathan Reid||Etobicoke Track & Field Club|
|Midget Girls||Jillian Catton||Bullets Track Club|
|Olivia Gee||London Legion Track and Field Alliance|
|Izzy Goudros||Bullets Track Club|
|Midget Boys||Jordan Kim||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Dillon Landon||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Nifaiya Robinson||Hamilton Olympic Club|
|Youth Girls||Skyy Diopp||The Gazelles|
|Sharelle Samuel||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Brooke Overholt||London Legion Track and Field Alliance|
|Anna Witherspoon||Speed Academy Athletics Club|
|Youth Boys||Ibrahim Ayorinde||Oakville Legion Track and Field Alliance|
|Liam Mather||London Legion Track and Field Alliance|
|Myles Misener-Daley||Hamilton Olympic Club|
|Junior Women||Ashlan Best||Speed River Track and Field Club|
|Kyra Constantine||Project Athletics Track and Field Club|
|Brittany Stenekes||Hamilton Olympic Club|
|Xahria Santiago||Speed Academy Athletics Club|
|Junior Men||Joseph Daniels||Supreme Athletics|
|Karson Kowalchuk||Extreme Velocity Track Club|
|Khamal Stewart-Baynes||House of Roots|
|Nathaniel St. Romain||Kingston Track and Field Club|
|Senior Women||Crystal Emmanuel||Flying Angels Academy|
|Phylicia George||Flying Angels Academy|
|Natassha McDonald||Project Athletics Track and Field Club|
|Noelle Montcalm||University of Windsor Athletic Club|
|Senior Men||Aaron Brown||Phoenix Athletics Association of Ontario|
|Andre DeGrasse||Speed Academy Athletics Club|
|Brendon Rodney||Hamilton Elite Athletic Team|
|Gavin Smellie||Flying Angels Academy|
|Jumps||Bantam Girls||Abbygail Byers||Lauren Creek Track and Field Club|
|Anna Jackman||London Legion Track and Field Alliance|
|Lucinda Pollitt||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Bantam Boys||Justin Dezoete||Monte Cristo Track Club|
|Connor MacLean||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Phanith Ray||Border City Athletic Club|
|Midget Girls||Jillian Catton||Bullets Track Club|
|Milenne Habash||Speed River Track and Field Club|
|Nicola Jackman||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Midget Boys||Noah Dommasch||Thorold Elite Track Club|
|Haran Ravindran||United Tamil Sports Club|
|Marcus Renford||Centro Scuola Track and Field Club|
|Youth Girls||Autumn Bigger||Niagara Regional Athletics|
|Sarah Saldutto||Niagara Regional Athletics|
|Jasmine Scott-Kilgo||Border City Athletics Club|
|Mikeisha Welcome||Blue Devils Athletics Club|
|Youth Boys||Aaron Barton||Brantford Track and Field Club|
|Sam Hall||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Shahmir Khan||Supreme Athletics|
|Matthew MacNeil||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Junior Women||Marissa Dubois||Speed River Track and Field Club|
|Makiah Hunt||Bolton Pole Vault|
|Junior Men||Kenny Siharath||Supreme Athletics|
|Brennan Seguin||Blackadder Pole Vault Club|
|Senior Women||Kelsie Ahbe||Unattached|
|Caroline Ehrhardt||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Alysha Newman||Bolton Pole Vault|
|Anicka Newell||Project Athletics Track and Field Club|
|Senior Men||Shawnacy Barber||Project Athletics Track and Field Club|
|Sean Cate||Speed River Track and Field Club|
|Taylor Stewart||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Throws||Bantam Girls||Jessie Buck||South Simcoe Dufferin Track and Field Club|
|Brynn Miller||North Halton Stars Track and Field Club|
|Hailey Reid||Monte Cristo Track Club|
|Bantam Boys||Benjamin Brewer||Saugeen Track and Field Club|
|Harley Medeiros||Bullets Track Club|
|Daniel Swayze||Thorold Elite Track Club|
|Treyton Webb||Invictus Athletics Club|
|Midget Girls||Ashley Spain||Woodstock Legion Athletic Club|
|Alexandria Webb||Invictus Athletics Club|
|Alexa Windle||Brantford Track and Field Club|
|Midget Boys||Jeremy Elliot||Saugeen Track and Field Club|
|Ryan Jacklin||Saugeen Track and Field Club|
|Callan Saldutto||Niagara Regional Athletics|
|Youth Girls||Emma McDougall||Niagara Olympic Club|
|Tarnia Noel||Burlington Track and Field Club|
|Trinity Tutti||SISU Throws Club|
|Youth Boys||Cole Belkwell||Brantford Track and Field Club|
|Jared O’Riley||Woodstock Legion Athletics Club|
|Lucas Woodhall||Brockville Legion Track Club|
|Junior Women||Rebecca Chouinard||St. Thomas Legion Track and Field Club|
|Kambrie Luciani||Niagara Regional Athletics|
|Grace Tennant||SISU Throws Club|
|Junior Men||Roan Allen||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Mark Bujnowski||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Joseph Maxwell||SISU Throws Club|
|Senior Women||Brittany Crew||SISU Throws Club|
|Sultana Frizell||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Ashley Pryke||SISU Throws Club|
|Senior Men||Evan Karakolis||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Tim Nedow||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Jordan Young||SISU Throws Club|
|Distance||Bantam Girls||Madison Calder||Meaford Coyotes Track Club|
|Katie Jelaca||310 Running|
|Aysia Maurice||310 Running|
|Rianna Smuk||Toronto Olympic Club|
|Bantam Boys||Christian Barida||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Riley Flemington||Oakville Legion Track and Field Club|
|Blake Kennedy||Newmarket Huskies|
|Midget Girls||Jardine Lam-Colling||Central Toronto Athletics Club|
|Petal Palmer||Nemean Lions Athletics|
|Abby Ylipahkala||Newmarket Huskies|
|Midget Boys||Joe Fast||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Dakota Goguen||Newmarket Huskies|
|Abdullahi Hassan||Phoenix Athletics Association of Ontario|
|Youth Girls||Jocelyn Chau||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Anne Forsyth||Speed River Track and Field Club|
|Brogan MacDougall||Physi-Kult Kingston|
|Aurora Rynda||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Youth Boys||Sam Cumming||South Simcoe Dufferin Track and Field Club|
|Joshua Desouza||Newmarket Huskies|
|Marcus Kemp||Speed River Track and Field Club|
|Nicolas Mota||Newmarket Huskies|
|Junior Girls||Sevanne Ghazarian||Speed River Track and Field Club|
|Laura Parkinson||London Legion Track and Field Alliance|
|Jazz Shukla||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Lucia Stafford||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Junior Men||Alexander Bimm||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Kyle Madden||Speed River Track and Field Club|
|Marcel Scheele||London Legion Track and Field Club|
|Senior Women||Melissa Bishop||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Sheila Reid||Newmarket Huskies|
|Andrea Seccafien||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Gabriela Stafford||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Senior Men||Mohammed Ahmed||Niagara Olympic Club|
|Matt Hughes||Newmarket Huskies|
|Justyn Knight||University of Toronto Track Club|
|Brandon McBride||Windsor Legion Track and Field Club|
|Combined Events||Bantam Girls||Anna Jackman||London Legion Track and Field Alliance|
|Hailey Reid||Monte Cristo Track Club|
|Elise Sawyer||Monte Cristo Track Club|
|Bantam Boys||Liam Miller||North Halton Stars Track and Field Club|
|Midget Girls||Izzy Goudros||Bullets Track Club|
|Jaime Magoffin||Woodstock Legion Athletics Club|
|Midget Boys||Owen McDonald||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Youth Girls||Olivia Crewe||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Helena Jovic||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Lexi Kundlacz||Brockville Legion Track and Field Club|
|Youth Boys||Andrew Chartrand||Brockville Legion Track and Field Club|
|Calum Doherty||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Caleb Timm||Lauren Creek Track and Field Club|
|Junior Women||Amanda Black||Kingston Track and Field Club|
|Megan Dunn||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Junior Men||Joshua Mather||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Jordan Thomsen||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Ryan Thomsen||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Senior Men||Pierce Lepage||Unattached|
|Taylor Stewart||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Damian Warner||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Para Awards||Female Track||Larissa Brown||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|Marissa Papaconstantinou||Phoenix Athletics Association of Ontario|
|Jessica Tinney||Nemean Lions Athletics|
|Madison Wilson-Walker||London Western Track and Field Club|
|Male Track||Mitchell Chase||Greater Uxbridge Road Runners|
|Jason Dunkerley||Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club|
|George Quarcoo||I Be Fast Track Club|
|Austin Smeenk||Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled|
|Curtis Thom||Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled|
|Female Field||Heather Cowley||Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled|
|Renée Foessel||Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled|
|Tiffany Gaudette||Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled|
|Julia Hanes||Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled|
|Male Field||Ryan Bennett||Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled|
|Rajvir Saini||Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled|
|Kevin Strybosch||Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled|
Yesterday, London, ON native Alysha Newman broke her own Canadian record when she cleared 4.75 metres in the women’s pole vault. Her previous record was 4.71m.
At the world track and field championships, she finished seventh place with a jump of 4.65m.
She celebrated her new accomplishment with a backflip after she looked up to see that the bar stayed up.
Congratulations to the 23-year-old on this outstanding achievement.
The IAAF World Championships concluded yesterday in London. The events were exciting and our athletes put on some fantastic performances. Though they aren’t returning home with any medals, they set new personal and seasonal bests for themselves, and represented our country well.
Amidst battling the flu, Damian Warner competed in the decathlon and set a new season best for himself in three of the 10 events. In the men’s pole vault, he surpassed 4.70m; in the 400m he ran a time of 47.47s; and he ran the 1500m in 4:28.39.
In the Men’s 800m, Brandon McBride placed 1st in his semi-final with a time of 1:45.53, and went on to compete in the finals where he finished 8th.
Matthew Hughes set and then beat his own season best in the 3000m Steeplechase. He ran 8:24.79 in the heats and then beat his own record in the finals with a time of 8:21.84, finishing 6th in the event.
We had two athletes, Mohammed Ahmed and Justyn Knight, participate in the 5000m and those athletes placed 6th and 9th respectively in the event.
Our female runners put on some fantastic performances for us throughout the Championship. Crystal Emmanuel ran a new personal best time of 11.14 seconds in the 100m semi-finals. In the 200m sprints, she placed 3rd in her semi-final and took a final place of 7th in the finals. In the 1500m heats, Gabriela Stafford ran a new personal best time of 4:04.55 but did not make it past the semi-finals, where she placed 12th. Lastly, Melissa Bishop competed in the Women’s 800m, and she placed 2nd in both her heat as well as the semi-final. In the finals, she took 5th with a time of 1:57.68.
Additionally, the Women’s 4x400m Relay team set a new season best time of 3:28.47 in their heats, but placed 6th and did not qualify to move on.
In the field, Alysha Newman qualified for the Women’s Pole Vault final where she finished in 7th with a jump of 4.65m. In our Men’s Pole Vault final, Shawn Barber finished in 8th place with a jump of 5.65m. Brittany Crew finished 5th in her qualifications in the Women’s Shot Put. She made Canadian history as she was the first woman to compete in a Shot Put final at the World Championships, and she took 6th place with a throw of 18.21m.
Please join us in congratulating all of the athletes who competed in this Championship, we are extremely proud of all of you!
For a full list of results, click here.
Photos credit of Athletics Canada.
As the 2017 Outdoor season is coming to an end, the Club Standings have been calculated and we want to wish congratulations to the University of Toronto Track Club on achieving a total score of 627.5, spread across the five age categories. The points per category for UTTC are as follows: Bantam – 35, Midget – 94.5, Youth – 144, Junior – 185, and Senior – 169.
These athletes won a majority of their points at both the Junior Senior Track and Field Championship and the Bantam Midget Youth Championship.
Athletics Ontario Junior Senior Track and Field Championship
A total of 32 medals were won at the Championship (G – 9, S – 12, B – 11). The athletes put on some spectacular performances and there were several individuals who won numerous medals:
Alanzo Ryan (Junior Men’s 400m Bronze, Junior Men’s 4x400m Gold)
Madeleine Kelly (Senior Women’s 800m Gold, Senior Women’s 1500m Silver)
Lucia Stafford (Senior Women’s 800m Silver, Junior Women’s 1500m Gold, Junior Women’s 4x400m Gold)
Jared Hall (Junior Men’s Long Jump Bronze, Junior Men’s Triple Jump Silver, Junior Men’s 4x100m Gold)
Sam Hall (Junior Men’s High Jump Silver, Junior Men’s 4x100m Gold)
Katrina Innanen (Senior Women’s 4x100m Silver, Senior Women’s 4x400m Bronze)
Athletics Ontario Bantam Midget Youth Championship
The Club won a total of 26 medals at this Championship (G – 13, S – 3, B – 10) and we’d like to make note of a few athletes who took home a variety of medals:
Sam Hall (Men’s Sprint Medley 4-2-2-8 Bronze, Men’s High Jump Gold, Men’s 100m Bronze, Youth Men’s 4×100 Gold)
Noah Dayton (Midget Men’s 100m Gold, Midget Men’s 200m Bronze, Midget Men’s 4x100m Bronze)
Christian Barida (Bantam Men’s 800m Gold, Bantam Men’s 1200m Gold)
Samantha Ford (Youth Women’s 1500m Silver, Youth Women’s 3000m Gold)
Jordan Kim (Midget Men’s 100mH Gold, Midget Men’s 200mH Gold, Midget Men’s 4×100 Bronze)
Club Division Champions
Bantam: Monte Cristo Track Club
Midget: Saugeen Track & Field Club
Youth: University of Toronto Track Club
Junior: University of Toronto Track Club
Senior: Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club
We want to send congratulations to all of the athletes who are a part of the University of Toronto Track Club and with them the best of luck in their future. We hope to see some of you back next year!
To view the overall Club Standings report, click here.