Athletics Ontario Indoor Meet #3 – Event Preview

This weekend, Athletics Ontario will host its final event of the Indoor season. The Flying Angels Track Club will again, be the co-host for the event. We are looking forward to one of our biggest meets of the year, where we will have nearly 1,000 of our best bantam, midget, and junior athletes come out and compete.

As always, you can find all important event information/updates, including the schedule, technical package and performance list, on our Championship page.

NOTE: There have been a number of changes to the schedule this week and we want to ensure that all of our athletes are on time and ready for their events. Please check the Championship page to find the most up to date schedule.

Athletes to Watch for:

Jillian Catton
Jillian competed on the Midget Dual team last month at our second indoor meet. She was a member of the relay team which set a new composite provincial record and we are highly anticipating her performances this weekend.

Izzy Goudros
At our last meet, Izzy participated on the Midget Dual team. She ran a time of 8.77 seconds in the Midget girls 60m Hurdles, therefore tying the current provincial record. She is one of the top female U16 sprinters that we will have in attendance this weekend.

Alyssa Marsh
Alyssa is the fastest 60m U20 sprinter! Her current time has her ahead of the second fastest by 0.2 seconds. She is expected to be a top performer at this meet in both this event and the 200m.

Abdullahi Hassan
Earlier this year, Abdullahi set a new Men’s 600m Indoor record! He’s registered to compete at this meet and is the top seed for the U20 Men’s 800m.

Rianna Smuk
Last year, at this meet, Rianna set a Bantam record in the 2,000m and we are expecting her to do so once again. Her time of 6:50.84 set the U13 record, and to beat the U14 record she only needs to run the race in less than 6:48.83.

Sam Hall
Sam is a highly anticipated high jumper. He took home a silver medalist at the Commonwealth Youth Games last year, and we expect him to be a top performer at our event.

Josh Linington
Josh attended our Midget Dual Meet, competing in both the weight throw and shot put. He set a new provincial record in the Midget Boy’s weight throw with a throw of 20.23m.

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HIRING: Bishop Strachan School Hiring Senior Track Team Coaches

The Bishop Strachan School is looking to hire Senior Track and Field Team Coaches, set to start on March 27, 2018.

The Track and Field Team Coaches will run tryouts, select the teams, coach two or three practices per week and participate in approximately five meets. The team will need to qualify for the Regional Championship and OFSAA. The practice times will vary from 7:00 to 8:15 am or after school from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

Interested applicants should forward cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating coaching position in the subject line by Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

View full job details here.

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Athletics Ontario Website Redesign

Athletics Ontario wants to redesign their website, currently found here: athleticsontario.ca

We are looking for vendors to respond to this request and we would like to ask you to prepare a proposal that includes timelines, cost, and deliverables. The following Request For Proposal (RFP) includes a background of our organization and describes the purpose of the redesign, its desired functionality, and specific requests relating to the proposal. We understand that details may be subject to change upon vendor recommendation and/or research of more optimal solutions. In your proposal, please feel free to suggest alternatives where noted.

The deadline to submit your proposal to Athletics Ontario is March 31, 2018. Please submit to Melissa Johnstone, Media Relations and Communications Coordinator via email.

The full RFP can be found here.

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Club Champions: Youth and Senior

As our Youth/Senior Championship is complete, we are able to announce the Youth and Senior Club Champions.

Youth – University of Toronto Track Club

Senior – University of Toronto Track Club

Additionally, as of the last Championship, the standings show that the University of Toronto Track Club is currently leading as overall Club Champion.

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Jamaica comes to Ontario

Athletics Ontario is excited to announce that we will be welcoming a few members of the Track and Field world from Jamaica to our province next weekend. Coach Maurice Wilson, Coach Marlon Gayle, and athletes Rasheed Dwyer and Sherone Simpson will be traveling here to lead athlete and coach workshops. They will also be attending our Indoor Championship Series Meet #3 on Saturday March 3, to observe and mingle with some of our coaches and athletes.

Following is a breakdown of their schedule for the duration of their visit and when/how you might be able to interact with them:

What:

Thursday March 1st, 2018 – Athlete Workshop – 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (OHPSI Funded Athletes will receive priority, limited space available)
Where: Toronto Track and Field Centre

Sprint Drills the Jamaican Way/Training of Professional Jamaican Athletes

Jumps and Throws Drills the Jamaican Way

Friday March 2nd, 2018 – Coaching Workshop – 9:15 AM – 4:45 PM + bonus practical training session 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (lunch provided) (OHPSI Coaches will receive priority, limited space available)
Where: Toronto Track and Field Centre

Saturday March 3rd, 2018 – Competition Observation (athlete and coach feedback)
Where: Toronto Track and Field Centre

Saturday March 3rd, 2018 – 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Fireside Chat
Where: York University

Attending:

If you are interested in attending one of these events, click on the appropriate registration link below to declare your interest. Space is limited so register now!

Athlete Workshop (Thursday March 1)
Coaching Workshop (Friday March 2)
Fireside Chat (Saturday March 3)

 

Coach Maurice Wilson (Sprints)

  • Head Coach of G.C. Foster Track and Field Team
  • Head Coach Jamaica’s IAAF World Championship Team (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
  • Team Jamaica Olympic Coach (2004, 2008, 2012)
  • Head Coach Jamaica’s Commonwealth Games Team (2010)
  • Coach of multiple Olympic, World Championship and NACAC medalists
  • Author of Sprinting the Jamaican way
  • Level IV Certified IAAF coach in sprints and hurdles
  • Technical leader to Jamaica’s athletics (2016-present)
  • Head Coach and founder of Sprintec Track Club

Coach Marlon Gayle (Field Events: Jumps & Throws)

  • G.C. Foster Coaching Staff
  • Member of Edwin Allen Coaching Staff to the 2009 & 2012 Carifta Games
  • Team Jamaica Coaching Staff for World Youth Games (2013)

Sherone Simpson (100m, 200m & 400m) (10.82, 22.00, 51.25)

  • Pan American Gold Medalist 100m (2015)
  • Olympic Silver Medalist 100m (2008)
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist 200m (2006)
  • World Championship Silver Medalist 4x100m (2005)
  • Olympic Gold Medalist 4x100m (2004)
  • 6th fastest Jamaican sprinter of all-time in the 100m (presently)

Rasheed Dwyer (100m & 200m) (10.10 & 19.80)

  • World Championship Gold Medalist 4x100m (2015)
  • NACAC Championship Gold Medalist 200m (2015)
  • Pan American Games Silver Medalist 200m (2015)
  • IAAF World Relays Gold Medalist 4x100m (2015)
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist 200m (2014)
  • Pan American Games 200m record holder (19.80s)
  • World University Games 200m Gold Medalist (2011)
  • 4th fastest Jamaican 200m runner of all time (presently)

 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Kolton Kowalchuk, High Performance Manager, by email or phone: 647-352-7210

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AO Indoor Series Meet #2 Recap

This week, Athletics Ontario and the Flying Angels Track Club co-hosted the Indoor Youth/Senior Championship, which featured the Midget Dual Meet. The event took place at the Toronto Track and Field Centre and saw more than 600 of our top athletes from across the province. 

There were so many impressive performances throughout the weekend. A few highlights include Izzy Goudros, whose time of 8.77 seconds in the Midget Girls 60mH tied the provincial record. Josh Linington, of Brantford T.F.C., set and then broke his own new provincial record in the Midget Boys weight throw, with throws of 20.01m and 20.23m. And, your Midget girls 4x200m relay team broke the provincial record, with a time of 1:42.95, Izzy Goudros, Jillian Catton, Trinity Miller and Nicole McKenzie are now the composite record holders! Several other athletes set new personal bests, and we are extremely proud of everyone who competed this weekend. 

In the Midget Dual Meet, Team Ontario and Team Quebec were neck in neck all day, the score was always very close. Team Ontario put on some incredible performances in the 4x200m relays, with boys the Boys and Girls finishing first and second in the event. At the end of the day, the teams BOTH finished with a score of 272 points, resulting in a tie for first place. Congratulations to both teams!

You can find photos from the event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AthleticsOnt/

The full results are available here:
Midget Dual Meet
Youth/Senior Championship 

We want your feedback! Fill out our survey and let us know what you thought of the youth/senior component of our event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/652ZD55

First place finishers:

Saturday:

U18 Girls Weight Throw: Mackenzie Wilson, University of Windsor Athletics, 14.80m
20+ Women’s Weight Throw: Kailee Cherewka, Brantford T.F.C., 11.64m
U18 Girls High Jump: Autumn Bigger, Niagara Regional Athletics, 1.68m
20+ Women’s High Jump: Erica MacCallum, University of Toronto T.C., 1.55m
U18 Girls Shot Put: Billie Martin, Saugeen Track and Field Club, 12.44m
20+ Women’s Shot Put: Rebecca Herman, Unattached Ontario, 13.86m
U18 Girls Triple Jump: Jacinta Arnold, Extreme Velocity Track Club, 10.81m
20+ Women’s Triple Jump: Julia Wallace, Unattached Ontario, 11.33m
U18 Girls Pole Vault: Alexzandra Throndson, University of Toronto T.C., 3.70m
20+ Women’s Pole Vault: Erika Fiedler, Speed River Track Club, 3.90m
U18 Boys Triple Jump: Aaron Barton, Brantford T.F.C., 14.10m
20+ Men’s Triple Jump: Vinh Le, Flying Angels Track Club, 13.92m

U18 Girls 3000m Race Walk: Audrey McCarthy, Peterborough Legion Track Club, 17:15.82
20+ Women’s 3000m Race Walk: Kitty Cashman, Toronto Race Walkers, 18:21.28
20+ Men’s 5000m Race Walk: Jianping Xu, Unattached Ontario, 25:16.40
U18 Girls 60m: Kayla Vieux, C.A.N.I. Athletics, 7.78
U18 Boys 60m: Myles Misener-Daley, Hamilton Olympic Club, 6.99
20+ Women’s 60m: Crystal Emmanuel, Flying Angels Track Club, 7.30
20+ Men’s 60m: Bismark Boateng, Unattached Ontario, 6.73
U18 Girls 1500m: Cameron Ormond, Newmarket Huskies, 4:42.03
20+ Women’s 1500m: Jessica Kellar, Mississauga T.F.C., 4:39.45
20+ Men’s 1500m: Triphon Moodie, Toronto West Athletics, 3:58.65
U18 Girls 400m: Tiana LoStracco, Speed River,  58.57
U18 Boys 400m: Aidan Vanbeek, C.A.N.I. Athletics, 52.19
20+ Women’s 400m: Naomi Layne, Speed River, 55.88
20+ Men’s 400m: Elcoye Spencer, Brampton Track Club, 51.30

Sunday:

U18 Boys Weight Throw: Ryan Jacklin, Saugeen Track and Field Club, 20.32m
20+ Men’s Weight Throw: Cole Belkwell, Brantford T.F.C., 15.29m
U18 Boys High Jump: Benayo Olak, Brockville Legion Track Club, 1.90m
20+ Men’s High Jump: Hans Lafleur, C.A.N.I. Athletics, 2.05m
U18 Girls Long Jump: Busola Akinduro, Flying Angels Track Club, 5.20m
20+ Women’s Long Jump: Emily Ohamen, University of Windsor Athletics, 5.70m
U18 Boys Shot Put: Lucas Woodhall, Brockville Legion Track Club, 17.54m
20+ Men’s Shot Put: Eli Pawliw, SISU Throws Club, 16.62m
U18 Boys Long Jump: Marcus Renford, Centro Scuola T.F.C., 6.59m
20+ Men’s Long Jump: Bryson Patterson, C.A.N.I. Athletics, 7.39m
U18 Boys Pole Vault: Caleb Timm, Laurel Creek T.F.C., 3.50m

U18 Girls 3000m: Cameron Ormond, Newmarket Huskies, 9:57.75
U18 Boys 3000m: Matt Larkin, Central Ontario Rogues, 8:53.25
20+ Women’s 3000m: Sasha Gollish, University of Toronto T.C., 9:39.62
20+ Men’s 3000m: Ethan Davenport, University of Toronto T.C., 8:30.93
U18 Boys 60m Hurdles: Adam Exley, Invictus Athletics, 8.34
U18 Girls 60m Hurdles: Ireland Crowther, London Legion Track Club, 9.05
20+ Women’s 60m Hurdles: Shaylyn Kowalchuk, Excel Athletika, 8.96
20+ Men’s 60m Hurdles: Pierce Lepage, Unattached Ontario, 8.43
U18 Girls 800m: Tiana LoStracco, Speed River, 2:14.99
U18 Boys 800m: Liam Rivard, Central Toronto Athletic Club, 1:54.01
20+ Women’s 800m: Katelyn Ayers, Speed River Track Club, 2:12.74
20+ Men’s 800m: Ben Richardson, Newmarket Huskies, 1:54.03
U18 Girls 200m: Ashantai Bollers, Project Athletics, 25.94
20+ Women’s 200m: Janelle Redhead, Project Athletics, 25.12
U18 Boys 200m: Myles Misener-Daley, Hamilton Olympic Club, 22.09
20+ Men’s 200m: Steven Ajayi, Unattached Ontario, 22.35

 

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2018 Athletics Ontario Race Director Summit

Last month nearly 60 Ontario running Race Directors gathered at Acme Works in Toronto for Athletics Ontario’s first Annual Race Director Summit. Sheryl Preston, Athletics Ontario’s Road Running Coordinator spearheaded and organized what turned into an hugely successful event. The day was what felt like a large reunion to some and a new beginning to others.  The day was saturated with highly educated speakers with the emphasis on the sharing of knowledge to help to cultivate not only safe and accurate races, but races that become a lifelong memory to Ontario’s running population.

Emcee’d by Steve Fleck, one of Canada’s top race announcers, the day began with Chris Troyanos who is the medical director of the Boston Marathon and the Executive Director of the International Institute of Race Medicine (IIRM), in Boston Massechusets.  Chris partnering with his coworker Dr. Lowell Greib, who also works with IIRM as well as with The SportLab in Hunstville, spoke on highly important details of Risk Management from the medical perspective in running races. This was followed up by a further conversation with Jason Robinson (Mississauga), an Associate from the Sport Law and Strategy Group, who also spoke about Event Risk Management.  The focus shifted to effective marketing and social media advertising, and creating partnerships with two enlightening and informative speeches both by Kris Mychasiw, Managing Partner of the Surin Group in Montreal, and followed up by Brandan Laan, VP of Sales at Race Roster.

The afternoon was filled with race-specific conversation beginning with Peter Donato of Good Times Running and Road Race Results, followed up with Jeff Moyle from the Army Run.  They both highlighted the importance of standing out of the crowd, and thinking outside of the box to create a unique experience for participants of an event, or of a challenge.  We were honoured to also host Alan Brookes, Race Director, and Charlotte Brookes, Event Director, with the Canada Running Series (CRS) who spoke about the absolute essentials that Race Directors must practice, followed by Erin Roza, of CRS who had an informative discussion about the volunteer experience and volunteer retention.

We finished the day off with John Lofranco of Athletics Canada, who gave feedback from past survey’s and introduced the importance of Provincial Sport Organizations such as Athletics Ontario in the sport of running. Lastly, Sheryl Preston the Road Running Coordinator for Athletics Ontario, who organized this day’s event, discussed the anticipated increased involvement Athletics Ontario has to help provide credible resources and quality assurance to our road running community at whole.

The Athletics Ontario Race Director Summit last month was what felt like the official start of a revived era for Athletics Ontario’s involvement in Road Running.  Athletics Ontario plans to not only offer this event on an annual basis within the Greater Toronto area, we also continue to offer sanctioning and  insurance Ontario running races and clubs, to ensure the safety, accuracy and quality assurance of races and clubs.  Athletics Ontario also provides recreational and competitive membership to our running community.

Stay tuned for our upcoming announcement and partnership in the working with Ontario Masters Athletics for a 2018 provincial road championship (to include a Sub-masters age group), along with a partnership with MEC for a 2018 Trail Running Championship.

Last, but certainly not least, a very well deserved shout out to the sponsors that helped to make this day happen (Please see links below):

Race Roster as the title sponsor and registration platform for the event  ; they offer very easy and effective race registration platforms (among many other services).  The Printing House extraordinarily high quality (and QUICK!) work with our banner and name-tags for the event. Thank you also for Good Times Running, and Road Race Results for help with marketing and promotion along with Henley Financial and Wealth Management for providing refreshments and helping to coordinate the day.

 

Sponsors

Race Roster

Athletics Canada

Good Times Running

Road Race Results

The Printing House

Henley Financial and Wealth Management

 

Speaker Connected Resources

International Institute of Race Medicine

Sport Law & Strategy Group

Canada Running Series

The Army Run

Multisport Canada

The Sport Lab

 

Please “Like”  our Facebook Run Ontario Page to stay informed

Please email sherylpreston@athleticsontario.ca with any questions regarding:

  • Resources for your upcoming running race, current or upcoming running club
  • Access to Athletics Canada Race Director Guide
  • Race sanctioning (accreditation) and insurance
  • Club or athlete registration and athlete membership
  • 2018 Provincial Road and Trail championships
  • Involvement in next year’s summit as a speaker or a participant

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LIVE RESULTS

For live results from the Midget Dual portion of the meet, click here:

For live results from the Youth/Senior portion of the meet, click here:

 

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AO Indoor Series Meet #2 Event Preview

The Athletics Ontario Indoor Series Meet #2, co-hosted by the Flying Angels Track Club, will take place this weekend at the Toronto Track and Field Centre. The technical package, final schedule, performance list, club rosters, and other important event information can be found on our Championship page.

PLEASE CHECK THE CHAMPIONSHIP PAGE FOR ANY CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE, PERFORMANCE LIST, ETC. 

With more than 1,000 entries, we have an incredible line up of competition. Check out some of the athletes to watch for this weekend:

Crystal Emmanuel
Named Athletics Ontario’s Senior sprinter of the year in 2017, past-Olympian Crystal achieved IAAF Indoor Standard last weekend at the 2018 Hershey Canadian Indoor U18/U20 Championships for her 7.28 second performance in the 60m sprint.


Brittany Crew

Last weekend, Olympian Brittany Crew set a new Canadian record for her round 1 throw of 18.20-metres in the women’s shot put. As we shared prior to our previous Championship, Brittany holds the provincial records both Indoor and Outdoor for women’s shot put and was recently nominated to the 2018 Athletics Canada Commonwealth Games team.

 

 

Pierce LePage

Pierce was in attendance for our first Indoor meet which took place in mid-January. He will be a member of Athletics Canada’s 2018 Commonwealth Games team and is the AO Outdoor record holder in the men’s decathlon.

Audrey McCarthy

Last weekend, at the 2018 Hershey Canadian Indoor U18/U20 Championship, Audrey broke the meet record for the youth girls 3000m with a time of 16:18.94. We anticipate that she could break the provincial record once again this weekend, at our meet.

Abdullahi Hassan

Earlier this year, Abdullahi set a new provincial record in the youth boys 600m, with a time of 1:21.72. We are excited to have him registered to compete in the 800m at our meet this weekend.

Cameron Ormond
Cameron is a top seed in both the 1,500m and the 3,000m coming into this event. She has won back-to-back OFSAA cross country championships and holds the AO Indoor Midget Girls 2,000m record.

Sam Hall

Sam Hall was a silver medalist at the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games, for the youth boys high jump, and he is anticipated to be a top performer in the U18 boy’s high jump this weekend.

Marcus Renford

Marcus is a top seeded athlete for the meet this weekend. He competed in our first Indoor meet earlier this year and finished first in the Men’s Open Long Jump with a final jump of 6.43m. Additionally, he placed first in both the U18 Boys 60m sprint, with a time of 7.10 seconds and the Open Men’s 200m, with a tie of 22.56 seconds.

Ryan Jacklin

Ryan attended our first Indoor meet, in January, where he placed first in the Youth Boys weight throw, with a final throw of 19.77m, leading him to a first-place finish in the event. Last summer he attended our Bantam Midget Youth Championship and took home 4 medals, gold in the javelin, and silver in the discus, shot put and hammer throw. He is the top seed in the weight throw for our event this weekend.

 

Club Standings

Overall:

1 – University of Toronto T.C. – 72 points
2 – London Western T.F.C. – 51 points
3 – Invictus Athletics Club – 37 points
3 – The Gazelles – 37 points

Division Standings:

U18:

1 – University of Toronto T.C. – 31 points
2 – Brockville Legion Track Club – 18 points
3 – London Western T.F.C. – 16 points

U20:

1 – Windsor Legion Track and Field Club – 7 points
1 – Speed River Track and Field Club – 7 points
2 – Etobicoke Track and Field Club – 5 points

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HASC Para-Athletics Program

The Hamilton Accessible Sports Council (HASC) Para-Athletics Program is launching in May 2018. The program is a track and field based program for both able-bodied athletes and athletes with a disability. The program will be held in the spring at the track at Mohawk Sports Complex (1100 Mohawk Road East, Hamilton Ontario), and accessible equipment will be provided for all participants. 
 
We are currently looking for interested children and participants to join the free program. For more information please contact the HASC Athletics Coordinator at hasccoordinator@gmail.com
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