IAAF World Championships Results

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.


University of Toronto Track Club – Top Performing Club of 2017 Outdoor Season

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.


JOB POSTING – Run, Jump, Throw Instructor – Seneca Community Recreation

Instructor Position – Track and Field

Reporting to the Seneca Community Recreation Coordinator, the instructor will be responsible for instructing and engaging children in a recreational sports setting.

More specifically:
• Delivering a detailed sport program that will teach specialized skills in the following program areas:
– Track and Field Program – ages 6-12 years, 11 weeks total (September – December 2017)
• Developing detailed daily program plans to ensure that children learn new skills and develop self-confidence in an educational, fun and supportive environment
• Active involvement in the operation and delivery of daily program
• Supervising children under the guidance of the Program Coordinator
• Participation in staff training.
• Customer service, responding to parent questions and concerns-ensuring participant/customer satisfaction

• Experience working with children 6 – 12 years of age as well has a strong knowledge in the program area.
• Must have (or be willing to obtain) NCCP Foundations Introduction Course (Run, Jump, Throw, Athletics Ontario)
• Must have experience in their chosen field/area (eg. Track and Field participant)
• Standard First Aid and CPR
• High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development (not mandatory, but preferred)
• Valid Police Check – Vulnerable Sector Search

Compensation: $12.25 per hour – 2.5 hrs per week (September – December 2017)

Please forward a cover letter and resume to:

Seneca Community Recreation
Kim Beno – Sports Program Coordinator
1750 Finch Ave East
Toronto, Ontario
M2J 2X5

Fax: 416-491-5446
Phone: 416-491-5050 ext 22305
E-mail: kimberlie.beno@senecacollege.ca

Deadline for application is Friday September 1st, 2017
Program start date is Thursday September 14th, 2017


RBC Training Grounds Coming to Ontario

This Fall, four RBC Training Ground Local Qualifiers are set to take place across Ontario, culminating with a Regional Final in Toronto this October, in the hopes of finding new Olympic talent.

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is excited to act as delivery partner for all Ontario-based RBC Training Ground events.

A unique partnership between the Canadian Olympic Committee, RBC and CBC Sports, RBC Training Ground is designed to help National Sport Organizations (NSOs) uncover athletes with Olympic podium potential, in sports they may not have considered. Athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 will execute a series of workouts measuring speed, power, strength, and endurance in front of coaches and officials from sport organizations including Cycling Canada, Rugby Canada, Athletics Canada, Canoe Kayak Canada, Rowing Canada, Bobsleigh Skeleton Canada, Alpine Canada, Judo Canada, Triathlon Canada and Water Polo Canada. Results are measured against specific performance benchmarks to determine an athlete’s capacity for sport at its highest level.

This year, RBC Training Ground has already tested more than 1,400 athletes from British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Across the four regional final events held thus far, more than 50 per cent of athletes met the testing benchmarks set by NSO’s and have been identified for sport-specific testing. Up to 50 athletes will be selected to receive funding support from RBC and the Canadian Olympic Foundation to continue their training and quest to represent Canada internationally.

Registration for the local qualifiers in Ontario can be completed here.

RBC Training Ground Local Qualifiers in Ontario:

  1. Toronto – Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (U of T) – Saturday, August 26th
  2. Milton – Mattamy National Cycling Centre – Saturday, September 9th
  3. St. Catharine’s – Brock University – Saturday, September 16th
  4. Kingston – Queen’s University – Saturday, September 30th

The 100 top performers from the local qualifiers will be invited to the RBC Training Ground Regional Final at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC), home of CSIO’s world-class facility on October 14, 2017. The Regional Final will see the best of the best compete with hopes of receiving financial support towards their training and competition programs. The winner of the Ontario Regional Final will also be awarded a trip to the 2018 PyeongChang.


2017 Canada Summer Games Results

As the Athletics portion of the Canada Summer Games finished up on Friday, August 4th, your Ontario athletes were awarded their last few medals. We are extremely excited to share that our athletes are bringing home 54 medals from the Games, 20 Gold, 13 Silver and 21 Bronze. Your Ontario athletes, in both men’s and women’s categories, took first place province in the Games. Please join us in congratulating all of these athletes on their incredible efforts, new personal bests and overall amazing performances.

Isaiah Christophe claimed gold in all three of his events, the wheelchair Men’s 200m, 400m and 1500m. Not only did he win these medals, but he also set a new Canada Games record in the Men’s Wheelchair 200m with a time of 27.58.
Winning our first medal of the games, Julia Hanes is bringing home two gold medals, in the Women’s Para Discus and the Women’s Para Shot Put. Her throw of 20.62m in the Discus not only won her the gold medal, but also set a new F33 Canadian record.
A new provincial record and personal best was set by Trinity Tutti in the Women’s Discus.
In the Wheelchair Women’s 200m, 400m, and 1500m, Jessica Tinney claimed the bronze medal, she is our second three-medal athlete at the games.
Various athletes set personal bests throughout the games, including but not limited to: Ben Cross (Men’s Javelin), Mackenzie Josie (Men’s Discus), Trinity Tutti (Women’s Discus), Karson Kowalchuk (Men’s 100m), Gaerrisen Freeland (Men’s Special Olympics 100m), Joshua Caleb Mather (Men’s Javelin), Samuel Adams (Men’s 100m), and Kate Ayers (Women’s 800m).


Medal Results:

Makiah Hunt (Women’s Pole Vault)
Julia Hanes (Women’s Para Discus, Women’s Para Shot Put)
Ashley Pryke (Women’s Javelin)
Joseph Maxwell (Men’s Shot Put)
Ben Cross (Men’s Javelin)
Jamilah James (Women’s Triple Jump)
Mackenzie Josie (Men’s Discus)
Trinity Tutti (Women’s Discus)
Karson Kowalchuk (Men’s 100m)
Kristy Alford (Women’s Special Olympics 100m, Women’s Special Olympics 200m)
Gaerrisen Freeland (Men’s Special Olympics 100m)
Isaiah Christophe (Wheelchair Men’s 400m, Wheelchair Men’s 1500m, Wheelchair Men’s 200m)
Natalia Hawthorn (Women’s 5000m)
Dallyssa Huggins (Women’s Heptathlon)
Brittany Stenekes (Women’s 100m Hurdles)
Team Ontario; Sam, Graeme, Khamal, Karson (Men’s 4x100m Relay)

Rachael Wolfs (Women’s Pole Vault)
Bailey Dell (Women’s Javelin)
Autumn Bigger (Women’s High Jump)
Eli Pawliw (Men’s Shot Put)
Joseph Maxwell (Men’s Discus)
Ross Benn (Men’s Pole Vault)
Josh Kellier (Men’s 3000m Steeplechase)
Shyvonne Roxborough (Women’s 100m)
Ramzi Abdulahi (Men’s 400m)
Karson Kowalchuk (Men’s 200m)
Gaerrisen Freeland (Men’s Special Olympics 200m)
Ashton Colaire (Men’s 110m Hurdles)
Nate St. Romain (Men’s 400m Hurdles)

Emily Branderhorst (Women’s High Jump)
Tacuma Anderson-Richards (Men’s Triple Jump)
Joshua Caleb Mather (Men’s Javelin)
Laura Amoi (Women’s Triple Jump)
Jamilah James (Women’s Long Jump)
Daniel Gleason (Men’s Pole Vault)
Lauren Bohn (Women’s Hammer Throw)
Grace Tennant (Women’s Discus)
Samuel Adams (Men’s 100m)
Katrina Innanen (Women’s 400m)
Jessica Tinney (Wheelchair Women’s 400m, Wheelchair Women’s 1500m, Wheelchair Women’s 200m)
Sergio Raez Villaneuva (Men’s 1500m)
Dallyssa Huggins (Women’s 400m Hurdles)
Khamal Stewart-Baynes (Men’s 200m)
Desiree Allen (Women’s Special Olympics 200m)
Kate Ayers (Women’s 800m)
Sergio Raez Villaneuva (Men’s 5000m)
Team Ontario; Kristen, Kate, Ally, Katrina (Women’s 4x400m Relay)
Trinity Tutti (Women’s Shot Put)

Please join us in congratulating all of these athletes on their spectacular achievements at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.




Position: Athletics Program Coordinator.
Organization: Hamilton Accessible Sports Council.
Location: Hamilton.
Term: Part-Time (12 month temporary contract) flexible schedule. Commencing: September 1, 2017.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2017.
Salary: $7,500 plus expenses.

Program Overview

The Hamilton Accessible Sports Council is dedicated to the development and promotion of accessible sport opportunities for residents within the City of Hamilton and recently received an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant to test a newly proposed integrated community program model for Athletics.


Oversee the development and implementation of an integrated community program model for Athletics including PARA Athletics program. A end public events and planning meetings with various community stakeholder groups including resource management of volunteer personnel, recruitment, training, equipment, facilities and report writing.

Experience and Qualifications

Post-secondary studies in sport science or kinesiology, program development experience, NCCP Coaching Certification and interest in working with PARA Athletics would be an asset. Ability to work independently and communicate effectively orally and through written reports.

Additional Information

For additional information or to request a detailed Job Description please contact Kevin Gonci at kgonci4@gmail.com or call (905) 317-9381.

Application Process

Submit cover letter, resume and three personal references by email to mcarthurd@hhsc.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


AO Outdoor Bantam Midget Youth Championships

August 2, 2017 – Athletics Ontario (AO) co-hosted the Outdoor Bantam Midget Championships last weekend with the Brampton Track Club. The event saw nearly 1,000 athletes competing over the two-day period and we witnessed some amazing performances, new records and excited spectators.

We would like to thank all of the Clubs who sent athletes to the event, it was great to see so many young and talented athletes.

You can review the final results on our event page, and we would like to recognize a few athletes who stood out and took home medals on the weekend.

Hailey Reid, Monte Cristo
– Bantam Girls 150m – Silver 
– Bantam Girls Shot Put – Gold
– Bantam Girls Javelin – Gold
– Bantam Girls Discus Throw – Bronze

Reyne Rodrigues, Durham Legion Track
– Bantam Girls 300m – Silver
– Bantam Girls 80m Hurdles – Gold
– Bantam Girls 200m Hurdles – Gold

Callan Saldutto, Niagara Region Track and Field
– Midget Boys Javelin Throw – Silver
– Midget Boys Discus Throw – Gold
– Midget Boys Hammer Throw – Bronze
– Midget Boys Shot Put – Bronze

Joe Fast, Ottawa Lions T.F.C.
– Midget Boys 1200m – Gold
– Midget Boys 4x800m Relay – Bronze
– Midget Boys 2000m – Gold

Aysia Maurice, 310 Running
– Bantam Girls 1200m – Gold
– Bantam Girls 2000m – Gold
– Midget Girls 1500m Steeplechase – Gold (A new U15 AO Record time)

Sam Hall, University of Toronto Track Club
– Youth Boys High Jump – Gold (2.05m)

Please complete the following survey so we can accept your feedback and make sure our upcoming events meet your expectations. Click here to complete the survey.


Important information and updates for the upcoming Ontario Championship event in Brampton

There are some important reminders and updates regarding the Ontario Outdoor Bantam (U14), Midget (U16) and Youth (U18) Championships, taking place in Brampton’s Terry Fox Stadium at Chinguacousy Park Saturday July 29 and Sunday July 30.

For full details, including the Final Schedule, Performance List and Live Results Link and more, please visit the event page at: http://athleticsontario.ca/events/2017-ao-bmy-championships/


  • Busses are recommended to drop athletes off at the ski chalet located just north of the track and field stadium. Access to the skit chalet is located on the north side of the park off of Central Park Dr. and Bramalea Rd. Please note that buses are NOT to park at the at the ski chalet. Busses are asked to return to hotels.
  • Please review the ‘General Information’ section of the technical package for a map of parking spots at Chinguacousey Park. Alternate parking can also be found at the following:
    • Howden Recreation Centre
      150 Howden Blvd.
    • Bramalea Civic Centre
      150 Central Park Drive

Implement Certification

  • Please ensure that implements are being brought to the certification area on the north end of the track (near the 150m start lines) no later than 45min before the start of the event. Please click here for a overhead view of the facility.

Registration Pick-Up

  • For athletes arriving on Friday, bib numbers can be picked up at the Host Hotel between the hours of 6pm – 8pm.
    • Host Hotel: Best Western Plus – 30 Clark Boulevard, Brampton ON
  • Registration packages will be available at the North West entrance of the truck during the competition on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday Track Availability

  • The track will be open for practice/warm-ups to athletes that are arriving on Friday between the hours of 12pm – 6pm EST.


  • The Bantam 80m will not have a semi-final. Finals for the 80m is as stated on the Final Schedule: 4:05pm.


  • The 200m for all age groups will have an A+B final unless there are less than 33 athletes that check in for the preliminary round.

Hurdle Competition 

  • There are 8 athletes in the Bantam Boys 80mH and 6 athletes in the Midget Boys 100mH. As per rule 170.1 in the Athletics Ontario Policies and Procedure the first race for these athletes will be the Championship Race. The following race will be offered as an exhibition and not affect the final standings from the first race.


  • The 1500m Steeplechase will have 12 barriers and no water jump. The height of the barrier will be 0.762m/30″. The athletes will go approximately 300m before they approach the first barrier.
  • The 2000m Steeplechase will have 18 barriers and 5 water jumps. The height of the barrier will be 0.840m/33″ for the boys and 0.762m/30″ for the girls. The first barrier that the athletes will go over will be the 3rd one in a normal race. Final-Schedule-2017-BMY-Championships



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.


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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