2017 Awards Gala Nominees

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:

Award Division Nominee Club
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
Dallyssa Huggins Unattached
Makiah Hunt Bolton Pole Vault
Junior Men Kenny Siharath Supreme Athletics
Brennan Seguin Blackadder Pole Vault Club
Ryan Taylor Unattached
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
Dallyssa Huggins Unattached
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
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ATHLETICS ONTARIO BANTAM MIDGET YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

July 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, Ontario – July 27, 2017

The 2017 Bantam Midget Youth Championships are set to take place this weekend (Saturday July 29 – Sunday July 30) at Terry Fox Stadium at Chinguacousy Park.  With nearly 1,000 athletes competing for medals, and over 1,800 entries, this event is going to be one of our largest meets of all time. This Championship is being hosted by Athletics Ontario and the Brampton Track and Field Club, and more information, including the Final Schedule, Performance List and Technical Information can be found here.

Some of the top athletes to watch will be taking part in the following events:

Events to Watch

Event: 100m Youth Girls
Event Highlights: The race will line up Tomi Bamigbade (Supreme Athletics), the 2017 WCSSAA Senior Girls 100m Champion, against Breah Walls (Border City), the 2017 OFSAA Silver Medalist in Junior Girls’ 4x100m relay, and the top seed Kyra Nicole Chang-Lewis (Etobicoke TR).
Scheduled Event Time
: Heats will start at 12:00pm on Saturday July 29.

Event: 100m Youth Boys
Event Highlights: Daquan Berry won bronze medal in the 2016 OFSAA Junior Men 100m, while Brayden Fraser (House of Roots) won two bronze medals in the 2017 OFSAA Junior Men 100m and 200m.
Scheduled Event Time:
Heats will start at 12:30pm on Saturday July 29.

Event: 400m Youth Girls
Event Highlights: Skyy Diop (The Gazelles), who participated in the prestigious 2017 New Balance Nationals Indoor Championship earlier this year will now be aiming for gold at the championship. The other athletes to watch are Nicole Parsons (Oakville Legion) and Maya Ryan (The Gazelles).
Scheduled Event Time
: Timed Finals begin at 3:30pm on Saturday July 29.

Event: 400m Youth Boys
Event Highlights: Myles Misener-Daley (Hamilton Olympic Club) has won the triple crown of sprint races at the 2017 OFSAA track and field championships. Ethan Smith and Lukas Faulkner are the 2nd and 3rd seeds for this event, respectively.
Scheduled Event Time: Timed Finals begin at 3:30pm on Saturday July 29.

Event: 800m Youth Girls
Event Highlights: Mackenzie Morgan (Laurel Creek Track and Field Club) is the top seed for this event with the seed time of 2:11.51. Other athletes to watch are Edna Dar (Blue Devils) and Jessie Fennel (Niagara Regional Athletics).
Scheduled Event Time: Timed Finals begin at 2:40pm on Sunday July 30.

Event: 800m Youth Boys
Event Highlights: Brock Deba (Niagara Olympic Club) won silver medal in the 2017 OFSAA Junior Men 800m. He will be competing against the top seed Sam Cummings (South Simcoe Dufferin TFC) and Joshua Desouza (Newmarket Huskies Track Club), who won silver medal in 3,000m at the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games in Nassau, Bahamas.
Scheduled Event Time: Timed Finals begin at 3:20 on Sunday July 30.

Event: Youth Girls High Jump
Event Highlights: Having won bronze at OFSAA in June, No. 1 seed Korina Black (Etobicoke Track and Field Club) will be aiming for gold at this weekends championships. Other athletes to watch are Madelyn Eybergen (Saugeen Track and Field) and Katie Robertson (North Bay Legion).
Scheduled Event Time: Event will begin at 3:30pm on Saturday July 29.

Event: Youth Boys High Jump
Event Highlights: Sam Hall (University of Toronto Track Club) is the athlete to watch at this event. Hall represented Team Canada at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games this summer, winning the silver medal at 2.09M jump. Returning only earlier this week, he will be looking to get a gold.
Scheduled Event Time: Event will begin at 3:00pm on Sunday July 30.

Event: Youth Girls Long Jump
Event Highlights: Sarah Saldutto (Niagara Regional Athletics) had set a new record of 5.84M at OFSAA Championships in June. She is the top seed heading into this event. Jasmine Scott-Kilgo from Border City Athletics Club, is not far behind as the second seed with 5.62M. Tamara Grahovac from Supreme Athletics is currently in third at 5.53M. It will be an exciting event seeing these three girls fight to get to the podium.
Scheduled Event Time: Event will begin at 2:45pm on Sunday July 30.

Event: Youth Boys Long Jump
Event Highlights: Matthew MacNeill (London Western), Shahmir Khan (Supreme Athletics) and Jared Hall (University of Toronto Track Club) are currently in 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankings in the Youth Boys Long Jump. With only 0.07M apart from each others personal best, these boys will definitely fight it out to take home the gold this weekend.
Scheduled Event Time: Event will begin at 3:30pm on Saturday July 29.

Event: Youth Girls Shot Put
Event Highlights: This event is not the be missed as Audrey O’Connor (University of Windsor Athletics), Natasha Gubbels (London Western) and Grace Michauville (North Bay) will fight to beat current 1st seed Tamia Noel with her record of 13.57M. All three girls are following closely behind with marks at 12.75M, 12.59M and 12.24M respectively. Tamia will be aim to beat her own personal best.
Scheduled Event Time: Event will begin at 3:30pm on Saturday July 29.

Event: Youth Boys Shot Put
Event Highlights: Most recently called to represent Team Ontario at the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships next month, No.1 seed Cole Belkwell (Brantford Track and Field Club) will be at the meet this weekend. 2nd seed Lucas Woodhall (Brockville Legion Track and Field), who won Gold in Shot Put at the OFSAA Championships in June will fight for gold with Belkwell. This will be an event worth watching.
Scheduled Event Time: Event will begin at 4:15pm on Sunday July 30.

For more information on this event, contact:

Randolph Fajardo
Competitions, Technical Specifications, and Logistics Manager
randolphfajardo@athleticsontario.ca
www.athleticsontario.ca

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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

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University of Ottawa Research Study

Dr. Marijke Taks of the University of Ottawa and her research team are asking people “What makes track and field something that people want to do?” This project is part of a larger study in which the team is attempting to develop strategies to help local organizations leverage major sporting events to increase participation in their sport.

The objective of this particular study is to understand how non-athletes and athletes differ in their perception of track and field. This information could be helpful for track and field clubs to consider when attempting to attract new participants to the sport.

Dr. Taks is looking for clubs that are willing to participate in this study and send out a 3-minute online survey to their members. The first 10 clubs with a minimum of 10 members who respond will receive an incentive of a $100 gift certificate to a store of their choice. In addition, all respondents will be entered into a draw for one of four $50 cash prizes.

If your club is interested in participating in this study, please send an e-mail to Dr. Marijke Taks at Marijke.taks@uottawa.ca by July 31, 2017.

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World Para Athletics Championships 2017 Highlights

The World Para Athletics Championships came to an end this past weekend.  They were an exciting 10 days and our Ontario athletes put on some stellar performances.  Of the nine Canadian medals earned, we had one Ontario athlete bring home a medal. Jason Dunkerley, who ran in the T11 1500m, ran a season best time of 4:13.67 and took home the silver.  Along with this medal, George Quarcoo set a new personal best as well as a new Canadian record in both the 100m and the 200m heats. Additionally, Renée Foessel set a new Area record with her F38 Discus throw of 30.97m and Austin Smeenk’s time of 15.85 sec. in the T34 100m Heats also set a new Area record.

Be sure to congratulate all of the athletes who represented our nation on their fantastic performances.

Ontario athlete highlights and specifics of their performances:

Mitchell Chase – T38 1500m

  • Friday July 14 – T38 800m Heats
    • Mitchell Chase placed 3rd in his heat with a time of 2:11.33 in the men’s T38 800m.
  • Saturday July 22- T38 1500m Final
    • Mitchell Chase placed 7th in the men’s T38 1500m final with a time of 4:28.31.

Isaiah Christophe – T54 200m

  • Friday July 14 – T54 100m Heats
    • Isaiah Christophe placed 8th in his heat with a time of 15.38 in the men’s T54 100m.
  • Tuesday July 18 – T54 200m Heats
    • Isaiah Christophe placed 8th in his heat with a time of 27.17 in the men’s T54 200m.
  • Wednesday July 19 – T54 400m Heats
    • Isaiah Christophe placed 6th in his heat with a time of 52.80 in the men’s T54 400m heats

Thomas Des Brisay – T20 5000m

  • Monday July 17 – T20 1500m Finals
    • Thomas Des Brisay placed 12th with a time of 4:50.77 in the men’s T20 1500m final
  • Sunday July 23 – T20 5000m Finals
    • Thomas Des Brisay placed 8th with a time of 15:48.93 in the men’s T20 5000m final

Jason Dunkerley – T11 1500m

  • Friday July 21 – T11 1500m Final
    • Jason Dunkerley and guide Jeremie Nathaniel Venne won a silver medal with a time of 4:13.67 while running a seasons best in the men’s T11 1500m final.

Renée Foessel – F38 Discus

  • Thursday July 20 – T38 Discus
    • Renee Foessel placed 4th with a distance of 30.97m in the Women’s F38 discus throw. With her throw she set an Area Record.

Marissa Papaconstaninou – T44 200m

  • Monday July 17 – T44 100m Heats
    • Marissa Papaconstantinou placed 6th with a time of 13.54 in the Women’s T44 100m final
  • Saturday July 22 – T44 200m Heats
    • Marissa Papaconstantinou placed 4th in her heat with a time of 28.33, which helped her qualify for the finals in the women’s T44 200m.
  • Sunday July 23 – T44 200 Final
    • Marissa Papaconstantinou placed 8th with a time of 58.06 in the women’s T44 200m final. Having battled the rain and pulling a muscle during the race, Marissa pulled thru and finished the race.

George Quarcoo – T12 100m

  • Friday July 14 – T12 100m Heats
    • George Quarcoo and guide Demitry Issajenko set a personal best with a time of 11.41, placing second in their heat in the men’s T12 100m. Along with setting a new PB, the pair set a new Canadian Record
  • Wednesday July 19 – T12 200m Heats
    • George Quarcoo and Guide Demitry Issajenko set a personal best with a time of 23.19 in the Men’s 200m T12 heats. Along with setting another personal best, the time of 23.19 also set a new Canadian Record.

Austin Smeenk – T34 400m

  • Saturday July 15 – T34 100m Heats
    • Austin Smeenk placed 4th with a time of 15.85sec in the Men’s T34 100m. His time of 15.85 set an area record.
  • Monday July 17 – T34 400m Final
    • Austin Smeenk placed 6th with a time of 54.56 in the men’s T34 400m final
  • Thursday July 20 – T34 800m Final
    • Austin Smeenk placed 8th with a time of 1:50.77 in the Men’s T34 800m finals.
  • Friday July 21 – T34 200m Final
    • Austin Smeenk placed 5th with a time of 28.57 in the men’s T34 200m final

Curtis Thom – T54 4x400m

  • Friday July 14 – T54 100m Heats
    • Curtis Thom placed 7th with a time of 17.78sec in the Men’s T54 100m final
  • Tuesday July 18 – T54 200m Heats
    • Curtis Thom placed 4th in his heat with a time of 26.55 in the men’s T54 200m.
  • Wednesday July 19 – T54 400m Heats
    • Curtis Thom placed 4th with a time of 48.30 in the men’s T54 400m heats.

Kyle Whitehouse – T38 200m

  • Tuesday July 18 – T38 200m Final
    • Kyle Whitehorse placed 6th with a time of 23.82 in the men’s T38 200m final
  • Friday July 21 – T38 100m Heats / Finals
    • Kyle Whitehouse placed 4th in his heat in the Men’s T38 100m. His time of 11.72 gave him a seasons best and allowed him to qualify for the finals, finishing in 8th place with a time of 11.84.
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North American Indigenous Games 2017 Highlights

The 2017 North American Indigenous Games came to an end last week, as the closing ceremony took place on Saturday July 22nd. Congratulations to all athletes who competed and represented their respected region.  Throughout the games Team Ontario had many stand out performances.  With 38 podium finishes, Team Ontario was very successful throughout the games and embodied sportsmanship and fair play during the competition.  Here is a list of all of the athletes who achieved podium finishes:

  • U16 Girls Javelin – Hannah Morningstar (Bronze)
  • U19 Girls Triple Jump – Beatrice Nicholas (Bronze)
  • U16 Girls Long Jump – Jaydn Zeppa (Silver)
  • U16 Boys High Jump – Nicholas Burke (Gold)
  • U14 Girls High Jump – Mackenzie Innes (Silver)
  • U19 Boys 4×400 Relay – Kiniw Cleland, Gavin Wesley, Jared Hunter, Evan John (Silver)
  • U16 Girls 4×400 Relay – Hannah Morningstar, Zena Pregent, Kyra Anderson-Morriseau, Mckenzie Kakepetum (Bronze)
  • U16 Boys 4×400 Relay – Lex Hergott, Dallas Kooses, Keifer Scott, Nicholas Burke (Bronze)
  • U14 Girls 4×400 Relay – Victoria Trudeau, Jade Paquette, Francesca Pheasant, Emily Dodge (Gold)
  • U14 Boys 4×400 Relay – Julian Wemigwans, Sebastian Fiddler, Ryder Hopkins, Dylan Yzanbrandt (Silver)
  • U16 Boys 4×100 Relay – Lex Hergott, Keifer Scott, Dylan Yzanbrandt, Nicholas Burke (Bronze)
  • U16 Girls 4×100 Relay – Zena Pregent, Olivia Manitowabi, Kyra Anderson-Morriseau, Jaydn Zeppa (Silver)
  • U14 Boys 4×100 Relay – Latrell Peltier, Gabriel Grawbarger, Paul Goodman, Ryder Hopkins (Bronze)
  • U14 Girls 4×100 Relay – Victoria Trudeau, Shoniqua Bunce, Autumn Peltier, Mackenzie Innes (Gold)
  • U19 Boys 3000m – Gavin Wesley (Bronze)
  • U19 Boys 1500M – Kiniw Cleland (Gold) and Gavin Wesley (Bronze)
  • U14 Boys 1200m – Julian Wemigwans (Bronze)
  • U14 Girls 1200m – Emily Dodge (Gold) and Francesca Pheasant (Silver)
  • U19 Boys 800m – Kiniw Cleland (Silver)
  • U16 Boys 800m – Nicholas Burke (Silver)
  • U14 Boys 800m – Dylan Yzanbrandt (Gold)
  • U14 Girls 800m – Emily Dodge (Silver)
  • U16 Boys 300m – Nicholas Burke (Silver)
  • U14 Girls 300m  – Jaydn Zeppa (Gold) and Zena Pregent (Bronze)
  • U19 Boys 200m – Evan John (Silver)
  • U16 Girls 200m – Jaydn Zeppa (Gold)
  • U14 Boys 150m – Dylan Yzanbrandt (Silver)
  • U14 Girls 150m – Shoniqua Bunce (Bronze)
  • U19 Boys 100m – Evan John (Gold)
  • U19 Girls 100m – Aliya Howard (Silver)
  • U16 Girls 100m – Jaydn Zeppa (Gold)
  • U14 Boys 80m – Dylan Yzanbrandt (Silver)
  • U14 Girls 80m – Shoniqua Bunce (Bronze)
  • U14 Boys Shot Put – Aiden Gorveatt (Gold)
  • U19 Boys Discus – Nathan Gionette (Silver)

Tom Longboat Award 2017 

The Aboriginal Sport Circle is accepting nominations for the 2017 Tom Longboat Award.  The award acknowledges Aboriginal athletes for their exceptional contributions to sport in Canada. In addition to their athletic achievements, recipients will have demonstrated a personal commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and fair play, as well as to being a positive role model.  They will also have demonstrated a commitment towards living a balanced lifestyle – one that develops their physical, mental, cultural, and spiritual capacities.  The Awards include a male and female category.

Details regarding the award can be found here: http://sirc.ca/news/tom-longboat-award-2017 

Here is the link to the application: https://aboriginalsportcircle.wufoo.eu/forms/z1utrtbj1jcfju1/

The nomination must be submitted by September 15th, 2017 at 11:59 EST.

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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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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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2017 Athletics Ontario Summer Students

Name: Ivon Jaimes Albarran
Program: Fitness & Health Promotion/ Kinesiology
School: Humber College, York University
Position: Sport Instructor – Youth Programs
Job Description:

Ivon will be assisting in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth, as well as sport delivery including summer camps and activations. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, Ivon will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models. Ivon is here to support aspiring athletes in the sport of Athletics as well as contributing to the health, fitness, social development and well-being of all participants.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Brian Jaimes Albarran
Program: Kinesiology
School: Humber College
Program: Sports Management
Position: Sport Instructor – Youth Programs
Job Description:

Brian will be assisting in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth, as well as sport delivery including summer camps and activations. Through engagement with community groups and club. Brian will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models. Brian is here to support aspiring athletes in the sport of Athletics as well as contributing to the health, fitness, social development and well-being of all participants.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Desean Nurse
Job Title: Sport Instructor, Youth Programs
School: Centennial College
Program: Event Management
Job Description:

Desean Nurse has been involved in the fitness and sports industry for several years. Desean will be assisting in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth, as well as sport delivery including summer camps and activations. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, Desean will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models. Desean is here to support aspiring athletes in the sport of Athletics as well as contributing to the health, fitness, social development and well-being of all participants.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Hannah Turnbull
Program: Kinesiology
School: Wilfrid Laurier University
Position: Sport Coordinator – Para Athletes
Job Description:

Hannah will be the summer Sport Coordinator for Para Athletes. Her position will involve engaging with para-athletes and their coaches with the intent to connect them with the Athletics (Track & Field) community for the purpose of talent identification and encouraging continued coaching education and professional development. She will gain valuable hands on experience working with Provincial Sport Organizations to deliver and plan major championship events throughout Ontario and will assist in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, she will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Daniel Wilson
School: University of Toronto
Program: Kinesiology
Job Title: Sport Coordinator – Aboriginal Athletes
Job Description:

Daniel will be involved in engaging with Aboriginal athletes and their coaches with the intent to connect them with the Athletics (Track & Field) community for the purpose of talent identification and encouraging continued coaching education and professional development. Daniel will be responsible for assisting in event management roles within Athletics Ontario Provincial Championship events which includes the delivery of major championship events and office administration. Daniel will also assist in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, Daniel will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

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2017 Summer Run Jump Throw Wheel Athletics Camp

 

 

Live in the Toronto area?

 

Whether you’re new to track & Field or looking to improve, this program combines technical development and FUNdamental techniques to maximize participation! The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques as well as sprints, hurdles, jumping and throwing are all covered in this unique program. This fun filled day will feature a half day of track and field and half day of pool and various game play opportunities to maximize fitness!!! Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at a track meet! Space is limited so sign up fast!

 

Athletics Ontario is hosting a Run Jump Throw Wheel camp over the Summer. Campers will receive an introduction to track and field with activities targeted to develop their progressive motor skills combined with physical strength training and cardiovascular training.

 Week 4:

Date: July 24-28, 2017

Time: 9am-4pm  *additional $40 for late/early pickup 8am-5pm

Location: Variety Village (3701 Danforth Ave. Scarborough)
Ages: 5-13

Registration: to come

Price: $250

Week 7:

Date: Aug 14-18, 2017

Time: 9am-4pm  *additional $40 for late/early pickup 8am-5pm

Location: Variety Village (3701 Danforth Ave. Scarborough)
Ages: 5-13

Registration: to come

Price: $250

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