AO Indoor Championship Series Meet 2 Preview

This weekend, we’re excited to be hosting our second indoor Championship meet, which will include the U16 ON vs. QC Dual Meet on Saturday, and the U18 and Open Championships both days. We have received a record number of entries for this meet, with over 1,000 individual event entries registered.

RMTs – Oxford College

We are pleased to share that we will have a number of RMT students from Oxford College attending the meet on Saturday, to provide athletes with massage therapy treatments during the meet. You will be able to find them alongside our First Aid tent, in the athlete warm up area, just inside the top end of the oval track.

OMA Athletes Going for World Records

As mentioned earlier this week, we have two teams registered to compete in the 4x800m this weekend! These two teams have tipped us off to the fact that they both have the goal in mind of breaking world records!

W50 Team: Nancy Catton, Paula Wiltse, Annie Bunting, Liz Maguire (Alt: Kate Cochrane-Brink)

M50 Team: Jim Dyck, Simon Rayner, Paul Osland, Michael Sherar

Best of luck to both teams!

Important Info

As always, we will be offering live results for the duration of our Championship. You can find those online, on our website: athleticsontario.ca

Any other important event information is available on our Championship page.

Here are just a few other important points to remember:

    • Spectator Admission will be $5/day
    • Coaches Passes – no need to register for them. As long as your coaching membership is renewed for 2019, there will be a pass available for you. If you have a 2018 pass, please bring it with you and we can stamp it to be reused for this season
    • Review the Performance List, please ensure your athletes are registered in the correct events
    • Final Schedule is available now – remember to review the check-in windows, because you will not be eligible to compete in your event if you have not checked in.
    • Merchandise – we will have gear available for purchase once again. Cash or credit will be accepted forms of payment

 

 

Athletes to Watch For

As always, we have some serious talent registered to compete, here are a few that we’re excited to watch:

Carter Free, Quinte Frontenac Track Club

  • Competing in 1500m, 3000m
  • 3000m OFSAA 10th place finish: 8:39.60
  • 1500m OFSAA silver medalist with a PB time of 3:50.93

Anthony Slade, Kawartha Lakes Lightning (New Athlete, New Club)

  • Competing in 60m, 400m

Mohamed Yassin, Speed River Track & Field Club

  • Competing in 200m, 60m
  • Competed at the Speed River Twilight Meet #2, in the Men’s 400m, where he finished with a time of 50.19s

Griffin Anderson, Greater Uxbridge Road Runners

  • Competing in 400m and 800m
  • Personal Best of 2:05 in 800m
  • Finished 1st in the AO Indoor Championship in 2018 1500m, with a time of 4:15.61, a new personal best

Hans Lafleur, C.A.N.I. Athletics

  • Competing in High Jump
  • Team Ontario Captain for the 2017 Canada Summer Games
  • Placed 2nd in 2017 AO Provincials
  • Placed 1st is 2016 Espoir Championship

Brittany Crew, SISU Throws Club

  • Competing in Shot Put, Weight Throw
  • Holds the Canadian Indoor record for Open Women’s Shot Put, with a throw of 18.20m

Tayah Desousa, St. Thomas Legion Track & Field Club

  • Competing in 60m Hurdles, 60m Dash, High Jump, Long Jump
  • Tayah won bronze at the AO Junior Championships in the Tetrathlon event scoring 1660 points
  • At the AO Indoor Championship Series – Relay and Combined Events, Tayah received a mark of 10.11s in the 60m Hurdles, 28.67s in the 200m and a time of 1:56.53 in the 4x200m relay

Holly Pitters, York University Track & Field

  • Competing in Triple Jump
  • 2018 U Sports Championships
    • Gold – Triple Jump mark 12.33m
    • Silver – Long Jump mark 5.85m
  • York U Female Athlete of the Year

Audrey McCarthy, Peterborough Legion Track Club

  • Competing in 3000m Race Walk
  • Set a record in the 1500m of 7:48.44 at the Ontario Legion Track Championship
  • Broke 2018 Hershey Canadian U18/U20 record in the 3000m race walk with a time of 16:18.94

Jennifer Elizarov, Elite Pole Vault

  • Competing in Pole Vault
  • At 2018 OFSAA championships, placed 19th with a mark of 9.97m in High Jump

Mahalia Mitchell, Speed Academy Athletics

  • Competing in Long Jump, Triple Jump
  • Placed 7th at the 2018 IAAF Championships with a mark of 5.59m in Long Jump
  • Marked 5.46m at the Athletics Ontario Indoor Championships Series Meet #1

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