Preview: AO Outdoor Championship Meet #3

Beginning tomorrow, Friday June 22, the AO Junior/Senior Championships are taking place at York Lions Stadium, in Toronto. The event will feature hundreds of athletes from across the province, including a number of national team athletes. For the full event schedule, performance list, technical package and more important event details, you can visit the Championship page.

Please note that track athletes will only be granted access to the Stadium 30 minutes prior to their event, and field athletes will be granted access 1 hour prior. The indoor facility at the Toronto Track and Field Centre will be open for the duration of Saturday and Sunday events for warm ups prior to entering the York Lions Stadium. We will be asking that all athletes please promptly leave the Stadium upon completion of their event.

Registration will be set up in the front entrance of the Toronto Track and Field Centre, where athletes will be able to pick up bibs and coaches will be able to receive their passes. The Athlete Check-In tent will be at the Indoor facility as well. If you do not check in for your event, you will be scratched from competing in that event.

Here are a few other important reminders for all that are attending:

  • There will be a $5/per day spectator fee for anyone who is interested in viewing the event from the stands. Please bring cash for this if possible.
  • Relay athletes DO NOT need to check in. Coaches are required to complete a relay declaration card and submit it to the check in tent no later than 30 minutes prior to the event. Blank cards are available all day at the registration desk.
  • Live results will be available online throughout the duration of the event via this link.
  • Coaches Passes are required for any non-athletes wishing to enter York Lions Stadium, and those can be registered for here.
  • Athletics Canada is offering a FREE live stream to those who are unable to attend, you can find that here.

 

Check out a few of the athletes who we’re excited to watch:

Khamal Stewart-Baynes

  • His Canadian record was broken by Myles Misener-Daley at OFSAA two weeks ago, we’re excited to see how fast he will run the 400m to compete with this

Marcus Kemp

  • Double OFSAA gold medalist, in the 1,500m and 3,000m

Lucia Stafford

  • She ran 4:25.69 in the 1,500m during the indoor season
  • In the beginning of June, she ran 4:09.2 in the 1,500m

Joe Fast

  • Will be competing 2 age categories up, in the men’s U20 800m and 1,500m
  • Has won numerous OFSAA medals in his high school career

Marissa Papaconstantinou

  • Will be competing in the Class 64 100m and 200m events
  • Competed at Tempe Grand Prix, and achieved a seasons best in the 200m and set a new Canadian Record in the 100m  

Tim Nedow

  • Will be competing in Shot Put
  • Competed For Team Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
  • Competed for Team Canada and placed 3rd at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Brandon McBride

  • Will be competing in the 400m
  • Competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
  • Competed for Team Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Trinity Tutti

  • Earned double gold at OFSAA Championships
  • Broke OFSAA and Interscholastic records at OFSAA Championship two weeks ago in both the shot put and discus throw

Jocelyn Chau

  • Just sent a new OFSAA and Interscholastic record in the 3,000m and will be racing the 1,500m this weekend

Sarah Wells

  • Competed in the 2012 Olympic Games
  • Won the women’s 400m hurdles at the Speed River Inferno with a time of 58.52s

Sasha Gollish

  • Competing in the 5km and looking to lower her time of 15:24 as she moves forward in her career and advances to the marathon

Dallyssa Huggins

  • Placed first with a score of 4,764 at the AO Outdoor Combined Event Championships
  • Will be competing in SEVEN events this weekend

Jillian Weir

  • Competing in Women’s open Hammer Throw
  • Competed for Team Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games