From Athletics Canada: The Gold Standard Newsletter.
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OTTAWA - Athletics Canada’s entry won three team titles today at the 2013 North America Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships in Mandeville, Jamaica. The junior women, junior men, and senior women’s teams were all crowned 2013 NACAC champions.
Canada took the junior men’s title with 31 points over the United States who had a team total of 35. Ryan Sleiman of Kingsville, Ont., was the top Canadian finisher in fourth with 19:18. On his heels was Troy Smith of Grimsby, Ont., in fifth in 19:19.
From Athletics Canada:
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada would like to recognize four great athletes who hung up their spikes in the last twelve months. Olympians Jamie Adjetey-Nelson, Tabia Charles, Emmanuel Parris and Scott Russell have all formerly retired from competition.
OTTAWA - The 2012 Canadian athletics (track and field) season saw many highlights such as Derek Drouin’s bronze medal performance at the Olympic Games, Jessica Zelinka’s unforgettable season, young pole vaulter Shawnacy Barber’s breakout performance at the World Junior Championships and wheelchair racer Michelle Stilwell’s world records in the 100-metres, 200-metres and 400-metres. The season will also be known as one for the record books with 74 new Canadian records set. Men led the way with 41 new records while women recorded 33 new Canadian bests.
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada named today the finalists for its 2012 annual awards in each of its twelve awards categories. The winners will be unveiled next Wednesday December 19, and will be honoured during the 2013 Canadian Championships in Moncton, N.B. The finalists and winners are chosen by Athletics Canada’s Awards Committee from the nominee pool as put forward by its membership.
Niagara Olympic Club Runners chased their dreams at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, November 24th.
Troy Smith, placed 5th in the Junior Men’s race, and has qualified for the National Team for the NACAC Championships in Jamaica in January, 2013 and the World Championships in Poland in March, 2013.
Mohammed Ahmed won the silver medal in the Senior Men’s race, closely challenging his Olympic team mate Cam Levins. Mohammed will also be on the Canadian team for the World Championships.
From Athletics Canada:
VANCOUVER - Cross Country fans watched some great races unfold today in Vancouver, B.C., with the 2012 Canadian Cross Country Championships at Jericho Park. Cameron Levins of Black Creek, B.C., and Megan Brown of Guelph, Ont., were crowned the 2012 Canadian Champions in the senior race while Dylan Brown of Newmarket, Ont., and Jillian Forsey of Kippens, NFLD., took the junior titles.
Defending senior champion Cameron Levins pulled through a tight 10-kilometre race to win his third straight title crossing the line in 29:41 just ahead of Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catharines, Ont., in 29:42. Kelly Wiebe of Swift Current, Sask., won the bronze in 29:45.
Sharon (proudly) Shares:
On the sunny hills of Fort Henry in Kingston, Niagara Olympic Club rocked the AO Cross Country Championships!
The Bantam Girls team, lead with a strong run by Haley Esau in 5th place, placed 5th over all.
In Junior Women, Heather Petrick won the bronze medal and in Junior Men, Troy Smith won gold!
Great races for the whole team!