Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships


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Over 900 athletes set to compete this Sunday at AO Ontario Cross Country Championships

The 2013 Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships are set to take place this Sunday November 17 in Delaware, ON with over 900 athletes expected to participate. London-Western Track & Field Club is hosting the event at Belvoir Farms, just west of London, ON. The Toronto Olympic Club are the defending overall cross country club champions, but will have a tough challenge to overcome Newmarket Huskies and Central Toronto AC, each with 93 athletes competing across all age groups.

For information on the event, including course videos, maps and information about souvenir clothing, please visit the meet web site by clicking here.

The Technical Package and Performance list can be found on the AO web site by clicking here.

Ontario to Enter Provincial teams at National XC Championships

Ontario will be entering Junior and Senior, Men’s and Women’s provincial teams this year in Vancouver on November 30 at Jericho Beach Park. Here are some details:

  • 6 athletes will be selected in each category, with 4 to score.
  • The first three in each category at the Ontario Championships this weekend will be automatically selected provided they express their intention to enter the Nationals.
  • The remaining athletes will be selected to the best of our ability on the basis of recent results in cross country races achieved anywhere up to the weekend of the AO Championships. Coaches must understand and accept that there is some subjectivity in this process.
  • The team members will be announced and/or notified after the Provincial and before the National Championships
  • The team will be confirmed and declared to the race organizers just prior to or at the National Championships Technical meeting in Vancouver
  • There is no AO funding for team members – there is honour in representing your province and the participation of athletes will be much appreciated by AO. Athletes may wear their club singlets while also representing AO in the regional team championship in Vancouver.
  • Eligibility: must be AO members and be Canadian permanent residents, refugee status claimants, foreign athletes and athletes that have been members of AC for at least 6 months prior to the Championships
  • The Team Ontario Coordinators are Dave Christiani and Ed Larocque. For further information or to supply information on the performance and condition athletes wishing to be considered please contact Roman Olszewski at: roman.otfa or one of the Coordinators.

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About Athletics Ontario

Athletics Ontario is the not-for-profit sport governing body for athletics (track and field, road running, cross country and race walking) for the province of Ontario. The association is athlete-centred, volunteer-based and club-and-community driven.

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For more information please contact:

Anthony Biggar

Manager, Communications & Public Relations

Athletics Ontario (formerly the Ontario Track & Field Association)

3 Concorde Gate, Suite 211, Toronto, ON M3C 3N7

T: 416-426-7215, F: 416-426-7358, http://www.athleticsontario.ca

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