74 Canadian records set in 2012 track and field season

2012DoomsdayFrom Athletics Canada:

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.



Athletics Canada identifies 2012 annual awards finalists

AC LogoFrom Athletics Canada:

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.


Fighting the battles of Jericho…

Sharon Shares:

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.

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Cameron Levins and Megan Brown crowned Canadian Champions; Dylan Brown and Jillian Forsey take junior titles

Image from Vancouver Sun

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.


AO Cross Country Championships at Fort Henry

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!
full results


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November edition of The Gold Standard.

From Athletics Canada:

Masters superathlete Christa Bortignon is this month’s BioSteel Top Performer of the Month.  The 75-year old athlete owns seven masters category World Records and was recently named the 2012 NCCWMA female athlete of the year.

  • 2012 Canadian Cross Country Championships
  • Canadian Championship and International Hosting Opportunities
  • Athletics Canada announces 2012 Chiba Road Race Relay Team
  • Calling nominations for Athletics Canada 2012 awards


Diane Roy 7th in marathon on final day of Paralympic Games

From Athletics Canada:

London, UK- Canada’s track and field team recorded another top eight performance on this the final day of competition at the 2012 Paralympic Games. The team closes out the Games with a total of nine medals, one new Paralympic Games record, seven new Canadian record, 28 top eight performances and 11 personal bests.


Keira-Lyn Frie 6th; Nathan DeWitt 8th today in athletics competition at Paralympic Games

From Athletics Canada:

LONDON, UK – Canadian track and field athletes recorded a pair of top eight finishes today in athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Keira-Lyn Frie of Saskatoon, Sask., and Nathan DeWitt of Surrey, B.C., finished sixth and eighth respectively in the wheelchair T54 and T34 100-metres.


Three medals and three Canadian records on the track yesterday at Paralympic Games

From Athletics Canada:

LONDON, UK – The Canadian athletics (track and field) team added three medals to its tally today, two silver and a bronze, bringing the team total to nine thus far at the Paralympic Games (1 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze). Jason Dunkerley and guide runner Josh Karanja, both of Ottawa, Ont., and Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., won silver medals while Virginia McLachlan of Windsor, Ont., won bronze. All three podiums were recorded in new Canadian record times.


Lakatos and Stilwell have silver touch at Paralympic Games

From Athletics Canada:

London, UK – Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., and Michelle Stilwell of Nanoose Bay, B.C., each won silver medals today, Canada’s fifth and sixth medals on this the sixth day of track and field competition at the 2012 Paralympic Games.