Jason Dunkerley leaves quietly with 5 medals from 5 Paralympics & 4 world titles

At the London 2012 Paralympics, 80,000 fans rose out of their seats to do the wave in sync with the pace Jason Dunkerley set at the front of the men’s 5,000-metre race for athletes with no vision.
Like he did that night en route to the fifth and final Paralympic medal of his career, Dunkerley set a standard for excellence few can match over the course of 20 years as a national team member.

Rockin’ Rebelles Wrap: Le Dôme LR propulse les athlètes locaux vers le triomphe sur la piste

–Par Ottawa Sportspage, pour les Rebelles de Louis-Riel Cette année, les athlètes des écoles secondaires locales ont encore une fois présenté d’excellentes performances aux championnats provinciaux d’athlétisme. Pour un grand nombre de médaillés de la région, leur chemin vers la victoire a débuté au Dôme Louis-Riel. « Il peut être difficile pour certains athlètes d’avoir accès…

Senior Glebe girls sweep podium in cross-country senior championship

See a photo gallery of this race on SportsOttawa.com’s Facebook page. By Charlie Pinkerton Glebe Collegiate’s Mei Mei Weston (24:59.71), Rosalyn Barrett (25:12.78) and Teagan Shapansky (25:36.55) swept the top 3 spots of the senior girls’ National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association cross-country running championship, but it wasn’t the result they wanted. “Our goal was…

Runner returns from concussion with city championship

See a photo gallery of this race on SportsOttawa.com’s Facebook page. By Charlie Pinkerton Seconds after crossing the finish-line with an exuberant “YEAH!” Sir Robert Borden’s Cameron Porter turned to embrace 2nd-place finishing Owen Pensom from Glebe Collegiate. “I’m going to OFSAA for the first time,” said an excited Porter, who finished the slightly over…

Ottawa Sport Council’s Fall Sport Summit to tackle grants

By Dan Plouffe The Ottawa Sport Council will bring together the local sports community for its Fall Sport Summit the evening of Nov. 29 at Ben Franklin Place, set to cover a topic that’s become a crucial tool for community sports organizations’ advancement: creating successful grant applications. “Most sport organizations seem to be able to…

University Sports wrap up

Women’s rugby: Gee-Gees stifle Ravens, Move onto RSEQ semifinal The Ottawa Gee-Gees put an end to the Carleton Ravens best-ever rugby season. A combination of their 31-0 win over Carleton and a pair of recently announced forfeited wins from earlier this season by Laval, have also launched the University of Ottawa, coached by 2016 Ottawa…