The NCSSAA senior boys cross-country championships were dominated by athletes from the Ottawa Lions. One after another they crossed the finish line at Walter Baker Park in a showing of the club’s supremacy in the high school running circuit. The top 5 finishers, at least, were all Lions.
Glebe Collegiate won the senior girls division in a comfortable fashion, but the race was still “sad” for two of the team’s top runners, who ran in NCSSAA competition for the final time.
The factors that presented the makings of a wonky race day all piled into the junior boys city championship.
The Glebe Gryphons defending OFSAA champions did not disappoint at the city cross-country championships by sweeping the podium.
Glebe athletes Ivy Bialowas, Anna S. Heffernan-Wilker and Zoe Gardiner were all smiles after crossing the finish line in places 1, 2 and 3 on Thursday.
Yannick Meredith won the midget boys race of the city high school cross-country championships by a monstrous 26 second margin, which was enough to impress his older brother, and senior boys runner, Zachary Meredith.
Two of the city’s newest high school running juggernauts collided at the city championships on Thursday and it was the latest product of Glebe Collegiate’s unstoppable cross-country program that came out on top.
It’s become expected that the Glebe Gryphons will win the city’s high school cross-country championships, but to sweep all six divisions is something head coach Kirk Dillabaugh hasn’t seen before.
Tim Nedow kept up his exceptional track and field season by setting a new personal best throw of 21.02 m in the shotput at the North American Central American and Caribbean Championships.
At his first nationals as a senior athlete, Thomas Nedow made a bet with his brother, Tim Nedow, to see who could best the other in the men’s shotput final.
Meanwhile, twin sisters Divya and Devyani Biswal proved they still know how to represent their home town at the 2018 Canadian Track and Field Championships.
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The climb to the world stage of track and field continues for four local athletes following the 2018 Canadian Track and Field Championships.
It was a prosperous week for local under-20 athletes at the 2018 Canadian Track and Field Championships, thanks in particular to products of Louis-Riel High School. The Ottawa school saw four of its athletes win national silver at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility from July 3-8, putting it among the most well-represented secondary schools in the country.
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.
The key to speed is to take it slow.
The 2018 Canadian Track and Field Championships came to a close on Sunday afternoon, but not before two local athletes could add national silver medals to their track records.
A host of Ottawa Lions competed in finals events with six making the podium on the penultimate day of the 2018 Canadian Track and Field Championships Saturday.
Standing on the podium is that much sweeter when you’re also standing on home soil – and that was the case for four local athletes on the fourth day of the 2018 Canadian Track and Field Championships.
With the temperature topping 30ºC, the conditions weren’t ideal for the Run Ottawa Distance Night Thursday at the 2018 Canadian Track-and-Field Championships.
But for Josh Cassidy of the Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club, wheeling 1,500 metres in the heat was a breeze compared to the effort it took to get to the start line at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility.
Two of the Ottawa Lions’ top para athletes played it cool in the finals of their events during the ongoing heat wave at the 2018 Canadian Track and Field Championships.
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One of Ottawa’s most promising high school athletes reclaimed double-gold at OFSAA this year because of a no-brainer: she learned how to hurdle.
–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…
It was another strong showing once again this year by local high school athletes at the OFSAA Track-and-Field Championships, and for many of the region’s medallists, their path to the podium began indoors at the Dome LR.
The two-time defending Commonwealth Games women’s hammer throw champion finished the always-dreaded one spot off the podium in 4th place, but at least Sultana Frizell didn’t have to contend with farm animals stealing her equipment when she competed in Gold Coast, Australia on Apr. 10.
By Ottawa Sportspage, For Golden Form Fitness The man who coached the Canadian men’s relay team to an Olympic medal in 2016 – the first time our country stepped on the 4×100-metre podium since he stood at the top himself in 1996 – is bringing his expertise back to the grassroots with a holiday camp…
By Charlie Pinkerton It was a typically dominant performance by the Glebe Gryphons cross-country team on a perfect day that brought 810 runners together for the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association’s cross-country championships. The Gryphons won their 8th straight overall aggregate crown, winning team titles in 4 of 6 races (midget and senior boys…
See a photo gallery of this race on SportsOttawa.com’s Facebook page. By Charlie Pinkerton Wagging his index finger in the air as he crossed the finish line in 1st place for the first time, Gloucester’s Andre Alie-Lamarche won the gold medal in the final race at Thursday’s National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association cross-country…
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…
See a photo gallery of this race on SportsOttawa.com’s Facebook page. By Charlie Pinkerton Joe Fast has a flair for fashion and metaphorically-appropriate sportswear. The defending OFSAA cross-country champion of his age-group wore shorts detailed in fireworks at Thursday’s city cross-country championship, a slightly over 5 km race that he burst through in 18:18.31, almost…
See a photo gallery of this race on SportsOttawa.com’s Facebook page. By Charlie Pinkerton A trio of girls emerged from the forest to the homestretch of the Green’s Creek race course without a competitor in sight in the junior girls’ division of Ottawa’s high school cross-country championships on Thursday. Skye Pellerin of St. Francis won…