March 22, 2012
Four gold, six silver and six bronze medals. 58 Personal Bests, 9 new Club Records. A great result for our team of 26 athletes.
For the Provincial Championships, only athletes from Alberta are eligible for medals, and in the championships results some athletes will be moving up if athletes of Saskatchewan finished in front of them. The results I will mention are without out-of-province athletes taken into account. This handed us one more medal than expected, more about that later.
Calgary Warriors have a long history of top hurdlers in the province.
Our four first-year midget girls all made the finals in the 60m hurdles. A gold medals for Morgan Kravtsov in 8.87. In the preliminary race she set a new club record for 14 year olds in a time of 9.82, beating the eleven year old record by .23 sec.
Katie Yackel finished in second in a personal best of 10.01, followed by Live Price (10.18, beating her previous PB by .53 sec) in fourth and Rachel Mathieson in fifth (10.53, PB). In the youth hurdles Madison Evans captured the silver medal, after improving her Personal Best in the heats to 8.29. Jennifer Yackel improved her time to 9.90 and finished in 5th place.
Ryan Smeeton took the lead from the start in the 2000m midget boys and never looked back. His win in 6:28.73 is a new club record for 14 and 15 year olds. Callum Drever finished second in 6:31.32, while Jake Armstrong took 4th place in 6:31.61.
Callum added two more silver medals, one in the 800m and one in the 1200m. His time of 3:30.76 in the 1200m is a new club record. Ryan followed closely in third for a new club record for 14 year olds (3:30.84). Ryan finished fourth in the 800m in a PB time of 2:16.96. Jake placed 8th in the 800m and 6th in the 1200m.
At the midget girls side, Ellie Thomas set a new club record in the 1200m (4.19.94). Lauren Smith scored big PBs in both the 800 and 1200m, bettering her previous times by 10 seconds.
In the youth women, Sydney Krill improved her 800m indoor time by 7 seconds (2:33.05), and Tara Snow scored PBs in both the 800 and 1500m.
At the men's side, Jeff Hudson was our fastest 800m runner in 2:08.43 followed by Daelin Nordmark (2:08.54), Graham Ross (2:10.08 and Cody Crook (2.11.51), all Personal Bests. In the 1500m Cody Crook equaled his PB (4:37.82) and Graham improved to 4:40.67.
Surprisingly Madison Evans captured the bronze medal in the 60m youth women after we realized that the girl finishing in front of her was from out-of-province. Her semi-final time of 8.20 is a new Personal Best and she still ran 8.21 in the final after running the 400m before. That 400m brought her another bronze medal in 62.00 sec. Sydney improved her 400m indoor time to 64.07. In the 400m youth men, Jeff secured second place in 53.70, Daelin finished 5th in 54.36 (PB). In the 300m midget women, Natalie McDougall finished in third after having not competed for almost a year due to shin splints. Her time was 44.43 and she was closely followed by Katie in 44.69 for fourth (PB). Liv ran a PB of 46.06.
In the 60m midget girls we had Personal Bests for Rachel Mathieson (8.66) and Liv Price (8.68). Morgan ran 6.68. The three girls managed to run all three the exact same time of 6.68 in the heats. Jordan Samson set a PB in the 200m (29.99).
Three girls competed in the midget triple jump with great success. Katie won the event with a jump of 9.98m (club record), followed by Morgan in third (9.76m) and Rachel placed fifth with 9.35m. Great job. In the long jump, Rachel, Katie and Morgan placed 5th, 6th and 7th. In his first competition, Cyrus Robinson won the bronze medal in the triple jump youth men (11.05m). Mark MacEachen won the gold medal in the junior men high jump (1.90m). Jordan got a PB in the long jump (3.80m) and Eric Evans equaled his PB in the high jump (1.25m).
The Multiple Events.
Claire Fioretti and Payton Price competed in the Bantam Multiple Events, consisting out 60m, High Jump, Med Ball and 600m one day and 150m, Long Jump, Shot Put and 800m the other day. Claire set a Club Record in the Bantam girls high jump with 1.15m (she has now set the Benchmark as our first Bantam participant in this event!), and Payton in the 150m (23.38) and 600m (1:55.38) for 12 year olds. Claire's time in the 600m of 1.54.50 was good for 6th place, and her 2:41.63 in the 800m placed her 8th.
A great result for our team. Congratulations to all for a job well done. One more indoor meet in Calgary on April 28 (60m, 150m Bantam, 400m, 800m, 4x200m). In the meantime we are starting our preparation for the outdoor season. As you can see, consistent training brings results. So keep up the good work, I cannot wait to see what the outdoor season will bring.
Complete results at: Alberta Championships
Warriors results are here When you see a "-" in the improvement column, that's the amount of improvement compared to your previous best mark. Coach Jan
Alberta Indoor Games
Feb 12, 2012
The Alberta Indoor Games are the provincial championships for the Relays and the Combined Events (and for the senior events). The Warriors have a great history in relays holding several in- and outdoor provincial records. This year we again had a very strong showing with our relay teams. We used a mixture of sprinters and distance runners, for all our relays to complete our teams, with great success.
The Midget Boys team consisting of Eric Evans, Jordan Samson, Ryan Smeeton and Callum Drever came home with three gold medals (4x200, 4x400 and Medley Relay (400-200-200-800). Very well done!
Our Midget Girls team: Liv Price, Morgan Kravtsov, Rachel Mathieson and Katelyn Yackel won the gold in the 4x200 and with Ellie Thomas in for Morgan, won the silver in the Medley Relay.
The Youth Women Sydney Krill, Jennifer Yackel, Sinclaire Fisher and Madison Evans scored a silver medal in the 4x400, a bronze in the 4x200 and a fourth place in the Medley Relay.
Our Youth Men team (Daelin Nordmark, Cody Crook, Graham Ross and Jeff Hudson) won the gold medal in the 4x400m and bronze in the 4x200 and Medley Relays.
Great performances of all our relay teams.
In the Combined Events, Jennifer Yackel finishing in third in the Youth Pentathlon with personal bests in the long jump (4.78) and 800m (2:42.56).
All our four first-year Midget Girls competed in their first ever Pentathlon and they performed exceptionally well. Four girls in the top-six out of 13 participants. The midget pentathlon consists of 60m, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800m.
Katie Yackel performed well in all her events, winning the provincial championships by over 100 points. achel Mathieson, Morgan Kravtsov and Liv Price finished 4, 5, and 6th.
Katie recorded a big PB in the high jump with 1.49m (previously 1.35m), shot put (7.13m) and a strong 800m in 2:37.51 resulted in a total score of 2590 points, which is a new club record for midget girls, both 14 and 15 year old. The shot put is a new club record for 14 year olds.
Our other pentathlon participants scored many Personal Bests too, Every girl set their initial PB in shot put and the 800m, as they performed those for the first time in an official meet. The other Personal Bests were Morgan Kravtsov 8.65 (60m), 1.37m (high jump), 4.33m (long jump), Rachel Mathieson 8.69 (Equaling her PB in the 60m), 1.34m (HJ) and 4.59m in the long jump, bettering her own club record by 2cm, Liv Price: 8.73 (60m).
Congratulations to our combined event competitors for their great performances!
In the few individual events we competed we scored big too.
Madison Evans won the 60m hurdles for youth girls, placed second in the 60m in a PB of 8.22 and she placed third in the open women¹s long jump. Callum Drever won the 600m in the Midget Boys in 1:36.83, closely followed by Ryan Smeeton in 1:39.27, a new club record for 14 year olds. Big personal bests for all our 600m runners, Daelin 1:29.13, Jeff 1:29.15 (yes, that close), Graham 1:33.15, Cody 1:34.38, Sydney 1:49.14, Sinclaire 1:52.87, Ellie 1:58.09 and Lauren 1:59.92. Mark MacEachen placed second in the open men¹s high jump (1.90m), Eric Evans made it to the finals in the 60m where he ran a PB of 8.55.
Jack Simpson Open Results
Jan 28th, 2012
After a great meet in Edmonton last weekend, more great results for our Warriors team.
Two new club records in the 1000m – Claire Fioretti (Bantam Girls 13) in 3:29.61 (2nd) and Ryan Smeeton (Midget Boys 14) in 3:07.08 (1st) , and 21 new personal bests...
Katie Yackel competed in three events, and added as many personal bests (60m, 300m and 60m hurdles). The 300m was a strong event overall with personal bests for Jeff Hudson (again, now in 38.15), Daelin Nordmark (38.71), Callum Drever (41.41), Ryan Smeeton (46.19), Jordan Samson (47.81), and our four first year midget girls Katie (45.11), Liv Price (46.59), Morgan Kravtsov (46.60) and Rachel Mathieson (46.79). This was good for first, third, fourth and fifth place in the event for the 14 year old girls. In the hurdles it was not much different, place 1, 2, 3 and 5 with Morgan beating Katie by a hair (14/1000 of a second), both in 10.29 (closing in on the club record of 10.15). And in the 60m places 2, 3, 4 and 6 for Rachel, Katie, Liv and Morgan.
In the 1000m we saw a nice 2nd place for Callum Drever in 3:03.67.
Since the 300 and 1000m for Youth and up were open races, I looked for what place everybody finished in their age group.
300m: Youth: Madison Evans 4th, Sydney Krill 5th, Jennifer Yackel 7th, Jeff Hudson 1st and Daelin Nordmark 3rd.
1000m Youth: Graham Ross (PB) 6th, Cody Crook (PB) 7th, Sinclaire Fischer (PB) 10th, Tara Snow 11th.
Full results and (unofficial) point standings at: U of C Athletics
The Indoor Track Series will conclude on Saturday April 28. Congratulations to all for great performances.
Dino Opener Results
December 6th, 2011
Congratulations to everybody for great performances in the Dino Opener. Lots of personal bests and top-six finishes.
First place finishes for Callum Drever, both in the 60m and 800m, Erik Evans (60m), Madison Evans (60m and 60m hurdles) and Ryan Smeeton (800m).
Second places for Eric E. in the 150m, Jeff Hudson (800m), Liv Price (150m), Ellie Thomas (800m).
Third places for Rachel Mathieson (150m), Jeff (60m), Liv (60m), Graham Ross (800m), Jennifer Yackel (200m and 60m hurdles).
Thanks to the volunteers who helped making the meet a success, to our volunteers coordinator Lee Hoecherl for getting the volunteers lined up.
John Smeeton Photos
Warriors Detailed Results
Complete Meet Results
Cross Country Championships
November 6th, 2011
At the A.I.I (Association of Independent Institutions) Cross Country Championships in San Marcos, CA, Maria Bernard captured the silver medal in the 5k race. Maria, running for the University of British Columbia as a freshman, is showing her great potential again, allowing only one runner in front of her, who is a senior at California State. Excellent, Maria!
At the Athletics Alberta Provincial Championships in Edmonton, Bantam Ryan Smeeton won silver in the 2000m run. Well done, Ryan! Congratulations as well to our Midget Boys team who captured first place in the team rankings. Jake Armstrong (7th), Graham Ross (8th), Jeff Hudson (10th) and Callum Drever (15th) stayed ahead of the teams of UCAC and Leduc.
Our other top-ten finisher was Ellie Thomas, she placed 6th in the Bantam Girls race.
The other Warriors who competed were Sarah Halliwell, Lauren Smith, Sinclair Fisher, Sian Thomas, Tara Snow, Sydney Krill and Cody Crook.
Congratulations to all and to coach Terry Crook for a great performance.
Cross Country Season Underway
September 25, 2011
First High School Meet of the year was at Canmore park last week. Great results from the Boys with Cody 4th, Colin 6th and Daelin 7th.
A couple of the sprinters ran well with Sydney 17th and Megan 20th in their races
Maria Bernard placed first in the 6km Womens Open at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle Washington with a time of 21:41. This is also a new UBC Sundodger record. A very good start to the university season.
Western Canada Summer Games and Legion Nationals Results
August 11, 2011
With Legion Nationals and Western Canada Summer Games in the bag, summer season has now officially ended. Maria Bernard showed to be a great performer again at the WCSG by setting a personal best in the 1500m (4:41.63), and winning both the 3000m and 3000m steeple chase.
Her performance of 11:03.74 in her first ever steeple race ranks her second in Canada in the Juniors. Well done, Maria. Team Alberta won the overall title at the WCSG.
Matt Reckord, still bothered by a hamstring injury, made it to the 100m B final to finish 15th in 11.43.
Laura Sharman jumped 4.81m in the long jump, good for 16th place.
Team Alberta performed well with 6 gold, 10 silver and 3 bronze medals, finishing 4th overall behind Ontario, BC and Quibec. The 4x400m Youth Girls team (Ellie Hirst, Jenna Westaway, Alexa Hrycun and Sage Watson) set a new Canadian Youth Record (3:45.32). Photos are here
Calgary Spring Challenge Meet Results
May 20th 2011
Results are now posted for the meet, and for our Warrior Athletes. Warriors Detailed Results and Links to Photos
Complete Meet Results
New Balance Meet Results
May 9th 2011
Twenty-three personal bests and 14 top-three finishes in our first official Alberta outdoor meet, a great start of the season. Youth athletes competed in the Open category (except hurdles).
Madison Evans showed to have potentially a great future in track by finishing top-two in all her events in her first track meet, winning the 200m, closely followed by Jennifer Yackel with three top-three finishes, including a win in the long jump.
Ryan Smeeton came very close to the Bantam Club Record in the 800m, he needs another 3/10 of a second. Strong run for Scott MacKay in the 800m, winning uncontested after a fast opening 400m.
Congratulations to all for fine performances.
High School Season Starts
May 9th 2011
The High School season started on May 5th with the first of three U of C sponsored meets for athlete to warm up for the Divisional and City Championship meets in two weeks. Sydney Krill finished 1st in her Junior 400M race while Megan MacKay finished 2nd in her 100M race. Tara, Cody and Colin ran in the Junior 1500M races coming, 8th, 6th and 4th respectively. Cody also tried his hand a a 400M race finishing a respectable 6th place. Daniel Dragicevic ran in the Intermediate 400M placing 4th.
Maria Bernard Competes at World Championships
March 22th, 2011
Maria Bernard ran in her first world championship event, The 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, in Punta Umbria, Spain on March 20th 2011. Maria finish 60th overall and was 3rd amongst the Canadians.
The IAAF Race Story is here.
Results can be viewed on the IAAF Website or downloaded here.
Here are some photos from the race.
Successful Indoor Championships for the Warriors.
March 14th, 2011
Our numbers were small, but our deeds were great!
Only thirteen athletes made it to the provincial championships this year, mainly due to injuries, family circumstances or selection on the Canadian national team. But the thirteen made it a festival of personal bests. Twenty eight times a personal best was achieved (and nobody went home without a PB); those are stunning numbers!
We didn't capture as many medals as we have in the past, due to our smaller numbers, but we had some precious ones.
A gold medal went to Jennifer Yackel in the 60m hurdles for midget girls in 9.62 (PB). Jennifer captured silver in the shot put with a throw of 8.56m (PB).
Our other silver medal winner was Shaunie Morrison who smashed the club record in the 60m hurdles for youth women for both 16 and 17 year olds (and as we know, she is just 15). Shaunie's personal best time of 8.91 (after 9.05 in the prelims) was only 4/100 off the Provincial Record; we will have to wait for that record to be broken in December. The previous club record holders were Rachel Machin (16 year olds, 9.06) and Jill MacEachen (17 year olds, 9.05). Shaunie ran a PB as well in the 60m without the hurdles: 8.14 (down from 8.29).
A bronze medal went to Natalie McDougall in the 300m in 43.47, improving her PB by almost a full second. And of course, Natalie is only a first year midget. With PBs in the 60m (8.42) and 200m (27.85, fifth place and first-year midget), Natalie can look back on a very successful weekend.
Corey Minton won the open men's long jump (although not a championship event), equaling his PB of 6.79m. In the 60m Corey ran 7.17, another PB and 4th place.
Let's go through the other Personal Bests:
Colin Cameron: 4:41.88 in the 1500m (almost ten seconds PB) and 2:14.91 in the 800m.
Alecia DeMott: 8.90 in the 60m.
Daniel Dragicevic: 55.55 in the 400m; 2:10.11 in the 800m.
Nikola Dragicevic: 24.95 in the 200m and 54.90 in the 400m (fifth).
Jeff Hudson: 26.03 (200m) and 40.08 in the 300m, fourth place.
Sydney Krill: 28.28 in the 200 and 64.25 in the 400m.
Megan MacKay: 27.09 over 200m. Megan is on her way back to great results after last year's injuries.
Daelin Nordmark: 55.36 (400m).
Graham Ross: 2:18.84 (800m) and 3:48.81 in the 1200m, an improvement of almost ten seconds.
Congratulations to all. This was excellent! Now we are looking forward to an even better outdoor season!
I cannot wait!
P.S. The Indoor Club Records have been updated as well as two video from the event have been uploaded.
Jill MacEachen wins EIU Athlete of the Week Honours
February 23th, 2011
BRENTWOOD, Tenn - In what served as the final tune up for the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference Track and Field Indoor Championships, two Eastern Illinois athletes were named OVC Athletes of the Week based on their performances at the EIU Friday Night Special. Senior Darren Patterson was named the Male Track Athlete of the Week while sophomore Jill MacEachen was named the Female Track Athlete of the Week.
MacEachen placed second in the 60m hurdles at the Friday Night Special with a time of 8.89. That mark was good enough to land at No. 7 on the EIU career charts. EIU hosts the OVC Indoor Championships this Friday and Saturday at Lantz Fieldhouse. The EIU men and women will be looking for a third straight OVC Indoor title.
Maria Wins Bronze Medal at NACAC Championships
February 20th, 2011
Maria Bernard won a Bronze Medal this Saturday at the 2011 North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships. The event took place at the beautiful Queens Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Here is the IAAF report and Wikipedia story. Pictures of the event are here. The Junior Girls' race pictures are numbers 18 - 111 Congratulations Maria!
Warriors Strike Gold
February 14th, 2011
During the Alberta Indoor Games, the Youth men relay team existing of Nikola and Daniel Dragicevic, Eric Smeeton and Daelin Nordmark earned two gold medals and one bronze medal in the Alberta Relay Championships. Gold in the 4x200m and 4x400m, bronze in the medley relay (400-200-200-800). Sydney Krill, Shaunie Morrison, Megan MacKay and Maria Bernard captured the gold medal in the open women's medley relay. Maria showed she is in great shape, running a relaxed sub 2:15 800m before heading off to the NACAC cross championships in Trinidad and Tobago next weekend. The Youth girls 4x200 (with Alecia DeMott instead of Maria) were heading to a bronze medal in the 4x200m, but an unfortunate mistake during one of the exchanges resulted in a DQ. The youth men B team existing of Midget Graham Ross, Bantam Ryan Smeeton and Youths Cody Crook and Colin Cameron ran courageously in the medley and 4x400m relays, but just missed out on a medal.
In the few individual events we participated in, Jennifer Yackel won the silver medal in the Alberta Championships Pentathlon for Midget girls, and she won gold in the 60m hurdles in a new personal best of 9.91. Ryan Smeeton had an excellent day too in the Bantam Multi Events: personal bests in all four events (60m, high jump, shot put and 600m). His 1:43.62 in the 600m is a new Club Record, beating the old record of by a full nine seconds. Congratulations, Ryan!
Tara Snow placed second in her very first 3000m race. Shaunie Morrison placed fourth in the open women's 60m hurdles. Very well done, everybody, and congratulations. Next up are the Simplot Games in Idaho (Megan, Shaunie and Matthew Reckord), and the indoor season will conclude with the Alberta Championships March 12 and 13
Warriors Detailed Results and Links to Photos
Complete Meet Results
Jack Simpson Open
January 31st, 2011
We had many excellent results again in the last Calgary Indoor meet of the season.
Personal bests for Corey Minton, Nikola Dragicevic, Jeff Hudson, Eric Smeeton and Natalie McDougal in the 60m, for Alecia DeMott, Nikola, Daelin Nordmark, Jeff and Natalie in the 300m , and all our 1000m competitors (Colin, Cody, Daniel, Tara, Graham and Ryan). Both our 4x200 relay teams finished second: Alecia, Sydney, Shaunie and Megan at the women's side, Nikola, Daelin, Matthew and Corey at the men's side. Well done, Warriors!
In the overall point standings Natalie and Matthew finished first, Jeff finished third. Congratulations!
Warriors Detailed Results and Links to Photos
Complete Meet Results
January 25th, 2011
New Club Records for Maria Bernard, Corey Minton and Matthew Reckord.
The prize for the outstanding athlete of the meet would go to Maria Bernard, who captured the open women's 3000m on Friday in a new club record time of 9:57.68. The next day Maria set a new club record in the 1500m, placing third in 4:39.03 and on Sunday Maria won the open 800m in 2:19.86.
Both Corey Minton and Matthew Reckord were good for two club records as well. Corey jumped 6.79m in the long jump, and he won the open 200m in 23.16. He is also sporting an new Fauxhawk . Matt placed 3rd in both the 60m and 200m. New club record times of 7.21 and 23.77 (ran in the prelims).
Ryan Smeeton had an excellent day in Sunday’s multi event competition for Bantams. He placed second in all his events: the 60m hurdles, long jump and 800m. Well done! Shaunie Morrison had a great meet as well, finishing fourth in the open women’s 60m hurdles in 9.11 and winning the youth girls 60m hurdles in 9.13. Scott MacKay won the midget boys 300m in a personal best of 39.17. Both Jeff Hudson and Eric Smeeton ran nice personal bests in the same race (41.20 and 41.69 respectively). Megan MacKay showed that she is on her way back after an injury stricken 2010: a new personal best of 8.11 in the 60m. Jennifer Yackel placed third in the 60m hurdles for midget girls (10.24 PB), and a personal best as well in the 60m: 8.59. Daelin Nordmark ran two good races: 55.54 in the 400m and 2:09.83 in the 600m, just beating Daniel Dragicevic who ran 2:10.89. Nikola Dragicevic ran 55.42 in the 400m. On the distance front, Colin Cameron and Cody Crook had a good weekend as well. Personal bests in all their races. Cameron won bronze in the 3000m in 9:55.09, Cody ran 10:36.04. Tara Snow came very close to her PB in the 800m. Sydney Krill ran her first indoor 400m in 1:06.15, Graham Ross placed 3rd in the 800m. Alecia DeMott competed hard – her times will come down pretty soon too. Well done, everybody!
Warriors Detailed Results and Links to Photos
Complete Meet Results
Some Video is also Available
Another good day at the track – Dino Classic.
January 8th, 2011
New club records were set by Maria Bernard, who won the open 1500m in 4:42.09, six seconds ahead of the number two finisher, by Matt Reckord, posting 7.26 in the 60m, by Scott MacKay with 1.35.45 in the 600m and by Ryan Smeeton in the 1200m (3:59.15). Congratulations! Many personal bests in the 60m, 150m, 300m, 600m and 1500m races, well done everybody. Warriors Detailed Results and Links to Photos Complete Meet Results
December 5, 2010
The 2010-2011 indoor season started with the Dino Opener. Although we have only been training for a month with the sprint/hurdles group under far from ideal conditions, many good to very good performances were put on the track. One of the highlights was the new Provincial Record in the 60m hurdles in the Midget Girls category 15 and under. Shaunie Morrison hurdled to a time of 9.20, beating the old record by 8/100. We are continuing the great Warriors tradition in this event, the previous record holder was Rachel Machin who broke that record as a Warrior in 2007, and the year previously it was Warrior Jill MacEachen who set the record.
Matt Reckord won 3 events: the 60m in a big Personal Best of 7.31, the 300m in 39.11 (PB) and the 60m hurdles in 9.61 (his first 60mH race). A very promising start indeed. Maria Bernard showed again how strong she has become with good speed on the last straight, moving up from fourth to second place in a good 2:16.32 - an indoor PB. Corey Minton ran PBs in the 60 (7.24) and 300m, and so did Daelin Nordmark. Daniel and Nick Dragicevic, Jeff Hudson, Eric and Ryan Smeeton all ran PBs in the 60m. Natalie McDougall won the 150m in a PB time, and she finished second in the 60m. Ryan Smeeton and Cody Crook ran Personal Bests in the 800m, Ryan for the win in his age group. Graham Ross was another 800m winner in his age group. Tara Snow finished second in her 800m race.
We had some good performances from our new members Jennifer Yackel (three third places), Miranda Freedman (4th in the 60m) and Alecia DeMott. Having just started with the Warriors, they performed very well in their first meet. Collin Cameron finished his first indoor 800m in 5th, and Sydney Krill finished fourth in the 300m. And finally Megan MacKay had a great 3rd place in the 16 and over 60M, her comeback race after injury last indoor season.
Warriors Detailed Results and Links to Photos Complete Meet Results
Alberta Cross Country Championship Results
November 2, 2010
An incredibly beautiful fall Saturday at Canmore Park in North West Calgary was the setting for the Alberta Provincial Cross Country Championships this past weekend.
The Warriors had two junior runners with Leroy Perry finishing in 8th place in the mens 8K race and Stephanie Graham placing 21st in the 5.2K womens race.
Youth athletes Maria Bernard and Matt Galea continued their very successful season by finishing 1st and 2nd respectively in the womens 3.2K and mens 6K races.
The Midget girls 3.2K race saw Tara Snow finish 21st and Sydney Krill 22nd. The Midget boys 4k race had 5 Warriors entered, with Trevor Hilton placing 8th, Colin Cameron 11th, Stephen Payne 14th, Graham Ross 19th and Cody Crook 24th. They also place 3rd in the Midget Boys team competition.
In the boys Bantam 2k race Ryan Smeeton finished well in 5th place.
Here are some links to Photos of The Event, Athletics Alberta Web Page on the Event and the Complete Results.
Provincial High School Championship Results
Oct. 24th, 2010
Five Warriors participated in the Alberta High School Athletics Association Cross Country Championships last weekend. In the junior boys class, Colin Cameron finished 29th, Stephen Payne 33rd and Cody Crook 53rd. In the Seniors, Maria Bernard got the top Warrior result with a 2nd place. On the boys side Matt Galea finished 3rd and Leroy Perry was 8th.
Final High School Race Before City Championships
Sept. 30, 2010
The first tranche consisting of Senior/Intermediate Girls and Junior Boys, saw Maria Bernard cross the finish line with no competitors in sight, and the crowd in stunned silence, wondering what happened to the rest of the field. Kelsey Ross had a fine race also arriving at the finish line with a gaggle of others to claim 15th spot.
The junior boys arrived shortly after the ladies and four Warriors finished in the top fifteen. Along the way the leading pack which had Trevor, Colin, Stephen and Cody in it, ran the wrong way, a course marshal corrected them but they were now amongst the backmarkers. They managed to quickly work their way back to the front with excellent results consisting of Trevor 3rd, Colin 6th, Stephen 8th and Cody 14th.
Twenty minutes later Intermediate/Senior Boy and Junior Girls were off. Daniel was the first back finishing a strong 16th in the intermediate group. Next up was Sydney, still suffering from a two week long cold, she managed a 25th place finish. And finally the Senior boys came through with Matt garnering another 1st place finish and Leroy winning an all sprint to the line for a well deserved 5th place.
Next week is the City High School Championships
Cross Country Season Underway
Sept. 15, 2010
On the warmest evening you'll find for a cross country race in Calgary, the High School season was kicked off today. Twelve Warriors participated competing in every age category for both boys and girls. There were large fields with around 100 competitors per event. Of course the distance runners placed well and a pleasant surprise was that all the sprinters managed to be in the top 25 for an excellent all around result for Warriors athletes. Below are the completely unofficial results scanned of the finnish line sticker board. Any mistakes will be corrected when the official results arrive in a day or two.
In the Ladies Senior Girls, Maria Bernard started the results with a fine 2nd place finish. Kelsey Ross finished 24th in the same event. In the Intermediate race, Megan MacKay ran to a 21st place finish. In Junior Girls Sydney Krill finished 14th while newcomer Tara Snow finished in 20th place.
The Senior boys both did very well with Matt Galea finishing 1st and Leroy Perry in 5th place. In the Intermediate race Daniel Dragicevic finish 17th and Patrick Cahoon 22nd. Finally the Junior boys ran with another newcomer Colin Cameron placing 9th and Cody Crook placed 22nd.
In each of the next three Wednesday there are Calgary High School meets with the last one being the City Championships and qualifier for High School Provincials, which are in Vermillion on Oct 16th.
Mixed Results at Legion Nationals
Aug 10, 2010
Although high jumper Mark MacEachen had enough height above the bar, lack of enough practice leading up to the meet was probably the main cause of not able to clear more than 1.80m. You need the rhythm of having it done many, many times to be successful.
Our midget Shaunie Morrison had to face a different obstacle - a row of hurdles sitting at the wrong height in the 80m hurdles final. She hit the hurdle really hard with her knee, giving her a disadvantage for the re-run final a little later. A seventh place finish in 12.10 was the result, but it could have been so much better. Shaunie was unlucky in the 200m hurdles final too - it just started raining and the wind changed directions, and with her knee still bothering her, she had some trouble getting her steps right. A sixth place finish in 29.44. Quite good for a first year athlete, but we had hoped for something more.
Maria Bernard first ran the 1500m. This was one of the ugliest races I have ever seen - bumping, elbows, pushing, struggling for position, and many pace changes because of that. Seventh place in 4.44.33. The 3000m was more user friendly, the pace was good for a long time with Maria at the back of the leading group. With 3 more laps to go Maria had moved up to about fourth, but she failed to stay with the top three when they started their final acceleration at 600m before the finish. Maria finished in 10:13.40 in fourth place, just 4 seconds shy of her personal best. Well done.
Team Alberta had their ups and downs, 3 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze medals. Canadian Youth records for the 4x100m U18 Girls (47.79) and Sage Watson in the 300m hurdles (43.28). The 3rd gold was for Niki Oudenaarden in the Heptathlon. The Alberta Youth Team finished in third overall, the final scores and results are not posted as of yet.
Hershy International Meet brings Warrior Medal
Aug 10, 2010
Scott MacKay finished 800M race for the 14 year olds by winning a Bronze medal at the Hershey Internationals in Pennsylvania, this past week. His time was 2:12.40, missing the silver by 4-100th.
View the Hershy Games experiance here.
Warriors Shine at Western Canada Championships in Winnipeg.
July 31, 2010
At the Western Canada Championships, Shaunie Morrison set a new provincial record in the 200m hurdles, running a time of 28.68. The old record (27.41) was held by Megan MacKay. Shaunie won the 80m hurdles in the new club record time of 12.01.
Matthew Reckord added three more new club records to his impressive list of performances: 23.91 in the 200m, 38.20 in the 300m and 27.08 in the 200m hurdles, finishing in 2nd, 3rd and 2nd respectively.
Last but not least, Maria Bernard broke her own 1500m club record and lowered it to 4:42.15 (2nd). She won the 3000m in 10:28.38. Well done, everybody, and congratulations!
Warriors detailed results here.
Alberta Summer Games Report from Beautiful Peace River
July 22, 2010
The event commenced Monday evening with a very nice opening ceremonies, starting with a 1900 strong athlete parade, short and sweet dignitary speeches, entertainment and words of inspiration an encouragement from officials and Olympians alike. The event was very well organized with an excellent transportation system for athletes to travel to and from the mess hall, the arts / cultural and fun events around town, as well as the venues. The number of helpful volunteers was amazing, seemingly the whole community was involved in supporting the events. The meet was held on a newly constructed track with the steep Peace River Valley wall as a back drop. The two days were scorching hot, with a temperature of 34C on Wednesday, and to top it off, no flying critters were seen the whole time.
Three warriors were on the team, Stephen Payne, Scott MacKay and Sydney Krill. Tuesday started of with Sydney placing 4th in the 300M, Scott placing fourth in the 300M and in the last of event of the day Sydney won a bronze medal in the the Medley Relay (400M, 200M, 200M 800M) which is a very exciting event to watch.
On Wednesday morning Stephen started out with the 2000M race finishing strongly for a 5th place finish. Sydney ran her 200M heat and qualified for the afternoon final where she finished in 4th. Scott and Stephen ran in the 200mH, with Stephen finishing in 10th and Scott, in his best event, dominating the field to win Gold by 1.76s. Later in the afternoon Scott ran the 800M finishing 4th. At the end of the day Scott ran with the 4x100M relay team which unfortunately was DQ'd, passing the baton outside the area. In the end three Warriors contributed a Gold, a Bronze, four fourths and fifth to the Zone 3 points total.
Scott was also featured in a Global TV, Alberta Summer Games news feature. Also here is a link to another Summer Games TV feature.
Warriors detailed results here.
New Balance No. 3 Results
July 17, 2010
New Balance meet 3 was the last track meet of the season. Unfortunately, it was not as well attended as the others, due to three weather postponements and it now being summer holiday season. Those who did not come missed one of the best evenings for a track meet you will ever have in Calgary.
In the Midgets, Shauni Morrison ran her first 100mH race establishing a PB of 15.35 and had little problem winning the event. Sydney Krill tied for 1st in the 100M establishing a new non wind-aided PB of 13.44 and also placed third in the 300M. Two warriors boys ran in the Midget 800M with Trevor Hilton running a time of 2:08.55 finishing first and breaking the meet record. Cody Crook place third with a PB of 2:25.94
The rest of the competitors ran in the Open Category for 16 Years Olds and up. Maria Bernard ran the 800M in 2:14.89 and a new PB. Corey Minton ran his first 400M recording a time of 52.71. Matthew Reckord also ran his first 400M with a time of 54.62. Nikola Dragicevic ran a PB of 54.32 in the 400M. Mihai Prajea raced in the 800M finishing first. Finally, Mihai, Nikola, Matthew and Corey ran in the 4x100 finishing second due to a little problem with the exchange. Warriors detailed results here.
Alberta Junior Track and Field Championship Results
July 16, 2010
The Sherwood Park Track Classic hosted the Alberta Junior, Senior and Masters Championships from July 12-13. Two Warriors participated with Corey Minton getting three silver medals in the 100M (11.19 PB), 200M (22.57 PB) and the Long Jump. Doug Patterson competed in the 200M and 400M getting a seasons best performance in the 400M with a time of 54.53.
Warriors detailed results here.
High School Season Wrap-up
July 15, 2010
It was quite a season for the Warriors in the High School competitions. To start with there were the Red and Blue divisional championships, with the top six in each division going to the city championships. The Warriors had 12 first place finishes with 27 top six over all. In the Juniors there were first place finishes by Megan MacKay (100M, LJ) , Sydney Krill (200M, 400M), Patrick Cahoon (400m, 800M), Nikola Dragicevic (400M). Second place finishes by Sydney Krill (100M), Emma Morgan (80mH), Mackenzie Meek (200M). In the intermediate competitions there were first places by Matt Galea (800M, 1500M, 3000M) Maria Bernard (800M, 1500M), and second by Maria in the (3000M) and a third by Leroy Perry (1500M). In the Seniors, Doug Patterson had two second place finishes (200M, 400M) and Shaina Humble place second in the 400M Additional top six performances qualified Emma (LJ, TJ), Megan (TJ), Mackenzie (100M, 400M) and Shaina (200M) for the City Championships.
The Warriors had five city champions in Megan MacKay (100M), Sydney Krill (200M), Mackenzie Meek (400M), Maria Bernard (800M, 1500M) and Matt Galea (1500M, 3000M). Shaina Humble finished second in the 400M as did Matt in the 800M to also qualify for the Provincial Championships. Sydney Krill also made it to the podium in the 400M.
In the Provincial Championships, Warriors achieved five podium finishes with Matt Galea placing first in the 3000M, second in the 1500M and third in the 800M and Maria Bernard placed second in the 1500M and third in the 800M.
Please let me know of any errors or omissions as I had to transcribe the data from paper copies of the results.
Warriors detailed results here.
Alberta Age Class (Bantam, Midget, Youth) Outdoor Championships Results
June 26-27, 2010
UPDATE: I was remiss and forgot to mention Mark MacEachen's Gold Medal in the Youth High Jump with a PB of 1.93M, congratulations Mark.
Starting with our Bantam competitors, Natalie MacDougall achieved two second place results in the 80M and 150M dashes, both were PBs at 11.12 and 20.41. Ryan Smeeton achieved a second in the 1200M and a third in the 800M with a PB of 2:32.41
For the Midget Ladies, Sydney Krill won a Bronze medal in the 200M. In the Hurdles Shauni Morrison won Gold in both the 80mH (12.15 PB) and 200mH (29.56 PB). With Ashley Maylan joining the the 4x100 relay team this week, and with Natalie, Sydney and Shauni, they won the Gold in convincing style by 3.8 seconds.
In Midgets boys Scott MacKay won Gold in the 200M Hurdles with a PB of 27.40. Matthew Reckord won a Silver medals in the 200M and 300M sprints. Daelin Nordmark won a Silver in the 300M with a PB of 39.32 he also got a PB in the 800M with a time of 2:10.32. Trevor Hilton won Silver in the 2000M Run with a PB of 6:13.05. The Midget relay teams did very well with the 4x100 team of Scott MacKay, Eric Smeeton, Daelin Nordmark and Matthew Reckord winning Gold. The 4x400 team of Scott, Daelin, Trevor and Matthew Reckord won Gold again and Silver went to the team of Cody Crook, Stephen Payne, Graham Ross and Eric Smeeton. Stephen Payne ran a 6:38.07 PB in the 2000M as did Graham Ross in 6:52.08.
In the Youth division Maria Bernard won Gold in the 3000M and Silver in the 1500M with a PB of 4:47.07. Matt Galea won Bronze in the 1500M, and Gold in the 3000M. Emma Morgan got PB of 4.25M in the Long Jump. Nikola Dragicevic ran a PBs of 54.78 in the 400M and 25.23 in the 200M.
In the Open division Corey Minton ran a PB of 11.46 in the 100M and came first in the Long Jump. Leroy Perry placed second in the 3000M with a PB of 10:16.18.
Warriors detailed results here. and complete meet results here.
CALTAF Classic Results for Warriors
June 18-20, 2010
In the Bantams Ryan Smeeton ran to a third place finish in the 1200M and posted a PB time of 2:36.38 for the 800M, good for 5th place.
Midget Girls did well with all achieving podium results. Shaunie Morrison ran a PB 12.69 in the 80M Hurdles to take first, in the same race Ashley Maylan took home the bronze medal. In 200m Hurdles Shaunie and Ashley repeated their first and third places. Sydney Krill finished 2nd in 200M race with a PB of 27.12. The Midget Girls 4x100 meter relay team finished 2nd by an oh so close .05 seconds with Natalie McDougal leading off, guest Allison Stephen, Sydney and Shaunie rounding out the team.
In the Midget boys events, the usual gang of four ran well in the 2000M, with Trevor Hilton finishing first with a PB of 6:16.75, Stephen Payne ran a PB of 6:48.85. Graham Ross ran an outdoor PB of 6:57.71 and Cody Crook also ran an outdoor PB of 7:12.78. In the 1200M Trevor ran a PB of 3:24.55 good for third place. Stephen and Graham also got PBs running a 3:48.28 and 3:50.92. The Midget boys 800M also saw another rash of PBs with Scott MacKay joining the fray posting a best ever 2:08.74, Trevor PBing at 2:08.19, Stephen with his third PB of the weekend at 2:19.33 and Jeff Hudson running his first 800M with a time of 2:26.84. In the 200m Hurdles Matthew Reckord finished second and Scott MacKay finished third. Matthew also placed first in the 200M sprint. Josep Boutin ran PB in the 100M and 200M events with times of 14.16 and 30.27 respectively. The Warriors entered two teams in the 4x400M relay with the team of Eric Smeeton, Trevor, Scott and Matthew finishing second and the team of Graham, Cody, Stephen and Jeff finishing third.
In the Youth girls, Emma Morgan came back from her winter injury establishing her PB in the 300M Hurdles at 51.38 and the Long and Triple Jumps of 4.18 and 9.06 meters.
Patrick Cahoon established a PB in the Youth 800M with a time of 2:11.55. Nikola Dragicevic finished first in the Youth 400M. Mark MacEachen made a rare appearance in the black and yellow this weekend winning the High Jump at 1.85 Meters.
In the Junior ranks Corey Minton set a PB with a Long Jump of 6.48 meters, he also ran a PB in the 100M with a time of 11.54. Leroy Perry debuted with the team running in the 800, 1500 and 3000M establishing his baseline times in those events.
Warriors detailed results here. and complete meet results here.
Calgary Hershey Meet Results
June 2, 2010
Three Warriors participated in the Hershey Meet for ages 14 and under.
Graham Ross ran valiantly despite a hip injury received earlier in the day finishing 2nd in 1600M with a time of 5:59.00, he also ran in the 800M in a time of 2:47.40 good for 4th place. Graham was also in the Ball Toss, with a throw of 44.61 meters. Eric Smeeton competed well in two events finishing 2nd in both, he posted a 200M time of 26.30 a new PB and 100M time of 13.63
Scott MacKay entered 3 events finishing 1st in all three, he ran the 200M in 25.00 a new club record for 14 years olds, his 800M time was 2:18 and his ball toss was an enormous 57.33M also good for a club record.
Warriors detailed results here. and complete meet results here.
New Balance Meet No. 2
May 22, 2010
On another cold night, fifteen Warriors competed the New Balance No. 2 meet. In the 15 and under category for Girls, Sydney Krill competed in the 300M finishing 1st with a new PB of 43.73. For the Boys Matthew Reckord, Scott MacKay and Eric Smeeton competed in the 300M finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Matthew also setting a meet record in 38.96. In the 1200M, Trevor Hilton finished 2nd in the race. In the 200M Hurdles Matthew Record and Scott MacKay finished 1st and 2nd both beating the meet record time and setting PBs of 38.96 and 40.68 respectively.
In the Open Category, we had many athletes competing against much older competitors. Stephanie Graham ran the Mile in 5:55.67 establishing her personal best for that event. Corey Minton ran a new PB in the 200M of 23.50 and in the same event Mackenzie Meek ran a PB of 24.06. In the 400M open race Paul Sands ran a PB of 56.19 and Nikola Dragicevic ran a PB of 57.02.
Warriors detailed results here. and complete meet results here.
Great Spring Challenge Meet results including a provincial record.
May 15-16, 2010
In the Bantam age class, warriors has a pair of 2nd places, with Ryan Smeeton running the 1200M in 4:06.22 establishing his PB. Natalie McDougall ran the 80M sprint in 11.27 also establishing her PB.
Ashley Maylan was the lone Midget hurdler for the Warriors and finished first in her 80mH race with a time of 12.95 a .59 PB! Ashley also raced in the 200M Hurdles for the first time finishing 3rd with a time of 31.75. Sydney Krill was the other Midget girl competing, also having produced PBs in the 200M with 27.95 and the 300M with 43.99.
For the Midget boys, we had 4 gentlemen compete in the 2000M, Graham Ross, Stephen Payne, Cody Crook and Trevor Hilton who established a new provincial record with a time of 6:18.34. Scott Mackay finished second in the 800M. In the 300M Matthew Reckord finished 2nd with a PB of 38.59. in the same race, Daelin Nordmark and Eric Smeeton had new PBs, with a times of 39.38 and 41.53 respectively. In the 200M Matthew Record again finished 2nd and had a new PB in the preliminary round of 24.05. Daelin Nordmark also ran a PB in the 200M preliminaries with a clocking of 25.27 as well as Jeff Hudson getting a PB in the same heat with at time of 26.94. In the 100M Matthew finished 2nd once again with a PB of 11.87 and Daelin set a new PB of 12.66 and Jeff set a PB of 13.36.
For the Youth boys Nikola Dragicevic ran a PB in the 400M of 55.27, and Patrick Cahoon establish his PB in this event at 56.83. Matt Galea finished 1st in his 1500M and 800M with PBs in both events of 4:14.07 and 2:02.58.
In the Junior mens Long Jump Corey Minton conitnued his winning ways with a 1st place finish and a PB of 6.46M.
Check out the many other Warriors results at the meet here and complete meet results here.
New Balance Meet No. 1 Updated
May 13, 2010
The outdoor season started May 8th on a cold and windy evening affecting many of the times. Despite the weather the Warriors had many excellent results. For the girls Shaunie Morrison and Ashley Maylan finished 1st and 2nd in 80M Hurdles. Shaunie establish her PB in this event at 12.75. Sydney Krill finished 3rd in her 200M race. Natalie McDougall had an excellent 5th place in the 200M moving up from Bantam to compete against the Midgets. She established her PBs for the 100M at 14.29 and for the 200M at 29.20.
For the Midget Boys Matthew Reckord had two first place finishes in 100M and 200M establishing two new PBs of 12.27 and 24.89. Daelin Nordmark finished 3rd in the 200M with a PB of 25.78 and also had a PB in the 100 of 13.01. Other PBs in the 100M include Eric Smeeton at 13.53, Jeff Hudson at 13.77 and Josep Boutin with a 15.51. Eric Smeeton posted a 26.82 for a PB in the 200M also. Scott Mackay finished a strong 2nd in his 800M race with a time of 2:14.41 a new Club Record! Ryan Smeeton finishing an excellent 5th in the same event competing against much older competitors. In the Midget 2000M race warriors came 1st, 2nd and 3rd with Trevor Hilton leading the way and Stephen Payne and Graham Ross close behind. Unfortunately the posted times are incorrect, we will update them if the information becomes available. The Junior men had it tough with many seasoned seniors to compete against. In the 3000M mens race Matt Galea finished 2nd against a very strong senior competitor. Corey Minton establish a PB of 12.39 for the 100M, 23.39 for the 200M and also placed second in his first long jump competition with a leap of 6.16M.
Warriors detailed results here and complete meet results here.
Dino Indoor Challenge: Warriors are ready for the Outdoor Season.
April 25, 2010
The results of the last indoor meet of this indoor season show that the Warriors can look optimistically towards the upcoming outdoor season. Only a small number of athletes competed, since a fair number of our athletes travelled to Surrey BC for a high school meet.
In the 60m sprint, Corey Minton improved his personal best to 7.31, finishing fourth in the 16 and older category. Mackenzie Meek performed strong as well, with a personal best time of 7.45 (6th place). Matthew Reckord won the 60m in the 15 year olds category in another PB of 7.51, bringing it down from 7.61 previously. Daelin Nordmark brought his PB down by .15 to 8.01, and Jeff Hudson won the 60m for 14 year olds in 8.23 for a PB by .14. Nikola Dragicevic set a new PB as well in 8.11. Shaine Humble equaled her PB in 8.88.
In the 800m, a gutsy performance by Daelin Nordmark. In his first 800m ever, he stuck with the leaders for a long time, finishing third in the very good time of 2:14.86. Graham Ross improved his indoor PB by about 7 seconds, winning the 14 year olds in 2:22.23. Doug Patterson finished his first 800m in 2:24.91 and Stephen Payne came to a personal best time of 2:28.00. Ryan Smeeton finished first in his 800m for 12 year olds: 2:43.07.
The 4x200 men's team (Corey, Mackenzie, Nikola and Matthew R) were the strongest of all boys/men relays teams, and the girls team (Natalie McDougal, Ashley Maylan, Sydney Krill and Caltaf guest Allison Stephen) won the 4x200 relay in the midget category.
In the overall standings for the Calgary Indoor Series, Matthew Reckord captured the gold medal in the 15 year olds group, followed by Daelin Nordmark for silver. In the 14 year olds, silver for Jeff Hudson, and bronze for Scott MacKay. Third place finishes for Natalie McDougal (13 yr olds), Shaunie Morrison (15 year olds) and Megan MacKay (Youth). Congratulations to everyone for great competition and great results.
Warriors detailed results here and complete meet results here.
Early Outdoor Results by Calgary Warrior Athletes
April 25, 2010
Outdoor season has begun for our members who study in the USA, and for those who traveled to the US to compete.
David Holm and Jill MacEachen are competing for Eastern Illinois University. David, coming back from injury, achieved the following seasonal best times: 1:51.74 in the 800m, and 3:59.58 in the 1500m. Jill, hindered by painful shins, is having an up and down season so far, with the following best performances: 100m hurdles in 15.02 (wind +4.9), 400m hurdles in 1:05.75, and 5.56m (wind +3.6) in the long jump.
Mihai Prajea traveled to California for training and competition, his first outdoor 800m resulted in an over 2 seconds PB in 1:54.05. Alister McQueen competed in the 200m at the Mt SAC Relays, running a time of 25.79, well off his 2009 personal best of 24.59.
Provincial Indoor Championships: 15 Medals, 58 Personal Bests and 10 new Club Records!
March 16, 2010
It was all PBs at the Provincial Indoor Championships in Edmonton, March 13-14. Fifty-eight! And some were BIG! Maria Bernard for instance, shattering her best 1500m time by 19 seconds and winning the silver medal. Stephen Payne, shaving more than 1 minute off his best 2000m time from 2008, Shaunie Morrison, improving in the 60m hurdles from 10.16 to 9.54, good for a gold medal, Scott MacKay, from 2:19.72 in the 800 to 2:13.76 and an eight second PB for Trevor Hilton in the 800m. The list can go on and on. Maria’s 1500m time is a new Club Record for Youth (17) and up.
Performers of the meet on the Men’s side were Mihai Prajea with wins in the Junior 400m and 800m, Matthew Reckord, with a full set of medals: gold in the Midget 300m in the new club record time of 39.16, silver in the 200m in 24.99 (new Club Record) and bronze in the 60m (7.61) and Matthew Galea with a gold medal in the 3000m (9:28.40, PB) and a silver in the 1500m in the Personal Best time of 4:20.72.
Performers of the meet on the Women’s side: Shaunie Morrison with her win in the 60m hurdles and a third place in the 300m (PB of 44.19) and Maria Bernard with silver in the 1500m and bronze in the 800m in the new Personal Best time of 2:21.54.
There were more medals: Trevor Hilton won silver in the 2000m in 6:32.59 (Club Record), Daelin Nordmark won a bronze in the 300m (40.45) and Ashley Maylan won a bronze in the 60m hurdles, as did Correy Minton in the Junior hurdles (10.15).
New Club Records as well for Ryan Smeeton in the 600m (1:55.66), Trevor Hilton in the 1200m (3:33.74), Graham Ross in the 1200m (3:52.31) and Scott MacKay in the 300m (40.67).
Further top-eight finishes for Shaunie Morrison (60m, 200m), Megan Kowalenko (60m), Sydney Krill (300m), Ryan Smeeton (800m), Correy Minton (60m, 200m), Scott MacKay (60m, 300m, 800m), Trevor Hilton (800m, 1200m), Stephen Payne (2000m) and Graham Ross (2000m).
Sydney Krill, Jeff Hudson and Eric Smeeton made B finals in the 60m and/or 200m.
Congratulations to all for a great meet; we cannot wait to see what will be happening in the outdoor season!
Check our updated Club Records List, Warriors 2010 Season Indoor Rankings and Athletics Alberta 2010 Indoor Rankings on our Club Records Page.
February 22, 2010
During the Simplot Games at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Maria Bernard put down an excellent performance, finishing 11th overall in the 800m with a time of 2:22.95, a new personal best. Ninety-five girls competed in the 800m. Doug Patterson ran an indoor personal best in the 400m: 56.24. Shaina Humble ran 2:39.27 in the 800m and Matthew Galea finished after 4:46.76 in the 1600m. Well done.
Full Meet Results Here
Meet photos of Warriors and other Calgary and Alberta Athletes.
Sled Dog Open - Great Results for Two Warriors.
February 1, 2010
Megan MacKay and Matt Galea competed in the Sled Dog Open meet in Saskatoon Saskatchewan this weekend. Megan competed in the 60M dash finishing with a silver medal and a time of 8.26 sec. In the LJ she achieved an indoor PB at 4.86 metres for a bronze medal. Finally in the 60m hurdles, she finished in a first place dead heat with a time 9.61 a big PB for her. A first a second a third and 2 PBs for Megan!
Matt, 3 races, 3 PBs, 3 medals! In the 600M he finished third in 1:33.89. He finished second in the 1000M in 2:47.73 and also placed second in the 1500M in 4:26.58. Well done Megan and Matt.
Jack Simpson Open - Personal Bests Galore.
January 26, 2010
During the Jack Simpson Open at the University of Calgary, it was raining personal bests. I counted 24, which is a great result. It will be too long a list to mention them all, but some of them were club records too: Ryan Smeeton broke the 13 year old record of David Holm in the 600m in his first ever 600m race: 1:58.59 and a first place, well done, Ryan. In the 300m 15 year old Midget Boys, Matthew Reckord set a new club record in 39.87.
Some more club records were set in previous meets this indoor season: Natalie McDougall and Ryan Smeeton in the Bantam 150m, Scott MacKay in the 200m Bantam (13), in the 200m and 300m Midget (14) and in the 800m Bantam (13). Mihai Prajea in the 800m Junior. We got some new distances in the Midget category, the 1200 and 2000m. That means some fresh club record holders in those events as well: Graham Ross in the Midget (14) and Trevor Hilton in the Midget (15). Matthew Galea broke the 3000m club record for Youth (16) in the Dino Opener. Check our updated club record list and see how close YOU are to breaking a club record!
Back to the Jack Simpson Open: winning performances for Ryan Smeeton (600m), Graham Ross (1200m), Matthew Reckord (60m and 300m - both PBs); second places for Jeff Hudson (60m and 300m, PBs), Natalie McDougall (60m - PB), Shaunie Morrison (300m - PB), Daelin Nordmark (300m - PB), and third place finishes for Trevor Hilton (1200m), Natalie in the 300m in a year older age group, Shaunie (60m - PB), Daelin (60m) and Eric Smeeton in the 300m. Since our youth and junior athletes often have to compete in the open category, they will not make top-three finishes, but all our youth and junior men (Corey Minton, Paul Sands, Matt Brideson, Doug Patterson and Nikola Dragicevic) ran Personal Bests in the 300m.
Good improvements for Corey Minton in both the 60m and 300m (7.40 and 38.43), being the fastest Warrior on the day. Overall a great meet again for the Warriors. Congratulations to all.
Warriors Detailed Results and Links to Photos Complete Meet Results Updated Club Records
Warriors Perform Well at Golden Bear Meet.
January 18, 2010
It is sometimes hard to say who performed best, but there were some very big Personal Bests, some small ones too, and a number of medals to underline the good results.
Let's start with our midget girls. Shaunie Morrison improved her 60m time by .15 sec, finishing 5th in 8.49. Shaunie finished 5th as well in the 200m (28.38 in the heats). Sydney Krill equaled her 60m PB in 8.72 and finished 8th in the 300m. Sydney had an indoor PB in the 200m (28.92). Shaunie won the 60m hurdles, followed by Ashley Maylan in second. Well done, continuing our Warriors hurdles tradition.
In the youth category (formerly called juvenile), Maria Bernard came back strongly after injury, winning the 1500m in a indoor PB time of 5:09.36, and winning the bronze medal in the 800m. Megan MacKay came away with a 7th place in the 60m, an 8th place in the 200m, a 5th place in the hurdles (indoor PB in 10.17, youth specifications) and a 4th place in the long jump (indoor PB, 4.84m).
Junior Shaina Humble finished 3rd in the Open 800m and 6th in the 400m.
In the midget boys, Matthew Reckord placed 3rd in the 60m as well in the 200m. Scott MacKay had a very good weekend again, he ran a PB in the 60m (8.03), and he equaled his PB in the 200m. In the 300m Scott placed 3rd in 40.97 (PB), and in the 800m he won a silver medal in 2:19.66 (PB). Daelin Nordmark had a good meet too with 6th place in the 200m and a 4th place in the 300m. Eric Smeeton ran a good 200m and he set a new PB in the 300m (43.96). Trevor Hilton and Stephen Payne ran well in the 800m, capturing 4th and 5th place (indoor PB for Stephen). Trevor finished 4th in the 1200m as well, followed by Graham Ross in 8th, Stephen in 9th and Cody Crook in 12th place. Trevor's highest placement came in the 2000m, where he finished in 2nd spot in 6:42.11. Graham and Cody finished 5th and 6th. Jeff Hudson did his first long jump event, he only had one legal jump of 4.31m, but he showed that there will be better jumps in the future. Jeff made the finals in the 200m where he finished in 28.01.
In the youth men Mackenzie Meek found out that there are more strong sprinters in Edmonton than in Calgary. He ran a decent 7.60, but that was not fast enough to get to the final. Mackenzie made the finals in the 200m, running 24.45 in the heats and finishing in 7th place. Matt Brideson ran an indoor PB in the 200m (25.57). Nikola Dragicevic ran a very strong 400m, improving his best outdoor time by more than a second (55.87), followed closely by Matt Brideson (56.09, PB) and brother Daniel in 56.30 (PB). Daniel ran a very strong 800m, bringing his personal best down to 2:11.70, good for 5th place.
Impressive is the word for Matthew Galea, who won the 1500 as well as the 3000m, leading from start to finish. Well done!
In the junior category, Cam Hunter sang his swan song with 7.35 in the 60m (3rd) and 24.20 in the 200m, followed by Corey Minton in 7.46 and 24.68 in the 200m. Mihai Prajea finished second in the Open 400m (52.33) and 6th in the 1000m.
At the Athletics Alberta Awards Banquet, Alister McQueen won the 2009 Outstanding Athlete with a Disability Award. Mihai was nominated for the Outstanding Junior Award for his 400m hurdles performances. Scott MacKay and Graham Ross received Bantam Awards. Congratulations to all winners and nominees.
Dino Classic Results
January 10, 2010
The Dino Classic at the University of Calgary brought many excellent performances and a truckload of Personal Bests - I counted 36. Winning performances by Shaunie Morrison and Scott Mackay in the 300m, by Matthew Reckord in the 60m and the 300m, and by Mihai Prajea in the 1000m . Second places for Natalie McDougall and Scott MacKay in the 60m, for Daelin Nordmark in the 300m, and for Graham Ross and Trevor Hilton in the 1000m. Natalie added a third place finish in the 150m and Sydney Krill finished third in the 300m. Megan MacKay got a 3rd place in the 60m hurdles, and so did Jeff Hudson in the 300m. Very well done, everybody. Results Pictures Pictures.
New False Start Rule in effect January 1, 2010
December 7, 2009
As of January 1, 2010 no false start will be allowed (midgets and up), any false start will result in disqualification of the offending athlete. See the Athletics Alberta announcement.
Let's Talk Club Records
December 6, 2009
During the Dino Opener several New Club Records were established. There were also a few new club records set during the Last Chance Meet on November 28. Some were club records because it was a new event, others were improvements upon existing records.
Here are the new Club Records:
11 year olds: Ryan Smeeton, 150m 26.05
12 year olds: Natalie McDougall, 150m 21.91
13 year olds: Eric Smeeton, 300m 21.26
Scott MacKay, 60m 8.11, 200m 26.13, 800m 2:19.72, high jump 1.30m, shot put 9.34m
14 year olds: Matthew Reckord, 60m 7.86
Daelin Nordmark, 300m 41.73
16 year olds: Matthew Galea, 3000m 9:49.13
Junior (18/19): Mihai Prajea, 800m 1:57.54
Congratulations to all our new club record holders. Updated Club Records.
Warriors have an excellent start of the 2009-2010 Indoor season.
December 5, 2009
During the Dino Opener at the University of Calgary, Warrior athletes performed exceptionally well. Many top finishes and personal bests, and a very good start for many of our new athletes. First place finishes for Natalie McDougall (150m), Megan MacKay (60m and 60m hurdles), Scott Mackay (60m and 800m), Daelin Nordmark (300m), Matthew Reckord and Mackenzie Meek (60m), Matt Brideson (300m), Mihai Prajea (800m), and both the girls and boys midget 4x200m relay teams. Second places for Natalie McDougall (60m), Sydney Krill (300m), Shaunie Morrison (60m hurdles), Matt Brideson (60m) and Daniel Dragicevic (300m and 800m). Third place finishes for Shaunie Morrison (60m), Ashley Maylan (60m hurdles), Jeff Hudson (60m), Ryan Smeeton (150m), Scott MacKay (300m) and Trevor Hilton (800m). I am not going to mention all personal bests right now (too many), just check out the full results. Congratulations to all for a great meet. Even when you didn't get a top three spot, you might just have run the best race of your life! Pictures. Results.
Alister McQueen and David Holm win the Presidents Cup.
December 3, 2009
The highest honours for performances in the 2009 track season went to Alister McQueen for his world record setting season in the 100, 200 and 400m (amputee id T44), and to David Holm for his outstanding indoor performances in the 800m, breaking the Alberta indoor record and making it to the NCAA Finals. See our Awards Page for an overview, and congratulations to all award winners!
Alister McQueen wins the Athletics Canada 2009 Award for Outstanding Para-Athlete
November 15, 2009
Alister McQueen, Calgary, AB
· Outstanding Para-Athlete of the Year - Ambulatory Award
At the IWAS World Junior Championships Alister took centre stage in the T44 amputee idification winning three gold medals, setting one Canadian Record (100m), and three World Junior Records (100m, 200m, 400m). Alister is the 2009 Canadian Champion in all three events, as well he holds all three Canadian Records.
Alister in his Canadian Record setting 400m race in Edmonton (Provincial Championships).
Photo: John Roberts
November 4, 2009 - Indoor Training Has Started
Indoor practices have started Tuesday November 3 at Talisman Centre. Tuesday, Thursday 6:45pm - 8:15pm, Saturday 10:30am - 12:00 noon. Be there before 6:45 please, bacause we will start doing core at 6:45pm before we get onto the track at 7:00pm.
August 29, 2009 - Kayti captures bronze at the Canada Summer Games!
Kayti Simonson captured a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles on the last day of athletics competition. Her time of 1:02.23 was a seasonal best and not far off her PB. Mihai placed 5th in the men's 400m hurdle race in 56.30. Congratulations, well done!
August 2, 2009 - De Laatste Loodjes Wegen het Zwaarst (Dutch saying) - litterally: the last pieces of lead weigh the heaviest (meaning: it is the hardest at the end).
Mihai ran 2:36.13 in the 1000m, having the misfortune to run in the slower heat. He ran a strong race, leading from start to finish. Alister finished his season with 12.26 and 25.12, while Doug P ran 24.63. Jill's debut at the Dutch Senior Nationals gave her a twelfth place in the long jump (5.43m) and an eleventh in the 100m hurdles (15.61). Her long season is finally over, she will be getting a well deserved rest. For Mihai the Canada Summer Games still lie ahead.
July 30, 2009 - Pictures Holland Trip
July 27, 2009 - Good Results for Warriors in Belgium meets.
On July 24, everybody competed in Ninove, Belgium. Mihai ran the 1500m,which he hadn't done for a long time. His 4:20.99 was close to his PB, but nothing special, he just needed to get some distance running in his legs, after having trained mainly for the 400m hurdles, in preparation for his 800m two days later. Alister ran 12.23 in the 100m, which was not as fast as he would have liked. Doug Patterson ran a personal best in the 400m: 53.20, winning his age group. Jill finally got her long jump together and jumped an outdoor PB of 5.67m. She ran 14.99 in the 100m hurdles.
On July 26 Jill and Mihai competed in an international meet in Brasschaat, Belgium with competitors out 20 different countries. Jill's hurdles and long jump were not as sharp as two days before (15.14 and 5.35m, winners 13.80 and 6.70m). Mihai ran a very strong race in the 800m, coming trough in about 57 sec in 2nd possition, and passing the leader with 250m to go. Mihai finished strong in a new personal best of 1:56.11, an improvement of 2 sec minus 3/100. Very well done, everybody. One more meet coming up for the boys on Friday evening and for Jill on Saturday/Sunday (Dutch National Senior Championships).
July 23, 2009 - IWAS World Championships Gold for Alister McQueen.
Alister competed in Switzerland at the IWAS World Junior Championships. Alister won Gold in all his events, setting IWAS Junior World Records at the same time: 100m 12.14, 200m 24.59 and 400m in 56.35. IWAS stands for International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation. Congratulations Allister, excellent job!
July 19, 2009 - Canadian Junior Championships: Mihai 5th in the 400m hurdles.
Mihai Prajea got the worst lane possible in the 400m hurdles final (lane 1), but he made the best of it. After a too slow start he picked it up and ran a clean race, finishing 5th in 55.28, only .06 shy of his personal best. Well done and congratulations, Mihai! Calgary International athlete Akeem Haynes (a youth still) was verry impressive by winning the 100m in 10.49 (provincial record) and placing second in the 200m in 21.06 (wind aided). Now off to Holland (Jan, Jill, Mihai, Allister and Doug P.)!
July 18, 2009 - Canadian Junior Championships: Jill 6th in the 100m hurdles.
At the Canadian Junior Championships in Charlottetown, PEI, Jill MacEachen won the B final in 14.83 sec, equaling her Personal Best. Jill came in the finals with the 15th best time only, but showed her competitive spirit once again by decidingly winning her B final, placing 6th place overall. Well done, Jill. The long jump did not go as well, after starting with two fault jumps, her third jump didn't hit the board and the 5.22m that resulted was not good enough to make top-eight. Mihai Prajea placed for the A final in the 400m hurdles after a messy race with a few hard encounters with the hurdles, finishing in 56.37 with the 7th qualifying time. Garret South ran his B final in the 110m hurdles, but he hit the third hurdle so hard he had to take 2x 4 steps to get back on track. 400m hurdles finals go tomorrow. Follow the results on the Athletics Canada website with VERY nice pictures of our athletes as well. Jan's Pictures.
July 17, 2009 ? Megan MacKay selected to the Alberta Legion Team. Team Alberta.
Jill MacEachen and Garrett South make finals at the Canadian Junior Championships, Jill in the long jump (5.44 ? seasonal best) and 100m hurdles, Garrett in the 110m hurdles (15.58 PB). Congratulations! Results.
July 12, 2009 - CSG Trials and Western Midget Championships Day 2.
Mihai Prajea finished second in the 400n hurdles at the Canada Games Trials in a new personal best of 55.22, which means he has a legimite chance to be chosen on the Alberta Summer Games Team. Great Job, Mihai. Kayti Simonson came just short of finishing first in her 400m hurdles race, and although she ran a seasonal best (63.03), her chances of making team Alberta are very slim.
At the Midget meet in Medicine Hat, Megan MacKay continued to do very well by winning the 200m hurdles race in a personal best time of 29.42. Megan finished 5th in the long jump (4.82m). Elisabeth Vathje had a 6th place in the 200m hurdles with a personal best of 30.88. Paul Sands finished 4th in the 200n hurdles, just shy of his personal best.
Well done, everybody!
July 11, 2009 - Western Midget Championships Day 1: Some great performances by our Warriors. Megan MacKay continued her upward trend by setting personal bests in all the events she competed in: 12.60 in the 100m (wind aided), good for second place, 12.68 with legal wind in the prelims; 12.90 in the 80m hurdles and 10.37m in the triple jump (wind aided). Megan was as well a member of the first place finishing 4x100 relay team.
Elisabeth Vathje placed third in the triple jump (10.53m), and Paul Sands ran a PB in the 100m hurdles: 15.08 (wind aided). Way to go, Warriors! More tomorrow!
July 7, 2009 - Outdoor Club Records updated.
Congratulations to all who set new club records in 2009: Sydney Krill, Stephanie Graham, Megan MacKay, Ashley Maylan, Elisabeth Vathje, Scott MacKay, Matt Brideson, Patric Cahoon, Stephen Payne, Cody Crook, Matthew Galea and Paul Sands.
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July 5, 2009 - Warriors perform very well at Provincial Championships in Edmonton – Alister McQueen breaks his own Canadian Record in the 400m.
Alister McQueen broke his Canadian Record in the 400m that he established just a week ago during the Canadian Championships in Toronto. This time he lowered his time by over one second to 56.29. Congratulations, Alister, well done.
This were the Provincial Championships for our junior, youth (formerly called juvenile) and bantam competitors. Several midgets competed in their own age id for the honours.
Provincial Championships medals were captured in the junior category by Jill MacEachen in the long jump (gold) and 100m hurdles (silver), Garrett South in the 110m hurdles (gold) and 400m hurdles (silver), Mihai Prajea in the 400m hurdles (gold), and there was a bronze the 4x100m relay (Garrett, Doug F, Mihai and Alister).
In the youth category, Matthew Galea won the gold medal in the 3000m after an impressive race leading from start to finish, even bettering his Kelowna sea-level personal best by a little over a second. Maria Bernard won the bronze medal in the 800m, and Doug Patterson did the same in the Shot Put.
Bantam boys competed in a multi-event championship – 4 events one day and 4 events the next, leaving it optional to do some or all events. Scott MacKay performed very well capturing gold medals on both days for the overall multi-event titles, setting personal bests in the 80m, 800m (by ten seconds to 2:22.41), discus throw, 1200m and long jump. Graham Ross ran Personal Bests in his 800, 1200 and equaling his best time in the 80m.
In the midget category, Megan MacKay had a very good day by winning the long jump with a Personal Best jump of 5.13m and the 200m in 26.80 (equaling her P.B.). Her 100m heat time of 12.81 was a wind aided personal best. She finished second in the 100m, while Teya Bartel captured third places in the 100 and 200m. Ashley Maylan set a wind aided PB in the 100m (13.77).
Several other Personal Bests were set: Doug Freeman 53.40 and Doug Patterson 53.68 in the 400m, Maria Bernard 5:01.08 in the 1500m, Stephen Payne (5:09.63) and Cody Crook (5:15.81), Shaina Humble came close in the 400m (63.41), and so did Stephanie Graham who in spite of being sick ran very close to her personal bests in the 1500 and 3000m. Kelsey Ross came close to her PB in the 400m, and Kayti Simonson ran a seasonal best of 59.32 in the 400m. Paul Sands wasn’t feeling that great either, had to give up his 400m, but he managed to run a decent 200m against a headwind.
Overall a very good weekend. Great job everybody!
Up next are the Midget Western Canada Championships in Medicine Hat for Megan, Elisabeth and Paul ( Matt injured), the Canada Games trials in Sherwood Park for Kayti, Jill, Mihai and Garrett, followed by Legion Camp for many of our midget and youth athletes. Then Junior Nationals in Charlottetown, PEI (Jill, Mihai, Garrett), the IWAS Junior Championships in Switzerland for Alister, followed by meets in Belgium and Holland for Jill, Mihai, Alister and Doug P. For those who are finished competing: have a great summer and see you back in the fall!
June 27, 2009 - Alister McQeeun breaks Canadian Record in the AWD 400m.
During the Canadian T&F Championships in Toronto, Alister broke his own Canadian record in the 400m AWD Class T44, bringing it to 57.60 sec., an improvement by 2.44 sec. Alister became the Canadian Champion in the 100m, 200m and 400m. Congratulations, Alister.
June 26, 2009 - Casino coming up in August.
All parents are required to work the casino as a fundraiser for the club. Please phone or email Al MacEachen if you didn't sign up yet. (403) 948-6969.
June 12-14 - CALTAF Track Classic: Warriors Shine
Many excellent results and personal bests for the Warriors.
First place finishes: Matthew Galea: 5000m (17:23.73, PB), Scott Mackay: 80m (10.70, PB), 80m hurdles (13.44, PB), 150m (19.50, PB), 4x100m Midget Boys (Matt, Nikola, Daniel and Paul): 48.50, 4x400m Midget Boys (same team, except Matt replaced by Scott): 3:53.78, Jill MacEachen: long jump (5.34m), Mihai Prajea: 400m hurdles (55.84, PB), Paul Sands: 200m hurdles (27.90) and Elisabeth Vathje: triple jump (10.13m).
Second place finishes: Scot MacKay: Shot put (9.05m, PB), Stephanie Graham: 3000m (11:18.71, PB), Garrett South: 110m hurdles (16.32), Paul Sands: 100m hurdles (15.64, PB), Sydney Krill: 300m (44.61, PB), Jill MacEachen: 100m hurdles (15.13) and Megan MacKay: triple jump (9.67m).
Third place finishes: Matt Brideson: 300m (39.37 PB), Scott MacKay: 800m (2:32.31, PB) and long jump (4.29m, PB), Daniel Dragicevic (2:13.21, PB) and Megan MacKay: long jump (4.74m) and 200m (26.80 PB in the prelims). More
Personal Bests for Cody Crook in the 2000m (7:25.99), Graham Ross (80m: 11.81), Dustin Baker (100m: 13.58), Garrett South (110m hurdles: 15.76), in the 1200m for Patrick Cahoon (3:50.76), Stephen Payne (4:07.03) and Cody Crook (4:11.86), Megan MacKay in the 100m (13.00!), Teya Bartel (27.06), Elisabeth Vathje (27.26) and Sydney Krill (28.48), Doug Patterson (24.42), Paul Sands (25.15) and Nikola Dragicevis (25.68) in the 200m, Sydney Krill in the 300m (44.61), likewise for Matt B (39.37), Paul (39.45) and Daniel (40.22) in the 300m, Doug Patterson in the 400m (55.01). PBs in the 800m for Matthew Galea (2:13.18), Patrick Cahoon (2:21.29), Graham Ross (2:32.97) and Stephanie Graham (2:32.55). Matt Galea got another PB in the 1500m (4:37.11). Stephen Payne in the 200m hurdles (33.25).
June 7, 2009 - New Balance Athletic Series Final.
Many personal bests again in the 300m for our midgets.Great job, girls and boys!
Results (scroll down to Results Session 3).
June 6, 2009 - Gold for Jill MacEachen, Garrett South and 4x100m Centennial (Warriors) in Provincial High School Championships.
In her senior high school year Jill captured gold again (for the third year in a row) in the 80m hurdles, long jump and triple jump. The 100m brought her a silver medal and personal best of 12.60. Garrett repeated his win in the 100m hurdles, and so did the 4x100m team existing of Cam Hunter, Garrett South, Mihai Prajea and Doug Freeman. Other finalists were Shaina Humble in the 400m (5th), Mihai Prajea in the 400 and 800m (4th in both), Matt Galea in the 3000m (6th in a personal best of 10:02.48) and Evan Oughton in the 800m (5th). Shaine was also a part of the gold winning 4x400m team of Ernest Manning. Congratulations to all. Results.
June 3, 2009 - Pictures RMR posted
May 31, 2009 - Rocky Mountain Relays Day 2 - Gold for 4x400m boys, silver for Paul Sands and Megan MacKay in the 200m hurdles, bronze for Elisabeth Vathje in the 200m hurdles.
The midget boys 4x400 (Matt Brideson, Nikola and Daniel Dragicevic and Paul Sands) set a new meet record by winning the race easily in a time of 3.54.56, while Paul Sands and Megan MacKay placed second in the 200m hurdles. Elisabeth Vathje captured bronze in the same event. Elisabeth, Megan, Paul and Matt were selected to Team Alberta for the Western Canada Championships in July. Congratulations to all!
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May 30, 2009 - High School City Championships and South Central Zone Championships - Eight Warriors make it to HS Provincials June 5-6 at Glenmore.
Shaina Humble (400m), Matt Galea (3000m), Evan Oughton (800m), Mihai Prajea (400m, 800m, 4x100m), Garrett South (100m hurdles, 4x100m), Cam Hunter and Doug Freeman (both 4x100m) made it to the High School Provincial Championships through their performances in the City Championships, Jill MacEachen (100m, 100m hurdles, long jump and triple jump) through her performance at the South Central Zone Championships. Congratulations to all.
RMR/Midget Championships Day 1 - Gold for Elisabeth Vathje in the Triple jump and for the 4x100m girls, silver for Megan MacKay in the TJ.
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An exciting PB, meet record, club record and win for Elisabeth in the triple jump with an excellent 10.60m, just after finishing her hurdle final, followed in second by Megan with a PB of 9.90m. PBs in the hurdles as well for Megan and Elisabeth, a good 13.12 for Teya in the 100m (PB). The girls won their relay with a lead of about 40m (?), the boys lead by almost 50m getting to the last runner, but were not able to finish the good work done so far. Most of the 300m results were not as good as expected, if you don't start fast enough, you will never be in the race. Nicely done, girls and boys, more tomorrow!
May 30, 2009 - City High School Championships in Calgary, Midget Championships in Medicine Hat.
It will be a hot day in Medicine Hat (31 degrees expected), where our midget athletes compete for the Alberta Titles. Twelve athletes will compete, with several candidates for podium places. The Alberta Midget Team will also be selected at this meet, they will compete in July at the new Western Canada Midget Championships. Most of our junior and juvenile athletes compete in the Calgary High School Championships, trying to earn a spot for the Provincial High School Championships June 5-6 at Glenmore track.
May 24, 2009 - Another great day at the track for the Calgary Warriors.
Complete results NBAS #2 (scroll down to Results Session 2) on the Calgary Track Council website.
May 17, 2009 – Warriors post some very good results at the Calgary Spring Challenge Meet
Lots of Personal Bests again in the Calgary Spring Challenge. More impressive results by our midget girls and boys. Elisabeth Vathje won her first 300m hurdles in the very good time of 48.31, while Ashley Maylan finished third after a strong first 200m. Megan MacKay, Elisabeth and Ashley all improved their Personal Bests in the 80m hurdles to 13.42, 13.89 and 14.08 respectively. Megan MacKay improved her long jump PB to 4.92m (3rd). Elisabeth got a second place in the 400m in 64.43. Megan PBed in the 100m as well (13.31), while Teya Bartel posted a time of 13.44. They placed 2nd and 3rd in the final. Both Megan and Sydney Krill ran PBs in the 200m (27.83 and 29.16).
At the boys’ side, Matt Brideson finished 2nd in the 200m in a new PB of 24.91 (into a negative 2.0 wind), Nikola Dragicevic improved his time to 25.96. Matt and Paul Sands placed 2nd and 3rd in the 400m in personal bests of 55.91 and 56.72. Paul got 2nd place his first 300m hurdles race in a very decent 44.70 with a lot of room for improvement. Stephen Payne finished third in the 300m hurdles. Cody Crook ran Personal Bests in the 800 (2:41.71) and 1500m (5:24.74), Daniel Dragicevic finished in second place in the 800m (2:21.56).
Our juvenile boys and girls had some good performances too; Shaina Humle got a PB in the 200m (28.08) and a 2nd place finish in the 400m (64.43), Maria Bernard PBed in 1500m (5:06.20) and got a second place in the 800m (2:28.57). Matthew Galea had a PB in the 1500m (4:45.66), and Doug Patterson came close to his personal bests in the 200 and 400m.
Our juniors achieved the following Personal Bests: 200m: Jill MacEachen 25.82, Doug Freeman 23.47, Alister McQueen equalized his best time (24.86); 400m: Garrett South 53.47. Garrett won the 110m hurdles (16.33), placed 2nd in his first 400m hurdles (58.52), behind Mihai Prajea (57.17?). Cam Hunter ran 11.73 in the 100m.
Jill won the open women’s 100m hurdles and the long jump. Graham Ross ran the new bantam events of 80m and 150m, placing 4th in the 150m.
A good meet for the Warriors. Coming up are the High School divisional meets, the New Balance Athletic Series #2 next Sunday, the Rocky Mountain Relays/Midget Championships in Medicine Hat (May 30-31) and the High School South Central Zone (May 27) and City Championships (May 30).
May 4, 2005 – Good opening of the outdoor season.
Our midget boys and girls performed really well in the first New Balance Athletic Series meet at Glenmore track. Elizabeth Vathje won the 200m in 27.52, followed closely by Teya Bartel in 27.69 for second place. The midget boys took first two places in the 200m as well: Matt Brideson finished first ahead of Paul Sands, both shattering their personal bests with times of 25.08 and 25.23. Nikola Dragicevic finished in forth place, while Dustin Baker improved his indoor time by more than a second.
At the girls’ side, Sydney Krill improved on her 200m indoor time by over a second. Elizabeth and Ashley Maylan made their debut in the 80m hurdles, finishing 3rd and 4th. There is still a lot of room for improving those times. Elizabeth took second place in the long jump with a new personal best of 4.74m.
Cody Crook ran the new midget event of 2000m, he finished 3rd in 7:33.50.
Our juvenile and junior boys and girls competed in the open category. Matthew Galea improved his 3000m time again, bringing it down to 10:25.45 – about 15 sec. faster than his indoor time. Personal bests in the 200m for Doug Freeman (23.62), Alister McQueen (24.86) and Lenny Bogojevic (25.40).
Several of our middle distance runners put on their spikes for the 800m. Nothing spectacular yet, but solid performances with much room for growth.
Well done, Warriors. Next meet May 16-17. Results.
April 26, 2009 – Warriors perform well in Dino Indoor Challenge.
Many personal bests were set in the last indoor meet of the season. Shaina Humble scored two PBs, one in the 60m (8.79) and one in the 800m (2:35.82), an improvement by 10 seconds. Maria Bernard improved her 800m time by 5 seconds to 2:27.73. Sydney Krill ran 9.12 in the 60m (PB), and Elizabeth Vathje PB-ed in 8.63. More PBs in the 60m for Doug Freeman (7.45), Alister McQueen (7.98), Brendan Baker (7.86), Lenny Bogojevic (7.88), Matt Brideson (7.94), Daniel Dragicevic (8.38), Dustin Baker (8.50), Scott MacKay (8.18, BIG PB) and Mat Nowak (10.00).
Mihai Prajea went under 2 minutes for the first time on an indoor track (1:59.34), Matthew Galea scored PBs in the 800m (2:22.66) and the 3000m (10:40.50). Cody Crook ran a strong PB in the 800m, with a time of around 2:34. The Results show a time of 2:30.06, which is probably about 4 seconds faster than his real time, we wait for confirmation of the meet director.
Both the midget boys and girls won their 4x200 relay by a large margin. Well done everybody, things look good for the outdoor season!
In the overall standings over the four meets of the Calgary Indoor Track Series, first places for Scott MacKay and Jill MacEachen, second places for Megan MacKay and Paul Sands and a third place for Matt Brideson. Congratulations!
April 15, 2009 - Member Profiles Updated, Calendar Updated on our website.
Our practices will be outdoors at Glenmore track, starting this Saturday April 18. We might have the option to get back indoors on Tuesday and Thursday in case the weather turns bad, but the forecast looks promising.
Starting May 4, our Monday practices will be at Foothills track, because we don't have the Glenmore track after 6:30pm.
Saturday April 25 is our last indoor meet at the UofC.
Our first outdoor meet will be on Sunday May 3, New Balance Series #1 at the Glenmore track, 3:00-6:00pm. Events: Sprint hurdles, 100m, 200m, 800m, 2000m (midgets), 2000m Steeple Chase, 3000m (open), 4x400m, Long Jump, Discus Throw, Pole Vault and Hammer Throw.
This meet is for Midgets and up. Coach Jan needs to know by the 28th of April what events you want to compete in.
Bantams and first year Midgets should check out the Youth Athletics League Meets on Wednesdays (6:00pm):
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March 7, 2009 - Gold for Jill, Silver for Megan and bronze for Matt B on first day of Indoor Championships.
Jill MacEachen captured the gold medal in the long jump on day 1 of the championships with a great personal best jump of 5.71m. Megan MacKay came away with two silver medals, one in the 60m (8.23) and one in the long jump (4.83m). Matt Brideson surprised with a very well executed race in the 400m, braking his personal best by about 2 seconds, finishing in 56.75. Many other good results and personal bests - we will come to that later.
March 3, 2009 - Warriors off to Provincial Indoor Championships.
Thirty-two Warrior athletes will take part in the Provincial Indoor Championships in Edmonton, March 7-8. We expect many good performances, a lot of personal bests and some medals in different colours. For schedule and performance list, check the Athletics Alberta website.
February 22, 2009 - Simplot Games, Pocatello, Idaho.
The first in action during the Simplot Games was Stephanie Graham in the 1600m - 70th place in 5:57.70. To make the finals she would have had to run 20 seconds faster (27 advance to A, B and C finals)
Following day, qualifications in all other events. We started with the 200m boys. Twenty-three heats in the preliminaries. Doug Patterson started off with a decent performance, not as fast as we had hoped, but he had to run in the tight lane one: 25.78. Doug Freeman did a very good job. All heats were performed without spikes, what makes it harder to get a good acceleration. Nevertheless Doug ran his best indoor 200m in a PB of 23.84, good for a 26th place (out of 122).
Then it was time for the 60m hurdles. Jill did well, running 9.19 in flats. She got 8th spot overall, good for the B final on Saturday.
800m came next. Ex-member Jennifer Paul, who traveled and stayed with us, ran in the first heat and came to 2:26.61. Claire Brideson in the next heat had to pay the price for a too fast start, after an opening lap of 30 seconds lap times deteriorated quickly and 2:28.80 was the result. 15th place and a spot in the B final with Jennifer.
At the men's side Mihai Prajea started out strong, but hadn't enough to keep that pace up. The result was a 25th place in 2:04.60 ? just good enough for a place in the C final. Evan Oughton did his usual thing, but sometimes you need a little more than the usual to get ahead. 2:16.30.
The last man in action on Friday was Cameron Hunter. He ran a decent race, had some trouble getting a good grip on the floor in his first strides, came back strong and he finished winning his heat in 7.39 (32nd ).
We saw some great races of Albertans in the preliminaries, Chelsey Graham of Edmonton blew everybody away in the 1600m prelims, Karl Robertson (Leduc), Trevor Sciavone (St. Albert), Isaak Kornelsen (Edmonton) and Paul Mangiel (Brooks) placed easily for the A final in the 800m. That promises a great battle on Saturday.
Saturday morning, an early 8:00 AM start for Jill in hurdles and long jump. Jill got 3rd place in the 60m hurdles B Final in a seasonal bets of 9.07, good for 8th place overall. In the long jump Jill captured the 4 th place with her last jump of 18-02.25 (or 5.54m for most countries in the world), another seasonal best. Well done. During that long jump we had the B and C Finals in the 800m. Claire did very well to win her B Final after a much better race than the day before: 2:22.79, her best time of this indoor season. This gave her 8th place overall. Her strategy of working together with Jennifer Paul paid off. Jennifer improved to 2:25.33. Mihai's race was better too, although still not the expected dip under 2 minutes: 2:02.67 (19th ).
Edmonton's Chelsey Graham was the queen of the 1600m, winning in 5:02.36; Karl Robertson of Leduc had to be very satisfied with his second place in the 800m in the excellent time of 1:53.41. When you know that Mihai beat Karl in last year's high school championships, the question arises: Mihai, Where Art Thou? Rachel Machin won the high jump with a jump of 1.65m.
This was a very good experience for everybody; hopefully we will be able to send a good number of athletes again next year.
February 17, 2009 - Eight Athletes off to Pocatello, ID for the Simplot Games.
Claire Brideson, Stephanie Graham, Jill MacEachem, Doug Freeman, Mihai Prajea, Doug Patterson, Cameron Hunter, Evan Oughton and coach Jan Lips leave Wednesday for Idaho to participate in the Simplot Games, probably the largest high school indoor meets in the USA. Steph comes in action on Thursday night for the heats in the 1600m, Claire, Mihai and Evan run the 800m heats on Friday, while both Dougs participate in the 200m and Cam in the 60m on that same day. Jill runs the 60m hurdles heats on Friday and is an automatic qualifier for the long jump finals on Saturday. All finals will take place on Saturday. Follow the results as they go at the Simplot Games website.
Entries for the 7-8 March Provincial Championships need to be in by Jan on Tuesday February 25!
February 14, 2009 - David Holm breaks the Provincial Indoor Record in the 800m.
Another great race by David Holm during the Iowa State Classic, setting a new personal best of 1:48.86 and breaking the almost 35 year old Alberta Provincial Indoor Record. Great Job, David.
February 9, 2009 – Relay Teams and the MacKays shine in the Alberta Relay and Combined Events Championships.
Although there was a clear lack of competition in many of the relay events, the Warrior teams did very well by winning a total of six gold and three silver medals. The midget boys and junior men captured three gold medals and one silver each. Congratulations.
In the Combined Events Scott MacKay had a great weekend by capturing the title in both the bantam Tetrathlon Speed and the Tetrathlon Stamina with two new club records. He had big personal bests in the shot put and 800m, and he participated in two of the gold winning midget relay teams.
Jill MacEachen won the pentathlon title by the junior girls; she lost her club record in the midget long jump to Megan Mackay who had a very good weekend as well: second in the 60m and 200m with excellent PBs of 8.20 in the 60m and 27.31 in the 200m, and wins in the 60m hurdles and long jump, taking over the 15 year and under club record of Jill with a jump of 4.72m (old 4.71m). Scott took over Mark MacEachen’s stamina club record by the smallest margin as well: 1pt.
There were several more personal bests: Alister, Shaina and Doug P in the 200m, Scott in the long jump, Cody in the 800m and 1500m, Ashley in the 60m and 200m. Well done, everybody.
David Holm had another strong day at Eastern Illinois, winning the 1000m in the excellent time of 2:23.41, just shy of the Alberta Provincial Indoor Record.
January 31, 2009 - David Holm: 1:49.60 over 800m
David Holm, Al Holm's son who studies at Eastern Illinois University on a full track scholarship (and still a member of the Calgary Warriors), reached a milestone in his already illustrious track carreer by running the 800m under 1:50 for the first time, beating his best indoor time by over a second and setting a new EIU Lanz Fieldhouse Record. With this time David ranks 3rd in the NCAA for this indoor season. Congratulations, David.
January 24, 2009 - Jack Simpson Open - Club Records for Claire Brideson and Mihai Prajea.
Both Claire and Mihai ran strong races to set new club records in the 600m in respectively 1:40.76 and 1:25.02. Several other good performances and personal bests, showing we are going in the right direction. Results. Pictures.
January 18, 2009 - Golden Bear Open - Jill gets to run against two Olympians in the 60m hurdles!
It was a nice surprice that two Olympians showed up to run the hurdles at the Golden Bear meet in Edmonton: Canadian Angela Whyte and the Nigerian Toyin Augustus. Jill ended up in fourth place in the open women's hurdle race (won by Angela Whyte), nothing to be ashamed of, although her time of 9.29 didn't come close to the time she ran in the heats: 9.12, her best time of the season. In between her two hurdle races, Jill won the open women's long jump with a jump of 5.51m, also a seasonal best. Other wins were for Paul Sands in the 400m and Daniel Dragicevic in the 800m. Stephanie Graham had a great weekend with second places in both the 1500m and the 3000m with personal bests in either event, bettering her 3000m time by 18 seconds to 11:23.70 for a new club record. Scott Mackey had a great meet too with a first in the 200m, second in the 60m and shot put and 4th in the 800m Bantam Boys. Sister Megan came away with a PB in the 60m hurdles for 3rd place in 9.73. Maria Bernard won a bronze in her first 1500m, and Mat Brideson did the same in the 400m. Greg Ray ran a very good 400m in 53.78 to finish second on borrowed spikes that were a few sizes too big. Cam Hunter also grabbed a bronze in the 60m. We never had midgets or first year juveniles run an indoor 3000m, so Cody Crook and Matthew Galea are the new club record holders in the 3000m. Congratulations to all. A great weekend again for the Warriors. Complete Results.
Pictures of the Athletics Alberta Awards Banquet. Pictures of the Golden Bear Open.
January 11, 2009 - Golden Bear Open and Athletics Alberta Awards Night
Twenty-seven Warriors will go up to Edmonton on Friday to compete in the Golden Bear Open indoor meet. Saturday night the 17th, the annual Athletics Awards Banquet will take place in the Fantasy Land Hotel. Nominated for outstanding athlete of the year in the Juvenile Girls category are Jill MacEachen of Airdrie and Rachel Machin of Calgary, together with Loudia Laarman (Lethbridge), Laura Affeld (Stoney Plane) and Lauren Simpson (Edmonton). Stephen Payne will receive a top-ten Bantam Award. Congratulations to the nominees.
January 3, 2009 - Dino Classic: Some good and some very good results!
First places for Jill MacEachen in the 60m hurdles and Long Jump (5.49m), Paul Sands in the 300m and Scott MacKay in the 60m and 300m. Second places for Ashley Maylan in the 300m, Megan MacKay in the 60m Hurdles, Paul Sands in the 60m, Matt Brideson in the 300m and Garrett South in the 60m Hurdles. Third place finishes for Megan MacKay in the 60m, Teya Bartel in the 300m and Stephen Payne in the 1000m.
A large number of personal bests were broken again. Paul Sands ran under 8 seconds in the 60m for the first time (7.97) and he took about 4 seconds of his 300m time of last year (40.52). Megan MacKay and Teya Bartel sharpened their 60m times with 8.32 and 8.36 respectively, while Teya ran her first 300 surprisingly well in 45.93. Ashley Maylan improved her times both in the 60m and 300m (8.92 and 48.18), Elisabeth Vathje came to 8.65 in the 60m. Scott MacKay ran faster again in the 60m (8.42), and Matt Brideson equaled his PB in the 60m (8.13) and he went faster again in the 300m: 41.38. Garret South ran Personal Bests in the 60m (7.65) and 300m (39.68), while his first 60m hurdle race gave him a few problems, but the time was not too bad: 9.28 sec. That means under 9 sec in the next race. Megan MacKay debuted in the 60m hurdles as well, and although she hit the second hurdle which slowed her down, she finished well in 10.19 for second place. Alister McQueen improved his former 300m time to 42.08, Lenny Bogojevic to 42.10, and he scored 5.68m in the Long Jump.
Both Cam Hunter and Doug Freeman made in to the B final in the 60m, where they ran 7.33 and 7.56. Cam improved his 300m time to 39.44.
We had for the first time girls triple jumping in the indoor season, so Elisabeth Vathje’s jump of 9.88m will be the new club record. Megan MacKay was not far behind with 9.74m.
Well done everybody! Results.
Note: I need to know by January 8 whether you are interested in going to the Golden Bear meet in Edmonton January 17-18. Email Coach Jan Lips
December 22, 2009 - Upcoming Events
December 25: Christmas Day - no practice.
January 1: New Year's Day - there will be practice for anyone interested, regular time - prep for the January 3 meet.
January 3: Dino Classic meet at the University of Calgary (you need to talk to coach Jan if you are planning to compete).
There will be no practice on January 3.
January 17-18: Golden Bear meet in Edmonton. We would like to take all midgets and up to this meet. We will travel by bus, leaving Friday January 16 pm, returning Sunday evening after the meet. Participation of bantam athletes is optional.
Parents who want to come to the meet can join us in the bus or drive up themselves, we have some rooms available at the Best Western Cedar Park Inn at group rate. Talk to coach Jan Lips. There will be no practice on January 17.
January 24: Jack Simpson Open (track) at the U of C: 60m, 300m, 600m, 1500m, 4x200m. No practice!
February 1 (Sunday!): Jack Simpdon Open (field): long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put.
December 19, 2009 - 2009 Holland Trip Selection Criteria posted in our Members Area.
December 18, 2008 - Jill MacEachen wins the Presidents Club Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the year for the second year in a row. For the complete list of our award winners, see our awards section. Congratulations to all award recipients.
December 6, 2008 - Dino Opener - University of Calgary
The Calgary Warriors had some very good results at the Dino Opener. First places for Jill MacEachen in the 100m hurdles, and for the 4x200m midget relay (Kelcey Miller, Megan MacKay, Josée Ostrosser and Elisabeth Vathje) at the girls’ side, and for Paul Sands in his first ever 800m, Scot MacKay in the 60m and 300m, and the midget 4x200m (Lenny Bogojevic, Daniel Dragicevic, Matt Brideson and Paul Sands) at the boys’ side. Second places for Megan MacKay in the 60m, Matthew Brideson in the 300m and Stephen Payne in the 800m. Third place finishes for Josée Ostrosser and Teya Bartel in the 60m. Several new Indoor Club Records and Personal Bests.
New Personal Bests (I won’t mention athletes who ran their event for the first time):
Megan MacKay 8.38
Paul Sands 8.01 (new club record 14 year olds)
Matt Brideson 8.13
Alister McQueen 8.15
Koby Hannem 7.47
Matt Brideson 41.83 (new club record 14 year olds)
Evan Oughton 2:12.50
Stephanie Graham 11:41.47 (new club record)
Since we didn’t have a club record in the 3000m juvenile girls, this is a new club record for 16 year olds and 17 year olds. It is as well a new club record for junior and senior women (old 11:55.92). Well done, Stephanie.
Scott MacKay came away with two very good wins in the 60m in 8.61 (a new club record for 12 year olds) and 300m in 44.76, another new club record. Good job, Scott.
Cam Hunter opened with a deserving 7.33 in the 60m, making it to the top 6 in the open men’s race.
Other good performances by our debutants Teya Bartel with 8.46 in the 60m, Maria Bernard in the 800m (2:33.09) and Daniel Dragicevic in the 800m (2:25.43).
Our other first timers performed well too, and because we are still just starting out, things will get much better still.
December 2, 2008 - Our Annual General Meeting and Awards Night will be on Thursday December 18 at 7:00pm at Centennial High School. There will be no practice.
November 29, 2008 - Last Chance Meet - Edmonton
The Last Chance Meet is a last chance to break some records or personal bests before everybody moves up a year by January 1. Jill was eager to attack the Provincial Record for 17 year olds in the 60 meter hurdles, but she failed to drive hard towards the first hurdle and needed one step too many to clear the obstacle, forcing her to make another extra step to rectify the count. Her 9.33 was disapointing, but luckily there is another 'last chance' next week. Ex-Warrior Rachel Machin succeeded to brake her own Provincial Record for 16 year olds and she dipped under 9 seconds for the first time: 8.90. Jill won the long jump with a jump of 5.32m, not bad after not having practiced the long jump since August.
Stephanie Graham had to run her 1500m without much opposition. Leading from start to finish she won in 5:19.63, six seconds above her outdoor best (but an indoor PB). Mihai Prajea ran a good 400m, placing second in 52.19, an indoor personal best. In the 800m he took it out a little too slow (62 sec for the first 400m), and being passed around the next corner he faild to hang in there with the leaders, finishing third in 2:04.12 . Stephen Payne had to deal with some nerves and an upset stomach, so his tetrathlon didn't go as well as he had hoped. He finished in 4th place. Photos. Results.
November 21, 2008 - New articles posted in members area about the importance of magnesium for better sports performance.
November 21, 2008 - New Member Area on the Warriors Website
I have created a Member Area on the website. It will contain valuable information for every athlete. A password to access the area will be emailed to you. Click on the 'MEMBERS' link on the home page. Take advantage of the important and interesting information that could give you - when applied - an advantage in competition and life.
Check out the Calendar for the dates of upcoming meets. You need to let coach Jan Lips know whether you want to compete in a meet at least one week in advance!
October 25, 2008 - AA Cross Country Championships
Mihai Prajea placed 4th in the juvenile boys at the Athletics Alberta Cross Country Championships, Evan Oughton placed 10th. In the Juvenile girls, Stephanie Graham got 11th place. Bantam boys Stephen Payne and Cody Crook ended in 9th and 13th spot. Well done everyone! Pictures
October 16, 2008 - Indoor Training Starts November 1
Saturday November 1: 10:30 am at Talisman Centre
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45 - 8:15 pm, Saturdays 10:30 am - 12:00 noon.
September 13, 2008 - Fall Training starts September 20
11:00 AM at Sikome Lake parking lot in Fish Creek Park
August 15, 2008 - Outdoor Club Records and All Time Top Performances Lists Updated. Link
August 10, 2008 - Canadian Legion and Youth Championships - Day 2
The second day of the championships brought disappointment for our two Warriors competing in individual events. Jill's triple jump was not very good, hindered by sore feet she didn't make the top eight and jumped about a meter under her best jump (9.98m). Her 3rd jump was of better quality, but just fault. Mihai started strong in the 400m hurdles running in second place half way, but then he started hitting hurdle after hurdle which slowed him down a lot, and then he fell over the last hurdle, stood up and finished in 59.57 for tenth place overall. Jill, Rachel and Mihai took part in the 4x100m women's and men's Alberta relay teams, both teams got fourth place. Team Alberta ended up third overall behind Ontario and B.C, but before Quebec, and that hasn't hapened in a long time. The end of a long season... Results. Pictures.
August 9, 2008 - Alberta Summer Games
Six Warrior athletes took part in the Alberta Summer Games: Robynne Thompson, Claire Brideson, Josee Ostrosser, Megan MacKay, Cam Hunter and Doug Patterson. The results show clearly that you cannot expect to get great results without doing the necessary training for it. Robynne and Claire won bronze medals in respectively the 400m and 800m. They were also members of the Calgary zone gold winning medley relay team. Cam placed 4th in the 100 and 200m. Doug ran a good 400m in 55.60 and Cam and Doug were part of the 4x100m team that won the gold medal. Megan got 5th place in the long jump (4.50m) and Josee 6th in the 100m. Results.
August 9, 2008 - Canadian Legion and Youth Championships - Day 1
Jill: 100mH 14.32 (3rd), LJ 5.49m (4th).
Rachel: 100mH 14.94 (7th), HJ 1.60m (shared 5th), LJ 5.22m (7th).
Mihai: Silver in the 4x400m relay.
A not so great start kept Jill from winning silver in the 100m hurdles. She was 2/100 of a second shy of second place after coming on strong in the last part of the race. Her 14.32 was a personal best and new club record, good for the bronze medal.. Rachel ran a good race, finishing in her second best time ever. She had a very good series in the long jump, but trouble hitting the board (5.21 and 5.22 each twice, without hitting the board). 5.50m would have been possible. Her high jmp was interrupted by the hurdle heats, which made it a difficult event (again). Jill had some difficulty getting going in the long jump at first, saving her best jump till last. Mihai ran a mediocre 400m in lane one (53.93), saving his energy for the more important 400m hurdles tomorrow. He did much better in the 4x400m where team Alberta captured a silver medal. Congratulations, Warriors! Results Day 1.
August 6, 2008 - Jill, Rachel and Mihai off to Canadian Youth Championships.
Today Jill MacEachen, Rachel Machin and Mihai Prajea left for Legion Nationals in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The track at Sherbrooke University is one of the fastest in Canada, boasting a Mondo surface. Jill will compete in the 100m hurdles, long jump and triple jump, Rachel in the 100m hurdles, long jump and high jump and Mihai in the 400m and the 400m hurdles. They will also compete in the 4x100m relay and Mihai in the 4x400m. The competition in the juvenile category is the official Canadian Youth Championships with entries through the Legion program and outside the Legion (first time this year). So there will be even tougher competition than in previous years. We wish them good fortune in all their events.
July 29, 2008 - Alister McQueen wins silver in the 100m and 200m at the IWAS Junior World Games.
At the IWAS (International Weelchair and Amputees Sports Federation) Junior World Games in Piscataway, New Jersey, Alister ran 12.37 in the 100m (Personal Best) and 25.33 in the 200m, good for 2nd place in both events. Athletes from all over the world participated in this meet. Congratulations, Alister.
July 27, 2008 - Junior Nationals Day 3 - Kayti's Day.
On the last day of the championships, Kayti Simonson shocked our world by performing the 'impossible'. After a season of injuries and lacklustre performances - even the previous day in the semi-finals - suddenly the tide turned and Kayti exceeded herself by running the B final of the 400m hurdles in a new personal best of 61.88 (previously 62.49), good for an 8th place overall. It shows how you with a positive attitude and concentration on the goal can achieve 'the impossible'. Congratulations, Kayti! Jill won a silver medal as a member of the 4x100 Alberta relay team. Jenny Rintoul (Edmonton), Jill MacEachen (Airdrie), Lacy Miller (Coaldale) and Loudia Laarman (Lethbridge) ran a good time of 48.08, finishing behind Manitoba, but before B.C. Well done.
July 26, 2008 - Junior Nationals Day 2 - Warriors and Team Alberta Pictures
Rachel, Kayti and Jill at Junior Nationals
Jill won the B-Final in the 100m hurdles in the personal best time of 14.83 for an overall 8th place finish. Well done, Jill. Rachel Machin did a great job in the high jump. After clearing 1.65m she just missed 1.68m in her first attempt. Then she had to run the hurdles B-Final (15.12 for overall 12th place), and when she came back to high jump the bar was at 1.71m. She had one pretty good attempt at 1.71, didn't clear, but a very good high jump day for Rachel, finishing in 9th spot as a first year juvenile. Well done. In the long jump final Rachel grabed 9th place as well, jumping 5.15m. Kayti placed for the B-final in the 400m hurdles, her heat time was 64.55.
July 25, 2008 - Junior Nationals Day1
Both Jill and Rachel placed for the B Final in the 100m hurdles. Jill was unlucky to hit the first hurdle which may have cost her a spot in the A final. Jill was unlucky in the long jump qualification too. She faulted her first jump by just a little bit in a jump that would easily qualify her. Then she faulted her second jump. Her last jump was only 5.21m, which ranked her 13th (top 12 qualify). Rachel had a solid first jump (5.32m) that put her in the long jump finals tomorrow. She will be a busy body with finals in the 100m hurdles, high jump and long jump. Results.
July 22. 2008 - Canadian Junior Championships, July 25-27, Abbotsford, BC
Three athletes will be participating in the junior nationals coming weekend:
Kayti Simonson - 400m hurdles
Jill MacEachen - 100m hurdles, long jump
Rachel Machin - 100m hurdles, high jump and long jump
They are a part of the Alberta Junior Team as well. Good luck to all.
July 19, 2008 - Sherwood Park Track Classic
Jill MacEachen: 100m hurdles 14.69/15.08, long jump 5.19m.
Mihai Prajea: 400m 52.93, 400m hurdles 56.24 (PB).
Kayti Simonson: 400m 59.39, 400m hurdles: 64.62.
July 16, 2008 - Practices will be at Glenmore track till August 5.
Only 5mm or 3/16 inch spikes allowed on new Glenmore track surface.
Outdoor Club Records updated.
July 12, 2008 - New Balance Athletic Series #3 - High Performance Final
Jill MacEachen wins the overall Open Women's title, scoring the maximum of 40 points by winning 4 events over the 3-meet series.
Jill added two wins today: the 100m hurdles in a 15.06 personal best over the .84m high hurdles, and a win in the long jump with 5.46m. Previous wins were in the long and triple jump. Congratulations, Jill. Rachell Machin scored two second places: 5.28m in the long jump and 15.49 in the hurdles. Megan MacKay won the midget girls long jump (4.79m), and got second in the 80m hurdles (14.21 PB) and 100m (13.82). Paul Sands had a wind aided PB in the 100m: 12.76 with +3.3 wind. Matt Brideson ran his first 800m in 2:26.17, and Jimmy Machin finished the 400m in 56.05. Doug Patterson came close to his best 100m time with 12.44. Well done everybody! Results. Overall Point Scores.
End of the Season Social: Sunday July 13 2pm at the Matieshin Residence:
40 Evergreen Close SW - phone: 256-0939
July 10, 2008 - Legion Provincial Meet Day 3.
Mihai Prajea: first place 400m hurdles in 56.30 (personal best).
Jill MacEachen: first place triple jump (10.40m).
Warriors at the 2008 Legion Camp
Jill, Rachel and Mihai were selected today to the Alberta Legion Team to compete at Legion Nationals in Sherbrooke, QC in August. Congratulations!
July 9, 2008 - Legion Provincial Meet Day 2.
Jill MacEachen: first place 100m hurdles in 14.46 (new legal wind personal best ).
Rachel Machin: first place high jump (1.58m), second place 100m hurdles (15.0).
Mihai Prajea: third in the 800m (2:06.50).
Doug Patterson: 200m in 25.84, Matt Brideson 200m in 27.43.
Megan Mackay: 200m in 29.07 and 80m hurdles in 15.42.
July 8, 2008 - Legion Provincial Meet Day 1.
Jill MacEachen: first place in long jump (5.46m, wind +3.1).
Rachel Machin: second place in long jump (5.34m, wind +1.6, new club record 16 year and under).
Mihai Prajea: 6th in the 400m (52.18) and 12.35 -2.3 in the 100m.
Megan MacKay: sixth place in long jump (4.88m, wind +0.2, new personal best and club record 14 year and under), and 9th place in the 100m (13.66 +1.1 & 13.80 -2.6).
Matt Brideson: 13.67 +0.3 in the 100m, 59.82 in the 400m (8th).
Doug Patterson: 57.34 in the 400m. Congratulations to all!
July 6, 2008 - Windsor, ON. Tessa Gray places forth in the 400m hurdles at Senior Nationals in a new personal best of 1:00.61. David Holm finishes in 7th place in the 800m in 1:51.94. Congratulations, Tessa and David.
July 5, 2008 - Windsor, ON. Alister McQueen captures three first places in the Canadian National Championships for athletes with a disability. David Holm and Tessa Gray make finals in the Canadian Senior Championships.
Unfortunately there was not much competition in the T44 id (under the knee amputees), a few fast Americans and Alister as the only Canadian. Alister competed in the100m (12.90 with -3.8 wind), 200m (26.27) and in the javelin throw (36.07 with 800g javelin). Congratulations, Alister.
David Holm placed for the final in the 800m to be held tomorrow by finishing 2nd in his heat in 1:50.60. Assistant coach Tessa Gray made the finals in the 400m hurdles (tomorrow as well), running 61.01 in the heats. Well done, David and Tessa.
July 3, 2008 - Kayti Simonson, Jill MacEachen and Rachel Machin have been selected to the 2008 Alberta Junior Team. Congratulations! Read the article on the Athletics Alberta Website.
June 29, 2008 - Alberta Age Class Championships Day 2
Gold for Robynne Thompson in the 400m hurdles, Claire Brideson in the 800m, Jill MacEachen in the triple jump, Stephen Payne in the bantam combined events and for the 4x400m juvenile girls (Shaina Humble, Jill MacEachen, Robynne Thompson and Claire Brideson). Bronze for Mihai Prajea in the 800m and for Stephanie Graham in the 3000m.
Robynne ran her first 400m hurdles and managed to win the gold in 67.07. Claire had no competition in the 800m because Jean Bolen is suffering a stress fracture. Jill, favorite for the title already, did what was expected by winning the triple jump (10.88m). Stephen did well in the bantam combined events existing out of the 200m, long jump, shot put and 800m after the day before conquering the hurdles, ball throw, high jump and 1000m. Mihai finished third in the 800m in 1:58.80.
Jennifer Paul ran very strong in the 800m in the Midget dual meet were she finished 2nd in 2:21.08 (PB). Paul Sands took 2 seconds off of his 200m indoor time (25.78). Very well done everybody! Results. Pictures. Note regarding the pictures - because of coaching duties I don't have pictures of everybody :-(
June 28, 2008 - Alberta Age Class Championships
First Day Results: Gold for Rachel Machin in the 100m hurdles juvenile, high jump juvenile and long jump junior. Gold for Jill MacEachen in the long jump juvenile. Gold for the 4x100m juvenile girls (Josée Ostrosser, Megan MacKay, Robynne Thompson and Jill MacEachen). Silver for Jill in the 100m hurdles, for Robynne Thompson in the 400m and Garret South in the 110m hurdles. Silver for the 4x100m juvenile boys (Cam Hunter, Doug Freeman, Mihai Prajea and Alister McQueen). Bronze for Stephen Payne in the bantam combined events.
Rachel had a personal best in the 100m hurdles heats: 14.88 against a negative wind, so there is still room for improvement. She as well had a legal personal best in the long jump: 5.27m against a 2.5m/sec. headwind.
Jill is slowly approaching the hurdle times she ran last year, 14.99 was her best time and seasonal best this meet, and she jumped 5.33m in the long jump. Garrett South's time in the 110m hurdles was 16.95 (PB).
I don't have all the exact results yet of all our other participants, but what I know is that Josée Ostrosser had a personal best in the long jump (4.89m) good for 4th , while Megan Mackay (competing in the Midget Dual Meet) placed 6th with 4.67m. Claire Brideson placed 4th in the 400m, Cam Hunter placed 5th in the 100m (11.43). Jennifer Paul ran well in the 1500m (Midget Dual), with a time of around 5 min. she placed 3rd .
Both Paul Sands and Matthew Brideson ran personal bests in the 400m (58.99 and 59.37 respectively). Matt can now boast that he ran faster than his sister. Claire ran 61.65 and Shaina Humble ran 64.04 in the 400m. Both Dougs (Freeman and Patterson) ran the 400m as well, Doug F experiencing that lack of training because of health reasons makes you slower (Freeman 56.76, Patterson 57.09). Mihai Prajea found out that it is not smart to play tennis the day before a meet. 53.31 was the result.
Stephen Payne and Cody Crook ran very well in the 1000m Bantam Boys with 3:16.14 (P.B.) and 3:25.55 respectively. A good day for the Warriors. Congratulations to all.
June 22, 2008 - Upcoming Events
Alberta Provincial Age Class Championships, June 28-29, Calgary, AB
Canadian Senior & AWAD Championships (David Holm, Alister McQueen), July 3-6,Windsor, ON
Alberta Provincial Legion Camp, July 6-11, Calgary, AB
New Balance Meet #3, July 12, Calgary, AB
New Club Records set in 2008 per June 15 (only legal wind considered):
400m midget (14) men: Matthew Brideson 1:00.55
800m junior (18, 19) and juvenile (16, 17) girls: Claire Brideson 2:18.83
800m midget (14) girls: Jennifer Paul 2:21.71
800m senior (20+) men: David Holm 1:50.46
800m juvenile (17) men: Mihai Prajea 1:58.08
1500m senior men (20+): David Holm 3:51.67
3000m juvenile (16, 17) girls: Stephanie Graham 11:45.42
Long jump juvenile (17) and junior (18, 19) girls: Jill MacEachen 5.60m wind -.04
Long Jump midget (14) girls: Megan MacKay 4.75m wind +1.9
Javelin throw juvenile (16, 17) girls: Rachel Machin 25.54m
Heptathlon juvenile (16) girls: Rachel Machin 4301 pts
Performances without wind indication that were better than the existing club record:
100m juvenile (17) boys: Cameron Hunter 11.25 NWI
Long jump juvenile (16) girls: Rachel Machin 5.42m NWI
Long Jump midget (14) girls: Megan MacKay 4.82m NWI
June 13-15, 2008 - CALTAF Track Classic
There were several outstanding performances by the Warriors again during the CALTAF Track Classic. All juveniles were competing in the junior category, which makes their performances stand out even more. Wins for Rachel Machin in the 100m hurdles (15.23) and high jump (1.60m - not trying for a better height because of an ankle problem), for Jill MacEachen in the long jump (5.42m, closely followed by Rachel with 5.38m for second), second places in the 800m bantam boys for Stephen Payne in again a personal best (2:25.48), for Claire Brideson in a personal best of 2:18.83 and Jennifer Paul in a personal best of 2:21.71. Second places as well for Kayti Simonson in the 400m hurdles (63.79) en Jill in the 100m hurdles in a PB over .84m hurdles (15.37). David Holm, back from the USA, placed second in the open men 800m (1:52.13) and Jean Bolen finished 2nd in the 1500m and 3rd in the 800m (2:19.98). Stephanie Graham finished 3rd in the 3000m which was run in a rain and hail storm Friday night. We had a few more personal bests: Shaina Humble in the 200m (28.45), Jimmy Machin (55.79) and Doug Patterson (56.88) in the 400m, and Stephen Payne in the 200m (29.16) and long jump (4.00m). Pictures. Results.
June 8, 2008 - Rocky Mountain Relays and Midget Provincial Championships in Medicine Hat
During the Midget Provincial Championships Megan MacKay won a surprising bronze medal in the long jump with a personal best of 4.82m. The 4x100m relay team existing of Megan MacKay, Kelcey Miller, Jennifer Paul and Josee Ostrosser placed 3rd for the second bronze medal of the championships. Stephen Payne performed excellent in the 800m and 1500m bantam boys with two second places and as many personal best in 2:26.81 and 5:12.99. Kelcey Miller got a PB in the long jump (4.33m) and a PB for Kelsey Ross in the 800m (2:38.64). Jenifer Paul placed 4th in the 1500m and Josee Ostrosser 5th in the long jump (4.77m). Well done everybody. Results.
June 1, 2008 - New Balance Athletic Series #2
Lesson #1 - never leave with your draw prize ticket in your pocket. If you don't want to stay, give it to someone else to collect your price! Two people with winning tickets (shoes/spikes) left prematurely... Your coach Jan stayed around and won a pair of running shoes! The girls 4x800 still get their socks (1 pair each, the boys got 2 pairs).
Jill won the triple jump with a wind-aided peersonal best of 11.09m. Josee Ostrosser placed 3rd in the 100m and Kelcey Miller 3rd in the 300m hurdles. Doug Freeman ran personal bests in the 100m (11.84 and 11.73 wind aided) and in the 400m (54.47). Results.
May 31, 2008 - Four more gold medals during High School Provincials.
The second day of the Provincial High School Championships brought four more gold medals for the Warriors. Rachel Machin won the long jump and the high jump with jumps of 5.17m and 1.61m. Jill MacEachen won the triple jump (10.91m) and missed her 4th gold by a hair in the 100m. 1/100 only separated her from the winner, running a PB of 12.69 (12.66 in the heats with illegal wind). Jean Bolen repeated last years win in the 1500m, running a good race and finishing in 4:58.23. Silver for Robynne Thompson in the 400m in a well executed race for a new PB of 59.22. Koby Hannem and Mihai Prajea added third places in the 400m for a total of 16 medals (10 gold, 2 siver, 4 bronze). A 4th place for Claire in the 400m, a 5th for Stephanie Graham in the 1500m and for Cam Hunter in the 100m. Jean Bolen and Shaina Humble medalled with their schools 4x400 team. Well done everybody! Results.
May 30, 2008 - Six gold medals for Warriors during first day of High School Provincials.
Great results for our Warriors during the first day of the Provincial High School Championships in Calgary. Jill MacEachen broke the 12 year old provincial record in the intermediate girls long jump by 15cm, bringing it to 5.60m. Jill won the 100m hurdles as well, and so did Rachel Machin in the junior girls (11.82 -PB- in the heats, just 4/100 shy of Jill's 2007 provincial record) and Garrett South in the intermediate boys. Garrett's time of 14.05 was a nice surprise and PB. Mihai Prajea ran a very strong 800m, beating the favorite Karl Robertson convincingly in a new personal best of 1:58.08. Last but not least the 4x400m Centennial team existing of Jordan Wight, Mihai Prajea, Doug Freeman and Koby Hannem won the gold by beating Western Canada HS. Claire Brideson and Jean Bolen captured both 3rd places in the 800m, Claire in the junior girls in a new PB of 2:19.90 and Jean in the intermediate girls in 2:19.01. Robynne finished fourth in a new PB of 2:22.52. Cam made it to the finals in the 200m where he finished in 8th spot. Well done, Warriors!
May 21, 2008 - Warriors to High School Provincials
The following Warriors qualified in individual events for the Provincial High School Championships on May 30-31 in Calgary :
Rachel Machin: 80m hurdles, high jump, long jump – junior girls
Robynne Thompson: 400m, 800m – junior girls
Claire Brideson: 400m, 800m – junior girls
Stephanie Graham: 1500m – junior girls
Jill MacEachen: 80m hurdles, 100m, long jump, triple jump – intermediate girls
Jean Bolen: 800m, 1500m – intermediate girls
Mihai Prajea: 400m, 800m – junior boys
Cam Hunter: 100m, 200m – intermediate boys
Garrett South: 100m hurdles – intermediate boys
Koby Hannem: 100m, 400m – senior boys
Jordan Wight, Alister McQueeen and Doug Freeman will join Mihai, Garrett, Cam and Koby in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
May 25, 2008 - New Balance Athletic Series #1
RachelMachin wins the open women's 100m hurdles in 14.94 sec (PB), Jill MacEachen wins the long jump with a jump of 5.57m followed by Rachel with 5.42m. Some other good performances on another rainy and windy day. Results.
May 17-18, 2008 - Calgary Spring Challenge and Combined Events meet
Calgary Warriors competed very well in the Calgary Spring Challenge and Combined Events meet. At least 20 top-three finishes and handfuls of personal bests.
Jill MacEachen was again our top performer with four first places (100m, 200m, 100mH and Long jump). Her 25.93 in the 200m is a strong new personal best. Mihai Prajea scored two top finishes in the 400m (51.48) and 400m hurdles (56.75 for a PB), and he placed 3rd in the 800m. Robynne Thompson won her 400m race in a promising 60.30, and she placed 3 rd in the 200m. Claire Brideson ran a strong race from start to finish in the 800m in 2:21.88, finishing first ahead of Jean Bolen, who finished 3rd in the 1500m. Claire added a 3rd place finish in the 400m. Cam Hunter won the 100m race, his time being not up to par yet after injury and illness. In the 200m he finished 2nd.
Rachel Machin took on the heptathlon and she did that in a grand way. She broke the provincial record by over 100 points, for a total of 4301 points. The very strong 800m runner Laura Affeld (Edmonton Harriers) scored 55 points more however, so she will go in the record books. Undoubtedly Rachel’s best performance of the weekend was her 1.67m high jump, 5cm better than her PB from California during spring training. With 15.09 in the hurdles, 8.35m in the shot put, 27.61 in the 200m (PB), 5.18 in the long jump, 25.54 in the javelin throw and 2:40.44 in the 800m (PB), she had a great heptathlon.
Josée Ostrosser had a very good weekend with second place finishes in the 100m (13.14 in the heats), 200m in 26.85 and long jump (4.88m), all PBs. Megan MacKay did very well in the 100m (3 rd place, 13.45 in the heats) and she took part in the pentathlon where she got 4.75m in the long jump. Kelcey Miller did well in her first meet, running her first hurdles race for 7th spot and placing 6th in the 100m.
Kayti Simonson finished 3rd in the 400m hurdles. Matt Brideson had a PB in the 100m (13.37), 200m (26.94) and 400m (60.55). Melissa Carruthers PB-ed in the 200m. Alister McQueen scored another PB in the 200m: 24.92 - well done. Stephen Payne competed in the Tetrathlon stamina, where finished first overall with 1067 pts. Great Job.
The Calgary Warriors Juvenile/Midget team won second place behind CALTAF in the Team Challenge. Congratulations to all participants.
May 7, 2008 - Important Meet Information - Please click this link
April 26, 2008 - Dino Indoor Challenge
Warriors competed very well at the last indoor meet of the season. Wins for Jill in the open 60m in a new personal best of 7.97, for Josee Ostrosser in the 60m for 15 year olds in a personal best time of 8.32, and for Megan MacKay in the 60m for 14 year olds. Robynne Thompson won the open 600m, followed by Jennifer Paul for second place. Stephen Payne won the 600m for 13 year olds, and placed 3rd in 2000m. Stephanie Graham won the high school 2000m (7:27.37). Second place in the 600m for Jimmy Machin, and Alister McQueen improved his bets 60m time to 8.26.
Results. Final Point Standings.
April 22, 2008 - Practices will be at Centennial High School Tuesday April 22 and Thursday
April 24 @ 6:15pm
April 19, 2008 - Track Practice Canceled
April 1, 2008 - Spring/Summer Practices Calgary Warriors
For all outdoor practices from now on: practices will take place rain or shine (snow or freeze), unless we tell you otherwise. So come prepared, bring always warm clothing and rain gear.
Starting Monday April 7, our practices will be at Foothills Athletic Park, adjacent to McMahon Football Stadium. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 6:15 pm, Saturday at 10:30 am.
Mondays are our hurdle workouts, everybody who is or wants to be a hurdler should be attending Monday practices. Everyone else is welcome to come and do a running practice.
See you all at practice!
March 29, 2008 - Mt. Carmel Invitational
Some people were sick or somewhat injured and were not able to compete in their individual events. The 4x800 team girls got 5th place in the 23 team strong event, well done. There were medals for top-5 finishers in each heat, 4x100 boys and girls ended up with 5th place medals. Rachel Machin finished 3th overall in the .84cm hurdles in 15.09, very well done indeed, 4th in the high jump and 8th in the long jump. Jill MacEachen got 5th place in the long jump. She fell in the 100m hurdle race and was not able to complete her last 3 jumps in the long jump. Results for our Centennial High School Athletes. We have amazing pictures of the meet thanks to our photographers Fran Machin, Kevan Brideson and Jan Lips. Check them out!
March 28, 2008 - Spring Training Camp Update
Today we visited the Wild Animal Park in Escondido, CA. Pictures.
Tomorrow we will have our final meet: Mt. Carmel Invitational. Not everybodey will compete in the individual events because of the limited space in a very high quality meet. Most will run a relay: 4x100m and 4x800m girls, 4x100m, 4x400m and Distance Medley (1200-400-800-1600) boys. Jill, Rachel, Claire, Robynne, Jean, Koby and Kris will compete in individual events.
March 27, 2008 - Spring Training Camp Update
Yesterday we had the opportunity to visit the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, south of San Diego. In the afternoon everyone (except Kayti who has an injured adductor) was able to run a 100m or 400m during a high school dual meet at the track where we are training. The results show that everyone is somewhat tired, having two practices a day for most of the week. Results. Pictures.
March 25, 2008 - Pictures of Spring Training Camp available - go to our picturs page.
Pictures by Fran Machin, Kevan Brideson and Jan Lips. After you arrive in Picasa Web Albums, click on 'slideshow' to see the pictures one by one.
March 22, 2008 - Warriors compete at Falcon Relays in San Diego, CA
The first competition of our spring training camp brought some very good results. Our top performer in the High School meet was Rachel Machin who won the 100m hurdles in 15.28 and the long jump with a jump of 5.42m. Rachel placed second in the high jump with 1.62m, all excellent personal bests. A very good showing as well by Cam Hunter who won the Division 2 100m in a new personal best of 11.25. The 4x100m both boys and girls won with ease their races (44.97 and 50.60). Jean Bolen ran very well in the 800m, placing second in 2:19.32, and Koby Hannem ran a PB in the 400m (50.76), good for second. Jill MacEachen, still recovering from a nasty flu that didn't enable her to train very much the last three weeks, placed second in the long jump (5.33m) and in the hurdles (15.58) behind Rachel. Claire Brideson won third place in the 400m in 62.05 sec. Alex Tooby ran in a different (College) meet, were she finished 7th in the finals of the 100m (13.17) after running 13.12 in the heats against a -2.2 head wind. Alex ran 27.13 in the 200m. Results.
Cam Hunter winning the 100m in a very close race at the Falcon Relays in San Diego, CA
March 14, 2008 - Coach Al Holm will receive a Calgary Booster Club Athletic Leader Award on March 31.
AL HOLM - Track and Field
Al Holm has worked tirelessly for over twenty-five years with high school and club track and field student athletes. Throughout those years, Al has also contributed his time and energy to working with athletes in school programs in basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and cross-country. Al’s track and field athletes at both the junior and senior high school level have been perennial division, city and provincial champions. From 1979 to 1981, Al was the Head Coach for the Calgary Spartans Track Club junior development program, and then filled the same position with the Calgary Thunderbolts Track Club from 1983 to 1986. He is presently the Head Coach of the Calgary Warriors Track Club, and has previously served as the President and Vice-President of this club. Al is also the current Vice-President of the Calgary Track Council. Al has been and continues to be a true grassroots builder of track and field and an outstanding athletic leader in bot