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What a Year!

2023…What a year! We had so much to celebrate at our Year End Awards Banquet, held at Bellamere Winery.


To start, our fourth consecutive AO overall Outdoor Club championship title, while claiming the U8/U16/U20 titles as well, and the overall Indoor Club championship!


LWTFC member and coach, Caroline Ehrhardt, gave an inspiring speech, sharing her story about her “fake news” article about breaking the 14m barrier in triple jump to set a new Canadian record, and how it motivated her to never lose sight of her goals.


We added two new inductees to our Hall of Fame…Paralympian Kevin Strybosch and 2015 Pan Am Games team member Alicia Raphael (Smith).


Fifteen new club records were broken this past year, including the club’s first sub-4 minute mile, set by Jack Sheffar. Incidentally, did you know that more people have reached the summit of Mount Everest, than those who can claim membership to this monumental feat?


Awards were presented to the outstanding female/male age group winners, Athletes Council special awards, and the coveted Art Obokata was presented to Dave Mills by Connor Black, who gave a heart felt speech about Dave in his presentation.


Thank you to our sponsors for providing the awards for the winners: New Balance London, Skye Health, Rexall, and PKG. Many thanks to Re-Charge Health & Wellness, Fleetway, North Centre Contracting Inc., Get Enhanced Inc., Garlic’s of London, and Yasmine’s for the donation of door prizes. And to London Lightning Basketball for two sets of 2 tickets to a season home game for the early bird draw.


Many thanks to the members of our Athletes Council, lead by Liv Sands, and to our banquet committee of Elysa Mascotto, Patricia Corcoran, and Kathy Roberts for putting together a fabulous evening of food, fun, and recognition. Thank you to all who attended…without you, it just wouldn’t have been the same!


The following is a full list of award winners and record breakers.  Additional photos can be found in our Gallery…with much gratitude to coach Trevor Hall for providing us with lasting memories.


See you in 2024!


Outstanding Age Group Winners

JD Male— Brayden Wells                                                                         

JD Female— Siena Naisbitt and Bellamy Lee                                      

JD Most Improved—Julianne Eddy                                         


U16 Track Male— Sam McClelland

U16 Track Female— Isabella Mills

U16 Field Male— Noah Mitoraj

U16 Field Female— Jenna Tunks


U18 Track Male— Alex Leinweber

U18 Track Female— Erika Lealess

U18 Field Male— Jackson MacKay

U18 Field Female— Julia Tunks


U20 Track Male— Heath McAllister

U20 Track Female— Paige Marchant

U20 Field Male—Jeremy Vandenboorn

U20 Field Female— Brianna Rand


Open Track Male—Jeremy Coughler

Open Track Female— Kate Current

Open Field Male— Mark Bujnowski

Open Field Female— Caroline Ehrhardt


Masters—Joanne Miklos Den Iseger


XC Male— Ian McAllister

XC Female—Kaitlyn Koyanagi


Most Improved Male— Jared Hendricks-Polack

Most Improved Female—Erika Lealess


Overall Male—Damian Warner

Overall Female— Julia Tunks


Art Obokata— Dave Mills


Athletes Council—Special Awards

Spirit—Sophia Bryenton and Jack Kusiar

Adversity—Lila Corby, Helena Roth, and Brendan McIntyre

Leadership—Maielle Diamantouros


2023 Club Records

Kate Current—Open Women 1500m, 4:07.23, Budapest HN, August 19

Kaylyn Hall—Open Women 100m Hurdles, 13.12, Des Moines IA, April 29

                        Open Women 60m Hurdles (indoor), 8.19, Lubbock TX, February 24

Julia Tunks—U18/U20 Women Discus**, 59.11m, Ramona OK, April 15

                       U20 Women Shot Put**, 14.02m, Ottawa ON, June 11

Phil Parrot-Migas—Open Men Half-Marathon, 1:03.48, Congers NY, March 25

Erika Lealess—U18 400m, 54.34, Toronto ON, July 4

                           U18 400m Hurdles, 1:00.62, Ottawa ON, June 11

Caroline Ehrhardt—Open Women Triple Jump*, 14.03m, London ON, May 28

Jeremy Coughler—Open Men 5000m (indoor), 13:33.09, Boston MA, February 11

                                   Open Men 10 000m, 28:46.96, Langley BC, June 23

Mark Bujnowski—Open Men Shot Put (indoor), 19.56m, Clemson SC, February 11

                                 Open Men Shot Put, 19.82m, Windsor ON, June 24

Jack Sheffar—Open Men Mile (indoor), 3:59.78, Boston MA, January 28

Evan Burke—Open Men 3000m (indoor), 7:54.56, Fayetteville NC, January 28


*Canadian Record

**pending Can. Record




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