This past weekend, Montreal was the place to be, as they hosted the national championships for our junior and senior athletes. The meet also doubled as World Championships trials.
Gold - 5
Silver - 3
Bronze - 2
Erik and John all smile after a surprise win in U20 Men's Javelin
Erik Tyler wins junior men's javelin
Having never thrown over 60m before, he was ranked 4th coming in. Sitting 4th after 4 rounds, with a personal best throw, he launched another personal best of 64.95m in round 5 to take the lead. That was 5m over he's previous personal best and he hung on for the win! We aren't sure who's more excited, him or coaches John and Sylvia!
Kate Current makes her first senior national championship final
Kate ran a personal best 4:20.08 on Saturday to take the 2nd last spot in the final. After a good night's rest on Saturday night, she toed the line for the final on Sunday moving up a spot to finish 10th overall in another personal best run of 4:19.28. This is Kate's first year racing the 1500m and her first time running under 4:20!
Kate had a great weekend with 2 personal bests in the 1500m.
Joy Spear Chief-Morris in tightest race ever
Fresh off her 5th place finish in the 100H at FISU, Joy was ready for a big race. Winning her semi-final section to get the auto Q, put her lane 6 for the final. With a not-s0-great start, she found herself chasing everyone through the whole race and managed to claw back to be neck and neck with everyone coming off the 10th hurdle. In what was likely the tightest race in national championship history, Joy finished 6th in a time of 13.39s, a mere 0.08s out of first. The top 3 all ran 13.31s and had to go to the thousandths to break the tie.
Caroline Ehrhardt wins 8th title.
Swirling winds caused issues on the runway, making it tough to produce big jumps, but Ehrhardt continues to display her dominance in the event, with her 8th national title in 9 years. She is now in Europe for the next month to train and compete, looking to launch that 14m jump!
8x National Champion, Caroline Ehrhardt
Coach John having a pep talk with Sara in between throws.
Mark wins gold in Sr Men's Discus
Alison happy to walk away with the bronze in U20 Women's Discus
Full Club Results
Michael Johnstone 4.43m - 1st F36 long jump, 14.44s - 7th T36 100m
Kyle Koyanagi 1:59.57 - 20th U20 800m
Ruach Padhal 1:52.76 - 15th Sr. 800m
Aaron Canfield 4:02.73 - 16th U20 1500m
Josh Zelek 3:56.89 - 7th U20 1500m
Marcel Scheele 3:53.73 - 9th in Q round Sr. 1500m
Phil Parrot-Migas 14:22.27 10th Sr. 5000m
Jack Sheffar 14:56.59 - 20th Sr. 5000m
Daniel O'Brien 7.01m - 9th Sr. Long Jump
Mark Bujnowski 17.78m - 2nd Sr. Shot Put, 52.69m 1st Sr. Discus
Kevin Strybosch 43. 86m - 1st Para Discus, 10.51m - 4th Para Shot Put
Owen Mueller 42.92m - 7th U20 Discus
Anthony Atkinson 41.29m - 5th Sr. Discus
Erik Tyler 64.95m PB- 1st U20 Javelin
Joy Spear Chief-Morris 11.76s - 12th Sr 100m, 13.39s - 6th Sr 100mH
Katty Abran 34.31s - 2nd Para Wheelchair 200m, 18.32s - 4th Para Wheelchair 100m, 1:10.78 - 4th Para Wheelchair 400m
Madison Wilson-Walker 3.92m - 3rd Para Long Jump, 15.36s - 5th Para 100m
Kate Current 2:09.54 - 2nd in Q round Sr 800m, 10th - 4:19.28 PB Sr 1500m
Kristina Popadich 4:29.82 - 20th Sr 1500m, 16:24.49 - 11th Sr 5000m
Victoria Bouck 18:02.20 - 2nd U20 5000m
Kaylyn Hall 1:04.54 - 11th Sr 500mH
Chloe Knox 5.46m - 7th U20 Long Jump, 11.86m PB - 4th U20 Triple Jump
Katie Flemington 5.90m - 6th Sr Long Jump
Caroline Ehrhardt 13.35m - 1st Sr Triple Jump
Adele St. John 12.22m - 6th U20 Shot Put, 35.79 - 13th U20 Hammer
Brooke Hoxar 13.95m - 5th Sr Shot Put, 46.49m - 5th Sr Discus
Alison Stephens 42.17m - 3rd U20 Discus, 43.06m - 9th U20 Hammer
Sara Villani 46.88m - 6th Sr Javelin
Makayla Roy 37.95m - 7th U20 Javelin
Natasha Gubbels 40.76m - 11th U20 Hammer