What is better than winning a medal at OFSAA? Winning two medals.
And what is better than one of your athletes winning two medals? Two of your athletes winning two medals each!
OFSAA 2019 was bountiful for 310 Running’s Aysia Maurice & Sierra Rodrigues as the girls combined for a total of 4 medals – 1 gold, 2 silvers & a bronze – in their first ever OFSAA Track & Field Meet.
Aysia, competing for Humberview, won silver in the Midget girls 1500 on Friday with a stellar time of 4:37.95 & then went on to take the gold in the Midget girls 3000 on Saturday in 10:20.55.
Her training partner, Sierra, competing for St. Michaels, Bolton was hot on her heels posting a 4:45.84 in the Midget girls 1500 on her way to bronze & 10:25.02 in the Midget girls 3000 earning the silver.
Both girls are now heading to Greensboro, NC to compete in the New Balance Nationals Outdoors in the 1 mile & 2 mile events.
During the 2019 March Break, 310 Running headed to Las Vegas, Nevada for its annual warm weather training camp. The team took advantage of clear skies & unlimited sunshine to transition from their indoor to outdoor track season.
With the support of UNLV & Pearson Community Center, the team had access to everything required to get in some solid steeplechase, mid-distance, sprint & strength training. In addition to training, our athletes had the chance to compete in their first NCAA meet at the UNLV Spring Invitational.
And of course, the track training was augmented with some unbelieveable hikes in Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park & Zion National Park.
Special thanks go to Donna Maurice who kept everyone fuelled up & moving and Coach Gord Everett who took time away from his first vacation in 15 years to lead our strength & conditioning workouts.
The 2020 training camp is tentatively scheduled for March 17-24. Stay tuned for details.
The New Balance Nationals Indoors is the US National High School Indoor Championships held at the Armory in New York City every year. This prestigious meet attracts over 3,000 of the best athletes from the US & Canada.
On the heels of a very successful Athletics Ontario Provincial Indoor Championship, 310 Running’s Aysia Maurice made the trip to the Big Apple to compete in the girls Freshman mile on March 10th.
When the dust cleared, Aysia found herself on the podium with a bronze medal and a new personal best time of 5:02.76. To watch the race, click HERE.
With that result, Maurice finished her 2019 indoor campaign ranked number one in Ontario in the U16 800, 1500 & mile.
310 Running’s U16 sprint medley team of Keira Arnold, Katie Jelaca, Sierra Rodrigues & Aysia Maurice took down a 30 year old provincial record on their way to the gold medal at the 2019 Athletics Ontario U14, U16, U20 Indoor Championships.
Their time of 4:19.11 eclipsed the old record of 4:19.66 set in 1989.