2019 Don Olson Classic

Athletes in the 7th annual Don Olson Classic hit the trails of Albion Hills Conservation Area on October 5th.
 
The day featured perfect running weather, a beautiful course, some fast times & a full suite of new champions.
 
Xavier King had an impressive DOC debut taking the 5K title in 16:29. Justin Jelaca took the silver again this year with a 16:31 & Jack Lehto rounded out the top 3 running 17:14 for the bronze.
 
Naomi Hermann upgraded from bronze last year to gold this year with a time of 19:02. 310 Running’s Glimmer Twins, Sierra Rodrigues & Aysia Maurice took the silver & bronze in 19:10 & 19:13 respectively.
 
Erik Unger’s 8:16 was the fastest time ever run in the youth 2.5K race eclipsing the Senior boys course record by 4 seconds. The top overall female was Hannah Hollins with a time of 9:02.
 
Relay champions were James and Richard Yates who completed the 2 x 2.5K event in 20:16. The silver medal went to Leslie McArthur & Steve Schaus with a time of 21:53 & the bronze was won by Shawna & Henry Thomson in 23:37.
 
For 2.5K results CLICK HERE. For 5K results CLICK HERE. For 5K Relay results CLICK HERE.

Maurice Wins First National Championship

310 Running’s Aysia Maurice capped off a spectacular 2019 outdoor track season with her first National title by winning the U16 girls 1500 steeplechase at the Legion National Championships in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Aysia, competing for Team Ontario, broke her own Athletics Ontario U16 record with a winning time of 4:51.77.
 
One day earlier, Maurice took the silver medal in the U16 girls 2000 with a season best time of 6:29.31.

Twice as Nice at OFSAA

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.

Maurice Comes Up Big in the Big Apple


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.