The Minor Track Association recognized some outstanding athletes at their annual awards banquet on February 29th.
Congratulations to 310 Running’s Maddie Spadzinski who was presented with a Senior Athlete of Excellence Award.
Maddie, a recent MTA graduate, went from setting the Atom girls 200m hurdles record to a soccer injury that resulted in reconstructive knee surgery to one year of rehab & then back onto the podium as a Senior.
Maddie’s perseverance made for a great comeback story & her talent earned her this well deserved recognition.
Team Ontario travelled to Montreal for the annual U16 Ontario vs Quebec Dual Meet on February 15th and left town with a hard-earned team gold.
Team Ontario defeated Team Quebec 277 to 270.
310 Running athletes, Liam Bauman, Alesandra Di Giovanni, Katie Jelaca and Maddie Spadzinski were part of an exceptional team of 46 athletes guided by four outstanding event coaches and Team Ontario Head Coach Scott Skimming.
The Fédération Québécoise d’Athlétisme hosted the meet at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.
310 Running sent a talented pair of athletes to Brandon, Manitoba to compete at the Legion Nationals on August 10-12.
Aysia Maurice, who competed as a member of Team Ontario, had a very busy but successful weekend earning a bronze in the U16 girls 1200 & fourth place finishes in the U16 girls 2000 & 1500 steeplechase.
Aysia’s times of 3:34.91 in the 1200 & 6:24.57 in the 2000 represent new U15 Ontario records. These were 2 of the 5 Provincial records set by Aysia this year.
Tara Johannink competed in her first National Championship in the U16 girls high jump. Tara’s 1.50m jump equalled her personal best & was good for 13th place overall. Tara was one of 6 girls that cleared 1.50m.
The Don Olson Classic 2.5K & 5K trail race celebrated its 5th anniversary on September 30th with a big crowd, fast times and a new Champion.
There was plenty of speed up front with the top 11 athletes all running under 18 minutes for 5K on the challenging Albion Hills course.
2015 silver medalist Kyle Smith claimed the 5K title this year completing the loop course in 16:19. Last year’s bronze medalist Jamie Tarling moved up a spot to take the silver in 16:30 & Andrew Brown ran 16:40 to earn the bronze.
Jayden Keeler took the women’s 5K title in a new age group record time of 19:12. Aysia Maurice won the silver for the second consecutive year running 19:39 & Megan Logan rounded out the podium with a bronze medal effort of 19:55.
Cameron Moir was the top overall male in the youth 2.5K race coming in at 8:46 while the top overall female for the second consecutive year was Ella Jackson with a time of 9:28.
For complete 5K results CLICK HERE. For complete 2.5K results CLICK HERE