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
Three golds, two silvers, nine National standards, 14 personal bests and one Ontario record. The 310 Running athletes that competed at the Athletics Ontario Bantam/Midget/Youth Provincial Championships in Brampton on July 29th and 30th had it going!
Aysia Maurice made her presence felt as she was crowned Provincial Champion in three different events and set a new Provincial steeplechase record in the process.
Maurice started off with a gold medal in the Bantam girls 1200 on Saturday in a time 3:52.88.
On Sunday morning, she captured the gold in the Bantam girls 2000 with a personal best time of 6:48.46 and then went on to win her third gold that afternoon in the Midget girls 1500 steeplechase in a new U15 Provincial record time of 5:09.17.
Sarah-Rose Sullivan made a big push over the final 100 meters of the Midget girls 800 meter event claiming the silver in a personal best time of 2:20.95. The day before, Sullivan met National standard in the 1200 with her 8th place finishing time of 3:52.58.
The Midget boys relay team of Justin Jelaca, Liam Bauer, Sean Cromack & Cameron Moir also found the podium after running a silver medal worthy 9:04.23 in the 4×800.
The rest of the team posted impressive results across a variety of events including:
Youth girls – Olivia Cadieux, 1500, 35th, 5:48.09 and 3000, 13th, 12:39.10
Midget girls – Charlotte Barber, 1200, 17th, 4:09.35; Emma Everett, 1200, 13th, 3:58.96 and 2000, 8th, 7:12.16; Tara Johannink, high jump, 8th, 1.40m (PB); Lexy Maurice, high jump, 6th, 1.45m (PB and National standard) and 1500SC, 5th, 6:01.23.
Midget boys – Liam Bauer, 1500SC, 6th, 4:58.63 (PB and National standard) and 2000, 9th, 6:21.41; John Contente, 300, 26th, 42.72s (PB) and 800, 18th, 2:13.73 (PB); Sean Cromack, high jump, 7th, 1.60m and 2000, 17th, 6:34.52; Justin Jelaca, 800, 16th, 2:11.11 and 1200, 12th, 3:30.36 (PB); Cameron Moir, 800, 7th, 2:05.64 (National standard); Calvin Oake, 300, 12th, 39.31 (PB and National standard) and 800, 24th, 2:16.88 (PB)
Bantam girls – Paige Barber, 1200, 17th, 4:26.94; Sabrina Della Penna, 1200, 19th, 4:31.86 and 1500SC, 6th, 6:08.88; Katie Jelaca, 200H, 6th, 33.97s (PB) and 1500SC, 7th, 6:18.31.
Two 310 Running athletes added their names to the record books at Provincial Championships on consecutive weekends.
At the Athletics Ontario Bantam/Midget/Youth Provincial Championships held in Brampton, Aysia Maurice set the U15 record for the Midget girls 1500m steeplechase. Aysia nailed down her third gold medal of the meet by running a personal best time 5:09.17, shattering the old record of 5:11.24.
Maddie Spadzinski posted a new U12 record in the 200m hurdles at the Minor Track Association Provincial Championships in Etobicoke. Her gold medal time of 29.70 seconds was a personal best that beat the old record by .18 seconds.
On July 8-9, the Royal Canadian Legion hosted their Provincial Championships in Timmins. 310 Running’s Emma Everett & Alessia Pizzimenti were there to compete on the District E team.
Emma entered the meet as the top seed in the U16 1500m steeplechase with a personal best time of 5:23.20. Everett brought home the gold with an impressive 5:11.51. This result, which was just 27/100ths off the Provincial record earned her an invitation to compete for Team Ontario at the Youth National Championships in Ste-Therese, QC in August.
14 year old Emma will head to Nationals ranked 1st in Ontario in the U16 age group.
Alessia Pizzimenti competed in the 17U 2000m steeplechase & the 3000m race. She won the bronze in the 2000m steeplechase with a personal best 7:48.18 & placed 4th in the 3000 in 11:05.70.
Pizzimenti has National standard in both events & will compete at Youth Nationals in QC in August for 310 Running.