310 Running Hot in the Cold
On a very cold & wet Saturday in Brantford, 14 of 310 Running’s Junior athletes put their training to the test at the MTA Provincial XC Championships & came away with some muddy singlets & fantastic results.
The top individual result was posted by Aysia Maurice. Aysia, a first year Tyke, took the individual silver medal & helped 310 Running’s Tyke girls team that also included Chloe Agar & Taryn Jelaca win a team bronze.
The top individual male was Alex Morris who capped off an impressive 2013 season with a bronze medal in the Mite boys race.
The Tyke boys team of Tysen Blades, Justin Jelaca & Sam Hoffman also had a strong outing earning the team bronze.
The rest of the team, Paige Barber, Katie Jelaca, Charlotte Barber, Alexys Maurice, Anais Beharry, Ali Jordan & Evan McDermott put down some solid times against some excellent competition.
Don Olson Classic Huge Success
The Don Olson Classic attracted over 300 athletes from all across Ontario in a 2.5K youth & a 5K all ages race at Albion Hills Conservation Area on Saturday October 5, 2013. In fact, the final number of registered athletes at the race to honour original 310 Running coach Don Olson was 310!
The conditions were perfect for fast times & the athletes did not disappoint with 3 new course records & 4 new champions.
In the 2.5K youth race, Luke Jaciw-Zurakowsky & Maddy Greig took the titles & set new course records with net times of 8:20 & 9:13 respectively.
Nicholas Barnes won the mens 5K in 17:03 & Hiley Dobbs took the womens event in a course record time of 19:18.
For full results for the 2.5K race click here. For 5K results, click here.
Downloadable photos courtesy of photographers David Walker, Linda Olson & Frank Falconi have been posted to Flickr. Click here to view these amazing shots.
Morgenroth-Rebin, Skimming Score at Nationals
310 Running sent two athletes to the Youth National Championships held in Langley, BC on August 9-11.
Jesse Morgenroth-Rebin, competed in his first ever National meet in the men’s U18 pole vault. With a clearance of 3.80m, Morgenroth-Rebin ended the day tied for 5th.
Jesse became the first male 310 Running athlete to earn team points at a National competition & he ended his first full season of competition ranked 8th in Canada in the Youth category with a personal best jump of 4.05m.
Nicole Skimming competed in her second National meet of the year in the women’s U18 100m & 300m hurdles.
In the 100m hurdles, Nicole posted the 6th fastest time of the day with a 14.62s result. Following that, she placed 5th in the 300m hurdles with a 44.29s effort.
Skimming also finished 9th in the women’s U20 400m hurdles at the Junior National Championships held in Sainte-Thérèse, QC in July.
Nicole ended her season ranked 4th in the 300m hurdles & 10th in the 400m hurdles nationally in the Youth category.
310 Running’s Young Guns Light It Up
Seventeen U14 athletes donned the 310 Running blue to compete in the MTA Provincial Championships in Brampton on July 20th. Our junior athletes converted their hard work into hardware earning a total of 6 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze medals & a multitude of personal bests.
The youngest competitor of the day, 6 year old Sam Hayhoe, took on the PeeWee boys 100m dash.
Alex Morris led the way for the Mite boys earning gold in the 400m & 800m along with a bronze in the long jump. His teammate, Josh Blades, also had an impressive day with bronze medals in the 100m & 200m races and a 4th place finish in the long jump.
Paige Barber found her spot on the podium by winning the silver in the Mite girls 1500m. Paige also finished 4th in both the 800m & long jump. Katie Jelaca scored in the Mite girls 100m & 200m with top 8 finishes in both events.
Tysen Blades finished off a very successful season with gold in the Tyke boys high jump, silver in the 100m dash & a 4th place finish in the 400m. Justin Jelaca was very close behind in the 400m race in 5th. Justin also put down a very strong effort in the 200m.
Kelsey Hayhoe made it a golden sweep in the Tyke high jump by winning the girls event. In addition to that, Kelsey competed in the long jump & 100m. Taryn Jelaca set her third consecutive PB on her way to a 5th place result in the Tyke girls shotput.
Liam Gunnip earned the title of Provincial Champion by winning the Atom boys triple jump. Liam had strong showings in the high jump & 400m too.
Atom girls, Charlotte Barber, Nikki Dimitriadis & Breanna Hayhoe competed in one of the largest & toughest categories. The girls had solid results across a broad spectrum of events: Charlotte in the 800m, 1500m & long jump, Breanna in the 100m, high jump & triple jump and Nikki in the 100m & 200m.
Christian Hill continued his domination of the 400m with a gold in the Senior boys event & a new MTA record. Christian also finished 4th in the long jump. Rhys Rusby, competing at his last MTA meet, was a triple medalist, nailing down silver in the 100m, 200m & long jump.
Finally, Ali Jordan earned a silver in the Senior girls 200m hurdles & placed 4th in the high jump. Jordan also raced in the 100m. Julia Micallef ran her best races of the year with very strong efforts in both the 800m & 1500m. Both girls end their MTA careers on a high note.
310 Running Strong at Legion Provincials
Eight 310 Running athletes competed for District E at the Legion Provincial Championships in Sudbury on July 5-6.
Pole vaulter Jesse Morgenroth-Rebin brought home a silver medal & broke the 4m barrier for the first time in his young career with a fantastic 4.05m jump. Teammate Chris Kwapis also competed well finishing 4th.
The young guns, Christian Hill & Rhys Rusby, proved that age doesn’t matter by competing up in U16 events. 13 year old sprinter Christian won a silver in the 300m race in an AO record time of 37.23. Christian also went on to set new PBs in the 100m & 200m sprints finishing 4th & 5th respectively. 14 year old Rhys landed 5th in the long jump & 7th in the 100m.
Simon Quann crushed his 800m PB by over 5 seconds coming in at 2:07.46 in the U18 race. He also put down his second fastest 400m time. Dylan Proulx threw the javelin farther than ever before finishing 4th with a PB of 38.60m. Dylan also competed in the U16 discus competition.
Hurdler Nicole Skimming earned a bronze in the 300m hurdles with a 43.91 & established a new PB in the 100m hurdles. Teammate Victoria Gobbo ran very strong 800m & 1500m races in the U18 girls division.
With PBs being the standard of success at 310 Running, this group gave their coaches plenty to be proud of.
Newman Sets Canadian Junior Record
Alysha Newman has been coming to Bolton to train with 310 Running coaches Zdenek Krykorka & Doug Wood since she arrived home from her freshman year at Eastern Michigan University.
On Saturday July 6th, Alysha came to town & set the new Canadian Junior pole vault record by clearing an incredible 4.31m at 310 Running’s Outdoor Pole Vault Classic.
With this jump, Alysha is now ranked 6th in the world among Junior vaulters.
Newman was one of over 50 vaulters of all ages who travelled to Bolton to compete in the largest all-comers pole vault meet in Canada hosted by 310 Running’s Doug Wood.
Blades Big at Hershey Provincials
Tysen Blades made his presence felt at his first Hershey Ontario Provincial Championships held in Mississauga on June 22.
Tysen, competing the the Tyke boys division, won the standing long jump & placed 2nd in the 200m & 3rd in the 50m dash.
He will now have to wait until all Region 1 state champions are crowned to see if his results earn him the coveted invitation to compete at the Hershey North American Championships in Pennsylvania.
Christian Hill & Rhys Rusby had a good day too with 2nd & 3rd place finishes respectively in a very fast Senior boys 200m. They also helped Senior boys 4×100 relay teammates Callum MacGregor & Evan McDermott to a strong 2nd place finish in that event.
Julia Micallef put down a personal best time in the Senior girls 800m while sisters Alexys & Aysia Maurice showed their versatility with Alexys competing in Atom girls ball throw & Aysia taking on the Tyke girls 400m & standing long jump.
Sean Gunnip rounded out the team competing in the Tyke boys 50m dash & ball throw.
All athletes had to earn their way to this meet by placing top 4 in a qualifier meet in Whitby.
Skimming Wins OFSAA Gold, Benn Takes Bronze
310 Running had 8 athletes representing their respective high schools at the 2013 OFSAA Track & Field Championships held in Oshawa from June 6 to 8.
Nicole Skimming won the gold medal for Bill Crothers SS in the Junior girls 300 metre hurdles with a time of 43.61s. The Bill Crothers girls also won the overall team title.
Ross Benn climbed the podium taking the bronze medal in the Junior boys pole vault for Maximilian Kolbe SS with a vault of 3.50m. Benn’s teammate Joseph Famulari finished 20th in the same event.
Senior vaulters Jesse Morgenroth-Rebin & Jason Kitamura from Humberview SS landed 11th and 14th respectively. Sacred Heart’s Nick Steiner also finished 14th and Chris Kwapis placed 17th.
Thrower Dylan Proulx took 17th place in the Midget boys javelin for Mayfield.
310 Running Romps at ROPSSAA
310 Running’s high school athletes have started their 2013 outdoor campaign in style by dominating at ROPSSAA in Mississauga on May 17.
Coach Doug Wood’s pole vaulters made their presence felt by stepping on to the podium 5 times.
Jason Kitamura claimed the ROPSSAA gold with teammates Jesse Morgenroth-Rebin & Devin Hymers taking the silver & bronze. All athletes were competing for Humberview.
Meaghan Hymers earned the gold for Mayfield & Laura Lopachyk won the bronze for Humberview in the Midget girls division.
All 5 vaulters move on to the South Regional meet.
Not to be outdone, 310 thrower Dylan Proulx took the gold in the Midget boys javelin for Mayfield.
Runners Simon Quann & Liam Jordan had a great day on the track for Humberview with both of them posting big PBs. Simon ran the 400 & Liam ran the 1500.
Day 2 of the ROPSSAA meet goes on May 24.
Cavalli, Dorian Win 310 Indoor Pole Vault Meet
Florence Cavalli & Joshua Dorian both took gold at the inaugural 310 Running Indoor Pole Vault Classic held on March 9th at 310 Running’s indoor training facility in Bolton, Ontario.
Cavalli cleared 3.50m to win the women’s open event while Dorian jumped 4.15m in the men’s open event.
Jenna Kelsall & Emily Cruise earned the silver & bronze respectively on the women’s side and 310 Running Coach Jeff Hayhoe & Mark Farnsworth rounded out the podium for the men.
310 Vaulters Flying High
Under the guidance of 3 of the best pole vault coaches in Canada, the future of the sport is starting to take shape in Bolton.
Doug Wood, Jeff Hayhoe & Zdenek Krykorka have been hard at work training a group of young athletes from all over Ontario at 310 Running’s indoor training facility on Nixon Road.
On February 9, the hard work turned into hardware at the Legion Indoor Championships at York University.
310 Running swept the podium in the U18 mens pole vault with Jesse Morgenroth-Rebin establishing a new PB on his way to gold, Jason Kitamura taking the silver & Chris Kwapis earning bronze. Nicholas Steiner also set a new PB while finishing 4th.
Not to be outdone, Meaghan Hymers claimed silver in the U16 womens event in her first ever pole vault competition.