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Athletics Canada fills positions

Athletics Canada

Ottawa – Athletics Canada announced today the hires of Jared MacLeod, Kayla Cornale and Alison Legenza. MacLeod and Legenza fill the new roles of National Team Program Operations Manager and Eastern High Performance Hub Manager while Cornale steps into the position of Para-athletics Development and Talent Identification Lead. [Read more…]

2014 Commonwealth marathon standards

Clyde - Glasgow 2014

Clyde – Glasgow 2014

Athletics Canada Head Coach Peter Eriksson announced today the standards for the marathon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. [Read more…]

2013 Hall of Fame inductees

Jerome Drayton

Jerome Drayton

Ottawa – Athletics Canada’s Hall of Fame will grow by ten when the class of 2013 is officially inducted in Moncton, New-Brunswick on June 20, 2013.  Five athletes, one coach, three in memoriam and one builder will be enriched at a special ceremony held in conjunction with the Canadian Championships and World Trials. [Read more…]

Olympians to Penn Relays

Penn Relays

Penn Relays

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada is pleased to officially announce today the team that will represent Canada in the USA versus the World portion of the 2013 Penn Relay Carnival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania later this month.  Penn Relay Carnival takes place at Franklin Field April 25 to 27 with more than 22,000 athletes from 60 countries participating in 450 races.  [Read more…]

AC announces 2013 participation

Hershey's TFG - Canada

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada is pleased to announce today the organizations, clubs and provincial branches who were chosen as recipients as part of the 2013 Branch Grant Program.  The program was established in 2011 to encourage and support new and existing programs in the areas of grassroots athletics and first contact initiatives.      [Read more…]

AC identifies 2012 awards finalists

Derek Drouin - High Jump Bronze

Derek Drouin – High Jump Bronze

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada named today the finalists for its 2012 annual awards in each of its twelve awards categories. The winners will be unveiled next Wednesday December 19, and will be honoured during the 2013 Canadian Championships in Moncton, N.B. The finalists and winners are chosen by Athletics Canada’s Awards Committee from the nominee pool as put forward by its membership. [Read more…]

Coaches to be honoured

Derek Drouin coached by Joel Skinner

Derek Drouin coached by Joel Skinner

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada is proud to announce that Ian Clark, Peter Lawless, Joel Skinner and Ben Warnock will be recognized this evening amongst a group of deserving coaches at the Petro -Canada Coaching Excellence Awards. [Read more…]

Olympic Games improvement

London 2012

London 2012

London, UK Athletics Canada’s objectives coming in to the 2012 Olympic Games were to improve on Beijing’s showing of one medal and to improve on the sixteenth place finish in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) country ranking.    [Read more…]

Canada wraps up World Juniors

Brandon McBride

Brandon McBride

BARCELONA -The Canadian athletics team recorded two top eight finishes on the last day of competition at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. The Canadian team recorded a bronze medal, two Canadian junior records, six top eights and 12 personal bests over the six day competition. [Read more…]

Farquhar places 7th

Taylor Farquhar

Taylor Farquhar

BARCELONA-Canada’s best finish on day five at the World Junior Athletics Championships came in the girl’s 400-metre hurdles from Taylor Farquhar of Belmont, Ont., who placed seventh in a time of 58.77 seconds.   [Read more…]