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Three bronze to Glasgow 2014 haul

cam levins

Glasgow, SCO – Three bronze were added to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games medal haul today bringing the total Athletics (Track & Field) count at the Games to 16. Shawnacy Barber of Toronto, Ont., Cam Levins of Black Creek, B.C., and Angela Whyte of Edmonton, Alta., all made their way onto the podium. [Read more…]

Commonwealth team win five medals

brianne theisen-eaton . jessica zelinka

Glasgow, SCO – The Canadian athletics Commonwealth team took home five medals on day four of track and field competition at the Commonwealth Games. Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., and Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., won gold; Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., won silver; and Julie Labonté of Ste-Justine, Que., and Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., picked up bronze medals. [Read more…]

Sultana Frizell wins CWG Gold

Sultana Frizell - Glasgow2014

Glasgow, SCO – The Canadian track and field team won two medals within about 30-minutes of time on the second day of competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Both medals were won in throwing events, Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ont., won gold in the hammer and Tim Nedow of Brockville, Ont., took bronze in the shot put. [Read more…]

Brent Lakatos and Diane Roy win Para-athletics Track titles

Brent Lakatos

Moncton, N.B. – Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., and Diane Roy of Sherbrooke, Que., won a pair of Para-athletics national titles on day two of the Canadian Track and Field Championships. Lakatos won gold in the wheelchair T53 200 and 1500-metres while Roy took gold in the women’s events bringing both of their total gold medal counts at these Championships to four. [Read more…]

Jason Tunks enters final Track Champs

jason tunks

Jason Tunks of London, Ont., has signed on to throw his last discus at the 2014 Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, N.B. Canada’s best discus thrower in history will take his place in the throws circle one last time on Saturday June 28 at 3:15 p.m. [Read more…]

Team Canada for Commonwealth Games

Derek Drouin

Derek Drouin

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada, the national governing body for track and field, cross country, road running and road racing, nominated a contingent of 50 athletes today to Commonwealth Games Canada. [Read more…]

Canadian Records fall

Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Canadian Records fall – Aaron Brown of Toronto, Ont., Jessica Furlan of Regina, Sask., and Brianne Theisen-Eaton from Humboldt, Sask., all set new Canadian all-time bests in a span of just over 12 hours. [Read more…]

Canadian Team for World Relays

world relay 2014 OTTAWA – The first edition of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Relays is approaching and Athletics Canada is pleased today to name 20 athletes to the Canadian team. The event will be held in the capital of The Bahamas, Nassau, May 24 and 25. Canada will field four teams, men’s and women’s 4×100 and 4×400-metre relays. [Read more…]

Perdita Felicien Retires

Perdita Felicien

Perdita Felicien

Toronto – Two-time Olympian, two-time World Champion and two-time World Championship silver medalist Perdita Felicien of Pickering, Ont., officially announced her retirement from athletics this morning at a special event with 300 kids at George Webster Elementary School in Toronto, Ont. [Read more…]

Medals at Pan American

Jenna Westaway

Jenna Westaway

The Canadian Pan American Junior Championship team is coming home from Medellin, Colombia today with quite a bit of extra baggage after winning 19 medals over the course of the weekend. Canada enjoyed its best ever IAAF World Championship last week in Russia and the junior team kept that momentum going with five gold, seven silver, and seven bronze over the course of the three-day competition. [Read more…]