The club had phenomenal results at the MHSAA Provincial Cross Country Championships held under a clear sky and facing a strong west wind at Kilcona Park, yesterday, October 11, 2017. Congratulations to all athletes who competed.
Here are the WOA athletes who placed in the top 11 in each category and their placing:
Junior Varsity Boys
2 – Will Boyle
3 – Josh Gonzalez
4 – Heath Kurys
9 – Connor Klassen
Junior Varsity Girls
1 – Ceci Howes
4 – Margrett Watt
1 – Jack Taylor
3 – Josh Samyn
7 – Noel Kendle
8 – Matthew Klassen
1 – Erin Valgardson
3 – Alyssa Moon
11 – Ella Thomson
September schedule click here
National Legion Youth Championships Results
Congratulations to Josh Samyn who became the youth men 800m champion at National Legion Youth Championships running a fine time of 1:54.12.
Further congratulations go out to Josh Gonzalez who won the silver medal in the midget 1500m steeplechase race, breaking a provincial record that has stood since 1971. Will Boyle was 4th in the same race.
Félicitations! Margrett Watt was 7th in the steeplechase, breaking training partner Ceci Howes’ provincial record in the 1500 steeplechase, while Ceci was eighth in the same race.
Other top eighths in the country include:
4th Erin Valgardson Youth 1500m
6th Margrett Watt Midget 1200m
6th Josh Gonzalez Midget 1200m
8th Alyssa Moon Midget 800m
8th Jack Taylor Youth 800m
8th Erin Valgardson Youth 800m
In summary… two medals, 11/17 performances were top 8, 13/17 performances were top ten, 12/17 were personal bests. Great Job Wombats!
Canada Summer Games Results
Erin Valgardson was 11th in the Canada Games final in the 1500m running a fine personal best of 4:37.97 !
Congratulations on your first Canada Games! Erin will be eligible for the next Canada Games as well.
March 2017 – Click for Radley’s Distance Group schedule for March 2017.
Greetings and Salutations!
Please use the link below to access the Workout Schedule for the Senior Distance Group. Note: The double-asterisked dates have not been carved in stone…. I left my rock-chipper at school; they are roughly correct based on past experience; any changes and I will let you know.
– Scottie R
Following up on the fine performances at MHSAA, the Senior distance group continued it’s winning ways.
Here is a brief summary of the Age Class Championships held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Harbourview:
Erin Valdardson – Senior Women (Running two age classes up)
Josh Samyn – Youth Men
Sierra Sutherland – Youth Women
Ceci Howes – Midget Women
Notables to the top 13
Jack Taylor – 4
Alyssa Moon – 4
Noel Kendle – 5
Heath Kurys -5
Jasper Roadley – 7
Naomi Epp – 7
Justin Benjamin – 8
Brooke Lambert – 11
Peter Kolodziez – 11
Robert Bornn – 12
Ella Thompson – 12
Karanbir Rangi – 13
In the team category, WOA teams won the team championships in the Youth Men, Midget Men, Midget Women, and Bantam Men categories.
Fun Fact…. Gals from our training group have won the varsity girls race for the past eight years, and the junior varsity girls race for the past four years!
Athletes from the senior middle distance group who finished among the top twenty:
Cecilia Howes – 1
Margrett Watt – 8
Brooke Lambert – 19
Will Boyle – 3
Erin Valgardson – 1
Sierra Sutherland – 3
Alyssa Moon – 8
Tristan Chambers – 10
Ella Thompson – 13
Sila Rogan – 18
Noah Hoffman – 4
Jack Taylor – 5
Jasper Roadley – 7
Noel Kendle – 10
Karanbir Rangi – 17
Justin Benjamin – 20
The snow shall soon fly,
The rescheduled High School XC Championships are nigh.
The plucky distance runners still run.
Through the snow… It does not seem fun.
And yet, they are a hardy lot….
But of course! Their crazy coach is named Scott.
November 2016 Practice Schedule
October 2016 Practice Schedule
WOA alum Erin Teschuk, competed this summer in the Olympic Games in the 3000m steeplechase. This completes a remarkable year in which she competed at the Olympics, the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, the Diamond League in London, and the Pan-Am Games in Toronto. She was a 7-time over All-American at North Dakota State University.
Erin has signed a professional contract with Asics and will be training in South Carolina at Furman University. All the best, Erin, as you start this new chapter of your life!
Erin Valgardson received a bronze medal for her 2:13.94 personal best performance in the 800m at the Royal Canadian Legion Youth Championships held August 7-9, 2016 in St-Therese, PQ. She also had a 6th place finish in an outdoor personal best time in the 1500m of 4:44.83 .
Ceci Howes set a new provincial record in the 1500SC in finishing 5th at the same meet in a time of 5:09.62 . This was also a personal best.