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Alhaji Mansaray gets Bronze at Francophone Games

Alhaji Mansaray finished the Francophone Games with third in the Men’s High Jump with a 2.16m performance on Tuesday, July 26, 2017.  Sean Cate also representing Canada won the event with a 2.20 performance.

Alhaji is a member of the Winnipeg Optimist Athletics Club and is coached by Athletics Manitoba’s Provincial High Performance coach Mingpu Wu.

The Games are being held in the Ivory Coast and conclude on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Team Go change in Training schedule (Gee-ef and Oyinko’s Group)

Good job to everyone that competed this weekend. There were great results all around that resulted in personal bests, season’s bests and medal performances. Because of this, we will take Sunday and Monday off as well. Next practice will be Wednesday March 8.

For those of you who are not competing in High School Series, you are officially on break and should not come to those practices. Practices will resume again in the beginning of April. Use this time to get healthy, do not go training on your own. Take the time off!

For those competing in the High School series championships, I will see you Wednesday(not me physically but the workout will be on the wall).

Sincerely,

Gee-ef Nkwonta

National Cross Country News 2016

It was a cool and wet day underfoot at Fort Henry in Kingston (Ontario). Erin V. ran an excellent race, finishing in 30th place against women up to four years older than her. Erin ran her fastest time ever for 6km this day, 22:36; a time that would be the envy of many university athletes. Noah H. also had a fine run, running his fastest time ever for 6km in the youth race. Jennie BP ran in her final cross country race as a team-eligible junior woman and she can look back with pride at running for Canada three times, including the World Junior Championships in 2015 in China. Congratulations on a fine junior cross country career, Jennie.

Senior Cross Country Group News from Age Class 2016

Greetings!
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:

Provincial Champions
Erin Valdardson – Senior Women (Running two age classes up)
Josh Samyn – Youth Men
Sierra Sutherland – Youth Women
Ceci Howes – Midget Women

Silver Medalists
Noah Hoffman
William Boyle

Bronze Medalists
Tristan Chambers
Margrett Watt

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.

Junior Development Cross Country Team / Coach Cadman’s Group

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!!!!

I want to congratulate all of our athletes who ran in the Chris McCubbins Cross Country Championships this Saturday. All of our athletes ran hard through the one foot deep mud and steep slippery hills. This was a very tough race, but our Junior Development Cross Country Team was ready for the challenge.

I want to recognize our Junior Development Cross Country Team who participated this weekend, and for some this was their very first race.

Women 2000 Meter Bantam:

5th Reese Tufford

12th Angela Jiang

Woman 3000 Meter Midget:

15th Tiana Swintak

Men 2000 Meter Bantam:

1st Jayden Bryant

5th Ashton Boyle

10th Gavin McCulloch

11th Ethan Cadman

Men 3000 Meter Midget:

12th Graham Nash

14th Kirk Cadman

Junior Development Cross Country Team:  Pizza after practice on Thursday.

I would like to extend my congratulations to Coach Radley’s athletes who certainly set the bar really high this year with some amazing finishes this weekend. Great Running!!!!

Thanks,

Scott Cadman

WOA Coaching Staff (Junior Development / Intermediate Middle Distance)