Regionals Recap – OFSAA Qualifying

OFSAA qualifying race

One of the main focus points of the season is the regionals,-the last step before OFSAA.

Competing in the Metro Toronto Regional and the South Regional (Mississauga all the way down to Niagara) these regionals contain huge populations and therefore finishing in the top 4 is a great accomplishment.

Toronto West athletes had excellent results at both regionals.

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MARCH BREAK – Myrtle Beach

March break trip

The 800/1500 group travelled to Myrtle Beach South Carolina for some badly needed warm weather and to put in a heavy week of training after a very successful indoor season.

Two workouts a day were on the menu, along with the Golden Corral chocolate fountain and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. In fact, the boys discovered Krispy Kremes to be a new meal of champions.

At the end of the week we participated in a University meet attended by D1,D2, and D3 schools also seeking some warm weather.

Daniel Rosen put conventional training theory on its ear by running 8:55 in the 3k- a new personal best at the end of the hardest training week of his life!

Hamza got introduced to big boy racing, running his first ever 5k in a crowded field of 17 with lots of pushing and shoving. He survived and hit his goal of 15:55.

Sophia and Isabel ran the 800, both placing in the top 10, with Sophia 4th.

Lauren got in some speed work running the 400, and Ivan ran a solid 800 on very heavy legs.

Now we regroup and will ease back a bit this week before starting the push to the high school season.

TWA March break trip

OFSAA Track & Field 2018 Recap

Toronto West athletes set new records and milestones at the Ontario High School championships on June 7-9, 2018.

Ofsaa is regarded as one of the two or three best high school meets in North America, and as usual, it did not disappoint as to just mention 2 phenomenal runs, Canadian interscholastic records were set in Senior boys 400 at 45.99, and senior girls 3000m at 9:21.!!

Our club is currently strongest at the grade 9 (Novice), and grade 10 (Junior) level, and we scored in each of the middle distance events, including 400m!

The kids won 3 medals. Sophia Lucki 3rd in 1500 with another club record; Then Aiden Webster 3rd in the 800m with a new club record, and at the end of the 3rd day, Roman Mironov placed 2nd in the 3k.
We also had 9 other top ten finishes! Ben Miske in Jr boys in both 1500 and 3k. Justin Jelaca at 800 and 1500. Aiden had a fantastic 400m to place 5th.

Roman was just off the podium in 4th in the 1500.

In the 800m events, we sent 6 athletes and 5 made the final. Along with Aiden’s bronze, Justin was 4th, Lauren Jacobs finished 6th, Sophia 7th and Joseph Falzata 8th, after running 1:59.5 to make the final.

Laura Peters very quietly ran a huge PR in the jr 3k to place 10th.

It was a very impressive weekend for Toronto West athletes!

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Toronto West athletes shine at OFSAA Regional Championships!

Club athletes had breakthrough performances at the Metro and South Regional Championships this week, resulting in 15 athletes qualifying for Ofsaa next week. Many new club records along the way, but even those are likely to be broken again and again over the next few weeks!

We had 6 Regional champions! Ben won both of the Jr Boys 1500 and 3000m at the South Region.

Roman won the same events at the Metro Region in the Novice division

Joseph and Lauren won the 800s at the South Region in the junior division.

The complete list of qualifiers is as follows.

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