Ellis Leads Coyotes at AO Cross Country Champs
[Photo: 71yo Dave Ellis of Meaford competing in his first cross country race in over 50 years at the 2019 Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships. He placed 3rd in the 70-74 age group]
The 2019 Athletics Ontario was hosted at Seneca College in King City on Sunday, November 10th under overcast skies with temperatures hovering around 2'C. About 850 athletes arrived from across Ontario, with the Georgian Bay Coyotes sending 5 members down.
The Masters 5km race began the day with Meaford's Dave Ellis starting things off with a bronze medal performance in the 70-74 men's age group. Dave is 71 years old and had not competed in a cross country race in over 50 years! He worked his way through the twisty, muddy and hilly course like he had been doing this for years. He even climbed the "BEAST" hill, passing other competitors on the way. The BEAST is a 200m nasty hill with a 60' incline, which was on the far end of the 2nd lap. Ellis sprinted up the final hill to the finish the 5km course in a very respectable time of 28:18, taking 85th spot of 93 competitors aging 30yrs and up.
Chantal Abbott, a 13 yo Collingwood student, was up next in the U14 Girls 2km trek. Coming off a 9th place performance at the MTA Provincial XC Championships 2 weeks prior, she faced stronger competition at the AO Championships. In the mass start of 92 girls, she had a sluggish start, sitting about 60th after the first 500m into the race. She worked her way through the relatively narrow course and popped out of the trails in 23rd spot. A final sprint up the final hill, she stopped the clock at 9:46 for a very solid performance.
Hailey Abbott, a 15yo Collingwood student, laced up in the U16 Girls 4km race. Hailey has had a very long racing season with her high school, stepping up to the line 8 weeks in a row, where she placed 29th at the OFSAA XC Champs in Sudbury last weekend. Facing most of the same girls as last weekend, she was determined to place better...and she did. She stopped the clock in 19:03 to place 19th overall against 128 girls. Team Quebec also competed in this race, with 4 Quebec runners ahead of Abbott. Abbott was pleased with her performance and ended her XC season on a positive note.
Spencer Book, a 17yo Meaford Student, and Ethan Pentland, a 16yo Durham student, completed the racing for the Coyotes, both competing in the U18 Boys 6km race. They had to climb the BEAST twice over the two 3km loops. A fast start and a 5 runner wipe-out after the first 100m had Book leaping over the fallen competitors on a very muddy and slick first corner. Pentland had avoided the incident with his good start near the front of the pack. As the race went on, Book passed his team-mate and ran one of his best races of the season. His time of 22:51 placed him 79th of 122 competitors. Pentland struggled in the back half of the race, taking 107th overall with a time of 24:12.
It was a good day of racing for all our Coyotes and the end of a very long season. Congrats again to our veteran runner, Dave Ellis, with his bronze medal. He is a true inspiration to ALL our Coyote members.
The entire Coyote team is now on a 2 week break before resuming training on November 23rd for their winter season of indoor racing.
4 Coyotes Compete at OFSAA XC Champs
[Photo: Coyote member Hailey Abbott [#443] along with Maddie Calder were two members of the Grade 10 Junior Girls Team from Collingwood Collegiate Institute [C.C.I.] who won a silver team medal at the 2019 OFSAA XC Championships in Sudbury]
Well Sudbury was another world on Saturday, November 2nd as they endured an early season winter blizzard just two days before the 2019 High School Provincial OFSAA Cross Country Championships at Kivi Park. Over 6 inches of sloppy wet stuff dropped to whiten the ground and make course conditions treacherous, messy, slippery and just plain tough to race in. Even just walking around in winter boots was slippery. Race day temps hoovered around freezing with bouts of snow and/or rain throughout the day.
The Georgian Bay Coyotes had 4 members represented at OFSAA this year and all of them were part of the C.C.I. school team in Collingwood. Training mostly with their school team this Fall, they all ran strong races and represented our Coyotes and their school well.
To qualify for OFSAA, the athlete had to place in the top 6 in their respective Regional Championships and/or be one of the top 2 teams in that Region. All 4 Coyotes qualified as part of a team and Hailey Abbott also qualified as an individual as she won the Grade 10 Junior Girls 5km race at the GBSSA Regional Championships the week before.
Avery O'Neil started things off in the Novice Grade 9 Girls 4km race. Avery had a solid race with her first experience at OFSAA as she placed 110th of 255 girls with a time of 18:39.28. Devlin Gillis also had his rookie experience at OFSAA. His usual strong sprint to the finish stopped the clock at 16:35.34, taking 124th spot of 261 competitors in the Grade 9 Novice Boys 4km race.
In the Grade 10 Junior Girls 5km race, Hailey Abbott lead her team's charge with a good start in the top 40 amongst the herd of 253 girls as they headed up the first hill and into the bush. When they popped out and headed for home, she was in 30th spot and outsprinted her rival to take 29th overall in a time of 22:42.74. Team mate Maddie Calder was the 4th counter on the team as she also had a very solid race and a big improvement from last year. Her time of 24:18.31 gave her 86th spot overall. They also won the 2nd place team award against 33 teams, also and improvement from their bronze medal last year.
Congrats to all. It was a long and tough season of racing and they all did us proud.
4 Coyotes Advance to OFSSA XC Champs
[photo: Devlin Gillis competed for C.C.I. at the GBSSA XC Championships. His 17th spot finish along with being 3rd member of his 1st place team award advances him to compete at OFSAA in Sudbury on Saturday, November 2nd]
On Tuesday, October 22nd, the High School GBSSA Regional Cross Country Championships were held at Arrowhead Park in Huntsville under cool and windy conditions. Several Coyote members were in attendance competing for their high schools and had quite a show.
In the Grade 9 Novice 4km Girls Race, Avery O'Neil representing Collingwood Collegiate Institute, took 14th spot against 51 girls. She stopped the clock in a time of 20:02.90, just 0.09 seconds behind former Coyote Payton Dodd. Avery was 3rd member on her team which took 2nd Team award and will advance to OFSAA XC Champs on Saturday, November 2nd in Sudbury.
The Grade 9 Novice Boys 4km Race, Devlin Gillis from Thornbury also competed for C.C.I.. He also will advance to OFSSA as his team placed 1st overall. Devlin crossed the line in 17th spot with a time of 18:03.62 and was 3rd member on his team. Coyote team mate Rohan Egan, also from Thornbury, representing Jean Vanier High School in Collinwood, placed 21st overall against 77 runners with a time of 18:17.38.
The Grade 10 Junior Girls 5km Race had equally successful results. Hailey Abbott was 1st overall against 49 girls with a winning time of 23:09.01. Former Coyote Leah Ray was 3rd and Maddie Calder crossed the line in 9th spot with a time of 25:27.63. The trio took top team awards as well and all three will be competing at OFSSA.
On Thursday, October 24th, the CWOSSA Cross Country Championships were held at the Ainsdale golf Course in Kincardine. The Grade 9 Novice Girls 4km Race had Payton Weppler of Shallow Lake competing for St. Mary's High School in Owen Sound. She had a solid performance as she placed 33rd of 112 girls in a time of 19:18.7.
In the Grade 10 Junior Boys 5km Race Jeffrey McPherson competed, also representing St. Mary's. His 11th place performance stopped the clock at 23:20.3 with 151 guys on the line
Two veteran Coyotes competed in the Grade 11-12 Senior Boys 6km Race. Ethan Pentland, a grade 11 student from Durham raced for JDSS in Hanover and Meaford's Spencer Book, a grade 12 GBCS student laced up against 199 other runners. Pentland finished in 26th spot with a time of 21:46.7. Book was close behind in 28th spot, stopping the clock at 21:49.0
Congrats to Hailey, Maddie, Avery and Devlin who advanced to the OFSSA XC Championships. Most of our high school runners will compete 1 week after OFSAA at the Athletics Ontario XC Champs in King City on Sunday, November 17th.
Strong Performance for Coyotes at Provincials
[Photo: From left to right, Liam MacInness-Wiley, Lucas Low, Preston Hines-Stoneleigh, Liam Law, Nathan Leary and Ben Traynor won the 1st Place Mite Boys Team Award at the MTA Provincial Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 26th. Liam Law was 1st overall]
The Georgian Bay Coyotes took their largest team ever, and one of their strongest teams ever to the 2019 Ontario Minor Track Association Cross Country Championships held at Centennial Park in Etobicoke on Saturday, October 26th. There were almost 500 athletes competing from SK-Grade 9. 36 members were selected to represent the Coyotes with high hopes of many strong performances, and they did not disappoint. Of their 6 teams of three members or more, they won two 1st place team awards and a 2nd place team award. They also brought home 1 gold medal and had eight "Top-10" performances. The Coyotes also had almost 1/3 of their team who had never competed at a Provincial XC Championship before. So this was a great learning experience for them.
Our two top teams were the Mite Boys [7-8yo] and Tyke Boys [9-10yo]. Both teams were pre-race favourites and Liam Law [Meaford] grabbed our only gold medal in the Mite Boys 1000m race. He had a dominant 12 second lead over his nearest competitor. The strength of our Mite Boys came with how closely packed the team. There was only 5 seconds separating our 2nd to 5th place runners.
Our Tyke Boys were equally as strong over their 1500m race. Mason Bell [Georgian Bluffs] and Emmett Leary [Meaford] crossed the line 4th and 5th, with only 0.26 seconds separating them and our 3rd counter, Ethan Milne-Pearson [Meaford] was only 6 seconds back.
Our Mite Girls also put on quite a show. Ella Kulakowsky [Thornbury] was their team leader, taking 7th spot and only 13 seconds back of 1st. New-comers Allie MacKay [Owen Sound] and Dehlia Reekie [Meaford] were less than 25 seconds back of Ella.
Our Tyke Girls team was hoping to have a strong race day over their 1500m distance. They had a VERY rough start as they all got swallowed up in the mass start of 55 competitors. They were all thrown to the back of the pack and gave all they had to make up ground. With a narrow course over the 1st half of the race, there was little room to make up ground. The exciting parts of their experience were that they never gave up, there was only 10 seconds separating our top 6 girls, and that 7 of the 9 girls were all the youngest in their age group. So those 7 girls all get to get revenge next year in the same age group.
The Atom Girls 2000m Race had the most competitors of the day with 87, with Keira Snelling [South Bruce Penninsula] leading the way. She had a very solid race, crossing the line in 20th spot. The Atom Boys 2000m Race was headed by Ethan Mei [Meaford]. He has made huge improvements this year and now is able to compete with the "big boys". He was with the front pack over the first 1km and crossed the line in 6th spot, only 1 seconds back of the leader.
Our other solid race came in the Senior Girls 3000m Race. Chantel Abbott [Collingwood] competed in her Simcoe Area XC Meet only 3 days earlier where she took 2nd spot. On race day in Etobicoke she had her usual slowish start in the middle of the pack of 63 runners. Her relentless solid pace moved her up to 9th overall and only 18 seconds behind 1st place.
Overall it was an amazing experience for our Coyotes and also a very successful Championship meet. The team will train for a few more weeks. They will then take a well deserved rest before entering into their winter training / racing program. All our Coyote coaches are soooo proud of all our runners who competed! Congrats to all!!
Mite Girls 1km Race [2011-2012] - 2nd/3 Teams
Ella Kulakowsky [8yo] - 7th/20 @ 4:19.09
Allie MacKay [8yo] - 11th/20 @ 4:43.06
Dehlia Reekie [8yo] - 12th/20 @ 4:46.31
Estella Mei [8yo] - 16th/20 @ 5:08.18
Mite Boys 1km Race [2011-2012] - 1st/3 Teams
Liam Law [8yo] - 1st/22 @ 3:45.81
Nathan Leary [8yo] - 9th/22 @ 4:11.15
Lucas Low [7yo] - 10th/22 @ 4:15.72
Preston Hines-Stoneleigh [8yo] - 11th/22 @ 4:16.28
Ben Traynor [8yo] - 12th/22 @ 4:16.93
Liam MacInnes-Wiley [7yo] - 15th/22 @ 4:36.59
Tyke Girls 1.5km Race [2009-2010] - 5th/7 Teams
Freja Kulakowsky [9yo] - 21st/55 @ 5:49.53
Remyelle Grady [10yo] - 23rd/55 @ 5:50.22
Taryn Weppler [10yo] - 24th/55 @ 5:51.22
Micah Abbott [9yo] - 26th/55 @ 5:54.09
Sydney Snelling [9yo] - 27th/55 @ 5:56.50
Estelle MacInnes-Wiley [9yo] - 30th/55 @ 5:59.62
Kate Earle [9yo] - 42nd/55 @ 6:18.62
Lydia Menard [9yo] - 48th/55 @ 6:49.09
Noelle House [9yo] - 53rd/55 @ 7:07.38
Tyke Boys 1.5km Race [2009-2010] - 1st/9 Teams
Mason Bell [10yo] - 4th/54 @ 5:08.37
Emmett Leary [10yo] - 5th/54 @ 5:08.63
Ethan Milne-Pearson [10yo] - 9th/54 @ 5:16.68
Brennan Law [10yo] - 15th/54 @ 5:29.22
Sebastien Mei [9yo] - 39th/54 @ 6:04.90
Hayden Pife-Alexander [9yo] - 43rd/54 @ 6:10.11
Atom Girls 2km Race [2007-2008] - 7th/13 Teams
Keira Snelling [11yo] - 20th/87 @ 8:37.99
Taryn Lee [12yo] - 35th/87 @ 8:57.96
Olivia Latham [11yo] - 36th/87 @ 9:01.80
Lindy Kingston [12yo] - 73rd/87 @ 9:56.75
Atom Boys 2km Race [2007-2008] - 7th/10 Teams
Ethan Mei [12yo] - 6th/73 @ 7:57.65
Kaj Kulakowsky [11yo] - 38th/73 @ 8:33.49
Luke House [12yo] - 49th/73 @ 8:57.48
Graeme Manwell [11yo] - 52nd/73 @ 9:03.70
Senior Girls 3km Race [2005-2006]
Chantel Abbott [13yo] - 9th/63 @ 11:24.12
Senior Boys 3km Race [2005-2006]
Kyle Manwell - [14yo] - 51st/58 @ 12:35.50
Dominic Manwell [13yo] - 55th/58 @ 12:48.3
Strong Performances for Coyotes in Burlington
[Photo: Ethan Mei, in orange on left, took the lead 1/2 way through the Atom Boys 2km race and crossed the line in 2nd at the Ken Lake Classic Memorial Cross Country Meet in Burlington]
The Georgian Bay Coyotes took 22 of their younger members to Burlington on Saturday, October 12th. Typical Fall weather welcomed the athletes, with the rain stopping early and the sun popping out by the end of the morning. Several teams were in attendance as everyone gears up and coaches make final adjustments for the MTA Provincials in 2 weeks time.
Our Coyotes have been training very hard and came ready to race. We had members competing in 7 of the 10 races and had a team of at least three in 4 of those 10 events. We brought home 4 individual medals, posting three 1st place team awards, a 3rd place team award and had 8 'top-5' performances. Everyone gave 100% over the tough, twisty and hilly course and stamped their mark against several tough teams.
Some exciting sprint finishes delighted the crowds throughout the day. Ella Kulakowsky took 2nd spot in the Mite Girls 1km race and was only 3 seconds back of first. Lucas Low's bronze medal in the Mite Boys 1km race was just 6 seconds back of 2nd spot. Sydney Snelling was just shy of the podium by 2 seconds in the Tyke Girls 1.5km trek, while Emmett Leary's bronze medal in the Tyke Boys 1.5km event was only 3 seconds behind the silver medalist. Ethan Mei won his sprint for his silver medal performance in the Atom Boys 2km race, edging out 3rd place by 0.8 seconds.
The Team is in great shape heading into the Provincial Championships in Etobicoke on October 26th where all our top runners will be in attendance.
Mite Girls 1000m [2011-2012]
Ella Kulakowsky  - 2nd/9 @ 4:49.41
Mite Boys 1000m [2011-2012] - 1st place team
Lucas Low  - 3rd/11 @ 4:53.66
Ben Traynor  - 4th/11 @ 4:58.72
Nathan Leary  - 5th/11 @ 5:06.81
Liam MacInnes-Wiley  - 8th/11 @ 5:23.09
Tyke Girls 1500m [2009-2010] - 1st place team
Sydney Snelling  - 4th/18 @ 6:20.66
Rimyelle Grady  - 6th/18 @ @ 6:29.79
Estelle MacInnes-Wiley  - 8th/18 @ 6:40.28
Kate Earle  - 11th/18 @ 6:57.81
Noelle House  - 17th/18 @ 7:29.21
Tyke Boys 1500m [2009-2010] - 1st place team
Emmett Leary  - 3rd/30 @ 5:46.88
Ethan Milne-Pearson  - 5th/30 @ 5:54.75
Mason Bell  - 9th/30 @ 6:03.00
Hayden Pifer-Alexander  - 16th/30 @ 6:22.18
Sebastien Mei  - 21st/39 @ 6:50.55
Atom Girls 2000m [2007-2008]
Keira Snelling  - 6th/21 @ 9:39.66
Olivia Latham  - 9th/21 @ 9:52.62
Atom Boys 2000m [2007-2008] - 3rd place team
Ethan Mei  - 2nd/26 @ 8:47.53
Luke House  - 11th/26 @ 9:30.78
Graeme Manwell  - 17th/26 @ 10:13.50
Senior Boys 3000m [2005-2006]
Kyle Manwell  - 10th/19 @ 14:23.34
Dominic Manwell  - 13th/19 @ 14:29.59
Coyotes Finish Strong in Waterloo Invitational Race
[Photo: From left to right, Spencer Book #431 and Ethan Pentland #585 competed at the Waterloo Cross Country Meet in Waterloo on October 10th]
Two high school members of the Georgian Bay Coyotes competed in the annual Waterloo Regional Invitational Cross County Meet at Bechtel Park in Waterloo on Thursday, October 10th under favourable race conditions.
Spencer Book, a grade 12 GBCS student from Meaford and team mate Ethan Pentland, a grade 11 JDSS student from Durham, laced up against in the Senior Boys 6km race. The course was challenging as usual with twisting turns, hills to climb and narrow trails in the back end of the loops.
Book and Pentland headed out together with a good start amongst the huge mass of 235 guys. They had to sprint for the first 200m to get safely around a sharp 90 degree left hand turn or be sent to the back of the pack. They used their quick speed to their advantage and popped out of the first turn in good shape.
Both had solid performances and ran strong throughout the entire 6km. Pentland crossed the line in 23rd spot with a time of 23:47, with Book in close pursuit. He stopped the clock at 23:47 to take 27th spot.
Both head to the local BAA Cross Country Championships on October 17th and then compete at the regional CWOSSA Cross Country Champs in Kincardine on Thursday, October 24th as they represent their high schools [and the Coyotes] with pride.
Coyotes Take Top Spots at Pre-OFSAA Race
[Photo: From left to right, Hailey Abbott, Madi Calder and Leah Ray took 1st place team in the Junior Girls 5km race at Pre-OFSAA in Sudbury on Thursday, October 3rd. Abbott was 1st overall.]
5 members of the Georgian Bay Coyotes competed at the Pre-OFSAA Cross Country Meet in Sudbury on Thursday, October 3rd under cool and drizzly conditions. The Pre-OFSAA meet is held on the same course as the Provincial High School "OFSAA" Cross Country Championships will be held in early November and a chance for some of the schools to get an early 1st look at the course.
In the Grade 9 Midget Girls 4km race, Avery O'Neil crossed the line in 12th spot against 62 competitors with a solid time of 18:42.12, outsprinting her closing rival by 2 seconds. Devlin Gillis, coming off his summer injuries, is running himself back into shape. He took 27th spot in the Grade 9 Midget Boys 4km race against 99 others. His time was 16:18.39.
Our Grade 10 Junior Girls team of Hailey Abbott, Leah Ray and Madi Calder took first place team honors. Hailey also won the 5km race by a comfortable 14 seconds, crossing the line in 22:02.65. Team mate Leah was 7th with a time of 23:18.78 and Madi finished 12th of 61 girls with a time of 24:20.06.
All 5 members are students of C.C.I. in Collingwood. Their training and racing will continue for a few more weeks as they prep for OFSAA on Saturday, November 2nd.
Coyotes Host 9th annual Cross Country Race
[photo: From left to right, Micah Abbott [2nd], Sydney Snelling [1st] and Ella Kulakowsky [3rd] swept the podium in the Grade 3-4 Girls 1.55km Race. Our Coyotes also took the top-5 spots in that race, with Estelle MacInness-Wiley taking 4th and Kate Earle placing 5th]
The Georgian Bay Coyotes Track Club hosted their 9th annual cross country meet on Saturday, September 28th at the Georgian Bay Community School athletic field. Numbers were down a bit this year with 281 athletes competing, but spirits where high and performances were amazing. Our usual Fall weather of rain, drizzle, over cast skies and a hint of sunshine with comfortable 17'C welcomed the J.K.-Grade 8 local school athletes who traveled from throughout Grey-Bruce and into Collingwood.
Coming off a solid race performance in Brantford last weekend, our Coyotes were ready to perform in Meaford with home-course advantage. There was a steady stream of "Orange" to the podium in 9 of the 10 races. So things are shaping up nicely with only 4 weeks until the MTA Provincial XC Championships in Etobicoke on Saturday, October 26th.
Listed below are the results of our Coyote members. Full results can be found on our website under the Annual Fall XC Race section. Thanks to ALL our sponsors and volunteers. We could not host this amazing event without your support.
J.K.-S.K Girls 800m Race:
Willow Clarence - 1st/6 @ 5:19
Isbelle Mei - 3rd/6 - @ 5:43
Adelade Kulakowsky - 4th/6 @ 5:49
Callie Brown - 6th/6 - 7:09
J.K.-S.K. Boys 800m Race:
Maxwell Low - 1st/5 - 4:27
Grade 1-2 Girls 1000m Race:
No Coyotes competing
Grade 1-2 Boys 1000m Race:
Lucas Low - 1st/33 - 4:21
Liam MacInnes-Wiley - 3rd/33 - 4:33
Declan Karon - 10th/33 - 4:51
Grade 3-4 Girls 1055m Race:
Sydney Snelling - 1st/33 @ 6:16
Micah Abbott - 2nd/33 @ 6:38
Ella Kulakowsky - 3rd/33 @ 6:52
Estelle MacInnes-Wiley - 4th/33 @ 6:55
Kate Earle - 5th/33 @ 6:56
Lydia Menard - 10th/33 @ 7:46
Noelle House - 14th/33 @ 7:58
Dehlia Reekie - 19th/33 @ 8:26
Estella Mei - 23rd/33 @ 8:45
Kestrel Clarence - 26th/33 @ 9:31
Grade 3-4 Boys 1550m Race:
Liam Law - 1st/37 @ 6:06
Hayden Pfifer-Alexander - 3rd/37 @ 6:39
Sebastien Mei - 4th/37 @ 6:41
Ben Traynor - 5th/37 @ 6:42
Nathan Leary - 8th/37 @ 6:56
Preston Hines-Stoneleigh - 9th @ 7:05
Avery Brown - 20th/37 @ 8:08
Carson Losier - 21st/37 @ 8:46
Grade 5-6 Girls 1950m Race:
Keira Snelling - 1st/25 - 7:55
Olivia Latham - 2nd/25 - 8:01
Taryn Weppler - 3rd/25 - 8:33
Rimyelle Grady - 4th/25 - 8:44
Grade 5-6 Boys 1950m Race:
Emmett Leary - 2nd/20 - 7:30
Kaj Kulakowsky - 4th/20 - 7:43
Ethan Milne-Pearson - 5th/20 - 7:44
Brennan Law - 8th/20 - 7:57
Graeme Manwell - 9th/20 - 8:08
Grade 7-8 Girls 2920m Race:
Chantal Abbott - 1st/17 - 11:49
Taryn Lee - 3rd/17 @ 12:05
Grade 7-8 Boys 2920m Race:
Ethan Mei - 2nd/18 @ 11:13
Luke House - 5th/18 @ 12:05
Dominic Manwell - 10th/18 @ 13:05
Wes Brown - 15th/18 @ 14:12
Strong Season Opener for Young Coyotes
On Saturday, September 21st, the Georgian Bay Coyotes sent a group of 23 members to the annual Brantford Cross Country Meet. Sunny warm weather welcomed the athletes for a great day of racing. The Team has been training extremely hard over the last 7 weeks and were ready to put that training to the test.
Our Grade 2-3 Mite Girls started things off on a positive note for our team. Ella Kulakowsky grabbed 2nd place in an exciting sprint to the finish over the 1km loop, missing first by only 3 seconds. Our Grade 2-3 Mite Boys dominated the field taking 6 of the top 8 positions. Liam Law had a sizable lead to earn gold. New comers Preston Hines-Stoneleigh and Lucas Low took 3rd and 4th spots respectively. They were the 1st place team as well.
In the Grade 4 -5Tyke Girls 1.5km race had some more exciting sprint finishes. Sydney Snelling was in close pursuit to the top pack, finishing 5th overall. Team mate Freja Kulakowsky was back in action after missing the summer track season. She was a few spots back and team mates Taryn Weppler and Rimyelle Grady all within 10 seconds of each other. They also won 1st place team.
The Grade 4-5 Tyke Boys 1.5km race had our team take 1st place overall. Mason Bell took 3rd spot, just 1 second back of 2nd. Team mate Brennan Law was close behind in 4th as he outsprinted his rival to the finish line. The also took 1st place team.
Our duo of Grade 6-7 Girls 2000m race also had strong performances in a loaded field. Keira Snelling took 7th spot with only 7 seconds separating 4th and 8th finishes. Olivia Latham was in close pursuit, taking 12th and only 16 seconds behind her team mate. Ethan Mei had a very solid race as well. His 2nd place finish was only 5 seconds back of first and his closest rival was over 20 seconds back.
Overall it was a great day of competition. It was a great first look at our runners competing both individually and also as a team. Our Coyotes are back in action on Saturday morning, September 28th as we host our 9th annual Coyote Cross Country Meet at the GBCS athletic field with more than 400 athletes expected.
Mite Girls 1000m [2011-2012]
Ella Kulakowsky - 2nd/13
Estella Mei - 8th/13
Mite Boys 1000m [2011-2012] - 1st place team
Liam Law - 1st/10
Preston Hines-Stoneleigh - 3rd/10
Lucas Low - 4th/10
Liam MacInnes-Wiley - 5th/10
Avery Brown - 7th/10
Marshall Grady - 9th/10
Tyke Girls 1500m [2009-2010] - 1st place team
Sydney Snelling - 5th/25
Freja Kulakowsky - 9th/25
Taryn Weppler - 12th/13
Rimyelle Grady - 13th/25
Estelle MacInnes-Wiley - 14th/25
Kate Earle - 16th/25
Noelle House - 20th/25
Tyke Boys 1500m [2009-2010] - 1st place team
Mason Bell - 3rd/25
Brennan Law - 4th/25
Sebastien Mei - 19th/25
Atom Girls 2000m [2007-2008]
Keira Snelling - 7th/27
Olivia Latham - 12th/27
Atom Boys 2000m [2007-2008]
Ethan Mei - 2nd/30
Luke House - 16th/30
Wes Brown - 29th/30
Coyotes Dominate Podium in Owen Sound Race
[photo: From left to right, Olivia Latham, Kate Earle and Estelle MacInnes-Wiley placed 1st, 3rd, and 2nd respectively in the Girls 14yo and Under age group of the Owen Sound Bayshore 5km Road Race on Saturday, August 25th]
The Owen Hospital Foundation held its annual Bayshore Road Race on Sunday, August 25th as a fundraiser for the Regional Hospital. Over 400 runners competed over the 4 races - the 5km, 10km, 20km and the Kid's 1km race - with donations reaching ~$40,000! It was a perfect day for racing with no wind and a pleasant, sunny 20'C.
The Georgian Bay Coyotes sent a small but mighty contingent to "support the cause" and to see how their pre-season training has gone. The team showed that their training has gone very well as there was a constant stream of Orange headed to the medal podium and numerous huge personal best times were posted in both the kids 1km race and the 5km race!
Ethan Pentland [16yo] from Durham was the Team's top performer, taking 2nd place overall in the 5km race. Both Ethan Mei and Emmett Leary of Meaford knocked off over 2 minutes from their previous best time, with Mei [11yo] taking 1st place in the Male 14yo and Under age group and Leary [10yo] placing 2nd]. Owen Sound's Olivia Latham [11yo] was our top female performer. She placed 1st in the Female 14yo and Under age group.
Coyote graduate Hannah Woodhouse set a new course record in the Female Overall 10km as she lead from start to finish. Her time was a very strong 35:09. Hannah is now a 4th year student at the University of Guelph.
Results: [* = personal best time]
5km Road Race:
*Ethan Pentland - 17:54 - 2nd/138 & 1st in age-group
*Ethan Mei - 19:16* - 8th/138 & 1st in age-group
*Spencer Book - 19:24 - 10th/138 & 3rd in age group
*Emmett Leary - 20:19* - 13th/138 & 2nd in age-group
*Kevin Hooper - 21:00 - 16th/138 & 1st in age-group
*Olivia Latham - 21:55* - 20th/138 & 1st in age group
*Luke House - 22:18 - 21st/138 & 5th in age group
*Nathan Leary - 23:28* - 33/138 & 7th in age group
*Steve Leary - 23:32 - 34/138 & 9th in age group
*Julia Latham - 23:37 - 35th/138 & 2nd in age group
*Estelle MacInnes-Wiley - 23:44* - 37th/138 & 2nd in age group
*Dave Ellis - 24:27 - 42nd/138 & 1st in age group
*Wes Brown - 26:25 - 57th/138 & 11th in age group
*Rimyelle Grady - 26:26* - 58th/138 & 5th in age group
1km Road Race:
*Lucas Low - 4:03* - 5th/52 & 3rd in age group
*Marshall Grady - 4:30* - 9th/52 & 5th in age group
*Avery Brown - 4:33* - 11th/52 & 7th in age group
*Noelle House - 4:34* - 13th/52 & 3rd in age group
Abbott / Pentland Ranked Top-50 in Canada
Two members of the Georgian Bay Coyotes Track Club had a spectacular outdoor season of racing. As well, with their strong performances, they both posted top-50 National rankings.
Hailey Abbott placed 6th in the 3000m at OFSAA Provincial Track and Field Championships in Guelph on June 8th. Her personal best time of 10:39.63 placed her 43rd in Canada in the U18 age group. She is 15 years old and entering into grade 10.
Ethan Pentland placed 9th in the 1500m at the Athletics Ontario Provincial Track and Field Championships in Windsor on August 3rd. His personal best time of 4:09.08 ranked him 45th in Canada in the U18 age group. He is 16 years old and entering into grade 11.
Congrats to both Hailey and Ethan on their national rankings!
Pentland / Book Shine in Windsor
[photo: From left to right, Ethan Pentland and Spencer Book competed at the Athletics Ontario Track and Field Championships in Windsor on August 2-4, supported by Coyote head coach Kevin Hooper]
The University of Windsor was host to the 2019 Athletics Ontario U14, U16 and U18 Provincial Track and Field Championships on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th. The sun was shining, the wind was calm and temperatures were high...great conditions for fast times.
17y.o. Meaford student Spencer Book and and 16 y.o. Durham student Ethan Pentland both competed in the U18 1500m on Saturday morning and the 800m on Sunday morning. Both had improved their times over the last couple weeks at evening Twilight Meets and were optimistic for even faster times....and they did not disappoint.
The U18 1500m had 59 competitors divided up into 15 guys in each of the 4 heats, with Book in the 3rd fastest heat and Pentland in the 2nd fastest heat. Spencer fell off his pace over the first 3 laps, but closed in a blistering fast last 300m to cross the line in a season’s best time of 4:18.68, placing 29th overall, just 3 seconds off his best. Ethan held a consistently fast pace the entire race and kicked into over-drive for his final 200m. He dropped 6 seconds for a new personal best time of 4:09.08 to take 9th place.
Both guys broke the 2:00 barrier for the 800m one week before the Provincials and were looking to do it again Sunday morning. There were 40 guys registered for the U18 800m race with 8 runners in each of the 5 heats.
Both guys were in the same heat and executed their game plan perfectly. They came through the first 400m in 58 seconds and through 600m in 1:27, leading their heat. They both ran out of gas over the last 150m and came up just shy of their personal best. Pentland placed 9th overall with a time of 1:59.78 and Book claimed 13th spot in 2:00.05, with a pack of guys surrounding them. A very exciting to watch!
The guys are now on a well deserved break as they re-energize for their Fall cross country season.
Strong Performances for Coyotes at Provincials
[photo: At the MTA Provincial Track and Field Championships in Brampton on July 27-28, four Coyotes combined to win 5 medals. Emmett [#319] won 2 silver medals and Ethan Milne-Pearson [#322] won his first provincial medal - bronze. Nathan Leary won silver and Ella Kulakowsky won bronze]
It was a hot, humid and windy weekend for Ontario’s top “grade 8 and under” athletes at the Minor Track Association Provincial Track and Field Championships. The meet was held at the Terry Fox Stadium in Brampton, with temperatures hitting close to 28’C both days on July 26-27th.
The Georgian Bay Coyotes Track Club sent a small but strong group of 11 members to take on Ontario’s best. Six more members were selected to compete, but were unable to make the trek. Most of our Coyotes handled the heat quite well, while only a couple struggling with the humidity. Even still, everyone gave 110% and ran their little hearts out.
Saturday morning started the weekend off on a positive note, with Meaford's Emmett Leary [grade 4] taking silver in the Tyke Boys 1200m. Several other personal best times were posted by our team on Saturday. Most noteworthy was Ethan Mei [grade 6 Meaford student]. Ethan dropped his Atom Boys 1500m time by 9 seconds and Olivia Latham [grade 5 Owen Sound student], who dropped her Atom girls 1500m time by 4 seconds. Taryn Weppler [grade 5 Shallow Lake student] improved her 1200m Tyke Girls time by a solid 5 seconds, winning her heat with a significant lead.
Sunday the humidity dropped somewhat after a refreshing rain during the night. Our gang continued to shine with even more medals and personal best times as the 800m races were the focus for the morning. Nathan Leary [grade 2 Meaford student] won silver in the Mite Boys 800m, dropping his best time by a whopping 7 seconds. Ella Kulakowsky [grade 1 Blue Mountains student] grabbed bronze in her Mite Girls 800m race. She also dropped a whopping 7 seconds off her previous best.
Emmett Leary took his 2nd silver medal of the meet in the Tyke Boys 800m, dropping his time by 3 seconds. Team mate Ethan Milne-Pearson [grade 4 Meaford student] grabbed his first provincial medal - bronze, with a huge 7 second drop in his time. Ethan Mei had another exceptional race in the Atom Boys 800m. His best time dropped by a massive 8 seconds, as he lead his heat from start to finish.
Overall it was a very successful Provincial Championship for our young Coyotes. For the most part, almost everyone handled the heat and humidity well and posted exceptional results. We brought home 5 medals [3 silver and 2 bronze], posted 12 personal best times out of a possible 20 opportunities, and had 7 top-7 placings. A final very exciting note is that of the 47 teams competing, our Coyotes placed 14th. What is really exciting is that we only competed in the distance event with only 11 athletes and had 6 other strong Coyotes not able to compete due to other commitments. No sprints, no jumps, no throws, no relays...only 12 distance events!
The Team is now on a well deserved two week break. We meet back again on Saturday, August 10th to begin our Fall cross country training program.
Results [* = personal best time]
Mite Girls 400m [2011-2012]
Ella Kulakowsky  - 5th/16 2 1:24.07*
Mite Boys 400m [2011-2012]
Ben Traynor  - 5th/16 @ 1:23.09
Nathan Leary  - 8th/16 @ 1:32.85
Mite Girls 800m [2011-2012]
Ella Kulakowsky  - 3rd/8 @ 3:08.75*
Mite Boys 800m [2011-2012]
Nathan Leary  - 2nd/9 @ 3:05.86*
Ben Traynor  - 4th/9 @ 3:17.46
Tyke Girls 800m [2009-2010]
Taryn Weppler  - 6th/13 @ 2:59.35*
Remyelle Grady  - 10th/13 @ 3:08.59
Tyke Boys 800m [2009-2010]
Emmett Leary  - 2nd/15 @ 2:44.88*
Ethan Milne-Pearson  - 3rd/15 @ 2:45.89*
Mason Bell  - 10th/15 @ 2:56.81*
Atom Girls 800m [2007-2008]
Olivia Latham  - 15th/32 @ 2:43.04
Atom Boys 800m [2007-2008]
Ethan Mei  - 10th/34 @ 2:34.10 *
Tyke Girls 1200m [2009-2010]
Taryn Weppler  - 7th/13 @ 4:43.96*
Remyelle Grady  - 11th/13 @ 4:54.56
Tyke Boys 1200m [2009-2010]
Emmett Leary  - 2nd/16 @ 4:15.12
Mason Bell  - 4th/16 @ 4:27.30
Ethan Milne-Pearson  - 5th/16 @ 4:27.45*
Atom Girls 1500m [2007-2008]
Olivia Latham  - 10th/21 @ 5:36.75*
Atom Boys 1500m [2007-2008]
Ethan Mei  - 8th/29 @ 5:11.29*
Kaj Kulakowsky  - 20th/29 @ 5:33.87
Book / Pentland Break 2:00 Barrier
Two senior members of the Georgian Bay Coyotes will be competing at the Athletics Ontario Provincial Track and Field Championships in Windsor on August 2-4. Ethan Pentland [#466],entering into grade 11 and Spencer Book [#451], entering into grade 12, have had very solid training sessions all season long and are gearing up for the extremely tough Ontario competition in the U18 age group.
Recently both competed in evening Twilight Meets in both Guelph and Hamilton to hone their racing skills. On Wednesday, July 17th in Guelph, they laced up for the 1500m event under very humid and hot conditions. Ethan's time of 4:16.24 just missed his personal best by 0.08 seconds. Spencer ran a season best time of 4:24.24.
On Sunday, July 21st, they both travelled to Hamilton for another Twilight Meet for the 800m with much more comfortable temps. Both had a goal of running under the 2:00 barrier and they succeeded! Pentland crossed the line in 1:59.13 and Book stopped the clock at 1:59.26. Personal best times for both. This was Ethan's first time under 2:00, while Book has only done this once before last year.
Both boys have incredible top sprint speed and will be looking for personal best times again as they peak for Provincials. All the best guys! Know you both will do us proud.
Strong Performances for Coyotes in Brampton
[photo: Grade 6 Meaford student, Ethan Mei, has made tremendous improvements over the last several months and his confidence continues to build with each meet he compete in. Ethan competed in the Atom Boys 800m and 1500m on Saturday, June 22nd in Brampton.]
Saturday, June 22nd was the annual Brampton Racers MTA Meet at the Terry Fox Stadium held under sunny, warm, but windy conditions. A 16 member group of the Georgian Bay Coyotes were in attendance to test their training over the last month as they begin prepping for Provincials held the end of July on the same blue track. Several of our Coyotes were unable to make the trek, but our full squad will be more than ready come Provincials on July 27th and 28th.
Over 400 grade-8-and-under athletes were in attendance, with some very strong distance runners coming up from Ohio. Our Coyotes were ready for the challenge and performed well, with 9 personal best times, numerous performances just missing PB's, 5 medals and 10 "top-5" placings.
Medal performances came from three of our younger athletes. Ben Traynor [Meaford] captured 2nd in the Mite Boys 400m, improving his best time by 4 seconds. Emmett Leary [Meaford] snagged 2 silver medals in the Tyke Boys 800m and 1200m as he dropped his time by 8 seconds. Team mate Mason Bell [Georgian Bluffs] earned 2 bronze medals in the Tyke Boys 800m, dropping his best time by 8 seconds and also in the 1200m.
Olivia Latham [Owen Sound] had two great races. She dropped her Atom Girls 800m time by 5 seconds and improved her 1500m time by 4 seconds. New-comer Kate Earle of Meaford made her Coyote racing debut with two solid races and didn't shy away from the strong competition. In the Atom Boys 800m and 1500m, Meaford's Ethan Mei ran two very aggressive racing and gaining confidence with each race. He improved his 1500m time by 1 second.
On such a windy day, running personal best times was a challenge. Having so many PB's and so many others just missing is exciting as we head into the provincials in just over a month away.
Results: [[* = personal best time]Mite Girls 400m [2011-2012]
Estella Mei  - 7th/7 @ 1:47.50
Mite Boys 400m [2011-2012]
Ben Traynor  - 2nd/11 @ 1:21.39*
Nathan Leary  - 4th/11 @ 1:31.79
Marshall Grady  - 8th/11 @ 1:38.87
Liam MacInnes-Wiley  - 10th/11 @ 1:41.63
Avery Brown  - 11th/11 @ 1:43.67*
Tyke Girls 800m [2009-2010]
Rimyelle Grady  - 5th/13 @ 2:58.71
Taryn Weppler  - 7th/13 @ 3:04 61
Estelle MacInnes-Wiley  - 9th/13 @ 3:13.74
Kate Earle  - 10th/13 @ 3:17.63*
Tyke Boys 800m [2009-2010]
Emmett Leary -  - 2nd/11 @ 2:48.32 [missed PB by 0.01 sec]
Mason Bell  - 3rd/11 @ 2:51.42*
Ben Traynor  - 7th/11 @ 3:12.13*
Nathan Leary  - 8th/11 @ 3:41.49?
Liam MacInnes-Wiley  - 9th/11 @ 3:51.35
Marshall Grady  - 10th/11 @ 3:53.72
Avery Brown  - 11th/11 @ 3:55.38
Atom Girls 800m [2007-2008]
Olivia Latham  - 8th/14 @ 2:40.23*
Atom Boys 800m [2007-2008]
Ethan Mei  - 5th/14 @ 2:42.86
Wes Brown  - 14th/14 @ 3:16.42
Senior Girls 800m [2005-2006]
Payton Weppler  - 4th/5 @ 5:52.49
Tyke Girls 1200m [2009-2010]
Rimyelle Grady  - 5th/12 @ 4:41.81
Taryn Weppler  - 7th/12 @ 4:48.47
Estelle MacInnes-Wiley  - 10th/12 @ 4:56.65
Kate Earle  - 11th/12 @ 4:57.71*
Tyke Boys 1200m [2009-2010]
Emmett Leary  - 2nd/6 @ 4:12.03*
Mason Bell  - 3rd/6 @ 4:26.24
Atom Girls 1500m [2007-2008]
Olivia Latham  - 6th/7 @ 5:39.29*
Atom Boys 1500m [2007-2008]
Ethan Mei  - 6th/12 @ 5:20.01*
Wes Brown  - 12th/12 @ 6:34.43
Senior Girls 1500m [2005-2006]
Payton Weppler  - 8th/8 @ 6:06.59
Abbott Places 5th and 7th at OFSAA
[photo: Grade 9 student Hailey Abbott placed 5th in the Midget Girls 1500m and 7th in the Midget Girls 3000m at the OFSAA Track and Field Championships in Guelph, setting personal best times in both events.]
The Ontario High School Provincial Track and Field Championships - OFSAA - was held at the University of Guelph Alumni Stadium on Thursday, June 6th to Saturday, June 8th under three sunny and warm skies. Perfect racing conditions. Ontario's best laced up in what is likely the toughest high school provincial championships in all of Canada, with not only amazing quality but a huge volume of amazing talent in every event.
The Georgian Bay Coyotes had 4 athletes qualify for this year's OFSAA and they represented the Coyotes and their respective schools extremely well. Grade 9 students Hailey Abbott, Madi Calder and Leah Ray competed for C.C.I. in Collingwood and grade 10 student, Ethan Pentland competed for John Diefenbaker Secondary School in Durham.
Hailey Abbott was our top performer this year. She began on Thursday in the Midget Girls 1500m heats where the top 12 girls advanced to the finals on Friday. In the finals Abbott placed 5th overall with a personal best time of 4:49.77. On Saturday she stepped onto the line for the 3000m final. The lead pack set a blistering pace for the first 1km, coming through in 3:17. The pace slowed over the next 2km, but Hailey hung tough. She fell off the lead pack over the last 500m, but finished strong with a 7th place performance and a huge personal best time of 10:39.63.
Madi Calder also had a busy 3 days and performed extremely well. Calder began with the Midget Girls 400m on Thursday. Although she didn't advance to the finals, she placed 10th of 24 girls. Her personal best time of 1:00.45 was only 0.35 seconds shy of qualifying for the finals. On Friday she was part of her school's relay team. They placed 9th overall in the Open Girls 4x400m event - filling in for another girl. She completed her competition in the Midget Girls 800m event on Saturday. They started off in a very quick first 200m and held tough for 3/4 of the race, before running out of energy. She dropped of the pace in the heats, placing 19th overall with a time of 2:29.46.
Leah Ray stepped up to the line in the Midget Girls 300m hurdles on Saturday. She had a great start and ran strong throughout the race. Her time of 49.18 was just shy of her personal best and also just shy of advancing to the "top-8" in the finals. She placed 11th of 24 overall.
Last but not least, Ethan Pentland competed in the Junior Boys 800m on Saturday. He had a great race with two evenly paced laps. Ethan placed 5th in his heat with a time of 2:03.28. This is quite amazing for him as he missed about 6 weeks of training with an injury and dug deep just to qualify for OFSAA. He placed 14th overall agains 24 competitors.
The Coyotes are so proud of all 4 athletes! They are now on a 1 week break before resuming training for further meets later in the summer.
Coyotes Qualify for OFSAA Track Champs
[photos: All four Coyotes competing at their respective OFSAA Regional events qualified for the OFSAA Track and Field Championships in Guelph. Ethan Pentland will compete in the Junior Boys 800m. From left to right, Hailey Abbott qualified in both the Midget Girls 1500m and 3000m. Leah Ray will compete in the Midget Girls 300m hurdles. Madi Calder qualified for the Midget Girls 400m and 800m.]
On Wednesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 27th, the OFSAA Central Regional Track and Field Championships were held in Oshawa with our Collingwood trio competing. The top-4 in each event advance to
Hailey Abbott started things off on a positive note in the Midget Girls 1500m. She headed out with the front pack and held in contact until the last 300m. Hailey cross the line in 3rd spot with a personal best time of 4:51.80. Leah Ray was a bit off the pace as she finished in 12th spot with a personal best time of 5:22.20.
In the Midget Girls 300m hurdles, Leah Ray was more in her element and hung on to take 4th spot in another personal best time of 48.94.
The Midget Girls 400m had Madi Calder competing. Madi ran a personal best time of 1:01.14 to take 4th in a very close race. She also competed in the 800m event. She went out with the front pack and snagged a 4th place finish in a season-best time of 2:23.58 to advance to OFSAA again.
Abbott finished things off with her Midget Girls 3000m race. She took the lead and never gave it up, crossing the line in 10:48.88 in her 2nd personal best time of the meet.
On Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st, the OFSAA West Regionals were held in Cambridge. Grade 10 Durham student, Ethan Pentland put all is energy into the Junior Boys 800m. It was a fast first lap and a wild sprint to the finish, with the top 5 guys all within 2 seconds of each other. Pentland out-sprinted the 5th place competitor to the line by 0.04 seconds to grab 4th spot with a time of 2:03.79 to advanced to OFSAA.
The OFSAA high school provincial track and field championships will be held at Guelph University from Thursday, June 6th to Saturday, June 8th.
All the best and congrats to Hailey, Madi, Leah and Ethan as they lace up against Ontario's best.
Cambridge Season Opener for Coyotes Successful
[Photo: Ethan Milne-Pearson #383 and Emmett Leary #376 go head-to-head in the Tyke Boys 800m, with Emmett taking gold and Ethan grabbing silver.]
On Sunday, May 26th, the Georgian Bay Coyotes send a contingent of 20 of their grade-8-and-under members to the Jacob Hespeler Secondary School in Cambridge for their season opener. After heavy rains and thunder storms the previous day, the weather improved and welcomed the racers to a sunny and a warm 23'C.
Our Coyotes came ready to race and had an impressive day of competition, with 21 personal best performances, 8 medals and 15 top-5 placings.
Outstanding performances came from several Coyotes. Emmett Leary [Tyke Boys] took gold and silver medals + one personal best time. Ethan Mei [Atom Boys] was also a double medal winner, taking silver and bronze + one personal best time. Sydney Snelling dropped her Tyke Girls 1200m time by a whopping 10 seconds. Older sister Keira Snelling had an equally impressive Atom Girls 1500m as she took 12 seconds of her time. Mason Bell significantly dropped his Tyke Boys 1200m time by 8 seconds. Liam Law grabbed gold in the Mite Boys 400m and then moved up to the Tyke Boys 800m where he placed 7th against boys 2 years older than him. Congrats to newcomer Ben Traynor as he took bronze in the Mite Boys 400m in his first ever competition with the Coyotes.
Congrats to ALL our Coyotes as they ran their hearts out and proudly represented our team.
Results: [ * = personal best time]
Mite Girls 400m [2011-2012] - 7-8yo.
Estella Mei  - 5th/6 @ 1:45.33*
Mite Boys 400m [2011-2012] - 7-8yo.
Liam Law  - 1st/10 @ 1:20.48*
Ben Traynor  - 3rd/10 @ 1:24.29*
Nathan Leary  - 5th/10 @ 1:28.77*
Liam MacInnes-Wiley  - 6th/10 @ 1:36.54
Marshall Grady  - 7th/10 @ 1:38.19
Tyke Girls 800m [2009-2010] - 9-10yo.
Rimyelle Grady  - 4th/10 @ 2:59.33
Sydney Snelling  - 6th/10 @ 3:02.02
Taryn Weppler  - 8th/10 @ 3:09.22
Estelle MacInnes-Wiley  - 9th/10 @ 3:18.62
Tyke Boys 800m [2009-2010] - 9-10yo.
Emmett Leary  - 2nd/15 @ 2:52.17
Ethan Milne-Pearson  - 3rd/15 @ 2:52.70*
Brennan Law  - 4th/15 @ 2:54.56*
Liam Law  - 7th/15 @ 2:56.19*
Mason Bell  - 8th/15 @ 3:00.03*
Sebastien Mei  - 10th/15 @ 3:09.26*
Ben Traynor  - 12th/15 @ 3:14.21
Nathan Leary  - 13th/15 @ 3:14.24
Marshall Grady  - 14th/15 @ 3:32.83*
Liam MacInnes-Wiley  - 15th/15 @ 3:39.82
Atom Girls 800m [2007-2008] - 11-12yo.
Keira Snelling  - 10th/21 @ 2:46.41*
Olivia Latham  - 11th/21 @ 2:47.57
Atom Boys 800m [2007-2008] - 11-12yo.
Ethan Mei  - 2nd/13 @ 2:42.20
Wes Brown  - 13th/13 @ 3:20.37
Senior Grils 800m [2005-2006] - 13-14yo.
Payton Weppler  - 15th/18 @ 2:47.58
Tyke Girls 1200m [2009-2010] - 9-10yo.
Sydney Snelling  - 4th/9 @ 4:27.60*
Rimyelle Grady  - 6th/9 @ 4:39.66*
Estelle MacInnes-Wiley  - 9th/9 @ 4:59.05
Tyke Boys 1200m [2009-2010] - 9-10yo.
Emmett Leary  - 1st/9 @ 4:20.80*
Mason Bell  - 3rd/9 @ 4:23.73*
Ethan Milne-Pearson  - 4th/9 @ 4:30.79*
Brennan Law  - 6th/9 @ 4:34.16
Sebastien Mei  - 8th/9 @ 5:04.75*
Atom Girls 1500m [2007-2008] - 11-12yo.
Keira Snelling  - 4th/13 @ 5:22.31*
Olivia Latham  - 9th/13 @ 5:43.96*
Atom Boys 1500m [2007-2008] - 11-12yo.
Ethan Mei  - 3rd/11 @ 5:21.28*
Wes Brown  - 11th.11 @ 6:18.23
Senior Girls 1500m [2005-2006] - 13-14yo.
Payton Weppler  - 15th/16 @ 6:51.12
4 Coyotes Advance to OFSAA Regional Track Champs
[Photo: From left to right, grade 9 Collingwood girls Hailey Abbott, Leah Ray and Madi Calder and grade 10 Ethan Pentland all advanced to the OFSAA Regional Track and Field Championship after strong performances at their GBSSA and CWOSSA District Champs. Abbott had 2 gold and a silver. Calder had 1 gold, 1 silver and a 5th. Ray had two 4th place finishes and a 5th. Pentland had 3rd and 4th place finishes.]
High School track and field athletes from across the province have been competing in their specific regions attempting to make their way to the OFSAA Provincial Championships in early June. The "Road to OFSAA" is demanding and is easily the toughest province in Canada to qualify.
The Georgian Bay Coyotes had 7 athletes competing at their District Championships on May 22nd and May 23rd. Four Coyotes competed at the CWOSSA District Championships in Cambridge while our three Collingwood girls competed at the GBSSA District Championships in Midland. The top-5 in each event advance to the OFSAA Regional Championships next week.
On Wednesday, May 22nd, grade 11 Meaford students Spencer Book and Hannah Knight both competed in the Senior 1500m event. Hannah was not feeling well and struggled through her race, placing 12th of 14 girls in a time of 6:09.28, well off the lead pack and also well off her personal best time. Spencer didn't bring his "A-game" this day as he also cross the line in 12th spot of 15 athletes with a sluggish time of 4:37.72, well off his best time.
Grade 10 Durham student Ethan Pentland lined up in the Junior Boys 1500m race. His race was very strategic as they literally trotted through the first 800m in very slow 2:40. Then the race turned into a 700m sprint to the finish. Pentland placed 4th of 16 competitors with only 3 seconds separating 2nd and 4th place finishes. His time of 4:36.00 was slow for him, but considering the sluggish race tactics, he got the job done and advanced to Regionals.
On Tuesday, May 23rd we had all 4 Coyotes competing.
Grade 9 Meaford student Jeffrey McPherson started things off in the Midget Boys 3000m race with 17 competitors stepping up to the line. Jeffrey started out well at his pace, but pulled out part way through the race and did not finish.
Grade 10 student, Ethan Pentland continued his racing success in the Junior Boys 800m as he solidified his spot at Regionals again. Another tactical race with a big sprint at the end. He took 3rd overall and was only 2 seconds from 1st place. His time of 2:08.87 was also slow for him, but again the race tactics made for a slow race and a sprint finish.
Grade 11 Meaford student Hannah Knight attempted to regroup after her 1500m race the day before. Her ill-health continued to be her worst enemy as she struggled again in her 800m event. Her time of 2:54.46 placed her 13th of 13 and was a frustrating performance for her.
Grade 11 Meaford student Spencer Book redeemed himself in the Senior Boys 800m race. He put in a solid race, placing 8th of 15 competitors in a respectable time of 2:02.29. He got boxed in for most of the race and missed out on the top-5 as they all sprinted to the finish.
On Wednesday, May 22nd and Thursday May 23rd, our Collingwood grade 9 trio of girls laced up in Midland to put their training to the test.
Leah Ray was struggling with a "bug", but managed to dig deep and place in the top-5 in each of her 3 events. She placed 4th of 16 girls in the 300m hurdles with a personal best time of 51:18. Ray pulled off a comfortable 1500m 4th place finish with a time of 5:39.27. Leah finished her 3rd event, the Midget Girls 3000m, with a 5th spot finish. Her personal best time was 12:05.56 against a field of 7 other girls.
Madi Calder also had a strong showing over the two days. She placed 2nd of 16 competitors in the Midget Girls 400m with a personal best time of 1:01.59. Madi won the Midget Girls 800m race in a comfortable 2:29.14. Calder's 3rd race, the Midget Girls 1500m, had her qualify for Regionals yet again with a 5th place finish, stopping the clock in a comfortable 5:46.49.
Hailey Abbott had a very impressive meet. She was 2nd in the Midget Girls 800m, just behind team mate Madi Calder. Hailey's time was 2:29.71. Abbott comfortably won the Midget Girls 1500m by 13 seconds as she cruised to a 5:16.30 against 12 other competitors. Hailey won her 2nd race of the competition, taking 1st place in the Midget Girls 3000m. She had a 14 second comfortable lead over her nearest competitor, crossing the line in 11:54.41.
Congrats to Ethan, Hailey, Madi and Leah as the
Coyotes Rock at Indoor Track Champs