BC Cross Country Championships - Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford
2014 BC Cross Country Championships - Brandt Muncey Buckley taking the gold in the 2002 Boys 3km
The rains held off (for most of the day!), the course was a good test of x-country running and the Ocean Athletes performed excellently as expected. Top 10 results per category:
2005 Girls: Bronze Medal - Leah Peters, 4th Haley Issel, 5th Elizabeth Lawson, 6th Mackenzie Hack, 8th Lindsay Cyr.
2005 Boys: 4th Branson Bonthoux-Roberts
2004 Boys: 4th Liam Kobylanski, 7th Charles Antsheryl, 10th Kyle Jenzen
2003 Girls: 5th Ava Mitchell
2003 Boys: 5th Owen Pinto
2002 Girls: Bronze Medal - Maya Kobylanski, 7th Joanna Verzosa-Dolezal
2002 Boys: Gold Medal - Brandt Muncey-Buckley
2001 Girls: Bronze Medal - Hannah Milic, 4th Cayla Smith
2001 Boys: Bronze Medal - Harrison Almrud
2000 Girls: 6th Haley Ribeiro
1999 Boys: 5th Dawson Ribeiro
Youth Women: 4th Chelsea Ribeiro
Youth Men: Silver Medal - Michael Milic
Masters Women - 2nd overall Woman - Gold Medal Women 35-39 - Corinne Issel
Masters Men - Men 45-49 4th Brian Clendenin (Coach Brian)
Men 45-49 8th Jian Zhu (Coach Jay)
Men 50-54 5th Brian Smith (Coach Brad)
Men 55-59 5th Ted de St. Croix (Coach Ted)
Full results can be found here.
Just one more xc event to round out your season!!! It has been a great Cross Country season BUT there is one more opportunity and it is a marvelous one right here in Vancouver. The Canadian Cross Country Championships and Team Canada Trials for the World XC Championships PLUS the Sport Day in Canada 2km and 4km races - Saturday November 29 - Jericho Beach Park Vancouver!
Sports Day in Canada information can be found here. Make Cross Country Running your Sports Day in Canada event on Saturday, November 29th at Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver!!
Cross Country Runners run strong at Fraser Valley High School Championships!
Ocean Athletics cross country runners had strong performances for their schools at the Fraser Valley Championships held Oct. 22 at Mundy Park. Qualifying for the BC High School Championships in Victoria on November 1 are:
Harrison Almrud - Grade 8 Boys Fraser Valley Champion
Hanna Milic - Grade 8 Girls Bronze medalist
Lisa Seidelman (25) and Carly Good (26) in the Junior Girls Championship
Dawson Ribeiro (10), Andrew Lewis (19) in the Junior Boys Championship
Chelsea Ribeiro - Senior Girls Silver medalist along with 1st Place Semiahmoo Team members Julia Greer (6), Haley Ribeiro (12), Alexa Porpaczy (22) and Emily Liang (23)
Michael Milic - Senior Boys Bronze medalist, Riley Gray (11), Owen Bulka (14)
Full results can be found here.
Annual Octoberfest Event!! Wow! What a party! Thank you to Rhonda Hanna and her team (Heather Ridenour, Erin Hack and Rochelle Bailey) for organizing a stellar evening of dancing, silent auction bidding and fun! Thank you to all of you who were able to attend, and thank you to all who contributed to the auction items. Book this event for next year - we will confirm the date shortly!
JD's Mondays & Thursdays 6-7:30pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am
High School Middle Distance: Mondays & Thursdays 5:30 - 7pm, Saturday training at Crescent Park 10am.
Power Speed (sprints, hurdles, jumps): Mondays and Thursdays 5:30-7pm, Saturdays 9:30-11:30am
Pole Vault: Mondays 6-7:30pm, Wednesdays 5:30-7pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am. Please see Coach Len about indoor vault training and gymnastics training.
Throws: JD Throws Mondays - 5:30-6:30pm followed by regular JD practice until 7:30pm Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm followed by regular JD practice until 7:30pm, Saturdays 9:30-10:30am
Midgets and older - Mondays 6:30-7:30pm Wednesdays 5:30-7pm Saturdays 10:30-11:30am
Ocean Athletics registration for the Seahorse and JD Programs is now closed.
Ocean Athletics regrets to announce that registration for the Seahorse and JD Programs is closed until more coaches can be made available for the programs. Athletes who have been out for their trial practice will be accepted. We want to ensure that your children are safe and are offered a quality program. If you wish to be added to our waiting list, please use the Helpdesk to contact us (bottom of the home page, Helpdesk). Registration for the 2015 year opens January 1, 2015.
Cross Country Season
Lower Mainland XC series - go to the sidebar 'XCountry entries' for more meet information and to enter a race. It is important to submit your entries by the listed club due date.
- Sunday, November 23 - Fraser Valley Ramble, Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford (Yth, Jrn, Snr, & Masters only). Entries due Saturday, November 15. Entry payment is the responsibility of the athlete. More information here.
- Saturday, November 29 - Canadian Cross Country Championships and Sports Day in Canada 2km & 4km runs Entry payment is the responsibility of the athlete. More information here.
- Saturday, December 6 - Gunner Shaw, Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver (Yth, Jrn, Snr & Masters athletes only). Entry payment is the responsibility of the athlete. More information here.
The Rains have arrived!! Rain jackets YOUTH sizes $73, ADULT $80 Jackets available at the track!
The Garneau shirts have arrived, and they are fabulous! Cost is $35.00 per shirt. You can use these for both training and competing.
Photos for our website needed !!
*** note to athletes, parents, coaches - please send photos of our athletes in action to Mo so they can get on the website. Be selective in your photos. Do not send a flicker, dropbox, picassa, box etc link. Images need to be web friendly 800 pixels wide jpegs. thanks!!
Founded in March of 2006, Ocean Athletics is a track and field club offering training and coaching for athletes ages 9+. We have 280 members with 12 qualified coaches in the areas of sprints, throws, distance and jumps.
In the spring of 2012, five Rotary Clubs came together to help Ocean Athletics and the City of Surrey to build a storage shed that now houses our pole vault, high jump and throwing equipment. Thank you to:
- Rotary Club of White Rock Millennium
- Rotary Club of White Rock Peace Arch
- Rotary Club of White Rock Peninsula
- Rotary Club of Semiahmoo (White Rock)
- Rotary Club of White Rock
In the spring of 2014, the new Rona shed was completed in the northwest corner of the track. Ocean Athletics shares 1/4 of that space. Thank you to Drew Kightley and Rona for their sponsorship of this project.