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Happy New Year to all!!  

GO TO THE NEW WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION  - Check out our new website here.  The new site is more secure and is configured for your mobile phone. Change your links to


A huge thank you to our Volunteers for the Pen Run Resolution Run on New Year's Day.  A beautiful day with a few festive snowflakes coming down pre race and then sunshine.  Thank you Kandy, Parm, Richie, Manmeet, Devinder, Nancy, Cayla, Brin, Brad, Jay and Liz.  This was a good first of the year fund raiser for the club.  There are 3 events remaining in the Pen Run Trail series - January 27 Campbell Valley, February 24 Aldergrove Park and March 17 Derby Reach on the Fraser River.    We always neeed 8-10 volunteers so that you can be set out as marshalls in 2's.    Contact Mo to volunteer (Great to get your club volunteering done early!!)

 Ocean Athletics has once again partnered with Peninsula Runners (now Pen Run) to provide timing and volunteers for the 2019 Trail Run series.  

Resolution Race results.





Congratulations Maddy and Isaac !!!











Training Update:  Go to the new website for up to date information


The Thrifty Smile Cards have arrived!!  This is a super easy way to support Ocean Athletics & in particular our partnership with the Peace Arch Rotary, the City of Surrey, Marathon Surfaces and the BC Tire Stewardship to build our fitness area on the west side of the track.   (Monkey bars, ChinUp/PullUp station, situp/setup platforms, and dip/pushup bars on a soft, cushiony surface).  Our first targeted fundraiser for this project will be participation in the Thrifty's Smile Card Program.   Thrifty's returns 5% of the Smile Card amount back to Ocean Athletics.  A $100 card gives the buyer $100 worth of groceries at Thrifty's and donates $5 back to Ocean Athletics.  Cards are now available from Jen Soti.  Contact Jen to let her know you would like a card and she will arrange to get it to you.   (family and friends can participate as well  - all cards are linked to Ocean Athletics!). Cards are taken to Thrifty's to be loaded by the purchaser and can be reloaded.  This is a great way to combine your usual grocery shopping with a Club fundraiser.  The fitness center is a $60 000 project.  Ocean Athletics is looking to raise $10 000 for the fitness area.   This Thrifty Smile Card program #1 can raise up to $2500 for Ocean Athletics.   Get your card today!!!



Misplaced at Training!

Do you have the correct hoodie? from HS indoor training session?  Looking for one with intials ME on the label, no drawstring  Please contact Mo


Milena Kalisch slogged through 5km of snow, mud and ice to place 30th at USA National Midget XC Championships in Reno Nevada!  Well done Milena.  Milena was ranked 73rd going into the race.



2019 registration is now open on Trackiereg      You still need to fill out the membership form and submit it.  Trackiereg only renews your BC Athletics membership and takes your money.   Hand your forms (membership & emergency) in to Mo as soon as you have renewed your membership.  Both Ocean Athletics and BC Athletics memberships expire Dec 31.

2019 On-line registration 

More News!!   We have received the building permit for our new shed to be built adjacent to our large shed.  Yippeee.  Work will begin early January, 2019.  The renovation of the southern shot put sector will also begun in January as soon as the footprint for the new shed is established.

& in case you are wondering what is going on in the bleachers area???  The City is installing a safety railing that will run the length of the 100m stretch to the gravel path.  In order for there to be enough room betweem the railing and the bleachers, the hillside had to be dug out, and reinforcing blocks placed to form a wall that the bleachers will be put against.   The new retaining wall has been completed and new bleachers will be installed soon.  The trackside railing will be completed in early January.


Forgot to order???  Let Mo know asap.  Samples have been returned so you will have to go on sizing of someone close to your size.


    RAIN JACKETS                      TRAINING JACKETS                                   Skull Cap           Pom Pom (both $15)

Adidas Condivo Training Jacket - Royal Blue -  $70 

Adidas Condiv0 Training pant - Black with White Adidas 3 stripe down the legs $55

Rain Jacket - $65

** both training jacket and rain jacket can be personalized  (ie your name)  for $4   Names will be put on the back hem of the jackets

Plus Ocean toques  - both toque types available for $15 and will be logo'd  (blue & white pom pom,   blue or black Skull cap)

These items will be ordered en masse.   It is not possible to keep a large inventory of items so only requested orders will be filled.  Payment is made out to Ocean Athletics Track and Field club.    Another order may be placed in January but the Adidas training jacket and pants are not guaranteed to be available.

Also for sale are our wonderful Ocean hoodies ($25) and a variety of other items.   Coach Cathy Carr will be heading up clothing sales.  Parent help with sales is always appreciated.


Canadian Cross Country Championships from Kingston, Ontario !!!     

Maya Kobylanski 11th and Gold medal Team BC Youth Women in the 4km.  Well done Maya. Jonathan Hofer 25th in the Youth Mens 6km.  Great run Jonathan in the biggest pack of the day at 262 of the best in the country.  & Ocean's alumnus, Lucas Bruchet defended his senior mens 10k title in a convincing manner as he lead from start to finish.  Congratulations Lucas!!

Next year, the Canadian Cross Country Championships come West to the Abbotsford course!









The 2018 Cross Country season is still alive and well!

Congratulations to Milena Kalisch for her bronze performance at the USA Region 13 Championships.  Milena has now qualified for the US Junior Cross Country Championships to be held December 8th in Reno, Nevada.  Way to go Milena!!


& locally at the Gunner Shaw in Vancouver on Dec 1, in the 5km event, Caiden Lee - 3rd overall & 1st in his class in 19.59 and Fraser Mckay 1st in his class in 22.50.    In the 10km event, Mikhail Titov 1st in his class in 43.02, Jay Zhu 6th in his class in 47.34 and Fraser McKay first in his class in 22.50.    Congratulations to our athletes running in the open xcountry series events for winning the 2018 Team Title!!!








Ocean athletes stellar at BC High School Cross Country Championships in Nanaimo. 

Full results.   Photos by Gord Kalisch


Junior Girls (239 finishers)

GOLD - 2018 BC High School Junior Girls Champion - Maddy Bonikowsky  followed by: Milena Kalish 9th, Abigail Yakemchuk - 22nd, Mackenzie Hack 32nd, Julie Mackie 43rd, Ava Mitchel 85th, Jorja Olver 88th, Kaitlyn Blair 98th, Sacha Antscherl 111th, Melissa Stevens 156th


Junior Boys (277 Runners)

SILVER - Jonathan Hofer in a photo finish - 4/100 from the winner!!!      & following close on Jonathan's heels - Jacob Bonikowsky 4th,  Caiden Lee 11th, Isaac Baker 16th, Kaelem Dumont 83rd, Colton Plummer 84th, Devon Kim 106th, Alex Lamyin 120th, Zach Yewchuk 220th, Aiden Turner 223rd, Michael Greenough 255th,    


Senior Girls (226)

Maya Kobylanski 8th, Hannah Milic 20th, Dora Chan 95th, Cayla Smith 96th


Senior Boys ( 262 runners)

Harrison Almrud 34th,Tyler Wilson 43rd,Adam Vilio 44th


Congratulations Coach Lynn and Assistant Coaches Cam Mitchell, Jake Bruchet & Michael Butler.  You have done a terrific job getting our athletes ready for Cross Country.


For those of you who missed the presentation by Tyler Dumont for the Physiomoves High Performance Program, you can learn more at the Physiomoves website  and there will be pamphlets on the program available at the track.





BC Club XC Championships - Saturday October 27 - Clearbrook Pk Abbotsford




Great showing by our Ocean Athletes!  Full results here.



Photos by Gord Kalisch here

(R1 - 2009 B&G 1.5km    R2 - 2008 B&G  2km    R3 - 2007 B&G    R4 - 6km Masters, Seniors, Junior Women     R5 - Masters, Seniors, Junior Men    R6 - 2006, 2005 B&G    R7 - Midget Women    R8 - Midget Men   R9 -  Youth Women   R10 - Youth Men)

Top Fifteen Performances  

2009 Girls - Sophia Sales 6th, Sasha Dehal 11th 

2008 Boys - Oscar Antscherl 12th, Isaac Newman 13th, Nicholas MacPherson 15th

2008 Girls - Chloe Ostrosser 7th, Audrey Soti 11th

2007 Girls - Josephine Soti 8th, Eve Antscherl 10th

2006 Boys - Brendan O'Brien SILVER, James Hodgson BRONZE, Connor Nicol 6th, Arjan Gill 11th

2006 Girls - Maella Hodgson GOLD

2005 Boys - Caiden Lee BRONZE, Zack Yewchuk 14th

2006 Girls - Mackenzie Hack 4th, Kaitlyn Blair 9th

Midget Men - Jacob Bonikowsky SILVER,  Isaac Baker 6th

Midget Women - Maddy Bonikowsky SILVER, Milena Kalisch 4th, Abigail Yakemchuk 10th

Youth Men - Jonathan Hofer BRONZE

Youth Women - Maya Kobylanski BRONZE

Midget Womens Team - GOLD     Midget Mens Team - GOLD 


AGM   Thankyou Members and Parents for participating in the 2018 AGM.

      Ocean Constitution          Revised Ocean Bylaws


Ocean athletes take 4 of 6 Fraser Valley High School XC Championships titles!!  Plus - one Gold, one Silver at the Independent Schools XC Championships!!

Caiden Lee Grade 8 Boys Gold(Left) Jacob Bonihowsky Jr Boys 4th. (Right) Jonathan Hofer Junior Boys Gold
Madelyn Bonihowsky Junior Girls GoldMaya Kobylanski Senior Girls GoldOcean Athletics athletes had a stellar day at the Fraser Valley XC Championships.  An unusually warm day combined with the tough hills of Aldergrove Park made for a challenging day. Congratulations to our Fraser Valley Champions - Caiden Lee - Gr8 Boys,  Maddy Bonikowsky - Jr Girls,   Maya Kobylanski -Sr Girls

Full results can be found here. (link now working) These athletes, along with numerous additional Ocean athletes will be travelling to Nanaimo on November 3 for the BC High School Cross Country Championships.  Congratulations to all of our Cross Country athletes and to Coaches Lynn, Cam, Jake and Michael for your preparation of our xc athletes.

and Jonathan Hofer - Sr Boys.   

Honorable mention to:

Senior Boys: Adam Vilio (8)

Senior Girls: Hannah Milic (13)

Junior Boys: Jacob Bonikowsky (4), Isaac Baker (7)

Junior Girls: Abigail Yakemchuk (8), Mackenzie Hack (9), Julia Mackie (12)

Gr8 Boys: William King (11)

In the Independent Schools Championships, Harrison Almrud took the Senior Boys title and Milena Kalisch took the silver medal in the Junior Girls race                                                            

Full results can be found here. (link now working) These athletes, along with numerous additional Ocean athletes will be travelling to Nanaimo on November 3 for the BC High School Cross Country Championships.  Congratulations to all of our Cross Country athletes and to Coaches Lynn, Cam, Jake and Michael for your preparation of our xc athletes.


Harrison Almrud              Milena Kalisch



Want to see improvements to our Track and Field Facility?    Please take the time to complete the City of Surrey Athletic Field Facility Survey found here   Our track needs to be resurfaced!!  A safety railing needs to be installed along the 100m straightaway to keep spectators from interfering with Lanes 8 & 7 athletes.  The infield needs to be left open for the summer months.   Our new equipment shed needs to have a building permit issued.  Our concerns will only be addressed if we make some noise!!!  Fill in the survey (it is ok to fill in separate surveys for other sports) and lets see if we can put our facility in a priority position.   Have friends and other family members who use the track complete the survey as well.  Data is being assessed in 2 weeks!  Get your survey done today.

Fall Cross Country Series Information can be found on our XCountry page here.

2018 Ocean Athletics Festival of Cross Country RESULTS - Saturday Sept 29 - Crescent Park 

JD XC Series Current Standings




New BC Women's 55-59 Hammer Record for Nancy Smith  !!   Not only are our cross country runners having a fantastic Fall season,  but Ocean's Masters athlete - Nancy Smith - set a new BC Hammer record in less than ideal conditions at the Ultra Throws event this past Sunday.   Nancy crushed the old record of 32.89m in not one, but three of her 6 attempts with the 34.86m throw being the best and the new BC Record.  Congratulations Nancy.

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