Training Updates Thursday December 1
Throwers: practice at South Surrey cancelled today. HS Throwers should train with the HS group at the track (not HT Thrift indoors) 5:30-7pm, JD Throwers should train at Chantrell Creek Elementary 6-7:30pm
HS Training at HT Thrift is cancelled due to a school function. Training will be outdoors at the South Surrey Track - 5:30-7pm
Lucas Bruchet takes Silver in the Canadian XC Championships Senior Men's 10km. Well done Luc !! Check out all of the Canadian Championships XC results here. The Championships could return to Abbotsford in 2019, 2020. Start getting ready!!
Congratulations and well done Coaches and Athletes ! November has not been the easiest training month. All of your perserverance now will pay off in 2017! Training sessions continue until Saturday Dec 17 but check with your coaches for additional sessions for the first week of Christmas holidays!
The 2017 season begins Thursday, January 5th.
'Tis the Season to think back on all of accomplishments this past year - and there have been many. We continue to be BC's largest Track and Field/Cross Country club with an excellent reputation for performance and hosting. We are all so fortunate to live in this beautiful country, and it is with that thankfulness that Ocean Athletics will again reach out to those in our community for whom life is much more of a struggle. If each of our 332 members contributed $5, we would be able to donate to our local food bank over $1500 ! The food bank can make that go a long way - their purchasing power is much greater than ours. Let us make Saturday, Dec 3 our collection day for the Food Bank. Put your contribution into a sealed envelope and bring to practice. Funds will be collected and delivered to the Food Bank on Monday, Dec. 5 Thank you for your generosity.
Indoor Training at HT Thrift!
BC Athletics 2016 Track & Field Award Winners
Midget 14 Female: Maya Kobylanski and Olivia van Ryswyk
Midget 15 Males: Ryan Denman
Congratulations to our JD Award Winners for 2016!
Front row L to R: Laysha Tunti, Leah Peters, Emma de Boer, Caiden Lee, Evan Dunfee, Canadian Olympic Team Racewalker - 4th 50km walk - Haley Issel, Ryan Cyr, Lyndsey Cyr, Taylor Kleinschmidt, Ben Carr, Coach Mo
Back row Lto R: Isla Stewart, Vanessa Pinto, Owen Pinto, Coach Jeannie, Connor Nicol, Coach Ted, Logan Groleau, Coach Steve, Nicholas Pavlovic, Justin Denman, Andy Carr
Fall Training Schedule
Throws: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays - 5-7pm. Saturdays 10-noon + noon to 2pm. Please contact Coach Dave to let him know which implement(s) you wish to train and to ensure you are on his email list. This time of year, it is dangerous to throw in poor weather so it is important that Coach Dave be able to contact you to let you know if a session has been cancelled. Sessions are divided into distinct time sections. Welcome to Rori Denness who is now assisting Coach Dave with the javelin program.
High Jump: Indoor HJ Thursday, at Ocean Cliff Elementary at the western end of 20th Avenue. These sessions are now being opened to JD athletes. Please let Coach Jeannie and Coach Mo know if you are interested in this program. These sessions are not for rank beginners, although there will be some introductory sessions soon.
HS Middle Distance/Cross Country: Mondays 5:30-7pm @ the track, Thursdays 5:30-7pm HT Thrift, Saturdays 10am-11:30am. Saturday November 19th 10-11:30am at the track
High School Power Speed (sprints, hurdles, long/triple jump): Mondays, Tuesdays 5:30-7pm Track, Thursdays 5-7pm Indoors HT Thrift Elementary and Saturdays 10-noon Track
Pole Vault: Contact Coach Len for specifics
Junior Development 2007-2004: Mondays 6-7pm Outdoors South Surrey Track, Thursdays Indoors 6-7:30 Chantrell Creek Elementary, Saturdays Outdoors South Surrey Track 10-11:30am
Seahorse Program 2010-2008: Thursdays Indoors 5:30-6:30pm Chantrell Creek Elementary , Saturdays 10-11:30am South Surrey Track
Best wishes to all of our Ocean grads entering their post - secondary lives. Joel della Siega (UBC), Kira Pederson & Elise Burgert (SFU), Jackson Silvester-Lee (off to Australia for school in the spring of 2017), Jolden Bopari, Sammi Klymchuk, Chloe Alkema & Glenn Johnston (Trinity Western), Kendra Vermette, & Julia van Vliet. Let us know what you are doing if not listed here & keep us updated on your adventures. All of us at Ocean Athletics wish you every success and look forward to seeing you throughout the year and in particular next spring at the end of first year!