ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHRISTMAS BETTER FOR A FAMILY IN OUR COMMUNITY! BRING CASH OR AN ITEM AS OUTLINED BELOW TO TONIGHT'S PRACTICE - THURSDAY, DEC 18. WE HAVE SOME CASH AND SOME ITEMS BUT NOT NEAR ENOUGH. THE HAMPER WILL BE DELIVERED TOMORROW.
'Tis the Season - we have folks in our community who could use some help all year round but AT this time of year, that need is a little more keenly felt. Make it part of your Christmas holiday tradition to reach out to those in our community who need our help. For the price of 2 starbuck coffees, you can make a difference.
Ocean Athletics is excited to get involved in the Christmas Hamper program again this year. The Ocean sponsored Christmas Hamper is for one family.
The son is 8 years old, size 10 –12 (m), shoe size 13. This boy likes transformers, lego and I Spy Books, as well as Army books.
His sister is 5 years old. Clothing size is a 5 (S) and shoe size is 11. She likes to colour, play with Lego, do puzzles and read books like Monster High. The dad is a mens XL in shirts, 36 pants, and has a shoe size of 8 (adult). The mother is a women's large in clothing, a size 12 in pants, and a shoe size of 8. The mother and daughter have allergies to scented items.
HOW CAN OUR OCEAN FAMILY HELP?? Instead of food collection, gift cards to Save-On, Superstore, Wal mart are better for the families. If every Ocean family donates $10 we will be able to provide a much improved Christmas for this family. Please be generous. It is always the season for giving, help and kindness but at Christmas it is especially appreciated. All donations should be brought to Mo anytime up to and including the end of practice on December 15. If there are any items above that you wish to donate outright, that would also be awesome. Donations can be brought to the AGM as well.
The Annual Christmas Tree in the Forest run is tonight. Departure from the track at 6:30pm. High School athletes buddy up with one of the JD's. Parents, pick up a map from Mo so that you can join us as well.
Canadian Cross Country Championships Results:http://www.xcountry.athletics.ca/news.php?id=58
Congratulations to both our athletes and volunteers for their performances at the November 29 Canadian Cross Country Championships. Michael Milic had the best performance of the day with at 6th place finish in the inaugural Youth Championship. Chelsea Ribeiro had another strong performance finishing 15th in the Youth Girls Championship race, along with Hannah Milic 76th, Cayla Smith 78th and Julia Greer 79th in a field of 113 of Canada's best youth females. Liam McKay flew into town for the Junior Men's event and placed 25th. Corrine Issel was 3rd in the Masters 8km 35-39 category. In the Sports Day in Canada 2k cllub athletes garnered lots of medals!
M9 1st Branson Roberts 2nd Gurman Dhatt 3rd Jujhar Dhatt
M10 1st Charles Antsherl 2nd Griffin Duckworth 3rd Arjun Dhatt
M12 1st Daniel Glushak
F9 2nd Leah Peters 3rd Haley Issel
F11 2nd Ava Mitchell 3rd Rebecca Sy
F12 3rd Sarah Bezdan
And a huge thank you to all of our Ocean parents who provided a fabulous array of baked goods to keep both the volunteers and athletes happy! Thank you, Thank you!! And to our Volunteers who braved 2 very cold days for course set up and take down, marshalling and other duties - thank you, thank you!! This was a very big fund raising activity for Ocean Athletics as well as the hosting of a prestigious event.
Water Running Wednesdays! Enhance your training with water running. 8-8:45pm at the South Surrey Pool. Excellent workout! Regular admission prices $3 for youth, $6 for adults. Buy a 10 or 20 pass and save even more!
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.
Cross Country Season
Lower Mainland XC series - go to the sidebar 'XCountry entries' for more meet information and to enter a race.
- 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.