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Greyhounds in Daegu, Korea, 2017
Three Greyhounds are currently in Daegu, Korea at the World Masters Athletics Indoors Championships. Competing are Hardev Sandhu and Christa Bortignon. Coach Harold Morioka is along for support.
CHRISTA BORTIGNON sets another World Record in the W80 Triple jump with a jump of 7.09m.
She won gold in the 200m sprint in 38.32s.
On Tuesday CHRISTA won the 60m with a time of 10.56 (Canadian Record) and broke the listed Long jump World Record 3 times (twice better than her pending WR of 3.02m. Christa's best was 3.17m.
Hardev Sandhu had a PB in the 60m with a 9.36 (16th out of 30+).
Hardev finished 5th in the Weight throw(11.32m) and 6th in the Hammer Throw (28.97m)
See Christa’s Record Breaking Jump and Hardev’s Weight Throw in Team Videos page.
Competition continues all week.
Greyhounds Training December 24, 2016
Two Greyhound dogs (Happy and Huggy) joined our practice for a brief group picture on Christmas Eve at SFU. In dog's years, they fit our track and field club's age requirements but couldn't stick around. . . they had to "run"!!
Merry Christmas to ALL the "Greyhounds" out there!
BC Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee - Harold Morioka
What better way to cap off 2016 than to have Harold Morioka inducted into the BC Athletics Hall of Fame.
The award was presented at the The 2016 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
Harold’s background was the subject of an article on Ken Stone’s World and USA home page for adult age-group track and field. see link masterstrack.com
The source of Ken Stone’s information was the Surrey North Delta Leader. The January 10, 2017 issue tells the story of Harold’s road to success in track and field. For the complete article see link Surrey North Delta Leader.
Other Greyhounds receiving recognition on Nov. 19 were Lenore Montgomery for BCA Female Masters Track Athlete of the Year and Reidar Zapf-Gilje for BCA Masters Male Field Athlete of the Year.
2016 Greyhounds Athlete of the Year Awards:
Another succesful year concluded with a Banquet and Athlete of the Year awards for the Greyhounds. They were:
Rookie of the Year - Male - Marvin Johnson
Rookie of the Year - Female - Leslie Stevens and Suzanne Sharp
Most Improved Male - David Dickey
Most Improved Female - Valerie Scott
Field Athlete of the Year - Female - Christa Bortignon
Field Athlete of the Year - Male - Bakhshish Dhillon
Track Athlete of the Year - Female - Lenore Montgomery and Urith Hayley
Track Athlete of the Year - Male - Sam Walker
Most Outstanding Athlete - Reidar Zapf-Gilje
David Dickey was featured in an article in the Mission Record in December of 2016. To see the electronic copy of this article go to Mission Record Sports
For more information on all Greyhound AOY accomplishments, go to AOY certificates
Weekly Workouts now available to non-members
In prior years, we posted our weekly Runners' Workouts on our Website. Last October, we changed to emailing the workouts directly to members. Since then, we have received requests from runners worldwide who had been following the workouts that were posted online. ..…Read More
Canadian Masters Athletics Announces the 2015 Athletes of the Year
Based on nominations received from members of the CMA and votes cast by the CMA Board, the 2015 Athletes of the Year have been named in four categories of athletics, each of which has been named after a masters athlete who was prominent in the appropriate discipline, and is either still active or was active in the past, as identified below.
The following are the recipients of the 2015 Canadian Masters Athletes of the Year Awards:
Individual Track Events – “Earl Fee Award”
W85 Lenore Montgomery BC
This award is named after Earl Fee, the great masters middle distance track athlete who, at age 87, is still active and still holds many Canadian and World records, and continues to inspire others.
Lenore Montgomery from North Vancouver is the winner of the Earl Fee Award. In 2015, Lenore set W85 Canadian records in the 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m track races. Of these, the 800m, at 4:33.86, and the 5000m, at 32:36.20, were also World records, and were age-graded at 96% and 98%.
Combined Events – “Ian Hume Award”
M60 Reidar Zapf-Gilje BC
This award is named after Ian Hume who, beginning with the first World Masters Championships in Toronto in 1975 and for a period of 25 years, won 29 World Championship medals and set 40 World records in 9 events, including the Pentathlon and the Decathlon.
Reidar Zapf-Gilje from Vancouver is the winner of the Ian Hume Award. In the Norwegian Multi-Event Championships in June 2015, Reidar won the Gold Medal in the M60 Pentathlon, setting a new Canadian record of 3,575 points, 372 points above the previous record. Also during the year, he won Gold Medals in the M60 age group in the BC 55+ Games in the Pentathlon, with 3,369 points, and in the Throws Pentathlon, with 3,295 points.
Coach Sam’s Tip of the Week March 13, 2017
Always practice proper technical form while training.
The warmup session is the best time to ensure you are performing each exercise correctly. e.g. Ensure your arms are bent in a 90 degree angle and swinging beside your body in the direction of your run. Don’t get sloppy here and let them hang down. You wouldn't want your body to get used to this when you are in competition. ..……(Read More)
Coach Harold: 2 World Records in Toronto
Four Greyhounds competed in the Canadian Masters Indoor Championships in Toronto this weekend, March 11 and 12.
CHRISTA BORTIGNON broke 2 World Records in the W80 Long jump and Triple jump. Christa competed in 6 events and she established new BC Masters Indoor records in all 6 events, including new Canadian Indoor records in 5 of them...….Read More
Coach Sharon’s Saturday Workout for Jumpers, Mar 23, 2017
Good evening jumpers of a Certain Vintage,
I am unable to be at practice this weekend as I will be out of town with family.
If you are planning to compete in Kamloops the weekend after, see if you can squeeze in a couple of full run up jumps into the sand pit. The main work with this is to get into the large storage container located near the sand pit .......…..Read More
Greyhounds Throws Coach
Luca Molinari is a throws coach with experience and knowledge beyond his years. Luca has had success coaching at the high school level and youth Track & Field Clubs. He is a Hammer Throw specialist.
The Outdoor Training season for Throws with Luca starts March 24 and 25. ……Training Dates and Locations
Greyhounds Intro to Pole Vaulting with Reidar
Pole Vaulting training will start again in 2017 as soon as the weather permits. For tips on polevaulting in preparation for next season, see video embeded …..Read More
Greyhounds Polevaulting Photos
Latest Results: 2017 Results
Greyhounds in the Desert Feb 18, 2017
Larry Johnston won Gold in both the 100m and 200m sprints on Feb 18, 2017 in the Arizona Senior Olympics.
Greyhounds Records at the Harry Jerome Feb 4, 2017
Greyhound athletes broke four records on Saturday, at the Harry Jerome Indoor Track and Field Meet which was held at the Richmond Olympic Oval.
Christa Bortignon who turned 80 only six days before the meet, broke the Canadian W80 60m record with an excellent time of 10.69. This time is only 0.32 seconds off the world record…. (see more)
Americas Masters Games - Athletics - in History Books!
The Track & Field portion of the America Masters Games is over. In addition to Canadians from across the country, there were athletes from the US, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Jamaica, and India.
Some of the comments regarding the meet: "What an awesome experience! One that I truly appreciated and was fortunate to have been part of a great team to share it all with.” (Sam Walker); “Absolutely amazing. One of my favourite track meets to date.” (Sharon Evans).
Greyhounds W60 4x100m Canadian Record falls!
Our Greyhounds W60m 4x100 Relay Canadian record was broken on Aug 14, 2016 at the Canadian Masters Outdoor Championships in Toronto. Our only consolation was that Elaine Whidden made up the team that set the new record. It is a rare occasion that the top 4 ranked W60 women in Canada are at the same meet and they took the opportunity to set a record that will be in the books for a long time. Elaine Whidden, Wendy Alexis, Linda Tauvette and Karla Del Grande set the new bar at 58.03 secs.
Aug 12-14, 2016 - Canadian Masters Outdoor Championships, Toronto, ON