The Greyhounds Masters Track and Field Club successfully defended their Club Championships at the Canadian Masters Outdoor Championships, which were held July 5-7, 2019 at Stade d'athletisme Richard-Garneau, in Ste-Therese, Quebec. This makes three consecutive club championships for the Greyhounds who won the team title at last year's Canadian Masters Outdoor Championships in Surrey, and this year's Indoor championships in Edmonton. The Greyhounds won the Harold Morioka Trophy, which CMA presents to the club who scores the most points (the top seven places receive 7,6,5,4,3,2,1 points). The Greyhounds scored 452 points while second place Les Vainquers (Montreal) had 272 points. Other clubs in the top 7 were: U of Toronto Track Club (182), Throwers Club, Ontario (155), JamCam International T&F Club, North York, Ontario (148), Ottawa Lions (117) and Saint John T&F Club, New Brunswick (103).
Leading the way for the Greyhounds was Hardev (M70) who scored the most points. Despite a sore back which he injured three weeks earlier, Hardev competed in 14 events and scored the most points. Karl Mey (M80) won seven gold medals. Karl broke his own BC record in the 200m hurdles (40.88) and tied the BC record in the high jump (1.15m). Sheila Allison (W70) also won seven gold medals, winning all seven of her events while posting PBs in the 400m, 800m and triple jump. Surinder Shah (M75) won ten medals, six of them gold. David Ulis (M70) won five gold medals and set PBs in the javelin (39.25m) and pentathlon (2565 points). Deborah Lee (W65) won four gold medals but was not able to upset world champion Karla Del Grande in the 100 metres. New member Jasbir Sandhu (M60), who lives in Alberta, won the steeplechase and 300m hurdles. Harjinder Kang (M65) had a good meet winning five medals. Harold Morioka (M75) competed in all of the five throwing events, competing in the hammer and weight throws for the first time.
Congratulations to all of our members for their excellent effort and results.