Ocean Athletes excel on the Easter Long Weekend
2017 Oregon Relays - The Eugene Oregon Relays is always a classic High School meet and this year was no exception. Thanks to Coach Lynn, several Ocean athletes were able to compete for their High School Team. Getting accepted into the meet is a big deal - placing in the top 10 is an excellent achievement. Our athletes are to be commended for coming out of this unseasonably cold and wet winter in excellent health and fitness. Well done Coaches. Full results here.
Jessica Williams - silver - 300mH - 45.05
Maya Kobylanski - 4th - 3000m - 10.53.53
Gabriele Hack - 7th - Triple Jump -11.08m
Cayla Smith - 10th - 800m - 2:23.72
Hannah Milic - 1500m - 5:04.31 - PB
Kenny Jr. Blackman - 100m - 11.57, 200m - 23.15
Kaelem House - 800m - 2:14.22, 1500m - 4:36.61
Camille Roberts - Hammer - 34.98m
Tess Bulka - 100mH - 17.59
Olivia van Ryswyk - Pole Vault - 2.90m
Special congratulations to Adam Vilio for soldiering through 300mH at 36" instead of the 33" he runs here, and Andrew Lewis for whom a medical issue interrupted what was looking like a stellar 800 - Andrew completed the 800m in 2:08.14 Additional Ocean Athletes competed for their schools in relays - Angela Peters, Lisa Seidelmann. Please let Mo know if you were missed in the results.
1st Annual Valley Royals Vaisakhi Festival
It was a day of sunshine, good food and solid performances. Results
Thank you Ocean Park Toronto Dominion Bank for your generous $1000 TD Play donation! Manager Raman Mangat is seen here with her TD staff presenting the cheque to Coach Brad, Coach Mo and Athlete Cayla!!!
June 28, 2017 - The Harry Jerome International Classic welcomes back Andre De Grasse. The 2017 event will be held at the Coquitlam Perry Percy Stadium. This event is the leadup for Canadian team members to the World Championships in London AND a chance for our Ocean Athletics' JD and High School relay teams to shine! Athletes and Parents, clear your calendar for this event. It will be a fabulous evening. More information on the event here. Andre De Grasse has some words of wisdom for us all - "I just try to have a lot of fun when I'm competing because I know how hard it is during training. And there are always going to be ups and downs with sports, but I have to remember to always just be motivated because I know I inspire a lot of people and I want to show them it's a fun sport. I want to lift up the sport, especially in Canada."
Check out the upcoming Club Competitions on the Track Meet Entries side link. Entry information for meets will be added as soon as it is available.
2017 Spring Breaker
Thank you BC Athletics Officials!We had 20 BC Athletics Officials support our meet. Thank you to our sponsors - Bean Around the World Coffee (152nd and Thrift), Famoso Pizzeria (Morgan Hts, Shopping centre), Windset Farms (those fabulous mini cukes) and the Ocean Park Cobbs Bakery (those amazing hot cross buns! Ocean Park shopping centre) for your support of the 2017 Spring Breaker! Please shop local and support our sponsors!! Thank you Ocean Athletics Volunteers! You did a fabulous job to make the meet a success. And the home baking - WOW!!
Training Schedules (check above for updates for changes - usually weather related!)
High School Sprints/Hurdles/Horizontal Jumps: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 5:30-7pm - meet at Track Saturdays 10-11:30am *** Hurdlers - practice starts at 5pm on Mondays and Thursdays
High School Middle Distance: Mondays,Thursdays 5:30-7pm Track - Saturdays 10-11:30am Track . Middle Distance Runners are encouraged to train with the sprint group on Tuesdays 5:30-7pm - especially if you are doing 400m Hurdles and Steeplechase.
High Jump: Monday 6-7:30pm, Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Thursday 6-7:30pm Saturday 10-11:30am HJ practices will be held as long as weather allows.
Throwers: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 4-5pm Shot Put & Javelin, 5-6pm - experienced throwers and those wishing to learn Hammer/Discus, 6-7pm small beginner groups for Shot Put & Javelin, Saturdays 10-11:30 + noon - 3pm
JD's: Mondays, Thursdays 6-7:30pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am ** Tuesdays 5:30-7pm Hurdles Practice. Wednesday April 26 - Pool running ON!!! 6-30 to 7:30pm meet in dive tank
Seahorses: Mondays & Thursdays 6-7pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am
Pole Vault: Contact Coach Len for training details.
BC and National Team Selection Criteria
Attention HS and Senior Athletes! The 2017 BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards have been released. Please check out the BCA website here for more information. Information on Canadian team selection here. If you wish to be considered for a BC or National Team you must complete the Athlete Declaration form before the due date.
Ocean Athletics Memberships - we intake throughout the year. There is no set time line for entry into our programs. Memberships run January to December but are not prorated until September 1. Track and Field memberships are based on birth year, not birth date. A January 2008 and a November 2008 are both in the 9 year old category.
Do not worry that you have missed out! The snow is barely off the ground! Plenty of 2017 Track and Field and Cross Country running left. See the side bar - Membership - for more information.
Memberships are now due if you are training with Ocean Athletics. You must renew your membership so that we have sport insurance for you. There are 3 ways to renew your membership.
a. Use Trackiereg.ca for online registration payment, and submit the Ocean Athletics membership forms (membership & emergency contact forms). Only one $200 Volunteer Bond is required per family. The bond is located in additional payments. If you have rolled your 2016 bond into 2017, you do not need to choose the additional payment. Please be aware that there is a processing fee for using the Trackiereg online registration.
b. Membership forms and cheque made out to Ocean Athletics Track and Field Club - payment can be made in two installments with the first payment due with membership and the 2nd installment with a post dated cheque for the following month. Please put cheque(s) and forms in a sealed envelope with athlete's name on the front of the envelope, and give to one of the coaches.
c. Membership forms and cash. Again payment may be made in two consecutive payments with the first payment due with membership forms. Please put forms and payment in a sealed envelope with the athlete's name on the front of the envelope and give to one of the coaches.
** NEW! if you wish to roll over your 2016 Volunteer Bond to 2017, please let Mo know. Only 1 Volunteer Bond required per family. Volunteer bonds are now deposited. A post dated cheque for the end of the year is no longer valid. The Volunteer Bond can be postdated for 1 month past the registration fee(s).
** Families requiring financial assistance with membership fees should apply to both KidSport and the Canadian Tire Jumpstart programs. The KidSport Surrey-White Rock Branch can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . More information at www.kidsport.ca. The Canadian Tire Jumpstart program can be accessed at http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/what-we-do/how-to-apply
2017 Membership form A new form is due each year with membership payment
Athlete Emergency Contact form If your information has not changed, your current form will be kept on file. A new form is not required.