June 8 Harry Jerome Invitational 2015 - keep this date open! Canada's best, as well as some of the world's best will be competing at Swangard Stadium on the evening of June 8. JD's!! you could have the opportunity to share the track with these world class athletes. If you would like the opportunity to compete on an Ocean Athletics 2002-03 or 2006-04 4x100 relay team, go to the OA track meet entries link and submit your name. These are all boy, or all girl teams. The team will be selected from a tryout during one of our regular practices. Full information on the 4x100 relays can be found here. Full Harry Jerome 2015 information can be found here.
Athletes & Parents - Entries to competitions information - Ocean Athletics pays for 3 events and all relays at most competitions (some competitions have become outrageously expensive so only 1 or 2 entries may be covered - these are mostly meets for midget and older athletes. Check the meet information given for each competition). To enter a competition, go to the right hand side bar TRACK MEET ENTRIES. Look for the competition you are wanting to enter and open up the entry link. Fill in the form and use the submit button. Please submit a performance (a time for track events or a distance for throws,jumps) if you have them as these 'seeds' are important for setting up heats. You will also find a link to the competition information and event schedule. Entries are due to the club before the actual meet entry deadline as it takes time to put together the entries to submit to the meet. High School entries for High School events are done through the school. Athletes - please do not wear your Ocean Athletics singlet in School events! You must wear your school singlet, or if one is not provided, a plain white tshirt. Ocean Singlets for club events.
Looking for a great pair of spikes!! Brand new, Women's size 6 - $86 value for $40!! these are at the track. If you are interested, come and try them on!
Thank you Evan Dunfee for a great Race Walk clinic!!
High School Athletes - Surrey Championships schedule can be found here. The meet is at our home track and field facility. Coquitlam and Delta Championships are being held at the Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam. The schedule can be found here. All High School entries must be done through the school. Athletes (throwers, hurdlers, steeplechasers) please check here for new BC HS Technical Specifications. The tentative Fraser Valley schedule can be found here.
Congratulations to our High School athletes as they progress through their elimination meets this week. Full results will be available soon.
Want to try Pole Vault? Here's your chance!! Open to 2003 and older athletes, Coach Len van Ryswyk is offering Introductory Pole Vault training starting Saturdays 9-10am at the track and continueing each Saturday unless there is a competition. Check training schedule below for updates. No experience necessary.
Congratulations to Alexa Porpaczy for her 1.70m High Jump performance at the recent Emilie Mondor meet at Simon Fraser University. Outstanding! This is a new Ocean Midget Female Record and second all category Female Ocean Record. Carly Neveu currently holds the club record of 1.72m as a Junior.
Congratulations to Michael Ogbeiwi for an outstanding season opener 2kg shot put of 12.68m at the 2015 VOC meet at UBC. This is a meter plus improvement over Michael's 2014 BC All time 10 year boys 2kg shot put throw of 11.56m. The current BC all time best 11 year old boys 2kg. shot put sits at 11.55m. Michelle Dadson had a tremendous new Shot Put PB of 11.25m. Full results available at the Track Meet entries link.
Oregon Relays - congratulations to Michael Milic for an a new PB in the 3000m on Friday evening with a time of 8:43.o2 and a 31:48 in the Sun Run 10km on Sunday. What a weekend! Danielle Steer had a superb season opener in winning gold in the 800m in a time of 2:16.46. Camille Roberts placed 10th in the hammer with a new implement weight PB of 32.87m. Full results available at the Track Meet Entries link.
Planning ahead for the 2015 BC Championships
BC Jamboree (midgets and older) Championships - Nanaimo - July 10,11, 12
Accomodation in Nanaimo can be limited. Book your accomodation now! The Coast Bastian is recommended but other suggestions for accomodation can be found here.
BC Junior Development (9-13) Championships - Kamloops - July 17,18,19
Training Schedules - please check for updates to training times
JD's and Seahorses: Mondays & Thursdays 6pm - 7:30pm at the Track. Saturdays 10-11:30am Practice ON for Saturday, May 2
High School Sprinters, Hurdlers, Jumpers - Mondays & Thursdays - 5:30- 7:15 practice. Saturdays 10am at the track
HS Middle Distance - Mondays & Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm meet at the track. Saturdays alternate between the track and Crescent Park - please check with Coaches Lynn and Scott.
Throwers - Mondays & Thursdays - JD's 5:30 start, Midgets + 6pm start. Saturdays JD's 10am start, Midgets + 10:30am start Sunday 1-3pm - midgets plus only. Tuesdays Javelin: 5:30-7pm at the track - beginners welcome
Pole Vault - Mondays Bellingham - Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6pm Track, Thursdays Bellingham, Novice Pole vault practice Saturday morning 9am.
High Jump - Saturdays - 11am and Tuesdays 5:30pm with Coach Jim. JD's Saturdays - 10:30 with Coach Jay.
Masters: Saturdays, 8:15am - Crescent Park
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.