Ontario Masters Athlete of the Month – October


AOTM - OMA - Oct 2017
Three co-winners this month!

W35 Lyndsay Tessier
 2:36:51 in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon (88.48%). She was the sixth female overall, and second Canadian.

M55 Chris Deighan
Highest age grading in the field for both the Taylor Creek 5K (17:54; 87.06%) and the Don Farquharson 4K (14:29; 82.06%).

W60 Barb Dabrowski
34.66m Javelin Throw at the Nevada Senior Games in Las Vegas. This throw broke her own Canadian record, and is just 0.09m shy of the world-leading throw this year!


 Photo of Lyndsay by Matt Stetson from Canadian Running Magazine


Ontario Masters Athlete of the Month – September


W45 Lioudmila Kortchaguina

On September 23rd, she ran the Zoo Run (10K) in Toronto, in 35:45.9 (90.40%; 1st female and 12th overall).
The next day she ran Emilie’s Run (5K) in Ottawa, in 17:17.8 (90.86%; 4th overall and 1st master)

Honorable Mention
M40 Jay Brecher
Jay Brecher was awarded for an outstanding mile time 4:35 – 87.75% age grading in the 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile Race in New York in September. Jay placed 4th out of 451 in his age group in an international field.


Ontario Masters Athletes of the Year


Chris Warburton
Male – Sprints / Hurdles
M50 Chris Warburton

Karla - NCC
Female – Sprints / Hurdles
W60 Karla Del Grande

Paul - AOTY
Male – Distance / Walks
M50 Paul Osland

Jean Horne
Female – Distance / Walks
W80 Jean Horne

Bill Pearson - AOTM
Male – Throws
M65 Bill Pearson

Doreen (2)

Female – Throws
W60 Doreen Garner

Zoltan Sara

Male – Jumps
M40 Zoltan Sara

Sue Hannon

Female – Jumps
W60 Sue Hannon

Peter Pent

Male – Combined Events
M65 Peter Zowkewych


Statistics and Honorable Mentions


Please join us at
the Ontario Athletics Awards Banquet

Where we will announce the Overall Male and Female AOTY

Saturday, September 30th
Beanfield Centre – CNE – Toronto






Ontario Masters Athlete of the Month – August


Four Winners This Month !

Barb Dabrowski

W60 Barb Dabrowski

OMA Championships (1st, JT, 34.00m; 81.32%)

New Canadian Record

Third farthest throw in the world this year for W60 Javelin

Zoltan Sara

M40 Zoltan Sara

NCCWMA Championships (1st, HJ, 1.92m; 87.67%)

Broke a 26-year-old Canadian Record

Karla NCC

W60 Karla Del Grande

NCCWMA Championships (1st, 100m, 13.93; +1.0 m/s; 100.86%); (1st, 200m, 28.71; +1.8 m/s; 102.51%); (1st, 400m, 68.38; 96.61%)

OMA Championships (1st, 100m, 14.39; +0.4 m/s; 97.64%); (1st, 200m, 28.69; +2.1 m/s; 102.58%); (1st, 400m, 68.03; 97.10%)

Earl NCC

M85 Earl Fee

NCCWMA Championships (1st, 400m, 1:24.22; 108.54%) (1st, 800m, 3:39.05; 97.75%)

Both results are world leading

400m time is in the Top 10 All-Time for M85

Photos – Barb (Bill Pearson), Earl & Karla (John MacMillan)


Ontario Masters Athlete of the Month – July


Wendy Alexis

W60 Wendy Alexis

13.88 in the 100 at Senior Nationals (wind: +1.5 m/s; age grading: 99.42%)

Winner of the Masters Invitational 100 at Senior Nationals (13.90; wind: +2.5 m/s)

29.77 in the 200 at Ottawa Twilight #7 on July 19th (wind: +0.1 m/s; age grading: 96.91%)


Honourable Mention:

W60 Doreen Garner (set a Canadian Record in the Shot Put at Throwers Club Meet #2 (10.04m))

W60 Karla Del Grande (14.31 in the 100 at the York Twilight in Toronto on Jul. 11th (wind: -1.9 m/s; age grading: 98.18%); 69.99 in the 400 on Jul. 11th (age grading: 94.38%)

W50 Liz Maguire (5:00.52 in the 1500 at Ottawa Twilight #6; age grading: 92.07%; won the Masters Invitational 1500 at Senior Nationals by over ten seconds (5:05.60))

M50 Chris Lemassif (24.33 in the 200 at Senior Nationals; wind: +1.1 m/s; age grading: 92.15%; 11.93 in the 100 at Senior Nationals; wind: +1.3 m/s; age grading: 92.04%)



Ontario Masters Athlete of the Month – June


Jim Dyck

M50 Jim Dyck ran 2:04.71 at the 800 Festival in Toronto on June 29th

That was an age-grading of 94.03%


Honourable Mention – M65 Peter Zowkewych – Silver at USATF National Decathlon Championships (Ontario Record – Decathlon – 5217 points; Ontario Record – High Jump – 1.45m).

(Photo by John MacMillan)


Ontario Masters 10K Championships


OMA Waterfront 10K 2017
OMA Road Race Director Lynn Bourque did another great job coordinating the Championships with the Waterfront 10K in Toronto on June 17th
Lynn was also the Ontario W50 10K Champion

Joining Lynn are the three M45 medalists – Michal Kapral (Silver), Mirco Graenert (Bronze) and Ontario Champion Predrag Mladenovic