ONTARIO MASTERS ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – AUGUST
JamCan won the Doug Smith Trophy for the top scoring Ontario Club
Masters Chairman Doug Smith presents the trophy to JamCan President Niegel Geohagen
There were two perfect days at the Toronto Track & Field Centre
Highlight of the meet was Karla Del Grande’s 54.00 World Record in the 300m Hurdles on Sunday
Congratulations from her Coach Jamal Miller
On Saturday, 68 year old Karla ran a 68.31 400m
becoming the first woman in History to run her age in the 400m!
There were 33 Meet Records, 5 CAN Records, and Karla’s World Record
There were some longstanding MR’s set by OMA legends that were broken….
3 Velta Tomsons
2 Earl Fee
2 Adri Rowswell
M60 William Yelverton came up from the States, just days after the border opened.
100m – 12.63 – Gold – tying the Meet Record
200m – 25.54 – Gold – broke the the 17 year old MR
400m – 56.23 – Gold – broke Earl Fee’s 32 year old MR
.Karla photo – Emily Sitarz
William photo – Dan Slovitt
Previous record was 17:33.55 held by Ed Whitlock, 1992
Previous record – Jean-Pierre Mayer, 2019 – 1.37m
Previous record – Jean-Pierre Mayer, 2018 – 8.90m
Both were set at YUTC Twilight Meet #2
After a year of the Pandemic, we’re pleased to return with our monthly selections
with a tie for our AOTM in Ontario.
W35 Christy Ihunaegbo ran a CAN Record 57.32 in the 400m at the June 18th AC High Performance meet.
Previous CAN was 57.82 set by Renee Belanger PQ at the Worlds in Gateshead 1999
Previous ONT was 59.17 by Maureen Rodrigue in 2001
M45 Jason Tunks threw a CAN Record 49.19 in the Discus at the June 18th AC High Performance meet.
Previous CAN was 45.65 by Dan Parsons AB in 2016.
Previous ONT 33.35 by Richard Parkinson ON in 2009
We are recognizing OMA members who are frontline workers, during the pandemic, whether it be in healthcare, security, store workers, transit workers, etc. Their training may have been curtailed, there are no competitions happening, but their sacrifices go above and beyond being an athlete at the track or on the field, however their work is appreciated/respected by all the OMA membership
Joy Kramarich (centre) works at Sunnybrook Hospital
Every individual has an important role to play in achieving community objectives. Success will require more than individual accomplishments. Honouring all OMA members during these challenging and unprecedented times reflects the importance of everyone’s contributions.
“Athletics through life. Life through athletics.”
The M55 World Record in the 4×400 Relay was broken at OMA Indoors
4:05:85 Paul Osland, Jose Fuentes, Simon Rayner, Serge Faucher
Old WR 4:24.39 USA ’19, old CAN 4:48.85 BC ’16
A record 270 athletes competed at the Toronto Track & Field Centre on March 8th
There were 8 CAN Records, 27 Meet Records, and one World Record broken at the championships
New World Record M55 4x400m Relay 4:05.85
Old WR 4:24.39 USA ’19 Old CAN 4:48.85 BC ’16
Paul Osland Oly, Jose Fuentes, Simon Rayner, Serge Faucher
W65 Karla Del Grande broke the CAN Record in the 60m in 8.91
She also broke Meet Records in the 200m and 400m
M60 Ayman Mazhar broke the CAN with a 17.64 Weight Throw
M65 Ward Hazen broke the CAN with a 10.49 in the 60m Hurdles
(photo – Sue Sitki)
W45 Tracy Viggers broke the CAN with a 10.20 in the Weight Throw
W65 Kris Kozell broke the CAN with a 17:46.49 in the 3000m Racewalk
M70 Richard Lech broke his own CAN with a 10.79 in the 60m Hurdles
(photo by John MacMillan)
JamCan – winners of the Brian Keaveney Trophy for the top scoring club
This is what 1/1000th of a second difference looks like
in Karla and Wendy’s 200m
Photos by Dan Slovitt