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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                         November 11, 2021        

     In this Issue:

     

  1. November 7 Run to Remember
  2. Lo-Ellen Junior Boys claim gold at OFSAA
  3. “Laurentian Cross-Country Teams Post Top-10 finishes at OUA Championships”
  4. Tawnecia and Willaim Tai Run NYC Marathon
  5. Photos This Week
  6. Upcoming Events: Dec 4 - 5 Virtual Santa Shuffle
  7. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  8. Track North and Laurentian XC News  

     

 

 

 

  November 7, 2021

 

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Run to Remember, November 7th 2021

The Sudbury Run to Remember is a fundraiser organized by the Fitness and Health Promotion students of College Boreal #IVEFORYOURBACK911 for the creation of a merit scholarship for the program.

The objective of the fundraiser is to collect funds and to create awareness for the first responders and military personnel who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The event “Run To Remember – Couris Pour Se Souvenir” took place on Sunday at College Boreal and attracted 200 participants both virtually and onsite.

There were t shirts, medals and goodie bags for all.

A great day for an excellent event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lo-Ellen Junior Boys claim gold at OFSAA
Randy Pascal
2021-11-08


SDSSAA cross-country runners waited two full years to experience the OFSAA feeling once again, with the provincial races contested this past weekend in Peterborough.

The Lo-Ellen Park Knights junior boys - well, they were experiencing something not seen in these parts in the past twnety to twenty-five years.

The squad of Sam Rice (8th), Owen Dobson (18th), Nolan Kuhlberg (28th) and Jacob Barney (31st) securing gold in the OFSAA Junior Boys team event, the LOE total of 85 points well ahead of both Upper Canada College (119) and Dundas Valley Secondary School (137).

At a glance, it would appear that on average, entries were down to about 60%-70% of normal standards, with the typical field of 250 or so runners in each age bracket numbering closer to the 160 athlete range in these pandemic times.

Still, in spite of this, there is no denying the influx of very talented distance runners being felt on a local level. Top ten, top twenty, top half of the field performances could be found around each and every corner.

Lucia Salmaso

 

 

 

It was a pair of girls' groupings that offered the next best high-end results, on the heels of the junior boys victory, as Lucia Salmaso (8th) of Marymount and Lo-Ellen freshman Monique Fitzmaurice (13th) were up with the very best in Ontario in the Novice girls classification.

Gracie Dale of Lo-Ellen Park was also within earshot at 27th.

 

The depth of talent across the north was evident one age group higher as SDSSAA place no less than seven junior girls in the top 80 of the field in a category in which Manitoulin Secondary finished first (NOSSA champion Maren Kasunich won bronze at OFSAA) and the Lo-Ellen quartet placed fifth.

Lauren Pineau (6th - Lockerby), Georgia Lepage (15th - St Benedict), Isabel McKague (LOE - 35th), Bay Jones (45th - Lockerby) and the Knights' trio of Grace Thomas (58th), Lara Makela (66th) and Finlay Cuza (73rd) all showed well in their first OFSAA appearance.

With the Sudbury top tandem of Nicho Labrecque and Adam Urso away for hockey, it was Lo-Ellen novice Hudson Crowder who would lead the local boys, placing 62nd, with teammate Benjamin Pearce not all that far behind at 80th.

Though the Lo-Ellen junior lads were the story of their age group, from a Sudbury and area perspective, they had plenty of company in the top eighty, with the Lockerby Vikings' duo of Liam Binks (26th) and James Bertrim (36th) in hot pursuit, and Russell Joiner (77th - LOE) and Callum Baron (80th - LCS) just a little further back.

As many SDSSAA alumni can readily attest, the challenge to hold lofty positions only grows increasing harder over time, as Kaedan Ward (40th - LOE) and Owen Roney (50th - LCS) the top local senior boys.

Brandon Radey of Lasalle Secondary came in exactly at spot # 80.

On the senior girls side, only Sarah Lanthier (70th - LOE) and Avery Sutherland (77th - LOE) did better.

"One thing that we've been fortunate with is that most of our athletes buy-in and believe what we are saying," noted Lo-Ellen head coach Colin Ward, assisted this year by Neil Phipps, Camille Dupuis, Erin Ferguson and Zach Beamish.

"It is difficult to travel and perform," Ward continued. "The ability to control oneself and to control the controllable variables sets the stage for greate performances when it counts."

"Most runners on our team nailed it; most runners had their best run of the year. That is what we are most proud of."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurentian University Cross-Country Running Team Press Release
Saturday, November 6th, 21

“Laurentian Cross-Country Teams Post Top-10 finishes at OUA Championships”

New tradition perhaps? When you forget to take a team photo at OU’s - you take one at the Dairy Queen in Parry Sound. Maybe we can strike up a sponsorship?

 

Provided by Dick Moss - Paul Sagriff

Provided by Adam Kalab - Angela Mozzon and Sarah Booth


Laurentian University Women’s and Men’s Cross-Country Running Teams both notched Top 10 placings at the Ontario University (OUA) Championships this past weekend in London, ON. Competing over an eight kilometre course at the Thames Valley Golf Course, the Voyageur Women placed 9th and the Voyageur Men placed 10th.


The Laurentian Women continued their season long progress which saw their average time over eight kilometres drop by over 2 minutes since their first competition in September. The team was again led by rookie nursing student, Kristen Mrozewski (Sudbury) who placed 48th in the 87 women field with a time of 33 minutes, 29 seconds. Second year Adventure Leadership student Sarah Booth (Peterborough) placed just behind Mrozewski in 49th place, running 33:32. Third-year Health Promotion and Concurrent Education student, Angela Mozzon (Sudbury) placed 56th in 34:15. Veteran Sarah Thackeray (Cavan) placed 60th in 34:30. Rounding out the scoring for Laurentian was 3rd year Kinesiology Student, Ashley Valentini (Oshawa) in 71st.


The Laurentian Men found themselves in a mid-pack battle against Lakehead, Ottawa and Laurier with only 22 points separating the four teams. The men were again led by third-year Criminology student Keon Wallingford (North Bay) who placed 21st in the 102 man field with a time of 26 minutes 7 seconds. Fifth-year athlete Paul Sagriff (Kingston) was the second Laurentian scorer, placing 35th in 26:55. Mechanical Engineering student Calum Passi (Sudbury) placed 60th in 28:15. Other scorers for Laurentian included Eric Gareau (61st in 28:21) and Justin Graenert (72nd in 28:49). Displacers for the Voyageurs included Nick Lambert (79th in 29:19) and Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette (91st in 31:01).


“I’m really happy with my race” noted Mrozweski. “Our women’s team definitely showed some solid progress this season and having some experienced teammates to train and race with has been extremely helpful. The transition from being more of a track athlete to a cross-country runner has been challenging but I really enjoy the training and I’m definitely excited for the indoor track season”.
On the men’s side, Wallingford commented, “The plan was to run with the lead group and put myself in a good position to be in the top 20. The lead group split up at the five kilometre mark but I was still feeling good as we headed in the final section of the course. That last kilometre was a mental battle and unfortunately I just didn’t have the big kick I was hoping for and came up just short of being top 20. Our team had a good team battle today too and I’m proud of how we performed this season.”


Laurentian Assistant Coach, Kait Toohey commented, “I’m extremely proud of how our squads ran today, with guts and grit. We have watched these athletes work hard and progress over the season and their hard work culminated in our women’s team achieving their goal of top ten and our men’s team gaining valuable racing experience at the championship level. I look forward to seeing how these young squads further develop in seasons to come.”

 

Great news! Keon Wallingford has been approved by our Athletic Department to attend the U Sports XC Championships in 2 weeks.
For those that aren't aware, our qualifying criteria to attend Nationals is to place Top 6 as a team or Top 20 as an individual at the OUA Championships. As Keon was 21st and just 2 seconds from 20th, the Athletic Department agreed that Keon deserves to compete at Nationals. Great to have this support! Thanks LU!
Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tawnecia and Willaim Tai Run NYC Marathon

Tawnecia and I had an amazingly positive and encouraging experience at the 50th anniversary of the New York City Marathon.

The organization, volunteers and crowd support were second to none not only on race day, but at the expo, and the 5k (which takes place the day before the marathon), and the energy and vibe of the course were uplifting. Seeing everyone from different backgrounds, and abilities come together towards a common goal was truly inspiring and the race brought to mind the famous quote from Kathrine Switzer “if you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon”. If a marathon had a heart and soul, the NYRR and New York City Marathon would be it!

The scenery over the bridges and different neighborhoods in the 5 boroughs of New York, combined with the music and cheering really did carry me to the finish line.

I would definitely suggest any runner add this race experience to their bucket list. We talked with many runners and their supporters from all over the US and abroad; we could not put into words how memorable, motivating, positive, and inspiring the experience was. I love NY!!!

    

 

 

 

 

Photos This Week

Nov 4 Ramsey Lake

Nov 4 Ramsey Lake

Nov 4 Ramsey Lake

Nov 4 Darren and Vince and 'Trail Talk' at Kivi Park

Nov 5 Michelle at the U.N. Restoration Trail at Laurentian U.

Nov 5 U.N. Restoration Trail at L.U.

Nov 6 Rocks!! Saturday am run

 

Nov 6 Nepahwin Lake by Marc Cayen

 

Nov 6 Arlington Trail by Marc Cayen

Nov 6 Run Completion by Ashley Hayes

Nov 8 Minnow Lake

Nov 9 Laurentian Lake

Nov 9 Laurentian Lake

Nov 9 Finlandia

Nov 9 Finlandia

Nov 10 Moonlight pole line

Nov 10 Moolight back trails

 

 

 

Upcoming Local Events

   Dec 4 - 5, 2021

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