Summer Recap

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The summer season ended with a bang at the recent Outdoor Provincial Championships at York University. It was a season to remember and likely the most successful one in the ten year history of the club.

None of this would have been possible without the hard work from our athletes and the many sacrifices from the parents and coaching staff.

For that, we thank you for making our club, the great family that it is.

There were so many highlights from this past season that it would be an incredible task to include every single accomplishment.

Since the High School Championships, our junior athletes had been busy competing at Elementary School Championships throughout the GTA.

A special shout out went out to our very own; Kynu Samuel. Kynu won the 800 meters at the Toronto District championships and set a City Record for grade four boys.

The club then travelled south of the border to Ohio and Pennsylvania and brought home an impressive collection of medals and trophies. From that point, the club competed well at various local meets in preparation for the Provincial Championships.

This past July 23-24th 2016, our club finished third overall in the team standings at the Provincial Championships with our athletes bringing home 9 gold medals, 6 silver and 5 bronze. In doing so, we had outstanding performances from Cahjay Warwick, Naomi Layne and Jasiah Swaby.

These athletes were double gold medallists in their respective age categories.

Cahjay won the Peewee Boys 100 meters and long jump, Naomi won the Atom Girls 200 and 400 meters and Jasiah swept the Senior Girls 100 and 200 meters.

Nicole McKenzie and David Hurst both captured gold medals in their respective 400 meter events and the Tyke girls sprint medley relay team also brought home the gold.

Some of our athletes went one step further and set provincial records as well:
• “Superman” Cahjay Warwick flew to a provincial record in the Peewee Boys long jump.
• Jadon Rose set a Provincial Record for first year Senior Boys in the 100 meters and
• Our Senior Girls and Boys broke both provincial records in their respective Sprint Medley Relays.

We are proud of all of our athlete’s accomplishments but please remember…

“The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have been defeated but to have fought well.” – Pierre de Coubertin

Enjoy the rest of your summer holidays and we will see you soon.

MO Athletes Shine at OFSAA

This past weekend; Habiba Iman, Nyah Layne and Sabree Thomas represented their respective schools at the Ontario High School Track Championships (OFSAA) during June 2nd,3rd and 4th 2016.

These girls survived a three week elimination process to earn the right to compete amongst the top high school athletes in Ontario (If not Canada) at Alumni Field in Windsor Ontario.
These girls proudly represented their school and club with lots of heart.

Habiba finished 18th overall in the competitive Midget Girls 400 meters, Nyah finished fourth overall in probably the quickest Midget Girls 80 meter hurdles race in OFSAA history and Sabree also finished fourth overall in a hotly contested Junior Girls 100 meters.
Competing at OFSAA is not an easy task and something that not everyone is afforded the opportunity to experience. For that, we give our girls a big shout out and thank them for making us proud.

We also wish our elementary school athletes the best of luck as they prepare for the City Champs.

2016 MTA Indoor Championship Highlights

The 2016 David McKendrick MTA Provincial Indoor Track Championships

During April 9th and 10th 2016, athletes from our club competed at the MTA Provincial Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Toronto Track and Field Centre.

This meet collectively had the best of the best with in excess of 600 athletes from 46 teams vying for top spot in this prestigious event.

Once again, our club held it down and finished third overall with many of our athletes returning home with an impressive collection of medals.

Kynu Samuels stole the spotlight and won the admiration of athletes, coaches and spectators for his gutsy performances in the Tyke boys 400 and 800 meter races. Kynu ran personal bests in both races to finish second in the 400 meters and win a tactical 800 meter race.

Naomi Shillingford continued her dominance in the sprints sweeping the Tyke girls 60 and 200 meters. Lil Naomi and Dorian Powell-Burgess finished 1-2 in the Tyke girls 200 meters.
Other meet highlights included the senior girls 4×200 meters relay team shocking many in attendance and winning the hotly contested event.

Overall, it was an indoor season to remember with numerous personal bests and accolades. Our athletes made us proud and have everyone looking forward to the “Summer of 16”.

Here is a summary of the top ten finishes from this past weekend:
Taelyn Warwick-Boothe 60 meters 2nd
Naomi Shillingford 60 meters 1st
Naomi Shillingford 200 meters 1st
Dorian Powell-Burgess 60 meters 7th
Dorian Powell-Burgess 200 meters 2nd
Dorian Powell-Burgess Long jump 2nd
Naomi Layne 200 meters 4th
Naomi Layne 400 meters 3rd
Natasha Ross High Jump 4th
Titi Sijuade 200 meters 5th
Jaden Mullings 400 meters 3rd
Jaden Mullings High Jump 1st
Layne, Shai Cuffy, Sijuade&Mullings 4×200 meters relay 1st
Cahjay Warwick 60 meters 1st
Cahjay Warwick Long jump 1st
Kynu Samuels 400 meters 2nd
Kynu Samuels 800 meters 1st
Brandon Menezes 800 meters 10th
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Adam Mohamud& Darrius Mullings 4×200 meters 3rd
Will Weist High Jump 2nd
David Hurst Jr. 200 meters 2nd
David Hurst Jr. 400 meters 2nd

2015 MTA Athlete of Excellence Recipients

Congratulations to MO athletes Dante Henriques, Habiba Iman and Nyah Layne for receiving the Minor Track Association’s “Athlete of Excellence” awards.

On January 30th 2016, the Minor Track Association held their annual awards banquet in Mississauga. The banquet was held in honour of senior athletes who had outstanding performances during the 2015 competition season.

Congratulations Dante, Habiba and Nyah!!!

Pictured from Left to Right: Coach Carla, Nyah Layne, Daunte Henriques, Habiba Imam, Coach Tasha
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2015 Year in Review

The end of a successful season for the Mississauga Olympians and the beginning of a new chapter!

2015 was a prosperous season that was highlighted by Naomi Shillingford, Nicole McKenzie, Natasha Ross and Daunte Henriques being crowned as multi Provincial Champions for the indoor and outdoor season in their respective events. Our club had many other provincial medalists at either the Indoor or Outdoor Provincial Championships (Please refer to list below)

MO athletes are a true example that “HARD WORK WILL ALWAYS BEAT TALENT.” Most recently, some of our kids competed at the International Youth Meet of Champions at the Toronto Track and Field Centre during December 4, 5 & 6. This meet serves as a warm up for the upcoming 2016 Indoor season and from what we witnessed, we have a lot to look forward to. Once again, the club represented and compiled an impressive collection of hardware. Newcomer David Hurst Jr. collected silver medals in the Bantam Boys 150 meters and 300 meters. Naomi Layne was also a double silver medallist in the Atom Girls 150 meters and 300 meters. Nyah Layne won silver in the Midget Girls 60 meter hurdles and William Weist won silver in the Atom Boys 1200 meters. Nicole McKenzie won a bronze medal in the highly competitive Bantam Girls 300 meters and Brandon Menzes was also a bronze medallist in the Atom Boys 1200 meters.

Olympian Season in Review
Congratulations to our athletes in making this past season another successful one for the Mississauga Olympians.

2015 Provincial Indoor Championship
Gold
Naomi Shillingford – Mite Girls 60 meters & 200 meters (Provincial record)
Kate Ross, Taelyn Warwick-Boothe, Dorian Powell – Burgess, Naomi Shillingford – Mite Girls 4x200meters relay
Natasha Ross – Tyke Girls High Jump
Nicole McKenzie – Atom Girls 400 & 800 meters
Diarra Powell-Burgess – Atom Boys Long Jump
Daunte Henriques- Senior Boys 200 & 400 meters

Silver
Nyah Layne – Senior Girls 60 meter hurdles

Bronze
Nyla Cuffy – Tyke Girls 400 meters
Habiba Iman, Jasiah Swaby, Nyah Layne and Titi Sijuade – Senior Girls 4×200 meters relay

2015 Provincial Outdoor Championship
Gold
Taelyn Warwick-Boothe – Pee Wee Girls 100 meters
Naomi Shillingford – Mite Girls 100 & 200 meters
Natasha Ross – Tyke Girls High Jump
Nicole McKenzie – Atom Girls – 800 meters
Daunte Henriques – Senior Boys 100 meters

Silver
Dorion Powell-Burgess – Mite Girls Long Jump
Nicole McKenzie – Atom Girls 400 meters
Connor Cassells-Watson – Tyke Boys Long jump

Bronze
Sean Mitchell – Mite Boys 200 meters
Nyah Layne – Senior Girls 200 meter hurdles

MO Athlete William Weist Wins 3KM Race

The Rotary Huron Shore Run is a community event in its 28th year promoting physical fitness through road races and walking while raising money for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. This year, Mississauga Olympian William Weist participated and finished 1st in the 3KM race. William was the first to cross the line with a blistering time of 12:02. Congratulations to William and thanks for representing MO in such a positive manner. Way to go William!
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Full results are posted here: http://www.enfieldtiming.com/rotary-huron-shore-run-2/

Kyra Constantine selected for the World Youth Track and Field Championships

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Former Mississauga Olympian Kyra Constantine was recently selected by Athletics Canada to compete in the 400 meters at the World Youth Track and Field Championships in Columbia, South America.

At her youthful age of 17, Kyra has competed internationally at the Hershey North American Track and Field Championships and the Youth Olympics in China last summer.

All the best to Kyra in her pursuit of World Championship Gold.

For further information, please refer to the following link:

http://athletics.ca/athletics-canada-names-team-for-2015-iaaf-world-youth-championships/#sthash.H2cmE0rv.dpbs

Olympian’s Recent Results

2015 OFSSA Highlights

This past weekend saw the 2015 High School track season finish with a bang!

Hundreds of athletes from across the province competed for gold at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.

Qualifying for this competition is an accomplishment in itself as the results from this meet are arguably the best in the country for High School athletes.

Olympian alumni Kyra Constantine remained undefeated in her three years of high school competition and swept the very competitive senior girls division in the 200 and 400 meters.

In her Ofssa debut, Sabree Thomas finished a very respectable sixth place in the 100 meters and tenth overall in the 200 meters.  

Andy Nguyen and Meagan Rodrigues failed to advance to the finals in their respective events.

 

11th Annual Asian Community Games Highlights

The conclusion of the High School season marked the beginning of the outdoor club season for our senior athletes.

Duncan Steyn competed in the Asian Games on June 7th at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke.

Duncan managed third place finishes in the Midget boys 300 meters and 1200 meters.

Congratulations to our athletes!

2015 Provincial Indoor Track and Field Championship Highlights

This past weekend saw the end of the indoor season with the best athletes in the province competing at the Provincial Championships.

The Mississauga Olympians kids represented and gave it their all during this tough two day meet. Once again, our kids competed hard and achieved numerous personal bests.

The highlights of this meet are as follows:

Nicole McKenzie – Double Gold medallist Atom Girls 400 & 800 meters
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Naomi Shillingford – Double Gold medallist Mite Girls 60 & 200 meters
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Naomi Shillingford affectionately known as “Lil Naomi” stole the spotlight this weekend. Naomi swept the Mite Girls 60 and 200 meters. In doing so, Naomi also set two provincial age class records.

Daunte Henriques – Double Gold medallist Senior Boys 200 & 400 meters
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Diarra Powell-Burgess – Gold medallist Atom Boys Long Jump
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Nyla Cuffy – Bronze medallist Tyke Girls 400 meters

Natasha Ross – Gold medallist Tyke Girls High Jump

Habiba Iman, Jasaiah Swaby, Nyah Layne and Titi Sijuade – Senior Girls 4×200 meters relay Bronze medallists

Nyah Layne – Silver medallist Senior Girls 60 meter hurdles

Kate Ross, Taelyn Warwick-Boothe, Dorian Powell –Burgess and Naomi Shillingford – Mite Girls 4×200 meters relay Gold medallists

Congratulations to Lil Naomi and all of our athletes on this successful weekend.

Enjoy your well-deserved break and see you all April 19th

Coach Karl