AGM – ALL PARENTS PLEASE ATTEND

25 04 2019

Annual general meeting of the PGTF will be held Wednesday May 22, 2019,

6:15 pm at Masich Place Stadium.  Volunteers needed for several board positions.





2014 OUTDOOR FEE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE

8 02 2014

We have reviewed our program fees for the upcoming outdoor season and have made a few adjustments based on your input. (Thanks for your feedback!)

For our entire Outdoor Fee Schedule check out PROGRAM AND FEES
and scroll down to the table.

We are extremely pleased to be able to keep our Track Rascals (6 to 8 yr. olds) Program as affordable as always.  The cost is just $100 plus the BC Athletics Fee ($15.00).  This year the Track Rascals program will run two days a week (Wednesday and Saturday) and will conclude with a wrap-up event in early June.  Each Track Rascal will also receive a free Track Rascals t-shirt.

You can download a printable version of our OUTDOOR FEE SCHEDULE 2014.





INDOOR PROGRAM 2014

2 01 2014

INDOOR PROGRAM STARTS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8TH

Our annual winter training program at UNBC will take place at the Northern Sports Centre and is open to senior athletes (13 and older) who are seeking to improve their conditioning.  The conditioning program begins Wednesday January 8th and runs through to the middle of March (Spring Break). The program will run:

Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:30pm & Sunday 9:30am – 11:00am

Cost for the indoor session is only $50 plus the cost of the BC Athletics membership for 2014. ($60 – $89 depending on age) Note: athletes only pay the BC Athletics membership once per year. This fee will be deducted from the outdoor fee.

Registration will be taken on the first night so please arrive a bit early.  To assist with registration please fill out the registration form attached below in advance and bring with you on January 8th.

If you have any questions or interested in signing up, simply send us an email: princegeorgetrackandfield@gmail.com

Winter Registration Form_2014





Legion Results

17 08 2013

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AUGUST 11, 2013 NEWS RELEASE

PRINCE GEORGE TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES HEAD TO LEGION NATIONALS

PRINCE GEORGE

15 year old Keiran Leboe of the Prince George Track and Field Club finished fifth in the hammer throw at the Legion Youth Canadian Track & Field Championships in Langley. It was his best showing at the Nationals. The BC Team member also finished 10th in the javelin and 11th in the discus. A number of other Prince George Track Club members also competed at the Legion Nationals including Ryan Gaiesky who cracked the top ten in the 100 metre hurdles finishing sixth.

In other results, 15 year old Emma Floris finished 17th in the midget girls 100 metre dash while 14 year old Lauren Matheson finished 19th in the same event. 14 year old Shelby Jansen was 20th in the 300 metre dash. 16 year old Alex Nemethy of Vanderhoof was 14th in the 2000 m steeplechase and 17th in the 3000 metre run and 16 year old Carlee Campbell was 12th in triple jump.

The event wraps up the outdoor track season. The Club’s awards barbecue is set for Sunday September 8th.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Brian Martinson, President PGTFC

PHONE: (250) 563-5696

EMAIL: bamartinson@shaw.ca

Full Results at: http://www.youth.athletics.ca/index.php





Track Camp – May 25th

16 03 2013

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A training camp will be running on May 25th 2013, to provide money for the Reed Athletics Fund which is in partnership with the Prince George Track & Field Club. The Reed Athletics Fund supports athletes who are unable to pursue these goals without financial help. Monetary donations to go directly to the fund, and supporting our financially disadvantaged athletes in the north.

Athletes can register online at the “Stride and Glide” Website.

Any contributions from our local community towards making this event a success would be appreciated. Our goal is to raise $10,000. The current needs for the upcoming training camp are:

  1. Athletic “goodie bags” for athletes participating in the training camp. Bags could include (but are not limited to) the following :
  • Water bottles
  • T-shirts (sponsors name could be included on the t-shirt)
  • Hats/Toques
  • Snacks (energy bar, or electrolyte drinks etc.)
  • Discounts/coupons to athletic facilities in Prince George.
  1. Monetary donations to go directly to the fund, and supporting our financially disadvantaged athletes in the north. (Sponsor an athlete for $40 per athlete)
  • $100-$300 –Bronze medal donors
  • $400-$600-Silver medal donors
  • $700- up- Gold medal donors

*Advertisement and acknowledgement would be given to all donors leading up to the event and during the event

Cathy Johnson
Prince George Training Camp Coordinator
Email: cjohnson@unbc.ca
Website: http://reedathleticsfund.ca
Website: www.pgtrackandfield.ca
Phone: 250-640-5085

Gary Reed Training camp registration





Emma Balazs signs with Idaho.

10 02 2013

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Emma Balazs has signed on to run with the Idaho Vandals for the next 4 years.  Through her hard work and dedication she has been offered a full ride scholarship.
Emma follows in the footsteps of PGTF alumni including Bevin Kennelly, Josh Guggenheimer, Mandy McAlister and Joel Alberts who also ran with the Vandals.
Former PGTF athlete Wayne Phipps is the Head Coach at Idaho.

Congratulations Emma B.
Track and field signs three.
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho director of track and field/cross country Wayne Phipps announced his first three signees of the class of 2013 on Friday,  when he added a hurdler and two distance runners from Canada.

Vandal track and field got commitments from Tim Delcourt (Surrey, British Columbia), Meghan Palesch (Surrey, British Columbia) and Emma Balazs (Prince George, British Columbia). The three will join the team in 2013-14 as freshmen.

“We’re very excited about signing these three,” Phipps said. “It’s a very important recruiting year for us, so it was important to find kids who can have an impact right away, and these three will do that. They’ve already performed well as juniors, and we expect that to continue for them this year and even more so once they get here and keep going down the road.”

Delcourt is a distance runner who attends Kwantlen Park Secondary. He was the 2012 B.C. provincial champion in cross country and led Kwantlen to a fourth-place team finish. At the 2011 Fraser Valley Track and Field Championships, Delcourt won the 1500m, 3000m and 1500m steeplechase to earn the Aggregate Award.

“He really came into his own as of last track season, and had an amazing cross country season earlier this year,” Phipps said. “It’s always good to have someone who is strong in cross country and can do well for you on the track in a wide range of events.”

Delcourt holds career-best times of 1:57.22 in the 800m, 3:55.96 in the 1500m, 8:42.54 in the 3000m and 15:21.82 in the 5000m. Phipps said his added experience on some difficult Canadian cross country courses is going to help speed his transition as a freshman.

“Running some very difficult XC courses that are very close to the NCAA collegiate distances really gives him a good advantage coming here over many other high school kids,” Phipps said.

On the women’s side, Idaho brought in a pair of Canadian junior national champions.

Palesch is an up-and-coming hurdler who won the 2012 Canada youth national title in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.22. She was also the 2010 junior national champion in the 200m hurdles with a time of 25.77 that was, at the time, the national record. Already this season, her 60m hurdles time of 8.87 is the second-fastest junior time in Canada.

“Meghan has had an amazing high school career in both the sprint hurdles and the 300 hurdles,” Phipps said. “I see the transition being very easy for her because she’s already done hurdles at the normal height and she has done some work on the 400-meter hurdles.”

She finished the 2012 outdoor season ranked second among Canadian juniors in the 100m hurdles (14.04), 300m hurdles (42.73) and 400m hurdles (1:02.14). She was also a member of the B.C. provincial 4x100m and 4x400m relays that both claimed bronze at the 2012 Canadian youth national championship.

“We’re very excited to get Meghan to Idaho,” Phipps said. “She has a great work ethic and we expect her to be able to come in, contribute right away and continue the tradition of strong Canadian hurdlers at Idaho.”

Balazs won the 2012 Canadian youth national title in the 2000m steeplechase with a time of 6:57.65 and a bronze medalist at the same meet in the 1500m (4:38.30). She was also the 2010 Canada junior national runner-up in the 1500m steeplechase.

“Emma is one of the top steeplechasers in Canada,” Phipps said. “Knowing her hometown, I know the difficulties that they have training through the winter and in adverse conditions more often than not, so I’m really impressed by her performances.”

Balazs was the 2012 B.C. provincial champion in the 1500m steeplechase (5:08.00) and also took sixth in the 3000m (10:17.46) and eighth in the 1500m (4:43.68). She was one of 12 honorees of the Prince George Hall of Fame Youth Sports Excellence Award in 2012.

“With her background in cross country and her experience in multiple different distance events, we expect her to be able to come right in and be a contributor in her freshman season,” Phipps said.

Phipps himself hails originally from Prince George, and said that creates a comfort level with many Canadian recruits, but they also see the success many fellow Canadians, namely, Western Athletic Conference individual champions Barry Britt, Stephane Colle, Erica Digby, Ben Ayesu-Attah, Alycia Butterworth and James Clark

“We get a lot of great support from the coaches and clubs in Canada,” Phipps said. “We’ve had a lot of Canadians who have been successful at Idaho and have continued to be successful beyond. The coaches and the club teams see that and it makes it a lot easier to recruit here.”

With such a decorated group graduating in 2012 and a large senior group this season, Phipps said it’s very important for the team to sign strong athletes early on and to continue that momentum through the recruiting season.

“We’re looking for the best student-athlete we can find who is going to be a good fit in our program,” Phipps said. “I think the people we’ve signed really fit that mold and I look forward to signing some more who are going to have that same impact.”





Winter Training at the Sport Center – 2013

28 12 2012

BCAmembership2013    Winter Training at the UNBC Sport Center

We have reached our capacity at the track so no new registrations for indoor training can be accepted.

Your next chance to register will be during the Active Living Market at the Pine Center Mall March 2nd and 3rd.

Winter Training at the UNBC Sport Center.

Once again we will be up at the sport center to do some winter conditioning. As in the past we will have two groups. A middle distance group and a sprint/hurdle group.

Given the heavy use and lack of space up at the track we must limit the number of participants to 20, aged 12 and up.

  • Start date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
  • End date: April 7, 2013.
  • Times: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • This session is now full.

Track Use Policy – please communicate the following to your coaches and participants. Also note, no siblings, parents or spectators will be permitted on the track during your sessions. All participants can use the 3rd changeroom on the lower level to change and store their items.

  1. (i)  Track Users have the use of one lane and two straight away lanes, as well as the use of stretching areas up on the third level.
  2. (ii)  Indoor shoes and appropriate fitness clothing only permitted on the track.
  3. (iii)  All drinks must be in a sealed container.
  4. (iv)  Food or gum is not permitted on the track.
  5. (v)  Children under the age of 13 who are not participating in the organized program are not permitted on the track.
  6. (vi)  Students and/or participants must be supervised at all times and in direct visual contact.

(vii) Students, equipment use must be closely supervised by instructors and qualified persons. (viii) Track counterclockwise Monday to Wednesday; clockwise Thursday to Sunday.
(ix) Inside lane is for walkers; Middle lane is for joggers; Outside lane is for runners

(x) Single file only when jogging or running on the track.

 





Cross-Country running

15 09 2012

Here is the schedule for the high school cross country season.  Open runners are welcome to come out and a short (2km) is usually offered for the elementary kids that would like to run.

As always we need lots of volunteers for these races so if you can help out just drop me an email.  We will need people to help set up the course, direct runners on the course and help out in the finish area.

For the 2013 Cross Country schedule check back at this website in August 2013

Brian

bamartinson@shaw.ca

bmartinson@sd57.bc.ca

Cottonwood Island results 2012





Junior Development results

30 07 2012

 

Check the results page for the JD results.  Six PGTF athletes took part this year.

Shelby Jansen was first in the 300m with the top all time JD record.  She was also 3rd in the 200m, which Lauren Matheson won!  Lauren was also 3rd in the 100m and Shelby was 4th.  Lindsay King won our other medal with a third place finish in the hammer throw.





Sub Zero Meet

19 04 2011

I have attached the information for the sub zero meet.  The infield has just cleared of snow and is not open yet so we are limiting the activity on it.  Therefore we are not including the shot put which would likely damage the grass quite a bit at this point. Hopefully the 11 am start time works better for out of town teams.  If nothing it should allow the temperature to rise some before we get started.

We are doing pre-registrations and using photo-timing and meet manager software to run the meet.  That way we can produce results.  It also means that entries must be in by the deadline so that the meet can be setup (seeded etc) on the computer in advance of the meet.  If you really have troubles, or you are not attached to a club, just email me your entries.  This will be a warm-up for the Spruce Capital meet in which you will use the team manager software to do your entries.  Pg track athletes will register at the track practises next week.

Due to the numerous event changes there are many variations on the short and mid-distance races.  For example, the 400m is now 200m, 300m and 400m depending on the age of the runner.

If you have any questions feel free to send an email.