2015 INDOOR TRAINING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

13 12 2014

Our annual winter training program will get underway Wednesday January 7, 2015 at the Northern Sports Centre.   Cathy Johnson and Brian Martinson will be among the coaches helping out and you can likely expect Bill Masich won’t be far away as things slow down with speed skating.

Our indoor program is open to senior athletes (13 and older) who are seeking to improve their conditioning. The program will run Wednesday (6:30pm-8:30pm) and Sunday 9:00am-11:00am through to the Wednesday April 1st.

Cost is just $50 plus the cost of the BC Athletics memberships. (Depends on age and competitive vs. non-competitive) Note: athletes only pay the BC Athletics membership once per year. This fee will be deducted from the outdoor fee.

More information including Program Drop Sheet and Registration Form is available under the “PROGRAMS” tab.





THANKS FOR A GREAT OUTDOOR SEASON!

10 09 2014

OUTDOOR SEASON WRAPS UP WITH ANNUAL AWARDS BBQ!

The Prince George Track and Field Club wrapped up an impressive outdoor season on the weekend with their annual awards BBQ.   Carly Frenkel and Kirsten Ward, both of whom are 18 years old, led the way as they were named the Most Outstanding Senior Female Athletes. Frenkel picked up 12 medals this season, seven of which were gold.

The Most Outstanding Senior Men were 18 year old Zach Matyas and Jeremy Matte. Matyas had a great season that included a 5th place finish in 800m run at the Victoria International meet. He also finished 6th in the Olympic development 800m race at the Harry Jerome International meet.

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Track Rascals get their Program Certificates at the Annual Year End BBQ!

In the youth age group (14-17) 17 year old Alex Nemethy and 16 year old Cole Dinsdale were both named Most Outstanding. The Most Outstanding youth girls were 14 year old Lindsay King and Kendel Rogers. King picked up 14 medals at local and out of town meets while Rogers was just as busy claiming numerous medals including a silver medal in pole vault at the BC Summer Games.

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Simon Nemethy, Kendel Rogers, and Lindsay King recognized as the Most Outstanding Youth aged athletes.

The Most Outstanding junior boys (9-13 year olds) were Simon Nemethy and Tanner Matheson while on the girl’s side Taigan Wheele, Cassidy Campbell and Morgan Wiebe were named Most Outstanding.

Awards Day 2014_Coaching Staff

THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEER COACHES! Head Coach Bill Masich, Jumps Coach Corine Masich & Middle Distance Coach Brian Martinson) (Missing: Sprint & Hurdles Coach Cathy Johnson & Throws Coach Cassaundra Weibe)

Sinead O’Callaghan and Carly Frenkel won the club’s Al Rivas Memorial Scholarships. The club`s indoor program begins in January at the Northern Sports Centre with the outdoor program set to resume next May.





Final Newsletter of Outdoor Season Now Available

28 08 2014

The latest edition of the Pace, our club newsletter is available under “NEWSLETTERS” tab on our website.  Aside from a recap of some of the highlights from the outdoor season it also includes a reminder of our Annual Awards BBQ which is scheduled for Sunday Sept. 7th at Masich Place Stadium (11am-2pm).  Fun for the whole family!  READ MORE





TREASURE CAPTURES GOLD FOR CANADA!

11 08 2014

A big WAY TO GO to Prince George’s Alyx Treasure.  The PGTF Alumni  won the gold medal in high jump at the North America, Central America & Carribean Under 23 Track Championships in Kamloops. The event featured some of the best under-23 athletes in the world representing 31 countries.

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Alyx Treasure is all smiles after winning Gold in the high jump at the NACAC Under 23 Championship..

In front of family and friends she cleared the bar at 1.85 metre beating her next competitor, Shanay Briscoe of the U-S who took thje silver with a jump of 1.76m. Canada’s Rebecca Haworth was third.  A team of 38 Canadian athletes competed at the 2014 NACAC under-23 Championships. PG’s Alyx Treasure was one of ten BC athletes who competed in their home province.





SIMON NEMETHY CAPTURES THREE GOAL TO LEAD THE PGTF CLUB AT BC JD CHAMPIONSHIP

29 07 2014

13 year old Simon Nemethy captured three gold medals to lead the way for the Prince George Track and Field Club at the 2014 BC Junior Development Track Championship in Surrey.

The weekend event was the provincial championship for athletes aged 9-13. The Vanderhoof athlete who runs with the Prince George Track Club captured top spot in the 2000m run and continued his winning ways by grabbing the gold medal in the 600m and in the 1200m. He also placed 5th in javelin and 7th in discus. Two other athletes picked up bronze medals READ MORE





PG ATHLETES GRAB BC SUMMER GAMES MEDALS

26 07 2014

A number of PG Track and Field Athletes captured  medals for Zone 8 at the BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.   15 year old Shelby Jansen picked up two medals, a silver medal in the 300m dash and a bronze medal in the 4 x 400 relay.

The other athletes on the third place relay team were Lindsay King of Prince George along with Avery Drew and Olivia Baptiste both of Quesnel. 14 year old Kendel Rogers picked up the other medal at the track capturing the silver medal in girls’ pole vault with a personal best jump of 2.40 metres.  READ MORE

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Shelby Jansen of PG (L) celebrates her silver medal in the 300m.

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Kendel Rogers (L) of PG Track & Field celebrates her silver medal in pole vault.

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Bronze medal winning 4×400 relay team from Zone 8 included L-R Lindsay King (PG), Olivia Baptiste (Quesnel), Drew Avery (Quesnel) & Shelby Jansen (PG).





PG ATHLETES GRAB 23 MEDALS AT JACK BROW MEET IN KELOWNA

5 07 2014

PRINCE GEORGE – Prince George Track and Field Athletes captured 23 medals at the Annual Jack Brow Track and Field Meet held last weekend in Kelowna and 5 of those were gold.  13 year old Simon Nemethy of Vanderhoof who competes with the PG Track and Field Club led the way with four medals, three of which were gold.  READ MORE…

 





TREASURE CAPTURES GOLD AT CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP!

30 06 2014

Former PGTF athlete Alyx Treasure capped off a sensational outdoor season with a first-place finish at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick!

The high jumper cleared a personal best height of 1.89m/6-02.25 en route to her third career Canadian national title.  Treasure’s performance was dominant as she only missed clearing the bar a total of four times. She was a perfect five-for-five leading up to 1.89m, including a first attempt clearance at her previous PR of 1.86m/6-01.50. She reached her personal best clearance of 1.89m on her second attempt, before bowing out at 1.92m/6-03.50 in three attempts.

For Treasure, the title is the third Canadian national title of her career, as she was both the Youth and Junior High Jump Champion.  Way to go Alyx!





LATEST EDITION OF “THE PACE” NOW AVAILABLE

27 06 2014

Our latest newsletter #12 has been circulated and is available to download. Just check out the “NEWSLETTERS” tab.

The latest edition includes an update on a number of PGTF Alumni who are having pretty impressive seasons.  There is also a reminder to grade 12 athletes that the deadline to apply for the club’s Annual Al Rivas Memorial Bursary is drawing near. READ MORE..





PGTF’s EMMA BALAZS NAMED TO TEAM BC

18 06 2014

Congrats to Emma Balazs of Prince George who has been named to Team BC and will represent the province and BC Athletics as part of the 33 athletes on the 2014 BC Junior Team.  Emma, who is attending Idaho University will compete in the 2000m steeplechase. These athletes will represent BC at the 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championships (July 4-6), and the 2014 Canadian Junior Combined Events Championships in Ottawa, ON (July 16-17) [...]    READ MORE