Jack Brow Meet

27 06 2017

The Jack Brow Meet is this weekend in Kelowna, June 30th to July 2nd. Here is a link to the Technical Package for those of you who have registered. Good luck to all the athletes!

http://okac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Jack-Brow-Memorial-2017…pdf





No Practice Dates

27 06 2017

There will be no track practice on Saturday July 1st and Monday July 3rd due to the long weekend. Happy 150th Canada!!!





Weather alert: Thunderstorm warning

8 06 2017

June 8th, 2017.

Just a reminder to check the weather before tonights workout as there is a severe weather warning. Practise will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.





Sub Zero Meet

2 05 2017

Results.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped put on the meet and all the athletes and coaches who took part.

The results are now posted on our results page.

 

Sub-Zero Volunteers

 

We are still in need of volunteers for our Sub-Zero meet, this coming Saturday, May 6th.

 

The sign-up sheet is at the Athlete’s sign in table at the Track.  We cannot put on this meet without the help of many volunteers.

 

Also, there were two sign-up sheets – one just requiring your name and phone number, the other was separated by event types – where you could sign up for a specific event.  The first sign-up sheet has disappeared, so if this is where you originally signed up, please come by this week to ensure you are still listed as a volunteer.

 

Information for Volunteers the Day of the Meet:

  • The Volunteer sign-in sheet will be at the Registration table located at the far end of the stands.  Please sign in when you arrive so we can ensure we have enough volunteers at each event.
  • You should arrive 30 minutes or so prior to your event start time.
  • Make sure you dress for the weather.
  • A snack and drink will be supplied by the Club for Volunteers.
  • Set up for the track meet should begin around 9:00 am.  If you can come early and want to help out the more the merrier 🙂 There are tents that need to be set up at each of the event stations – rain or shine, as well as flagging on the infield.

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to work at the meet – without your help, these meets would not be possible 🙂

 

Sub-Zero Athletes:

 

  • If you have not yet registered for the Meet, you can do so by clicking on this link below.  There is no fee for Club Members for this Meet.

Sub-Zero Registration.

o   If you sign up for an event, you are expected to participate in that event.  If you cannot, you need to go to that event and let them know you need to “scratch” that event.

o   We cannot add an event the day of the meet, so chose your events carefully, as you are expected to participate in that event.

  • Please ensure you arrive early to allow time to get your bib number from the Registration table (which will be located at the far end of the Stands), and  to allow time to warm up prior to the start of your event(s).
  • If you still require a singlet for the meet, they are $25.00 and available at the office during practice hours.  If you purchased a singlet when you registered, and have not yet received it, please come by the sign-in table and let us know.
  • There will be a full concession available.
  • Athletes need to  check in at their event  approx. 15 – 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to ensure they don’t miss their event.  Listen to announcements throughout the day.
  • Event schedules will be available at the registration/awards table.  Here is the link to the Meet information package if you want to print off ahead of time:     Sub-Zero Meet Information Package
  • Entry deadline is Wednesday May 3rd.

 

Track Rascal Practice cancelled for this Saturday:

 

  • This is also a reminder that there will be no regular practice for the Track Rascals on Saturday, May 6th.  the Track Rascals will have a 60m dash around 1:00 during the meet, this is always great fun to watch!!

 

Thank you!

 

Cindy King

Registrar

PG Track and Field

Celebrating over 40 Years of Excellence





April 26, 2017 AGM tonight.

26 04 2017

Don’t forget to attend the AGM tonight at the track during the junior workout.

The Sub Zero Meet is May 6th.  All  the information, including the online registration link, is posted under “meet information”.

Did you run the Sun Run last weekend? Former club member Geoff Martinson was the second overall finisher in 29:46. Brian Nemethy, from Vanderhoof, was third in his 55-59 category in a time of 37.29.

Another former club athlete and Rio Olympian, Alyx Treasure, was high jumping in Europe in February.  She finished fourth at a meet in Slovakia with a jump of 1.89m.

Trivia: Do you recognize this…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the original club logo from the early ’70s when the club started.  We had a bit of a competition to design a club logo and this was the winner produced by one of our sprinters named Mark Graff.

 

Brian

 





Season start delayed.

31 03 2017

We have just been notified today, that the City will not be opening Masich Place Stadium until Saturday, April 8th.  They want to clean it up and get the water on before opening it up to us and the public.

Following are the revised start dates for each group:

·         Seniors will start on Saturday, April 8th
·         Juniors will start on Monday, April 10th
·         Track rascals will start on Wednesday, April 12th

A few other items:

·         There has also been a change to the date of the Dylan Armstrong meet in Kamloops.  The date has been moved to May 6th, which is the same as our Sub Zero Meet
·         Any parents wishing to coach with the club should attend the coaches meeting after the workout on Saturday the 8th.

Thank you,

Cindy King
PG Track & Field





PGTF season about to start for 2017

22 03 2017

March 22, 2017

TRACK AND FIELD BEGINS

  1. 1. Season start

The first day for the senior group is April 1.  The Junior group begins a week later on the 8th.

Remember: Dress appropriately for the weather and remember that the workouts may not go the full two hours.  Plan for an hour and a half till things warm up.

  1. Registration

Registration is online. All registration, fee information is on the club website.  Here is the registration link: http://www.pgtrackandfield.ca/club-info/

Be sure you have completed your registration before the first workout.

  1. Schedule

We will be at Masich stadium till about the 3rd week of May.  The facility will then close for renovations for the next 4-5 months. We will then move to our former facility, at Lac de bois*(Lakewood) for the remainder of the season. For this reason we will only host one track meet this year, the Sub Zero meet.

Here is a link to more information regarding the renovation from the City of PG website: http://princegeorge.ca/infocentre/MajorProjects/MasichUpgrade/Pages/default.aspx

The requested improvements include:

  • A new synthetic turf infield
  • A consolidated jumps area and permanent throwing cages/facilities
  • A resurfaced track
  • Additional site improvements such as trail development

The City of Prince George has the full $4.2M for the project: $3.2M from the federal Gas Tax Fund, $750,000 from the City of Prince George, and $250,000 from Northern Development (NDIT) through its Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program.
The Masich Place/PGSS Redevelopment Project will provide many notable benefits for the Prince George and area sporting community, including:

  • Earlier and later season play when natural turf fields are unavailable or damaged due to the northern climate.
  • Increased sports tourism and potential for regional, provincial, and national competitions.
  • Increased field capacity and four times the usability of natural turf promises to lead to greater revenue.
  • Regular season play and sport development for groups such as UNBC soccer, minor football, rugby, and lacrosse that are currently without an outdoor field agreement.

 

*Renovations to the old cinder track began last fall with the city cleaning up the track and pushing the vegetation out past the wooden curbs. This spring the city will build jumping pits, move our throwing cage to Lakewood, clean up the throwing circles and install a storage container.

  1. AGM – April 26th, Wednesday, 6:30 Masich Stadium bleachers.

Plan to attend the AGM.  Our club is run by volunteers and we are always looking for more help. We need a few more directors to replace those that step down.  We are still searching for someone to fill the President’s position. Our treasurer just stepped down and that position is available.  Help is also needed with registration, running the track meets and coaching.

There is a level 1 sport coach course in town this spring. If you are interested in coaching with the club you should take this course.  Remember the club will pay your course fees. Here is the date again:

  • Prince George – April 28, 29, 30th– Sport Coach

Here is some information regarding the course:

  1. Track meets.

Here is a schedule of meets this year.  For the out of town meets in Kamloops and Kelowna you should think about making reservations now!

Our Club has booked a block of rooms for the Jack Brow Track & Field Meet in Kelowna on June 30, July 1 and 2nd.

Kelowna Day’s Inn

Ph:  250-868-3297

­­­­­­­­Room with 2 queen beds are 179 plus taxes – 10 rooms have been reserved

Suite with separate bedroom is 189 plus taxes – 2 rooms have been reserved

Deadline to reserve these rooms is May 10th.

MAJOR 2017 MEETS

March 31-April 2 Van Ryswyk Indoor Kamloops

May 6th         Prince George Sub Zero Meet

May 12-13      Dylan Armstrong Classic – Kamloops

May 16-17      North Zone High School Meet – Masich Stadium

June 1-3          BC High School Track & Field Championships, TBA

June 30- July 2            Jack Brow Meet, Kelowna

July 14-16        BC Track & Field Championships Jamboree, Coquitlam

July 21-23        BC Junior Development Championships, Kelowna

August 2-8       Legion Youth Track & Field Championship, Brandon, Manitoba

TBA   PGTF Wrap Up BBQ & Awards Day (11am – 2pm)

 

 

 





News from the Canadian Track Championships

12 07 2016

Treasure makes it official

Prince George high jumper wins Olympic trials to qualify for Games in Rio

Ted Clarke / Prince George Citizen

July 9, 2016 03:53 PM

All Alyx Treasure needed was a podium finish to officially join the five-ring circus.

She did even better than that when she won the gold medal Saturday in the women’s high jump at the Canadian Olympic track and field trials in Edmonton.

That means Prince George will have at least one homegrown athlete to cheer on in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Prince George Track and Field Club member became the first athlete in the club’s history to make Canada’s Olympic team.

Although she was fitted for her Olympic team uniforms Sunday morning in Edmonton, Treasure said she wasn’t going to relax until Athletics Canada had named the team, expected to be the largest-ever Canadian contingent of track and field athletes for an Olympic competition.

Treasure, 24, cleared 1.88 metres with her first attempt to lock up her third-straight Canadian championship. She had already achieved the Olympic standard of 1.93m (six-foot-four) May 7 at the Ward Haylett Invitational meet at her home track in Manhattan, Kan.

Treasure
Prince George high jumper Alyx Treasure won the Canadian Olympic trials Saturday in Edmonton to qualify for the Olympics Games next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“It was good – I thought I competed really well with the field and then I kind of dropped the ball after I won, and I was a little upset about that,” said Treasure. “I’m 99 per cent sure that I made the team but until I’m on that list it’s still waiting out. I got fitted (for clothing) and got my travel (arrangements) done but I still want to see my name on that list before I completely celebrate.”

On Saturday, Treasure entered the competition with the bar set at 1.75m. She cleared that height successfully on her first attempt, then completed first-attempt triumphs at 1.81m and 1.84m. Natasha Jackson of Calgary and Jillian Drouin of Sarnia, Ont., finished second and third respectively in the trials. Both cleared 1.81m  but failed to go beyond that mark. Neither Jackson nor Drouin achieved the Olympic standard and won’t be part of Canada’s team.
Treasure made three attempts at 1.92m but knocked the bar off each time.

“I won at (1.84) and when I went to (1.92) it definitely hit home that I won and I didn’t necessarily need this bar and I got into the wrong mindset,” she said.

The Rio Olympics run Aug. 5-21. The qualifying round for the women’s high jump in Rio is set for Thursday, Aug. 18 starting at 10 a.m. Brazil time. The finals are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 at 8:30 p.m. local time. Rio is four hours ahead of the Pacific time zone. Treasure knows she will have to exceed her personal best – 1.93m – to advance to the Olympic final.

“I think I have a pretty good shot of getting into the finals. It’s kind of anybody’s game right now with high jump, there’s nobody who’s been a clear leader,” she said. “Practice has gone really well, competition is where the rust has been at with my height. My fitness is where it needs to be, so I think when I get there I’ll be able to perform.”

Treasure posted a second-place finish at the Harry Jerome International Track Classic in Burnaby, June 17. She plans to compete in an American Track league meet on July 23, where she will hook up with her coach from Kansas State, Cliff Rovelto, who will be the high jump coach for the American team at the Olympics.

Treasure knows there are risks involved with going to Rio, where there are concerns about security, pollution and the Zika virus, which is spread by mosquitoes. Six years ago, Treasure was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, which causes an inflammation of the intestines. The medication she uses to treat the condition weakens her immune system and she’s not allowed to receive any active vaccinations.

“I’m at an extremely high risk of any kind of virus and it is a concern I can’t ignore but it’s the Games and you can’t miss out on that,” she said.

Treasure’s father, Steve, plans to make the trip to Brazil from Prince George but her mother Cindy is still uncertain whether she will be in the stands in Rio when her daughter jumps at the Olympics.

Prince George’s Geoff Martinson, a 30-year-old who now lives in Vancouver, competed at the trials in the men’s 5,000m run. Due to a nagging knee injury, he hadn’t planned to attend the meet. However, he was on the track and finished in fifth place in a time of 14:10.15. Ontario’s Mohammed Ahmed crossed the line first in 14:00.93.

• One other Prince George athlete, Zach Matyas, competed at the Olympic trials, in the 800m run. Matyas ran the first heat on Friday in 1:59.79 but failed to advance to the finals.

“I got in the slow heat, unfortunately, and they take the 10 fastest times of the three heats,” said the 20-year-old Matyas, who needed a time of 1:55 to advance. “I was the fastest guy in the heat so I was trying to push the other guys to go a little quicker. The other heats get to watch the heat before them so they knew they have to go faster than us to get to the next round.”

David Gendreau-Fillion of Gatineau, Que., won the men’s 800 in 1:52.71.

Matyas, a Duchess Park secondary school graduate, attends Douglas College in New Westminster, majoring in psychology. He competes with the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club. He plans to compete this weekend in the B.C. championships, which start Friday in Nanaimo.

• At the trials, which also served as the Canadian championships, Emma Floris of Vanderhoof was in the junior division. In the 400m race, she won her heat in a time of 57.16. In the finals, Floris ended up 19th with a clocking of 59.16.





No Practice today July 09 2016 do to East Indian Games. Sorry for the inconvenienca

9 07 2016




July 4th workout cancelled.

4 07 2016

Due to the nasty weather today we are cancelling the workout for tonight.

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