A Little About The Club
Geordie and Earl Farrell founded the Saugeen Track and Field Club (STFC) over 40 years ago and, although Geordie is no longer actively involved and Earl has passed a way, their legacy lives on. Since those early years, the STFC has become one of Canada’s top-ranked track and field clubs. The club’s excellent coaching staff has produced three Olympians, one Rhodes Scholar, and two World Championship medalists. Overall, club athletes have won over 100 National Championship medals and over 1,800 provincial titles.
The STFC is always looking for highly-motivated and hard-working athletes to become members of our successful team.
Cross Country Training to begin Thursday September 1st!
Saugeen TFC's cross country training is beginning soon!
Practices take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
The program is geared to athletes in grade 6 and later.
For information contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saugeen U18 Girls Break Multiple Canadian and Provincial Records
The Saugeen Track and Field Club Under 18 girls relay team consisting of Ava Moric (Hanover), Claire Rands (Tara), Kara Tichbourne (Meaford) and Brooklyn Quanz (Port Elgin) broke the Canadian records for Under 18, Under 20 and Under 23 age classes, as well as the Provincial record (all ages), for the Distance Medley Relay. The Distance Medley Relay is a four person track race made up of 1200m, 400m, 800m and 1600m. This race, conducted in very rainy conditions in Hamilton, resulted in the Saugeen girls team shattering all of these existing records by 10 to 30 seconds.
Six Medal Performance by Saugeen TFC Athletes at OFSAA 2022
While competing for their respective high schools, Saugeen Track & Field Club athletes brought home six medals from the OFSAA track and field championships (2022). Congratulations to all of the Saugeen athletes who competed in this very competitive event.
Ben Brewer (KDSS) (SB) shotput 15.77m (Silver medalist)
Tristan Bouius (JDSS) (SB) 2000m steeple chase 6:20.49 (Q); 6:09.04 (Bronze medalist)
Harley Martin (SHSS) (SG) shotput 11.81m (Silver medalist); discuss 32.17m (6th)
Michelle Van Stuyvenberg (Madill) (SG) discuss 33.37m (5th)
Claire Rands (SMSS) (SG) 1500m 4:57.03 (19th); 800m 2:18.34 (10th)
Brooklyn Quanz (SDSS) (SG) 1500m 4:42.41 (Q); 4:36.75 (5th); 3000m 9:56.31 (Bronze medalist)
Kara Tichbourne (GBCS) (SG) 1500m 4:40.62 (Q); 4:47.27 (12th); 800m 2:17.07 (Q); 2:16.73 (4th)
Veronica Tedford (SDSS) (JG) discus 26.41m (7th)
Aidan Playfair (SDSS) (JB) 800m 2:01.80 (Q) (PB); 2:07.62 (6th)
Ava Moric (JDSS) (NG) 1500m 4:44.85 (Q) (PB); 4:42.33 (Gold medalist); 3000m 10:09.69 (Gold medalist)
Saugeen is Back on Track (and Field)!
Saugeen Track and Field Club athletes turned in strong performances and won 9 medals overall in the Athletics Ontario Indoor Championships. Due to Covid restrictions, field athletes competed one weekend and track athletes on another date.
In the U16 age category, Ava Moric won silver in the Girls’ 2000m and Eli Bouius earned a bronze in the Boys’ 1200m.
In the U18 division, the STFC 4x800m Girls relay team was golden. Team members were Brooklyn Quanz, Jayla Catto, Kara Tichbourne and Claire Rands in an outstanding time of 9:46.66 which ranks the Saugeen Girls 4x800 team as Number 1 in Canada. Another gold medal performance was contributed by Michelle Van Stuyvenberg in the 16 lb. Weight Throw. Her 13.27m mark currently ranks her as number 4 in Canada.
In Womens’ U20 competitions, STFC athletes racked up 5 medals. Avery Hastings led the way with a gold in the 20 lb. Weight Throw and Harley Martin earned a silver in the same event. Kara Tichbourne won a bronze in the 800m. Avery’s 14.93m performance in the WT currently ranks her 3rd in Canada.
In U20 Mens’ events, Ben Brewer won a bronze in the 6k Shot Put while Tristan Bouius earned a bronze in the 800m race. Ben’s 15.04 performance in the SP ranks him 4th in Canada.
Saugeen Track and Field Club athletes are training hard and looking forward to a return to outdoor competitions and the opportunity to travel to Provincial and National Championships.
Moric Brings Home Gold from OFSAA XC
Ten Saugeen TFC athletes competed for their respective schools at OFSAA in Lakefield on November 6th. Fabulous results led by Novice Girl Ava Moric who brought home gold in the Novice Girls race. Other results:
Ava Moric (JDSS),
novice girl, gold!
James Wheeler (BPCS), novice boy, 66th
Jayla Catto (Sacred Heart), junior girl, 21st
Aidan Playfair (SDSS), junior boy, 63rd
Grace Wheeler (BPCS), senior girl, 11th
Brooklyn Quanz (SDSS), senior girl, 14th
Claire Rands (St. Marys), senior girl, 22nd
Cohen Martin (Sacred Heart), senior boy, 5th
Tristan Bouius (JDSS), senior boy, 23rd
Aiden Hinsperger (Sacred Heart), senior boy, 116th
Athletes Ontario U16 Championships & Rising Stars Championships
Jasmine Broere Takes Home 3 Medals at Athletes Ontario Provincial Championships U16
Four medal performance at Athletics Ontario Rising Stars championship;
U14 girls 4x800 relay (gold),
U14 girls 2000m girls Keira Snelling (gold),
U12 1000m girls Sydney Snelling (gold),
U14 boys 2000m Mason Bell (silver). #thefuturelooksbright
Silver Medal in Discs 32.83m
Bronze Medal in Shot Put 11.61m
Athletics Ontario Rising Stars championship
Athletics Ontario Rising Stars championship
Athletics Ontario Rising Stars championship
Ben Brewer Wins Gold Medal in U18 Shot Put 16.33m
Billie Martin, Glenn Elliott, Hanna Vanstuyvenberg
Jeremy Elliott, Harley Martin, Glenn Elliott
Michelle Vanstuyvenberg, Glenn Elliott, Avery Hastings
Brooklyn Quanz (Right), Grace Wheeler (Left)
Saugeen Athlete Accepts Admissions Offer and Two Scholarships from York University
Jeremy Elliott has accepted an offer of admission to York University in Toronto, Ontario that includes the maximum amount for the York University Renewable Entrance Athletic Scholarship and the York University Academic Entrance Scholarship.
A member of the Saugeen Track and Field, Jeremy has competed in weight throw, hammer throw, discus and shot put. His skill at these events has earned him six Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) medals and five national medals.
A student at Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton, Jeremy has over a 90% average in six subjects.
In the fall of 2020, Jeremy will be studying Kinesiology and developing his skills as a thrower under the direction of Richard Parkinson, Athletics Canada High Performance Coach - Throws.
Congratulations Jeremy on your achievements
Saugeen Athlete Signs for Track & Field Scholarship to DePaul University
Billie Martin signed her letter of intent to attend DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois beginning in the fall of 2020.
Billie consistently had her top performances at the most important meets and as a result was selected as a 2019 All-Ontarian by Athletics Ontario and received the Outstanding Female Field Athlete for Saugeen Track & Field Club in both the Youth and Junior categories.
In 2 short years, Billie has climbed the Athletics Canada rankings in her throwing events and is motivated to see how far the sport will take her. For now, she is excited to be heading to Chicago in the fall and competing for the DePaul Blue Demons.
OFSAA Cross Country Championships
Congratulations to the 11 members of the Saugeen TFC distance crew who, while competing for their respective high schools, qualified for and competed at the OFSAA cross country running championships on November 2nd in Sudbury. Great performances all around including Brooklyn Quanz‘ silver medal in the novice girls race and another four top 10 finishes.
Brooklyn Quanz (SDSS) - novice girl - silver medal
Claire Rands (SMSS) - novice girl - 7th
Grace Boyce (GHSS) - novice girl - 25th
Grace Wheeler (BPSS) - novice girl - 47th
Payton Dodd (CCCI) - novice girl - 106th
Evan Barry (SMSS) - novice boy - 62nd
Tristan Bouius (JDSS) - junior boy - 17th
Emily Bryce (SDSS) - senior girl - 4th
Samara Quanz (SDSS) - senior girl - 8th
Ana Morariu (SHSS) - senior girl - 20th
Ethan Kruisselbrink (SMSS) - senior boy - 10th
Saugeen TFC Captures Provincial Team Title
27 members of the Saugeen Track and Field Club travelled to the University of Windsor on August 2-4 to compete for the Athletics Ontario U14/U16/U18 Track and Field Championships. The Championships involve the top track and field athletes from over 100 clubs across the province. STFC returned home with the Midget (U16) Overall Championship and were second in the Youth (U18) division. This is an amazing accomplishment from a small rural club competing against all the big centres across the province. We are very proud of our athletes.
Saugeen athletes combined for 24 medals – 10 gold, 11 silver and 3 bronze. 30 personal best performances and 8 STFC Age Class Records were also recorded over the weekend competition.
Michelle Van Stuyvenberg set an AO Meet Record and an Athletics Ontario U15 record in the Midget Girls 3k Hammer with a 48.85m launch.
Jeremy Elliott, Ryan Jacklin, Harley Martin, Billie Martin, Ben Brewer, Emily Bryce and Chloe Kaufman were all multiple medalists. Elliott led the way with 4 medals – 1 gold and 3 silver.
19 Medal Performance at Ontario Legion Provincial Championships
Saugeen TFC athletes came home with 19 medals from the Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Track and Field Championships in Brampton on July 12-13. Medal winners were as follows:
15 and under age class:
Michelle Van Stuyvenberg hammer throw (gold)
Harley Martin Javelin (silver); shot put (silver)
Claire Rands 1200m (silver); 800m (gold)
Ben Brewer shot put (gold); discus (bronze)
Lucas Jacklin javelin (gold)
Tristan Bouius 2000m (silver)
17 and under age class:
Billie Martin hammer throw (gold); shot put (silver)
Emily Bryce 3000m (gold)
Hanna Van Stuybenberg discus (silver)
Ryan Jacklin hammer throw (gold); discus (gold); shot put (bronze)
Jeremy Elliott hammer throw (silver); discus (silver); shot put (silver)
5 Medal Performance at Athletics Ontario Under 20 and Open Championship
Congratulations to the Saugeen TFC athletes who competed at the Athletics Ontario Provincial under 20 and Open track and field championships at York University on July 12-14. These athletes came home with five medals:
Jeremy Elliott U20 hammer throw (gold)
Billie Martin U20 hammer throw (silver)
Emily Branderhorst Open high jump (bronze)
Caleb Keeling U20 high jump (bronze)
Naomi Herman U20 3000m (silver)
8 Medal Performance at OFSAA Track & Field Championships
Congratulations to the 12 Saugeen TFC athletes who, while competing for their high schools, competed at the OFSAA track and field championships June 6 - 8 in Guelph. These athletes competed in 21 events and brought home 8 medals.
Ryan Jacklin (SB) shot put (9th), discus (13th)
Jeremy Elliott (SB) shot put (5th), discus (Bronze)
Scott Gilstorf (SB) high jump (12th)
Billie Martin (SG) shot put (4th), discus (7th)
Hanna Van Stuyvenberg (SG) discus (Bronze)
Anna Carruthers (SG) 1500m (19th), 3000m (16th)
Samara Quanz (SG) 2000m steeplechase (9th)
Emily Bryce (JG) 1500m (9th), 3000m (Gold)
Ana Morariu (JG) 1500m (10th), 3000m (7th)
Tristan Bouius (MB) 1500m (6th)
Ben Brewer (MB) shot put (Gold), discus (Gold)
Harley Martin (MG) shot put (Silver), discus (Gold), javelin (Gold)
Great Performances all around during Indoor Season
For the indoor season, Saugeen TFC won the U18 (youth) division, finished second in the U20 (junior) division and finished 3rd overall in Provincial Club standings (for all divisions combined).
Highlights from the season include:
A 10 medal performance at Athletics Ontario U18/Senior Provincial championships (Feb 9/10):
Naomi Herman (SG) 1500m bronze, 3000m gold
Billie Martin (YG) shot put gold, weight throw gold
Hanna Van Stuyvenberg (YG) shot put bronze
Ryan Jacklin (YB) shot put gold, weight throw gold
Jeremy Elliott (YB) shot put bronze, weight throw silver
4 x 800m (YG) gold (Morariu, Rands, Quanz, Quanz)
An 11 medal performance at Athletics Ontario U14, U16, U20 Provincial championships (March 2/3):
Emily Bryce (JG) 3000m gold
Naomi Herman (JG) 3000m silver
Caleb Keeling (JB) high jump silver
Harley Martin (MG) shot put gold
Billie Martin (JG) shot put bronze, weight throw silver
Michelle Van Stuyvenberg (MG) weight throw silver
Jeremy Elliott (JB) weight throw gold
Ryan Jacklin (JB) weight throw silver
4 x 800m (MG) silver (Quanz, Wheeler, Hilbers, Rands)
4 x 800m (JG) silver (Morariu, Bryce, Jez, Quanz)
A 3 medal performance at the Minor track and field Provincial championships
Claire Rands (SG) 1500m bronze, 800m silver
Eli Bouius (AB) 1500m gold
In addition, the following Club and Age Class records were set this indoor season:
17 Year Olds
Ryan Jacklin shot put, 17.93 (5k) (previous record K. Bowman 2010)
Ryan Jacklin shot put, 15.01 (6k) (previous record K. Bowman 2010)
Billie Martin weight throw, 15.27 (20lb) (previous record C. Bailey 2005)
Billie Martin weight throw, 16.75 (16lb) (previous record H. Diebol 2015)
Ryan Jacklin, weight throw, 21.79 (20lb) (previous record K. Bowman 2010)
Jeremy Elliott, weight throw, 19.69 (25lb) (previous record A. Pilar 2008)
4 x 800m relay (A. Morariu, C. Rands, B. Quanz, S. Quanz) 10:08.67 (previous record Green, Rudell, Hunter, Hodgson 2008)
16 Year Olds
Emily Bryce 3000m, 10:13.92 (previous record P. Kuntz 1990)
15 Year Olds
Harley Martin weight throw, 14.10 (12lb) (previous record S. Fischer 2017)
14 Year Olds
Michelle Van Stuyvenburg weight throw, 14.82 (12lb) (previous record H. Martin 2018)
12 Year Olds
Eli Bouius 1500m, 5:14.50 (previous record S. Nusselder 2011)
Let’s build on these great performances and have an even more impressive outdoor season!