News from 2018...

Earl and Geordie Farrell to be Inducted into Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Saugeen Track & Field Club founders Earl and Geordie Farrell who will be inducted into the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame on September 29th in Toronto. 

Write up from Athletics Ontario website ...

Earl and Geordie have been involved with the Saugeen Track & Field Club, based in Port Elgin, since its formation in 1983. Having no indoor facilities and only a dirt track in the beginning, they have helped Saugeen establish itself as one of the top clubs in the province. Earl was the Head Coach of the 1996 World Junior Championships team and served as president of the Ontario Track & Field Association (OTFA) from 1967-2002. Geordie has coached many of the Saugeen Cross Country teams to National Championships and was a national coach on the 2000, 2003 and 2004 World Cross Country Championship Teams. She also served as manager and distances coach of the 2001 World Youth Junior Championships Team and as a coach for the 2003 Junior Pan American Championships Team.

In 2008, Earl & Geordie were honoured at the Ontario Sports Award banquet by being presented with the Syl Apps Award for Achievement in the sport of Athletics

Quanz and Bryce Named to Team Ontario

Congratulations to Samara Quanz and Emily Bryce who have been selected to compete for Team Ontario Youth Girls (U18) team at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Kingston on Saturday November 24th.

Saugeen TFC will also be fielding a Youth Girls and Youth Boys team at the championships.  Good luck to all!

Youth Girls and Bantam Girls have Podium Finishes at AO XC Championships

Saugeen TFC's youth girls (Samara Quanz, Naomi Herman, Anna Carruthers and Ana Morariu) won the U18 team title at the Athletics Ontario Provincial cross country championships in King City on November 11th. 

Saugeen TFC's bantam girls (Claire Rands, Brooklyn Quanz, Grace Boyce, Grace Wheeler and Olivea Pope) were second in the U14 division.

Bryce Wins Gold at OFSAA Cross Country Championships

Emily Bryce won junior girls gold at the OFSAA Cross Country running championships on November 4th in Hamilton.

This was one of many fine performances by Saugeen TFC athletes competing for their schools at the OFSAA XC championships:

Midget Boy
Tristan Bouius (JDSS) 22nd

Junior Girls
Emily Bryce (SDSS) 1st
Ana Morariu (Sacred Heart) 17th

Senior Girls
Samara Quanz (SDSS) 5th
Anna Carruthers (Collingwood) 24th

Senior Boys
Ethan Kruisselbrink (St. Marys) 48th
Daniel Khan (Sir JA MacDonald) 54th

Provincial Titles and 31 Medal Performance at Provincial Bantam, Midget and Junior Championships

Saugeen Track and Field Club won both the Bantam and Youth Championships at the Athletics Ontario Bantam-Midget-Youth Track and Field Championships in Windsor on July 21 and 22.  The Club was 5th in the Midget Division.

Saugeen TFC athletes won 31 medals at the Championships, 10 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze. Highlight performances included Billie Martin's Gold in the Youth Girls Hammer Throw. Billie's performance of 55.25m established a new Athletics Ontario Record for both U17 and U18 age classifications.  Michelle Van Stuyvenberg, a Bantam athlete competing as a Midget, set a Meet Record for U15 Girls Hammer Throw with a mark of 44.23m. She was cms off the provincial record.

Ryan Jacklin led the medal barrage with Gold performances in the U18 Javelin, Discus and Hammer and a Bronze in Shot Put.

13 Medal Performance at Legion Provincial Championships in St. Catherines

Saugeen TFC athletes brought home 13 medals from the Royal Canadian Legion Midget and Youth Championships in St. Catherines on July 13 and 14.  This medal haul included 6 gold medals.

Following this meet, Ryan Jacklin (throws), Ben Brewer (throws) and Emily Bryce (distance) were selected to compete and represent Team Ontario at the Legion National Youth Championships In Brandon Manitoba on August 10 - 12.

Three Medal Performance at Provincial Junior & Senior Championships

Saugeen TFC athletes brought home 3 medals from the Provincial Junior & Senior outdoor championships in Toronto.  Congratulations to the following:

Emily Branderhorst (JG) High jump 1.66 (bronze medal)
Tony Elliott (JB) Hammer throw 49.45 (silver medal); discus 38.12 (7th)
Naomi Herman (JG) 3000m 10.11.22 (silver medal)

8 Medal Performance for Saugeen TFC Athletes at OFSAA Track and Field Championships

Congratulations on the excellent performances by all of the Saugeen TFC athletes competing for their respective high schools at the OFSAA Track and Field Championships in Toronto on June 7-9.  The group was led by a three gold medal performance by Ryan Jacklin.

Ryan Jacklin (JB) javelin 60.94m Gold; shot put  17.65m Gold; discus 65.13m Gold

Jeremy Elliott (JB) javelin 51.81m 6th; shot put 17.32m Silver; discus 55.61m Bronze

Aiden Hinsperger (MB) 200m 23.59h/23.84f 7th; 100m 11.74 11th

Ryan Caughy (MB) 200m 24.09 11th

Emily Bryce (MG) 3000m 10:29.15 Gold; 1500m  4:46.41 5th

Samara Quanz (JG) 3000m 10:17.18 Silver; 1500ms/c 5:12.04 7th

Liam Fitzgerald (JB) 3000m 9:24.35 15th

Hanna Van Stuyvenberg (JG) discus 40.24m Gold; shot put 11.23m 10th

Billie Martin (JG) shot put 12.18m 7th

Daniel Khan (JB) 1500m 4:13.04 10th

Ana Morariu (MG) 1500m 5:07.20 19th


11 Athletes Qualify for OFSAA Track and Field Championships

Congratulations to the 11 Saugeen TFC athletes who qualified for the OFSAA track and field championships in Toronto from June 7-9.  These athletes finished in the top 4 of their respective events at the OFSAA West Regional in Windsor on June 1 and 2. Good luck to all.

Emily Bryce (MG) 1500m, 3000m
Ana Morariu (MG) 1500m
Aiden Hinsperger (MB) 100m, 200m
Ryan Caughy (MB) 200m
Samara Quanz (JG) 1500mSC, 3000m
Billie Martin (JG) shot put
Hanna Van Stuyvenberg (JG) shot put, discus
Liam Fitzgerald (JB) 3000m
Daniel Khan (JB) 1500m
Ryan Jacklin (JB) shot put, discus, javelin
Jeremy Elliott (JB) shot put, discus, javelin

7 Medals at Provincial Indoor Bantam, Midget and Junior Championships/ Club finishes 3rd Overall in the Province

Congratulations to the Saugeen contingent that competed at the Ontario Bantam, Midget and Junior Provincial indoor championships.  There were many great performances including 7 medals, many PBs and one Club age class record …

Medal performances …

Ben Brewer (MB) shot put
James Wheeler (BB) race walk

Ryan Jacklin (JB) weight throw
Naomi Gies (MG) high jump
Emily Bryce (MG) 2000m
Harley Martin (MG) shot put

Harley Martin (MG) weight throw

The Club finished 3rd overall in the Provincial Club standings for the Indoor season.

Saugeen TFC Athletes Win Three Medals at Canadian Indoor Track and Field Championships

Saugeen Track and Field Club athletes won 3 medals at the Canadian Indoor Track and Field Championships in Montreal on February 10th and 11th.

Jeremy Elliott (YB) shot put 15.10m (silver)
Ryan Jacklin (YB) weight throw 18.54m (bronze)
Billie Martin (YG) shot put 12.08m (bronze)

Saugeen TFC Athletes Bring Home 7 Medals from Provincial Youth/Senior Championships

Saugeen Track and Field Club youth aged athletes brought home 7 medals from the indoor Provincial Track and Field Championships in Toronto on February 17 and 18:

Ryan Jacklin (YB) weight throw (gold), shot put (bronze)
Jeremy Elliott (YB) weight throw (silver)
Billie Martin (YG) shot put (gold)
Hanna Van Stuyvenberg  (YG) weight throw (bronze)
Scott Gilstorf (YB) high jump (bronze)
Naomi Herman (YG) 3000m (bronze)

Three Athletes Selected for Team Ontario for Quebec/Ontario Dual Meet

Congratulations to Emily Bryce (2000m, 800m), Benjamin Brewer (shot put, weight throw) and Harley Martin (shot put, weight throw) who were selected to compete for Team Ontario at the Ontario versus Quebec midget aged dual meet in Toronto on February 17th.  All three competed incredibly well with special kudos to Emily Bryce and Benjamin Brewer who won the 2000m and shot put, respectively.

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  • Club founders, Earl and Geordie Farrell, were inducted into the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame;
  • Club athletes win 6 National championship medals;
  • Saugeen TFC wins provincial team titles in Youth (U18) and Bantam (U14) age categories at Athletics Ontario Provincial track and field championships in Windsor as Club athletes come home with a 31 medal performance;
  • Youth Girls (Quanz, Herman, Carruthers, Morariu) take home gold and Bantam Girls (Rands, Quanz, Boyce, Wheeler and Pope) take home silver at the Athletics Ontario Provincial cross country championships;
  • Emily Bryce (SDSS) wins OFSAA gold in junior girls XC;
  • Samara Quanz and Emily Bryce were named to Team Ontario's U18 team for the Canadian National cross country championships in Kingston;
  • Saugeen TFC athletes win 13 medals at the RCL Provincial track and field championships;
  • Ryan Jacklin (throws), Ben Brewer (throws) and Emily Bryce (mid-distance) are named to Team Ontario for the RCL National Youth track and field championships in Brandon, Manitoba;
  • Ryan Jacklin is named to Team Canada for the U18 track and field invitation in Kingston Jamaica;
  • Saugeen TFC athletes competing for their respective high schools bring home 8 OFSAA track and field medals;
  • Emily Bryce (mid-distance), Harley Martin (throws) and Ben Brewer (throws) named to Team Ontario for Quebec/Ontario U16 dual meet.