Pickering Speed Academy's Tony Sharpe, Xahria Santiago honoured by Athletics Canada

Former club member Andre De Grasse recognized for Olympic performance

AJAX — The Speed Academy in Pickering has been rewarded for another excellent year, dominating the annual awards given out by Athletics Canada.

Head coach Tony Sharpe, a former Olympic medallist, has been named the development coach of the year for the second time in three years, while one of his current athletes, Xahria Santiago of Ajax, has been honoured as the youth athlete of the year.


Silver and bronze for track duo

PICKERING -- The Speed Academy Athletics Club based in Pickering finished 17th overall in the 2010 Outdoor Club Championships.

Points from all the provincial championship meets held during the summer are compiled to determine the 2010 Athletics Ontario Club standings.

Over 100 track and field clubs belong to Athletics Ontario.

In the individual age divisions Speed Academy finished 9th in midget, 11th in youth and 15th in junior.

This was the club's first year as a member of Athletics Ontario.