Speed Academy finished top-20 in province

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.

Tony Sharpe helps score scholarships for track and field stars

tony sharpe

Sharpe, the former Canadian Olympian, runs the Speed Academy, a developmental track and field club in Pickering, which has helped dozens of athletes get NCAA scholarships.

The club was founded in 2006 and Sharpe left his corporate account manager’s job at Bell to track athletes full-time a few years later.

“I’m a full-time coach, you know, not something people do often in Canada,” says Sharpe, 59, adding about 50 Speed Academy athletes have received scholarships.