Brandon Bobb breaks provincial record

Speed Academy runner covers 60m in 6.73

PICKERING -- Brandon Bobb has proven that it's never too late to start.

A hockey player with the Ajax Knights up until last year, Bobb traded in his skates for sneakers in the fall, and is burning up the track.

Committing to sprinting full time with The Speed Academy based in Pickering, Bobb smashed the provincial U18 60m indoor record with a time of 6.73 at a recent meet.

Tony Sharpe helps score scholarships for track and field stars

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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.