- Published: Tuesday, 28 February 2012 22:38
Pickering-based track-and-field club makes its mark
TORONTO -- The Speed Academy finished third in the overall team standings at the 2012 Athletics Ontario provincial indoor youth championships held at York University.
The top spot went to the University of Toronto Track Club with a score of 121 points, followed by Laurel Creek Track Club in second with 60 points. The impressive 53 points third-place showing was the result of the solid performances of Brandon Bobb, Tacuma Anderson-Richards and Yazin Joseph.
Anderson-Richards opened the scoring on Saturday by winning the triple jump with a personal best leap of 14.41m. Later that afternoon Brandon Bobb defeated the national 100m and 200m youth champion, Andre Ford-Azonwanna, to win the 60m dash with a time of 6.83. Yazin Joseph hurdled to victory on Sunday in the 60m, with a personal best time of 8.30.
Other point contributors were: Mariam Abdul-Rashid, Austin Marchese, Ashton Hyde, Taylor Sharpe, Myles Williams and Amara Ehirim.
The Speed Academy will head to New York City next weekend to take on the best high school athletes in the United States at the US indoor national championship.