Elite eight from Speed Academy heading to nationals in P.E.I.

Oshawa's Mariam Abdul-Rashid among those representing Pickering club

PICKERING -- When eight members of the Speed Academy head to Prince Edward Island next month for the Canadian national youth track-and-field championships, they will do so with one goal in mind.

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Five medals for The Speed Academy

Team competes at U.S. High School National Championships

PICKERING -- The Speed Academy brought home a total of five medals from the U.S. Indoor High School National Championships, which was held in New York.

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The Speed Academy off to quick start

Athletes earn 13 medals at indoor meet

TORONTO -- The Speed Academy athletes are off to a quick start to the indoor season, winning 13 medals at the International Youth Meet of Champions at York University.

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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.