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.


Wesley Best gets a mulligan on the track

Ajax sprinter heading to world youth championships

AJAX -- It's a term more commonly associated with golf, but Wesley Best is hoping the IAAF world youth track-and-field championships will serve as a mulligan for him.

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Wesley Best, Keith Cyrus Jr. medal at nationals

Silver and bronze for track duo

DURHAM -- A couple of prize prospects at the Speed Academy Athletics Club ran away with medals at the Canadian Youth Track and Field championships. Wesley Best of Ajax came up with a silver-medal-winning performance in the 200m, while Keith Cyrus Jr. of Pickering won bronze in the 110m hurdles. Both athletes reached the podium in the U18 division.

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Wesley Best at the top of his game

Sprinter wins gold, silver at Ontario championships

AJAX -- Wesley Best of Ajax led The Speed Academy to a 10th place finish in the Junior Division at the Ontario Bantam, Midget and Junior Track and Field Championship at York University.

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Speed Academy has golden event

Relay teams shine at indoor championships

PICKERING -- The Speed Academy Athletics Club set the track on fire at the Ontario indoor relay championship held at the University of Windsor. The club won the youth division with a team score of 26 points, edging-out the University of Toronto Track Club and Laurel Creek Track and Field Club by just five points.

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Speed Academy off to flying start

Podium finishes at first track-and-field meet of season

PICKERING -- The Speed Academy is off to a fast start to the 2011 indoor track-and-field season.

The Academy speedsters dominated the Phoenix Athletics all-comers track meet held at Variety Village in Scarborough, taking home a total of eight medals.

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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.

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Speed Academy runners off to Hershey

Big event on tap this weekend across the border

PICKERING -- Tony Sharpe believes he has a trio of sprinters who can look forward to an awfully bright future in the sport if they so choose.

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