It's all in the family for the Sharpes

Track success filters down from mom and dad to daughters

PICKERING -- If genetics account for anything, there is no way to predict the unlimited potential of the Sharpe twins.

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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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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.