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.


Pickering's Speed Academy sends 11 to podium

Club members turn in a number of personal bests

EDMONTON — The Speed Academy had a number of its athletes turn in outstanding performances at the Canadian track-and-field championships in Edmonton.

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USC sprinter Andre De Grasse makes huge strides on and off track

USC sprinter Andre De Grasse makes huge strides on and off track

LOS ANGELES – USC sprinter Andre De Grasse is favored to win the 100- and 200-meter dashes at this weekend’s Pac-12 Championships, the latest big meet in a season and future seemingly full of them for the 20-year-old Canadian.

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Speed Academy travels to Ohio in search of competition

Pickering club earns 11 medals agaisnt top high school athletes from US

PICKERING -- The Speed Academy Athletics Club traveled to Ohio to compete against some of the top high school track athletes in the United States at the Spire High School Showcase.

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