Golden Ears Athletics is a Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows community based athletics club that has been providing coaching services in track & field, cross country, and road racing since 1998. It is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia.
The club offers a developmental program for ages nine through high school which provides an opportunity for young athletes to run and train throughout the year in an organized setting. We welcome any level of running, jumping or throwing ability.
Track Rascals Practice CANCELLEDToday Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Practice for Track Rascals is cancelled today due to the Hershey's Track Meet. Next weeks pratices will proceed as scheduled.
Thank you for everyone's understanding. If you have any questions, please contact either Alanna Wadhwani.
Upcoming Track & Field Meets Deadline Notices
Information packages for the following track meets have been distributed. These can also be downloaded from the ONLINE MEET REGISTRATION page. Please pay particular attention to the Entry and Payment deadlines in order to avoid late registration fees or missing the meet altogether. If you have any questions, please contact Alanna Wadhwani.
Online Reg Deadline
Langely Pacific Invtitational - All Age Groups
June 14-16, 2013
June 5, 2013
June 6 , 2013
BC Junior Development & Midget Pentathlon Championship
June 22, 2013
June 18, 2013
June 20, 2013
Jack Brow Memorial Track and Field Meet
June 28- 30, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 24, 2013
Click here for the complete competition schedule and more information on the above track meets.
Uniforms are required for competition at any track meet. The Golden Ears uniform consists of a:
• Black, burgundy and gold singlet with the Club logo in front (Provided by GEA)
• Black running shorts (Provided by athlete)
Uniforms are distributed by the Club Manager on receipt of a deposit cheque ($50.00). If you require a Uniform, please make arrangements with Katrina Haintz well in advance of your first competition.
The Club has a limited amount of track spikes in various sizes for rent/use during the season. The rental fee for the season is $10.00 with a $50.00 post dated cheque that is returned to you (not cashed) when the spikes are returned at the end of the season.
If you are interested in renting a pair, please make arrangements with Katrina Haintz at the track.
If any members have any gently used track spikes that you would like to donate to the club we would gladly accept them for the benefit of others to use in the future.
Eagle Classic 2013 Track & Field Meet Saturday, May 11th, 2013
.An exciting day of track and field competition took place on Saturday May 11th at Rotary Track in Maple Ridge, and the rains held off until the completion of the meet. The 8th annual Eagle Classic meet drew athletes from throughout the lower mainland, as events were staged in both elementary and adult divisions. Many competitors achieved new personal bests in a variety of running, throwing and jumping events.
Winners of the perpetual trophies were as follows: Tara Perry Outstanding Sprinter Awards: Jasmine Lew (unattached) & Jayden Brown (Golden Ears Athletics). Debbie Brill High Jump Awards: Natalia Munro (Langley Mustangs) & Jayden Brown (Golden Ears Athletics). Ed Collinson Outstanding Thrower Awards: Rori Denness (Ocean Athletics) & Amin Shahsaver (Coquitlam Cheetahs). Cindy Foley Mile: Alyssa Terry (South Fraser). Andrew Lenton Mile: Sean Pletz (Gibson`s Elementary). All-Comers Mile: Tom Michie (unattached) & Jamie Hennessey (Golden Ears)
The Outstanding Team Performance went to the Langley Mustangs with a combined total of 779 points, while host Golden Ears Athletics was 2nd with 625 points and Southridge School 3rd with 435 points.
The Outstanding Meet Performance award was declared a tie between Rori Denness and Jasmine Lew. Rori set a new BC age group record in the 12 year old girls javelin throw (15 year provincial event history), while Jasmine had a meet record performance in the 200m in an event with over a 40 year provincial history.
2013 Track & Field Program Descriptions Start Dates and Schedule
Track Rascals: Ages 6 thru 8. First practices will be held in late May and will run for 12 sessions at the Maple Ridge Secondary School Track Facility on Tuesday and Thursday right thru to the end of June. Core Focus: a basic introduction to running, jumping & throwing.
Start/End Date: May 21st, 2013- June 27th, 2013 Sessions: 12
Session Days: Tue & Thurs Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Junior Development Athletes: Ages 9 to 13. Practices start in early April and will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday’s at the Maple Ridge Secondary School Track Facility There will be 8 to 9 competitive meets* during the season for athletes registered in the competitive program. Core Focus: a run, jump, throw program where athletes develop skills in all event areas as well as agility, co-ordination, flexibility, strength, etc.
Start/End Date: April 8th, 2013 - July 25, 2013 Sessions:49
Session Days: Mon, Tues & Thurs
Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
High School Athletes: Ages 14 to 19 (Grades 8 to 12). For those athletes trying to qualify for Fraser Valley 's, Provincials or Nationals, practices start in late February. For all other high school athletes, start date is in early March. Practices will be held on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursday's, and occasionally on Saturdays until the week of the B.C. High School Championships. After that, practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. All practices take place at the Maple Ridge Secondary School Track Facility
Start/End Date: Feb 24th, 2013 - July 25, 2013 Sessions:51
Session Days: Mon, Tues & Thurs
Time: 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Golden Ears Athlete - Empraim Tadesse Signs with Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC - Ephraim Tadesse (Surrey, BC) has committed to the Simon Fraser University track and field team and will join the Clan in the fall.
“I wanted to find a good solid program that was local and SFU joining the NCAA was a big factor," said Tadesse. "My coach is close to the program and the school is great academically."
The North Surrey Secondary School product is a distance runner who competes in the 800-metre, 1500-metre, 3000-metre and will run cross country for the Clan.
“Over the next few months, I'm just going to put in the time and do a lot of running to be ready to reach my goals next year. Consistency is going to be key for me to move forward,” continued Tadesse.
At the 2010 BC Summer Games, which were held in Langley, Tadesse won two gold medals, one in the
1200-metre and one in the 2000-metre.
This year, his personal best mile time was 4:22 and 8:41 in the 3000-metre.
Tadesse is also a former medalist at the BC High School Games, having won a bronze in the 1500-metre when he was in grade nine.
"He is a great kid," said his coach Scott Svelander. "He's a team leader and his positive attitude is contagious. He brings a positive tone and is very talented. His real gift is he can maintain speed really easily and as a distance athlete that's a real gift, to be able to maintain speed with very little effort."
He had the top time in 2011 in the Surrey Track and Field Club in the 800-metre, the 1500-metre and the second best time in the 3000-metre.
While undecided, Tadesse is considering pursuing criminology at SFU.
About Golden Ears Athletics: Golden Ears Athletics is a Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows community based athletics club that has been providing coaching services in track & field, cross country, and road racing since 1998. It is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia.
Mission Statement: To develop a diverse athletic club which will provide participants with the opportunity to develop physically while learning new skills associated with track & field. To provide a positive environment for self growth, goal setting, physical development, competition, and increased self confidence through achievement.