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Thursday, January 28, 2010

a few assorted pics from the fall/winter.

a few pics of the past few weeks (Victoria and Maui).

TSN Top Performances of 2010 (NTC Dev Team).

Ok, where do I start. The NTC blog is in some serious need of updating. Maybe I can start the fist post with some of the TSN Top NTC Performances (dev squad) of 2010 (in chronological order):

1. January - Youth Olympic Festival. (Team relay, Bronze Medal - Matt Sharpe, Cole Stewart, Aaron Thomas). Three girls in top ten - individual race - Christine Ridenour 5th, Kyla Coates 8th, Alexandra Coates 9th. Great experience and results in the Land Down Under.

2. May - Hilary Wille takes the win at the North Shore Triathlon (BC junior champs) in her first ever triathlon and wins MONEY!!

3. May - PATO - Okalahoma. Kyla Coates - gold medal. Andrew McCartney bronze U23. Nice start to the 2009 season for the NTC development team.  Christine 7th (junior race).   Aaron 7th, Matt 8th (junior men).

4. June - Bird Hill, National Junior Series #1. Team BC (near sweep of podium), Kyla 1st, Alison 2nd, Christine 3rd. Jeff Phillips (race winner but racing to qualify for Canada Summer Games as over 19 year old), Matt Sharpe 1st, Cole Stewart 3rd (Mark Okany of Manitoba prevented the sweep with his second place finish.

5. July - National Junior Championships, Gatineau Quebec. Alison Hooper surprises many with a win and national junior title. This was race was Alison's 4th triathlon in her very young career.

6. August - Canada Summer Games, PEI. Triathlon's first ever appearance in the Games. Individual race Men : Jeff Phillips - Gold, Cole Stewart - Bronze. Individual race Women : Alison Hooper - Gold, Kyla Coates - Bronze. Team Relays - Women - Gold (Alison, Christine, Kyla), Men - Gold (Matt, Cole, Jeff). Great fun and Huge success for Team BC.

7. August - National U23 and Senior Championships, Kelowna. U23 Women - Alex Coates, Bronze. U23 Men -Silver, Austin Horn. (nice to see them on the podium). Senior Men: Simon 1st, Kyle 2nd, Paul T. 3rd, Brent 4th, Andrew M. 5th, Andrew R 6th, Austin 7th, Andrew Paul Baillargeon--Smith. Senior Women: Lauren 1st, Kathy 2nd, Paula 3rd, Alex 13th.

8. September - ITU World Triathlon Championships: U23 Women: Paula Findlay - bronze, U23 Men A-Mac 15th, Junior Women: Alison Hooper 6th, Kyla Coates 8th. Junior Men: Matt Sharpe 26th. Senior Men - Simon 8th.

Overall - a fantastic season, several podiums and miles of smiles!!! :)