OTFC back up and running

Oceanside club with big spirit registering for upcoming season

OTFC standout Thomas Oxland in action last year.

If you enjoy running, jumping and throwing and would like to improve your skills, make friends and have fun, Oceanside Track & Field Club “would love you to come out and join us.”

Las year was excellent for OTFC, which had a dedicated core of 11 coaches “who helped our athletes achieve their goals while enjoying the sport of track and field,” said longtime coach and mentor Kim Longmuir, adding the club had 85 registered members last year “and continues to be recognized in the province, as the club with big spirit and sportsmanship.”

Case in point: 30 OTFC athletes placed in the Top 10 provincially in their ages for an event, in a total of 65 different events, including seven number ones.

The club also had two provincial champions in five different events, and an additional eight athletes who were provincial medalists. OTFC also had three athletes who made the Zone 6 B.C. Summer Games team, with two of them earning medals.

As a team, OTFC placed second in the VIAA Overall Club and Girls Team categories, as well as placing fourth in the Boys Team division, the first time in five years not winning top honours.

Looking ahead, Longmuir said “one of our main tasks remains encouraging parents and community members to join OTFC as coaches, particularly in the junior development (ages 9-13) program.

SIGN UP: Registration for the 2013 track and field season will take place March 14, 7:30-9 p.m., in room 904 at Ballenas Secondary School. The New Family Information Evening will be held this Thursday, March 7 from 7 – 8 p.m., also in Room 904.

OTFC, practices are held every Tuesday and Thursday at the track behind BSS and are open to anyone born in 2004 or earlier, all the way up to masters’ athletes.

To register, or for more information call Kim or Randy at 250-248-8515; e-mail ranlong@telus.net, or visit www.oceansidetrack.org.


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