Ultra Throw Holds Inaugural Awards Banquet

Rose Hare (left) receives the Ultra Cup presented by Harnek Toor and club president Dave McDonald. (Photo: Owen Wong) 

Rose Hare (left) receives the Ultra Cup presented by Harnek Toor and club president Dave McDonald. (Photo: Owen Wong) 

Surrey, BC - It was the perfect ending for a very successful year!  The inaugural awards banquet of the throwing club, Ultra Throw was a huge success.  Members of the two year old club, along with guests, meet officials and sponsors gathered at Ricky's All Day Grill in Surrey on November 4, 2017 to enjoy a buffet dinner, camaraderie, and a brief presentation of awards and honours. 

After the feast, Ultra’s newest hardware became the center of attention.  Thanks to a sponsorship from Harnek Toor (member), Gurinder Toor (Alpha House Mortgage Corporation) and Alan Utting (AK Designer Home Improvements Ltd.), there were three perpetual trophies to hand out.  

Sponsor of the Year was awarded to Gurinder Toor from Alpha House Mortgage Corporation and received in his absence by his uncle Harnek Toor.  Presenting was Carolyn McKinley and Dave McDonald (Photo: Owen Wong)

Sponsor of the Year was awarded to Gurinder Toor from Alpha House Mortgage Corporation and received in his absence by his uncle Harnek Toor.  Presenting was Carolyn McKinley and Dave McDonald (Photo: Owen Wong)

Taking home two of the new trophies, was BC Masters athlete, Rose Hare. Rose won the Challenge Trophy’ (aggregate throws pentathlon point total for Ultra Throw Festivals (#1 - #3) and the ‘Ultra Cup’ (single highest throws pentathlon points scored in Ultra Throw Festivals (#1 – 3).  

The Ultra ‘Ambassador of the Year’ went to Harnek Toor for his extraordinary contributions of displaying all the positive qualities in character, integrity and deeds towards the promotion of Ultra Throw and the throwing community.  

In addition to the three perpetual trophies, a ‘Sponsor of the Year’ plaque was presented to Gurinder Toor from Alpha House Mortgage Corporation for his generous donations this year and last.  

The complete list of performances and awards can be found HERE.  

After the awards presentations, conversations revolved on reminiscing about the year’s past accomplishments, new friendships were made and common interests were shared.  The perfect end to an enjoyable evening.

Rose Hare (center) with her two awards at the Ultra Throw banquet on November 4.   (Photo: Owen Wong) 

Rose Hare (center) with her two awards at the Ultra Throw banquet on November 4.   (Photo: Owen Wong) 

The Ultra Throw season has come to an end, now it's time to rest, relax and recoup for the start of Ultra’s next season starting in the spring.  During the off season, Ultra’s directors will put together the framework for a successful 2018.  

This year's directors are: Dave McDonald (President), John Hodgson (Vice President), Carolyn McKinley (Treasurer), Robbin Whachell (Media/PR) and Rose Hare (Registrar).

As this was the very first awards banquet for the Club, mention of all those present is pertinent. All those in attendance were: Dave McDonald, Carolyn McKinley,  Derek McKinley, Rae Vezina, Celina Wong, Yoshiko and John Hodgson, Al and Lori Graham,  Frances Steinfield, Rose and David Hare, Owen and Leona Wong, Harnek Toor, Ramon Toor, Alan and Alex Utting, Robbin Whachell, Gabriella Moro,  Dave and Sarah Ulis, Mohan Bains, Betsy and Jim Rollins, and Ron Heron. 

For more photos, check out our Facebook album HERE.

‘Ambassador of the Year’ went to Harnek Toor, presented by Club president Dave McDonald. 

‘Ambassador of the Year’ went to Harnek Toor, presented by Club president Dave McDonald. 

Ultra Throw Awards Banquet to Be Held Nov. 4

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Join us as we celebrate a great year of throws!  The Ultra Throws Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  at Ricky's All Day Grill - Evergreen in Surrey.  Address8958 152 St, Surrey, BC V3R 4E4.

Enjoy a mixed buffet including a turkey or beef dinner with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, stuffing, gravy (beef or turkey), dinner rolls, tossed salad.  There's also a vegetarian pasta choice.  For dessert, apple crumble with ice cream will be served.  

Dinner cost is only $33.60 and includes tax, gratuity and coffee, tea and pop. 

Please confirm your attendance (and number of guests) as soon as possible to reserve your space.  Tickets will be picked up at the door, as will payment (cash or cheques made out to Ultra Throw).  Please confirm by October 21st.

The Awards Night Agenda will be extremely informal, and outside of the presentations and photos of our Perpetual Awards winners and sponsors, there will be next to zero speeches; the format is for a social gathering of all our members - plentiful food, a beverage or two, and great conversations.  

We hope you can join us! 

Registration Underway for Ultra Throw Fall Festival in Langley

Ultra Throws Summer Festival 2017

Ultra Throws Summer Festival 2017

Ultra Throw will once again be hosting another throws festival on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at McLeod Athletic Park, in Langley. (See MAP)

The festival is open to Senior (ages 20 – 34) and Masters (ages 35 and up)

Registration is done on trackie.reg  and the registration deadline is Friday, October 13th.

Your 1st event is $12, 2nd event is $10, 3rd event is $8, and all additional events are $6 each.

Throws Triathlon (must be registered for Shot Put, Discus and Javelin)
Throws Pentathlon (must be registered for all 5 (five) events)
A lunch is provided for all competitors, officials and volunteers!

Please note that the first 3 attempts in each event are the ones used to determine the scores in the Throws Triathlon and the Throws Pentathlon. Where an individual is registered for both the Throws Triathlon and the Throws Pentathlon, the first 3 attempts are scored for the Pentathlon and the last 3 attempts are scored for the Triathlon.

We run a floating schedule; events may run ahead of schedule and athletes should be prepared to compete in their next event 45 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time.

Organizers will supply implements; however, participants can weight-in their personal implements at 9 am.

Selection to Flight 1 or 2 will be done after entries are closed. Flight lists will be available on Ultra Throw website (ultrathrow.com) on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. No day of meet entries allowed.

Event Schedule - participants selecting only individual events will be placed in one of the 2 flights:

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Questions can be directed to: Dave McDonald at ultrathrow@gmail.com

FLIGHT LIST

Six new records at Ultra Throws August festival

The super weight throw

The super weight throw

Ultra Throw held their third throwing festival for 2017 on Sunday, August 13 at South Surrey Athletic Park in Surrey, BC. 

Twenty-one participants competed overall in their respective sports including shot put, discus, hammer, javelin, weight, super weight, and ultra weight pentathalon.

Congratulations to all the competitors, especially six members of Ultra Throws who achieved new records.

They are:

Scot Henney (M90 - 94) (previous record in brackets)
Shot Put- 6.70m    (6.63m)
Hammer - 17.46m   (17.29m)
Weight Throw - 8.86m   (7.89m)

Bernie Juert (W50 - 54)
Discus - 25.37m   (24.12m)

Celina Wong (W55 - 59)
Hammer - 31.83m   (29.29m)
Weight Throw - 8.83m   (8.60m)

Gabriella Moro (W70 - 74)
Shot Put - 7.66m   (7.56m)

Andrew Arthur (M55 - 59)
Super Weight - 6.70m   (5.51m)

Frances Steinfeld (W75 -79)
Super Weight - 5.44m   (5.23m)

Thanks to everyone for coming out and to those that organized and helped with record keeping.

2017 ULTRA Throws Festival #3 Flights

We are pleased to present the 2017 ULTRA Throws Festival #3 Schedule and Flights.

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Where:  NOTE! Meet relocated to South Surrey Athletic Park
Who: Senior (ages 20 – 34) & Masters (ages 35 and up)
Cost:    Individual Events are $8 each
Throws Triathlon $8 (must be registered for Shot Put, Discus and Javelin)
Throws Pentathlon $8 (must be registered for all 5 (five) events)
Note:  Registration is by trackie.reg
Hosted by: Ultra Throw Club

EVENT SCHEDULE:  Participants selecting only individual events will be placed in one of the 2 flights.

FLIGHTS:

Questions can be directed to:
Dave McDonald at ultrathrow@gmail.com

2017 Ultra Throws Festival #3 - August 13 in Surrey

A group photo from our last Ultra Throw event in May 2017

A group photo from our last Ultra Throw event in May 2017

Individual Events (Guaranteed: 6 Throws per Event) Hammer/Shot Put/Discus/Javelin/Weight PLUS
Throws Triathlon
(Shot Put/Discus/Javelin)
&
Throws Pentathlon (Hammer/Shot Put/Discus/Javelin/Weight)
&
ULTRA WEIGHT PENTATHLON


On Sunday, August 13, 2017 our third event of the year will take place at South Surrey Athletic Park in Surrey, B.C.  for Seniors and Masters (20 yrs +).  Individual Events are only $8 each.

Throws Triathlon $8 (must be registered for Shot Put, Discus and Javelin)
Throws Pentathlon $8 (must be registered for all 5 (five) events)
Ultra Weight Pentathlon $8 (must be registered in the Weight and the Super Weight)

Note that our ENTRY DEADLINE IS 8:00 p.m., Friday August 11, 2017
(No “Day of Event” Registration Permitted)

Registration is by trackie.reg

NOTE: The first 3 attempts in each event are the ones used to determine the scores in the Throws Triathlon and the Throws Pentathlon. If an individual is registered for both; the first 3 attempts will be scored for the Throws Pentathlon and the final 3 attempts will be scored for the Throws Triathlon. For the Ultra Weight Pentathlon, the first 3 attempts in the Weight and the Super Weight will be scored, along with 3 heavier weights as determined by age and gender.
Organizers will supply implements; however, participants can weight-in their personal implements at 9 am. Selection to Flight 1 or 2 will be done after entries are closed. Flight lists will be available on Ultra Throw website (ultrathrow.com) on Saturday, August 12th, 2017.

Ultra Weight Pentathlon is offered as a demonstration only – not recognized by BC Athletics
Event Schedule – participants selecting only individual events will be placed in one of the 2 flights.

Questions can be directed to: Dave McDonald at ultrathrow@gmail.com

Questions can be directed to:
Dave McDonald at
ultrathrow@gmail.com

2017 ULTRA Throws Festival #2 Final Schedule and Flight Lists

We are pleased to present the 2017 ULTRA Throws Festival #2 Final Schedule and Flight Lists

Date: Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Where:  NOTE! Meet relocated to South Surrey Athletic Park
Who: Senior (ages 20 – 34) & Masters (ages 35 and up)
Cost:    Individual Events are $8 each
Throws Triathlon $8 (must be registered for Shot Put, Discus and Javelin)
Throws Pentathlon $8 (must be registered for all 5 (five) events)
Note:  Registration is by trackie.reg (Registration is CLOSED!)
Hosted by: Ultra Throw Club

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Participants will be divided up into the two flights – all individual events (except the Super Weight) will be included in these flights – so if all you are doing is the discus and you are in flight 1, event time is 11:30 am.

Questions can be directed to: Dave McDonald at ultrathrow@gmail.com

Ultra Throw Festival #2 set for Sunday, May 28th

We are pleased to announce our next Ultra Throw Festival to be held on Sunday, May 28th from 8am to 5pm at South Surrey Athletic Park.

Individual Events (Guaranteed: 6 Throws per Event):
Hammer / Shot Put / Discus / Javelin / Weight / Super Weight PLUS

Throws Triathlon (Shot Put / Discus / Javelin)

Throws Pentathlon (Hammer/Shot Put/Discus/Javelin/Weight)

Senior (ages 20 – 34) & Masters (ages 35 and up)

Cost: Individual Events are $8 each; Throws Triathlon $8 (must be registered for Shot Put, Discus and Javelin); Throws Pentathlon $8 (must be registered for all 5 events)

Registration is at trackie.com

Hosted by: Ultra Throw Club

NOTE: The first 3 attempts in each event are the ones used to determine the scores in the Throws Triathlon and the Throws Pentathlon. Where an individual is registered for both the Throws Triathlon and the Throws Pentathlon, the first 3 attempts are scored for the Pentathlon and the last 3 attempts are scored for the Triathlon.

We run a floating schedule; events may run ahead of schedule and athletes should be prepared to compete in their next event 45 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time.
Organizers will supply implements; however, participants can weight-in their personal implements at 8 am.

Selection to Flight 1 or 2 will be done after entries are closed. Flight lists will be available on Ultra Throw website (ultrathrow.com) on Friday, May 26th, 2017. No day of meet entries allowed.

Event-Schedule

 

Questions can be directed to:
Dave McDonald at
ultrathrow@gmail.com

 

Ultra Throw Official Festival Schedule for March 19th


The FINAL SCHEDULE for the 2017 ULTRA Throws Festival #1 has been released!

Individual Events
(Guaranteed: 6 Throws per Event)
Hammer/Shot Put/Discus/Javelin/Weight
PLUS
Throws Triathlon
(Shot Put/Discus/Javelin)
&
Throws Pentathlon
(Hammer/Shot Put/Discus/Javelin/Weight)

Date:  Sunday, March 19th, 2017
Where:  South Surrey Athletic Park
Who:  Masters (ages 35 and up)

Cost:    Individual Events are $8 each
Throws Triathlon $8 (must be registered for Shot Put, Discus and Javelin)
Throws Pentathlon $8 (must be registered for all 5 (five) events)
 
Hosted by: Ultra Throw Club
    
NOTE:  The first 3 attempts in each event are the ones used to determine the scores in the Throws Triathlon and the Throws Pentathlon.  If an individual is registered for both; the first three throws will be scored for the throws pentathlon and the final 3 throws will be scored for the throws triathlon.
 
We run a floating schedule; events may run ahead of schedule and athletes should be prepared to compete in their next event 45 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time.

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

Organizers will supply implements; however, participants can weight-in their personal implements at 9 am.

Selection to Flight 1 or 2 will be done after entries are closed.  Flight lists will be available on Ultra Throw website (ultrathrow.com) on Saturday, March 18th, 2017.  No day of meet entries allowed.

Questions can be directed to:
Dave McDonald at ultrathrow@gmail.com

Ultra Throw Announces Spring Throws Festival for March

2016 Ultra Throws Festival

2016 Ultra Throws Festival

We are pleased to announce our upcoming Ultra Throw Festival to be held on March 19th from 8am to 5pm at the South Surrey Athletics Park.

Masters (ages 35 and up) Individual Events: Hammer/ Shot Put/ Discus/ Javelin/ Weight
(Guaranteed: 6 Throws per Event)

Masters (ages 35 and up) Throws Triathlon
(Shot Put/Discus/Javelin)

Masters (ages 35 and up) Throws Pentathlon
(Hammer/Shot Put/Discus/Javelin/Weight)

Cost: Individual Events are $8 each
Throws Triathlon $8 (must be registered for Shot Put, Discus and Javelin)
Throws Pentathlon $8 (must be registered for all 5 (five) events)

Note: ENTRY DEADLINE IS 8:00 PM, FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH, 2017
(No “Day of Event” Registration Permitted)

CLICK HERE to register on trackie.reg

NOTE: The first 3 attempts in each event are the ones used to determine the scores in the Throws Triathlon and the Throws Pentathlon. If an individual is registered for both; the first 3 throws will be scored for the Throws Pentathlon and the final 3 throws will be scored for the Throws Triathlon.

We run a floating schedule; events may run ahead of schedule and athletes should be prepared to compete in their next event 45 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time.

Organizers will supply implements; however, participants can weight-in their personal implements at 8 am.

Selection to Flight 1 or 2 will be done after entries are closed. Flight lists will be available on Ultra Throw website (ultrathrow.com) on Saturday, March 18th, 2017.

Schedule of Events:

8:30 am - Hammer
9:45 am - Shot Put FLIGHT 2 - Hammer - IND. Event Javelin
11:00am - Discus FLIGHT 2 - Shot Put
12:15pm - (Lunch Break)
1:00 pm - Javelin FLIGHT 2 - Discus       - IND. Event Shot Put
2:15 pm - Weight FLIGHT 2 - Javelin      - IND. Event Discus
3: 30pm FLIGHT 2 - Weight                   - IND. Event Hammer

Questions can be directed to:  Dave McDonald at ultrathrow@gmail.com

Ultra Throw Holds First AGM

Left to right: Frances Steinfeld, John Hodgson, Dave McDonald, Jody Cranston (standing), Dave Ulis (standing), Robbin Whachell, Harnek Toor, Andrew Natale, Scot Henney, Gabriella Moro, Lori Graham, and Owen Wong.

Left to right: Frances Steinfeld, John Hodgson, Dave McDonald, Jody Cranston (standing), Dave Ulis (standing), Robbin Whachell, Harnek Toor, Andrew Natale, Scot Henney, Gabriella Moro, Lori Graham, and Owen Wong.

Our first AGM was held on September 11th, 2016 at Bear Creek Pub in Surrey.

Dave McDonald, 2006 Ultra Throw Club President, presented an Overview for 2015-2016:

"It has been a great first year for Ultra and our members. There have been many records set; but more importantly, we have established ourselves as a group of individuals whose love of throwing is only over shadowed by our willingness to help, motivate and support each other and our competition. I may be a bit prejudiced, but throwers are the best. Staying healthy, having fun and throwing as far as possible is a great set of priorities to adhere to. Staying healthy is quite often the hardest part. Enough said.

"From our humble beginnings of 5 individuals willing to put their names forward so that we could register as a non-profit society; we are now 20 members strong. We have achieved this without any membership drive, media promotion or advertising. Pretty impressive! I am extremely grateful to each and every member for choosing to join Ultra Throw. Looking forward to seeing what 2017 and the remainder of 2016 have in store for us.

"Starting up a throwing club was not an inexpensive endeavor. Equipment is not cheap, but it was essential to make sure we had at least one implement for every age grouping in each specific throwing event. We achieved this goal through generous donations and sponsorships; a total of $6,777 for our first year! Thanks goes to our 1st corporate sponsor, Desert Hills Estate Winery. In addition, many of our members have purchased their own throwing equipment, which has helped immensely.

"Hosting our first ‘Masters Throws Fest’ in August was a great success. A big thank you goes out to Ocean Athletics for mentoring me through the process of ‘hoops and everything else’ that needed to get done to have our meet ‘sanctioned’. There were a few ‘snags’ in the scheduling, but they were very small in comparison to the multitude of positive complements expressed by the participants. Should we hold another one in early November? We shall see. I have secured three dates on the BC Athletics calendar to host similar ‘Throws Fests’ in 2017. On the tentative calendar of events we have the following dates set aside: April 2nd (Spring Fling), August 17th (Summer Fling), and October 22nd (Fall Fling). My expectation is that we will offer all 6 individual throwing events, the weight pentathlon and the Ultra Weight Pentathlon (you thought the super weight was heavy!). More details later.

"The last part of my report goes to addressing one of the items on the AGM Agenda so that it can speed up the proceedings when we meet. Thanking the outgoing Executive. The original five: Jody Cranston, Gabriella Moro, Dave Ulis, Reidar Zapf- Gilje and myself are the founders and will always be known as the 1st Directors of Ultra Throw. Without these individuals, there would be no club. It was unfortunate that a series of events happened that a few of the original directors needed to be replaced. Seeking assistance, the response from our small membership was outstanding. My thanks to the following individuals who stepped up to fill the vacancies: John Hodgson, Frances Steinfeld and Harnek Toor. More members offered to step forward and I was very appreciative. Again, throwers are the best!"

91-yr-old Ultra Throw champ, Scot Henny recounts his Perth World Masters experience

Photos in Perth taken by Scot's son Matthew

In 2016, 91-yr-old Ultra Throw champ, Scot Henney traveled to Perth to compete along with Dave McDonald and Frances Steinfeld from our club.  Scot won 5 of the 20 total medals for Canada at the Championships.  Gold for the weight throw and the weight pentathlon, silver for the hammer, and bronze for the shot put and the javelin (he placed 4th in the discus).

Here Scot gives an account of his experience, by first explaining how he got started in throwing:

In 2014, having been a track athlete in my youth, I began attending training sessions with the Greyhounds Athletic Club.  I had in mind the 100 metres running event but Harold Morioka, the President of the club and a former teacher at Charles Best put a javelin in my handand said “Throw it!”  I threw it.  “That’s a gold,” said Harold.  That was the beginning of my throwing career and in the next two seasons I achieved some success in the BC 55+ Games.  

Through the Greyhounds Club I met Dave McDonald who now coaches me in throwing, who later founded the Ultra Throw Club, of which I became a member.  Dave suggested that I might like to enter the World Masters Championships in Perth Australia in 2016.  At such a prestigious event I had no conception of achieving any success, however I had visited Perth 70 years before when in the Royal Navy and my ship had moored in Fremantle, the adjacent port city. The idea of revisiting the city was attractive and I entered for all the throwing events in my age category (90 to 94).  I was one of 4000 athletes from 90 different countries competing in the Games.

In Fremantle, four of us, Dave, myself, my son Matthew and my grand-daughter Gina, rented a beautiful old house for the two weeks of the Games. Dave and Matthew were the designated cooks and Gina and I enjoyed the results of their rivalry.  The climate in Western Australia was perfect and we enjoyed hot sunny days and cool evenings.  In the garden a lemon tree was dropping its fruit. Chopped lemons in water made a refreshing drink. A kukaburra called and seemed to respond when I answered its call.  Matthew and Gina walked to the beach and swam in the ocean.   

Matthew rented a car and drove us many times to the two major venues, each journey taking about half an hour.  When Matthew left with the rental car, the attendant gave him advice on driving on the left.  “Follow the bloke that’s in front of yer” he said. We often used the bus and train services which were frequent and free for us during the games.

I won gold and the title of World Champion in the Weights Throw.  Oh what joy to stand on the podium and hear the Canadian national anthem played.  No need to mouth the words -just stand erect to honour my country and to remember in particular, my father who trained me in track events and my brother Gordon who excelled in so many sports.

My second event is the hammer, throwing a twelve pound ball on a long metal lead.  Maurice Dauphinet is my major competitor.  I observe him in the preliminaries.  He is smaller than me, somewhat round-shouldered, and something about him brought to mind Popeye the Sailor man.  He was wiry for sure and he swiveled very easily on his toes.

I followed my plan of increasing effort through the practice throws, and made sure of one easy throw which would count.  I had a mark and tried for distance.  Out and back went the ball and then once round my head and I threw 8.49 metres, which was better than I had been doing in practice.

Maurice stepped up. One, two twirls around his head, his feet didn't move yet.  Then he pivoted about his feet. Away goes the ball.  17 metres is called, about twice the distance I threw.  I tell the official that I will not throw again.  Why risk an injury in a lost cause?

Maurice is gracious on the podium. Though born in France, Maurice competes for Australia. After he received the gold medal and I the silver, the Australian National anthem was played.  Maurice shook my hand and invited me to stand with him for photographs.  Maurice removed his cap and put in his dentures. My first impression had been corrected.

I gained bronze medals in Javelin and Shot Put.  Maurice was in the top medal positions of these events. Maurice confided to me that he doesn’t like the Weights Throw.  He did not compete in the Weights Throw or the Pentathlon. In his absence I won gold in both these events.

In the performance of the throwing events my age group was amalgamated with the next lower age group, 85 to 89.  In the numerous hours we spent together I became acquainted with about 15 athletes from 9 different countries.  Particularly memorable was Christian Tittel who competed for Australia, but was of European origin.   A big burly man in a floppy hat, Christian was the one who talked and joked with everyone, helping us all to feel at ease.  I was with him several times at medal ceremonies.  When he removed his hat and was serious he had the look and air of a magistrate. It was Christian who watched me stand alone on the podium for the Pentathlon medal and when everyone else had gone, it was he who came to the back of the podium and congratulated me.  It was a gesture I very much appreciated.

Impressions of Perth.  Perth to the north adjoins Fremantle to the south.  To the west is the ocean with many sandy beaches.  To the east the Swan River widens to accommodate ocean going ships.  A grade level rapid transit train line joins the two cities, rising to cross the river.  From high ground there are splendid views of Perth and the Swan River.

The people: unhurried, gracious and cosmopolitan.

The food, whether in super markets or restaurants is outstandingly good.

The beer: try a free tray of samples of a dozen different craft beers.  Then choosing one you don’t mind paying ten dollars for a pint.

Perth, a great place to visit.  

 

3 Ultra Throw Members Compete at 22nd World Masters Athletics Track and Field Championships

Team Ultra Throw in Perth, Austratlia. L-R: Dave McDonald, Francis Steinfeld, and Scot Henney (Photo: Matt Henney)

Team Ultra Throw in Perth, Austratlia. L-R: Dave McDonald, Francis Steinfeld, and Scot Henney (Photo: Matt Henney)

Three Ultra Throw members traveled to Perth, Australia in October 2016 to compete at the 22nd World Masters Athletics Track and Field Championships.

Scot Henney won 5 of the 20 total medals for Canada at the Championships.  Gold for the weight throw and the weight pentathlon, silver for the hammer, and bronze for the shot put and the javelin (he placed 4th in the discus).  Not bad for taking up the sport at 89 years of age (two years ago)!

Frances Steinfeld had top 8 finishes in all the events she entered (she passed on the javelin).  Frances placed 6th in the shot put, 7th in the weight throw, hammer and the weight pentathlon, and 8th in the discus.

Dave McDonald placed 5th in the hammer, 6th in the javelin, 9th in the weight throw, 16th in the shot put and 17th in the discus.  He did not finish the weight pentathlon.  

"It was quite the experience for us all," said Dave McDonald.  "The structure and formality of the events will be remembered by me for a long time.  The biggest 'bring back' from the games will definitely be the interactions with all the competitors in every event and within the championships.  I have said it before: 'throwers are the best!' "

Click HERE to see photos of Scot Henney competing in Perth.

Click HERE for RESULTS of the 22nd World Masters Athletics Track and Field Championships

Ultra Throw members attend Dylan Armstrong Cinic in Kamloops

Gabriella Moro and Andrew Arthur present Dylan Armstrong with an official Ultra Throw jersey.

Gabriella Moro and Andrew Arthur present Dylan Armstrong with an official Ultra Throw jersey.

Ultra Throw team members, Gabriella Moro and Andrew Arthur attended a workshop in Kamloops in 2016 led by Dylan Armstrong.

"Dylan Armstrong is a Canadian shot putter. He is a two-time Pan American Games champion, a former Commonwealth Games champion and has also won world championship silver and bronze medals. He was awarded the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics seven years after the event in 2015." - Wikipedia

See MORE PHOTOS from the clinic on our Facebook page.

Gabriella being coached by Dylan Armstrong in shot put.

Gabriella being coached by Dylan Armstrong in shot put.