Team Ultra Throw Well Represented at Canadian Masters Championships

Dave Uliis and Harnek Toor medal in the hammer.

Dave Uliis and Harnek Toor medal in the hammer.

The Canadian Masters Track & Field Championships were hosted in western Canada this year to the delight of west coast athletes, and team Ultra Throw was very well represented at the event which was hosted by Oceans Athletics from August 3 - 5, 2018 at the South Surrey Athletic Park. 

Competing for Ultra Throw along with athletes from across the country (and from New Zealand, the US and India) was: Andrew Arthur, Mohan Bains, Rose Hare, John Hodgson, David Kotula, Andrew Natale, Harnek Toor, Gabriella Moro, Johannes Peters, Elisabeth Rollins, Robbin Whachell, Celina Wong, and David Ulis.

The team garnered over 60 medals collectively.

Congratulations to Johanne 'Jo' Peters (64) who broke a record for the Throws Pentathlon with 3619 points.

Full results from the event can be found HERE

Dave Kotula received bronze in shot put. 

Dave Kotula received bronze in shot put. 

Gabriella Moro competing in shot put. 

Gabriella Moro competing in shot put. 

Robbin Whachell with her javelin silver (55+)

Robbin Whachell with her javelin silver (55+)

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