Thursday, November 30th Practice Cancelled

Practice for Thursday, November 30th is cancelled. Practice will resume as normal on Saturday, December 2nd at 10am.

2017 Club Award Recipients

Award Recipient
Most Improved Senior Male Ben Tjernagel
Most Improved Senior Female Ange Kengni
Most Improved Junior Male Kael Pankratz
Most Improved Junior Female Sophia Gribbon
Outstanding Juvenile Male Qays Abdiwahid
Outstanding Juvenile Female Natasha Smigelski
Male J.D. Personal Achievement Josh Granville / Marty Bajarunas
Female J.D. Personal Achievement Jaedyn McLaughlin / Ella Madsen
Throws (Male - Female) Graeme Eder - Liepa Bajarunas / Payton Young
Jumps (Male - Female) Denzel Brown / Brayden Froese - Miheret Lamb / Svetlana Khrisanova
Hurdles (Male - Female) Ethan Storey - Laysha Tunti / Victoria Rogozinski
Senior Cross Country Josh Kozelj
Junior Cross Country Justin Son / Devon Meadows
Distance and Dedication (Male - Female) Tristan Wade / Strachan Liberman - Tessa McLeod / Saira Purhar
Most Dedicated (Male - Female) Nick Ayin - Serena Kennedy-Hailu / Skyla Wade
Most Inspirational Lauren Ebel
Exemplary Attitude (Male - Female) Tae Kim / Steven Mohlmann - Naomi Pausche / Olivia Casumpang
Sprint Award James Linde
Athlete of the Year Benjamin Ayesu-Attah
Builders (2016) Jim and Jean Lowe

Congratulations to all of the 2017 award recipients

Monday, November 13th Practice Cancelled

Practice for Monday, November 13th is cancelled. Practice will resume as normal on Wednesday, November 15th.

Reminder to RSVP by November 10th if You Are Attending the Cheetahs Banquet

This year's Cheetah Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Dogwood Pavilion (Mike Butler Room), 624 Poirier Street. Doors will open at 6:30pm with dinner and awards at 7:00pm.

All athletes (registered in 2017 before September 1st) and coaches are free of charge. The cost for parents, friends, and family is $30 per person as well as for those athletes who registered on/after September 1st 2017.

 If you would like to attend, please email Paul Self with the following information:
  • Number of athletes attending (those registered prior to Sep 1st) 
  • Number of paying athletes (those registered on/after Sept 1st 2017) -$30 per athlete 
  • Number of coaches attending (no charge) 
  • Number of parents/guardians attending - $30 per person 
  • Number of additional family members/friends - $30 per person
Due to limited space, priority will be given to athletes, coaches and parents. Additional guests will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis depending on space after accommodating athletes, coaches, and parents.

Base Training Begins for Athletes Born 2004 and Older

For those athletes born in 2004 and earlier, base training will begin at Percy Perry Stadium on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 5pm.

Practices will run Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 5pm and Saturday at 10am. If you have any questions, please call Tara at 604-464-0753.

Awards and JD Crests

An update to the November 18 Banquet notice posted earlier. As with prior years, Club Awards and Junior Development Crest Recipients will be be handed out to athletes during the banquet.

November 18th Cheetah Banquet Details: RSVP by November 10th if You Are Attending

This year's Cheetah Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Dogwood Pavilion (Mike Butler Room), 624 Poirier Street. Doors will open at 6:30pm with dinner and awards at 7:00pm.

All athletes (registered in 2017 before September 1st) and coaches are free of charge. The cost for parents, friends, and family is $30 per person as well as for those athletes who registered on/after September 1st 2017.

 If you would like to attend, please email Paul Self with the following information:
  • Number of athletes attending (those registered prior to Sep 1st) 
  • Number of paying athletes (those registered on/after Sept 1st 2017) -$30 per athlete 
  • Number of coaches attending (no charge) 
  • Number of parents/guardians attending - $30 per person 
  • Number of additional family members/friends - $30 per person
Due to limited space, priority will be given to athletes, coaches and parents. Additional guests will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis depending on space after accommodating athletes, coaches, and parents.

Cheetahs at FISU

Congratulations to those Cheetahs who were selected to compete at the recent 2017 Summer Universiade (FISU) Games in Taipei, Taiwan.

A recap of the BC Athletes, and our Cheetahs, in terms of medalists, top 8, 16, and 32 finishes can be found here on the BC Athletics website.

James Linde Wins Silver Medal at World University Games 200m

James Linde won the silver medal in the 200m at the FISU World University Games. Click here for a short write-up and interview.

[Update: BC Athletics Article here.]

Cross Country Practices Begin on Thursday September 7th

Cross Country practices will begin on Thursday, September 7th.

All practices will be in Mundy Park and we will meet in the parking lot at Mariner and Chilko. Practices will last one hour. Athletes in Grade 8 and up will need a watch with a stopwatch.

Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm and Saturday at 10:00am.

The JD cross country racing schedule begins with the Pinetree Classic in Mundy Park on Saturday, September 16th. The final race of the season is the BC Championships on October 28th in Abbotsford.

Here is the link to the BC cross country race series: BC Athletics - Track and Field, Road Running, Cross Country, Race Walking, Marathons, Ultras in British Columbia, Canada

Any questions? Please call Paul at 604-464-0753.

Beach Blanket Bingo August 9th


It is time to get together and have some fun at the beach.

Please join us Wednesday August 9th from 2:00pm-6:00ish pm at Barnet Marine Park (we will be at the swimming area to the left of the dock). Cheetah athletes and families are welcome to come and spend an afternoon at the beach.

Bring you own food and toys and let's wrap up the phenomenal 2017 season.

James Linde in the News

Coquitlam Cheetah James Linde was in the news regarding his recent sprints and the upcoming World University Games. See the Tri-City News article here.

Season Winding Down, Thank You to Our Volunteers

Last week was the last week of JD practices for the season and so we begin to wind down for the summer break.

A hearty thank-you to all our coaches for your time and effort at the track this year and to our other volunteers who helped keep the club running. Without your dedication, there would be no club.

There is rumour of the Annual Cheetah Beach Party taking place possibly on August 9th. Please check back in the next few days for further details.

Details regarding Cross Country in September will be posted in the coming weeks.

High Jump - Assistance with Mats Needed

In order to set up the high jump equipment, we need at least 2 parent volunteers to meet at the high jump area this Wednesday and Thursday to assist with pulling out the mats. Final week…
It is a bit much for 1 person to manage without help. We have come close to cancelling a few times over the past several weeks as we progress into summer. With the hot sunny weather it seems that fewer parents are at the track with the kids.

If you are able to help with the mats, please come over to the high jump area around 6:30… we still have the JD athletes training before the provincials… the Midgets and Juniors are pretty much done for the season.

Thanks!!!

Thursday Shot Put

Steve Boylan will not be available Thursday July 20th for shot put practice. But will be in attendance at the JD Championship meet Friday through Sunday.

Check Lost and Found Box Before It Gets Emptied on Thursday, July 20th

Club members are encouraged to check the Lost and Found box (labelled Lost and Found and located in the Equipment Shed) for any items that might belong to them.

Any items remaining in the box after Thursday, July 20th, will be donated to Big Brothers.

Results for 2017 BC Athletics Championships Jamboree Posted

The results for the 2017 BC Athletics Championships Jamboree have been posted and can be found here.

Day 1 and 2 Results for 2017 BC Athletics Championships Jamboree Posted

Results for Day 1 and 2 of the 2017 BC Athletics Championships Jamboree have been posted and can be found here.

Meet Program for 2017 BC Athletics Championships Jamboree Posted

The Meet Program for the 2017 BC Athletics Championships Jamboree has been posted and can be found here.

Do You Have Room for a JD Family?

As was noted in the post below, the JD Championships have been relocated to the lower mainland.

For those traveling to the meet from out of town this means trying to find accommodation at the last minute during the busy summer season.

BC Athletics is asking families that may have extra rooms available to consider acting as hosts and billeting athletes and their parents.

If you can accommodate your fellow athletes please, ASAP, email Maureen at Ocean Athletics (mdestcroix@sotique.com) back with:
  • Number of rooms
  • Number of people that can be accommodation
  • Location
  • Email
  • Person to contact

BC JD Championships Moved to South Surrey Athletic Park Due to Fires

Due to the wildfires and air quality in Kelowna, the BC Junior Development Championships have now been moved to South Surrey Athletic Park.

Sign up for this new location will remain in the shed until Monday July 17th at 7pm.

If you have already signed up for the JD Championships and still intend to attend at the new location, there is no need to sign up again.

When a new schedule is released, it will be posted on our site.

Final Schedule for 2017 BC Athletics Championships Jamboree Posted

The Final Schedule for the 2017 BC Athletics Championships Jamboree has been posted and can be found here.

Please note the following regarding the final schedule:
'A' and 'B' finals are being run for the following events due to entries greater than 24 athletes:
  • 100m Midget Women
  • 100m Youth Men
  • 200m Midget Women
  • 200m Youth Men
  • 300m Midget Women
The following events have gone straight to final:
  • 400m Junior Women
  • 400m Senior Women
  • 100mH Junior Women
  • 100mH Senior Women
  • 110mH Junior Men
  • 110mH Senior Men
  • 100m Youth Women
  • 100m Junior Women
  • 100m Senior Women
  • 200m Senior Women
The following events have no entries:
  • Triple Jump Junior Women
  • Triple Jump Senior Women
  • Triple Jump Senior Men

Ben Ayesu-Attah Wins First Canadian 400m Title

Ben Ayesu-Attah led the Coquitlam Cheetahs by winning his first 400m Canadian Championship in Ottawa this past weekend.  Ben ran a brilliant final 100 metres to pass teammate Nathan George and complete a one-two finish for the second year in a row for the Cheetahs.

Ben will be travelling to the Ivory Coast to represent Canada at the Francophone Games later this month.

Michael Aono also won a medal in the Junior 400m by finishing 3rd.

In total the Cheetahs had 10 top eight finishes.  Congratulations Cheetahs!

Results

1st ... Ben Ayesu-Attah ... 400m
2nd ... Nathan George ..... 400m
3rd ... Michael Aono ...... Junior 400m
4th ... Josh Kozelj ....... Junior 3000m Steeplechase
4th ... Denzel Brown ...... Junior Long Jump
4th ... Denzel Brown ...... Junior Triple Jump
4th ... James Linde ....... 200m
7th ... Hana Tyndall ...... Junior 100m Hurdles
7th ... Josh Kozelj ....... Junior 5000m
7th ... Ben Tjernagel ..... Junior 200m
9th ... Nathan Mah ........ Junior 100m
10th .. James Linde ....... 100m
13th .. Ben Tjernagel ..... Junior 100m
15th .. Nathan Mah ........ Junior 200m

Javelin practice cancelled Wednesday, July 12th

Javelin practice is cancelled Wednesday, July 12th due to coach being out of town for work.

Andre De Grasse Photos with Cheetahs

The Photo Gallery has been updated to include some photos taken of Andre De Grasse with some of the Cheetahs after the Harry Jerome Meet.

Volunteers Needed for BC Athletics Championships Jamboree

Volunteer sign-up sheets have been posted in the equipment for the BC Athletics Championships Jamboree being hosted by us at Percy Perry Stadium on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Saturday July 14, 15, and 16.

As with our annual meet earlier this year in June, we are asking for club members to volunteer in support of this championship for athletes from our club, locally, and all over BC.

BC Athletics Championships Jamboree 2017 Tentative Schedule Updated

The tentative schedule for the BC Athletics Championships Jamboree 2017 has been updated and can be found here.

This update includes the addition of relays, both a 4x100m and a 4x400m, ages 14+ and are at the end of the meet on Sunday

BCJD Championships Sign Up Posted, Deadline July 13th

Name of club holding meet: Okanagan Athletic Club
Date(s) of meet: July 21st, 22nd & 23rd, 2017
Location of meet: Apple Bowl, Kelowna, BC
Web link to meet information: http://okac.ca/bc-athletics-junior-development-championships-2017/

Sign up deadline date: Thursday July 13th, 2017
Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium

Please note: Athletes sign up next to their printed name. If there is not enough room for all your events, please sign your name with the additional events on the blank sign up sheet at the back. If your name is not on the printed list, please sign up on the blank sheet at the back.

No JD Practice, Monday July 3rd

Practice for Junior Development (JD) will not take place on Monday, July 3rd due to the Canada Day long weekend.

Coach Availability for Tonight

Steve Boylan will NOT be available for June 29th Shot Put practice due to last minute family issue.

Another Legacy Cheetah Clothing and Uniform Sell-Off

On Thursday June 29th from 5:30pm onward, remaining legacy clothing and uniforms will be made available to athletes and their parents at the Equipment Shed. Clearing these items from the loft will improve organization in the shed, and all funds collected will be for the athlete and coach travel fund – allowing our athletes and coaches to represent the Cheetahs nationally and beyond.

Some items/sizes are sold out, but here’s an updated list of items likely remain:
  • NEW Coquitlam Cheetahs Clothing
    • Black Hoodies, circa 2015 or earlier: Youth Small and/or Medium [$10]
    • White T-Shirts, circa 2005: Adult Medium and Large (one only) [$5]
  • NEW Jessie Bent Clothing
    • Blue Hoodies, 2015: Youth Small [$5]
    • Red Singlets, 2015: Ladies Medium and/or Large; Mens Medium and/or Large [$5]
  • NEW AND USED UNIFORMS, circa 1995-2015, various styles and shades of dark green (great for practice!)
    • Green Jackets: various Youth and Adult sizes
    • Green Pants: various Youth and Adult sizes
    • Green Singlets: various sizes, some never worn, with original tags! [$5 for NEW]
 NOTE: ALL LEGACY UNIFORM ITEMS ARE FOR TRAINING PURPOSES ONLY

*Make an offer on the USED items! Bring your loonies and toonies – no reasonable offer refused!

Any remaining legacy uniform pieces is scheduled for disposal in July.

Trevor Craven Memorial Meet Sign Up Posted, Deadline June 29th

Name of club holding meet: NorWesters Track and Field Club
Date(s) of meet: July 8th & 9th, 2017
Location of meet: Burnaby Central High School Track, Burnaby, BC
Web link to meet information: http://www.norwesterstandf.com/home.php

Sign up deadline date: Thursday June 29th, 2017
Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium

Please note: Athletes sign up next to their printed name. If there is not enough room for all your events, please sign your name with the additional events on the blank sign up sheet at the back. If your name is not on the printed list, please sign up on the blank sheet at the back.

Legacy Cheetah Clothing and Uniform Sale

On Wednesday June 21st from 5:30pm onward, all legacy Cheetah clothing and uniforms will be made available to athletes and their parents.  Clearing these items from the loft will improve organization in the shed, and all monies collected will be put towards the athlete and coach travel fund allowing our athletes and coaches to represent the Cheetahs nationally and beyond.

Here’s a list of what items are available:
  • NEW Coquitlam Cheetahs Clothing
    • Black Hoodies, circa 2015 or earlier:  Youth Small and Medium  [$10]
    • White T-Shirts, circa 2005:  Adult Medium, Large and Extra-Large  [$5]
  • NEW Jessie Bent Clothing
    • Blue Hoodies, 2015:  Youth Small  [$5]
    • Red Singlets, 2015:  Ladies Small, Medium and Large; Mens Medium and Large  [$5]
  • NEW & USED UNIFORMS, circa 1995-2015, various styles and shades of dark green (great for practice!) NOTE: ALL LEGACY UNIFORM ITEMS ARE FOR TRAINING PURPOSES ONLY
    • Green Jackets: various Youth and Adult sizes
    • Green Pants:  various Youth and Adult sizes
    • Green Singlets:  various sizes, some never worn, with original tags!  [$5 for NEW]
*Make an offer on the USED items!  Bring your loonies and toonies – no reasonable offer refused!
Another date may be scheduled if sufficient clothing remains and if there is enough interest, but if you can make it on the 21st please do!  Any remaining items will be discarded in July.

Tourism Week - The Point (CKPM FM) - Interview with Tara Self

Head Coach Tara Self was recently interviewed by CKPM FM. Click play button to listen.

Jack Brow Memorial Sign Up Posted, Deadline June 22nd

Name of club holding meet: Okanagan Athletics Club
Date(s) of meet: June 30th, July 1st & 2nd, 2017
Location of meet: Apple Bowl, Kelowna, BC
Web link to meet information: PDF File

Sign up deadline date: Thursday June 22nd, 2017
Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium

Please note: Athletes sign up next to their printed name. If there is not enough room for all your events, please sign your name with the additional events on the blank sign up sheet at the back. If your name is not on the printed list, please sign up on the bottom of the sheet at the back.

Universal Track and Field Meet Sign Up Posted, Deadline June 22nd

Name of club holding meet: Universal Athletics Club
Date(s) of meet: July 1st & 2nd, 2017
Location of meet: Bear Creek Park, Surrey, BC
Web link to meet information: PDF File

Sign up deadline date: Thursday June 22nd, 2017
Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium

Please note: Athletes sign up next to their printed name. If there is not enough room for all your events, please sign your name with the additional events on the blank sign up sheet at the back. If your name is not on the printed list, please sign up on the bottom of the sheet at the back.

Interested in taking a Club Coach Course?

Club Coach Track & Field NCCP Courses are being hosted by BC Athletics and the Ocean Athletics Track and Field Club on Friday June 23 – Sunday June 25th, 2017 in South Surrey.

All event groups will be offered: Endurance, Jumps, Throws (including Para Throws), or Sprints/Hurdles. There will be an all-star lineup of Learning Facilitators, and most event groups will have more than one as we are training some new LFs!

Coaches can choose to take the full weekend course ($150) or just the technical modules ($75) in one of the event groups. See here for more information.

Please talk to Tara if you are interested in attending.

Results for 2017 Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet and Canada Summer Games Trial Posted

Results for the 2017 Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet and Canada Summer Games Trial have been posted and can be found here.

June 24th Pentathlon: Notice to Athletes Signing Up

If you have signed up for, or are going to sign up for the pentathlon on June 24th, please be advised that athletes must do all 5 events that are listed on the schedule. This is not a meet where you choose which events you want to do. This is a combined events championship. If you have any questions, please ask Tara.

No Practice Monday, June 12

There will be no practice (all age groups) on Monday June 12th to give athletes, volunteers, and other club members a break following the weekend meet.

From our President:
To our volunteers,

I would like to thank everyone for the tremendous job done volunteering at our track meet this past weekend. We hosted over 1000 athletes, our largest meet ever! Without your commitment to volunteering we would not be able to host such an amazing track meet. Many of our athletes achieved personal bests and had some impressive performances. Thank you again and get some much deserved rest!

Day1 Results for 2017 Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet and Canada Summer Games Trial Posted

Day1 Results for the 2017 Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet and Canada Summer Games Trial have been posted and can be found here.

Performance List for 2017 Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet and Canada Summer Games Trial Posted

The Performance List for the 2017 Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet and Canada Summer Games Trial has been posted and can be found here.

BC Athletics Championships Jamboree 2017 Tentative Schedule Updated

The tentative schedule for the BC Athletics Championships Jamboree 2017 has been updated and can be found here.

High Jump - Perfecting your flight

A common theme with young jumpers as we try to get them to improve is to ‘get their hips up’ or ‘arch your back more’. We have some jumpers with incredible take off, getting a lot of height - but having some challenge clearing the bar because they are ‘sitting up’ or ‘driving a truck’ while over the bar… Here is a great video outlining some simple exercises to do that will reinforce the right body position while over the bar. Do this 5 or 10 times each evening and before training, and you will build muscle memory that will help maximize your jump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WyRbdgdOt8

I have spoken about the correct position for your takeoff leg… here is a great explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ6QLCfAP0Y

Last one… I mentioned this video to a few jumpers – it really helps visualize the role of your takeoff leg as you jump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HspzxKXhpzk

Updated 2017 Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet and Canada Summer Games Trial Schedule

Due to the large CSG sections, the schedule for this weekend's 2017 Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet and Canada Summer Games Trial Schedule has been updated. The updated schedule can be found here.

Please note: Canada Summer Games (CSG) 100m, 200m and 400m will have an A and B Final. The 'A' Final will be heat winners and next best times. The 'B' Final will be 9th -16th finishers. 1st -8th place will be the 'A' Final finishers. The Midget and Open 100m will qualify to the final based on IAAF rules. Ages 9-13 will advance by top 8 fastest times.

BCJD Pentathlon Sign Up Posted, Deadline June 15th

Name of club holding meet: Golden Ears Athletics
Date(s) of meet: June 24, 2017
Location of meet: Rotary Track at Maple Ridge Secondary, Maple Ridge, BC
Web link to meet information: Meet Information PDF

Sign up deadline date: Thursday June 15th, 2017
Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium

Note: Athletes please sign up with your name and year of birth

Cheetah T-Shirts and Sweatshirts

If you ordered Coquitlam Cheetah clothing from our Online Shop earlier, you order will be available in the shed at the start of practice on Monday. Please see Lauren or Tara.

If you are unable to pick up you order on Monday, please see Tara at practice when you can.

BC Athletics Championships Jamboree 2017 Meet Information and Tentative Schedule

Meet Information and the Tentative Schedule for the BC Athletics Championships Jamboree 2017 have been posted and can be found here.

Reminder: Parents Required to Volunteer for Cheetah Meet

The Cheetah Meet is this weekend and volunteers are still needed. We have 150 athletes registered so we should have all volunteer spots covered!

This is a friendly reminder that 'all hands on deck are needed!' so please sign up this week. All parents of club members are expected to volunteer at this meet as outlined at time of registration and on our Responsibilities page.

If you have already signed up thank you and remember to add your phone number.

Please check the Meet Schedule (see here) for the start of the event you have volunteered for as you will need to be there at least half an hour before so that athletes can warm up.

Langley Pacific Meet Sign Up Posted, Deadline June 8th

Name of club holding meet: Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club
Date(s) of meet: June 16th, 17th & 18th, 2017
Location of meet: McLeod Athletic Park, Langley, BC
Web link to meet information: http://www.langleymustangs.com

Sign up deadline date: Thursday June 8th, 2017
Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium

Please note: Athletes sign up next to their printed name. If there is not enough room for all your events, please sign your name with the additional events on the blank sign up sheet at the back. If your name is not on the printed list, please sign up on the blank sheet at the back.

BC Athletics Jamboree Championships Meet Hotel Information

Hotel information for the BC Athletics Jamboree Championships Meet can be found here.

Meet schedule and meet information coming soon.

For Cheetah Parents and Club Members: Volunteer Signup Sheet Posted

The volunteer sign-up sheet for the upcoming Annual Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet has been posted in the equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium.

When you sign up your athlete (see post below), please sign yourself up for a volunteer position.

As outlined on our Responsibilities page and on the second page of our registration form, all families are expected to volunteer and help out with the meet.

For those volunteering, an information session will be held prior to the meet to provide additional information.

Jesse Bent Cheetah Meet Sign Up (For Cheetah Athletes) Posted, Deadline June 1st

Name of club holding meet: Coquitlam Cheetahs Track and Field Club
Date(s) of meet: June 10th and 11th, 2017
Location of meet: Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam
Web link to meet information: www.coquitlamcheetahs.org

Sign up deadline date: Thursday June 1st, 2017
Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium

Please note: Cheetah athletes sign up next to their printed name. If there is not enough room for all your events, please sign your name with the additional events on the blank sign up sheet at the back. If your name is not on the printed list, please sign up on the blank sheet at the back.

2017 Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet and Canada Summer Games Trial Schedule Updated

The schedule for the 2017 Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet and Canada Summer Games Trial Schedule has been updated and can be found on the Meet page located here.

Javelin Cancelled Monday, June 5

Javelin practice is cancelled on Monday, June 5th due to coach being out of town for work. Practice on Wednesday will be on as normal with 3-30 min shifts to accommodate all throwers starting at 6:30-7:00; 7:00-7:30 and 7:30-8:00 (Experienced throwers only ages 11-14).

Saira Purhar signs with NCAA Division One Pacific Tigers

Saira Purhar of the Coquitlam Cheetahs has signed with University of the Pacific Tigers.  Saira will be joining the Tigers cross country and track and field teams this Fall in Stockton, California.

Congratulations to Saira and to see the Tigers press release please click the link.

No Practice Monday May 22nd

There will be no practice on Monday May 22nd due to the holiday weekend.

No Practices Monday May 15th or Tuesday May 16th

There will be no practice on Monday, May 15th and Tuesday, May 16th because of the High School Fraser Valley Track and Field Championships taking place at the track.

BC Elementary Track and Field Championships Sign Up Posted, Deadline May 18th

Name of club holding meet: Kajaks Track and Field Club
Date(s) of meet: May 26th, 27th & 28th, 2017
Location of meet: Clement Track, Minoru Park, Richmond
Web link to meet information: http://www.kajaks.ca/events/the-bcec/

Sign up deadline date: Thursday May 18th, 2017
Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium

High Jump Schedule Adjustment

Going forward we will be implementing the following schedule for High Jump.

Tuesdays and Thursdays we will begin jumping with the bar at 80 – 90 cm progressing upward.
  • If you arrive late and the bar is higher than you are able to jump we will not disrupt the jumping in progress to accommodate your late arrival.
  • If we have a large turnout, we will need to restrict the number of attempts at each new height to 3… just like a meet, to be fair to others that are waiting to jump.
  • (We may at times exercise some discretion on this if an athlete is working on a specific correction or attempting a new PB)
Wednesday we will begin jumping with the bar at 115cm progressing upward.
  • We have made this necessary adjustment to ensure our experienced jumpers are able to get in adequate training
  • There are so many novice jumpers this season, that by 8pm the bar has not gotten high enough to challenge the more experienced athletes.
If the track surface is WET… SPIKES are MANDATORY.

2017 Junior Olympics Sign Up Posted, Deadline May 11th

Name of club holding meet: South Fraser Track and Field Club
Date(s) of meet: May 20th & 21st, 2017
Location of meet: Bear Creek Park, Surrey
Web link to meet information: Click here for PDF posted on Trackie

Sign up deadline date: Thursday May 11th, 2017
Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium

Benjamin Ayesu-Attah Gains Invaluable Experience at IAAF World Relays

BC Athletics has posted a feature article about Coquitlam Cheetah's Benjamin Ayesu-Attah's experience at the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas. Please click here to see the article.

Javelin cancelled Wednesday

[9] Javelin is cancelled Wednesday due to coach unavailability. Practice on Monday as usual.

Cheetah Club Photo Wednesday, May 10th at 6pm (Wear Your Uniform)

We will be taking a group photo of our club members on Wednesday, May 10th at 6pm.

Please come to practice that evening wearing your club uniform. We will be taking the photo in the stands at Percy Perry Stadium.

Javelin Cancelled Wednesday, May 3rd

Javelin is cancelled this Wednesday due to the coach being out of town for work. Will be back for next Monday's practice as usual.

No Practices Monday May 1st or Thurday May 4th

There will be no practices on Monday, May 1st or Thursday, May 4th due to the Coquitlam High School District Championships taking place at track. Practices remain as usual Tuesday, May 2nd and Wednesday, May 3rd.

Uniforms for New Athletes and Uniform Exchange for Returning Athletes: May 3rd

New Cheetah athletes of all ages can be fitted for uniforms at the shed near the high jump and javelin area on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Note that uniforms are not purchased, but are used by athletes for the duration of their membership with the Cheetahs. Uniforms can be exchanged for larger sizes each season, or even mid-season if needed. Signing out uniforms requires a $100 deposit that will be refunded at the end of membership in the club, if all final uniform pieces are returned. Fitting and sign-out will be available from 5:30pm onward and will continue until as needed or until approximately 7:00pm.

Any Junior Development athletes competing at the Norwesters Elementaries meet May 6th and 7th who are unable to attend May 3rd is welcomed to contact Lauren to make alternate arrangements:
Any returning athletes who still need to exchange current uniform items can also attend on May 3rd.

Previous athletes not registering this season may return their uniform items on May 3rd as well. Please ensure that all pieces are returned and that the athlete’s name accompanies the pieces. If the address on the last registration is not current, ensure an updated address is provided as the refund cheque will be mailed.

If necessary, a final exchange and sign-out date will be scheduled during the week of May 8th.

Eagle Classic Sign Up Posted, Deadline May 3rd

Sign up sheets have been posted:
  • Name of club holding meet: Golden Ears Athletics
  • Date(s) of meet: May 13th, 2017 
  • Location of meet: Rotary Track at Maple Ridge Secondary
  • Web link to meet information: http://www.golden-ears.org/eagles-classic
  • Sign up deadline date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
  • Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
  • Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium

Reminder: Deadline for Ordering Cheetah Wear is Sunday Night

The deadline for ordering Cheetah wear is 11:59pm on April 30th. See here for details.

Cheetah T-Shirts and Hoodies for Sale

Coquitlam Cheetah t-shirts and hoodies can be purchased from the Coquitlam Cheetahs Online Shop. The shop will close April 30th, midnight.

Payment is by credit card. All purchases must be made by April 30th (no exceptions) with tees and hoodies to delivered before the end of May.

Please note that the club is not making any money from these sales to keep costs as low as possible for club members. Should you have any questions or issues, please deal directly with Kukri.

High Jump cancelled Thursday April 27th 2017

High Jump cancelled Thursday April 27th 2017 due to coach being unavailable.

Uniform Exchange for Returning Athletes, April 25th and 26th

Returning athletes of all ages who need to exchange their uniform can bring their current items to the shed on Tuesday April 25th and Wednesday April 26th. This includes any uniform items that no longer fit or that are not of the current style. Current items are accented with kelly green; previous items are a darker hunter green. Exchanges will be available from 5:30pm onward and will continue until as needed or until approximately 7:00pm.

New athletes will be able to sign out uniforms during the week of May 1st. Notice of those dates will be posted once finalized.

All Junior Development athletes will have the opportunity to sign out uniforms before the first event of the season – the Norwesters Elementaries meet May 6th and 7th.

Returning and new athletes who are unable to make the scheduled exchanges and sign-outs are welcomed to contact Lauren to make alternate arrangements:
  • Lauren.Eder@ActiveNetwork.com
  • 604-897-0543
Reminders:
  • Uniform sign-out requires a previous or new $100 deposit (cheque or cash) per athlete, refundable upon surrendering all uniform items.
  • Returning athletes are required to return their current uniform items in order to sign out new uniform items.
  • Exchanges and pick-ups will occur in the shed, near the high jump / javelin area.
Previous athletes not registering this season may return their uniform items on any of the scheduled uniform dates. Please ensure that all pieces are returned and that the athlete’s name accompanies the pieces. If the address on the last registration is not current, ensure an updated address is provided because the refund cheque will be mailed.

Hana to be a Vandal

Hana Tyndall of the Coquitlam Cheetahs has signed a letter of intent with the University of Idaho. Hana has been a Coquitlam Cheetah since 2008.

Please click here to read the announcement by the Idaho Vandals Track and Field Team.

Norwesters' Elementaries Meet Sign Up Posted, Deadline April 27th

Sign up sheets have been posted:
  • Name of club holding meet: Norwesters Track and Field Club 
  • Date(s) of meet: May 7th - 8th, 2017 
  • Location of meet: Swangard Stadium, Burnaby 
  • Web link to meet information: http://www.norwesterstandf.com/home.php
  • Sign up deadline date: Thursday April 27th 
  • Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm 
  • Sign up location: Sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium

Ben Ayesu-Attah Named to National Team Relay

Ben Ayesu-Attah of the Coquitlam Cheetahs has been selected for the Canadian National Team which will compete at the IAAF World Relay Championships which take place April 22-23 in Nassau, Bahamas. Ben will be running on the Canadian 4x400m relay after earning his relay spot at a national evaluation camp in Florida last month. He is the silver medalist in the 400m from the 2016 National Championships.

Ben began running with the Coquitlam Cheetahs Track and Field Club as a 9 year old in 2002.

The official Canadian team announcement can be found here.

Javelin Cancelled Wednesday, April 19

Javelin is cancelled Wednesday, April 19th due to coach being unable to make it.

No JD Practice on Monday, April 17th

There will be no Junior Development practice on Monday, April 17th because of the holiday weekend.

No JD Practice Thursday, April 6

Due to a Coquitlam High School Mini-Meet taking place at the track on Thursday, there will be no JD practice on Thursday, April 6th.

2017 Parent Information Manual Available

The 2017 Parent Information Manual is now available for reading, download, or printing.

Andre de Grasse to run at Coquitlam’s Percy Perry Stadium, June 28

Andre de Grasse will be running at the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic on June 28th at Coquitlam's Percy Perry Stadium.

See here and here for additional details.

2017 Tentative Spring/Summer Practice Schedule

The 2017 tentative Spring/Summer Practice Schedule has been posted and can be found on the Practice and Annual Activity Schedules page.

2017 President's Welcome Message

New and returning club members are encouraged to read our 2017 President's Welcome Message to learn more about the club, safety, and key dates we will be needing volunteer assistance.

Parent Information Meeting and JD Practice Start

Our Parent Information Meeting will be held on Monday, April 3rd at 6:15pm in the stands at Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre.

Practices for Junior Development athletes (ages 9-13) will begin on Tuesday April 4th at 6:15pm at Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre. Athletes are encouraged to show up a few minutes before practice start time to get ready. The practice schedule will be posted prior to the practice start date once the availability of the various coaches has been determined.

Parents who were not able to attend our AGM on February 22nd but who still want to register their athletes may do so at the Parent Information Meeting (preferred option because you get more information) or at the first practice.

Volunteers Needed for 2017 Club Operation

The Cheetah's are currently looking for volunteers for the following positions (click on links for description of the roles):
If you are able to volunteer for one of these positions, please contact our President, Thomas Overs, at thomasovers1@gmail.com and we will get you up and running.

We would like to thank our current volunteers and coaches. We are fortunate to have many dedicated coaches and volunteers already and you are key to our club's continued operation and success.

Practice Cancelled for March 7th

Practice for Tuesday, March 7th is cancelled because the training facility is closed due to weather.

Practice Cancelled for March 6th

Practice for Monday, March 6th is cancelled because the training facility is closed due to weather.

JD Crests Available for Pickup

JD Crests for athletes who did not pick them up at the Cheetah Banquet in November are now stored in the equipment shed at the track. To retrieve yours, please see Head Coach, Tara Self during practice times (older athletes are training Monday and Wednesday from 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am).

AGM Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 22nd

The Annual General Meeting for the Coquitlam Cheetahs Track and Field Club will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd  at 7:00pm in Room 4 of the Pinetree Community Centre.

As communicated mid-November, in addition to normal AGM business, we also be tabling as a special resolution the adoption of updated club constitution and bylaws as required by the BC Societies Act.

Members are encouraged to attend the AGM and use this opportunity to register their athletes in advance of the JD season starting in April. Although unlikely, if we experience the same level of growth in athlete numbers as we did last year, we may need to look at potentially capping registration (we can only have so many athletes running, jumping, or throwing at any given time). 

Practice February 13th - 10am

Practice Monday February 13th will be at 10am. We will meet in the parking lot.

AGM Postponed Due to Weather

Due to expected poor weather conditions and travel challenges, the Coquitlam Cheetahs Annual General Meeting will be postponed until late February.

Please check this website for meeting details which will be posted when the meeting date has been confirmed.

Practice Cancelled February 8th and February 9th

Practice is cancelled due to ongoing facility closure and weather issues. 

Practice Cancelled for February 7th

Due to weather and facility closure, practice has been cancelled. Apologies for the late post.

Monday, February 6th Practice Cancelled

Practice for Monday, February 6th is cancelled due to weather and facility closure.

Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Annual General Meeting for the Coquitlam Cheetahs Track and Field Club will be held on Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00pm in Room 4 of the Pinetree Community Centre.

As communicated mid-November, in addition to normal AGM business, we also be tabling as a special resolution the adoption of updated club constitution and bylaws as required by the BC Societies Act.

Members are encouraged to attend the AGM and use this opportunity to register their athletes in advance of the JD season starting in April. Although unlikely, if we experience the same level of growth in athlete numbers as we did last year, we may need to look at potentially capping registration (we can only have so many athletes running, jumping, or throwing at any given time).

Saturday, February 4th Practice Cancelled

Due to snow and facility closure, practice is cancelled for Saturday, February 4th.


Scheduled Practice Still a Go (Wednesday, January 4th)

Practice for the older athletes will still take place and athletes will meet in the parking lot today.