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.


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!


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.