2018 Eagle Classic Meet Sign Up, Deadline May 3rd

Sign up sheets have been posted:
  • Name of club holding meet: Golden Ears Athletics
  • Date(s) of meet: May 12th, 2018 
  • 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: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 (Please note: this is a very short sign up!)
  • 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 if you are a registered member of the club.

Cheetah t-shirts and hoodies for sale Deadline May 7th at 11:59pm

Dear Cheetah Athletes and Parents:

The Coquitlam Cheetahs are offering t-shirts and hoodies for purchase through the Cheetah online store

Please note that these items are not part of the Cheetah Uniform and are being offered as additional Cheetah wear if you wish to purchase.

Deadline for orders has been extended to Monday May 7th at 11:59pm

More information can be found on the Cheetah website (deadline has not yet been updated)

No Practices Monday April 30th or May 3rd

There will be no practices on Monday, April 30th or Thursday, May 3rd due to the Coquitlam High School District Championships taking place at track.

There will be no uniform fitting on Monday. Uniform fitting will be on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Practices remain as usual Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday, May 2nd.

Uniform fitting and sign-out for new athletes competing at the Norwesters Elementaries meet:

New Cheetah athletes in the Junior Development program who are registered - or are planning to register - for the Norwesters Elementaries meet (May 5th and 6th) are invited to be fitted for a uniform on Wednesday May 2nd. Fittings and sign-outs will be available from 5:45pm until approximately 7:30pm, at the shed near the high jump / javelin area.


  • A uniform consists of 3 pieces: competition singlet, jacket and pants.
  • Uniforms are not purchased, but are provided by the Cheetahs for use while representing the club.
  • A $100 deposit is required to sign out a uniform, which will be kept on file for as long as the athlete continues to register with the Cheetahs. There are no fees to exchange uniforms seasonally (or at any time) when they are out-grown or when transitioning from the Junior Development program.
  • The deposit will be refunded at the end of the athlete’s tenure with the Cheetahs when the last-signed-out uniform pieces are surrendered.

New Cheetah athletes not attending the Norwesters Elementaries meet will be invited for fitting and sign-out the week of May 7th. Please watch for the website posting advising of the date(s).

Returning athletes who still need to exchange current uniform items are welcomed to attend on any of the new sign-out dates.

Athletes not registering this season are encouraged to surrender their uniforms on any of the scheduled dates. Please ensure that all items are surrendered in order to be immediately refunded the $100 deposit.

All Junior Development athletes will have the opportunity to sign out uniforms before their first event of the season. Returning and new athletes who are unable to make the scheduled exchanges and sign-outs may contact Lauren to make alternate arrangements:

  • 604 897 0543
  • Lauren.AnneSiobhan@gmail.com

Parent Help Needed for High Jump and Long Jump

Cheetahs need 1 or 2 parents on Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday to help rake the long jump pits from 7-8pm. Without help we will have to reduce the number of days we offer long jump so coaches can support each other.

Cheetahs need 1 or 2 parents on Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday from 7-8pm to help put the high jump bar up after an athlete knocks it down. Help to put the mats away at 8pm is also needed. (10 minute job)

Please offer your help. It is only a one hour commitment each week. All of our Junior Development coaches are volunteers and we need your help.


Paul Self

President and Junior Development Coach

Brendan Wong 13th at Vancouver Sun Run

Brendan Wong ran brilliantly to finish 13th in a time of 30 minutes and 49 seconds at the 2018 Vancouver Sun Run. Wong smashed his old personal best of 31:37 by 48 seconds. He is a graduate of SFU and competed for SFU in both track and field and cross-country. Brendan was a Coquitlam Cheetah through high school and has returned to the Cheetahs as an athlete and is also coaching in our Junior Development Program. Congratulations Brendan!

The second Cheetah across the finish line was Sam Yeung who finished 5th in the male 16-18 age category in a personal best of 36:58. Sam also coaches in our JD Program and was followed across the line by coach Miranda Menzies who also ran a personal best of 42:30 and was 14th in the very competitive 19-24 female age category. Ariona Curiel finished 11th in the 16-18 female age category in a time of 49.31.

Well done distance runners!

The Sun Run is the largest 10km race in Canada with almost 40 000 competitors.

Cheetahs T-Shirts and Hoodies For Sale

Coquitlam Cheetah t-shirts and hoodies can be purchased from the Coquitlam Cheetahs Online Shop. The new addition to the cheetah collection will be the green Cheetah hoodie (Image Below). 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.

Sport BC - Female Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Head Coach Tara Self - Sport BC Female Coach of the Year

Javelin Cancelled Thursday, Apr 26

Javelin is cancelled this Thursday due to coach out of town.

Coach Tom Unavailable This Week

I am unable to make this week's Tuesday or Thursday practices (April 17 and 19). I will be back next week!

Work hard,

Coach Tom

Javelin practice cancelled (Mon, Apr 16)

Javelin practice is cancelled tonight due to rain.

Javelin practice cancelled Thursday

Javelin practice is cancelled Thursday due to coach away on travel.

No JD Practice Wednesday, April 11th

Due to a Coquitlam High School Mini-Meet taking place at the track on Wednesday, there will be no JD practice on Wednesday, April 11th.