Championship Series

NPS Track & Field Takeover

NPS Track & Field Takeover

June 12, 2018
Nathan Phillips Square | Toronto

10:00am – Grassroots Activities, including Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel activation featuring Andre De Grasse

11:00am – Press Conference

Victor Lopez, NACAC President
Mathieu Gentès, Athletics Canada COO 
Andre De Grasse, Olympic medallist 
Alysha Newman, Commonwealth Games gold medallist 

11:30am – Men’s High Jump

1st – $3,000 2nd – $2,000 3rd – $1,000

Michael Mason CAN 2.32m | 3x time Olympian 
Ricky Robertson USA 2.32m | 2016 Olympian
Jamal Wilson BAH 2.30m
Deante Kemper USA 2.27m 
Sean Cate CAN 2.20m | 2x Canadian University Champion

12:15pm – Men’s 60m

1st – $800 2nd – $500 3rd – $200

Gavin Smellie CAN 10.01 | 
Sam Effah CAN 10.06 | 3x World Championships
Andre Ford-Azonwanna CAN | 10.27 

12:20pm – Women’s 60m

12:30pm – Women’s Pole Vault

1st – $5,000 2nd – $4,000 – 3rd – $3,000 4th – $2,000 

Alysha Newman CAN 4.75m | 2016 Olympian, 2017 World Championship finalist
Anicka Newell CAN 4.65m | 2016 Olympian 
Kourtney Ross USA 4.60m 
Carolina Carmichael-Moll USA 4.50m
Marissa Kalsey USA 4.30m

2:00pm – All Comers Speed Challenge

Details to come.


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  • Melissa Bishop (@melissacorinneb) named the 2017 recipient of the Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy for Single Most Outstanding Performance of the Year. The performance recognized is her 1:57.68 recorded in the 800m final at the @iaaf_athletics World Championships #YaBish
  • It’s race day! 🇨🇦 athletes competing @adidasboostbostongames today & tomorrow:
▪️May 19 ⏰ 8:09pm men’s mile @coreybellemore ▪️May 19 ⏰ 8:17pm men’s 800m @mcbride46 ▪️May 20 ⏰2:03pm men’s 110m hurdles @jknightcabral
  • Stellar 🇨🇦 performances at the @usatf Distance Classic last night, including @raecliff ‘s 5000m PB 🥈15:20.66 @runnerspace
  • @evandunfee wins his 3rd Fred Begley Memorial Trophy for Off Track Athlete of the Year. This is the first acceptance 🎥 with a guest appearance (@justyn.knight). Congrats on a wonderful season Evan!
  • Get ready for a fast one in LA tonight 🌴☀️ Go to to watch these 🇨🇦 athletes compete @runnerspace
  • Liam Stanley (@liamrstanley) is the 2017 recipient of the Arnold Boldt Award. In 2017 he won 🥈 at the World Para Athletics Championships (1500m) and set 🇨🇦 records in the 800m & 1500m.
  • Head over to to snag yourself a Championships VIP pass. Only 100 are available. Get access to complimentary 🍺/🍷/🍽 trackside in the best seats in the house. Link in bio.
  • Trinity Tutti (@trinity.tutti) is the winner of the 2017 Myrtle Cook Trophy for the U18 Athlete of the Year. Her season included double 🥇 at the Commonwealth Youth Games and 🥇at the Canada Games. Congratulations on an outstanding season 👏👏👏.
  • Harold Willers of the @valleyroyals is the 2017 recipient of the Jane & Gerry Swan Award for Development Coach of the Year. The Valley Royals were actually started by the Swans. Harold, the athletics community appreciates everything you do!
  • Welcome to the 8m club Jared Kerr. 8.14m and a shiny new long jump personal best. 4th longest jump ever by a 🇨🇦.
  • We saw great moments in Ottawa last year at nationals. Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings. Don’t miss out, get your tickets now. Coming for more than one-day? A Championships pass is a great way to save a few dollars... dollars that can then be spent on @theflyingmonkeys delicious beverages. Visit
  • Full-time athlete. Full-time mom. How do they do it? Happy Mother’s Day to all those SuperWomen out there.
  • Competition day in Shanghai 🇨🇳 Watch your Canadian athletes compete on the @cbc.sports livestream 💎💻
  • Nationals is only 53 days away! Come watch Liz Gleadle launch a javelin over 60m (no pressure Liz). Visit to get your tickets today.
  • Run Ottawa Distance Night is back for the 2018 🇨🇦 Championships on July 5. This year we’re adding another twist. We’re bringing spectators on the track for the 5000m finals.
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