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2017 STL-TFC Annual Awards

STL athletes, coaches, and parents celebrated all the successes of 2017 at our annual awards banquet. We congratulate all the 2017 award winners:

  • Best Bantam: Dylen Balanger
  • Best Midget: Lily Francis
  • Best Youth: Hayden Bell
  • Best Junior: Arabella Alton
  • Best Senior: Charles Nguyen


  • Best Rookie: Harrison Belanger
  • Most Improved: Michael Roth
  • Sportsmanship: Jackson Medeiros
  • Jim Young Award: Katerina Karidas


  • Female Athlete of the Year: Hallee Knelsen
  • Male Athlete of the Year: Hayden Bell


Picture (left to right):

Back Row:

  • Dylen Belanger, Hallee Knelsen, Michael Roth, Harrison Belanger, Elias Granilo (coach)

Front Row:

  • Harry Stantsos (Head coach), Lily Francis, Katerina Karidas, Jackson Medeiros, Hayden Bell, Alex Stanat (coach)

2017 AO Provincial Award

Special congratulations goes out to Dylen Belanger for his accomplishments this past year, that won him the 2017 AO Provincial Award for Best Bantam in the Sprints/Hurdles category.

RCL District “A” Championships, LaSalle, ON - June 23-24, 2017

Many medals, personal bests, new club records and a few meet records from the Bantam, Midget & Youth STL athletes during the District “A” Legion Championships over the weekend, in LaSalle.

In the Bantam category, Harrison Belanger broke two meet records in the 1200m and 800m by winning gold medals,
with 2 new PB´s and 1 new club record in the process.

His twin brother Dylen Belager had 1 gold in the 100m and 2 silver medals in the 200 and 300m respectively, with a new PB in the 300m. In the same category for the girls, Camryn Roth won a gold medal in the 300m and 2 bronze in the 100 and 200m having new PB´s in all of her events.

Our midget´s had the most prolific collection of medals and results at this meet. Hallee Knelsen won 2 gold medals in the 1200m and 2000 m in personal best times and new club records. Lily Francis with 2 silver medals in the long jump and high jump and a fifth place finish in the 80m hurdles, all with new PB´s. Katherine Heard a bronze medal in the 100m and 2 PB´s in the long jump and 80m hurdles. Kyra Vellinga, won 2 silver medals in the 100m and 200m hurdles and a bronze in the 200m. For the Midget boys Michael Roth won 2 bronze medals in the 100 and 200m, and a 4th place finish in the 300m, while AJ Stanat had 2 silver medals in the javelin throw and shot put, and a 4th place finish in discus throw with new PB's in all three events.

In the boys Youth category, Liam Clark won the 400m hurdles for gold, with a new meet record and a bronze medal in the 110m hurdles. Hayden Bell captured 2 silver medals in the high jump and 110m hurdles and new PB in that event. Tanner Smyth had a bronze medal in the 400mH and two 4th place finishes in the high jump and 110m hurdles.

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Congratulations to all of our athletes for their efforts.

New Personal Bests, 1500m Night Meet, London, ON - June 11, 2017

New personal bests and new club records from two of our Long Distance runners were achieved Sunday night at the “1500m Night Meet” in London.

Hallee Knelsen had a new personal best by 4 seconds in the Womens 1500m race with the time of 5:01.45, breaking the 7 year old club record for the Midget category, in the process.

Harrison Belanger had a similar success by racing to a new PB in the same event in the Men´s section with the time of 4:45.47 and a new Club record in the Bantam category.

Congratulations to both athletes and good luck for the rest of their season.

March Break Camp, Clermont, FLA - March 10-19, 2017  

Another successful training camp is in the books. A full bus of 44 athletes from 7 different clubs, along with coaches, chaperones and a massage therapist, made the trip down to Clermont, Florida for our annual warm weather camp. It was a hard working, but also fun and very memorable week for all of the athletes participating, with most are already planning to attend again next year.

Despite a couple cooler than usual mornings, as hardy Canadians we took it all in stride, and had great training sessions the whole week long.

Everyone returned back home, excited to begin their spring high school season.

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2017 AO Relay Championships/Prep Meet # 1, Toronto, ON - January 14, 2017

STL athletes started off their 2017 indoor season this past weekend at York University. It proved to be a great start with 9 new Club records and 16 new PB´s.

Four of the new Club records (NCR) came from our Bantam boys, Dylen and Harrison Belanger. Dylen´s NCR's were achieved in the 150m (21.71) and 300m (47.67). The Bantam boys previous 300m record had stood since 2002 (17 yrs). Dylen also placed 1st in the 60m with a time of 8.83. Harrison placed 1st in the distance events, with NCR´s in both the 1200m (4:59.84) and the 2000m (7:17.91).

Halle Knelsen had 2 excellent races that also resulted in 2 new Club records. Running in the Midget Girls category, she competed in the 1200m, placing 2nd with a time of 4:18.05, and in the 2000m, placing 5th with a time of 7:26.34.

Lily Francis placed 2nd in the Midget Girls High Jump with a new PB of 1.40m and also achieved an impressive new PB in Long Jump (4.42m). Both of these performances were NCR´s. Lily finished the weekend with a total of 4 PB´s as she also PB´d in the 60m Hurdles and the 60m.

Hayden Bell started his indoor season with a new Indoor PB and NCR in the Youth Boy´s High Jump with a jump of 1.75m. He also PB´d in the 60m Hurdles.

Additional PB´s were achieved by Ethan Georgijev (60m), Jackson Medeiros (LJ and 60mH), Kyra Velinga (300m), Tanner Smyth (60mH), and Liam Clark (60m and 60mH).

Congratulations to all our STL athletes who had such a great start to 2017. We will watch for more exciting performances and PB´s in the coming weeks of competition.