Saturday May 25 2013
There is No Failure but in Ceasing to Try!!
The Chinook Track and Field Club emphasizes this motto with all it's athletes and because Track and Field is a highly participatory sport, it enables all athletes to realize success, no matter how big or small and no matter what the athletes age. Everyone is a winner and we believe that success comes from working hard and enjoying small improvements each practice and competition.
If you or someone you know has a good work ethic and a penchant for success in a fun environment then contact us and we'll help them get started in finding their own success.
Chinook Track and Field Club is a club geared towards throwers but is non-exclusive and is open to athletes of all ages and events. Our training facilities are modest but effective with the ability to throw all year round. The indoor javelin area has a rollaway mondo surface that allows javelin spikes to be worn and an area to throw into with javelins exists. The indoor hammer, shot, and discus areas have cement circles with an area to throw into as well. The areas are not interferred with in any way by runners, jumpers etc.
Being a small club has by no means meant a lacklustre one. In javelin our members include 1994 Commonwealth Games team member Larry Steinke, as well as Geoff Dolan who was ranked 4th in Canada with a throw of 68.94 and was a silver medalist at the 1993 Canada Summer Games. Rounding out the javelin is Andrew Baxter (60.93) and Chris Kepper (56.26) along with newcomer junior Amanda Spyce who is the Alberta Central Region high school record holder. Our Javelin group also inlcudes Greg Urbanczyk who is a decathlete with a best throw of 56.04 in javelin and 44.82 in discus and 13.74 in shot put.
In Women's hammer, member Patti Pilsner-Steinke had the second farthest throw by a Canadian woman (60.85) in 1999, presently ranked 2nd in Canada, was a member of the 1998 Canadian Commonwealth Games team, and represented Canada at the World University Championships (FISU) in 1999. Carla Pavan has a personal best of 56.25 in hammer and presently sits 8th on the Canadian all-time list. Tara Baker, Canada West University championships gold medalist in weight throw also belongs to the Chinook club and has a best hammer throw of 49.60m. Tara also held the Alberta provincial record in women's weight throw. These three women comprise the provincial sweep of the provincial medals in women's hammer. Erin Riste was a silver medalist at the 2000 Canadian junior Championships and was a member of the Canadian Dual match team against the US and was named to the World Junior Championships team that represented Canada in October of 2000 in Santiago Chile. Jody Geisbrecht has come into herown and looks to become a member of the Alberta team to the Canada Games with a personl best in women's hammer of 44.71. Hoping to join Geisbrecht will be Sonya Vatcher and rounding out the women's hammer group is rookie Lisa Datchkoff who in her first season of throwing was third at the CWUAA championships and qualified for the CIAU championships where she finished seventh. offBantam Athlete Katie Gregory leads the development group with her provincial record in hammer in both the Bantam (37.82m) and midget (33.79m) age categories. Joining her on the Alberta midget team were Catherine Donaldson and Kim Coady.
In men's hammer Mike Sagert leads the senior men's pack. Sagert was ranked third in the CIAU in 2001 in men's weight throw and last year was ranked third in Canda as a junior and was fourth at the 2000 Canadian Junior Championships. Rookie thrower Brent Rybachuk has also made his presence known on the provincial scene and has made vast improvements in his throwing and qualified for the CIAU championships in weight throw. Robert Pavan again made his way onto the Alberta team that represented Alberta at the National Legion Championships and was ranked fifth in Canada in juvenile mens hammer. Robert was also a bronze medal winner in discus at the 2000 provincial championships. Jim Steacy, in his first year training with the Chinook group has made great strides and has establshed a new provincial record for first year juveniles in hammer with a throw of 62.14 and came close to breaking the provincial record in juvenile men's discus with a toss of 51.65, just 3cm short of the 16 year old record. Jim has achieved the standard in both hammer and discus for the 2001 World Youth Championships in Debrecen Hungary. Jim was a silver medallist at the Legion Juvenile National Championships and was also a gold medal winner at provincials in discus and a silver medal winner in shot put and javelin in 2000. Lee Flohr, Spencer White and Sean Steacy lead the men's developmental group. Sean established a provincial midget record of 46.52 in midget men's hammer and also established a midget provincial record of 3.30 in pole vault.
In men's Decathlon, Greg Urbanczyk is presently ranked third in Canada with a score of 7093 and was the silver medalist at the CIAU Pentathlon championships in 1999 and 2000 as well as being named as the Canada West Championships performance of the meet for 1999 and 2000. Greg was also named the Male Athlete of the year for the University of Lethbridge in 2001 for his 3 consecutive years of medal performances at the CIAU level. In Sprints, Florian Linder will lead the men's contingent and was ranked 5th in the CIAU in the 60m in 2000.
Head Coach: Larry Steinke
140 Columbia Blvd.