London Calling: Ontario/Canadian 10,000m Championship Entries

The Championship entry deadline for the 2015 Ontario and Canadian 10,000m has passed, and what a field it is! The 40 entries represent the largest Ontario or Canadian 10,000m Championships in many years. On Sunday, May 10th, these athletes will line up to compete for provincial and national titles in the Junior Men, Senior Men, and Senior Women categories. 

Returning Champions
Every Ontario Senior Champion from the past 3 years will be in attendance on Sunday. On the Mens side, Sami Jibril of Athletics Toronto won the Ontario Championships in 2012 and 2014, with his 2014 victory setting a TD Stadium and Runners' Choice London Distance Series record of 29:43.90 that will be in jeopardy this weekend. 2013 Senior Champion Hussein Hashi (Central Toronto AC) returns, as does 3-time defending Ontario Champ Leslie Sexton, of the host London Runner Distance Club.

Sexton was also the 2014 Canadian Champion and will look to defend her title, as will 2014 Senior Mens Champion Barry Britt of Speed River New Brunswick; both will have strong fields to contend with. Challenging Jibril for the Ontario and Canadian title will be teammate Matt Loiselle, who finished ahead of Jibril earlier this year over 10k on the roads, and Blair Morgan of Physi-Kult. Kelly Wiebe of Saskatchewan/BC Endurance Project leads all entries with a 29:08 seed he earned earlier this year, while running to victory at the Times Colonist 10k. Other top Men include Alexis Lavoie-Gilbert and Anthony Larouce of Laval (CAUL), who have both run under 30:20 earlier this season. On the Womens, side, Laura Batterink of McGill Olympic Club and Ontario Junior 5,000m record holder Heather Petrick of Speed River will challenge the defending champ. 

While the field size marks a significant step forward for the London 10,000m and Ontario/Canadian Champs, it is the growth on the womens size that is most significant. Sparse fields in recent years have led to Canadian 10,000m womens fields being cancelled or combined with the 5,000m. Thanks to strong support from the McGill and Laval clubs, the womens field has jumped to the double digit numbers and should provide an exciting race. The host London Runner club hopes that the 2015 10,000m Championships will be the first of several steps forward for the 10,000m event in Canada, and would like to thank all athletes and coaches who made a point of supporting the London 10,000m this year. 

10,000m Championship Entries

Pos Name Category Team Seed

1
El-Sandali, Ehab
Junior
ETOB
30:15.18
2
Ennabaoui, Nassim
Junior
MGOC
33:00.00

3
Wiebe, Kelly
Open
UNSK
29:08.00
4
Loiselle, Matt
Open
ATOR
29:40.00
5
Jibril, Sami
Open
ATOR
29:43.89
6
Lavoie-Gilbert, Alexis
Open
CAUL
30:09.02
7
Britt, Barry
Open
SRNB
30:10.81
8
Morgan, Blair
Open
PHYS
30:15.00
9
Larouche, Anthony
Open
CAUL
30:19.98
10
McNeil, Matthew
Open
SJTC
30:20.00
11
Hashi, Hussein
Open
CTAC
30:24.00
12
Hortian, Adam
Open
MISS
30:24.02
13
Viney, Keenan
Open
UNAB
30:27.00
14
Lapierre, Maxime
Open
CAUL
30:27.82
15
Racine, Dany
Open
KJNS
30:32.53
16
Rochus, Paul
Open
HARB
31:17.50
17
Tree, Kevin
Open
NMKT
31:21.22
18
Jarry, François
Open
MGOC
31:30.00
19
McElligott, Steven
Open
MGOC
31:30.00
20
Woloshyn, Jake
Open
UTTC
31:30.00
21
Marcaccio, Seth
Open
LRDC
31:40.00
22
Smith, Clinton
Open
LRDC
31:40.00
23
Cameron, Jacob
Open
PHYS
31:45.00
24
Blackney, Kevin
Open
NREG
31:48.00
25
Davis, Johnny
Open
NREG
32:00.00
26
Czuchnicki, Adam-Cole
Open
NREG
32:30.00
27
Kazi, Mahbubuzzaman
Open
MGOC
32:45.00
28
Balek, Patrik
Open
VAIN
37:30.00
29
Suda, Matt
Open
LRDC
NT
Pos Name Category Team Seed

1
Sexton, Leslie
Open
LRDC
33:14.91
2
Batterink, Laura
Open
MGOC
33:46.00
3
Petrick, Heather
Open
OSPR
33:52.92
4
Myrand, Melanie
Open
MGOC
35:30.00
5
Flynn, Jullien
Open
MGOC
35:30.00
6
Dowling-Medley, Jenn
Open
NREG
36:00.00
7
Ferland-Daigle, Marilou
Open
CAUL
36:26.67
8
Mercier, Jeanne
Open
CAUL
36:30.95
9
Bernatchez, Francesca
Open
CAUL
36:35.04
10
Dobbs, Hiley
Open
DURA
36:58.28
11
Douglass, Amanda
Open
MGOC
40:00.00
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