Welcome to the Central Toronto Athletic Club
Welcome to the Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC), one of Toronto's finest middle distance track and
cross country running clubs. We specialize in 400, 800, 1500, 3000 and 5000m track events.
CTAC offers age appropriate training programs for athletes aged 11 and up who are passionate
about running.We train at facilities in the central Toronto area, including Sunnybrook Park, Monarch Park Stadium,
Leaside High School, St. Michaels College and East York Collegiate.
The 2016 National Championships had dual purpose; Rio Olympic Trials and Junior Championships. From a junior perspective, it was exciting to be warming up and mingling with the likes of Melissa Bishop, Shawn Barber, Andre De Grasse, Matt Hughes, Brandon McBride and host of other Olympians. Perhaps being inspired by older, more experienced athletes, contributed to our excellent results.
Six athletes, Allison Anderson, Emily Cohen, Michael Petersen, Kylee Raftis, Miranda Thompson and Nic Tralli represented CTAC. There was much to be excited about. We finished with 3 new personal best times, 4 top ten performances (Emily 5th JW 800m, Kylee 9th JW 1500m, Nic 9th JM 3000m SC) including Michael’s win in the JM 800m. That’s back-to-back National titles for Michael in the 800m. In 2015 he was the U18 champion and this year, the U20!
Congratulations to all!
Complete results can be found here
Congratulations to all CTAC athletes that competed at the 2016 OFSAA Track & Field Championships. Twenty-four athletes qualified to compete through their local and regional meets in 30 individual and relay events. It was a very exciting to say the least. CTAC athletes won 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. Along the way CTAC’s Kylee Raftis set a new OFSAA Record in the Open Girls 1500m Steeplechase! As well, 13 new personal bests were established. It should also be noted that 3 CTAC athletes provided significant contributions for Lawrence Park CI in capturing the bronze medal in the 1600m Relay (Emily Cohen, Kasha Mansour and Allegra Osborne).
Kylee Raftis Gold OG 1500m SC
Remy Cattell Silver MG 800m
Alex Weir Silver MG 1500m & Bronze MG 800m
Michael Petersen Silver SB 800m & Bronze SB 400m
New Personal Best Performances:
Alex Weir (2) 800m & 1500m
Remy Cattell (2) 800m & 1500m
Sarah Petersen 800m
Zoe Lexovsky 3000m
Allison White 1500m
Kylee Raftis 1500m SC (OFSAA Record)
Miranda Thompson 1500m SC
Liam Rivard MB 800m
Nic Tralli 2000m SC
Michael Petersen (2) 400m & 800m
Congratulations to all for your courage, determination and exemplary representation of CTAC.
Once again, our Florida Training Camp was a great success. It’s become an annual event held at the National Training Centre in Clermont, FLA. Their track, pool and cut cross-country trails on the property are ideal for our purposes. Nearby to our rental homes we use the 10-mile clay loop in the orange groves for long runs. This year 26 athletes participated in an intense 5 days that seemed to go by very quickly. Their enthusiasm, energy and enjoyment are surely a result of doing something they love with some of their best friends. Congratulations to all, you survived!
New Balance National Indoor Championships 2016
That was quite the weekend for CTAC in the ‘Big Apple’!
The NBNIC is the USA National High School Indoor Championships. It attracts the top Track & Field athletes from all across the United States. The competition is held at the Armory Track, one of the best venues in the entire world to race. Michael Petersen led the way with two new Personal Best performances. On Friday he ran 48.41 for 400m (8th place overall), a new indoor PB, and on Sunday ran 1:51.99, a new PB, to finish 5th overall and All American status. As well, Kylee Raftis finished 14th overall in the 2-Mile event with a 10:40.45, clocking a 10:01.56 a new 3k PB along the way to the finish (3200m)! Congratulations to all!!
That was some weekend of racing by our crew!! The 2016 Athletics Ontario BMJ Indoor Championship was another great success for the club. Among the 47 CTAC athletes who competed we had 9 medal performances, 17 Top 10’s which included 10 Top 5’s, and of course, numerous personal best performances.
Congratulations to all!!
Complete results can be found here.
Medal winners include:
Michael Petersen – Gold JM 400m & Silver JM 800m
Kylee Raftis – Silver JW 1500m
Remy Cattell – Silver MG 800m
Alex Weir – Bronze, MG 800m
Micaiah Ellis – Bronze BB 1200m
Charlie White – Bronze BB 2000m
Lexy Rivard – Bronze BG 800m
Dylan Evans – Bronze BB 800m
CTAC athletes set a new club record for the number of entries to the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships, sending 112 athletes to Etobicoke Centennial Park for the 2015 AOXC Championships. For the second year in a row, we finished second in the Overall Team Championship to the Newmarket Huskies. Newmarket successfully defended the Overall Club Championship by a score of 189 to 136 points. UTTC was third with 109 points. However, for a club such as ours, only three years old and still building from the Bantams up, we showed amazing strength across all races and continue to be a power in this championship.
On Sunday we had 3 gold medal team performances (BB, BG & JW), and 1 bronze medal-winning team (SW). As individuals we had 17 Top 10 performances including podium finishes by Caroline Lampard (gold JW), Kate Stewart (Silver JW), Jardine Lam-Colling (silver BG), and three bronze from Cameron Denys (BB), Remy Cattell (MG) and Natali Robinson (JW).
Congratulations to all!!
Saturday November 7 was another banner day for CTAC athletes! Fifty-two CTAC athletes, a record number for the club, representing their various high schools, competed at the OFSAA Cross Country Championships on a hilly, muddy and very technical course. The event was held at the Highlands Nordic Ski Centre in Duntroon, Ontario. To succeed, a race plan stressing patience and courage was a necessity. It was a difficult test for all the athletes and CTAC’s contingent demonstrated their strength of character, rising to the occasion. In total we had 12 Top 20 finishes, including 5 Top 10’s and one Silver Medal. Two of the most exciting races were the MG’s where five CTAC athletes finished in the Top 20, and the SG’s where four CTAC athletes finished in the Top 12. Amazing performance from a very talented group of young runners.
Congratulations to Remy Cattell, Silver Medalist MG, Miranda Thompson (6th SG), Caroline Lampard (8th SG), Emily Cohen (9th SG), Jenni Dwyer (10th MG), Kylee Raftis (12th SG), Cade Kohals (12th JB), Aly White (13th JG), Alex Weir (14th MG), Parker Hopkins (15th MG), Stella Adamo (17th JG) and Ireland Robertson (20th MG). Congratulations to all!!
Emily Cohen Selected to Represent Canada!
It’s official! Emily will represent Canada at the 2015 IAAF World Youth Track and Field Championships! The event will be held in Cali, Columbia July 15-19. Emily was in the enviable position of selecting between two events for World’s. She is currently ranked #1 in Canada (Youth Girls), in both 800m and 1500m. However, she has selected to race 1500m in Cali. As of today, she is ranked #10 in the world for that event.
Click here to see the announcement.
11 CTAC Bantam Midget1 athletes, 1 parent and BM1 coach Brent competed at the Mississauga Marathon Weekend 5K on Saturday, May 2. Some of our young athletes competed with the goal
of helping raise money for the World Vision Clean Water Program in Rwanda. Emma, Kennedy
and Alex (pictured above) raised $1280 of the $3260 total dollars raised for this worthwhile
charity, along with BM1 coach Brent who has raised $1980 towards his goal of $11,300 in his
Ironman for Clean Water fundraiser that culminates in September. The funds that Brent raised
were all from CTAC families. Thank you very much to everyone that contributed, we appreciate
Our CTAC 5K participants included Alex, Emma, Kennedy, Parker, Ireland, Rachel, Rebecca,
Sophie C., Chloe, Sarah P., Noah, Jim Graham and Brent. Our young athletes represented
CTAC very well at the event. Alex and Emma had top 10 overall (both genders) results, with Alex breaking the 8 year old course record (the overall course record for women) by over 20 seconds.
Alex, Emma, Sophie C. and Rebecca were the top 4 in the overall women's event. Each of our
CTAC athletes worked hard and had a great experience.
Congratulations to the participants, and thank you to the CTAC families that donated money to