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, Central Tech Collegiate and East York Collegiate.
That was some weekend of racing by our crew!! The 2017 Athletics Ontario Youth/Senior Indoor Championship was another great success for the club. Among the 41 CTAC athletes who competed we had 4 medal performances, 20 Top 10’s which included 6 Top 5’s, and of course, numerous personal best performances. Medal winners include:
Kylee Raftis – Gold SW 3000m
Remy Cattell – Bronze YG 800m
Miranda Thompson – Silver SW 800m & Bronze SW 1500m
Congratulations to all!!
Lexy and Liam each placed 2nd in the 800m Bantam Girls and Bantam Boys events at the
Flying Angels Indoor meet on Sunday, February 5
Saturday November 26 was another historic day for CTAC athletes! For the second time in three years CTAC’s youth girls’ team captured the Team Gold and are National Champions! The team, led by Aleksa Gold, the individual silver medalist, Alex Weir (5th) and Remy Cattell (8th), dominated with a winning score of 26 points. Congratulations to all the 16 girls who represented CTAC in the race.
Big shout outs also to:
· Alex Hoerner and the entire youth boy’s team. They finished 5th, a club best at Nationals which bodes well as our boys program continues to grow and produce top performers. The boys were 11th in 2015!!
· Kylee Raftis and Miranda Thompson in the Junior Women’s race. The girls finished top 30 in a grueling race, which started fast on a sloppy course and increased in speed.
· John Ellis, our lone Masters competitor. To average 4:00/km on a ‘deceptively difficult’ course like Kingston’s is a huge accomplishment.
It’s not a wonder we had such an outstanding day across the board. CTAC athletes had an average improvement of 28.5” (for those who raced 2015 and on the same course). Amazing!!
CTAC held it's Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, November 18 at Whistler's Grill Banquet Room. There were over 150 athletes and parents in attendance. See all the pictures here.
Saturday November 6 was an outstanding day for CTAC athletes!
Fifty-one CTAC athletes, representing their various high schools, competed at the OFSAA Cross Country Championships on a sunny day at Trinity College in Port Hope. The course features a very difficult hill climb followed by a final 500m sprint to the finish. 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 16 Top 30 finishes, including 6 Top 10’s, one Silver and one Bronze Medal. As well, CTAC led teams from North Toronto (MG), Northern (JG), Leaside (JG) and Bishop Strachan (SG) all won team medals, silver, gold, bronze and gold respectively. The girls truly dominated the team medal podium.
There were many exciting individual results for CTAC:
Amazing performance from a very talented group of young runners. Congratulations to all!!
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