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Twelve 2012 National Track League series events confirmed

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Twelve 2012 National Track League series events confirmed

January 17, 2012

 

The National Track League (NTL) announced today that 12 events will score across the series in this summer's edition of the international track and field grand prix series taking place in six Canadian cities.  Last season ten events were recognized series wide with NTL champions crowned in each.  NTL scoring events are offered on a minimum of three occasions in the series providing athletes with opportunities to earn points in the hopes of securing NTL championship trophies and cash prizes.  Events not recognized with NTL status may still be offered on a meet by meet basis at the discretion of each competitions' organizing committee.

The six men's events are the 100-metres, 800-metres, 1500-metres, shot put, javelin throw, and high jump.  For the women the 100-metre hurdles, 400-metres, 800-metres, 1500-metres, hammer throw and the long jump will hold NTL status.  The events are chosen by the NTL Committee using a number of variables including facility layouts, overall length of program and Canadian depth.

2012 NTL events

Men

World rank*

Women

 

100m

11th

100mH

2nd

800m

17th

400m

14th

Timex 1500m

12th

Running Room 800m

12th

Shot put

6th

1500m

12th

Javelin

16th

Hammer throw

6th

High jump

22nd

Long jump

12th

*All-Athletics ranking of Canadian depth on the world stage

 

2011 NTL events & champions

Men

 

Women

 

100m

Justyn Warner

100mH

Phylicia George

200m

Bryan Barnett

400m

Amonn Nelson

Timex 1500m

Kyle Boorsma

Running Room 800m

Lemlem Ogbasilassie

High jump

Mark Dillon

Long jump

Krysha Bayley

Javelin

Scott Russell

Hammer throw

Heather Steacy

The 2012 series begins June 10 in Vancouver, B.-C., with the Harry Jerome International, and will continue with stops in Victoria (June 13), Edmonton (June 16), Moncton (July 5), Halifax (July 8) and concluding with the Finale in Toronto on July 11.  By overlapping the Olympic/Paralympic Track & Field Trials (June 27-30), NTL 2012 will provide athletes with three great Olympic standard opportunities followed by three opportunities to sharpen their performances after the Trials.

2011 NTL by the numbers

5...          international competitions which constituted the series
10...        NTL champions crowned
16...        countries represented
26...        World championship standards set
46...        Personal bests set
70...        Seasonal bests set

Announcements from the National Track League are coming in subsequent weeks regarding prize money, competition timetables and other exciting news which will help expand the leagues reach.  For more information visit www.nationaltrackleague.ca.

-NTL-

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