Radiant Athlete Refocuses My Attention

The 89th Hamilton Indoor Games were held last week on Feb.21st, 2014 at First Ontario Centre (Copps Coliseum). I really enjoyed meeting Track Star, Meaghan Rice from St. Marys. I used to love Track and Field and found Meaghan to be a multi talented athlete.  When I met Meaghan, she was talking to herself by the high jump pit. I immediately saw the big "M" on her sweatshirt and asked if she was from St. Marys.

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Proud to say she was a Crusader and really enjoys the pentathlon. As a photographer I zoned in because I want to photograph a variety of events. I missed Meaghan's gold winning performance in shot put. She threw an 8.9m on her last throw to win. I was excited to watch Meaghan's next event, high jump. She cleared the bar for a personal best at 1.50m, as she celebrates with her coach. Unfortunately, Ms. Rice did not place in long jump. I am certain there will be more great Track and Field results from Meaghan Rice in the future. (It was nice to see some of the McMaster Students out of uniform volunteering their time to help with the meet too!)

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Funny story! When I was in middle school, I trained with Athlete's International. I begged my parents for a high jump shoe...yes just one shoe OMG-LOL! Then when high school came I trained with a javelin and discus. My neighbor's dog would play catch with me....just kidding! So many styles of high jump.  The Fosbury Flop, Scissors and I don't know what some of these other ones are.

Highjump2Congratulations Katrina Kerekesch from Highland High School in Dundas with a first place jump of 4.39m.

longjumpWith all the Canadian hockey love during the Olympics, it helped me to produce the 2013-2014 DMHA yearbook. It is always a lot of work for all the volunteers and community to gather and submit the images and content, but they did an amazing job! Special shoutout to Amy Yanover who in my professional opinion was a dream to work with! The yearbooks will be distributed on March 22nd at the Dundas Minor Hockey Association Championship Day!

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Natalie Achonwa plays her final home game of the season on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at the University of Notre Dame, IN. I love American NCAA Basketball and a good roadtrip. Can't wait to see Natalie in action on the court against North Carolina. 

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Friday, February 28th I will be back in Hamilton to photograph the Bulldogs take on some Monsters from Lake Erie. Joonas Natinnen pins the Marlies for Lucky girl to get a quick click! 

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The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association’s 2014 women’s basketball champions will be decided Feb. 27-March 1 at Mohawk College.

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End of School Year Wrap Up!

LJ singing Bruno Mars, "If I were your man" to Ms.B at the 2013 Greensville Public School Talent Show.

Schools OUT Woooohoooooo! Catch Up-Catch Up-Catch Up---- to Ketchup on the BBQ! I probably should have posted this on Monday, but it has been CraAZEEEEEE!

Kids are out of school, but the last few weeks were chaos! Talent Show, Track and Field, Soccer and Basketball ruled my life. What better way than to tell you all about it in some photographs. At a public meet I always run into some photo fans who want me to pop a shot here and there. I love doing it and the more I understand my mission to promote activity in our youth the more rewarding it becomes.

What commitment! This boy from Memorial lost his shoe in the final metres of a race and finished with one shoe...Good For Him!

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HWDSB-Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Track and Field Meet | Spencer Valley & Greensville Public Elementary School |Mohawk Recreation Centre |06-20-13

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What I loved most about the meet this year was that my little girl met a friend who together shared 1st and 2nd in two different events.  They made a quick mutual respectful friendship and of course I took a photo of the two of them! Aer won the 100m and placed 2nd in high jump.  Tatyanna won high jump & placed 2nd in the 100m.  The following week they played each other in soccer-Sparta vs Saltfleet and a warm welcome of acknowledgement proceeded after the game......Coolio!!!

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Now we all know how painful talent shows are, but this year I must admit I was looking forward to it. It's all about the kids learning self confidence and getting up in front of 100's of people to do their thing. LJ serenaded his teacher with Bruno Mars,  "If I were your man". It was so cute and Ms. B was such a good sport. He loves to sing so much that I may need to get him some serious vocal training. Oh yeah between all the other things like hockey, soccer, basketball, skiing, acting....and life in general! Another National commercial is in the works, so stay tuned!

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Then we get into soccer. Although our new Hamilton Sparta soccer team is awesome. I miss the Dundas Dragon family! It was so nice to catch up!!!!! It is different when you work the attack on a new team. Aerial had to leave after the first half, but wanted to photograph the entire game. There were some great challenges and what better time spent than hanging out with a Sparta and Dragon at sunset!

DYSC vs Sparta U12 Soccer

U12 Girls Soccer 06-24-13 Hamilton Sparta (2) vs DYSC Dundas (0) at Olympic Field Dundas.

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Red Conference Track & Field Meet-Hamilton

CONGRATULATIONS Air for your defending your first place finish in the 80 m sprint! 2010-2011-2012 Took some snaps at the Hamilton Red Conference Track & Field Meet for Greensville Public. It was a scorcher, but the kids did great! There will be a private link up shortly for the kids and parents to download images from the event. [cincopa AIHAJ46ir-s9]