For any athlete, competing on the world stage can seem like a far fetched dream. This year, for Austin Cole that dream became a reality and has turned into a life he had no idea could have ever happened. He started the year by setting a USport National Record in the 300m and ended his U of A season by winning the Wilson Challenge Trophy (U of A Male Athlete of the Year) and Track and Field Men’s MVP. Who knew that this would just be the start of an incredible year!
In early spring, he put on a Team Canada singlet for the first time and competed in Japan at the IAAF World Relays, bringing home a silver medal. As the outdoor season went on and multiple training sessions and meets later, he captured bronze at the U23 NACAC Championships and Canadian Championships. Now the end of the outdoor season for majority of track athletes, Austin has been selected to wear Team Canada for the third time this year. He will be competing in the mixed 4x400m relay at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar at the end of September.
When a coach-athlete relationship works as great as Rob and Austin’s relationship, there is no telling what they can accomplish. Austin has been a prime example of what hard work, dedication and discipline can result in. He has made several sacrifices to get to where he is today and is a great role model for the younger, upcoming athletes at Capital City and in the track community.
Capital City is so excited to see what else he can accomplish!
It has been an exciting few months for Capital City’s Austin Cole. Austin ended his indoor season by being named the U of A Track and Field Male MVP of the year as well as winning the Wilson Challenge Trophy as the Overall Male MVP for the university. Following that he found himself in Japan competing in the IAAF World Relays in May.
More recently, Austin was named to the NACAC U23 team where he brought home his first international medal for an individual event. He ran a solid 400m in a time of 45.90, a new personal best for him and enough to bring home a bronze medal!
The fun does not end there; the mixed relay team that competed at the IAAF World Relays also competed and he found himself coming home with not one, but two bronze medals!
Austin is a prime example of what hard work, dedication and discipline can lead to and Capital City is proud to have Austin as part of the team and as a role model for our young, upcoming athletes!
Capital City is proud to have the following athletes as part of Team Alberta 2019!
Congrats to Cailey Jacobs, Axciel Yss Villegas and Alexis Ludlow who have been named to the 2019 Tri-Prov Team! The meet will be taking place in Regina, Saskatchewan on July 12-14, 2019!
WESTERN CANADA SUMMER GAMES TEAM
Congrats to Scott Dixon who has been named to the 2019 Western Summer Games Team! In addition, our very own coach Ciera Wolf has also been named the Team Manager for the team this year! Athletics will be taking place August 13-18, 2019 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan!
After coming off a very successful indoor season with the Golden Bears, Austin Cole traded his green/gold and blue/orange singlets for red, white and black. Early April he competed in Yokohama, Japan as part of Team Canada in the IAAF World Relays. The mixed 4×400 m relay team came away with silver and a national record time of 3:18.15! It’s still early in the season – let’s see what else he can accomplish this year!