Competitive Clubs

Track & Field / Cross Country

2019-20 Information:

Carleton Varsity Competitive Membership Information 2019-20
Carleton Athlete Varsity Program Registration Form
Carleton Track All-Time Performances & Records (last updated March 2018)

2019-20 Cross Country Eligibility Certificate

2021-22 M Track & Field Eligibility Certificate

2021-22 W Track & Field Eligibility Certificate

Tryout Information 2019/20

  • Wednesday September 4th at 6:00pm @ Terry Fox Athletic Facility
  • Team testing; Saturday September 7th at 9:00am @ Terry Fox Athletic Facility

Cross Country Schedule 2019/20

  • September 9th at 5:30pm @ Terry Fox, Team practice
  • September 13 McGill Open
  • September 22nd – team meeting
  • September 28 Vert & Or Invitational at Sherbrooke
  • October 4-5 2019 Capital XC Challenge
    • Volunteer on 4th, race on the 5th
  • October 26 RSEQ XC Championships at U Laval
  • November 9th, U Sport Championship at Queens

Carleton’s Jenna Van Vliet during 2018 season

Tentative Track and Field Schedule

  • November 24th – Intersquad
  • December 7th – Holiday Relays
  • January 11th – Sherbooke

    MacMillan during the 2018 season – photo by Miles Ryan Rowat

  • January 18th uOttawa Winter National Invitational
  • January 24th -McGill
  • January  30-Feb 1- Harvard
  • February 7-8 – Spire Institute
  • February 9 – Windsor
  • February 15 Ravens Last Chance Meet 2020
  • February 21-22 RSEQ/ OUA
  • February 29 – Piper Challenge (Ottawa)
  • March 5 Canadian University Championships

For additional enquiries, please contact coach Richard Johnston –

The Ravens Cross Country and Track & Field teams offer incredible opportunities for sport travel and competitions. Since the Club began our athletes have travelled to New York City, Boston, visiting many schools in New York, Pennsylvania as well as  Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke.   There is an opportunity for training camps in California, Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii.  Ravens race against but also train with Olympic and National Team athletes from the Ottawa Lions and are often being coached by the same coaches in the Club.

The program is professionally managed by the Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club, Canada’s largest and most successful Club program.  It relies on a volunteer coaching staff, some of whom have served on national teams, World Championships and other major international competitions.

Association of Canada’s Wittnauer Coaching Excellence award for international successes.

The Ravens Cross Country and Track & Field teams are for any athlete looking to enhance their athletic and academic experience. From students who want to take up a new sport, run alongside a team of fellow motivated athletes, or yearn to athletically excel … the Ravens Cross Country and Track & Field Club is the team for you! The team thrives on a hard-working, highly motivated and positive student-athletes in an atmosphere that values both the individual and the team.

Hemstock during the 2018 season – photo by Miles Ryan Rowat

Carleton Track & Field Membership Includes:

Coaching & technical leadership from qualified coaches.

Access to excellent outdoor and indoor facilities and equipment.

All Facility training fees are included during designated training hours.

Carleton uniform (singlet, jacket, pants, t-shirt, shorts and back-pack)

Travel to designated competitions (ground transportation, accommodation support) in excess of competition travel fees and accommodation fees.

Team and competitive administration, coordination and entry fees

Free entry into all local home competitions.

The program is based at two remarkable facilities, the renovated Terry Fox Athletic Facility at Mooney’s Bay and the Dome @ Louis-Field in Blackburn Hamlet (East Ottawa). Training during April to November is conducted at the Terry Fox Athletics Facility ay Mooney’s Bay. Training from November to April is conducted at the DOME@ Louis-Riel Facility, which houses the only 400m track in Canada. With opportunities to train year-round if the athlete plans on staying in Ottawa. Training times are flexible with regards to your group, coach and school schedule. Athletes looking to be part of the XC/Distance group should prepare to have an open schedule for Monday and Wednesday evenings at 5, and Saturdays for training at 9am or for meets. Athletes looking to be a part of the shorter distances, field events, of combined events are able to train up to 3 of 5 times a week (Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, Thursday’s, Saturdays) and should also be prepared for a wide option of meets on Saturdays in the Winter Semester.



Carleton’s Telvin Tavernier during 2017 season

Club History:

Founded in 2013-2014, the Ravens Cross Country and Track & Field Club offers Carleton students a unique and comprehensive approach to the sports of cross country running and track and field in Canada.

2015-2016:  The Ravens competed at the RSEQ (Quebec Universities Conference) Indoor Track and Field Championships capturing 3 Gold (60m – Women; 300m – Men; Heptathlon – Men), Silver (Pole Vault – Men), and Bronze (60m – Men) medals.

2016-2017: Carleton added another membership to the National University Sport Championships (U-Sport).  Two athletes attended the National U-Sport Cross Country Championships in Quebec City. The XC Teams had Conference finishes of 6th and 7th place.   Then the Indoor Track Season came with 44 new school records.   At the Quebec Conference Championships, the Men’s Team placed 3rd in the Team Title crushing some very solid school programs while a 5th team finish went to the Raven Women.  20 athletes scored in the top 8 finishers … 2 Gold / 4 Silver / 2 Bronze medals collected.  Telvin Tavernier would be names the Conference’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete winning 1 gold (pole vault) and 2 Silvers (60 hurdles & long jump). This season would also be the Ravens first ever appearance at the U-Sport National Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted in Edmonton, AB.   The Birds debuted with 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place finishes with only 3 athletes and 3 new School Records!

2017-18:  20 NEW SCHOOL RECORDS!  4 Conference individual medals and 3 Relay squads medalled at the Championships with one athlete (Sebastian Saville) advancing to Nationals to finish 4th in the 600m.