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Nov 20 2017 - 18th Annual Gagetown Meet & ANB Awards Gala

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This Saturday (November 25th, 2017) marks the 18th annual Gagetown Track & Field Meet. This will be the first indoor track competition of the season in New Brunswick and will set the tone for the indoor season.

Universities will be well represented by competing athletes from the University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University as well as l’Université de Moncton.

“The Gagetown Meet is always a great way to kick off the beginning of the indoor season in our province,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “This is the perfect opportunity for athletes to get into their rhythm and gear up for the indoor season. It is fitting that the meet is hosted on the same day as the ANB Awards Gala and we are fortunate to have access to these facilities,” added LeBlanc.

The meet will commence at 10:30am at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto, NB. There are multiple events taking place, including running, jumping and throwing for all age groups as well as a quadrathlon for younger athletes where they get to experience a variety of track and field events. In previous years there have been athletes as young as 6 years old, all the way up to 86 competing at one of Canada’s best indoor facilities.

The event is open to spectators at no charge.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1416

Following the event, ANB will host its annual Awards Gala where athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers will be awarded for their excellence over the past year. This is a great way to end the day after a competition, with a meal and award presentations. Doors open at 3:30pm and the presentations will begin at 4:00pm. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1417


Nov 5 2017 - Atlantic Cross Country Championships Recap

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On Saturday, Centennial Park in Moncton was host to the Atlantic Cross Country Championships! It showcased some of the best cross country talent from the Atlantic provinces.

The athletes who were 5 and under ran a 500m race, on the girls side Ella Lablanc won with a time of 3:16.93, second was Audree Roy with a time of 3:17.40 and third place went to Leah Friel with a time of 3:18.83. On the boys side Noah Mazerolle was the winner with a time of 2:50.04, second was Kieran Magee with a time of 3:04.29, and third was Vincent Vallee with a time of 3:08.04.

 

The 6 and 7 year olds ran an 800m race, on the girls side Mia Armstrong was the winner with a time of 4:19.38, second was Taylor-Lynn Brun with a time of 4:25.29, and third place was Annabelle Landry with a time of 4:27.27. On the boys side Matteo Leblanc was the winner with a time of 3:53.08, second was Jerome Drapeau with a time of 3:55.65 and third was Mathis Landry with a time of 3:58.07.

 

The 8 and 9 year olds ran a 1000m race, on the girls side Abigail Manson was the winner with a time of 4:41.47, second was Emily Thomas with a time of 4:44.19 and third was Myah Trottier with a time of 4:53.52. On the boys side Cameron Maccurdy won with a 4:23.59, second was James Fullerton with a time of 4:27.16 and third was Gavin Reagon with a time of 4:28.06.

 

The 10 and 11 year olds ran a 1500m race, on the girls side Felicia Mortimer was the winner with a time of 7:04.82, second was Anna Somers with a time of 7:08.37 and third was Tori Allen with a time of 7:11.11. On the boys side Liam Kilfoil won with a time of 6:34.68, second was Alexi Collette with a time of 6:35.62 third was Jonah Young with a time of 6:36.68.

 

The 12 and 13 year olds ran a 2000m race, on the girls side the winner was Emma Cameron with a time of 7:28.53, second was Cara MacDonald with a time of 7:35.40, third was Jessica White with a time of 7:47.81. On the boys side the winner was Nicholas Harvey with a time of 7:22.88, second was Luke Purdy with a time of 7:25.33 and third was Aaron Partington with a time of 7:37.31.

 

The 14 and 15 years olds ran a 3500m race, on the girls side the winner was Erin Vringer with a time of 13:20.58, second was Emily Doucet with a time of 13:43.43 and third was Siona Chisholm with a time of 13:44.15. On the boys side the winner was Francois Richard with a time of 12:33.35, second was Oliver Premier wit a time of 12:53.41 and third was Owen Enstrom with a time of 13:03.88.

 

From there everybody 16 years of age and up ran a 6000m race, on the women's side: the 16-17 year old winner was Tanna Burke with a time of 23:13.80, which was good for 3rd overall. The 18-19 year old winner was Tori Fitzpatrick with a time of 24:04.23, which was good for 5th overall. The 20-34 year old winner was Sacha Hourihan with a time of 22:21.90, which was good for the 1st overall spot.

The 40-44 year old winner was Julie Dupuis with a time of 28:31.30, which was good for 18th overall. On the men's side: the 16-17 year old winner was Jacob Benoit with a time of 19:43.92, which was good for the 1st overall finish.

The 18-19 year old winner was Tyler Adams with a time of 21:44.98, which was good for 5th overall. The 20-34 year old winner was Aaron Sellers with a time of 22:44.79, which was good for 11th overall.

The 35-39 year old winner was Grant Hadrigan with a time of 19:57.28, which was good for 2nd overall. The 40-44 year old winner was Colin McQuade with a time of 23:20.40, which was good for 15th overall.

The 45-49 year old winner was Carol Lepage with a time of 21:59.82, which was good for 6th overall.

The 50-54 year old winner was Dave Harju with a time of 22:41.26, which was good for 10th overall.

The 55-59 year old winner was Eduoard Bourque with a time of 28:45.02 which was good for 28th overall.

 

Full results available here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=994

 

Provincial Results

12-13 years

 

1- New Brunswick: 7pts

2- Nova Scotia: 22 pts

 

14-15 years:

 

1- New Brunswick 9 pts

2- Nova Scotia 35 pts

 

Open 6km

1-New Brusnwick 22 pts 

2- Nova Scotia 27 pts

 

Team Results:

12-13 years :

1-      Fast Tracks : 21 pts (1-3-4-6-7)

14-15 years :

1-      ASEA : 17 pts (1-2-3-5-6)

2-      YHZ : 71 pts (10-11-14-17-19)

Open 6km

1-      YHZ : 51 pts (3-4-11-16-17)

2-      Greater Moncton : 52 pts (7-9-10-11-15)

3-      Jackyl’s Avenue : 68 pts (1-6-18-21-22)

4-      Chaleur : 86 pts (14-16-17-19-20)

 

Congratulations to all of the athletes on their great performances, and thank you to all of the volunteers who made this great event possible.

 

Photos from the event provided courtesy of Susan Acheson, can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AthNB/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2252631728095871

 

Complete results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=994


Nov 2 2017 - Lalonde, Doucet, Dickinson, LeBlanc , Coombes, Church and Arseneault among Sport NB's Konica Minolta Sport Awards Finalist

Sport New Brunswick announced yesterday the names of the finalists for the annual Konica Minolta Sport Awards, and once again Athletics New Brunswick members are very well represented!  In fact, Athletics as the most nominations of any sport in New Brunswick !

 

In the Westmont Hospitality Group Female Athlete of the Year category, distance runners Geneviève Lalonde (Moncton) and  marathoner Shelley Doucet (Quispamsis) are both finalists.

 

Following her incredible season, Laura Dickinson of Miramichi is nominated for Female President’s award.

 

Wheelchair racing rising star Jacob LeBlanc (Moncton) is a finalist in the males Presidents award category alongside para Thrower Max Arsenault (Rothesay).

 

Earl Church (Shediac Cape)  is one of the finalists for the Boston Pizza Male Coach of the Year.

 

Athletics is well represented in the Teed Saunders Doyle & Co Spirit of Sport award with two finalists in Veronica Coombes(Shediac Cape)  and Max Arsenault (Rothesay) i

 

Congratulations to all finalists!

 

For Full List of Nominees please go to: http://sportnb.com/en/item/64-sport-nb-announces-konica-minolta-sport-awards-finalists

 

 “Every year the selection committee has a difficult job in narrowing the field of nominees to our finalists; and this year was no different.” said Darcy McKillop, Chief Executive Officer of Sport NB. “With over 60 nominations the quality of nominees in all categories was higher than it has ever been and the voting very close in all categories.  Among our finalists we have athletes of all ages, coaches, officials and volunteers who have been involved at all levels of sport, from grassroots to international competitions.”

 

The Konica Minolta Sport Awards recognize the accomplishments of New Brunswick’s top athletes, teams, coaches, officials, and volunteers in amateur sport over the past year.   “New Brunswick can be very proud off all the people who were nominated,” said McKillop. “These are the types of people who inspire others to be great and help see the value in sport participation. New Brunswickers can be very proud of these individuals”.

 

Nominations were submitted by a number of different organizations throughout the Province. Finalists were selected based on their achievements from September 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.  Konica Minolta’s support, as well as the other corporate sponsors - the Westmont Hospitality Group, Boston Pizza, BrunNet, Teed Saunders Doyle & Co and Taylor Printing Group make these awards possible year after year. This year’s awards dinner and ceremony will be held at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre in Saint John on November 25th.  Tickets are available by calling Sport NB at (506)451-1320.

2017-11-20 - 18th Annual Gagetown Meet & ANB Awards Gala
2017-11-05 - Atlantic Cross Country Championships Recap
2017-11-02 - Lalonde, Doucet, Dickinson, LeBlanc , Coombes, Church and Arseneault among Sport NB's Konica Minolta Sport Awards Finalist
2017-10-30 - Atlantic Athletics Summit
2017-10-29 - High Performance Director Tour

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