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Jan 30 2018 - Recap of Historical Weekend for Athletics New Brunswick

It was an excellent weekend for New Brunswick athletes as groups competed in both Montreal and Boston.

Records and notable performances include:

At the McGill Team Challenge in Montreal, QC:

- Sharon Ngongo of Moncton, competing for Université de Moncton, broke the junior and U23 provincial records in the pole vault, clearing a height of 2.60m. Ngongo performance also missed the senior provincial record by just 5 centimeters.

- Geneviève Lalonde of Moncton, competing for Speed River Track and Field Club, broke the senior provincial record in the 1500m, winning the event with a time of 4:18.80. Lalonde's time also bettered the meet record by over four seconds, and missed the fieldhouse record by just 0.05.   - Jordan Henri of Moncton, competing for ASEA Track Club, broke the youth and junior provincial records in the 300m, finishing 6th with a time of 34.90. This performance makes Henri the 3rd fastest youth in Canadian history in the event. Jordan also finished 7th in the 60m with a time of 7.01.   - Jack Bershire of Fredericton, competing for University of Toronto, broke the U23 and senior provincial records in the 300m, finishing 5th with a time of 34.81. Berkshire also helped Toronto win both the 4x200m and 4x400m relays.

- Chris Robertson of Moncton, competing for ASEA Track Club, broke the senior provincial record in the heptathlon, finishing 3rd with a score of 4630.

- Shayne Dobson of Campbellton, competing for Université de Moncton, broke the T37 provincial record in the 3000m with a time of 9:42.82.

- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi, competing for UNB, finished 7th in the 60mh and 8th in the pentathlon, with a performances of 9.78 and 2971, respectively.

- Isabelle Morris of Bellefond, competinf for Université de Moncton, finished 10th in the pentathlon with a score of 2924.

- Magkda Mekonnen of Moncton, competing for ASEA Track Club, finished 10th in the long jump with a best of 4.88m.

- Sophie Black of Dieppe, competing for ASEA Track Club, finished 11th in the pentathlon with a score of 2886.

- Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton, competing for University of Guelph, finished 2nd in the 1000m and 4th in the 600m with times of 2:25.12 and 1:20.01. LeBlanc also helped Guelph place 2nd in the 4x400m relay.

- Brady Graves of Saint John, competing for University of Guelph, finished 21st in the 1500m and 23rd in the 3000m with times of 3:58.35 and 8:40.36, respectively.

- Jean-Marc Doiron of Collette, competing Unattached, finished 13th in the 1000m and 37th in the 1500m with times of 2:31.63 and 4:08.27, respectively.

- Tim Brennan of Beechwood, competing for St. Francis Xavier, finished 7th in the 60mh and 22nd in the 300m with times of 9.07 and 36.38, respectively.   Full Results: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2018-mcgill-team-challenge/6558/

    At the BU John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston, MA:
- Braden Harrison of Fredericton, competing for Unversity of New Brunswick, broke the U23 and senior provincial records in the 200m, finishing 9th with a time of 21.84, and finished 18th in the 60m with a time of 7.12. Harrison's 200m performance is also the second fastest indoor time by any Atlantic athlete, behind only Olympian Jared Connaughton of PEI.   - Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John, competing for University of New Brunswick, finished 20th in the long jump with a best of 5.19m.

- Brianna Forbes of Targettville, competing for University of New Brunswick, finished 21st in the triple jump with a best of 10.61m.
- Tyrell Marrin of , competing for Unversity of New Brunswick, finished 22nd in the 60m and 68th in the 200m, finishing with times of 7.18 and 22.97, respectively.   - Michael Colford of Fredericton, competing for Unversity of New Brunswick, finished 15th in the 1000m, finishing with a time of 2:29.25.

- Brandon Cleghorn finished 11th in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.90m, and finished 46th in the 60m with a time of 7.42.  

Full Results: www.flotrack.org/results/6093035-2018-bu-john-thomas-terrier-classic/23641


"These are very impressive results from our top university and upcoming youth athletes," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "To see both Jack and Jordan break the senior provincial 300m record shows great potential in our province's rising sprinters."

By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc

 

 

 


Jan 26 2018 - Lalonde will represent Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Athletics New Brunswick is very pleased to announce that Genviève Lalonde has been selected to represent Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, taking place April 4th - 15th in Gold Coast, Australia.

The international stage is nothing new to the Moncton native, who now lives and trains in Guelph, Ontario. At the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships, Lalonde finished 8th in the 1500m. At the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships, held in Moncton, Lalonde finished 6th in the 3000m steepelchase with a time of 9:57.03, a then NACAC junior record. Lalonde's success has continued at the senior level, she was 19th at the 2015 IAAF World Championships, 16th at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and 13th at the 2017 IAAF World Championships, finishing in a national record time of 9:29.99. Among her other accomplishments are bronze medals at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie and 2015 Pan American Games, and a pair of medals for Team New Brunswick at the 2013 Canada Summer Games, where she also served as flag bearer for the closing ceremonies.
  The women's 3000m steeplechase will go straight to final, and is scheduled during the evening session on Tuesday, April 10th. Carrara Stadium will play host to all track and field events.

"Geneviève has proved herself time after time to be a world class competitor," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "With the right preparation, she will have the potential to reach the podium."

The full team list can be found here: athletics.ca/athletics-canada-nominates-46-athletes-canadas-2018-commonwealth-games-team/#sthash.5WsJq1Yn.dpbs

  By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jan 14 2018 - Jump Start Athletics Moncton Open Recap

On Sunday, January 14th, l’Université de Moncton hosted the Jump Start Athletics Moncton Open.

Athletes from all over the Maritimes achieved impressive early-season performances.


A large contingent of athletes from the Atlantic Universities was present. Their performances show great promise for the AUS Championships, coming up on February 23rd -24th in Moncton.

Jordan Henri (ASEA) of Moncton set a new provincial record in the M16-17 300m with a time of 36.22. Jordan was also the overall winner in the 60m, running 6.96 in the heats and 7.00 in the finals.

Alain Doucet (ASEA) of Moncton tied his provincial U23 and senior pole vault records with a best attempt of 4.20m.

Craig Thorne (SJTC) set a new 60m Hurdle Youth record with a blistering perfomance of 9.47

Desirée Beaulieu (UNA) of Moncton broke three of her own women 35-39 New Brunswick Records. She lowered her 60m record to a time of 9.07. She also set new marks in the 800m (2:51.77) and the 400m (1:14.32).

Heather LeBlanc (UNA) of Memramcook broke her own women’s 55-60 provincial record with a throw of 7.67m.

Edouard Bourque (UNA) broke his own men’s 55-59 New Brunswick 300m record with a fast time of 47.62. He also set a new mark in the M55-59 long jump with a leap of 4.05m.

Paul Gautier (SJTC) of Rothsay broke his own provincial record in the men’s 50-54 shot put with a throw of 14.02m.

Imrich Kiraly (SJTC) broke the men’s 70-74 shot put record with a throw of 10.24m.

There was also six meet records set, for which $50 bounties were offered. They were set by: Jordan Henry in the men’s 60m (6.96) and 300m (36.22), Shelby MacIassac (ASEA) in the 200m (26.23), Danielle Keefe (FFT) in the women’s 800m (2:24.75), Mackenzie Hall in the women's 800m 1:01.61 and Allain Doucet (ASEA) in the pole vault (4.20m).


Meet director Steve Leblanc was pleased with the day’s events. “This was a great start to the season. Many records were broken, both meet records and provincial, and I am sure many personal and seasonal bests were set. What better way to start 2018!”


Jan 10 2018 - DATE CHANGE - JSA Moncton Open

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PLEASE NOTE: JSA Moncton Open will now take place on JANUARY 14TH

Welcome to the Jump Start Athletics Moncton Open! This year represents the 10th edition of one the biggest and best indoor meets in Atlantic Canada. Thanks to Jump Start Athletics! The competition is hosted by the U de M and ASEA.

We will again be offering prize money for anyone setting a new open meet record. The athlete will receive $50 for any open meet record that is set, thanks to our friends at Jump Start Athletics. See the list of meet records at the end of the technical package.

Questions can be emailed to Steve LeBlanc at: TeamAtlantic@yahoo.ca

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