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Jun 4 2017 - NBIAA Track & Field Championships Recap

The NBIAA Track & Field Championships took place this past Saturday at the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John. The provinces best high school athletes were in action, having qualified for the championships through regional competitions the previous weekend.
  Seven new NBIAA records were set:   - Caroline Gagnon of École L'Odyssée won the junior girl's 300mh in a new NBIAA record time of 46.73, just narrowly breaking the former record of 46.82 set by Victoria LeBlanc in 2013.   - Laura Dickinson of Miramichi Valley High School ran an astounding time in the senior girls' 3000m, capturing the gold medal in a record time of 9:44.3h, beating the former record of 9:52.61 by Olympian Geneveive Lalonde in 2008. Dickinson also won gold in the 1500m with a time of 4:37.85, just missing the NBIAA record by less than two seconds, and won bronze in the 400mh with a time of 1:17.51.

- Jillian Beck of Harbour View High School won the junior girls' javelin throw with a best of 42.04m, smashing the former record of 34.10m set in 2015.

- Jordan Henri of Bernice MacNuahgton High School ran astounding times to win both the junior boys' 100m and 200m with times of 10.96 and 22.52. Jordan's 200m performance surpasses the former record of 23.32, set by Matthew McLaughlin in 2012, but unfortunately due to wind conditions, his 100m performance will not count for a record.

- Craig Thorne of Kennebecasis Valley High School ran to a new NBIAA record in the junior boys' 300mh, winning the gold medal in a time of 41.01. This performance betters the former record of 41.53, set by Anthoney Cormier in 2013.

- Samuel Bourque of École Clément-Cormier captured the gold medal in the junior boys' discus throw with a best attempt of 48.00m, breaking the NBIAA record of 44.72m set by Jordan Sonier in 2012.

- Jillian Beck of Harbor View High School won the junior women's Javelin throw with a distance of  42.04m to beat Hailey Millea's 2015  record throw of 34.10m, while also winning the junior girls shot put with a throw of 10.45m.

- Nabil Riordon of Bathurst High School won the Special Olympic shot put with a new NBIAA record of 5.51m, breaking the former record of 3.97m, set by Braden Doucette in 2014.     Other notable performances include:   - Robyn Davis of Fredericton High School captured gold in the senior girls' 400m, 800m and the 400m relay, with times of 61.18, 2:28.38, and 4:39.35, respectively. 

- Martine Hache of École Beausoleil won gold in both the junior girls' 100m and 200 with times of 13.15 and 28.60, respectively.
- Mackenzie Hall of Fredericton High School captured gold in both the junior girls' 400m and 800m with times of 1:01.46 and 2:24.65, respectively.

- Samantha Taylor of Canterbury High School captured gold in both the senior girls' 100m and 200m with times of 12.34 and 25.85, respectively.

- Marie-Pier Cloutier of École Samuel-de-Champlain won gold in the senior girls' 100mh with a time of 16.47, and won bronze inboth the 100m and 200m, with times of 12.81 and 27.15, respectively.

- Andrew Boudreau of Bathurst High School won gold in both the junior boys' long jump and triple jump with leaps of 5.46m and 11.22m, respectively.

- Alexi Cedric-Roy of École Secondaire Népisiguit won gold in both the senior boys' 800m and 1500m with times of 2:04.51 and 4:20.64, respectively.

Fredericton High School captured the AAA banner with a score of 265.5, while Leo Hayes High School was second with a score of 171.5, and Saint John High School third with a score of 127. Bonar Law Memorial High School won the AA banner with a score of 251, while Bathurst High School was second with a score of 105, and Carleton North High School third with a score of 45. École Mgr-Marcel-François-Richard won the A banner with a score of 65, while École Aux Quatre Vents was second with a score of 57.5, and École Carrefour Beausoleil third with a score of 57.

"What an excellent way to cap off the high school track & field season," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "Many of these athletes will now look towards making provincial teams this summer, including the Legion Track & Field Championships, Canada Summer Games, Jeux de l'Acadie, and Les Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne."
  Track & Field Championships can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=931

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