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Jul 3 2017 - 2017 Jeux de l'Acadie Final

Jeux de l’Acadie Highlights

 

The 38th Jeux de l’acadie track and field events were held this weekend in Oromocto, with the Games being hosted this year in the provincial capital of Fredericton. Athletes ran, jumped and threw in overcast, wet and cool conditions, however that did not stop them from setting numerous new records in less than ideal conditions.

Janelle Allanach Sud-Est won double gold in the 200m and 300m sprints with times of 27.54 and 44.38 respectively in the girls 14-15 division. Janelle’s 300m time broke the previous record of 44.72 set in 2015.

Gabrielle Cote, Kent, also won double gold in the 800m (2:31.18) and the 1200m (3:59.96) distances in the girls 12-13 division. Gabrielle’s 1200m time was fast enough to break the old record of 4:02.26 set back in 2002.

Isabella Lemaire, Sud-Est, was also a double gold medalist at the girls 14-15 1200m and 2000m distances, breaking records in both events. Isabella’s 1200 m time of 3:52.33 topped the old record of 3:54.68 set in 2012. Her time of 6:48.34 in the 2000m broke the old record of 6:54.13 also set in 2012.

Also running well in the girls division was Erika Despres of Sud-Est who took home three gold medals in the 80m & 150m sprints and in the Long Jump in the 12-13 age division.

Erika Blackmore of Kent, also took Gold in the 100m (13:45) and bronze in the 200m (28.11) sprints.

Emily Doucet, Kent, captured gold in the 800m (2:27.30) and silver in the 1200m distance (3:58.94) in the 14-15 division.

Both Girls divisions set new records on the track this weekend in the 4x100 m relays.

The girls 12-13 4x100m relay team from Sud-Est won gold, setting a new relay record time of 55.49, breaking the old record of 56.11 set in 2000.

The Girls 14-15 4x100m relay team for Kent also won Gold in a record time of 53.04 , topping the old record time of 53.40 set in 1992.

Jeremy Michaud, Madawaska-Victoria, won gold in the 300m in a new record time of 39.37, breaking the old record of 39.88 set in 2015 in the boys 14-15 division.

Antoine Roy, Chaleur, took home three gold medals this weekend in the boys 12-13 division. Antoine placed first in Javelin with a throw of 36.35m.  His first-place finish in the 1200m with a time of 3:40.83 set a new Jeux de l’acadie record, breaking the previous 2015 record time of 3:46.35. His 800m gold medal race in a time of 2:16.02 topped the old 800 m record of 2:19.16 set way back in 1997.

Francois Richard, Sud-Est, set a new boys 14-15 1200m record, winning gold in a time of 3:26.96, topping the old record time of 3:31.14 set in 2015. He also set a new record in the 2000m

Alex Gionet, Peninsule Acadienne, jumped well in the boys 14-15 high jump. His gold medal jump of 1.68m was just 4 cm shy of the previous record.

Nicholas Legacy, Sud-Est, competed in the boys 17& under shot put 3kg wheelchair division breaking the old record of 4.41 set in 2016 with an outstanding throw of 5.69m

Th games saw many records set and other great performances by many talented New Brunswick Track and Field athletes. 

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