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Jul 5 2017 - NB Athletes set to compete at Canadian Track and Field Nationals

Ottawa will play host to the Canadian Track and Field Championships set to run from July 3rd through the 9th in our nation’s capital.

New Brunswick athletes travelling to Ottawa to compete include:

Olympic Finalist Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton who will compete in the 3000m SteepleChase and 1500m.

Naomie Maltais, Val d’mour, Fredericton’s Sarah MacPherson and Jonathan Gionet of Bathurst, will look for personal bests as they prepare for the International Francophone Games later this summer. Naomie will be competing on both the discus and hammer, with Jon throwing hammer and shotput in Ottawa. Sarah will compete in the 1500 m, coming off a strong performance at the Harry Jerome Classis finishing 3rd and setting a new 1500 m provincial record.

Shane Dobson of Campbellton will compete in the 1500 m distance in the T37 category

James Brace of Intervale (Petticodiac) will compete in shotput, discus and javelin in class 56.

Max Arsenault of Saint John will compete in shotput and discus in class 52

Christel Robichaud of Dieppe will throw shotput. discus and javelin, class 56

Bristol’s Adrien Kinney and Fredericton’s Braden Harrison will sprint in both the 100m and 200m races.

Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton will be competing in the 800m.

Sneha Desai of Fredericton will compete in the 400m.

Tess MacDonald of Fredericton will compete in the triple jump

Victoria LeBlanc, Saint John, will compete in the 400 m, 400mH and the long jump

Timothy Brennon of Beechwood will compete in the 110mH and the 400mH

Bridget Brennan also of Beechwood will compete in the 400mH.

 

Juniors competing at the National Championship include:

Laura Dickinson of Miramichi, will look to improve her times in both the 3000m steeplechase and the 5000m distance. Laura has set the mark high this season already being named to the Canadian Junior Pan Am Games and NB Canada Summer Games teams. Laura is currently ranked 1st in Canada for the junior 3000m steeplechase.

Fredericton’s Jack Berkshire, sprinting in the 100m and 200 m 

Samantha Taylor of Canterbury will also compete in the 100 m and 200 m sprints

Robyn Davis and Chelsey Hall of Fredericton will both compete in the 400m

Brady Graves of Saint John will run the 5000 m. Brady is currently ranked 6th in Canada for U20.

Many of these athletes will be looking for personal best results at these championships as they prepare for upcoming competitions this summer which include the International Francophone Games, the Pan-Am Games, Canada Summer Games and Legion Nationals.

 

 

 

2017-09-18 - Athlete Bio : Elizabeth MacDonald On Being A Veteran Competitor
2017-09-13 - New Brunswick Youth Cross Country Series
2017-08-30 - Athlete Profile: Naomie Maltais: On Harnessing Focus
2017-08-28 - MacPherson makes top 10
2017-08-27 - Athlete Bio : Alex Witmer: On Wanderlust, Echochambers, and Comebacks

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