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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:


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:


Complete results can be found here:

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:


 “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.

Oct 30 2017 - Atlantic Athletics Summit

ANB to Host Atlantic Athletics Summit in Moncton

Athletics New Brunswick will be hosting the Atlantic Athletics Summit on Nov 18-19 in Moncton NB.  This event will feature athlete training sessions, coaching education opportunities, and other sessions including a club development workshop and an introduction to para-athletics workshop by Parasport NB.  Athletes and coaches will be able to select from training sessions in all event areas of athletics, as well as seminars on strength training, functional movement, and many other topics.  The Summit will also be hosting NCCP Club Coach courses in Jumps and Sprints/Hurdles.  And we will have presentations by world renowned coach Les Gramantik and world-class athlete Caroline Ehrhardt.

Featured presenter Les Gramantik is one of the most respected coaches in Canada, and he has coached some of the best athletes to ever represent our country, including Jessica Zelinka and Mike Smith as well as present stars like Damian Warner and Niki Oudenaarden.  He has expertise in all aspects of training, particularly in the speed/power events, and is a regular presenter at coaching conferences all over the world.  His coaching extends beyond track & field – he has worked with athletes from many different sports including hockey, football, synchronized swimming, canoe/kayak, bobsleigh, and many others.  Les will be leading training sessions on speed development and hurdling as well as giving the keynote presentation on “Coaching for Performance”.

Our featured athlete this year is Caroline Ehrhardt, the 6-time Canadian champion in triple jump, and the the top-ranked TJer in Canada for the past four years.  Caroline is a 4-time CIS champion, and holds the CIS/USport record in triple jump.  This summer she won gold in the TJ at the Jeux de la Francophonie in Abidjan CIV, and recorded the 4th longest jump ever for a Canadian woman at 13.59m.  Along with leading sessions in the technical aspects of long and triple jump, Caroline will present on her journey from being a young athlete from small-town Ontario to her pursuit to become the first-ever Canadian woman to qualify for the Olympic Games in triple jump.

Other presenters will include David Foley, 9-time national team member, 2-time Canadian champion and 3-time CIS champion in the pole vault.  Now coaching in Sherbrooke QC, he will share his immense experience and expertise with our athletes and coaches.  We also have Dr Michel Johnson, a strength training expert and professor of kinesiology at the Université de Moncton, and Ueli Albert, head coach of Global Wheelchair Athletics.

“The Summit will provide athletes and coaches with an opportunity to gain some new perspectives and learn some new tricks that they will be able to employ during the present season and beyond,” according to ANB Director of High Performance, Steve LeBlanc.  “We have outstanding coaches here in Atlantic Canada, but it is always beneficial to bring in some people from outside our region as well to get different eyes on what we are doing and fresh voices giving feedback,” added LeBlanc.

The Atlantic Athletics Summit takes place at the CEPS Louis-J-Robichaud on the campus of the Université de Moncton on Nov 18-19, 2017.  For more information, visit the calendar section of the ANB website ( or contact ANB diectly.  Those interested in registering can do so online at TrackieReg (

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
2017-10-26 - Atlantic University Cross country Championships Set for this weekend

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