Aug 28 2009 - New CIS-Level Track and Field Team to be
New CIS-Level Track and Field Team to be Based at UNB Saint John
UNB will introduce a Varsity Reds track and field program in fall 2010, the first-ever such program to be based on the Saint John campus.
Like the other Varsity Reds programs based on the Fredericton campus, the track and field program will compete at the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) levels, which are the highest levels of varsity sport in Canada. Though based in Saint John, UNB students from Fredericton may also participate.“We have worked closely with the athletics directors on both of our campuses and members of the Saint John community to make this happen,” said John McLaughlin, outgoing president of UNB. “It's been a real partnership."
Dave Munro, director of athletics at UNBSJ, said the new program came to fruition after several months of talks with his counterpart in Fredericton, Kevin Dickie. "The idea of finding a sport or sports where both campuses can compete through the one team is very exciting," Munro said. "The fact that it's based in Saint John gives us a new credibility as a smaller campus." He added UNBSJ offered a promising base for the program as the Port City has a vibrant running community through the Saint John Track and Field Club and featured the soon-to-be refurbished Canada Games stadium on campus.
For additional information, visit http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/sports/article/775545
Aug 26 2009 - Day Two of the Canada Games.
Day Two of the Canada Games.
NB continued to impress at the 09 Games. The day started with Simon Audet throwing a personal best in hammer with 30.15meters. Samantha MacDonald qualified for the final in the high jump with a leap of 1.55 meters. In the wheelchair 200 meters abby Melanson posted personal best time of 51.75, a provincial record, while Veronica Coombes finished in 60.04. Both advanced to the B final. In the final Abby wheeled to a time of 55.75 to win the B final. Veronica placed 3rd. Cory McIntosh finished with a time of 37.35 & made the A final. Later in the day he finished with a time of 36.81. This placed him 8th. Alex Doucet ran 16.34, a personal best, qualifying for the B final in the 110 meter hurdles. Later he ran 16.08 to place 4th in the B final. Sarah McMullin ran a personal best 15.90 to qualify for the A final in the 100 meter hurdles. She then finished 4th in the B final with another pb of 15.87. Grace Annear placed 6th and Sarah Myatt 7th in the B final of the 400 meters. Adam Gaudes placed 6th in the 400 meter B final.
Kelsey Daley then ran 4:37 to qualify for Friday’s final in the 1500 meters.
Mitch Quigg had a great second day of the Decathlon. He ran a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles(16.63), a huge personal best in the pole vault ( 3.50meters), and finished with a personal best in the 1500 meters ( 5:04). He finished with a personal best score of 5460.
NB finished the day with a junior men’s provincial record in the 4 x 100 meter relay with a blistering time of 43.08. The members of the team were: Alex Stuart, Jason Bouchard, Dave Wang & Richard Ivey.
The team has a break on Wednesday before the meet resumes on Thursday.
Aug 24 2009 -
Canada Games Day 1
Canada Games Day 1
The NB Athletics team sprinted out of the blocks today on the first day of the Canada Games in Charlottetown PEI. The day started off with Luc Richard running a personal best in making the B Final of the Special Olympics 100 meters. He then ran 13.95 for another pb placing 6th in the B final. Allyson Howatt ran 12.77 to make the B final and then ran 12.69 in the B final. Next up was Jason Bouchard who ran a season best of 11.21 to make the B final. He then improved to 11.17 in the B final. In the 400 meter Grace Annear ran 60.83 and Sarah Myatt ran 59.35, personal best, and both will advance to the B final on Tuesday.
In the 800 meters Nadine Frost ran 2:12.69 placing third in her heat to advance to the Ac final. Lydia Frost an 2:16.30 to advance to the B final.. Jean-Marc Doiron ran 1:52.88 to advance to the A final. The 800 meter finals will be on Thursday.
Samantha MacDonald jumped a personal of 4.93m in the long jump but did not advance.
Barry Britt ran a personal best of 14:55.57 to place 6th in the 5000 meters.
Mitch Quigg completed his first day of the decathlon. He had a personal best in the long jump with 6.02m, another pb in the shot put with 10.82m. He is ranked 7th with a point total of 2913.
The meet resumes on Tuesday.
Aug 19 2009 - Canada Games : Ian Forbes competes well
Canada Games : Ian Forbes competes well in Triathlon
ANB runner Ian Forbes competed yesterday at the Canada Games in the men's triathlon. Ian who just came back from the Legion Nationals (where he ran a new personal best in the 1500m) finnished 25th in the men's sprint Triathlon in a time of 1:06:39.00. This event is includes a 750m swim, a 20km bike & a 5km run. Ian will now take part in the team competition Friday.
Ian is currently ranked second in the Juvenile boys 800m & 1500m.
Aug 18 2009 - ANB Ranking
The 2009 Outdoor Athletics New Brunswick Ranking is now available. This year edition is by far the most complete in our history. It has almost every performance by ANB members including Para Athletics. A big thanks goes to every coaches and athletes that sent results.
If you see any errors or omission please email Gabriel LeBlanc firstname.lastname@example.org
Men Sprint & hurdles
Men mid distance (800m & 1500m)
Mens Distance & steeple (3000m, 5000m & steeple)
Women Sprint & hurdles
Women Distance & steeple
Men & Women Multi event
Men & Women Para Athletics
Aug 9 2009 - Team NB wins 6 medals at Legion National
Team NB wins 6 medals at Legion Nationals
Sherbrooke QC, Team New Brunswick captured 6 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze) at the 2009 The legion Legion Canadian Youth Championships.
Sarah Taplin of Moncton won 2 a Gold in the Midget Girls triple jump with a jump of 11m21 and a bronze in the long jump 5m07.
Tommy Mcginn ( Fredericton) ran a new personal best time 2:00.82 to finish 2nd in the midget boys 800m.
Lindsey Gauvin (Big River) won bronze in the Juvenile Girls Javelin with a toss of 40m80.
Mitch Quigg (Saint John) finished 3rd in the U17 Boys Octathlon with a total of 5021 points. Mitch also set a provincial record in the process.
Finally the midget boys Distance Medley team finished 3r with a time of 3:50.12. The team member were Tommy Mcginn ( Fredericton) , Alex Guest (Bristol), Landon Birch (Beaverdam) & Nick Macmackin (Quispamsis).
Also Samantha MacDonald set a new provincial record in the Juvenile Heptathlon (finishing 4th) with a point total of 3860.
Alexandre Doucet also set a provincial record in the Juvenile 110m Hurdles.
Congratulations to all the athletes.
Aug 6 2009 - New Brunswick team for the Jeux de la F
New Brunswick team for the Jeux de la Francophonie named!
Seven athletes will now form the Canada-New Brunswick Athletics Team at the Jeux de la Francophonie that will take place from September 27th to October 6th, 2009 in Beyrouth, Libanon. The athletes are Joël Bourgeois, Jean-Marc Dorion, Nadine Frost, Allyson Howatt, Caleb Jones, Adam Keller, and Jocelyn Ruest. The team coach is Yvan Pelletier
Congratulations to all the athletes!!!
Aug 3 2009 - 2009 Hershey North American Final &ndash
2009 Hershey North American Final – Outstanding NB Results – August 1, 2009
New Brunswick athletes had outstanding performances at this year’s Hershey Final. Nick MacMackin was the winner of the 13-14 Boys 800m with a time of 2:06.12 with a strong kick over the final 300 meters. This is the first time that an NB athlete has won a gold medal at the North American Final. Leah Macauley of Fredericton placed 3rd in the 13-14 girls 800m with a provincial record with a personal best time of 2:21.98 in her first visit to Hershey. Another first time North American Final attendee, Amy Lynn Grant of Beresford placed 3rd in the 13-14 girls 100m with a time of 13.09 continuing her very strong results this season.
In the relays, the boys 11-12 4x100 team of Anthony Cormier, Alec Alston, Jack Berkshire and Andrew Leblanc placed 6th in a time of 57.03 which was a two place improvement over last year. The girls 11-12 4x100 relay of MacKenzie Amos, Alexondra Kiely, Alyson Colpitts and Cassidy Richards placed 9th.
These results are some the best for NB athletes ever at the North American Final. Congratulations to all of them.
Link to complete results and podium photos
Aug 3 2009 - Pan American Junior Championships
Pan American Junior Championships - NB Athlete Results
NB Athletes had excellent performances at the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
Caleb Jones tied for 4th in the javelin with a strong throw of 63.73 m as a follow up to his gold medal at the Canadian Juniors.
Barry Britt placed 8th in the 5000m with a time of 15:17.56. This was the first National Track Team opportunity for these athletes.
Congratulation to both of them for such excellent results in international competition!!
Aug 2 2009 - Atlantic Champs
See the RESULTS section of this website for complete results from the 2009 Atlantic Championships.