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Mar 22 2010 - NB athletes meet Paralympics champion Chantal Petitclerc
It's not every day that we have the chance to meet our athletic hero, but that is precisely what two young athletes from the Moncton area were able to do this March 5. Abbigail Melanson (11 years) and Veronica Coombes (12 years), two young Paralympic athletes who train with the group Sud-Est AthlÚtisme /South East Athletics (ASEA) last year, who had the opportunity to meet with the great Paralympics champion Chantal Petitclerc.
The young athletes have had the chance to exchange a few words with winner of 21 Paralympics medals since 1992 in Barcelona, of which 17 were gold. "It was great! The meeting with Chantal was very inspiring, "Veronica tells us, who spends much of her summers at the athletics track at school Anna Malenfant Dieppe," I had great fun talking to her, I can bring back a lot to my training. " Abbigail and Veronica have already come a long way and have achieved great performance since they began their stay with ASEA. In particular, they were the youngest members of Team New Brunswick at the Canada Games in August 2009. Moreover, Abbigail holds the provincial outdoor record in the wheelchair events for the 100 m, 200 m and 400 m while Veronica holds the indoor provincial records for 200m and 400m .
Mar 13 2010 - Motley Crew Meet: 5 Provincial records fall.
Oromocto- This past Saturday was the 2010 Motley Crew indoor meet. Many New Brunswick?s rising stars competed.á There were a total of 5 provincial records broken.
In the midget girl?s 1200m Laura Clarke (FFT) ran 4:26.60 to establish a new mark.
In the Bantam boys 150m Anthony Cormier (SJT) broke his own provincial record with a time of 20.62
Brady Graves (SJT) broke the Bantam 1200 record with a time of 4:25.51
Nick MackMackin had a great day breaking 2 provincial records. First Nick ran 3:21.95 to break his own midget boys 1200m record. He then set his sight on the 33 year old midget boys 800m record. With a time of 2:01.69 he beat the previous record held by Graham Beaney (ran in 1977) by one hundred of a seconds!
The next meet on the calendar will be the Atlantic Indoor Championships on March 27th. This meet will be held in Moncton. It promises to be a great competition registration will be open on Tuesday march 16th. For more info please visit www.anb.ca
Mar 9 2010 - Genevieve Lalonde wins her second junior NACAC title!
With a time of 13:49.4 over 4km Genevieve Lalonde (02) wins her second junior North American, Central American and the Caribbean Cross Country Championship Title. With her results Canada's junior women team won the team title. Geneieve will be competing next at the 2010 CIS Track & Field Championships in Windsor, On. March 11-13. Congratulation Gen!
Mar 6 2010 - Fast times for Gaudes , LeBlanc and Howatt
This past weekend in Orono Maine Adam Gaudes of Fredericton Fast Track ran a stellar 400m in a time of 50.16 in the 400m. This time not only betters the NB Junior indoor record but also the NB Senior record. Congratulation Adam!
In New York, Micheal Leblanc (ASEA) running for Syracuse University won the 60m title at Big East championship in a time of 6.71.
Not to be out-done, Alyson Howatt Fredericton Legion Track club and running for the University of Maine ran 56.86 for 400m at the America East Indoor Track and Field Championships just missing the senior women?s NB record.
Mar 6 2010 - Moncton's Gen Lalonde , running in her rookie season for Guelph University
TORONTO - Moncton's Gen Lalonde , running in her rookie season for Guelph University, clocked a personal best time of 9:33.45 to place third in the women's 3,000-metres at the Ontario University Athletics indoor track and field championships Friday here. She is a member of 02.
Megan Brown of the University of Toronto won the race in 9:26.49.
With her time, Lalonde is currently ranked third nationally in the women's 3,000-metres heading into the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships March 11-13 at Windsor, Ont.
Lalonde's time also established new New Brunswick junior and senior indoor records. She broke her own junior record and that of Margaret MacDonald that was set in 1982 (9:37.2). Lalonde's new senior record makes her the provincial holder of 17 various track records (plus two national records).
Lalonde will compete at the North American, Central American and Caribbean cross-country championships Saturday in Tobago as a member of the Canadian junior team. Based on a top two team finish at NACAC, Lalonde and her teammates would then qualify for the world junior cross-country championships at the end of the month in Poland.
Lalonde remains a hopeful participant for the IAAF world junior track and field championships set for Moncton in July, a qualification that will be decided at the Canadian junior championships, also in Moncton in early July.
-Times & Transcript
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