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Jul 31 2012 - Atlantic track and field Championship set for this weekend


The 2012 Atlantic Athletics Championships are being hosted August 4 and 5 in Moncton in the Moncton 2010 Stadium at the Universite de Moncton.  This event will showcase some of the best talent in Atlantic Canada as over 300 athletes from all four Atlantic Provinces will be on hand to compete. These championships are the last of the summer track season before Legion Youth Nationals, which will take place in Charlottetown on August 17-19, and as such all athletes are in peak condition and competition promises to be at its finest.

Competition highlights on the men’s side includes the 100m by Michael Bowel of Halifax, as he pushes to break the all time Nova Scotia record. His current PB stands at 10.61, only one hundredth off the current record.

Nick MacMackin of Quispamsis is set to compete in the 800 and 1500m, ready to demonstrate once again why he is ranked among the best youth runners in Canada, while Josh Shanks, of Chance Harbour, holding several NB records, and is currently ranked 5th in Canada as a first year youth, will be competing on the track as well.

Also competing will be Colin Belliveau of Bouctouche, a current Acadian games record holder, and Chris Robertson, current NB record holder in the Decathlon. Rounding out the action on the men’s side will be the competition between the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Relay teams, as they compete for top standing.

Action on the women’s side will see Shawna McKay, of Moncton, compete in the 100 and 200m. Shawna is ranked as the top Atlantic runner in her events, as well as being ranked top 6 in the country.

Record holders Victoria LeBlanc and Katie Robinson will race to defend their NB records in the 200m hurdles and 2000m steeplechase respectively.

Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi, current record holder in the Heptathlon, will also be competing, while the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Relay teams will also compete head to head.

Two Special Olympics events will be contested on Saturday, as athletes race the 200m and 100m.  Also the best wheelchair racers in the Maritimes will also be on hand to compete in the 100, 200, and 400m on Sunday.

  Final Schedule will be available  late afternoon on Thursday August 2nd .

Jul 27 2012 - Ryan Cassidy wins National Junior Championships!


Winnipeg - On the first day of the National Junior Track and Field Championships, New Brunswick athletes performed quite well. Leading the pack was Ryan Cassidy of Grand Digue running for 02 track club, who captured gold in the 3000m Steeplechase. In what was his last Junior track Championships , the 2011 Canadian Cross Country Champion finished the race in a time of 9:10.08 ahead of  Deon Clifford of British Columbia (9:13.86) while Antoine Thibeault of Quebec was 3rd in (9:14.99).   Also in action Friday was:   -Clare  McGrath, of Woodstock running for Carleton York Athletics finished 20th overall in the qualifying round of the 1500m in a new personal best time of 4:50.11.She will not qualify for the final.     -Dylan Hébert of Salisbury running for South East Athletics also finished 20th overall in the qualifying round of the 1500m in a new personal best time of 4:03.07. Does not qualify for the final   -Sarah Taplin of Moncton was 6th in her qualifying round of the long jump with a  leap of 4m98.just missing the qualifying    - Alexandre Coholan of Moncton running for South East Athletics (ASEA)  finished 3rd in the qualifying round of the 400m Hurdles in a in a new personal best time of 60.29 doe snot advance to the Championship round.        Still in action in the upcoming 2 days of competition - Clare McGrath will compete in the 800m -Sarah Taplin will compete in the Triple Jump -Zoe Berry of Fredericton  will compete in the Javelin and Shot put. 

Jul 25 2012 - New Brunswick Athletes set to soar in Winnipeg 2012



Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships

July25th –Six New-Brunswick athletes  will travel to Winnipeg this weekend  to take part in this year’s junior national track and field championship. The Championships will start Friday july 27th and finish up on Sunday July 29th

-Ryan Cassidy (02) (3000 meter steeplechase) of Grande-Digue will be hoping to capture gold. Last year Championships he finished 2nd by 0.01 seconds! He is currently ranked first in this event by more then 4 seconds. Ryan is just returning from competing at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain where he finished 13th overall and was the top Canadian.  

-Zoe Berry (FLTC) of Fredericton will be competing in the Shot Put and Javelin. She is currently ranked 11th and 5th going into the Championships.

-Sarah Taplin  of Moncton will compete in the Long Jump and Triple Jump .

-Dylan Hébert (ASEA) of Salsbury will take part in the 1500m

-Alex Coholan (ASEA) of Moncton will compete in the 400m Hurdles

-Clare McGrath  (CYA) of Woodstock will take part in the 800m and 1500m

 “We are very proud of the quality of athletes that are coming out of New-Brunswick” stated Athletic New-Brunswick’s Technical Director, Gabriel Leblanc. ‘’ These Championships will serve as a great stepping stone for our athletes hoping to represent New Brunswick at Canada Games and other high level competition. ‘’

Jul 17 2012 - NB Legion Team Announced!

The Royal Canadian Legion, New Brunswick Command and Athletics New Brunswick  are pleased to announce their team for the 2012 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships being held at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PEI between August 15 -21.

The 2012 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships is expected to attract over 700 athletes from across the country, as well as over 100 volunteer officials and clinicians.

Female Team

Name                                       Hometown                              Club


Alexondra Kiely                      Fredericton                             FFT

Amy Lynn Grant                     Beresford                                ACA

Chelsey Hall                          Upper Kingsclear                   FFT

Christelle Frenette               Dieppe                                     ASEA

Clare McGrath                        Woodstock                             CYA

Jennifer Bell                            Miramichi                                ACA

Josianne Guay                     Edmundston                            UNA

Katie Robinson                    Saint John                                SJTC

Leah MacAulay                     Fredericton                              FFT

Luisa Schwarz                      Fredericton                              FLTC

Mackenzie Amos                  Scotch Settlement                    FFT

Maika Martin                          Cocagne                                   CEK

Marilyne Nowlan                   Bouctouche                             CEK

Melissa Pellerin                    Dieppe                                     ASEA

Sara Kean                              Rothesay                                  SJTC

Sara-Eve Noel                       Allarville                                     ACA

Shannon Morris                    Saint John                                SJTC

Shawna McKay                     Moncton                                  ASEA

Sydney MacDonald              Miramichi                                ASEA

Taylor Dunn                           New Maryland                         FLTC

Victoria LeBlanc                    Saint John                                SJTC


Male Team

Name                                       Hometown                              Club

Alex Thibodeau                       Escuminac                               UNA

Alexander Williston                 Bay du Vin                              UNA

Anthony Cormier                     Saint John                                SJTC

Ben Fowler                              Grand Bay-Westfield               SJTC

Brandon Cleghorn                 Salisbury                                  ASEA

Brandon LeBlanc                     Riverview                                UNA

Clark Wesselius                       River Glade                             ASEA

Colin Belliveau                         Bouctouche                             CEK

Corey Kingston                          Saint John                                SJTC

Jacob Hayes                            Quispamsis                              SJTC

Jeffrey Wesselius                    River Glade                             ASEA

Jordan Sonier                           Miramichi                                UNA

Josh Shanks                            Chance Harbour                   SJTC

Matthew McLaughlin               New Maryland                         FFT

Nicholas MacLean                   Moncton                                  ASEA

Nick MacMackin                       Quispamsis                              SJTC

Nico Lanteigne                         Bathurst                                   ACA

Paul Tremblay                         Saint John                                SJTC

Pierre Dumouchel                  Quispamsis                           SJTC

Jul 15 2012 - NB Championships Recap

The New Brunswick Athletics Championships were held Saturday, July 14th in Saint John at the Canada Games Stadium. Weather was warm and favourable for the athletes, allowing for optimal race conditions, although a strong tail wind proved to be illegal and therefore several records were broken but did not count. Seven records were broken officially. Over 250 Athletes took part in the event.

Alexandre Caldwell, of Saint John Track Club, set a new record in the Bantam Girls javelin 400g with a throw of 17.09m, beating the previous record of 15.35m.

 Melissa Pellerin, of ASEA, beat her own record in the Midget Girls javelin 500g by 20cm, with a throw of 33.35m. Her previous record was 33.15m.

 Katie Robinson, of Saint John Track Club, set a new provincial record, breaking her own previous record, in the Youth Girls 2000m steeplechase, finishing in a time of 7:42.61. Her previous time was 7:42.91.

 The winner of 11 and Under Tetrathlon girls was Julia LeBlanc, of Saint John Track Club, with a score 774 points. The winner on the boys side was Lance Durley, with a score of 717 points.

 Edna Thibodeau, of ASEA, competing in the 100m preliminaries and finals, ran a personal best in the finals finishing in at 52.09s. Edna is 87 years old.

 The following record was broken, but do not count officially as the wind readings were too high.  Sydney MacDonald, ASEA, ran a time of 15.72s in the 100m hurdles (30''), beating  the current record, also belonging to her, of 16.03s.

 On the men's side, Cole Healy of Saint John Track Club set a new record in the Bantam Boys 200m (30”) hurdles with a time of 33.02s. The old record was 34.70s

 Yannis Jean, of Peninsule Acadien set a new record in the Bantam Boys 750g discus, throwing 32.47m. This incredible throw lands him almost ten metres beyond the previous record of 23.37m.

Godin Christian, also of Peninsule Acadien, set a new record in the Bantam Boys Javelin (400g), with a fantastic throw of 38.91m. This far surpasses the previous record of 23.17m

 The team title went to Saint John Track Club who prevailed on ASEA (South East Athletics).

Full results are available here:

This meet was the final selection team for athletes ages 13-17wishing to make Team New Brunswick that will travel to Charlottetown for the National Youth Championships in August.

 The next competition for majority of these athletes will be the Atlantic Outdoor Championships that will take place August 4-5th in Moncton. A small group of athletes will travel to Winnipeg for the National Junior Championships July 27-29th . 







Jul 13 2012 - 11 Athletes named to North American Hershey Track and Field Championships

12 Athletes will represent the Maritimes at the 2012 North American Hershey Track and Field Championships, in Hershey, Pennsylvania from August2nd-5th .

The team will be composed of Sara Kean of Rothesay who will run in the 13-14 girls 800m. Sara is the reigning North American  Hershey Champion at this event. 

 Chesley Hall of Fredericton will take part in the 13-14 yrs old girls 1600 metres. While Andrew LeBlanc also of Fredericton will compete in the boys 13-14 yrs old 800m.

Both the girls and boys 13-14 relay team also qualified for the North American Final. The boys team consist of Clint Steeves of Riverglade , Ryan Ellis of Nerepis , Nicolas MacLean of Moncton and Nicholas Arseneault of Tracadie . While the girls team will the team of Nikki  Jamieson of Fredericton , Bailey Lockard of Fredericton , Onye Njokuand of Fredericton and  Samantha Taylor of Canterbury will compete for top honors.

 What are the HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games all about? Simply put, helping get kids on the right track, teaching lifelong lessons, and having fun every step, leap, jump and throw along the way.

 The HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games are the largest youth sports program of its kind in North America, with hundreds of thousands of children competing every year. The HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games has produced many Olympic medalists and competing athletes. This program including the travel to the travel to North American Championships are fully funded by the Hershey Chocolate Company.  

Jul 13 2012 - Ryan Cassidy 13th at World Juniors


Barcelona- Ryan Cassidy did not disappoint during the IAAF World Juniors Championships earlier today in Barcelona Spain . The 19 year old athlete finished 8th in his 3000m Steeplechase  heat in a new personal best time of 8:56.88 (his previous best was 8:59.40). With this performance Ryan finished 13th overall just missing the cut-off of the top 12 who will participate in Sunday’s Final by 0.72 seconds.  The top adavancer was Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya in a time of 8:19.46.

This was Ryan’s second World Junior Championships, as he participated as a youth at the 2010 edittion in Moncton where he was able to finished 23rd with a time of 9:11.70. 


Jul 11 2012 - NB Championships set for Saturday

The Saint John Canada Games stadium will play host to the 2012 New Brunswick Track & Field provincials on Saturday, July 14, starting at 10am . Over 250  will compete at these championships ranging from 7 years old to 87! Saturday's events will  also be the final qualifying meet for athletes aged 13-17 to be named to Team New Brunswick that will compete at the 2012 Youth Championships happenning in Charlottetown tis August. 

Many of the provinces top young athletes will be on hand to vie for a spot on the team, including Adam Gaudes of Fredericton , who has just returned from Calgary after competing in the 2012 Canadian Track & Field Trials. Gaudes finished 10th in the country, only two spots away from qualifying for finals. Jason Bouchard or oromocto will compete in teh 100m and 200m. 

Further excitement on the track will come from the inclusion of Collin Belliveau, who set Acadian Games record earlier this year in the boys 14-15 age division, recording a solid 3:33.40s. Joshua Shanks who last year captured a silver medal at the Legion Nationals will compete in the 3000m.

 On the women's side, Zoe Berry of Fredericton  and Lindsay Gauvin of Bathurstwill be on hand competing in the javelin, both hoping to better their sensational throws from earlier this summer. Naomie Maltais will also take the field, competing in the women's hammer throw.


On the track, Sydney MacDonald will compete in 100m Hurdles (she will try to better her own provincial record , whereas Sara Kean of Rothesay  will be racing in the 800m . Sara was teh North AMerican champion at this distance last year.  Shawna McKay of Moncton  (Currently ranked 7th in Canada) will compete in the 100m and 200m rounding out a full day of track action.

 Over 11 track & field clubs from around the province & PEI will be in attendance , and adding to the day's excitement will be the competition between Athlétisme Sud Est/ South East Athletics  Club, who are in a close race for title of Club Champions. Saint John Track club  is the defending Club Champion, and Saturday's meet will decide this years winner.



Jul 10 2012 - Hub City Classic

The second annual Hub City Classic Track & Field meet was held on Thursday, July 5th in Moncton. It was hosted by ASEA at the Moncton Stadium on the Universite de Moncton campus as the fourth stop on the National Track League tour. The event drew over 100 elite athletes from around the world, as well as several nationally ranked New Brunswick athletes. The day opened off with an invitational youth meet, with competition between some of the provinces finest young athletes. NTL proceedings got underway at 6:30 with a formal opening ceremony, in front of an enthusiastic audience. Rain held off long enough to offer near perfect track conditions with minimal wind.

Highlights of the night on the women's side began in the 400m race, as Carol Rodriguez, of Puerto Rico, and newly minted Olympic athlete Jenna Martin, of Bridgewater Nova Scotia raced to a photo finish. It was Rodriguez who came out on top after photo analysis, with a final time of 52.02. Martin took second place with 52.04. With this time Rodriguez has qualified for the London Olympics.

Angela White of Alberta won the 100m Hurdles in a time of 13.01. The Long jump was won by Arandxa King fromBermuda with a leap of 6m18. While Jessica Rowland of the US won the women's hammer with a throw of 63m07.

Lemlem Ogbasilassie , the 2012 Canadian Champion , won the women's 800m in a time of 2:01.20. Virgil Hodge of St Kits and Nevis won the 100m in a time of 11.50.

In the 1500m it was Stephanie Charnigo, the sole American in a Canadian field, who took the win in a time of 4:15.41. Second across the finish line, and first of the Canadians, was Jessica O'Connell, finishing in a time of 4:21.04.

Events on the men's side kicked off with a high school boys 1500m invitational, drawing top names from around the Maritimes. In a close race between Mike Tate, of Antigonish Track, and Joshua Shanks, of Saint John Track, it was Tate who claimed the win in a time of 3:58.22, surpassing his seed time by almost three seconds. Shanks was a close second at 4:00.88, exactly one second faster than his seed time.

Aaron Evans of Bermuda won the 800m in a time of 1:47.92. Also in this race was New Brunswick's Adam Gaudes who finished 10th in anew persoan best time of 1:49.54. Derek  Vickers of the US won the Men's shot put with a throw of 18.32. Derrick Atkins of Bahamas won the men's 100m in 10.27 while New Brunswick's fastets man Mike LeBlanc was 5th in 10.44. Bryan Barnett was the winner of the 200m in atime of 21.33 , Jason Bouchard of Oromocto was 5th in a new persoanl best time of 21.88. 

Robert Jackson of Fredericton won the Masters 1500m in a new New Brunswick time of 4:45.99 while Patti Blanchard, the female winner,  of Dieppe also set a new NB masters record in a time of 5:1.12. 

An enthusiastic crowd kept the energy level high as Ed Wright, of USA, Leander Toney, of USA, and Henderson Dottin, of Barbados, competed in the high jump. After keeping the crowd on their toes, the event came to a dramatic conclusion with Wright reaching a height of 2.15m.

In the men's javelin throw, Kyle Neilson, of Canada, surpassed his seed distance of 75.02m, finishing with a throw of 75.78m. This throw handed Neilson a win over the much favored Curtis Moss, who ended with a throw of 73.12m. Finnally James Brace of Salsbury won the Wheelchair 200m in a time 32.61.

As the night wound down and the stadium lights came on, it was clear to all in attendance that the athletes who competed at Thursday's event were the best of the best. With the London Olympics upcoming in August, Hub City proved to be a fantastic warm-up and trial run. For all youth athletes involved it was an invaluable opportunity to race with and learn from the best. We would like to thank all athletes who competed, as well as all volunteers and officials who helped make it possible. We wish the athletes all the best in the finale of the National Track League competition in Toronto, and offer our support and encouragement to those athletes moving on to compete at the Olympic Games.

Jul 9 2012 - Genevieve Lalonde 4th at NACAC U23 Championships

Congradulation to Genevieve Lalonde  who finished 4th yesterday in the 3000m Steeple at the 2012 North American, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Championships in Guanajuato, Mexico her time was 10:56.38. Bravo Gen!


Jul 4 2012 - 33rd Final of the Acadian Games

The 33rd annual Track and Field finals of the Acadian Games were held at Argyle, NS on July 2-3. We are happy to say that our New-Brunswick athletes performed admirably.
Overall, nine Acadian Game records were broken by New Brunswick athletes!

- Colin Belliveau (Kent) established a new record in the 1200m and 2000m for the boys 14-15 with a time of 3mins33.40 and 6mins28.65, respectively.
- Luisa Schwarz (South-East) broke the record in the 1200m and 2000m for the girls 14-15 with a time of 3mins54.98 and 6mins54.13, respectively.
- Anthony Cormier (South-East) broke the record for the boys 14-15 300m in 40.08s.
- Maïka Martin (Kent) broke the 300m record for the girls 14-15 in 45.52s.
- Janica Schofield (South-East) established a new record in the girls 12-13 high-jump with an impressive jump of 1.46m.
- Yannis Jean (Peninsule Acadienne) broke the record in the boys 12-13 discus throw with a throw of 34.84m.
- Alex Roussel (Peninsule-Acadienne) established a new record in the boys 12-13 80m, crossing the finish line in 10.97s.
Congratulations to these athletes!
Full results here:

Jul 1 2012 - 2012 Canadian Track & Field Trials NB recap


The 2012 Canadian Track & Field Trials were held June 27-30 in Calgary, Alberta at the Foothills Athletics Park. These trials serve to showcase Canada's very top athletic talents, as well as select the Canadian athletes who will be representing Team Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. New Brunswick had nine athletes competing.

On the men's side, seven athletes represented New Brunswick.

Chris Robertson, of Moncton, running for ASEA, competed in the men's Decathlon. Known as New Brunswick's fastest man, he finished 7th in the country, with a total of 6457 points. Chris not only set a new Provincial record in the decathlon but also set a Pole Vault record with an amazing leap of 4.00m.

James Brace, of Salisbury, competing for ASEA, finished 8th in the men's 100m dash T54 with a time of 18.62. Competing in the men's 200m dash, Brace finished in a time of 33.62s, placing 7th overall.

Michael LeBlanc, of Riverview, came first in his qualifier for the men's 100m with a time of 10.41s. The top four finishers moved on. In his semi-final race, he placed 12th overall, finishing with a time of 10.46s. Only the top 8 runners moved on to the finals. In the 200m he finished 13th overall, in a time of 21.64.

Shayne Dobson, of Campbellton, racing for ASEA,  collected 2 medals winning the T37  1500m in a time of 4:59.87. Shayne also  took first place in the T37 400m race in a time of 1:02.72.

Pierre Landry, of St. Louis de Kent, racing for ASEA, failed to qualified finishing  6th in the men's long jump qualifying round , with a jump of 6.75m.

In the 800m race Jean-Marc Doiron, of Collette, finished 21st overall in a time of 1:52.92. Top eight moved on to finals. Adam Gaudes, of Fredericton, running for Fredericton Fast Tracks, finished 10th overall in the men's 800m, in a time of 1:51.52s

Genevieve Lalonde, of Moncton, finished 4th in the women's 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:43.09.

Sarah MacPherson, of Fredericton, running for Fredericton Fast Tracks, finished 14th in the women's 1500m in a time for 4:30.79.

Many of these athletes will join over 90 international track and field stars coming from 13 difrent country this Thursday night July 5th at the Hub City Classic in Moncton.

Full results here:

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