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Feb 27 2013 - New Brunswick athletes enjoy success all over North America
This past weekend New Brunswick track and field athletes were competing all across North America with amazing results.
Canada West Track & Field Championships:
In Regina, SK
-Adam Gaudes (FFT) from Fredericton competing for University of Victoria won the 600m event in 1:20.30 he was also part of the winning 4x800m team 7:40.39. He also helped the Vikes finished 2nd in the 4x400m event.
- Grace Annear (SJTC) of Hampton also running for University of Victoria finished 4th in the 600m in a new Provincial record of 1:32.41, she also was part of the gold winning 4x800m team that ran 8:46.94 , the fastest time by a CIS team this year. She also helped her team finished 2nd in the 4x400m relay in 3:48.10.
-Ryan Cassidy (O2) of Grand Digue (University of Victoria) finished 4th in the 3000m in a time of 8:34.15 he also finished 8th in the 1500m in 4:02.02.
Ontario University Championships:
-Sisters Lydia and Nadine Frost (SRTC) had an extremely busy and productively weekend. The duo from Bocabec who run for Guelph University. In the 1000m Lydia finished 5th in 2:53.42 while Nadine 7th in 2:53.73. In the 1500m Nadine finished 5th in 4:32.31 while Lydia was 6th in 4:34.44. Both were member of Guelph’s winning 4x800m team who ran 8:59.23, the second fastest time in the country this year.
-Genevieve Lalonde (SRTC) of Moncton , who runs for Guelph and who has already qualified for the CIS Championships did not compete in the conference championships.
Western Athletic Conference Championships
In Alberquerque, New Mexico, Barry Britt (SJTC) from Hampton who competes for Idaho University won the 5000m (14:53.56) and the 3000m (8:29.85)
Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships
Birmingham, Alabama - Sarah Macpherson (FFT) of Fredericton and member of Tulsa University not only won the mile race in 4:43.69 but this time also set a new conference championships record. Also at this meet Jocelyn Lockhart of Bath, NB who runs for Southern Miss finished 9th in the 3000m in a time of 9:58.66, she also finished 15th in the 800m in 2:15.33
USATF-Maine Indoor Track & Field Championships
A small group of New Brunswick Athletes traveled to Orono Maine to take part in the Maine Indoor Track & Field Championships with great success.
-Jason Bouchard (FLTC) from Oromocto broke his own New Brunswick 200m senior record by winning in 22.41. He also won the 55m in 6.73.
- Matthew McLaughlin (FFT) of New Maryland won not only the 15-16 200m (23.69) and the 400m (51.55) his 400m is a new New Brunswick Youth record.
- Leah MacAulay (FFT) of Fredericton won the 400m in 1:01.96 and the 800m in 2:22.84
-Andrew LeBlanc (FFT) of Fredericton won the 12-13 800m in 2:14.00, while his teammate Alex Amos won the 15-16 800m in 2:18.87.
‘’These are great results by our athletes , they show our younger members that New Brunswick Athletes can compete against the best in North America’’ said Gabriel LeBlanc Technical Director of Athletics’ New Brunswick . `` It also is very promising for our provincial teams this summer including our Legion Team, our Canada Games team and our Jeux de la Francophonie team ‘’
Canada West Track & Field Championships: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results_docs/2013_Canada_West_Results.pdf
Ontario University Championships: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results_docs/2013_OUA_Track_Field_Championships_Final_Results.pdf
Western Athletic Conference Championships : http://www.wacsports.com/pdf8/1456430.pdf?SPSID=45939&SPID=4118&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=10100
Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships
USATF-Maine Indoor Track & Field Championships
Feb 27 2013 - Volunteer Registration is now open for the 2013 Canadian World Trials!
Registration is now open for those interested in volunteering for the upcoming 2013 Canadian World Trials! Building on the success of the 2010 National Junior and IAAF World Junior Championships, many volunteer hours are needed to run the over 134 events that will take place during the four-day event. Returning Olympians and Paralympians will join athletes from across the country making their bid to represent Canada on the International stage!
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Feb 24 2013 - AUS Championships
This past weekend the Université de Moncton hosted the 2013 Subway AUS Track and Field Championships sponsored at the indoor track at CEPS. New Brunswick athletes did amazing with this being one of the most exciting AUS championships, where numerous provincial, school, and AUS records were set.
On the women's side:
- Alexandra Black of Yoho Lake (UNB) won the shot put and threw to a new senior provincial record and AUS record with a throw of 12.58m.
- Sarah Taplin a rookie from Moncton, competing for Dalhousie, won the triple jump, leaping to a new AUS record with a jump of 11.71m, and placed 2nd in the long jump with a jump of 5.31m. She was also named AUS
- Sarah Myatt of Fredericton, competing for UNB, won the 600m and 1000m in a time of 1:36.02 and 3:03.46 respectively.
-Nathalie Cecire of Fredericton competing for UNB finished 2nd in the 1000m with a time of 3:04.60
-Tatyana Shmatlay of Kazakhstan but competing for UNB finished 2nd in the Women’s High jump with a leap of 1m55.
-Liz Macdonald of Oromocto competing for Dalhousie broke the AUS record in the Weight Throw with a throw of 17.07m. she also finished 2nd in teh Shot put with a throw of 12m02.
-Naomie Maltais of Val D'amour finished second in the Weight Throw in a new U de Moncton record of 13m56.
- Alexa-Maude Mallais of Duguayville , competing for Universite De Moncton, won the 60m in 7.78 seconds, beating out her nearest competitor by .12 seconds. This time also breaks the U de Moncton school record of 7.85 that was set by Angela Breau in 1994.
On the men's side:
- Jason MacKenzie of Campbellton , competing for Universite De Moncton, placed 2nd in the pentathlon in a new UdeM school record of 3463, as well as 3rd in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.05. This place the Student Athlete 12th in the CIS thus quallifing for the National championships.
- Matt McNeil, of Saint John competing for Dalhousie, placed 2nd in the 1500m and 3000m in times of 3:59.63 and 8:34.02 respectively.
- Dylan Hebert a rookie for l'Université de Moncton of Salsbury placed 2nd in the 1000m in a time of 2:35.39.
- Aaron LeBlanc a rookie for of Memramcook competing for Universite de Moncton, placed 2nd in the weight throw with a throw of 11.65m.
-David Kerr a rookie for UNB from Fredericton finished 3rd in the Weight throw with a throw of 11,39.
Other AUS record include
- Simon Watts of Halifax competing for Dalhousie, set a new AUS record in the triple jump with a massive leap of 14.56 this ranks him 3rd in the CIS
-ST-FX set a new AUS record in the men’s 4x400m with a time of 3:31.38
"These performance are truly outstanding for our New Brunswick athletes" said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director for Athletics New Brunswick. "These new records constantly show that New Brunswick athletes are getting better and better each year, with more athletes competing on the national stage than ever before."
The CIS Track and Field Championships will take place in Edmonton from March 7 - 9.
The Men’s and women’s title went to Dalhousie University.
Men’s team ranking
1. Dalhousie 171 pts
2. StFX 96 pts
3. UdeM 46 pts
4. St.Mary 39 pts
5. UNB 20 pts
6. STU 11 pts
7. Memorial 1 pt
Women’s team rankings
1. Dalhousie 145 pts
2. StFX 88 pts
3. UNB 58 pts
4. St.Mary 25 pts
5. UdeM 23 pts
6. Acadia 13 pts
7. STU 5 pts
Coach of the year : Rich Lehman (Dalhousie)
Female Track athlete of the year: Alexa-Maude Mallais (U Moncton)
Female Field athlete of the year : Elizabeth Macdonald (DAL)
Female rookie of the year : Sarah Taplin (DAL)
Male Track athlete of the year: Connor McGuire (STFX)
Male Field Athlete of the year: Simon Watts (DAL)
Male Rookie of the year : Jordan Bruce (DAL)
Male Student-Athlete of the year : Jason Mackenzie (UdeM)
Female Student-Athlete of the year: Rebecca Haworth (DAL)
AUS Male MVP: Simon Watts (DAL)
AUS female MVP : Sarah Myatt (UNB)
Full results available here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=548
Feb 24 2013 - AUS Open Meet
This weekend was also host to the AUS open meet. A competition before the start of the AUS Championships that offers non-university athletes a chance to compete.
Quite a few personal best were set and even a few New Brunswick records:
- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi, competing for ASEA in the open division, won the pentathlon in a new provincial youth record of 2886, during this event she also set a new 60m hurdle record with a time of 9.48 .
- Zoe Berry of Estes’s Bridge won the weight throw in the open division with a massive provincial record of 15.12m, smashing out her old junior and senior record of 14.10m. With this performance she is ranked 3rd in Canada among juniors.
- Ben Fowler of Grandbay-Westfield competing for Saint John Track Club set a new youth provincial record in the pentathlon with a score of 2827.
- Jules Comeau of Moncton competing for ASEA in the open division, set new masters 40-45 record in the 1000m in a time of 2:56.51, smashing the old record by over 15 seconds!
- Robert Jackson of Fredericton competing in the open division set a new masters 55-60 record in the 1000m in a time of 3:05.14.
- Paul Gautier of Rothesay, competing for Saint John Track Club, tied his masters 45-50 record in the weight throw at 12.69m, but set a record in the high jump with a jump of 1.54m, as well as in the triple jump with a leap of 9.74m, beating out his old record by just 1cm.
-Dave Jefferson of Saint John (Saint JOhn Track Club) set a new M65 record in the weight throw with a throw of 10m68
Full results available here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=549
The next track meet in the province will take place on March 16th in Moncton as athletes all around the Maritimes come to compete in the Atlantic Indoor Championships.
Feb 21 2013 - New Brunswick Athletes ready for their Conference Championships
This weekend are the Canadian University Conference Track and Field Championships. Athletes will compete in the 4 meets in hopes to qualify for the CIS National Championships that will take place in Edmonton March 7-9th. Among the thousands of Student Athletes competing this weekend , New Brunswick athletes are among the favorites.
The CEPS of L’Université de Moncton will once again host the Atlantic Conference Championship. With over 230 athletes from 8 universities set to compete this is by far the biggest edition in many years. A total of 8 Schools will fight for top honours including L’Université de Moncton , University of New Brunswick, and St Thomas University who will compete for top honours against STFX, Dalhousie , Acadia and Memorial University.
Some of top New Brunswick athletes include :
-Dan Brown (UNB) from Saint John in the 300m currently ranked 3rd in the AUS.
-Jérémie Pellerin (UDM) form Cocagne in the 3000m currently ranked 2nd in the AUS
-Matt McNeil of Saint John (DAL) in the 3000m currently ranked 3rd in the AUS
-Jason Mackenzie of Campbellton (UDM) in the 60m Hurdles (ranked 3rd) and in the Pentathlon ranked 2nd in the AUS and 9th in the Country .
-David Kerr of Fredericton (UNB) in the Weight Throw. He is currently ranked 2nd in the event.
-Jonathan Gionet of Bathurst (STU) in the Shot put and Weight Throw he is currently ranked 4th in both these events.
- Alexa-Maude Mallais (UDM) of Duguay ville is the favorite in the Women’s 60m . The sprinter is ranked 1st in the AUS.
-Sarah Myatt (UNB) of Fredericton is the favorite in the 600m , she is currently ranked 1st in the AUS.
- Alexandra Black (UNB) of Yoho Lake is favored in the shot put
- Naomie Maltais (UDM) of Val D’Amour is currently ranked 2nd in the women’s Weight Throw
-Sarah Taplin is the favorite in the Triple jump. The rookie from Moncton competes for Dalhousie
Live video of this event will be available here: http://www.austv.ca/
Rankings available here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/documents/2013-AUS-Rankings.pdf
Schedule available here : http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/documents/2013-AUS-Schedule.pdf
Windsor, Ontario will be host to the Ontario Conference Championships Thursday and Friday. Quite a few New Brunswick Athletes are expected to reach the podium.
- Chris Robertson of Moncton (competing for Western University ) is ranked 9th in the Pentathlon
- Nadine and Lydia Frost (Guelph) are among the favorites in the distance events the twin sisters from Bocabec , New Brunswick are ranked in the top 5 in both the 1000m and 1500m
Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton also competes for the University of Guelph and has already achieved national championship standards. Current entry lists do not list Lalonde but rest assured she will be looking to help her team score valuable points in the relay events.
Live results available here: http://windsortiming.com/LiveResults/2013/OUA/
Can West Championships
Regina will host the Can West Championships. 3 New Brunswick Athletes are expected to do very well.
-Adam Gaudes of Fredericton (competing for University Victoria) will compete in the 600m and 4x800m . He is currently ranked 1st in his conference and 2nd in Canada in the 600m and recently broke the New Brunswick record in the event.
- Ryan Cassidy of Grand Digue (competing for University of Victoria) compete in the 3000m he is currently ranked 2nd in the conference in this event.
- Grace Annear of Hampton also competing for University of Victoria will compete in the 600m and 4x800m she currently ranked 7th in the conference.
Live results are available here: http://reginacougars.com/custompages/livestats/track/
The Quebec Conference meet will take place in Montreal.
Live results available here: http://mcgilltrack.com/2013-rseq-track-field-championships
Feb 17 2013 - New Brunswick athletes shine at Provincial Championships
This past Saturday New Brunswick over 170 athletes competed in the NB Indoor provincial championships in Oromocto. Originally this competition was schedule for last week but due to the snow storm had to be moved. The meet had great performances and an astonishing 20 provincial records were broken, with many other wonderful performances.
On the women side:
- Both Sara-Eve Noel (member Athlétisme Chaleur Athletics ) of Allardville and Jessika Lepage (Athlétigouche) of Atholville beat the provincial midget (14-15) girls shot put record but in the end it was Sara-Eve who won the gold medal with a throw of 11.18m , and Jessika capturing silver with 11.13. The previous record of 10.66m was set last year by Christelle Frenette .
-Speaking of Christelle Frenette of Dieppe (ASEA) she set a new youth (16-17) girl provincial record in the shot put with a throw of 11m39 . She also won the youth girls 60m dash in 8.43.
-Amy Lynn Grant (Athlétisme Chaleur Athletics ) of Beresford won the junior 60m (8.05) , 200m (26.81) and in the 400m where she set a new provincial junior record with a time of 59.92s. Her time bested the previous record of 59.97s by a margin of only 0.05s set back in 2007 by Lydia Frost.
- Zoe Barry’s (Fredericton Legion Track Club) of Estet’s Bridge weight throw performance can be looked at as nothing short of spectacular with her throw of 14.10m broke her own New Brunswick records in weight throw for the Junior and senior age groups. This performance also ranks her 3rd in Canada in the junior category. She also won the junior shot put with a throw of 11.88m.
-Veronica Coombes (ASEA) had a number of splendid performances including 2 provincial records. The 14 year old wheelchair athletes from Shediac Cape broke the 400m T54 record in a time of 1:19.20 as well as setting a new N.B record in the 800m with a time of 2:40.40.
On the men’s side:
-Jason Bouchard (Fredericton Legion Track Club) of Oromcoto ran a magnificent time of 22.44s in the senior men’s 200m this also sets a new Field house record. This performance improves upon his previous senior 200m record of 22.57. He also won the senior 60m in 7.29.
-Matthew McLaughlin (Fredericton Fast Track) of New Maryland ran the 300m in the great time of 36.93s. The time allowed him to capture the championship and the provincial record.
In the Master’s division:
-Andrew Justason of Fredericton and member of Fredericton Legion Track club set 3 provincial M40 records Shot put (9.49m), 60m Hurdles (10.05) and 200m with a time of 26.03.
-Joe Hall of Prince William (Fredericton Legion Track Club) tied the M35 New Brunswick record in the shot put with a throw of 12.74m. He also set a new provincial record in the Weight throw with a throw 14.20m. What is more impressive about this record is that he set it using only one hand and not the more traditional technique of using 2 hands.
-Paul Gautier of Rothesay and member of Saint Jon Track Club broke his own M45 record with a throw of 12m69.
-Alex Coffin of Saint John broke the men’s 45-50 1500m record with a time of 4:37.53.
-Rob Jackson of Fredericton broke the M55 800m record with a time of 2:23.85
-Bill MacMackin of Quispamsis (Saint John Track) set records in the M45 category first in the 300m with a time of 45.75 and in then in the 600m with a time of 1:48.03.
-Dave Jefferson (Saint John Track) of Saint John set a new record in the M65 in the weight throw with a toss of 10.33m.
Other notable performances include:
-Nick MacMackin of Quismpasis (Saint John Track) who set a new field house record in the 800m running a time of 1:54.55, this time also ranks him 3rdin Canada among juniors. He also won the junior 1500m with a time of 4:02.48.
-Jean Marc Doiron of Colette (02) won the 1500m in a new fieldhouse record time of 4:02.43.
-Alexa-Maude Mallais of l’Université de Moncton won the senior women’s 60m in a time of 7.89. She is currently ranked 1st in the AUS
-Alexandra Black of Yoho Lake (UNB) won the senior shot with a throw with a throw of 12.36m this ranks her 1st in the AUS.
-Dan Brown also set a fieldhouse record in the 300m with a time of 36.53.
-Josh Shanks of Lepreau won the youth boys 1500m (4:05.81)and the 3000m (8:44.77) he is currently ranked 4th and 2nd in these events in Canada.
The overall Championship team titles went to the Fredericton Legion Track Club with 400 points edging out the Saint John Track Club who scored 379, Fredericton Fast Track was 3rd with 199 points.
Next Saturday & Sunday in Moncton will be the Atlantic University Sport Championships in Moncton . The event wil also host a few open events on Saturday morning for club athletes. This event will feature the best University Athletes in Atlantic who will try to qualify for the CIS National Championships that will take place March 7-9 in Edmonton.
The next major championships for the most athletes will be the Atlantic Championships that will take place in Moncton on March 16th.
Full results available here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=547
Feb 12 2013 - ANB Warm Weather Camp
Athletics New Brunswick is happy to announce it's plan for it's second annual Warm weather camp that will take place April 25-May 4th in Clermont, Florida.
This camp will provide an opportunity for athletes to train in a warm weather climate during the transition time from indoor to outdoor season. The camp will be staffed by ANB coaches, and athletes will have the opportunity to take part in personal and group workouts over 8 days of training.
Full details about the camp can be found here: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=718
HPP athletes have till March 15th to register for the camp. After this date spots maybe available to selected athletes.
Feb 12 2013 - Great weekend for New Brunswick athletes
New Brunswick track and field athletes had a fantastic past weekend all over North America.
In Seattle , Washington : 3 New Brunswick Athleetes competed at the Husky Classic representing the University of Victoria . First off Adam Gaudes of Fredericton ran a personal best of 1:51.83 in the 800m to finish 12th overall , this performance ranks the 21 year old 4th in Canada. But the young runner was not done he also finished 2nd overall in the 600m in a new personal best time of 1:18.91 ,this performance is not only the second fastest time this year in the CIS but also breaks the New Brunswick Senior Record.
His teammate Ryan Cassidy of Grand-Digue won the 3000m in a new personal best time of 8:15.53, which currently ranks him 9th in the CIS. Not to be out done Grace Annear of Hampton won the 600m in a time of 1:33.80.
In Geneva, Ohio – 3 New Brunswick athletes competed at the 2013 Spire NCAA D1 Invitation Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton (competing for Guelph U) finished 10th in the 3000m in a new Provincial record time of 9:25.89. This also ranks the 21 year old 2nd in the CIS. Also competing at this event was Nadine Frost of Bocabec (competing for Guelph U) who finished 2nd in the 1000m in 2:52.36 she also finished 12th in the mile race with a time 4:49.15. Lydia Frost also of Bocabec (Guelph U) finished 4th in the 1000m in 2:53.32 and 9th in the mile in 4:45.17
In Fayetteville, Arkansas at the Tyson Invitational meet - Sarah Macpherson of Fredericton (running for Tulsa University) finished 2nd in the Mile invitational race with a time of 4:49.04 she also helped her team claimed the distance medley relay title as along with her teammates ran the third fastest time in school history of 11:40.07 to win the event.
Finally in Windsor , Ontario at the Windsor team Challenge Adam Kellar of French Village finished 4th in the 1500m running 3:53.17 the fastest time by a New Brunswick athlete indoor in the past 4 years.
``These are great results from our athletes’’ noted Gabriel LeBlanc Technical Director for Athletics New Brunswick. `` most of them will take next weekend off to rest up before their conference championships. We expect many of them to be in the hunt for National titles when Edmonton will be host to the CIS Championships Mach 7-9th `` added LeBlanc.
He also noted: ``That most of these athletes are eligible to represent New Brunswick in the Canada Summer Games that will take place in Sherbrook in August or the Jeu de la Francophonie in Nice France in September . We believe we will be sending our strongest most competitive team in New Brunswick history to these two competitions , these early results shows that our athletes can compete among the best in North America ``
This Saturday (Febuary 16th) , Athletics New Brunswick will host its 2013 Indoor Provincial championships in Oromocto , after last weekend’s event had to be postponed due to weather.
Full Results can be found here:
Spire NCAA D1 Invitation - http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results/view-results.php?id=1686
Tyson invitational- http://www.flashresults.com/2013_Meets/indoor/02-08-Tyson/
Windsor team challenge: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results/view-results.php?id=1689
Feb 7 2013 - New Brunswick Indoor Track and field Championships set for Saturday
Oromocto will be host to the 2013 New Brunswick Athletics Championships this Saturday. Over 240 athletes are expected from all over New Brunswick. There will also be a strong contingency from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Some of the most anticipated events include:
-The men’s 60m which will feature Jason Bouchard of Oromocto (member of Fredericton Legion Track Club) against Michael Bawol of Halifax who has the fastest seed time coming into the competition with a time of 6.96. Jason Bouchard will also try to win the 200m in which he holds the provincial senior record. He will certainly have to battle Jacob Hayes of Rothesay (Saint John Track Club) who broke the youth 200m provincial record this past summer.
-Nick MacMackin of Quispamsis (Saint John Track club) is favoured to win the men’s 800m; the 18 year old broke the provincial youth record this past December. His teammate Josh Shanks of Lepreau is favoured in the 3000. Last year Shanks won the bronze medal in the 3000m at the youth National Championships.
-Pierre Landry of Saint Louis de Kent will be the one to watch in the men’s long jump. The 24 year old holds the Provincial record in the event and is the only man in New Brunswick history to jump over 7 meters indoors.
-Paul Gautier of Rothesay (Saint John Track Club) will try to break his own Canadian Masters record in the shot put.
-James Brace of Interval (ASEA), New Brunswick’s fastest ever wheelchair racer, will also try to lower his own provincial records.
-The men’s relay should also be very exiting with Teams from UNB, Saint Marie’s and South East Athletics battling out for top honours.
On the women’s side:
-All eyes will be on Alexa-Maude Mallais of Duguayville in the 60m. The 22 year old Université de Moncton sprinter is currently ranked 1st in the AUS with a person best of 7.87 only 0.02 away from the UdeM record.
-Shawna McKay of Moncton (South East Athletics) is favoured in the 200m. In 2012 she was the fastest sprinter in the province in both the 100m and 200m. She will battle Rachelle Macdonald of Saint John (UNB).
-The women’s 600m should also be very exciting with Sarah Myatt of Fredericton (UNB), Leah Macauley of Fredericton (Fast Tracks) and Natalie Cecire of Fredericton (UNB) battling it out on the track.
-The midget girls shot put should also be very exiting with Sara-Eve Noel of Allardville (Chaleur Athletics) and Jessika Lepage (Athlétisme Restigouche) of Athloville. Both competitors are within 20cm of the provincial record in this event.
-The senior women’s hammer throw should also be very exciting with provincial record holder Zoe Berry (Fredericton Legion Track Club) who will battle it out with New Brunswick’s top ranked thrower Naomie Maltais of Val D’Amour (UdeM).
-UNB’s 4x400 women’s team will also compete in the 4x400m. They are currently ranked 1st in the AUS and 15th nationally.
-Veronica Coombes (ASEA) of Shediac Cape will compete in the wheelchair 60m, 200m, 400m and 800m. The 16 year old holds the provincial record in all these events.
The event will also be host to St. Thomas’ invitational 1500m. This annual event features some of the best distance runner in the Maritimes.
A Team Champion will also be awarded. In 2012 Saint John Track club was the team champion, however this year it should be a good battle with Fredericton Legion Track Club Fast Track and Athlétisme Sud-Est/South East Athletics.
“This is by far our biggest indoor championships in recent years’’ said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “Not only in quantity but also quality. New Brunswick is really producing top track and field athletes. This competition will be a good indicator of preparation for many of our athletes hoping to make our provincial teams including the 2013 Canada Games team.’’
The competition starts at 9:30AM and will finish by 5:00PM at the indoor track at CFB Gagetown. Admission is free.
Feb 3 2013 - Montreal Youth Challenge recap
This past Saturday New Brunswick's best youth athletes teamed up with the best of Nova Scotia's to compete at the Montreal Youth Challenge, a meet between Team Ontario, Team Quebec and Team New Brunswick/Nova Scotia. This was the first time the Atlantic province were invited to the meet, and with such great results it will certainly not be the last.
On the boys side:
-- Joshua Shanks of Lepreau finished 2nd in the 1500m with a personal best time of 4:05.72 .
- Matthew Maclaughlin of New Maryland finished 3rd in the 400m in a time of 52.41.
- Pierre Dumouchel of Quispamsis finished 6th in the 400m in a time of 56.11 and 6th in the 1500m in a time of 4:23.33.
- Ben Fowler of Grandbay-Westfield finished 6th in the 60m hurdles in a time of 9.30, 5th in the high jump with a jump of 1.70m, and 6th in the long jump with a jump of 5.74m.
- Jacob Bradley of Riverview finished 7th in the 60m hurdles in a time of 9.56.
- Sebastian Mueller of Riverview finished 7th in the long jump with a jump of 4.88
On the women's side:
- Taylor Dunn of New Maryland finished 3rd in the 1500m in a time of 4:56.38 and 6th in the 400m in a time of 1:08.05.
- Christelle Frenette of Dieppe finished 4th in the shot put with a throw of 10.62.
- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John finished 4th in the long jump with a jump of 4.82 5th in the 60m hurdles in a time of 10.29 and 6th in the 60m in a time of 8.49
- Hailee Cook of Miramichi finished 4th in the high jump with a jump of 1.55m and 7th in the long jump with a jump of 4.22.
- Audrey Lanteigne of Losier Settlement finished 6th in the long jump with a jump of 4.50m.
- Christelle Frenette of Dieppe finished 4th in the shot put with a throw of 10.62.
"These are fantastic results for our athlete, for many this was a great opportunity to test their training against some of the best youth Athletes in Canada” said ANB Technical Director Gabriel LeBlanc. `` Many of these athletes will now compete at our New Brunswick Indoor Championships taking place this Saturday , February 9th in Oromocto ‘
Full Results can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results/view-results.php?id=1675
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