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Sep 28 2013 - UdeM Cross Country Classic Recap

The 31st Annual Universite de Moncton Cross Country Classic took place on Saturday September 28th on the grass fields of the Universite de Moncton campus. Weather was near perfect conditions for the over 250 athletes that competed  with not a cloud in the sky and warm temperatures.


On the girl's side:


- Lola Boutiller won the girls 5 and under 350m race in a time of 1:51.03 while Véronique Allain finished 2nd in 1:51.62 and Zoé Desroches finished 3rd in 2:02.33.


- Olivia Mowat of Le Sommet won the girl's age 6-7 700m race while Carlie Dupuis of Grande-Digue and Ida Vigneau of Champlain finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.


- Gabriell Coté of Marée Montante won the girl's age 8-9 1200m race in a time of 4:58.84 while Laurence Boucher of Ste-Thérèse took 2nd in 5:14.53 and Chloé Doiron of Le Sommet took third in 5:14.79.


- Myriam Coté of Marée Montante won the girl's age 10-11 1200m race in a time of 4:48.07 while Shelby MacIssac of COT took 2nd in 4:55.07 and Stéphanie Babineau of Mascaret took 3rd in 4:58.23.

  - Natasha Vatcher of Harold Peterson won the girl's age 12-13 2100m race in a time of 7:33.33 while Mélodie Landry of Marée Montante took 2nd in 7:48.99 and Mélanie Landry of Marée Montante took 3rd in 8:00.36.   - Katey Altman of Oromocto High School won the girl's age 14+ 2950m race in a time of 11:46.27 while Laurie LeBreton of Polyvalente W.A. Losier took 2nd in 11:57.65 and Brittney Michaud of Oromocto High School took 3rd in 12:14.87.
On the boy's side:


- Mayime Vautour won the boys 5 and under 350m race while Jacob Picard and Alex Vautour Champlain finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.


- Anthony Gaudet of Matté Montante won the boy's age 6-7 700m race while Austin Sanchez of Champlain and Jéremy Boucher finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.


- Steven Richard of Carrefour Beausoleil won the boy's age 8-9 1200m race in a time of 4:54.29 while Oscar Hébert of St-Henri finished 2nd in 4:59.22 and Jayson Lawson of Claude D. Taylor finished 3rd in 5:00.91.


- Alex Gallant of Carrefour de l'acadie won the boy's age 10-11 1200m race in a time of 4:33.04 while Mark Mazerolle of Soleil Levant took 2nd in 4:48.24 and Marc André of Marée Montante took third in 4:51.68.


- Olivier Daniel of Carrefour de l'acadie won the boy's 12-13 2100m race in a time of 8:01.14 while Yannick Boudreau of Carrefour de l'acadie took 2nd in 8:09.60 and Jacob Saucier of Carrefour de l'acadie took third in 8:54.91.


- Angus MacIntosh of Riverview High School won the boy's age 14+ 2950m race in a time of 9:47.84 while Gavin Westbrook of Oromocto High School took 2nd in 10:05.47 and Mitchell Gratton, also of Oromocto High School, took 3rd in 10:47.47.


"The Classic is always a fun event, seeing young athletes discover cross country running is always exciting" said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "Many of our top athletes started their careers at this event, including Olympian Joel Bourgeois and national team members Geneviève Lalonde and Ryan Cassidy." added LeBlanc.


Full Results can be found here:

Sep 26 2013 - New Brunswick High Performance Team

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce the members of it's High Performance Teams from the 2013 outdoor season. These 71 athletes have achieved performance standards that make them competitive on a national, and in some cases international, level.  Inclusion in the High Perforance Program will give these athletes opportunities to continue their pursuit of excellence in the sport of athletics. 

The 20 athletes named to HPP Team A as a result of their performances during the 2013 outdoor season are:

Grace Annear (SJTC-Hampton); Jennifer Bell (ACA-Chaplin Island Road); Barry Britt (SJTC-Hampton); Ryan Cassidy (O2 Grand-Digue); Jean-Marc Doiron (O2-Collette); Lydia Frost (SPRT-Bocabec); Nadine Frost (SPRT-Bocabec); Adam Gaudes (FFT- Fredericton); Amy Lynn Grant (UNA-Beresford); Caleb Jones (SJTC-Saint John); Adam Kellar (SPRT-French Village); Geneviève Lalonde (SPRT-Moncton); Pierre Landry (ASEA-St-Louis-de-Kent); Brandon LeBlanc (UNA-Riverview); Michael LeBlanc (ASEA-Riverview); Sarah MacPherson (FFT-Fredericton); Mitch Quigg (SJTC Saint John); Katie Robinson (SJTC-Saint John); Lee Wesselius (ASEA-River Glade); Alexander Williston (ASEA-Bay de Vin).

The 51 HPP B Team members are: 

Kyle Ancheta (FLTC-Fredericton); Zoe Berry (FLTC-Estey's Bridge); Jason Bouchard (FLTC-Oromocto); Joel Bourgeois (O2-Grand Digue); Jean-Denis Bourque (CEK-Aldouane); James Brace (ASEA-Intervale); Bridget Brennan (UNA-Beechwood); Daniel Brown (SJTC Hampton); Emily Carr ( SJTC-Hampton); Nathalie Cécire (FLTC-Fredericton); Réjean Chiasson (UNA-Tilley Road); Livia Clarke (FFT-Fredericton); Brandon Cleghorn (ASEA-Salisbury); Alex Coholan (ASEA-Moncton); Haile Cook (UNA-Miramichi); Sneha Desai (FFT-Fredericton); Pascal Desjardin (ACA-Petit Rocher); Stephanie Doiron (ASEA-Collette); Pierre Dumouchel (SJTC-Saint John); Ben Fowler (SJTC-Grand Bay-Westfield); Ashley Gallagher (MCNB-Oromocto); Jonathan Gionet (UNA-Bathurst); Jacob Hayes (SJTC-Quispamsis); Jordan Johnson (CYA-Cnterbury); Kristopher Jones (ASEA-Notre Dame); David Kerr (FLTC- Fredericton);  Aaron LeBlanc (ASEA-Memeramcook) Monika LeBlanc (ASEA-Dieppe); Julien Léger (CEK-Richibouctou); Leah MacAuley (FFT Fredericton); Elizabeth MacDonald (UNA-Oromocto); Sydney Macdonald (ASEA-Miramichi); Angus MacIntosh (ASEA-Riverview); Jason MacKenzie (ASEA-Campbelton); Nick MacMackin (SJTC-Quispamsis); Alexa-Maude Mallais (ASEA-Duguayville); Naomie Maltais (ASEA-Val D’amour); Rachelle McDonald (SJTC-Saint John); Tess McDonald (FLTC-Fredericton); Shawna McKay (ASEA-Moncton); Matthew McLaughlin (FFT-New MAryland); Matthew McNeil (SJTC-Saint John); Sarah Myatt (FLTC-Fredericton); Jérémie Pellerin (ASEA-Cocagne); Jeff Retallick (FLTC-Fredericton); Kellianne Richardson (FLTC-New Maryland); Chris ; obertson (ASEA-Moncton); Jocelyn Ruest (UNA-edmunston) Christel Robichaud (ASEA-Moncton); Joshua Shanks (SJTC-Chance Harbour); Liam Turgeon (ARA-Tide Head).

‘’This team represents the very best athletics has to offer in New Brunswick", said Gabriel LeBlanc Technical director of Athletics New Brunswick. "Many of these athletes have already proven themselves at the national level, with a handful having performed on the world stage. The athletes named to the team will benefit in numerous ways, including direct financial support towards national championships, and invitations to various out of province competitions and camps, including an elite warm weather elite training camp in Florida set for next April."

For a complete list of standards for the 2013 outdoor season:

For more information on ANB's high performance team:

Sep 25 2013 - Veronica Coombes honored with Ability NB Para Sport & Recreation Award

ANB athlete wins provincial award 

The Ability NB Para Sport & Recreation Award is presented annually to an individual, group or organization that has made a significant contribution to para sport and recreation in New Brunswick in areas such as competition and achievement, program development, officiating or coaching. 

The recipient of our 2012-2013 award is Veronica Coombes of Shediac Cape. The year 2013 marked an amazing year for this 15-year-old athlete! She not only set 6 provincial records but she established herself among the best wheelchair racers in all of Canada. She completed at her first National Championships in Moncton where she captured a silver medal in the 100m and a bronze medal in the 200m. However the highlight of her season was her performance at the Canada Summer Games where she became New Brunswick’s first ever medalist in Para Athletics by capturing 3 silver medals! More impressive is that in her 1500m she not only set a new provincial record but also had a personal best by over 20 seconds! At the conclusion of the 2013 season Veronica Coombes was ranked 3rd in Canada in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m events. 

She is a very dedicated athlete and is always willing to help newer athletes at various practices and clinics. She is always the first athlete to show up to practice and often the last one to leave. She works hard and never complains even when the workouts are physically demanding. She is a true game changer in para sport! 

We were pleased to recently present our 2012-2013 Para Sport & Recreation Award to Veronica Coombes. In photo, left to right, Veronica and Mike McAloon, Ability NB Treasurer.

Sep 24 2013 - Athletics New Brunswick Awards: Nominations now open

Athletics New Brunswick is very pleased to announce that the nomination for the 2013 ANB award is now open!

Please ensure that you nominate athletes/coaches/officials/volunteer for their accomplishments and performances throughout the year. Deadline for submitting names is October 11th 2013.

Here is the list of awards


Bantam male athlete of the year / Bantam female athlete of the year            

Midget male athlete of the year / Midget female athlete of the year                
Youth male athlete of the year /Youth female athlete of the year 
Junior male athlete of the year /Junior female athlete of the year 
Senior male athlete of the year/ Senior female athlete of the year 

Master athlete of the year 

Para athlete of the year 

Coach of the year

Official of the year

Volunteer of the year

Cross Country (2012 season)

Junior male athlete of the year /Junior female athlete of the year 

Senior male athlete of the year /Senior female athlete of the year 

The presentation of awards will be held during the ANB year end banquet on November 23rd in Oromocto.

Nomination can be found here:

This form can be send to

Sep 20 2013 - Moncton to host 31st Cross Country Classique

On Saturday September 28th the Campus of l’Université de Moncton will play host to the 31st U de M Cross-Country Classique.

The events will depart from the student center and will features 5 different race distances depending on age of the athletes. The races start off  at 9:30 with a 350m for athletes ages 5 and under will run 350m. Followed by a 700m for the 6-7 year old at 10:05 , a 1200m for the 9-10 at 10:20, the 11-12 will also run a 1200m starting at 10:35 ,  the 12-13 will run 2 100m  at 10:50 the final event of the day will be a 3000m for athletes aged 14 and over.

Registration can be done starting at 8:30  on site  up to 30 minutes prior to start of  each events and is 5$ per runner. Top 3 in each race will receive a medal.  This event serves as a fundraiser for l’Université  de Moncton cross-country team.   

``The Classique is always a fun event , seeing young athletes discover cross country running is always exciting’’ said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick. ‘’ Many of our top athletes started their careers at this event including Olympian Joel Bourgeois and National team members Geneviève Lalonde and Ryan Cassidy.’’ added LeBlanc.  

For more information please visit

Sep 18 2013 - North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) 2nd Tryouts

Athletics New Brunswick will assist in the team selection for  Team New Brunswick for the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). The Second and last tryout will take place this Sunday September 22nd at 2pm at teh Camp Gagetown Outdoor in Oromocto 

 These Games are open to young Aboriginal  in 3 different age categories U14 (born 2000 & later), U16 (born 1998 & later) and U19 (born 1995 & later). for more details please contact  Sheila Francis at   or vist

Sep 13 2013 - Jeux de la Francophonie Recap (Lalonde Bronze)

Nice, France – On the 4th Day of competition at the Jeux de la Francophonie Moncton’s own Geneivève Lalonde became the first ever female athlete from New Brunswick to win a athletics medal. She captured a bronze medal in the 3000m steeplechase in a new personal best time of 9:53.35.  This also set a new Provincial record. The winner of the race was the Romanian Ancuta Bobocel in 9:46.82 .

In the Javelin throw Caleb Jones of Saint John finished 5th with a throw of 69m69. The winner of the men’s javelin was Łukasz Grzeszczuk  of Poland with a toss of 78.62 while Curtis Moss of Burnaby, B.C. captured the silver with a best throw of 76m04.

Also in action today were Lydia Frost and Nadine Frost of Bocabec who finished 13th and 15th respectfully in the womens 1500m in 4:28.41 and 4:44.42.

Earlier in the week Réjean Chiasson of Tilley Road  finished 8th in the men’S 10 000m with a time of 31:37.62 while Adam Gaudes of Fredericton finished 13th overall in the men’s 800m in a time of 1:54.40 in a very tactical semi final and did not qualify for the final.  

Grace Annear of Hampton finished 6th in her 800m heat (16th overall) with a time of 2:14.58  while Elizabeth Macdonald of Oromocto finished 13th in the women's hammer throw with a toss of 51m19.

Sep 10 2013 - ANB AGM September 29th

Just a  reminder that ANB'S AGM will take place at the Days Inn in Oromocto on Sunday  September 29th from 10:45 am to 3:00 pm . This years AGM will be especially informative as Athletics Canada Representative will present about the new Club Excellence program. Travel and lunch will be covered however we encourage clubs and members of the same community to travel together.  Athletes, Coaches, Officials, Parents and volunteers this is your chance to voice your opinion!    Draft agenda can be found here:    Board Members  we will be holding a board meeting prior to the AGM from 9:30-10:30. 

Sep 3 2013 - ANB athletes off to Jeux de la Francophonie

Athletics New Brusnwick will be very well represented at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie in Nice FRA, September 6 to 15. Most athletes will leave Thursday to compete in this prestigious event.

Grace Annear of Hampton and Adam Gaudes of Fredericton will compete in the 800m while Lydia Frost de Bocabec and Nadine Frost de Bocabec will compete in the 1500m. Elizabeth Macdonald of Oromocto will throw the hammer.

Réjean Chiasson of Tilley road was schedule to run the Marathon but the event was cancelled due to low number of entries and will now compete in the 10 000m on the track.

They will be join by recent Canada Games gold medalists Caleb Jones of Saint John who will throw the javelin and Geneviève Lalonde of Moncton who will compete in the 3000m Steeplechase.

"Coming off New Brunswick's success at the Canada Games I am very excited to be taking this group to the Francophone Games. Many of our medalists are making the trip and all are well prepared. This is by far our strongest group of athletes ever and I feel very confident heading into the games that they can come away with some outstanding performances," said head coach Steve Leblanc, ChPC.

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