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Feb 25 2014 - AUS Championships Recap
The AUS Conference Track and Field Championships took place this past weekend in Moncton. Many New Brunswick athletes representing all different schools performed incredibly, and took home many medals.
On the women's side:
Sarah Myatt of University of New Brunswick took gold in the 600m with a time of 1:37.06, and silver in the 1000m with a time of 3:07.97. Teammate Paige Lewis took bronze in the 60m hurdles with a time of 10.01, while Tess McDonald took bronze in the triple jump with a leap of 11.05m.
Stephanie Doiron of Universite de Moncton took bronze in the high jump with a leap of 1.66m. With a season best of 1.71m, Doiron is currently ranked 7th coming into CIS. Teammate Naomie Maltais captured the gold in the weight throw with a best of 14.89m, beating out the next closest competitor by over a meter and a half.
Dalhousie University captured the conference champion title with a total of 135 points, followed by St. FX with 118, and University of New Brunswick with 45.
On the men's side:
Alexander Williston, competing for University of New Brunswick, captured bronze in the 60m with a time of 7.12, while teammate Dan Brown took bronze in both the 300m and 600m, with times of 36.80 and 1:24.15, respectively. Teammate Brandon Cleghorn captured bronze in the long jump with an incredible leap of 6.35m.
Universite de Moncton's Jeremie Pellerin captured bronze in the 1000m in a very tactical race, coming in with a time of 2:38.65, as well as placing 7th in the 1500m.
Matt McNeil of Dalhousie University captured gold in the 3000m, coming in with a time of 8:34.79, as well as silver in the 1500m with a time of 4:04.45. Lee Wesselius of St. FX University captured bronze in the 3000m, while placing 5th in the 1500m.
Kyle Lefort of University of New Brunswick took gold in the pentathlon, as well as bronze in the 60m hurdles, while teammate Jordan Johnson took bronze in the high jump with a height of 1.90m.
David Kerr of Dalhousie University took gold in the weight throw with a distance of 13.79.
St. FX University took home their first ever conference championships in track and field, winning with a total of 137 points, followed by Dalhousie University with 107, and University of New Brunswick with 78.
Full Results to the meet can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=695
Feb 24 2014 - Cassidy and Britt compete at NACAC Cross Country Championships
The North American, Central American, and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships took place this past Saturday in Mount Irvine, Trinidad and Tobago. On the team were New Brunswickers Ryan Cassidy of Grande-Digue, and Barry Britt of Hampton, both representing the senior men's team.
Both qualified for the event from their 4th and 5th placings at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in November. Cassidy was the top Canadian coming into the event, followed by Britt.
Britt was able to finish the 8km cross country course in a time of 24:40.70 to finish 4th overall and first for the Canadians. Team Canada placed 2nd overall behind the United States. Cassidy was unable to finish the race due to a foot injury.
Teammates Kyle O'Neil, Theo Hunt, and Saheed Khan finished 6th, 8th, and 12th respectively.
"I was pretty pleased with my race. My goal was to be top three overall and to be a low stick for Canada. I came close to 3rd and I was proud of how I battled on that hot and hilly course," said Britt. "As always it was an absolute thrill and honour to represent Canada."
Full Results to the competition can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2014-nacac-cross-country-championship/2750/
Feb 24 2014 - Annear, Robertson, and Lalonde shine at Conference Championships
This past weekend saw the conference championships for all CIS conferences, including the CanWest and OUA Championships. New Brunswick had three athletes competing in other conferences across the country.
At the OUA Championships, taking place in Toronto, Ontario:
Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton, competing for University of Guelph, placed 8th in the 1500m with a time of 4:36.79 after a fall occurred within the first lap. Lalonde ran on her university's 4x800m relay team which placed 2nd in a very fast race.
Lalonde's 1500m can be seen here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/TrackieTV/2014-oua-womens-1500m-h3/3694/
and her 4x800m relay here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/TrackieTV/2014-oua-womens-4x800m/3740/
Chris Robertson of Moncton, competing for Western University, placed 2nd in the pentathlon with a point total of 3558, breaking his old provincial record. During the pentathlon, in the 60m hurdles, Robertson ran a time of 8.54 to break his own provincial record by just .01.
Robertson's events can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/TrackieTV/Meets/2014-oua-championships/2625/
At The CanWest Championships taking place in Edmonton, Alberta:
Grace Annear of Hampton, competing for University of Victoria, placed 3rd in the 600m in a new provincial record of 1:30.18. Annear also competed in the 1000m, placing 7th in a time of 2:53.80, and the 4x400m and 4x800m relays, placing first in both.
Full Results to the OUA Championships can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results_docs/oua-championships2014-02-23-23-53-10.pdf
Full Results to the CanWest Championships can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results_docs/canada-west-championships2014-02-24-09-21-17.pdf
Feb 20 2014 - AUS Track and Field Championships set for this weekend
The AUS Track and Field Championships are set for this Saturday and Sunday at the CEPS indoor track on the Universite de Moncton campus.
Many of ANB's top athletes are set to compete, hoping for medal positions and CIS qualifying times. On the women's side:
-University Rookie Amy Lynn Grant of Beresford, competing for Universite de Moncton, is set to compete in the 60m and 300m, the latter of which she is ranked 10th in.
-Bridget Brennan of Beechwood, competing for St. FX, is also set to compete in the 60m and 300m, as well as the long jump. She comes in ranked third in both the 300m and long jump.
-Ashley Gallagher of Oromocto , University of New Brunswick comes in ranked 9th in the 300m.
-Nathalie Cecire of Fredericton and Katie Robinson of Saint John , both competing for University of New Brunswick, are both set to compete in the 600m and the 1000m. Katie comes in ranked 5th in both her races, and Nathalie comes in ranked 4th in the 600m and 8th in the 1000m.
-Lynette Manuel of Oromocto St. FX leads New Brunswickers in the 1500m and 3000m races, ranked 6th in the 1500m and 7th in the 3000m.
-Universite de Moncton's Stephanie Doiron of Colette comes in ranked 2nd in the high jump. The third year student comes into the competition with a season best of 1.71m, just one centimeter shy of the CIS standard!
-Naomie Maltais, of Val D’amour competing for l’Université de Moncton. Comes in ranked 4th in the shot put and 1st in the weight throw by almost 3 and a half meters!
On the men's side:
-University Rookie Alexander Williston of Bay de Vin, competing for University of New Brunswick, is set to compete in the 60m, coming in ranked 6th.Behind him is Alexander Peabody of Saint John , also for University of New Brunswick, who is ranked 13th.
-Dan Brown, of Saint John running for University of New Brunswick, is coming into the competition ranked 4th in both the 300m and 600m. Right behind him in the 300m comes Jeffrey Retallick of Fredericton , also for University of New Brunswick, who is ranked 5th. Just a few spots behind comes Alexandre Coholan of Moncton ( Universite de Moncton) who is ranked 8th. Also in the 600m comes University Rookie Brandon LeBlanc of Riverview, competing for St. Thomas University.
-In the men's 1000m, James Murphy of Fredericton (University of New Brunswick) leads the New Brunswickers as he comes in ranked 5th, just one spot of ahead of Universite de Moncton's Jeremie Pellerin of Cocagne.
-In the men's 1500m comes quite the field of New Brunswickers as Matt McNeil of Saint John (Dalhousie University) is ranked 4th, followed by Lee Wesselius of Riverglade ( St. FX) in 5th, Jeremie Pellerin in 6th, and James Murphy of University of New Brunswick in 7th. McNeil and Wesselius also lead the 3000m with 1st and 2nd rankings respectively, as well as the only athletes under 8:40 with times of 8:32 and 8:33.
-Brandon Clehorn of Salisbury ( University of New Brunswick) comes into the long jump ranked 2nd, as well as 6th in the high jump. Universite de Moncton's Julien Leger of Richibucto-Vilage ) comes ranked 6th in both the long jump and triple jump. University of New Brunswick's Kyle Ancheta of Fredericton and Michael Gilbert of Frederictoncome into the triple jump ranked 3rd and 4th respectively.
-In the men's shot put comes Jonathan Gionet of Bathurst ( St. Thomas University), David Kerr of Fredericton (Dalhousie University), and Aaron LeBlanc of Memramcook (Universite de Moncton) ranked 4th, 5th, and 7th respectively. David also leads the men's weight throw, while Aaron comes in ranked 4th.
The Full Technical Package can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/images/uploads/race_director_13/info_1065_1.pdf?rand=1423058884
The Performance List can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/images/uploads/race_director_13/info_1065_2.pdf?rand=1367872929
As well, the event can be watched LIVE at: http://www.austv.ca/
Feb 19 2014 - Free NCCP Sport Coach Course
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the upcoming Sport Coach course to be held in Fredericton on February 28th to March 2nd, 2014 will be offered at no cost to its members (free). Anyone who holds an active ANB membership can take this course for free.
This course (Sport Coach) is designed to prepare coaches to coach Track and Field in an introductory competitive environment. The athletes coaches will be working with will range in age from 12-15 years old; the modules are designed to meet the needs of coaches who are working with athletes in a school program or coaches who are new to the club system. In the Sport Coach workshop participants will be introduced to sprints, hurdles, relays, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put and discus.
“Everyone knows how important coaches are in our sport and this is just the first of many opportunities to promote and recruit new coaches in the province. We are hoping that many of our members take advantage of this opportunity,” said Gabriel Leblanc, Technical Director of ANB.
Registration and further information can be found online at trackiereg.com. The deadline to register for the course is February 22nd at 11:59pm (done online via the link above). Individuals who are not members of Athletics New Brunswick are still eligible and highly encouraged to do so.
The National Coaching Certification Program was launched in 1974 to give coaches the confidence to succeed. The program has constantly evolved over the years to stay at the forefront of delivering programs that respect the principles and science of Long-term Athlete Development, while also reflecting the changes within sports - from the science of training, to competition strategy and tactics, to the athletes themselves.
The Coaching Association of Canada and its partners, recognize the value of having certified NCCP coaches that are engaged in Professional Development programs which reinforce the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community.
Feb 14 2014 - Britt and Cassidy off to Trinidad and Tobago
The North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships are set to take place this upcoming weekend on the 22nd in Mount Irvine, Trinidad and Tobago. New Brunswick's Ryan Cassidy of Grande-Digue and Barry Britt of Hampton will be representing Team Canada.
Ryan is coming as the top ranked Canadian into the competition followed by Barry. Other team members include Theo Hunt of Vancouver, Saheed Khan of Toronto, and Kyle O'Neill of London.
Both Cassidy and Britt had represented Canada at the 2012 NACAC Cross Country Championships where Cassidy ran the junior 6km race, having finished 8th overall and 3rd among Canadians, and Britt in the senior 8km race finished 6th overall and 2nd among Canadians. Both teams had won silver in their races. Cassidy qualified for the team by winning gold at the national championships, the first New Brunswicker to ever win a national cross country championships, and Britt claiming the silver medal in the senior race.
"With both of these New Brunswick athletes having already made several national teams, it comes to no surprise that they have qualified for the event again this year.", said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "Ryan and Barry are leaders, I am confident the team will be very competitve."
The Full Team List for Canada can be found here: http://www.athletics.ca/%5Cfiles%5C%5C%5C2014%20NACACXC%20-%20TEAM%20LIST%20-%20EN(2).PDF
Feb 10 2014 - New Brunswick Indoor Championships Recap
The New Brunswick Indoor Championships took place this past weekend at the CFB Gagetown Track in Oromocto. Many clubs and athletes were in attendance hoping to capture provincial titles and the club championships banner. Over 175 Athletes took part and 16 provincial records were set, including:
- Elizabeth MacDonald of Oromocto (Fredericton Legion Track Club) broke the senior women's weight throw record by almost an entire meter with a best throw of 16.07m.
- Sara-Eve Noel of Allardville (Chaleur Athletics) broke the youth girl's shot put record with a best throw of 11.93m, surpassing the old record of 11.39m set at last year's provincial championships.
- Blaise Lapointe of Oromocto (Motley Crew)broke the F44 para record in the shot put with a throw of 11.67m.
-Laura Dickinson of Miramichi (ASEA) broke 2 midget provincial records. First in the 2000m where she ran 6:41.58 beating the previous record by an astonishing 18 seconds, she also set a new New Brunswick mark in the 1200m with a time of 3:48.42.
- Brenda Tree of Oromocto (Motley Crew) broke the women's 60-65 60 masters meter record with a time of 13.55, as well as the 200m record with a time of 54.07.
- Alex Coffin of Saint John (Saint John Track Club) broke the men's 45-50 masters 3000m record with a time of 9:43.51.
- Andrew Justason of Fredericton (Fredericton Legion Track Club) broke the men's 40-45 masters 60m hurdle record with a time of 9.92.
- Lloyd Hodgin of Saint John (Saint John Track Club) broke the men's 70-75 60m record with a time of 10.82, as well as the 200m record with a time of 37.70.
- Ross Belyea of East Brighton broke the men's 65-70 masters 60m record with a time of 9.32.
- Joe Hall of Fredericton (Fredericton Legion Track Club) broke the men's 40-45 masters shot put record with a throw of 13.86m.
- Rob Jackson of Fredericton (Fredericton Legion Track Club) broke the men's 55-60 masters 3000m record with a time of 10:02.34.
- Bruce Rosvall of Rothesay (Siant John Track Cbub)broke the men's 50-55 masters 200m record with a time of 27.71, as well as the 400m record with a time of 1:00.06.
Other notable results include:
-Naomie Maltais (UdeM) who broke the Université de Moncton Record in the Weight throw with a throw of 15m09
-Anthony Cormier of Saint John (Saint John Track Club) won the 16-17 boys triple jump with a leap of 13m07 this ranks him 3rd in Canada.
-Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John (Saint John Track Club) won the girls 16-17 Long jump with a jump of 5m43 which is the 3rd best youth jump in Canada this season.
-Jason Bouchard of Oromocto (Fredericton Legion Track Club) won both the senior 200m (22.58) and 400m in 49.96 .
-Luisa Schwarz of Fredericton (Fredericton Legion Track Club) won both the 16-17 youth 1500m (4:47.92) and 3000m (10:16.53)
Fredericton Legion Track Club defended their club championships banner with a total of 496 points, with Saint John Track Club placing second with a score of 408, and Fredericton Fast Tracks placing third with a score of 314 points.
‘’ Our championships was one our best in recent years , our athletes performed extremely well! I cannot wait to see how the rest of the season goes" said Athletics New Brunswick Technical Director Gabriel LeBlanc. "To have 15 provincial records set, and many personal bests is truly amazing!"
Full Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=694
The next meet for the majority of these athletes will be the AUS Track and Field Championships, set to take place on February 22nd and 23rd, as well the next open meet will be the AUS Open, taking place on February 22nd.
Feb 5 2014 - Oromcoto to host NB Championships this Saturday
Oromocto will be host to the New Brunswick Indoor Track and Field Championships,This Saturday. This event will feature over 200 of the the provinces best athletes.
The men's 60m is set to be a fast final with notable athletes registered, such as Alexander Williston (ASEA), Brandon Sloot (FLTC), Michael Whitcomb (SJTC), and Alexander Peabody (SJTC).
The men's 200m will be a fast race as athletes such as Jason Bouchard (FLTC), Daniel Brown (SJTC), Brandon LeBlanc (UNA), and Matthew McLaughlin (FFT) are registered.
The women’s 1500m will feature Canadian Legion Youth Championships 3000m gold medalist, as well as silver medalist in the 1500m, Luisa Schwarz (FLTC), and Taylor Dunn (SJTC), also a top rank age class runner at the Legion Championships. Dunn will also race the 800m as Schwarz races the 3000m.
Perhaps the most anticipated event is the women’s weight throw that will feature the 3 best ever throwers in New Brunswick history in this event. Elizabeth MacDonald (FLTC) , Zoe Berry (FLTC) and Naomie Maltais (UdeM) who have all held the provincial record at one time.
Other notable athletes set to compete include Brandon Cleghorn (ASEA), Anthony Cormier (SJTC), Jason MacKenzie (ASEA), Pierre Dumouchel (SJTC), Livia Clarke (FFT), Katie Robinson (SJTC),
The event will also crown the 2014 Indoor Club Champion, Saint John Track club is the defending title holders and should be challenged by Fredericton Legion Track Club , South East Athletics and Fredericton Fast Track.
Registration can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register.php?id=990
The Meet Package can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/images/uploads/race_director_39/info_990_1.pdf?rand=1761955828
Feb 3 2014 - Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne
ANB is pleased to announce the selection criteria for the 2014 Canadian Jeux Francophonie that will take place July 23rd to July 27th in Gatineau, QC is now availableThe selection meet will take place in Rexton on Sunday May 25th and will also be an Open Meet. We are also very proud to announce the coaches who will accompany the team : Bruce Guitard, Stephanie Doiron and Alexa-Maude Mallais.
Who can participate in the Jeux de La francophonie Canadienne ?
Athletes are required to be aged between 13 and 18 (born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 2000) attending a Francophone High School in NB and be Canadian citizens or permanent residentsMore details available here: http://anb.ca/Programs/jeux-franc2.php
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