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May 30 2014 - Athlete Profile: Tess McDonald
Over the weeks leading up to the Canadian Track and Field Championships, Athletics New-Brunswick will be publishing profiles of its High Performance Athletes. This week, we present Fredericton’s triple jumper, Tess McDonald.
Tess McDonald had a successful freshmen year at the University of New Brunswick. Alongside three other first year athletes, Tess helped UNB win bronze in the 4x200m relay at the AUS Championship.
Next month, Tess will compete at the Canadian Track and Field Championships held at the University of Moncton in Moncton.
Although she’s relatively new to triple jump, Tess is a veteran to track and field. She is looking forward to a successful season. “I have only been focusing on triple jump for about a year now, so I haven't had many chances to compete nationally.”
Tess was a member of the New Brunswick Athletics team at the 2013 Canada Games. “Canada Games was the first national track event I competed at, so I don't have much experience yet. I was not completely satisfied with my performance but my initial goal was to make the team so it was an amazing experience anyway. New Brunswick's Track and Field team did so well last year and it was really fun to be a part of it. I think the most valuable thing I learned there is that no matter how much excitement there is at a big event like the Games, you need to treat it like you would any other competition and do your own thing. I will still be eligible for the next Canada Summer Games so hopefully I will have another chance to represent New Brunswick. Next time my aim would be to qualify for finals in triple jump.”
“I will probably go to Canadian Nationals in Moncton for the experience but I am still a junior so I also am planning to go to Junior Nationals in Sainte-Therese. For the outdoor season, I hope to be competitive at the national level. I would say that my main focus is the indoor season though, and my goals are to medal at AUS in triple jump again and to hopefully qualify for CIS in the next few years. My primary goal is always to balance my athletics with academics because I take both very seriously.”
May 28 2014 - NBIAA Regional Meets Set for this Weekend
Over 800 New Brunswick High School Track and Field Athletes will compete this Saturday in their Regional Championships! Rexton will play host to the North-East Championships, while Saint John will host the South-West Championships. The top eight in each event will qualify for the provincial championship,s set to take place on June 7th at the Shawn Graham Track Center in Rexton.
North East Regional Championships
Athletes to watch include:
- Liam Turgeon of Sugarloaf Senior High School is expected to qualify for the provincial championships and break the senior boy's NBIAA shot put record. The current record is held by national team member and Canada Games javelin gold medalist Caleb Jones with a distance of 14.51m. At an open meet this past weekend, Turgeon threw 14.68 meters!
- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi Valley High School is expected to qualify for the provincial championships and break the senior girl's NBIAA 100m hurdle record. MacDonald broke the record at last year's championships by nearly .7 of a second, but due to high winds the record was ineligible.
- Laura Dickinson of Miramichi Valley High School is expected to qualify for the provincial meet and take a shot at breaking the NBIAA 1500m record. The current record is held by Canadian record holder, Canada Games gold medalist, and national team member Genevieve Lalonde with a time of 4:49.24. At a meet earlier this year, Dickinson ran a time of 4:53.48, just over 4 seconds off the record.
- Melissa Pellerin of Ecole Mathieu-Martin is expected to qualify for the provincial championships and take a shot at breaking the junior girl's NBIAA javelin record of 35.23m. At an open meet this past weekend, Pellerin, a national bronze medalist in 2013, has thrown 39.28m with a slightly lesser weight javelin.
- Sara-Eve Noel of Ecole Secondaire Nepisiguit is expected to qualify for the provincial championships and break her own NBIAA discus record, set at last year's event. Noel broke the record with a throw of 31.69m at last year's event, and since then has achieved a best well over 36 meters!
Full information about the North-East meet can be found here: anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=826
South West Regional Championships
Athletes to watch include:
- Chelsey Hall of Fredericton High School is expected to qualify for the provincial championships and take a shot at breaking the junior girl's NBIAA 800m record. The current record is held by Canadian record holder, Canada Games gold medalist, and national team member Genevieve Lalonde with a time of 2:17.68. Hall comes into the event with a best time of 2:18.53.
- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John High School is expected to qualify for the provincial championships and take a shot at breaking the senior girl's NBIAA long jump and 400m hurdle records. The current long jump record of 5.50m was set by Sharon Keays, set in 1978, and the 400m hurdle record of 1:07.48 is held by Erica Doucet, set in 2004. LeBlanc, a national bronze medalist in 2013, comes into the event with a long jump best of 5.43m and a hurdle best of 1:06.16, over a second ahead of the current record!
- Luisa Schwarz of Ecole Sainte-Anne is expected to qualify for the provincial championships and take a shot at breaking the senior girl's NBIAA 1500m and 3000m records. The current records are held by Canadian record holder, Canada Games gold medalist, and national team member Genevieve Lalonde with a time of 4:36.13 and 9:52.61, respectively. Schwarz, a national gold medalist in the 3000m, and silver medalist in the 1500m, comes into the event with best times of 4:38.25 and 9:58.47, respectively!
- Pierre Dumouchel of Ecole Samuel-de-Champlain is expected to qualify for the provincial championships and take a shot at breaking the senior boy's NBIAA 800m record. The current 800m record is held by national team member William Best, set in 1990(1;55.80). Dumouchel comes into the event with a best of 1:56.05.
- Josh Shanks of Saint John High School is expected to qualify for the provincial championships and take a shot at breaking the senior boy's NBIAA 1500m and 3000m records. The current 1500m record is held by national team member Barry Britt at a time of 4:00.18, and the 3000m by national team member Ryan Cassidy in a time of 8:34.30, Shanks, a member of Team Canada at the World Youth Track and Field Championships last year, comes into the event with a best time of 3:59.53 in the 1500m, and 8:31.51 in the 3000m.
- Matthew McLaughlin of Fredericton High School is expected to qualify for the provincial championships and take a shot at breaking the senior boy's NBIAA 200m and 400m records. The current 400m record is held by national team member Adam Gaudes with a time of 49.04, while the 200m record is held by Prince Mwenga at 22.75, set in 2002. McLaughlin comes into the event with bests of 49.33 in the 400m, and a time of 23.21 in the 200m.
Full information about the South-West meet can be found here: anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=827
"It is great to see so many young athletes take part in our sport," mentioned Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "These meets also help us discover new talents," added LeBlanc.
Both event start at 9:45am and admission is free.
May 27 2014 - Team NB named for Jeux de la francophonie Canadienne
Team New-Brunswick’s coaching staff for the 2014 Jeux de la francophonie canadienne is proud to present to you this year’s Team NB for track and field! The following athletes will represent NB in Gatineau, Quebec from July 23 to 27 with the help of coaches Bruce Guitard, Alexa-Maude Mallais and Stephanie Doiron.
On the girls’ side, we can count on Maïka Martin from Bouctouche (javelin/sprints), Luisa Schwarz from Fredericton (mid-distance), Sara-Ève Noël from Allarville (throws), Isabelle Morris from Bellefond (throws) and finally Mélissa Pellerin from Dieppe (javelot/sprints). These girls are representing New Brunswick in the youth age category (16-18 years old).
For the midget age category (15 years old and under), we have Kayla Hughes from Cocagne (shot put), Sophie Black from Dieppe (jumps), Rachelle Haché from Miramichi (throws), Maude Cyr-Deschênes from Edmundston (mid-distance) and Marie-Pier Cloutier from Saint John (jumps/sprints).
On the boys side in the youth category we have Philippe Beaudin from Pigeon Hill (sprints), Samuel Guitard from Petit-Rocher (mid-distance), Pierre Dumouchel from Saint John (mid-distance) and Olivier Charron from Moncton (javelin/running).
For the midget category, we have James Cormier from Bouctouche (sprints/long-jump), Cameron Levesque from Drummond (sprints), Frédéric Savoie from Petit-Rocher (mid-distance), Pierre-Luc Mcgraw from Tracadie-Sheila (jumps), Marco Cormier from Saint-Louis de Kent (throws) and Samuel Brideau from Tracadie-Sheila (javelin/sprints).
To top it off, the team has named four female and four male substitutes. For the boys, we have Daniel Johnston and Vincent Bouchard in the youth category and Jarik Nait-Ajjou and Alex Roussel in the midget category. On the girls’ side there is Danielle Dumouchel and Christelle Frenette in the youth category and Danika Leblanc and Camille Richard in the midget category. These athletes are ready to intervene in case of injuries.
Gabriel Leblanc, Technical Director for Athletics New Brunswick says he is convinced that this year’s team has a good chance of beating Team NB’s record of 42 medals in Gatineau.
May 27 2014 - Meet Recap: JDLFC Trials
The team trials for the 2014 Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne took place this past Sunday at the Shawn Graham Track Centre in Rexton. All athletes hoping to make a spot on the team were in action, while open athletes were also able to compete.
Two provincial records were set at the meet:
- Melissa Pellerin of Dieppe broke the youth girl's javelin throw record with a throw of 39.28m.
- Jennifer Bell of Chaplin Island Road broke both the junior and senior women's shot put record with an amazing throw of 13.08m. This throw ranks Jennifer 2nd in Canada so far this year!
Other notable performances include:
- Naomie Maltais of Val D'Amour won the senior women's discus throw (37.43m) and the hammer throw (48.62m)
- Camille Richard of Dieppe won the midget girl's 100m (14.73), 200m (30.27), and 300m (48.28).
- Sara-Eve Noel of Allardville won the youth girl's shot put (10.93m), and came 2nd in discus (34.56m), and 3rd in javelin (25.61m).
- Maika Martin of Cocagne won the youth girl's 100m (14.16) and 200m (28.63), as well as coming 2nd in the high jump (1.40m) and 3rd in the 400m (1:10.11).
- Laura Dickinson of Miramichi won the midget girl;s 1200m (3:51.02) and 2000m (6:54.50).
- Luisa Schwarz of Fredericton won the youth girl's 1500m (4:53.54) and 3000m (10:13.66).
- Caleb Jones of Saint John had a best throw of 73.10m, just over a meter shy of his provincial record. With a throw of 73.99m earlier this season, Jones is currently ranked 2nd in Canada this year.
- Pierre Landry of Saint-Louis-de-Kent won the senior long jump with a best distance of 6.74m.
- Matthew McLaughlin of New Maryland won the junior men's 200m (23.33) and 400m (50.32).
- Pierre Dumouchel of Quispamsis won the junior men's 800m (2:00.41) and 1500m (4:35.72), and came 4th in the 400m (54.64).
- Aaron LeBlanc of Memramcook won the senior men's discus throw (33.77) and hammer throw (36.29m).
- Fredeic Savoie of Petit-Roucher won the midget boy's 1200m (3:44.64) and 2000m (6:31.73), and came 2nd in the high jump (1.45m), and 4th in the javelin (33.81m).
- Cameron Levesque of Drummond won the midget boy's 100m (12.30) and 200m (25.19).
- Philippe Beaudin of Pigeon-Hill won the youth boy's 100m (12.53) and 200m (24.86).
Full Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=704
The Jeux de la Fracophonie are set to take place in Gatineau from July 23 - 27. Rexton is set to place host to the NBIAA North-East Regional Championships on May 31st, and the NBIAA Provincial Championships on June 7th.
May 26 2014 - Want to volunteer at the 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championships?
Want to volunteer at the 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championships?
The Organizing committee for the 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championships in Moncton is looking for volunteers for the event that will take place at the Stade 2010 Moncton Stadium on June 27-29. Approximately 300 volunteers ranging from minor officials to security and athlete registration are needed to guarantee the event’s smooth operation.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone who is 16 years or older can apply. All volunteers need to submit a criminal record check (Certificate of Conduct for the RCMP), unless one was completed for the championships held in 2013.
What type of volunteer work will I be doing?
Volunteer shifts can be anywhere from 3 to 12 hours in a day, depending on your availability. Volunteers are needed from Tuesday, June 24th to Monday, June 30th.
Areas of volunteering:
- COMPETITION (“Inside the track”; call room, technical information center, event assistance; equipment set up & tear down)
- ADMISSIONS & SECURITY (check passes for zone access; traffic control; parking control; event spotters)
- REGISTRATION & ACCREDITATION (processing registration of athletes, coaches & officials)
- VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION and ACCREDITATION (processing and care of volunteers)
- HOSPITALITY & INFORMATION (VIP areas, greeting, providing directions, general assistance to visitors – some may not be located in the Stadium)
- AWARDS & CEREMONIES (assist with the logistics of presenting medals; help maintain event/ceremony schedule)
- TRANSPORTATION (to and from airport and/or residence for athletes and officials)
- CANADIAN CENTER for ETHICS in SPORTS (escorting athletes to testing areas)
- SCHOOL & CORPORATE RELAYS (assist to organize & direct running groups)
- MEDICAL STAFF
How can I apply?
Step 1: Apply online at the following link: https://2014trackandfield.hiringplatform.com/1793-volunteer-for-2014-canadian-track-and-field-championships/3140-application-form/en
Step 2: The Volunteer Coordinators will review all applications and will determine the best fit for each volunteer.
Step 3: By May 26th you will be contacted as to which position you have been assigned and orientation dates for your role. You will receive all further information at this time.
Last year’s Championships were a huge success in large part due to the contribution made by volunteers, so THANK YOU for getting involved in the sport!
For more information, please send an email to email@example.com.
May 26 2014 - You Could Win a Timex Watch!
Are you looking for a way to get more involved in your community? Here's your chance to help the sport of track and field AND get the chance to win a Timex watch valued at 90$! Every official and volunteer who will donate some of their time to help at the NBIAA Regional and Provincial track & field competitions will be entered in a draw to win the IronMan 50 lap chronograph watch. That's just our way of saying THANKS to our wonderful volunteers!
The NBIAA South-West competition is this Saturday, May 31 in Saint John. The NBIAA North-East competition is this Saturday, May 31 in Rexton. The province's top NBIAA athletes will then come together at the NBIAA Provincial Championships in Rexton on Saturday, June 7 in Rexton.
We hope to see you all there!
For more information on the South-West competition: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=827
For more information on the North-East competition: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=826
May 21 2014 - Jeux de La francophonie Trials + Open meet
The 2014 Team New Brunswick Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne trials will be taking place Sunday, May 25th in Rexton. All athletes hoping to qualify for the team will be competing at this meet, as well it is also an open meet for athletes looking for an early season meet. Many of New Brunswicks top athletes will be trying to make team NB for these games including ANB top performers, such as Pierre Dumouchel of Saint John, Cameron Levesque Of Drummond, Philippe Beaudin of Pigeon HIll, Danielle Dumouche of Saint Jean, Luisa Schwarz of Fredericton, and Maika Martin of Bouctouche.
Registration for the event ends Wednesday, May 21st at 11:59pm. Registration can be found here: www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=1086
For information on qualifying for Team New Brunswick at the Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne, including time standards, see anb.ca/Calendar/documents/Press%20release%20JFC2014.pdf
For information on the selection meet, see anb.ca/Calendar/documents/NBselJDLF2014essai.pdf
The 2014 Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne will be taking place in Gatineau, Quebec from July 23-27. For more information on the event, see the official website at jeuxfc.ca.
May 20 2014 - ANB Summer Employees
ANB is proud to announced it's 2014 summer employees!
Two of our veterans will be returning this year and three new faces will be joining the team. Stephanie Doiron will be working as assistant in our ANB office in Dieppe for a third year in a row. Lynette Manuel will be returning for a second summer in a row as a Run, Jump, Throw Instructor and Meet Organizer in the Fredericton region.
We would also like to welcome Aaron LeBlanc, who will be working in the ANB Dieppe offices, ASEA and local organazeurs for the 2014 National Championships . Daniel Brown will be Jason Reindl’s right hand man in Saint John and will also be helping out with his local club SJTC. Last but not least, Cathrine Poirier will be helping her local track club APA in the Peninsule-Acadienne region.
Some of the summer students’ tasks this summer will include:
- Assisting in the operation of local meets and practices with various roles including advertising, set up and coaching
- Coordinating volunteers and schedules at events
- Other administrative work including writing press releases and updating the ANB website (records, news, calendar, programs).
If other groups or club need some help this summer in any of the roles mentioned above (and more). Please Contact Gabriel LeBlanc (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information!
May 20 2014 - Saint John Track Club Spring Meet Recap
The Saint John Track Club Spring Meet took place this past Victoria Day with over 200 New Brunswick athletes opening their outdoor season. The meet saw one provincial record set.
- Imrich Kiraly of Saint John competing for Saint John Track Club, broke the masters 65-70 shot put record with a throw of 10.66m, beating the previous record by over an entire meter.
Multiple event winners include:
- Hannah Trites of Fredericton won the bantam girl's 800m (2:31.13) and 1200m (3:58.54).
- Sophie Black of Dieppe, competing for ASEA Track Club, won the midget girl's high jump (1.45m), long jump (4.12m), and shot put (7.69m).
- Samantha Taylor of Canterbury, competing for Fredericton Fast Tracks, won the midget girl's 100m (13.67) and 200m (28.19).
- Luisa Schwarz, of Fredericton competing for Fredericton Legion Track Club, won the youth girl's 800m (2:25.64) and 3000m (10:09.60).
- Maika Martin of Bouctouche won the youth girl's 100m (13.97), 200m (29.21), and high jump (1.35m).
- Ashley Gallagher of Oromocto, competing for Motley Crew Track Club, won the junior women's 100m (13.95) and 200m (28.69).
- Craig Thorne of Quispamsis, competing for Saint John Track Club, won the bantam boy's 80m (11.70), 150m ( 22.01), 200m hurdles (33.50), and long jump (3.89m).
- Gavin Westbrook of Oromocto, competing for Motley Crew Track Club, won the midget boy's 800m (2:20.69) and 3000m (10:09.50).
- Nicholas Maclean of Moncton, competing for ASEA Track Club, won the youth boy's 400m (58.91) and high jump (1.60m).
- Joseph Funk of Oromocto, competing for Motley Crew Track Club, won the junior men's shot put (9.69m) and javelin throw (27.75m).
- Alexander Williston of Bay du Vin, competing for ASEA Track Club, won the junior men's 100m (11.62) and 200m (23.79).
- Artabaz Nazari of Saint John, competing for Saint John Track Club, won the senior men's 100m (11.48) and 200m (23.86).
Full Results to the meet can be found here: anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=702
The next meet to take place in the province is the 2014 Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne Trials, an open meet being held in Rexton on Sunday, May 25th.
May 20 2014 - SJHS Greyhounds Invitational Results
The Saint John High School Greyhounds Invitational took place this past Monday at the Saint John Canada Games Stadium. The meet was open to all high school athletes competing in the NBIAA, and there were many impressive results.
Multiple award winners include:
- Danielle Dumouchel, competing for Ecole Samuel-De Champlain won the junior girl's 300m hurdles and 800m.
- Samantha Graham, competing for Saint John High School, won the junior girl's high jump and long jump.
- Mallory Knox, competing for Saint John High School, won the junior girl's shot put and discus throw.
- Victoria LeBlanc, competing for Saint John High School, won the senior girl's 400m and the 400m hurdles.
- Evynn Topolinsky, competing for Rothesay High School, won the senior girl's 100m and 200m.
- Lauren Hogan, competing for Saint John High School, won the senior girl's shot put and discus throw.
- Sydney MacDonald, competing for Miramichi Valley High School, won the senior girl's high jump, long jump, and javelin throw.
- Alex Smith, competing for Saint John High School, won the junior boy's 200m and long jump.
- Tyler Adams, competing for Saint John High School, won the junior boy's 300m hurdles and 800m.
- Tom Gogan, competing for Saint John High School, won the junior boy's discus throw and javelin.
- Anthony Cormier, competing for Saint John High School, won the senior boy's 400m and 400m hurdles.
- Seth Hajdu, competing for Woodstock High School, won the senior boy's 100m and 200m.
- Jordan Sonier, competing for James M. Hill Memorial High School, won the senior boy's shot put and discus throw.
Full Results can be found here: anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=703
The next meet for high school students is the NBIAA Regionals, held in Rexton for the North-East division, and Saint John for the South-West division, both on May 31st. Qualifiers from regionals will get the chance to compete at the NBIAA Provincial Championships in Rexton on June 7th.
May 18 2014 - Great ANB Results from out of Province Meets
ANB athletes were busy this weekend, 5 of them competed at the New Balance Boston Twilight Meet #2, while Micheal LeBlanc was in action in Edmonton, Alberta.
At the New Balance Boston Twilight Meet #2:
- Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton, competing for Fredericton Fast Tracks, had a huge personal best in the 800m with a time of 1:58.01 to finish 13th, while Matthew Butler, also competing for Fredericton Fast Tracks, placed 18th with a time of 2:06.24.
- Jean-Marc Doiron, competing for O2 Track and Field Club, placed 6th in the 800m with a time of 1:53.67, and 41st in the 1500m with a time of 4:07.25.
- Matthew McLaughlin, competing for Fredericton Fast Tracks, placed 2nd in the 200m with a time of 23.20, while teammate Jack Berkshire finished 7th with a time of 23.82. MacLaughlin later finished 6th in the 400m with a time of 50.51, while Berkshire finished 11th with a time of 52.26.
Full Results can be found here: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/14/ma/May17_NewBal_set1.shtml
At the University of Alberta Outdoor Challenge:
- Mike LeBlanc of Riverview won the men's 100m with a time of 10.51.
Full Results can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results_docs/golden-bear-open2014-05-18-09-23-29.pdf
May 14 2014 - Miramichi Track and Field Club Joining the ANB Family
Athletics New Brunswick is extremely happy to welcome it's newest club Miramichi Track and Field to it's athletics family! The new club's inaugural program will be a 4 week Run Jump Throw program.
The 12 Challenges Program, a fun development program for athletes aged 5 to 12, will take place on the next four Mondays (May 19, 26 and June 2, and 9th) at the James M Hill track from 6PM to 7:30PM. Parents can register their children online for the cost of 25$/child at the following link before May 17th at 11:59PM: http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=1258.
After this program the club will organize scheduled practices and competitions for athletes of all skill levels and ages.
For more information, contact Tammy Stewart (email@example.com).
May 14 2014 - Athletics New Brunswick hosting 2 Level 1 Officials Clinic
With national and international Track and field Championships, including the 2014 National Championships being held in New Brunswick in the next few years.
Athletics New Brunswick will be holding 2 introduction workshop for anyone interested in becoming a track and field official.
Bathurst will host a clinic on Friday May 16th from 6pm to 9pm at ESN (classroom F-274)
Saint John will host a clinic on Monday May 19th from 10am -Noon at the UNBSJ Stadium.
It will allow participants to learn about the many roles of a track and field official. There is no cost for this session.
May 12 2014 - Saint John to host three events on May 19
May 19th will be a big day for track and field at the Saint John Canada Games Stadium. Not only is it the Saint John Track Club Spring Meet, this year is the first ever Saint John High School Greyhound Spring Invitational. To top it off, an officials’ clinic level 1 will also be given from 10AM to noon.
This meet is an excellent opportunity for high school athletes to practice their events before the NBIAA regional meets on May 31 and for open athletes to compete at one of New-Brunswick’s first outdoor meets of the season.
Note that the meet sanctioned by NBIAA . All NBIAA school athletes are invited to register for the SJHS Greyhound Spring Meet.
Schools are encouraged to register all of their athletes in one group (there is a maximum of 200$ per high school for registration costs).
Registration deadline for the SJTC Spring Meet and the SJHS Greyhound Spring Invitational is May 16th.
Officials’ Clinic Level 1: Gabriel LeBlanc at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 12 2014 - ASEA Spring Meet report
The ASEA Spring Open took place this past Saturday in cold, rainy, and incredibly windy conditions. Through the hectic conditions, 3 provincial records were set. - Melissa Pellerin, competing for ASEA track club, broke the youth girl's javelin throw record with a distance of 38.62m, beating out her former record by over a meter and a half. - Kellianne Richardson, competing for Fredericton Legion Track Club, broke the women's F36 discus record with a throw of 12.81m, beating her former record by over 2 meters. - Paul Thibodeau, competing for ASEA track club, broke the masters 50-54 3000m record with a time of 11:12.02, beating the former record by almost 40 seconds. Full Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=701
The next track meet to take place in the province is the Saint John Track Club Spring Meet on Saturday, May 19th for open athletes. NBIAA athletes will be able to compete in a separate meet the same day in Saint John, the Saint John High School Greyhounds Spring Invitational. Registration for the open meet can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=1241
Registration for the NBIAA meet can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=1266
May 12 2014 - Nike High School Grand Prix Recap
The Saint John High School Grey Hounds performed very well at the prestigious Nike High School Grand Prix, which was held at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium on Friday May 9th. The meet took place from 4 to 9pm allowing the athletes to compete under the lights.
Leading the way for the female hounds was Victoria Leblanc who finished 2nd in the long jump, 2nd in the hurdles, and 4th in the 200m. The teams other medalist was Emily Whitcomb who finished 3rd in the provincial integrated relay. Whitcomb also finished 7th in the girls 100m final, 8th in the 200m, and 12th in the 400m.
For the men’s hounds it was Joshua Shanks who was the only male medalist finishing 2nd in the 1500m and 5th in the 800m.
Full results can be found at http://www.highschoolgrandprix.ca/2014-results/
The event saw more than 300 athletes from 12 provinces and territories gather together for this unique track and field experience.
“This event was an amazing experience for all of our athletes. The kids were able to make new friends from across the country as well as be part of a unique track and field festival - music, dancing, and seeing their faces and events on the jumbo screen were great for them,” said HP Coach Jason Reindl who was part of the SJHS coaching staff.
May 7 2014 - Saint John High off to Nike Grand Prix Championships
On Friday May 9th a large group of New Brunswick athletes are going to be competing in the 3rd Nike Grand Prix Championships. This invitation only track meet chooses one school from each province/territory to come together in Toronto for a track meet and a very exciting weekend. This year both the girls and boys teams are from the Saint John High School.
Emily Atwell - Charly Bonga - Samantha Graham - Lauren Hogan - Victoria Leblanc - Ashley Murray -Emily Whitcomb-Laura Bonga - Sarah Cusack - Emilee Hoellwarth - Anna Hogan - Kristen Mercuri - Olivia Ricketts - Coaches: Mary Morrison and Rachelle McDonald
Tyler Adams – Sam Dumouchel – Thomas Gogan – Corey Kingston – Matt Orr – Josh Shanks – Greg Whitcomb – Dallas Casey – Ryan Evans – Brady Graves – Macgregor Knox – Zach Peabody – Alex Smith – Coaches: Porfirio Becerril and Jason Reindl
Athletics New Brunswick will be well represented with thirteen active ANB members taking part in the event. Josh Shanks (800m & 1500m) and Victoria Leblanc (Long Jump, 100m Hurdles, and 200m) are both expected to contend for multiple medals given their previous successes at the national level.
In addition to the track meet the athletes will also get the chance to experience a Blue Jays Game on Saturday May 10th before the awards ceremony and banquet and returning home on Sunday the 11th.
Best of Luck Hounds and Enjoy the Trip!
May 6 2014 - NB Outdoor Season Launch: ASEA Spring Opener
The first outdoor track and field competition of the year is already this Saturday, May 10th at the Anna Malenfant track in Dieppe. Several high profile athletes are expected to participate in the ASEA Spring Open meet, including New Brunswick javelin record holder and Canada Games gold medalist Caleb Jones and decathlon record holder and two-time Canada Games medalist Mitch Quigg, both of Saint John.
“The ASEA Spring Opener is a great opportunity for athletes to come out and see how they’re feeling coming into the outdoor season. Some records have a good chance of going down, especially the senior men’s javelin throw which will be featuring two of Canada’s best athletes (Caleb Jones and Jared Baird).” – Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.
Athletes of all ages and ability are invited to sign up for this first NB outdoor competition.
May 5 2014 - Annear smashes the 800m record!
Grace Annear of Hampton had an amazing start of the season run this past week-end (May 4th) at the Payton Jordan Invite. Running in the fourth section of the women’s 800m, Annear finished third in her race with a time of 2:05.76. Not only is that a personal best for the New-Brunswick athlete, it also breaks the 22 year old provincial record by almost two seconds! The old record was set in 1992 by Patti Blanchard (2:07.02). Annear will be competing at the National Championships in Moncton this June. If you’re in the area, this is one event you won’t want to miss!
Results of the Payton Jordan Invite: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2014-payton-jordan-invite/2689/
May 4 2014 - 2014 Legion Coaches
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the following coaches will lead team New Brunswick at the 2014 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships:
Carl Macintosh (head coach)
Bill MacMackin (event coach)
Wendy Randell (event coach)
Sue Loparco (event coach)
The Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field program is a nationally sanctioned program culminating in a national track & field camp and national championship for Canadian youth between the ages of 14 and 17 in the current year. In 2014 this event will be held in Langley, British-Columbia for the second year in a row during the week of August 15-17. Athletes wishing to be part of Team NB must compete at the Legion Provincial Championships (July 12-13) to be eligible for selection.
Congratulations to the coaching staff!
May 2 2014 - Don’t forget to renew your ANB membership!
Attention athletes, coaches, officials and clubs! Here’s a friendly reminder to renew your ANB membership if you haven’t done so already. Athletes, membership is SUPER important! Without it, your results will not count in rankings and certain teams require you to be an ANB member to be considered to be part of the team. This includes Team NB for Legion Nationals and for Jeux de la francophonie canadienne. Forms can be found here: http://anb.ca/General/forms.php
Athlete part of a registered club: 40$
Non-club athlete: 55$
Officials level 1 and 2: 5$
Officials lebel 3 and 4: 20$
*Club registrations are based on previous year memberships and include 2 non-competitive memberships for coaches or club leaders.
Clubs with 15 members or less: 100$
Clubs with 16-30 members: 175$
Clubs with more than 30 members: 250$
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