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Aug 27 2014 - Throws-apalooza 2 recap

The last track and field competition of New Brunswick outdoor season took place in Moncton this past Sunday.

The 2nd annual Throws-apalloza  saw great results including 12 new provincial masters records


Some of the notable performances include:


-Oliver Charron of Moncton winning both the youth Javelin (49m75) and Shot put (10m00)


-Melissa Pellerin of Dieppe ,won the youth shot put( 9m70), discus (24m50) and Javelin (38m67)


-Isabelle Morris of Miramichi won the junior javelin(33m15) shot put (8m95) and discus 26m70.


-Aaron LeBlanc of Memramcook who won the open discus


-Elizabeth Macdonald of Oromocto who won the women’s pentathlon with 3471 points. This is one of the best scores ever recorded by a Canadian Athlete.


Masters record

- Imrich Kiraly of Saint John set a new masters 65-70 record in the throws pentathlon with a score of 2834, just beating his old record by 14 points! In the hammer throw, Imrich beat his old record with a throw of 29.45m.

- David Jefferson of Saint John set a new masters 70-75 record in the throws pentathlon with a score of 2613. In the hammer throw event, David beat his former record with a throw of 25.47m, just beating his former record by 37 centimeters! Lastly, in the weight throw event, David threw a new record with a best of 12.07m.

- Paul Gautier of Rothesay set a new masters 45-50 javelin record when he threw 39.93m.

- Joe Hall of Prince Wlliam set a new masters 40-45 record in the throws pentathlon with a score of 2273. In the shot put, Joe also broke the masters record with a throw of 13.67m.

- Scott McHugh of Lincoln set a total of 4 new masters 35-40 records! First in the throws pentathlon with a score of 2718.  Scott also  set a new record in the weight throw with a best of 12.09m=, he also set a new Javelin record with a toss of 46m67 and a new discus record with a throw of 36m04.

‘We saw some fantastic results, many of our throwers set personal best’ said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick. ‘To see so many masters athletes not only competing but excelling is great, it shows that track and field is a sport for all ages!’


Full Results can be found here:

Aug 18 2014 - 23 top 10 finishes for Team New Brunswick at Legion Nationals

Langley, BC- This past weekend, team New Brunswick competed at the 2014 Legion National Championships. The team performed very well and achieved 23 top 10 finishes, 1 provincial record, and 22 personal best.

On the girl’s side:

- Mellissa Pellerin (ASEA) of Dieppe achieved one of the best performances with a 4th place finish in the U18 Javelin with a throw of 40.39m, less than 50cm from the bronze medal position. This performance also breaks her own New Brunswick record and marks the first time a female New Brunswick athlete has thrown over 40m with the 500g javelin.

- Sara Eve Noel (ACA) of Allardville had a great championships, finishing 6th in the U18 Discus with a throw of 36.96m, a personal best and first among athletes from the Atlantic Provinces. She also finished 11th in the U18 Hammer throw with a throw of 39.57m.

- Luisa Schwarz (FLTC) of Fredericton finished 6th in the U18 3000m (10:00.71) , 7th in the 1500m (4:38.88), and 11th in the 800m (2:17.72).

- Victoria LeBlanc (SJTC) of Saint John was 6th in the U18 Long jump with a jump of 5.23m, and 11th in the 300m Hurdle with a time of 46.70.

- Hannah Trites (UNA) of Fredericton, despite being the youngest in the field, was able to finish 9th in the U16 2000m in a time of 6:41.76, and 11th in the 1200m with a time of 3:51.99.

- Samantha Taylor (FFT) of Canterbury finished 8th in the U16 100m with a time of 12.99, and 10th in the 200m with a time of 26.44. She was the top Atlantic athlete in these events.


On the boy’s side:

- Pierre-Luc McGraw (APA) of Tracadie was 4th in the U16 High Jump with a leap of 1.75m.

- Christian Godin (APA) of Ste-Marie-St-Raphael was 6th in the Javelin in a new personal best of 41.61m. He also finished 10th in the shot put with a throw of 10.69m.

- Brady Graves (SJTC) of Saint John ran an incredible 22 second personal best in the U18 3000m to finish 8th in 8:45.60.

- Jack Berkshire (FFT) of Fredericton was 6th in the 400m in 51.16, qualifying for the race by running 50.91 in the heats. Berkshire was 14th in the 200m with a time of 23.16.

- Anthony Cormier (SJTC) of Fredericton was 8th in the U18 Triple Jump with a jump of 13.18m.

“While New Brunswick did not come home with any medals this year, our athletes competed very well. We had an extremely young team so to have so many top 10 finishes is great,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “The level of competition at the National Championships continues to improving every year; our New Brunswick athletes should be proud of their accomplishments.”

Full results can be found here:



Cost: FREE!

Time: 8:00-4:00pm

When? Saturday August 23rd, 2014

Location: STU University – James Dunn Hall, Room G6 (Basement)

Learning Facilitator: Ross Leadbetter

Delivery: ENG.


Fundamental Movement Skills – Develops the leader's ability to understand and teach the fundamental movement skills of; catching, jumping, throwing, running, etc.

Overall, the workshop will prepare leaders to:

·         Create safe games where children can practice fundamental movement skills.

·         Apply a six-step teaching process to fundamental movement skills.

·         Model responsibility behaviour in a leadership role.

·         Apply National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) values in decision-making.

·         Lead children in activities that will promote the development of fundamental movement skills.

Move Your Body – MYB is a new, after-school physical activity program presented by Gymnastics Canada, Athletics Canada, and Swimming Canada.

MYB is a series of lesson plans that focus on the development of physical literacy.

·         MYB will prepare leader to increase the levels of physical activity for children aged 6-10, though activities that are based in the three Foundation Sports (gymnastics, athletics and swimming). 

FMS + MYB – The combination of both teaches leaders to actively develop physical literacy while also providing them with ready-to-use resources that will have them actively teaching physical literacy through fun games and activities.


REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW UNTIL Wednesday, August 20th – Please register via e-mail at


Aug 13 2014 - Team NB ready for 2014 Legion Nationals

New Brunswick will be well represented at the 2014 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships that begin Friday August 15 in Langley, B.C., at McLeod Athletic Park.


36 athletes from New Brunswick aged between 13-17 will be competing against the best athletes in Canada. Last year's Championships that was also set in Langley saw New Brunswick come back home with 4 medals. 


Luisa Schwarz of Fredericton Legion track club won two medals last year (gold in the U18 3000m and silver in the 1500m) will be competing in both of these events this years. Also expected to do well is last year’s bronze medalist in the U18 long jump Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John.  


"We have a very strong team once again this year" said Athletic New Brunswick technical director Gabriel LeBlanc. "Many of our athletes should reach finals and achieve personal best, I even expect a few provincial records to fall'' added LeBlanc


Hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary BC/Yukon Command, the Championships will see 701 athletes competing for national titles over three-days of competition.

·  Confirmed entries

·  Confirmed team entries

·  Team NB


Considered a stepping stone to the Olympic Games, the Legion's interest in track and field extends to the early 1940's with the World War II Foster Fathers programs, continuing in the 1950's with support of the Canadian Olympic Training Program, national athlete clinics and coaching clinics. The success of these early programs resulted in the Legion's continued commitment to Canadian youth by funding the current Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships since it's renaming in 1977.


Visit the Championship website for more information including schedule and live results information. You can get involved on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using hashtag #LegionTrack.

Aug 10 2014 - Christel Robichaud wins silver at World Juniors

STOKE-MANDEVILLE, UK – After her fifth place in the shot put, the 22-year-old got her hands on a silver medal in the discus Wednesday at the Junior World Games of the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports (IWAS).

Robichaud from Moncton , who has spina bifida  was able to throw the discus 14m40 earning her a total of  594 points. 

Her Canadian teammate Jessye Brockway, of British Columbia, won the competition with 648 points and a best throw of 19.28 m. Sara Saleh Alkaabi, of  the United Arab Emirates, took  the bronze with 573 points. 

"I felt good even though I'm a little out of my comfort zone when I learned that the discus competition was moved a day. I was aiming for a personal best, but a medal is much better, revealed Christel Robichaud.

Her coach Steve LeBlanc  had this to say "It surprised me a bit that medal, but at the same time I knew it was possible," he says.

She works so hard, always serious in training. Even if  she has only been doing track a nd field for just over a year Christel has natural abilities. She's a strong woman. That said, this is the first time I see an athlete grow as quickly. To successfully win a medal on the world stage in just a year, is incredible, "says the coach.

"When I see his progress, I do not see why she could not earn a spot on the Canadian team for the 2015 Pan American Games (in Toronto). And the year after that, it is the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I believe more and more in her chances, "said LeBlanc

Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick added ''This medal is great and continues to show that New Brunswick is a leading for in Para Athletics in Canada. To think that 6 years ago we had zero para- athletes and we now have over 20 competing regularly. We hope that this medal will inspire athletes with a disability in our province''


Games website:

Aug 5 2014 - Dickinson and Sonier out NB Legion team; Martin and Guitard named as replacements

Dieppe – Today Athletics New Brunswick announced that Laura Dickinson and Jordan Sonier will unfortunately not be able to compete at the 2014 Legion Youth Championships. Maika Martin of Cocagne and Samuel Guitard of Petit-Rocher, have been named as replacements and will be part of the team that will travel to Langley BC next week.

“It's unfortunately that Jordan and Laura had to be replaced, but we were lucky to get Maika and Samuel to fill the positions with such short notice”, comments Gabriel LeBlanc Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick . “Both Samuel and Maika just came back from the Jeux de la Francophonie where they both medaled and I am confident that they will help Team New Brunswick. atthe Legion Championships” added LeBlanc

Aug 4 2014 - Atlantic Track and Field Championships Recap

The Atlantic Track and Field Championships took place this past weekend in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This was the last scheduled competition in the Maritimes for the outdoor season and Athletics New Brunswick went full out for it, sending a team bus to the competition where New Brunswick athletes had many personal bests.


On the women's side:


- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John finished 1st in the youth girl's 100m hurdles with a time of 16.08, 1st in the 300m hurdles with a time of 48.24, and 1st in the long jump with a jump of 4.99m, and 4th in the 200m with a time of 28.07.


- Nadia Wysote of Listuguj finished 1st in the youth girl's 400m with a time of 59.25, as well as 1st in the 800m with a time of 2:29.05.


- Alexondra Kiely of Fredericton finished 2nd in the youth girl's 2000m steeplechase final with a time of 7:36.82.


- Alexa-Maude Maillais finished 1st in the senior women's 100m final with a time of 12.60, as well as in the 200m with a time of 26.26.


-Ainsley MacTvish-Hawkes of Moncton won the wheelchair 100m in 44.98



On the men's side:


- Frederic Savoie of Petit Rocher finished 2nd in the midget boy's 2000m with a time of 6:30.23, 1st in the 1500m steeplechase with a time of 4:52.42, and 1st in the high jump with a height of 1.60m.


- Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton finished 4th in the youth boy's 800m with a time of 2:02.19, while Samuel Guitard of Petit Rocher finished 5th with a time of 2:04.29.   


- In the youth boy's 1500m, Andrew LeBlanc finished 2nd with a time of 4:07.41, while Brady Graves was 3rd with a time of 4:08.15. Michael Colford was 5th with a time of 4:19.51.Brady Graves later finished 1st in the 3000m with a time of 9:07.32.


- Anthony Cormier finished 1st in the youth boy's triple jump with a leap of 12.92m.


- Daniel Brown of Saint John set great times in both of his events. In the 400m, he finished 1st with a personal best of 49.22, and followed that up with another personal best and 1st place finish in the 800m with a time of 1:55.57.


- Jake Hayes of Saint John set a best in the 100m, finishing 2nd in the finals with a time of 11.14, while Alexander Williston of Bay de Vin finished 3rd with a time of 11.36. Artabaz Nazari of Saint John finished 1st in the senior category with a time of 11.33, while teammate Mike Whitcomb finished 2nd with a time of 11.71. In the midget category, Mickyle Welsh of Riverview finished 2nd with a time of 11.81.


- In the men's 200m finals, Alexander Williston was 2nd in a time of 23.08, while Matthew McLaughlin was 3rd with a time of 23.30, and Jake Hayes 4th with a time of 23.60.


- Matthew McLaughlin of Fredericton won the junior men's 400m with a time of 50.31, while teammate Jack Berkshire was second in the youth boy's 400m with a time of 51.03.


- Liam Turgeon of Tide Head finished 1st in the junior men's shot put with a best of 14.10m, 1st in the discus throw with a best of 32.51m, and 1st in the hammer throw with a best of 31.98m.


- Jordan Johnson of Fredericton finished 2nd in the men's high jump with a height of 1.95m.


- Pierre Landry of Saint-Louis-de-Kent finished 1st in the long jump with a jump of 6.63m.


- Caleb Jones of Saint John finished 1st in the men's javelin throw with a distance of 75.50m. This lands just over a meter behind his provincial record, set two weeks ago in Ottawa.


- Chris Robertson of Moncton finished 1st in the decathlon with a score of 6374, while Ben Fowler of Saint John finished 1st in the junior decathlon with a score of 5357.


-Rilind Dragoshi of Moncton with guide Julien Leger won the visual impaired 100m (18.99) , 200m (45.27)  and shot put (4m52)


`'These are great results from our athletes,for many this ends their season for others this meet was the final preperation for the National Youth championships that wil take place in Langley BC'' said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick.


Full Results can be found here:

Aug 3 2014 - Hershey North American Final in Recap

This past weekend, Athletics New Brunswick sent a group of young athletes to the Hershey North American Final in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In total, 8 athletes made the trip to compete.   On the girl's side:   - Hannah Trites of Fredericton finished 5th in the 13-14 1600m with a time of 5:18.75.   - Danielle Alexander of Jacksontown finished 8th in the 9-10 standing long jump with a jump of 6 feet, 3.50 inches.   - Robyn Davis of Fredericton finished 11th in the 13-14 800m with a time of 2:29.90.   - The girl's 4x100m team (comprised of Julia Dickinson of Beaver Dam, Laura Duffley of Grand Bay, Lexie Shannon of Richibucto Road, Johanna McGuigan of Fredericton) placed 6th with a time of 54.53.   On the boy's side:   - Guillaume Savoie of Neguac finished 4th in the 13-14 softball throw with a best throw of 207 feet, 7 inches.   ''Seeing youth from New Brunswick doing so well is amazing ' Said Gabriel LeBlanc Technical director of Athletics New Brunswick. '' Great results such as these insures that our future is bright' added LeBlanc   Full Results can be found here:

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