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Oct 31 2014 - Time to Update your ANB Memberships!
The 2014 season is coming to an end, and it’s now time to start thinking of updating your ANB memberships for the upcoming year! You can fill out your memberships for the 2015 season starting November 1st 2014. Forms are available at the following link: http://anb.ca/General/forms.php
Register before January 15th 2015 to be entered in a draw to win some cool prizes!
Due to Athletics Canada raising the national fees, some minor changes were made to the membership prices this year: Athlete registrations have gone up 10$. As such, club fees have also been slightly modified. We are happy to offer officials membership for FREE ! (However you still need to fill out the forms).
After over thirty years of loyal service, our dear Camilla MacDougall will be leaving her post as Athletics New-Brunswick’s Registrar. Camilla has provided ANB with countless hours of her time to help organize and manage athlete, club and official memberships. The entire staff at ANB would like to thank Camilla for her hard work and dedication. She will be greatly missed but is dedicated to stay involved and part of our family!
Registration forms can now be sent to the
at 66 Belle Forêt, Dieppe NB, E1A 8X9
Thank you and let,s make 2015 our best year ever!
Oct 30 2014 - Over 40 New Brunswick Athletes set to compete at Atlantic Cross Country this weekend in Halifax
Over 40 New Brunswick Athletes set to compete at Atlantic Cross Country this weekend in Halifax
On Sunday November 2nd athletes of all ages will gather at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax for the 2014 Atlantic Cross Country Championships. The event should see over 150 athletes of the best distance runners from all over the Maritimes.
The day will start at 11:30 with athletes aged 11 & under running 1km, followed at 11:50 by the 12-13 year olds who will run 2.5km, the 14-15 year olds will join the 16-17 girls and will run 3km at 12:1 5. The 16-17 boys will join the 18+ women for the 5km event at 12:45, while the 18+ men will run 7.5km at 1:20pm.
A large portion of these athletes are coming off a very successful NBIAA championships and will be looking for one last cross country competitive opportunity with a few extending till the 30th of November for the Canadian Cross Country Championships that will take place in Vancouver.
Over 40 of New Brunswick top athletes will be travelling down for this event. One athlete to make note of is last week’s NBIAA Senior boys champion Brady Graves of Saint John.
He will be joined by other superb distance runners such as :
-NBIAA junior provincial Champion Dakota Kelly of Riverview
-Twin Sisters and NBIAA medalist Megan and Emma Fudge of St. George
-Multiple time Provincial Legion Team member Taylor Dunn of Fredericton ,
-Grade 8 Provincial Champion Hannah Trites of Fredericton
And many others!
And many more Complete list of team NB available here: http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=1440
“It is safe to say that many of these younger runners will one day make their marks in on the Provincial and National Scene. We are once again very pleased to fill such a big team for this great opportunity” said Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick Gabriel LeBlanc. He also added ‘’ New Brunswick should be coming home with a few team banners. This event marks the end of the Provincial cross-country calendar with only the National Championships held on November 29th in Vancouver left)
Last year’s event held at the Campus of the University of Moncton saw over 100 athletes with Team New Brunswick winning all but one team banner.
Oct 28 2014 - Finalists for ANB awards 2014
Athletics New Brunswick is very pleased to announce the finalists for the annual awards. The awards will be handed out at the 2014 ANB Awards Gala, being held on November 29th at Camp Gagetown in Oromocto.
Female Bantam athlete of the year
Emily Haynes-MacDonald (FFT, New Maryland )
Hannah Trites (MOT, Fredericton)
Julia Leblanc (SJTC, Saint John)
Mackenzie Hall (FFT, Upper Kinsclear)
Male Bantam athlete of the year
Craig Thorne (SJTC, Quispamsis)
Jack Oulton (FFT, Douglas)
Malcom Christie (FFT , Fredericton)
Female midget athlete of the year
Laura Dickinson (ASEA, Miramichi)
Marie Pier Cloutier (SJTC, Saint John)
Samantha Taylor (FFT, Canterbury)
Sophie Black (ASEA, Dieppe)
Male Midget athlete of the year
Cameron Levesque (UNA, DSL Drummond)
Féderic Savoie ( CHA, Petit-Rocher)
Kenneth McGovern (SJTC, Grandbay-Westfied)
Mickyle Welsh ( ASEA, Riverview )
Pier-Luc McGraw (APA, Tracadie)
Female youth athlete of the year
Luisa Schwarz (FLTC, Fredericton)
Melissa Pellerin (ASEA, Dieppe)
Nadia Wysote (ARA, Listuguj)
Sara-Eve Noel (ACA ,Allardville)
Victoria Leblanc (SJTC, Saint John)
Male youth athlete of the year
Andrew LeBlanc (FFT, Fredericton)
Anthony Cormier (SJTC, Saint John)
Brady Graves (SJTC, Saint John)
Jack Bershire (FFT, Fredericton)
Samuel Guitard (ACA, Petit Rocher)
Female junior athlete of the year
Jennifer Bell (ASEA, Chaplin Island Road)
Katie Robinson (SJTC, Saint John)
Shawna McKay (ASEA, Moncton)
Sydney MacDonald (ASEA, Miramichi(
Male junior athlete of the year
Brandon Cleghorn (ASEA, Salibury)
Liam Turgeon (ARA, tide Head)
Matthew McLaughlin (FFT, New Maryland)
Pierre Dumouchel (SJTC, Saint John)
Senior female athlete of the year
Alexa-Maude Mallais (ASEA, Duguayville)
Genevieve Lalonde (SPR, Moncton)
Grace Annear (SJTC, Hampton)
Stephanie Doiron (ASEA, Collette)
Senior male athlete of the year
Barry Britt (SJTC, Hampton)
Caleb Jones (SJTC, Saint John)
Chris Robertson (ASEA, Moncton)
Mike LeBlanc (ASEA, Riverview)
Para Athlete of the year
Christel Robichaud (ASEA, Moncton)
James Brace (ASEA, Interval)
Shayne Dobson (ASEA Campbellton )
Master Athlete of the year
Bruce Rosvall (SJTC, Rothesay)
Dave Jefferson (SJTC, Saint John)
Paul Gautier (SJTC, Rothesay)
Scott McHugh (FLTC, Lincoln)
2013 Cross country Junior male athlete of the year
Lee Wesselius (ASEA Riverglade)
2013 Cross Country Junior female athlete of the year
Katie Robinson (SJTC Saint John)
2013 Cross Country Senior male athlete of the year
Barry Britt (SJTC Hampton)
Ryan Cassidy (O2 Grand Digue)
2013 Cross country Female athlete of the year
Genevieve Lalonde (SPR Moncton)
Grace Annear (SJTC Hampton)
Sarah Myatt (MOT, Fredericton)
Team of the Year
CDN Jeux de la Francophonie Athleltics Team
UNB men's 4x200m
In addition, Coach of the Year (Steve LeBlanc), the Harold Nicholson volunteer of the year award (Mathieu Lagacé) and ANB official of the year (Vern Cunningham) will be handed out at the Gala.
‘’These athletes represent the very best in our province and they should be very proud of their accomplishments ‘’ said Bill MacMackin, President of Athletics New Brunswick. ’’ Our selection committee will not have an easy task determining the winners among these very worthy finalists", added MacMackin
The ANB Gala will take place on November 29th at Camp Gagetown in Oromocto. Tickets for the Gala are $20 and must be purchased online at http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register.php?id=1473 before November 14th. Please note that tickets will not be available after this date.
Oct 26 2014 - Great Cross Country Results from NB Athlete
The AUS Cross Country Championships took place this past Saturday at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax with many New Brunswickers competing. The races took place under overcast conditions, but did not stop athletes from competing at their best.
On the women's side
Across the 6km race, Ellen Chappell, Colleen Wilson, and Britany Macarthur, all from Dalhousie University, placed first, second, and third, respectively. Katie Robinson from Saint John, competing for the University of New Brunswick, was the top New Brunswicker, finishing 5th to make the all star team and finish less than 9 seconds behind the bronze medal position. Teammate Sarah Myatt finished 11th.
Dalhousie won the championships banner, while University of New Brunswick took second, and St. FX finishing a close third.
On the men's side:
Across the 10km race, Scott Donald of St. FX took gold, while New Brunswick Matt McNeil captured silver, and Riley Johnson of St. FX took bronze. McNeil, a native of Saint John, was the sole New Brunswicker to medal at this year's championships, while Lee Wesselius of River Glade, competing for St. FX, finished 5th.
Wesselius' efforts stood out as his team was victorious in capturing the team banner, while McNeil lead his team to second place. First year student Josh Shanks of Saint John, competing for the University of New Brunswick, lead his team to a fourth place finish, just behind Memorial University. Shanks had finished 13th.
Full Results can be found here: anb.ca/documents/uploads/2014_AUS_XC_CHAMPS.pdf
Point Pleasant Park in Halifax is also set to host the Atlantic Cross Country Championships next weekend on November 2nd. More info can be found here: anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1014 Aside from the AUS Cross Country Champioships, this past weekend also saw 3 other ANB members in action, with one running in the ACAA Cross Country Championships in Moncton. One running at the OUA championships in Kingston Ontario and the other in the RSEQ Championships in Grand-Mere, Quebec! At the ACAA Cross Country Championships, Hannah Arseneault of Saint John, competing for Dalhouse Agriculture Campus, took the gold medal in a landslide victory, finishing the 5km race in 17:44.40, with the silver medalist finishing over 50 seconds behind! Full Results can be found here: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2014-acaa-x-country-championships/3593/ Clare McGrath of Woodstock , a rookie running for the University of Ottawa finished 50th in a time of 23:02.84 for 6km. At the RSEA Cross Country Championships, Pierre Dumouchel of Quispamsis, competing for Universite Laval, finished 48th with a time of 35:39.5 across the 10km course. Dumouchel was also the 11th rookie to cross the line! The Laval men's team is currently ranked 3rd in the country! Full Results can be found here: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results_docs/rseq-championship2014-10-25-19-30-34.pdf
Oct 24 2014 - NB Middle School XC Championships recap
The New Brunswick middle school cross country season concluded with a spectacular finish at the New Brunswick Middle School Cross Country Championships that took place this past Saturday. The Town of Hampton hosted the meet under overcast skies, though rain held off for the majority of the competition.
On the girls side:
- Gabriella Rocca of Bliss Carmen Middle School claimed the grade 6 girls title, finishing the 1.5km course in 6:02.7. Madeleine McLeod of Ecole Sainte-Anne took 2nd with a time of 6:13.8, while Shelby MacIssac of Riverview Middle School placed 3rd with a time of 6:17.8.
- MacKenzie Hall of George Street Middle School claimed the grade 7 girls title with a time of 8:09.6 across the 2km course. Emily Haynes-MacDonald of Bliss Carmen placed 2nd, while Frances Wright of George Street Middle School placed 3rd, with times of 8:12.0 and 8:20.8, respectively.
- In the grade 8 girls race, Hannah Trites of Bliss Carmen Middle School dominated with an incredible time of 9:35.3 across 2.5km. Rae O'Leary of Sir James Dunn Middle School placed 2nd in 10:56.0, while Maddie Stevens placed 3rd in 10:59.8.
On the boys side:
- Hayden McKinnon of Gerge Street Middle School claimed the grade 6 boys title, finishing the 1.5km course in 6:13.5. Jeffrey Armstrong of Harry Miller Middle School took 2nd with a time of 6:18.4, while Jake McPhee of Sir James Dunn Middle School placed 3rd with a time of 6:21.3.
- Christian Butler of Harold Peterson Middle School claimed the grade 7 boys title with a time of 7:55.0 across the 2km course. Dallen MacDougall of Harry Miller Middle School placed 2nd, while teammate Adam Bewnese placed 3rd, with times of 8:10.1 and 8:18.2, respectively.
- Logan Reid of Dorchester Middle School was victorious in the grade 8 boys race with a time of 11:24.9 across the 3km course. John Luc-Landry of St. Stephen Middle School placed 2nd in 11:37.0, while Connor McCluskey of River Valley Middle School placed 3rd with a time of 11:39.4.
Harry Miller Middle School won all of the team titles, while Hampton Middle School was a close second on all three.
Full Results can be found here: www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=763
While photos of teh event can be found here: http://www.anb.ca/Photos/index.php
Oct 23 2014 - Team NB to Atlantic Cross Country Championships
Athletics New Brunswick is putting together a provincial team to attend the 2014 Atlantic Cross Country Championship on November 2nd in Halifax. Information on the team is available here: http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=1440 . Please feel free to share this information with your athletes that could be interested . Our goals are simple : - Have a HUGE contingency of New Brunswick Athletes for a great experience - Win some Atlantic Banners (& beat Nova Scotia !:) Please note that the deadline to register to be part of Team NB is October 28th (so please register ASAP) we do apologize for the short notice. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me Gabriel LeBlanc 506-229-3745 firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 22 2014 - Saint John Track & Field Club first club in history certified by Club Excellence Program
Athletics New Brunswick is extremely excited to announce that the Saint John Track & Field Club from Saint John, New Brunswick is the first sport club in Canada to be certified by the Club Excellence Program.
Bill MacMackin, Saint John Track and Field Club (SJTC) President, "The SJTC pursued certification to strengthen the structure and governance of the club, help ensure sustainability, and to ensure we had good policies and practices. But mostly we wanted to have a stronger club to serve our athletes better in the future and continue to grow."
MacMackin goes on to say, "The SJTC saw Club Excellence certification as a way to ensure the club is on a firm foundation for the future. The club dates back to the 1970's and has grown to be one of the premier clubs in the Atlantic region with consistently over 200 members. Club Excellence certification helps us make sure our athlete programs, coaching and operations are running well to serve the club's diverse athletes which range from age eight to masters, track athletes and road runners."
Rob Guy, Athletics Canada Chief Executive Officer, "By working through the certification process the Saint John Track & Field Club has met a standard recognized across sports in broad areas of sport management and delivery. The standard provides assurance to the community that the club provides a safe and welcoming environment, and that a certain level of service can be expected."
Athletics Canada is a founding member of the Club Excellence cooperative along with Canoe/Kayak Canada, Gymnastics Canada, Swimming Canada and the True Sport Foundation.
About Club Excellence
Club Excellence is the only national multi-sport certification program for club level sport. It strives to build a network of healthy, strong and sustainable sport clubs and sport organizations across Canada. The Club Excellence Cooperative (CEC) was created in 2007 with common goals to identify a stable and supportive environment for coaches, improve implementation of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) at the community level, and ensure quality club programming built on the True Sport values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. Based on 30 standards, the program recognizes clubs and associations that invest in building capacity to meet and exceed a basic set of operating principles.
Oct 22 2014 - Athletics New Brunswick Partners with The Legs for Literacy, New Brunswick's Largest Road Race
Athletics New Brunswick Partners with The Legs for Literacy, New Brunswick's Largest Road Race
Athletics New Brunswick is extremely happy to announce a partnership with New Brunswick’s largest road race, The Legs for Literacy.
The annual event, held this weekend in Moncton, attracts more than 3000 runners and walkers each year. Along with the road race, there will be also be more opportunities for kids and parents to participate at the race expo and family run walk event.
This year Athletics New Brunswick (ANB) will be present at the Goodlife Fitness EXPO taking place on Saturday October 25th from 11am-5pm at the Delta Beausejour Hotel (750 Main Street, Moncton, NB). Individuals can come to our booth to learn about athletics for all ages in New Brunswick.
During the expo, ANB will also host a free Run Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW) session for kids ages 5-12 at 2:30. This session is open to all youth and will be done bilingually. Special invited coach for this event will be Stephanie Doiron New Brunswick high jump record holder, high performance team member and 2013 University de Moncton Female athlete of the year. Participants will automatically be entered to win one of 2 RJTW equipment bags (valued at over 350$ each ) and a special RJTW day for their schools!
ANB will also be assisting at the Co-Op Family Run Walk on Saturday. Cost for this event is 10$ and registration is from 9:15-10am. A 1km event for kindergarten to grade 4 students will start at 10am, followed by a 2km event for grade 5-8 students. A race number (bib), T-shirt, and medal will be presented to all participants! More information about the youth event, visit: http://legsforliteracy.com/en/home/theevent/funrun.aspx
About Athletics New Brunswick
Athletics is often mistaken to mean a variety of sports. It is actually the European term for Track and Field and its affiliated disciplines. Athletics is a year-round sport. The sport of running, jumping, and throwing events, is the oldest in the world, and is also the basis for all sports. The skills learned in Athletics can be used, to some degree, in all other sports.
Athletics New Brunswick (ANB) is the provincial organizing body for track and field, cross country running, race walking, and road racing. It is the official Branch of Athletics Canada. We offer programs to affiliated and non-affiliated participants annually, reaching some 8000 athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers across New Brunswick. We receive operational funding through the Sport, Recreation, and Active Living Branch of the Department of Municipalities, Province of New Brunswick.
About Run Jump Throw Wheel
Run Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW) is a national program developed by Athletics Canada that teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy. Using track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges lead by instructors specifically trained to teach the fundamentals of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (for children in wheelchairs).
Our goal is to provide a physical activity program that serves as a strong foundation for all sports. Run Jump Throw Wheel assists children in learning to move efficiently so that they grow into adults who are active, productive and healthy citizens.
About legs for Literacy
Legs for Literacy was started in 2000 by a small group of local runners and a team of enthusiastic volunteers. They saw a need for an event to raise funds for local school literacy programs. The first event included 5km and 10 km distances. Over the years the race grew to include the half marathon distance, and in 2005, the marathon distance was added. Due to amazing support from the running community and business sponsors, the race has grown from 268 total participants in 2005 (just 46 marathon finishers), to almost 800 total finishers in 2006, to last year’s registration total of approximately 3,000 runners.
Last year approximately 3,000 runners in total registered in four events: full marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k. Another 200 school-aged children competed in our kids fun run, which encourages children at the elementary and middle school levels to make healthy physical activity a part of their daily routine. And last year our charitable contributions to literacy projects totalled $90,000. To date we have raised $378,000. Join us in 2014 and help make Spielo International Legs for Literacy a continuing success.
Oct 17 2014 - NBIAA Cross Country Provincial Recap 2014
The NBIAA Cross Country Championships concluded with an exciting finish earlier today. Over 220 high school runners showed up to Moncton to vie for top three positions and a chance at the NBIAA team banners.
Laura Dickinson of Miramichi Valley High School captured the junior girls 3km race with a time of 11:27, narrowly beating out Natasha Vatcher of Oromocto High in second in 11.35 and Jenna Keilty of École Sainte-Anne in 3rd with a time of 12:19. In the team competition Sir James Dunn Academy of St Andrews won the NBIAA banner with 119 points beating Miramichi Valley High in second by only 3 points.
Luisa Schwarz of Ecole Sainte-Anne captured the senior girls 4km race for the second year in a row with a time of 15:15, beating out sisters Emma Fudge and sibling Megan Fudge of Fundy High School who finished in second and third in times of 15:37 and 15:39 respectively. The team banner went to Bernice McNaughton High School.
Dakota Kelly of Riverview High School captured the junior boys 4km with a time of 14:15 beating out competitors Jack Grant of Leo Hayes High School and Lars Schwarz of Ecole St Anne with times of 14:20 and 14:21 respectively. The team title went to Ecole Aux Quatre Vents.
Brady Graves of Saint John High School captured the senior boys 5km with a time of 16:33, beating out competitors Daniel Johnston of Ecole L'Odyssée in second with a time of 16:38 and Michael Colford of Fredericton High School in third with times of 17:06. The team title went to Fredericton High School.
''These championships were a great success, it was quite exciting to see so many close battles in the team competition and many exceptional individuals performances'' said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.
Full Results can be found here: http://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=762
Next for some of these athletes is the Atlantic Cross Country Championships set for November 2nd in Halifax. More information on the event can be found here: http://www.anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1014
Oct 16 2014 - NB Middle School Cross Country Championships set for Saturday
The 2014 New Brunswick Middle School Cross Country Championships will be held this Saturday October 18th in Hampton. The events brings in the best youth runners in our province and promises to be a great event. Over 150 Athletes are expected this year.
The championships will start with a 1.5 km race for grades 6 at 12:45 , a 2 km race for grade 7 while the grade 8 girls will run 2.5 km and the grade 8 boys 3 km.
This event is open to all participants Grade 6-8th and registration can be done online by visiting anb.ca or on site on the day of the event from 10:30-Noon.
Last year over 150 runners took part in this event and the Bliss Carmen Middle School took home both the boys and girls banner.
'' This is always a great event , it's really encouraging to see so many talented young runners take part '' said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick '' The future of distance running is bright in New Brunswick and this event allows athletes to shine and get noticed by club and provincial coaches'' added LeBlanc.
The team title should be very interesting this year as many top schools are vying for the team championships.
Top athletes from this competition will also be invited to be part of team New Brunswick for the 2014 Atlantic Cross Country Championships happening in Halifax on Sunday November 2nd. For more information please visit www.anb.ca
Oct 13 2014 - NBIAA Cross Country Regionals Recap
This past Saturday the NBIAA held its regional Championships. The North East Championships were held in Charlo hosted by École Aux Quatre Vent while the South West was hostd in Hampton by Saint John High. Over 350 athletes took part in these championships in hopes to qualify for the NBIAA provincial Championships that will be held in Moncton Friday October 17th.
North East ChampionshipsLaura Dickinson of Miramichi Valley High School took the win in the junior girl's 3km run, coming in at 11:32.80 while Abygail Pelletier of École Quatre-Vent was second in 13:09.80, followed by Hanna Grossman of Riverview High was close behind to take third place in 13:11.70. Top school was Miramichi Valley followed by École Népusiguit and Polyvalente W-A Losier.
Dokota Kelly of Riverview High won the junior boy's 4km race in 14:55.40 , followed by David Basques of WA Losier in 15:30.40 placing third was Cédric Pelletier of École Quatre-Vent in 15:33.20 . École Quatre-Vent won the team title with Polyvalente W.A. Losier in second and Bernice MacNaughton in third.
Alica Henry of Riverview High was the winner of the senior girl's 4km race, coming in at a time of17:11.70, followed by Laure Lebreton of WA Losier in 17:38.30, while Annie Dysart of Tantramar Regional High School was third in 17:46.50. Bernice MacNaughton won the team race , with Polyvalente W.A. Losier in second and l'École Odyssée in 3rd.
Daniel Johnston of Polyvalente Odysee won the senior boy's 5km in 17:31.8 while John Marcoux of Caledonia Austin placed second in 19:32.10, followed by Jérémie Comeau of WA Losier in 19:41.20. Bernice MacNaughton won the team race , l'École Odyssée finished 2nd and Riverview 3rd.
Full Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=760
South West Championships
The NBIAA South-West regional championships took place this past Saturday inHamptonNatasha Vatcher of Ormocto High won the junior girl's 3km in a time of 12:40.20, while Jenna Keilty of École Saint Anne took second in 12:50.80, and Hannah Cormier of Fredericton High was 3rd in 12:56. Sir James Dunn won the Team title and Canterbury High was 2nd .
Lars Schwarz of École Sainte-Anne won the junior boy's 4km race in a time of 15:20.10 while Adam Lambert of Saont John High was was second in 15:26.50, and Gavin Westbrook of Oromocto High School took third in a time of 15:27.10. Saint John High won the team event with Hampton High in second.
Luisa Schwarz of Ecole Saint-Anne won the senior girl's 4km race in 16:20.10 while Megan Fudge of Fundy High was 2nd in 17:04.90 while teammate and sibling Emma Fudge took 3rd in 17:06.40, Saint John High won the team title while Fundy High and Hampton High was third.
Brady Graves of Saint John High School captured the senior boy's 5km race in a time of 18:14.40, while Michael Colford of Fredericton High took second in 18:28.40, and Andrew LeBlanc also of Fredericton High took third in 19:26.60 . Saint John High won the team Title, Fredericton was 2nd while Rothesay was 3rd.
Full Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=758
The NBIAA provincials will be hosted on Friday October 17th at Bernice MacNaughton High School in Moncton
Oct 9 2014 - NBIAA Regional Country Championships set for Saturday
NBIAA Regional Country Championships set for Saturday
Both the North East and the South West High School Cross Country regional meet will be held this Saturday October 11th. Over 430 athletes from all around the province will try to qualify for next week’s Provincial championships that will take place on Friday Ocober 17th in Moncton.
There will be 4 races on the schedule : a 3km race for the Junior girls (grade 9-10) , a 4km for Junior boys (grade 9-10) a 4km for Senior girls (grade 11 & 12) and a 5km race for the Senior boys (grade 11-12)
The North East Championships will take place in Charlo with over 230 athletes competing representing 20 schools. Team favorite include JMA Armstrong, Bernice McNaughton and École Aux-Quatre-Vent .
The South West Championships will take place in Hampton with over 190 athletes representing 20 schools. Team Favorites include Fredericton High School, Fundy High School Saint John High School and Samuel de Champlain
Results of these events will be posted on www.anb.ca after the completion of them.
Oct 7 2014 - Warm weather training opportunity
UNB Track & Field, the Saint John Track Club, and Athletics New Brunswick are excited to announce that a warm weather training opportunity over Christmas has become available. Athletes from all clubs and across the province are encouraged to contact Jason Reind email@example.com they are interested and should do so ASAP as their are minimums, maximums, and is a first come-first serve opportunity.
For more info go to: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1037
Oct 6 2014 - Falls Throws Meet Recap: 2 National Record for Paul Gautier
Moncton – Athletes took full advantage of the final outdoor track and field competition of 2014. This was particularly true for Paul Gautier of Rothesay, who broke not one but two national masters’ records in the men’s 45-49 age group. He first set a new mark in the Weight Throw by tossing the 35lb weight a distance of 13.48m, breaking the existing national record of 13.27m, set by George Puce of Ontario back in 1986. Gautier also broke the M45 Canadian Throws Pentathlon record with a score of 3471 points, breaking the previous Canadian record of 3317 set back in 2009 by Richard Parkinson of Ontario. His pentathlon score also ranks the 49 year old 6th in the world in the M45-49 category. This incredible feat is even more impressive as this was truly Paul’s last chance to break these records as he changes age-groups in less than a month! Truly, a clutch performance.
“Typically in masters athletics , athletes set records when they enter the age group , so to set a national 45-49 record as a 49 and 11 month old is truly amazing. Additionally, Paul is coming back from a herniated disc that he suffered in March, 2013, which kept him out most of last year. ” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “Paul is an incredibly hard worker and a great example for athletes of all ages! We are extremely proud to have one of the best masters throwers in the world among our members,” added LeBlanc.
LeBlanc also commented that Athletics New Brunswick welcomes athletes of all ages, and they have made great efforts to recruit more masters athletes into their ranks. “Our sport is great as it allows competitors to have goals to better themselves, and it also shows our younger athletes that sports should be for life and encourage active living.”
The meet also saw 7 provincial records broken
· Dave Jefferson of Saint John broke the NB M70-75 Weight Throw record with a distance of 12.52m
· Dave Jefferson of Saint John broke the NB M70-74 Throws Pentathlon record with a score of 2649 pts
· -Imrich Kiraly of Saint John Track Club tied his NB M65-69 Throws Pentathlon record with a score of 2834 pts
· -Paul Gautier of Quispamsis broke the NB M45-49 Hammer Throw record with a toss of 36.06m
· -Paul Gautier of Quispamsis broke the NB M45-49 Javelin record with a throw of 40.57m
· Paul Gautier of Quispamsis broke the NB M45-49 Weight Throw record with a throw of 13.48m· Paul Gautier of Quispamsis broke the NB M45-49 Throws Pentathlon record with a score of 3471 pts
Other winners include:
· Jennifer Bell of Chaplin Island Road won the Junior women’s Shot Put with a throw of 10.92m
· Lee Myrick of Nova Scotia won the M35-40 Shot Put (11.88m), Discus (40.65m), Javelin (47.14m) and Throws Pentathlon (2653pts)
· Aaron LeBlanc of Memramcook won the Senior men’s Hammer Throw (36.03m) and the Senior men’s Throws Pentathlon (2241pts)
· Christian Godin won the Midget boys’ Javelin with a new personal best of 46.26m
· Olivier Charon of Moncton won the Youth boys’ Javelin with a throw of 49.47m
· Alain Doucet won the Junior men’s Javelin (39.72m) and the Junior men’s Throws Pentathlon
· Malcom Gillman of Prince Edward Island won the Midget boys’ Throws Pentathlon with a score of 2583pts
Full results available here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=754
New Brunswick Track and field outdoor season is now finished. However, athletes will only have a short break of competition as the New Brunswick indoor season will start on November 29th in Oromocto.
Oct 5 2014 - 32nd UdeM Cross Country Classic Recap
The 32st Annual Université de Moncton Cross Country Classic took place on Saturday October 4th on the grass fields of the Université de Moncton campus. Despite rainy condition the event saw more than 350 athletes including the best AUS university runners.
Here is the top 3 in each race
Girls 5 years old and younger 350m
Boys 5 and younger
Boys 14 +2950m
1 Alex McNally
2 Gavin Westbrook
3 Jonathan Doiron
The women’s 6km University was won by Katie Robinson of Saint John running for UNB in 23:23.10 while Dalhousie’s University’s Maddy Crowell was second in 23:26.80 and Kayte Kowal was 3rd 23:34.90. Kamylle Frenette was the top finisher for L’Université de Moncton she finished 16th in 25:36.40.
The men’s 8km Univeristy run was won by Saint Mary’s John Kuto who was able to finish the course in 26:19.10. Bryden Tate of St-FX was 2nd with a time of 26:29.00 while Matt McNeil of Saint John running for Dalhousie was 3rd in 26:35.10. The top finisher for L’Université de Moncton was Daniel Saucier who was 27th in 31:37.00.
"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: http://anb.ca/Results/index.php
Oct 1 2014 - Exciting weekend for Cross Country in New Brunswick
Moncton to host 32nd Cross Country Classique, Bathurst will host the Chaleur Cross Country Meet / Miramichi to host XC at the Cove event.
On Saturday October 4th the Campus of l’Université de Moncton will play host to the 32nd annual U de M Cross-Country Classique.
The events will depart from the student center and will features 7 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 a 14 + 3000m event will follow. After this youthe event it will be time for the Univeristy Races where the Best Athletes from The Atlanntic Univeristy COnfrence will compete . Women's 6km will start at noon will the men's will run 8km at 12:45 . Already confirmed for this event are Dalhousie Univeristy, St-FX , UNB and of course the Host U de Moncton Team.
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 , ribbons will be handed out to 4-8th place finishers. All youth runners will also receive a participant ribbon.
``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.
Bathurst to host 1st annual Chaleur Cross Country Meet
Also on Saturday, ESN High School will play host to the Chaleur Cross Country Meet
Meet Registration can be done starting at 8:30 on site up to 30 minutes prior to start of each events and is 3$ per runner. Events offered are a 5 and under 500m, 6-7 500m, 8-9 1km run , 10-11 1.5km , 12-13 2km , a 3km for 14+ Female and a 4km for 14+ Males
Top 3 in each race will receive a medal , ribbons will be handed out to 4-8th place finishers. All youth runners will also receive a participant ribbon.
Miramichi will play host to XC at the Cove Event
On Sunday, Miramichi will host the first ever XC at the Cove event
French Fort Cove – Curling Rink Parking lot
'It's great to see a new events in various region, New Brunswick hass a rich history of distance running so I know this will help get more youth out and enjoying cross country running' said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick
For more information please visit www.anb.ca
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