Jan 29 2015 - ANB HP Camp
Once again this year, the ANB High Performance Program will be organizing a training camp in Florida, and this time the camp is moving back to the newly refinished track at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida from April 29th to May 10th.
This camp will provide an opportunity for athletes to train in a warm weather climate during the transition time from the indoor to the outdoor season.
The camp will be staffed by ANB coaches, and athletes will have the opportunity to take part in personal and group workouts over 10 days of training
For more information and to register for this Camp please visit: www.anb.ca/2015HPFlorida
Jan 28 2015 - NB Indoor Championships Volunteer Sign Up
On February 7th, Oromocto will play host to our annual Provincial Indoor Championships! It promises to be a great one but of course we need the support of volunteers and officials!
There is MANY ways to help contribute for these championships. We have created a Google doc where you can see and add your name to various position needed (some as short as 1 hour!) the sign up sheet is available here: anb.ca/nbindoorshare
Anyone that contributes to this event will get an free Dri-Fit T-shirt!!
For more info on the Nb Championships please visit : www.anb.ca/2015Nbindoorchamps
Jan 27 2015 - A message from Jason Reindl
Here is a message from our New Canada Games Coach Jason Reindl
Dear ANB members,
I am extremely pleased, proud, and honored to have been named head coach for the 2017 games for NB. Ever since I moved to New Brunswick in 2012 I have been energized and motivated to be part of such a forward thinking and resilient athletics community. Athletics New Brunswick and every single member that makes it up registered or not is a part of it. Athletes from every age group, coaches of all levels, officials, administrators, clubs, board members, parents, support staff, fans, and sponsors should all view themselves as an integral part of the success that comes to ANB no matter where they are. This can be summed up as…. #WeAreANB.
Over the coming months the 2017 CSG plan is going to be developed. The call of managers and staff coaches will be made shortly with selections to follow. From there “the plan”will seek input from a wide range of stakeholders but what comes out of this will be a strategic plan that will aid us in our preparations. The four pillars of this plan Training - Competition - Education - Culture. At times certain pillars may be prioritized higher than others but the end goal is to create a sustainable pathway for success that aids in the long-term development of our athletes. The Jeux Canada Games while a major event is not the end but merely a competitive opportunity along the performance pathway.
It has been over 500 days since the 2013 games ended in Sherbrooke. While some of the memories and events from these games are still fresh in our minds the results are still very clear…9 medals! Best NB athletics finish ever! However, as the past is still remembered and celebrated the future is quickly approaching. The 2017 games will be upon us in a blink of an eye. If we want to get very specific the 2017 Jeux Canada Games in Winnipeg are just over 900 days or 131 weeks away. While perception allows us to view any time period as either short or long it is my belief that it is always best to view it as a shorter time period so you don’t get stuck in a holding pattern. No matter how long you have that time period must be fully utilized and taken advantage of.
The most important thing at the moment for our athletes is the following. If you are born in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 then you make up the primary age demographic for 2017 team selection. If you are younger you are part of the secondary demographic, still eligible for 2017 but can also look towards 2021. So for those born from 1995-1998 I ask a question what are your goals for 2017? What are you doing now to achieve them?
Thank you for your time in reading this letter and thank you for your support in being put in charge of this program. I am excited and proud to be a part of it. If you ever have any questions or thoughts that require discussion please do not hesitate to contact me. I love talking about athletics especially as it relates to our future.
Jason Reindl, ChPC
2017 NB CSG Head Coach
ANB HP Coach
Jan 26 2015 - New Brunswick Track and Field Athletes shine across North America
New Brunswickers were in action in three different locations across North America this past weekend, with the majority of athletes competing in the McGill Team Challenge in Montreal.
At the McGill Team Challenge:
- Shawna McKay of Moncton, competing for Dalhousie University, broke the provincial junior record in the 300m, finishing 13th with a time of 40.90, McKay had broke the record just last weekend in Halifax with a time of 41.46, showing big improvements throughout the season already!
- Naomie Maltais of Val D'Amour, competing for Université de Moncton, threw 15.08m in the weight throw to finish 7th, and 10.34m in the shot put to finish 10th. Naomie is currently ranked 1st in the AUS in the weight throw with a performance of 15.74m from earlier this season.
- Sarah Myatt of Oromocto, competing for the University of New Brunswick, finished 14th in the 600m with a time of 1:35.17. This time ranks Sarah 1st in the AUS!
- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi, competing for the University of New Brunswick, finished 5th in the pentathlon with a score of 2907, missing her sister's provincial junior record by just 77 points.
- Clare McGrath of Woodstock, competing for University of Ottawa , finished 23rd in the 1500m with a time of 4:46.64.
- Matt McNeil of Saint John, competing for Dalhousie University, ran two incredible races, first in the 3000m finishing 3rd with a time of 8:23.25 and then the next day in the 1500m, finishing 12th with a time of 3:56.88.
- Dan Brown of Saint John, competing for the University of New Brunswick, ran two incredible races, finishing 8th in the 600m with a time of 1:22.34, and 13th in the 300m with a time of 35.60. Dan's 600m time ranks him 2nd in the AUS, while the 300m time ranks him 1st.
- Jason MacKenzie of Moncton, competing for ASEA Track Club, finished 3rd in the pentathlon with a score of 3510, just 66 points shy of Chris Robertson's provincial record. Teammate Pierre Landry of Saint-Louis-de-Kent finished 5th with a score of 3232 in his debut pentathlon, while Kyle Lefort of Saint John, competing for the University of New Brunswick, finished 6th with a score of 3181. Jason's performance ranks him 2nd all time for New Brunswick athletes.
- Artabaz Nazari of Saint John, competing for the Univesity of New Brunswick, finished 13th in the 60m finals with a time of 7.13, and 49th in the 300m with a time of 37.94.
- Alexandre Coholan of Moncton, competing for the Université de Moncton, finished 32nd in the 600m with a time of 1:24.96, and 40th in the 300m with a time of 36.76.
An incredible 11 UNB School records were broken : M300m - Dan Brown , M600m - Dan Brown, M60m H - Kyle Lefort, MLJ - Brandon Cleghorn, MTJ -Kyle Ancheta, MSP - Luke Dillman, M Pent - Kyle Lefort, M 4X400M - Whitcomb, Brown, Retallick, Bunn . W600m - Sarah Myatt W Pent - Sydney MacDonald, W LJ - Sydney MacDonald, W TJ - Tess McDonald, W 4x800m - McGuire, Robinson, Cecire, Myatt
U de Moncton Highlight
2 New UdeM School Records – W 4x400m in 4:14.06 (old record was 4:26.9 set in 1983) Team members were Monika LeBlanc, Miriook St-Arnauld, Nyomi Robichaud-Lorde& Stephnaie Doiron.
Both Alain Doucet & Jean-Luc Bastarache broke the Men’s Pole Vault record with a leap of 3.38m
St Tomas University Highlights
5 New STU School Records Paul Nozicka set 3 school records first in the 60m Hurdle (12.41) , 1000m (2:39.30) and in the 1500m (4:16.52) . The Women’s 4x200m also set a new record in a time of 2:06.01 team members were Makayla Oatway, Claire Flood, Marie-Pier Levesque, Vanessa Doiron . The men’s 4x200m also set a new mark in a time of: 1:46.61 team members were: Jeff Veno, Paul Nozicka, Alec Gregg, Jamie Graham.
Full Results can be found here: http://mcgilltrack.com/McGillTC2015/
Mike LeBlanc at the Golden Bear Open in Edmonton:
- Mike LeBlanc of Riverview won the 60m prelims with a time of 6.89, advancing him to the finals where he finished 2nd with a time of 6.86. This is the 5th fastest time by a Canadian this season.
Full Results can be found here: http://www.ellistiming.ca/GBO/LiveResults/
Lastly, Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton, competing for Speed River Track Club, competed in the Elite Mile at the New Balance Games in New York City, finishing 6th with a time of 4:43.58.
Jan 25 2015 - Renewing your ANB Membership can now be done online
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that you can now renew your 2015 ANB membership online by visiting: www.anb.ca/renew
Club members: Please note that you can select your club during the registration process, however the club must approve it. During this review period you will be seen as an unattached athlete until your club approves it. If the club denies the membership, you will continue to be seen as an unattached athlete.
This process will make it easier for members to renew their membership and also help ANB at processing memberships faster. Please note that this process can only be done when paying by credit card, however we will still be accepting mail-in registration, where you can pay by cash or cheque, as per usual. The paper forms are available here: http://anb.ca/General/forms.php
Not sure if your membership has been renewed? Our current memberships list is available here: www.anb.ca/2015memberships
Your memberships is crucial to the success of our organization, not only does it give you great benefits such as eligibility for teams, programs, and awards, it's also required to participate in our championships events and allows your performances to be recognized in the national rankings and records. It also greatly helps build the sport of track and field in New Brunswick!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Gabriel LeBlanc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 24 2015 - Coaches Announced for Team NB at National Indoor Championships
Athletics New Brunswick is please to announce the coaches that were selected for Team New Brunswick at the Canadian Indoor Open Championships! The coaches will lead New Brunswick athletes at the championships, hoping to make this team as successful as last year's where athletes achieved 9 medals, including 5 golds!
Jennifer Butler of Bathurst will have the responsibility of team head coach while Peter Stuart of Riverview, Wendy Randell of Riverview, Brandon LeBlanc of Riverview and Bruce Guitard of Charlo will act as assistant coaches
"I am confident that with a team of such strong coaches, our athletes will be in good hands as they compete at the national championships," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "The team's coaches consist of veterans who have lead numerous provincial teams before, including Canada Games and Legion teams, but also developing coaches that we hope will fill these roles in the coming years."
More info about Team NB at the Canadian Indoor Open Championships can be found here: www.anb.ca/acindoors
More info about the Canadian Indoor Open Championships can be found here: www.indoors.athletics.ca/
Jan 23 2015 - Jason Reindl Selected as Head Coach for 2017 Canada Games
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Jason Reindl has been selected as head coach for Team New Brunswick at the 2017 Canada Games, to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from July 28th - August 13th. This edition of the games is set to be a landmark event as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games, and the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Jason holds as a wealth of knowledge as the High Performance Coach for Athletics New Brunswick, a coach at Saint John Track Club, and Head Coach for the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds. Since being named head coach at UNB, the team has made incredible strides under Jason's leadership increasing its standing in the AUS both in points and medals, and qualifying athletes to the CIS Track and Field Championships.
Jason holds first hand experience as a former athlete as well, setting provincial records, winning several Legion and junior medals, and representing Saskatchewan at the 2005 Canada Games.
Jason brings an incredible passion for our sport’’ said Gabriel LeBlanc, technical director for Athletics New Brunswick. ‘’ We are coming off our best ever Canada games in 2013 and we are sure with Jason leadership our 2017 has potential to do even better, added LeBlanc.
More information about the Canada Games can be found here: www.anb.ca/Programs/canada-summer-games.php
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Jan 22 2015 - New Brunswick Athletes Compete Across North America this weekend
This weekend, many New Brunswick athletes will be competing across North America.
Universities across the Maritimes will be competing in the McGill Team Challenge in Montreal, along with universities from across Quebec and Ontario.
Over 50 New Brunswicker athletes some to watch out for include Sarah Myatt of Fredericton and Dan Brown of Saint John, competing for the University of New Brunswick, Naomie Maltais of Val D'Amour and Alexandre Coholan of Moncton, competing for Université de Moncton, Matt McNeil of Saint John and David Kerr of Fredericton, competing for Dalhousie University, Bridget Brennan of Hartland, competing for St. FX, Pierre Dumouchel of Saint John, competing for Université Laval, and Clare McGrath of Woodstock, competing for the University of Ottawa, among many others. Many open athletes will also be competing including Jason MacKenzie of Moncton and Pierre Landry of Saint-Louis-de-Kent in the pentathlon, and Jean-Marc Doiron of Collette in the 1000m.
At last year's event, New Brunswickers had great success with many personal bests and several top ten performances, along with Grace Annear of Hampton, competing for the University of Victoria, setting a meet record in the 600m that also stood as a provincial record until she broke it again later in the season.
You can watch New Brunswickers at the McGill Team Challenge here: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Articles/mcgill-team-challenge-live-stream-friday-jan-23-saturday-jan-24th-2015/13133/
At the Golden Bear Open in Edmonton, Alberta, Michael LeBlanc of Riverview will be competing in the 60m, while Grace Annear will compete in the 1000m and the 1500m.
Live results to the Golden Bear Open can be found here: www.ellistiming.ca/GBO/LiveResults/
Lastly, Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton will be competing in the women's mile invitational at the New Balance Games in New York City.on Saturday.
Jan 19 2015 - New Brunswick track and field Athletes shine in Halifax
This past Saturday while the Moncton Open Track Meet was taking place in Moncton, a strong team of University of New Brunswick athletes and Fredericton Fast Tracks runners headed to Halifax to compete in the Athletics Nova Scotia Indoor Open.
The athletes had very notable results, including 4 provincial records!
- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi, competing for the University of New Brunswick, broke the junior girl's 60m hurdles record, running a time of 9.47 seconds, breaking the previous record of 9.55 set by Jennifer Bursey in 2008. This time also ranks Syndey 3rd in the AUS!
- Shawna McKay of Moncton, competing for Dalhousie University, broke the junior girl's 300m record with a time of 41.46, breaking the previous record of 41.58 set by Stephanie Reid in 1995!
- Veronica Coombes of Shediac Cape broke the T54 NB para records in the 300m and 600m records with times of 57.81 and 1:58.46, respectively.
Other notable performances include:
- Jenna Kielty of Fredericton, competing for Fast Tracks, ran a great 1000m, finishing 2nd among youths with a time of 3:18.34, just .03 behind 1st place.
- Robyn Davis of Fredericton, competing for Fast Tracks, had two great performances, first running 1:44.78 in the 600m, and later 3:17.08 in the 1000m. These times currently rank Robyn 12th and 7th in Canada, respectively, among youth athletes, despite still being a midget-aged athlete.
- Sarah Myatt of Fredericton, competing for the University of New Brunswick, ran two great races, winning the 600m and placing 2nd in the 300m with times of 1:35.96 and 42.17, respectively. These performances rank Sarah 1st in the AUS in the 600m, and 3rd in the 300m.
- Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton, competing for Fast Tracks, ran a great 600m, placing 2nd in the youth category with a time of 1:27.42 while teammate Matthew Butler finished 4th with a time of 1:30.94.
- Artabaz Nazari of Saint John, competing for the University of New Brunswick, ran a fast 60, finishing 2nd with a time of 7.13. This times ranks Artabaz 4th in the AUS in the event.
- Dan Brown of Hampton, competing for the University of New Brunswick, won the 300m with a time of 36.07 and placed 3rd in the 600m with a time of 1:22.84. Both of these performances rank Dan second in the AUS.
- Matt McNeil of Saint John, competing for the Dalhousie University, ran two great races, winning the 3000m event with a time of 8:42.69 and winning by almost 10 seconds among a strong field of runners, and placing 3rd in the 1500m with a time of 4:00.59. McNeil, a gold medalist in the 3000m at last year's AUS Championships, is currently ranked 2nd in the AUS for the 3000m, and 3rd in the 1500m.
Full Results to the Athletics Nova Scotia Indoor Open can be found here: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results_docs/athletics-ns-indoor-open2015-01-19-09-36-24.pdf
Pictures of NB athletes at this meet are available here: http://anb.ca/Photos/index.php
Jan 18 2015 - Moncton Open Recap
The 7th annual Jump Start Athletics Moncton Open, hosted by the Universite de Moncton and ASEA track club, took place this past Saturday at the CEPS indoor track. 9 masters records were set, and there were many great performances by athletes, including:
- Naomie Maltais of Val D'Amour, competing for the Universite de Moncton, had an incredible performance in the weight throw, throwing a distance of 15.74m. Naomie is currently ranked 1st in the AUS, ahead of her next competitor by over 4 meters! This performance also ranks Naomie 9th in the CIS and is a Universite de Moncton Record!
- Mickyle Welsh of Riverview, competing for ASEA Track Club, ran a fast time in the 200m, finishing with a time of 24.54, just .16 off of Matthew McLaughlin's midget boy's record!
- Alexandre Coholan of Moncton, competing for the Universite de Moncton, ran an incredible 600m, winning the event with a time of 1:26.04. Converting this time to CIS track measurements, this performance ranks Coholan 4th in the AUS!
The following masters records were set:
- Bobbi-Jo Wagner of Moncton set a new maters 35-40 300m record with a time of 1:03.81. Wagner also set a new record in the 200m with a time of 38.56.
- Scott McHugh of Lincoln broke his own masters 35-40 weight throw record with a great throw of 13.26m.
- Andrew Justason of Fredericton broke his own masters 40-45 pole vault record, clearing a height of 2.95m, beating the previous record by just 5 centimeters. Justason also broke his own record in the 300m, running 41.46 seconds, which breaks his former record of 42.67 set in 2014.
- Claude Violette of North Tetagouche broke the masters 45-50 high jump record record with a height of 1.55m. This breaks the former record held by Paul Gautier, set in 2013, by just 1 centimeter!
- David Jefferson of Saint John broke his own master 70-75 60m record with a time of 10.46, breaking his former record of 10.56 set in 2014. He also set a record in the 60m Hurdle with 14.18.
Full Results can be found here: anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=773
Many athletes were also in action elsewhere across Canada, with athletes competing in Quebec and the United States!
- Matthew McLaughlin of Fredericton broke the junior boy's 600m record at the Mike Lints Invitational in Grand Valley, Michigan with an incredible time of 1:22.32. This breaks Nick MacMackin's previous record of 1:24.39. McLaughlin also ran on Windsor University's 4x400m team, finishing 6th in a time of 3:21.99.
Full Results to the Mike Lints Invitational can be found here: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2015-mike-lints-invitational/3844/
- Pierre Dumouchel of Saint John ran an incredible 1000m at the Rouge et Or Track Meet in Quebec City, running a time of 2:36.23. Dumouchel placed 3rd overall, running this time from the second heat!
Full Results to the Rouge Et Or Track Meet can be found here: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results_docs/rouge-et-or2015-01-17-18-38-12.pdf
The next competition for university athletes will be the McGill Team Challenge taking place at McGill University in Montreal next weekend. The next meet in the province is the New Brunswick Indoor Track and Field Championships taking place in Oromocto on February 7th.
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Jan 14 2015 - Moncton Open this Weekend
This Saturday is set to be the first meet of the calender year with the Universite de Moncton and ASEA Track Club hosting the 7th annual Moncton Open, sponsored by Jumpstart Athletics. Over 200 Athetes will compete between 10 am to 4pm.
The meet takes place on Saturday at CEPS and many of the Maritimes best athletes will be competing, including:
-Stephanie Doiron of Colletee competing for L'université de Moncton will compete in the High Jump. She is currently ranked 1st in Canada in this event.
- Braden Harrison of Fredericton who just recently broke the youth 300m indoor record with an astonishing time of 36.76.
- Brady Graves of Saint John, competing for Saint John Track Club, will compete in the 800m and 1500m. This young runner had an extraordinary outdoor season, finishing 8th at the Legion Championships with a time of 8:45.60.
- Jason MacKenzie of Moncton, competing for ASEA Track Club, will compete in the 60m hurdles, long jump, and high jump.
- Luke Dillman of Fredericton, competing for the University of New Brunswick, will compete in the shot put and weight throw. Dillman recently threw an incredible 14.37m in the weight throw, which is the leading throw in the AUS by over a meter; as well as 14th in the CIS currently!
- Naomie Maltais of Val D'Amour, competing for Universite de Moncton, will compete in the shot put and weight throw, the latter of which she was the AUS Champion for at last year's event, throwing an incredible 14.89m, beating her next closest competitor by over a meter and a half!
- The men's 600m will feature a fast field with Brandon LeBlanc of Riverview, competing for Fredericton Legion Track Club, leading the ranks, along with Alexandre Coholan of Moncton, competing for Universite de Moncton, Clayton Holteen of Saint John, competing for the University of New Brunswick, and many other great university runners.
- The men's shot put is set to feature a strong field with Luke Dillman and Ben Fowler of the University of New Brunswick, David Kerr and Cameron McLennan of Dalhousie University, Aaron LeBlanc of Universite de Moncton, masters record holders Joe Hall and Scott McHugh, and many others!
Many of New Brunswick's former Canada Games and Legion team members will also be competing, including Pierre Landry (long jump), Brandon Cleghorn (long jump, high jump), Cameron Levesque (60m, 200m), Rachelle McDonald (60m, 300m), Monika LeBlanc (60m, triple jump), Alexondra Kiely (800m, 1500m), and many others.
More info can be found here:www.anb.ca/2015monctonopen
Jan 14 2015 - ANB 5km Challenge
Athletics New Brunswick is happy to announce a special event to take place in conjunction with the New Brunswick Indoor Championships. The ANB 5km Challenge will take place at 9:15am immediately before the NB Indoor Championships, scheduled for February 7th in Oromocto.
The challenge, consisting of 25 laps of the Oromocto indoor track, is expected to feature athletes of all levels.
Cost: 10 $ for ANB members 15 $ for Non-Members
Registration must be received by February 4th can be done by visiting: www.anb.ca/5kchallenge