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Feb 24 2015 - 2015 Subway AUS Championships


AUS Track and Field Championships set for this weekend

The 35th AUS Track & Field Championships are set for this Saturday and Sunday (February 28th-March 1st) at the Vance-Toner Stadium in the CEPS on the Université de Moncton campus.  Teams from eight Atlantic universities will be represented by over 200 athletes; New Brunswick universities in action will include the University of New Brunswick, l’Université de Moncton, St Thomas University, and newcomer Mount Allison University.


Many of ANB's top athletes are set to compete, hoping for medal positions and CIS qualifying performances.  Stephanie Doiron of Colette, representing l’Université de Moncton, is ranked 2nd in the AUS and 4th in the country in the high jump.  She will also contest the pentathlon and 60m hurdles.  Naomie Maltais of Val D’Amour , also from les Aigles Bleues, is ranked first in the AUS in the shot put and the weight throw, in which she leads by over 4 meters and is currently ranked 7th in Canada.  Sara Taplin of Moncton, competing for Dalhousie, is the favorite in both the 60m hurdles and the triple jump.  She currently is ranked 8th in the CIS for the triple jump.  Sarah Myatt of Fredericton, competing for UNB, is currently ranked first in the 600m in the AUS by over 3 seconds, and will be looking to win her fourth AUS title in the event.  She is currently ranked 14th in the CIS.


Rookie Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi, representing UNB and who holds the New Brunswick Junior record in Pentathlon, will eschew the combined event in search of team points in the individual events to help her team.  Sydney will compete in 5 individual events over the two days, including 60m, 60m hurdles, long jump, high jump, and shot put.  Another rookie, Shawna McKayof Moncton, competing for Dalhousie, is set to compete in the 60m and 300m, where she is currently ranked 2nd in the conference and 18th in the country, and as a member of the Dalhousie 4x200m relay team presently ranked 8th in Canada.  Bridget Brennan of Beechwood, competing for St. FX, is also set to compete in the 300m, as well as the long jump.  She comes in ranked third in the 300m and second in the long jump.  Brennan is also part of StFX 4x400m relay teams that is currently ranked 4th in Canada.

On the men’s side, UNB’s Daniel Brown of Hampton is currently ranked 3rd in the conference for both the 300m and 600m.  And while Brown is ranked 3rd in the 300m this season, he has yet to lose in head-to-head competition against anyone in the AUS.  Matt McNeil of Saint John, running for Dalhousie, is favoured in the 3000m, in which he is ranked first in the AUS and 15th in the CIS.  He is also competing in the 1500m where he is currently ranked 4th in the conference.  Brandon Cleghorn of Salisbury, wearing the red of UNB, comes into the Championships being ranked 3rd in both the high jump and long jump.  Teammate Kyle Lefort of Cheticamp is the defending champion in the pentathlon, in which he also finished 10th at last year’s CIS Championships.  Kyle will also be medal contender in the 60m hurdles and the high jump.

The men’s throwing events are deep this year, with many possible medalists.  Jonathan Gionet of Petit Rocher is currently ranked 2nd in the men’s shot put and could become St. Thomas’ first ever individual medalist at the AUS Championships.  First year Luke Dillman of Fredericton will be representing UNB in the weight throw, where he is ranked first, and the shot put, where he is ranked 3rd in the AUS.  His teammate Brad Carragher, also of Fredericton, was last year’s bronze medalist in the weight throw and is right behind him, presently ranked 3rd.  Another Frederictonian, David Kerr will be representing Dalhousie in the weight throw where he is currently ranked 2nd in the AUS.  And Aaron LeBlanc of Memramcook, representing Moncton, will look to play spoiler in both the shot put, where he is ranked 4th, and the weight throw, where he is ranked 5th.  There is sure to be plenty of excitement in the throwing circle!

“It’s great to see so many New Brunswick athletes among the best university athletes in the Atlantic provinces,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, technical director of Athletics New Brunswick.  “The progress of New Brusnwick’s three universities the past few years is simply incredible.  It’s giving more athletes an option to continue and excel in our sport.”

The weekend will also feature some open competitions on Saturday afternoon, with many excellent athletes from across the Maritimes testing their legs in a full slate of events.  Top NB athletes competing will include Alexa-Maude Mallais in the 60m, Jason MacKenzie in the high jump, and Pierre Landry in the long jump.  The Championships start at 10am at the CEPS and go until 5pm on Saturday.  Action continues on Sunday, starting at 9am and wrapping up by 1pm.  You can also catch the action live on the internet.  As well, the event can be watched live through the AUS TV website (

Feb 22 2015 - PanAmerican XC Champs

Pan-American Cross Country Cup

Barranquilla, Columbia

February 22nd, 2015


With an average daily temperature of thirty-one degrees Barry Britt and Ryan Cassidy temporarily traded the cold Canadian winter for the heat of Barranquilla, Columbia as they took part in the 2015 Pan-American Cross Country Cup as members of Team Canada.



Ryan Cassidy of Grand-Digue finished in 35th place overall and was the 4th Canadian finisher.  He covered the 8km course in 31:55.

Barry Britt of Hampton did not finish the race for reasons still unknown at the time of writing but given the intense heat it is speculated that this had something to do with it.

“Making a national team is extremely difficult and to have Ryan and Barry both make yet another national team is a huge accomplishment.  Everyone in New Brunswick should be proud of their achievements,” said HP Coach Jason Reindl. 

Unfortunately the Canadian men’s senior team failed to finish 5 men and thus did not register a team score.  The United States finished first, Ecuador second, and Columbia third.

Notable results for Canada include:

*Junior Women’s team finishing first overall (24pts) ahead of the USA in second (27pts).  Hannah Woodhouse finished 2nd and Branna MacDougall in 3rd. 

*1st place for Canadian, Justyn Knight, in the junior men’s race leading the team to a second place finish behind the United States and ahead of Brazil. 

*Senior women’s team finished 2nd overall behind USA. 

Feb 22 2015 - AC Indoor Day 3 & Final Recap

AC INDOOR 2015 – Day 3 and Final Recap

On the third and final day of the 2015 AC Indoor Championships ANB capped it off with style winning another 8 medals bringing the provinces total to 14 overall. 

Highlights from Day 3 include:

·      Sara-Eve Noel (ACAN) finished 1st in the youth women’s weight throw with a provincial record of 13.33m, which broke her previous record of 13.13m.

·      Victoria Leblanc (SJTC) finished 3rd in the junior women’s long jump (5.14m)

·      Nicholas Maclean (ASEA) finished 3rd in the youth men’s high jump (1.76m)

·      Derek Kenny (ASEA) finished 2nd in the junior men’s high jump (1.70m)

·      Ben Fowler (SJTC) finished 2nd in the junior men’s pentathlon with a score of 2860pts just missing the provincial record of 2959.

·      Liam Turgeon (ARAN) finished 3rd in the junior men’s shot put (13.52m)

·      ASEA Youth Women finished 3rd in the 4x200m relay.

·      Oliver Charon (ASEA) finished 3rd in the Youth Men Long Jump

·      Mickyle Welsh (ASEA) competing as a youth athlete broke the New Brunswick midget 200m record with a time of 23.86s.  This time lowered his provincial record of 24.27s.

14 medals Overall - 2 Gold – 6 Silver – 6 Bronze.  This eclipsed New Brunswick’s 2014 total of 9 medals by five. 

Laura Dickinson (ASEA) 1st Youth Women 3000m

Sara-Eve Noel (ACAN – 1st Youth Women Weight Throw (Provincial Record)

Kyla Hughes (UNA) 2nd Youth Women Shot Put (Provincial Record)

Brady Graves (SJTC) 2nd Youth Men 3000m

Alexondra Kiely (SJTC) 2nd Junior Women 800m

Anthony Cormier (SJTC) 2nd Junior Men Triple Jump

Derek Kenny (ASEA) finished 2nd Junior Men High Jump

Ben Fowler (SJTC) finished 2nd Junior Men Pentathlon

Hannah Trites (MOT) 3rd Youth Women 1500m

Victoria Leblanc (SJTC) 3rd Junior Women Long Jump

Nicholas Maclean (ASEA) 3rd Youth Men High Jump

ASEA Youth Girls 4x200m Team 3rd. Veronique Omalosanga, Olivia Malone, Lisa Richard, Joelle Leger

Liam Turgeon (ARAN) 3rd Junior Men Shot Put

Olivier Charon (ASEA) 3rd Youth Men Long Jump


5 Provincial Records

·      Mickyle Welsh – Midget Men 200m

·      Sara-Eve Noel – Youth Women Weight Throw

·      Clint Steeves – Youth Men 60m Hurdles

·      Kyla Hughes – Midget & Youth Women Shot Put


“These results continue to show that New Brunswick is headed in the right direction.  Our athletes, coaches, and clubs are continually raising the bar and every personal best, provincial record, and medal is a testament to everyone in the province. I am very proud and pleased with our results this weekend but it is still early in 2015 and we aren’t done yet,” said HP Coach Jason Reindl. 


All Day 3 New Brunswick Athlete Results:


Youth Women 200m

15th Joelle Leger (ASEA) – 28.00s

18th Veronique Omalosanga (ASEA) – 28.25

22nd Madeleine Stevens (SJTC) – 31.83s


Youth Men 200m

7th Mickyle Welsh (ASEA) – 23.86 (Provincial Record)

15th Tyrell Marin (ARAN)  - 24.68

16th Cameron Levesque (UNA) – 25.02

17th Clint Steeves (ASEA) – 25.15


Junior Men 200m

7th Braden Harrison (FLTC) – 23.25


Junior Pentathlon

2nd Ben Fowler (SJTC) – 2860pts

60H 10.31s, LJ 6.23m, SP 11.47m, HJ 1.74m, 1000m 3:07.99


Youth Men High Jump

3rd Nicholas Maclean (ASEA) – 1.76m

4th Pierre-Luc McGraw (APAC) – 1.76m

6th Frederic Savoie (ACAN) – 1.50m


Junior Men High Jump

2nd Derek Kenny (ASEA) – 1.70m


Youth Women Long Jump

6th Marie-Pier Cloutier (SJTC) – 4.79m

9th Jennyca Levesque (ARAN) – 4.19m

11th Anne-Julie Violette (ACAN - 4.09m

13th Alyson Kenny (ASEA) – 3.60m


Junior Women Long jump

3rd Victoria Leblanc (SJTC) – 5.14m


Youth Women 4x200m

3rd ASEA 1:55.02s Veronique Omalosanga, Olivia Malone, Lisa Richard, Joelle Leger

4th UNA-NB 2:01.48s Jennyca Levesque, Laura Dickinson, Anne-Julie Violette, Sophie Black


Youth Men 4x200m

4th ASEA 1:38.59Clint Steeves, Sebastien Leblanc, Mickyle Welsh, Olivier Charron

5th UNA-NB 1:44.72 Cameron Levesque, Travis Steeves, Frederic Savoie, Tyrell Marin


Youth Men Long Jump

3rd Olivier Charron (ASEA) – 6.02m

6th Clint Steeves (ASEA) – 5.82m

7th Tyrell Marin (ARAN) – 5.69m


Junior Men Shot Put

3rd Liam Turgeon (ARAN) – 13.52m


Youth Women Weight Throw

1st Sara-Eve Noel (ACAN) – 13.33m (Provincial Record)


Full results can be found at:

Feb 21 2015 - Superb Day 2 of NB Atheltes at the #ACindoorsopen

New Brunswick had a fantastic day 2 at the Athletics Canada Indoor National Championships in Montreal!

Team members captured four medals to bring New Brunswick’s total to six medals during the championships. The day also saw three provincial record and an amazing 17 personal bests!

Laura Dickinson (ASEA) of Miramichi captured New Brunswicks first Gold Medal by winning the Youth Girl’s 3000m in 10:42.42.

Kyla Hughes of Cocagne finished 2nd in the youth shot put  with a massive throw of 13m38.  This throw is a New Brunswick midget and youth record.  Breaking both her own midget record of 11.89m done last month and also beats the youth record of 11m93 held by Sara-Ève Noel. It’s important to note that Sara Eve Noel (ACA) of Allardville also threw a personal best of 12.73 to finish 6th which also betters the former youth record.

Brady Graves (SJTC) of Saint John won the silver medal in the Youth Boy’s 3000m in a new personal best time of 8:53.69, just a few steps behind gold medalist Riley Tell of Quebec.  Michael Colford (FFFT) finished 4th in the 3000m in a time of 9:07.56s, which was also a new personal best for him. 

Alexondra Kiely (SJTC) of Fredericton won the Silver medal in the Junior Girl’s 800m in 2:39.07

Clint Steeves (ASEA) of Riverglade qualified in the youth boys 60m hurdles by finishing second in his heat in 8.79 this time breaks the youth New Brunswick. The former record was 8.87 established by Alexandre Doucet in 2009. Clint finished 5th in the final in a time of 9.00.



Full N-B Results

Youth Girls Pentathlon


Sophie Black of Dieppe finished 4th with 2745 points PB (she was 10th in the 60m Hurdles in 10.71, 3rd in the High Jump with 1m49, 3rd in shot put with 10m25 PB , 8th in long jump with 4m30, & 4th in the 800m in 2:35.58)


Anne Julie Violette of North Tetacouche finished 11th with 2008 points PB (she was 7th in the 60m Hurdles in 10.41, 11th in the high jump with 1m31 PB, 12th in the shot put with 6m58 PB, 12th in long jump with 3m64 PB, & 11th in the 800m in 2:54.80 PB)



Youth Girls 400m


Olivia Malone (ASEA) of Moncton was 9th in 1:02.46 PB

Lisa Richard (ASEA) of Moncton was 14th in 1:06.42 PB  

Magkda Mekonnen (ASEA) of Moncton was 16th in 1:07.99 PB                                                               


Junior Girls 400m

Victoria LeBlanc (SJTC) of Saint John was 7th in 1:05.75 PB

Sarah Doak of Miramichi was 8th in 1:07.65 PB


Junior Boys 400m

Branden Harrison (FLTC) of Fredericton was 9th in 52.55 PB

Matthew Stanley (ASEA) of Riverview  was 13th in 55.27 PB


Youth girls 60m Hurdles

Madeline Stevens (SJTC) of Quispamsis was 12th in 12.84 PB


Youth Boys 60m Heats & Finals


Clint Steves (SJTC) of Quispamsis finished 2nd in his heat in 8.79 (PB & NB record) to qualify for the finals where he finished in 6th in 9.00


Sebastien LeBlanc (ASEA) of Dieppe finished 2nd in his heat in 9.01 PB to qualify for the finals where he finished 7th in 9.03


Youth Boys 3000m

Brady Gaves (SJTC) of Saint John finished 2nd in 8:53.69 PB

Michael Colford (FFFT) of New Maryland finished 4th in 9:07.56 PB


Youth Girls 800m

Hannah Trites (MOT) of Fredericton was 5th in 2:23.51 PB

Hannah Cormier (MOT) of Fredericton was 6th 2:24.44   PB

Robyn Davis (FFT) of Fredericton was 10th in 2:26.86

Chelsey Hall (FFT) of Fredericton was 13th in 2:35.62

Chelsey Underhill (FLTC) of Fredericton was 14th in 2:35.64 PB

Maude Cyr-Deschênes of Saint Jacques was 20th in 2:41.81 PB

Hannah Haynes MacDonald (FFT) of Fredericton was 22nd in 2:43.48


Junior girls 800m

Alexondra Kiely (SJTC) of Fredericton was 2nd in 2:39.07


Youth Boys 800m

Andrew LeBlanc (FFT) of Fredericton was 6th in 2:02.36

Matthew Butler (FFT) of Fredericton was 9th in 2:05.68 PB

Gavin Westbrook (MOT) Of Oromcoto was 20th in 2:13.83

Frédéric Savoie (ACA) Of Petit Rocher was 21st in2:13.92 PB


Youth girls 3000m


Laura Dickinson (ASEA) of Miramichi 1st in in 10:42.42.


Junior girls 3000m

Taylor Dunn (SJTC) of Fredericton was 4th in 10:32.56 PB


Youth Girls Shot put

Kyla Hughes of Cocagne was 2nd in 13m38 PB (NB Midget & Youth Record)

Sara-Ève Noel was 6th in 12m73 PB

Madeline Stevens of Quispamsis was 14th 6.10m

Feb 19 2015 - Great first day for New Brunswick at #ACIndoorOpen

New Brunswick had a very successful first day at the 2015 Athletics Canada Hershey Indoor Championships in Montreal. 

New Brunswick athletes captured two medals, two 4th place finishes and twelve personal bests.

Anthony Cormier (SJTC ) of Saint John captured New Brunswick’s first medal with a silver in the Junior Men’s Triple Jump with a leap of 13m02, only 58 cm from the gold medalist Malique Munroe of Ontario. The bronze medal was captured by Augustine Soga on Ontario.  

Hannah Trites (MOT) of Fredericton captured a bronze medal in the youth girls (U17) 1500m in a new personal best time of 4:51.41. The most impressive thing about this result is that Hannah is still a midget athlete (U15) and her time is only 0.20 away from the New Brunswick record. The winner of the event was Madeline Sumner of Alberta while Catherine Beauchemin of Quebec was 2nd.  


Full NB Results: 

Youth  Girls 60m

Véronique Omalosanga (ASEA)of Moncton finished 9th (8.26) PB

Cloutier, Marie-Pier (SJTC) of Saint John was 13th in 8.40

Joelle Leger (ASEA) of Dieppe was 14th in 8.42 PB

Jennyca Levesque (ARA) of Val D’Amou was 21st in 8.76 PB


Youth Boys 60m

Mickyle Welsh (ASEA) of Riverview was 10th in 7.49 

Oliver Charron (ASEA) of Moncton was 12th in 7.53

Tyrell Marin (ARA) of Dalhousie was 15th in 7.60 PB

Nicholas Maclean (ASEA) of Moncton  was 18th in 7.64

Cameron Levesque of Drumond was 19th in 7.66

Benjamin Dunn (SJTC) of Norton was 21st in 7.76

Sébastien LeBlanc (ASEA) of Dieppe (ASEA) was 24th in 7.82 PB

Pierre Luc McGraw (APA) of Tracadie was 26th in 7.92

Travis Steeves (ASEA) of Riverglade was 28th in 8.32


Youth Girls 1500m

Hannah Tries (MOT) of Fredericton 3rd in 4:51.41 PB

Hannah Cormier (MOT) of Fredericton was 5th in 4:56.39 PB

Laura Dickinson (ASEA) of Miramichi was 6th in 4:59.37


Youth Boys 1500m

Brady Graves (SJTC)  of Saint John was 4th in 4:11.32

Micheal Colford (FFT) of Fredericton was 11th in 4:22.25 PB

Andrew Leblanc (FFT) of Fredericton was 12th in 4:25.02 PB

Matther Butler (FFT) of Fredericton was 13th in 4:26.72 PB

Gavin Westbrook (MOT) of Oromcoto was 18th in 4:39.08


Junior Girls 1500m

Taylor Dunn (SJTC) of Fredericton was 4th in 4:52.98 PB

Alexondra Kiely (SJTC) of Fredericton was 7th in 5:27.38 PB


Junior Boys Triple jump

Anthony Cormier (SJTC) of Saint John 2nd with a jump of 13m02

 Full results available here:

Feb 18 2015 - Britt and Cassidy off to Colombia

Two New Brunswickers among Team Canada at The Pan-American Cross Country Cup this weekend

Barry Britt of Hampton and Ryan Cassidy of Grand-Digue will wear the red and white this weekend as they represent Team Canada at the Pan-American Cross Country Cup in Barranquilla, Colombia. Both will compete in the 8km Senior Men’s race, taking place Sunday, February 22nd.

We were able to reach both athletes.  Barry before he left and he had this to say:

‘’Anytime I get the chance to compete for Canada I get extremely excited. Even more so this year that NACAC has expanded to PAN AM Cup and the race will be bigger. I've been 4th twice at this championships meet before and I would like to improve on that placement and be top 3. I would also like to give our senior men’s team the best chance we can to win the team competition with my individual performance. The course from what our staff has told us is not going to be a walk in the park but I think that will play to my strengths.’’

Ryan had this to say:

“As Barry said, we have a chance at getting the senior men's title, and if we all do our part and outperform the Americans, we'll be standing on the very top of that podium. My goal for this meet is to give it a hard go in preparation for Worlds to see how I stand in terms of fitness this winter. I typically struggle with the heat but I'm going to try and make that a thing of the past and maybe try and squeeze by for a medal if I feel okay near the end.”

Both athletes competed at this event last year, with Britt the first Canadian to cross the line, finishing 4th overall. Unfortunately, Cassidy was unable to finish the race due to a foot injury, but will be looking for a strong finish this year after another great cross country season. Canada finished second behind the United States in the team competition at last year’s event.

"With both of these New Brunswick athletes having already made several national teams, it comes as no surprise that they have qualified for the event again this year,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "Ryan and Barry are leaders on the Canadian running scene, and I am confident they will be very competitive."

After this competition, both Cassidy and Britt will represent Canada at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, taking place in Guiyang, China on March 28th, 2015.

Feb 17 2015 - New Brunswick Well Represented at Canadian Indoor Championships

This weekend, 49 New Brunswick athletes will be competing at the Canadian Indoor Championships in Montréal QC.  This event will feature over 700 athletes, including 18 Olympians, from across Canada as well as some international stars of athletics.  The competitions will take place at the Claude-Robillard Stadium, one of Canada’s finest indoor track facilities.  The meet will feature an exciting world record attempt at 600m, with several world class runners vying for the crown.  The present record of 1:15.12 was set back in 1999 by Nico Motchebon of Germany.


Last year, 15 NB athletes attended the Championships and brought home 9 medals.  Expectations are high for this year as we send an outstanding group of athletes.  NB athletes to keep an eye on include: Alexondra Kiely of Fredericton, ranked first in Junior women’s 800m; Brady Graves of Saint John and Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton, ranked first and second respectively in Youth boys’ 1500m; Graves is also the top seed in the boys 3000m; Sara-Eve Noel of Allardville ranked first in Youth girls’ weight throw; Laura Dickinson of Miramichi, ranked 3rd in Youth girls’ 3000m; Victoria LeBlanc of aint John, ranked 3rd in Junior women’s long jump; Liam Turgeon of Tide Head, ranked 3rd in Junior men’s shot put; Anthony Cormier of Saint John, ranked 3rd in Junior men’s triple jump; Sophie Black of Diepppe, ranked 3rd in Youth girls’ pentathlon; and, Clint Steeves of Riverglade, ranked 4th in the Youth boys’ long jump.


“This year, we have a really big group of New Brunswick athletes travelling to Montreal for the Championships, and I think some excellent chances at medals in many different events,” stated Steve LeBlanc, Director of High Performance for Athletics New Brunswick.  “We, as a province, are really starting to make an impact on the national scene, and I expect big things from this group,” added LeBlanc.  “We are no longer content to just attend these kinds of events – we are going there to win medals.”


For further information on the Championships, please check out the links below:


Athletics Canada


Canadian Indoor Championships

Feb 16 2015 - NB Athletes Results from the Weekend

Several New Brunswick athletes were in action this past weekend across North America. Performances were of great quality with several personal bests and a near miss on a provincial record!

- Barry Britt of Hampton, competing for Speed River Track and Field, finished 8th in the 3000m at the Spire Division 1 Invitational in Geneva, Ohio, finishing with a time of 8:08.45. Barry's performance nearly missed his own provincial record of 8:07.02 set in 2012.

Full Results to the Spire Division 1 Invitational can be found here:

- Matt McNeil of Saint John, competing for Dalhousie University, ran a personal best in the 3000m at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational to finish 32nd with a time of 8:17.57. This performance ranks Matt 1st in the AUS and 13th in the CIS!

Full Results to the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational can be found here:

- Micheal LeBlanc of Riverview finished second in the 60m at the Alberta Indoor Games in a time of 6.89.

Full Results to the Alberta Indoor Games can be found here:

- Matt McLaughlin of Fredericton, competing for University of Windsor, finished 9th in the 300m at the Windsor Team Challenge with a time of 36.44.

- Chris Robertson of Moncton, competing for Western University, finished 8th in the high jump at the Windsor Team Challenge with a height of 1.85m. Chris had started the pentathlon the previous day; although he did not finish the event, he had some incredible performances with a 8.71 in the hurdles, 6.47m in the long jump, 10.87m in the shot put, and 1.94m in the high jump!

Full Results to the Windsor Team Challenge can be found here:

- David Kerr of Fredericton, competing for Dalhousie University, finished 2nd in the weight throw at the Throw For The Love of It competition in Truro, Nova Scotia, throwing a personal best of 14.17m. This performance ranks Kerr 2nd in the AUS!

Feb 15 2015 - 2015 Coaching Mentorship

Athletics New Brunswick is excited to announce that last year’s successful pilot Coaching Mentorship Program has been brought back for 2015. 

For a period of six months from March to August a small group of coaches will take part in learning activities aided at helping them develop as coaches.  The project will centre around, but is not exclusively for, coaches who are actively coaching in the Midget and Youth age groups and the Training to Train and Learning to Compete stages of Athletics Canada LTAD Plan. The program will begin on March 20th and go until the end of August.

More info

Feb 12 2015 - Steve LeBlanc named to Canadian team for 2015 FISU Universiade

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that ANB coach Steve LeBlanc, of Riverview, has been named as a coach for the Canadian national team attending the FISU Summer Universiade in Gwangju, Korea.  This multi-sport competition, taking place from July 3 to 14, is an international sporting and cultural festival which is staged every two years, bringing together the best university student-athletes from all over the world to compete in the spirit of sportsmanship and friendship.  As with any major games, the sport of athletics will feature prominently in the competitions.  The Summer Universiade will feature a dozen different sports with over 9000 athletes from over 170 countries, making it second only to the Olympics as a major multi-sport competition and festival.


Steve is the Director of High Performance for ANB, as well as being the head coach of track & field at the Université de Moncton and a coach with local club ASEA.  He has previous national team experience as an apprentice coach at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships in Italy, and as a staff coach at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships held in Moncton, NB.  He was also the athletics coach of the NB team that attended the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie in Nice, France.  A veteran coach with over 20 years of experience, Steve has been a coach at two Jeux du Canada Games, and he has coached at three different universities (Dalhousie, Alberta and Moncton).


“We are very proud to have a member of ANB representing us on the international stage,” stated ANB Technical Director, Gabriel LeBlanc.  “Steve has been a big part of the development of our sport in NB over the past few years, especially at the university level,” added LeBlanc.  He also noted that Steve had been named as the 2014 ANB Coach of the Year as well as the 2014 Sport NB Coach of the Year and the coach of the year for the Université de Moncton in 2013.  “We are very fortunate in New Brunswick to have so many fine track coaches, and Steve will represent us well at these Games.”


For further information, please see these links:

Athletics Canada

Canadian Interuniversity Sport

FISU- International University Sports Federation / Fédération international du sport universitaire

2015 Summer Universiade, Gwangju KOR


Feb 8 2015 - NB Indoor Championships Recap

The New Brunswick Indoor Track and Field Championships took place this past Saturday in Oromocto. The event proved to be a spectacular one with 19 provincial records set and many quality performances!

The team Championships was a heated battle with Saint John Track Club winning the banner by only 10 points with 458 points, Moncton Based Athlétisme Sud-Est South East Athletics (ASEA) was close behind with 448.5 points. Fredericton Legion Track Club was 3rd with 395.5 points.

On the women's side:

- The senior women's weight throw proved to be a tough competition between the provinces two best ever throwers, Naomie Maltais of Val D'Amour and Elizabeth MacDonald of Fredericton. On Namoie's fourth throw, she broke MacDonald's provincial  record of 16.48m, set at this competition last year, with a throw of 16.63m, and on her last throw broke it again with a throw of 16.67m. Elizabeth, set on keeping her provincial record, threw 16.74m on her last throw to secure the record once more. Naomie's throw of 16.67m ranks her 1st in the AUS by almost 5 meters, and 6th in the CIS, with less than 50 centimeters behind the 3rd spot! These 2 training partners and roommates are both ranked in the top 10 in Canada!

- Sara-Eve Noel of Allardville broke her own youth Weight throw record with a toss of 13m13 This is the 4th best throw in Canada for a youth athlete this season.

-Kyla Hughes of Cocagne now only won the Midget girls Shot Put but her throw of 11m89 set a new New Brunswick midget record! This performance is the 6th best throw this season in Canada for the 14-15 age group.

-Jillian Beck broke her own Midget Weight throw record with a toss of 7m92 .this betters her former provincial record of 6m61 set back in December.

- Sarah Myatt of Fredericton ran an outstanding 600m, running a time of 1:34.67, ranking her 1st in the AUS by over 3 seconds, and 12th in the CIS!

- Taylor Dunn of Fredericton ran two great races, first running 10:38.09 in the 3000m, and later running 4:53.61 in the 1500m. This 3000m performance ranks Taylor 10th in the country!

- Hannah Trites of Fredericton ran great races in two different events, coming close to the provincial records in both. In the 800m, Trites 2:24.88 to miss the provincial record of 2:20.32, set by Julie Dupuis in 1990. In the 1200m, Trites ran 3:54.97 to Miss Laura Dickinson's provincial record of 3:48.42, set just last year. Hannah's 800m time rank her 13th in the nation in the youth category, despite being a first year midget athlete!

- Robyn Davis of Fredericton ran great races in the 800m and 1200m, finishing with times of 2:26.82 and 4:11.03, respectively. Robyn's 800m time ranks her 15th in the youth national rankings despite being a second year midget athlete!

- Brenda Tree of Fredericton set new records in the master's 60-65 category. First in the shot put, Brenda threw 4.09m, and later ran 2:19.69 in the 400m.

On the men's side:

- Mickyle Welsh of Riverview had two great performances throughout the day. First in the 60m, Welsh advanced throw the qualifier with a time of 7.64, and in the finals ran a time of 7.48 to tie Eric Rioux's provincial record set in 2007. Later in the 200m, Mickyle ran a time of 24.27 to break Matt McLaughlin's provincial record of 24.38 set in 2011.

-Imrich Kiraly broke the Masters 65-69 shot put record with a toss of 9m90.

- The men's 600m proved to be an exciting race with Alexandre Coholan of Moncton running a time of 1:26.21, and Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton finishing close behind in 1:26.78. Raphael Choquette of Moncton finished 3rd in a time of 1:28.17, while Clayton Holteen of Kingston finished close behind with time of 1:28.78.

- Liam Turgeon of Tide Head had a great performance in the shot put, throwing 14.09m. This performance is just 24 centimeters off Mitch Quigg's provincial record,set in 2011, and ranks Turgeon 7th in the country!

- Dave Jefferson of Saint John broke four records in the master's 70-75 category, competing in running, jumping, and throwing events. In the 60m, Jefferson ran 10.33 to break his record of 10.46, while in the 60m hurdles he ran a time of 13.36 to take almost a second off his record. In the triple jump, Dave jumped 7.04m to break Lloyd Hodgin's record of 6.11m, set in 2012. Lastly, in the weight throw, Dave threw 13.00m to break his own provincial record by 60 centimeters!

- Bruce Rosvall of Rothesay had two great performances, breaking the master's 50-55 records in each. In the 200m, Bruce ran a time of 27.46, and in the 400m, 59.53; becoming only the second master's athlete in the province to dip under the 60 second barrier.

- Claude Violette of North Tetugouche broke two records in the master's 45-50 category. In the 60m, Claude broke Yvan Pelletier's record, set in 2002, by just 0.01, running a time of 8.21. In the high jump, Claude beat his own record, clearing a height of 1.62m.

- Joe Hall of Prince William broke his own master's 40-45 record in the weight throw, throwing 11.85m, just 1 centimeter farther than his former record set just last year.

- David Tree of Fredericton set a new record in the master's 60-65 400m, running a time of 1:07.73.

- Robert Jackson of Fredericton set a new record in the master's 55-60 400m, running a time of 1:06.85.

"Yesterday's meet in Gagetown was another great display of the rising talent that New Brunswick has to offer. Many records were broken, and many great performances were had. Results like this are extremely exciting to witness and I can't wait to see more at the upcoming National Championships and the AUS Championships meet taking place in the next few weeks,"  said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.

Full Results can be found here:

Pictures of the event can be found here:

The next competition for many of these  will be Canadian Indoor Championships in Montreal in two weeks, while university athletes head to the AUS Championships in Moncton in three weeks.

The next meet to take place in the province will be the last of the indoor season, with the Atlantic Championships taking place in Moncton on March 21st.

Feb 4 2015 - 2017 CSG Staff Call for Applications

Athletics New Brunswick is now seeking applicants for the positions of staff coaches and managers for the 2017 Jeux Canada Games that will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The date of the games is July 28th to August 13th, 2017 and it is understood that Athletics will be changing to a first week sport encompassing the dates of July 28th to August 4th. 

Applicants are asked to submit their coaching application to head coach Jason Reindl @ by Sunday March 15th, 2015. The head coach along with a selection committee made up of no less than 2 other individuals (who are not in role conflict) will then begin the selection process.  It is expected that final selections can be brought to the ANB board for ratification at the ANB Semi Annual Meeting to be held on April 19th.  Noting that the selection committee reserves the right to withhold naming all positions during this initial call.  


More info go to : 

Feb 4 2015 - 2015 New Brunswick Indoor Track and Field Championships

Oromocto will be host to the 2015 New Brunswick Indoor Track and Field Championships, this Saturday . This event will feature over 200 of the the provinces best athletes.  Athletes off all ages will compete on one of the fastest tracks in the Maritimes,  therefore provincial records are very much a reality!

The Univeristy of New Brunswick , L'Université de Moncton and  St. Thomas University will also be attending bringing the best varsity athletes in New Brunswick.

Some of the most anticipated events include:

Midget Boys 60m - 4 Athletes are capable of breaking the existent New Brunswick record n (Mickyle Welsh of Rivervew, Kenneth McGovern of Saint John, Cameron Levesque of Drummond and Craig Thorne of Saint John)

Senior Mens 60m Hurdles -  The hurdles are always exiting but with Kyle Lefort of Saint John, Ben Fowler of Saint John and Brandon LeBlanc of Riverview all capable of running sub 10 seconds this is a not to miss event!

Senior Men's Long jump will feature Pierre Landry of Saint Louis de Kent who holds the  New Brunswick Indoor record. He will be challenged by Brandon Cleghorn of Salisbury who has been having a great season.

Senior women's 60m will featured a great field including New Brunswick fastest women Alexa-Maude Mallais of Duguayville.

Sarah Myatt of Fredericton will compete in the women's 600m.  Myatt is the top ranked university runner in this event in the AUS.

The women's weight throw will be an event not to miss with the two best ever throwers from New Brunswick battling out for top spot with Elizabeth MacDonald of Oromocto and Naomie Maltais of Val d'Amour taking center stage. 

The meet will also features up and coming athletes of all ages including masters athletes. Athletes will compete in running, jumping, throwing events and even a few relays!

ANB  will also crown the 2015 Indoor Club Champion, Fredericton Legion is the defending title holders and should be challenged by Saint John Track, South East Athletics and Fredericton Fast Track.

Entrance is free events start at 10 am and should be finished by 4pm

More info

Feb 3 2015 - Florida HP camp - Coach Invite

ANB, as part of the High Performance Program, is once again holding a warm weather training camp in Florida this spring.  The camp will run from April 29 to May 10, 2015.  We are hoping to have 30 athletes in attendance from all disciplines.  Training will take place at the National Training Center in Clermont FL.  This is a first-rate facility with a newly surfaced track.


We have confirmed 4 staff members for the camp, but ANB would like to invite clubs to send a coach along to take part in the camp.  If any club or individual coach is interested in participating, ANB will provide accommodations, ground transportation in Florida and facility access to the NTC.  The club/coach will be responsible for air transportation and meals.


We will be staying in rented houses, located in a gated subdivision in Davenport FL, approximately 20min from the training facility.  Each house has a fully equipped kitchen, and participants will be responsible for preparing their own meals.  We will coordinate trips for groceries throughout the camp.  The houses are equipped with laundry facilities.  The homes are also equipped with wireless internet access and private swimming pools.



For further information, or to confirm your participation, please contact Steve LeBlanc by email ( or phone (506-852-0325).

Feb 2 2015 - New Brunswick Indoor Track and Field Championships this Saturday

Oromocto will be host to the 2015 New Brunswick Indoor Track and Field Championships, this Saturday . This event will feature over 250 of the the provinces best athletes.  Athletes off all ages will compete on one of the fastest tracks in the Maritimes,  therfore provincial records are very much a reality!

The Univeristy of New Brunswick , L'Université de Moncton and  St. Thomas University will also be attending brining the very best New Brunswick varsity athletes. 

The event will also crown the 2015 Indoor Club Champion, Fredericton Legion is the defending title holders and should be challenged by Saint John Track, South East Athletics and Fredericton Fast Track.

Athletes can reegister by goign to . The Deadline to register is Tuesday Febuary 3rd at 11:59pm. 


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