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Jul 30 2015 - Maritime Track League Winners
The first ever Maritime Track League concluded this past weekend at the Atlantic Track and Field Championships in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The meet saw the best athletes from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island compete at various meets throughout the summer in an effort to win prize money.
Athletes competed in the league by taking part in at least two designated MTL meets throughout the summer, and competing at the Atlantic Championships. Athletes' top three performances were matched up against the Canadian record in the event to give a score of how close they were to the Canadian record, with the best three scores winning money. First place in each division went away with $500, while second got $250, and third $150.
Josh Shanks of Chance Harbour won the men's competition with a score of 151, while Joshua Lunda of Nova Scotia was second with a score of 148, and Pierre Landry of Saint-Louis-de-Kent third with a score of 145.
Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John won the women's competition with a score of 165, while Shannay Beal and Emma Edmonds, both of Nova Scotia, took the second and third positions with 162 points and 155 points, respectively.
Shayne Dobson of Campbellton won the para competition with a score of 571, while Christel Robichaud of Moncton was second with a score of 521. No third prize was given out for the para competition.
"For this being the first year of the Maritime Track League we must certainly say it was a success for both track and field in the Maritimes, but also a success for New Brunswick athletes," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "NB athletes achieved 5 of the 8 positions in the league to win money, and they were certainly well deserved with their fantastic performances throughout the season."
The final standings to the Maritime Track League can be viewed here: anb.ca/Programs/maritime-track-league.php
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Jul 27 2015 - Atlantic Championships Recap
The Atlantic Track and Field Championships took place this past weekend at MacAdam Field in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. New Brunswick had a strong presence at the meet with many athletes heading there on their own and on the ANB team bus which brought over approximately 50 athletes. 9 provincial records were set at the competition.
- Laura Dickinson of Miamichi broke the youth girl's 2000m steeplechase record with a time of 7:23.84. This time broke Katie Robinson's record of 7:26.41 set at the 2012 Legion National Championships where she won a bronze medal in the event.
- Melissa Pellerin of Dieppe broke her own youth provincial record in the javelin throw with a best of 42.57m, just 1 centimeter past her old record set just two months ago.
- Sara-Eve Noel of Allardville broke her own provincial record in the youth girl's hammer throw with a best of 43.34m. This beats her old record of 42.65m set just last month.
- Christel Robichaud of Moncton broke her own record in the F56 shot put with a throw of 6.07m, breaking her record of 5.98m set last year.
- Tracey Dunn of Norton set a new record in the master's 45-50 javelin throw with a best of 12.07m.
- Sharon Peabody of Saint John broke her own record in the 55-60 javelin throw with a best of 14.80m.
- Adrienne Cameron of Saint John broke her own master's 65-70 record in the discus throw with a best of 13.98m, beating her former record of 12.94m set at the East Coast Games in Saint John last June.
- Bruce Rosvall of Rothesay broke his own master's 50-55 record in the 400m with a time of 57.55, beating his former record of 57.94 set just last year.
- Ross Britton of Quispamsis set a new record in the master's 50-55 pole vault with a height of 2.50m.
Other results include:
- Elizabeth MacDonald of Fredericton threw 51.59m in the hammer throw, not too far off her provincial record of 54.85m.
- Clint Steeves of Riverglade won the youth boy's 110m hurdles in a time of 15.26, not far off his provincial record of 15.04 set earlier this season. This performance was exceptionally impressive as it was done in -1.8m/s wind.
- Pierre-Luc McGraw of Tracadie-Sheila won the youth boy's high jump with a best of 1.85m, a height that would have won any age group including the junior and senior age groups.
- Braden Harrison of Fredericton won the junior men's 100m and 200m with times of 11.54 and 23.00 (wind aided), respectively.
- Dan Brown of Saint John won the 400m in a time of 50.21, the 800m in a time of 2:01.19, and came 3rd in the 200m with a wind aided time of 3.1m/s. Brown was also a member of Saint John Track Club's winning 4x100m team with a time of 44.00.
- Caleb Jones, this year's national gold medalist in the javelin, threw a best of 71.28m, not far behind the stadium record of 72.90m set by Kyle Nielson at the 2009 Canada Games.4
"it's amazing to see so many athletes competing. And some outstanding performances. It is a sign of how healthy our sport is."said Steve LeBlanc High Performance coach for Athletics New Brusnwick
This was the last competition for the outdoor track season in the Maritimes, but our youth athletes on Team New Brunswick will be competing at the Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec between August 7th and 9th.
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Jul 24 2015 - Lalonde Wins bronze at the Pan Ams Games
Genevieve Lalonde had roaring success at the Pan American Games in Toronto, winning a bronze medal in the 3000m steeplechase event. The Moncton native ran a tactical race crossing the line third with a time of 9:53.03 while fellow Canadian Erin Teschuk finished 4th with a time of 10:02.33.
Jul 22 2015 - Lalonde set to run at Pan Ams Friday!
One of the provinces greatest athletes, Genevieve Lalonde is set to compete for Team Canada at the Pan American Games this Friday (July 24th). The Moncton native will compete in the 3000m steeplechase, taking place at 6:30pm Eastern Time (7:30pm Atlantic Time). Lalonde comes into the event ranked second behind Ashley Higginson of the United States, with a personal best of 9:27.59. Lalonde's personal best time of 9:35.69 ranks her just .04 ahead of the third ranked athlete, Shalaya Kipp of the United States. Lalonde, who is the second fastest Canadian of all time in the event, will have a shot at breaking the national record, currently held by Jessica Furlan with a time of 9:33.45. Genevieve is no stranger to success and competing at major Games Lalonde has competed for Team Canada at the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships (where she placed 10th), the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships (where she placed 6th), the 2011 Summer Universiade (where she placed 11th), and has competed at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships twice. Among her Team Canada accomplishments, Gen has won multiple CIS medals while at the University of Guelph, has won the Canada Games with a Canadian record, and has won a bronze medal for New Brunswick at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie. Lalonde has recently been named to Team Canada for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China where she will compete against the best in the world, and thus the Pan American Games will serve as a stepping stone to this major event. Lalonde will be competing in the evening session and the event will be live streamed here: panam.cbc.ca/online-listing/sports/day=2015-07-24/index.html
Jul 20 2015 - Veronica Coombes wins Three Silvers at World Juniors
One of New Brunswick's greatest ever para-athletes, Veronica Coombes, came home with success after competing for Team Canada at the IWAS World Junior Games. The Shediac Cape athlete won three silver medals at the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Junior Games that took place in Stadskanaal, Netherlands. Coombes won silver in the 100m with a time of 20.86, silver in the 200m with a time of 40.47, and silver in the 400m with a time of 70.44. Veronica's 400m performance was just over a second off her provincial record set in Arbon, Switzerland just last month, also the site of her 100m and 200m provincial records. "Veronica is certainly no stranger to medals and high performance racing, she won two silver medals at the 2013 Canadian Track and Field Championships and three silver medals at the Canada Games that year," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "These medals mark Veronica's first international medals and are surely a sign of many more to come," added LeBlanc. Full Results to the track and field events at the IWAS World Junior Games can be found here: www.iwasf.com/iwasf/assets/File/Junior_Games/JG_2015/Athletics%20Results.pdf
Jul 18 2015 - Legion Team - Final 4 Selections
The Royal Canadian Legion, New Brunswick Command is pleased to announce the remaining 4 athletes that will be representing New Brunswick at the 2015 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships in Sainte-Thérèse/Blainville, Quebec. They are -
Brianna Forbes, Targettville
Joelle Leger, Dieppe
Martine Hache, Miramichi
Rebecca Peterson, Aldouane
Jul 16 2015 - Legion Team Selection - Initial 32 Athletes Selected
The Royal Canadian Legion, New Brunswick cCommand is pleased to announce 32 of the 36 athltes that will be represetning New Brunswick at the 2015 Legion Canaidan Youth Track & Field Championships in Sainte-Therese/Blaineville, Quebec. The remaining athletes will be named in the next few days.
Alex Cormier, St. Louis-de Kent
Andrew LeBlanc, Fredericton
Brady Graves, Saint John
Caroline Gagnon, Moncton
Clint Steeves, River Glade
Cole Healey, Saint John
Gedeline Pitre, Dieppe
Guillaume Savoie, Neguac
Hannah Trites, Fredericton
Jack Berkshire, Fredericton
Kenneth McGovern, Grand Bay-Westfield
Kyla Hughes, Cocagne
Laura Dickinson, Miramichi
Lexie Shannon, Richibucto Road
Magkda Mekonnen, Moncton
Melissa Pellerin, Dieppe
Michael Colford, New Maryland
Mickyle Welsh, Riverview
Nicholas MacLean, Moncton
Olivia Malone, Little Shemogue
Olivier Charron, Moncton
Philipe Beaudin, Pigeon Hill
Pierre-Luc McGraw, Haut-Sheila
Robyn Davis, Fredericton
Samantha Taylor, Canterbury
Sara Chiasson, Pointe a Bouleau
Sara-Eve Noel, Allardville
Sebastien LeBlanc, Dieppe
Sophie Black, Dieppe
Sophie Landry, Charlo
Veronique Omalosanga, Moncton
Walker Campbell, Bass River
Jul 15 2015 - Cancelled ~ CSG Day Camp
As of Wednesday night there were not enough registrations for the day camp on Saturday. On behalf of the entire CSG staff I would like to say that this is in no way a reflection of the 2017 program but rather a busy time of year. Many of our athletes are coming off of busy seasons and are headed into the Atlantic Championships next weekend thus having a weekend at home with family is completey understood.
For those who did register you can expect an email shortly about refunds.
The 2017 staff and program will continue to move forward and look towards future program feature begining this fall.
Thank you and as always if anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Jason Reindl, ChPCH
Head Coach Team NB 2017
Jul 14 2015 - Legion Selection Meet Recap
The Legion Trials and Open meet was held over the past weekend at the Moncton 2010 stadium under sunny skies with little wind. Over 150 athletes competed, ranging in age from 14-17 yrs, all looking for a spot on Team NB for the Legion National Championships later this summer in Quebec.
There were many other notable performances over the weekend by many New Brunswick athletes:
Laura Dickinson of Miramichi, won each of the youth 800m (2:20.83), 1500m (4:44.36) and 3000m (10:16.25).
Luisa Schwartz of Fredericton, won the junior 3000m (10:06.21).
Brady Graves of St John, won the junior 1500m (4:05.15) and the 3000m (8:52.32).
Olivier Charron of Moncton, won the youth Javelin (50.03m).
-Veronique Omalosanga of Moncton, won the youth 100m (12.72s) and finished second in the youth 200m (26.44s).
Samantha Taylor of Fredericton, won the youth 200m (26.04s).
Mickyle Welsh of Moncton, won both the midget 100m (11.61s) and 200m (23.55s).
Jack Berkshire of Fredericton, won both the youth 200m (23.41s) and 400m (49.82s).
Sara-Eve Noel of Allardville, won each of the youth Hammer Throw (40.28m) and Discus (40.01m).
Walker Campbell of Rexton, won the youth Shot Put (14.18m) and placed second in Discus (37.28m).
Melissa Pellerin of Dieppe, won the youth Javelin (42.38m).
``This was a wonderful meet, it was so great to see so many athletes achieving such wonderful performances.`` Gabriel Leblanc, Technical Director Athletics NB
Full results can be found at:
Jul 10 2015 - New Brunswick’s inaugural RJTW Provincials set for Moncton Stadium this Saturday
Athletics New Brunswick was very happy this year to announce the Run Jump Throw Wheel Series was coming to our province! ANB has worked hard to create this exciting new series open to all athletes aged 8 - 13. Over 350 Atheletes will be competing this Saturday!
Over the past few weeks Regional RJTW competitions were open to all athletes, with the top eight finishers in each event qualifying to compete in this weekend’s Provincial Championships, July 11th at the 2010 Moncton Stadium. Athletes are able to compete in a maximum of three events in which they qualified regionally. The top eight finishers in each event at Provincials will be invited to represent New Brunswick at the Team Atlantic Championships on July 26th in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island.
The weather looks promising for a fun filled day at the track!
More information on the meet can be found here: http://www.anb.ca/Calendar/documents/RJT-Serie-Prov-techpack.pdf
Jul 10 2015 - Lalonde in Madrid
One of New Brunswick's best ever athletes, Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton, is set to compete at the Meeting Madrid, an IAAF World Challenge Meet. Lalonde will compete in the 3000m steeplecahse against some of the world's top athletes, including Eunice Jepkorir, Beijing Olympic silver medalist and 2007 World Championships bronze medalist. Although ranked 7th by personal bests, Lalonde comes into the event ranked 3rd by seasonal best, showing that a fast time and a high placing is certainly not out of the question. With a personal and seasonal best of 9:35.69, Genevieve is not far off the Canadian record of 9:33.50 set just last year by Jessica Furlan. Lalonde has already had a breathtaking season, running consistent personal bests, achieving the 2015 World Championships and 2016 Olympic standards, and being named to Team Canada for the Pan-American Games. After being ranked 1st in Canada, finishing on the podium at the national championships, and achieving the standard, Gen is soon expected to be named to Team Canada for the 2015 IAAF World Championships. Start lists for the Meeting Madrid can be found here: http://www.rfea.es/competi/madridmeeting/participantes2015.pdf
Jul 9 2015 - New Brunswick Legion Trials Selection meet this weekend
Over two hundred participants are expected for the 2015 NB Legion Championships & Open Meet this Saturday July 11th and Sunday July 12th at the Moncton 2010 Stadium. Athletes of all ages will be on hand to compete, but this meet is a requirement for athletes aged 14 to 17 looking for a spot to represent New Brunswick at this year’s Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships. This year, the Championships will take place in Ste Thérèse, Quebec from August 7th - 9th.
The Royal Canadian Track and Field program is a nationally sanctioned program culminating in a national track & field camp and national championship for Canadian youth between the ages of 14 and 17 in the current year. National and provincial athletic associations have described this program as one of the best in existence and some rate it as international calibre. Many of Canada’s top track and field athletes have competed in this event.
Past Legion Championships have seen New Brunswick athlete excel in their events bringing home medals, results of their hard work and excellent performances. This year promises to be another successful championship for New Brunswick Track and Field athletes in Ste. Therese.
For more information, see the following link: http://www.youth.athletics.ca/
Jul 5 2015 - New Brunswick Athletes excel at National Championships
Strong performances from several NB track and field athletes in Edmonton, Alberta resulted in two national champions and a world championship qualification at this years Canadian National Championships.
St John’s Caleb Jones was crowned Canadian Senior javelin champion with a throw of 74.45m, out throwing his nearest competitor by over a meter and a half.
Shayne Dobson, of Campbellton, claimed the title of T37 1500m national champion with a time of 4:30.53.
Genevieve Lalonde ran for silver in the 3000m steeplechase (9:58.12) qualifying her for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China.
Moncton’s Christel Robichaud won the F57 discus (15.49m), placing second in total points in seated discus (ACPS=470). She also placed 4th in the Seated Shot put.
Results for other NB athletes:
Val D’Amour thrower Naomie Maltais threw 34.99m for 7th in discus.
Barry Britt of Hampton ran the 5000m in a time of 14:16.71 for a 7th place National finish.
Dan Brown of Hampton qualified for the 400m semi with a time of 49.61 and finished 15th overall with a time of 49.22.
James Brace placed 10th nationally in para seated discus with a throw of 17.35m.He also placd 8th in the Para Seated shot put wiith a toss of 5m78.
Junior athlete Victoria LeBlanc of St. John finished 10th in the 100m hurdles and 15th in her 400m hurdle race (1:05.74).
Angus MacIntosh of Riverview finished 9th in the junior 3000m steeplechase in a time of 10:05.98 he was also 21st in the 5000m in 16:17.79.
Junior Josh Shanks of Chance Harbor was 11th in the 5000m in a time of 15:20.43
Katie Robinson of Saint John Track Club finished 14th in the women's 800m with a personal best time of 2:17.60
All 2015 Canadian National Track and Field results can be found at: http://athletics.ca/championnat/2015-canadian-track-and-field-championships/ - sthash.QV7QnGtb.xJjIKKQK.dpbs
Jul 3 2015 - 2017 Jeux Canada Games selection criteria now available
ANB is pleased to announce that the 2017 Jeux Canada Games selection criteria has been ratified by the board of directors and is now official. ANB believes that the accepted criteria will allow us to send the most competitive full team available. Criteria is available here: http://anb.ca/Programs/canada-summer-games.php Any questions can be directed to head coach Jason Reindl (email@example.com)
Jul 2 2015 - NB athletes set to compete at Canadian Track and Field Nationals
The 2015 Canadian Track and Field Championships, the first ever-combined Championships for senior, junior and para-athletics categories, begins Thursday in Edmonton, Alberta.
This Canadian Championships (July 2nd to 5th) will serve as the selection trials for the Parapan Am Games (August 7–15, Toronto), Panamerican Junior Championships (July 31 – August 2, Edmonton) and IAAF World Championships (August 22–30, Beijing, China). Almost all of the athletes recently named to represent Canada in track and field at the upcoming Pan American Games will also be on display over the next few days.
New Brunswick’s Genevieve LaLonde off Moncton , 2015 Pan American Games Team member, is competing in the event in which she will represent Canada in Toronto this summer. Earlier this season Genevieve set an IAAF standard and is looking for a top three finish at these National Championships to secure her spot at the next World Championship. She is also on track to represent Canada at the next 2017 Summer Olympic Games in the 3000m steeplechase.
New Brunswick will be represented by a strong contingency of athletes at this National Championships with some athletes to watch for in the upcoming days:
Caleb Jones of Saint John will compete in the men’s javelin.
Katie Robinson of Saint John will compete in the senior women’s 300om Steeplechase
Victoria Leblanc of Saint John will compete in the junior category in three events: the 100 m hurdles, 400 m hurdles and the long jump.
Dan Brown of Hampton will show his speed in the 200 m and 400 m sprints.
Josh Shanks of Chance Harbour will compete in the junior 5000m.
Barry Britt of Hampton will look to continue a strong outdoor season as he competes at the 5000m distance.
Naomie Maltais of Val D’amour will compete in the women’s discus and Hammer throw
Christel Robichaud of Moncton will compete in both the para shotput and the discus.
James Brace of Interval will compete in the the para shot put and discus events.
Shayne Dobson of Campbelton is competing in the T37 para 400 m, 800 m and 1500 m races.
The full schedule can be viewed at the Athletic Canada website, which also provides the opportunity to live stream all of the events:
Jul 1 2015 - ANB is Hiring! (Director of Run Jump Throw Wheel & First Contact Programs Athletics New Brunswick
Athletics New Brunswick is seeking an energetic leader who will work in partnership with staff and volunteers to expand and enhance the First Contact & Fundamentals programs in Athletics (Track & Field) in the Province of New Brunswick. The ideal candidate is committed to working on a day to day basis with athletics clubs, schools and community organizations. The goal will be to involve and engage young people ages 6+ in physical activity and particularly the sport of track and field through the Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel program. This is a full-time, 3-year contract position that, provided all criteria and standards are met, can evolve into a long term position including renewals.
More infomartion available here: http://www.anb.ca/page.php?content=PositionEN
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