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Jun 29 2016 - The new Athlete Development and Support Program has been launched!
This program will provide a framework for assisting our athletes to reach their highest potential through a system of direct and indirect support, designed to provide training and competition opportunities to help ANB athletes compete at the highest levels. This new program replaces its two highly successful predecessors, the Podium Program and the High Performance Program, merging them into one cohesive pathway. The new ADSP model was developed with input from the ANB membership as well as external partners, such as Athletics Canada and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.
The ADSP is divided into four tiers: Development, Performance, High Performance, and Elite. These tiers represent the steps along the pathway to international competition. Athletes will qualify to a specific tier of the ADSP based on achieving performance standards and related criteria, set by the ANB High Performance Committee, and related to age-category and event specifications. Thus, each tier of the ADSP is divided into sub-categories based on athlete age as well as the sub-disciplines of athletics including outdoor and indoor track & field, cross country running, and road running. The ultimate goal is to encourage athletes to work towards competing at the highest levels in all aspects of athletics, but with a particular focus on having athletes compete at the Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships level.
For more information about this program visit: http://anb.ca/Programs/adsp.php
Congratulations to all the following athletes who have met the standards for all four tiers!
Jun 26 2016 - New Brunswick Runners Excel in Guelph
The results are in from the Speed River Inferno & Canadian 10,000m Championships in Guelph, Ontario from day one of competition on Saturday June 25th. This meet served as the fourth stop on the National Trac League, leaving just Edmonton left on July 15th.
- Hampton native Barry Britt placed fifth in the 10,000m championship race in a time of 30:06.28.
- Grace Annear, also of Hampton, broke her own 800m provincial record set just last weekat the Harry Jerome Track Classic,placing 4th in a time of 2:03.03.
- Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton broke her own provincial record, set just 7 days ago at the Victoria National Track League Meet, running the 1500m in a time of 4:11.05. Genevieve is running well as she moves towards the Canadian Championships in Edmonton where she ‘ll look to secure a spot on Team Canada heading to the Rio Olympics in August.
Full results to the Speed River Inferno can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2016-speed-river-inferno-canadian-10-000m-champs/4869/
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Jun 26 2016 - Records Fall at East Coast Games
The East Coast Games, a multi-sport event held in Saint John, took place from Thursday June 23rd to Sunday June 26th, with all track and field events happening Friday and Saturday. The games bring the Saint John community together in a celebration of sport, with athletes and spectators coming from all over the Maritimes. Provincial records fell across many ages as the weather cooperated both in sun and wind.
- Shelby MacIsaac of ASEA had a great meet, breaking two New Brunswick bantam records. A fast 13.06 100 m run broke a 13 year old recordheld by Stephany Reid at 13.1h. Shelby also set a new Bantam 200m record with a time of 26.81 breaking Stephany Reid’s old record of 26.98, also set in 1993.
- Saint John Track Club’s Marie-Pier Cloutier set a new youth 100m hurdle record with a time of 15.00, taking almost half a second off her own record set just two weeks ago in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
- Tracy Dunn of Saint John broke her own hammer throw record for the W45-49 category with a best throw of 19.14m.
- Sue Ellis-Loparco of Saint John set a new weight throw record for the W50-54 category with a best throw of 5.34m, and set a new record for the weight pentathlon with a score of 1568.
- Sharon Peabody of Saint John broke her own javelin record for the W55-59 category with a best throw of 14.93m, and set a new record for the 100m with a time of 18.77.
- Adrienne Cameron of Saint John set a new shot put record for the W65-69 category with a best throw of 4.89m, and set a new record for the weight pentathlon with a score of 1781.
- Dean Strowbridge of Saint John ran the 5000m in a time of 16:20.06 breaking the previous master’s 45-49 record of 16:35.93 set in 2006 by Gilles Gautreau.
- David Jefferson of Saint John set a new weight throw record for the M70-75 category with a best throw of 12.59m, beating his old record by just 7 centimeters, and set a new record for the weight pentathlon with a score of 2633.
Full results to the East Coast Games can be found at: http://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=869
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Jun 25 2016 - Barry Britt, Genevieve Lalonde, Grace Annear to Compete at Speed River Inferno
The Speed River Inferno, the fourth stop of the National Track League, will be taking place tonight in Guelph with three of New Brunswick's best ever distance runners set to compete. The event also serves as the Canadian Championships for the 10,000m event.
- Barry Britt of Hampton will run the 10,000m championship race. Barry has so far had the best season of his life, running a personal best and provincial record of 29:21.99 in the event back in April. Barry was the national champion in the event in 2014, and won the silver medal at last year's championships.
- Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton will run the 1500m race, hoping to break her provincial record of 4:13.30 set just six days ago at the Victoria National Track League Meet. In just a few weeks, Lalonde will challenge for a spot on Team Canada for the Rio Olympics at the Canadian Championships, taking place July 7th-10th in Edmonton.
- Grace Annear of Hampton will run the 800m race, hoping to break her provincial record of 2:03.74 set just last week at the Harry Jerome Track Classic, also a National Track League Meet.
The Speed River Inferno will offer live results and a live stream, found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2016-speed-river-inferno-canadian-10-000m-champs/4869/
Lalonde will race at 8:55pm, while Barry will race at 9:45pm, Atlantic Time.
Jun 21 2016 - East Coast Games - Two more days to register
Register now for the East Coast Games Track meet:
Registration closes Thursday at midnight
RUN JUMP THROW Meet: Register at - wwwTrackieReg.com/ECG2016RJTW
Open Meet: Register at - www.TrackieReg.com/ECG2016
Jun 20 2016 - New Brunswick Championships a Success!
It was a hot and windy day in Rexton on Sunday as the New Brunswick Track & Field Championships unfolded at the Shawn Graham Track & Field Complex. Despite the wind, many records were broken!
On the Bantam Girls side, Shelby MacIsaac of Athlétisme Sud-Est/South-East Athletics took home two individual titles. She won the 200m with a wind-aided time of 26.26, as well as taking the bantam girl’s high jump title, a New Brunswick record with a leap of 1.51m, just inching past Stephanie Doiron who held the previous record of 1.50m set in 2006.
Erika Desprès, also from ASEA, went home with 3 individual medals, claiming both the bantam girls 80m and 150m titles, and a 2nd place finish in the long jump.
Other New Brunswick records recorded Sunday in Rexton include Kyla Hughes from ASEA who broke her own youth shot put record with an outstanding throw of 13.07m, besting her previous record of 12.70m!
In the senior women’s shot put, Jennifer Bell smashed her own record with an incredible throw of 14.23m, besting her previous record throw of 13.08m.
Tracy Dunn and Adrienne Cameron both of Saint John Track Club now have the honor of holding their own provincial records in their respective age categories in the hammer throw; Tracy with a toss of 17.71m, and Adrienne with a toss of 15.86m.
Taking it to the men’s side, in the Bantam men’s 150m, Owen Enstrom of ASEA had a winning time of 20.19 which in other cases would be a provincial record, but unfortunately illegal winds held this back from being a record.
In the midget boy’s 100m hurdles, Craig Thorne of SJTC caught the same sort of bad luck in the wind department. He won his race respectively with a fast time of 15.20, unfortunately illegal winds again meant this would not be a record.
David Jefferson of SJTC came out on top in his age category in all four throwing events (javelin, shot put, hammer, and discus), with a new provincial record in the hammer throw. He improved his own record set at last year’s Provincial Championships by throwing 32.21m.
In terms of team performances, ASEA dominated the field and took home the banner, now reigning provincial champions, and the team to beat next year!
All-in-all, records fell, many personal bests were achieved, and a great time was had by all at this year’s championships!
“This provincial championship saw many great performances by some familiar faces, as well as some unfamiliar faces, which is fantastic to see. The sport is growing so quickly in the province, and I think it is important to recognize the contribution these athletes are giving to track & field.” Said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick “I’m excited to see what the rest of the season has in store for us, and to see these athletes improve and make the province proud”.
Full results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=867
Jun 16 2016 - New Brunswick Championship set for Sunday
The Shawn Graham Track and Field Complex in Rexton will play host to the 2016 New Brunswick Track and Field Championships this Sunday, June 21st. Over 70 athletes from across the province are registered to compete for provincial titles and to help score points for their team.
Aside from individual titles, the 2016 Provincial Club Champions will also be named! Individuals will score points based on their placement in individual events, and banner will be presented to the team that captures the most points at the championships. ASEA Track Club will try to defend the provincial team title while other clubs will make an effort to stop them and win it for themselves. This meet is also a great opportunity to achieve standards for athletes hoping to be part of Team New Brunswick for the Legion National Championships, taking place in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec in August.
Key events to watch include both the men’s and women’s 800m races.
The men’s race will feature Nick MacMackin, Andrew LeBlanc, Brady Graves, Michael Colford, Brandon LeBlanc, and Raphael Choquette, among others.
The women’s race will feature Sarah Myatt, Hannah Trities, Hannah Cormier, Laura Dickinson, Chelsey Hall, and Robyn Davis, among others.
A full list of entries can be found here: www.trackie.com/online-registration/entry-list/new-brunswick-outdoor-championships/3728/
The schedule for the event can be found here: anb.ca/Calendar/documents/finalfinals.pdf
Jun 15 2016 - Robertson, Brennan, and Macdonald set for Canadian Combined Events Championship
ANB athletes are competing in Ottawa this weekend in the Capitol Cup Canadian Combined Events Championship. Chris Robertson of ASEA is competing in the senior men’s decathlon. Bridget Brennan and Sydney MacDonald (ASEA) are competing in the senior women’s heptathlon.
The Capital Cup is an IAAF sanctioned multi-event competition featuring some of the finest decathletes within the Pan American countries, including six athletes representing Canada as part of Pan American competition at the Capital Cup.
The 2 day championships start Friday June 17th at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Ottawa.
The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. Events are held over two consecutive days and the winners are determined by the combined performance in all events. Day 1 begins with the 100 metres, long jump, shot put, high jump, and 400 metres. Day 2 sees athletes compete in the 110 metres hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500 metres.
Jun 14 2016 - 3rd Annual ANB Coach Mentorship/Camp a Success
Over four days last week (June 7th – 10th) a group of Athletics New Brunswick (ANB) coaches travelled to Halifax, Nova Scotia as part of the ANB Coaching Mentorship program. The program’s continued mission since its inception three years ago is to give coaches the opportunity to see a performance coach in their environment with their athletes.
Coach Rich Lehman acted as the mentor coach for the camp. Rich is an NCCP performance certified endurance coach and is the head coach of the University of Dalhousie Tiger’s men’s and women’s track and field and cross-country teams. Benefiting from Rich’s experience were five coaches from across New Brunswick:
- Justin Young (Fredericton)
- Kathleen Kiely (Fredericton)
- Jennifer Butler (Bathurst)
- Sarah Myatt (Fredericton)
- Brandon LeBlanc (Riverview)
Over the course of the camp the coaches got to witness three strength and mobility sessions, three track sessions, more than 8 hours of presentations and discussion with the mentor coach, and a nutrition session focusing on the endurance event area from Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic’s Angela Dufour.
Coaches who took part in the camp had the following to say about their experience:
Brandon LeBlanc - "This being my first time participating in the ANB coach camp, I was very pleased with how it went and it certainly exceeded all my expectations. The discussions I participated in led to many different ways of understanding coaching and new pathways to develop athletes and as a coach. The camp led to many positive outcomes that can't be achieved in a typical classroom session."
Justin Young – “The small group made for vibrant and diverse discussions that will hopefully foster more open discussion between coaches in New Brunswick in the future.”
Jennifer Butler – “Rich was so open and engaged in the process it made learning easy and inspiring. I came back with renewed excitement and motivation for my coaching.”
Kathleen Kiely – “Thank you to ANB and Jason Reindl for giving NB coaches the opportunity to learn from mentor coach Rich Lehman. As always, attending these camps strengthens your knowledge as well as motivates you to incorporate new ideas in your own training plans.”
Sarah Myatt – “The coach mentorship program with Rich Lehman was a great experience, being able to watch the practices and see everything that was discussed put into practice made for the learning to be much more practical and transferable. Coaching is more than creating workouts/practices. It is interacting and responding to athletes and in a mentorship based learning experience you can learn beyond the pen and paper of coaching and achieve being a better coach for the individual athlete and less focused on coaching track athletes as whole. Being able to learn so closely from such an experienced coach, I can confidently say has greatly improved my ability to be the best coach possible for my athletes.”
For additional questions regarding the Coach Mentorship Program/Camp please contact Coaching Education Director Jason Reindl (506) 343-2149 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 14 2016 - ANB summer students 2016
ANB is very pleased to introduce our student employees for this summer!
Three returning students will be joined by five new faces throughout the province.
This year the number of Run Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW) Coordinators has grown to seven with the addition of a Coordinator for the U22 Eastern Espoir Games. The RJTW coordinators have been hired in their respective areas to promote and grow the sport of track and field, aiming to develop interest in the sport at a much younger age.
These regional RJTW positions are held by Jennifer Bell (Miramichi), Jonathan Gionet (Fredericton), Clayton Holteen (Saint John), Aaron Leblanc (Moncton), Julia Loparco (Fundy Royal), Emilie Cormier (Bathurst), and Christian Richard (in the region of Greater South-East). All of these students have a rich background in track and field and will bring both knowledge and a love of the sport to their positions. Christelle Frenette (Dieppe) is the Assistant Technical Director this summer. The U22 Eastern Espoir Championship Coordinator is Phil McDonald (Moncton). He will be working with our Technical Director in coordinating all things relating to the championships.
Some of the tasks our summer students will perform include:
- Assisting in the operation of local meets and practices with various roles including advertising, set up and coaching.
-Coordinating volunteers and schedules at events.
- Administrative work which includes writing press releases and updating the ANB Website.
- Assist in the delivery and administration of RJTW instructor training sessions
- Coordinate volunteers and schedules at several events as required
- Administer the Run Jump Throw Wheel program at the local clubs
- If other groups or club need some help this summer in any of the roles mentioned above (and more).
Please Contact Gabriel LeBlanc (email@example.com) for more information!
*These positions are funded via the Canada Summer Jobs program of Service Canada for more information please visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml.
Jun 13 2016 - CALL FOR COACHING STAFF FOR 2017 CANADIAN FRANCOPNONE GAMES- TEAM NEW BRUNSWICK
Team New Brunswick is in the process of recruiting its coaches that will participate in the Canadian Francophone Games that are taking place in Moncton from July 11th-15th, 2017.
We are looking for Track and Field coaches (Men and Women).
More information available here: http://anb.ca/Programs/jeux-franc2.php
Deadline: Interested applicants should submit their applications before SUNDAY, JULY 10TH at the Francophone Youth Federation of New Brunswick in person, by fax, email, or mail.
Jun 8 2016 - ANB proud to announce Run Jump Throw Wheel Track meet Series 2016
Athletics New Brunswick is very happy to announce the Run Jump Throw Wheel Series for a second year! Over 3000 young athletes took part in this program last year.
Regional RJTW competitions are open to all athletes, with the top eight finishers in each event qualifying to compete in the Provincial Championships (July 9 in Moncton).
Top eight finishers in each event at Provincials qualifying to compete for Team New Brunswick at the Atlantic Championships (July 23) in Saint John, New-Brunswick! Athletes may also qualify for provincials by placing at their respective school meets, or at the Provincial Middle School Championships.
The events offered will be:
Ages 8-9 60m, 150m, 300m, 4x60m shuttle relay, long jump, softball throw, shot put (2kg)
Ages 10-11 à80m, 150m, 600m, 4x100m relay, long jump, softball throw, shot put (2kg)
Ages 12-13 à80m, 150m, 800m, 4x100m relay, long jump, shot put (3kg), javelin throw (400g)
Athletes can compete in up to three events, but NO MORE than two track events OR field events (2 tracks and 1 field or 1 track and 2 fields)
Spikes of any kind are not permitted for the RJTW competitions.
For this year’s Provincial, top 8 in each event get a t-shirt, custom medal (1rst, 2nd, 3rd place) and ribbon (4th to 8th place). All remaining competing athletes will receive a participant ribbon.
More information about this program can be foudn here: http://anb.ca/Programs/rjt-series.php
TBD Regional Meet - Edmunston Region Edmunston, NB
June 9 Regional Meet - Acadian Peninsula Region Tracadie, NB
June 13 Regional Meet - Greater Saint John Region Saint John, NB
June 13 Regional Meet - Shediac Region Shediac, NB
June 14 Regional Meet - Dieppe Region Dieppe, NB
June 16 Regional Meet - Kent Region Rexton, NB
June 22 Regional Meet - Restigouche Region Campbelton. NB
June 26 Regional Meet - Oromocto/Fredericton Region Oromocto, NB
June 28 Regional Meet - Chaleur Region Bathurst, NB
June 29 Regional Meet - Greater Moncton Region Moncton, NB
June 29 Regional Meet - Miramichi Region Miramichi, NB
July 9th RJTW Series Provincial Championships Moncton, NB
Jul 23rd RJTW Series Atlantic Championships Saint John, NB
“This program offers great opportunities for new and developing athletes alike, and top finishers will get the opportunity to compete at the Provincial and potentially Atlantic Championships alongside many of New Brunswick’s top athletes. By offering the RJTW program across the province, ANB is able to include young athletes who otherwise would not have the opportunity to compete. We are planning of having few surprises this year and certainly build up from last year” says ANB Technical Director Gabe Leblanc.
Stay up to date with the RJTW Series by following this link: http://www.anb.ca/Programs/rjt-series.php
Jun 6 2016 - ANB Athlete Profile: Sarah MacPherson
Sarah was one of the inaugural members of the Fredericton Fast Track club back in 2005. She worked with Greg Allen through her high school years at the national and international levels. Including a 2nd place finish in the 2 mile, at the Loucks games in New York in a time of 10:37, a 3rd place finish at the Legion National Championships in the 1500m and setting the NB Indoor 3000m record. These performances got the Attention of the University of Tulsa where Sarah was rewarded with a full athletic scholarship where she also achieved a degree in Biochemistry.
As a Division 1 NCAA school the University of Tulsa provided Sarah with all sorts of wonderful experiences including traveling all over the USA and the immense depth of competition in Division 1. Her first 2 years will more trials and tribulations than she would have liked, with stress fractures and other health issues. Once her health was back to top shape she returned to her outstanding performances some of which included: setting the University of Tulsa 1000m record at the USA conference championships and competing at the NCAA regional championships.
Jun 5 2016 - NBIAA Championships Sees New Records
The New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association (NBIAA) Provincial Championships took place at Moncton Stadium this past Saturday with fair weather conditions providing athletes with strong performances. The championships saw incredible performances in many events, resulting in several NBIAA records.
- Undoubtedly the top performer of the meet had to Fredericton High School's Jack Berkshire who won the senior boys' 100m in a time of 11.17, the 400m in a time of 49.52, and won the 200m with a time of 22.74 to break the NBIAA record set by Prince Mwenga in 2002 by just 0.01 of a second! Berkshire then took part in both relays as a member of the FHS team, winning the 4x100m in a time of 46.45, and the 4x400m in a time of 3:29.74, fast enough to break the NBIAA record set by Moncton High School in 1971. This record was one of the longest standing records in NBIAA history.
- Lexie Shannon of Leo Hayes High School won gold in the junior girls' triple jump with a best jump of 11.00m to smash the NBIAA record of 9.83m set by Brianna Forbes last year. Lexie also won gold in the long jump with a best jump of 5.03m
- Sophie Black of École Mathieu-Martin won gold in the junior girls' shot put with a best throw of 11.35m to break the NBIAA record set by Rachelle Haché in 2015. Sophie also won a silver in the 80m hurdles with a time of 12.78, and finished 6th in the javelin throw with a best throw of 26.60m.
- Melissa Pellerin of École Mathieu-Martin won gold in the senior girls' javelin with a best throw of 40.96m to break the NBIAA record set by Lindsay Gauvin in 2010 by just 7 centimeters! Pellerin also won bronze in the discus throw with a best of 26.84m.
- Greer Allen of Fredericton High School won both the Special Olympic 50m and shot put with performances of 13.06 and 3.58m, respectively. A slightly illegal wind of 2.2 meant that the 50m time could not count as a record, but Greer's performance in the shot put was a new record by 4 centimeters.
- Alex Cormier of École Mgr-Marcel-François-Richard won gold in the junior boys' triple jump with a best jump of 12.16m to break the NBIAA record set by Clint Steeves in 2014. Cormier also won gold in the long jump with a best jump of 6.15m to just miss the NBIAA record of 6.24m set by C.J. Price in 2004, and finished 4th in the javelin throw with a best throw of 37.65m.
- Clint Steeves of J.M.A. Armstrong won gold in the senior boys' 400m hurdles with a time of 56.97 to break the NBIAA record set by Brandon LeBlanc in 2013. Steeves also won the long jump with a best jump of 6.28m. Steeves was expected to challenge his own NBIAA record in the 110m hurdles but unfortunately an injury occurred during warm-up and forced him to scratch from the event.
Other top performances include:
- Hannah Trites of Fredericton High School won the junior girls' 800m in a time of 2:18.58 to just miss Genevieve Lalonde's NBIAA record of 2:17.68 set in 2007. Trites also won the 1500m in a time of 5:11.90.
- Marie-Pier Cloutie of École Samuel-de-Champlain won the junior girls' 100m in a time of 12.78, the 200m in a time of 26.52, and the 80m hurdles in a time of 12.75.
- Laura Dickinson of Miramichi Valley High School won the senior girls' 1500m and 3000m with times of 4:44.77 and 10:33.64, respectively.
- Sara-Eve Noel of École Secondaire Népisiguit won the senior girls' discus with a best throw of 39.07m, just less than 50 centimeters short of her own NBIAA record set last year. Noel also placed 4th in the shot put with a best attempt of 9.28m.
- Brady Graves of Saint John High School won gold in the senior boys' 1500m with a time of 4:05.22, just over 5 seconds off of Barry Britt's NBIAA record set in 2008, and the 3000m with a time of 8:35.11, the second fastest time in NBIAA history just behind Ryan Cassidy's record of 8:34.30 set in 2011.
- Jordan Henri of Bernice MacNaughton High School won the junior boys' 100m in a time of 11.59, just 0.04 off the NBIAA record set by Jeff Wade in 1999, and won gold in the 200m in a time of 23.89. Bernice MacNaughton swept the 100m with teammates Kirklin Robichaud and Connor Woods winning silver and bronze, respectively.
- Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton High School won gold in the senior boys' 800m with a time of 1:56.26, just over a second off of William Best's NBIAA record set in 1990, and won silver in the 400m with a time of 50.74.
- Sebastien LeBlanc of École Mathieu-Martin won gold in the senior boys' 110m hurdles with a time of 15.82, the second fastest time in NBIAA history, won silver in the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.51, also the second fastest time in NBIAA history, and won bronze in the 400m with a time of 53.69.
"These NBIAA Provincial Championships proved to be one of the most exciting yet with many fantastic results leading to many NBIAA records, and many close calls on some records," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "Jack Berkshire winning all three sprint events and helping his team to win both relays had to be the most exciting part of the event, especially when one of the oldest records in the books went down in the final race of the day." Saint John High School won the AAA banner with a total score of 252.5, just 13.5 points ahead of last year's champions, Fredericton High School. Bonar Law Memorial High School repeated as the winner of the AA banner with a score of 215, while École Aux-Quatre-Vents won the A banner with a score of 104.
Full Results can be found here: anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=859 By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Jun 3 2016 - New Brunswick Middle School Championships Recap
On Thursday, June 2nd the St John’s Canada Games Stadium welcomed over 350 athletes from over twenty schools to the New Brunswick Middle School Track & Field Championships. Beautiful weather conditions prevailed, providing the middle school athletes great conditions under which to compete.
Several middle school records were broken at this meet:
- Erin Vringer of Prince Elizabeth Middle School broke both the girls’ grade 6 records for the 800m and the 1200 m distances. Erin’s time of 2:38.47 in the 800m surpassed the old record of Kristen McKinley of 2:42.01 set in 2011. She took 15 seconds off the old 1200m record of 4:16.8 set by Hannah Trites in 2013 by running a time of 4:01.41.
- Shelby MacIssac of Riverview Middle School set new grade 7 girls’ records in both the 150m run as well as in the high jump. Shelby ran the 150 m race in a time of 19.88 topping the old record of 20.19 set by Samantha Taylor in 2012. In the high jump, Shelby set a new record height, jumping 1.45m to surpass the old record of 1.43m previously held by both Stephanie Doiron and Janica Schofield.
- Francois Richard of École Carrefour de l'Acadie ran 3:53.60 in the grade 7 boys’ 1200m run, breaking the previous record of 3:57.10 set in 2011 by Andrew LeBlanc. François also placed first in the 800m with a time of 2:31.16.
Other notable performances include:
- Madeleine McLeod of Ecole Ste Anne won both the grade 7 girls 800 m (2:42.91) and 1200 m (4:18.27).
- Haley MacFarlane of Devon Middle school won the grade 8 girls long jump with a distance of 4.37 m as well as capturing first place in the 100m (13.75s) and the 200 m (28.95s) races.
- Emily Hayne, Bliss Carmen Middle School, won the grade 8 girls 800 m in a time of 2:35.88 and the 1200 m in a time of 4:01.90.
- In the grade 6 boys category Alex Blizzard if Hampton Middle school captured first place in the 80 m (11.94 s) and the 150 m (22.07s) races. With Micah Landry winning both the 800 m (2:41.59) and 1200 m (4:17.60) distances.
- Demitri Shakotko of Devon Middle School ran very well, winning both the grade 6 male 80 m hurdle race with a time of 15.08 and the 200 m hurdles in a time of 34.71.
- Ben Evans of Hampton Middle School won his 200m (26.71s), 300m (41.94) and 1200 m (4:04.87) races in the grade 8 boy’s category.
Excellent performances from Bliss Carmen Middle School athletes helped them win the provincial championship in both the male and female categories. Defending champions, Devon Middle School placed second in both categories with strong student performances.
Full results can be found here: www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=857
Congratulations to all competitors on a great championship and a special thanks to all the volunteers and organizers who helped during this event.
See you next year!
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