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Hello all athletes,
Jul 27 2016 - Recap of RJT Atlantics
The Canada Games Stadium in Saint John hosted this year’s Run Jump Throw Wheel Atlantics this past Saturdaywith the weather cooperating nicely. Over 200 young athletes took part in this fantastic event . Some highlights of the meet include: -Scott Caissie placed first in all three of his events. In the boys 9& under category Caissie won gold in the 60m with a time of 9.91, in the 150m sprint with a time of 24.47s and in the softball throw with a distance of 31.70m -Patrick Fraser in the 12-13 boys division placed first in the 80m sprint with a time of 10.90s and also placed first in long jump with a jump of 4.35m. - Philip Dubois won his 80m, 150m with times of 11.94s and 22.96s respectively in the boys 10-11 division. He also placed 4th in long jump. -Kamille Chiasson won both the shot put and soft ball throw in the 9 and under division with throws of 5.78m and 23.20m respectively. -Jewel Boland claimed a gold, silver, and bronze medal in the 10-11 girls 150m, 80m, and long jump. Running the 150m sprint in a time of 23.09 provided her with a first place finish, running 12.19s in the 80m placed her in second place and with a long jump of 3.46m she was able to claim third. -Sara Grant placed first in the girls 12-13 shot put, throwing 8.96m, and she claimed 3rd place in both the 80m dash and long jump. Full Results can be foudn here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=881 Pictures can be found here: http://anb.ca/Photos/index.php
Jul 24 2016 - Atlantic Track & Field Championships Recap
The Atlantic Track & Field Championships took place this past weekend, July 23rd and 24th, at Canada Games Stadium in Saint John. Wild weather ranging from thunder and lightning to 30° and clear skies made for a variety of results. Strong contingents were in participation from all Atlantic Provinces!
- Bridget Brannen of Beechwood broke her own senior women's heptathlon record with a score of 4416, and broke the senior women's 400mh record with a time of 1:02.92.
- Jordan Henri of Moncton broke the midget boy's 200m record with an impressive 23.06 in the heats, and broke the record again in the finals with a clocking of 22.96. The former record of 23.09 was held by Mickyle Welsh and was set at the Canadian Legion Championships last year.
- Merab Klein of Saint John broke her own record in the master women's 35-39 100m with a time of 16.18 and set a new record in the long jump with a best attempt of 3.05m.
- Tracy Dunn of Fredericton broke her own record in the master women's 45-49 discus throw with a best attempt of 20.47m.
- Adrienne Cameron of Saint John broke her own master women's 65-69 100m record with a time of 22.49.
- Dean Strowbridge of Willow Grove broke the master men's 45-49 3000m record with a time of 9:41.87.
- Carol Lepage of Bathurst broke the master men's 45-49 3000m steepelchase record with a time of 11:13.01.
- Alex Coffin of Saint John broke the master men's 45-49 10,000m record with a time of 36:39.42.
- Bruce Rosvall of Rothesay broke his own master men's 50-54 200m record with a time of 25.95.
- Rob Jackson of Fredericton set a new record in the master men's 60-64 800m with a time of 2:28.13, and in the 10,000m with a time of 37:59.30.
- Yvan Pelletier of Fredericton broke his own master men's 60-64 100m record with a time of 14.02.
- Ross Belyea of East Brighton broke the master men's 70-74 100m record with a time of 15.60, and broke the triple jump record with a best attempt of 7.72m.
Other notable results include:
- Samantha Taylor and Abby Davidson of Fredericton, and Marie-Pier Cloutier all ran impressive times in the sprint events. Samantha won both the youth girl's 100m and 200m with times of 12.54 and 25.71, respectively, while Abby finished 4th in the 100m and 2nd in the 200m with times of 12.86 and 26.37, respectively, and finished 5th in the long jump with a best attempt of 4.95m.
Marie-Pier finished 3rd in the 200m with a time of 26.38, and finished 2nd in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.13.
- Erin Vringer of Saint John ran impressive times of 2:26.89 and 3:56.33 in the 800m and 1200m, respectively. Vringer's 1200m time missed the provincial record by just less than 6 seconds.
- Sarah Myatt of Oromocto won both the senior women's 400m (58.47) and the 800m (2:18.20), and finished 2nd in the 200m with a time of 26.78.
- Nick MacMackin of Quispamsis ran an impressive 1:51.90 to win the men's 800m.
- Jean-Marc Doiron of Collette and Brady Graves of Saint John both dipped under the 4 minute mark in the 1500m, running 3:59.13 and 3:59.93, respectively.
- Jeremie Pellerin of Cocagne was the only runner to dip under the 9 minute mark in the 3000m, running 8:59.16.
The Championships also served as the last meet of the Maritime Track League. Prize money was awarded for the 1st ($750), 2nd ($400), and 3rd ($250) placings in each category.
1st: Nick MacMackin of Quispamsis; 235.0 points
2nd: Matthew Coolen of Halifax; 229.0 points
3rd: Josh Lunda of Cole Harbour; 228.8 points
1st: Shannay Beals of Halifax; 246.2 points
2nd: Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John; 233.9 points
3rd: Jennifer Bell of Chaplin Island Road; 231.2 points
1st: Shayne Dobson of Campbellton; 2033 points
2nd: Ryan Shay of Yarmouth; 733 points
3rd: Casey Perrin of Oxford; 217 points
Full Results to the Atlantic Track & Field Championships can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=882
Jul 21 2016 - Saint John to Host two Atlantic Championships this Weekend
This Saturday, July 23rd, Saint John NB will play host to the Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel Atlantic Championships, with over 200 competitors registered to compete at the beautiful Canada Games Stadium. Athletes are asked to arrive by 10:00am to register as the meet is scheduled to begin at 10:45am. Competitors ranging in ages from 8-13 will run, jump, throw and wheel in a fun filled, yet competitive, event. Be on the lookout for New Brunswick RJTW athletes who will proudly wear a Team NB singlet at the meet. With the Rio Olympic Games on the horizon, some of these young athletes may aspire to stand on that podium one day, introduced to track and field through this great program!
Directly following this event, the Canadian Games Stadium will then host the 2016 Atlantic Track and Field Championships, taking place over both Saturday and Sunday. Athletes over the age of 13 will come from across all of the four Atlantic Provinces to compete in this two day event. New Brunswick athletes will face strong competition in their pursuit of medals and Atlantic titles. The competition across all events is expected to be very strong and entertaining for the crowd. Keep an eye out for some exciting races as well as strong jumps and throws from our very own New Brunswick athletes.
Key events to watch include the crowd favorite 100m races which in the youth category this year will feature NB’s Mickyle Welsh and Samantha Taylor.
Alexa- Maude Mallais of ASEA will run in the 200m, currently she holds the second position in the Maritime Track League.
In the 400m sprint, junior competitor Braden Harrison of Fredericton will look to hang onto his first place standing in the Maritime Track League.
The 100m hurdles proves to be another exciting race with Marie- Pier Cloutier (youth) and Victoria LeBlanc (junior) both running well this season.
Tess MacDonald will compete in the triple jump as she looks to move up in the Maritime Track League standings from her current third place position.
Not to be outdone New Brunswick throwers will be strong this weekend with Walker Campbell (Youth) and Aaron LeBlanc (Senior) competing in both shotput and discus, Ryan Evans (youth) in javelin, Sarah–Eve Noel in discus, and Jennifer Bell in the shot put. All have been strong this season and will be looking to improve their distances at this meet.
Jul 21 2016 - Genevieve Lalonde Set to Compete at London Diamond League
This Saturday, July 23rd, Canada's best ever female steeplechaser, Genevieve Lalonde is set to compete at the London Anniversary Games, the last stop on the Diamond League tour before the Rio Olympics. The two day event will feature performances from many of the world's greatest athletes and soon to be Olympians.
The Moncton native will attempt another personal best, and national record, in the event, which will also feature Canadian Olympic teammate Erin Teschuk. The last time Lalonde raced a Diamond League event, she finished with a personal best and national record time of 9:32.17. Of the 17 athletes, Gen comes into the race with the 7th fastest time this season.
The London Anniversary Games will also feature a star studded lineup in the other events, including Usain Bolt in the 200m, and Mo Farah and Bernard Lagat in the 5000m, along with many other great athletes from all across the globe who are set to compete in next month's Olympic Games.
Lalonde has had a breathtaking season thus far that has included a national record and personal best performance, a bronze medal at the national championships, and an appointment to Team Canada for the Rio Olympics. This is a race you do not want to miss!
Results will be available here: http://bit.ly/2a4DrXI
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Jul 20 2016 - Maritime Track League Standings
With the Atlantic Track & Field Championships taking place this weekend in Saint John, the Maritime Track League's 2016 year will officially end and the winners will be declared. The track league began in May and featured nine competitions for athletes to take part in, with scoring being determined on how close the athletes' performances are to the Canada record.
On the men's side:
- Sprinter Braden Harrison of Fredericton, NB leads the MTL with a score of 226.0.
- Distance runner Alex Cyr of Abram-Village, PEI is just one-tenth of a point behind the lead with a score of 225.9.
- Jumper Kaelan Schmidt of Sutherlands River, NS rounds out the top three with a score of 222.0.
Others in the top ten include, in this order, Joshua Lunda, Chris Robertson, Hudson Grimshaw-Surette, Clint Steeves, Matthew Coolen, Gregory McCarthy, and Jean-Marc Doiron.
On the women's side:
- Sprinter Shannay Beals of Halifax, NS leads the MTL with a score of 242.0.
- Sprinter Alexa-Maude Maillais of Moncto, NBn is ranked second in the league with a score of 229.5, 12.5 points behind the leader.
- Jumper Tess McDonald of Fredericton, NB rounds out the top three with a score of 228.0.
Others in the top ten include, in this order, Victoria LeBlanc, Sarah Myatt, Maggie McClure, Melissa Pellerin, Stephanie Doiron, Sara-Eve Noel, and Megan Graham.
In the para category:
- Shayne Dobson of Campbellton, NB leads the MTL with a score of 2033.
- Ryan Shay of Yarmouth, NS is ranked second in the league with a score of 733.
- Casey Perrin of Oxford, NS rounds out the top three with a score of 217.
All athletes must compete at the Atlantic Track & Field Championships to be eligible for final placings and prize money. Prize money for each category includes $750 for the winner, $400 for second, and $250 for third.
For more information about the Maritime Track League, visit the website: http://maritimetrackleague.ca/
Jul 18 2016 - Team NB Espoir Announcement
Team NB Espoir Announcement
July 18th, 2016
Athletics New Brunswick is excited to announce the 61 athletes chosen to represent New Brunswick at the 2016 Eastern Canadian Espoir Championships being held in Moncton on August 6-7. This team is comprised of athletes from across the province that will compete against the best from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Found Land. 25 females and 35 males will compete for points in the scored competition.
Athlete Name Home Town Club
Chelsey Hall Fast Tracks Upper Kingsclear
Olivia Malone Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Murray Corner
Melissa Pellerin Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Dieppe
Mylene Ferguson Unattached Shediac Cape
Lisa Richard Athletisme Sud Est Athletic Moncton
Sydney MacDonald Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Miramichi
Sara-Eve Noel Chaleur Athletics Alardville
Monika LeBlanc Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Dieppe
Tess McDonald Fredericton Legion Track Club Fredericton
Victoria LeBlanc Saint John Track Club Saint John
Jennifer Bell Unattached Miramichi
Hannah Haynes-MacDonald Fast Tracks Fredericton
Andrea Eisner Fast Tracks Fredericton
Sarah Landry Chaleur Athletics North Tetagouche
Ashley Murray Saint John Track Club Saint John
Laura Duffley Saint John Track Club Saint John
Joelle Leger Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Dieppe
Magkda Mekonnen Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Moncton
Nadia Wysote Restigouche Athletics Listuguj
Ashley Gallagher Motley Crew Waasis
Sarah Hickman Saint John Track Club Rothesay
Sharon Ngongo Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Moncton
Maya Clowater Fast Tracks Fredericton
Sophie Landry Unnatached Charlo
Chelsey Underhill Fredericton Legion Track Club Noonan
Christel Robichaud Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Moncton
Isabelle Morris Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Moncton
Tyler Bastarche Unattached Balmoral
Jean-Marc Gaudet Unattached Dieppe
Raphael Choquette Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Dieppe
Nick MacMackin Saint John Track Club Quispamsis
Liam Turgeon Restigouche Athletics Fredericton
Alain Doucet Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Dieppe
Alexandre Banks Saint John Track Club Saint John
Tyrell Marin Restigouche Athletics Dalhousie
Alexi Roy Chaleur Athletics Beresford
Sebastien LeBlanc Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Dieppe
Clint Steeves Athletisme Sud Est Athletics River Glade
Julien Leger Unattached Richibouctou
Joshua Shanks Saint John Track Club Chance Harbour
Jack Berkshire Fast Tracks Fredericton
Timothy Brennan Unattached Beechwood
Ryan Terry Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Riverview
Jacob Hayes Saint John Track Club Quispamsis
Nicholas Maclean Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Moncton
Matthew Stanley Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Riverview
Adrian Kinney Unattached Bristol
Braden Harrison Fredericton Legion Track Club Fredericton
Brandon LeBlanc Fredericton Legion Track Club Riverview
Brady Graves Saint John Track Club Saint John
Michael Colford Fast Tracks New Maryland
Jacob LeBlanc Unattached McQuade
Andrew LeBlanc Fast Tracks Fredericton
Jonathan Bunn Fredericton Legion Track Club Barry, ONT
Kenneth McGovern Saint John Track Club Grand-Bay Westfield
Connor Sexton Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Salisbury
Christian Godin Athletisme Peninsule Acadienne Ste-Marie
Matthew Butler Fast Tracks Fredericton
Alexander Williston Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Bay du Vin
Pierre Luc McGraw Athletisme Peninsule Acadienne Tracadie
Guillaume Savoie Athletisme Peninsule Acadiennne Neguac
Parker Campbell Unattached Rexton
Head Coach – Jason Reindl Saint John Track Club Saint John
Manager – Rachelle MacDonald Saint John Track Club Saint John
Coach – Peter Stuart Athletisme Sud Est Athletics Riverview
Coach – Kathleen Kiely Fast Tracks Fredericton
Coach – Yvan Pelletier Fredericton Legion Track Club Fredericton
Coach – Jennifer Butler Chaleur Athletics Bathurst
Coach - Bill MacMackin Saint John Track Club Saint John
Apprentice Coach – Athena Francis Unattached Burnt Church
“I am very excited with this team. This group comprises a number of athletes over the past six years who won national medals and broken provincial records. While competition against Eastern Canada is always tough we feel confident at our home track of Moncton to compete well,” said head coach Jason Reindl.
Jul 16 2016 - Hub City Track Classic Recap
The Hub City Track Classic took place today in Moncton with approximately 50 athletes competing. Although a small competition, results provided big with 2 provincial records being set under the hot temperatures and clear skies.
- Robert Jackson of Fredericton set a new record for master's 60-64 3000m with a time of 10:26.36. Not only is this time a provincial record, but it's also the fastest time in Canada this year!
- James Brace of Intervale broke his own F56 discus record with a best throw of 20.14m, surpassing his old record of 17.24m set in 2014, and set a new record in the F56 javlein with a best throw of 15.38m.
Other notable results include:
- Alexa-Maude Mallais of Moncton led the women's 100m with an incredibly fast time of 12.29 despite a slight negative wind, while Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi placed second with a time of 13.42, followed by Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview with a time of 13.79. Alexa-Maude also won the 200m with a quick time of 25.49.
- In the men's 1500m, Jean-Marc Doiron of Collete finished with a time of 4:10.68, while Shayne Dobson of Campbellton finished with a time of 4:23.55, just 0.27 seconds behind Ryan Terry of Riverview.
- The men's 200m featured quick times with athletes very close to one another. Jason Bouchard of Fredericton took the win with a time of 22.25 while teammate Braden Harrison placed second with a time of 22.62. Mickyle Welsh of Riverview took third with a time of 22.82 while Christian Richard of Moncton finished just behind with a time of 22.86.
- Nicholas MacLean of Moncton jumped an impressive 1.75m in the high jump.
Full Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=879
The next meet in the province will be the Atlantic Track and Field Championships, taking place next weekend in Saint John. The Atlantic Championships also serve as the last meet of the Maritime Track League and thus many athletes will be there to compete for top three spots.
Jul 15 2016 - 2016 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Team NB
Athletics New Brunswick and the NB Legion Command is excited to announce the athletes that will be representing the province at this year’s 2016 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships in Sainte-Thérèse/Blainville, Quebec from August 5-7th.
There are eight provincial record holders amongst the group of 36 who will make an appearance at these national youth championships.
Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview who has had a stellar season so far holds the bantam 100m, 150m, 200m, and High Jump records for her age. She will look to improve on her performances and debut in these championships in St. Therese.
Mickyle Welsh, also of Riverview broke the Midget Boys 100m and 200m records at the previous two Legion Championships, medalling in the 100m at last year’s champs. Welsh is now returning to the national stage in hopes of having some great performances.
Hannah Trites of Fredericton holds the 1200m in both the midget and youth categories, and the 2000m record in the youth category. Trites took home the bronze medal in this event last year in St. Therese and will look to improve this year.
Laura Dickinson, who is no new face to these championships holds the 1500m steeplechase and 2000m steeplechase records. Dickinson, of Miramichi broke the 2000m steeple record which also landed her the bronze medal at last year’s champs and will look to improve her performance this year.
Kyla Hughes of Cocagne currently holds the Midget and Youth records in the women’s Shot Put. She is a returning medalist, having received the bronze medal in her event last year.
Sophie Black of Dieppe is the record holder in the midget girls pentathlon, which she broke at last year’s Legions. She is now in the Youth category and will look for some great performances.
Marie-Pier Cloutier of Saint John holds the record in the women’s youth 100m hurdles.
Craig Thorne of Quispamsis holds the 100m hurdle record and will make his debut at these champs.
Lexie Shannon will be returning to the championships where she won a silver medal in the midget girl’s triple jump last year.
Full Team List
Abigail Davidson, Beaverdam
Alex Cormier, St-Louis-de-Kent
Benjamin Dunn, Norton
Brianna Forbes, Targettville
Caroline Gagnon, Moncton
Craig Thorne, Quispamsis
Emily Haynes-MacDonald, New Maryland
Frances Wright, Fredericton
Gedline Pitre, Dieppe
Haley MacFarlane, Fredericton
Hannah Cormier, Fredericton
Hannah Trites, Fredericton
Isabella Lemaire, Dieppe
Janelle LeBlanc, St-Louis-de-Kent
Jenna Keilty, Fredericton
Jérémie Godin, Dieppe
Jérémie Cyr, Berry Mills
Jordon Henri, Moncton
Kyla Hughes, Cocagne
Laura Dickinson, Miramichi
Lexie Shannon, Richibucto Road
Mackenzie Hall, Upper Kingsclear
Marco Cormier, St-Louis-de-Kent
Marie-Pier Cloutier, Saint John
Martine Haché, Miramichi
Mickyle Welsh, Riverview
Mitchell Kean, Fredericton
Rachelle Hache, Miramichi
Robyn Davis, Fredericton
Ryan Evans, Saint John
Samantha Taylor, Canterbury
Shelby MacIsaac, Riverview
Sophie Black, Dieppe
Timothy Poirier, Moncton
Veronique Omalosanga, Moncton
Walker Campbell, Bass River
“We are very happy with all of the athlete’s performances leading up to these championships, and expect them to do very well in August. This is a unique opportunity for many of these athletes as they will compete against some of the best athletes in the country for their age. For many, it will be a new experience, but for other returning athletes, they will look to better last year’s results. We’re very excited for them as they pursue their Track & Field goals.” – Gabriel Leblanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick
Jul 11 2016 - Genevive Lalonde Named to Canadian Olympic Team
After much anticipation, the track and field portion of the Canadian Olympic Team has been announced and for the first time since 2000, it includes a New Brunswicker. Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton has been selected to compete in the 3000m steeplechase at the Rio Olympics.
After a breathtaking year that included a Canadian record, a Diamond League appearance, and a bronze medal at the Canadian Championships/Olympic Trials, Genevieve Lalonde has checked another item off her list, become an Olympian. Although this is her first Olympics, Lalonde is no stronger to the world stage, having competed at the 2007 World Youth Championships, 2008 and 2009 World Cross Country Championships, 2010 World Junior Championships, 2012 NACAC U23 Championships, 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie, 2015 Pan American Games and World Championships. At the 2015 Pan American Games, she didn't just compete, she won a bronze medal.
Gen becomes just the second female New Brunswicker to make the Olympic athletics team, the first being Diane Matheson-Clement who competed at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Interestingly, Diane was also a native of Moncton and 30 years after her Olympic appearance, made another as a team manager for the 1984 Olympics. The last track and field Olympian to come from New Brunswick was Joel Bouregois, who competed at both the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Also of note is that Bourgeois is Lalonde's former coach and also competed in the 3000m steeplechase event.
Joining Lalonde will be Maria Bernard of Calgary and Erin Teschuk of Winnipeg, the latter of which also represented Canada at last year's World Championships alongside Lalonde. These three women will all be the first to ever represent the country in the event at the Olympics, the steeplechase event was only offered to women beginning in 2008, and at both the Beijing and London Olympics, Canada did not send any athlete to compete in the event.
Genvieve Lalonde is one of only two athletes named to the team from the Atlantic provinces, the other being marathoner Eric Gillis who also competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
View the full team list here: http://athletics.ca/athletics-canada-team-nominated-rio-2016/#sthash.ljPs8GBB.dpbs
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Jul 10 2016 - Legion Provincials / ANB Performance Meet Recap
There could not have been a better weekend to hold a track meet as the Legion Provincial Championships and ANB Performance Meet unfolded at the Moncton 2010 Stadium. Over 150 athletes took part in these championships where provincial records were broken and an exciting field of decathlon athletes took to the track.
- Again, Shelby MacIsaac of ASEA ran to both the bantam girls 100m and 200m titles with another provincial record running a time of 12.91 in the 100m and 26.41 in the 200m. Also the record holder in the high jump, she finished 2nd in the high jump with a jump of 1.50m, just short of her 1.51m record.
- Jennifer Bell of Miramichi broke her own provincial record in the senior girl’s shot put with a throw of 14.28m. Way to go Jennifer!
- Chris Robertson of Moncton had a fantastic decathlon, excelling in the high jump to clear 2.00m! This is a significant height as the 2.00m barrier has not been cleared by a New Brunswick since 1999. Chris’ final score of 6828 in the decathlon also breaks his own provincial record by 230 points! This score also gives Chris the ‘A’ standard for the Jeux de la Francophonie taking place in the Ivory Coast next year!
-Clint Steave of RiverGlade broke the Junior mens 110m Hurdle provincial record in a time of 15.20.
- Yvan Pelletier of Fredericton won the men’s 60-64 Long Jump title with a new provincial record, jumping 4.24m.
- Andrew Justason of Fredericton won the 40-44 Pole Vault title with a new provincial record of 3.05m.
Other highlights include:
- Pierce Lepage, who competed in the decathlon hoping to qualify for the Rio Olympics, came into the competition as the Canadian junior decathlon record holder. His final score of 7953 fell short of the 8100 needed to qualify for the Olympics, but is good enough to rank him as the 7th Canadian all-time in the event. World Junior bronze medalist in the long jump, Taylor Stewart finished 2nd with a score of 7225 while James Turner finished 3rd with a score of 7059 despite a no height in the high jump.
In Midget Girls:
- Caroline Gagnon won both the 80m hurdles as well as the 200m hurdles.
In the Midget Boys:
- Mitchell Kean of Fast Tracks won the 800m, 2000m, and placed 2nd in the 1200m.
- Jordan Henri of ASEA took the 100m and 200m dashes respectively.
- Craig Thorne of SJTC swept the hurdles with victories in both the 100m hurdles and 200m hurdles.
- Jeremy Neuffer of PEI took the 1200m and 1500m.
- Parker Campbell snagged the 300m and Triple Jump.
In the Women’s Youth:
- Laura Dickinson of ASEA ran to victory in the 2000m steeplechase, and not long after ran to another victory in the 3000m!
- Robyn Davis of Fast Tracks took home both the 400m and 800m.
In Men’s Youth:
- Ryan Evans of Saint John took home the Javelin title with a throw of 50.05m, which ranks him 3rd in the country in his age class. He also took home the 400m Hurdles race with a time of 58.56 AND the 110m hurdles.
- Alex Cormier of Club Elite won both the Long Jump and Triple Jump respectively.
In the Women’s Junior category, Sara-Eve Noel had a fantastic showing, winning both the Discus and Hammer throws.
Full Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=877
Jul 10 2016 - RJTW Provincials Recap
Over 300 athletes aged 7 - 12 came together for the Run Jump Throw Wheel Provincial final in Moncton on Saturday. It was an awesome competition as many kids ran, jumped, and threw personal bests and of course, had fun doing them! It was a very eventful day with all the events taking place, as well as an elite men’s decathlon unfolding on the track and on the field. The younger athletes had the opportunity to watch some of the best athletes in Canada compete with hopes for a spot on the Rio Olympic team, and it was very inspirational!
On the girl’s side of the competition:
- Sara Grant took full advantage of the Run Jump Throw motto, with a triple crown victory in the Girl’s 12-13 80m dash, Long Jump, and Shot Put.
- Kamille Chiasson, 9&U had victories in both the Softball Throw, and Shot Put.
- Ella Carroll also took home two titles in the girl’s 10-11 category in the Shot Put and 150m dash.
On the Boy’s side:
- Antoine Pilon had a fantastic meet, also taking full advantage of the Run Jump Throw motto, taking home 3 titles of his own in each respective discipline. In the 9&U age category, he won the 60m dash, Long Jump, and the Softball Throw.
The top 8 performers in each event are now invited to compete at the Run Jump Throw Wheel Atlantic Championships which will be held in Saint John on July 23rd.
Congratulations to all athletes who competed at these Championships and we look forward to seeing you in Saint John!
Full Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=876
Jul 10 2016 - New Brunswick Athletes Shine at Olympic Trials
Over the past four days, athletes from all across the country have met in Edmonton to contend for spots on Team Canada headed to Rio this August for the Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and for the opportunity to be named a national champion. Not only did the event serve as the Olympic Trials, but it also served as the national championships for both the Junior and Senior categories. New Brunswick athletes won 4 medals and broke a total of 5 provincial records.
- Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton (SRNB) won the bronze medal in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:52.18. After a breathtaking season that included a Diamond League appearance and a national record, Gen is expected to be named to Team Canada and become a future Olympian, only the second ever female New Brunswicker to compete at the Olympic Games in the sport of track and field.
- Christel Robichaud of Dieppe (ASEA) won gold in the para-seated discus throw with a best of 15.23m, silver in the javelin throw with a best of 11.63m, and silver in the shot put with a throw of 6.09m. Christel's throws in the javelin and the shot put also broke her provincials records.
- Shayne Dobson of Campbellton (ASEA) finished 4th in the para ambulatory 1500m with a time of 4:22.59. After representing Canada at last year's IPC World Championships, and a strong 2016 season thus far, Shayne has left himself in a good position to be named to Team Canada for the Rio Paralympic Games.
Other performances include:
- Grace Annear of Hampton (FFFT) finished 4th in the senior women's 800m prelims with a time of 2:04.30 to advance to the finals where she finished 7th overall in a time of 2:06.46.
- Naomie Maltais of Val-d'Amour (ASEA) competed in the senior women's hammer throw qualifier, throwing 47.37m to secure the last qualifying sport for the finals, where she finished 11th with a best throw of 49.50m. In the discus throw, Naomie finished 8th with a best throw of 35.52m.
- Sarah MacPherson of Fredericton (FFFT) finished 5th in the senior women's 1500m prelims with a time of 4:22.62 to advance to the finals. Unfortunately, an achilles injury forced Sarah to miss the finals.
- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John (SJTC) finished 9th in the junior women's 400mh prelims with a time of 1:03.51 to break her own junior, U23, and senior provincial records, but did not advance to the finals. In the 100mh, Victoria finished 15th in the prelims with a time of 15.84 but did not advance to the finals.
- Barry Britt of Hampton (SRNB) finished 6th in the senior men's 5000m with a time of 14:14.68.
- Nick MacMackin of Quispamsis (SJTC) finished 5th in the senior men's 1500m qualifier with a time of 3:56.79 to qualify for the prelims where he finished 18th overall with a time of 3:56.00. In the 800m, Nick finished 8th in the qualifier with a time of 1:54.02 to advance to the prelims where he finished 15th overall with a time of 1:51.69.
- Brady Graves of Saint John (SJTC) finished 10th in the junior men's 1500m prelims with a time of 3:58.84 to advance to the finals where he finished 9th overall in a time of 4:04.77. In the 5000m, Brady finished 8th overall with a time of 15:11.09, just 0.008 behind 7th place.
- Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton (FFFT) finished 13th in the junior men's 800m prelims with a time of 1:55.27, but did not advance to the final.
- Adrian Kinney of Bristol (UN-NB) qualified for the junior men's 100m prelims with a 11.07 clocking in the qualifier, and went on to run 11.24 in the prelims to finish 17th overall. In the 200m, Adrian did not finish.
- Braden Harrison of Fredericton (FLTC) ran a time of 11.35 in the junior men's 100m qualifier but did not advance to the final. In the 200m qualifier, Harrison ran a time of 23.10 but did not advance to the final. Finally, in the 400m qualifier, Braden ran a time of 51.01 to advance to the prelims where he finished 22nd with a time of 51.70.
"The performances by our province's junior and senior athletes were fantastic," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "We are very eager to hear Athletics Canada announce the team for the Rio Olympics and Paralympics and are hoping to see not just one, but two of our athletes on the list."
Full Results can be found here: http://results.deltatiming.com/edmonton/2016-ac-trials#2016-07-07
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Jul 7 2016 - Busy Weekend for Athletics in New Brunswick
The Moncton 2010 stadium will play host this upcoming weekend to three track and field events, providing athletes of all ages the opportunity to compete against others in a world class venue!
The Run Jump Throw Wheel Provincials will be held early Saturday in Moncton for athletes aged 8-13, who qualified by placing top 8 in their respective regional RJTW meet. 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 23th in Saint John. This year a special event will be happening during the RJTW meet with two events of the men’s decathlon being showcased. The events will feature Taylor Stewart (bronze medalist at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Moncton), James Turner, and Pierce Lepage. These three athletes will be hoping to hit the Olympic standard of 8100 points. Also competing will be New Brunswick record holder Chris Robertson along with Pierre Landry, Alain Doucet, Jean-Luc Bastarache, and Troy Wilson. The decathlon will be the event to watch this weekend!
Following the RJTW Provincials, the 2015 NB Legion Championships & ANB Performance Meet will take place over Saturday and Sunday 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 Canadian Legion Youth Track & Field Championships. This year the Championships will take place in Ste Thérèse, Québec from August 5th - 7th.
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 athletes excel in their events bringing home medals, results of their hard work and excellent performances. Expectations based on performances by New Brunswick young athletes to date set the stage for these National to again be a successful championship.
Athletes to watch this weekend in Moncton include:
- Last year's returning individual medalists Mickyle Welsh from ASEA who runs the 100 and 200m dashes respectively, Lexie Shannon from Fredericton who competes in both the Long Jump, and Triple Jump, Hannah Trites, also from Fredericton, will run the 1200m, and Laura Dickinson of ASEA who will run the 800m and 1500m. These young athletes are all looking to have great weekends.
- Marie-Pier Cloutier of Saint John is having a record-breaking year, breaking her own 100m hurdles record nearly every time she steps on the track. She will also compete in the 100m and 200m dashes this weekend.
- Jordan Henri of ASEA will compete in the 100m, 200m, and high jump and is having a great season so far.
- Ryan Evans of Saint John is certainly making a name for himself in the track and field world, as he will compete in the 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, and the javelin this weekend.
- Shelby MacIsaac of ASEA who recently broke the provincial records in the 100m, 200m, and high jump, will be competing this weekend in the high jump, 100m, and 200m.
- The event to watch this weekend may very well be the girls 100m which will showcase Samantha Taylor of Fast Tracks, Veronique Omalosanga of ASEA, Marie-Pier Cloutier of SJTC, Abigail Davidson of Fredericton, and Joelle Leger of ASEA. This race could very well put 3 or 4 girls on standard for the Legion Championships.
- Lexie Shannon (Long Jump and Triple Jump) and Pierre-Luc Mcgraw (Long Jump and High Jump) are the top ranked athletes in the field events, while Samuel Bourque of ASEA and Walker Campbell, unattached, are the highest ranked throwers in the competition competing in both the shot put and discus.
This multi-competition weekend will be a must-see so make sure to come out to the Moncton Stadium for some great track and field action!
“This meet is going to be great and very busy with so many athletes competing, and I think it will benefit the young up-and-comers to continue with our sport, being able to watch these high calibre athletes compete,” said Gabriel Leblanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.
Jul 6 2016 - Moncton will host last chance for Decathlon Olympic Hopeful this Saturday & Sunday
The Decathlon is a multi-event competition held over the course of 2 days, and has 10 events. This weekend we have 3 special guests, all with unique stories, joining us in Moncton in hopes of hitting the Olympic qualifying standard in this event.
Taylor Stewart, from London, Ontario, will compete this Saturday and Sunday at the Moncton 2010 Stadium in hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He will be on familiar ground in this stadium where he won a bronze medal in the long jump at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships hosted in Moncton.
Throwing it back to that day in Moncton six years ago, Taylor was competing in front of thousands of Canadians and on TV broadcasted live internationally. He was on his last jump of the competition, still not having jumped a medal-winning distance, but with the help from all of the fans and the support of the entire crowd at the stadium, Taylor jumped to a bronze medal on his final attempt! It was very inspirational to all Canadians, and he then became a national hero in the track and field world. That was when he realized he could make it as a world class athlete. But early last year, after not being content with the way his long jump career was going, he decided to switch paths and try an even greater challenge - the decathlon. Now, this weekend will be his last chance to qualify for the Rio Olympics in what is one of the most grueling events in Track and Field.
James Turner, currently ranked 2nd in the country in the decathlon behind Olympian Damian Warner, will also take to the track this weekend in Moncton in hopes of hitting the Olympic standard. Originally from Kelowna BC, Turner attends the University of Toronto, and trains 3-4 hours each and every day working towards excellence and chasing his Olympic dreams.
Pierce Lepage has a few accolades under his belt as well. As last year’s Junior National Champion AND the record holder in the Junior Decathlon, he also won this year’s RBC Training Ground in Toronto. He will be competing in Moncton as he also chases his dreams in hopes of joining Canada at the Olympics in Rio in August.
Also competing in the decathlon this weekend are provincial record holder Chris Robertson of Moncton, Pierre Landry of Saint-Louis-de-Kent, Alain Doucet of Dieppe, and Jean-Luc Bastarache of Moncton, all representing the local track club, ASEA.
As you can see, this is going to be a very exciting competition and you don’t want to miss it! Make sure to be at the Moncton Stadium Saturday AND Sunday to witness these high class athletes compete for a birth on the Olympic team.
“We’re more than happy to have these incredible young men compete here in Moncton this weekend, and we wish them well on their Olympic journey. It will be the competition to see, and this level of high caliber athletes will be very inspirational to the younger athletes in the province. I’m very excited to watch as well and hopefully this can spark new-found desires for the up-and-coming athletes in New Brunswick!” – Gabriel Leblanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.
Jul 5 2016 - Jeux de l'Acadie highlights
The 37th finals of Jeux de l’Acadie was held this weekend in Caraquet in the region of the Acadien Peninsula. For two days, Saturday and Sunday, it’s at the Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux that the Track & Field events occurred. Unfortunately, the weather was not in favor of athletes seeking to break records.
Because of the wind and cold, only two athletes have managed to break records. The thrower Katelyn Milligan representing the delegation of Prince Edward Island in the 14-15years category has launched an incredible 11.29m beating the previous record of 10.78m set in 2013 by Sara-Ève Noël from Chaleur delegation.
In the para division, Jacob LeBlanc from South-East has established a new mark at the Shot Put with a throw of 4.71m. Jacob also won the 100m wheelchair Sunday morning in front of Nicolas Legacy also from South-East.
Several records may have not been beaten however, that did not stopped athletes from getting great performances.
Allain-Olivier Sirois from Madawaska-Victoria fought to the end against Jérémie Cyr, South-East, at the high jump to finally win the competition with a jump of 1.68m. Allain-Olivier had tried 1.73m to beat the record of the Jeux de l’Acadie and was really close to achieve.
As for distances, athletes from Chaleur stood out. Antoine Roy, 12-13years, finished in 2nd place in the 800m and 1200m. In the category 14-15years, Amy Poirier won the 800m in 2:37.29 and Miguel Caron won the 1200m in 3:54.69. On South-East side, François Richard won two gold medals with a good lead in the 800m and 1200m.
In sprints, Mélanie Haché, Kent, win first place Saturday in the 200m with a 28s28 as 13s48 in the 100m the following day. Nicholas Beaulieu, Nova Scotia, also dominated the 100m and 200m in 12s15 and 25s20, respectively, in addition to getting a first place with his team of Nova Scotia in the 4x100m relay. Also, the gold in the long jump with a wonderful leap of 5.45m belong to Nicholas as well. In Chaleur region, Gregory Duguay finished first in the 80m, long jump and 4x100m relay for the 12-13years category.
The years to come are definitely promising. Do not miss the 38th finals of the Jeux de l’Acadie that will be held in Fredericton from June 28 to July 2, 2017!
Jul 5 2016 - Current Legion Rankings
The Legion Athlete Ranking list includes twenty-one (21) athletes who are current member of Athletics New Brunswick; have submitted the Event Declaration form to the NB Legion Athletics Chairman; and have achieved a result within 6.00% of the N.B. Legion standard for an event. There are other athletes who are ANB members; have submitted the Event Declaration form; and are above 6.00% of standard. While they have been excluded from this list they are eligible for selection to fill one of the spots on the team.
Jul 4 2016 - New Brunswick set to compete Olympic Trials & Junior Canadian Championships
Edmonton will host one of the largest and most competitive meets of the season. It's doubling as host of the Canadian Junior Championships as well as the 2016 Rio Olympics trials. For those athletes whose childhood dreams were to represent Canada at the Olympics, this may be there chance to do so.
Nick MacMackin of Quispamsis will compete in the 800m and 1500m.
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