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Feb 28 2018 - Lalonde Competing at IAAF World Indoor Championships
Geneviève Lalonde, of Moncton, will be representing Canada at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham ENG, March 1-4. She is one of only 15 athletes selected by Athletics Canada to attend this exciting competition. Gen also has the honour of being the first Canadian team member to see action in the meet as she will be running the 3000m event on the first day of the Championships.
She is presently ranked 23rd in the world in this event, having recently run a time that makes her the third fastest Canadian woman in history at this distance. She is, of course, the Canadian record holder in her specialty, the 3000m steeple chase. We can expect a fast time from Gen as she “runs the boards” on the very fast Birmingham track against a world-class field of runners.
Feb 26 2018 - ANB Partners with ASRNB for RJTW Workshops
Athletics New Brunswick is very excited to announce a great opportunity and partnership with Aboriginal Sport and Recreation New Brunswick. ASRNB is the provincial organization responsible for guiding and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle through developing sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal People in New Brunswick, with a focus on youth. They are also committed to assisting athletes, coaches and membership in achieving the highest possible level as a participant and as a person.
ANB and ASRNB will be working together to offer Run Jump Throw Wheel Instructor Training to leaders in several First Nations Communities across New Brunswick. ASRNB will be distributing RJTW equipment kits to these communities with trained instructors to offer/implement their newly learned RJTW programming. Participants will include school teachers, community leaders and recreation oriented groups.
This partnership will allow the program to grow and expose more youth to the benefits of grassroots track and field programming that encompasses physical literacy and fundamental movement skills.
"It is very exciting to have the opportunity to partner with ASRNB on this initiative" said Alex Holder, Director of RJTW for ANB. "The RJTW Instructor Workshop is a great way to get more coaches involved and improve the learning of fundamental movement skills and physical literacy in kids at a young age. We are really looking forward to offering the workshops to First Nations Communities" added Holder.
Feb 25 2018 - Strong NB Athlete Performances at AUS Championships
Strong NB Athlete Performances at AUS Championships
MONCTON, NB – Over 200 university athletes took part in the 2018 Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Track and Field Championships hosted at the University de Moncton this weekend. A total of 9 Atlantic Universities competed for individual titles and team points including several NB universities.
The competition saw many great performances across the board including some stadium records and AUS Championships records.
Here are the highlights of New Brunswick athletes and athletes representing New Brunswick Universities.
On the women’s side:
- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John (UNB), won the women’s long jump with a best jump of 5.43m. LeBlanc also made it through to the finals of the 300m and came through with a 5th place finish with a time of 42.93s.
- Targetville’s Brianna Forbes (UNB) had a great weekend jumping, finishing in 2nd place with an 11.05m triple jump performance. Forbes also finished 7th in long jump with 4.96m.
- Sydney MacDonald (UNB) and Isabelle Morris (UdeM) , both hailing from Miramichi were vying for the top spot in the women’s pent. MacDonald finished in 2nd place with a score of 3255 and Morris in 4th with 3003. Isabelle also took home silver in the shot put with a best throw of 11.60m and gold in the high jump with a height of 1.51m. Meanwhile, MacDonald finished 2nd in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.08s and 2nd in long jump with a distance of 5.40m.
- Another Miramichi athlete, Rachelle Haché (UdeM), also competed in the weight throw and finished 3rd with a toss of 12m54 she also competed in the shot put and had a solid 4th place finish with a best throw of 11.39m.
- Sharon Ngongo of Moncton (UdeM) pulled through with the 1st place finish in women’s pole vault with a best jump of 2.60m
Other notable female performances:
- Shawna McKay,of Moncton competing for Dalhousie, took home the bronze in the women’s 300m with a time of 41.85s. McKay tied for 4th place in the 60m dash with a time of 7.96s shared with St. FX Athlete Samantha Taylor of Canterburry.
- Katie Robinson of Saint John (Acadia), had an excellent 2nd place finish in the 3000m with a time of 10:26.47.
- In the Women’s 1000m race, Dalhousie athlete Michelle Reddy set a new AUS and stadium record with a new time of 2:52.72. Reddy also brought home gold in the 600m and 1500m.
- Constance Gilman of Prince Edward Island ( UdeM) won the womens shot put with a throw of 11m69 and finished 2nd in the weight throw with a toss of 12m72.
On the men’s side:
- Alain Doucet of Dieppe (UdeM) had a wonderful competition, with a 1st place finish in the men’s pole vault with a jump of 4.20m – matching his stadium and provincial record. He also finished 3rd in the heptathlon with a score of 4370 .
- UNB athletes Braden Harrison of Fredericton and Tyrell Marin of Dalhousie took home silver and bronze in the men’s 300m dash, respectively. Harrison’s final time was 35.76s while Marin finished with a time of 36.24s.
- Michael Colford (UNB) of Fredericton finished in 5th place in his 1000m race with a time of 2:32.60. Colford also competed in the 1500m and finished with a time of 4:04.84, earning him the Bronze medal.
- Branden Cleghorn (UNB) of Salisbury had a best long jump of 6.31m which was enough to earn him bronze in the event. Cleghorn also finished second in high jump and third in triple jump.
- Jarod Manuel of Bais Saint Anne (UNB) and Liam Turgeon of Tidehead (UNB) , both competing in the men’s shot put, secured 2nd and 3rd place finishes, respectively. Manuel had a best throw of 14.36m and Turgeon finished with 14.26m. In the weight throw, Manuel finished 3rd while Turgeon took home gold with a throw of 15.43m.
- Antony Cormier of Saint John (DAL) captured a silver medal in the men’s triple jump with a leap of 12m98. He was also part of the gold medal 4x200m Dalhousie relay team.
- Julien Leger of Acadieville (UdeM) was third in the mens triple jump with a jump of 12m43.
- Jean Luc Bastarache (UdeM) finished second in both the Hepthalon and the Pole Vault.
Other notable Men’s results
- Timothy Brennan of Beachwood (St-Fx) , finished 5th overall in the 300m dash with a time of 36.82s and took home a silver medal for his 60m hurdles with a time of 8.97s.
- The men’s heptathlon saw several AUS records broken with Alain Doucet (UdeM) and Jean-Luc Bastarache (UdeM) vaulting over 4m and Audley Cummings(Dal) with a tremendous long jump of 6.74m. All three men broke/tied the AUS and stadium heptathlon record, but Cummings went away first 1st place with 4414 points overall.
- Male Rookie– Andrew Peverill SMU
- Female Rookie– Lorena Heubach DAL
- Male Track– Angus Rawling STFX
- Female Track– Bailey Smith UPEI
- Male Field– Audley Cummings DAL
- Female Field– Lorena Heubach DAL
- Male Student-Athlete– Michael Colford UNB
- Female Student-Athlete– Beth Lawrence STFX
- Men's Coach– Rich Lehman DAL
- Women's Coach– Rich Lehman DAL
- Men's Volunteer Coach– Mike Bawol DAL
- Women's Volunteer Coach– Dr. Earl Church UdeM
- Male MVP– Audley Cummings DAL
- Female MVP– Michelle Reddy DAL
Men’s Team Scores:
- DAL: 153
- UNB: 83
- St. FX: 73
- UdeM: 37
- SMU: 34
- MUN: 29
Women’s Team Scores:
- DAL: 144.50
- STFX: 99
- UdeM: 57
- UNB: 47
- MUN: 29.50
- Acadia: 12
- UPEI: 8
- SMU: 5
- STU: 1
“This is always a great competition to watch as athletes are pulling off fantastic performances in an effort to qualify for the CIS Championships” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “To all of the athletes heading to CIS Championships, we wish them all the best and we know that they will make New Brunswick proud,” added LeBlanc.
Full results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1007
Feb 22 2018 - AUS Track and Field Championships set for Friday and Saturday
The 38th edition of the AUS Track & Field Championships are set for this Friday and Saturday (February 23-24) at the Vance-Toner Stadium in the CEPS on the Université de Moncton campus. Teams from nine Atlantic universities will be represented by over 200 athletes. There will be several New Brunswick universities in action, including University of New Brunswick, l’Université de Moncton, and St. Thomas University.
This competition will showcase several of New Brunswick's top athletes, with many looking to compete for medal positions and USport qualifying performances.
Here is a list of New Brunswick athletes to keep an eye on:
University of New Brunswick is brining 33 athletes to the competition. Notable athletes include:
On the women’s side, Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John is once again ranked 1st in the AUS in the long jump with a 5.37m leap earlier this month. Her teammate Brianna Forbes, hailing from Targettville, will be looking for a strong performance in the triple jump in her first year at UNB. Forbes is currently ranked 2nd in the AUS for triple jump with a best of 10.70m set back in January.
Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi is currently ranked 2nd in the pentathlon with a score of 2971 points.
On the men’s side, Tyrell Marin of Dalhousie will look to impress in the 60m sprint, coming off a 7.04 performance in Gagetown which ranks him 3rd in the AUS. He will also be competing in the 300m with teammate and fellow New Brunswicker Braden Harrison, who is ranked 2nd.
Distance runner Michael Colford of Fredericton will be competing in the 1000m in which he is ranked 2nd.
Branden Cleghorn of Salisbury will be competing in the high jump and long jump in which he is ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
The UNB men’s 4x200m relay team sits atop the table and will look to keep their spot this weekend, having ran a time of 1:32.87 this season.
Jarod Manuel of Baie St-Anne is ranked 2nd in the shot put while teammate Liam Turgeon of TideHead is ranked 3rd. In the weight throw, Liam is ranked 1st while Jarod is ranked 3rd.
Université de Moncton will be represented by 31 student athletes, including:
Dieppe’s Alain Doucet, the provincial record holder in the pole vault, is ranked 1st in the pole vault with a best of 4.20m. Teammate and long jumper Julien Léger of Moncton is ranked 6th in the long jump.
Isabelle Morris of Miramichi is ranked 2nd in the women’s shot put and 3rd in the pentathlon.
Miramichi’s Rachelle Haché sits atop the AUS weight throw standings and is ranked 3rd in the shot put.
Dieppe’s Sharon Nagano is ranked first in the pole vault with a best of 2.60m.
Saint Thomas University will be represented by eight student athletes, including:
Chelsey Hall of Fredericton is ranked 8th in the 600m and 11th in the 3000m.
Other New Brunswickers to keep an eye on:
Shawna McKay of Moncton, wearing the gold and black of Dalhousie University, will be competing in the 60m and 300m. She is currently ranked 4th in the 60m and 3rd in the 300m.
Timothy Brennan of Beachwood, competing for St-FX, will be racing the 300m as well as the 600m and 60m hurdles in which he is ranked 3rd, 1st and 2nd, respectively.
Katie Robinson of Saint John will represent Acadia in the 3000m where she is currently ranked 2nd with a time of 10:31.48.
“The depth of talent at New Brunswick universities is always encouraging to see” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “Programs at the universities in the province are getting stronger and more and more athletes are recognizing that which only helps to build the sport across New Brunswick. This is always an exciting competition with a wonderful team atmosphere that is not to be missed.”
The Championships start at noon at the CEPS of l’Université de Moncton campus and run until 6:10pm on Friday. Action continues on Saturday, starting at 9:00am and wrapping up by 2:30pm. You can also catch the action live on the through the AUS TV website (www.austv.ca).
Feb 21 2018 - ANB Summer Jobs for Students
This summer we are once again looking for Athletics New Brunswick Regional Coordinators to deliver grassroots programming, provide help with track meets and coordinate the RJTW Series and assist with several other programs and events. Positions will be available in various locations across the province. We are also looking for Assistant to the Executive Director of ANB to organize and coordinate several tasks associated with the organization and its operations.Students interested in applying for summer jobs are encouraged to apply for the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED). Once you have applied, selected students will receive further instructions by email on how to proceed. If you are not selected, you will be added to a waiting list. To apply, please visit: https://www.nbjobs.ca/seed/seed
Feb 20 2018 - Dickinson & Teammates Pull Off Podium Sweep
Last Saturday, Laura Dickinson was part of the group of athletes sent to San Salvador, El Salvador for the 2018 Pan American Cross Country Cup representing Team Canada.
The Cup hosted teams from the USA, Brazil, Mexico and several others – all sending their best and vying for gold. The U20 Women’s team dominated the Cup with Team Canada pulling off the podium sweep! Dickinson clinched second place overall with a times if 20:54.0 in the 6km race while teammates Brogan MacDougall and Martha MacDonald took first and third, respectively. These performances from the Junior Women secured their team top spot for the second year in a row.
Team Canada had a great weekend at the Cup with medals for all 4 teams in attendance. The junior men’s team came away with gold after some great performances. The senior women’s team finished in a second place position (gold among NACAC countries) and the senior men’s team had a third place finish (silver among NACAC countries).
Feb 14 2018 - Belof & Dickinson off to Pan American XC Cup
The 2018 Pan American Cross Country Cup is set to take place this Saturday, February 17th in San Salvador, El Salvador. Athletics New Brunswick has a small, but strong athlete and coach contingent attending the cup in Laura Dickinson and Chris Belof.
Laura’s Junior Women’s teammates consist of Jocelyn Chaur of Toronto, Savanna Jordan of Calgary, Martha MacDonald of Toronto, Brogan MacDougall of Ontario and Lilly Tuck of Ontario.
Feb 13 2018 - NB Athletes shine south of the border
While some of ANB's top age-class athletes competed at the Canadian Indoor Championships in Montreal, three of our top senior athletes were in action at major competitons in the United States.
At the NCAA Division 1 Spire Invitational in Geneva, Ohio:
- Jack Berkshire of Fredericton, competing for University of Toronto, won the 300m with a time of 34.12, a new provincial oversize track record in the U23 and senior categories. Berkshire also helped the Toronto relay team to finish 4th in the 4x200m with a time of 3:14.98. Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton, competing for Guelph University, finished 3rd in the 800m and 5th in the 600m with times of 1:50.94 and 1:19.06, respectively. LeBlanc helped the Guelph relay team to finish 8th in the 4x200m with a time of 3:21.09. His 800m performance is a new provincial oversize track record in the U23 and senior categories and the fastest ever 800m run by a New Brunswick Athlete indoor.
Full results can be found here: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2018-spire-ncaa-d1-invite/6687/
"These results serve as a testimony of New Brunswick's high performance capabilities," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "Athletics Canada is expected to announce the World Indoor team later this week, we can likely expect to see Gen named to the team for the 3000m event."
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Feb 12 2018 - New Brunswick cleans up at National Indoor Championships
The Canadian Indoor Track & Field Championships took place this past weekend at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard in Montreal. Each year Athletics New Brunswick sends a team to the event, this year sending 37 of our province's top age-class athletes. The team captured 17 medals (6 gold, 9 silver, 2 bronze), 11provincial records, and a number of personal best performances.
-New Brunswick Junior 4x200m captured a Silver medal with a blistering time of 1:33.09. This establishes a new provincial record. The team was comprised of Kenneth McGovern, Craig Thorne, Mykyle Welsh and Jordan Henri.
By : Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Feb 9 2018 - Imrich Kiraly
It is with heavy hearts that Athletics New Brunswick announce the loss of one of its members.
Imrich Kiraly passed away unexpectedly earlier today at the age of 71, the result of a motor vehicle collision. The Yarmouth resident has been a member of the New Brunswick track and field community since 2011, a member of the Saint John Track Club. Born in Pilisszántó, Hungary and raised in Czechoslovakia, Imrich moved to Ontario in 1969, and then to Yarmouth in 1997.
A competitor in Czechoslovakia, Imrich was named to the National Decathlon Team in 1968. At the 1970 and 1971 Canadian Track & Field Championships, Imrich won bronze in the decathlon. Competing as a master's athlete, Imrich won an extraordinary number of national medals, including two golds and two silvers in 2014. His achievements also include 13 provincial masters records, spanning across three different age groups, and an induction into the Yarmouth Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
Imrich was a valued member of our association and of the Saint John Track Club, always lending a helping hand and showing true sportsmanship. He will be dearly missed by the athletics community.
Feb 7 2018 - New Brunswick athletes set for National Indoor Championships
An exciting weekend is in store for Athletics New Brunswick (ANB) as the Athletics Canada Indoor Championships are quickly approaching. On February 10th and 11th, a strong group of 37 NB athletes will be competing at the event in Montreal. For some this championships will serve as their first time on the national stage, while others are experienced competitors at this level.
Top ranked athletes include:
- Shelby MacIsaac (ASEA) of Riverview is ranked 1st in the youth girl’s 400m, 2nd in the 60m, and 4th in the 200m.
- Owen Enstrom (ASEA) of Upper Coverdale is ranked 3rd in the midget boy’s 800m.
- Erin Vringer (SJTC) of Saint John is ranked 1st in the youth girl’s 3000m and 5th in the 1500m.
- Jordan Henri (ASEA) of Moncton is ranked 1st in both the youth boy’s and 200m.
- Craig Thorne (SJTC) of Saint John is ranked 2nd in the youth boy’s 60m hurdle.
- Francois Richard (ASEA) of Dieppe is ranked 3rd in the youth boy’s 3000m and 6th in the 1500m.
- Joelle Leger (ASEA) of Dieppe is ranked 3rd in the junior women’s 200m and 4th in the long jump.
- Robyn Davis (FFT) of Fredericton is ranked 1st in the junior women’s 800m and 5th in the 400m.
- Marie-Pier Cloutier (SJTC) of Saint John is ranked 2nd in the junior women’s 60m hurdle and 5th in the 60m.
- Kyla Hughes (ASEA) of Cocagne is ranked 1st in the junior women’s shot put.
- Sophie Black (ASEA) of Dieppe is ranked 1st in the junior women’s pentathlon.
- Alexandre Banks (SJTC) of Saint John is ranked 2nd in both the junior men’s 800m and 1500m.
“Our New Brunswick athletes have goals to compete at these championships, not simply participate but to be nationally competitive, set personal bests, and in some cases win medals,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “
For further information on the Championships, please check out the links below:
Feb 4 2018 - Records fall at NB Indoor Track and Field Championships
The New Brunswick Indoor Track & Field Championships took place in Oromocto this past Saturday. With over 125 athletes competing, there were fantastic results, including 12 provincial records, and even 2 Canadian records.
- Patty Blanchard of Dieppe set a new national master's record in the women's 60-64 1500m, running a phenomenal time of 5:26.66. Patty's performance betters the national record by over 20 seconds.
- Robert Jackson of Fredericton set a new national master's record in the men's 60-64 5000m with 18:06.42.
- Erin Vringer of Saint John broke the provincial midget record in the girl's 3000m, finishing with a time of 10:17.96. This betters Laura Dickinson's former record by almost 10 seconds.
"Our province's athletes have once again shown that they are prepared to reach top form and challenge for national results," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "To see two national records was also a nice surprise and serve as testimony to our province's strong field of masters athletes."
Many of New Brunswick's top midget, youth, and junior athletes will be competing at the Athletics Canada Indoor Championships next weekend in Montreal.
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