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Jun 29 2018 - Ryan Evans named to Team Canada
Ryan Evans, a member of Saint John Track Club has recently been named to Team Canada for the Pan Am Combined Events Cup. This year, the team is compromised of 8 Canadians competing in both the heptathlon and decathlon. The Pan Am Combined Events Cup takes place from July 3-4 in the nation's capital and will play host to over 50 athletes from 12 countries. During the cup, Canada’s capital comes alive with pride and support for its athletes as they compete in 10 gruelling events. The Terry Fox Stadium is filled with spectators and creates a vibrant and lively atmosphere for everyone involved. This year, the Pan Am Combined Events Cup will also serve as the 2018 Canadian Combined Events Championships.
This outstanding accomplishment marks Evans’ first national team. He is currently ranked 1st in Canada for the U20 Decathlon and will certainly be a great competitor on the international stage. Other accomplishments include being a member of the Canada Games team last summer as well as attending and competing at Western University in London, Ontario. Throughout his first year at the school, Evans has made huge improvements in the decathlon and continues to thrive.
Jun 27 2018 - Lalonde set to race in 'La Ville Lumière' Diamond League
Genevieve Lalonde will once again toe the line at this weekend`s IAAF Diamond League in Paris, France, competing in the 3000m steeplechase alongside twelve of the world’s best in that discipline. Her race will take place Saturday, June 30th at 20:10pm (15:10pm Atlantic time). Gen currently holds the Canadian Record in this event with a time of 9:29.99 set last year in London, England.
With such a competitive field, Lalonde will not be passing up on the fabulous opportunity to chase her national record and personal best. As the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Ottawa are fast approaching on July 5th following the Diamond League event, she will also use this race to prepare to defend her national title.
The Moncton native is one of only two Canadian athletes invited to this elite event in France. Shawnacy Barber from Toronto, who also holds the Canadian Record in the Pole Vault with a jump of 5.93 set in 2015, will also be competing.
The meet will also feature world class athletes in other events, including American Aries Merritt in the 110m hurdles, South Africa’s Caster Semenya in the 800m, and Jamaica’s Yohan Blake in the 100m.
All entries and results can be found at: https://paris.diamondleague.com/en/programme-results/programme-2018-results/
Jun 25 2018 - 2018 Indoor ADSP List
ANB is proud to announce those who were named to the Athlete Development and Support Program 2018 teams for the indoor season. ANB wishes to congratulate these athletes on achieving these great performances and attaining the required standards. The ADSP is divided into four tiers, each representing a step along the path to achieving national and international success. The program encompasses athletes from Midget (U16), Youth (U18), Junior (U20), Espoir (U23) and Senior categories.
All Athletes named to the ADSP team receive team gear, discount for entry into championships events, while the top two tiers (Elite and High Performance) receive direct financial support ranging from 200-350$ for High Performance members and 2000-3500$ for Elite members.
Full team list & information about ADSP can be found here: http://anb.ca/Programs/adsp.php.
Jun 21 2018 - Dickinson Named to Canadian Junior Team
Laura Dickinson is one of 32 athletes selected to represent Canada at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships taking place from July 10-15 in Tampere, Finland. Dickinson is set to compete in the 3000m steeplechase, with the preliminary heats at 9:30am in Tampere (GMT+3) on July 10th.
Laura is no stranger to the podium, having found it on the international stage at the Pan Am U20 Championships in July, 2017 where she captured gold, winning the 5,000m in Peru. In August 2017 she took home two silver medals at the Canada Summer Games – one in the 3,000m steeplechase, and the other in the 5,000m. Laura also has won gold at past Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships in the 5k, 3k and steeplechase. Laura is currently ranked second in Canada in the U20 category at the 5,000m distance and in the 3,000m steeplechase.
Joining Laura will be Athletic's New Brunswick's High-performance director Steve LeBlanc, of Riverview who be on the team coaching staff.
We want to congratulate Laura on this impressive achievement and look forward to cheering her on as she competes against the worlds best U20 athletes.
Jun 18 2018 - New Brunswick's Brace and LeBlanc shine at Desert Challenge Games
It was a hot weekend on and off the track in Tempe, Arizona for two of our para athletes Jacob LeBlanc of Moncton and James Brace of Intervale who competed at the Desert Challenge Games at Sun Angel Stadium. With temperatures rising to 47°C, both Jacob and James had very successful weekends in their respective events.
To boot: Jacob broke 5 provincial records in all five events that he partook in and also brings home some hardware with two bronze medals in the 200m and 1500m.
-In the 100m, Jacob broke James Brace’s previous record of 17.76 set in 2011 and set the new record of 16.97.
-In the 200m, he bested his own previous record of 30.69 set at last year’s Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, setting the new record at 29.67 for a bronze medal performance.
-In the 400m, he dropped over three seconds off his previous record of 1:00.33, and set a new record of 57.22.
-In the 800m, Jacob had a very exciting race, competing in the final against USA’s Daniel Romanchuk who had just set the new World Record for that race in the preliminary rounds. Jacob finished 5th overall in that distance with a new provincial record of 1:56.69.
-Closing out the competition with a bang, in the 1500m Jacob picked up another bronze medal in an exciting race, setting yet another provincial record of 3:44.62.
James Brace also had an exciting competition, finishing 5th in the Javelin with a throw of 17.82, finishing 6th in the Discus with a throw of 17.10m, and finishing off the weekend on an extra high note, in the Shot Put he threw 7.45m to secure him a silver medal in that event.
“This was a great experience for both boys and ANB is very proud of all the successes these guys had in Arizona. We see a lot of potential in Jacob and James, and international events such as these are instrumental in their development as athletes. Jacob medalling twice in his first international competition and being one of the youngest athletes in his class is very exciting! I can’t wait to see what his future holds” says Athletics New Brunswick Executive Director Gabriel LeBlanc.
You can find all results to the competition here: http://www.wingfootfinish.com/result_details.cfm?ResultsID=609.
Jun 14 2018 - Middle School Championships Recap
On Wednesday, June 14th the Moncton Stadium played host to the 6th annual New Brunswick Middle School Track and field Championships. Over 40 schools with a combined 400 athletes were in attendance. The cool, rainy weather did not hold the athletes back from having great performances both on the track and in the field. Twelve middle school records were set yesterday. George St Middle School from Fredericton won the Girls team banner, while Devon Middle School Of also from Fredericton won the boys banner.
Top 5 Girls Team1 George St Middle School GSM 246 2 Bliss Carman Middle BCMS 202.333 3 Devon Middle School DMS 179.166 4 St. Stephen Middle School SSMS 165.5 5 Magnetic Hill School MAGH 91.8333
Top 5 Boys Team1 Devon Middle School DMS 244.5 2 St. Stephen Middle School SSMS 178.5 3 Magnetic Hill School MAGH 174 4 George St Middle School GSM 166 5 Bliss Carman Middle BCMS 143.5
On the girls side of the meet, six records were broken.
The grade 7 girls softball record was broke by Avery Ramey of George Street with a throw of 42.20m.
Pr. Elizabeth’s Erin Vringer had an excellent day at the track, breaking records in both of her events. In the grade 8 girls 800m and 1200m races Vringer ran fast times of 2:19.53 and 3:37.64 to claim both record titles. In the grade 8 girls softball Devon Middle’s Hannah Harvey threw 41.80m to break the previous record of 33.42m set in 2010.
In the boys division, six records were set. In the grade 6 boys 1200m event Gabe Smith, of Sir James Dunn, finished with a time of 4:11.48 to claim the record in this event. Smith ran a great race, besting the previous record of 3:57.15 by over 13 seconds. Bliss Carman’s Morgan Stiles is the new record holder in the grade 6 boys softball throw with a throw of 48.30m. Stiles’ impressive throw surpasses the old record of 38.44m by nearly 10m.
The grade 7 boys softball throw record was broke by Josh McCallum of St. Stephen with a throw of 52.30m.
Tim Bunguay, of Magnetic Hill, threw 55.10m to set the grade 8 boys soft ball record. Devon Middle’s grade 7 boys 4x100m relay team set a new record, finishing in a time of 53.71.
Other notable performances include:
Guillaume Basque, of L’Acadie, claimed gold in the grade 8 boys 100m, 200m, and 300m with times of 12.48s, 25.85s, and 40.86s, respectively.
Bliss Carman’s 7th grader Bridget Lange placed first in the girls 800m and 1200m with times of 2:43.34 and 4:24.50.
Sophie Dube of Sainte-Anne claimed first place in the grade 7 girls 80m and 150m with times of 11.29 and 21.32, respectively.
Magnetic Hill’s Jenna McLaughlin took first place in the grade 8 girls 80m hurdles and 200m hurdles with times of 15.32 and 33.46. McLaughlin also competed in the 100m dash, finishing 7th.
Carys Jacobson, of George Street, claimed gold in the grade 8 girls 100m and 200m with times of 12.85s and 27.65s, respectively.
Owen Blacquier of George Street placed first in the grade 7 boys 800m and 1200 races with times of 2:26.68 and 3:56.29. Blacquier also competed in the 150m dash, placing 6th.
Full results available here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1020
Jun 12 2018 - Coaches Announced for Team NB at 2018 Legion Youth Championships
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the following coaches will lead team New Brunswick at the 2018 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships:
Sue Ellis-Loparco of Saint John (Head Coach)
Peter Stuart of Riverview (Event Coach)
Alex Stuart of Riverview (Event Coach)
Julia Loparco of Saint John (Event Coach)
Jun 12 2018 - 2 New Brunswick Athlete set for the 2018 Desert Challenge Games.
Athletics New Brunswick athletes James Brace of Intervale and Jacob Leblanc of Moncton head to Arizona this week to participate in the 2018 Desert Challenge Games. These games are held in conjunction with the only North American World Para Athletics Grand Prix event which will run Friday and Saturday at the Arizona State University Joe Selleh Track.
James is currently ranked 1st in Canada in the F56 class in both the Javelin and Discus events and ranked 2nd in the Shot Put. Jacob brings speed to the team in the T54 class, having ranked top 10 in Canada last year in all his events including the 100m (8), 200m (5), 400m (6) and 1500m (7) respectively.
“We’re sending a small, but very talented team of athletes to Arizona. Many of the world’s best para athletes will be in attendance and both James and Jacob can compete against the best. We’re excited to see many personal bests from both James and Jacob and we wish them all the best!” says Executive Director of ANB Gabriel Leblanc.
Jun 3 2018 - Despite cweather NBIAA Track and field Championships a success !
The NBIAA Track & Field Championships took place this past Saturday at the Moncton Stadium in Moncton. The province’s best high school athletes were in action, having qualified for the championships through regional competitions the previous weekend. The weather proved to be tough on the athletes, with cool temperatures, high winds and periods of rain. Despite the weather conditions four new NBIAA records were set:
-Kyla Hughes of Clément-Cormier won the senior girl’s shot put with a throw of 11.66m, breaking the former record of 11.45m, set by Jennifer Bell in 2013. Kyla also participated in the senior girl’s javelin throw, throwing 32.65m for a 3rd place finish.
-Elliot Whippie of Fundy High won the Special Olympic shot put with a new NBIAA record of 7.09m, smashing the record of 5.51m, set by Nabil Riordon in 2017. Elliot also placed 3rd in the Special Olympic 50m, with a time of 11.19
-Emma McTavish of Oromocto Threw to a new NBIAA record, winning the girls Special Olympic shot put with a throw of 4.52m, breaking the former record of 3.58m, which was set in 2016. Emma also ran the Special Olympic 50m, with a time of 11.06. Emma’s run surpasses the NBIAA record of 13.95, but unfortunately due to wind conditions, her 50m performance will not count as a record.
Other Exciting performances include:
-Craig Thorne of Kennebecassis captured gold in the senior boy’s 110m hurdles, running 14.62, surpassing the NBIAA record of 15.58 by nearly a second. Unfortunately, due to wind conditions, his 110m hurdles performance will not count as a record. Craig also captured gold in the senior boy’s 400m hurdles, running 58.09.
-Alexandre Banks of Harbour View won the senior boy’s 800m and 1500m with times of 2:08.56 and 4:23.37, respectively.
-Alex Cormier of Mgr M-F-Richard captured two gold and one silver medals, winning the senior boy’s long jump and triple jump, with jumps of 6.22 and 13.41, respectively. Cormier also placed second in the senior boy’s high jump, jumping 1.70m.
-Kenneth McGovern of Saint John High placed first in the senior boy’s 400m and second in the 200m with times of 52.76 and 23.11, respectively. McGovern also helped the Saint John Highs’ 4x400m team, leading them to a first place finish with a time of 3:57.29.
-Samuel Bourque of Clément-Cormier took home gold medals in the senior boy’s shot put and discus throw, with throws of 14.15m and 42.57m, respectively.
-Owen Enstrom of J.M.A. Armstrong had three first place finishes among the junior boys. His performances include a midget boys record of 42.82 in the 300m hurdles, breaking the previous record of 42.88. Owen also ran 2:09.74 in the 800m and 53.44 in the 400m.
-Ben King of Kennebecassis ran his way to two first-place finishes, finishing with times of 24.16 in the junior boy’s 200m and 11.66 in the 100m.
-Hannah Trites of Fredericton High School captured three gold medals and one silver medal. Hannah captured gold in the senior girl’s 800m, 1500m, and 4x400m, with times of 2:32.01, 5:24.83 and 4:43.80, respectively. Hannah also helped Fredericton High School to a second place finish in the 4x100m, with a time of 56.87.
-Caroline Gagnon of L'Odyssée hurdled her way to gold medals in the senior girl’s 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles with times of 16.72 and 1:10.07, respectively. Gagnon also took the gold in the long jump, with a jump of 5.17m
-Jadyn Mah of Miramichi Valley had first-place performances in the junior girls’s long jump and triple jump, with jumps of 4.86m and 10.70, respectively. Mah also placed second in the 300m hurdles, running 53.53.
-Danielle Keefe of Fredericton High School placed first in the junior girl’s 1500m and 3000m, with times of 4:59.52 and 10:38.39, respectively.
-Mackenzie Hall of Fredericton High School won the junior girl’s 800m in a time of 2:28.02. Hall also placed second in the 400m and 200m with times of 1:01.27 and 26.60, respectively.
-Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview High won the junior girl’s 200m in 25.91. MacIsaac also won the 400m, with a time of 59.29, breaking her own midget girls record, which was 59.31. MacIsaac also took home the win in the high jump, jumping 1.50m.
Fredericton High School captured the AAA banner with a score of 219, while Leo Hayes High School was second with a score of 192.5, and third was École Mathieu-Martin with a score of 190. Bonar Law Memorial High School won the AA banner with a score of 176, while Bathurst High School was second with a score of 86.5, and J.M.A. Armstrong High third with a score of 84. Mgr Marcel-François-Richard won the A banner with a score of 91, while École Carrefour Beausoleil was second with a score of 51, and École Aux Quatre Vents third with a score of 51.
There were some amazing performances on the track and on the field at the Championships this year. The athletes continue to outperform themselves and compete in big numbers”, said Athletics New Brunswick Technical Director Gabriel LeBlanc. “We approached the athletes with information about other opportunities available to them in the sport and hopefully we’ll see some high-school athletes representing Team New-Brunswick at the at the Canadian Youth Championships in Brandon, Manitoba”, added LeBlanc.
Track & Field Championship results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=93
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