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Jul 31 2018 - New Brunswick shine at Atlantic Championships
Athletes from across the Maritimes gathered in Charlottetown this past weekend to compete at the Atlantic Track and Field Championships. The Alumni Canada Games Place, on the University of Prince Edward Island campus, played host to the event in which over 400 athletes competed.
New Brunswick records broke during the Championships include:
- Jennifer Bell of Chaplin Island Road, competing for A.S.E.A., set a new record in the senior women's shot put. Bell beat her previous record of 14.80m with an impressive throw of 14.89m. The performance ranks Jennifer 6th among Canadian women this year.
- Patty Blanchard not only set a New Brunswick record in the W60-64 in the 800m with a time of 2:39.97 but this performance also set a Canadian record!
- Monica Hitchcock of Grand Bay-Westfield, competing for Saint John Track Club, set three master’s 60-64 records over the weekend, throwing the discus 22.30m, 20.69m in the javelin, and 7.95m in the shot put.
- Sharon Peabody of Saint John, competing for Saint John Track Club, broke the master’s 60-64 hammer throw record with an impressive launch of 22.96m.
In addition to the records set above, other notable performances include:
- Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview, competing for A.S.E.A, won the midget girl’s 200m and 300m, with times of 25.52 and 41.27, respectively, and the high jump with a best attempt of 1.50m.
- Caroline Gagnon of Moncton, competing for A.S.E.A, won both the youth girl’s 200m and 100m hurdles, with times of 25.69 and 15.11, respectively, and placed second in the long jump with a best mark of 5.09m.
- Owen Enstrom of Upper Coverdale, competing for A.S.E.A, won gold in the midget boy’s 300m and 800m with times of 37.49 and 2:03.70, respectively.
- Bruce Rosvall of Saint John, competing for Saint John Track Club, won the master’s 50+ 100m and 200m with times of 12.73 and 25.99, respectively.
- Pictou Track and field club won the team banner with Moncton based ASEA finishing 2nd.
Full results can be found here: anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1039
The Championships marked the end of the outdoor season in New Brunswick, with eyes now turning to the Legion Track and Field Championships taking place in Brandon, Manitoba from August 10th – 12th. New Brunswick will send its top 34 U 16 and U18 aged athletes to represent the province at the Championships.
Jul 19 2018 - Director of Run Jump Throw Wheel & Intro Programs Athletics New Brunswick
Athletics New Brunswick is seeking an energetic leader who will work in partnership with staff and volunteers to expand and enhance their Introductory & Fundamentals programs in Athletics (Track & Field) in the Province of New Brunswick. The ideal candidate is committed to working on a day to day basis with athletics clubs, schools and community organizations. The goal will be to involve and engage young people ages 6+ in physical activity and particularly the sport of track and field through the Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel program and other introductory programs. This is a full-time position that, provided all criteria and standards are met, can evolve into a 3-year contract including renewals.
The person will be based in Saint John, NB and expected to contribute to expanding participation in our sport within the province of New Brunswick to achieve involvement of over 15 000 youth annually. Evening and weekend work is expected as well as some provincial travel. This position reports to the Executive Director of Athletics NB.
Key roles and responsibilities of the position include:
·Director of Run Jump Throw Wheel & Intro to Athletics Programs
o Responsible for delivery of training for instructors, direct program delivery and building community relationships around the province in order to expand the RJTW programs and similar grass roots programming.
o Organize and plan the growth and expansion of the RJTW Series competitions for ages 12 and under in New Brunswick.
o Assist with the support and expansion of road running and youth road racing events in conjunction with Run NB.
o Assist with and support all ANB programming aimed at expanding youth participation in athletics for New Brunswick.
This position is financially supported by Athletics Canada, Province of New Brunswick, Athletics NB and the Saint John Track Club.
·Education considered to be an asset to this position:
o University & Community College Education
o Professional Development/Coach Education or experience in youth/para sports programs through leadership/coaching in athletics or other sports.
· Competence in both official languages is required.
· Knowledge of Long Term Athlete Development and the Canadian Sport for Life framework.
· Experience that will be considered valuable:
o A proven interest and track record of working with children in education or sport
o Experience with either track & field and/or Para athletes would be valuable.
Please send your resume and cover letter to Gabriel LeBlanc via email at email@example.com
Salary will commensurate with education and experience. Deadline for application is August 10th, 2018.
Jul 14 2018 - Final Legion Final Legion Team Announcement 2018
The Royal Canadian Legion, New Brunswick Command is pleased to announce the remaining athletes that will be representing New Brunswick at the 2018 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships in Brandon, MB. They are Andrew Boudreau and Alicia Simmie. Regrettably, Jordan Henri will be unable to attend the Nationals Championships this year. Therefore, the athlete filing that vacant spot will be Annick Leger.
Jul 11 2018 - 2018 Legion Team announcement
The Royal Canadian Legion, New Brunswick Command is pleased to announce 34 of the 36 athletes that will be representing New Brunswick at the 2018 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships in Brandon, MB. The remaining two athletes will be named in the next few days.Andon Morneault Austin Wamboldt Ben King Brandon Hache Caroline Gagnon Carys Jacobson Craig Thorne Daniel Hawkes Danielle Keefe Eloise Hachey Emily Doucet Emily Trites Erin Vringer Francis Wright Francois Richard Guillaume Basque Hannah Trites Isabella Lemaire Janelle Allanach Jayden Mah Jeremy Michaud Jillian Beck Jordan Henri Julia LeBlanc Kiersten Hicks Mackenzie Hall Madeleine McLeod Marena-Solim Halaoui Mitchell Kean Owen Enstrom Samuel Bourque Shelby MacIsaac Tristan Morneault William Cassell
Jul 10 2018 - Laura Dickinson runs at World Juniors Championships
Laura Dickinson, of Miramichi competed today at the IAAF World U20 Championships from Tampere, Finland.
Dickinson placed 9th in her section of the 3000m Steeplechase heats in a seasonal best time of 10:24.64 which placed her 25th out of the 40 athletes competing. Unfortunately, this results was not sufficient to qualify for the final.
“Laura, should be very proud of her result and her season” noted Gabriel LeBlanc executive director of Athletics New Brunswick .
Jul 9 2018 - NB 18+ Outdoor Provincial Championships and Legion Provincial Meet
Moncton played host this past weekend to some of New Brunswick’s best athletes for the annual Legion Trials and NB Outdoor Provincial Championships. Beautiful conditions defined the weekend, with temperatures easily breaking thirty degrees. The weekend allowed for several records to be broken as well as many other notable performances.
- Patty Blanchard led the way this weekend breaking not only one, but two Canadian Master records. Blanchard bested the 1500m 60-64 record by over 10 seconds coming out with a blazing time of 5:24.77. Sunday, the records continued to fall when Blanchard again bettered the 60-64 3000m Canadian Record with a time of 11:37.78.
- Jennifer Bell is no stranger to provincial records either. This past weekend she took great advantage of the conditions and beat her own 20-34 Women’s 4kg Shot Put record with a monstrous throw of 14.68m.
- Shelby MacIsaac of A.S.E.A also performed well, claiming first place in the 13-15 women’s 100m and 200m with times of 12.38 and 26.20 respectively. To finish off her triple crown, MacIsaac also won women’s 13-15 High Jump with a jump of 1.55m.
- Erin Vringer, a Saint John native and ANB’s Athlete of the Month claimed gold in three events; the Women’s 13-15 1200m, 2000m and 1500m Steeplechase with times of 3:48.13, 6:47.52and 5:00.99respectively.
- Mitchell Kean of Fredericton led the 16-17 Men’s top scores, with wins in the 400m (54.19), 800m (2:02.31), and the 1500m (4:21.23).
- A.S.E.A came out as the victor in their hometown with a combined score of 519.50. Saint John Track Club came second with a score of 348 and Fast Tracks rounded out the top three with a combined score of 167.
Athletes aged 13-17 who performed exceptionally at this meet and over the season will get the chance to continue to compete later this summer at Legion Nationals in Brandon, Manitoba.
Jul 5 2018 - Day 3 Recap Canadian Championship-3 More Medals for New Brunswick
Conditions were less than ideal for most athletes on day three of the 2018 Canadian Championships in Ottawa- with the humidex hitting as high as 42°. Despite this, day 3 was again a success as New Brunswick athletes brought home 3 more medals, and another provincial record to bring NB’s medal count to 5.
Genevieve Lalonde, who is no new face to the National and International stage finished first in the Senior Women’s 3000m Steeplechase to claim her 3rd National Title in the event with a time of 9:49.07. Lalonde just came off a Diamond League event in Paris last weekend where she placed 12th overall. She also holds the current Canadian Record of 9:29.99 in the event.
Jacob Leblanc one again had a podium finish, this time in his 400m in the T54 class with a time of 59.09. Later that evening, he competed in the 1500m alongside world record holder Brent Lakatos, where Jacob finished in 7th with a time of 3:41.14. This performance also marks a new personal best and Provincial Record for Jacob.
James Brace is bringing home the silver medal in the Men’s Seated Javelin throw with a best performance of 17.29m.
Other top performances from New Brunswickers on Day 3 include:
- Danielle Keefe qualified fourth in the Women’s U20 1500m in a time of 4:45.82. Her final will take place Saturday at 12:10pm (1:10pm Atlantic Time). She also ran the 3000m where she finished 7th with a time of 10:17.20.
- Jack Berkshire qualified second in the Senior Men’s 400m in a time of 48.44. His semi-final will be Friday at 12:25pm (1:25pm Atlantic Time).
- Andrew Leblanc qualified fourth in the Senior Men’s 800m with a time of 1:53.14. The 800m semi-final is Friday at 7:45pm (8:45pm Atlantic Time).
- Mackenzie Hall ran a time of 58.98 seconds to qualify for the semi-final that will start Friday at 12:45pm (1:45pm Atlantic Time).
More results include:
- Dawson Nancekievill finished 20th in the qualifying round of the 1 500 m with a time of 4:13.63.
- Adrian Kinney ran the 100m in a time of 10.89 seconds to finish in 17th in the qualification.
- Braden Harrison did the 100m also and finished 28th in the qualification round with a time of 11.18 seconds.
- At the 400 m qualification round, Joëlle Leger finished 18th with a time of 1:01.93. Leger also participated in the long jump where she jumped 4.94m to finish 12th in qualifying.
“What a day for New Brunswick athletes at the National Championships! With a new National Title and two silver medals, and other great performances, Athletics New Brunswick is very proud of all of our athletes competing at the Championships, and looks forward to the next few days, as competition is sure to heat up!” says ANB’s Executive Director Gabriel LeBlanc.
To catch the live action, follow this link: http://www.athleticscanada.tv/gprofile.php?do=videos&mgroup_event_id=3809&year=2018&mgroup_id=47401&video_id=247670.
For Live Results, follow this link: http://liveresults.athletics.ca/Live_Results/2018/Championships/.
Jul 4 2018 - Robertson and LeBlanc make history at National Championships
The Canadian Championships kicked off with a bang, and after two days of the competition behind us, New Brunswick athletes Chris Robertson and Jacob Leblanc have already had historical performances for New Brunswick at these Championships.
Chris Robertson of Moncton made history by claiming the Gold Medal in the Men’s Decathlon at the Canadian Championships and being the first ever New Brunswicker to achieve such a distinction. Not only did he bring home the gold medal and is now the Canadian Decathlon champion, but with such a performance, he broke his previous provincial record of 6828pts by more than 200pts finishing the Nationals Championships with a score of 7040. This score also helped him break the 4.10m Pole Vault barrier with his highest-clearing jump of 4.25m, becoming the new provincial record holder in Pole Vault as well.
Jacob Leblanc’s competition just begun, and with 4 events still to come he has already made New Brunswick history by being the first New Brunswick male wheelchair racer to ever medal at the National Championships. He is coming home with a bronze medal in the 100m with a time of 17.13, narrowly missing out on his own provincial record of 16.97. Jacob competes in the 400m & 1500m Thursday, and the 200m & 800m Friday.
Other performances by New Brunswickers at the Canadian Championships include:
- Ryan Evans who was competing as part of Team Canada in the Pan American Combined Events Cup finished his meet off in 6th place with 6204pts.
- James Brace finished 7th in the seated shot put with a throw of 6.68m.
- Sydney MacDonald finished 13th in the Senior Women’s Heptathlon with 4182pts.
- Sophie Black finished 9th in the U20 Heptathlon with 3766pts.
Day two summed up the Canadian Combined events Championships, while days 3,4 and 5 will see some of Canada’s best Track & Field athletes compete in both the Para Challenge and the Canadian Championships.
“This is a very exciting way to start off the Canadian Championships in Ottawa” says Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “New Brunswick athletes are proving to shine amongst the best in the country, and I have no doubt that will continue on throughout the week in Ottawa”.
For a live stream of the Championships follow this link: http://www.athleticscanada.tv/gprofile.php?do=videos&mgroup_event_id=3809&year=2018&mgroup_id=47401&video_id=247670.
For Live Results follow this link: http://liveresults.athletics.ca/Live_Results/2018/Championships/.
Jul 3 2018 - New Brunswick athletes ready for Track and Field National Championships
Ottawa will play host to the Canadian Track and Field Championships set to run from July 3rd through the 8th. This year's Canadian Track and Field Championships will also serve as a selection trial for the 2018 North American, Central American and Caribbean Championships (NACAC Championships) which will take place the second week of August in Toronto. New Brunswick will once again be well represented with 22 athletes set for our nation's capital.
New Brunswick senior athletes travelling to Ottawa to compete include:
Olympic Finalist and Pan American medalist Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton is set to compete in the 3000m Steeplechase, which she is ranked first going into the competition, and the 1500m. Lalonde will steeple on the 5th at 20:30 and will run the 1500m at 11:00 on the 6th.
Sarah MacPherson of Fredericton, who represented Team Canada at the 2017 International university sports federation (FISU) Summer Universiade, will compete with Lalonde in the 1500m which is set to take off at 11:00 on the 6th.
Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John will compete in the 200m and long jump. LeBlanc will begin competing on the 5th at 11:00.
Ryan Evans of Saint John will be competing in the decathlon. He is competing in the decathlon and is rank first in this event.
Brady Graves of Saint John and Michael Colford of Fredericton will both compete in the 1500m (which will start at 11:20 on the 6th) with Graves competing in the 5000m as well (which will start at 21:15 on the 5th), and Colford in the 800m with teammate Andrew LeBlanc (which is set to go at 19:15 on the 5th).
Braden Harrison of Fredericton who is ranked 3rd in the province for both the 100m and 200m and who is also the New Brunswick indoor record holder for the 200m race will sprint in the 100m and 200m.
Bristol’s Adrian Kinney who is currently ranked first in the province for the 100 m will also be a strong competitor in the 100m and 200m. Kinney will run on the 5th at 11h15.
The New Brunswick 300m indoor record holder Jack Berkshire of Fredericton will compete in the 400m and will begin racing on the 5th at 13:45.
Timothy Brennan of Beachwood will also compete in the 400m (ranked 2nd provincially with a time of 51.08) and the 400m hurdles.
Bridget Brennan also of Beachwood will race the 400m hurdles. Both of the Brennans will be competing on the morning of the 5th at 9:00.
Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi and Chris Robertson of Moncton will compete in mulit-events. MacDonald will participate in the Women's Heptathlon while Robertson will compete in the Men's Decathlon. The competition for them will start on the 3rd day of July.
The New Brunswick junior and U23 110m hurdle record holder Clint Steeves from Riverglade will compete in the 110m hurdles, competing on the 5th at 12:10.
New Brunswick Para athletes travelling to Ottawa to compete include:
Six-time New Brunswick record holder Jacob LeBlanc of McQuade will compete in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1500m in class 54. LeBlanc will begin to compete on the 4th at 11:00.
Nine-time New Brunswick record holder James Brace of Intervale will compete in the Shot put, Javelin and Discus throw in Class 56. Brace's competition will start on the 4th at 12:00.
New Brunswick (U20) athletes travelling to Ottawa to compete include:
Kenneth McGovern of Saint John will participate in the 200m and 400m and will start her events on the 5th at 10:45.
Mackenzie Hall of Fredericton and Joëlle Leger of Dieppe will participate in the 400m which will run at 13:00 on the 5th. Hall will also compete in the 800m, while Leger will be competing in the long jump event.
Dawson Nancekievill from Hartland and Alexi Roy from Beresford will compete in the 800m on the 6th at 18:50. Nancekievill will also compete in the 1500m on the 6th at 12:00.
Danielle Keefe of Fredericton will compete in the 1500m and 3000m. Keefe will begin racing at 19:50 on the 5th.
Sophie Black of Dieppe, who was previously ranked 9th in the country this past indoor season for the women's pentathlon, will compete in the Women's Heptathlon. She will begin competition on the 3rd day of July.
Lexie Shannon of Fredericton, who is currently ranked first in the province in the triple jump will participate in this event. Shannon is set to jump at 10:30 on the 6th.
“As you can see there is lots of talent from New Brunswick that will be hitting the track in two weeks' time in Ottawa. Many of these athletes have previously competed on the national stage, and this is another great opportunity to showcase New Brunswick’s talent! We want to wish them the best of luck in achieving personal bests and breaking records!" -Gabriel Leblanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.
A live stream will be available when the action starts at: http://www.athleticscanada.tv/gprofile.php?do=videos&mgroup_event_id=3809&year=2018&mgroup_id=47401&video_id=247670
Jul 3 2018 - 39th final of the Jeux de l'Acadie
The 39th final of the Jeux de l'Acadie took place this weekend in Miramichi. The athletes sure took advantage of the beautiful weather to set six records.
Janelle Allanach of the Southeast captured two gold medals, one in the 200m and the second in the 300m in the 14-15 age group with times of 27.25 seconds and 43.95 seconds. Her time of 43.95 in the 300m allowed her to break her old record which she had established in 2017.
Kirsty Michaud of Madawaska-Victoria has captured two gold medals in the 12-13 age group. She placed first in the 80m with 11.06 seconds and in the 150m with 20.43 seconds.
Madalyn Mackinnon of Kent won the 800m in the 12-13 age group with a time of 2: 33.40. She also finished first in shot put with a throw of 8.02m.
Emily Doucet from Kent won two events in the 14-15 age group, the 800m (2: 28.24) and the 1200m (3: 53.88).
Madeleine McLeod of Southeast won the 2000m (7: 00.28) in the 14-15 age group. McLeod also managed to capture the silver medal in the 1200m (3: 53.98).
Janelle Hébert of the Southeast delegation finished first in the javelin throw with a throw of 34.78m which was enough to break the old record of 34.77 m.
Christelle Doiron of Chaleur broke the record for the para shot put with a throw of 5.30m.
The Southeast won the 4x100m in the girls 12-13 age group (56.06 seconds) and the girls 14-15 age group (53.21 seconds).
Jeremy Michaud of Madawaska-Victoria won gold in the 200m (24.72 seconds) and 300m (39.05 seconds) in the 14-15 age group. His time of 39.05 seconds allowed him to break the record that Michaud established last year.
François Richard from Southeast won two gold medals. The first medal was at the 2000m in the 14-15 age category. His performance of 5: 59.47 also allowed him to beat his own record he set at the 38th final of the Jeux de l'Acadie. His second gold medal was won in the 1200m with a time of 3: 28.82.
Samuel Richard of Sud-Est earned a first place in the high jump with a jump of 1.53 meters among 12-13 year olds. Richard also finished second in the long jump with a jump of 4.48 meters.
Samuel Hachey de Chaleur won the shot put with a throw of 13.43 meters.
Nicholas Legacy of Southeast won the para shot put with a throw of 5.85 meters. His throw was enough to break the record of the Acadian Games in boys.
The Acadian Peninsula won the 4x100 m in 12-13 years old boys with a time of 54.77 seconds. Moreover, with a time of 49.79 seconds in the 14-15 age group, the Madawaska-Victoria boys won the 4x100m.
In total, six records were beaten and several other good performances were established. We certainly have many talented athletes in our Acadie.
All results can be found online at: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1030.
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