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Oct 31 2018 - ANB members among SportNB Konica Minolta Sport Awards finalists
Sport New Brunswick has announced finalists for their annual Konica Minolta Sport awards many of which are our own ANB members!
In the Westmont Hospitality Group Female Athlete of the Year category, Geneviève Lalonde (Moncton) is a finalist
In the Westmont Hospitality Group Male Athlete of the Year category, Chris Robertson (Moncton) is a finalist.
Following her incredible year, Erin Vringer of Saint John is nominated for Female President’s award.
Wheelchair racing rising star Jacob LeBlanc (Moncton) is a finalist in the Male President' award.
Julia Loparco (Saint John) is one of the finalists for the Boston Pizza Female Coach of the Year.
Peter Stuart (Riverview) is one of the finalists for the Boston Pizza Male Coach of the Year.
Annick Leger (Dieppe) is a co-winner of the Teed Saunders Doyle & Co Spirit of Sport award.
Congratulations to all finalists!
For Full List of Nominees please go to: http://sportnb.com/en/item/95-sport-nb-announces-konica-minolta-sport-awards-finalists
The Konica Minolta Sport Awards recognize the accomplishments of New Brunswick’s top athletes, teams, coaches, officials, and volunteers in amateur sport over the past year. “New Brunswick can be very proud off all the people who were nominated,” said Darcy McKillop , executive director of Sport NB. “These are the types of people who inspire others to be great, and help see the value in sport participation. New Brunswickers can be very proud of these individuals”.
Nominations were submitted by a number of different organizations from throughout the Province. Finalists were selected based on their achievements from September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. Konica Minolta’s support, as well as the other corporate sponsors - the Westmont Hospitality Group, Boston Pizza, BrunNet, Teed Saunders Doyle & Co, IG Wealth Management and Taylor Printing Group make these awards possible year after year. This year’s awards dinner and ceremony will be held at the in Dieppe at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel on November 24th.
Tickets are available by calling Sport NB at (506)451-1320.
Oct 31 2018 - Atlantic Championship Highlights
On Saturday, Odell Park in Fredericton was host to the Atlantic Cross Country Championships! It showcased some of the best cross country talent from the Atlantic provinces.
The athletes who were 5 and under ran a 500m race, on the girls side Ella Leblanc won in a time of 2:49.90, Eve Landry took second in 2:55.50, and Eva Boone took third in 3:19.80. On the boys side, Xavier Landry took first in a time of 2:47.80, William Thibault came second in a time of 2:59.70 and James Kaley came in third with a time of 3:03.30!
The 6-7 year olds ran an 800m race, with Addyson Maccurdy (3:19.20), Lily-Shae Lavallee (3:25.90), and Jeanne Filion-Landry (3:28.40) taking the top three spots on the girls side, while Oliver Burtt (3:18.60), Simon Babin (3:19.90), and Yannick Boucher (3:21.70) took the top three boys spots.
The 8-9 year olds ran a 1000m course where Madeleine Colpitts (4:20.10), Kate Doran (4:21.50), and Mallory Johnstone (4:22.60) were the top three girls. On the boys side, Grady Betts (3:56.40), Dax Yerxa (4:05.70), and Matteo Leblanc (4:07.70) took top placings.
In the 10-11 year old 1500m course, Felicia Mortimer (6:16.70), Anna Titus (6:25.71), and Ashley Newman (6:31.75) were the top three female finishers. On the boys side, the top three finishers were Caden Wolverton (6:00.60), Eric Desaulniers (6:04.80), and Cameron Maccurdy (6:09.60).
The 12-13 year olds ran a 2km course, where Bridget Lange finished in a time of 8:01.02, followed loosely by Nicole Trites in a time of 8:03.89, and Marin Macpherson in 8:17.33. For the boys, Owen Blacquier crossed the finish line in a time of 7:38.43, Aaron Partington in a time of 7:41.70, and Drake Pattison in a time of 7:58.06.
The 14-15 year olds ran a tough 4km course where Erin Vringer clocked in a time of 16:02.80, Sophie Peterson followed her with a time of 16:32.0, and Grace Richard in a time of 17:09.30. On the guys side, Cameron Harris crossed the line in a time of 16:01.60, followed by Andon Morneault in a time of 16:41.90, and Preston Dumbleton in 18:33.40.
In the 14+ category 6km, there were many different age categories represented, but the top three male and female runners were Joanne Reynolds (27.33.80), Tara Tremble (27:45.00), Bridget Keedwell (27:51.10), François Richard (23:18.10), Tristan Morneault (23:51.90), and Isaac McCardle (24:05.90).
Congratulations to all of the athletes on their great performances, and thank you to all of the volunteers who made this great event possible.
Full results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1067
Oct 29 2018 - Notice of Athletics New Brunswick Annual General Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2018 Athletics New Brunswick ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held attrhe Dayss Inn Oromocto, NB on Sunday, November 4th at 10:00am.
All club representatives, athletes, coaches, administrators, and interested parties are invited to join staff and board members at ANB’s AGM.
Oct 19 2018 - NBIAA Provincial Champs Recap
It was a cool 4°C for cross country running in Moncton, as Bernice MacNaughton hosted the 2018 NBIAA Provincial Cross Country Championships. Despite the cold temperatures, athletes ran exceptionally well and put on some great races for the spectators.
In Jr. Girls 4km action, Erin Vringer of Saint John High School saw the finish line first with a time of 15:02.40, followed by Emily Doucet of M-F Richard, and Madeleine Mcleod of École Sainte-Anne. Vringer led SJHS to a team victory with 43 points alongside teammates Maia Grant (10th), Ella Rocca (14th), Claire Oliver (18th), and Abigail McKinley (21st).
Jr. Boys saw François Richard of École Mathieu-Martin cross the line first in a time of 14:12.40, followed by Kennebecassis Valley High School’s Cameron Harris, and École Mathieu-Martin’s Andon Morneault. Richard and Morneault helped Mathieu-Martin take the team title with a score of 31, alongside teammates Frédéric Parent (7th), Samuel Beaupré (20th), and Nicholas Frenette (47th).
Fredericton High School dominated in the Senior Girls 6km, taking all 4 top spots. Danielle Keefe took home first in a time of 25:40.90, while Sisters Emily and Hannah Trites took home second and third respectively. Fredericton High swept the podium, helping them claim the Senior Girls banner with 10 points alongside teammates Frances Wright (4th), Emily Haynes-MacDonald (7th) and Mackenzie Hall (15th).
In the Senior Boys 6km, Tristan Morneault of École Mathieu-Martin took the gold in a time of 23:42.00, followed by Mitchell Kean of Leo Hayes High School, and Julien Thibodeau of École Secondaire Népisiguit. École Secondaire Népisiguit took home the team title with 48 points with help from teammates Samuel Jean (10th), Jonathan Roy (15th), Cédric Haché (20th), Xavier Violette (42nd) and Dominic Robichaud (54th).
"This year's NBIAA Cross Country Championships proved to be both exciting and challenging” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “Congratulations to all athletes who participated and we hope to see you again next year!”
Full results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1065
Oct 17 2018 - NBIAA Provinicial's set for Moncton
Bernice MacNaughton High School will host the 2018 NBIAA Cross Country Championships in Moncton on Friday, October 19th. This is sure to be an exciting day of races with many up-and-coming runners competing for top notches in the NBIAA rankings. Some of the following athletes and teams are who to keep an eye on:
Jr. Girls 4km action will see a tough competition between Erin Vringer of Saint John High School and Emily Doucet of M-F Richard, who both clocked in a time of 16:06 in their respective regional competitions last weekend. Hannah Lipton Levyssohn of MacNaughton and Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview will also play an important role in the race. Team titles will see SJHS and Mathieu-Martin neck and neck for the accolades.
Jr. Boys action will also be an exciting race between Mathieu-Martin’s François Richard, École L’Odyssée’s Cassidy Balfour, and Mathieu-Martin’s Andon Morneau, who all go into provincials with a regional seed time of sub-15 minutes in the 4km.
Mathieu-Martin and Fredericton High both have strong Senior Girl’s teams with Isabella Lemaire, Leila Cartier, Elisabeth Vigneau, and Catherine Thériault in top seeds for Mathieu-Martin, and Danielle Keefe, Mackenzie Hall, Hannah Trites, and Emily Trites who all took top spots at last weekend’s South West Regionals. It will be a close race for the NBIAA title in this category.
Senior Boys action will see Tristan Morneault of Mathieu-Martin, Julien Thibodeau of Nepisiguit and Nick Fletcher of MacNaughton battle it out for the senior boys 6km title. In team scores, Nepisiquit and Hampton High will duke it out for the number one spot.
If you’re in the Moncton area on Friday, be sure to check out some sure-to-be exciting races by the next generation of cross country runners! Races begin promptly at 12:00pm with the Jr. Girls 4km.
Oct 15 2018 - Youth Cross Country Provincials Recap
This past weekend we held our second annual provincial Youth Cross Country Championships in Moncton. There were over 300 kids aged 13 and under who participated on Saturday.
Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1062
Register now for the NB Middle School Championships in Grandbay-Westfield on October 21st and the Atlantic Cross Country Championships being held in Fredericton on October 27th!
NB Middle School Championships: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1551
Atlantic XC Championships: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1537
Oct 7 2018 - Shelley Doucet Breaks 2:40 Barrier in Chicago, Breaks NB Marathon Record
Shelley Doucet, of Quispamsis knocked 8 minutes off her provincial record which was previously set at 2:46.29, and broke the 2:40 barrier emphatically with a 2:38.49 at the Chicago Marathon today. She won her 35-39 age group division, was the 2nd Canadian across the line and finished 15th overall. Way to make New Brunswick proud Shelley!
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