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Jun 27 2019 - 40th final of the Jeux de l’Acadie

The 40th final of the Jeux de l’Acadie are set to take place this weekend in Grand Falls. 

With 295 athletes from 9 delegations across the Maritimes will be competing at the École Polyvalente Thomas-Albert track. The competition will start on Saturday the 29thand will end on Sunday the 30th.

During last year’s Jeux de l’Acadie that were hosted in Miramichi, Chaleur won the para-athletics 11-17 banner, Kent won the athletics 12-13 banner, Sud-Est won the athletics 14-15 banner and Kent wont the sportsmanship award for both age categories. 

ANB would like to wish good luck to all the athletes competing this weekend!


Jun 26 2019 - Geneviève Lalonde named to Team Canada

 

 

Geneviève Lalonde of Moncton is one of 46 athletes to join team Canada at the 2019 Pan American Games taking place from July 26thto August 11 in Lima, Peru. Lalonde is set to compete in the 3000m steeplechase on August 10that 7:10 pm Atlantic time. 

This will be Geneviève’s second time competing at the Pan American Games. She is hoping to repeat or better her success from the previous games that were held in Toronto, Ontario where she captured the bronze medal. ANB would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to Geneviève at the Pan American Games!

More information on the Pan American Games can be found here: http://www.lima2019.pe/en http://www.olympic.ca/games/lima-2019


Jun 24 2019 - RJTW Provincials, East Coast Games & NB Outdoor Provincials

This past weekend on June 22-23 3-meets-1 took place at the Saint John Canada Games Centre. The three meets were the east coast games (which hosts over 2000 athletes in a variety of different sports), the New Brunswick outdoor provincials as well as RJTW provincials for the U14 athletes. The weather was beautiful over the course of the weekend however there were very high winds which made the conditions tough for several of the events.

New Brunswick Records broken during the championships include:

-Max Mazerolle of A.S.E.A earned himself a provincial record in the men’s U18 age category for decathlon with an impressive score of 4998.

-Andrew Justason also earned a provincial record in the decathlon in the M44-49 age category with a total score of 4177.

-Bruce Rosvall broke his own provincial masters record in the M55-59-year-old category for the 400m with a time of 59.17. His previous time was 59.37. He also defeated his own masters record in the 800m with a time of 2:15.43. His previous record was 2:17.81.

-Alex Coffin Broke the provincial masters record in the M50-54-year-old category for the 5000m in a time of 17:43.04. He smashed the previous record of 18:35.79 by over 45 seconds.

-Paul Gautier earned several records in the M55-59-year-old category. He achieved a provincial record in the shot put with a throw of 13.41m. The previous record set was 9.59m.  He also set a new record in the weight throw with a throw of 14.76m bettering the previous record of 7.87m by almost 7m. He set a third record in the discus with an impressive throw of 41.00m. He then set a record in the hammer throw with a throw of 36.25m. To top it all off he set a fifth record in the javelin with a throw of 38.95m. Although these were all individual records he also set a record in the throws pent with a score of 3395.

-Sharon Peabody broke her previous record of 28.15 for the W60-64 80 meter hurdles in a time of 24.39. She also set a record in the shot put with a throw of 8.66m which beat the previous record of 7.95m.

 

In addition to the records set above, other notable performances include:

-Emily Doucet had a successful weekend coming away with two gold medals in the 400m hurdles (1:07.52) and the 2000m steeple chase (7:58.93).

-Abigail Davidson from FLTC had a strong weekend winning both the 100m (13.46) and the 200m (27.48) in the U20 women’s division.

-Owen Enstrom from A.S.E.A. dominated the U18 boy category winning both the 400m (52.72) and the 800m (2:06.32).

-Mitchell Kean of Fredericton led the U20 men’s division with a first-place finish in both the 800m (2:01.45) and 1500(4:24.52).

-Saint John Track Club won the overall team banner for the Provincial Championships.

 

The link to the full results can be found here:

https://www.anb.ca/ckfinder/userfiles/files/ECG2019day1&2%20final.pdf

 

“This weekend saw some of New brunswick’s top track and field atheletes competing, both young in age and young at heart. There were records broken, and great performances had by all of our athletes. Seeing athletes improve at events like this is great- and we look forward to seeing them develop as the summer progresses.” Says ANB’s Director of RJTW, Intro programs and Para-athletics Julia Loparco.

ANB would like to thank all of the volunteers and officials for all of their hard work over the weekend. Without their tireless efforts, this meet would not have been possible.

The next big meet will be the Atlantic championships on July 13-14th in Moncton along with the RJTW atlantics which will also be hosted in Moncton on July 13th.


Jun 21 2019 - More Than 15 Provincial Record Holders Competing This Weekend

The East Coast Games / NB Outdoor Champs / RJTW Provincials are taking place this Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 22, at the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John NB. So far 281 athletes are registered for this fantastic trio of events and registration deadline is at 7PM AST tonight (Friday) at the following link: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/east-coast-games-nb-outdoor-champs-rjtw-provincials/31543/

More than 15 provincial record holders will be participating in this event, including Craig Thorne (SJTC) and Clint Steeves (ASEA) in the hurdle events, Owen Enstrom (ASEA) in mid-distances, Abigail Davidson (FLTC) in sprints and long jump, and Victoria LeBlanc (SJTC) in long jump. The throws events especially will be featuring many NB record holders such as: Kyla Hughes (AETO), Christel Robichaud (AETO), Heather LeBlanc (UNNB), Sharon Peabody (FLTC), Monica Hitchcock (SJTC), Rebecca Lagace (SJTC), Tracy Dunn (SJTC) and Jarod Manuel (FLTC).

Best of luck to all atheltes and clubs who will be giving it their all to bring home the Title of Provincial Team Champions.

For schedule, performance lists and more information, click here: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/east-coast-games-nb-outdoor-champs-rjtw-provincials/31543/


Jun 17 2019 - Silver Medal for Robertson at Canadian Combined Events Champs

On June 15th and 16th the Canadian Combined Events Championships took place in Toronto, Ontario. This event was hosted as part of the 2019 Athletics Ontario Outdoor Championships. All participants are automatically entered into the National championships as well as their corresponding provincial championships. Chris Robertson, a New Brunswick native who now lives in Oakville, Ontario competed in the decathlon. He finished with a very impressive 6827 points which secured a second-place finish. He was only 65 points away from capturing the gold medal. Great Job Chris!


Jun 14 2019 - New Brunswick’s Track & Field History by Rod MacKenzie, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2, our second installment on the History of National and International Performances by New Brunswick Track and Field athletes over the last one hundred years. We hope you enjoyed our Part 1 segment on the Olympic Games.

Today, we will look back at the eight NB athletes who represented Canada at the British Commonwealth Games from 1930-2018. As many of you know, the international world of track and field has had, for some time now, a wonderful competitive celebration of the world’s best, highlighted by the top level competitions at Olympic Games (1896-2016), Pan American Games (1951-2015), British Empire/Commonwealth Games (1930-2018), and the more recent World Outdoor Championships (1983-2017). The Commonwealth Games were essentially born out of early “meetings of the sporting minds” just around the turn of the 20th Century. John Astley Cooper wrote an article in the London Times in 1900, suggesting a sporting festival every four years as a means of promoting goodwill and good understanding of the British Empire.  This proposed sporting tradition began with the Festival of Empire sports meeting, which took place in London as part of events connected with the coronation of King George V in 1911. This involved athletics, boxing, wrestling and swimming events.

 Later suggestions and proposals that an Empire-based, regular sporting competition to parallel the Olympic Games be held every four years, did not bear fruit until 1930. This followed a Canadian initiative under the direction of Melvin Marks Robinson, a Canadian who managed our 1928 Olympic Track team in Amsterdam.  Canada actually introduced and hosted the very first British Empire Games in Hamilton, Ontario, Aug. 16-23, 1930. Eleven countries sent a total of 400 athletes to these first British Empire Games.  Six sports were featured: Athletics/Track and Field, boxing, lawn bowls, rowing, swimming/diving, and wrestling. Women were only able to compete in the Aquatic events. Over the next forty plus years, these multi-sport Games would be known as: the British Empire Games, 1930-1950; the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1954-1966; the British Commonwealth Games, 1970 and 1974; and finally, as we know it today, the Commonwealth Games (1978-2018).

In Hamilton, 1930, the first Games Track competition, held at Civic Stadium, only included 21 male events, and all races and measurements were done in imperial units of miles, yards, feet & inches. The event schedule compared favourably to what we see today, with the absence of racewalk and decathlon. Host Canada ranked second to England, with 6 golds and 19 total medals. The 100 yards was won by the famous Percy Williams of Canada, the Olympic champ from 1928.

The 3rd edition of the British Empire Games in 1938, in Sydney, Australia Feb. 5-12, witnessed the very first NB athlete to appear in this competition, and only the third international athlete in our history, following our two Olympians, Maynes and Miller, from 1924. Sigurd (“Sig”) Nielsen,  (apologies, as his name has been spelled three different ways in various sources) a 21 year old Mt A student from the Plaster Rock area, was a sprinter and well known rugby player who was selected to the Canadian team to run the 100 and 220 yard races. Five months previous, in September, 1937, he set a Canadian record of 9.6 for 100 yards, running a meet in Saint John. At the 1938 British Empire Games, Sig made it out of his heats in the 100 (winning the heat or finishing 3rd depending on the source of information), and narrowly missed the final, finishing 5th in his semi-final in 10.3 (electric time). In the 220, Nielsen finished 4th in his heat and did not move on.  Still young then, there is little information available to indicate any future results from him on the track after 1938. His provincial (and Canadian) record of 9.6 stood for more than thirty years, and to this day, his performance still ranks among the top 3 or 4 all-time by a New  Brunswicker !

The 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were hosted by Canada in Vancouver in early August and it was there that a 17 year old recent Fredericton High grad wore Canada’s colours for three events.  Margery Squires, a talented sprinter, hurdler and long jumper, ran the heats of the 100 yds in 11.5, finishing 7th  in her race and 14th overall; she long jumped 5.30m in her specialty and placed 8th of 14 (3rd ranked CDN); and finally, she became our very first ever medal winner in international competition by winning BRONZE with the 4 x 110 yd relay team !! Margery and her teammates, Annabelle Murray, Dorothy Kozak and Geraldine Bemister, ran for third in 47.8 in the women’s sprint relay, which replaced the old medley relay of 110-220-110 !! Also in these Games, the shot put and discus were introduced as new events for women, and there were a total of 21 track events held for men, and 9 for the ladies ! Margery Squires, a member of the Fredericton Sports Wall of Fame, was a highly ranked long jumper in Canada and a silver medallist at National Seniors who once unofficially broke the Canadian Women’s Long Jump record. Her PB of  5.41m (17 ft 9 in) stood as our provincial record for almost 25 years, and still ranks high on our all-time provincial list. The athletic gene pool ran deep for this family, as her daughter  Susan  competed for NB in the 1977 Canada Games, and once held our provincial 100m record at 12.0; also, Margery’s granddaughter Sarah ran for us in the 2009 and 2013 Canada Games, & was on the provincial record team in the ladies 4 x 400m relay in both Games ! 

Our next participant in the British Empire and Commonwealth Games was Moncton born 1956 Olympian Diane Matheson. As a top ranked Canadian sprinter in both 100 & 220 yards and former national record holder, she was selected to the women’s 4 x 110 yd relay team for the 1958 Games in Cardiff, Wales.  There, in late July,  21 year old Diane and her running mates of Eleanor Haslam, Freyda Berman and Maureen Rever, sped to a 47.21 and a BRONZE medal !! For the second consecutive Empire Games, a New Brunswick track athlete captures a RELAY BRONZE !! Wow . . . To the best of our knowledge, they are the only athletes from this province to ever medal in a relay internationally in a major Games. Diane would go on to great heights in Track and Field Administration over the years, as a co-founder of the Richmond, BC Kajaks Club (with her husband, ex-Olympian runner Doug Clement), and also as the President of Athletics Canada (CDN T & F Association at the time) in the mid 70’s !!

Edith Priscilla Patricia (“Pat”) Dobie was a 1957 grad of FHS and a talented multi-sport athlete who is a member of several Halls/Walls of Fame in two different provinces in several sports. She won an incredible 16 medals in CDN SR National Track Championships from 1957-62, in the shot put, discus, javelin, and the sprint hurdles, representing either NB or Saskatchewan. She’s probably our only athlete to ever medal at CDN SRS in both a track event and a field event !! She was National Champ a total of  NINE  times !! Incredible !! Pat was 23 years old when she qualified to represent us at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth,  western  Australia in late November. There, she threw a CDN record 44.44m while placing 5th of 6 in the javelin,  then followed up with a 39.90m toss in the discus, ranking her 7th of 7 in the competition.  In each event, she was the only Canadian girl competing.  Five months later, Pat would represent Canada with a fine 4th place finish in the ladies javelin at the Pan American Games in Sao Paulo , Brazil !!  All of her career pb’s  in  the throwing events still rank today among the 4 or 5 best ever in our Track history !  Quite a career indeed  . . . .   

It would be 16 years and four more Games before NB would see another Track & Field athlete represent Canada at the now newly named “Commonwealth Games”.  Edmonton, Alberta in August, 1978, would become the third Canadian city to host these Games and saw our own John (Giovanni) Corazza of Moncton/Ottawa, throw the javelin on August 7th at the age of 24. Corazza, the first NB javelin thrower to exceed the 200 foot/60m mark in the early 70’s, was a veteran at Nationals, winning Gold, Silver and Bronze over a five year span while being coached by Bill Heikkila of Ottawa. In the ’78 Commonwealth Games, Corazza threw 69.14m to place 10th of twelve in the first ever “metric” Games.  John also competed in the World University Games in Bulgaria in 1977, the World Cup Trials in Mexico, 1979, and was named to the 1980 CDN Olympic Team for Moscow, which unfortunately resulted in a western boycott. As a replacement for the missed Olympics, Corazza toured the Scandinavian region of Europe, defeating some of the top ranked throwers in the world, and threw a PB of 84.34 metres, one of the best throws ever by a Canadian at the time !! He would later be involved in coaching here at home that saw him coach two of NB’s best ever, national Javelin champs Jason Spalding and Caleb Jones.

The 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, BC, was a first for New Brunswick, as we had TWO athletes make the CDN team for the first time ever in this competition. Willy Best, a 24 year old 800m runner, and 23 year old Steeplechaser Joel Bourgeois, both wore the red & white on home soil for the Fifteenth edition of the Games. Best placed a strong 3rd in his 800m heat in 1:47.48, ranked 7th overall, and moved on to the semi’s where he placed 6th in his race in 1:49.97, missing the final and ranking 14th out of 27 overall. He also was selected to run a leg of the CDN 4 x 400m relay, where Canada ran 3:07.81 to finish 10th out of twelve teams, just missing the final. Joel Bourgeois, meanwhile, made his first of three career appearances at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria by placing 6th overall in 8:31.19. Four years later, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Joel ran to a fine 4th place finish in the 3k steeple, running 8:34.50,  trailing only the Kenyans. His final appearance in this competition came in 2002, at the age of 31, as he finished in 8:33.98, to place 5th overall in Manchester, England.  Bourgeois had an outstanding international career, spanning 13 years, and topped it off with two medals each at Pan Am Games (gold 1999, silver 2003) and a silver (1995) and bronze (1999) at the World University Games.

Our final honoree in this category represented Canada recently at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (officially the 21st version) on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, in early April.  These Games were celebrated as being the first time a major multi-sport event achieved gender equality by having an equal number of events for male and female athletes. Genevieve Lalonde, of Moncton, and training out of Guelph, Ontario, finished 7th  out of ten overall in the women’s 3000m Steeplechase, running a time of 9:46.68. She was the lone Canadian entry in the April 11th evening race at the Carrara Stadium. As of June, 2019, Gen has now competed in one Olympics, two outdoor Worlds, one Commonwealth Games and one Pan Am Games, and now has her eyes set on the 2019 Pan Ams, 2019 Worlds, and next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Stay tuned for Part 3 and our look back at the Pan American Game.  Comments, additions, corrections welcomed at rodmackenzie24@gmail.com


Jun 14 2019 - Jacob Leblanc named to Team Canada!

Athletics Canada has selected Moncton's Jacob Leblanc to represent Canada at the 2019 World Para Athletics U20 Championships set for Nottwil, Switzerland later in July. Jacob currently holds provincial records in the T54 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m. More information can be found here: https://athletics.ca/athletics-canada-selects-four-athletes-to-represent-canada-at-2019-wpa-u20-championships/


Jun 13 2019 - New-Brunswick Middle School Track and Field Championships

 

 

On Wednesday June 12ththe Moncton Stadium hosted the New-Brunswick Middle School Track and Field Championships. The day was filled with sunshine, smiles and great performances.  Over 30 schools attended and a total of 608 kids participated. Six middle school records were set yesterday. George St Middle School from Fredericton won the team banner. 

 

Here are the standout results from the different categories:

 

Grade 6 girls

 

-Sam Patterson from St. Stephen Middle School had some awesome performances finishing first in the 80m (11.77), second in the 150m (22.79) and first in the 80m hurdles (15.79).

-Allyson Lawson from Riverview Middle School had a great day on the track winning gold in the 800m (5:56.06) and silver in the 1200m (4:36.17).

-Emma Leblanc from École Camille-Vautour tied the high jump record with an impressive jump of 1.30m.

-Lola-May Mutch of Max Aitken won gold in the softball throw (33.81m) and also a silver in the shot put (7.08m).

 

Grade 7 girls

 

-Courtney Sproule from Ridgeview Middle School finished first in the 80m (11.12) and in the 150m (20.71).

-Anna Somers from St. Stephen Middle School had an awesome day on the track winning gold in the 1200m (4:14.92) and two silvers in the 80m (11.30) and the 150m (21.20)

-Ana McCain had some great performances finishing first in both the 80m hurdles (16.44) and the 200m hurdles (36.16) , she also won a bronze in the high jump (1.30m).

-Olivia Barrett from Hampton Middle School broke the softball throw record with a throw of 43.03m.

 

Grade 8 girls

 

-Sophie Dubé from Sainte-Anne had a great day finishing first in the 100m (13.63), second in the 200m (29.08) and second in the long jump (3.94m)

-Erica Mah from Gretna Green broke the 80m hurdles record with a new time of 13.63, she also won gold in the 200m hurdles (32.10) and bronze in the long jump (3.75m).

-Alexa Fairweather from St. Stephen threw 43.03m in the softball throw breaking the previous record of 41.80m.

 

Grade 6 boys

 

-Justin Pamogas from l’Envolée had an amazing day winning a triple gold in the 80m (11.21), 150m (21.09) and the long jump (4.25m)

-Caden Wolverton from George St.  won gold in the 800m (2:48.21) and bronze in the 1200m (4:33.60).

-Alex Hartford-McLeod from St. Stephen Middle School won a double gold in the softball throw (45.50m) and the shot put (9.61m).

 

Grade 7 boys

 

-Jack Mellish from Salisbury won gold in the 80m (10.39), 150m (19.15) and tied for first in the long jump (4.26m).

-Tejas Harvey finished first in the 200m hurdles (31.81) and third in the 80m hurdles (14.74).

-Nick Robichaud from George St. broke the softball throw record with a throw of 52.30m.

 

Grade 8 boys

 

-Jackson Banks from Devon Middle school had an amazing day winning gold in the 100m (12.34), gold in the 200m (25.94) and silver in the long jump (5.07m).

-Owen Blacquier from George St. finished first in the 800m (2:23.58), first in the 1200m (3:49.29) and second in the 300m (42.42)

-Isaac Jewett from Devon won gold in the high jump (1.55m), bronze in the 300m (42.46) and gold in the 200m hurdles (28.70m).

-Jackson Leech from Evergreen Park broke the softball throw record with a throw of 55.10m.

 

The full results available here: https://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1086

 

The RJTW Provincial Championships will be held in Saint-John next weekend on the 23rdof June. Anyone under the age of 14 can attend. More information can be found here: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/east-coast-games-nb-outdoor-champs/31543/#.XQJsYi0ZP-a


Jun 11 2019 - Hub City Classic - Recap

This past Saturday the annual Hub City classic was held in Moncton once again. This is a meet notorious for notable times and this year was no different. With spectacular weather, the athletes were dishing out some top-tier performances.

Highlights from the meet include:

Jordan Henri (AETOS) running the 100m sprint and finishing the prelims with a speedy time of 10.54 and going on to the finals to win with an incredible time of 10.44. Sadly, neither of these times were wind legal so they wont count for rankings or records. Shelby MacIsaac (ASEA) running the 400m and coming out on top with an impressive time of 58.53. Craig Thorne (SJTC) running an incredible 400m hurdle race and finishing with a time of 55.87, which is just over the provincial record of the Junior category by 0.38. Adrianna Platis (ASEA) competing in the U13 shot put with a best distance of 7.89m. Abigail Davidson (FLTC) competing in the long jump competition and finishing with a distance of 5.07m. Nolan Keenan (ASEA) competing in the U13 long jump competition and finished with a distance of 3.68m.

For full results please visit: https://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1084


Jun 10 2019 - Weekend Recap

This past weekend several competitions took place across the country (and the states) where our NB athletes did everything except disappoint.

Some of the highlights include:

The NCAA Division I Championships in Texas where Laura Dickinson of Miramichi ran the 10 000m race and finished in an impressive 15th place finish with a time of 34:03.76. This was Laura’s first NCAA championship running for Syracuse University and she finished with an All-American honor. The Speed River Inferno meet in Guelph where three NB athletes competed. Among these were Gen Lalonde (Moncton), Craig Thorne (Quispamsis), and Andrew Leblanc (Fredericton). Gen ran the 1500m to finish first with a time of 4:08.54 which was also a new meet record! Craig ran the 110m hurdle event to finish with a time of 13.99 in the prelims and 14.07 in the finals, putting him in second place. This time of 13.99 boosts Craig’s national ranking to third overall in this event and beats the U20 Pan AM standard! Andrew ran the 800m and finished with a time of 1:50.44, which secured a second-place finish.

 


Jun 6 2019 - Policies Update

Dear ANB members, please take a moment to read the following policies that have been updated on June 5th, 2019: 

Policy 2.0 Provincial Teams

Policy 2.1 Provincial Teams Staffing

Policy 9.0 Provincial Team Eligibility

Policy 12.2 Hall of Fame

All policies are available here: https://www.anb.ca/General/policies.php

If you have any questions, please contact anb@anb.ca. Thank you!


Jun 4 2019 - ANB Summer Employees 2019

ANB is proud to announce its summer students for the year of 2019!

You will have noticed over the past couple of weeks some of the ANB summer students hard at work with regional RJTW programs and acting as minor officials at meets. Some of these are familiar faces as we have 3 returnees as well as 8 new employees joining the ANB team.

Returning employees (left to right):

Julien Leger (Moncton), Assistant to the Executive Director

Aly Kenny (Miramichi; based in Moncton), RJTW Regional Coordinator

Isaac Cull (Fundy Royal; based in Saint John), RJTW Regional Coordinator

New employees (left to right):

Lisa Richard (Miramichi; based in Moncton), RJTW Regional Coordinator

Kyla Hughes (Moncton), RJTW Regional Coordinator

Ethan Wilkie (Moncton), RJTW Regional Coordinator

Jonathan Roy (Bathurst), RJTW Regional Coordinator

Bradley McMullin (Fredericton), ANB Regional Coordinator

Hannah Cormier (Fredericton), ANB Regional Coordinator

Karina May (Saint John), Assistant to RJTW Director

Some of the tasks these students will be responsible for are:

Officiate, organise, set up/take downfor meets 12 Challanges instructors Various administrative work such as press releases, updating the ANB website, meet invitations, etc.

Please join us in welcoming these talented students to the ANB 2019 Summer Staff Team.


Jun 3 2019 - NBIAA Provincial Championships – Highlights

This past weekend Rexton played host to this year’s NBIAA championship after a last-minute change. Similar to last weekend though, we had spectacular weather and very few illegal winds, that made for excellent competition.

Some highlights include:

Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview competed in the 100m, 200m, and 400m in the Junior category only to come out on top in all three events. Shelby also set a new record in the 400m with a new time of 58.13, which beats the old one by over half a second! Erin Vringer of Saint John won the 800m as well as the 1500m in the Junior category, also setting a new record! In the 1500m, Erin beat Laura Dickinson’s old record of 4:43.31 with a new time of 4:38.36. Caroline Gagnon of Odyssee competed in and finished first the 100m and 400m hurdle events as well as long jump. Caroline also set a new record in the 100m hurdles with a new time of 15.90, beating Victoria LeBlanc’s old time of 16.15, set back in 2015. In the junior girls high jump competition the old record previously held by Stephanie Doiron (1.54m) was broken and is now shared by Sara Grant of Tantramar and Kiersten Hicks of Quatre Vents with a new height of 1.55m. Brandon Hache of W-A-Losier competed in the 100m (Junior category) and won with a time of 11.65, only 0.1 off of the NBIAA record.Brandon also won the 200m event with a time of 24.08. Jordan Henri of MacNaughton competed in the Senior category and won both the 100m and 200m events with respective times of 10.61 and 22.38. Jordan set records in both events although for the 100m only his time from prelim (10.85) counts as a record because of the illegal wind. In the 400m Junior boys race Owen Enstrom of J.M.A. Armstrong took gold with a time of 52.51 while Jeremy Michaud of Cite des Jeunes took silver just 0.01 behind with a time of 52.52. Francois Richard of Mathieu-Martin won the 3000m Junior event with a time of 9:13.54, beating out the second-place finisher by over a minute and twenty seconds. Craig Thorne of KV competed in both 100m and 400m hurdle events to come out on top and with two new records with times of 14.39 and 55.85, respectively. In the Senior Boys high jump competition Jerry Huras of Bathurst and Kyle Wesselius of Peticodiac both finished out their competitions with final heights of 1.75m. Camden Douthwright of Trimble finished first in the Junior Triple jump competition with an impressive best distance of 11.33m. Samuel Bourque of Clement-Cormier won the Senior Shot put competition and set a new record with a throw of 15.69, beating Liam Turgeon’s distance of 15.05 set in 2014. Samuel also set a new record in the Senior Discus competition with a best throw of 48.08.

 

Full results and team scores are available at https://www.anb.ca/documents/uploads/NBIAAChamps2019.pdf

2019-11-12 - Cormier finishes USPORTS with Top 50 finish
2019-11-08 - NB Athletes at U SPORTS XC Championships
2019-11-07 - Sue Ellis Loparco Inducted into the SJ Sports Hall of Fame
2019-11-07 - Resurgo Marathon Donates $1609 to ANB
2019-11-06 - Ellis-MacMackin Track Unveiled

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