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Jul 30 2019 - Leblanc Headed to World Para Athletics U20 Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland!

Congratulations to Jacob Leblanc who was selected to compete on Team Canada for the U20 World Para Athletics Championships. Jacob just recently competed at the AC Nationals in Montreal, Quebec where he captured a silver medal in the T54 400m and earned a new NB record. He also holds provincial records in the T54 100m, 200m and 1500m. Jacob will be competing in the T54 800 m event at this competition which will be take place from August 1-4 in Nottwill, Switzerland at the Sport Arena of the Swiss Parapalegic Centre. We wish Jacob the best of luck at this event and know that he will represent NB proudly!


Jul 29 2019 - Huge win for New Brunswick’s 100 meter sprinter Jordan Henri

18 year old Riverview sprinter Jordan Henri proved he belongs with the best in the world in his age class (U20) taking the win and gold at the Junior 100 meter National Championship in Montreal on Friday evening. It was before a full Grandstand audience of some 3000 spectators at the Claude Robillard stadium that Jordan Henri performed at the highest level, initially in the evening running the semifinals with the fastest qualifying time of 10.48 seconds (which would be a new NB record, however a 2.7 M/sec wind-aided mark so does not count for a record). In the final and under the lights, Henri once again turned on full blast recording a 10.61 clocking in a thrilling showdown with Eliezer Adjibi (10.65), and Ken Blackman Jr. (10.68) all leaning hard at the finish line.

The feat was accomplished before not an empty seat in the Grandstand facility. While the main draw remained the showdown in the Senior Men 100m final between Andre DeGrasse and Aaron Brown (nearly a deadheat at 10.04) that was to follow, spectators certainly got much more of a show- seeing with this young New Brunswicker marking provincial history in the U20 Men's 100m final.

Jordan Henri is a member of the Aetos Athletics club that trains under headcoach and ANB Director of High Performance Steve Leblanc (who was seen doing a few celebratory acrobatics by trackside following Jordan’s win). Aetos along with ASEA are the two clubs that train side by side at the Medavie Blue Cross Moncton Stadium.

ANB Executive Director Stéphanie Doiron adds; “The legacy of Moncton’s hosting the 2010 IAAF World Juniors is continuing with now a new generation of athletes rising and clearly Jordan Henri and a few others will be the inspiration for the next generation just as Genevieve Lalonde, Caleb Jones and Sarah McPherson were for the current one. Jordan’s extraordinary accomplishment makes a very big statement that with top coaching, excellent facilities and plenty of opportunities all youth can develop and excel. Jordan’s feat on Friday evening is truly an inspiration to all youth that everything is possible even being the fastest man or woman. New Brunswick is also blessed to once again have an individual of his caliber who could not be a finer gentleman and certainly fierce competitor. His future is very bright and that is a win for all NB youth aspiring to success” she adds.

Another exceptional performance over the weekend, was that of another young Saint John sprinter in Craig Thorne who won the silver medal this time on Saturday evening (again before a full grandstand Saturday evening) and Victoria LeBlanc who took the bronze medal in the Women’s triple jump.

“With other young New Brunswickers besides Jordan such as Laura Dickinson, Erin Vringer, Shelby MacIsaac, Craig Thorne, and many more excelling in their age group, the future is very bright” Doiron adds.

For more information please contact:

Julia Loparco | Athletics NB
Director of RJTW, Intro Programs & Para-Athletics
julialoparco5@gmail.com
506-608-1175


Jul 29 2019 - Big Wins for New Brunswick Athletes at Canadian Track & Field Championships

New-Brunswick athletes had a very strong showing of twenty-two athletes at this past weekend’s Canadian Track & Field Championships in Montreal, Quebec. NB athletes captured six medals (2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze), set new personal bests and earned 2 provincial records as well as one championship record along the way!

In Fredericton and surrounding areas:

Danielle Keefe (Fast Tracks) of Fredericton competed in the finals of the U20 women’s 1500m event where she finished 10th in a time of 4:44.31. Keefe also place in 21st in the semi-finals of the U20 women’s 800m in a time of 2:18.99.

Andrew Leblanc (Speed River) of Fredericton took the lead early on in the semi-final of the 800m and came out with a time of 1:54.25, placing him in 19th of the semi-finals round.

Braden Harrison (Fredericton Legion Track Club) of Fredericton placed sixth in his heat for the senior men’s 200m event in a time of 22.80 (29th in qualifier round). Harrison also placed in 7th in his heat for the senior men’s 100m in a time of 11.20 (39th in qualifier round).

Jack Berkshire (Fast Tracks) of Fredericton ran a time of 47.77 in the senior men’s 400m which was enough for a sixth-place finish!

Liam Vincent (Fredericton Legion Track Club) of Fredericton placed 6th in his heat of the senior men’s 200m qualifier in a time of 25.95 (53rd overall in this round). Vincent also placed in 4th in his heat of the senior men’s 100m qualifier in a time of 12.79 (63rd overall).

Sarah MacPherson (unattached) originally from Keswick Ridge, now residing in Victoria, British-Columbia, finished eighth in the senior women’s 1500m event in a time of 4:17.20!

In Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview and surrounding areas:

Geneviève Lalonde (Speed River) of Moncton captured a gold medal in the final of the senior women’s 3000m steeple chase event for the third year in a row. Her winning time of 9:34.85 sets a new championship record surpassing her own record set in 2017 of 9:37.45. Geneviève also competed in the senior women’s 1500m event where she finished sixth in a time of 4:14.64.

Jordan Henri (Aetos Athletica) of Moncton captured NB’s second gold medal in the U20 men’s 100m event in a time of 10.61! He just merely missed out on the Junior NB record by 0.02 seconds. Coming off his 100m title, Henri ran a time of 22.59 in the 200m semi-final to place in 6th of his heat, 20th overall in semi-finals.

Christel Robichaud (Aetos Athletica) of Moncton won a silver medal in the women’s para seated shot put event. Her best throw was 5.88m. Robichaud also competed in the women’s para seated discus where she finished fourth with a best throw of 14.97m.

Jacob LeBlanc (Aetos Athletica) of Moncton placed 5th in the men’s T54 200m event in a time of 30.63. Jacob then captured a silver medal in the T54 400m event later that day in a time of 57.84! He then competed in the T54 1500m event where he placed seventh in a time of 3:43.81. Lastly, Leblanc took on the 800m event where he placed sixth in a time of 1:58.66.

Samuel Bourque (Aetos Athletica) of Notre-Dame finished in fifth place in the U20 men’s discus throw. His best throw was 45.38m which was enough to set a new provincial record! Samuel also competed in the U20 men’s shot-put event where he finished in sixth place with a best throw of 14.80m.

Kyla Hughes (Aetos Athletica) of Cocagne finished fifth in the U20 women’s shot-put event with a best throw of 12.31m.                                                                    

Brandon Robichaud (Aetos Athletica) of Dieppe competed in the U20 men’s Javelin Throw where he finished in ninth place with a throw of 54.11m!

Caroline Gagnon (South East Athletics) of Moncton ran a time of 1:07.34 in the U20 women's 400m hurdles to place in 14th. Gagnon also came in 15th in the U20 women’s 100m hurdles in a time of 15.54.

Shelby MacIsaac (South East Athletics) of Riverview ran a time of 25.85 in the U20 women's 200m semi finals, placing her in 15th position for this round. MacIsaac also ran a time of 58.58 in the U20 women’s 400m semi finals, placing her in 12th position for this round.

Merveille Sambili (Aetos Athletica) of Moncton ran 11.51 in the U20 men’s 100m qualifier, finishing first in his heat! This placed him 20th in the qualifier round. Sambili also ran 23.73 in the U20 men’s 200m qualifier, finishing third in his heat and 16th in the qualifier round.

In Quispamsis and River Glade:

Craig Thorne (Saint John Track Club) of Quispamsis won a silver medal in the U20 men’s 110m H in a time of 13.97! This time was enough to set a new provincial record!

Victoria Leblanc (Saint John Track Club) of Quispamsis finished 10th in the Sr. women’s long jump final with a best jump pf 5.47m. She then competed in the Sr. triple jump final where she won a bronze medal with a jump of 11.74m which was a new personal best for Leblanc!

Clint Steeves (South East Athletics) of River Glade came in 5th in his heat of the senior men’s 110m hurdles in a time of 15.68. Steeves was just .44 seconds away from qualifying for finals.

In Beechwood and Baie Sainte Anne:

Jarod Manuel (Fredericton Legion Track Club) of Baie Sainte Anne finished 12th in the Sr. men’s hammer throw with a best throw of 43.19m. He then competed in the Sr. men’s shot-put event where he finished sixth with a throw of 14.64m.

Bridget Brennan (Caltaf Athletic Association) of Beechwood finished 10th in the Sr women 400m H in a time of 1:04.35

Timothy Brennan (unattached) of Beechwood placed fourth in the Sr men’s 400m H final in a time of 53.40. Brennan then ran an impressive 49.77 in the Sr men 400m semi finals, placing 5th in his heat, 15th in this round.

 

“Our U20 and senior athletes performed admirably at this weekend’s national championships,” says Athletics New Brunswick’s Executive Director, Stephanie Doiron. “The twenty-two athletes who competed under the New-Brunswick banner in Montreal represent some of our province’s most elite athletes. They will surely act as an inspiration for the next wave of dedicated athletes in our province as they prepare for the 2021 Canada Games in Niagara Region, Ontario.”

Congratulations to these athletes on their incredible performances!

 

Full results available here: https://tf.deltatiming.com/2019-canadian-championships?culture=en-CA


Jul 26 2019 - Getting to Know Our NB Athletes Competing at Nationals (part 2)

After a very successful first day for our NB Athletes we would like to introduce more of the athletes who will be competing throughout the weekend.

-       Laura Dickinson from Miramichi, NB will be competing in the qualifier of the Sr 1500m event tomorrow morning. Laura has had a lot of success this year just recently coming off a fifth-place finish at the FISU games where she competed in the 10 000m event. Laura holds several NB records in multiple events and we look forward to her breaking more in the future.

-       Andrew Leblanc from Fredericton, New Brunswick will be competing in the qualifier for the Sr M 1500m as well as the Semi-final of the Sr M 800m event tomorrow. Leblanc trains with Speed River in Guelph, Ontario and has a personal best of 1:49.87 in the 800m and 3:47.32 in the 1500m. Going into the competition he is ranked 10th in the 800m and 27th in the 1500m. Andrew said his goals are “mainly to make finals in both events. Once I’m in that I trust myself to race smart and finish as high as possible.

-       Danielle Keefe of Fredericton, NB will be competing in the U20 1500m semi-final tomorrow as well as the semi-final for the 800m event. Keefe trains with Fredericton Fast Tracks and she has a season best of 10:25.88 in the 3000m, 4:37.85 in the 1500m and 2:16.87 in the 800m. Her goal for this meet is “to hopefully get new personal bests and have a strong national performance.”

-       Samuel Bourque will be competing in the final of the U20 M discus throw tomorrow as well as the shot-put final on Saturday. Bourque is from Notre-Dame, NB and he trains with AETOS athletica. His personal bests are 44.39m in the discus throw and 14.54m in the shot put. His goals for this meet are “to throw 45+m in discus and 15+m in shot put.” He is ranked 7th in discus and 6th in shot put leading into the competition.

-       Jack Berkshire of Fredericton, NB will be competing in the semi-final of the Sr M 400m event tomorrow afternoon. Berkshire trains with the University of Toronto and has a personal best in the 400m of 47.75 which ranks him 14th going into the competition. His goals for this meet are “to PB and try and sneak into the final.”

-       Jordan Henri from Moncton, NB is competing in the U20 100m semi-final tomorrow. Henri trains with AETOS athletica and has a personal best of 10.72 in the 100m and 21.97 in the 200m.

 

Best of luck to these athletes this weekend!


Jul 24 2019 - Maritime track league winners

After another exciting year of outdoor track, we can finally announce the Maritime Track League Winners. These athletes have competed at several meets across the Maritimes and have had strong performances at each meet.

 

The top three winners on the women’s side:

-Heath Miller: 230 pts

-Erin McCavour: 228 pts

-Tann Burke: 217 pts

 

Top three winners on the men’s side:

-Craig Thorne: 240 pts

-Andrew Peverill: 226 pts

-Alex Godfrey: 220 pts

 

Para Athletes:

-Ben Brown: 1st place

-Dave Waters: 2nd place

 

Congratulations to all of these athletes for their strong performances throughout the summer!


Jul 24 2019 - Getting to Know our NB Athletes Competing at Nationals (part 1)

There are 25 New Brunswick athletes competing at nationals this weekend in Montreal! We are going to introduce them over the next few days. Here are some of the athletes competing tomorrow.

-       Jacob Leblanc from Moncton, NB will be competing in the Para M 200m WC tomorrow, the 1500m WC on Friday and the 800m WC on Saturday. Jacob trains with AETOS athletics and has a lot of success so far with track and field. He won a bronze medal back at the 2017 Canada Games in the 1500m event. He recently competed in the Desert Challenge Games in Arizona. Despite being one of the youngest competitors he placed exceptionally well, including an 8th place finish in the open 400m.

-       Shelby MacIsaac will also be competing tomorrow in the qualifier U20 F 200m event. MacIsaac is a Riverview, NB native who trains with ASEA. Her seasons best in this event is 26.20 which she ran in Moncton on July 14th. Her overall PB for the 200m is 25.52 which she ran last summer in Charlottetown, PEI. We can expect to see Shelby chasing down a new PB this weekend.

-       Victoria Leblanc from Saint John, NB will be competing in the Long Jump tomorrow and triple Jump on Friday. Leblanc trains with the SJTC and has a personal best of 5.62m in the long jump and 11.41m in the triple jump. She is ranked 13th in the long jump and 12th in the triple jump. Victoria says her goal for this meet is to “PB in both events and make top 8 in both events as well.”

-       Braden Harrison from Fredericton, NB will be competing in the qualifier of the Sr M 200m. Harrison trains with FLTC and has a PB in this event of 21.84 which is the U23 New Brunswick record. Braden will also be looking for a new PB at this meet.

-       Liam Vincent from Fredericton, NB will also be joining Braden in the qualifier of the SR M 200m race. He just recently competed at the NCCWMA 2019 games in the 200 event where he placed 7th.

-       Merveille Sambili from Moncton, NB will be competing in the qualifiers for the U20 M 200m event tomorrow. He trains with the AETOS athletica club and he holds the record for L’Odysee High School in a time of 24.67.

-       Timothy Brennan from Beechwood, NB will be competing in the qualifiers for the Sr M 400m event tomorrow afternoon. He trains with the StFX track and field club. Brennan is a very versatile athlete who does the 400m hurdles, 600m, 300m, 60 meter hurdles and the 400m. He has been very successful at StFX having won several medals at AUS this year and qualifying for Usport where he ran 1:21.06 in the 600m event. He will be looking to post a competitive time in the 400m this weekend.

-       Grace Annear from Saint John, NB will be competing in the qualifiers for the Sr W 800m event. Her PB in the 800m event is a 2:03.03 that she ran in Guelph on June 25, 2016. She will most likely be looking to qualify for the final of this event and run a season’s best.

Good luck to all of these athletes tomorrow!


Jul 24 2019 - Impressive Performances from Blanchard and Rosvall at the NCCWMA 2019 Games

The North and Central America and Caribbean Region of World Masters Athletics Championships took place in Toronto July 18-21. This meet was open to athletes who are 30 and older who are members of their National WMA affiliate. It was a very hot and humid weekend for track and field, but nonetheless New Brunswick had some very impressive performances. Patty Blanchard from Dieppe had a very successful meet winning gold in the 5000m in a time of 21:36.39 in the W60-64 age category. She also won a god medal in the 1500m race in a time of 5:29.74. Bruce Rosvall from Rothesay, NB also took home a gold medal in the 800m event in the M55-59 category in a time of 2:09.63. This time earned him a new provincial record, beating his previous record by over five seconds. He also competed in the 100m event where he finished ninth, and the 200m where he finished in sixth place.  Finally, Bruce ended the meet with a couple of relays where he won a silver medal in the 4x100m relay and a gold in the 4x400m relay. David Blackwood also had an impressive meet finishing in sixth in the M70-74 200m and third in the outdoor pentathlon. He also finished fourth in the javelin throw and sixth in the discus throw. The fourth NB athlete who competed was Liam Vincent. He finished seventh in the 100m and 200m final. Congratulations to these four athletes for making NB proud!


Jul 23 2019 - 2019 Canadian Track & Field Championships

The 2019 Canadian Track and Field Championships are approaching quickly! This national meet will be held from July 25th to July 28th in Montreal, Quebec. We can look forward to seeing multiple New Brunswick athletes competing for the chance to become a Canadian Champion. The meet is also an opportunity for athletes to be awarded a place on Canada’s National Team; the team will travel to the 2019 IAAF World Championships and 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.

Stay tuned for some daily updates on our NB athlete performances! **All times in the schedule are in EDT.

For further information on the meet itself, you can follow the link: https://athletics.ca/championnat/montreal2019/


Jul 23 2019 - NB Athletes at Athletics Ontario Championships

It's time to highlight some of our out-of-province members' outstanding performances at the Athletics Ontario U20/Open Championships on July 12-14!

Jack Berkshire of Fredericton Fast Tracks placed 6th in the men's 400m at the AO Championships with an impressive time of 47.75, a mere one second off the provincial senior record. Wow!

Andrew LeBlanc of Speed River Inferno came in 2nd place in the men's 1500m at the AO Championships in a time of 3:51.37. With only .70 seconds separating first to sixth place, this was an excitingly close finish! In the 800m, Andrew placed 5th in a time of 1:50.71.

Ryan Evans of Saint John Track Club placed 6th in the men's discus throw with a throw of 34.46m, 7th in the men's pole vault with a jump of 3.55m, 8th in the men's open 110mH with a time of 16.41 (1.8 wind) and 5th in the men's open ex 110mH in a time of 16.22 (4.7 wind).

Full results to the Athletics Ontario U20/Open Championships here: http://www.windsortiming.com/LiveResults/2019/AOU20Open/index.php?Day=Sunday


Jul 18 2019 - Final two athletes for the Legion Nationals provincial team

Now that the appeal period has concluded the NB Legion committee are very please to announce that Nicholas Colton, an unattached athlete from Bathurst, and Nev Spalding, a Fredericton Fast Track athlete who lives  in Fredericton, can be named to the team. 

The Legion Committee congratulates all 36 athletes and knows they will make NB proud. There is a possibility for one more competition prior to Nationals. The Tent City Classic on July 27- 28 in Stellarton. " This year's edition of the team has a great mixture of experienced veterans and newcomers, which speaks volume as to the direction the province is going and positive for teams to come" commented Alex Stuart, who is the Head coach of this year's team.

Full team list:

Janelle Allanach               ASEA      Dieppe

Guillaume Basque           AETO     Dieppe

Erika Blackmore               ASEA      Miramichi

Shanna Comeau               SJTC       Saint John

Erika Despres     AETO     Moncton  

Emily Doucet      ASEA      Aldouane

Owen Enstrom ASEA      Salisbury

Jaden Gammon                ACAN      North Tetagouche

Brandon Hache ASEA      Hacheyville

Mackenzie Hall FFFT       Upper Kingsclear

Damiel Hawkes UNNB    Bedell

Kiersten Hicks    ASEA      Dalhouise

Carys Jacobson FFFT       Fredericton

Danielle Keefe   FFFT       Fredericton

Micah Landry     SJTC       St. Stephen

Shelby MacIsaac              ASEA      Riverview

Erica Mah           ASEA      Miramichi

Jadyn Mah          ASEA      Miramichi

Max Mazerolle ASEA      Cocagne

Madeleine McLeod         FFFT       New Maryland

Roshan Melvin   ASEA      Moncton  

Jeremy Michaud              UNNB    Edmunston

Tristan Morneault           ASEA      Dieppe

Amella Reid        FLTC      New Maryland

Francois Richard              ASEA      Dieppe

Francis-Charles Roussel UNNB    Pokemouche

Audrey Roy-Beausoleil   ASEA      Dieppe

Quinn Sullivan   SJTC       Saint John

Emily Trites        SJTC       Fredericton

Erin Vringer        SJTC       Saint John

Austin Wamboldt            AETO     Moncton  

Jessica White     FFFT       Fredericton

Madison Wilson               FLTC      Nashwaak Village

Frances Wright FFFT       Fredericton

Nicholas ColtonUNNB    Bathurst

Nev Spalding       FFFT       Fredericton


Jul 17 2019 - Legion provincial team

Congratulations to these athletes who have been named to the Provincial Team for the Legion Youth Nationals! There are 34 athletes on this list. On Thursday the final two names will be announced.

Here is the list: /ckfinder/userfiles/files/Legion provincial team.pdf

Appeals form (deadline Thursday, July 18th at noon): http://www.anb.ca/page.php?content=2019LegionAppeal


Jul 17 2019 - Pelletier to Represent Canada on the 2019 Pan Am Coaching Staff

Congratulations to Yvan Pelletier who will be heading to San José, Costa Rica as one of the coaches for the 2019 Pan American U20 Championships. The meet will be taking place from July 19 to July 21 at National Stadium. This will be the 20th anniversary of this event and it will feature athletes from 31 different countries. There were 47 U20 athletes selected to compete for team Canada (22 men and 25 women). We wish Yvan and all other team Canada members the best of luck at this event!


Jul 16 2019 - 2019 Subway Atlantic Track and Field Championships

The Subway Atlantic Track and Field Championships took place in Moncton from July 13th to 14th. The meet showcased a variety of talent from across the Atlantic provinces. There were approximately 400 athletes in attendance; this number featured individuals of all different ages, including about 100 Run Jump Throw Wheel athletes. The Run Jump Throw Wheel program includes young athletes’ ranging in the U10 and U12 age categories.  Events like the 80m Dash, Softball Throw and several others were offered to them as they competed in their own Atlantic competition. To add on to the excitement, the meet also featured New Brunswick Legion Trials. Those athletes who met the Legion standard in their race or field event earned themselves a ticket to the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships. This year, the championships will be held in Cape Breton.

Overall, Pictou County Athletics (693.5) was the winning team in the Atlantic Championship, followed closely by South-East Athletics (419), based out of Moncton. During the competition, many young athletes stood out by winning multiple events or breaking provincial records. Below you can find a recap of these exciting accomplishments.   

 

Looking at new records, Max Mazerolle (South East Athletics) now holds the U18 record in the Decathlon. Max competed in the 100m Dash, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400m, 110m Hurdles, Discus Throw, Pole Vault, Javelin Throw and 1500m. His overall score was 5262.

Marwin Ghalil (ASEA) set a Masters Record in the Triple Jump with a score of 9.97m. He also won the 100m with a final time of 13.02.

Erin Vringer, from Saint John Track Club, had an excellent weekend. She broke a New Brunswick record in the 1200m run (3:31.75), placing first in the event. She also won the Women’s 1500m Steeple Chase (5:04.69) and in the 800m she had a competitive race against Cara MacDonald from Pictou County Athletics. Despite the hard race, Erin came out on top with a great time of 2:15.04.

Dean Strowbridge, also from Saint John Track Club, broke a new Masters Record in the 3000m Run. He finished the race well under ten minutes, recording a time of 9:38.17.

Heather Leblanc (New Brunswick) broke her old provincial record in the Hammer Throw with a score of 25.49m.

 

Below you will find some highlights of the meet.

Danielle Keefe, from Fast Tracks, had a challenging yet impressive weekend. She competed in the 1200m (4:44.73), placing first, the 3000m (10:28.49), also placing first and the 800m (2:21.02) placing third.

Carys Jacobson (Fast Tracks) excelled in her events. She competed in the 100m run (Finals: 12.98 /Prelims: 13.07) and the 200m (Finals: 26.99/Prelims: 26.67). She placed first in both of these events.

Shelby MacIsaac (ASEA) also competed and won in several events. In the 200m she took first recording a preliminary time of 26.20 and a final time of 26.36. She also won the 100m.

Victoria Leblanc had a great showing in the Jump Pit. She won the Women’s Long Jump with a 5.63m jump and the Triple Jump with a jump of 11.34m.

In the Masters Division, Jo Welch from Nova Scotia won the 100m Dash with a preliminary time of 17.23 and a final time of 17.73. She also placed first in the 300m Hurdles (1:16.35) and second in high jump (1.07m).

Monica Hitchcock (SJTC) took first place in Javelin throwing a distance of 23.70m. Monica also placed second in shotput (20.95) falling very closely behind Heather Leblanc from New Brunswick who threw 20.98m.

Looking at the men’s side of the competition, Jordan Henri (Aetos Athletica) placed first in two events. In the 100m Dash he finished with a time of 10.72, and in the 200m he finished with a time of 20.97.

Micah Landry from Saint John Track Club had a great weekend, taking home the gold in the 1200m and the 800m. He had very fast races with a 3:21.19 time in the 1200m and a 2:09.86 in the 800m.

Zachary James (Valley Athletics) won the 800m (2:01.74) in his age category along with the 400m (51.55).

Francis Roussel from the Acadian Peninsula competed in four different events. He won in the 300m Dash (40.05) and in the Javelin Event (37.21m), placed second in the 100m Dash (Prelim: 12.81 / Final:12.95), and third in the 200m Dash (Prelim: 26.45 / Final: 26:45)

Quinn Sullivan (SJTC) won the 200m Hurdles (29.82) and also came second in the 300m Dash (40.35) and the 200m Dash (26.06).

Jonathan Roy (Chaleur Athletics) competed in the 1500m and the 5000m races. He won both, the 1200m with a time of 4:34.58 and the 5000m with a time of 18:52.27.

Ben Brown from Valley Athletics competed in the 1500m Wheelchair Event (58.57) and the 800m (1:59.30). He won both events.

Samuel Bourque from Aetos Athletica competed and won in a couple of throwing events. In the Discus he threw a distance of 44.39m and in the Shot Put threw 13.47m.

Jarod Manuel from Fredericton Legion Track and Field also won two field events in his age category. He placed first in the Shot-Put Event (14.68m) and the Hammer Event (46.96m).

In the Masters Division, Bruce Rosvall (SJTC) won both the 400m (57.71) and the 800m (2:17.51) just falling shortly behind his old provincial records.

 

There were many excellent performances at the Subway Atlantic Track and Field Championships. Although not everyone was mentioned, we would like to congratulate all the great athletes for their achievements and hard work.

To see the full results of the meet, you can visit https://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1094


Jul 10 2019 - Atlantic Championships Coming Up This Weekend!

This weekend, ANB will be host to three very exciting competitions! Here's what you need to know.

The Legion Provincial trials will be taking place on July 13-14 at the Moncton stadium. Athletes will complete in the U16 and U18 categories for a place on team NB. The successful athletes will go on to compete in the National Championships in August. For more information about the NB Legion program, click here: https://www.anb.ca/Programs/royal-canadian-legion.php

The Subway Atlantic Track and Field Championships will also be taking place this upcoming weekend at the Moncton stadium. This event will be open for all age categories around the Atlantic provinces to compete and should bring in some high-performance athletes. This meet will be the final event for the Maritime Track League contenders to compete.

Lastly the RJTW Atlantics will also be taking place at the Moncton Stadium on July 13 for the younger competitors. There will be lots of exciting events to watch this weekend and we hope for lots of good weather! 

The deadline for registration for all of the events is 11:59pm this evening. The link for registration is https://www.anb.ca/Calendar/index.php. You can also find further information about each event there.

There will be a $5 charge at the gate for spectators over 12 years of age.


Jul 9 2019 - Dickinson Runs Strong at the FISU Games

Laura Dickinson ran a very impressive race yesterday at the FISU games in Napoli Italy in the 10000 meter event. It was a very humid evening with the temperature feeling like 32 degrees.  Laura looked strong and ran in third place for much of the race, only dropping off slightly in the last kilometer. Dickinson’s fifth place finish was especially impressive as she was the second youngest competitor in the field. She finished in a time of 34:17.95 while the winning time was 34:03.31, making it a very close race from first to fifth place. Way to go Laura!


Jul 9 2019 - CAAWS Board of Directors Deadline for Expressions of Interest – July 31, 2019

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is looking for dynamic and skilled leaders to join our Board of Directors. CAAWS is seeking nominations for individuals to fill two positions to be elected to the CAAWS Board of Directors at the 2019 Annual General Meeting on September 17, 2019.

CAAWS is a Multisport Service Organization and the only national, non-profit organization focusing exclusively on women and sport in Canada. We aspire to achieve equity for women in society through the power of sport.

CAAWS is dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive Canadian sport and physical activity system that empowers girls and women—as active participants and leaders—within and through sport. With a focus on systemic change, we partner with governments, organizations and leaders to challenge the status quo and to advance solutions that result in measurable change.

More information is available here: http://www.anb.ca/page.php?content=CAAWS


Jul 9 2019 - 46th Annual Canadian Masters Athletics Championships

Over the course of this past weekend, the 46th Annual Canadian Masters Athletics Championships were held in Ste-Thérèse, Québec. The meet was a three-day event that showcased some of Canada’s greatest Master Athletes. Our New Brunswick athletes had outstanding performances at the championships and represented the province very well. Some even broke old provincial records. Below is a recap of their accomplishments.

Paul Gauthier (Saint John Track Club) competed in the 50-54 age category and took on multiple events. In the Throws Pentathlon he came first, recording a final score of 3329. On top of this, he took on the Men’s Triple Jump where he broke a provincial record with a distance of 9.90m and finished first in the event. In the Discus Event he placed second with a throw of 40.01m, he won the Hammer Throw with a distance of 41.75m and also won Weight Throw with a distance of 15.01m. In the Men’s Long Jump, he placed third with a jump of 3.88m, he placed second in Javelin (37.68m) and won Shot Put with a score of 12.94m.

David Blackwood (Saint John Track Club) also took on multiple events. He competed in the Pentathlon and finished second with a score of 2504. He also threw 22.39m in the Men’s Discus Throw, placing him third. David raced in the 200m Run with a time of 35.50 (third overall), the 100m with a time of 16.58 (third overall) and the 1500m with a time of 7:21.53 (second overall). He won the Men’s Long Jump with a measurement of 3.46m and placed second in Javelin (30.63m). His performance in the Men’s Javelin earned him a new provincial record.

Bruce Rosvall (Saint John Track Club) had an excellent performance at the Canadian Master Athletics Championship in the 55-59 age division. He broke two provincial records, the first in the 400m Run (57.23) where he placed first overall, and the second in the 800m Run (2:15.17) placing second overall. Bruce also competed in the 200m Run with a time of 26.76; he won the gold in that event.

Dean Stowbridge (Saint John Track Club) also represented New Brunswick proudly at the meet. He raced in the 5000m with a time of 16:53.91 placing second overall.

Rob Jackson competed in the 60-64 10000m race. He took on extremely hot and humid conditions but still took home the gold, recording a time of 40:03.80.

Heather Leblanc took on an action-packed weekend. She competed in the Throws Pentathlon capturing first place with a score of 2364. She proceeded to win Women’s Discus in the 55-59 age category with a throw of 20.72m and the Weight Throw with a throw of 7.29m. She broke her old provincial record in Hammer Throw with a throw of 24.27, as well as her previous record with Javelin by throwing 18.21m. She won both these events. Finally, Heather won Shot Put with a score of 7.64m.

To see the complete results for the competition you can visit: https://corsaire-chaparral.org/resultats/direct/


Jul 8 2019 - Legion Provincial Championships (Trials) This Weekend!

Are you looking for more information on how to qualify for Team NB for Canadian Legion Youth Track & Field Championships? Here's everything you need to know!

- Must be between the ages of 13 and 17 in 2019. **Athletes born in 2006 (13 years old) must register in U16 age category (instead of U14) to be considered for Team NB. U14 age category event results will not be considered for team selection.

- Must participate and come in top 2 in their event(s) at Legion Provincial Championships on July 13 & 14 in Moncton, NB. Deadline to register is Tuesday, July 9th at this link: https://www.anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1547

- Must visit the Legion tent during Legion Provincial Championships for team uniform sizing and to fill out all necessary forms, including event declaration for seasonal best performances. All forms must be received before the end of the Legion Provincial Championships as no late submissions will be accepted.

- All results from ANB, IAAF, Athletics Canada or USATF sanctioned competitions between April 1 and July 14, 2019 can be used towards meeting the Legion Team Standards if the athlete was a member of ANB prior to the start of the meet. Performances from NBIAA and Jeux de l'Acadie meets are considered if the athlete was a member of ANB prior to the start of the meet.

- All eligible individual performances are measured against the program Standards approved by the Legion Committee. Those athletes achieving the top thirty-six (36) measurements generally will be invited to be part of the team.

- Canadian Legion Youth Track & Field Championships are from August 7 to 13 in Cape Breton, Nova-Scotia.

Full qualification information detailed in the 2019 Athletics Program and Team New Brunswick Selection document available here: https://www.anb.ca/Programs/royal-canadian-legion.php

Team Standards available in the 2019 Team Standards document available here: https://www.anb.ca/Programs/royal-canadian-legion.php

Athlete Profile form and Event Declaration forms are available here: https://www.anb.ca/Programs/royal-canadian-legion.php

 

For more information of if you have any questions, please contact either:

Team NB Head Coach: Alex Stuart at runningisarealsport@hotmail.com.

Provincial Chairman of the New Brunswick Legion Athletics Committee: John Ladouceur at hdjl@rogers.com


Jul 8 2019 - Saint John Track Club Hosts Third Twilight Meet of the Season

On July 4th, Saint John Track Club hosted their third Twilight Meet of the season. Despite the scorching weather, we saw many great athletes come out to compete.

The event all started with a 10 000-meter race and a new record. Jeff Queen broke the 10 km record in the 35-39 age category with a time of 37:31.95. He came second overall finishing behind Dean Strowbridge who had a time of 36:39.58.

There were many competitive races in the girl’s portion of the meet. Below are some highlights:

-In the Girls’ 9-11 200 Meter Dash, Julia Kiervan finished first with a time of 38.20 placing her sixth overall. In the 12-13 age category, Anna Dysart won with a time of 31.90, making her fourth overall. Finally, in the 14-15 division Carys Jacobson excelled with a final time of 26.72 making her first overall.

-In the Girls’ 300 Meter Dash, Julia Kiervan won the 11&U age category (63.59) and Corine Williams won in the 12-13 age category (53.47).  

-Next up, in the Girls’ 400 Meter Dash, Kiyah Hennessey came first in the 11+ division with a final time of 67.85.

-Looking at the Women’s 13+ 800 Meter Run, it was a very competitive final. Erin Vringer won the race with a time of 2:13.47. Mackenzie Hall finished behind her with a time of 2:16.82 and Danielle Keefe came in closely after both girls with a time of 2:16.87.

-In the final race for girls, the Women’s 13+ 1500 Meter Run, Madeline McLeod came first finishing at 4:59.63.

During the women’s field events, Kiyah Hennessey won the High Jump Competition jumping at a height of 1.45 meters and Victoria Leblanc won the Women’s Long Jump with a 5.14-meter jump.Rebecca Lagace won two field events. She took first place in the Women’s Shot Put with a throw of 8.68 meters and in the Women’s Javelin, throwing at a distance of 29.23 meters.

The mens track meets were very eventful. Posted below are the winners of each event:

-The Men’s 200 Meter Dash was divided into five age categories. Kieran Kirkpatrick won the 9-11 age division (36.80) placing eighth overall. Benjamin Gray won the 12-13 division (32.94) making him fifth overall. Quinn Sullivan won the 14-15 division (27.11) finishing fourth overall and Alexander Godfrey won the 18-19 category (22.80) making him third overall. The final division was the 20-99 age division, it was won by Joshua Lunda (22.25) who also placed first overall.

-In the Men’s 11&U 300 Meter Dash, Samuel Chandra finished first with a time of 71.60. Quinn Sullivan won the 14-15 age division with a time of 43.07.

-The Men’s 11+ 400 Meter Dash was won by Mike Van Der Poel with a time of 49.19.

-Micah Landry won the Men’s 13+ 800 Meter Run with a final time of 2:11.46.

-In the Men’s 13-14 1500 Meter Run, Micah Landry finished first (4:34.48) and in the 16-17 age division Cameron Harris came in first (4:34.55).

Reflecting on the men’s field events; Nicholas Abbate won the Men’s High Jump with a final height of 1.45 meters. He also came first in the Men’s Long Jump jumping a distance of 4.63 meters.Calvin MacDonald won the Men’s Shot Put with a throw of 9.20 meters and he also came first in Javelin throwing 26.78 meters.

 

To see the complete version of these results you can visit https://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1092


Jul 5 2019 - 40th final of the Jeux de l’Acadie

Over the past weekend the 40thfinal of the Jeux de l’Acadie took place in Grand Falls. It was perfect weather for some great performances!

Erika Desprès of the Southeast won three gold medals, one in the 100m (13.74), 300m (46.24) and also in the 4x100m relay.

Audrey Roy Beausoleil of the Southeast came first in the 2000m (7:28.02) and second in the 1200m (4:09.87).

Joel Gallant of the Southeast captured the gold in the 100m (12.24), silver in the 800m (2:17.03), bronze in high jump (1.50m) and another gold in the 4x100m relay.

Alexis Fournier of Restigouche finished second in the 1200m (3:58.78) and the 2000m (7:01.52)

Payton Sanipass of Kent came first in the shot put (12.72m) and third in the discus (29.44m)

Megan Murphy of Kent finished first in the 1200m (4:18.74) and second in the 800m (2:42.39)

Kristy Michaud of Madawaska-Victoria won the gold in the 150m (20.76), silver in the 80m (11.47) and bronze in the 4x100m relay.

Marie Eve Maillet of Kent came first in the discus (22.58m) and third in the javelin throw (27.39m).

Remi Ouellette of Southeast won triple gold this weekend. In the 100m wheelchair (34.55), para discus (13.30m) and para shot put (5.55m). His throw of 5.55m in the shot put allowed him to break the old record of 4.71m. 

Danie Doucet of Kent won a total of three medals. Gold in the 100m wheelchair (40.10), gold in the para discus (9.82m) and silver in the para shot put (3.72m).

Southeast walked away with all three banners this year! The athletics 12-13, athletics 14-15 and the para-athletics 11-17.

All the results can be found here: https://2019.jeuxdelacadie.org/résultats/


Jul 4 2019 - Dickinson Set to Represent Team Canada at the FISU Games

The 2019 FISU games are quickly approaching and we’re very excited to cheer for Laura Dickinson in the 10 000m event. She will be competing on Monday July 8th at 3PM AST. You can watch the race on OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM or you can go on the official FISU Universiade website https://www.universiade2019napoli.it/atletica-leggera/. Laura holds NB records in the U23 and senior 5000m as well as the U23 and senior records in the 10 000m. Her current personal best in the 10 000m event is 33:31.24. This time ranks her second in the Canadian women’s U23 category. Steve Leblanc will also be representing New Brunswick as one of the Team Canada coaches.  


Jul 2 2019 - 2021 CSG Coaching Applications

Calling all 2021 CSG Coaches!!

Just a friendly reminder that Event Coaching Applications for the 2021 CSG are closing July 15th, 2019.

See more information about the application process at the link below:

https://www.anb.ca/Programs/canada-summer-games.php
 

 

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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