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Oct 23 2019 - NBIAA Recap

This past Friday, Saint John High School hosted the NBIAA Cross Country Championships at the hilly Rothesay Netherwood School’s campus. Although the rain held off, the course was challenging, and with these challenges came some triumphs.

In the Junior Girls 4km race, Erin Vringer of Saint John High School took an early lead and ended up victorious at the end with a time of 13:55. Coming across the finish line for a silver medal was Haylee Pickard of Bathurst High School in a time of 15:34, and Jessica White of Fredericton High School took home the bronze in 15:52. In team scoring, Fredericton High School took home the banner with an impressive 18 points, that included Jessica White, Nicole Trites, Gabby Kozak, Neve Spalding, Bridget Lange, Mattea McNair and Maja Mooers.

In Junior Boys 4k action, Micah Landry of St. Stephen High School took an early lead with Iker Arias of Leo Hayes not far behind. In the end, Landry took the victory in a time of 12:53, with Arias crossing the line in 13:21, behind him crossing the line for a bronze medal in a time of 13:26. In team scoring, Bernice MacNaughton High School finished first with 48 points, which included Devin Grant, Peter Shin, Isaac MacLean, Zach Dool, Matthew Stewart, Matther Ford and Jack Orosco.

The Senior Girls 5km race was just as exciting with Madeleine McLeod and Emily Doucet battling it out for top spots. McLeod of École Sainte-Anne crossed the finish line in a time of 18:42, while Doucet of M.-F. Richard finished in a time of 18:59. Frances Wright of Fredericton High School crossed the line for bronze in a time of 19:12. In team scoring, Fredericton High School took home the banner with 19 points which included Frances Wright, Emily Trites, Mackenzie Hall, Zoe Fullarton, Emily Haynes-MacDonald and Kirsten Simpson.

The last race of the day had the Senior Boys out on the 5km course, where Tristan Morneault of École Mathieu-Martin took an early lead, with Cameron Harris of Kennebecassis Valley High School not far behind. In the end, Harris took over the lead to cross the line in a time of 16:06, with Morneault in second in a time of 16:34, while Roshan Melvin of Bernice MacNaughton High School crossed the line close behind in 16:39. In team scoring, École Mathieu-Martin took home the banner with 47 points which included team members Tristan Morneault, Andon Morneault, Frédéric Parent, Thierry Basque, Ethan Toner and Nicholas Lavallée.

 

Congratulations are in order for all participants in this year’s NBIAA Championships. There were some incredible performances from all athletes, and each and everyone of them should be proud.

 

Full results can be found here: https://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1117


Oct 19 2019 - 2019 Women's Running Summit- Victoria LeBlanc

Presenter Profile: Victoria LeBlanc

 

Coming off an incredible Outdoor season where she captured a bronze medal in the Triple Jump at the Canadian Track & Field Championships, Victoria LeBlanc is nothing short of super-woman. She’s in her fifth year at UNBSJ studying a Bachelor of Science and majoring in Psychology. After she graduates in May 2020, she plans on furthering her education by becoming an elementary school teacher. Victoria began running when she was in grade 3 when she ran her first cross country race. She joined SJTC when she was in grade 6 and has been involved competitively in track and field ever since! Victoria has MANY accomplishments under her super-woman cape, including some of the following:

Silver in pole vault at 2012 Legion Youth Nationals

Bronze in long jump at 2013 Legion Youth Nationals

AUS track and field female rookie of the year (2015-16)

UNB female rookie of the year (2015-16)

SJTC female athlete of the year for age categories bantam- senior

ANB’s female athlete of the year for Midget age category in 2012

ANB’s female athlete of the year for Junior age category 2016

Numerous provincial records over various hurdle distances such as 100m,200m,300m & 400m.

Bronze in triple jump at the 2019 Canadian national track and field championship.

Here’s what Victoria had to say about the Women’s Running Summit: What I love about the sport of running is it has given me many opportunities to travel across the country and I have made many life-long friends from all around Canada as well. I also love that running pushes me to my limits and has taught me many life lessons such as dedication and perseverance. What I am looking forward to with the 2019 WRS is sharing my love for running with all the women and to share my story about education and running.


Oct 16 2019 - 2019 Women's Running Summit- Shawna Allaby

Presenter Profile: Shawna Allaby

 

Shawna Allaby only just took to the pavement for road racing in 2017. That year was when runner’s high got into her system. 2018 was full of personal bests in almost every race, and Shawna latched onto first place in the Super Series for females 20-29 in NB. She went into 2019 with big goals and has reached many of them with the help of numerous runners, friends & family. For the second year in a row, the small-town girl will be holding first place in Super Series for women aged 20-29! She stands up for the fact that anyone is capable of achieving their goals, no matter what level they start at, and believes strongly in supporting her fellow runners. Shawna started with a no racing background & has shown what hard work and a positive attitude can do for a person!

 

Here's what Shawna had to say about the 2019 Women’s Running Summit: I feel very honoured to sit up front at the Women’s Running Summit. I am looking forward to meeting many runners & helping females find their inner warrior to conquer their dreams.


Oct 12 2019 - Notice of Athletics New Brunswick Annual General Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2019 Athletics New Brunswick ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING will be held at the Days Inn hotel in Oromocto, NB on Sunday,
November 3rd starting at 10:00am. The meeting will begin with a group
discussion regarding ANB’s strategic objectives, to be followed by the
formal portion of the AGM including a review of staff and committee reports.

All club representatives, athletes, coaches, administrators, and interested
parties are invited to join staff and board members at ANB’s AGM.  A light
lunch will be provided.


Oct 11 2019 - Bernice MacNaughton High School & École Sainte-Anne to host NBIAA Regionals this weekend

This weekend will see New Brunswick’s top high school cross country runners taking to their respective regional competitions in hopes of moving on to the provincial championships on October 18th.

The North-East NBIAA Regionals are being hosted by Bernice MacNaughton High School on October 12th at the school in Moncton. In the North-East regionals, 159 runners will toe the line over the four categories: Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Senior Girls, and Senior Boys. Some athletes to look for: In Senior Boy action, Roshan Melvin of Bernice MacNaughton and Tristan Morneault of Mathieu-Martin will go face-to-face in what is sure to be a close race. Both competed in distance events for Team NB at the Legion National Track & Field Championships in August. In Senior Girls action, Emily Doucet of M-F Richard and Hannah Lipton Levyssohn of Bernice MacNaughton will run for top placings in the 5km race.

 

The South-West NBIAA Regionals are being hosted by École Sainte-Anne on October 12th at Odell Park in Fredericton. The South-West regionals will see 172 runners over the four categories. Some athletes to watch: In the Junior Boys 4km race, Iker Arias of Leo Hayes, and Micah Landry of St. Stephen High will battle it out, while in the Junior Girls category, Erin Vringer of Saint John High will tough it out against a strong field of Fredericton High School runners. Vringer holds numerous provincial records in distance events and is also coming off a triple-medal performance at the Legion National Track & Field Championships in August. In the Senior Boys, Cameron Harris of Kenebecassis Valley will race in a 54-runner race full of many strong teams. In the Senior Girls 5km race, Madeleine McLeod of host school École Sainte-Anne will run against a strong field of girls from Fredericton High, including Frances Wright, Emily Trites, Emily Haynes-MacDonald, Mackenzie Hall, and Zoe Fullarton.

 

This weekend will see 331 athletes competing across two regional meets, where the top 5 runners from the top four teams, plus individual runners up to 32 total runners from each category will move on to the Provincial Championships in Rothesay on October 18th.


Oct 10 2019 - 2019 Women's Running Summit- Geneviève Lalonde

 Presenter Profile: Geneviève Lalonde

Coming off of her 2019 success winning gold at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru and finishing 14th at the World Championships in Doha Qatar, Geneviève Lalonde is the Canadian Record Holder in and the most decorated Female in the 3000m Steeplechase. From Moncton, New Brunswick, she was the only athlete to represent the province at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Geneviève has reached her qualifying time and hopes to represent Canada at next summers Tokyo Olympic Games. 

  Here's what Gen had to say about the Women's Running Summit:   This year with the Women’s running summit I am looking forward to introducing women to different aspects of the sport of distance running, meeting new runners and having some wonderful workshops and discussions with all of the participants. 


Oct 9 2019 - Weekend Recap- Capital City Classic & Youth XC Atlantics

This past weekend ANB was busy travelling this beautiful province for a few different events! Saturday was the Capital City Classic and Youth Cross Country Atlantic Championships at Odell Park in Fredericton, which saw over 150 athletes as young as 3 years old competing on the beautiful course. The next big cross country races will be the NBIAA Regionals this weekend. On Sunday, we headed to Miramichi to help out with the first 2020 NAIG Tryouts.

Top 3 in each category:

U6 Female 500m:

Sophie Cormier of the New Maryland Speeding Cheetahs completed the U6 500m race in 3:43.

Danielle Thomas of Fredericton Fast Tracks completed the race in 4:01.

Ursula Dombrowski of the New Maryland Speeding Cheetahs finished in 5:06.

U6 Male 500m:

Chase Edmonson of the New Maryland Speeding Cheetahs finished his 500m in 3:42.

Lawson Mackay of the New Maryland Speeding Cheetahs crossed the line shortly behind in 3:43.

Jasper Cress of the New Maryland Speeding Cheetahs finished in 3:54.

U8 Female 1km:

Annaliese Dombrowski of the New Maryland Speeding Cheetahs ran to a 6:32 finish.

Scarlett Cress of the New Maryland Speeding Cheetahs finished the 1km course in 7:00.

U8 Male 1km:

Noah Mazerolle of Mgr Marcel-Francois-Richard finished his 1km race in a speedy 5:07.

Jase Johnson of Chief Harold Sappier Memorial Elementary Cihpolakons ran to a 5:21.

Nico Couture of the New Maryland Speeding Cheetahs completed the race in 5:24.

U10 Female 1km:

Taylor-Lynne Brun of Anna Malenfant finished the 1km race in 4:49.

Mia Armstrong of Garden Creek School ran to a close second in 4:50.

Jeanne Filion-Landry of Ecole Champlain ran to third in a time of 5:09.

U10 Male 1km:

Jacob Flogeras of the New Maryland Speeding Cheetahs finished first in a time of 4:33.

Noah Frizzell of Park Street Elementary School ran a close second with 4:34.

William Robinson of St. George Elementary finished his race in third with a time of 4:45.

U12 Female 2km:

Abby Manson of Saint John Track & Field Club ran to a fast 8:41 on the 2km course.

Mira Flanagan of Carrefour de l’Acadie ran to a 8:54 finish.

Raya Urquhart of Fredericton Fast Tracks finished in third in a time of 9:13.

U12 Male 2km:

Samuel Lepage of Places-des-Jeunes finished the 2km course in a fast 8:34.

Michael Emberly of St. Stephen Elementary ran to second in 9:11.

Thomas Vanwart of Fredericton Legion Track Club finished third in a time of 9:25.

U14 Female 2km:

Felicia Mortimer of Saint John Track & Field Club finished the 2km course in 8:27.

Anna Somers of St. Stephen Middle School ran to a time of 8:43.

Tori Allen of Fredericton Fast Tracks finished in 8:43.

U14 Male 2km:

Tristan Lepage of Places-des-Jeunes ran his 2km race in 7:37.

Caden Wolverton of Fredericton Fast Tracks finished second in 7:43.

Jacob Chiasson of Places-des-Jeunes ran to third place in a time of 8:07.

Open/HS Women’s 4km:

Erin Vringer of Saint John High School ran to first in a time of 15:23.

Madeleine McLeod of École Sainte-Anne finished second in 16:25.

Danielle Keefe of Fredericton High School ran to third in 16:33.

Open/HS Men’s 4km:

Ben Perrett of the UNB Reds ran to first in the 4km course in 14:11.

Cameron Harris of Kenebecassis Valley rant to second in 14:34.

Micah Landry of Saint John Track & Field Club ran across the finish line in 14:36.

 

Full results from this weekends meet can be found at: https://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1113


Oct 8 2019 - ASEA Captures 2019 Provincial XC Championship

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce the successful team in capturing the 2019 New Brunswick Cross Country Championship is ASEA, based out of Moncton. ASEA finished the competition with a total points scoring of 71pts. In second place with a score of 34pts was Saint John Track & Field Club, third was Athlétisme Chaleur Athletics with 18pts and Fredericton Fast Tracks finished fourth with 10pts.

Congratulations to all athletes and teams that participated!


Oct 4 2019 - Lalonde shines in Doha to finish 14th at World Championships

Doha, Qatar is hosting the 2019 World Athletics Championships, and New Brunswick’s Genevieve Lalonde competed in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase. After last Friday’s semi-final race where Lalonde finished 7th in her heat in a time of 9:30.01, this advanced her to the final which took place on Monday, September 30th.

The final saw the lead pack start by setting a very fast pace, with Lalonde holding on to finish in a very impressive 14th in a final time of 9:32.92.

This season saw Lalonde at many international competitions including Diamond League events, and a win at the Canadian Championships to capture the National Title for the 3rd year in a row.

We are very proud of how well Genevieve has done this year and what a phenomenal year it was following her results. We are so excited to see where 2020 takes her.


Oct 4 2019 - Cross Country Takes over Fredericton Tomorrow

The 2019 Capital City Classic in partnership with the Youth Cross Country Series Atlantic Championships will take place this Saturday, October 5th at Odell Park in Fredericton. Runners under 6 will run the 500m, U8 and U10 athletes will run a 1km race, runners under 12 and under 14 will run the 2km course and athletes U16 and up will run the 4km race.

Over 130 athletes are currently registered for Satuday’s races. On-site registration will be available for $25 plus a $5 non-ANB member fee if you are not a member with ANB, payable by cash or cheque payable to Saint John Track & Field Club.

This should be a fun-filled morning with exciting cross country racing, so if you’re around the Fredericton region, be sure to stop by.

The schedule is as follow:

8:00AM-8:45AMOn-site Registration and Bib Pick-Up

8:55AM   Course Walk-Through

9:15AMMini REDS Race - Boys & Girls U6 – 500m – mixed (2014 or later)

 

9:30AMMini REDS Race – Boys & Girls U8 - 1km – mixed (2012 & 2013)

 

9:45AMJr. REDS Race – U10 - 1km – mixed (2010 & 2011)

 

10:10AMJr. REDS Race – U12 – 2km – mixed (2009 & 2008)

 

10:30AMJr. REDS Race– U14 – 2km – mixed (2007 & 2006)

 

11:00AMOpen/HS Women & U16/U18 – 4km (2005 & older)

 

11:35AMOpen/HS Men & U16/U18 – 4km (2005 & older)

2019-10-23 - NBIAA Recap
2019-10-19 - 2019 Women's Running Summit- Victoria LeBlanc
2019-10-16 - 2019 Women's Running Summit- Shawna Allaby
2019-10-12 - Notice of Athletics New Brunswick Annual General Meeting
2019-10-11 - Bernice MacNaughton High School & École Sainte-Anne to host NBIAA Regionals this weekend

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