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Dec 30 2019 - Looking Really Good!

On behalf of the ANB Board, I wish to extend our very best wishes to all ANB members over this holiday season. 2019 was another year of remarkable athletic performances and this, at all levels (Youth to Masters, Regional to International) making us all look keenly forward to the year ahead.  

Thank you everyone for your generous contributions to our sport and to ANB’s ongoing success. Much of this is possible through the dedicated work by our talented staff in Stephanie, Julia, Steve and Chris, the support offered by our ANB coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers, and opportunities offered through our ANB member clubs.  I certainly do wish to extend my personal gratitude to the ANB Board and committee members for their most significant work in advancing our organization; Merci énormément! Equally we are most grateful to our main funding partners who in 2019 included, the Sport Branch of the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture at the Province of New Brunswick, Athletics Canada, the Canadian Sport Center Atlantic, the University of New Brunswick, l’Université de Moncton, Canadian Tires’ Jump Start Foundation, Subway, and Hall of Fame launch title sponsor Dr. Brown & Associates.

Major 2019 realizations include the opening of the State of the Art $27 million Irving Oil Field House in Saint John, the launch of our ANB Hall of Fame with our seven initial inductees,  Bill MacMackin hosting the Athletics Canada SAGM in New Brunswick and a most successful integration of Stéphanie Doiron stepping into the Executive Director position, and through her hard work and due diligence making it all so seamless.

2020 will undoubtably see many new exploits by our athletes, our hosting of National Indoor Championships at the New Irving Oil Field House, numerous regional competitions including the Atlantic Championships, and at September 12-13th in partnership with RunNB and the Greater Moncton Running Club, the Medavie Blue Cross 5km national road Championship to be held  in Moncton alongside the half and full Resurgo Marathon. To those vying to compete at the highest level, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, we extend our very wishes in your quests; We applaud your dedication, leadership and achievements.  

To everyone, allow me to extend our very best wishes of good health, athletic smart, fluidity and excellence over the coming new year.

Marc Lalonde, ANB President & Board Chair.


Dec 29 2019 - Records fall at Last Chance Meet

It was an exciting day of competition at the Last Chance Meet hosted by UdeM and AETOS Athletica on Saturday, December 21st.

Patty Blanchard, of Moncton has established a new Canadian Master’s record in the 60-64 800m in a time of 2:51.20!


Veronique Omalosanga broke the UdeM 60m record in a time of 7.71s, while Tristan Sutherland broke the St. Thomas University High Jump record in a leap of 1.55m. Max Mazerolle bested the U18 Pole Vault record with 3.20m , Jocelyne Allanach in the U16 Weight Throw with 12.99m, Robert Brockbank bested the 50-54 60m in 8.10s, and Marwan Ghali in the 30-34 Triple Jump with 10.99m.

Congratulations to all competitors yesterday. Full results can be found online here: https://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1121

Photo courtesy of Normand Leger


Dec 20 2019 - ANB Awards Gala Finalists Announced

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce the finalists for the annual ANB Awards, being held on Saturday, January 11th at Bar Le Coude on Université de Moncton’s campus. This delightful evening will be a great opportunity to celebrate the amazing achievements of our athletes, coaches and volunteers from the 2018 Cross Country and 2019 Track & Field seasons. The following have been named finalists in the below categories.

U14 Female Athlete of the Year:

-Regan Mackinley

-Kate Norquay

-Adrianna Platis

U14 Male Athlete of the Year:

-Benjamin Gray

-Jack Mellish

U16 Female Athlete of the Year:

-Erika Despres

-Kiersten Hicks

-Erica Mah

-Erin Vringer

U16 Male Athlete of the Year:

-Guillaume Basque

-Micah Landry

-Francis Charles Roussel

U18 Female Athlete of the Year:

-Emily Doucet

-Mackenzie Hall

-Danielle Keefe

-Shelby MacIsaac

U18 Male Athlete of the Year:

-Brandon Haché

-Daniel Hawkes

-Francois Richard

-Austin Wamboldt

U20 Female Athlete of the Year:

-Jillian Beck

-Caroline Gagnon

-Kyla Hughes

-Joelle Leger

U20 Male Athlete of the Year:

-Samuel Bourque

-Jordan Henri

-Jacob LeBlanc

-Craig Thorne

Open Female Athlete of the Year:

-Laura Dickinson

-Geneviève Lalonde

-Victoria LeBlanc

-Sarah MacPherson

-Christel Robichaud

Open Male Athlete of the Year:

-Jack Berkshire

-Timothy Brennan

-Andrew LeBlanc

-Jarod Manuel

-Chris Robertson

Master’s Female Athlete of the Year:

-Patty Blanchard

-Rebecca Lagace

-Heather LeBlanc

Master’s Male Athlete of the Year:

-Paul Gautier

-Rob Jackson

-David Jefferson

-Bruce Rosvall

-Dean Strowbridge

2018 U18 Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year:

-Danielle Keefe

-Erin Vringer

2018 U18 Cross Country Male Athlete of the Year:

-Tristan Morneault

-Francois Richard

2018 18+ Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year:

-Laura Dickinson

-Geneviève Lalonde

2018 18+ Cross Country Male Athlete of the Year:

-Michael Colford

-Isaac Cull

Team of the Year:

ASEA U18 Girls

ASEA U18 Boys

Team NB Legion U16 Boys

 

Other awards being handed out at the gala include Outstanding Female Performance of the Year, Outstanding Male Performance of the Year, Official of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Coach of the Year and Spirit of Sport Award.

The Gala doors will open at 5:30pm, with dinner being served at 6:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased online at the following link: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/anb-awards-gala/38151/#.Xf0Ts-hKjIV

We hope to see everyone there following the Moncton Open to celebrate our sport and everyone involved in it!

For more information, please contact Julia Loparco- julialoparco5@gmail.com


Dec 12 2019 - Jeux de la francophonie canadienne 2020

A rumor has been going around that there is a deadline today for athletes interested in the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne 2020 to submit an interest form. We wanted to clear things up for you. The form in question is mostly to gather information for team sports to coordinate areas of training camps and tryouts. For track & field, we will proceed as normal with our tryouts this May, so you don't need to worry about that form for now. 

Also, this is a great time for us to announce that the tryouts will be held at the Croix-Bleue Médavie Stadium in Moncton on May 23rd, 2020. More information will come in the following months leading up to this date.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Head Coach for Team NB, Julien Leger at jul-leger@hotmail.com

Happy Holidays!

Official Games Website: http://jeuxfc.ca/


Dec 4 2019 - 2021 Canada Games Training Camp

2021 CANADA GAMES TRAINING CAMP

 

WHEN:

January 4th, 2020

WHERE:

Irving Oil Field House, Saint John, NB

WHO:

Athletes born between 1998-2004 (U18/U20/Sr as of 2020) & Personal Coaches of these athletes interested in making the 2021 Canada Games Athletics Team

WHAT:

An opportunity to meet the 2021 coaching staff, train with them and your personal coaches, and get more information about the selection process

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:

10AM-12PM                          Track Training Time

12PM-1PM                                       Lunch

1PM-2PM                                         Review Selection Process & Information Session

2PM-3PM                                        Additional Session - IST with Caitlin Marshall

3PM-5PM                                        Track Training Time- Developing a Plan to get to 2021

 

For more information, please contact Head Coach Bill MacMackin (bill@selectfh.ca) or Team Manager Julia Loparco (julialoparco5@gmail.com)

 

Event Coaches:

Bill MacMackin- Head Coach

Chris Belof- Endurance

Earl Church- Throws

Sue Ellis Loparco- Para

Steve LeBlanc- Jumps & Multi Events

Yvan Pelletier- Sprints & Relays

Caitlin Marshall- Medical and IST Lead, Manager

Julia Loparco- Team Manager


Dec 2 2019 - Lalonde and Vringer Bring Home National Titles

It was an exciting Canadian Cross Country Championships this past Saturday, November 30th in Abbottsford, BC for New Brunswick athletes Geneviève Lalonde and Erin Vringer.

Vringer of the Saint John Track & Field Club kicked off the championships with the U16 4 kilometer race, where she took off in the lead early on. Vringer ended up crossing the line as the girl’s champion in 13:57.07, twenty seconds ahead of second place Christina Peet Williams (14:17.63) and third place finisher Mandeep Sangha (14:21.42).

Lalonde, who was the Canadian Champion in the Senior Women’s 10km in 2018 was looking to defend her title going into the championships at Clearbrook Trail Park, and she did not disappoint. Lalonde had an exciting race alongside and chasing Sarah Inglis, but in the final kilometer Lalonde took the opportunity to show her true grit and strength as she crossed the line to defend her National Title in 33:22.35, while Sarah Inglis finished in a close second in 33:31.98, and Maria Bernard-Galea crossed the line in 33:46.69. Lalonde will now represent Canada at the Pan American Cross Country Cup in February along with the top 6 from the men’s and women’s races.

Also representing the Saint John Track & Field Club were the Junior Men in the 8km race. Jeremy Neuffer was the top NB finisher in 32nd in a time of 26:19.51; Aidan Donnelly crossing the line 60th in 27:46.60, followed by Chance Blackstone in 63rd in 28:05.86, Luke Phillips in 64th in 28:20.71, Evan Smith in 65th in a time of 28:22.30 and rounding out the boys was Ian Baldwin in 66th in a time of 28:24.97.

You can find full results of the Canadian Championships here: https://www.oceanathletics.club/journal-1/2019/11/21/canadian-cross-country-championships-results

2020-02-24 - Stephanie Doiron to Step Down as Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick and RunNB March 6 2020
2020-02-20 - Team NB Legion Coaching Call
2020-02-13 - Update to Policy 6: Registration of Members
2020-02-12 - 2020 Outdoor Schedule
2020-02-10 - A Message From the AC Athletes Council

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