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May 30 2018 - Run Jump Throw Wheel Series ready to kick off!
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the Run Jump Throw Wheel Series is returning to NB for the fourth year! Over 1500 young athletes took part in this program last year.
Regional RJTW competitions are open to all athletes ages 8-13, with the top eight finishers in each event qualifying to compete in the Provincial Championships (July 8 in Moncton). Athletes may also qualify for provincials by placing at their respective school meets, or at the Provincial Middle School Championships.
All registrants for Provincials will receive a customized bib with their name on it.
For this year’s provincial meet, the top eight finishers in each event receive custom medal (1st, 2nd, 3rd place) and ribbon (4th to 8th place). All remaining competing athletes will receive a participant ribbon.
The events offered will be:
Ages 8-9 60m, 150m, 300m, long jump, softball throw, shot put (2kg)
Ages 10-11 à80m, 150m, 600m, long jump, softball throw, shot put (2kg)
Ages 12-13 à80m, 150m, 800m, long jump, shot put (3kg), javelin throw (400g)
Please note that athletes can compete in up to three events, but NO MORE than two track events OR field events (2 tracks and 1 field or 1 track and 2 fields).
Spikes of any kind are not permitted for the RJTW competitions.
Upcoming RJT Events:
June 10 Regional Meet - Fredericton Region Fredericton, NB
June 11 Regional Meet - Moncton Region Moncton, NB
June 16 Regional Meet - Saint John Saint John, NB
July 08 RJTW Series Provincial Championships Moncton, NB
July 28 RJTW Series Atlantic Championships Charlottetown, PEI
The top eight finishers in each event at Provincials qualify to compete as Team New Brunswick in a tetrathlon at the Atlantic Championships on July 28 in Charlottetown, PEI!
More information about this program can be found here: http://anb.ca/Programs/rjt-series.php
“This program offers great opportunities for new and developing athletes alike, and top finishers will get the opportunity to compete at the Provincial and potentially Atlantic Championships alongside many of New Brunswick’s top athletes. The regional meets grow in numbers each year which is always exciting as it brings more and more young people into the sport.” says ANB Executive Director Gabe Leblanc.
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