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Jul 31 2018 - New Brunswick shine at Atlantic Championships
Athletes from across the Maritimes gathered in Charlottetown this past weekend to compete at the Atlantic Track and Field Championships. The Alumni Canada Games Place, on the University of Prince Edward Island campus, played host to the event in which over 400 athletes competed.
New Brunswick records broke during the Championships include:
- Jennifer Bell of Chaplin Island Road, competing for A.S.E.A., set a new record in the senior women's shot put. Bell beat her previous record of 14.80m with an impressive throw of 14.89m. The performance ranks Jennifer 6th among Canadian women this year.
- Patty Blanchard not only set a New Brunswick record in the W60-64 in the 800m with a time of 2:39.97 but this performance also set a Canadian record!
- Monica Hitchcock of Grand Bay-Westfield, competing for Saint John Track Club, set three master’s 60-64 records over the weekend, throwing the discus 22.30m, 20.69m in the javelin, and 7.95m in the shot put.
- Sharon Peabody of Saint John, competing for Saint John Track Club, broke the master’s 60-64 hammer throw record with an impressive launch of 22.96m.
In addition to the records set above, other notable performances include:
- Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview, competing for A.S.E.A, won the midget girl’s 200m and 300m, with times of 25.52 and 41.27, respectively, and the high jump with a best attempt of 1.50m.
- Caroline Gagnon of Moncton, competing for A.S.E.A, won both the youth girl’s 200m and 100m hurdles, with times of 25.69 and 15.11, respectively, and placed second in the long jump with a best mark of 5.09m.
- Owen Enstrom of Upper Coverdale, competing for A.S.E.A, won gold in the midget boy’s 300m and 800m with times of 37.49 and 2:03.70, respectively.
- Bruce Rosvall of Saint John, competing for Saint John Track Club, won the master’s 50+ 100m and 200m with times of 12.73 and 25.99, respectively.
- Pictou Track and field club won the team banner with Moncton based ASEA finishing 2nd.
Full results can be found here: anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1039
The Championships marked the end of the outdoor season in New Brunswick, with eyes now turning to the Legion Track and Field Championships taking place in Brandon, Manitoba from August 10th – 12th. New Brunswick will send its top 34 U 16 and U18 aged athletes to represent the province at the Championships.
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