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Jun 24 2019 - RJTW Provincials, East Coast Games & NB Outdoor Provincials
This past weekend on June 22-23 3-meets-1 took place at the Saint John Canada Games Centre. The three meets were the east coast games (which hosts over 2000 athletes in a variety of different sports), the New Brunswick outdoor provincials as well as RJTW provincials for the U14 athletes. The weather was beautiful over the course of the weekend however there were very high winds which made the conditions tough for several of the events.
New Brunswick Records broken during the championships include:
-Max Mazerolle of A.S.E.A earned himself a provincial record in the men’s U18 age category for decathlon with an impressive score of 4998.
-Andrew Justason also earned a provincial record in the decathlon in the M44-49 age category with a total score of 4177.
-Bruce Rosvall broke his own provincial masters record in the M55-59-year-old category for the 400m with a time of 59.17. His previous time was 59.37. He also defeated his own masters record in the 800m with a time of 2:15.43. His previous record was 2:17.81.
-Alex Coffin Broke the provincial masters record in the M50-54-year-old category for the 5000m in a time of 17:43.04. He smashed the previous record of 18:35.79 by over 45 seconds.
-Paul Gautier earned several records in the M55-59-year-old category. He achieved a provincial record in the shot put with a throw of 13.41m. The previous record set was 9.59m. He also set a new record in the weight throw with a throw of 14.76m bettering the previous record of 7.87m by almost 7m. He set a third record in the discus with an impressive throw of 41.00m. He then set a record in the hammer throw with a throw of 36.25m. To top it all off he set a fifth record in the javelin with a throw of 38.95m. Although these were all individual records he also set a record in the throws pent with a score of 3395.
-Sharon Peabody broke her previous record of 28.15 for the W60-64 80 meter hurdles in a time of 24.39. She also set a record in the shot put with a throw of 8.66m which beat the previous record of 7.95m.
In addition to the records set above, other notable performances include:
-Emily Doucet had a successful weekend coming away with two gold medals in the 400m hurdles (1:07.52) and the 2000m steeple chase (7:58.93).
-Abigail Davidson from FLTC had a strong weekend winning both the 100m (13.46) and the 200m (27.48) in the U20 women’s division.
-Owen Enstrom from A.S.E.A. dominated the U18 boy category winning both the 400m (52.72) and the 800m (2:06.32).
-Mitchell Kean of Fredericton led the U20 men’s division with a first-place finish in both the 800m (2:01.45) and 1500(4:24.52).
-Saint John Track Club won the overall team banner for the Provincial Championships.
The link to the full results can be found here:
“This weekend saw some of New brunswick’s top track and field atheletes competing, both young in age and young at heart. There were records broken, and great performances had by all of our athletes. Seeing athletes improve at events like this is great- and we look forward to seeing them develop as the summer progresses.” Says ANB’s Director of RJTW, Intro programs and Para-athletics Julia Loparco.
ANB would like to thank all of the volunteers and officials for all of their hard work over the weekend. Without their tireless efforts, this meet would not have been possible.
The next big meet will be the Atlantic championships on July 13-14th in Moncton along with the RJTW atlantics which will also be hosted in Moncton on July 13th.
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