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Jul 16 2019 - 2019 Subway Atlantic Track and Field Championships
The Subway Atlantic Track and Field Championships took place in Moncton from July 13th to 14th. The meet showcased a variety of talent from across the Atlantic provinces. There were approximately 400 athletes in attendance; this number featured individuals of all different ages, including about 100 Run Jump Throw Wheel athletes. The Run Jump Throw Wheel program includes young athletes’ ranging in the U10 and U12 age categories. Events like the 80m Dash, Softball Throw and several others were offered to them as they competed in their own Atlantic competition. To add on to the excitement, the meet also featured New Brunswick Legion Trials. Those athletes who met the Legion standard in their race or field event earned themselves a ticket to the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships. This year, the championships will be held in Cape Breton.
Overall, Pictou County Athletics (693.5) was the winning team in the Atlantic Championship, followed closely by South-East Athletics (419), based out of Moncton. During the competition, many young athletes stood out by winning multiple events or breaking provincial records. Below you can find a recap of these exciting accomplishments.
Looking at new records, Max Mazerolle (South East Athletics) now holds the U18 record in the Decathlon. Max competed in the 100m Dash, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400m, 110m Hurdles, Discus Throw, Pole Vault, Javelin Throw and 1500m. His overall score was 5262.
Marwin Ghalil (ASEA) set a Masters Record in the Triple Jump with a score of 9.97m. He also won the 100m with a final time of 13.02.
Erin Vringer, from Saint John Track Club, had an excellent weekend. She broke a New Brunswick record in the 1200m run (3:31.75), placing first in the event. She also won the Women’s 1500m Steeple Chase (5:04.69) and in the 800m she had a competitive race against Cara MacDonald from Pictou County Athletics. Despite the hard race, Erin came out on top with a great time of 2:15.04.
Dean Strowbridge, also from Saint John Track Club, broke a new Masters Record in the 3000m Run. He finished the race well under ten minutes, recording a time of 9:38.17.
Heather Leblanc (New Brunswick) broke her old provincial record in the Hammer Throw with a score of 25.49m.
Below you will find some highlights of the meet.
Danielle Keefe, from Fast Tracks, had a challenging yet impressive weekend. She competed in the 1200m (4:44.73), placing first, the 3000m (10:28.49), also placing first and the 800m (2:21.02) placing third.
Carys Jacobson (Fast Tracks) excelled in her events. She competed in the 100m run (Finals: 12.98 /Prelims: 13.07) and the 200m (Finals: 26.99/Prelims: 26.67). She placed first in both of these events.
Shelby MacIsaac (ASEA) also competed and won in several events. In the 200m she took first recording a preliminary time of 26.20 and a final time of 26.36. She also won the 100m.
Victoria Leblanc had a great showing in the Jump Pit. She won the Women’s Long Jump with a 5.63m jump and the Triple Jump with a jump of 11.34m.
In the Masters Division, Jo Welch from Nova Scotia won the 100m Dash with a preliminary time of 17.23 and a final time of 17.73. She also placed first in the 300m Hurdles (1:16.35) and second in high jump (1.07m).
Monica Hitchcock (SJTC) took first place in Javelin throwing a distance of 23.70m. Monica also placed second in shotput (20.95) falling very closely behind Heather Leblanc from New Brunswick who threw 20.98m.
Looking at the men’s side of the competition, Jordan Henri (Aetos Athletica) placed first in two events. In the 100m Dash he finished with a time of 10.72, and in the 200m he finished with a time of 20.97.
Micah Landry from Saint John Track Club had a great weekend, taking home the gold in the 1200m and the 800m. He had very fast races with a 3:21.19 time in the 1200m and a 2:09.86 in the 800m.
Zachary James (Valley Athletics) won the 800m (2:01.74) in his age category along with the 400m (51.55).
Francis Roussel from the Acadian Peninsula competed in four different events. He won in the 300m Dash (40.05) and in the Javelin Event (37.21m), placed second in the 100m Dash (Prelim: 12.81 / Final:12.95), and third in the 200m Dash (Prelim: 26.45 / Final: 26:45)
Quinn Sullivan (SJTC) won the 200m Hurdles (29.82) and also came second in the 300m Dash (40.35) and the 200m Dash (26.06).
Jonathan Roy (Chaleur Athletics) competed in the 1500m and the 5000m races. He won both, the 1200m with a time of 4:34.58 and the 5000m with a time of 18:52.27.
Ben Brown from Valley Athletics competed in the 1500m Wheelchair Event (58.57) and the 800m (1:59.30). He won both events.
Samuel Bourque from Aetos Athletica competed and won in a couple of throwing events. In the Discus he threw a distance of 44.39m and in the Shot Put threw 13.47m.
Jarod Manuel from Fredericton Legion Track and Field also won two field events in his age category. He placed first in the Shot-Put Event (14.68m) and the Hammer Event (46.96m).
In the Masters Division, Bruce Rosvall (SJTC) won both the 400m (57.71) and the 800m (2:17.51) just falling shortly behind his old provincial records.
There were many excellent performances at the Subway Atlantic Track and Field Championships. Although not everyone was mentioned, we would like to congratulate all the great athletes for their achievements and hard work.
To see the full results of the meet, you can visit https://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1094
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