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Sep 25 2019 - History of New Brunswick Track & Field athletes at World Championships:

Welcome to Part 4 of our historical look at international performances by New Brunswick Track and Field athletes. This edition will focus on participation in World Track and Field Championships in various categories. These will include the World Championships (at the Senior or Olympic level), which began in Helsinki in 1983. They were initially held every four years until 1991, and then, as in today, every second year. The Worlds originally were born as the IAAF World Cup, 1977, Dusseldorf, West Germany, and gradually morphed into the World Championships of today. As this article is being posted on the ANB website this week, our own Gen Lalonde is competing in the 2019 Worlds, being hosted by Doha. Best of luck to her in the Steeple ! Also being reviewed here will be the World Juniors (U20), first held in 1986 in Athens, Greece;  the World Youth (U18), originally held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 1999;  the World University Games, also known as FISU, or World Student Games, or Summer Universiade; these Games began officially in 1959, and have been held generally every 2 years since then. Finally, we are also covering participation at the World Indoor Championships. As of today, we have had 14 athletes compete in some form of a World Track and Field Championship. An important note here: This topic of Worlds has been VERY challenging to collect all the accurate data for, and we may have missed someone’s history. We apologize in advance.  As always, we welcome your feedback, additions and corrections. Please contact me at  rodmackenzie24@gmail.comI’d love to hear from you and gather further information on our sport’s history. Thanks !

 

1967:     Bill Greenough (23 yrs old, Milltown/St.Stephen/Vancouver) World University Games, Tokyo, Japan;  Aug 27-Sept 4  Triple Jump  Aug. 30  Finals:  8th  15.21m;   Long Jump  9th (needs verifying, unsure of LJ result)

1977:     John Corazza (age 23, Moncton/Ottawa)  World University Games, Sofia, Bulgaria; Aug 20   Javelin   Q   75.04m   Finals:  Aug 22     9th    74.38m

1986:     Trina Penny (age 17, Saint John) World Juniors, Athens, Greece;  July 16-20   CANADA  4 x 100m relay  July 20   Finals:    7th   45.79  (7/8)  

1988:     Rorri Currie (age 18, Saint John) World Juniors, Sudbury, Ontario  July 26-31 3000m Steeplechase  Heat 2  July 29   5th  9:08.76   Finals:  July 31   10th   9:04.71 (10/32 overall)

1990:     Joel Bourgeois (age 19, Grande-Digue/Moncton) World Juniors, Plovdiv, Bulgaria;  Aug. 8-12   3000m Steeplechase   Heat 1   Aug. 10   4th   8:55.41   Finals:   Aug. 12   6th    8:51.80  (6/24 overall)   

1991:     Joel Bourgeois (20) World University Games, Sheffield, United Kingdom;  July 14-25   3000m Steeplechase   Semi-Final:  4th  8:36.96   Finals:   July 23   5th  8:38.82  (5/10 overall)

1993:     Joel Bourgeois (22) World University Games, Buffalo, USA;   July 14-18  3000m Steeplechase    Finals:   July 17   5th    8:33.96

1995:     Joel Bourgeois (24) World University Games, Fukuoka, Japan;   Aug. 23-Sept. 3  3000m Steeplechase   Finals:  Sept. 2    2nd  (SILVER MEDAL)   8:28.44  (2/21 overall)

1996:      Stephany Reid (16, Riverview) World Juniors, Sydney, Australia;  Aug. 20-25   Long Jump  Qualifying  Aug. 22  Group A  7th/12  5.77m (-0.2)  16th/24 overall;  Triple Jump  Qualifying  Aug 24  Group B  11th/12  12.35m (+1.3)  24th/25 overall

1999:      Joel Bourgeois (28)  World University Games,  Palma de Mallorca, Spain;  July 4-9   3000m Steeplechase  Heat 1  1st/8   8:37.59  Finals:  July 1   3rd  (BRONZE MEDAL) 8:34.20  (3/18 overall)

1999:      Joel Bourgeois (28)  World Championships, Sevilla, Spain; Aug. 20-29  3000m Steeplechase  Heat 3   Aug. 21  12th/13   8:37.94  (31st/40 overall)

2001:     Joel Bourgeois (30)  World Championships, Edmonton, Alta;  Aug. 3-12   3000m Steeplechase  Heat 1   Aug. 6    6th/12   8:26.92   Finals:   14th  8:36.38  (14/25)

2007:      Genevieve Lalonde (age 16, Moncton)  World Youth (U18) Ostrava, Czech Republic;  July 11-15   1500 metres  July 11  Heat 2  7th/12  4:31.14 PB   Finals: July 13  10th  4:30.90 PB  (10/25 overall)

2009:      Adam Gaudes (age 17, Fredericton)  World Youth,  Bressanone, Italy;  July 8-12 400m  July 8   Heat 4   5th/8  49.73 ( 30/59 overall)  Medley Relay  Finals:  (tie)  5th   1:53.51  (5/27 overall)

2010:     World Juniors, Moncton, NB  July 19-25;   Genevieve Lalonde (19) 3000m Steeplechase   Heat 2  July 20  2nd/13  10:03.88 PB/CanJr Rec   Finals:  July 22  6th  9:57.74  (Can/Area Jr rec) 6/26 overall ; Adam Gaudes (18)  CANADA 4 x 400m relay Heat 1  July 24  DQ  7/7 (19/19);  Caleb Jones (19, Saint John)  Javelin  Qualifying  July 22   69.36m ( 10/12)   Finals:   10th   69.77m PB  (10/33 overall);  Ryan Cassidy  (17, Grande-Digue) 3000m Steeplechase  July 23   Ht 2   11/15   9:11.70  (23/30 overall)

2011:      Genevieve Lalonde (20) World University Games, Shenzhen China;  Aug. 16-21  3000m Steeplechase  Heat  2   Aug. 17   7th   10:00.29   Finals:  Aug 19   11th  10:09.43   (11/22 overall)

2012:     Mike LeBlanc (25, Riverview)  World Indoors,  Istanbul, Turkey;  March 9-11     60 metres   Qualifying:  Heat  8   2nd   6.74;   Semi-Finals:  4th  in  Ht 1  6.71 (10th/59) 

2012:      Ryan Cassidy  (19)  World Juniors, Barcelona, Spain;  July 10-15  3000m Steeplechase   Qualifying:  July 13  Heat 1  8th/15  8:56.88  PB  (13/31 overall)

2013:      Josh Shanks (age 17, Saint John)   World Youth,   Donetsk, Ukraine;  July 10-14 3000m   Heat 1  July 11  5th/13  8:32.36   Finals:  July 14   12th  8:50.16  (12/27)

2015:      Genevieve Lalonde (24)  World Championships, Beijing, China;  Aug. 22-30  3000m  Steeplechase   Heat 1   Aug. 24  6th/15   9:36.83   (19/45 overall)

2017:      Genevieve Lalonde  (26) World Championships, London, UK;  Aug. 4-13  3000m Steeplechase   Heat  2  Aug 9   5th  9:31.81   Finals:  Aug 11   13th   9:29.99  PB & Can Rec  (13/42)

2017:      Sarah MacPherson (26, Fredericton) World University Games, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)   Aug. 23-28   1500 metres   Aug. 26   Heat  2  5th/11  4:20.45  Finals:  Aug 28  10th  4:22.77  (10/22 overall)

2018:      GenevieveLalonde (27)  World Indoors, Birmingham, UK;  March 1-4    3000 metres   March 1   Finals:    11th    9:03.91  (11/14 overall)

2018:     Laura Dickinson (19, Miramichi)   World Juniors, Tampere, Finland;   July 10-15  3000m  Steeplechase  Heat 2   July 10   9th/14  10:24.64  (25th/40 overall)

2019:    Laura Dickinson (20)   World University Games,   Naples (Napoli), Italy;  July 8-13 10,000m   July 8    Finals:    5th   34:17.95   (5/15 overall)

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