|5 Medals for Team NB at Legion Canadian Youth Championships|
Aug 13 2019
This weekend the annual Legion National track and field championships took place in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. New Brunswick sent a team of 36 strong athletes who represented our province with pride. Those athletes were able to capture 5 medals and several top 8 performances.
Here are some notable performances on the women’s side:
-Erin Vringer took home a medal in all three of her events. She won a bronze in the U16 1500m steeplechase in a time o... >> more
|Lalonde Wins Gold at Pan Am Games|
Aug 13 2019
After very successful Athletics Canada National Track & Field Championships where Geneviève Lalonde reclaimed her national title in the 3000m steeplechase, the Monctonian headed to Lima, Peru to represent Canada at the 2019 Pan American Games.
The Pan Am Games took place from July 26-August 11 and included 41 countries from South America, North America, Central America and the Caribbean. At the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Ontario Lalonde won a bronze medal in the 3000m s... >> more
|NB Track and Field History Part 3|
Aug 9 2019
Hello again, and welcome to the third chapter of our look back at the history of New Brunswick athlete participation in International Track and Field competition. We hope you enjoyed our look last month at the Commonwealth Games. Today, we are reviewing the Pan American Games, as seen through the participation of six of our best NB athletes ever!
The Pan American Games are overseen by the governing body known as PASO (Pan American Sports Organization). The “Games for the Americ... >> more
|2019 Legion Nationals Set to Begin August 9|
Aug 8 2019
The annual Legion National Track and Field Championships will take place this weekend in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. New Brunswick will be sending a team containing 36 athletes to this competition which will showcase the top youth athletes in the country. This team includes a few previous medal winners such as Erin Vringer of SJTC and Francois Richard of ASEA. Other notable athletes to watch at this competition include Danielle Keefe of FFFT, Carys Jacobson also of FFFT, Shelby McIsaac of... >> more
|Lalonde to Represent Canada in Lima, Peru at the Pan Am Games|
Aug 8 2019
The 2019 Pan American Games, which are taking place in Lima, Peru from July 26 to August 11, 2019, include 41 countries from North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean (approximately 6700 athletes total). Geneviève Lalonde of Moncton, New Brunswick will be competing in the 3000m steeple chase on Saturday August 10. Lalonde was also a part of Team Canada for the Pan Am games that took place in Toronto in 2015 where she won a bronze medal in the event. This year we c... >> more
|Strong Performance by Leblanc at World Para Athletics U20 Championships |
Aug 7 2019
This past weekend (August 1-4) Jacob Leblanc from Moncton, New Brunswick competed at the World Para Athletics U20 Championships in Notwill, Switzerland. Leblanc got to experience international competition at a young age which is very beneficial to his development. This will help the Monctonian grow as an athlete and give him an idea of what he will be able to do in the future. Jacob competed in the T54 400m, 800m and 1500m. He placed sixth in the 400m in a time of 56.59, fifth in the 800... >> more
|2021 Canada Games Coach Announcement|
Aug 7 2019
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce its second round of staff selections for the 2021 Jeux Canada Games that will be held in Niagara Region, Ontario. The following 5 coaches and 1 additional manager have been selected to the team and will be working alongside previously announced head coach Bill MacMackin and manager Julia Loparco.
Position - Name, Club
Event Coach - Chris Belof, Saint John Track & Field Club
Event Coach - Earl Church, Aetos Athletica
Event... >> more
|Funding Opportunity Regional Clubs|
Aug 7 2019
The Province of New Brunswick offers several funding programs to help sport organizations to design programs, plan events and projects, establish sound administrative policies and procedures and leverage support from other sources. The funding is also available to provide training clinics and workshops for volunteer leaders, initiate new and innovative programming and promote activities and events.
1. Regional Grant Program:
- Organizational development... >> more
Athlete of the Month
Feature of the Month : June 2019
Our first feature of the month for the summer is Sophie Dube from Fredericton, New Brunswick. Sophie currrently trains with FLTC and is a very dedicated and committed athlete who demonstrates great sportmanship on and off the track. Here are a few questions we asked Sophie to get to know her a little better as an athlete :
Q : When did you start track and field?
A: I started track and field in 3rd grade, when I joined my school’s track team. The first club that I joined was Fredericton Fast Tracks and I later joined the Fredericton Legion Track and Field club. I competed in my first track and field meet in 2014 – it was the Hersey Fredericton Area Regionals Run Jump Throw event.
Q: What is your favorite event to compete in?
A: I really enjoy sprinting. My favourite event is the 200m but I also compete in 100m and 300m events.
Q: What is your current goal that you are hoping to achieve?
A: My current goal is to practice really hard so that next year I’ll be able to go to the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships.
Q: What is your best memory from track and field so far?
A: My best memory, so far is definitely running the 4x100m relay at Jeux de l’Acadie this year, because my twin sister Abby was the one passing me the baton. We were part of the Sud-Est team that also included Erika Després and Janelle Hébert. We won the gold medal in the event.
Q: What is your favorite hobby outside of track and field?
A: Most of my hobbies are sports related. My favourite outside of track and field is volleyball.
Q: Do you have a track role model? If so, who is it and why.
A: My track role model is Andre De Grasse because he didn’t start track until he was in 11th grade. and this shows that you don’t have to be in a certain sport since you were 5 to be good at it. He also shows that practice and determination are what is important if you want to succeed.
Sophie’s current personal bests are 13.53 in the 100m, 29.08 in the 200m and 47.35 in the 300m. We wish Sophie the best of luck in future competitions and accomplishing her goals!