|Cormier finishes USPORTS with Top 50 finish|
Nov 12 2019
Kingston, Ontario and the Queen’s University Gaels hosted the 2019 USPORTS Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 9th in what were cold, windy and muddy conditions. Four New Brunswick athletes competed in the National University championships.
On the women’s side, Hannah Cormier, competing for the University of New Brunswick Reds was the top New Brunswicker with a 46th place finish. Cormier, who finished fourth at the AUS Championships two weeks ago was the top... >> more
|NB Athletes at U SPORTS XC Championships|
Nov 8 2019
Four New Brunswick athletes will be representing their respective Universities at this weekend’s USPORTS National Cross Country Championships in Kingston, Ontario.
Hannah Cormier and Isaac Cull, both of Fredericton running for the UNB Reds will take to the challenging course at Fort Henry on Saturday.
Sophie Black of Moncton will represent the UdeM Aigles Bleues in the 8km Women’s race.
Kamylle Frenette of Dieppe will represent the Dalhousie Tigers.... >> more
|Sue Ellis Loparco Inducted into the SJ Sports Hall of Fame|
Nov 7 2019
Saturday, November 2nd was a special evening for Saint John Track & Field Club coach Sue Ellis Loparco, as she was inducted into the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2019. Sue joins her late parents Walter and Judy Ellis in the Hall, who were jointly inducted in 1995 as builders in the sport of track and field. Ellis Loparco enters the Hall as a multi-sport builder in athletics, speed skating, volleyball and many other community sports over the last 40 years... >> more
|Resurgo Marathon Donates $1609 to ANB|
Nov 7 2019
On Sunday, November 10th 2019, representatives of the Greater Moncton Running Club announced at ANB's AGM that they would be donating $1609 towards ANB programs.
The Resurgo Marathon took place on September 8th, 2019 on the Riverfront Trail in Moncton, NB and was organized by the Greater Moncton Running Club. A total of 41 participants ran the marathon and 101 participants ran the half-marathon, and this despite the hurricane conditions the day prior to the event. The goal... >> more
|Ellis-MacMackin Track Unveiled|
Nov 6 2019
Monday evening, the track at the Irving Oil Field House unveiled its name as the Ellis-MacMackin Track, a phenomenal tribute to two amazing builders, Walter Ellis and Bill MacMackin who have helped shape the New Brunswick Track & Field scene.
The late Walter Ellis was the founder of the Saint John Track & Field Club. He arrived in Saint John from Widnes, England in 1958. Despite an ongoing battle with kidney disease, he dedicated his life to the sport of track and field at hi... >> more
|Canada Summer Games Athlete Selection Criteria On ANB Website!|
Nov 6 2019
The Athlete Selection Criteria for the 2021 Canada Summer Games is now available on the ANB website at the following link: http://www.anb.ca/page.php?content=CSG Selection Criteria 2021
For any questions relating to the criterias, please contact one of the following people:
Head Coach: Bill MacMackin (email@example.com)
Team Manager: Julia Loparco (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ANB: email@example.com... >> more
|CSCA Next Wave Event|
Nov 5 2019
The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic will be hosting a Next Wave High Performance Day training camp in Rothesay on December 4th at Rothesay Netherwood School.
The purpose of the day is to bring together athletes from the region to compete, learn, and be inspired in an environment with other athletes in similar situations - those looking to go to the next level, such as College, University or the National Team.
Details and registration: https://forms.gle/gttLEaj6qYmRMofc6... >> more
|2020 ANB Membership Now Open|
Nov 4 2019
Athletes, officials, coaches, associates and clubs can now register or renew their ANB membership for the 2020 calendar year, effective the date the form is submitted.
Individuals can register or renew their membership online at www.anb.ca/renew or by filling out and forms available at the following link and mailing or emailing them to ANB: https://www.anb.ca/General/forms.php
A reminder that starting 2020, all ANB coaches must present a criminal record check no older than 3... >> more
Athlete of the Month
Our Feature of the Month for August is Steeplechaser Micah Landry of St.Stephen, NB who currently trains with the Saint John Track & Field Club. Micah is coming off a bronze medal in the 1500m Steeplechase at the 2019 Legion Youth National Championships. Here's a little more information about Micah:
Q : When did you start track and field?
As far as I can remember, I started track and field the summer before 6th grade. I had run XC throughout most of elementary school and finished relatively poorly at most meets, so my dad suggested I consider T&F. 5 years later I think it's pretty safe to say I enjoyed it.
Q: What is your favorite event to compete in?
My favorite event to compete in varies from day to day. I usually prefer whichever one makes me feel the fastest, but more recently I've taken to the steeplechase. Whether it's an event I'll continue, I'm still unsure, but there's something about the brutality of it that makes me want to push through.
Q: What is your current goal that you are hoping to achieve?
XC season for me is really all about preparation for indoor track. I'd like to break 14 mins in the 4k, and win ProvincialsAtlantics, but other than that I'm more focused on some indoor records. If I was able to break any of the 1200m/600m/300m records (ideally 1200) I'd be in great form to qualify in the 1500m for legion outdoors.
Q: What was your first Legion experience like?
My first Legion experience was amazing. Being fortunate enough to compete against the best in the country was a blessing on its own, but being able to do that alongside my teammates made the experience even better. Not to mention the phenomenal venue and food.
Q: What is your best memory from track and field so far?
My best memory from track and field is ironically not the race I'd expect it to be. I typically rate my races on how hard I pushed myself etc, but this one takes the cake. Before my 1200m at Legion Trials I consciously told myself 'screw it' and decided to go out at a pace unheard of from myself at the time. A few minutes later I realized that I might want to try that more often.
Q: What is your favorite hobby outside of track and field?
Q: Do you have a track role model? If so, who is it and why?
I don't like totally idolizing people, but the framed poster of Steve Prefontaine to the left of me begs to differ. It's a shame I wasn't, y'know, *alive* to watch him race, but the stories and races run by him are nothing short of incredible. His type of absurd work ethic, attitude and willingness to endure is something I strive towards.