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Mar 29 2012 - High performance training camp
Athletics New Brunswick is proud to announce that 2012 will mark the first High Performance warm weather training camp. Members of the High Performance team will go to Clermont, Florida where they will train at the National Training Center from April 25th – May 2nd. A total of 15 ANB high performance team members will take part in a professional athletic experience having two training sessions per day with focus being on quality training. Training will take place on the track, in the pool, and in the weight room and athletes will also have video and biomechanical analysis available to them. This is a great opportunity to get a head start on the outdoor season. Good luck HP Team.
Mar 26 2012 - Masters Championships results in Major Equipment upgrades!
The Local Organizing Committee of Saint John 2012, the North American Masters Track and Field Championships want to thank our partners. With their help we have achieved over $100,000 in track equipment and facility upgrades for the Canada Games Stadium. This investment has allowed us to upgrade our pole vault gear, throws implements, high jump equipment and add improved throws areas. It will also allow us to add improvements to our photo finish equipment, PA systems and seating areas of the stadium. Their support has ensured this summer's championships will be first class. Thank you!
Mar 22 2012 - Cassidy and Britt shine in Trinadad
Congrats to Barry Britt and Ryan Cassidy who competed this past weekend at the NACAC Cross country Championships in Trinidad at the NACAC Cross . Ryan finnished 8th in the 6km junior race in a time of 19:09.57 . He was 3rd Canadian in the event. Barry Britt was 6th overall in the 8km Senior Race in a time of 24:54.21 (2nd Canadian) Both helped team Canada finish 2nd in the team scores. Way to go Barry and Ryan!
Mar 11 2012 - New Brunswick Athletes shine at CIS championships!
Winnipeg-A total of 7 New Brunswick athletes competed at the CIS Championships and did they ever perform.
-Adam Gaudes captured the 600m silver medal on his birthday with a time of 1:19.05; a new University of Victoria record and New Brunswick record. He also helped UVic finish 2nd in the 4x800m by running a great leadoff leg.
Guelph’s 4x800m women’s team composed of no less than 3 New Brunswick athletes (Genevieve Lalonde, Nadine Frost and Lydia Frost) captured gold with a time of 8:45.13 , while Uvic’s women’s team finished 2nd with New Brunswick’s Grace Annear running a great lead off leg.
Other New Brunswick results:
-Genevieve Lalonde (Guelph) finished 4th in the 1500m with a time of 4:32.54, In the same race Nadine Frost (Guelph) was 5th in 4:32.62 and Lydia Frost (Guelph) 4:35.07.
-Grace Annear ran the 2nd leg for the 4 x 400m UVic relay team that finished 4th overall with a time of 3:49.62 she also finished 5th in her heat of the 600m (11th overall) with a time of 1:35.06.
-Lydia Frost also finished 5th in the 1000m with a time of 2:49.35, Nadine Frost was 9th in the same race with a time of 2:53.15.
-Chris Robertson (Western) 8th in the pentathlon with 3456 points.
-Alex Black (UNB) finished 14th in the shot put with a toss of 11m66.
The Men’s team championship was won by Western while the women’s title went to Windsor.
Full results available here: http://www.gobisons.ca/cistf/
Mar 11 2012 - Michael LeBlanc 10th at World Indoor Championships
Istanbul, Turkey - Michael Leblanc of Riverview, N.B., did not advance to the 60-metre final finishing fourth in the first semi final heat in a time of 6.71 seconds. By finishing 10th overall he just misses the top 8 who qualified for the finals. Justyn Warner of Markham, Ont., placed seventh in the 60-metres dash final in a time of 6.65 seconds. American Justin Gatlin took gold in a time of 6.46 seconds. He qualified for the semi Final for the World Indoor Championship by finishing 2nd in his heat in a time of 6.74.
Mar 6 2012 - Atlantics Championships Wrap up
Over 180 athletes competed at the 2012 Atlantic Championships this past Saturday. Athlétisme Sud Est-Athletics South East (ASEA) won the Club Championships with 626 points while Saint John Track Club was 2nd with 275 points while Pictou County Athletics was 3rd with 171 points.
-Aaron LeBlanc of ASEA set a new NB junior record in the weight throw with a toss of 14.04m.
-Veronica Coombes won of ASEA won 3 events in the wheelchair events. Winning the 60m (15.20), 200m (42.20), she also set a new provincial record in the 300m with a time 1:03.96.
-Joey Boudreau of ASEA also set new record in the F33 wheelchair Shot put event with a toss of 5.34
- Peter Millman of Turo broke 2 Nova Scotia Junior record he first set a new weight throw record with a toss of 21.28 . Later in the day Peter set a new shot put record with a toss 16.37.
-Drew Erskine of Turo set a new Nova Scotia midget record in the weight throw with a toss of 17.87.
-Taylor Stutely of Halifax won the Youth Girls Shot put with a new Nova Scotia record throw of 14.19m this also ranks her first in Canada.
Double event winners include:
-Samantha Taylor of Carleton York Athletics won the Bantam Girls 60m (8.64) and 150m(21.29)
-Shawna McKay of ASEA won 3 events in the youth girls sprints 60m (8.25) , 200m (27.24) and 400m (1:03.40)
-Sarah Myatt of Fredericton Legion Track won the 400m (1:02.22) and the 800m (2:22.60)
-Alex Black of Fredericton Legion Track who the senior women’s60m (8.79) and shot put (11.58m)
-Brandon LeBlanc (UNA) who the youth Boys 60m hurdles (10.30) and 800m(2:22)
-Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John Track Club won the 60m (8.60) and the 200m (29.11)
-Momodou Kujabi of ASEA won the senior men’s 60m (7.24) and 400m (54.11).
Mar 1 2012 - Hall Merrill among 6 new NB Sports Hall of Fame inductees
FREDERICTON, NB- The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting six new members into the hall during this year's induction ceremony being held at the Fredericton Inn on June 9. The inductees were announced today by the sports hall of fame's board of governor's chairperson John Estabrooks.
Among the named inductees isH al Merrill, of Fredericton, is an internationally recognized Paralympian who has competed at three Paralympics Games ('92, '96, '00) for javelin, shotput and discuss.
Throughout his outstanding 11-year national and international career, Merrill won 16 medals and earned multiple world records. Merrill is a member of the Fredericton Wall of Fame and has twice been awarded Sport NB's male athlete of the year. He resides in Fredericton and devotes time to parasport through volunteer work with the Stan Cassidy Centre, Ability NB and in New Brunswick schools.
For complete list and more info go to : http://www.nbsportshalloffame.com/en/news/item/245-new-brunswick-sports-hall-of-fame-elects-six-new-inductees
Mar 1 2012 - Michael LeBlanc off to World Indoors Championships
Michael LeBlanc off to World Indoors
OTTAWA- Athletics Canada named earlier this week the 5 Canadian athletes who will wear the Maple Leaf the 2012 World Indoor Championships which take place in Istanbul, Turkey, March 9 - 11. Among the athletes named to the team is Michael Leblanc, New Brunswick’s fastest man, who will compete in the 60m. He will join Dylan Armstrong, the 2011 number one ranked shot putter in the world and World Championship silver medalist, Nikkita Holder (60m Hurdles), Justin Rodhe (Shot put) and Justyn Warner (60m).
Michael’s personal best time of 6.61 ranks him 30th in the world but since countries are limited to 2 entries per event he is ranked 20th in the entered athletes. The top rank athlete is Trell Kimmons of the United States who has run 6.45 this season
‘’Michael has had an exceptional season and we believe he has what it takes to make the final’’ commented Gabriel LeBlanc Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. ‘’ From there anything can happen in a world final so it will be interesting’ added LeBlanc.
Michael is the first New Brunswick athlete to compete at the World Indoors Championships his selection to team Canada is an important step in his preparation for him to reach the Olympic standards in the 100m later this spring and the hope of getting his ticket for the London Olympics this July.
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