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Jul 29 2013 - Atlantic Championships Highlights

The rain didn’t last for very long at day 1 of the Atlantic Track and Field Championships, and the sun came out on day 2. Nearly 400 athletes competed in the two day meet. Most of the Atlantic Provinces brought their Canada Games and Legion team members to the meet making each race, jump and throw an exciting event for spectators. Countless personal bests were broken, along with some New Brunswick Provincial Records.

The female and male competitors had a great first day of the Atlantic Track and Field Championships breaking a total of 6 female provincial records and 5 male records.

Natasha Vatcher of Motley Crew broke the Bantam Female 1200m record by nearly two seconds, finishing in a time of 3:51.11. The previous record was 3:53.35.

Laura Dickinson of ASEA broke the Midget Female 1500m Steeplechase that she set just last weekend in Saint John. This weekend Laura ran 5:11.94, over ten seconds faster than her time last weekend (5:22.01) Laura will be representing Region 6 at the 2013 North American Hershey Championships in Hershey, Pennsylvania in August.

Sara-Eve Noel of Chaleur broke the Midget Female Discus record which was previous set at 36.00m. Sara-Eve threw 36.38m.

Melissa Pellerin of ASEA broke the Midget Female Javelin record with a toss of 35.59m. The record was previously set at 34.83m.

Jack Berkshire broke his own Midget Male 300m record in a time of 37.42m.

Veronica Coombes set a new provincial record in the T54 Women 1500m in a time of 5:05.68.

Caleb Jones broke his own record once again, throwing an impressive 74.18m. Caleb will be competing for Team NB in the upcoming Canada Games where he should prove to be a strong competitor and a force to be reckoned with.

Sydney MacDonald broke the Youth Female Javelin record with a throw of 36.23m, which was previously set at 33.96m.

Andrew Justason broke an astounding 3 provincial records on day 1 of his Masters Men Decathlon, category 40-45. Andrew broke the long jump record (5.60m), the 400m (58.36s) and the 100m record (12.53s).

 

New Brunswick athletes continued to bring their “A Game” on day 2 of the event and an astounding total of 10 provincial records were broken:

Sophie Black smashed her previous Bantam 200m Hurdle record by 4 seconds (36.05), her new record is an impressive 32.92s.

Veronica Coombes broke her own T54 Women’s 800m record (2:43.41) in a time of 2:31.12.

Kenneth McGovern broke the Bantam Male 150m record (19.51) with a time of 19.23s.

Sebastien Leblanc broke the Midget Male 200m Hurdles record (28.10) in a time of 27.58s.

Cole Healey broke the bantam boys 200m Hurdle record with a time of 31.51

Anthony Cormier broke his own Youth Male 300m Hurdle record (41.26) with a new personal best of 40.66.

Elizabeth MacDonald broke her own Senior Women's Hammer Throw record (51.90m) by more than two meters with a throw of 54.31m.

Andrew Justason continued to perform at his peak on day 2 of his decathlon and managed to break another 2 provincial records in the Masters Men Decathlon, category 40-45. He broke the 110m hurdles record (18.52s) and the overall decathlon record (4519 points, age adjusted to 5307 points).

Erik Klein broke the Masters Men's 200m, category 35-40 with a time of 25.43s.

Team Halifast was close on Athlétisme Sud-Est/South East Athletic’s (ASEA) tail in the team scoring at the end of day one of the Atlantic Track & Field Outdoor Championships 2013. ASEA athletes continued to rake up the points both on the track and on the field on day 2 of the Championships to finally be named Team Champion with Halifast close behind.

Congratulations to all athletes and thank you to our amazing volunteers and officials!

Full Results available here : http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=574


Jul 24 2013 - Atlantic Outdoor Championships This weekend

Moncton will play host to the 2013 Atlantic Outdoor Track and Field Championships this saturday and Sunday (July 27-28th.)

 This years eddition should be one for the record books, as most of the Atlantic Provinces are bringing their Canada Games and Legion National teams. It will be an excellent opportunity for athletes to improve on seasonal and personal bests, and perhaps to even establish new provincial records.

The Stade Moncton 2010 Stadium is one of the best track and field facilities in North America. Recently the stadium was host to the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships, New Brunswick Hershey Provincials and the 4th annual Hub City Classic.

Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland are expected to be well represented alongside of the home athletes from New Brunswick. A total of close to 400 athletes are registered for these Championships.

Some athletes to be on the look for:

Caleb Jones of Saint John, Javelin. Caleb is the NB youth, junior and senior javelin record holder. He set the Men’s Senior record in Moncton just last month with a personal best throw of 73.92m, coming in third in the country. Caleb won the Victoria International Track competition on July 5th in Victoria, BC.

Peter Millman of Truro, Shot Put. Peter won gold and two silver medals at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships in St. Therese, Quebec this July. His gold medal was for shot put.

Elizabeth MacDonald of Oromocto, Hammer Throw. Elizabeth recently threw a personal best and broke the New Brunswick Senior record in May, with a throw of 51.74m.

Taylor Stutely of Lower Sackville, Shot Put. Taylor recently represented Canada at the World Youth Championships in Ukraine. She is seeded first in the Women’s Shot Put this weekend.

Jason Bouchard of Oromocto, 100m, 200m, and 400m. Jason competed in Moncton last month at the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships. He finished first in the Men’s 200m qualifying round.

Adam Gaudes of Fredericton, 400m and 800m. Adam is seeded first in the 400m and 800m races for this coming weekend. This past CIS Indoor Season, Adam won a gold medal in the 600m and a silver medal in the 4x800m.

Josh Shanks of Chance Harbour, 800m and 1500m. Josh also represented Canada in the World Youth Championships for the 3000m. He finished 5th in his qualifying race to advance to the finals, where he finished 12th.

Luisa Schwarz of Fredericton, 1500m and 3000m. Luisa is a member of the 2013 NB Legion team; she won a silver medal in the U16 2000m at Legions last year in PEI. Luisa is seeded first in the 1500m and 3000m for Atlantics this coming weekend.

Other exciting races to watch include:

Men’s 400m has 4 seeded times under the 50 second mark, which includes Adam Gaudes and Jason Bouchard of New Brunswick.

Men’s 1500m includes 4 New Brunswick athletes with seed times under 4 minutes, which include members of the New Brunswick Canada Games and Legion teams.  

Women’s 100m. Alexa-Maude Mallais of Moncton was the Université de Moncton Female Athlete of the Year for her outstanding performance at AUS track and field championships. Alexa will be battling it out against Shannay Beals from Halifast Athletics. Both girls have seed times of 12.45s.

Women’s 800m boasts two New Brunswick Canada Games athletes. Grace Annear has the fastest seed time with an impressive 2:07.12 and seeded second is Sarah MacPherson.

Meet schedule: http://anb.ca/Calendar/documents/Atlantic%20Champs%202013v12.pdf

Performance list: http://anb.ca/Calendar/documents/perfomancelisatlantic.pdf


Jul 23 2013 - 2013 Canada Summer Games Team New Brunswick Rally

This Thursday, July 25 2013 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM, the City of Saint John invites you to its 2013 Canada Summer Games Team New Brunswick Rally, where the official Games flag will salute Saint John's past and present athletes. 2013 Team NB members are encouraged to take part in this great event. Meet your fellow teammates from other sports and build team spirit! Parents and friends are also invited.

The Rally will take place at the Canada Games Stadium located on University of New Brunswick (Saint John) at 100 Tucker Park Road.

* In the event of heavy rainfall, the celebration will be cancelled.

Please RSVP to joshua.brinson@saintjohn.ca by July 22. For more information, visit www.saintjohn.ca/teamnb


Jul 22 2013 - CSG Prfofile: Chris Robertson

Over the weeks leading up to Canada Games, Athletics New-Brunswick will present their top athletes. This week, we present to you Chris Robertson.

Chris is a 20 year old athlete from Moncton, New Brunswick and will be representing the province in the Decathlon and Discus events at the Canada Summer Games. He currently holds New Brunswick records in both Junior and Senior Men’s Decathlon, as well as the Senior Pole Vault, Junior Discus, and Indoor Senior Pentathlon records. He was a member of the 2012 CIS Indoor Championship team with the University of Western Ontario Mustangs.

Though having spent most of his childhood playing hockey, Chris first decided to get involved in track after finishing first at the District 2 Middle School Championship’s high jump competition, then continued to compete at the Local, Provincial, and Maritime Hershey meets in the 200m and softball throw. It wasn’t until grade 10 that Chris decided to pursue Track further by competing at his first Legion Youth Championships in Sherbrooke in the 400m, 400m hurdle, and 4x400m relay events. “After having spent the summer training with all the New Brunswick athletes and competing beside amazing athletes from across Canada, I knew it was time to drop hockey and my other sports and focus on Track” said Robertson.

It was not until after having competing at Legions in Sherbrooke for a second year in discus and the 110m hurdle, as well as discus and the 400m hurdle at the 2009 Canada Summer Games that Robertson realized that multi-event was the way he wanted to go. “At Canada Games I found myself throwing up after a tough 400m hurdle race, then throwing a personal best in the discus event not even half an hour later”.

After following the Decathlon and Pentathlon, Chris decided to continue his training with the Western Mustangs in London. Their combined excellence in academics and athletics at the University provided Chris with an ideal place to study full time and continue his training towards the pentathlon and decathlon. He spent his second summer training in London under head coach Vickie Crowley alongside soon-to-be Olympian Damian Warner. “Training beside Damian every day was an amazing experience, it gave me the chance to put myself against a high-caliber athlete in every event which really help push me to new levels”.

After having come off of a reoccurring hip injury that kept him from competing this past winter season, we asked Chris what he has been doing to recover for the summer season and be prepared for Canada Games. “I’ve been working very hard with my coaches on mobility and technique rather than strengthening, while regularly meeting my physiotherapist so I can ensure my body is ready for all-around training” says Robertson. “Missing out on the winter season has given me an uphill battle in returning to peak form, but I’ve had a great support system between my coaches Earl Church and Steve LeBlanc, my training partners Mitch Quigg and Jason MacKenzie, my physiotherapist, nutritionist, parents, and Athletics New Brunswick”.

Chris concludes that the decathlon is one of the toughest challenges he’s pit himself against, but he would not be able to achieve his goals without the immense help received from those around him, and is greatly looking forward to putting all his effort out in Sherbrooke for New Brunswick.


Jul 21 2013 - Saint John Track Club is Awarded Provincial Championship Team Banner!

The New Brunswick Provincial Championships took place in Saint John on Saturday, July 20th. The Championships did not disappoint and the weather was beautiful and sunny. The wind was gusting most of the day, making for illegal winds in many of the running and jumping events, in terms of record breaking. However, a couple record breakers managed to sneak by.

Laura Dickinson broke the Midget Girls 1500m Steeplechase record in a time of 5:22.01, it was previously held by Mackenzie Amos, 5:27.67, set last summer.

Jillian Beck broke the Bantam Girls 400g Javelin record with a toss of 20.97m. The previous record was 17.09m held by Alexzandrya Caldwell and set last summer.

David Kerr broke the Men 18-19 Hammer Throw 6kg with a throw of 45.25m. The previous record was set just last week in St. Therese at Junior Nationals by Aaron LeBlanc, 43.21m.

Rebecca Lagace broke her own Women 35-49 Hammer Throw 4kg record. Her toss of 31.88m broke the previous record of 30.37m by over a meter!

Kristy Leslie broke the Women 50-55 Javelin Throw 500g record with a throw of 23.00m. The previous record was set by Wendy Quigg last summer at 18.11m.

Calvin McDonald broke his own Men 55-60 Shot Put 7.26kg record with a toss of 9.59m. His previous record was 9.45m.

Erik Klein broke his own Men 35-40 200m dash record in a time of 25.69s, his previous record was 25.92s.

Ross Britton broke his own Men 45-50 Pole Vault record, previously 2.70m. His new record is 2.84m.

Wendy Quigg also broke her own record in the Women 50-55 Discus Throw. Her throw of 22.10m beats her old Provincial record by almost 2 meters!

And finally, the Provincial Team Championship banner was awarded to Saint John Track Club! Congratulations to all athletes.

Full results: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=573


Jul 18 2013 - Dean Kriellaars lectures

Athletes , Coaches , Parents do not miss one of these 3 presentation !!!  

CoachNB, in association with the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, the Government of New Brunswick & Athletics New Brunswick are thrilled to invite you to take part in Dr. Dean Kriellaars lectures which are free for those interested! July 19th, Kriellaars will be speaking about “Seeing the Whole Performance Athlete” in Fredericton at 6pm in the Lady Beaverbrook Gym, and will be live streamed simultaneously in Saint John. On Saturday, July 20th, Kriellaars will travel to Saint John for the second half of the Kriellaars Double-Feature Weekend, “Physical Literacy, the Difference Fundamental Movement Skills Makes, and Integration within the Community”, beginning at 2pm in the Qplex at 20 Randy Jones Way, Quispamsis, then in the evening at the UNBSJ Campus at 6pm. ANB members are strongly recommended to attend these sessions. See below for the lecture descriptions. You can Live Tweet questions on July 19th to Dr. Dean Kriellaars at #AskDrDean.

He will also do a special presentation for Athletics athletes. parents and coaches at the UNBSJ campus  at 6pm. 

Do Not miss your chance to see one of the best minds in sports in Canada!!

Dr. Dean Kriellaars is currently researching in the areas of physical activity and physical literacy in obesity and prevention of disease and injury, and teaches in the fields of exercise and physical activity, biomechanics, and neuromuscular control. Dr. Dean works in rehabilitation and high-performance sport. He has traveled across Canada, volunteering his time to speak with health care professionals, coaches, trainers, and educators about physical literacy and healthy lifestyles, and has pioneered programs that have been adopted nationwide.

Friday, July 19th: Seeing the Whole Performance Athlete

We often view an athlete from a perspective that is based upon their individual background. A coach may view an athlete one way, a therapist another, a nutritionist yet another, while a spectator has an altogether different view. This talk will discuss the importance of considering the "whole" athlete, with all these views taken into account. This approach has many different benefits. Often we tend to expend resources on issues that may be rather unimportant when one considers different aspects of an athlete’s life, like the use of supplements, sleeping habits, and the consumption of alcohol and smokeless tobacco. Understanding the myriad of perspectives is the first step to improved performance. This talk will highlight important issues that are often over-looked in an athlete's life.

Saturday, July 20th: Physical Literacy, the Difference Fundamental Movement Skills Makes, and Integration within the Community. Sedentary lifestyles and inactivity are becoming the norm in Canada. With physical activity waning, more than 30 percent of Canadian children are overweight or obese, and that number continues to rise. But the PLAY tools, created by Dr. Dean Kriellaars of the University of Manitoba for Canadian Sport for Life, have been developed to help reverse these trends and improve the health of the population. People can now use the PLAY tools to determine strengths and gaps in children’s physical literacy development.


Jul 17 2013 - Who Will Win the Provincial Championships 2013 Banner?

New Brunswick Outdoor Championships are set to take place in Saint John on July 20th. It should be an exciting day on the track as well as the field, with all the Canada Summer Games athletes expected to compete. A series of high caliber athletes and quality competition will make for an exciting Saturday.

Competition starts at 10:00 am and ends around 4:30pm.

This weekend will mark the end of the Provincial outdoor track and field for 2013, with only Atlantics and National events remaining after this weekend. In celebration of the end of the season, a Provincial Championship Banner will be awarded in the club division.

The Championships will include a club division with points awarded as follows:

1st -  9 points      4th - 5 points      7th - 2 points

2nd - 7 points      5th - 4 points      8th - 1 point

3rd - 6 points      6th - 3 points

Only clubs registered with Athletics NB are eligible for club points. Only 2 athletes per event/per category can score points for their team. A banner will be presented to the club having scored the most points.  This team will be named 2013 Athletics Provincial Champion.

For more information, check out the meet package available here: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=708


Jul 16 2013 - Additional NB Team Members

Athletics New Brunswick is proud to name the following two athletes to the NB Provincial Legion Team. Nicholas MacLean from Moncton and Olivier Ebbett from Bristol will proudly represent Team NB on August 7-13 in Langley, BC.

Kellianne Richardson from New Maryland has also been added to Team NB for the 2013 Jeux du Canada Games that will take place in Sherbrooke, QC this August.

Congratulations athletes!


Jul 15 2013 - New Brunswick Highlights of CDN Juniors

The Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships took place this past weekend in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, where we saw Canada’s finest athletes under the age of 20 compete. New Brunswick had a successful weekend, being represented by athletes from different clubs across the province.

                New Brunswick’s one medal came from the Saint John Track and Field (SJTF) Club’s Katie Robinson in the Women’s 2000m Steeple Chase, running a personal best time of 7:05.83 to claim the bronze medal in a competitive field. In addition to her bronze medal, Katie ran a personal best (2:18.27) in the 800m qualifying round, then ran another personal best (2:17.93) later that evening in the 800m semi-finals to finish 12th.

                Two New Brunswick records were also broken at the Championships. Sydney MacDonald of ASEA, still a Youth (16-17) athlete, broke the junior  Girls 100m Hurdle record with a time of 15.61 seconds during her heptathlon which she unfortunately couldn’t finish due to injury. Also, Aaron LeBlanc of ASEA broke an 11 year old Junior Men’s Hammer Throw Record with a toss of 43.21m that put him into 7th place overall.

                Other New Brunswick results on the track included Alexander Williston of ASEA who ran 11.04 in the 100m qualifying round and 11.12 in the semi-finals to finish 18th, he also ran 22.83 in the 200m qualifying round but failed to advance. Brandon Cleghorn of ASEA ran 12.00 in the 100m qualifying round, and Daniel Brown of SJTF ran 23.53 in the 200m qualifying round. Daniel also ran a time of 51.76 in the 400m qualifying round. Shawna McKay of ASEA ran 26.28 in the 200m qualifying round, and after qualifying for the 100m semi-finals with a time of 12.58 she finished 22nd in the semi-finals in 12.74 seconds. Taylor Dunn of SJTF ran a personal best time in the Women’s 1500m to finish 17th in the prelims with a time of 4:45.79, and Pierre Dumouchel of SJTF also ran a personal best time of 4:07.73 in the qualifying round of the Men’s 1500m. Pierre also ran a personal best in the 800m semi-finals to finish 18th in a time of 1:58.03. In the Men’s 3000m Steeple Chase, Lee Wesselius of ASEA ran a personal best time of 9:12.44 to finish 6th overall, and Paul Tremblay of SJTF ran a time of 10:02.39 to finish 15th. Lee Wesselius also finished 8th in the Men’s 5000m race with a time of 15:00.16. Anthony Cormier of SJTF ran a personal best time in the 400m hurdle of 58.92 to finish 16th in the semi-finals, while Victoria LeBlanc of SJTF also ran a personal best time of 1:06.16 to finish 14th in her semi-finals.

                On the field, Hailee Cook finished 4th in the Women’s Long Jump Qualification with a jump of 4.98m, Victoria LeBlanc finished 6th with a jump of 4.92m, and Monika LeBlanc of ASEA finished 7th with a jump of 4.62m. Monika LeBlanc also finished 6th in the Triple Jump qualifying round with a jump of 9.41m, and Hailee Cook also finished 14th in High Jump with a height of 1.50m. Zoe Berry of Fredericton finished 5th overall in the Women’s Javelin Throw with a toss of 38.98, which was less than 2 meters from the bronze medal position. Aaron LeBlanc of ASEA finished 13th in the Men’s Discus Throw competition with a toss of 34.59m. Brandon Cleghorn finished 15th in the Long Jump competition with a jump of 5.85m. Finally, David Kerr of Fredericton finished 9th in the Men’s Hammer Throw with a toss of 41.71m.


Jul 14 2013 - Josh Shanks finishes 12th at World Youth Track and Field Championships

Josh Shanks of Saint John Track Club finished 12th in the 3000m finals of the World Youth Track and Field Championships this past Sunday in Donetsk, Ukraine.   The Chance Harbour native finished in a time of 8:50.16 in a strong field of runners from all around the world. Ethiopia's Yomif Kejelcha won the race in a time of 7:53.56, edging out Kenya's Vedic Kipkoech and Alexander Mutiso Munyao in times of 7:55.60 and 7:56.86 respectively. Shanks was the only runner from the Western hemisphere to make the final, taking place in temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius!   Much of the Athletics New Brunswick community and Shanks' fans were up watching the race via live stream at 9:45am, after many had watched him qualify to finals in a time of 8:32.36 this past Saturday at 3:35am.   ''Josh is a incretible young talent and a hard worker '' said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick '' he has all the tools to become of the all time greats.   Josh was a bronze medalist in the 3000m at last year's Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships and will be looking for a gold medal at this year's championships, to take place from August 9 - 11 in Langly, British Columbia.   Full Results can be found here: http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-youth-championships/8th-iaaf-world-youth-championships-4874/results/men/3000-metres/final/result


Jul 13 2013 - Day 1 for New Brunswick at National Juniors: Robinson Bronze & lots PBs

New Brunswick athletes were in action today in the first day of the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships in Sainte Thérèse, Quebec.

                Our top finisher of the day was Saint John Track and Field’s Katie Robinson , who ran a personal best time of  7:05.83 to win the bronze medal in the Women’s 2000m Steeple Chase.

                Alexander Williston of ASEA ran the fastest time in the qualification rounds of the 100m  with a time of 11.04 he then finished finished 18th in the semi-finals with a time of 11.12 and will not advance to the finals . Brandon Cleghorn of ASEA also ran in the qualifying round of the 100m with a time of 12.00 but failed to qualify for the semi-finals

                Shawna McKay of ASEA ran a time of 12.58 in the 100m qualifying round which allowed her to qualify for the semi final where she finished 22nd with a time of 12.74.

                Daniel Brown of Saint John Track and Field finished 14th in the Men’s 400m qualification round with a time of 51.76.

                Hailee Cook finished 4th in the Women’s Long Jump Qualification with a jump of 4.98m, Victoria LeBlanc finished 6th with a jump of 4.92m, and Monika LeBlanc finished 7th with a jump of 4.62m.

                Taylor Dunn of Saint John Track and Field ran a personal best time in the Women’s 1500m to finish 17th in the prelims with a time of 4:45.79. Pierre Dumouchel of Saint John Track and Field also ran a personal best time of 4:07.73 by winning his heat of the 1500m qualifying round but does not advance to the semi-finals.

                Finally, in the Men’s 3000m Steeple Chase Lee Wesselius of ASEA ran a personal best time of 9:12.44 to finish 6th overall, and Paul Tremblay of Saint John Track and Field also ran a personal best with a time of 10:02.39 to finish 15th.

                Stay tuned for more results tomorrow. Brandon Cleghorn will be competing in Men’s Long Jump; Sydney MacDonald will be starting day 1 of the Heptathlon; Zoe Berry will be in the Javelin Throw; Monika LeBlanc will be in the Triple Jump qualifying round; Katie Robinson and Pierre Dumouchel will be running in the 800m qualifying rounds; Victoria LeBlanc and Anthony Cormier will be running in the 400m Hurdle prelims; Shawna McKay, Anthony Cormier, Alexander Williston, and Daniel Brown will be running in the 200m prelims; and finally Lee Wesselius will be running in the 5000m finals.


Jul 12 2013 - 4th Annual Hub City Classic

The 4th annual Hub City Track and Field Classic took place this past Tuesday at the Moncton 2010 Stadium, which attracted athletes from across the Maritimes. Great performances were seen across all events, including 5 provincial records!

Sydney MacDonald of ASEA broke her own Youth 100m hurdle record with a time of 15.82s.

Sophie Black of ASEA broke the Bantam girls 200m hurdle record with a time of 36.05s.

Sebastien LeBlanc of ASEA broke his own Midget 100m hurdle record with a time of 15.73s.

Christell Robichaud of ASEA also broke the F58 Discus record with a great last throw of 12.58m. She also broke the F58 javelin record with a throw of 10.90m.

Both Sydney and Christell will be representing the province at the Canada Summer Games next month in Sherbrooke. The next meet on the schedule for our Canada Games athletes will be next weekend in Saint John at the NB Provincial Championships.

Full Results: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=572


Jul 12 2013 - NB Legion Team Announced!

The Royal Canadian Legion, New Brunswick Command is pleased to announce their team for the 2013 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships being held in Langley, BC from August 7 – 13. The 2013 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships is expected to attract over 700 athletes from across the country, as well as over 100 volunteer officials and clinicians.

Capital District

Luisa Schwarz - Fredericton

Alexondra Kiely - Fredericton

Chelsey Hall - Upper Kingsclear

Jack Berkshire - Fredericton

Matthew McLaughlin - New Maryland

Taylor Dunn - New Maryland

Leah MacAulay - Fredericton

Alex Amos - Scotch Settlement

Andrew LeBlanc - Fredericton

 

Westmorland-Albert District

Olivier Charron - Moncton

Melissa Pellerin - Dieppe

Clint Steeves - River Glade

Sebastien LeBlanc - Dieppe

Angus MacIntosh - Riverview

Marilyne Nowlan - Bouctouche

Jacob Bradley - Riverview

Maika Martin - Cocagne

Sophie Black - Dieppe

Nicholas MacLean - Moncton

 

St. Crois District

Josh Shanks - Chance Harbour

 

Northumberland-Kent District

Laura Dickinson - Miramichi

Jordan Sonier - Miramichi

 

North Shore District

Sara-Eve Noel - Allardville

Philippe Beaudin - Pigeon Hill

Samuel Guitard - Petit Rocher

 

Saint John District

Victoria LeBlanc - Saint John

Laura Bonga - Saint John

Anthony Cormier - Saint John

Brady Graves - Saint John

 

Royal District

Ben Fowler - Grand Bay-Westfield

Danielle Dumouchel - Quispamsis

Pierre Dumouchel - Quispamsis

Sara Kean - Rothesay

 

Upper Valley District

Samantha Taylor - Canterbury

Adrian Kinney - Bristol

Olivier Ebbett - Bristol


Jul 11 2013 - Josh Shanks - Advances to 3000m final at World Youth Champs

Saint John’s Josh Shanks Advances to final at World Youth Track & Field Championships  Donetsk, Ukraine.

Today local runner Josh Shanks of Chance Harbour competed for Team Canada at the World Youth Track and Field Championships being held in Donetsk, Ukraine. He advanced to the final, to be held on Sunday, by placing 5th in his section of the 3000m with a time of 8.32.36. He was the only Canadian to qualify in the preliminary rounds of the 3000m.

Josh , from Chance Harbour  was chosen for the team in late June after being ranked first in the country in the Youth 3000m with a time of 8:31.51, which broke Barry Britt`s previous New Brunswick record. He was also the 2012 bronze medalist at the Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships last year in PEI.

Many of Josh’s fans and supporters from across NB were up at 3:30 am to watch Josh race on the live web feed. We were thrilled that he will be in the final on Sunday and very proud of him.


Jul 10 2013 - 17 New-Brunswick Athletes to Compete at the 2013 National Junior Championships in Quebec

The 2013 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships start this Friday in Ste-Thérèse, Quebec. New Brunswick is looking forward to seeing 15 of our top Junior athletes compete against the best athletes across Canada in the age group.

Madison Dayton of Moncton and Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John compete first in the 400m hurdle prelims Friday morning. Victoria will also be competing in the Long Jump prelims Friday night.

Anthony Cormier of Saint John will also be competing in the Men’s 400m hurdle prelims.

Shawna McKay of Moncton will be competing in the 100m prelims Friday morning, then again in the 200m prelims Saturday night.

Alexander Williston of Devin Bay and Brandon Cleghorn of Salisbury will be competing in the 100m prelims. Williston will also be competing in the 200m prelims, while Cleghorn will be competing in Long Jump Friday afternoon.

Finishing up the Friday morning session will be the Men’s and Women’s 1500m prelims, where we will see Pierre Dumouchel of Saint John and Taylor Dunn of New Maryland. Pierre will also be racing in the 800m Saturday afternoon.

Daniel Brown of Hampton will be competing in the 400m prelims Friday morning, then again in the 200m prelims Saturday evening.

Men’s 3000m Steeple Chase final will take place Friday night, featuring Lee Wesselius of River Glade and Paul Tremblay of Saint John.

New Brunswick will also be represented by medal contender Katie Robinson of Saint John in the 2000m Steeple Chase, she will also be competing in the 800m Saturday afternoon.

Provincial record holder Zoe Berry of Fredericton will be competing in the Women's Javelin throw on Saturday morning. Berry is currently ranked in 5th place going into the competition.

Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi will start her heptathlon Saturday morning with the 100m hurdle, followed by high jump, shot put, and the 200m. She continues Sunday in the Heptathlon with long jump, javelin, and the 800m.

On the field, Monika LeBlanc of Dieppe will compete in the Long Jump Friday evening and Triple Jump Saturday evening.

Aaron LeBlanc of Moncton will be competing in Discus Saturday evening and Hammer Throw Sunday morning.

Fredericton's own David Kerr will also represent the province on Sunday morning in the Men's Hammer Throw.

Finally, Hailee Cook of Miramichi will also be competing in Long Jump as well as the High Jump event Saturday afternoon.

You can find more information regarding the Championships at their website: http://www.juniors.athletics.ca/


Jul 10 2013 - Hershey Maritime Championships 2013 RECAP

The top track and field athletes from ages 9 to 14 from all across the Maritimes met in Saint John this past weekend for the Hershey Maritime Track & Field Championships. Athletes from New-Brunswick, Prince-Edward-Island and Newfoundland were vying for the title of top athlete in the Maritimes and potentially an invitation to the 2013 Hershey North American Championships in Pennsylvania at the beginning of August.

Here were some of the exciting performances of the day:

- Carys Jacobson from Connaught Street won the girls 9-10 50m with a time of 8.24 and came in second in the 100m with a time of 7.60.

- Vivian Kutnowsky from Fredericton won the girls 9-10 100m with a time of 15.68s and placed in second in the standing long jump (2.01m).

- Malcolm Christie from Fredericton won the boys 9-10 100m and 200m with the times of 7.60s and 30.66, respectively.

- Kristopher McFadden of Beaverbrook won both the boys 11-12 100m and 200m (12.92s and 26.83s, respectively), and came in second in the softball throw (39.90m).

- Mitchell Kean from Fredericton won the boys 11-12 400m in 1:07.78. He also won the 800m in 2:31.03.

- Johanna McGuigan from Fredericton won the girls 11-12 100m (13.57s) and 200m (28.70s).

- Hannah Trites from Fredericton won the girls 11-12 800m with a time of 2:37.21 and came in second in the 400m with a time of 1:10.66.

- Samuel Brideau from Neguac jumped an impressive 2.50m in the boys 13-14 standing long jump.

- Guillaume Savoie from Neguac threw an amazing 65.05m in the boys 13-14 softball throw and came in second in the 800m with a time of 2:19.98.

- Madison Hall of Enfield, NS won the girls 13-14 200m (28.77s) and came in second in the 100m (13.72).

- Laura Dickinson of Miramichi won both the girls 13-14 800m and 1600m with a time of 2:29.83 and 5:26.58, respectively.

Congratulations to all athletes! The athletes selected for the North American Championships will be announced shortly.

For full results click the following link: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=571


Jul 10 2013 - Athletes selected for the 2013 North-American Hershey Championships

The following athletes have been selected to represent Region 6 at the 2013 North-American Hershey Championships in Hershey, Pennsylvania this upcoming August!

Malcolm Christie of Fredericton         50m 9-10 boys

Kristopher McFadden of Moncton      200m 11-12 boys

Johanna McGuigan of Fredericton     100m  11-12 girls

Laura Dickinson of Miramichi            1600m 13-14 girls

 

Sebastien Boudreau of Petit-Rocher    4x 100m relay

Alex Roussel of Benoit                       4x 100m relay

Marc-Antoine McGraw of Village Blanchard    4x 100m relay

Samuel Brideau of Duguayville            4x 100m relay

 

Onye Njoku of Fredericton                   4x 100m relay

Bailey Lockard of Fredericton               4x 100m relay

Julia Dickinson of Fredericton              4x 100m relay

Samantha Taylor of Canterbury            4x 100m relay

Congratulations to the great team who have been selected to represent Region 6 from the Maritime Championships!


Jul 9 2013 - Josh Shanks to run at World youths

The World Youth Track and Field Championships start this Wednesday in Donetsk, Ukraine, and New Brunswick’s very own Josh Shanks will be racing in the 3000m run. Heats for the Men’s 3000m start at 9:35am local time Thursday (3:35am Atlantic time) so set your alarms! Finals take place on Sunday the 14th at 15:45 local time (11:45 Atlantic time). Heat lists and results can be found at the IAAF website.

Live Stream: http://www.linkupvideos.com/the-8th-iaaf-world-youth-championships-2013-live-stream-donetsk-ukraine-video_ce750b5e9.html


Jul 8 2013 - Team NB to Shine at 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to name the athletes that will represent New Brunswick in the track & field competition at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie in Nice FRA, September 6 to 15.  The team members are: Grace Annear (Hampton) 800m; Réjean Chiasson (Tilley Road) Marathon; Lydia Frost (Bocabec) 1500m; Nadine Frost (Bocabec) 1500m; Adam Gaudes (Fredericton) 800m; Caleb Jones (Saint John) Javelin; Geneviève Lalonde (Moncton) 3000m Steeple Chase; and, Elizabeth MacDonald (Oromocto) Hammer.  Veteran international athlete Michael LeBlanc (Riverview) was initially named to the team, but sadly will be unable to compete due to injury.

“These athletes have all achieved some very difficult performance standards to make this team,” said Steve LeBlanc, head coach for the team.  “It is a sign of where our athletes are that we can have this many athletes performing at this level.  It also speaks well of our coaches and clubs in NB that we are developing athletes across the full spectrum of track & field events that can compete at an international level,” added LeBlanc, who also serves as the high performance coordinator for ANB.

Gabriel LeBlanc, technical director of ANB, commented on the high quality of the group that will travel to Nice.  “This is one of the strongest teams we have ever sent to this major international competition, including some potential medal winners. ANB is thrilled to be so well represented.”

The team will be in action from September 10 to 15.  It is sure to be a tough competition, with host nation France no doubt fielding a strong team, and many other countries with a strong track & field traditions taking part.  However, NB team members Geneviève Lalonde and Caleb Jones will be going in with performances that could well land them on the podium.


Jul 5 2013 - ANB CG Athlete profile: Adam Gaudes

Over the weeks leading up to Canada Games, Athletics New-Brunswick will present their top athletes. This week, we present you Adam Gaudes.

Adam Gaudes is a 21 year old runner from Fredericton, New Brunswick. He holds the New Brunswick 600m record, and he has won several medals at the CIS national championships. He will be competing this summer for New Brunswick in the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

            Like most boys, Adam had always had an interest in sport, although it wasn’t necessarily something that he took seriously. Whilst in middle school he played football, badminton, volleyball and rugby, but it wasn’t until he was fourteen years old that began to take the sport of athletics seriously.

            Adam quickly excelled from his humble athletic roots, developing his athletic abilities as a member of the Fredericton Fast Tracks Club. He competed in the World Youth Championships in 2009, and in 2010 he was again chosen to represent Canada at the World Junior Championships in Moncton, NB.  “Competing at the World Juniors in Moncton was an amazing experience. Representing Canada at a World Championship was an honour.” Adam recalls about the experience. “At my first World Championship I was extremely stressed out going into the race, so I was able to learn from that and stay calm, and channel all my excitement into the actual race.”

            When I asked Adam what it meant to him to compete in his home province in front of a local crowd he told me that“racing in Moncton was amazing… having the championships in Moncton was definitely an important factor, I believe I ran faster because of it.”

            Since the 2010 World Championships Adam has continued to excel in his sport, and currently trains at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Adam spoke highly of UVic and the running he experience he has undergone there, explaining that “Training at UVic has been the best experience I could have hoped for in a collegiate running career. Being tied in with the Canadian Middle Distance Training Centre in Victoria, I know I'm getting the best coaching possible in Canada.”

Adam has come to find an unrivalled team dynamic in his training at UVic, and he attributes this dynamic as a factor in his own athletic success. “Training together all year builds a relationship within the team… you're not just running for yourself your running for your teammates as well.”

            All of Adam’s training will soon be put to the test as the 2013 Canada Summer Games loom ever closer. Adam’s goal is to win the men’s 800m title, and he feels he is in a position to do so, although he adds that “the competition this year is going to be really tough.” His personal best time of 1:48.76 ranks him among the best New Brunswicker of all time in this distance.

When asked if he gets nervous before a competition, Adam offered a very calm response. “I do get nervous but not exceptionally so… I treat CIS level competition like it's just a normal race.”

            Reflecting on Adam’s past successes on the national stage, I was curious to ask him how exactly he feels about his accomplishments. His answer was a modest one, saying that “I consider myself to have had success, but I'm not yet satisfied so I wouldn't call myself successful. I don't really have an ultimate goal yet in Track and Field, because I don't want to put a limit on what I can do. ” There is a wisdom in his words which extends far beyond the realm of athletics. Like many of the other athletes that I’ve interviewed, Adam has his sights set on the future. “Right now my long term goal is to compete at the 2016 Olympics.”

            Lastly I asked Mr. Gaudes what words he would offer someone younger who may have an interest in track and field or sport in general. His words were simple and effective: “my advice to someone younger is that track and field is a very rewarding sport, you get out of it what you put in. Achieving success in this sport may seem like it takes a lot of sacrifice, and it does, but if you put in the work and dedication the success you can have is worth so much more than the sacrifices along the way.”

            We would like to thank Adam for taking the time out of his schedule for the interview, and we wish him the best of luck at the Canada Games this summer. 


Jul 4 2013 - Hershey Maritime Championships 2013

This Sunday, the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John will play host to the Hershey Maritime track & field Championships. More than 400 athletes from the Maritime Provinces (New-Brunswick, Prince-Edward-Island and Nova-Scotia) will compete in Saint John with the hopes of qualifying for the North American Championships in Hershey, Pennsylvania on August 3rd 2013. For the past years, New Brunswick has had the honour to send numerous elite athletes to the North American Championships.

The Hershey youth program offers the chance for kids aged 9-14 to try the sport of athletics in a cost-free, amusing atmosphere. The objective of the program is to promote physical fitness, participation, friendship and sportsmanship. Regional meets are held in all areas of Canada and the United States. Provincial/State finalists are eligible for selection to Regional Teams. To ensure fair representation from all regions, a minimum of 5 and no more than 25 finalists are selected from each regional grouping to be part of the Regional Team attending the North American Final at Henry Hershey Field in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

To qualify for the Maritime Championships, the athletes had to finish in the top 8 in their Provincial Championships. That means that the athlete we will see compete this week-end will be the elite youth athletes of the Atlantic Provinces. For more information, see the following website: https://www.hersheystrackandfield.com/#/Inspire-Excellence

For the Maritime Championships, see the following meet package for more details: http://anb.ca/Calendar/documents/Meet%20Package%20-%202013%20Hershey%20Maritime%20Championships.pdf


Jul 2 2013 - NB athletes shine at Jeux de L'Acadie

This past week , there was plenty of action and talent  in the area of ​​Kent in the final of the 34th Jeux de l'Acadie. Athletic competitions were held on Saturday and Sunday. Athletes gave great performances and the South East region won both the 12-13 and the 14-15 team banner.

Highlights:

Girls 12-13 years

 Mia Brideau Southeast has captured first place in the 800m and the 1200m with times of 2: 40, 12 and 4: 23.28 respectively.

Kiana Gagnon Southeast won the high jump with a jump of 1m36 and 80m in a time of 11.39 s.

Marie-Pier Cloutier of South-East region (SJTC) has distinguished itself in the long jump with an excellent jump of 4.02 m which earned him the gold medal.

Danika LeBlanc Southeast (ASEA) was the winner of the shot put and discus throw with great 9.56 m and 27.04 m respectively.

Boys 12-13 years

-Cameron Lévesque Mad-Vic is won the 80m (10.44 s) and the 150m (19.80).

-Samuel Lavallé ofRestigouche took the first position in the 800m and 1200m with times of 2: 22.30 and 3: 51.12.

-William Barriault Nova Scotia won the gold medal in the long jump with an excellent jump 4m79.

Girls 14-15 years:

-Marilyn Nowlan Kent (CEKN) dominated the sprints in girls (14-15 years) in winning the 100m and 200m with times of 13.10 s and 27.39 s.

-Danielle Dumouchel Southeast (SJTC) won the 1200m with a time of 4: 17.20 and took over the second position in the 800m with a time of 2: 32.60.

-Janica Scofield Southeast ran the 800m in a time 2: 27, 76 and win the race and she also won the event in the high jump with a leap of 1.45m.

-Sara-Eve Christmas Heat (ACAN) dominated the shot put and disc with respective throws of 10.78 m and 33.81 m.

-Melissa Pellerin South East (ASEA) won the javelin event with a throw of 34.74 m and got a 3rd place in the discus and fourth place in the shot put.

 

Boys 14-15 years:

-Philip Henry Beaudin (APAC) of the Acadian Peninsula won the 100m and 200m with excellent respective times of 12.07 s and 24.47 s.

-Samuel Guitard Heat (ACAN) grabbed the first position in the 300m and 800m with remarkable time of 40.00 and 2:10.61 respectively.

-Olivier Charron Southeast (ASEA) won two gold medals in the long jump with a jump of 5m38 and the javelin with a throw of 41.23 m. He also finished sixth in the 100m.

The full results of the Acadian Games can be found here: http://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=570


Jul 1 2013 - NB Canada Games team announced

Athletics New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2013 NB Canada Games Team. This year’s team will feature some veterans who have been on numerous provincial and national teams and some upcoming stars with tons of talent. The team is composed of 52 Athletes , including 4 para Athletes and 4 special Olympic Athlete.

The teams are as listed below

 

 

Women’s Team

Name—Hometown—Event—Club

ANNEAR, GRACE—Hampton— 800m, Relays—SJTC

BABA, VICTORIA—Lincoln—100mH—FLTC

BELL, JENNIFER—Chaplin Island—SP—ACA

BERRY, ZOE—Estes’s Bridge—Jav—FLTC

BRADLEY,CHRYSTAL— MONCTON—100m.200m (Special O) UNA

BRENNAN, BRIDGET—Beechwood—LJ, 400m, Relays—CYA

CLARKE, LIVIA—Fredericton—Relays—FFT

COOK, HAILEE— Miramichi—HJ—UNA

COOMBES, VERONICA—SHEDIAC CAPE—200m,400m,1500m(Para)—ASEA

DOIRON, STÉPHANIE—Collette —High Jump—ASEA

GAUVIN, LINDSAY—Big River—Jav—ACA

GRANT, AMY LYNN—Beresford—100m,200m Relays—UNA

LALONDE, GENEVIÈVE—Moncton—2000mSC, 1500m

LEBLANC, MONIKA—Dieppe—LJ,TJ—ASEA

LEBLANC, VERONIQUE—Memramcook—00m.200m (Special O) —UNA

MACDONALD, SYDNEY—Miramichi—Hept—ASEA

MACPHERSON, SARAH—Keswick Ridge—1500m,5000m—FFT

MALTAIS, NAOMIE—Val d’Amour—DT, HT—ASEA

MANUEL, LYNETTE—Oromocto—5000m—MOT

MCDONALD, RACHELLE—Saint John—Relays—SJTC

MCDONALD, TESS—Fredericton —TJ— FLTC

MCKAY, SHAWNA—Moncton—100m, 200m , Relays—ASEA

MYATT, SARAH—Fredericton—400m, 800m, Relays—UNA

RICHARDSON, KELLIANNE—New Maryland—SP, DT (Para)—FLTC

ROBICHAUD, CHRISTEL—MONCTON—SP,DT (Para) — ASEA

ROBINSON, KATIE—Saint John—2000mSC—SJTC

 

Men’s team

Name—Hometown—Event—Club

BROWN, DANIEL—Hampton—Relays—SJTC

BRACE, JAMES—Intervale—200m,400m,1500m(para)—ASEA

CASSIDY, RYAN—Grand Digue—3000mSC, 5000m—O2

CLEGHORN, BRANDON—Salsbury—LJ—ASEA

COHOLAN, ALEXANDRE—Moncton—400m, 400mH,Relays—ASEA

DESJARDINS, PASCAL—Petit-Rocher—LJ—ACA

DRAGOSHI, RILIND—Moncton—SP, DT (para) — ASEA

GAUDES, ADAM—Fredericton —800m—FFT

GIONET, JONATHAN—Bathurst—SP—STU

HAYES, JACOB—Quispamsis—Relays—SJTC

IVEY, RICHARD—Maxwell—100m, Relays—FLTC                      

JOHNSON, JORDAN—Cantabury—HJ—CYA

JONES, CALEB—Saint John—Jav—SJTC

KERR, DAVID—Fredericton—HT, SP—FLTC

LEBLANC, AARON—Memramcook—HT—ASEA

LEBLANC, BRANDON —Riverview—400mH—UNA

LEGER, JEAN PAUL—Edmunston —100m.200m (Special O)  UNA

MACMACKIN, NICK— Quispamsis—800m,1500m—SJTC

MCLENNAN, Cameron—Rothesay —DT —SJTC

MCNEIL, MATTHEW —Saint John—1500m, 5000m—SJTC

PEABODY, ALEXANDER—Saint John—Relays—SJTC

OAKLEY, JOHN—Elgin—100m.200m (Special O) —UNA

QUIGG, MITCH—Saint John—Dec, Jav — SJTC

RETALLICK, JEFFREY—Fredericton — 400m,200m—FLTC

ROBERTSON, CHRIS—Moncton—Dec, DT —ASEA

WESSELIUS, LEE—River Glade—3000mSC—ASEA

WILLISTON, ALEXANDER —Bay de Vin—100m,200m, Relays—UNA


Athletes will represent the province at the week long competition in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 11th - 18th. 

‘’Our 2013 team will be one of the strongest we ever send to Canada Games ‘’ said Gabriel LeBlanc Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.

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