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Jun 30 2014 - Hershey Provincial Recap
It was a hot, sunny day in Moncton on Sunday for the Provincial Hershey Championships. The heat didn’t seem to bother the 450 athletes who participated in the Track and Field event. The Provincial Hershey meet was organized in conjunction with the Canadian Track and Field Championships. The National Championships featured many past Olympians and Canadian Recorder holders.
New Brunswick’s young athletes were able to view the Championship events held on Sunday. There was also an autograph booth set up for the Hershey athletes to meet the Canadian Championship medal winners.
The Hershey meet featured standing long jump, ball throw and a variety of track races. Any athlete, who finished TOP 8, automatically advances to the Maritime Hershey meet being held in Saint John on July 5th. Registration for this event closes on July 2nd.
Double event winners include:
Carys Jacobson, Connaught St School, won the Girls 9-10 50m (8.25s) and 100m (16.09s)
Abbey Walsh, Fast Tracks, won the Girls 11-12 100m (14.80s) and 200m (30.48s)
Mahee Cote, Restigouche, won the Girls 11-12 Softball Throw (40.10m) and Standing Long Jump (1.94m)
Lexie Shannon, Devon Middle School, won the Girls 13-14 Standing Jong Lump (2.46m) and 100m (13.98s)
Simon Xavier Godin, école la Passerelle won the Boys 9-10 50m (8.36s) and 100m (16.10s)
Malcolm Christie, Fast Tracks, won the Boys 11-12 100m (14.12s) and 200m (29.28s)
Mickyle Welsh, ASEA, won the Boys 13-14 100m (12.36s) and 200m (25.10s)
With nearly 40 events at the Provincial Hershey Championships, NB is looking forward to this coming Saturday, where its TOP 8 winners will be participating at the Maritime Hershey Meet in Saint John.
''These are very promising results! The future of Track in Field in New Brunswick is in good hands'' said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick
Jun 29 2014 - New Brunswickers on the Last Day of Moncton 2014
Three New Brunswickers were in action on the final day of The Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton on Sunday, putting an end to a great weekend with much for the province's athletes to be proud about! 8 medals were captured over the three days of competition, 5 provincial records were set, and 2 Canadian records were set!
- Pierre Landry of Saint-Louis-de-Kent finished 11th in the long jump finals with a distance of 6.66m.
- Elizabeth MacDonald of Fredericton placed 11th in the hammer throw final with a distance of 54.00m, just shy of her provincial record of 54.31m. Naomie Maltais of Val D'Amour fouled her throws.
Full Results to the meet can be found here: anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=721
Jun 29 2014 - New Brunswickers at Day 2 of Moncton 2014
Many New Brunswickers were in action on Day 2 of the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton. 4 medals were captured, giving ANB athletes a total of 8 with still one day left. - Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton took bronze in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:00.83, just 0.63 behind silver. Jessica Furlan won the event in a new Championships record of 9:55.71. - Christel Robichaud of Dieppe won gold in the F56 discus throw with a new Canadian, and provincial, record of 15.10m. - Grace Annear of Hampton just missed the 800m finals as she finished 10th in the semi-finals with a time of 2:06.84, just 0.24 away from the eighth position. - Naomie Maltais of Val D'Amour and Elizabeth MacDonald of Fredericton both competed in the discus throw final, with Maltais placing 6th with a throw of 40.90m, and MacDonald placing 8th with a throw of 38.48m. - Alexa-Maude Mallais placed 20th in the 100m semi-finals with a time of 12.44. - Zoe Berry placed 9th in the javelin final with a distance of 35.48m. - Monika LeBlanc placed 11th in the long jump qualifier with a distance of 4.59m, and 11th in the triple jump final with a distance of 9.96m. - Tess McDonald of Fredericton placed 10th in the triple jump final with a distance of 11.08m. - Caleb Jones of Saint John captured silver in the javelin throw with a distance of 75.39m. Raymond Dykstra took gold with a throw of 78.58m, and Kyle Nielson took bronze with a throw of 74.11m. - James Brace of Interval took silver in the F56 discus throw with a new provincial record of 17.24m. - Michael LeBlanc of Riverview ran the semi-finals of the 100m, qualifying through with a time of 10.47. In the finals, LeBlanc finished 6th with a time of 10.56. - Jean-Marc Doiron of Collette placed 13th in the semi-finals of the 800m with a time of 1:53.21. - Lee Wesselius of River Glade finished 11th in the finals of the 5000m with a time of 14:57.73, while Jeremie Pellerin of Cocagne finished 12th in a time of 15:30.40. - Pierre Landry qualified for the long jump with a 2nd place finish in the qualifier, jumping 6.87m. He will compete in the finals on Sunday. - Jason Bouchard of Fredericton finished 21st in the 100m semi-finals with a time of 11.11. - Brandon LeBlanc of Riverview placed 17th in the 400m hurdles semi-finals with a time of 1:00.16. - Aaron LeBlanc finished 9th in the hammer throw qualifier with a distance of 36.67m, and 12thin the discus throw finals with a distance of 34.92m. - Luisa Schwarz of Fredericton won the Youth 1500m event with a time of 4:41.29, while Laura Dickinson of Miramichi took third with a time of 4:53.01, Taylor Dunn placed 6th with a time of 4:56.07, Sophie Pereira of Bathurst placed 7th with a time of 4:56.39, and Chelsey Underhill of Fredericton placed 9th with a time of 5:19.13. - Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton won the Youth 1500m event with a time of 4:05.40, while Brady Graves of Saint John placed third with a time of 4:11.11, Michael Colford of Fredericton placed 4th with a time of 4:11.42, Matthew Butler of Fredericton placed 6th with a time of 4:22.14, Gavin Westbrook of Oromocto placed 8th with a time of 4:40.04, Brett Colfer of Elsipogtog placed 10th with a time of 4:44.28, and Matt Stanley of Riverview placed 11th in a time of 4:45.25. Full Results can be found here: http://liveresults.athletics.ca/Live_Results/2014/Senior/
Jun 28 2014 - ANB ready for last day of Nationals
Nationals – Day 3 for NB Athletes
The Men’s Long Jump, which will feature Pierre Landry, is scheduled for 11:00 am.
The Women’s Hammer Throw final is scheduled for Sunday at 12:00pm; the event will feature Elizabeth Macdonald and Naomie Maltais.
Jun 27 2014 - New Brunswick ready for day 2 at nationals
Nationals – Day 2 for NB Athletes
Many months and years of training have led to this week-end: The Canadian Track & Field Championships 2014. A total of 41 New-Brunswick athletes (21 female and 20 male) will be holding nothing back on the track and on the field this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Moncton 2010 Stadium during the National. This is the second year that Moncton is the host of the Championships, giving local athletes a chance to show everyone just how serious New-Brunswick is in the sport of track and field. As with last year, our local athletes are sure to shine and make us proud!
9 NB females will be competing in FINAL event rounds on Day 2 (Saturday, June 28th), along with the possibility of two more athletes competing in finals pending their Qualifying and Semi Final rounds.
On the track:
Katie Robinson and Genevieve Lalonde will be racing the 3000m Steeplechase at 2:30 pm.
Grace Annear will be racing the 800m Semi Finals at 6:20 pm, along with Sarah Myatt, depending on how her qualification round goes.
The Women’s 100m Final is scheduled for 1:55 pm, Alexa- Maude Mallais will be attempting to qualify pending their advancement from the Qualifying round and Semi Final round (Saturday at 11:20 am).
On the field:
Naomie Maltais and Elizabeth Macdonald will be throwing Discus at 10:45 am.
Tess McDonald and Monika Leblanc will be competing in the FINAL for Triple Jump at 3:15 pm. Monika will also be jumping in the Long Jump Qualifying round at 6:00 pm.
Zoe Berry is NB’s lone competitor in the Women’s Javelin, competing in the FINALS at 6:00 pm.
Kellianne Richardson and Christel Robichaud will be competing in the Women’s Para Discus FINAL at 9:45 pm.
There are quite a few male NB athletes scheduled to compete on Day 2. A total of 17 athletes competing in Qualifiers, Semi Finals and Finals.
Pierre Landry will be competing in the Men’s Long Jump at 7:30 pm. Aaron Leblanc will be competing in the Hammer Throw at 12:30 pm.
Jason Bouchard and Mike LeBlanc will run the 100m semis at 11:35 am.
Jean-Marc Doiron will be in action in Men’s 800m Semi Finals at 6:30 pm.
Brandon Leblanc moves directly onto the Semi Finals in the 400m Hurdles, as his event does not require a Qualifier. His Semi Final is at 1:45 pm.
Pending their success in the Men’s 100m Qualifier and Semi Final, Jason Bouchard and Mike LeBlanc could potentially compete in the Men’s 100m Final at 1:55 pm.
Three of New Brunswick’s finest distance runners will be competing in the Men’s 5000m FINAL at 8:00 pm. They will be racing alongside Olympian Cam Levins.
James Brace will be first on the field, competing in the Para Discus FINALS at 9:15 am.
Next up, Kyle Ancheta will be in the Triple Jump at 3:15 pm.
Aaron Leblanc will be throwing Discus in the FINAL at 3:15 pm.
And rounding out Day 2, Caleb Jones will be competing in the Men’s Javelin at 8:15 pm. This will be a very exciting event, please come out and show your support!
Jun 27 2014 - Great First Day at Nationals for New Brunswick
New Brunswickers had a great first day of competition at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton.
- Barry Britt of Hampton ran an incredible 10000m race, winning gold with a new provincial record of 30:10.81.
- Shayne Dobson of Campbellton won the gold medal in the T37 category with a time of 4:44.67.
- James Brace of Interval emerged triumphant in the wheelchair shot put, winning gold and beating former world record holder Kyle Pettey with a new provincial record of 7.83.
- Christel Robichaud of Dieppe took bronze in the wheelchair shot put with a throw of 5.88m, a new Canadian record in the F56 category!
- Alexa-Maude Mallais of Moncton qualified through to the 100m semi-finals with a time of 12.47. She will run in the semi-finals on Saturday.
- Bridget Brennan of Hartland finished 14th in the 400m semi-finals with a time of 59.26.
- Jason Bouchard of Fredericton qualified through to the semi-finals in both the 100m with a time of 10.86, and the 200m with a time 21.47. He will race in the 100m semi-finals on Saturday, and the 200m on Sunday.
- Jacob Hayes of Quispamsis ran in the 100m qualifier, finishing 17th with a time of 11.36.
- Alexander Williston of Bay de Vin ran the 200m qualifier, finishing 15th with a time of 22.86.
- Matt McLaughlin of Fredericton, Dan Brown of Saint John, and Jason MacKenzie of Moncton all ran in the 400m qualififers, finishing 2nd, 4th, and 7th, all qualifying for the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, Brown finished 16th with a time of 49.25, McLaughlin 19th in 49.54, and MacKenzie 22nd with a time of 51.24.
- Elizabeth MacDonald of Fredericton and Naomie Malltais of Val D`Amour both qualified for the hammer throw finals on Sunday, with throws of 50.79m and 49.94m respectively.
- Jennifer Bell of Chaplin Island Road finished 8th in the shot put with a great throw of 12.66m.
- Jean-Marc Doiron of Collette finished 3rd in the 800m qualifier with a time of 1:54:00, qualifying him for the semi-finals on Saturday night.
- Sarah Myatt of Fredericton finished 7th in the 800m qualifier with a time of 2:11.88.
- Stephanie Doiron of Collette no-heighted in the women`s high jump final.
Full Results can be found here:http://liveresults.athletics.ca/Live_Results/2014/Senior/
Jun 26 2014 - NB Athletes ready for Day 1 of Nationals
Many months and years of training have led to this week-end: The Canadian Track & Field Championships 2014. A total of 41 New-Brunswick athletes (21 female and 20 male) will be holding nothing back on the track and on the field this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Moncton 2010 Stadium during the National. This is the second year that Moncton is the host of the Championships, giving local athletes a chance to show everyone just how serious New-Brunswick is in the sport of track and field. As with last year, our local athletes are sure to shine and make us proud!
Five NB athletes will be competing in FINAL event rounds on Day 1 (Friday, June 27th): James Brace and Christel Robichaud in the T57 Shot Put, Stephanie Doiron in the High Jump, Jennifer Bell in the Shot Put and Barry Britt in the 10 000m. Here’s a list of all of our New-Brunswick athletes competing on Day 1:
The action will kick off with the ever exciting 100m Qualifier Round for Alexa-Maude Mallais and Mylène Guimond of ASEA as well as Jason Bouchard of FLTC and Jacob Hayes of SJTC. Mallais, Guimond and Bouchard will be joined by Alexander Williston of ASEA the same day for the 200m Qualifier Round.
Men’s 100m Qualifier: 10:30 am
Women’s 100m Qualifier: 11:20 am
In the throws section, James Brace and Christel Robichaud of ASEA will be competing in the FINALS for the Class T57 Shot Put. Naomie Maltais of ASEA and Elizabeth Macdonald of FLTC will follow up with the Hammer Throw Qualifier Round.
Men and Women’s Shot Put Class T57 FINAL: 11:30 am
Men and Women’s 200m Qualifier: 1:30 pm
Women’s Hammer Throw Qualifier: 1:30 pm
Day 1 will continue with the 400m Qualifier Round for Matthew McLaughlin of FFT, Jason Mackenzie of ASEA and Dan Brown of SJTC. This event will shortly be followed by Sarah Myatt of FLTC and Jean-Marc Doiron of O2 in the 800m Qualifier Rounds.
On the field, Stephanie Doiron of ASEA will be competing in the High Jump FINAL and Jennifer Bell, also of ASEA, will be throwing in the Shot Put FINAL. Blaise Lapointe will also compete in the Para final at 7pm.
The final event of the day for our NB athletes will be the 10 000m FINAL featuring New Brunswick provincial holder Barry Britt of Hampton
Men’s 400m Qualifier: 2:35 pm
Women’s 800m Qualifier: 3:10 pm
Women’s High Jump FINAL: 3:15 pm
Men’s 800m Qualifier: 3:25 pm
Para Shot final:7:00pm
Women’s Shot Put FINAL: 8:30 pm
Men’s 10 000m FINAL: 6:45 pm
Jun 25 2014 - Athletes from playground to podium to share national stage at Canadian Championship
More than one kind of champion will compete at the Stade Moncton Stadium in Moncton, N.B. on June 29th Athletics Canada and the local organizing committee for the 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championship are happy to once again host the New Brunswick provincial final for the HERSHEY'S Track and Field Games will take place on the last day of the national championship. The National Championships start on Friday June 27th and go through Sunday June 29th.
"One of our objectives in hosting the national event is to help grow the sport," says Doug Robertson, Local Organizing Committee chair. On the last day of elite competition (Sunday, June 29) athletes aged 9 to 14 who advanced through New Brunswick school and regional meets will compete in the New Brunswick final of the HERSHEY'S Track and Field Games. Robertson adds, "The inclusion of the HERSHEY'S provincial final fits right into our mandate. I am really happy we were able to make it fit into the championship schedule. The kids will get to spend Sunday at the Stade Moncton Stadium, first to compete, and then watching all the championship finals."
New Brunswick provincial finalists will have the opportunity to compete on the very same track as those battling for spots to represent Canada. "This is a great breakthrough and is a first for the Canadian HERSHEY's Track and Field Games program," said Dave Thomas, New Brunswick provincial chair for the HERSHEY'S program. "It bodes well for the promotion of the sport at the national level and of the HERSHEY'S grassroots program."
Registration and t-shirt pick up for HERSHEY's provincial finalists begins at 7 a.m. June 23. The 2013 New Brunswick Provincial HERSHEY'S meet starts at 8:15 am. Over 450 young athletes aged 9-14 will share the track with some of the best athletes in the world.
Jun 24 2014 - Athlete Profile: Captain Blaise Lapointe
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to present Captain Blaise Lapointe who will be representing the New Brunswick contingency this weekend at the Canadian Track and Field Championships, held in Moncton.
Captain Blaise Lapointe will be competing in the F44 Para Shot Put, where his current Personal Best and provincial record is 11.67m. The F44 classification is for athletes who are below the knee amputees.
His Personal best is in fact greater than the Canadian Record of 11m32. However since it was done indoors it does not count for a Canadian record. Blaise will be competing against the current National record holder Rajvir Saini of Ontario, and Alister McQueen of Alberta.
Captain Lapointe is a member of Soldier On, an organization founded to empower members of the Canadian Forces who have an illness or injury. In September 2009, while serving in Afghanistan, Capt. Lapointe lost his right foot and eight inches of his leg to a roadside bomb.
Capt. Lapointe is currently stationed at CFB Gagetown, located in Oromocto, NB, where he is an active member of the community. Since his injury he has competed in the Ottawa Marathon, running the half in 2:48.43. In September 2011, he ran the Army Run 5km in 29 minutes and 27 seconds.
Recently, at the 2014 Warrior Pentathlon in Camp Pendleton, California, Capt. Lapointe won gold in cycling, shot put and the 100m, silver in the 4x100m and bronze for shooting. He was also awarded the Ultimate Champion Award.
Capt. Lapointe currently runs with Motley Crew Running Club in Oromocto, New Brunswick. He is a father of six and truly an inspiration to injured veterans.
The Para Shot Put F44 is being held in Downtown Moncton at 7 pm as part of the ‘Shot in the dark event’ on Friday, June 27.
Jun 23 2014 - Athlete Profile: Katie Robinson
Over the weeks leading up to the Canadian Track and Field Championships, Athletics New Brunswick will be publishing profiles of its High Perfomance Athletes. This week, we present Saint John’s steeplechaser Katie Robinson.
Katie Robinson has just finished her first year at the University of New Brunswick where she competed on the varsity Cross Country and Track and Field team. Katie was named Rookie of the Year for AUS Cross Country. This past fall, Katie was awarded the Female Junior Athlete of the Year for ANB.
Last summer, Katie claimed bronze in the 2000m steeplechase at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships. Katie was also a member of the Canada Summer Games Athletics team which competed at Week 2 of the Summer Games held in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
This month, Katie will likely represent New Brunswick and join other high caliber athletes on the track at the University of Moncton. On June 26-29th, Moncton will hosts the Canadian Track and Field Championships.
- Did you compete at last year’s championship? If yes, how did it go?
Yes I did compete at last years championship. I was then a first year junior, and had never ran a 3000m steeplechase before it was definitely nerve-racking for me. But knowing that I was running against some of the fastest steeplechasers in Canada, I used that to my advantage to push myself. Even though I did not get the time I wanted, I still gained valuable experience.
- How will your experience in other national track events help you prepare for this year’s championship?
With having experience at different levels of national track events such as, Legions, Canada Games and Junior nationals it gives me the drive and confidence to push myself knowing that I ran with some of the best athletes in my event. My main focus is Junior Nationals, competeting at the Canadian Track and Field Championships is definitely an opportunity to help me prepare for that.
- What are your goals for this outdoor season?
My main goal for this outdoor season would be to medal at Junior Nationals in the 2000m steeplechase and along with that to achieve a personal best. I want to push myself to do the best I can do, no matter what the outcome.
Jun 22 2014 - 2014 NB Champs Recap
Brandon Cleghorn of ASEA sprung into action this weekend at the 2014 New-Brunswick Provincial Track & Field Championships and Club Championship in Saint John. Starting with a fun run in the 100m with teammate Alexander Williston, the eighteen year old athlete then went on to compete in his jumping events. Cleghorn leaped just under six and a half meters in the sand pit, then he surprised everyone at what was definitely the most exciting event of the day: the men’s high jump. Cleghorn flew over the bar that was set at 1.95m, and barely faulted his first attempt at the 2 meter mark. Not only was this jump a 10cm personal best, it also sets him on a promising course for the Junior National Championships and the next indoor season.
Cleghorn was not the only athlete to have a great performance at this Championship. Over 75 personal best (PB) performances were written down on ANB’s “PB Boards”, showing once again the great progress New-Brunswick athletes are making in the sport of track and field. Other notable performances include:
Up against UNB teammates, Katie Robinson showed us that she has some speed in her 400m and 800m and that she’s ready to compete next week-end in Moncton at the National Track & Field Championships. The SJTC athlete will be competing in the steeplechase at the Championships, which is her specialty.
Naomie Maltais of Val D'Amour and Elizabeth MacDonald of Oromocto had a close competition at the discus. Within a meter of one another, Maltais came out on top with a throw of 39.99m. Both girls also competed in the hammer throw where Naomie threw 52.69m. Both Elizabeth and Naomie will be competing in Moncton this upcoming week-end.
The Men’s 100m Dash is always a good race to watch. This week-end’s event was no exception: It was a close finish between Jason Bouchard of FLTC and Artabaz Nazari of SJTC. Bouchard crossed the line in 11.10, followed by Nazari in 11.19. Right behind them were Alexander Williston and Jacob Hayes (ASEA), with a time of 11.46 and 11.47 respectively.
Now attending St.Fx University, Bridget Brennan of Carleton North won the 400m with a time of 1:00.10. With a distance of 5.02m, she also took the gold in the Long Jump. She also placed 2nd in the 100m.
Hannah Fortin of Saint John won the Tetrathlon with 745 points, against Shelby Macisaac of Riverview with a score of 739. This was a close fought battle between the two girls, with the lead going back and forth between each event.
Alexzandrya Caldwell of SJTC, along with Troy Wilson and Andrew Justason of FLTC, tackled the challenge and competed in the Pole Vault, track and field’s most technical event. Caldwell finished just shy of the 2m mark (1.93m) and the men managed to clear it with final jumps of 2.13m for Wilson and 2.63m for Justason. Lots of laughter and jokes were had.
Dan Brown of SJTC won the senior men’s 400m and was just shy of breaking the 50-second barrier again win a time of 50.30. He also won the 800m in 2:03.67.
Maika Martin from Cocagne earned three gold medals in the youth category. Her first was for the 100m (13.43), followed by the 200m (27.47), then finally finishing the day with a 1.45m in the high-jump. Martin will represent Team NB at the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne this July in Gatineau, Quebec.
James Brace of ASEA returned to the scene after a break from competing. The athlete from Intervale competed in the Para shot put and discus throws, where he threw 7.21m and 17.18m, respectively.Finally, having a little fun in the presence of the one and only Caleb Jones, Nick MacMackin and Matt McNeil of SJTC tried to prove which one of them was better… Not on the track however, but with a javelin. Nick was victorious with a best throw of 30.50m. The best Javelin throw of the day was by Jordan Sonier from Miramichi with an impressive measure of 54.10m.
The Team Title and banner for the 2014 New Brunswick Championships went to Saint John Track Club.
“We had another great Championships this year,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, ANB’s Technical Director. “We were hoping to see both of our Personal Best Boards get filled up and we actually ended up running out of room before the end of the day! As the athletes keep improving, so does the level of excitement in our sport.”
Full results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=719
Jun 19 2014 - NB Championships set for Saturday
This Saturday, June 21st, the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John will be bustling with activity. The New Brunswick Track and Field Championships are being held in Saint John, where over 300 athletes are expected to compete. The competition’s first events are scheduled to begin at 10 am on both the track and the field this Saturday.
Many athletes will be competing in hopes of achieving NB Legion team standards. The Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships will be held in Langley, BC August 15-17th.
Key events to watch are:
- Men’s 100m; which will feature Alexander Williston of Bay du Vin and Jason Bouchard of Oromocto, both with seed times sub 11.00 seconds. They will be challenged by newcomer Artabaz Nazarie of Saint John who ran 11.05 last weekend. These 3 men are among the fastest runners to ever come out of New Brunswick.
-Luisa Schwarz of Fredericton will be competing in the 3000m and 15000m. Luisa is the reigning National Champion in the 3000m
-Naomie Maltais of Val D'Amour and Elizabeth MacDonald of Oromocto will battle it out on the women's hammer. They are the 2 best women hammer throwers in New Brunswick history.
This event also serves as the New Brunswick Club championships, last years winners Saint John Track Club will try to defent their title.
ANB has a number of special promotions for this upcoming weekend’s Championships. There will be a “PB Board” where athletes can post personal bests achieved at the meet. Any athlete, who gets a PB and records it on the PB Board, will receive a FREE spike bag! Inaddition all Junior and senior winners at the Championships will receive a FREE Nationals t-shirt, along with some Youth (100m, javelin, long jump) and Midget (high jump, shot put, 1500m) event winners!
The weather is expected to be warm and sunny, hopefully a good sign for athletes as they compete for personal bests and provincial records.
Come out and enjoy the beautiful Saint John summer weather and watch the New Brunswick Championships! Admission is free.
Jun 19 2014 - Youth 1500m Dev
Athletics New Brunswick will be hosting a special youth 1500m during the National Senior Championships taking part in Moncton.
This event will take place in Saturday June 28th with the girls running at 7:00pm and the boys at 7:15 and is open to athletes born in 1997 or after .Entries are limited to the top 12 seed performances (12 boys and 12 girls) from 2014 & seed performances must be under 5:00 for boys and under 5:25 for girls. Entry Fee is 15$ and all participants will receive a full weekend pass to attend the National Senior Championships & an Moncton 2010 T-shirt Registration is to be done online at : http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=1354 Before Monday June 23rd Do not miss your chance to participate in what promises to be a great event. For more infomation please contact Gabriel LeBlanc at email@example.com
Jun 18 2014 - NB Middle School Championships Recap
The New Brunswick Middle School Championships took place this past Tuesday at the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John. Many of New Brunswick's middle schools were there to compete, and 5 Championships records were set.
Notable results include:
On the girl's side:
- Sophie Black of École Carrefour de l'Acadie won the grade 8 girls high jump with a new middle school record of 1.48m.
- Lexie Shannon of Devon Middle School won the grade 8 girls 200m hurdles in a new middle school record time of 31.98, and won the long jump with a distance of 4.45m.
- Mylene Ferguson of École Mgr-François-Bourgeois won the grade 6 girls 200m hurdles in a new middle school record time of 33.39, and won the long jump with a distance of 4.09m.
- Hannah Trites of Bliss Carman Middle School won the grade 7 girls 1200m in a new middle school record of 3:57.87, marking the first time this record has gone under 4 minutes! Trites also won the 800m with a time of 2:33.30.
- Emily Haynes-MacDonald of Bliss Carman Middle School won the grade 6 girls 800m in a time of 2:46.97 and the 1200m in a time of 4:24.65.
- McKenzie Good of Devon Middle School won the grade 6 girls high jump with a height of 1.25m and the shot put with a throw of 7.03m.
- Julia Dickinson of Bliss Carman Middle School won the grade 8 girls 80m hurdles in a time of 14.92, the 100m in a time of 13.51, and the 200m in a time of 28.27.
- Natasha Vatcher of Harold Peterson Middle School won the grade 8 girls 800m with a time of 2:30.92 and the 1200m in a time of 3:59.21.
On the boy's side:
- Mickyle Welsh of Riverview Middle School won the grade 8 boys 100m in a time of 12.14 and the 200m in a new middle school record time of 24.73.
- Antyhony Pitcher of Woodstock Middle School won the grade 6 boys 80m in a time of 11.82 and the 150m in a time of 22.40.
- Alex Dunn of Bliss Carman Middle School won the grade 6 boys 200m hurdles in a time of 35.25, the 800m in a time of 2:42.84, and the 1200m in a time of 4:14.05.
- Jacob Mallais of Devon Middle School won the grade 7 boys 80m hurdles in a time of 14.41 and the long jump with a distance of 4.12m.
- Cole Healey of Bayside Middle School won the grade 8 boys 200m hurdles in a time of 29.43 and the 800m in a time of 2:24.10.
- Jacob Rice of Devon Middle School won the grade 8 boys long jump with a distance of 4.70m and the shot put with a distance of 10.59m.
For the team titles, Bliss Carman won the girls banner and Devon Middle School captured the boy's title
''These are very promising results! The future of Track in Field in New Brunswick is in good hands',' said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.
Full Results to the championships can be found here: anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=715
Jun 17 2014 - Profile: Genevieve Lalonde
Over the weeks leading up to the Canadian Track and Field Championships, Athletics New Brunswick will be publishing profiles of its various high performance athletes. This week, we present Moncton’s middle distance runner, Genevieve Lalonde
Gen Lalonde is certainly not new to the national stage; she has a number of running related accomplishments under her belt. This past summer, Gen was a member of the NB Athletics team for the 2013 Canada Summer Games, where she competed in the 1500m and 2000m steeplechase. In front of an energic New Brunswick contingency, Gen smashed the Canadian record in the 2000m steeplechase, racing only the clock from the beginning of the race. One month later she went on to represent New Brunswick at the Jeux de la Francophonie in Nice, France. There she finished third and broke her own New Brunswick 3000m steeplechase record. She was the first ever athletics female from NB to receive a medal at the games.
This month, Gen will be a part of a stellar composition of young ladies in the steeplechase, where she will represent her home province of New Brunswick, as well as her speed river track and field club and join the best in the nation on the track at the University of Moncton.
- Reflect on this past year; cross country and indoor.
Every year brings on new challenges. After completing the end of last summer on such a high note it was hard to get back to work, and look at what I wanted to accomplish next. My cross-country and indoor seasons were good; however the training that went into them was exceptional. I’ve seen a significant improvement in my consistency, and for once I was not hit with any significant injuries. In addition to all of that, I took some time to reach out to other domains in life. I traveled up to the Arctic to do some research on my undergraduate honours thesis in the middle of Indoor season, and that allowed me to really gain some perspective. On the other end, it gave me a chance to really test my running abilities against some of the strongest natural forces.
- Have you competed at this competition in previous years? If yes, how did it go?
This will be my fourth time competing at Senior Nationals. In the steeple, I have finished in 3rd and 4th position. I have also competed in the 1500m as a Junior. Nationals are always a good experience, sometimes the race goes out after a time, other times it’s a qualified for an event, but overall you always get a good race going, and I’m really looking forward to that.
- How will you use your past experiences at high level meets at the Canadian Championships?
Well, for one, I have already competed in Moncton a few times, so I know how to visualize the atmosphere. As far as using the skill set I have acquired through other international events, I guess I am becoming a veteran, and so I know how to work with my teammates, and fellow competitors (who are essentially all teammates or friends) to get a good race in. In the end it’s not about who gets the final result, but rather how we can get everyone to that higher level. Of course, I will race to win, but its by working with the people around that you can get the results you’re looking for.
- What are your goals for this outdoor season?
My goals for this outdoor season are honestly just to run as fast as I can. At this point, I have tied both my personal bests in the 1500m and 3000mSC so I figure I can only get faster as the season goes on. I’m planning to head to Europe with the Speed River group after Nationals to get into some fast races, and so I am looking forward to that experience.
Jun 16 2014 - NB Athletes shine in Sherbrooke
The Ian Hume Track Classic took place this past weekend in Sherbrooke, Quebec. New Brunswick sent a thirty-six athletes up for the event, and athletes did not disappoint!
Notable performances on the women's side:
- Stephanie Doiron of Collette won the senior girl's high jump with a height of 1.78m, breaking the provincial record set 33 years ago!
- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John won the youth girl's 100m hurdles in a new provincial record of 15.81, beating the former record by .01 of a second! On the next day, LeBlanc also placed second while breaking the 300m hurdles provincial record with a time of 45.83, and won the long jump with a distance of 5.46m.
- Christel Robichaud of Moncton won the para shot put with a new provincial record of 5.98m, and won the discus throw with a new provincial record of 15.08m.
- Alexa-Maude Mallais of Moncton placed 4th in the open 100m with a time of 12.20, and 7th in the 200m with a time of 26.00.
- Nadia Wysote of Listuguj placed 9th in the open 400m with a time of 60.32, 18th in the 200m with a time of 28.02, and 34th in the 800m with a time of 2:33.71.
- Katie Robinson of Saint John placed 2nd in the open 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:16.34.
- Samantha Taylor of Canterbury placed 5th in the 100m with a time of 13.07, and 6th in the 200m with a time of 27.20.
Notable performances on the men's side:
- Liam Turgeon of Tide Head won the junior boy's shot put with a throw of 14.62m, and the discus throw with a distance of 34.37m. This shot put throw ranks Turgeon 7th in the Canada this year!
- Jason Bouchard of Fredericton won the open 400m with a time of 48.89, while Dan Brown of Saint John finished 3rd with a time of 49.94.
- Pierre Dumouchel of Saint John placed 13th in the open 800m, while Dan Brown of Saint John finished 20th with a time of 1:59.64.
- Anthoney Cormier of Saint placed 3rd in the youth boy's 300m hurdles with a time of 41.32, 14th in the 400m with a time of 52.54, and second in the triple jump with a distance of 13.26m.
- Lee Wesselius of Salisbury placed 2nd in the open men's 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:50.08, while Angus MacIntosh of Riverview finished 5th in a time of 10:13.32.
- Cameron Levesque of Drummond placed 3rd in the midget boy's 100m with a time of 11.73, and 3rd in the 200m with a time of 24.49.
Clint Steeves of Salisbury won the youth boy's long jump with a distance of 5.82m, placed 3rd in the 200m with a time of 24.66, and 5th in the triple jump with a distance of 11.66m.
- Christian Godin of Ste-Marie-St-Raphael won the midget boy's javelin throw with a distance of 34.71m, and placed 4th in the shot put with a throw of 10.25m.
High Performance Coach Jason Reindl travelled with the team and added the following, “this was a great trip and competition for our athletes with 5 provincial records and 31 personal bests recored. Athletics New Brunswick continues to show that we can compete in all event areas with the bigger provinces. The future continues to look bright”.
Jun 16 2014 - ANB around the world
Many New Brunswick athletes were in action this past weekend. Aside from large groups of athletes competing in Halifax and Sherbrooke, New Brunswickers were competing in Toronto, Calgary, Indianapolis, Portland, and Finland!
- Caleb Jones of Saint John won the javelin throw with a new provincial record of 76.20m at the Äänekoski Games in Äänekoski, Finland. This throw ranks Caleb second in Canada this year, and just 25 centimeters behind 1st!
- Mitch Quigg of Saint John, and Chris Robertson of Moncton, and Jason MacKenzie of Moncton, competed in the decathlon at the Athletics Ontario Outdoor Spring Meet in Toronto. Quigg finished 2nd with a score of 6552, just missing his provincial record, while Robertson finished 3rd with a score of 6357, and MacKenzie 5th with a score of 6039. During the pole vault event, Quigg broke the provincial record with a height of 4.10m.
- Pierre Landry of Saint-Louis-de-Kent finished 5th in the long jump with a distance of 6.66m, while, Julien Leger of Richibouctou finished 17th with a distance of 5.87m.
- Naomie Maltais of Val D'Amour finished 6th in the discus throw with a distance of 37.99m, and 2nd in the hammer throw with a distance of 49.43m
Full Results to the Athletics Ontario Outdoor Spring Meet can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2014-ao-outdoor-spring-prep-meet-c-events/2710/
- Micahel LeBlanc of Riverview won the 100m at the CALTAF Classic in Calgary with a time of 10.58.
Full Results to the CALTAF Classic can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2014-caltaf-classic/2818/
- Barry Britt of Hampton placed 15th in the 5000m at the Portland Track Festival in Portland, Oregon with a time of 14:01.38. The winner of the event was 2012 Olympic 5000m and 10000m gold medalist Mo Farah.
Full Results to the Portland Track Festival can be found here: http://www.sheltoninvite.com/SI/live/14614/
- Jean-Marc Doiron of Collette finished 5th at the American Milers Series Meet #1 in Indianapolis with a time of 1:52.42, and finished 4th at the American Milers Sernies Meet #2, taking place just two days later, with a time of 1:51.70.
Full Results to the American Milers Series Meet #1 can be found here: americanmilersclub.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=147&title_id=313&do=title&pg=1&folder_id=1100&page_id=10900
Full Results to the American Milers Series Meet #2 can be found here: americanmilersclub.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=147&title_id=313&do=title&pg=1&folder_id=1100&page_id=10899
“Our athletes are every where. ANB was found all across North America and the globe. We continue to break and establish new provincial records showing that we are attaining even higher levels of success,” said Technical Director Gabriel LeBlanc.
Jun 14 2014 - ANB Aileen Meagher Track Classic Recap
The first meet of the National Track League took place Saturday at the Aileen Meagher Track Classic at Huskies Stadium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A group of New Brunswick athletes made the trip to compete in the event, posting many great times.
- Grace Annear of Hampton placed 3rd in the International 800m with a time of 2:05.20, beating her provincial record set just last month!
- Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton placed 5th in the International 1500m with a time of 4:19.72, not far off her provincial record (of 4:18.10).
- Sarah Myatt of Fredericton won the National Development 800m event with a time of 2:13.14.
- Matthew McLaughlin of Fredericton finished 3rd in the National Development 400m event with a time of 49.52, while Jack Bershire, also of Fredericton finished 5th with a time of 51.71, and Brandon LeBlanc of Riverview finished 8th in a time of 54.35.
- Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton finished 2nd in the National Development 800m event with a time of 1:57.26, while Matthew Butler, also of Fredericton, placed 7th in a time of 2:03.45.
'' It is great to see such amazing results from our athletes. Our high performance athletes like Grace and Genevieve showed that they are ready for the National Championships that will take place in Moncton in 2 weeks. While our up and commers such as Andrew,Matt & Jack had an increttible meet showing the rest of Canada that New Brusnwick's track in field futur is in good hands'' said Gabriel LeBlanc , technical director of Athletics New Brunswick
Full Results can be found here: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2014-aileen-meagher-international/2715/
Jun 13 2014 - 400 Kids, Twelve Events, One Day: Shediac’s ‘‘Initiation to Track & Field’’ Is a Success!
Athletics New-Brunswick had a great day of running, jumping and throwing in Shediac for the second annual ‘‘Initiation to track & field day ’’ at the George Gallant track behind Louis J. Robichaud this morning and afternoon. Over 400 kids were given the chance to discover the exciting sport of track & field in what turned out to be a wonderful sunny day.
The 3rd to 5th grade classes of four local schools (PETL in Barachois, MFB in Shediac, Grand-Digue and Donat Robichaud in Cape-Pelé) had the chance to try a total of twelve different track and field events, including: sprints, hurdles, relays, long jump, triple jump, agility, softball throw, discus throw, javelin throw, shot put, high-jump and cross-country. For some of the kids, this was their first experience in the sport all had a blast!
Among the instructors were some of New-Brunswick’s best athletes, including Canada Games 2013 team NB and High-Performance members. These athletes were able to share their passion of the sport. The very enthusiastic 8th grade class of MFB also helped organize and run the events.
All participants were also given a free lunch.
This event would not have been possible without the support of the Shédiac Coop, Shédiac Canadian Tire, Chavaliers de Colomb of Shediac and the City of Shédiac.
‘‘Events like these are why I love this sport,’’ said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of ANB. ‘‘Track and field is a very inclusive sport. Today allowed kids to have fun with track and field and learn about the various events . Hopefully a few of the young athletes will have gotten the ‘track and field bug’.’’
Photos of the event can be found here: http://anb.ca/Photos/index.php
Jun 12 2014 - A busy weekend for NB Athletes
New Brunswick athletes will be well represented across Canada and even the world this weekend. Although there are no meets being held in New Brunswick, many of our top athletes will be traveling to Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and even Indianapolis and Finland to compete in high profile meets.
A group of 36 athletes will be competing at the Ian Hume meet in Sherbrooke, Quebec. This will be a chance for ANB to showcase its many high performance athletes! Many Legion Team hopefuls will be using the Ian Hume meet to achieve team standards.
Recent NBIAA record setter, Clint Steeves, will be competing in the triple jump and long jump, as well as the 200m. A number of last year’s Canada Games team members will be competing such as: Alexander Williston (100m, 200m), Christel Robichaud (para shot and discus), Kellianne Richardson (para shot and discus) Aaron Leblanc (discus, hammer), Stephanie Doiron (high jump),and many more!
Three of our top male senior athletes are traveling to Toronto in hopes of achieving the standard for Pan American Combined Event cup. Mitch Quigg, Jason Mackenzie and Chris Robertson will be competing in the decathlon. Pierre Landry and Julien Leger are competing in the long jump.
A few New Brunswickers will be heading east to compete in Halifax’s Aileen Meagher, the first meet in the National Track League.
Jack Berkshire, Matthew McLaughlin, Brandon Leblanc, Andrew Leblanc, Matthew Butler, Leah Macaulay, and Sarah Myatt will all be competing in the National Development portion of the meet.
Meanwhile, Gen Lalonde (1500m) and Grade Annear (800m) will be competing in the NTL portion of the meet.
In Indianapolis, Jean-Marc Doiron of Collette will be in action, competing in two different competitions over the weekend.
Finally New Brusnwick Javelin Record holder Caleb Jones will be competing in Finland , throwing the Javelin agaisnt some of the ebst athletes in the world!
''This is a great opportunity for our athletes to mesure up againist some quality athletes. We are evry excited about the potential of these opportunities and we know our New Brunswick athletes will shine,'' said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.
Jun 11 2014 - NB Middle School Championships this Tuesday
This coming Tuesday, June 17th, the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John will host the Middle School Championships (Grade 6, 7 and 8). Last year, over 400 students from more than 20 schools across the province attended the Championships. ANB is expecting the turnout this year to be similar.
Jun 10 2014 - Run Jump Throw Course in Sussex
Athletics New Brunswick will be hosting a Run Jump Throw NCCP Certification Workshop in Sussex at the Potash Corp Civic Center (240 Main St, Sussex) on Monday the 16th from 1:00pm-3:00pm
This course is a great introduction to coaches, volunteers, athletes and teachers on how to introduce the sport of Athletics in a fun and safe environment.
Run Jump Throw is a grassroots sports skills program designed to teach children the basics of physical movement with technical progressions for track and field events. It is designed to be delivered to boys and girls ages 6 to 12, and can be adapted for athletes with disabilities.
After taking this course, you will be qualified to deliver RJT to the children in your own community or school! You will fully understand the basics of Early Childhood Development, and how to help children learn and develop physical literacy while having FUN!
This course will outline the basic skill analysis of running, jumping and throwing; go over fun games with RJT application, and also take time working through Planning a Lesson, Teaching & Learning and Emergency Action Planning!
The cost of this course is 50.00$
For more information contact Gabriel LeBlanc at firstname.lastname@example.org(506) 855-5003
Jun 9 2014 - Thank you RCMP
In the wake of recent events Athletics New Brunswick will be paying homage to the loss of three brave RCMP officers and the continuing support and safety that all of our first responders provide us with.
For the rest of the outdoor season all competition bibs will feature a police ribbon to show thanks for their work and dedication.
ANB Technical Director Gabriel Leblanc believes that while this is always a strong feeling from our group it is our way of being able to say thank you to all of our emergency service members and remember those who gave their lives in the recent tragic events, “I know all of us in the Moncton area and across the province were saddened by the loss of our heroic RCMP but also proud and thankful for them at the same time. This is just a small way for us to honour them."
Jun 8 2014 - NBIAA Championships Recap
The NBIAA Provincial Track and Field Championships took place this past Saturday at the Shawn Graham Athletics Facility in Rexton, NB. The weather was cold and chilly, but athletes were still able to bring their “A game”, breaking 8 IAA records.
-Melissa Pellerin of Mahieu Martin set a new record in the junior gilrs Javelin with an incretible throw of 37m58 beating the previous record (35.23) set by Eimilee Manuel of JMH in 2004.
- Liam Turgeon of Sugarloaf High School broke Caleb Jones’ old NBIAA record in the senior mens’ shot put with a throw of 15.05m, beating Jones’ old record (14.51m) by more than 50cm. Turgeon would also place second in the discus throw with a throw of 36.57m.
- Sara-Eve Noel of École secondaire Népisiguit set a new junior discus record with a throw of 35m57 . This beats her own record of 31m69 set last year. She also won the junior girls’ shot put (9.37m) . Noel also finished in fourth in the javelin throw (26.96m).
- Clint Steeves of J.M.A. Armstrong established a new NBIAA record in the junior boys’ triple jump with a jump of 11.53m (wind of 1.8). Steeves actually came second in this event, but the first place jumper Simon Mailler of École Samuel de Champlain won the event witth a jump of 11m56 but had wind reading of 3.1 thus above the legal limit of 2.0 m/s to set records. Steeves also won the junior boys’ long jump (5.72m, wind of 3.7) and came fourth in the 200m (24.73).
- The wind was also the cause of some controversy in the junior girls’ triple jump. Courtney Hibert of Bonar Law High School, who placed in fifth in this event actually established the new NBIAA record for junior girls’ triple jump. Her jump of 8.05m was the only jump for this age category that had a legal wind of 1.9 (others varying from a positive 2.4 to a 5.2). Courtney’s 4x400m relay team also placed in third position for the junior girls’ category.
- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi Valley High School broke the senior girls NBIAA record in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.27, beating Rebecca Sheehan’s record of 16.75 set back in 2009. MacDonald also placed third in the long jump with a leap of 4.73m, as well as first in the javelin throw with a throw of 32.12m.
- Braden Doucette of Fredericton High School established a new NBIAA record in the 50m dash (8.88s) in the Special Olympics category. Doucette also won the shot put (3.97m) for this category.
- Fredericton High School ended the day with a great performance in the junior boys’ 4x400m relay, breaking the NBIAA record with a time of 3:40.87. The record previously belonged to Fredericton High School (3:47.96) and was set back in 2009.
Other notable performances include on the girls side:
- Samantha Taylor of Canterbury High School placed in first in the 100m dash (13.48) and the 200m dash (27.95) for the junior girls’ category.
- Laura Dickinson of Miramichi Valley High School won both the junior girls’ 1500m and 3000m in a time of 5:01.92 and 11:01.93, respectively.
- Brianna Forbes of Bonar Law High School won gold in the junior girls’ long jump (4.65m) and the triple jump (8.92m).
- Shawna McKay of Harrison Trimble High School had two gold medal performances. She won the senior girls’ 100m dash (13.36) and the 200m (26.83).
- Clare McGrath of Woodstock High School won both the senior girls’ 800m (2:21.68) and the 1500m (4:52.33).
- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John High School won two gold medals and one silver medal. Her first place positions were in the senior girls’ 400m hurles (69.16) and the long jump (5.11m) Her silver medal was won in the 100m hurdles.
Other notable performances include on the guys’ side:
- Jack Berkshire of Fredericton High School had an astounding three gold medal performances in the junior boys’ 100m (12.07), 200m (23.60) and 400m (52.48).
- Ty Poore of Leo Hayes High School won the junior boys’ high jump with a jump of 1.70m and the 100m hurdles in a time of 16.14. Poore also placed in second in the shot put with a throw of 12.40m.
- Jarod Manuel of École secondaire Baie-Ste Anne won both the junior boys’ shot put (13.13m) and the discus throw (41.81m).
- Matthew McLaughlin of Fredericton High School won the senior boys’ 200m and 400m with a time of 23.21 and 49.96, respectively. McLaughlin also came in third in the 100m dash with a time of 12.25 (-4.4 wind).
- Josh Shanks of Saint John High School won both the senior boys’ 1500m (4:11.46) and the 3000m (9:02.22) and came in second in the 800m (2:05.76).
- Ben Fowler of Harbour View High School came in first in the senior boys’ 110m hurdles with a time of 16.73. Fowler also won the javelin throw with a throw of 49.17m.
- Anthony Cormier of Saint John High School won two gold medals in the senior boys’ 400m hurdles (58.86) and the triple jump (12.23m). Cormier also won a silver medal in the 400m dash (52.55).
In the relays:
- On the girls’ side, Fredericton High School junior girls took both the 4x100m in a time of 55.42 seconds and the 4x400m in 4:39.80. FHS also took both the senior girls’ 4x100m (56.12) and the 4x400m (4:25.57).
- J.M.A. Armstrong High School won the junior boys’ 4x100m in a time of 49.01. Fredericton High School won the 4x400m in 3:40.87.
- J.M.A. Armstrong High School’s senior boys’ team also won the 4x100m (48.09). Fredericton took the gold in the 4x400m in 3:40.66.
The AAA Championship banner went to Saint John High School, the AA banner went to Bonar Law High School, and the A banner went to École Samuel de Champlain.
''We saw some great performances from our high school athletes ' said Gabriel LeBlanc Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick '' We were also able to identify some new athletes that have potential to make our provincial teams and who knows maybe some futur stars'' added LeBlanc
Full Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=709
Jun 6 2014 - Para Athletics Introduction clinic
Athletics New Brunswick is hosting a Introduction to Para Athletics Monday (June 16th) from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John.
Athletics (also known as Track and Field) is the most adaptive sport for athletes with a disability whether athletes are ambulatory or use a wheelchair, they can participate in many of the events offered in track and field.
Athletics New Brunswick welcomes people with all types of physical disabilities such as visual, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, multiple sclerosis, amputation, cystic fibrosis and many others to take part in an introduction to Athletics clinic. This workshop will allow athletes the chance to try many athletics events including racing, throwing and jumping. This event is free for all participants.
National level athletes and coaches will also be on hand to teach proper technique and skills.
No registration required! Simply show up and discover Para Athletics
For more information contact: Gabriel LeBlanc email@example.com (506) 855-5003
Jun 6 2014 - Hershey Regional Competitions
Summer is just around the corner and with it again comes the annual Hershey track and field events. The Hershey program is an athletic program for boys and girls aged 9 to 14. The program’s focus is to promote physical fitness, participation, friendship and sportsmanship. Last year over 5 000 kids participated in the event.
The regional meets will be held at the start of June. All athletes between the ages of 9 and 14 are strongly encouraged to participate in the free competition held in the region. The top five athletes in all events will qualify for the Hershey Provincial Meet and from there, the Hershey Maritime Meet, where the finalists are eligible for selection to the Regional Team (consisting of New-Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, PEI, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut). The Regional Team will compete in the North American Final at Henry Hershey Field in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
This year, the regional competitions will take place on the following dates:
Chaleur – TBD
Fredericton – June 8th
Kent (in Rexton) – June 9th
Saint John – June 10th
Tracadie – June 10th
Shediac – June 11th
Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview (in Dieppe) – June 12th
Restigouche – June 12th
Miramichi – June 15th
The top five in each event from each regional competition will move on to the Hershey Provincial Championships in Moncton on June 29th.
For more information, see Athletics New-Brunswick’s website (www.anb.ca), Hershey Track and Field Program Web Site (www.hersheytrackandfield.com) or contact ANB’s Technical Director, Gabriel LeBlanc (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jun 5 2014 - NBIAA championships set for Saturday
In a few days, Rexton will host nearly 500 high school track and field athletes. NBIAA Track and Field Championships are this Saturday, June 7th. This is the first year that rexton plays host to these championships.
It will be an exciting championship with a number of high caliber NB athletes participating. A number of legion medalists and national team members are on the start list. Among the list of athletes are:
Laura Dickinson (Miramichi Valley High School) qualified 1st in the Jr Girls 1500m and 3000m in the North-East Regionals. Laura was selected to attend the North-American Hershey Championships in the 1600m last summer.
Luisa Schwartz (École Sainte-Anne) qualified first in the Sr Girls 1500m and 3000m in the Southwest Regionals. Last summer, Luisa won gold in the 3000m and silver in the 1500m at the Legion National Track and Field Championship.
Josh Shanks (Saint John High) qualified 1st in the Sr Boys 1500m, 3000m and 2nd in the 800m. Last summer, Josh represented Canada in the World Youth Championships in the 3000m.
This championships is also a team championships last year the AAA Championship banner went to Saint John High School, the AA banner went to Bonar Law High School, and the A banner went to École Samuel de Champlain.
“These championships are always exciting, New Brunswick has some great High School athletes" said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director for Athletics New Brunswick. " These championships also allow to identify future provincial team members including members that will represent New Brunswick at the National Youth Championships this summer in British Colombia and other championships’’ added LeBlanc.
Jun 4 2014 - Giving to Caesar what is Caesar's
by: Alcide F LeBlanc
I think we must recognize Julie Hudson, physical education teacher at Bonar Law Memorial School, for her great and noble passion for sports and athletic development.
Of the approximate 360 young people attending this high school in Rexton, Julie has succeeded to motivate over 60 young people to be part of the athletic teams. With 1/6th of all students now competing in track and field at the school, both recreationally and competitively, this far exceeds the number of entries a school of this size would typically have. Even some of the larger schools, such as those in Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, do not even have this many students in track and field.
Julie encourages both young Anglophones and Aboriginal youth to join these sports teams. On the note of Aboriginal athletes, let me relate a simple fact; six of them from the school were recently selected to participate in the North American Indigenous Games, to be held in Regina between the20th and 27th of July.
Since 2001, Mrs. Hudson devotes her energy at Bonar Law Memorial School. She recruits volunteers from the school, from the community, and athletes who have been trained by her over the years. In Rexton, the community spirit is at a very high level.
Last week, Bonar Law Memorial School acted as host to the NBIAA Regional Track and Field Championships. On June 7, it will host, for the first time ever, the NBIAA Provincial Championships. I would not be in the slightest bit surprised if the athletes of Rexton win the ninth consecutive provincial AA banner.
Julie Hudson is no stranger to success. In 1998, her Riverview High School team won the AAA provincial title.
Julie has coached this team by herself for the past 13 years.This year she has one of her former student AJ Doyle, who is an elite runner at the University of St. Francis Xavier helping her out. Her former athletes include stars such as Evan Grant who is a member of ANB’s high performance team with the University New Brunswick.
All to say, in a word, our physical education teachers, school, and community coaches deserve to be valued and recognized at the highest level.
Jun 3 2014 - Athlete Profile: Jason Bouchard
Over the weeks leading up to the Canadian Track and Field Championships, Athletics New-Brunswick will be publishing profiles of its various high performance athletes. This week, we present Oromocto’s sprinter, Jason Bouchard.
Jason had a fantastic indoor season, winning the open men’s 200m at the National Indoors meet while breaking his own provincial record in a time of 22.17. At the same meet, Jason finished 4th in the 400m in a time of 50.06.
This June, Jason will likely represent New Brunswick and join the best in the nation on the track at the Canadian Track and Field Championship, held at the University of Moncton. Last year’s Championships were also held in Moncton. Jason competed in the 2013 Championship, where he finished 10th in the 200m Prelims with a time of 21.82s. Jason also competed in the 100m with a time of 11.21s.
- How will you use your experience from last year’s championships to improve this year? I was very happy with my results from last year’s Canadian Championships as it being a competition of such level and caliber. As a developing athlete, there are always improvements to be made and thus to make those improvements... competitions like these are a must. I have spent much time analysing my last year’s performances at the Canadian championships in order to prepare and improve myself for this year. Pointing out the most important ones would have to be… staying relaxed and focus on my race but also use the competition caliber at my advantage and just run!
- Coming off a strong indoor season, how do you prepare for a successful transition from indoor to outdoor track? Having a satisfying indoor season is always a morale booster for the upcoming outdoor season. But it can also play tricks when being an ambitious athlete expecting sometimes to be much faster than the previous outdoor season by simply basing myself on my indoor season performance. I think the key for a successful transition for me… will have to start with the continuous transitional training in which I undergo regularly under the watchful eye of my coaching staffs. Secondly and most importantly…I will have to be patient with no high expectations but moving forward from one competition to the next with eager to perform well and better than the previous.
- What are your goals for the 2014 outdoor season? As every season goes by, hurdles to work thru and goals are overcome and some not. The new season is always exciting to me because it brings a new chance to reach those previously missed goals or hurdles or even better to set new ones. It is often asked which national ranking you would like to achieve this season as a personal goal. I obviously do set myself a ranking in my head that I would like to achieve but I do not consider it as being a goal. I would much rather steer my goals towards reaching faster results at each competition. By making these my main goal, instead of focusing on reaching a specific national ranking by fixating myself on that specific crazy fast time... it helps me focus better on each race and also keeps it within obtainable reach by having it in steps. But more importantly it keeps it exciting!
Jun 2 2014 - NBIAA Track and Field Regional North East Recap
The NBIAA North-East Regional Championships took place this past Saturday at the Shawn Graham Track in Rexton. Over 400 athletes hoping to qualify for the NBIAA provincial championships took part in the evetn, taking place in Rexton on June 7th, would need to place in the top eight, or in the case of high jump, meet a qualifying standard. The provincial championships will see almost 500 athletes from fifty NB high schools compete on the track in distances from 100m to 3000m, as well as hurdles. Field events include shot put, discus, javelin as well as high jump, long jump, and triple jump.
Top performers of the meet included:
- Laura Dickinson of Miramichi Valley High School won the junior girls 1500m (5:05.67) and 3000m (10:52.59), as well as came 10 in the 80m hurdles (17.92).
- Marilyne Nowlan of Ecole Clement-Cormier won the junior girls 100m (14.31) and placed 2nd in the 200m (29.51).
- Olivia Malone of Tantramar Regional High School won the junior girls 200m (28.87) and 400m (63.74).
- Sara-Eve Noel of Ecole Secondaire Nepisiguit won the junior girls shot put (8.71m), discus (31.62m), and placed 6th in the javelin throw (22.85).
- Shawna McKay of Harrison Trimble High School won the senior girls 100m (13.64) and 200m (27.10).
- Nadia Wysote of Sugarloaf Senior High School won the senior girls 400m (63.21), 800m (2:47.31), and placed 3rd in the 200m (28.41).
- Carol-Ann MacDonald of Moncton High School won the senior girls 1500m (5:38.27) and 3000m (11:58.77).
- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi Valley High School won the senior girls 100m hurdles (17.68), long jump (4.93m), and placed 2nd in the javelin throw (32.83m).
- Angus MacIntosh of Riverview High School won the senior boys 1500m (4:36.51) and 3000m (9:53.61), as well as came 6th in the 400m hurdles (65.07).
- Jake Bradley of Riverview High School won the senior boys 110m hurdles (17.98), 400m hurdles (59.95), and achieved the qualifying height in the high jump event (1.55m).
- Jordan Sonier of James M Hill High School won the senior boys discus (37.53m) and javelin throw (46.04m).
- Clint Steeves of J.M.A. High School won the junior boys 200m (25.05), triple jump (10.46m), and placed 3rd in the long jump (5.13m).
- Olivier Charron of Ecole L'Odyssee won the junior boys long jump (5.37m), javelin throw (46.70m), and placed in the 200m (26.80).
- Sebastian LeBlanc of Ecole Mathieu-Martin won the junior boys 100m hurdles (17.56) and 300m hurdles (44.87).
- Samuel Guitard of Ecole Secondaire Nepisiguit won the junior boys 400m (56.13) and 800m (2:18.43).
- Frederik Savoie of Ecole Secondaire Nepisiguit won the junior boys 1500m (4:53.48) and 3000m (10:25.80).
Full Results can be found here: anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=707
Jun 1 2014 - NBIAA Track and Field Regional South-West Recap
Nearly three hundred high school athletes from South Western New Brunswick competed at the NBIAA South West Regional Track and Field meet this past weekend at the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John. Athletes were required to place in the top eight or, in the case of high jump, to clear a qualifying height in order to advance to the NBIAA Provincial Championships, taking place Saturday June 7th in Rexton.
The provincial championships will see almost 500 athletes from fifty NB high schools compete on the track in distances from 100m to 3000m, as well as hurdles. Field events include shot put, discus, javelin as well as high jump, long jump, and triple jump.
The regional meets and the provincial championships are among the largest NBIAA events of the school year.
Top performers of this meet include:
On the girls side:
- Samantha Taylor of Canterbury High that won both the junior girls 100m (13.55) and 200m (27.61).
- Hannah Cormier of Fredericton High won the junior girls 400m (66.86) and 1500m (5:16.27).
- Luisa Schwarz of l'École Sainte Anne won the senior girls 1500m (4:47.53) and 3000m (10:26.20).
- Victoria Leblanc of Saint John High won three events in the senior girls category; the 100m hurdles (17:31), 400m hurdles (68.31), and long jump (4.83m).
On the boys side:
- Jack Berkshire of Fredericton High won the junior boys 100m (11.96), 200m (23.58) and 400m (52.24).
- Ty Poore of Leo Hayes High won the junior boys 100m hurdles (16.20) and shot put (16.20m).
- Matthew McLaughlin of Fredericton high won the senior boys 200m (22.82) and 400m (51.56).
- Josh Shanks of Saint John High won the senior boys 1500m (4:14.25) and 3000m (9:22.60).
- Anthony Cormier of Saint John High won the senior boys 400m hurdles (61.34) and Triple jump (12m76).
‘We saw some great participation this weekend. We had great participation this year. Our goal is to keep growing these meets each year. We are really looking forward to the provincial championships next week.’’ Said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick
Full Results can be found here: anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=706
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