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Mar 30 2015 - Athletics New Brunswick seeking Athlete Representative
ANB is actively seeking a representative of the athlete’s voice on the ANB board of directors. This individual will provide input on the administration and delivery of our programs and provide the athlete’s perspective on decisions made regarding these programs.
-Represent the needs and opinions of athletes at ANB meetings, specifically the AGM (September) the SAGM (April).
-Provide advice on the development of an annual training and competition calendar.
- Must be aged 17 or older and reside in the province of New Brunswick year round
- Be a member of Athletics New Brunswick for at least the past 2 years
After the April 8th deadline an online vote will be occur being open to all youth, junior, and senior aged athletes with a closing date of April 14th. The voting and nomination process is restricted to youth , junior, senior and master athletes.
The candidate will serve for a two year term (April 2015 –May 2017)
Announcement of new athlete representative will be posted on April 16th. The selected Athlete Representative will begin representation at the ANB Semi-Annual General Meeting on April 18th in Moncton. Please note that while this is a volunteer position but all expenses related to this position will be covered by ANB.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact email@example.com
Mar 24 2015 - 2 ANB athletes off to China for World Cross Country Championships
Barry Britt of Hampton and Ryan Cassidy of Grand Digue will be among the 23 Canadians competing in Guiyang, China for the 41st International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships on Sunday March 28th.
Team Canada leaves on March 24th to acclimatize to the condition in Guiyang. Both Cassidy and Britt will take part in the senior men’s 12km race that begins at 2:10pm local time (1:10 am Atlantic time)
"With both of these New Brunswick athletes having already made several national teams, it comes as no surprise that they have qualified for the event” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "Ryan and Barry are leaders on the Canadian running scene. Athletics New Brunswick is are very proud to have 2 representative on this team as only Ontario, and British Colombia have more team members. This speaks volumes to the strength of our programs, our coaches and volunteers’’ added LeBlanc
Full Team members
Jennie Baragar-Petrash Winnipeg, MB
Nicole Hutchinson West Vancouver, BC
Branna MacDougall Kingston, ON
Mirelle Martens Grande Prairie, AB
Claire Smith Ottawa, ON
Hannah Woodhouse Clarksburg, ON
Jules Burnotte Sherbrooke, QC
Justyn Knight Vaughn, ON
Rory Linkletter Calgary, AB
Jeremiah Ort Carman, MB
Benjamin Preisner Milton, ON
Nathan Tadesse Surrey, BC
Fiona Benson Peace River, BC
Lindsay Carson Whitehorse, YK
Jillian Forsey Kippens, NL
Rachel Hannah Barrie, ON
Natasha Labeaud Kelowna, BC
Natasha Wodak Vancouver, BC
Barry Britt Hampton, NB
Ryan Cassidy Grande-Digue, NB
Matt Johnson Regina, SK
Kevin Tree Tottenham, ON
Kelly Wiebe Swift Current, SK
Mar 22 2015 - Atlantic Indoor Track and Field Championships Recap
The Atlantic Indoor Track and Field Championships took place this past Saturday at the CEPS indoor running track on the Université de Moncton campus. The competition was the last of the indoor season, and with over 200 athletes and 7 provincial records set, it was certainly a great meet.
The next track competition to take place in the province will be the ASEA Spring Open on May 16th in Dieppe.
Mar 19 2015 - Atlantics set for Saturday!
The Atlantic Indoor Track and Field Championships are set to take place this Saturday at the CEPS indoor track on the Université de Moncton campus, and with over 200 athletes registered this is an event you don't want to miss! Athletes from New Brunswick, Nova-Scotia, PEI of all ages will compete in running , jumping and throwing events.
- The men's pentathlon will feature 8 individuals including Ben Fowler of Saint John, silver medalist at the Canadian Indoor Championships just a month ago. Fowler will be attempting to break the provincial junior record, currently held by Canada Games double medalist Mitch Quigg at a score of 2959.
- The 200m will feature several of New Brunswick's best, including recent record breaker MicKyle Welsh of Moncton, Braden Harrison of Fredericton, and Brandon LeBlanc of Riverview.
- The 800m and 1500m will feature one of New Brunswick's best upcoming distance runners, Brady Graves of Saint John who won the silver medal in the 3000m at the Canadian Indoor Championships just last month. In the 1500m he will face close competition with Michael Colford of Fredericton, who finished 4th in that same 3000m.
- The women's distance races will feature big names including national gold medalist Laura Dickinson of Miramichi (1500m), national bronze medalist Hannah Trites of Fredericton (1200m), CIS athlete and AUS champion Sarah Myatt of Fredericton (800m), and Taylor Dunn of Fredericton (200m, 400m, 800m).
Also in action will be former Canada Games gold medalist Kurt McCormack of PEI in the Long Jump.
Many more of New Brunswick's best will be competing including Legion team athletes, Canada Games team members, and national medalists! Other big names to watch include Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John (60m, 200m, long jump), Elizabeth MacDonald of Fredericton (shot put, weight throw), Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi (shot put, pentathlon), Clint Steeves of Salisbury (200m, 400m, 60m hurdles, and long jump), Pierre Landry of Saint Louis-de-Kent (pole vault, pentathlon), and Alexander Williston of Bay de Vin (60m and pentathlon); among many others.
The Atlantic Championships will also be the last event of the indoor season in the province, with the outdoor season fast approaching.
“The Atlantic Championships is always a great event and brings our best athletes for our final meet of the indoor season,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “We should see a few provincial records fall and a very close battle for the team banner.”
Last year’s team champions were Moncton based Athletics South East/Athlétisme Sud Est. They will be challenged by Pictou Athletics, Fredericton Legion Track Club, Saint John Track Club, Athletisme Restigouche, and several others.
Admission is free and the completion starts at 9:30am and should be finished by 4:30pm.
More information available at www.anb.ca/2015atlanticindoor
Mar 17 2015 - ANB Mentorship Program
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the following coaches have been chosen to take part in the 2015 coaching mentorship program.
Bruce Guitard, currently coaching with Restigouche Athletics based in Charlo, Campbellton, and Dalhousie.
Alex Coffin, currently coaching with the Saint John Track Club based in Saint John.
Wendy Randell, currently coaching with South East Athletics based in Moncton.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce this years group of Mentor Coaches. All three have been heavily involved with ANB programs over the past several years and this is another step in their development as coaches,” said high performance coach and program coordinator Jason Reindl.
The coaches selected will be directed through a variety of learning opportunities including: formal learning and self-reflection, regular communication, having Reindl take part in their local practice sessions, and joining Reindl in Saint John later in the summer for some directed learning as well as coaching of other provincial athletes.
“Coaches progress, learn, and improve through a variety of experiences and opportunities. The goal of this program is based on the positive impact that a coach plays in an athlete’s success. It is the goal of the program that through the direct impact of a coach there is no limit to what can be achieved. By enhancing the skills and knowledge of these coaches, there will be a long-term positive performance impact on the athletes and communities that they work with.
For more information please contact Jason Reindl, firstname.lastname@example.org (506) 343-2149
Mar 17 2015 - Canadian Masters Indoor Championships
This past weekend the Canadian Masters Indoor Championships were held in Toronto, ON. Andrew Justason of FLTC won the M40-45 Pentathlon with a new masters record of 2817pts. Good job Andrew!
Mar 15 2015 - ANB's CIS Recap
The Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Track and Field Championships took place this past weekend in Windsor, Ontario. 12 New Brunswickers made the trip to compete against Canada's best, and 1 provincial record was set!
Mar 13 2015 - Coholan wins CIS T&F Student-Athlete Comunity service award
Windsor, ON - Congradulations to ANB member Alexandre Coholan who today was awarded the Student-Athlete Comunity service award for Track and field in the CIS.
Coholan, a local product from Moncton, had a solid showing at the AUS championships, finishing fourth in the 600-metre final and seventh in the 300m, while helping the Aigles Bleus 4x400 relay capture a bronze medal.
Mar 12 2015 - Volunteers & Official needed for Atlantic Indoor Championships!
On Saturday March 21st, the University of Moncton CEPS (Vance Toner Stadium) will play host to the Atlantic Indoor Championships! It will likely be the largest Atlantic Indoor Championship ever and once again we ask for your support as volunteers and officials!
Mar 11 2015 - Introducing the Maritime Track League
Athletics New Brunswick is extremely proud to present the Maritime Track League!
The Maritime Track League is a series of events that will offer high performance track and field competitions opportunities to athletes from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island! “Athletics New Brunswick, Athletics Nova Scotia, and Athletics PEI have been working on this project for the past few years and we are very excited to announce that 2015 will be the inaugural year for the series,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. “The objective is quite simple, we want to offer local opportunities for the Maritimes’ best athletes and bring exposure to our sport. Over $2,500 will be up for grabs and we hope to increase this amount over the next few years,” added LeBlanc.
The Maritime Track League (MTL) will offer interesting prize money for not only the top male and female athletes, but also for athletes with a disability. “The Maritime Track League is a great initiative for all provinces involved, and will most certainly be a great opportunity to the athletes of each province,” said Brandon LeBlanc, Athletics New Brunswick Athlete Representative. “Our province’s best athletes often need to leave the Maritimes in order to find high quality competition, thus it is with hopes that the MTL will allow these athletes to have more of a choice,” added LeBlanc.
The series will span the 2015 outdoor season, incorporating meets from across the Maritimes and culminating in the Atlantic Championships in Charlottetown, taking place July 25-26th.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female athletes in the junior and senior categories. Athletes will be required to compete in any 2 of the series meets plus the Atlantic Championships to be eligible for the prize awards. Rankings will be determined based on a score calculated from percentage off of the Canadian record in each event, with the overall winners being those who have accumulated the best total score over the whole series.
“This is a great endeavour. As a coach when I look at planning the competitive season there are many factors taken into account. This league will address many of them, allowing our athletes to compete locally and provide the incentive that should bring out the best of the best. I believe this will be a huge benefit to our athletes. Our provincial leaders and meet directors should be commended for supporting this,” said High Performance Coach Jason Reindl.
For more information, visit anb.ca/Programs/maritime-track-league.php
The meets that make up the Maritime Track League will include:
May 16 ASEA Open, Dieppe, NB
Jun 21 NB Outdoor Champs, Rexton, NB
Jun 21 Jump Start Athletics Meet Halifax, Halifax, NS
Jun 26 - 27 East Coast Games - Twilight Track & Throws meet, Saint John, NB
Jul 11 - 12 Legion Provincials, Moncton, NB
Jul 18 - 19 Athletics NS Track and Field Provincials, Dartmouth, NS
Jul 25 - 26 Atlantic Track and Field Championships, Charlottetown, PEI **FINAL**
Mar 9 2015 - CIS Track and Field Championships
The Canadian Interuniversity Sport CIS Track and Field Championships are set for this weekend in Windsor, Ontario, starting on Thursday and ending on Saturday. A total of 12 Athletics New Brunswick members will be representing their universities.
Stephanie Doiron, of Collette, competing for Universite de Moncton, will compete in the women's high jump on Saturday at 2:30pm (5:30pm AST). Doiron comes into the event ranked 5th.
Doirons teammate, Naomie Maltais of Val D’amour, will compete in the women's weight throw on Thursday. Naomie comes into the event ranked 8th after winning the AUS Championships last weekend.
Chris Robertson, of Moncton competing for Western University, will compete in the pentathlon. He comes into the event ranked 12th.
Clare McGrath of Woodstock will represent the Univeristy of Ottawa in the 4x800m . Her team is ranked 5th coming into the championships
Matt McNeil of Saint John, competing for Dalhousie University, is set to compete in the 3000m. McNeil comes into the event ranked 12th after winning the AUS Championships last weekend.
Sarah Taplin of Moncton also competing for Dalhousie will take part in the women’s Triple jump where she is ranked 8th.
Shawna McKay, of Moncton, is a rookie for Dalhousie University will compete in the 300m where she is ranked 13th. She will also be taking part on the 4x200m for Dalhousie.
Bridget Brennan of Beechwood will represent StFX in the women’s 4x400m, her team is currently ranked 4th in the country.
Jonathan Gionet of Bathurst will compete for Saint Thomas University in the Shot put after winning the AUS championships last week. Jon is ranked 13th in the event.
Sarah Myatt of Fredericton competing for the University of New Brunswick (UNB) will race in the 600m and 1000m where she is ranked 12th and 10th.
Dan Brown of Hampton also competing for UNB will take part in the 300m after winning the AUS championships last week. Daniel goes into the event ranked 12th. Finally Luke Dillman who competes for UNB and is from Cole Harbour, NS will participate in the Weight throw where he is ranked 13th.
‘’ It’s great to see so many of our members among the best student-athletes in Canada, the CIS championships are always a great competition and I am sure our members will make New Brunswick proud’’ said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick
The live stream for the event can be found here: http://www.cis-sic.tv/
Mar 7 2015 - Request for Expression of Interest - Run Jump Throw Wheel
Athletics NB is very happy to announce a great partnership opportunity for hiring of a new full time staff position being created in New Brunswick.
The new position will assume the responsibility of provincial Coordinator forRun-Jump-Throw-Wheel (RJTW), youth road running and our new introductory competitive program to replace Hershey.Fore more information please go to : http://www.anb.ca/page.php?content=RJTWEN
Mar 6 2015 - Coach applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Legion Championships
The 2015 National Legion Youth Championships will be taking place in Ste Therese/Blainville, Quebec from August 7-9th and Athletics New Brunswick is seeking applicants for the Coach position.
Application can be found here: http://www.anb.ca/Programs/royal-canadian-legion.php
If you are interested or know others who might be, we encourage you to submit your application by April 1st 2015 to email@example.com
Should you have any questions with regards to the position please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 2 2015 - CIS Conference Championships Recap (non AUS)
While most New Brunswick athletes were in action at the AUS Championships in Moncton, many others were in action at the other CIS conference championships across Canada.
At the RSEQ Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec:
Mar 1 2015 - New Brunswick Athlete’s shine at AUS Track & Field Championships
(MONCTON, N.B.) – Over 220 university athletes took part in the 2015 Subway Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Track and Field Championships hosted at the University de Moncton this weekend. A total of 9 Atlantic Universities competed for individual titles and team points. The competition saw great performances including 1 NB provincial record, 3 stadium records and 6 AUS Championships record.
Many New Brunswick athletes excelled; here are a few of the Highlights:
On the women’s side:
Sarah Taplin of Moncton (competing for Dalhousie University) not only set a new AUS record in the 60m Hurdle but also tied the New Brunswick record with a time of 9.15secs. She now holds the record with Angela Breau who had run the same time in 1994.
Her teammate Shawna Mckay a rookie at Dalhousie University, from Moncton, won the 300m in a blistering time of 41.12secs. She was also part of Dal’s gold medal winning 4x200m relay team, and the 4x400m relay team who won silver.
University de Moncton’s Naomie Maltais (Val d’amour) won gold in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 15.09m more than a metre better than the second place finisher.
Sarah Myatt (Fredericton) running for UNB won the 600m by over 3 seconds, won the 1000m, was second in the 4x800m relay, 3rd in the 4x200m relay, and 3rd in the 4x400m relay. Sarah was then named female track MVP of the AUS conference.
UNB’s Sydney MacDonald (Miramichi) closed off her rookie season by having a great championship. In the high jump, MacDonald finished with a season best and silver medal. She would add one more bronze medal via the 60m hurdles.
Also competing for UNB Tess McDonald (Fredericton) added to her AUS medal collection by repeating as bronze medalist in the triple jump. She also ran a great leg on the 4x200m relay helping her team to the bronze medal and a new school record. Rounding out the 4x200m team with Myatt and McDonald were Anne Ugabi and Ashley Gallagher.
The Women’s Team Title went to Dalhouse with 165 points, StFX was second with 106 points, then UNB with 56 points. The University de Moncton was fourth with 27 points, Saint Mary's was fifth with 13 points, Acadia was sixth with 11 points, and Saint Thomas was seventh with 2 points.
On the men’s side
Matt McNeil of Saint Johnrunning for Dalhousie Universitydominated the field to win the men’s 3000m in 8:30.54, One of the fastest times ever run in the UdeM facility. Matt Also finished 4th in the 1500m in 4:03.00 His Team mate David Kerrof Fredericton was able to capture a bronze medal in the mens’s weight throw with a toss of 14.25m.
Rookie Alain Doucet (Dieppe, NB) competing for the University de Moncton took home the gold in the men’s pole vault event with a leap of 3.50m. UdeM also captured a bronze in the men’s 4x400m relay The team of Christian Richard, Alexandre Coholan, Jonathan Cormier and Raphael Choquette were able to cover the distance in 3:35.78
Jonathan Gionet of Bathurst became the first ever St Thomas athlete to win an individual medal at the AUS Championships after claiming gold in the men’s shot put with a throw of 14.35m.
UNB’s Daniel Brown (Hampton, NB) continued to build and improve on his previous AUS championship results this weekend. In 2014, Brown was a bronze medalist in both the 300m and 600m. In 2015, he won the 300m in a time of 35.96s - just missing the AUS record of 35.85s set in 1993. Brown also won the silver medal in the 600m in a time of 1:21.79s. This 600m time broke the AUS & Fieldhouse record of 1:22.00 from 1992, but Brown was just edged out by Mackenzie Munro of StFX with a time of 1:21.68. Brown would add another silver to his medal haul as a member of the men's 4x400m team.
Artabaz Nazari (Saint John) broke the UNB school record in the 60m en route to a silver medal running 7.01s. Nazari improved all year and can now hold claim to being the fastest to have attended UNB. Nazari would add to his medal collection with a bronze medal in the 4x200m relay.
Off the track, UNB proved to be the top school in the weight throw taking the top two spots. All weekend the throws were loud and exciting with many throwers saving their best for last. However, in the end it was UNB's Luke Dillman(Cole Harbour, NS) winning the event with a best throw of 14.57m and setting a new UNB record in the process. Teammate Brad Carragher (Charlottetown, PEI) definitely made Dillman work for it, as he finished second with a best of 14.33m, a difference of only 25cm. Brown and Dillman will extend their season as they have qualified for the CIS national championships in Windsor March 12-15. Brown will compete in the 300m and Dillman in the weigh throw.
-Kyle Lefort (Cheticamp NS) Silver in the pentathlon,
-Brandon Cleghorn (Salsbury) won bronze in the long jump with personal best jump of 6.61m
-Jordan Johnson (Canterbury, NB) earned a silver medal with a best of 1.91m in the high jump.
-Kyle Ancheta (Fredericton, NB) won the silver medal in the triple jump with a best of 12.43m.
- Evan Grant (Rexton NB) and Troy Wilson (Woodstock, NB) each won bronze medals in the pole vault competition with a best clearance of 2.85m. They now co-hold the UNB school record.
-Artabaz Nazari (Saint John) broke the UNB school record in the 60m en route to a silver medal running
Dalhousie won the AUS team title with 148.5 points. UNB was second with 96. Last year’s champions, StFX, were third with 87 points, University de Moncton was fourth with 35 points, Saint Mary's was fifth with 20 points, Acadia was sixth with 9.5 points, and Saint Thomas was seventh with 9 points.
Sarah Myatt (Fredericton, N.B.) a fourth-year student-athlete from the UNB Varsity Reds was named female track athlete of the year. Fifth-year Dalhousie student-athlete Rebecca Haworth (Waverly, N.S.) earned female field athlete of the year honours for the second consecutive year, while Dalhousie's Jordan Bruce (Dartmouth, N.S.), a third-year arts student, was named male field athlete of the year.
AUS rookie of the year honours went to StFX's Hayley Wilson (Skye Glen, N.S.) on the women's side and Dalhousie's Joshua Lunda (Cole Harbour, N.S.) on the men's.
Haworth also claimed the women's student-athlete community service award for the fifth consecutive year. She is the founder of Dalhousie's Special Tigers Sports Program which runs events where youth with intellectual disabilities partner with Dalhousie student-athletes to share their love for sports.
Aigles Bleus team captain Alexandre Coholan (Moncton, N.B.) was the recipient of the men's student-athlete community service award. Coholan volunteers as a first-year students mentor at University de Moncton. He also volunteers for an array of other organizations, including, but not limited to, the Greater Moncton Dragon Boat Festival and the Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. Coholan also gives anti-bullying awareness presentations to local high schools on the topics of discrimination, intimidation and homophobia.
Dalhousie's Chantelle Robbertse (Burlinton, Ont.) was named Subway athlete of the meet on the women's side. She claimed gold in the women's long jump and the women's pentathlon.
Chas Smith (Warwick, Bermuda), also from the Tigers, earned Subway athlete of the meet honours on the men's side. He earned gold in men's long jump and men's triple jump and bronze in the men's high jump.
Head coach of the Dalhousie Tigers teams, Rich Lehman, earned AUS coach of the year honours on both the men's and women's side.
“It’s great to see so many New Brunswick track and field athletes excelling at the university level” Said Gabriel LeBlanc Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick ‘’ Many of these athletes will now travel to Windsor for the CIS Championships and I am sure they will make New Brunswick Proud’’ added LeBlanc
Complete results from this weekend's championships can be found on the AUS website at atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/wtrack/2014-15/files/aus_champs_2015_complete_results.pdf.
• 2017-03-24 - Shayne Dobson named new ANB Athlete Representative