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Sep 30 2016 - Canada Games 2017: 300 Days To Go!

October 1 st , 2016 is a special day in that it marks the 300-day countdown until the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Jeux Canada Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba that our athletics athletes will take part in.

Building off of this date and the amazing competitive results that were achieved in 2016 Athletics New Brunswick, the 2017 coaching staff, and the entire Canada Games program are excited to announce its second 2017 Identification List. This list is comprised of 83 athletes from across the New Brunswick that have shown the potential to represent New Brunswick at the games through their performances during the 2016 outdoor season.

http://www.anb.ca/Programs/canada-summer-games.php

“I couldn’t be more excited about where we are at in terms of Canada Games outlook. We have less than a year until the games and presently we have two athletes with A+ standards (top 3), twelve with A standards (top 8), and nineteen with B standards (top 12). This is great momentum for our province as a whole and shows that New Brunswick athletics is continuing to impress,” said head coach Jason Reindl. “The entire CSG staff is excited with the depth and quality of this identification list but we know that no one has a position on the team until trials (June 23-25, 2017). Our message to those who find themselves on the list and those that do not is the same. Keep on training hard. Keep on setting goals and working towards them. Keep on striving for excellence. If you can do those things you will stand a great chance of being successful and achieving your Team NB CSG goals in 2017,” added Reindl.

Any athletes or coaches who require assistance in developing their plans towards the CSG trials and the games or just have questions are encouraged to contact Head Coach Jason Reindl – jasonreindl@me.com - (506) 343-2149.

Please note that inclusion on the list has absolutely no bearing on final team selection in 2017. Athletes who have been named have no greater likelihood of being selected for the games team nor have those not been included having any additional requirements. All items dealing with the selection criteria can be found in the following selection criteria document located on the ANB website that were approved by the ANB board on June 24th, 2015.

http://www.anb.ca/documents/uploads/2017%20CG%20Selection%20Version%203%20- %20EN.pdf (English)

http://www.anb.ca/documents/uploads/2017%20CG%20Selection%20Version%203%20- %20FR.pdf (French)


Sep 29 2016 - NBIAA Regionals Set For This Weekend

The New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association (NBIAA) Regional Cross Country Championships are set to take place this Saturday, October 1st. The North-East Regional Championships will take place in Charlo, while the South-West Regional Championships will take place in St. George.

 

Notable athletes to look out for include:

 

North-East:

 

- Sisters Mélodie and Mélanie Landry of École Mgr-Marcel-François-Richard will both compete in the junior girl's 3km. These sisters placed first and second at last year's regionals, and second and third at last year's provincials. These sisters will again attempt to grab the first two placings and again lead their team to win the regional championships while qualifying for provincials.

 

- Laura Dickinson of Miramichi Valley High School will compete in the senior girl's 4km. Dickinson won double gold at this year's Youth National Track & Field Championships and has won every NBIAA Championships she has competed in in the past, winning in grade 9, 10, and 11; now challenging as a grade 12 athlete.

 

- Alexi Roy of École Secondaire Népisiguit will compete in the senior boy's 5km. At last year's championships, Alexi finished 4th, but with all three medalists now graduated, Roy has his eyes set on the gold medal.

 

South- West:

 

- Hannah Trites of Fredericton High School will compete in the junior girl's 3km. Trites won last year's NBIAA Championships as a grade 9 athlete and will now look to reclaim the title as a grade 10 athlete.

 

- Hannah Cormier of Fredericton High School will compete in the senior girl's 4km. Cormier finished 3rd at last year's Championships, just 4 seconds outside of silver, and 9 seconds outside of the gold.

 

- Jenna Keilty of École Sainte-Anne will compete in the senior girl's 4km. Keilty finished 2nd at last year's Championships, just 5 seconds outside of the gold medal position, and will look to challenge for this year's provincial title.

 

- Lars Schwarz of École Sainte-Anne will compete in the senior boy's 5km. Schwarz finished second at last year's championships as a junior athlete.   The top 4 teams in each category will advance to the NBIAA Championships, as well as the top 4 individual athletes who are not part of a full school team. The NBIAA Championships are set to take place in Fredericton's O'dell Park on October 14th.

 

Full entry list for the North-East Regionals can be found here: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/entry-list/nbiaa-north-east-regionals-cross-country/6381/

 

Full entry list for the South-West Regionals can be found here: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/entry-list/nbiaa-south-west-regionals-cross-country/6382/


Sep 27 2016 - Athletics New Brunswick names inaugural ADSP teams

Athletics New Brunswick is very pleased to announce the names of the athletes who have been named to the inaugural Athlete Development and Support Program.  The ADSP teams are based on performances from the 2016 outdoor season.  Each athlete has attained a performance standard to be recognized as a member of these teams, and ANB wishes to congratulate them on their great seasons.  The ADSP is divided into four tiers, each representing a step along the path to achieving national and international success.  The program encompasses athletes from Midget (U16), Youth (U18), Junior (U20), Espoir (U23) and Senior categories.  In total, 88 athletes have been named to the 4 teams.

 

“The performance standards we have set for these teams are based on the ability to achieve national and international success, so the fact that we have this many athletes performing at this level is outstanding,” said Steve LeBlanc, ANB’s Director of High Performance.  “The pathway we have identified is one that progresses the athlete from provincial and regional success all the way to national teams and international success,” he added.  “And based on what I am seeing from this group of athletes, we are performing at a very high level now and for years to come.”

 

The Technical Director of ANB, Gabriel LeBlanc, also added his congratulations to the athletes.  “Our new program is built around two important principles that we believe are crucial to our success as an organization – providing athletes with opportunities to train and compete, and giving them the resources to continue to develop and succeed.  Our athletes have shown what they are capable of, and we hope the ADSP will help them continue to develop and succeed.  It is fair to say that 2016 was a banner year for ANB, capped off by having two of our own represent Canada on the biggest stage in Rio.  And we hope to see more of the same in Tokyo 2020.”

 

The ADSP represents a $20,000 commitment from ANB towards its athletes.  Along with ADSP clothing, athletes will receive access to various training and competition opportunities organized by ANB.  Those in the Elite and High Performance teams will also receive significant direct financial support.

 

The ADSP Elite team is made up of 5 athletes: Grace Annear (Hampton), Laura Dickinson (Miramichi), Shayne Dobson (Campbellton), Geneviève Lalonde (Moncton), and Sarah MacPherson (Fredericton).  These athletes will each receive $3000 in direct funding support from ANB.

 

The ADSP High Performance team is made up of 9 athletes: Jack Berkshire (Fredericton), Barry Britt (Hampton), Brady Graves (Saint John), Victoria LeBlanc (Saint John), Nick MacMackin (Quispamsis), Sarah Myatt (Fredericton), Véronique Omalosanga (Moncton), Christel Robichaud (Moncton), and Samantha Taylor (Canterbury).  These athletes will each receive $300 in direct funding support from ANB.

 

There are 46 athletes named to the ADSP Performance team and 28 named to the ADSP Development team.  The complete list of athletes, along with more information on the ADSP can be found on the ANB website in the Programs section at: http://www.anb.ca/Programs/adsp.php


Sep 24 2016 - 34th Annual UdeM XC Classic - Dal and STFX claim team titles; Myatt and MacIntosh top NB runners

Saturday, September 24th marked the 34th instalment of the UdeM Cross-Country classic race in Moncton. Participants aging from 5 years old to Varsity university athletes ran the hilly, tactical course across the UdeM campus.

 

In the women's race Dalhousie University established their intentions of holding onto the conference championship crown for yet another season, finishing with five athletes in the top eight university finishers, including a sweep of the podium positions. Leading the way for the Tigers was the defending conference championship Coleen Wilson winning the 6km race in a time of 22 minutes and 43 seconds. Finishing second for the Tigers was Fredericton's Sarah Myatt, in her first season with Dalhousie after four seasons with the UNB Varsity Reds. Rounding out the podium sweep for Dal was Jenna MacDonald.

 

Top New Brunswick finishers in the women's race were Dalhousie's Sarah Myatt, and UdeM’s Kamylle Frenette.

 

Non-university competitors Laura Dickinson of Mirimichi finished second overall representing ASEA, while Hannah Trites of Fredericton finished seventh overall and Hannah Cormier finished in fourteenth place.

 

On the men's side STFX finished the 8km race in first place in the team score category led by race winner Scott Donald. Alex Cyr and Alex Neuffer rounded out a podium sweep on the men's side for St Francis Xavier.

 

Top New Brunswick university male finisher was Angus MacIntosh, from Moncton representing Dalhousie University. MacIntosh finished in seventh overall. Jeremie Pellerin of Shediac finished eighth representing UdeM, while Bryan Thomas of Bathurst finished eleventh also representing UdeM, finally Josh Shanks finished in thirteenth place representing UNB. The strong performance by the UdeM runners gave their team a third place finish, placing them on the podium at home in a strong start to their season.

 

Lee Wessellius from Salisbury represented ASEA in the university race finishing the course in fourth place.

 

When asked about his performance Angus MacIntosh said "It's still early in the season, but it's nice to see that the work I put in this summer has given me a solid base to build from."

 

The university athletes will get a week off from league races before a stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia where Dalhousie and Saint Mary's will be hosting a race at Point Pleasant Park on October 8th.


Full results from this meet can be found at http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=893 results from the youth meet can be found at http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=894

 

ANB would also like to thank Susan Achenson for the photos used in this article!


Sep 23 2016 - Université de Moncton to host 34th annual Cross-Country Classic on Saturday

On Saturday September 24th the UdeM campus will be transformed into a race course for some of New Brunswick’s premier cross-country athletes, racing in categories from under 5, to the exciting fi

nale. Registration is $5 per participant and can be done on site prior to the first race which starts at 9:00am. The first race will be the under 5 category and the race

s will progress through the age groups after that. This race serves as a major fundraiser for the UdeM cross-country program. This is the event where many of New Brunswick's top athletes got started, including Olympians Joel Bourgeois and Genvieve Lalond. This event is a wonderful opportunity for youth to give cross-country a try, and experience what it is like to compete in the sport.

 

 

As previously mentioned the day will be capped off by the second Atlantic University Sport race of the season. Athetes from Université de Moncton, University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie University, Acadia University, Saint Mary’s University, St Francis Xavier University, St. Thomas University, and University of Prince Edward Island are expected to compete.

 

In the women’s race you will see a strong field as three of the top four finishers at last year’s AUS conference championship are expected to compete, including the defending Conference champion Colleen Wilson. After strong performances at the Acadia race last weekend UdeM should be coming into their hometown meet with confidence and excitement, while a young UNB team coming off a strong season opening performance in Bangor should be another exciting team to watch.

 

On the men’s side a strong performance should be expected from defending conference champions StFX. Jérémie Pellerin of UdeM and Joshua Shanks of UNB are strong New Brunswickers to watch in this race, with the UdeM and UNB men’s sides expected to perform well, coming off similar previous successes as their schools’ women’s teams.

 

The excitement all gets started at 9:00am on Saturday with the under 5 race, and we hope to see everyone there to watch this exciting event involving many of New Brunswick’s future cross-country and track and field stars.


Sep 22 2016 - Congratulations Coach Jennifer Butler!

Athletics New Brunswick is extremely excited and proud to share that Coach New Brunswick has named Jennifer Butler its winner of the Good to Great Coaching award as part of their annual Leave Your Mark Coaching Awards program. This prestigious program celebrates and honors the remarkable commitment and tremendous contribution of exemplary individuals in the coaching community.

 

Jen’s award highlights the progression of a coach’s National Coaching Certification Pathway (NCCP) from in training to trained to certified. The recipient constantly seeks to further develop their coaching abilities and longs to become a certified NCCP coach. Jen is a Certified Sport Coach, Certified Club Coach in the Endurance events, Trained Performance Coach in the Sprints and Hurdles, and has taken part in two ANB Coaching Mentorship programs/camps.

 

“Coaches such as Jennifer Butler are the backbone of our sport and ANB is very proud to have a coach such as Jen who continues to improve herself as she grows the sport. Congratulations Jen. We are all very proud of you,” said Coaching Education Director Jason Reindl.

 

Jen has been instrumental in the development of the Athletisme Chaleur Athletics club in Bathurst eleven years ago where she serves as the head coach for the club and the local school based programs.  She has been a Canada Games Women in Coaching Apprentice Coach (2009), co-head coach of the 2013 Jeux Canada Games, head coach of Team NB at the 2015 National Indoor Championships, co-head coach of the 2015 Team NB Legion Team, and is on the Team NB coaching staff for the upcoming 2017 Jeux Canada Games team.

 

Congratulations Jen!  


Sep 19 2016 - National Coaches Week

In celebration of National Coaches Week Athletics New Brunswick would like to show its support for all of those amazing coaches who have given their time (past, present, and future) to the betterment of the sport, their communities, and the individuals that they interact with. Coaches work athletes of all abilities and while coaches are primarily associated with sport achievements we know that coaches impact athletes in a number of different ways. Their mentorship, guidance, leadership, support, commitment, and friendship is a testament to their character.  To all of our coaches we say THANK YOU!  #ThanksCoach #CoachesWeek

 

But to truly get that message of thanks to our coaches across and show the value and celebrate all of our coaches here are quote directly from the athletes whom the coaches have shaped, influenced, and helped along the way. #ThanksCoach #CoachesWeek

 

Brady Graves- “I would never be where I am at today training with the Guelph Gryphons if it wasn’t for all the encouragement and support I get from coaches. The coaching staff’s that I have worked with have been phenomenal and I could not have asked for a better group of coaches throughout my running years in high school to be with.”

 

Jennifer Bell- “A great coach inspires. It is through them that athletes continue to grow not only in sport but in life. To my coaches, thank you for all of your inspiration.”

 

Lisa Richard- “Dear coaches, I couldn’t thank them enough for their hard work, patience, and the passion they have for the sport. They push us to our absolute limits even when we don’t know if we’ll be able to walk the next day or even finish the workout. Sometimes wondering whether you’re going to have a heart attack or when you feel like your head is about to explode at any moment.  they are always on our side telling us it is almost over. Not to forget that in the meantime your legs are cramping up and as you finish you realize they have already brought the garbage can over and are waiting for you with some juice. But in the end it’s all worth it. We go to competitions always bringing our “A” game and ready to rock. Some of them have become my family and my best friends. I know I can always count on them for anything. I feel like I can tell them anything. They will always listen and give their own advice. They are my motivator and they always go above and beyond to make sure we are at our best. I love them dearly and I couldn’t imagine my life without them.”

 

Braden Harrison- "Throughout my life I've played a variety of sports under numerous different coaches, and I can proudly say none have been as influential or caring as my current track and field coaches. Their boundless effort, dedication and genuine interest in my development has helped fuel my love for the sport and has been instrumental in my progression as an athlete."

 

 

 

Take a moment to send your coach a message of thanks and please continue to share the message this week of #ThanksCoach in celebration of coaches week from September 17-25, 2016 #CoachesWeek.

 

For more information on coaches week check out the following link through the Coaches Association of Canada http://www.coach.ca/national-coaches-week-s17020


Sep 18 2016 - MacDonald and MacIntosh lead all cross country New Brunswicker’s at race in the Valley

The first regular season Atlantic University Sport (AUS) cross-country race took place today, September 17th, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, hosted by Acadia University. Athletes from five different schools ran in the race, including forty-seven athletes in the women’s 5km race and thirty-seven athletes in the 6km men’s race. This race served as a great starting point to the season and gives the athletes a solid foundation that they can move forward on and improve.

In the women’s race the Dalhousie Tigers prevailed as the team champions led by Coleen Wilson in first place, Shaylyn Tell in fourth place and Abby Llewllyn in fifth place. Université de Moncton finished an impressive second overall with Carol-Ann MacDonald(2nd), and Kamylle Frenette(3rd) scoring top points for Les Aigles Bleu.

Carol-Ann MacDonald

The top New Brunswick finisher in the women’s race was Carol-Ann MacDonald, of Moncton who came in 2nd place with a time of 20:19 in the 5km race Representing Université de Moncton. Other strong New Brunswick performances came from Kamylle Frenette from Moncton in 3rd, Magalie Babine from Moncton in 12th and Alicia Henry from Riverview finishing in 15th place in her first year representing Acadia University.

Full team standings after women’s the race were as follows.

 

Dalhousie University - 25

Université de Moncton - 62

Acadia University - 65

Memorial University 78

Saitn Mary's University - 95
 

On the men’s side Memorial University reigned supreme with top points being scored by Matthew Power in first place, Jordan Fewer in fourth place and, Seamus Boyd-Porter in ninth place. UdeM finished third with points being scored from Bryan Thomas(3rd), Nassim Bousmaha (5th) and Vincent Leclair(24th).

Angus MacIntosh - Dalhousie University

The best finish from a New Brunswicker out of the men came from Dalhousie University athlete Angus MacIntosh, from Riverview. Angus finished 2nd overall with an impressive time of 21:38 over the 6km course. MacIntosh is in his 3rd year of studying Engineering. Other strong New Brunswick performances came from Bryan Thomas of Shippegan in 3rd place representing Université de Moncton, Paul Gallant of Memramcook, and of Alex Coffin of Saint John.

Full team standings from the men’s race are below

 

Memorial University - 32

Dalhousie University - 48

Université de Moncton - 69

Saint Mary's University - 84

University of Prince Edward Island - 92
Full results from this competition can be found here http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=890

The next race on the AUS cross-country circuit will take place At the UdeM XC Classic in Moncton next Saturday on September 24th, hosted by the Université de Moncton. The women’s race will start at 12pm, and the men’s race at 12:45pm.

As part of this event there are also races for children aged 5 and up to participate in, which begin at 9am. Registration fees for this event are $5, and can be paid on site. For more information on this event please check out the meet package here. Also make sure to be on the lookout for the 4th Annual ANB Throwsapooloza taking place next weekend at the same time at UdeM’s throws field. Early registration for this event closes on September 20th. For full information on the Throwsapooloza please check out the Throwsapooloza 4 meet package.


Sep 18 2016 - Big Turn Out at Dieppe Cross-Country Meet

On Saturday, September 17th, Dieppe played host to New Brunswick’s future cross-country stars as 281 5-13 year olds ran courses that ranged from 500m to 2km based on age. Amongst those in attendance was New Brunswick Olympian Genevieve Lalonde who placed 16th in the steeplechase at last months Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

 

Top Performers in each race were as follows

Under 5 Girls (500m): 1. Melodie Poirier 2. Eloise Fowler 3. Sady MacKinnon

Under 5 Boys (500m): 1. Isaac Leblanc 2. Felix Poirer 3. Mikel Bryar

6 and 7 year old Girls (800m): 1. Xinjie Wang 2. Maelle Rodier 3. Janie Savoie

6 and 7 year old Boys (800m): 1. Dax Doiron 2. Lucas Babin 3. Jayden Landry

8 and 9 year old Girls (1000m): 1. Celine Despres 2. Annabelle Cormier 3. Claire Nowlan

8 and 9 year old Boys (1000m): 1. Cayden Ring 2. Xavier Daigle 3. Laurent Dupuis

10 and 11 year old Girls (1500m): 1. Madalyn MacKinnon 2. Ida Vigneau 3. Ella Purdy

10 and 11 year old Boys (1500m): 1. Luke Purdy 2. Zachary Brideau 3. Oscar Hebert Creeggan

12 and 13 year old Girls (2000m): 1. Emily Doucet 2. Gabrielle Cote 3. Shelby Macissac

12 and 13 year old Boys (2000m): 1. Francois Richard 2. Owen Enstrom 3. Simon Leblanc

 

Full Results can be found here


ANB would like to congratulate all the athletes that participated in this meet! If you or your athlete was not able to participate in this meet, or would like another opportunity to compete in a cross country race, fear not, because next weekend on September 24th Université de Moncton will be hosting their annual cross country classic. This meet will include opportunities for athletes aged 5 and up to participate in age appropriate distance cross country races. The day will end when the university athletes race in the second AUS League event of the year at 12:00pm (women) and 12:45pm (men), so make sure to stick around to cheer on our New Brunswick university athletes as well. For more information on the UdeM XC Classic you can find the meet package here.


Sep 11 2016 - Shayne Dobson finishes 5th at Paralympic Games

Shayne Dobson of Campbellton, New Brunswick has finished 5th at the Rio Paralympic Games. In the T37 1500m final, Dobson ran the race of his life to finish with a time of 4:21.06, a new personal best and provincial record.

 

World record holder and London 2012 gold medalist Michael Mckillop of Ireland again took gold at these Paralympic Games in a time of 4:12.11, while Canadian Liam Stanley took silver in a time of 4:16.72, and Algerian Madjid Djemai took bronze with a time of 4:17.28.

 

"To see Shayne make it to the Paralympic Games was very exciting, but to see him come back to New Brunswick with a new personal best time and a 5th place finish is incredible," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "Now a veteran member of Team Canada for the Parapan American Games, World Championships, and Paralympic Games, we can certainly expect to see Shayne take his talents further and chase faster times for years to come."

 

Full Results to the T37 1500m finals can be found here: www.rio2016.com/en/paralympics/athletics-men-s-1500m-t37-final


Sep 10 2016 - 2016 Athletics New Brunswick Awards: Nominations now open

2016 Athletics New Brunswick Awards: Nominations now open

Athletics New Brunswick is very pleased to announce that the nomination for the 2016 ANB award is now open!

Please ensure that you nominate athletes/coaches/officials/volunteer for their accomplishments and performances throughout the year. Deadline for submitting names is October 10th 2016.

Here is the list of awards

Athletics

Bantam male athlete of the year / Bantam female athlete of the year            

Midget male athlete of the year / Midget female athlete of the year                
Youth male athlete of the year /Youth female athlete of the year 
Junior male athlete of the year /Junior female athlete of the year 
Senior male athlete of the year/ Senior female athlete of the year 

Master athlete of the year 

Para athlete of the year 

Coach of the year

Official of the year

Volunteer of the year

Team of the year

 

Cross Country (2015 season)

18 and Under male athlete of the year /18 and Under female athlete of the year 

18+ male athlete of the year /18+ female athlete of the year 

 

The presentation of awards will be held during the ANB year end banquet in November in Oromocto.

Nomination must be done online here : http://anb.ca/AwardNomination.php?lang=en


Sep 8 2016 - Shayne in Rio.

On Sunday, September 11th, at 11:59 am (Atlantic Standard Time), our very own Shayne Dobson will be racing in the class T37 1500m Paralympic final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Originally from Campbellton, NB, Shayne is an alumnus of Universite de Moncton’s cross country program. He will be the only athlete representing Athletics New Brunswick at the Paralympic Games, but ranked fifth with a seed time of 4:21.10 heading into the race, he is poised to do it well. The 24 year old has been preparing for his first Paralympic games experience by attending training camps in Park City, Utah. We encourage you to tune in and cheer him on, as he attempts to take on the best in the world! You can follow the action using one of the links inserted below. Best of luck, Shayne. ANB will be rooting for you every step of the way!

Watch him live at

anb.ca/dobson


Sep 6 2016 - Sneak Peak National Coaches week in NB

Hey Coaches!! 

  Coach NB is excited to be hosting our Picking up a Whistle Tour for National Coaches Week. We have 8 stops during the Pick up a Whistle Tour throughout NB! From Coaches celebration events to mini-symposiums to finishing the tour with the Beyond Coaching Conference.

The Beyond Coaching Conference is catered towards providing coaches with the tools and opportunities to promote the Coach NB vision.  The conference is a two-day event beginning Friday evening (September 23rd) and continues Saturday morning and afternoon (September 24th) at the Crossman Community Centre / Kay Arena located in Moncton.

These dates have been specifically chosen to coincide with the conclusion of National Coaches Week – a week dedicated to celebrating the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada.   Check out our website:   http://coachnb.ca/beyondcoaching/

Registration is happening through the Locker! https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/1300  

We are excited to present to you quality sessions and Keynote speakers from Karl Subban, Jane Thornton, David Scott amongst some of of our successful coaches in our province! 

 

 


Sep 1 2016 - Decathlon record for Furlong in Vancouver

New Brunswick’s Dennis Furlong, of Dalhousie, New Brunswick competed this past week at the PanAm Masters Championship in Vancouver, British Columbia representing Canada and New Brunswick. Between August 27th and 28th Dennis competed in the ten events of the decathlon scoring a total of 4873 pts, enough for the top score in the event, and a new New Brunswick provincial record in the 70-74 year old Masters class, as well as one of the top performances in Canadian history.

Dennis performed strong enough in several of his decathlon events to set provincial age class records as well. Dennis’ result in the 80m Hurdles was also enough for a provincial record in the with a time of 18.99 seconds into a 0.6m/s headwind. Dennis’ result in the pole vault was also enough for a new provincial record with a height of 1.80m being cleared. Finally, Dennis set a provincial record in his 1500m event of the decathlon with a time of 7:48.76.

In total Dennis set a total of four provincial records in Vancouver, in the decathlon, the 80m Hurdles, the pole vault and in the 1500m.

Congratulations to Dennis Furlong on his amazing record setting performance in Vancouver this week!! 


Sep 1 2016 - ANB’s Next GEN Weekend

Calling walkers and runners of all ages in the Moncton area! This is your chance to meet a 2016 Olympic finalist. On the weekend of September 17-18th,Geneviève Lalonde, well rested from her races in Rio de Janeiro, will be present for two popular running events hosted by Athletics New Brunswick.

 

On Saturday, we invite all young runners between the ages of 5-13 to compete in the 2016 Rotary Park cross country race at Rotary Park in Dieppe. After a guided walk of the course at 9:00 am, the races will begin at 9:30, with children separated in gender and age categories. Following the completion of each race, a Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel demonstration will be carried out for all runners. This event serves as a great opportunity for young runners to be introduced to the sport, as Geneviève will be watching closely to offer some valuable running advice. Lalonde, who grew up in Moncton, NB, is coming off a performance of a lifetime on the Olympic stage. After re-writing her own Canadian national record in the 3000m steeplechase in the 2016 Olympic preliminary round in a time of 9:30.24, she went on to finish 16th in the world in the final. Accompanying Lalonde will be John Rasmussen from Ancaster, Ontario. An elite triathlete who is a member of the Canadian National team, Rasmussen was the 7th place finisher at the Punta Guilarte CAMTRI Triathlon Premium American Cup in 2015. Both athletes have graciously accepted to offer words of advice to athletes of any calibre, as well as to sign personalized autograph cards.

 

On the next day, Sunday September 18th, Geneviève and John will again offer their treasured expertise to the running community of Moncton. This time, they are inviting you to join them on a casual fun run at 8:30 AM starting at the Moncton Running Room on 300 Main Street.  Because Genevieve and John will not be running at their impressive maximum speed, this Running Room-sponsored event presents a great opportunity for walkers and runners of all ages and levels to tag along and to learn from some of the top athletes in the nation.

We encourage you to join us for these enriching community events! For more information about either event, please contact Gabriel Leblanc at anb@anb.ca or 506-229-3745.

2017-09-18 - Athlete Bio : Elizabeth MacDonald On Being A Veteran Competitor
2017-09-13 - New Brunswick Youth Cross Country Series
2017-08-30 - Athlete Profile: Naomie Maltais: On Harnessing Focus
2017-08-28 - MacPherson makes top 10
2017-08-27 - Athlete Bio : Alex Witmer: On Wanderlust, Echochambers, and Comebacks

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