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Aug 16 2017 - Athletics New Brunswick Awards: Nominations Now Open

Athletics New Brunswick is very pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2017 ANB awards!

Please ensure that you nominate athletes/coaches/officials/volunteer for their accomplishments and performances throughout the year. Deadline for submitting names is September 17th, 2017.

Here is the list of awards


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 (2016 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:

Aug 16 2017 - Lalonde 13th - Resets Canadian Record!

Once again, Geneviève Lalonde has lowered her own Canadian Senior 3000 meter Steeplechase record! This time, she has done it on the International Stage at the 2017 IAAF World Track and Field Championship in London, England. The Moncton, New Brunswick native finished 13th in a cohort of women dubbed the “fastest, most accomplished (3000 meter Steeplechase) field in World Championship history,” by announcer Steve Ovett. The herd of athletes included an Olympic champion, 3 World Junior champions and 2 former IAAF World champions. Lalonde’s placing represents her highest ranking in an IAAF world championship.


Moreover, her time of 9:29.99 makes her the first Canadian female steeplechaser to have dipped under the 9 minutes and 30 seconds. She bested her previous personal best and National record of 9:30.24. Again, she battled hard to remain in the race after an early race fall, and fought to hang onto the chase pack. The fast-paced race strung her to new heights. The Americans Emma Coburn and Courtney Frierichs grabbed the top two spots, followed closely by Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi.


Congratulations Geneviève ! Way to put NB and Canada on the map, once again !

Aug 15 2017 - NB athletes shine at Canadian Masters Championship

While Geneviève Lalonde was garnering attention in the spotlight of London, four of our best Masters athletes performed well right here in Toronto at the Canadian Masters Championship. New Brunswick had representatives in all throwing events, as well as in the high jump, and achieved great performance across the board. Our athletes even brought home a few national medals! Here are some of the great performances of our ANB members:


To begin, Paul Gauthier (M50-59) headlines our NB delegation after a strong weekend of throws. He took home his age group’s gold medals in the shot put and the discus throw, reaching distances of 13.26 meters and 40.39 meters, respectively. He also won gold in the men’s 30+ throws pentathlon, posting a score of 3425. Gauthier was not done there. He earned a silver medal in the weight throw, attaining a distance of 16.54 meters, and two bronze medals in the hammer throw and javelin throw with distances of 41.59 meters, and 40.93 meters, respectively.


Tracy Dunn (F45-49) was top Canadian in the hammer throw for her age group, thanks to a toss of 19.65 meters. She was second overall. She then earned a bronze medal in the high jump, clearing the bar at 0.95 meters. Dunn then collected her third medal of the weekend, thanks to her discus throw of 17.04 meters. In the javelin throw, she was 6th, reaching a distance of 13.75 meters.


Sharon Peabody (W50-59) collected three 4th place finishes within her age group. She threw the weight for 6.11 meters, jumped over a 1.0-meter bar in the high jump, and notched the discus for 15.40 meters.


Finally, Adrienne Cameron (W-65-69) earned a 4th place finish in the women’s high jump, clearing 0.9 meters. She then earned 6th place in the weight throw, tossing for 6.33 meters. Her javelin throw of 12.76 earned her 9th place. She then grabbed 10th place in the discus throw and 11th place in the hammer throw, reaching distances of 12.73 and 15.13, respectively.


Congratulations to our four master’s athletes, way to represent ANB!


Aug 14 2017 - Strong Performances from Team NB at Legions

This past weekend in Brandon, Manitoba, 42 of athletes competed for Team New Brunswick at the Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships. The Legion Championships serve as the national championships for athletes in both the Midget (14-15 years old) and Youth (16-17 years old) categories. New Brunswick came home with 1 medal , 6 provincial record, many top 8 performances and countless personal bests.

Our athletes did not disappoint, squaring off against other top talent from across the country. There were great performances seen across both age categories over the course of the weekend. One in particular, was Erin Vringer of Saint John, who competed in the 2000m and finished in silver medal position with a time of 6:29.51. Not only did this earn Vringer a silver medal, but she set a new provincial record in the Midget Girls 2000m. 

Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview competed in the 100m ,200m  finishing in 4th place in both with times of 12.41 and 25.53 respectively. She also took part in the High jump and finished with a height of 1.50m earning her 7th overall. 

Fredericton's Lexie Shannon came into the competition seeded 4th in triple jump with a jump of 11.43m this year. Shannon placed 4th overall with a best jump of 11.56m.

Craig Thorne of Quispamsis competed in the 110m hurdles with a final time of 14.73 earning him a 5th place finish. Thorne's prelim time was even faster, clocking in at 14.58. This marks the second year in a row that Craig has beaten his own provincial record at the Legion Championships. Craig also set a new provincial record in the 400m Hurdle finishing 8th in a time of 55.92. 

Sophie Black of Dieppe set a new provincial record in the U18 Hepthatlon with a score of 4231. 

New Brunswick relay team  also finished well: 

The Youth Girls team  broke the finished 5th with a new provincial record of 49.13. Team members were Caroline Gagnon of Dieppem Abigail Davidson if Fredeticton, Joelle Leger of Dieppe, and Marie-Pier Cloutier of Saint John.

The youth men's 4x100m relay finished 6th with a new provincial record time of 44.07. This team included ASEA teammates Jordan Henri and Mickyle Welsh along with SJTC teammates Kenneth McGovern and Craig Thorne.

The women's midget 1600m medley finished in 5th place with a time of 4:24.14. This team consisted of Erin Vringer, Mackenzie Hall, Carys Jacobson and Haley MacFarlane. The midget men's 1600m medley finished 4th with a time of 4:06.64 and included Owen Enstrom, Jeremy Michaud, Tristan Morneault and Francois Richard. The same team finished 6th in the 4x100m midget men's relay.

Peter Stuart the Team Head Coach of Riverview had this to say : ''I am very proud of such a young team who posted over 20 pb's in very hot conditions. The next couple of years should be exciting.''

Aug 10 2017 - Team NB to compete at Legion National Championship






Once again, our best midget and youth athletes are set to square off against the top talent in the country at the 2017 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championship, which will take place August 11th-13th in Brandon, Manitoba.


42 athletes aged 14-17 will have the opportunity to represent team NB to the best of their abilities. Here are a few athletes to keep an eye on at this year’s championship.


Jordan Henri of Moncton comes into the competition ranked 5th in the youth boys 100m in 11.02. The ASEA athlete is the midget and youth 200m New Brunswick record holder. He is ranked sixth in this event, having run 22.05 this year.


His club teammate, Shelby MacIsaac, will be featured in multiple events. Already the owner of 4 New Brunswick records, the midget-aged MacIsaac will compete in the 100m and 200m where she is ranked 8th and 5th, respectively. She will also compete in the high jump.


Lexie Shannon of Fredericton will fly the colours of Team NB in the youth girls’ triple jump. She has attained a distance of 11.43 this year, and is seeded 4th.


Also from Fredericton, Danielle Keefe, will test her fitness against a fast 1200m field. Her time of 3:48.43 seeds her 5th in the midget girls competition. She will later compete in the 2000m.


Erin Vringer will also be present in the midget girls 2000m race. The young runner from Saint John will be in the hunt for a medal, having run 6:38.53. She is ranked in 3rd heading into the championship.


Finally, Craig Thorne of Quispamsis, the New Brunswick Youth Boys record holder in the 110m hurdles, is ranked 5th in the competition, thanks to a time of 14.76.


“2017 is seen as a bit of a rebuilding year for Athletics New Brunswick, as many of our athletes are in their first year in midget and youth categories. We do, however, have gamers on this team who will show up to compete with the best, no matter their seed,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, ANB technical director. “We would like to thank the Royal Canadian Legion for their continued support, and for the opportunity they provide emerging athletes year in and year out.”

Aug 8 2017 - Lalonde Lining up in London

On August 9th, at 7:05pm UTC (3:05pm ATL), our very own Geneviève Lalonde will be toeing the start line next to the best 3000 meter steeplechasers in the planet in London at the IAAF World Track and Field championship. Lalonde will run in the second heat of three, and her personal best time of 9 :30.24 ranks her 24th in a field of 42. For Lalonde to automatically qualify for the final round, she will need to finish in the top three in her heat. She may also advance to the final by securing one of six wild card spots.


Hailing from Moncton, NB, Lalonde is racing in her second World championship, having placed sixth in her heat in 2015, failing to advance. This time, she comes with olympic experience under her belt, and a faster personal best time. Good luck Gen, NB is rooting for you !

Aug 5 2017 - Day 4 recap - Canada Games Conclusion

By: Alex Cyr

The track and field portion of the Canada Games has come to an end on Friday, and our athletes once again punched above our province’s weight class. Here are the impressive results of team NB on this final day of competition.


Veronica Coombes capped off an impressive week of competition with another gold medal winning performance in the para-ambulatory 200 meters, thanks to a time of 38.49 seconds. On the men’s side, Jacob LeBlanc posted a time of 30.69 seconds. This time earned him 5th spot.


In the 200 meters, Braden Harrison finished in 5th place in the men’s B final and 13th overall in a time of 22.73 seconds. Meanwhile, the sprinting duo of Veronique Omalosanga and Samantha Taylor finished 3rd and 4th in the B final in times of 25.18 and 25.36, respectively.


In the Special Olympics 200 meters, Jean-FrançoisBasque was 7th in a B final. He stopped the clock at 30.39 seconds.


The men’s 800 meter B final featured a contested dispute for 2nd place between teammates Nick MacMackin and Andrew Leblanc. MacMackin edged Leblanc by 0.01 seconds, posting a time of 1:54.00. The duo claimed 10th and 11th spot overall. On the women’s side, MacKenzie Hall finished in 14th place in a time of 2:19.98.


Clint Steeves and Timothy Brennan finished in 2nd and 3rd in the B final of the 110 meter hurdles, respectively. Steeves posted a time of 15.21 seconds, while Brennan crossed the line in 16.21 seconds.


In the women’s 100 meter hurdles, Caroline Gagnon placed 11th, thanks to a time of 16.00 seconds.


The high-flying duo of Alain Doucet and Jean-Luc Bastarache claimed positions 7 and 9 in the men’s pole vault. Doucet vaulted for 4.10 meters, while Bastarache cleared the bar at 3.95 meters.


In the para-ambulatory shot put, Christel Robichaud threw the shot for 5.88 meters, good enough for 4th place. On the men’s side, Max Arsenault claimed 7th spot with his throw of 4.23 meters.


Brandon Cleghorn jumped for 6.49 meters in the men’s long jump final, and earned 9th place in the process.


The women’s heptathlon came to an end, and Sydney MacDonald scored 4489 points and claimed 7th place. This score also eclipsed Bridget Brennan’s previous New Brunswick senior women’s record of 4416 points.


In the men’s 5000 meters, Brady Graves earned 6th spot with a time of 14:52.40. His teammate, Josh Shanks, crossed the line in 15th, covering the distance in 15:54.35. On the female side, Laura Dickinson collected her second silver medal of the weekend, thanks to a time of 16:56.23. Carol-Ann MacDonald was the 13th runner to cross the finish line in a time of 18:30.42.


Finally, our 4x400 meter women’s team, consisting of Victoria LeBlanc, Magda Mekonnen, Monika Leblanc and Robyn Davis, claimed 8th place in a time of 4:00.96. Our men’s team, composed of Kenneth McGovern, Jack Berkshire, Andrew LeBlanc and Braden Harrison earned 7th place, thanks to a time of 3:19.79.


During these games, our athletes have accumulated an impressive medal count of 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals! Congratulations to all of our athletes, you have made us proud!

Aug 4 2017 - Day 3 Recap Canada Games : 3 More Medals for New Brunswick

By: Alex Cyr

We are now done the third day of competition in Winnipeg at the 2017 Canada Games, and team NB keeps making noise with strong performances across the board.

Raphael Choquette placed 9th in the Javelin throw, attaining a distance of 48.16 metres.

In the shot put, Jennifer Bell narrowly missed the podium and finished fourth with a throw 13.89 meters. Her teammate, Kyla Hughes was 11th thanks to a throw of 11.66 meters.

 Allan Boutilier’s triple jump was good for12.63 meters, and his performance ranked him 12th.

In the women’s 100 meter B final, Veronique Omalosanga and Samantha Taylor posted times of 12.07 and 12.21, respectively. Their results earned them the 11th and 14th ranks overall.

In the special Olympic 100 meters, Jean-Francois Basque was 16th with a time of 15.19 seconds.

Veronica Coombes brought New Brunswick fans to their feet with a gold medal-winning performance of 1:16.73 in the 400 meters para-ambulatory race. Meanwhile, Jacob Leblanc finished fourth in the men’s race in a time of 57.36. Leblanc is three years younger than his next youngest competitor.

Leblanc had revenge, however, in the 1500 meters para-ambulatory race. His time of 3:52.98 earned him the bronze medal. Coombes, once again, electrified the stadium with a gold medal performance of 5:39.35.

In the men’s 400 meters, Jack Berkshire won the B final thanks to a time of 48.36 seconds. Andrew Leblanc crossed the line in seventh in the B final in a time of 50.75 seconds.

In the women’s 4x100 meter relay, our team comprised of Caroline Gagnon, Joelle Leger, Omalosanga, and Taylor finished in 7th in a time of 1:01.58.

In the women’s 1500 meter final, Hannah Cormier crossed the finish line in 16th, in a time of 4:59.57. On the men’s side, the well-established duo of Brady Graves of Michael Colford mixed it up in the final. Colford finished 8th thanks to a time of 3:59.20, with Graves directly behind him in 9th, running 4:04.11.

In the 400 meter hurdles A final, Timothy Brennan posted a time of 55.96 seconds to claim seventh spot. Brandon Leblanc was fourth in the B final and 12th overall. He stopped the clock at 58.12 seconds.

On the women’s side, Victoria Leblanc finished second in the B final and 10th overall in a time of 1:03.18. Her teammate, Miriook St-Arnauld was 14th overall and sixth in B final in a time of 1:08.48.

In the women’s discus throw, both Sara-Eve Noel and Melissa Pellerin unfortunately failed to qualify for the final round. Noel launched the discus for 32.51 meters, and Pellerin threw for 27.56 meters. They finished in 15th and 16th, respectively.

Finally, in the women’s triple jump, Tess Macdonald earned herself sixth place with a jump of 11.82 meters. Lexie Shannon was not far behind, thanks to her jump of 11.47 meters. She placed 9th.

Congratulations to all our NB athletes, and best of luck moving forward at the Canada Games!

Aug 2 2017 - Francophone Games

With the Francophone games having just completed in the Ivory here are our wonder NB performances.

To lead off we have none other than Shelley Doucet, who in fact the women's marathon with a time of 2:51.14, on the first day of competition, starting things off with a bang!

Next we Have Jonathan Gionet in the shot put with a throw of 15.40m which landed with a 6th place finish.

Next up we have Chris Robertson with a total score of: 6661 putting him in 6th place. Having an 11.77 in the 100m, a 6.62m in the Long Jump, a 10.97m in the shot put, a 1.94m in the High Jump, 53.25 in the 400m, 15.63 in the 110m hurdles, 38.45m in the Discus, 4.10m in the Pole Vault, 50.28m in the Javelin, and a 4:48.32 in the 1500m.

Alex Whitmer jumped a 2.08m in the High Jump to finish 5th.

Barry Britt ran the 5000m in a time of 14:28.33 which put him in 8th place.

Elizabeth MacDonald had a throw of 52.18m in the Hammer which got her 8th place.

Naomie Maltais had a throw of 42.56m also in the hammer for 10th place.

Congratulations to the athletes on their great performances on the International stage.  

Aug 2 2017 - Canada Summer Games Day 1 and 2 recap

The Canada Summer Games are now officially half way through the Track and Field competition. So here are the great performances by our athletes from the first 2 days.

Melissa Pellerin got herself a 7th place finish in Javelin with a throw of 39.87m. While Kyla Hugh got herself a 10th place finish with a throw of 34.25m.

Sara Eve Noel qualified for the final in the Hammer throw with a throw of 41.68m.

Tess Macdonald jumped a 5.01m in the Long jump which was good enough for 14th place while Victoria Leblanc was 15th with a jump of 4.86m.

Samantha Taylor qualified for the B final in the 100m with a time of 12.46s while Veronique Omalosanga also made the B final with a time of 12.56s.

Jack Bershire made the B final in the 400m with a time of 49.21, while Andrew Leblanc also made the B final with a time of 50.50.

Robyn Davis and Monika Leblanc were both very close to making the B final, Robyn ran 1:01.47 while Monika ran 1:01.74.

Jacob Leblanc in the Wheelchair 400m qualified for the final with a time of 1:00.33 to break the provincial record by almost 2s held by James Brace in a time of 1:02.14. He also made the final in the 200m race with a time of 30.16.

Timothy Brennan qualified for the A final in the 400m hurdle with a time of 55.44, while Brandon Leblanc qualified for the B final with a time of 59.04.

Victoria Leblanc qualified for the B final in the women's 400m hurdle with a time of 1:02.92, while Miriook St-Arnauld also qualified for the B final with a time of 1:08.33.

Brady Graves and Michael Culford both qualified for the final in the 1500m with Brady running 3:57.74 and Michael running 4:00.39.

The men's 4x100m run by Brandon Cleghorn, Kenneth McGovern, Braden Harrison and Alexander Williston qualified for the A final with a time of 42.65.

The women's 4x100m run by Marie-Pier Cloutier, Veronique Omalosange, Joelle Leger and Samantha Taylor qualified for the A final with a time of 49.09 which best the Junior women's provincial record of 49.86.

Max Arsenault finished 6th in the men's ambulatory Discus throw with a throw of 7.98m which scored him 87 pts.

Jarod Manuel and Alain Doucet both failed to qualify for the final in the men's discus, with Jarod throwing 37.28m and Alain throwith 28.35.

Christel Robichaud finished with a bronze medal in the ambulatory discus throw with a throw of 14.55m which was good for 475 points.

Sophie Black in the women's High Jump ended in 8th place with a jump of 1.60m.

Brandon Cleghorn qualified for the final in the Long Jump competition with a jump of 6.46m, regrettably Julien Leger felt just short of the final with a jump of 6.33m.

Liam Turgeon got himself a bronze medal in the Shot Put with a put of 14.66m. While Jarod Manuel finished in 11th with a put of 11.57m.

Raphael Choquette qualified for the final with a throw of 44.66m, while Alain Doucet fell just shy of the final with a throw of 43.48m.

Braden Harrison qualified for the B final in the 200m with a time of 22.29. While Tyrell Marin fell just shy with a time of 22.95.

Once again both Samantha Taylor and Veronique Omalosanga qualified for the B final this time in the 200m, Samantha ran 24.85s while Veronique 25.22.

Nick MacMackin and Andrew Leblanc both made the B final in the 800m with Nick running 1:55.06 and Andrew running 1:57.54.

Mackenzie Hall qualified for the B final in the 800m with a time of 2:21.80, while Hannah Trites fell just shy with a time of 2:27.70.

Clint Steeves and Timothy Brennan both qualified for the B final in the 110m hurdles, Clint ran 15.32 and Timothy ran 16.45.

Marie-Pier Cloutier and Caroline Gagnon both qualified for the B final in the 100m hurdles with Marie-Pier running 15.49 and Caroline running 16.08.

Laura Dickinson raced herself to a silver medal in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:27.99. While Carol-Ann MacDonald finished in 11th with a time of 11:36.67.

Angus Macintosh got himself a 10th place finish in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:42.09 while Bryan Thomas finished in 14th with a time of 10:39.61.

The men's 4x400m team consisting of: Braden Harrison, Timothy Brennan, Kenneth McGovern and Jack Berkshire punched their ticket to the A final with a time of 3:23.81.

The women's 4x400m team consisting of Robyn Davis, Monika Leblanc, Magkda Mekonnen, and Victoria Leblanc also punched their ticket to the A final with a time of 4:02.84.

Tess McDonald and Lexie Shannon both made their way to the final in the Triple jump with Tess jumping 11.97m and Lexie jumping 11.50m.

Jennifer Bell and Kyla Hugh both qualified for the final in the women's Shot Put with Jennifer throwing 13.74m and Kyla throwing 11.29m.

Liam Turgeon finished in 12th place in the Hammer throw with a throw of 38.13 meters with Jarod Manuel finished in 15th place with a throw of 32.65m.

Brandon Cleghorn and Nicholas Maclean both failed to qualify for the final in the High Jump competition with Brandon jumping 1.89m and missing by a single fult and Nicholas jumping 1.84m.

Jean-Luc Bastarache finished 5th in the Decathlon with a score of 5939, while Ryan Evans finished in 6th with a score of 5800.


2017-08-16 - Athletics New Brunswick Awards: Nominations Now Open
2017-08-16 - Lalonde 13th - Resets Canadian Record!
2017-08-15 - NB athletes shine at Canadian Masters Championship
2017-08-14 - Strong Performances from Team NB at Legions
2017-08-10 - Team NB to compete at Legion National Championship

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