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Oct 16 2017 - Youth Cross Country Championships

The past weekend we held our First provincial Youth Cross country Championships in Fredericton. There was almost 500 kids aged 13 and under who participated on Sunday.

In the 5 and under category the girl's 500m run was won by Neve Yerxa, second was Ella LeBlanc. Third was Leah Friel. On the 5 and under boys side, Noah Mazerolle was first, second was Caleb Marcoux, third was Easton Morneault.

In the 6 and 7 year old category, on the girl's side first was Taylor-Lynn Brun, second was Anna Kilfoil, third was Morgan Groundwater. On the boys side Jerome Drapeau was the winner, second was Matteo LeBlanc, third was Mathis Landry. The winning team was Ecole Des Batisseurs.

In the 8 year old girls category Madeleine Colpitts was the victor, second was Terryn Bear, Third was Taylor Mason. For the boys, Grady Betts was first, William London was second, third was Brayden Waterhouse. For the team title New Maryland was third with 123 points, second was Lakewood Heights School with 105 points and frist was Park Street Elementary School with 68 points.

The 9 year old girls winner was Emily Thomas, second was Myah Trottier, third was Denelle Harker. On the boys side, Eric Desaulniers was first, second was Gavin Reagon, and third was Cameron MacCurdy. For the team title, third was Chris Saunders Memorial with 126 points, second was Bakers Point Elementary with 105 points and Ecole des Batisseurs was the winner with 56 points.

The 10 year old category the girls winner was Felicia Mortimer, second was Celine Despres and third was Claire Nowlan. On the guys side Liam Kilfoil was the winner, Luke Paterson was second, Kyle Broderick was third. The winning team was Ecole des Batisseurs with 110 points.

In the 11 year old category, on the girls side first was Tori Allen, second was Kate Theriault, third was Alexandra Leslie. On the boys side first was Alexi Collette, second was Jonah Young and third was Granville Delby. The top teams are in second place Geroge Street Middle with 63 points and first was Bliss Carmen Middle with 54 points.

In the 12 and 13 year old category on the girl's side the winner was Erin Vringer, second was Jessica White and third was Nicole Trites. On the boys side Nicholas Harvey was first, Micah Landry was second and Owen Blacquier was third. The top teams are, in third St. Stephen Middle with 56 points, second was George Street Middle with 32 points and first was Bliss Carmen Middle with 27 points.

Congratulations to everybody for participating, it was a great day and we hope everybody enjoyed themselves!

Oct 16 2017 - NBIAA Recap

On Saturday both NBIAA regional qualifiers were held, in Fredericton and Moncton respectively.

The south West regional was held in Fredericton in Odell Park.

In the junior girls 4km race the winner was Danielle Keefe with a time of 15:44, second was Mackenzie Hall with a time of 16:10, third was Madeleine McLeod with a time of 16:20, fourth was Frances Wright with a time of 16:25 and fifth was Emily Trites with a time of 16:32. The top 3 teams were Canterbury High with 84 points, Leo Hayes with 83 points and Fredericton High with 12 points.

In the junior boys 4km race the winner was Daniel Hawkes with a time of 15:29, second was Porter Taylor with a time of 15:32, third was Byers Justin with a time of 15:34, fourth was Misha Boulderice with a time of 15:43 and fifth was Matt Watson with a time of 15:45. The Top 3 teams were Hampton High with 77, Kennebecassis Valley High with 71 and Woodstock High with 65.

The the senior girls 6km race the winner was Natasha Vatcher with a time of 26:07, second was Allie Griffin with a time of 26:27, third was Hannah Trites with a time of 26:38, fourth was Hannah Haynes-MacDonald with a time of 27:00, fifth was Emmanuelle Martin with a time of 27:00. The top 3 teams were Saint John High with 56, Sir James Dunn Academy with 45 and Fredericton High with 27.

The senior boys 6km race winner was Lars Schwarz with a time of 22:00, Alexandre Banks with 22:54, third was Aidan Donnelly with a time of 23:26, fourth was Mitch Kean with a time of 23:39, and fifth was Ben Shafer with a time of 23:48. The top 3 teams were Leo Hayes High with 66 points, second was Ecole Sainte-Anne with 49 and Saint John High with 47 points.

The North East regional was held in Moncton at McNaughton High School.

In the junior girls 4km race the winner was Emily Doucet with a time of 15:51, second was Shelby MacIsaac with a time of 16:19, third was Hannah Lipton Levyssohn with a time of 17:11, fourth was Ariane Austin with a time of 17:45 and fifth was Kaekyn Pitre with a time of 18:28. The top 3 teams were Polyvalente W.-A.-Losier with 65 points, Bernice MacNaughton High with 51 points and Ecole Mathieu-Martin with 47.

In the junior boys 4km race the winner was Francois Richard with 13:46, second was Tristan Morneault with 14:16, third was Owen Enstrom with 14:45, fourth was Julien Thibodeau with 15:05, fifth was Cassidy Balfour with a 15:11. The top 3 teams were Bernice MacNaughton with 58, Ecole Mathieu-Martin with 49 and Polyvalente W.-A.-Losier with 46.

In the senior girls 6km race the winner was Isabella with a time of 25:25, second was Sophie Black with a time of 26:32, third was Amelie Cormier with 26:49, fourth was Amy Poirier with 29:05 and fifth was Ariane McGraw with 29:29. The top 3 teams were Ecole Secondaire Nepisiguit with 57, Bernice MacNaughton High with 53 and Ecole Mathieu-Martin with 17.

In the senior boys 6km race the winner was Nick Fletcher with 22:49, second was David Basque with 22:56, third was Logan Reid with 23:01, fourth was Ryan Haddad with 23:13, fifth was Jeremie Gervais with 23:27. The top 3 teams were Ecole Mathieu Martin with 41, Polyvalente W.-A.-Losier with 40, Bernice MacNaughton with 33.

Oct 12 2017 - Tim Hortons Family Run Walk

OCTOBER 21st, 2017
Tim Hortons Family Run Walk expects over 400 to run for literacy on Saturday, October 21st.

The entire family can be involved in the 18th annual IGT Legs for Literacy Marathon weekend by participating in the 1 km and 2 km races being held on Saturday, October 21st. It is an opportunity for families to get active together and raise money for literacy. The Tim Hortons Family Run Walk will take place on Downing Street in front of the library entrance starting at 10AM and participants are asked to arrive between 9 AM and 9:30AM. Thank you to Tim Hortons for sponsoring our event again this year.

Registration is $10 per family and children will receive a race bib, a finisher’s medal, snacks and a book! Every child who participates can bring their race bib into our Expo at The Delta Beausejour Hotel after the event and collect a book to take home with them. Thanks to Scholastics Canada for donating the books.

The IGT Legs for Literacy committee is proud to partner with Run New Brunswick and Athletics NB for this event. This year we kick it off with a wheelchair demonstration race at 10AM featuring Veronica Coombes and Dillon MacMillan. We will also have Olympic finalist Geneviève Lalonde joining us, giving the children a chance to meet an Olympic Athlete. Athletics NB will be onsite offering Run, Jump, Throw and Wheel active session to add even more physical fun to the day. This activity will allow young athletes a chance to get acquainted with track and field activities in a non-competitive environment.

Families can find more information and register online at Registration will also be available onsite between 9:00 and 9:45 a.m. The wheelchair event will begin at 10 a.m. on Assumption Boulevard, followed by the 0-8  years old and the 1K, then the 9-13 years old and the 2K.
Proceeds from all the IGT Legs for Literacy events go directly back into the community, supporting literacy initiatives.

Oct 10 2017 - Youth Cross Country Provincials happening this Sunday

The New Brunswick Youth Cross Country Championships are happening this Sunday at Odell Park in Fredericton. With over 250 of the provinces best up and coming runners expected to participate, this is sure to be a spectacular event!

The event features distances for athletes under fourteen years of age, and will include distances ranging from 500m to 2000m, depending on age group. The top three athletes in each event will be awarded medals, while ribbons will be awarded to athletes finishing fourth to eighth place. Team banners will also be awarded to the winners of each age group, with teams consisting of five or more athletes.

"We are very excited to launch our first Provincial Youth Cross Country Championships, and especially to host it at such a great venue," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "With such a high turnout expected we're sure this will be a wonderful championships."

Registration can be done online (deadline is Thursday at 11:59pm) at: 

* On-site registration is also available but there is an additional $5 fee 

Oct 8 2017 - RSEQ-AUS Interlock Recap

The RSEQ-AUS Interlock Meet took place this past Saturday on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. Most of the Atlantic universities made the trip to compete against Eastern Canada's best, resulting in great results for New Brunswick athletes. Acadia University, Memorial University, and St. Thomas University were the only Atlantic schools not in attendance.

On the women's side:

The 8k race was won by Anne-Marie Comeau of Laval in a time of 29:00, followed by Meggie Dargis of McGill in a time of 29:11, and Aurelie Dube-Lavoie of Laval in a time of 29:19. Carol-Ann MacDonald of UdeM (14th, 31:51) was the top New Brunswicker, followed by Anouck Pelletier (35th, 32:53), and Kamylle Frenette of UdeM (48th, 33:22).

The team title went to Laval with a score of 28, followed by McGill with a score of 46, and Dalhousie with a score of 91.

On the men's side:

The 10k race was won by Yves Sikubwabo of Laval in a time of 31:43, followed by teammate Dany Racine in 31:56, and Matt McNeil of Halifax Road Hammers in 32:02. McNeil was the top New Bruswicker, followed by Lee Wesselius of UPEI (11th, 32:24), and Michael Colford of UNB (26th, 33:44).

The team title went to Laval with a score of 33, followed by Dalhousie with a score of 98, and McGill with a score of 115.

"New Brunswicker's did fantastic at the Interlock Meet; these results give a good indication of how athletes and teams rank as the AUS Championships get closer," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "It was great to see Matt finish in the top three, and Lee finish in the top ten among university athletes."

The next AUS race is the St. FX Cross Country Invitational, taking place on October 14th.

Oct 4 2017 - Annual ANB Awards finalist Announced

Athletics New Brunswick is very pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 ANB Awards.  The winners will be presented at the ANB Awards Gala, to be held on November 25 at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto.

In addition to the athlete finalist,  ANB will be recognizing the outstanding contributions to the sport of athletics by three individuals in the volunteer, coach and official categories.

The following is a list of the finalists for the 2017 ANB Awards:


Female Bantam Athlete of the Year

Abby Kilpatrick (SJTC) of Rothesay

Carys Jacobson (FFT) of Fredericton

Erika Despres (ASEA) of Dieppe

Erin Vringer (SJTC) of Saint John

Madison Wilson (FLTC) of Fredericton

Payten Gosselin (NB) of Fredericton


Male Bantam Athlete of the Year

Micah Landry (SJTC) of Saint John

Nicholas Harvey (FFT) of Fredericton

Sam Woodman (ASEA) of Lutes Mountain


Female Midget Athlete of the Year

Danielle Keefe (FFT) of Fredericton

Emily Doucet (ASEA) of Aldouane

Mackenzie Hall (FFT) of Fredericton

Shelby MacIsaac (ASEA) of Riverview


Male Midget Athlete of the Year

Ben King (SJTC) of Saint John

Francois Richard (ASEA) of Dieppe

Owen Enstrom (ASEA) of Upper Coverdale

Tristen Morneault (ASEA) of Dieppe


Female Youth Athlete of the Year

Abigail Davidson (FLTC) of Fredericton

Jillian Beck (SJTC) of Fredericton

Kyla Hughes (ASEA) of Cocagne

Lexie Shannon (FLTC) of Fredericton

Sophie Black (ASEA) of Dieppe


Male Youth Athlete of the Year

Craig Thorne (SJTC) of Saint John

Jordan Henri (ASEA) of Moncton

Mitchell Kean (FFT) of Fredericton

Samuel Bourque (ASEA) of Notre-Dame


Female Junior Athlete of the Year

Laura Dickinson (ASEA) of Miramichi

Marie-Pier Cloutier (SJTC) of Saint John

Samantha Taylor (FFT) of Canterbury

Veronique Omalosanga (ASEA) of Dieppe


Male Junior Athlete of the Year

Andrew LeBlanc (FFT) of Fredericton

Brady Graves (SJTC) of Saint John

Clint Steeves (ASEA) of River Glade

Jack Berkshire (FFT) of Fredericton

Michael Colford (FFT) of Fredericton

Tyrell Marin (FLTC) of Dalhousie


Female Senior Athlete of the Year

Bridget Brennan (NB) of Bridgewood

Geneviève Lalonde (SRNB) of Moncton

Grace Annear (FFT) of Hampton

Sarah MacPherson (FFT) of Victoria BC

Shelley Doucet (NB) of Quispamsis

Sydney MacDonald (ASEA) of Miramichi

Tess MacDonald (FLTC) of Fredericton


Male Senior Athlete of the Year

Barry Britt (SRNB) of Hampton

Christopher Robertson (NB) of Moncton

Jonathan Gionet (FLTC) of Bathurst

Liam Turgeon (ARAN) of Tide Head

Nick MacMackin (SJTC) of Quispamsis


Para Athlete of the Year

Christel Robichaud (ASEA) of Moncton

Jacob LeBlanc (ASEA) of McQuade

James Brace (ASEA) of Intervale

Max Arsenault (SJTC) of Rothesay

Shayne Dobson (ASEA) of Moncton

Veronica Coombes (ASEA) of Shediac Cape


Female Masters Athlete of the Year

Adrienne Cameron (SJTC) of Saint John

Carol Lynn Landry (SJTC) of Grand Bay-Westfield

Heather LeBlanc (NB) of Memramcook

Sharon Peabody (SJTC) of Saint John

Tracy Dunn (SJTC) of Norton


Male Masters Athlete of the Year

Andy Justason (FLTC) of Fredericton

Paul Gautier (SJTC) of Rothesay


Female U18 Cross Country Athlete of the Year

Hannah Trites (MCNB) of Fredericton

Jenna Keilty (FFT) of Fredericton

Laura Dickinson (ASEA) of Miramichi


Male U18 Cross Country Athlete of the Year

Lars Shwarz (FLTC) of Fredericton

Alexi Cedric Roy (ACAN) of Beresford


Female 18 plus Cross Country Athlete of the Year

Sarah Myatt (NB) of Fredericton

Taylor Dunn (NB) of Fredericton


Male 18 plus Cross Country Athlete of the Year

Brady Graves (SJTC) of Saint John

Jérémie Pellerin (NB) of Cocagne

Michael Colford (FFT) of New Maryland


Team of the Year

U23 Men’s 4x100m team

(Brandon Cleghorn, Tyrell Marin, Braden Harrison, Alexander Williston) 


CSG Womens’ 4x100m team

(Marie-Pier Cloutier, Veronique Omalosanga, Joelle Leger, Samantha Taylor)


Legion National Youth women’s 4x100m team

(Caroline Gagnon, Abigail Davidson, Joelle Leger, Marie-Pier Cloutier)

Legion National Youth men's 4x100m team

(Craig Thorne, Kenneth McGovern, Mickyle Welsh, Jorden Henri)

ASEA AC indoor Junior Women's team

(Joelle Leger, Sharon Ngongo, Shelby MacIsaac, Veronique Omalosanga)

ASEA AC Indoor Junior Men's team

(Clint Steeves, Tim Poirier, Mickyle Welsh, Jordan Henri)


ANB will also be awarding: Female Outstanding Performer of the Year, Male Outstanding Performer of the Year, the Harold Nicholson volunteer of the year, the official of the year and coach of the year.

Congratulations to all finalists!

Tickets for the Gala will be available at shortly.

2017-10-16 - Youth Cross Country Championships
2017-10-16 - NBIAA Recap
2017-10-12 - Tim Hortons Family Run Walk
2017-10-10 - Youth Cross Country Provincials happening this Sunday
2017-10-08 - RSEQ-AUS Interlock Recap

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