Aug 14 2007 - 2007 Legion National Championships
2007 Legion National Championships
The 2007 Legion National Championships wrapped up yesterday and athletes, coaches and chaperones are on their way home. Judging by the number of new records, as well as season and personal bests, the meet was a huge success. 172 athletes out of the 323 athletes who competed out-performed their seed time in at least one event. In addition, there were 9 potential new records set.
In the Women's 17 and Under 100m Hurdles, Christabel Nettey of BC/Yukon ran 13.90s (+1.8m/s) in the prelimaries to out-perform the existing Legion National record of 14.06. In the Men's 2000m Steeplechase Jacob Smith of Ontario ran a 5:58.16 beat the previous record by more than 2 seconds. In the Men's 17 and Under 3000m event Aleksandr Kuternin of Ontario established the new mark of 8:28.09. In the Men's 15 and Under Long Jump Jared Helman of BC/Yukon flew over the previous record by 19cm with his jump of 6.82m (+1.6m/s). In the Men's 15 and Under High Jump both Jeffrey Webb and Branden Wilhelm of Ontario out jumped the previous mark, with Branden Wilhelm establishing the new record at 2.01m. Alyxandria Treasure of BC/Yukon set the bar at 1.76m in the Women's 15 and Under High Jump. Quebec athlete Julie Labonte's throw of 13.95m was beyond the current Legion National record of 13.33m and the Canadian Youth record of 13.94m. Finally, Wiley Collins of Ontario throw of 74.35m was 6m beyond the previous mark of 68.29m in the Men's 17 and Under Javelin.
Full results for the meet are available here. To include results in press releases you can use the APNews Report and if you have access to Hytek Meet Manager you can use the Meet Manager backup to create other reports.
Aug 13 2007 - NB Team Sucessful at Legion Nationals
NB Team Sucessful at Legion Nationals
New Brunswick athletes won 5 medals, established one provincial record and 31 athletes improved on their personal bests.
Adam Gaudes won a silver medal in the Men's 15 and Under 400m event with his personal best performance of 52.56s. Also winning a silver medal was Geneviève Lalonde in the 17 and Under 3000m event. Bronze medals were earned by Barry Britt in the Men's 17 and Under 3000m event, Lydia Frost in the 17 and Under 800m and the New Brunswick men's 17 and Under 4x100 relay team consisting of Jason Bouchard, Todd Floyd, Grégoire Arsenault and David Wang.
A new provincial record was established by Alexandre Doucet in the Midget Men's 100m Hurdles. Alexandre ran 16.03s in the prelimary round of the event.
Finishing with 4th place finishes were: Stéphanie Doiron and Samantha Macdonald who tied in the Womens 15 and Under High Jump; Geneviève Lalonde in the Women's 17 and Under 1500m; Sarah MacPherson in the 17 and Under 3000m event; and the Men's 15 and Under relay teams in both the 1600m Sprint Medley and the 4x100 Relay.
The most impressive part of the New Brunswick teams performance was the number of athletes who ran, jumped and threw beyond their previous personal bests. In all, 31 of the 40 NB athletes had at least one personal best. Although it's not possible to acknowledge all these individual performances, one that respresents the determination showed by all the NB athletes is Sarah Myatt's 50 second improvement on the 3000m event.
Aug 6 2007 - Great Performances at the 2007 North Ame
Great Performances at the 2007 North American Hershey Championships
Eight athletes from New Brunswick represented Region 6 at the 30th Anniversary of the Hershey North American Championships last weekend in Pennsylvania. Region 6 includes athletes from the Atlantic provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick) Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
There were some really excellent performances with Morgan Hawkes in the girls13-14 division from Fredericton leading the way finished 2nd in the 800m in a very close race. Nick MacMackin finished in 3rd place in the 11 and 12 boys 800m with a time of 2mins 20.22 sec breaking his personal best by over 5 seconds. Katie Robinson finished in 4th place in the 11 and 12 girls 400m with a time of 64.39 seconds only 8 one hundredths out of 3rd place. This also was a new personal best for Katie. Andre Bourgeois (Memramcook) finished 4th in the boys softball throw 13-14 division
The relay team consisting of Shaelyn Clark from Quispamsis, Cassidy Richards from Fredericton, Alexondra Kiely from Grand Barachois and Alyson Colpitts from Nasonworth in the girls 9-10 yrs old 4 x 100m, finished 7th bettering their best time to date by over 2 seconds.