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May 30 2012 - Rejean Chiasson Wins CDN Marathon Champs!
Congratulations to ANB member Rejean Chiasson who was the first 25-29 year old Canadian to cross the finish line at the Canadian Marathon Championships in Ottawa last weekend with a time of 2:19.55. Rejean was just 2 minutes behind his personal best time of 2:17. We can’t wait to see what Rejean does next!
May 30 2012 - NBIAA North-East Regional Meet in Rexton
High-school athletes had a great day to compete on Saturday at the new track in Rexton. Over 400 athletes competed at the North-East regional meet, hoping to come top 8 in their event to qualify for the NBIAA Provincial Championships Saturday.
Female athletes to watch out for next weekend:
- Shawna McKay (Harrison Trimble) who won the junior girls’ 100m in 12.75 and 200m in 26.43;
- Sydney MacDonald (Miramichi Valley) who won the junior girls’ 80m hurdles in 13.02 and long jump with 4.87m;
- Tiffany Hibbert (Bonar Law) who won the junior girls’ 300m hurdles in 50.86
If Sydney can repeat her time of 13.02 in the 80m hurdles and Tiffany her time of 50.86 in the 300m hurdles next Saturday, they will both be setting new NBIAA records.
Male athletes to watch out for next weekend:
- Allan Carroll (MacNaughton) who won the junior boys’ 100m in 11.58, 200m in 23.39 and long jump with 5.48m;
- Dylan Hebert (J.M.A. Armstrong) who won the senior boys’ 1500m in 4:30.73 and 3000m in 9:35.27;
- Corey Lawson (Bonar Law) who won the senior boys’ 110m hurdles in 16.25 and 400m hurdles in 60.84
If Allan Carroll can repeat his time of 23.39 in the 200m, he will be setting a new NBIAA record.
Full results available here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=493
Congratulations to the athletes who qualified and thank you Bonar Law for hosting a great competition!
May 30 2012 - NBIAA South-West Regional Meet in Saint John
High-school athletes had a great day to compete on Saturday in Saint John. Over 400 athletes competed at the South-West regional meet, hoping to come top 8 in their event to qualify for the NBIAA Provincial Championships this Saturday in Moncton.
Female athletes to watch out for next weekend:
- Leah Macaulay (Fredericton) who won the junior girls’ 400m in 61.83 and 800m in 2:27.30;
- Sneha Desai (Fredericton) who won the senior girls’ 100m in 13.18 and 200m in 27.65;
- Zoe Berry (Leo Hayes High) who won the senior girls’ shot put with 10.84m and discus with 31.10 and came second in javelin with 29.47m;
Male athletes to watch out for next weekend:
- Matthew McLaughlin (Fredericton) who won the junior boys’ 200m in 24.13 and 400m in 52.13 and came second in the 100m in 11.91;
- Josh Shanks (Saint John High) who won the junior boys’ 800m in 2:06.05, 1500m in 4:25.61 and 3000m in 9:33.71;
- Ben Fowler (Harbour View) who won the junior boys’ javelin with 46.19m and 100m hurdles in 16.62;
- Nick MacMackin (Saint John High) who won the senior boys’ 400m in 52.18, 800m in 2:00.95 and 1500m in 4:24.32
Full Results posted here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=494
Congratulations to the athletes who qualified and thank you Saint John for hosting a great competition!
May 29 2012 - Great Weekend for NB Athletes
New Brunswick had athletes with amazing performances this past weekend in track and field. Ryan Cassidy (O2) ran the 3000m steeplechase in a time of 8:59.40 at the Windsor Open—the fastest time by a junior in Canada since 2009! Perhaps one of the most exciting results for NB last weekend was Mike LeBlanc’s (ASEA) seasonal best time of 10.28 in the 100m at the Ottawa Springtime Invitational. Two of our athletes also ran great races at the Q’s Victoria Track Series: Adam Gaudes (FFT) set himself a new personal best running the 800m in 1:49.90. Grace Annear (SJTC) also broke her personal best in Victoria in the 800m with a time of 2:09.30. Meanwhile, Jean-Marc Doiron (O2) finished 8th at the Blue Mile Road Race in Edmonton with a time of 4:26 and Chris Robertson (ASEA), despite being disqualified in one event, almost set a new NB decathlon record in Ottawa. Chris was only 200 points behind the 1978 record of 5891.
Congratulations to all athletes, we’re proud of you!
May 28 2012 - Moncton Athletics Summer job
Track Club Assistant - Moncton
Athletics South East Athletics (ASEA), based in Moncton NB, is seeking applications from interested students for a summer time track club assistant position. The successful candidate will be expected to work in the Moncton area with assisting in training and administrative activities. Travel to track meets within the Province of New Brunswick to assist Athletics New Brunswick will be required. This position is ideal for mature students able to take direction and work independently. Experience in track and field, working with athletes and youth and the ability to work independently will be considerations in the selection process.
Duties and requirements for the position include the following:
- able to work evening and weekends to meet the needs of track meets and events
- able to travel to the club facility and local area track meets as required
- good knowledge of the sport of Track & Field
- assist in the operation of local meets and practices with various roles including having the physical ability to set up and remove equipment that is used in track & field
- administer the Run Jump Throw program of ASEA
- assist in the organization of the Hub City Classic activities as required
- coordinate volunteers and schedules at events as required
- administrative duties as required with ASEA
- bilingualism would be an asset
- other related duties as required
This is a 10 week 30 hour a week job paying $12.00 per hour. The position is funded via Service Canada and would run from June 10, 2012 to August 6, 2012. Applicants are asked to forward their resume to Peter Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
May 24 2012 - Saint-John Track Club Spring Meet
180 athletes participated in the SaintJohn Track Club Spring meet last Monday in SaintJohn. Unfortunately, due to anillegal wind, most of the race times were rendered unofficial. However, Shawna McKay (ASEA) ran wellin the girls 16-17 100m (12.77) and 200m (26.10). Also, Sydney MacDonald (ASEA) seemsto be on pace to break her sister’s NBIAA record for the junior girls 80m hurdles next weekend,after running a time of 13.28 on Monday.
In the jumping events, Jason MacKenzie (ASEA) and Mitch Quigg (SJTC) had good high-jump season openers. Jason jumped 1.85m and Mitch cleared 1.80m. Both are hoping to achieve1.90m this summer.
In the throwing events,2 New Brunswick records were broken by Joey Boudreau (ASEA). Joey bested his existing records in the wheelchair shot put and the wheelchair javelin with a throw of 5.64m in the shot put and 12.34m in the javelin.
Full results: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=491
May 24 2012 - NBIAA regional meets
The annual NBIAA regional meets will take place this Saturday, May 26th. Over 400 athletes are registered for both the South West regional meet in Saint-John and the North East regional meet in Rexton. 22 schools will be represented at the South West meet and 21 schools will be represented at the North East meet. Both competitions will begin at 9:45 AM on Saturday morning.
All athletes competing in the regional meets this weekend will be hoping to qualify for the NBIAA Championships by raking in the top 8 in their events. The Championships will be held at the Moncton Stadium on Saturday, June 2nd.
Best of luck to all Athletes!
May 24 2012 - Para Athletics Clinic a huge success !
On May 20th Athletics New Brunswick hosted a very successful Introduction to Para-Athletics Clinic in Saint John. With the help of experienced coaches, new athletes and coaches got the opportunity to learn more about Para-Athletics and even try racing, throwing and jumping events.
New-Brunswick has one of the fastest growing Para-Athletics Program in Canada and these clinics help promote and recruite new athletes
For more information on Para-Athletics in New-Brunswick, click here:http://anb.ca/Programs/para-athletics.php
May 22 2012 - Athletics New Brunswick Summer Student Opportunity
Athletics New Brunswick Summer Student Opportunity
Track Club Assistant - Fredericton
Athletics New Brunswick is seeking applications from interested students for a full time track club assistant position. The successful candidate will be expected to work in the Fredericton area with 2 local clubs, assisting in training and administrative activities. Travel to track meets within the Province of New Brunswick to assist Athletics New Brunswick will be required. Experience in track and field, working with athletes and youth and the ability to work independently will be considerations in the selection process. The position is funded via Service Canada and would run from June 10, 2012 to August 6, 2012.
Applicants are asked to forward their resume to Gabe LeBlanc at email@example.com by Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
May 15 2012 - ASEA spring Opener
Over 120 athletes competed at the 2012 ASEA Spring Opener this past Saturday at the Moncton 2010 Stadium. Despite being the first track and field meet of the outdoor season ANB athletes showed that they are in fine shape.
The most exciting race had be the men’s 1500m which saw 7 athletes under 4:10. The finish saw Ryan Cassidy edge Jean Marc Doiron 3:57.54 to 3:57.89
-Taylor Dunn of Fredericton Legion Track Club set new midget girls =record in the 2000m with a time of 6:56.65
May 13 2012 - Nike High School Grand Prix in Toronto
Congratulations to the Saint John High School (Girls team) & Bonar Law (Boys team) who competed at the inaugural Nike High School Grand Prix in Toronto this weekend.
A special recognition to ANB member Katie Robinson who brought home a medal for NB by securing a bronze in the 1500m and a 4th place finish in the 800m.
Full results can be found here: http://www.runnerspace.com/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=31557&do=news&news_id=25565
May 9 2012 - SJTC Track And Field Camp
Saint John Track Club is pleased to announce that from August 5th-8th they will be hosting a 3 nights and 4 days camp held at the Canada Games Stadium and UNBSJ campus. The camp is for boys and girls born from 1996-2000. This will be a fun filled camp with lots of opportunity to improve skills, learn about athletics, and most importantly make new friends while having a fun filled time.For more information check out http://www.anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=650
May 9 2012 - Warm Weather Camp
A small group of ANB High Performance athletes recently took part in a warm weather training camp in Clermont, Florida. While in Florida, athletes trained at the National Training Center where many Olympic hopefuls from several nations are preparing for this summers games. Our athletes took part in two training sessions per day on the track, in the gym, or in the pool and showed that New Brunswick athletes will be well prepared this summer.
Information on next years camp will become available later this summer.
May 4 2012 - 2012 Throws Summit
Athletics Nova Scotia is organazing the 2012 Throws summit on May 12-13 in Halifax. This amazing opportunity will give athletes a chance to do training sessions for athletes with some of the top coaches in Canada, and coaches will get a chance to work alongside the clinicians in a hands-on opportunity to learn new approaches and drills for all throwing disciplines.
More Information and to register please visit http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=600
Athletics New Brusnwick is proud to sponser this event and will also support ANB athletes and coaches who wish to attend this great initiative. If you are interested in attending the 2012 Throws summit please contact ANB office at firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday May the 8th.
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