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Jan 31 2013 - Montreal Youth Challenge
Sixteen athletes and four coaches from Athletics New Brunswick’s Podium Program are heading to Montreal, QC on Friday February 1st along with fifteen athletes and two coaches from Nova Scotia to form a combined team competing against teams from Quebec and Ontario on February 2nd at the Claude-Robillard Centre.
Headlining the New Brunswick team on the male side are Joshua Shanks of Lepreau (Saint John Track Club), who currently ranks second in Canada in the 3000m but will be bringing his speed to the 1500m, and Matthew McLaughlin of New Maryland (Fredericton Fast Tracks), who leads the province in the 300m but will be moving up to the 400m.
On the women’s side Victoria Leblanc (Saint John Track Club) currently sits 11th nationally in the Long Jump and will be looking to improve her best of 5.17m for the year. Hailee Cook, from Miramichi, who leads the province in the high jump for her age will be looking to raise her current best of 1.50m against the girls from Onatrio and Quebec.
“Giving our athletes a chance to compete in a team competition format against the best from Ontario and Quebec will surely bring new energy and excitement to our athletes. I am expecting great performances and a fun filled weekend as our athletes make new friends from across the region”, said High Performance Coach Jason Reindl who will be leading the group to Montreal.
The youth challenge competition takes places in conjunction with the Classique Hivernale Corsaire-Chaparal. The team will be returning on Sunday February 3rd.
Here are the athlete competing
Elite Club D’athletisme
South East Athletics
Saint John Track Club
Saint John Track Club
60H, LJ, HJ
Fredericton Fast Tracks
60m, 400m, 4x200m
South East Athletics
Saint John Track Club
Saint John Track Club
Saint John Track Club
800m, 1500m, SP
Saint John Track Club
South East Athletics
Athletisme Peninsule Acadienne
Saint John Track Club
LJ, 60, 60H, 4x200m
Team coaches include Carlo Roy of Dalhousie, Wendy Randall of Riverview and Bruce Guitard of Charlo.
Jan 30 2013 - Moncton gearing up to host 2013 World Track and Field Trials;
Athletics Canada and the organizing committee for the 2013 Canadian Track and Field Championships are excited today to launch the official event website; www.moncton2013.com.
The June 20-23 event will host over 800 athletes in Moncton, New Brunswick, as the country's rising stars join returning Olympians and Paralympians to make their bid to represent Canada on the international stage. The 2013 Canadian Track and Field Championships serve as the selection trials for the following international events:International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships - Lyon, France - July 19-28 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships - Moscow, Russia - August 10-18 Jeux de la Francophonie - Nice, France - September 6-15
The 2013 Canadian Track and Field Championships will be held at the Moncton 2010 Stadium on the Université de Moncton campus. The modern facility was built for the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships and provides an exceptional venue for competition. The competition promises to be another exciting and successful event hosted in Moncton. Plans are in the works to bring championship events to various places in the city-stay tuned for details!
Recreationally, culturally and economically, Moncton is truly a city on the rise. Take in concerts, be moved by the ballet, visit one of Canada's finest zoos and experience the best retail shopping in Atlantic Canada. Attractions, dining, music and heritage fill the streets and will enrich your heart. Make the hub of the Maritimes the centre of your vacation experience. To find out more and keep up-to-date on events, tickets, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit the website at www.moncton2013.com.
Jan 28 2013 - Annear puts herself in record books
Seattle- Grace Annear of Hampton, competing for University of Victoria , took part in the 2013 University of Washington Invitational track and field meet in Seattle Washington this past weekend. The 20 year old member of Saint John Track club competed in the 800m finished an impressive 2nd in her heat and 3rd overall in 2:10.29. This performance breaks the New Brunswick senior women’s record of 2:11.92 set by Patti Blanchard in 1992.‘This is a great early result for Grace’ said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick. ‘She was battling an injury this fall and was unable to compete in cross country so to come out and run the fastest ever 800m by a New Brunswick Athlete is amazing’ She will be one to watch out for during the CIS championships taking place March 7 – 9 in Edmonton. She is also one of New Brunswick’s hopeful for this summer’s Canada Games.
Jan 27 2013 - ANB athlete’s shine at 2013 Mcgill Team Challenge
This past weekend, Montreal was host of the largest Indoor track meet in Canada. The two-day competition,, features a record 792 athletes from 27 university teams, including many athletes from New Brunswick .
On the women`s side
-Geneviève Lalonde of Moncton and running for Guelph University not only won the 1500m but also set a meet record with a time of 4:26.11 this is the fastest time by a university athlete this season and also the second fastest time ever run by a New Brunswick athlete. Her teammate Lydia Frost, of Bocabec finished 2nd overall in the 1000m with a time of 2:51.95, this ranks her 4th in the CIS. Gueplh 4x800 also won the 4x800 in a time of 8:59.28, with Geneviève Lalonde and Nadine Frost of Bocabec on the team this is also the fastest time in the country this season.
-Sarah Taplin of Moncton competing for Dalhousie university jumped 11.49m in the triple jump to finish 2nd overall this performance breaks the Atlantic University Sport Triple jump record which was set in 1993 by
-Alexandra Black of Fredericton competing for UNB finished 5th in the shot put with a throw of 12m05.
-Naomie Maltais competing for l’Université de Moncton of Val D’Amour finished 5th in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 13m54.She also finished 8th in the shot put with a throw of 10.44m
- Tatyana Shmatlay competing for UNB was 8th in the women’s high jump with a jump of 1.60m
-Rachelle McDonald, of Saint John and running for UNB won her 300m heat in a time of 42.26 to finish 20th overall.
-Alexa Maude Mallais (U Moncton) won her 60m heat with a time of 8.00 to finish 12th overall
-UNB’s women’s 4x400m team ran a good race finishing 8th overall in 4:10.72 . Team members Rachelle McDonald , Tatyana Shmatlay, Nathalie Cecire and Sarah Myatt
On the men’s side
-Jason Mackenzie of Campbellton , (U Moncton) finished 4th in the men’s Pentathlon with 3344 this breaks the University of Moncton school record.
-Jérémie Pellerin (U de moncton) of Cocagne ran 2 personal best winning both his 1500m heat (4:03.76)and 3000m (8:36.64) heat finishing 9th and 24th overall respectfully.
-Pascal Desjardins a rookie for l’Université de Moncton finished 12th overall in the men’s long jump with a leap of 5m99,
-Ryan Larsen of Fredericton a rookie for UNB finished 12th in the men’s high jump with a leap of 1m80.
-Jonathan Gionet of Bathurst , a rookie for St Thomas finished 13th in the men’s shot put with a throw of 11m86
-Pierre Landry (ASEA) competed as an open athlete and jumped 6.62m in the men’s long jump . This would have placed him 7th in the university event. Also competing in the open division was Nick MacMackin a grade 12 student of Quispamsis (SJTC) who won his 1000m heat in 2:30.87, placing 14th overall among the university athletes.
The University of Guelph swept both the men's and women's divisions.
Full results of this meet can be found here: http://mcgilltrack.com/results-2013-mcgill-team-challenge
The next competition for most of the New Brunswick athletes will be the New Brunswick Indoor Championships on February 9th in Oromocto.
Jan 22 2013 - 2013 High Performance Cross Country team named
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce the members of its’ High Performance Teams from the 2012 Cross Country season. The 2013 High Performance team listed below will receive certain special competition and training related opportunities as well as team clothing and financial support based on their team designation.
A Team Club Hometown
Barry Britt SJTC Hampton
Ryan Cassidy 02 Grand Digue
Nadine Frost SPTC Bocabec
Geneviève Lalonde SPTC Moncton
B team Club Hometown
Matt McNeil SJTC Saint John
Lee Wesselius ASEA RIver Glade
Jérémie Pellerin ASEA Cocagne
We are also happy to unveil our New High Performance team logo . For more information on Athletics New Brusnwick High performance program please visit : http://www.anb.ca/Programs/HP
Jan 22 2013 - David Quigley
ANB mourns the lost of David Quigley who was an ANB athlete, passed away last weekend from a battle with cancer. David was 73 years old.
Jan 13 2013 - Moncton Open Wrap Up
Over 230 athletes participated in the first indoor track and field meet of 2013 indoor season, The Jump Start Athletics Moncton Open. The meet saw great performance from many Maritime athletes. A total of 19 clubs and 6 university teams took part in this annual event organized by Athlétisme Sud Est /South East Athletics (ASEA) and l’Université de Moncton.
The competition saw some great results by many of the top athletes in Atlantic Canada.
On the Women’s side
-Sara Eve Noel , from Allardville competing for Chaleur Athletics won the Midget Girls Shot Put with a toss of 10m64 just missing the provincial record by 2cm.
-Veronica Coombes of Shediac Cape of Athletics South East won the wheelchair 60m (14.06 ) , 200m (39.22) and 400m (1:22.65) . Setting a New New Brunsiwck record in the 200m.
-Natalie Cecire of Fredericton (UNB) won the 1000m with a 3:13.92 .
-Taylor Dunn of New Maryland (SJTC) won the youth 1500m (5 :05.83 ) and the 3000m (11:04.95)
-The field performance of the meet went to Rebecca Haworth of Dalhousie University who won the High Jump with a leap of 1.73m this performance ranks her second in the CIS . Her teammate Sarah Taplin of Moncton, a rookie, won the 18-19 Long Jump with a jump 5.18m.
-Alex Black (UNB) of Yoho Lake won the women’s Shot put with a throw of 12.12m which ranked her 10th in the CIS as of Saturday night.
-Liz MacDonald, from Oromocto, competing for Dalhousie won the women’s weight throw with a toss of 16.78m, this ranks her 3rd in the CIS.
-The track performance of the day goes to Alexa Maude Mallais , of Duguayville competing for L’Université de Moncton who won the Women’s 60m dash in 7.87 , only 2 hundreths of a second off the U de M record. This ranks the 23 year old sprinter 11th in the CIS. She also won the 200m in 28.33 .
On the Boys side
-Clint Steeves of Riverglade , competing for Athletics South East won the boys 14-15 Long jump (5.26m) and High jump with a leap ( 1.55m)
-Jacob Hayes of Rothesay (Saint John Track Club) had the fastest 60m of the day with a 7.29 he also won the 200m 24.37.
-James Brace of Intervel won the men’s wheelchair 60m (12.16) , 200m (33.63) and 400m (1:07.42 ) his 60m time is a New Brunswick record.
Performance of the day on the track went to Nick Macmackin of Quispamsis who won the 600m in a new Provincial Record of 1:24.39. He also won the 1000m in 2:32.70 .
Jérémie Pellerin of Cocagne competing for L’Université de Moncton won the 1500m (4:07.87 ) and the 3000m (8:51.47 ).
On the field the performance of the day has to go to Rob McCulloch(Dalhousie) won the High Jump with a leap of 2.00m this ranks him 5th in the CIS. He also won the Shot put with a throw of 13.32.His teammate Simon Watts won the long jump with a jump of 6m87 this ranks his 8th in the CIS.
-Aaron LeBlanc (Umoncton) of Memramcook won both the 18-19 shot put ( 11.99) and the weight throw (14.28m)
-Dave Jefferson of Saint John broke 2 masters record. 1st in the weight throw with a 9m84and in the triple jump 6.63m
-Jason Mackenzie ( U de Moncton) had a great day in the Men’s pentathlon racking up 3314 setting a new school record . This performance ranks the Campbeltton native 3rd in the CIS. Also Andrew Justason from fredericton Legion Track club set a new N.B masters record with 2376 points in the 40-45 category.
Full results can be found : http://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=546
Up next for university athletes will be the McGill Team Challenge held in Montreal on January 25th and 26th. The following week will see a select group of youth athletes, as part of the Podium Program; compete at the Montreal Youth Challenge event on February 2nd. The next New Brunswick event will be the New Brunswick provincial indoor championships held in Oromocto on February 9th. As always the indoor season starts with a bang and will wrap up with the Atlantic Championships on Saturday March 16th in Moncton.
Jan 11 2013 - Montreal Youth Challenge
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been named to the Montreal Youth Challenge event held in Montreal on February 2nd. As members of the Podium Program these athletes will join a group of athletes from Nova Scotia to compete as a single team against Team Ontario and Team Quebec in a scored competition.
ATHLETE HOMETOWN CLUB
Nicolli Allen Upper Kingsclear Fredericton Legion Track Club
Jean-Denis Bourque Aldouane Elite Club D’athletisme
Jacob Bradley Riverview Athlétisme S/E Athletics
Anthony Cormier Saint John Saint John Track Club
Pierre Dumouchel Quispamsis Saint John Track Club
Ben Fowler Grandbay-Westfield Saint John Track Club
Matthew Mclaughlin New Maryland Fredericton Fast Tracks
Sebastian Mueller Riverview Athlétisme S/E Athletics
Zachary Peabody Saint John Saint John Track Club
Joshua Shanks Lepreau Saint John Track Club
Jordan Sonier Miramichi Unattached
Alex Thibodeau Escuminac Unattached
Paul Tremblay Saint John Saint John Track Club
ATHLETE HOMETOWN CLUB
Hailee Cook Miramichi Unattached
Taylor Dunn New Maryland Saint John Track Club
Christelle Frenette Dieppe Athlétisme S/E Athletics
Audrey Lanteigne Losier Settlement Athletisme Peninsule Acadienne
Victoria Leblanc Saint John Saint John Track Club
Bruce Guitard of Charlo will also be joining the team as an assistant coach. Bruce will join fellow assistant coaches Wendy Randell of Riverview and Carlo Roy of Dalhousie and lead coach Jason Reindl of Saint John.
“This group of athletes is extremely strong. With three national medalists (Joshua Shanks, Paul Tremblay, Victoria Leblanc) on the squad, this combined team from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are looking to give Ontario and Quebec a battle for the team title, “ said Reindl, who also added, “getting an opportunity to compete against some of the best youth athletes in the country this early in the 2013 season is a great opportunity to test themselves and see how their preparations for 2013 are progressing.”
The combined team of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia will depart Moncton early on February 1st, compete on Saturday the 2nd in the Corsaire-Chaparal Classic meet, and return on Sunday the 3rd.
Jan 11 2013 - Moncton Open Track meet set for tomorrow and Sunday
Over 225 track and field athletes expected at the University of Moncton’s CEPS this weekend!
The first track meet of 2013 in New Brunswick promises to be a great one. Athletes from all across New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia will be competing at the 2013 Moncton Open. This yea all Atlantic University Sport athletics Team will be present with Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s, U de Moncton, St Thomas and UNB competing. The meet will also host some of the best age class athletes in Atlantic Canada , including some Masters athletes (40+). Athletes ages 6 to 69 will try to break records in this competition organized by Athlétisme Sud Est /South East Athletics and l’Université de Moncton
Some names to watch out for are
On the men’s side
-Nick MacMackin a 18 year old runner of Quispamasis and member of Saint John Track Club (a silver medallist at last year National Legion Championships ) who will compete in the 600m and 1000m .
-Jacob Hayes a 18 year old sprinter of Saint John Track Club who last year set a Youth provincial record in the 200m he will compete in the 60m and 200m
-Matthew McLaughlin a 16 year old sprinter of New Maryland and of Fredericton Fast track club , the double NBIAA champion with Fredericton High school last season will compete in the 300m and 400m.
-Josh Shawks of Lepreau a 17 year old distance runner and member of Saint John Track club , a bronze medallist at last year National youth championship will compete in the 1500m and the 3000m
-Alexandre Doucet of Bathurst and member of Chaleur Athletics will be the one to watch out for in the men’s 60m hurdles.
-Paul Gauthier a master’s athlete from Rothesay and member of Saint John Track club will try to beat his own Canadian record in the Shot Put.
- James Brace of Interval , of Athletics South East , New Brunswick fastest ever wheelchair racer will compete in the 60m, 200m and 400m
On the university side
-Rob McCulloch will be the main star competing, the Dalhousie University student who captured the Bronze Medal in the pentathlon at last years CIS Championships will compete in the Long Jump , 60m Hurdles , High Jump and Triple Jump. The 5 year athlete is not only a star on the track but is also a member of Dalhousie’s Men’s volleyball team. He was also the 2012 AUS Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
L’Université de Moncton athletes to keep an eye on include Pascal Desjardin (Petit Rocher) the rookie athlete will compete in the long jump and high jump. Jason Mackenzie of Campbellton, the school’s record holder in the pentathlon will try to break his own record. Josh Robertson of Nova Scotia will be one of the top contenders in the 60m and 300m. Aaron Leblanc a rookie from Memramcook will be one of the athletes throwing for top honours in the weight throw and shot put.
UNB athletes to keep an eye out for include Taylor Lamarche of Timmins Ontario in the men’s 1500m , Jeff Retallick of Fredericton in the men’s 60m and 300m, Alex Coffin of Saint John in the 600m and rookie sensation Ryan Larsen of Fredericton in the High Jump.
St Thomas athletes include rookie Jonathan Gionet of Bathurst in the Shot put and Weight throw.
On the women’s side :
-All eyes will be on Shawna Mackey of Moncton , the 17 year old sprinter was New Brunswick fastest female last year she will compete in the 60m and 200m.
-Leah Macaulay of Fredericton competing for Frederitcton Fast track , one of New Brunswick rising sprinters will compete in the 300m and 400m.
-Katie Robinson of Saint John (Saint John Track Club) who last year won a bronze medal at the National Youth Championships will compete in the 1000m.
-Zoe berry of Estet’s Bridge (Fredericton Legion Track Club) will compete in both the Weight throw and the shot put. She holds the Junior and senior Provincial record in the weight throw.
-Sydney Macdonald of Miramichi (Athletics South East)will compete in the pentathlon and try to break her own provincial record in this event.
-Veronica Coombes of Shediac Cape , competing for Athletics South East , New Brunswick fastest ever female wheelchair athlete will compete in the 60m, 200m and 400m
In the University events:
-Dalhousie Univeristy will be brining a big group of sprinters and jumpers including rookie Sarah Taplin of Moncton who will compete in the Long jump and Triple Jump and 5th year student Elizabeth Macdonald of Oromocto in the Shot and Weight throw both theses athletes are favored in their respected events.
L’Université de Moncton brings is strongest team in recent years with Alexa Maude Mallais of Duguayville who is favored in the 60m and 200m . She was the silver medallist at last year’s AUS championships in the 60m. Naomie Maltais will represent the blue and gold in the Shot Put and Weight throw event. While Lindsey Gauvin will compete in the Pentathlon.
University of New Brunswick also will have some top contenders including last years AUS 300m Silver medallist in Rachelle Macdonald of Saint John. Sarah Myatt of Fredericton s favored in the 600m while her teammate also of Fredericton Natalie Cecire is favored in the 1000m .
As always St-Fx will be well represented in the distance event. Their strong group includes Lynette Manuelle of Oromocto.
The competitions start at 11 am on Saturday and will include an evening session starting at 4:30 and finishing at 6:00. The meet continues on Sunday with events going from 9:30 to 3:00. There is no charge for admission.
The next Track and Field Competition will be the New Brunswick indoor championships that will be held February 9th in Oromocto.
Jan 10 2013 - Jason Agnew named to Canada Games Staff
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Jason Agnew to the coaching staff for the upcoming Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Québec.
Jason is currently teaching in the Moncton area and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the group. He has worked with the Special Olympics for several years and his expertise with the athletes earned great performances at the last games in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Team Nouveau/New Brunswick and Athletics New Brunswick are a stronger group with this most recent appointment of Jason to the track and field team.
Jan 7 2013 - Fast weekend for New-Brunswick athletes
While there was no meets in New Brunswick this past weekend a few of our province top athletes competed at other meets around the country.
-Micheal LeBlanc (ASEA) in his season debute ran at the Alberta Team Challenge in Edmondon , the 23 year old sprinter from Riverview ran 6.75 to win the men's 60m final . This time represent the fastest time in Canada this season!
- New Brunswick was also very well represented at the Guelph New Year Opener , in Guelph Ontario . Genviève Lalonde (02) of Moncton running for Guelph Univeristy the 1500m in 4:36.80 which is the second fastest time in the CIS this season. While Nadine Frost of Bocabec also of Guelph Univeristy won the 1000m in 3:01.67 , her sister Lydia Frost was second in 3:07.05. Also competing at this competition was Adam Kellar of French Village , who returned to competition after taking the last year off .The 27 year old runner was able to finish 7th in the 3000m in a time of 8:50.42.
The local New Brunswick athletes will have their chance this weekend in Moncton , as ASEA and l'Université de Moncton will host the 2013 Moncton Open Saturday January 12 and Sunday January 13th.
Jan 2 2013 - Coaches Named for Montreal Youth Challenge
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Wendy Randell of Riverview and Carlo Roy of Dalhousie have been named as assistant coaches to the Montreal Youth Challenge event being held in Montreal on February 2nd, 2013.
Lead Coach Jason Reindl will join these two coaches and together with coaches from Nova Scotia they will assist our athletes as they compete against teams from Ontario and Quebec. “I am very pleased to have two experienced and enthusiastic coaches joining the team. Wendy and Carlo have both shown a commitment to the sport and bring numerous skills that will benefit New Brunswick athletes in this inaugural event”, said Reindl.
Stay tuned for the comprehensive list of Team New Brunswick that will be published on January 10th.
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