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Jun 30 2013 - New Brunswick Canada Games Trials Recap

The New Brunswick Canada Games Trials took place this past Saturday and Sunday at Canada Games Stadium in Saint John. Several provincial masters records and paralympic records were set in the wind-aided and very foggy conditions, and temperatures stayed cool and warm throughout the mist. Notable performances include:  

- Grace Annear of Saint John Track Club ran an incredible 400m, running 56.90 seconds to win the event.

- Sarah Myatt ran a fast 800m, placing first in a time of 2:16.17 minutes.

- Sarah MacPherson of Fredericton Fast Tracks won both the 1500m and 5000m in times of 4:37.07 and 17:22.79 respectively.

- Adam Gaudes of Fredericton Fast Tracks ran an incredible 800m, winning the event in a time of 1:51.98 minutes.

- Though in an illegal wind of 2.3m/s, Alexander Williston ran an incredible 100m, coming through with a time of 10.93 seconds, then later running a wind aided 22.49 200m.

- An exciting 5000m race occurred on the track as Ryan Cassidy of O2, Lee Wesselius and Jeremie Pellerin of ASEA, and Matt McNeil of Saint John Track Club. Cassidy would win the event in 14:48.90, with McNeil less than a second behind in 14:49.67, and Wesselius just behind in14:51.43. Pellerin would finish in 15:21.86. 

Masters Records came from: 

- Steve LeBlanc of ASEA broke his own masters 40-45 age group record in the weight throw, throwing 8.76m.

- Andrew Justason of Fredericton Legion Track Club broke his own masters 40-45 age group record in the pole vault, jumping 2.97m.

- Imrich Kiraly of Saint John Track Club broke his own masters 60-65 age group record in the shot put by just 1 cm, throwing 9.51m.

Para Records came from:

- Kellianne Richardson of Fredericton Legion Track Club throw a new NB para shot put record in the F35 category, throwing 3.95m.

- Veronica Coombes of ASEA set a new T54 1500m record with a time of 5:56.34 minutes.

- James Brace of ASEA set a new T54 1500m record with a time of 4:54.31 minutes.

"Our athletes really showed top form this weekend! We are very ahppy with the results and our Canada Games team will be very competitve" said Gabriel LeBlanc Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick ``It's hard to say what was the highlight but to have 4 runners break 15 minutes in the 5000m is incretible, in New Brunswick history only 16 runners  have done this so to have 3 in the same race is spectacular.'

Full Results can be found here: http://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=569


Jun 26 2013 - Hershey Provincial Recap

Coinciding with this past weekend’s Canadian Track and Field Championships were the Hershey Provincial finals, bringing in the best young talent from across New Brunswick. Athletes competed to punch their ticket to the Hershey Atlantic Finals being held in Saint John on July 7th.

                Stand out performances on the women’s side included Vivian Kutnowski, winning the Girls 9-10 Standing Long Jump with a leap of 1.88m and the 9-10 100m in a time of 16.40; Johanna McGuigan won the Girls 11-12 100m and 200m with respective times of 13.67 and 28.91 seconds; Hannah Trites of FFT took the Girls 11-12 400m and 800m with respective times of 1:10.81 and 2:37.24; Laura Dickinson of ASEA won the Girls 13-14 800m and 1600m with respective times of  2:28.33 and  5:26.97; and Julia Dickinson took the Girls 13-14 200m in a time of 29.50 seconds and the Standing Long Jump with a leap of 2.38m. Other top finishers included Marion Gauthier (Girls 9-10 50m); Hannah Fortin (Girls 9-10 200m); Gabriella Rocca (Girls 9-10 400m); Anna-Michele Allain (Girls 9-10 Softball Throw); Roxanne Benoit (Girls 11-12 Softball Throw); Helena Zhang (Girls 11-12 Standing Long Jump); Samantha Taylor (Girls 13-14 100m); and Samantha Robichaud (Girls 13-14 Softball Throw).

                On the men’s side, top performers included Malcolm Christie of Park Street who took the Boys 9-10 50m and 200m dash in respective times of 7.72s and 31.49s; Kristopher McFadden took the Boys 11-12 100m (13.09), 200m (27.00), and also finished 5th in the Softball Throw (35.05m); and Mitchell Kean took the Boys 11-12 400m and 800m events in respective times of 1:09.21 and 2:35.97. Other top finishers included Noah Clark (Boys 9-10 100m); Alexandre Richard (Boys 9-10 400m); Alexandre Leblanc (Boys 9-10 Softball Throw); Liam Pelletier (Boys 9-10 Standing Long Jump); Alec Pineault (Boys 11-12 Softball Throw); Lance Durley (Boys 11-12 Standing Long Jump); Sébastien Boudreau (Boys 13-14 100m); Cesar Morfin (Boys 13-14 200m); Renaud Beaudin (Boys 13-14 800m); Leif Henrichs (Boys 13-14 1600m); Guillaume Savoie (Boys 13-14 Softball Throw); and Pierre-Luc McGraw (Boys 13-14 Standing Long Jump).

                Congratulations to all competitors! Top 8 finishers in each category automatically qualify for the Hershey Atlantic Championships being held in Saint John on July 7th. For the full list of results, please visit www.anb.ca .


Jun 26 2013 - Josh Shanks makes World Youth team

This past weekend, Athletics Canada selected team members for the World Youth Track and Field Championships being held in Donetsk, Ukraine, July 10th-14th. Athletics New Brunswick is proud to announce that Saint John Track Club`s very own Joshua Shanks was selected to the Canadian team for the 3000m event.

Josh , from Chance Harbour  is currently ranked first in the country in the Youth 3000m with a time of 8:31.51, which broke Barry Britt`s previous New Brunswick record. This time also tops his bronze medal winning time at the Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships last year in PEI by over 20 seconds!

''Josh is a extremely hard worker, to be named to his first National team is great for him and his development'' said Gabriel LeBlanc  technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.


Jun 25 2013 - Canada Games trials set for this weekend

            New Brunswick athletes hoping to grab a spot on the Canada Games team will be competing this coming Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, at the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John. Some athletes competing this weekend have performed on a national and international stage, making these trials one of the most exciting to date. There are sure to be some amazing and record breaking performances from the province’s best 22 and under competitors.

            Athletes to look out for on the men’s side include Jacob Hayes and Alexander Williston. Both eighteen years of age, they are two of the top New Brunswick 100m and 200m sprinters and have represented the province at the Legion National Championships in the past. Nick MacMackin, also eighteen years of age and a previous Legion athlete, is nationally ranked and will be racing the 800m and 1500m. Also running the 800m will be Adam Gaudes who competes for the University of Victoria and has also done well on the national stage. Ryan Cassidy, another nationally ranked athlete attending the University of Victoria, will race the 5000m and 3000m steeple chase. Caleb Jones, recently placing third at the Canadian Senior Championships, will compete in the men’s javelin. James Brace New runswick fastest wheelchair racer will compete in the 200m, 400m and 1500m

            On the women’s side, Grace Annear will be competing in the 400m and 800m. Like Adam and Ryan, Grace attends the University of Victoria and was a medalist at the most recent CIS Championships. Also running a strong 400m and 800m will be Sarah Myatt. Sarah runs for the University of New Brunswick and was  named MVP at the 2013 AUS Championships. Sarah Macpherson, who represented to University of Tulsa for the past four years, will be competing for a spot in the 5000m and 1500m. Both eighteen years of age, Ashley Gallagher and Amy-Lynn Grant will be ripping up the track in the 100m, 200m and 400m. Naomie Maltais, the top discus and hammer thrower in the province, will be looking for a spot on the team, as well as Veronica Coombes , New brunswicks fastest ever female wheelchair racer. 

Deadline to register for this event is wednesday midnight. 

            The New Brunswick Canada Games team will be named based on performances at the trials.

Action start Saturday morning  and  will countinue till Sunday afternoon Full Schedule Available on www.anb.ca this will be a spectacular event not to be missed! Results will  also be available on  www.anb.caonce the trials have finished.


Jun 24 2013 - NB shine on Day 3 and 4 of Cdn Championships

The last day of the 2013 Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton was a tribute to young athletes as well as the seasoned veterans. The day began bright and early for New Brunswick’s 14 & under athletes competing in the Hershey Provincials. At 12 pm, the Hershey meet took a break to feature a number of the Canadian Championship finals including the 100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, and 800m. Following the completion the Canadian Championship, the Hershey Provincial meet resumed with the remaining events including 1600m, 50m, 200m, 400m, standing long jump and ball throwing.

The Canadian Track and Field Championships proved to be an excellent showcase of New Brunswick’s top athletes. A total of 4 medals were won: Veronica Coombes of Shediac-Cape won silver in the Women’s Wheelchair T54 100m and bronze in the 200m. Christel Robichaud of Moncton won silver in the Women’s Wheelchair F58 Shotput. Caleb Jones of Saint John set a new provincial record and took home a bronze medal in the Men’s 800g Javelin.

Day 3:

Saturday was another medal day for New Brunswick.

Caleb Jones threw an impressive 73.92m for a new PB and NB provincial record. Caleb’s previous record was 73.25m. He finished 3rd in the Men’s Javelin 800g and earned a bronze medal. Mitch Quigg finished in 9th with a best throw of 60.61m.

Naomie Maltais finished 6th in the Women Discus Throw 1kg Championship with a throw of 40.26m.

New Brunswick had a strong showing in the Women’s 1500m Championship. Lydia Frost was the top NB finisher in 11th with a time of 4:28.69. Sarah MacPherson was not far behind, finishing 12th in 4:29.36. Nadine Frost rounded out the NB competitors in 14th in 4:45.07.

Brandon Leblanc missed the Men’s 400m Hurdles Finals by a 20th of a second, Brandon finished 9th in 56.89s while 8th place ran 56.65s. Alexandre Coholan ran 58.06s to finish 11th in Preliminaries.

Veronica Coombes picked up her second medal of the Championships in the Women 200m Wheelchair T54 in 40.06s.

James Brace finished the Men’s 200m Wheelchair T54 in 6th place in a time of 31.88s.

Grace Annear and Sarah Myatt competed in the Women’s 800m Prelims. Grace finished 19th in 2:16.31 with Sarah right behind her in a time of 2:17.00.

Adam Gaudes narrowly missed the Men’s 800m Finals, he finished 10th in the Prelims in a time of 1:52.09.

New Brunswick was well represented in the Men’s 5000m Final with 3 competitors. Barry Britt of Hampton was the top NB finisher in 11th place and a time of 14:33.62. Jeremie Pellerin finished 16th in 14:57.30 and Matt McNeil was 17th in 15:05.22.

Day 4:

The fourth and final day of the Canadian Track and Field Championships was action packed full of event finals and medal presentations.

Jason Bouchard was the lone track competitor for New Brunswick on the final day of competition Moncton. Jason just missed the Men’s 200m Finals; he came 10th in the Prelims with a time of 21.82s.

Elizabeth MacDonald threw 51.41m in the Women Hammer Throw 4kg Championship and finished 10th.

Pierre Landry jumped 7.05m to finish 6th in the Men’s Long Jump Championship.


Jun 22 2013 - Day 2 NB Highlights of National Championships

Mitch Quigg, Jason Mackenzie and Chris Robertson were back at it again today, finishing the second half of their Men’s Decathlon. For the second day in a row, they competed in five events, including 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and lastly, the 1500m. Fourteen competitors started the decathlon, with only 11 remaining at the end of day 1, 10 athletes completed the entire decathlon. Damien Warner won with 8145 points. Mitch Quigg finished 5th with 6303 points, Chris Robertson in 7th with 6095 and Jason Mackenzie rounded out the competition in 10th place with 5889 points.

110m Hurdles: Mackenzie (7), Quigg (8), Robertson (10)

          Discuss: Robertson (3), Quigg (8), Mackenzine (9)

      Pole Vault: Quigg (6), Robertson (6), Mackenzie (11)

           Javelin: Quigg (2), Robertson (8), Mackenzie (9)

            1500m: Mackenzie (1), Quigg (7), Robertson (8)

Congratulations gentlemen on your perseverance and hard work throughout the past two days!

Elizabeth MacDonald finished 2nd in the Women Hammer Throw 4kg Qualifier with a throw of 48.45m. Naomie Maltais finished 6th with 43.16m.

Jean-Marc Doiron finished 2nd in the Men 800m Qualifier in a time of 1:55.52, he will advance to the 800 final/semi?

Alexa-Maude Mallais ran a time of 25.92s to finish 11th in the Women 200m Qualifier.

Jason Bouchard gets the New Brunswick gold star of the day for his performance in the Men 200m Qualifier. Jason had the fastest overall time of 21.72s.

Sarah Myatt was the lone NB competitor in the Women 400m, she finished 13th with a time of 57.95s. On the men’s side was Matthew McLaughlin who ran 50.45s to 22nd in his field.

Katie Robinson took on many elite runners in the Women 3000m Steeplechase, she finished 6th in a time of 11:17.88.

The Men 3000m Steeplechase was the event to watch on Friday evening, boasting Canada’s top steeplechasers. Ryan Cassidy finished 7th in 9:00.82, while Lee Wesselius was 11th in 9:16.53. Lee’s impressive performance is fast enough for the Pan Juniors standards and may rank him as 2nd in Canada for the Junior category.

Four male and four female 17&u relay teams competed in the youth 4x100m. Saint John Track & Field Club won on girls’ side clocking a time of 54.00s, meanwhile ASEA ‘A’ won for the boys in 49.39s.

New Brunswick is showing well as the host province and we can expect to see more stellar performances over the last two days of competition. 

 


Jun 20 2013 - Day 1: Coombes and Robichaud win New Brunswick first medals

New Brunswick has started the Canadian Track and Field Championships with a bang. The competition began at 9:30 this morning and already two athletes have reached the podium.

Veronica Coombes of Shediac-Cape claimed silver in the Wheelchair T54 100m. She raced to a time of 20.85s. Veronica will be competing again on Saturday, June 22nd in the 200m. Veronica is the NB T54 record holder in the 100, 200, 400 and 800m.

Christel Robichaud of Moncton threw a second place toss of 4.51m in the Wheelchair F58 shotput to place herself on the podium. Christel is the NB F58 record holder in shot put with a distance of 4.80m.

Other results from Day 1 :

-Mitch Quigg, Jason Mackenzie and Chris Robertson were busy competing in Men’s Decathlon. The men competed in five events throughout the day, including 100m dash, long jump, shot put, high jump and lastly the 400m. Fourteen competitors started the first event, by the end of the first day there were only 11 competitors left in the competition. Damien Warner leads the pack with 4292 pts. Robertson tied for 6th with 3117, Quigg 8th with 3185, Mackenzie 9th with 3137.

Dec 100m: Mackenzie (9), Quigg (11), Robertson (12)

               LJ: Roberston (8), Quigg (12), Mackenzie (14)

                SP: Quigg (8), Robertson (11), Mackenzie (12)

HJ: Quigg (5), Mackenzie (6), Robertson (8)

        400m: Mackenzie (5), Robertson (8), Quigg (11)

 

Alexa-Maude Mallais of Duguayville finished 6th in the Women’s 100m Qualifier with a time of 12.82s.

Jason Bouchard of Oromocto ran 11.21s to finish 9th in the Men’s 100m Qualifier.

James Brace of Intervale competed in the Men 100 Meter Dash T54 Wheelchair, he finished 6th in 17.46s a new New Brunsick Record.

Matthew McLaughlin of Fredericton was the last NB athlete on the track Thursday. He ran the Men’s 400m Qualified in a time 49.80 to finish 6th. He advanced to the prelims on Friday evening.

 

 

NB athletes are off to a great start and we look forward to three more days of success.


Jun 19 2013 - New Brunswick Athletes ready for National Championships

Starting this Thursday, June 20th, 30 New Brunswick athletes will be competing among 815 athletes at the Canadian Track and Field Championships at Moncton Stadium in Moncton. Among the competitors will be 38 Olympians and 15 Canadian Record Holders. This is the highest number of NB athletes ever competing at these championships.

ANB athletes will be competing in track events ranging from 100m to 5000m and a variety of field events.

-          Veronica Coombes of Shediac-Cape will be the first ANB athlete competing on the track in the Wheelchair finals on Thursday morning.  She will also be competing Saturday, June 22nd, at 1:25pm in the 200m. Veronica is the NB T54 record holder in the 100, 200, 400 and 800m.

 

-          Mitch Quigg of Saint John, Chris Robertson of Moncton and Jason Mackenzie are next on track, competing in the Men’s Decathlon. The first of their 10 events is the 100m at 10:10am Thursday.  Chris is the NB record holder in the decathlon with 6457 points.  

 

Mitch, Chris and Jason will have a full day of events, competing in long jump, shot put, high jump and 400m.

 

-          Christel Robichaud of Moncton starts things off for New Brunswick on the field; she will be competing Thursday morning at 9:30 in the Wheelchair Shot Put. Christel is the NB F58 record holder in shot put with a throw of 4.80m.

 

-          Alexa-Maude Mallais of Duguayville competes in the 100m at 10:20 on Thursday. Alexa is also racing the 200m Qualifying Friday at 11:50 am.

 

-          New Brunswick Fastest man ever Micheal LeBlanc of Riverview will compete in the men’s 100m.

 

-          Jason Bouchard of Oromocto will compete in the men’s 100m Qualifying. While James Brace of Interval will compete in the finals of the men’s wheelchair 100m at Noon

 

-          Naomie Maltais of Val D’amour  will compete in the Hammer and discus . 

-          Five NB athletes will be racing in the Men’s and Women’s 1500m, Adam Keller of French Village and Dylan Hebert of Salisbury round off the men’s side. Meanwhile, Sarah Macpherson of Fredericton, Lydia Frost of Bocabec and Nadine Frost of Bocabec are competing on the women’s side.

 

-          Rounding off Thursday’s track events for New Brunswick athletes is the 400m Qualifying for men and women. Matthew McLaughlin of New Maryland is competing on the men’s side, on the women side is Sarah Myatt of Fredericton. 

 

-          Competing in the Javelin Men’s are Caleb Jones and Mitch Quigg, both of Saint John. Mitch is also competing in the Decathlon. Caleb is the current NB record holder with a throw of 73.25m.

 

-          New Brunswick has 2 men and 2 women in the 800m. Sarah Myatt of Fredericton and Grace Annear . Jean-Marc Doiron of Moncton and Adam Gaudes of Fredericton race in the men’s race.

 

-          2 New Brusnwickers will compete n the 400m hurdlers Alexandre Coholan of Moncton and Brandon LeBlanc of Riverview.

 

-          Ryan Cassidy of Grand Digue will take to the track for the men’s 3000m Steeple Chase Finals alsong side Lee Wesselius of Riverglade. Katie Robinson of Saint John will compete in the women's 3000m Steeplechase

 

-          On the field Friday morning will be women hammer throwers Elizabeth Macdonald of Oromocto and Naomie Maltais of Val D’amour. Elizabeth has had a string of recent success, breaking her her own record last weekend in Halifax with a toss of 51.90m. 

 

-          Long jumper Pierre Landry of Saint Louis de Kent will head to the pit for the Men’s Long Jump Qualifying at 6:00 pm.

 

-          Last but not least, three more NB athletes will take their 2013 Canadian Championship debut on Saturday evening at 8:45pm. Barry Britt of Hampton, Jeremie Pellerin of Cocagne and Matthew McNeil of Saint John.

 

In total 815 Athletes will compete including 191 Para Athletes.

For more info go to www.moncton2013.ca  


Jun 18 2013 - NB Legion Championships recap

The New Brunswick Legion Championships took place this past weekend at Moncton Stadium in Moncton. Many midget and youth level athletes competed in hopes of getting a spot on Team New Brunswick for the 2013 Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships to be held in Langley, British Columbia, as well as many junior and senior athletes competing in hopes of making the provinces Canada Games team, to be held in Sherbrooke, Quebec in August. 12 New Brunswick records were set in these warm and sunny conditions.

- Anthony Cormier of Saint John Track Club broke the youth  300m hurdle  record  witha time of  41,27

 - Sydney MacDonald of ASEA broke her own record in the youth heptathlon by just 6 points, scoring 4080 points. She would have also broken the 100m hurdle New Brusnwick record however the wind was above the legal limit for record purposes.

- David Jefferson of Saint John Track Club set  a new masters 100m record in the male 65 - 70 division with a time of 16.12 seconds, the triple jump with a jump of 7.70 meters, and the hammer throw with a throw of 24.79 meters.

- Melissa Pellerin  (ASEA) broke her own provincial midget record for the Javelin throw with a toss of  34.83m..

-Jennifer Bell (Chaleur) broke the Junior Girls shot put record with a throw of 12.07m.

-Christel Robichaud (ASEA)broke her own wheelchair F58 Para-throws  first in the shot put with a throw of 5.33m , in this discus with a throw of 11.07m and Javelin with a throw of 9.89m

- Jack Berkshire (Fredericton Fast Track)  broke the New Brunswick midget 300m record with a time of 37.85  

- Joshua Shanks (Saint John Track club)   broke his own youth 3000m  provincial record with a time of 8:31.51.

-Joe Hall broke the Masters 35-39 shot put record 13.79m

Outstanding performances came from many athletes, including:

- Josh Shanks of Saint John Track Club came into the competition ranked first in Canada in the youth boys 3000m, but returned for another personal best, running a blazing fast time of 8:31.51. The next day, Shanks and teammate Matt McNeil paced to a sub 4 minute 1500m, with McNeil's time being 3:59.45, and Shanks' at 3:59.80. Josh's 3000m time has already qualified him for the 2013 World Youth Track and Field Championships to be held in Donetsk, Ukraine, with the official team being announced in the upcoming weeks.

- Pierre Dumouchel of Saint John Track Club ran an incredible 800m, achieving a personal best by over 2 seconds with a time of 1:56.05, chasing down O2's Jean-Marc Doiron with a time of 1:55.30, and just ahead of Saint John Track Club's Barry Britt with a time of 1:56.09. Both Dorion and Britt will be competing at the 2013 Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton next weekend.

- Jason Bouchard of Fredericton Legion Track Club ran an incredible 100m on Saturday with a time of 10.84 in -0.6 wind, then running a 200m in 21.65 on Sunday. Bouchard will be aiming to make the World Military Games in 2015, to be held in Mungyeong, South Korea.

- Matthew McLaughlin of Fredericton Fast Tracks ran a blazing fast 400m in a time of 49.88. McLaughlin will be aiming for a spot on the 2013 Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships provincial team, to be announced in July.

- Samantha Taylor of Carleton-York Athletics won both the 100m and 200m events with times of 12.91 and 27.44 respectively. Taylor will also be aiming for a spot on the 2013 Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships provincial team, after having won both the 100m and the 200m titles at the NB Middle School Championships and the NBIAA Track and Field Championships.

- Sebastien LeBlanc of ASEA won the midget boys 200m hurdles in a time of 27.91 seconds. This time would serve as a New Brunswick record but unfortunately wind was recorded at 4.3, over twice the legal limit for records to be established.

-Julie Dickinson of Fredericton Fast Track would also have broken the midget 200m hurdle record with a time of 33.53 however the wind was above the legal limit.

Full Results to the meet can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=566

The next event to take place in the province will be one of it's largest yet, with the 2013 Canadian Track and Field Championships to take place at Moncton Stadium next Thursday through Sunday

  More information about the championships can be found here: http://www.moncton2013.ca/  


Jun 14 2013 - Atlantic Para-Athletics Development Forum

Athletics New-Brunswick, with the help of Athletics Canada, is hosting the 2013 Canadian Track & Field Championships in Moncton this June 2013! A special Atlantic para-athletics development forum will be taking place on Saturday, June 22nd of the Championships on the Université de Moncton campus. All interested athletes, parents, coaches and community members are encouraged to participate in this exciting—free— event!

This forum is your chance to meet and hear the stories of some of Canada’s top para-athletes and coaches, including Paralympic and World Championship Medalists Diane Roy, Brent Lakatos and Chantal Petitclerc!

Those attending will receive FREE TICKETS to evening track & field events of the Canadian National Track & Field Championships! Registration can be done online at www.anb.ca/paraforum.php


Jun 14 2013 - Athletes from playground to podium to share national stage at Canadian Championship

More than one kind of champion will compete at the Stade Moncton Stadium in Moncton, N.B., June 20-23.  Athletics Canada and the local organizing committee for the 2013 Canadian Track & Field Championship are pleased to announce that the New Brunswick provincial final for the HERSHEY'S Track and Field Games will take place in conjunction with the national championship which also serves as the selection trials for the World Championships.

 

"One of our objectives in hosting the national event is to help grow the sport," says Doug Robertson, Local Organizing Committee chair.  On the last day of elite competition (Sunday, June 23) athletes aged 9 to 14 who advanced through New Brunswick school and regional meets will compete in the New Brunswick final of the HERSHEY'S Track and Field Games.   Robertson adds, "The inclusion of the HERSHEY'S provincial final fits right into our mandate.  I am really happy we were able to make it fit into the championship schedule.  The kids will get to spend Sunday at the Stade Moncton Stadium, first to compete, and then watching all the championship finals."

 

New Brunswick provincial finalists will have the opportunity to compete on the very same track as those battling for spots to represent Canada.  "This is a great breakthrough and is a first for the Canadian HERSHEY's Track and Field Games program," said Dave Thomas, New Brunswick provincial chair for the HERSHEY'S program. "It bodes well for the promotion of the sport at the national level and of the HERSHEY'S grassroots program."

 

Registration and t-shirt pick up for HERSHEY's provincial finalists begins at 8:15 a.m.  June 23. The 2013 New Brunswick Provincial HERSHEY'S meet starts at 9:45 am. The Canadian Championship schedule will resume at noon with the semi-finals of the 200-metres.

 

Deadline for registration in the HERSHEY'S competition is June 19 at 11:59 p.m.  Registration is available at www.trackiereg.ca.   


Jun 13 2013 - 2013 NB Legion Trials and Open Meet

Two hundred athletes are expected to participate in the 2013 NB Legion Championships & Open Meet this Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th at the Moncton 2010 Stadium. Athletes of all ages will be competing on the Université de Moncton campus this week-end, but this meet is especially important for athletes aged 14 to 17 who will be trying to qualify for the Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships. This year, the Championships will take place in Langley, British-Columbia from August 7-13.

The Royal Canadian Track and Field program is a nationally sanctioned program culminating in a national track & field camp and national championship for Canadian youth between the ages of 14 and 17 in the current year. National and provincial athletic associations have described this program as one of the best in existence and some rate it as international calibre. The success of the athletes who have attended seems to bear this out.

Some of our provincial athletes who have medaled in past Legion National Championships who will be competing at the meet this week-end include: Barry Britt of Hampton (bronze medal in 3000m in 2007), Mitch Quigg of Saint John (bronze medal in octathlon in 2009), Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John (silver medalist at pole vault in 2012), Luisa Schwarz of Fredericton (silver medal in 2000m in 2012), Josh Shanks of Lepreau (bronze in 3000m in 2012 and silver in 2000m in 2011), Katie Robinson of Saint John (bronze medal in 2000m steeplechase in 2012), Paul Tremblay of Saint John (bronze medal in 1500m steeplechase in 2012), Lindsay Gauvin of Big River (bronze medal in javelin in 2009) and others.

For more information, see the following link: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=707


Jun 13 2013 - Canadian Championships Youth Relays

With only 4 days left to register for the Canadian Championships Youth Relays the program has been opened up to Bantam athletes in addition to Midget and Youth age groups. All athletes must register online. This is an exciting opportunity for athletes born from 1996-2001 to watch some of Canada's top track and field athletes.

For more information click on the link below or contact Jason Reindl (506-343-2149) or jasonreindl@me.com

All registrations must be done on trackie at http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=838


Jun 12 2013 - NB Middle School Championships recap

This past Tuesday the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John hosted the New Brunswick Middle School Championships. Over 400  athletes representing 20 different middle schools competed , setting 20 championships records, making this one ofthe most exciting middle school championships!

- Johanna McGuigan of Bliss Carman Middle School broke the grade 6 girls 80m record with a time of 11.00 seconds.

- Hannah Trites of Bliss Carman Middle School broke the grade 6 girls 1200m record with a time of 4:16.80 minutes.

- Johanna McGuigan of Bliss Carman Middle School broke the grade 6 girls 200 meter hurdles record with a time of 34.50 seconds.

- Julia LeBlanc of Divine Mercy School broke the grade 6 girls long jump record by just 1 centimeter with a jump of 4.21 meters.

- Isaac Turner of Bliss Carman Middle School broke the grade 6 boys 200 meter hurdles record with a time of 34.20 seconds.

- Natasha Vatcher of Harold Peterson Middle School broke the grade 7 girls 1200m record in a time of 4:02.60 minutes.

- Marie-Pier Cloutier of Samuel de Champlain School broke the girls grade 7 long jump with by just 1 centimeter with a jump of 4.41 meters.

- Julia Dickinson of Bliss Carman Middle School broke the grade 7 girls 200 meter record hurdles record with a time of 32.60 seconds.

-Mickyle Welsh of  Nashwaaksisbroke the Grade 7 boys 150m record with a time of 19.00.

- Cole Healey of Bayside Middle School broke the grade 7 boys 200 meter hurdles record with a time of 30.80 seconds.

- Samantha Taylor of Canterbury School broke the grade 8 girls 100m record with a time of 12.70 seconds.

- Laura Dickinson of Harkins Middle School broke the grade 8 girls 1200m record in a time of 3:54.90 minutes.

- Bailey Lochard of Bliss Carman Middle School broke the grade 8 girls 80 meter hurdles record with a time of 14.10 seconds.

- Graeme Clark of Bliss Carman Middle School broke the grade 8 boys 200 meter hurdles record with a time of 28.50 seconds.

- Brianna Forbes of Eleanor W Graham Middle School broke the girls grade 8 long jump record with a jump of 4.67 meters.

- Peyton Hoyt of Devon Middle School broke the grade 8 boys 100m record with a time of 11.70 seconds.

- Ty Poore of Devon Middle School broke the grade 8 boys high jump record with a jump of 1.65 meters.

- The Devon Middle School grade 7 girls 4x100m team broke the record for the event with a time of 56.40 seconds.

- The Devon Middle School grade 7 girls medley relay team broke the record for the event with a time of 2:38.70 seconds.

- The Nashwaaksis Middle School grade 7 boys 4x100m team broke the record for the event with a time of 54.50 seconds.

- The Devon Middle School grade 8 boys 4x100m team broke the record in the event with a time of 50.60 seconds.

- Devon Middle School won the team title with 579.50 points, followed by Bliss Carman Middle School and George Street Middle School with 562.50 and 245 points respectively.

''These are very promising results! The future of Track in Field in New Brunswick is in good hands''  said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick 

Full Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=565


Jun 10 2013 - Athletes Shine at the Aileen Meagher International Track Classic

This past Sunday top New Brunswick athletes took to the track at Huskies Stadium in Halifax for the Aileen Meagher International Track Classic, the first meet of the 2013 National Track League of Canada! Athletes did not disappoint as some amazing performances were achieved! 

On the women's side:  

- Alexa-Maude Mallais of Moncton finished 2nd in the National Development 100m in a time of 12.51 seconds.  

- Amy-Lynn Grant of Beresford finished 1st in the National Development 400m in a time of 57.45 seconds, approaching the New Brunswick junior record of 57.21 seconds set in 2001 by Allyson Howatt. 

- Grace Annear of Hampton finished 6th in the NTL 800m in a time of 2:07.12 missing out on the provincial record by just .1, set by Patty Blanchard in 1990.  

- Monika LeBlanc of Dieppe, and Stephanie Doiron of Rogersville all competed in the National Development Long Jump. LeBlanc placed 4th with a jump of 4.79m, and Doiron placed 5th with a jump of 4.54m.  

- Elizabeth MacDonald of Oromocto placed 2nd in the National Development Shot Put with a throw of 11.72m.  

- Veronica Coombes of Moncton placed 1st in the National Development  wheelchair T54 200m in a time of 37.74.  

 

and on the men's side:  

- Jason Bouchard of Fredericton, Alexandre Coholan of Moncton, Jason MacKenzie of Moncton, and Daniel Brown of Hampton all competed in the National Development 400m. Bouchard won the event in a new personal best time of 49.30, Coholan placed 9th in 52.07, MacKenzie placed 10th in 52.60, and Brown placed 11th in 52.92.  

 

- Barry Britt of Hampton placed 9th in the NTL 1500m in a time of 3:51.78.  

- Pierre Dumouchel of Saint John placed 2nd in the National Development 800m in a time of 1:59.22. 

- Adam Gaudes of Fredericton placed 5th in the NTL 800m in a time of  1:51.14 , while Jean-Marc Dorion of Rogersville placed 7th in 1:53.45.  

-Pierre Landry of Saint Louis de Kent won the National Development Long Jump with a leap of 6m47 while Mitch Quigg of Saint John placed 2nd with a jump of 6.28m. 

- James Brace of Interval placed 2nd in the National Development wheelchair 200m in a time of 31.86.  

 

''To have such a high quality meet close by is great for our athletes , they get the chance to compete along side Olympic athletes'' said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director for Athletics New Brunswick '' This meet provided great results and shows that are athletes are ready to compete at the highest level''    The National Track League will next take place in Toronto on Tuesday, June 11th at the Toronto International Track and Field Games. The NTL will then go on break for the Canadian Track and Field Championships to be held in Moncton, New Brunswick from the 20th to the 23rd, and will resume in Edmonton on the 29th.    More information about the National Track League can be found here: http://www.nationaltrackleague.ca/

 

More information about the Canadian Track and Field Championships can be found here: http://www.moncton2013.ca/ 

 

Full Results can be found here: http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/250523-2013-Aileen-Meagher-International-NTL-1/article/21001-RESULTS-2013-Aileen-Meagher-International-NTL-1-Halifax


Jun 10 2013 - Alex Coffin Named Head Coach of Cross Country and Track and Field Teams

St. Thomas University is pleased to welcome Alex Coffin as the new head coach of the cross country and track and field program.

            Coffin takes over from Scott Davis who coached the cross country and track and field teams at STU for six years.

            “Alex really impressed me with his initiative to get involved and his positive demeanor,” said STU Athletics Director Mike Eagles. “He has a tremendous running background, strong ties to the running community, and is keen to build our program.”

            Coffin received his Masters of Arts in Physical Education from the University of Victoria, where he was also a two-time All-Canadian in cross country. He is a seven-time winner of the Marathon by the Sea, he was the Cross Country and Road 10k Masters champion at the 2012 North American and Caribbean Championships, and he was named male Most Valuable Player for cross country for the University of New Brunswick at age 43.

            On top of his own running, Coffin has coached the middle distance group of the Saint John Track Club and middle distance for the Provincial Legion Youth Program. In 2012 he was named Sport New Brunswick Co-Coach of the year for his work with the Saint John Track Club.

            Coffin is looking forward to taking his coaching career to the next level at STU.

            “I am very excited to have the opportunity to coach the STU cross country and track and field program,” he said. “The AUS is highly competitive in both disciplines but I see great potential in the young athletes at STU. I am looking forward to the challenge and I expect us to be immediately competitive.”

            STU’s cross country team has only been in the Atlantic University Sport conference for two years, but is growing quickly. During the 2012-2013 season both the men’s and women’s teams finished seventh. The track and field season saw a roster increase from nine cross country runners to a team of 22 runners, sprinters, throwers, and jumpers. At playoffs the men finished sixth and the women finished seventh.

            “We are very grateful for the work Scott has done for the cross country and track and field program at STU,” Eagles said.

“During Scott’s time as head coach the program has grown immensely. Cross country and track have moved from the ACAA to the AUS, we hosted a national championship in 2010, and the program has earned the Leroy Washburn Community Service Award on three separate occasions. All of this is a testament to Scott’s dedication to the team.”


Jun 2 2013 - NBIAA Provincial Championships Recap

The NBIAA Provincial Track and Field Championships took place this past Saturday at Canada Games Stadium in Saint John. Weather proved to be near perfect conditions, though a bit too hot their was hardly a cloud in the sky, and as such some amazing times were set and six records broken in one of the most exciting high school track meets ever.

- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John High School broke her own junior girls NBIAA record in the 300m hurdle with a time of 46.82, beating her time of 48.62 set at last year's provincials. LeBlanc would also place second in the 200m in a wind-aided time of 26.89 seconds, and first in the long jump with a leap of 5.03m.

- Sara-Eve Noel of Ecole Secondaire Nepisiguit broke the junior girls NBIAA record in the discus throw with a toss of 31.69, beating Elizabeth Macdonald's throw of 31.36m set back in 2003. Noel would also place third in the shot put with a throw of 8.77m.

- Jennifer Bell of Miramichi Valley High School broke the senior girls NBIAA record in the shot put with a throw of 11.45m, beating Jessica Chamberland's throw of 11.32 set back in 2009. Bell also placed third in the triple jump with a leap of 9.77m, as well as first in the discus throw with a throw of 28.17m.

- Athoney Cormier of Saint John High School broke the junior boys NBIAA record in the 300m hurdles in a time of 41.53 seconds, beating Jake Bradley's time of 42.53 set just last year. This time also breaks the New Brunswick outdoor record for youth boys 300m hurdle, previously held by Corey Lawson in 41.95 seconds. Cormier would also win the 200m in a wind-aided time of 23.53 and second in the 400m in a time of 54.03 seconds.

- Brandon LeBlanc of Riverview High School broke the senior boys NBIAA 400m hurdle record with an incredible time of 57.55 seconds, breaking Reid van Drecht's record of 58.29 set in 2006. LeBlanc would also win the 110m hurdles in a time of 16.32 seconds, and place fourth in the 800m in 2:04.9h.

Other notable performances include:

- Matthew McLaughlin of Fredericton High School broke the 50 second mark in the 400m, running a time of 49.98 seconds. McLaughlin holds the junior record in the event and will be targeting the senior record next year, currently held by Adam Gaudes in 49.04 set in 2010. McLaughlin also placed second in the 100m in a wind aided time of 11.49 seconds, as well as first in the 200m in a wind-aided time of 22.76, missing the NBIAA record held by Prince Mwenga since 2002 by just .01, but will still have another year to set that record.

- Luisa Schwarz of Ecole Sainte-Anne ran an incredible 3000m, finishing the junior girls race in a time of 10:06.58, just missing Genevieve Lalonde's record by less than 3 seconds. Schwarz also placed second in the 1500m in a time of 4:58.94.

- Taylor Dunn of Fredericton High School ran an incredible 1500m, finishing the junior girls race in a time of 4:53.50, just missing Genevieve Lalonde's record by less than 4 seconds. Dunn also placed second in the 3000m in a time of 10:40.68.

- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi Valley High School broke the senior girls NBIAA 100m hurdle record by almost .70 seconds, however illegal wind stopped the record from being official. MacDoanald will be targeting the record next year as she will have one more year to do so. MacDoanald woul;d also win the long jump with a leap of 5.04m, as well as place second in the high jump with a height of 1.50m.

- Cluint Steeves of J.M.A. Armstrong took gold in the junior boys long jump with a tremendous jump of 5.93m. Steeves would also win the high jump with a leap of 1.60m, and place fifth in the 100m in a wind-aided time of 12.11 seconds.

- Ben Fowler of Harbour View High School won the senior boys high jump with a leap of 1.80m. Fowler also placed second in the senior boys 110m hurdles in 16.35 seconds, and first in the javelin with a throw of 49.56m.

-Samantha Taylor of Canterbury High School won the Junior girls 100m  (12.84 ) and 200m  (26.85) 

In the relays:

- Bonar Law High School junior girls took the 4x100m in a time of 60.15 seconds, while Fredericton High School junior girls took the 4x400m in4:29.71.

- Fredericton High School senior girls took both relays in times of 53.53 (4x100m) and 4:21.70 (4x400m).

- Saint John High School junior boys took both relays in times of 48.29 (4x100m) and 3:54.40 (4x400m).

- Riverview High School senior boys took both relays, in times of 46.93 (4x100m) and 3:45.30 (4x400m).

The AAA Championship banner went to Saint John High School, the AA banner went to Bonar Law High School, and the A banner went to École Samuel de Champlain.

“There were some amazing performances on the track and on the field at the Championships this year. The athletes continue to outperform themselves and compete in big numbers”, said Athletics New Brunswick Technical Director Gabriel LeBlanc. “We approached the athletes with information about other opportunities available to them in the sport and hopefully we’ll see some high-school athletes representing Team New-Brunswick at the Canadian Youth Championships in British-Columbia or at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke this summer”, added LeBlanc. 

Full Results can be found here: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=562

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