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May 31 2015 - NBIAA regional recap & Preview of NBIAA Championships

This past Saturday over 700 athletes competed in hopes to qualfy for the NBIAA Track and field Championships that will take place Saturday June 6th at the Canada Games Stadium in St John.

Over 500 athletes representing 49 New Brunswick High Schools will comepte at tehse championshipsat the NBIAA Provincial Track and Field Championships.

 

Qualification regionals were held in both Rexton and Saint John to determine the top eight athletes in each event, from each region, who will compete in this weekends provincial championship. In the case of high jump, a qualifying height was required in order to advance. Both regional meets saw athletes facing very windy conditions with a significant variance in temperature. The Saint John track reached only a high of 13 degrees with Rexton’s temperature climbing to a hot 28 degrees during the day.

Performances to watch for this weekend, based on Regional results, include:

-Laura Dickinson of Miramichi Valley High School will look to challenge Genevieve Lalonde’s 1500m (4:49.24) and 3000m (10:04.08) records with respective times of 4:51.35 and 10:10.76.

-Sara Eve Noel looks to break the senior girls NBIAA discus record (35.80) held by Denise Pelletier since 1996 with a regional throw of 37.55m. Sara Eve will also compete in shot put and discus.

-Clint Steeves of JMA Armstrong looks to challenges ESN’s Alexandre Doucet’s 2009 record (15.85s) in the senior boys 110m hurdles with a regional time of 15.42s. Clint will also compete in the 400m hurdles in Saint John.

-Strong races from Bathurst High’s Matt Samson and Bonar Law’s Walker Campbell both with a time of 11.91s promises an exciting 100m junior boys final this weekend.

-Two Strong performances in the junior girls 100m races at both regionals also holds promise, with L’Odyssee’s Veronique Omalosan and Canterbury High’s Samantha Taylor running 12.63 and 13.03 respectively. Both girls also will run the 200m as well.

-In senior girls javelin Melissa Pellerin of Mathieu-Martin threw into a strong headwind for an impressive distance of 38.39m.

-St John High’s Victoria LeBlanc won three events in the senior girls category: the 100m hurdles (16.58s), 400m hurdles (68.22s) and the long jump (5.03m).

-Jack Berkshire of Fredericton High won the senior boys 100m (11.19s) and 400m(51.73s).  He will also compete in the 200m.

-Braden Harrison of Leo Hayes High finished well in both the 100m (11.37s) and 200m (22.80s) at regionals over the weekend.

Bonar Law High is looking to continue to hold the team title of AA Provincial Champions for an impressive 10th consecutive year. Both St. John High (AAA) and Ecole Samuel de Champlain (A) are looking to repeat in their respective categories.

The weather looks promising in St John for Saturday’s provincial championships, possibly placing several NBIAA records in jeopardy.

 

Full results of the Regional Championships can be found : http://anb.ca/Results/index.php


May 31 2015 - Britt & Lalonde shine in Guelph , Coombes shines in Switzerland

This weekend saw strong performances from three high performing NB athletes.

Barry Britt and Genevieve Lalonde both competed in the Speed River New Balance Inferno Track and Field Festival held at the University of Guelph. Barry, from hampton running against a strong North American contingent set a New Brunswick 5000m outdoor record with a time of 13:52.70. The previous record, set in 2001, was held by former Olympian Joel Bourgeois (13:57.65). 

At the 1500 m distance, Moncton native, Genevieve Lalonde ran well against a strong North American field, posting a time of 4:17.13, less than 1 second off of her own NB provincial record.

 

Internationally, Veronica Coombes  of Shediac Cape competed at the 2015 ParAthletics IPC Athletics Gran Prix in Switzerland over the weekend. Coombes faced the best in the world in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and set a new provincial record in the 800m with a time of 2:35.70. Coombes came close to her own personal records in the other distances after being sidelined all of 2014 with medical issues.

 

Full results can be found at http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2015-speed-river-inferno-track-field-festival/4090/ and
 http://www.rollstuhlsportevents.ch/en/.


May 30 2015 - ANB launches RJTW Series

Athletics New Brunswick is very happy to announce the Run Jump Throw Wheel Series!

With the end of the Hershey Track and Field  competitive program, ANB has worked hard to create this exciting new series open to all athletes aged 8 - 13.

Regional RJTW competitions are open to all athletes, with the top eight finishers in each event qualifying to compete in the Provincial Championships (July 11), and the top five finishers in each event at Provincials qualifying to compete for Team New Brunswick at the Atlantic Championships (July 25-26) in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island! Athletes may also qualify for provincials by placing at their respective school meets, or  at the Provincial Middle School Championships.

The events offered will be:

Ages 8-9 - 60m, 150m, 300m, 4x60m shuttle relay, long jump, softball throw, shot put (2kg).

Ages 10-11 - 80m, 150m, 600m, 4x100m relay, long jump, softball throw, shot put (2kg).

Ages 12-13 - 80m, 150m, 800m, 4x100m relay, long jump, shot put (3kg), javelin throw (400g).

Athletes can compete in up to three events, but NO MORE than two track events OR field events (example: 2 track events and 1 field event, or 2 field events and 1 track event).

 Ribbons will be awarded to the top eight finishers in each event and to each participant.

Athletes may not use spikes of any kind for the RJTW competitions.

The competitions can be seen below, or seen in more detail by going to the ANB Calendar.

June 4th - RJTW Greater Saint John Regional Event

June 7th - RJTW Greater Fredericton Regional Event

June 8th - RJTW Miramichi Regional Event

June 13th  RJTW Acadian Peninsula (Tracadie)

June 16th - RJTW Greater Moncton Regional Event

June 17th - RJTW Shediac Regional Event

June 18th - RJTW Kent Regional Event

June 18th - RJTW Bathurst Regional Event

July 11th - RJTW Provincial Championships

July 25th and 26th - RJTW Atlantic Championships (Charlottetown, PEI)

 

“This new program offers great opportunities for new and developing athletes alike, and top finishers will get the opportunity to compete at the Provincial and potentially Atlantic Championships alongside many of New Brunswick’s top athletes. By offering the RJTW program across the province, ANB is able to include young athletes who otherwise would not have the opportunity to compete” says ANB Technical Director Gabe Leblanc.

Stay up to date with the RJTW Series by following this link: www.anb.ca/Programs/rjt-series.php


May 29 2015 - East Coast Games Excited to be part of the Maritime Track League

In both their inaugural years the East Coast Games and the Maritime Track League are looking to piggy back off of one another and build even greater levels of excitement.

 

The East Coast Games is a one of a kind multi-sport tournament taking place in Saint John, New Brunswick from June 26-28.  The included sports are soccer, lacrosse, rugby, softball, basketball, masters swimming, and track and field.

 

The track and field meet is being split into 3 age categories - 17 and under for the midget and youth athletes, 18+ junior and senior, and masters for those ages 35 years and older.  On Friday night the track portion of the meet will take place late in the evening in order to compete under the lights.  The events will include 110m and 100m hurdles, 100m, 400m, 5000m (18+ and masters), 4x100m relays, 1500m, 200m, and 800m.  The next day will see a field events extravaganza with three jumps being contested (triple jump, high jump, and long jump) and five throws (hammer, shot put, discus, javelin, and weight throw).  

 

“This two day track meet is going to be fun and unique.  By splitting the days we are hoping to put together an exciting track meet under the lights followed by a field meet where athletes get the chance to perform without the stress of running back to a track event.  Additionally by making this event part of the Maritime Track League we are hoping that athletes get their points needed to be eligible for the cash prizes,” said meet director Jason Reindl. 

 

The Maritime Track League is a series of events that offer high performance track and field competition opportunities in NB, NS, and PEI being supported by all three provincial sport organizations where the top 3 male, female, and para athletes will win cash prizes ($500 for 1st, $250 for 2nd, and $150 for 3rd).  Athletes must compete in 3 competitions of which one must be the Atlantic Championships being held in Charlottetown, PEI on July 25-26.

 

“It didn’t take us long to figure out that we needed to make the East Coast Games part of the Maritime Track League.  The athletes will be in great shape at that time of the year and the schedule is designed to give them the opportunity to put down some solid performances.  I feel confident that those who compete at the Games will be in a great position to score some much needed points towards the cash prizes,” added Reindl. 

 

For more information on the Maritime Track League including the up to date rankings go to:

http://www.anb.ca/Programs/maritime-track-league.php

 

For more information on the East Coast Games go to:

http://eastcoastgames.ca

 

Registration for the track meet portion of the games is online and open:

http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=2101


May 28 2015 - NBIAA Regionals set for Saturday

Over 600 New Brunswick High School Track and Field Athletes will be competing this Saturday in their Regional Championships! Rexton will play host to the North-East Championships, while Saint John will play host to the South-West Championships. Top 8 in each event at each regional will qualify for the provincial championship which is set to take place at the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John on June 6th.

North-East Regionals Championships

Athletes to watch include:

-          Melissa Pellerin of École Mathieu-Martin , who last year set the junior NBIAA record  (37m58) ,  is expected to give senior record of 40m89 a run for its money, Pellerin threw 42m 56 earlier in the season with a slightly less heavy javelin which ranks her 1st in Canada . She will also try to qualify for senior women’s 100m and 200m dashes.

 

-          Nadia Wysote of Sugarloaf Senior High School is expected to qualify for the provincial championships. Wysote who finished 2nd in the 200, 1st in the 400  has just come of a strong training camp in sunny Florida will be a force to reckon with at this weekend’s qualifier.

 

-          Olivier Charron of École L’Odyssée is the favorite in the senior boys javelin competition, coming off a 55m competition the past weekend in Saint John. He will also try qualifying in the 100m dash and long jump!

 

-          Sebastien LeBlanc of École Mathieu Martin who  won the 100m hurdles at last yar’s provincial  championships is expected to qualify again and repeat another solid competition.

 

-          Sara-Eve Noel of École Secondaire Népisiguit is a double gold medalist from last year’s provincial championships. She be looking to claim the senior women’s discus NBIAA record to accompany her junior record.

-          Sophie Black of Mathieu Martin , should be one to watch in the 80m Hurdles , 400mm and High Jump

More information on the North East championships can be found here: www.anb.ca/2015NBIAANE 

 

South-West Regionals Championships

Athletes to watch include:

                -Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton High School in the 800m  . Andrew is currently ranked 10th in Canada the 800m event.

-          Brady Graves of Saint John High School will compete in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m. Bradey is currently ranked 3rd in Canada.

 

 

-          Braden Harrison of Leo Hayes High School will be one in the senior boys sprints. After setting the provincial record in the 300m indoors He should put in jeopardy the NBIAA records.

 

-          Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John High School is in her last year at SJHS and is looking to cap off her high school career with a bang, last year she finished the high school season with a double gold medal performance in 400m hurdles and long jump and a silver in the 100m hurdles.

 

-          Luisa Schwarz of École Saint Anne will run her last NBIAA regional meets and is favored in the 1500m and 3000m. Luisa’s is a former national medalist in the 3000m.

 

-          High Performance team member Alexondra Kiely is the one to watch in the 400m, 800m and 400m hurdles.

 

-          Anthony Cormier of Saint John High School is graduating as well and is looking to end his high school career strongly as well coming off a double gold in the triple jump and the 400m hurdles and a silver medal in the 400m dash.

More information about the South-West meet can be found here: www.anb.ca/2015NBIAASW


May 21 2015 - 2015 Ian Hume Invitational

The Université de Sherbrooke will be hosting the 2015 Ian Hume Invitational on June 13 and 14. The competition will take place at the 2013 Canada Games location and will host some of Canada’s finest athletes. Athletics New Brunswick will be transporting a team on June 12 by bus to the competition and will return June 15.

ANB has sent a competitive team to this meet for almost adecade and has offered our athletes the opporunity to compete against other high calibre athletes from across the country.

To get more information for this competition and for registration visit : www.anb.ca/ianhume 

Act fast! There are limited seats available on the bus and registration ends on June 3rd.


May 20 2015 - 2015 Middle School Championships

It’s that time of the year again! Athletics New Brunswick is proud to announce that registration for the June 9th New Brunswick Middle School Track and Field Championships are now open!

 

The Championships will be held at the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John.

There is no qualifying for this meet and it is open to students in grade 6 to 8.

 

-       Each student will be permitted to compete in a maximum of three events each.

-       Each SCHOOL will be permitted one relay team per category (no charge for entering a relay team).

-       For the throwing events and jumping events only three throws and three jumps will be allowed.

-        Top 8 Students in all events will be awarded a ribbon & an invite to take part in the Run Jump Throw Provincial Championship

-        The school with most points at the end of the day will be awarded the Middle School Championship banner!

-          Points will be awarded as follows: 1st-9 points 2nd-7 points 3rd-6 points 4th-5 points 5th- 4 points 6th-3 points 7th- 2 points 8th-1 point.

-         No starting blocks will be used at this meet.

 

The Fees will be $6.00 for first event and an additional $3.00 for extra event.

The deadline to register is June 5th, please keep in mind that no late entries will be accepted!

 

For more information (including tentative schedule) & to register visit:

 

www.anb.ca/2015MidSchoolChamps


May 19 2015 - ANB Canada Games Camp - Save the Date!

Save the Date!

On Saturday July 18th (9am to 5pm) the Canada Games Program will be hosting a day camp in Saint John on the UNBSJ Campus and at Canada Games Stadium.

Who: All coaches and athletes (14years of age) and older.  There is no age limit. All midget aged and older athletes can attend and benefit from the day.

Check the calendar section of the website for more information http://www.anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1095

 

Specific questions can be sent to Head Coach Jason Reindl jasonreindl@me.com or (506) 343-2149


May 19 2015 - ASEA Spring Meet Recap

This past Saturday, Athlétisme Sud-Est/South-Easts Athletics hosted the first outdoor track and field meet of the season in Dieppe. Over 150 athletes competed on a sunny but very windy day!   Without a doubt the highlight of the meet was Shayne Dobson (ASEA) who surpassed the A qualification standard for the Para Panamerican Games that will take place in Toronto in August by running 4:44.52 in the 1500m. With this time, Dobson also surpassed the A standard time for the IPC World Championships in  Doha, Qatar, October 21 – 31, 2015. Shayne who is from Cambelton now resides and trains in Moncton and competes in the T 37 Para-athletics Classification.   Mellissa Pellerin (ASEA) of Dieppe also set a new provincial youth javelin record with a toss of  42.56m, this breaks the previous record by over 2 meters and ranks her 1st in Canada.   The meet also saw 2 Provincial master records fall: -          Bruce Rosvall (SJTC) of Rothesay set a M50-54 record in the 200m with a time of 26.91s and placed first in the 400m with a time of 59.09s.   -          Paul Thibodeau (ASEA) of Moncton a broke the M50-54 3000m provincial record with a time of 10:57.63s.   Other meet highlights:   -          Oliver Charron (ASEA) of Moncton won the 16-17 boys javelin with a toss of 52.92m. This throw ranks him 3rd in Canada.   -          The women’s discus featured two of New Brunswick’s finest throwers in Naomie Maltais of Val D’Amour (ASEA) and Elizabeth Macdonald (ASEA) of Oromocto . But it was MacDonald who finished on top with a throw of 40.50, Maltais was 2nd in 38.24m. Both of them are ranked in the top 10 nationally with these throws.   -          Braden Harrison of Fredericton ( FLTC) also had a very good season opener, winning both the 100m and 200m in the 18-19 age class with times of 11.54s and 22.74s respectively.   This meet was also the first meet in the Maritime Track League. Maritime Track League is a series of events that offers high performance track and field competitions opportunities to athletes from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island! The top 3 ranked athletes after the completion of the series will be awarded a cash prize Current Men’s top 5 1.     Coolen, Matthew (81 pts) of Halifax 2.     Baird, Jared (77 pts) of Turo 3.     Harrison, Braden (74 pts) of Fredericton 4.     Lunda, Joshua (74 pts)  of Halifax 5.     Manuel, Adam (62 pts) of Halifax Current Women’s top 5 1.     Beals, Shannay (78 pts) of Halifax 2.     Mallais, Alexa-Maude (74pts)  of Moncton 3.     McKay, Shawna( 73 pts) of Moncton 4.     Francis, Bailey (72pts) of Halifax 5.     Smith, Sydney (71 pts) of Halifax Current top Para 1.     Shayne Dobson of Moncton 2.     Christel Robichaud of Moncton For more information on the Maritime track League please visit www.anb.ca/MTL   ASEA also hosted a throws only meet on Sunday.     -          Elizabeth Macdonald and Naomie Maltais were at it again only a day after a battle in the discus, facing each other hammer throw competition. This event saw both ASEA athletes throw over 50m! Macdonald ended on top for a second consecutive day with a throw of 54.37m which is only 50 centimeters from her own New Brunswick record while Maltais threw 50.86m.   -          Oliver Charron (ASEA) of Moncton was at it again for a second day in a row, throwing the 700g javelin over 50m again with a distance of 53.87m. This ranks Charron second in Canada for the 16-17 age class.   -          The Men’s hammer throw was won by Aaron Leblanc (ASEA) of Memramcook with a throw of 42.29m.   ‘‘These are very promising results!  Already are athletes are showing top form and we are only in May! I can’t wait to see how far, high & fast our New Brunswick Athletes will be this year. ‘‘ said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick  

This past Saturday, Athlétisme Sud-Est/South-Easts Athletics hosted the first outdoor track and field meet of the season in Dieppe. Over 150 athletes competed on a sunny but very windy day!

 

Without a doubt the highlight of the meet was Shayne Dobson (ASEA) who surpassed the A qualification standard for the Para Panamerican Games that will take place in Toronto in August by running 4:44.52 in the 1500m. With this time, Dobson also surpassed the A standard time for the IPC World Championships in  Doha, Qatar, October 21 – 31, 2015. Shayne who is from Cambelton now resides and trains in Moncton and competes in the T 37 Para-athletics Classification.
 

Mellissa Pellerin (ASEA) of Dieppe also set a new provincial youth javelin record with a toss of  42.56m, this breaks the previous record by over 2 meters and ranks her 1st in Canada.

 

The meet also saw 2 Provincial master records fall:

-          Bruce Rosvall (SJTC) of Rothesay set a M50-54 record in the 200m with a time of 26.91s and placed first in the 400m with a time of 59.09s.

 

-          Paul Thibodeau (ASEA) of Moncton a broke the M50-54 3000m provincial record with a time of 10:57.63s.

 

Other meet highlights:

 

-          Oliver Charron (ASEA) of Moncton won the 16-17 boys javelin with a toss of 52.92m. This throw ranks him 3rd in Canada.

 

-          The women’s discus featured two of New Brunswick’s finest throwers in Naomie Maltais of Val D’Amour (ASEA) and Elizabeth Macdonald (ASEA) of Oromocto . But it was MacDonald who finished on top with a throw of 40.50, Maltais was 2nd in 38.24m. Both of them are ranked in the top 10 nationally with these throws.

 

-          Braden Harrison of Fredericton ( FLTC) also had a very good season opener, winning both the 100m and 200m in the 18-19 age class with times of 11.54s and 22.74s respectively.

 

This meet was also the first meet in the Maritime Track League.

Maritime Track League is a series of events that offers high performance track and field competitions opportunities to athletes from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island! The top 3 ranked athletes after the completion of the series will be awarded a cash prize

Current Men’s top 5

1.     Coolen, Matthew (81 pts) of Halifax

2.     Baird, Jared (77 pts) of Turo

3.     Harrison, Braden (74 pts) of Fredericton

4.     Lunda, Joshua (74 pts)  of Halifax

5.     Manuel, Adam (62 pts) of Halifax

Current Women’s top 5

1.     Beals, Shannay (78 pts) of Halifax

2.     Mallais, Alexa-Maude (74pts)  of Moncton

3.     McKay, Shawna( 73 pts) of Moncton

4.     Francis, Bailey (72pts) of Halifax

5.     Smith, Sydney (71 pts) of Halifax

Current top Para

1.     Shayne Dobson of Moncton

2.     Christel Robichaud of Moncton

For more information on the Maritime track League please visit www.anb.ca/MTL

 

ASEA also hosted a throws only meet on Sunday.  

 

-          Elizabeth Macdonald and Naomie Maltais were at it again only a day after a battle in the discus, facing each other hammer throw competition. This event saw both ASEA athletes throw over 50m! Macdonald ended on top for a second consecutive day with a throw of 54.37m which is only 50 centimeters from her own New Brunswick record while Maltais threw 50.86m.

 

-          Oliver Charron (ASEA) of Moncton was at it again for a second day in a row, throwing the 700g javelin over 50m again with a distance of 53.87m. This ranks Charron second in Canada for the 16-17 age class.

 

-          The Men’s hammer throw was won by Aaron Leblanc (ASEA) of Memramcook with a throw of 42.29m.

 

‘‘These are very promising results!  Already are athletes are showing top form and we are only in May! I can’t wait to see how far, high & fast our New Brunswick Athletes will be this year. ‘‘ said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick  


May 16 2015 - New Brunswick Runner Closer to Olympic Dreams

Athletics New Brunswick is proud to announce that GenevièveLalonde has done it; she has hit the Canadian standard for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in her event the 3000m steeplechase. Lalonde is from Moncton .

 

 

Thursday night at the Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic in Los Angeles, the Moncton athlete ran an incredible 3000m steeplechase in a time of 9m42s which broke the Olympic qualifying time of 9m45s and the qualifying time (9m44s) for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. This also broke her previous provincial record!

Now the only thing the Moncton native has to do to be selected for the world championship team is finish top three at the Canadian Track and Field Nationals which will be held July 2ndto July 5th in Edmonton. For Lalonde this is very attainable keeping in mind that her performance in Los Angeles was the 2ndfastest ever 3000m for a woman in Canada.

 

To qualify for the 2016 Olympic  games Lalonde will need to finish on the podium at the 2016 national championship and be ranked in the top 3 based on time.

 

 

‘’This is amazing news for one of New Brunswick all-time best track and field athletes! To see an athlete from so close to home accomplish so much is truly inspiring for our young athletes who are developing into our future stars. '' said Gabriel Leblanc technical director of athletics New Brunswick 


May 14 2015 - ANB's 2015 summer employees

Athletics New Brunswick is proud to announce its 2015 summer employees!

This year we see four  new faces joining the ANB team  and one returning student.

Chris Robertson , who worked for us last summer  will be working in the Moncton area doing various work in ANB's main office. 

Jonathan Gionet will be in charge of the Fredericton area, organizing Run Jump Throw Wheel meets and helping out with multiple clubs and school teams in the area.

Jennifer Bell will be in charge of the Miramichi area, her duties include working with the Run Jump Throw program in the area and also working with the Miramichi Track Club and the MVHS track team.

Clayton Holteen will be in charge of the Saint-John area coordinating the Run Jump Throw Program and working closely with Jason Reindl with the Saint-John Track Club.

And last but not least Simon Robichaud will be in charge of the Acadie-Bathurst area.  Simon will be in charge of the Run Jump Throw program in this area and will be involved with the different track and field programs in the area and provinicially. 

All of these students have a rich background in track and field from competing at the Canada Summer Games to competing for their university varsity teams.

Some of the tasks our summer students will perform include:

- Assisting in the operation of local meets and practices with various roles including advertising, set up and coaching.

-Coordinating volunteers and schedules at events.

- Administrative work which includes writing press releases and updating the ANB Website.

If other groups or club need some help this summer in any of the roles mentioned above (and more).

Please Contact Gabriel LeBlanc (anb@anb.ca) for more information!

* The position is funded via the Canada Summer Jobs program of Service Canada  formore info visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml 


May 13 2015 - 2 ASEA meets set for this weekend

It’s time to spring into another track and field season! École Anna Melanfant will be the track destination this coming Saturday the 16th as it will be host to the ASEA Spring Opener. This meet provides our athletes with an opportunity early in the season to put their training to the test and establish standards to build upon for the remainder of the spring and summer.  This meet is also the first meet in the Martitime track League.

Events begin at 9:30am with the sprint hurdle races and will be finished at 4:45pm. With the warmest day of the week set for Saturday, conditions will be favorable for a great meet! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Peter Stuart at MonctonTFMeets@gmail.com.

Online registration closes May 13th at 11:59pm, and can be found at: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register.php?id=2184

The meet package can also be found at: http://anb.ca/Calendar/documents/ASEA%20Spring%20Open%202015%20UPDATED.pdf

ASEA is also hosting the ASEA Throw it Open on Sunday May 17th at the Univeristy of Moncton. This throws only meet promises to be lots of fun.

More info : https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register.php?id=2203

 

* Please note that these meets are not organized by ANB but rather ASEA track club


May 10 2015 - Barry Britt wins Silver at Canadian 10000m Championships

Two New Brunswickers were in action at the Canadian 10000m Championships in London, Ontario Sunday night, with Barry Britt of Hampton taking silver in a new provincial record! Britt Barry, who won the event at the 2014 championships in Moncton, raced to second place, finishing with a time of 29:31.86. He becomes the first New Brunswicker to run under 30 minutes for 10 000m.

 

The time also surpassed the former Runners' Choice London Distance Series record. Kelly Weibe of Vancouver won the event with a time of 28:58.90 while Sami Jibril of Toronto won bronze with a time of 30:00.04.

 

Matthew McNeil of Saint John finished 17th with a time of 32:27.11.

 

 

 "Both these athletes came into the championships with outstanding performances in the past months, with Barry having raced at the World Championships as a member of Team Canada and Matt dominating the field at the Grande-Digue 15km with a new course record," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "With the outdoor season only beginning, we cannot wait to see what these two individuals will accomplish in the near future. Distance running is very healthy in New Brunswick right now!" LeBlanc added. 

 

 Full Results can be found here: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2015-rclds-1-the-london-10-000-canadian-10-000m-champs/4194/

 


May 6 2015 - Britt and McNeil set to compete in the Canadian 10 000m Championships this Sunday

This Sunday (May 10th) in London, Ontario, the TD Waterhouse Stadium will be host to the Canadian 10k Championships and will feature a number of Canada’s fastest 10k runners, including returning Canadian 10k champion Barry Britt of Hampton, New Brunswick, and Matthew McNeil of Saint John, New Brunswick. The two runners come into the competition ranked 5th and 8th respectively with times of 30:10.81 and 30:20.00 of 27 entries.

The top ranked Kelly Wiebe of Saskatchewan comes into the race with a seed time of 29:08.00. Wiebe was a member of the Canadian team for the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships earlier this year in Guiyang, China alongside Barry Britt and Ryan Cassidy of New Brunswick, and was the CIS Cross Country Champion in 2013.

"Having two top ranked athletes competing in this national event who both have the opportunity to eclipse the provincial record of 30:10.81 set last year by Britt demonstrates the depth of New Brunswick athletes. For Barry, having recently competed at the World Cross Country Championships, and Matt having come of an amazing record performance at the Grand Digue 15k Invitational, we are very excited to see these two phenomenal runners compete" said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick

The fast heat of the 10k including Barry and Matt starts at 8:40 Eastern Time Sunday night, and you can follow @Trackie on Twitter for live updates or visit Trackie.ca for videos of the meet!


May 5 2015 - Free NCCP Athletics Theory Course this weeekend

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce the offering of a two half-day NCCP  Club Coach Theory modules .

Athletics New Brunswick is offering the Athletics Club Coach theory modules as an NCCP workshop. This workshop will cover the general theory modules of Club Coach, and coaches will be able to take the technical event group specific modules at future workshops. Club Coach training allows the coach to develop specialization in one of the event areas in track & field (sprints/hurdles, endurance, jumps, throws, wheelchair racing). Facilitator Yvan Pelletier will help the coach to develop further knowledge on athlete development, training program design, strength training, nutrition, sport psychology and many other topics. 

What will be covered within this workshop?

It will cover the general theory modules of Club Coaching AND in the future coaches will be able to take the technical event group specific modules.

What will this allow you to do?

This training will allow you, as a coach, to develop specialization in a field of track and field which could on the track as well as on the field!

Who will be teaching the course?

Yvan Pelletier , former Canada Games head coach, will lead the future coaches to success by developing their knowledge on other aspects of coaching for example athletes development, training program design, strength training, nutrition, sport psychology and multiple other topics revolving around track and sports in general. 

What’s the cost?

Best part of this opportunity is its FREE, yes that’s right, its FREE.

Where will this be held?

It will be held in Fredericton at the Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne, 715 Priestman Rd, Fredericton NB.

Any extras I am getting with my registration fees?

Please register before Thursday May 7th by going to www.trackiereg.ca 

Registration includes the course material, course workbook, reference guide, and a DVD full of videos and resources for all areas of track and field.

Saturday (May 9)

13:30 Introduction

13:45 LTAD Review

15:00 Mental Prep

17:45 Nutrition

19:00 END DAY 1

 

Sunday (May 10)

08:00 Strength

09:00 Seasonal Planning

11:45 Wrap Up

12:00 END DAY 2 

Come prepared to actively take part in learning activities!! 


May 4 2015 - Lalonde breaks NB record and 1 second off the Olympic Standard

This past weekend in Stanford, California , Geneviève Lalonde of Moncton beat her own New Brunswick record in the Senior Women’s 3000m Steeple Chase event in a time of 9:46.05 to finish 5th overall. Lalonde was the 2nd placing Canadian runner, behind last year’s Canadian champion Jessica Furlan who finished 3rd in a time of 9:39.20. 

This is an astonishing time for the University of Guelph graduate as it is 34 seconds faster than the International University Sport Federation (FISU) Games standard of 10:20.00, which will be held in Gwangju City, South Korea in July this summer. This also makes Lalonde the 3rd  fastest ever Canadian at this distance.

Notably, this time for Lalonde would have been less than two tenths of a second behind the bronze medal finisher at the 2013 FISU Games which saw a new meet record established, and is only 1.05 seconds behind the Canadian Olympic standard for next year’s games in Rio de Janeiro. With the outdoor season only just getting underway, things are looking promising for the 23 year old who already holds 16 New Brunswick track and field records across the 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 2000 and 3000m steeple chase, and 4x400m relay, and still holds the Canadian Junior record in the 3000m Steeplechase set in 2010 at the IAAF World Junior Championships held in her home town of Moncton.

Reached in California Lalonde had this to say  '' This was a great way to start my seaon, This races just proves to me that the work I have put in to training is beginning to show up in races. I am really excited to see where I can go, and what I can do this season and in the coming years."

"Genevieve has been one of New Brunswick's finest athletes for nearly a decade, and seeing her come so close to achieving Olympic standard this early in the season is a testament to how far she has come as a competitive runner'' said Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick .


May 3 2015 - ANB HPP Competition Opportunity Bob Vigars Classic in London ON

ANB would like to offer the opportunity for up to three athletes to join in on a trip to compete at the Bob Vigars Classic in London ON on the weekend of May 16-17.  Information on the meet can be found here:

http://athleticsontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/2015-Bob-Vigars-Tech-Package.pdf

 

Events offered include:

100m, 400m, 1500m, 100mH/110mH, 400mH, 3000mSC, LJ, TJ, HJ (women only), PV, SP, HT, JT

 

The meet registration deadline is at midnight on Tuesday, May 12.  Registration can be found online at TrackieReg ( http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=2075 ).

 

 

TRAVEL:

We will be departing from Moncton on Thursday, May 14, at 5pm to drive to Rivière-du-Loup QC and staying overnight.  We will complete the trip to London on Friday.  Once competitions finish on Sunday, we will begin the return trip to NB, with an over-night stop along the way, and arriving back in Moncton on Monday afternoon.

 

COST:

Cost for travel and hotels will be $300 per athlete.  Athletes will be responsible for meet entry fees and their own meals.

 

Interested athletes should contact Steve LeBlanc by email (teamatlantic@yahoo.ca) as soon as possible to confirm a place in the van.

2017-03-24 - Shayne Dobson named new ANB Athlete Representative
2017-03-23 - MacMackin Honoured with PRESTIGE Award
2017-03-22 - Throw for Dave Meet & Silent Auction
2017-03-20 - Belyea Brings Home Gold from Masters Indoor Champs
2017-03-12 - Atlantic Indoor Track & Field Championships Recap

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