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Aug 25 2015 - Gen 19th at World Championships

One of Canada's fastest ever steeplechasers, Genvieve Lalonde, competed at the 2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships on Monday. The Moncton native ran a great race to finish 6th in her heat with a time of 9:36.83, just over a second off her personal best set earlier this season. Teammate Erin Teschuk of Winnipeg finished 10th in her heat with a personal best time of 9:40.07.

 

Lalonde's heat was won by Hiwot Ayalew of Ethiopia in a time of 9:25.55. Hiwot finished fourth at the 2013 Championships and is considered a medal contender in Wednesday's final.

 

Extraordinary, Lalonde became the first ever Canadian woman to run the 3000m steeplechase at the World Championships. The event was only added in the 2005 Championships and no Canadian has ever qualified until this year.

 

“It was tough, it’s warm out there, those girls really went after it, we came through in 6:22 at 2km which is right on pace with the Canadian record, I was going for it, to break 9:33," said Lalonde. "I tripped a bit over some of the barriers, was feeling the pressure. I never expected to be here at the beginning of the season, so to come out here and be able to run like that, I’m really happy.”

 

This capped off a breathtaking season by Lalonde who won silver at the Canadian Track and Field Championships, won bronze at the Pan American Games in Toronto, ran the second fastest steeplechase time in Canadian history, and now has run at the World Track and Field Championships. Lalonde will now set her eyes on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year.

 

 

Full Results to the Women's 3000m Steeplechase heats can be found here:http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/3000-metres-steeplechase/heats/result#resultheader


Aug 20 2015 - Coach Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Jeux de La Francophonie

The 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie will be taking place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast July 21st-30th 2017 and Athletics New Brunswick is seeking applicants for the Head Coach position. 

If you are interested or know others who might be, we encourage you to submit your application by September 25th 2015 to anb@anb.ca

Click here for info regarding to the duties and responsibilities

Click here for the application form

Should you have any questions with regards to the position please feel free to contact  anb@anb.ca


Aug 11 2015 - JC Speed Development - Speed and Fitness Camp - August 2015

Our friends at Athletics PEI are organazing a Speed and Fitness Camp with 2 time Olympian Jared Connaughton later this month in Charlottetown, PEI . Looks like a great event that will be worth the travel.

Youth: Thursday August 27th from 4-6pm and Friday August 28th 4-6pm

Elite: Saturday August 29th from 2-4pm and Sunday August 30th 2-4pm

 

A) Youth Development Camp:  10-14 years old

-The camp will consist of two 90mins sessions over a span of two days 

The focus is to introduce movements, training concepts, kinestic feedback, and modalities that'll challenge and promote development of increased range of motion, dynamic ground response, sprint acceleration and top velocity.

 

Day 1) Sprint Mechanics, Acceleration and Plyometrics (jump training): 90mins

-The two hour session will focus on developing proper acceleration (quickness) mechanics, improved ground contact (power/explosiveness) and Jumping ability (plyometrics)

-Focus will be about short, efficient, biomechanically sound movements

 

Day 2) Fun Fitness: 90mins

 

-the two hour session will revolve around the idea of general fitness adaptation, stressing the body's energy systems, to create set a new baseline of fitness

 

-Hill sprints, body weight exercises, extended jump training exercises, special endurance runs 

 

-After the commencement of the camp, Jared will provide a presentation of his story and provide autographed photograph

 

B) High Performance Athletic Development: (no age restriction) 120min training sessions

-The format of this camp is similar to the Youth Development Camp, except much more specific, challenging and pragmatic to their specific athletic focus (sport/discipline).

 

Day 1: Acceleration and Sprint Dynamics: 120mins

-Teaching the art, science of sprinting through the use of several teaching modalities: resistance runs, wickets, top velocity sprints

-Focus to establish proper sprint development, sprinting biomechanics and increase power output

-Very challenging 

 

Day 2: Special Endurance and Fitness: 120mins

-The two hour session will revolve around the idea of general fitness adaptation, stressing the body's energy systems, to create set a new baseline of fitness-Hill sprints, body weight exercises, extended jump training exercises, special endurance runs 

-At the commencement of the camp Jared  will provide a speaking presentation on my story, particularly with regards to training, commitment, sacrifice, recovery, and performance. 

 

Pricing: 

Youth Camp: $50/athlete

Elite Camp: $70/athlete

 

To register please contact Andy Walker at  Walker.Andrew@kent.ca places are limited and is first come first serve so act quickly!


Aug 9 2015 - New Brunswick wins 9 Medals at Legions 2015

The Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships took place this past weekend at the Stadium Richard-Garneau in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec. Team New Brunswick had it's best showing since the meet became an open competition in 2009   - Hannah Trites of Fredericton won bronze in the midget girl's 2000m with a time of 6:30.38, breaking Luisa Schwarz's provincial record set at the 2012 Legions where Schwarz won silver in the event. Amazingly, Trites had crossed the line fourth but after the disqualification of one of the athlete's, Trites was moved up to the bronze medal position. Trites had also finished 8th in the 1200m with a time of 3:43.97, just 0.48 of a second off her own provincial record set earlier this season.   - Lexie Shannon of Fredericton won silver in the midget girl's triple jump with a best jump of 10.89m, just 7cm ahead of the bronze medalist.   - Laura Dickinson of Miamichi won bronze in the youth girl's 2000m steeplechase with a time of 7:02.48. This breaks her own provincial record of 7:23.84 set at the Atlantic Championships just two weeks ago.   - Kyla Hughes of Cocagne won bronze in the midget girl's shot put with a best throw of 12.83m, breaking her own provincial record of 12.70m set earlier this season.   - Melissa Pellerin of Dieppe won silver in the youth girl's javelin throw with a best throw of 41.68m, over a meter and a half ahead of the bronze medalist!   Mickyle Welsh of Riverview won bronze in the midget boy's 100m with a time of 11.28, and finished 7th in the 200m with a time of 23.40. In the prelims of the 200m, Mickyle ran a time of 23.09. Both Mickyle's 100m and 200m times broke the former provincial record held by Gabriel LeBlanc since 2000.   - Cole Healey of Saint John won bronze in the midget boy's 1500m steeplechase 4:39.00. This performance was less than 4 seconds off Paul Tremblay's provincial record of 4:35.25 set at the 2012 Legions where he also won bronze.   The midget boy's relay team consisting of Mickyle Welsh of Riverview, Cole Healey and Kenneth McGovern of Saint John, and Guillaume Savoie of Neguac accomplished an incredible double, winning silver in the 4x100m relay with a time of 46.19, and bronze in the medley relay with a time of 3:49.85.   Other results include:   - Sophie Black of Dieppe finished fourth in the midget girl's pentathlon with a score of 2970, breaking her own provincial record set earlier this season.   - Clint Steeves of Riverglade finished 8th in the finals of the 110m hurdles with a time of 17.07, but ran a time of 15.03 in the prelims to break his own provincial record set earlier this summer.   - Jack Berkshire of Fredericton ran the fastest time in the prelims of the youth boy's 400m with a time of 49.89, and finished in the finals with a time of 49.75. Jack also finished 10th in the finals of the 200m with a time of 22.82..   - Pierre-Luc McGraw of Tracadie-Sheila finished 6th in the youth boy's high jump with a best jump of 1.85m.   "Seeing this group embrace the difficulty of competing against the best in the country was amazing. They stepped up huge winning 9 medals and breaking the best ever total of 7 from 2012," said coach Jason Reindl. "Athletics in New Brunswick continues to show it is a contender on the national scene."   Full Results to the competition can be found here: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2015-canadian-legion-youth-track-field-championships/4110/


Aug 8 2015 - Rob Jackson breaks 2 NB record in Lyons, France

Rob Jackson Breaks 2NB record in Lyons, France

Robert Jackson of Fredericton set a New Brunswick record for M60-64 5000m at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Lyon, France. In an amazing time of 18:17.23rd , With this result he finished 10th among the 63 competitors in the M60-64 The Previous NB record was 19:09.60 by Raymond Caissie in 2012.

On Sunday, at the same competition , he broke the New Brunswick record for M60-64 in the 10000m. His time of 38:14.44 was good enough to be finish 6th overall (1st Canadian) in a race of over 50 participants from all around the world!


Aug 7 2015 - Summary of Team NB results from Day 1 Legion Nationals

Ste Therese , QC – Team New Brunswick started the first day of competition at the Legion Nationals in Ste Therese , QC  with fine performances on the track and on the field including 2 medals and 3 provincial record.

Mickyle Welsh (ASEA) of Riverview broke the ice with a bronze medal performance in the U16 100m running a new provincial record time of 11.28.

Lexie Shannon (FLTC) of Richibucto Road captured silver in was able to finish 2nd in the U16 Triple Jump with a leap of 10m89.

Clint Steeves (ASEA) of Riverglade improved his own provincials in the U18 110m Hurdles running 15.03 in the heats, he finished 8th overall. In the same event Sébastien LeBlanc (ASEA) of Dieppe was 18th in 15.92.

 

Other New Brunswick Results

Sara-Eve Noel of Allardville finished 4th in the U18 Discus with a throw of 38.16 only 24cm away from the bronze medal.

Hannah Trites (MOT) of Fredericton  finished 8th in the U16 girls 1200m in 3:43.97. In the same event Robyn Davis (FFT) of Fredericton  finished 21st in 3:54.64.

Pierre Luc McGraw (ARA) of Tracadie finished 6th in the U 18 High jump with a leap of 1m85 . In the same event Nicholas  Maclean finished 12th with a  jump of 1m80.

In the Boys U18 1500m Brady Graves (SJTC) ran a personal best time of 3:57.93 to finish 8th , also running a personal best was Michael Colford (FFT) who finished in 14th in 4:01.80

Joelle Leger (ASEA) of Dieppe finished 18th in the U16 100m in 13.29 while Martine Hache of Miramichi was 18th in the same event in 13.36.

Véronique Omalosanga (ASEA) of Moncton  was 11th in the U18 100m running 12.67 in the heats and 12.84 in the finals. Samantha Taylor of Canterbury finished 20th in 12.82.

Caroline Gagnon (ASEA) of Moncton finished 19th in the U16 80m Hurdles in a time of 14.42

Magkda Mekonnen (ASEA)  of Moncton finished 18th in the U 16 Triple Jump with a  jump 9m84

'New Brunswick athletes came through today. Many of our athletes achieved personal  Our hope now is that the team roles with the energy and we continue to see outstanding NB results, `said Gabriel LeBlanc ANB techincal director.


Aug 6 2015 - NB's best set to compete at Legion Championships

New Brunswick will be well represented at the 2015 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships that begin Friday August 7th in Ste Therese/Blainville, Quebec.

36 athletes aged 14-17 will represent Team New Brusnwick will be competing against the best athletes in Canada.

Among these athletes an incredible 12 hold provincial records. Some favorites to capture medals include:

On the boys side:

Mickyle Welsh (ASEA) of Riverview in the Midget 100m and 200m  who is ranked in the top 5 in both of these events.

Brady Gaves (SJTC) of Saint John is currently ranked 1st among registered athletes in the 3000m.

Jack Berkshire (FFT) of Fredericton is among the favorites in the youth boys200m and 400m

Kenneth McGovern (SJTC) of Saint John will be one to watch in the midget boys 300m .

Olivier Charron (ASEA) of Moncton is currently ranked 3rd among youth boys javelin .

On the girls side

Kyla Hughes (ARAN) of Cocagne is among the top 3 ranked athletes in the youth girls Shot put.

Sara-Eve Noel (ACA)  of Allardville is among the top 5 in the youth Discus.

Melissa Pellerin (ASEA) of Dieppe is among the best youth girls javelin throwers in the country.

Sophie Black(ASEA) of Dieppe is one of the favorite to reach the podium in the midget girls Pentathlon.

Laura Dickerson (ASEA) of Miramichi should be among the contenders in the youth girls 2000m steeplechase.

 

‘’This team is among the best we have brought to the National Legion Championships ‘’ said Gabriel LeBlanc technical director of Athletics New Brunswick. ‘’ The Legion program is an incredible stepping stone for our athletes. We thank the Royal Canadian Legion to offer such a great opportunity to athletes all across Canada.’’ Added LeBlanc

 

About the Legion National Championships

The National Track and Field Championships are only one aspect of the total involvement of The Royal Canadian Legion with track and field in Canada. Many branches across the country sponsor local track and field clubs all year round, and many provincial commands hold provincial meets and training camps for thousands of young athletes.

This total collective effort from across the country combined with the assistance of the provincial and national Athletics Canada organizations results in Canada’s best youth and midget athletes competing nationally. National and provincial athletic associations have described the program as one of the best in existence and have qualified it to be of international merit. This legacy has continued throughout the years as Legion athletes continue to represent Canada nationally and internationally.

Considered a stepping stone to the Olympic Games, the Legion's interest in track and field extends to the early 1940's with the World War II Foster Fathers programs, continuing in the 1950's with support of the Canadian Olympic Training Program, national athlete clinics and coaching clinics. The success of these early programs resulted in the Legion's continued commitment to Canadian youth by funding the current Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships since it's renaming in 1977.

In 2010 the Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships became Canada’s defacto Canadian Championships through the opening of the youth and midget categories to all Canadian athletes to compete.


Aug 5 2015 - 2 New Brunswick Officials at Para Pan Ams

Athletics New Brunswick is proud to report that our very own Carl Cummings of Beaverdam and Mark Sheehan of New Maryland  have been appointed to officiate at the Para Pan American Games being held in Toronto through August 7th and 14th! Cummings and Sheehan will be officiating among the best and most experienced officials throughout the pan American countries. While we are very proud to see these two great members of ANB to be selected as officials, we are also not surprised to see their invitation as it is a testament to the quality and expertise of officiating these two have been offering New Brunswick for years now. Also joining Carl and Mark will be Marc Gilman , a PEI official that attends many ANB competition.   Congratulations Carl, Mark and Marc!


Aug 2 2015 - Thank You ANB Summer Students!

August marks the end of Outdoor season of in-province events. The end of the summer also means that this summer's batch of ANB summer students are finishing their positions.

Athletics New-Brunswick once again had a great group of summer students working together and with the community to organize competitions and Run, Jump, Throw sessions. Their hard work has not gone unnoticed and our programs have benefited a lot from their imput!

ANB would like to thank Chris Robertson, Jennifer Bell, Johnathan Gionet, Clayton Holteen and Simon Robichaud for all their hard work this season and wish the all the best in their future endeavors.

Once again, thank you to our awesome group of summer students. We will miss you!

2017-07-21 - JDLF Athlete Profile: Jon Gionet On The People that Believe in You
2017-07-17 - Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne Moncton-Dieppe
2017-07-17 - JDLF Athlete Profile: Barry Britt On Making The Transition
2017-07-13 - Canadian Track and Field Championship Recap
2017-07-12 - 2017 Team New Brunswick 2017 Legion Championships

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