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Feb 28 2016 - New Brunswick Athletes shine at the AUS Track & Field Championships
New Brunswick Athletes shine at the AUS Track & Field Championships
(MONCTON, N.B.) – Over 220 university athletes took part in the 2016 Subway Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Track and Field Championships hosted at the University de Moncton this weekend. A total of 9 Atlantic Universities competed for individual titles and team points. The competition saw amazing performances including provincial records, stadium records and AUS Championships records.
Here are the highlights of New Brunswick athletes and athletes representing New Brunswick Universities. Many of which excelled; here are a few of the highlights:
On the women’s side:
The Performer of the meet has to go to UNB’s Grace Annear of Hampton not only did she win the 1000m (2:55.68) but she also won the 600m in a new Championships and Stadium record of 1:31.20 . This performance ranks her 1st nationally.
Morgan Hawkes of Fredericton (Dalhousie) won a silver medal in the 3000m by running 10:26.71 she also finished 3rd in the women’s 1500m with a 4:48.62 performance. She was also part of the winning 4x800m relay team.
Sarah Taplin of Moncton, who competes for Dalhousie University, won gold the triple jump with a leap of 11.75m, she is currently rank 3rd in the country. She also captured bronze in the 60m hurdle with a time of 9.24s.
UNB’s Tess McDonald of Fredericton finished 2nd in the triple jump with a jump of 11.52m, this currently ranks her 10th in the CIS.
Jennifer Bell of Chaplin Hill (near Miramichi), the sole competitor for Mount Allison University won the shot put with a toss of 12.85m to set a new AUS record.
Univeristé de Moncton’s rookie athlete Constance Gillman of Prince Edward Island captured bronze in the women’s weight throw with an 11.87m performance.
Bridget Brennan of Beachwood had an extremely busy weekend. She first finished 3rd in the Women’s Pentathlon setting a New Brunswick senior provincial record at 3489 points, this performance was also under the Championship and stadium record. She also won the 300m dash with a 41.07s performance. Bridget also helped ST-FX’s 4x400m team finish 3rd.
Shawna Mckay (Dalhousie) of Moncton finished 2nd in the women’s 60m with a time of 7.93s. She was also 3rd in the 300m covering the distance in 41.80s.
UNB’s 4x200m also finished in 3rd. Team members included Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John, Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi, Hailee Cook of Miramichi and Tess MacDonald of Fredericton.
UNB’s 4x400m captured the silver medal. Team members included Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John, Ashley Gallagher of Oromocto, Natalie Cecire of Fredericton and Grace Annear of Hampton in a new school record of 4:01.32.
UNB’s womens’ 4x800m team of Nathalie Cecire (of Fredericton), Catherine Tremblay (Saint John), Priya Bhutani ( Saint John), and Cailie McGuire( Fredericton) finished 3rd in 10:04.06.
To be noted the Université de Moncton 4x800m team broke their school record finishing 4th in 10:25.55. Team members included Carol-Ann MacDonald of Irishtown, Anouk Pelletier of Petit Rocher, Amy Lynn Grant of Beresford and Kamylle Frenette of Dieppe.
Other notable female performances:
Chantelle Robberts of Ontario (competing for Dalhousie University) set a new Championship and Stadium record of 3571 points in the women’s pentathlon. She also set a Championship record of 5m70 in the Long jump.
Jessica Shannon of Ontario (competing for Dalhousie University set a new Stadium and AUS record in the 60mHurdle with a 9.13s performance.
Dalhousie’s 4x400m team broke the Fieldhouse and Championship record with a 3:58.83 run Team members were Chantelle Robbertse, Michelle Reddy, Jessica Shannon and Heather Beaton.
On the men’s side:
Dan Brown of Hampton lead start to finish to win the men’s 600m in a time of 1:22.15, over a second in front of second place. His teammate Braden Harrion of Fredericton did not disappoint winning the men’s 300m in 36.12s.
Matt McNeil of Saint John running for Dalhousie University won gold in the 3000m leading from start to finish with a very impressive time of 8:33.33. Josh Shanks of Chance Harbour was 3rd with a breakout performance of 8:46.06.
Brandon Cleghorn of Salisbury also competing for UNB finished 2nd in the Men’s long jump with a jump of 6.39m. Brandon also captured bronze with a 1m85 clearance. His teammate Kyle Lefort of Cheticamp captured the silver in the high jump with a clearance of 1m88.
The men’s Shot put was a very exciting contest with Ontario’s Adam Karakolis (Dalhousie) beating the fieldhouse and Championship records with a toss of 15.68m. St Thomas University’s Jonathan Gionet of Petit Rocher captured silver with a throw of 14.66m. While UNB’s Liam Turgeon of Tide Head broke a school record by improving his personal best with a toss of 14.66m. 8:33.38 Liam also finished 3rd in the Weight throw with a school record of 15m16
Jean Luc Bastarache of Nova Scotia competing for l’Université de Moncton won gold in the men’s pole vault with a leap 3.50m. His teammate Allain Doucet of Dieppe was 2nd also with a jump of 3.50m. Jean Luc also finished 4th in the men’s heptathlon in a new school record performance of 4058.00.
The University of New Brunswick captured a Bronze in the 4x200m running 1:34.51 team members were Evan Pugh of Bridgewater, Dan Brown of Hampton, Robert Tree of Fredericton . The UNB 4x400m team finished 3rd team members included Dan Brown of Hampton, Braden Harrison of Fredericton, Evan Pugh of Bridgewaterand Kyle Lefort of Cheticamp.
Other notable results
Dalhousie rookie sensation Matthew Coolen of Halifax First broke the Championship record in the 60m with a performance of 6.82s. He then set a new Stadium and championships record in the 60m hurdles with a performance of 8.38s.
Jordan Bruce of Dartmouth (Dalhousie) set a new Championship & feildhouse record in the men’s triple jump with a leap of 14m90.
Matthew Muskoe of Halifax set a new Stadium and Championship record in the men’s Heptathlon.
L’Université de Moncton’s 4x800m team finished 5thh in a new school record time of 8:29.83. Team members were Raphael Choquette, Bryan Thomas, Rémi Poitras and Jérémie Pellerin.
The Community service awards went to Morgan Hawkes of Fredericton (Dalhousie) and Stefen Savoie of St Thomas.
“It’s great to see so many New Brunswick track and field athletes excelling at the university level” Said Gabriel LeBlanc Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick ‘’ Many of these athletes will now travel to Toronto for the CIS Championships and I am sure they will make New Brunswick Proud’’ added LeBlanc
Complete results from this weekend's championships can be found: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=849
Feb 25 2016 - AUS Track and Field Championships set for this weekend
The 36th AUS Track & Field Championships are set for this Saturday and Sunday (February 27-28) at the Vance-Toner Stadium in the CEPS on the Université de Moncton campus. Teams from eight Atlantic universities will be represented by over 200 athletes; New Brunswick universities in action will include the University of New Brunswick, l’Université de Moncton, St Thomas University as well as Mount Allison University.
Several of New Brunswick's top athletes will be in attendance to compete, hoping for medal positions and CIS qualifying performances.
Here is a list of New Brunswick athlete to keep an eye one
University of New Brusnwick
Hailing from Hampton, Grace Annear will be competing this weekend for UNB in the 600m and 1000m, both of which she is currently ranked 3rd in the conference. Early this year at the McGill Team Challenge, Grace scored her first UNB record, covering the women’s 600m in 1:33.37. Grace is also a former CIS medallist when she competed for the University of Victoria.
On the men’s side, UNB’s Daniel Brown of Hampton is currently ranked 2nd in the conference for 600m and 7th in the 300m.Liam Turgeon of Tide head I ranked 3rd in the Shot put .
St Thomas University
Jonathan Gionet of Bathurst who competes for St Thomas University is currently ranked 2nd in the men’s shot put and is looking to impress this weekend. Gionet established a new all-time New Brunswick record this season and is currently ranked 14th in Canada.
Université de Moncton
L’Université de Moncton’s women’s team will be led by Constance Gillman a rookie out of Prince Edward Island she is currently ranked 1st in the weight throw and 3rd in the Shot put.
Alain Doucet of Dieppe will also be the favourite the men’s pole Vault , he cleared the UdeM record of 3m90 earlier this season and has his sights on not only the New Brunswick record of 4m00 but also the AUS record of 4m10. Doucet is also ranked 3rd in the Men's heptathlon
Jean-Luc Bastarache of Nova Scotia is currently ranked 2nd in the pole vault and 2nd in the Hepthalon and will be looking to break his own Provincial record
Mount Allison University
Miramichi’s Jennifer Bell will represent Mount Allison University , she currently holds both indoor and outdoor provincial records in shot put, will also be competing this weekend in shot put. Her throw of 12m98 this season would rank her in the top 10 in Canada.
Competing for Dalhousie, Sarah Taplin of Moncton, is tied for second place in the AUS rankings in 60m Hurdles Taplin is also looking strong in the triple jump, coming out with an 11.87m jump early in the year, putting her into 3rd place in the CIS rankings and 1st in the AUS.
Another Dalhousie athlete to keep an eye on is Shawna McKay of Moncton who will compete in two separate events this weekend – the 60m and 300m. She is currently tied for 2nd in the AUS 60m rankings and will be looking to cement her place in the standings.
Also running for Dalhousie is Morgan Hawkes of Fredericton she is currently ranked 3rd in the conference over 1500m.
Saint John’s Matt McNeil who also competes for Dalhousie, he is the favourite in the 3000m, although he will not compete at the CIS Championships as he will be competing for Team Canada at the FISU Cross Country championships in Italy during this year’s edition, he will want to finish on top in his last university race.
Frederictonian, David Kerr will be representing Dalhousie in the weight throw where he is currently ranked 3rd in the AUS.
St. FX athlete Bridget Brennan of Beachwood had strong showings so far this season including being in the top 10 AUS rankings in the 60m, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put and Pentathlon with a first place AUS ranking in the 300m. This weekend she will represent St. FX in the pentathlon, 300m, 60m hurdles and long jump.
“It’s very encouraging to come back year after year and see New Brunswick athletes among the best university athletes in the Atlantic Provinces,” said Gabriel LeBlanc, technical director of Athletics New Brunswick. “Athletes have the opportunity to develop and excel in our sport at several excellent universities in our province. This weekend is shaping up to be an excellent competition and we can’t wait to see our New Brunswick athletes in action.”
The weekend will also feature some open competitions on Saturday afternoon, with many excellent athletes from across the Maritimes testing their legs and arms in several events.
The Championships start at 10am at the CEPS of l’Université de Moncton and go until 5pm on Saturday. Action continues on Sunday, starting at 9am and wrapping up by 1pm. You can also catch the action live on the through the AUS TV website (www.austv.ca).
Feb 22 2016 - 2016 ANB Coach Camp/Mentorship
The third edition of the ANB Coach Camp is changing focus for 2016 as the camp will take coaches from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia embracing the concept of first hand learning experiences. Over the course of the 5 days coaches will be welcomed into a daily training environment taking part in track workouts, strength sessions, athlete debriefs, and open chat looking deeper into the reasons behind workouts leading to a greater understanding of the planning process that the coach goes through.
No topic is off limits - warm ups, workouts, cool downs, sequencing, competition, and overall long term athlete development planning will all be discussed. This camp is primarily intended for endurance coaches however; the benefits to learning and understanding can be beneficial to all athletics coaches. Coaches will get the opportunity to brainstorm and share ideas with other like-minded individuals. The goal is to answer questions and develop the coach’s ability to ask new ones improving their ability to problem solve, critically think, and reflect through the coaching process.
The mentor coach for 2016 will be Rich Lehman. Rich is currently the Head Coach for the University of Dalhousie Tigers Cross-Country and Track and Field Teams where he has won multiple Coach of the Year awards in the AUS conference. At the 2015 CIS cross-country championships the women’s team finished 5th place overall while New Brunswick native Matt McNeil finished 7th place overall. Rich’s experience stretches from coast to coast. As an athlete he trained at the University of Victoria winning multiple national medals and was able to learn from national team coaches Brent Fougner, Wynn Gmitroski, and Sean Baynton. Rich has taken part in mentorship programs in Canada and the USA, most recently spending time in Portland, Oregon learning from coach Mark Rowland of the Nike Oregon Track Club Elite.
Tuesday June 7th
- Travel to Halifax
- Check in at hotel and dinner with mentor coach
- Preview the schedule, discuss initial topics
Wednesday June 8th to Friday June 10th
- Track workouts
- Strength sessions
- Debriefs and open chat sessions
- Maximizing learning opportunities will be pursued based off the training schedule of the mentor coach. Additional learning opportunities will be pursued as time permits.
Saturday June 11th
- Travel back to New Brunswick
Cost: $400. This cost includes the event itself, transportation from NB, four nights accommodation and one dinner. Not included is the cost of transportation to NB departure/pick up points and additional meals.
Those interested are encouraged to email Jason Reindl (email@example.com). In order to maintain a positive learning environment a limit of 6 coaches will be maintained. While in Halifax the program will be conducted in English. Coaches will receive 3 Non-NCCP PD Points.
Feb 21 2016 - New Brunswick Athletes win 16 Medals at Canadian Indoor track and field Championships
43 of New Brunswick's finest track and field athletes travelled to Montreal to compete at the 2016 Canadian Indoor Championships. Team New Brunswick did extremely well capturing 16 medals (4 gold 7 silver 5 bronze); this eclipses the province's previous best medal haul of 14 from last year. The Team also set an incredible 50 personal best marks and 4 provincial records
Laura Dickinson (ASEA) of Miramichi decided to run in the junior age division (20U) despite still being a youth athlete (17) and captured gold in the 3000m in a new provincial record with an amazing time of 9:57.54! This is not only the fastest time in the country this year but also breaks the New Brunswick record of 10:00.17 that was held by Luisa Schwarz since 2014. Dickinson also won silver in the junior 1500m in 4:47.37.
Brady Graves of Saint John (SJTC) also captured a gold and a silver medal. He first finished 2nd in the junior boys 3000m running 8:44.62. On Sunday he surprised everyone with a late surge to win the junior boys 1500m in 4:00.86.
The South East Athletics youth girls 4x200m relay team was also named a National Champion running 1:50.64, 8 seconds ahead of their nearest competitor. The Team was composed of Gedeline Pitre (Moncton), Sharon Ngongo (Moncton), Joelle Leger (Dieppe) and Veronique Omalosanga (Moncton).
Nicholas MacLean of Moncton (ASEA) captured gold in the junior boys High Jump with a leap of 1.80m.
Sophie Black of Dieppe (ASEA) set a new provincial record in the youth Pentathlon with a mark of 3172 and captured the silver medal.
Kyla Hughes of Cocagne (ASEA) captured a silver medal in the youth girls Shot Put with a throw of 12.32m.
Lexi Shannon (FLTC) of Fredericton captured silver in the youth girls triple jump with a leap of 10.69m, only 10cm from the winner Emily Sluys of Ontario.
Sara-Ève Noel of Allardville captured a silver medal in the Junior Girls Weight throw with a personal best throw of 12.79m, only 8 cm from the gold performance of Ontario’s Holly Taylor.
The New Brunswick youth boys 4x200m also captured the silver medal with a time of 1:39.62. Team members included Kenneth McGovern (SJTC) of Saint John, Guillaume Savoie (APA) of Neguac, Alexi Roy (ACA) of Beresford and Benjamin Dunn of Norton.
Clint Steeves captured a bronze medal in the junior boys 60m Hurdles with a new Provincial record of 8.54.
Chris Jung of Sussex (SJTC) captured 2 bronze medals. First in the youth boys triple jump (10.34m) and then in the long jump (4.84m)
Ryan Evans (SJTC) of Saint John captured a bronze medal in the youth boys Pentathlon with a score of 2628.
Alec Pineault (ARAN) of St-Quentin captured bronze in the youth boys shot put with a throw of 11.82m. What makes this feat even more impressive is that Alec is still a midget age athlete.
Hannah Trites (MOT) of Fredericton, also only a midget, ran in the youth 1500m where she finished 4th in a personal best time of 4:44.04, a new provincial midget record!
Also to be noted that Micheal LeBlanc of Riverview (now running for Alberta) won the senior mens 60m in a time of 6.71.
Team head coach Alex Coffin of Saint John had this to say '' I felt very lucky to be involved with this year's team. The athletes were literally from every region of the province and it was inspiring to see our athletes compete on a national level with confidence. Both of our pentathletes Sophie Black and Ryan Evans astounded me with their athleticism. However, Laura Dickinson and Alec Pineault were of special note as they both competed in an older age category and still finished with medals. In fact, Laura won a gold in the 3000 and a silver in the 1500. Brady Graves and Chris Jung were the other athletes who took home two individual event medals. I was a very lucky coach along with my other fellow coaches Peter Stuart, Sarah Myatt, Brandon Leblanc and Alex Stuart.
“These results continue to show that New Brunswick is headed in the right direction. Our athletes, coaches, and clubs are continually raising the bar and every personal best, provincial record, and medal is a testament to everyone in the province.” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical director of Athletics New Brunswick. “We are very proud of our athletes, and cannot wait to see what this next generation will do” added LeBlanc. The next competition for many of these young athletes will be the Atlantic Indoor Championships in Moncton on March 28th.
It will be the university athletes turn this weekend (February 27-28th) while they compete at the Conference championships in Moncton.
Feb 19 2016 - Atlantic Coaches Conference
Athletics New Brusnwick is eager to promote the 2016 Atlantic Coaches Conference April 22 and 23 in Halifax. Titled "Coaching with an Edge" this conference promises to be a great learning opportunity.
Individuals interested in attending should register for the conference via the NCCP locker. If you need assistance with locker aspects please contact Jason Reindl (firstname.lastname@example.org). A small amount of funding for coaches to attend this conference is available. Please contact Jason by March 10th if you are eager to take advantage of this.
Feb 19 2016 - Canada Games Foundation - Funding
The online application deadline for the spring intake of both the Saint John Canada Games Foundation & Bathurst-Campbellton Games Foundation can be found below . The application is very quick and simple.
The deadline is the 1st Monday in March ~ this year that is Monday March 7th.
This program is available for both athletes and coaches but only one application can be made per year. So if you have applied in the fall then you must wait until the fall.
Please share with coaches of your organizations and athletes. Of note for coaches is that professional development events are the preferred funding destination.
For more details & to apply :
Saint John Foundation - http://www.sjcanadagamesfoundation.ca
Bathurst-Campbellton Games Foundation Inc.- http://www.bathurst.ca/foundation.php?serviceID=7
Feb 17 2016 - New Brunswick Prepares to Compete at the National Indoor Track and Field Championship
An extremely exciting weekend is in store for Athletics New Brunswick (ANB) as the Athletics Canada Indoor Championships are quickly approaching. From February 19th to the 21st a strong group of 42 athletes will be competing in Montreal at the event.Some will be looking to move up in the Canadian rankings while others will use this as valuable experience as it will be their first time on the national stage. This young group of athletes shows great potential for a strong athletics team for New Brunswick at the 2017 Canada Games.
Based off of the AC Indoor Championships last year, there are definitely some fantastic ANB athletes to keep on the radar. Laura Dickinson from Miramichi and a member of the ASEA club is ranked #1 in both the women’s youth category 1500 and 3000. Sophie Black from Moncton, also a member of the ASEA club, is ranked #1 in the women’s youth category pentathlon. Brady Graves from Saint John and a member of the SJTC club is ranked #1 in the men’s junior category 3000. Nicholas MacLean from Moncton and a member of the ASEA club is ranked #1 in the men’s junior category high jump. Other athletes ranked in the top 3 for their event include Mitch Spragg (Douglas - FLTC), Clint Steeves (Riverglade-ASEA), Chris Jung (Sussex - SJTC), Ryan Evans (Saint-John SJTC), Emma Bradford (Harvey York Co - FLTC), Kyla Hughes (Cocage - ASEA) and Sara-Eve Noel (Allardville - ACAN). Laura, Sara-Eve, Kyla, Brady, and Nicholas all won medals at the 2015 Championships. They are also joined by 2015 National medalists Hannah Trites (Fredericton - MOT), who also medalled at last year’s AC Indoor Championships, Veronique Omalosanga (Moncton - ASEA), and Joelle Legere (Dieppe - ASEA), Lexie Shannon (Richibucto Road-FLTC), and Mickyle Welsh (Riverview - ASEA).
Head Coach Alex Coffin of Saint John hopes there will be lots of personal bests for Team NB members and he is joined by coaches Peter Stuart, Brandon Leblanc, and Alex Stuart, all of Riverview, and Sarah Myatt of Fredericton.
ANB athletes represented themselves well last year winning a grand total of 14 medals, but our goal as a team is to further improve this medal count as well as athletes
leaving the competition with new personal and seasonal best. Technical Director Gabriel LeBlanc said it best when asked about the AC Indoor Championships, “Our New Brunswick athletes have goals to compete at this AC Indoor Championship, not simply participate. I have the utmost confidence they will do exactly that.”
For further information on the Championships, please check out the links below:
Live stream of competition: http://live.athleticscanada.tv/livecanindoor.html
Championship website: www.indoors.athletics.ca
Feb 16 2016 - Selection criteria for Team NB for Espoir Championships now available
Espoir Championships Update: Athletics New Brunswick has finalized its selection criteria for the Team NB component of the Espoir Championships being held in Moncton on August 6th and 7th, 2016.
This event promises to be a great event for not only our athletics community as a whole but also in preparation for the 2017 Jeux Canada Games team. An integrated team consisting of able bodied, para, and Special Olympic athletes will compete for points against similarly comprised teams from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfoundland.
Selection criteria can be found here: www.anb.ca/espoir2016
Noting that this is also an open meet (senior specs only) and athletes who are too old for Team NB or are not selected to Team NB can still compete in the meet by registering through Trackie Reg just like any other meet.
Feb 14 2016 - New Brunswick Track Athletes shine all across North America this past weekend
New Brunswick athletes were in action all across North America on Valentine's Weekend, competing in Seattle, Windsor, Boston, and Halifax! The weekend saw a very exciting coincidence in which two athletes broke the same record competing in separate meets on opposite ends of the country!
At the Boston Valentine Invitational:
- Grace Annear of Hampton broke her own 800m provincial record with a time of 2:07.66 to place 11th overall. Grace also ran the 1000m with a time of 2:51.91 to finish 10th overall.
Full Results to the Boston Valentine Invitational can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2016-boston-valentine-invitational/4730/
At the Husky Classic in Seattle:
- Sarah MacPherson of Fredericton ran the 800m in a time of 2:08.03 to dip under the old record broken by Grace less than a day earlier! MacPherson finished 18th overall.
- Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton ran an incredible 3000m to place 6th overall with a time of 9:05.78, smashing her former record of 9:25.89 set in 2013. This time also ranks Gen the 5th fastest all-time Canadian over this distance!
Full Results to the Husky Classic can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2016-university-of-washington-husky-classic/4726/
At the Lancer Team Challenge in Windsor:
- Nick MacMackin of Quispamsis ran the 1000m in a person best time of 2:28.58 in the 1000m to finish 4th overall.
- Matt McLaughlin of Fredericton ran the 600m, finishing 3rd with a time of 1:23.02. McLaughlin also ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m in which he had the fastest split of 50.21! The relay team finished 3rd overall with a time of 3:30.75.
Full Results to the Lancer Team Challenge can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Articles/windsor-lancer-team-challenge-live-stream/14974/
At the Saint Mary's University Open in Halifax:
- In the senior women's 60m, Shawna McKay finished 3rd with a time of 8.02 and Sydney MacDonald finished 5th with a time of 8.04.
- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John finished 1st in the junior women's 300m with a time of 42.91 and finished 5th overall in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.61
- Braden Harrison of Fredericton ran the fastest 300m time of the day with a time of 36.40.
- Adrian Kinney of Bristol ran an impressive time of 7.25 in the 60m to place 3rd among juniors.
- In the 60m, Mike Whitcomb of Saint John (7.21), Robbie Tree of Fredericton (7.32), and Brandon Cleghorn of Salisbury (7.36) all ran impressive times finishing 3rd, 6th, and 8th, respectively.
- In the 600m, Danel Brown of Saint John finished 2nd overall with a time of 1:22.58, while Jeremie Pellerin of Cocagne finished 5th among seniors with a time of 1:26.05, and Jonathan Bunn of Barrie, Ontario finished 8th among seniors with a time of 1:28.23.
Full Results to the SMU Open can be found here: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results_docs/smu-open2016-02-14-10-21-03.pdf
‘‘These are very promising results! Already are athletes are showing top form and we are only in February! 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 .
New Brunswick's university athletes will now begin final planning for their conference championships; the AUS Championships taking place in Moncton, the RSEQ Championships taking place in Montreal, the OUA Championships taking place in Windsor, and the CanWest Championships taking place in Saskatoon. The best of athletes will then make it on to the CIS Championships taking place in Toronto.
New Brunswick will also be sending 43 athletes to Montreal this weekend to compete at the Athletics Canada National Indoor Championships (Feb 19-21st) .
Feb 13 2016 - Canada Summer Games 2017 Coach Profile –Peter Stuart
Peter has been a fixture on the NB track scene since he first started coaching at Woodstock junior high school in 1979. He was a rookie PE teacher & coached 5 sports. Originally from Moncton, and educated at Acadia University, he returned to the Hub City in 1981. Since that time he has coached at all levels with athletes ages 5-90, in all events.
He developed the local school cross-country season from one meet for 25 athletes to a seven meet weekly series with over 500 young competitors. Peter has also been the meet director for senior nationals and brought the National Track League to Moncton.
Peter has been on 30 ANB Provincial staffs. His first CSG coaching experience was in Kamloops BC in 1993. He has been the head coach twice & has seen 5 personal athletes medal.
He is currently the head coach of ASEA and coaches sprints, jumps, throws, distance & combined events.
Naming a few of his many fond memories is difficult but would include: developing a figure skater into a three time national discus champion; watching a personal athlete set the national junior triple jump record; being track side as one of his sons medaled at Legion Nationals and watching 3 coaches, who started working with him, develop into high performance NB coaches.
The 2017 CSG should be a great experience for the ‘little province that could.’ Athletes should now be developing a plan to give them their best opportunity to make the team. First take a good look at the standards and select the events that will give you the best opportunity for success. Then, in consultation with your personal coach and staff if we can help, come up with a practice & meet schedule so that you are prepared for 2017. As the time progresses periodically look at your progress & see if you need to adjust your plan. Don’t wait until next year and also include off track factors such as nutrition, rest/regeneration, and weight training where appropriate. The staff is prepared to help you become the best you can be.
Set your goals high. Work hard and don’t be satisfied with just making the team. Dare to dream. Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start. Start today.
Feb 7 2016 - New Brunswick Indoor Championships Recap
The New Brunswick Indoor Track and Field Championship took place this past Saturday in Oromocto. The event had a great turnout with over 250 athletes attending and with some great performances.
The team Championships is always a great battle every year between our great teams from all over New Brunswick. This year Saint John Track Club (SJTC) won the Banner by only 7 points with the total of 438 points, very cose behind was Athlé Sud-est South East Ath (ASEA) with 431 points. In 3rd place was Fredricton Legion Track Club (FLTC) with 277 points.
On the womans side:
Laura Dickinson of Miramichi had a great performance winning both the youth 1500m with a time of 4:43.17 and the 3000m in 10:01.63. This time Ranks her 1st in Canada in the 3000m and was only 1.46sec from breaking the indoor provincial record.
Pierrette Arseneault of Dalhousie ran a great 200m, breaking the provincial record in the 55-59 age group with a time of 49.96.
Kyla Hughes of Cocagne won the youth shot put 3kg event with a distance of 12.76m which now moves her to 7th in national ranking for the year.
Some other athletes who showed some great performances are, Hannah Trites winning her races with great times in both the Midget 200m and 2000m. Marin Macpherson from SJTC won in the girls 10-11 tetrathlon with 629 points. Shelby MacIsaac won the bantam 60m, 150m, and high jump. Véroni Omalosanga winning both the youth 60m and 200m. Sarah Hickman won both the junior 60m and 200m, and many more who did great this past Saturday.
On the mens side:
Clint Steeves of Riverglade ran a great 60m Hurdles with a time of 8.76, breaking an indoor provincial record which was last set by Mitch Quigg in 2010.
Dennis Furlong of Dalhousie broke 2 records this Saturday, one in the 70-75 High Jump with a distance of 1.18m and also in the shot put 4kg with a distance of 9.32m
Ross Belyea of East Brighton broke 3 records as well this Saturday, one in the 70-74 long jump with a distance of 3.76m , the 60m with a time of 9.40 and also in the Triple Jump with a distance of 7.95m
-Liam Turgeon od tide Head broke a UNB Record with his Weight throw of 14.76m
-Imrich Kiraly of Saint John broke the Mens 65-69 provincial record in the weight throw with a toss of 11m14.
Some other athletes who showed great performances are, Owen Enstrom of Upper coverdale who won the bantam 150m, 800m, and 1200m. Malcolm Gilman of PEI who won both youth Shot Put and Weight Throw. Mickyle Welsh of Riverview winning both the youth 60m and 200m, and many more who did great this past Saturday.
New Brunswick’s top junior and under athletes will be traveling to Montreal for February 19-21 for the AC Indoor Championship. As well, Moncton will be holding the university AUS Championships from February 27 to the 28.
Feb 5 2016 - Greater Saint John Field House
Greater Saint John Field House
Sport Clubs and Discover Saint John Team up to secure events for field house!
Local sports groups and Discover Saint John have teamed up to bid for events to host in the new Greater Saint John Field House once built. The facility which will feature artificial turf fields and the only national quality indoor track & field venue in Atlantic Canada will be a prime location for national and regional events.
The sporting community is starting now to market the facility and attract events so there will be a strong economic impact from the complex when it opens. Along with Discover Saint John, the partners in this project include the Saint John Track & Field Club as well as various soccer, gymnastics and martial arts groups. Other sport partners will be added to this team as potential sporting events are identified.
The event hosting strategy will seek out and bid on events over the coming year that are suited for this facility. Bill MacMackin, Project leader for the field house project states, “By sport clubs and Discover Saint John launching this strategy now Saint John can ensure a strong start to event hosting for this facility when built.” In fact, the plan is already working!
Jason Reindl, coach with the Saint John Track & Field Club & Athletics N.B. has said, “We are very excited to announce that the Canadian Masters Athletics Association has awarded provisional hosting of their national indoor championships to Saint John at the new facility for 2019 & 2020. It shows the economic impact this facility can have through sporting events.”
This masters’ event, which usually attracts over 250 master’s athletes, is conditional on construction being confirmed in 2017 and the facility being available open for use by the end of 2018. “Saint John has had an outstanding record of hosting the master’s event for track having hosted our outdoor championships in 2007 and a very successful North American Championships in 2012. We are very excited to support this project and a return to Saint John for our indoor championships,” said Canadian Masters President, Paul Osland.
From a track point of view, the bidding will not stop there. The club has intentions to pursue the Canadian University Indoor Track Champs (CIS) along with UNB, the Canadian Indoor Open Championships which open for bid this year as well as numerous Atlantic regional events.
Work is also started with local and provincial soccer groups to ensure the new facility secures its share of regional and provincial events. Jim Burns of Southern NB soccer and a board member for Soccer NB stated, “A permanent facility such as this can be configured to attract a number of larger regional soccer events drawing from all over Atlantic Canada. We are working now to identify events so that this facility stays as busy as possible.”
“Sports tourism creates significant economic impact in Saint John and working together to plan for the future of this facility is the key to driving business,” said Victoria Clarke, Executive Director of Discover Saint John. “Our event sales team will be actively working with these sporting groups to help them sell this venue, our city and province to prospective events. They know their sport and we can help them marketing Saint John as a great host city.”
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For more information, contact:
- Field House Project - Bill MacMackin - 506-647-4931
- Saint John Track Club – Jason Reindl – 506-343-2149
- Discover Saint John – Victoria Clarke – 506-658-2990
Feb 1 2016 - Canada Summer Games 2017 Coach Profile – KATHLEEN KIELY
It was about ten years ago that Coach Kiely, originally from Antigonish Nova Scotia, was approached by a ASEAncoaches (Peter Stuart) to start coaching education in athletics with the club. Seeing as her daughter was involved with the sport, she agreed to help out. It was not too long after that Coach Kiely was loving every minute and continuing her education in the sport. Before having begun coaching in athletics, she was an NCCP Equestrian Coach.
When reflecting on her experiences in athletics, she mentioned that some of her best memories are getting a young person involved in the sport and seeing them achieve success later on. She also loves helping athletes put a negative situation behind them to then go on to succeed to the point of even achieving a national medal.
Alongside Jenifer Butler, Athletics New Brunswick is excited to have another knowledgeable and experienced female coach on the Canada Summer Games (CSG) 2017 staff. When asked what advice she would give to athletes and their coaches who are looking to make the Canada Games Team, Coach Kiely said, “Continue to work hard and have a Plan A, B and C to achieve your goal of making the team. Also be sure you are in the right event(s) to give you the highest probable chance of making the team.” Looking ahead to the games in 2017, Coach Kiely is most looking forward to seeing athletes today that are working hard to achieve success. This could have a different meaning for different athletes. She is also looking forward to seeing those great unexpected performances from athletes. Coach Kiely is a great asset to the athletes and coaches of the CSG 2017 Team!
• 2017-04-25 - 2017 Legion Coaches