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Oct 29 2016 - New Brunswickers tame wild conditions at Atlantic XC Championship

A cold and rainy day in Antigonish, Nova Scotia couldn’t dampen the spirits of Atlantic Canada’s best cross-country runners at the 2016 Atlantic Cross-Country Championships and Atlantic University Sport Cross-Country Championships, as competitors raced for team and individual glory across the beautiful St. Francis Xavier University campus.

 

In the Women’s AUS 6km race, Dalhousie University came away with the team title, led by Colleen Wilson, who has now won back to back AUS individual titles. In second place, also for Dalhousie University was Fredericton’s Sarah Myatt, who won her first ever AUS cross-country medal, in her final year of eligibility. Myatt spent four years with the UNB Varsity Reds between 2010 and 2014 before competing for Dalhousie University this season. Rounding out the medal positions in the women’s race was StFX’s Liz MacDonald.

 

Université de Moncton performed well, finishing in fourth place overall behind Dalhousie, StFX and Acadia University. UdeM was led by Carol-Ann MacDonald who finished the race in seventh place, and Kamylle Frenette who finished in tenth place. Magalie Babineau was UdeM’s third finisher, with a twenty-first place finish.

 

University of New Brunswick finished in sixth place overall in the team standings. UNB’s top performer was Cailie McGuire who finished in nineteenth place. UNB’s second and third place finishers were Rachel Bennet and Emma Towers who finished in twenty-ninth and thirty-second overall respectively. St. Thomas University finished in eighth place overall, with their top finisher being Chelsey Hall in twenty-fourth place.

 

Complete team results are as follows.

Dalhousie University - 22pts

St. Francis Xavier - 52pts

Acadia University - 93pts

Université de Moncton - 116pts

Memorial University - 149pts

University of New Brunswick - 158pts

Saint Mary’s University - 160pts

St. Thomas University - 221pts

 

In the men’s 10km race, St. Francis Xavier University utilized some excellent pack running over much of the race, with X-Men runners finishing in all three of the medal positions, all within four seconds of each other. Cal DeWolfe came first, Alex Cyr came second, and Scott Donald came third for the X-Men. These strong performance propelled StFX to their sixth straight AUS title.

 

Top New Brunswick performance came from Jérémie Pellerin of Université de Moncton who finished in eighth place overall, and he was closely followed by fellow New Brunswicker Angus MacIntosh who finished in ninth place representing the Dalhousie Tigers.

 

Université de Moncton had an absolutely excellent performance today finishing the day with a bronze medal position team performance, only behind StFX and Dalhousie. The previously mentioned Jérémie Pellerin was their top finisher in eighth place. Team points were also contributed by Bryan Thomas in twentieth place, Rémi Poitras in twenty-second place, Nassim Bousmaha, a rookie, in twenty-third place, and Vincent Leclair in thirty-fourth place. This is the first time in the twenty-first century that UdeM has finished in the top three at the AUS cross-country championship and caps off a triumphant five year journey on their return to competitiveness in the AUS after finishing in last place in back to back seasons in 2010 and 2011. Congratulations and félicitations to the UdeM Aigles Bleu on their excellent performance this season!!

 

University of New Brunswick finished in fifth place overall in this championships, with Josh Shanks leading the way for the Varsity Reds finishing in eighteenth place overall. UNB also scored points through performances by Michael Colford in nineteenth place, Jon Bunn in twenty-eighth place, Ian Verschoor in thirtieth place and Ben Tremblay in thirty-first place. St. Thomas University did not field a full team, however Ryan Terry represented the Tommies at the championship, finishing in twenty-fourth place.

 

Full team standings are as follows

St. Francis Xavier University - 17

Dalhousie University - 49

Université de Moncton - 107

Memorial University - 111

University of New Brunswick - 126

Saint Mary’s University - 160

University of Prince Edward Island - 200

 

Full events from this event can be found at http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/results_docs/aus-cross-country-championships2016-10-29-13-28-36.pdf

 

Also happening in Antigonish on October 29th was the Atlantic Cross-Country Championships, where athletes of all ages were able to compete in their respective races.

 

Leading the way with strong performances for New Brunswick were Erin Vringer, who won the 2000m 12-13 year old girls’ race, Hannah Trites who won the 3000m 14-15 year old womens’ race and Laura Dickinson who won the 4000m 16-17 year old womens’ race. Other strong performances came from Isabella Lemiere, Emily Trites, Emily Hayes, Danielle Keefe, and Mackenzie Hall who came in second through sixth place in the 14-15 year old womens’ race and Hannah Cormier who finished in second in the 16-17 year old womens’ race.

 

Full results from this event can be found at http://www.anb.ca/documents/uploads/2016AtlanticsXCresults.pdf


Oct 27 2016 - Cross-Country Stars to Shine on Antigonish this Saturday

In a conclusion to the Atlantic University Sport cross-country season, the AUS championship race will take place this Saturday, October 29th in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, hosted by St. Francis Xavier University. Runners from all AUS schools will take part, including many New Brunswickers who should be very competitive in the races.

 

On the women’s side, the team title will be favoured to Dalhousie University, who has won the title for an astounding thirteen straight seasons (every title since 2002). Leading the charge for Dalhousie, is the defending conference champion, and 2016 FISU World University Cross-Country Championships participant Colleen Wilson. New Brunswicker Sarah Myatt will also be running for the Tigers will also be in the medal hunt.

 

Other New Brunswickers to watch on the women’s side include Kamylle Frennette  of UdeM and her teammate Carol-Ann MacDonald, both of whom have ran very well fore Les Aigles Bleu this season. Université de Moncton would like to build upon their strong performance at last year’s AUS championship where they finished third overall behind Dalhousie and StFX, whereas University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University will be looking to improve on their performances last season where they finished seventh and eighth respectively.

 

On the men’s side, St. Francis Xavier University X-Men will be looking to capture their sixth consecutive AUS title, continuing on their winning streak which began in 2011. The X-Men look poised to do this, with strong performances this season coming from Alex Cyr and Cal DeWolfe among others. The race will have a new individual champion, as the defending champion, New Brunswicker, Matt McNiel has graduated and is no longer racing.

 

Now carrying the torch for New Brunswick in this race there are several competitors who are expected to run very well. Angus MacIntosh of Riverview, New Brunswick runs for Dalhousie University and has performed very strongly this season with several top ten finishes, including a second place finish at the first league race in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Josh Shanks of Saint John, competeing for the University of New Brunswick is also expected to run well. Shanks’ season was highlighted by a fifth place finish at the highly competitive Dal/SMU Invitational in Halifax, and he will be looking to improve on his twentieth place finish at last season’s AUS championships. From Université de Moncton Jérémie Pellerin is to be watched, coming off a fourteenth place finish in last year’s AUS Championship race Jérémie had a strong year this season, finishing in the top ten in each of the AUS league races he participated in, including a fourth place finish in Halifax, at the Dal/SMU Invitational.

 

University of New Brunswick finished in fourth place at last season’s AUS championship, behind StFX, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Dalhousie, and Université de Moncton finished in fifth place. Both of these teams will be looking for strong performances from their team if they want to move up, as the AUS men’s race is very deep and very competitive. St. Thomas University will be looking to improve on their eighth place performance last year as well.

 

The top runners from these races will compete in the USports (formerly Canadian Interuniversity Sport) Cross-Country Championships which will be taking place in Quebec City, Quebec next month on November 12th.


Oct 17 2016 - NB Middle School Provincial Championships

This past weekend the New Brunswick XC Championships were hosted at Odell Park in Fredericton. Races were held for those in grade 8 and bellow. With many spectacular performances. The NB Middle School XC Championships signify the end of the Middle school season.

Starting with the girls' side we have

Sady Mackinnon, who won the girls 5 and under 350m race with a time of 1:37.08. Followed by Bryn Mooers with a time of 2:13.25.

 

Tessa Ephestion wond the grade 1 and 2 girls 700m with a time of 2:55.97. Followed by Jolee Loveridge with a time of 2:58.54. Followed in 3rd by Ann Brown-Jackson with time of 3:01.55.

 

Celine Despres won the grade 3 and 4 girls 1200m with a time of 4:11.48. Followed by Lily-Jane Sparker with a time of 4:25.43 and in third was Allora Klinker with a time of 4:28.04.

Maia Grant won the grade 5 girls 1500m with a time of 5:56.06. Followed by Janie Loveridge with a time of 6:01.06 and in third was Laurence Cormier with a time of 6:03.14.

 

Madalyn Mackinnon won the grade 6 girls 1500m with a time of 5:45.00. Followed by Bridget Lange with a time of 5:50.80. With Ava Fullarton in third with a time of 5:54.40.

 

Erin Vringer won the grade 7 girls 2000m with a time of 5:43.60. Followed by Jessica White with the time of 6:21.40. With Medeline Boone in third with the time of 6:39.80.

 

Madeleine McLeod won the grade 8 girls 2500m race with a time of 10:01.00. Veronica Belsh finished second with a time of 10:10.30. In third was Maia Grant with a time of 10:12.30.

 

On the boys side:

Xavier Caissie won the 5 and under boys 350m with a time of 1:33.00. In second was Phil Brown-Jackson with a time of 1:34.00. In third was Xavier Larocque with a time of 1:35.00.

 

Alexandre Caissie won the grade 1 and 2 boys 700m with a time of 2:46.17. In second was Joseph Lagace with a time of 3:21.56.
 

Seth Fullarton won the grade 3 an 4 boys 1200m with a time of 4:12.75. In second was Joshua Demerchant with a time of 4:25.22. In third was Marc-Andre Lagace with a time of 4:25.70.

 

Alexi Collette won the grade 5 boys 1500m with a time of 5:51.34. In second was Owen Flynn with a time of 5:59.57. In third was Jeremy Boucher with a time of 6:12.77.

 

Luke Purdy won the grade 6 boys 1500m with a time of 5:17.78. In second was Owen Blacquier with a time of 5:20.55. In third was Kyle Demerchant with a time of 5:25.19.

 

Nicholas Harvey won the grade 7 boys 2000m with a time of 5:54.60. In second was Micah Landry with a time of 6:08.60. In Third was Alex Haynes-MacDonald with a time of 6:13.30.

 

Yosef Thomas won the grade 8 boys 3000m with a time of 10:45.30. Followed by Owen Enstrom with a time of 10:46.70. In third was Francois Richard with a time of 11:01.70.

The top scoring girls team (top 4) was George Street Middle School with a total of 15pts. The top scoring boys team (top 4) was also Bliss Carman Middle School with 9pts. The top overall combined scoring team (8 total) was Bliss Carman Middle School with 25pts.

 

With this many wonderful performances it speaks volumes for the future of cross country in the province for years to come.


Oct 16 2016 - Université de Moncton Emergence prize 2016 attributed to Gabriel LeBlanc

During the yearly Alumni activities at l’Université de Moncton, and specifically the “Soirée Ovation” held on October 14th, Gabriel LeBlanc received the Emergence prize. This honour is bestowed upon a young graduate who has already proven himself by his commitment to his community as well in his career.

By attributing this prize to Gabriel, it recognizes his involvement in athletics, para athletics as wells as being a leader in running in New Brunswick. The president of AlUMni, Stéphane Robichaud, states: “His devotion and determination to favor inclusion of athletes with a handicap makes him a model as well as a source of inspiration. L’AlUMni is very proud to recognize the great leadership qualities of this young graduate.”

Marc Lalonde the president of Athletics New Brunswick adds; “Our association and its athletes have realized enormous successes and this at all levels over the past number of years, and this is directly related to the enormous work accomplished by Gabriel either as an employee of ANB or as a volunteer.  We congratulate him for all of his achievements to date, as well as congratulate l’alUMi for recognizing him in such a tangible way.”


Oct 15 2016 - ESN Boys, FHS Girls claim NBIAA Provincial Banners

The New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletics Association high school provincial cross-country championships took place Friday, October 14th at O’Dell Park in Fredericton. More than 225 athletes from high schools across the province raced in Varsity and Junior Varsity, boys and girls categories with individual and team championships being up for grabs in all four events.

In the Varsity boys 5km race École Sedondaire Nepisiguit (ESN) came away with the boys title, led by Alexi Cedric Roy who finished in second place, behind Lars Schwarz of École Sainte-Anne who won the individual title. Mathew Joyce, also of École Sainte-Anne came away with the bronze medal, finishing in third after Schwarz and Roy. Frederic Savoie, Pierre Luc Prince, Christian Hache, and Alexandre Chaisson made up the complete roster of the provincial champion ESN team. Saint John High came away in second place in the team standings led by strong finishes by Ryan Evans and and Will Oliver in ninth and eleventh places respectively.

 

In the Varsity girls race Fredericton High School walked away with the banner in their 4km race. The Fredericton High team was led by a pair of Hannahs; Hannah Trites who finished first overall, and Hannah Cormier who finished in fourth place. Laura Dickenson of Miramichi Valley High finished in second place, just two seconds behind Trites, and Jenna Keilty of École Sainte-Anne finished in a close third to round out the medal positions. Hannah Haynes-MacDonald, Robyn Davis, and Maria Jose Gomez filled out FHS’s team roster. St. Malachy’s High School finished second in the team standings, with three runners in the top twelve overall, including Alyssa Goguen in fifth, Natalie Walker in tenth and Charlee Cavanagh in eleventh.

 

On the Junior Varsity side, the 4km race was won by Mitchell Kean of Leo Hayes High School, with Daniel Bell of Saint John High, and Logan Reid of Tantramar Regional High School coming in the silver and bronze medal positions. The team title was won by École Secondaire Nepisiguit, who was led by Jonathan Roy in eleventh place and Cedric Hache in nineteenth place. Also competing for ESN were Samuel Jean, and Julien Thibodeau. Second place in the team standings was claimed by Sir James Dunn Academy, led by a strong performance from Stephen Feeney who finished in fourth place.

 

The Junior Varsity girls 3km race was dominated by Fredericton High School, who finished with all seven of their runners within the top ten of the race claiming the team title in the process. The team members for the Fredericton High School team included gold medalist Danielle Keefe, silver medalist Emily Trites, bronze medalist Patricia Kelly, Mackenzie Hall, Emily Haynes-MacDonald, Maggie Kerr, and Andrea Eisner in fourth, fifth, sixth, and eighth respectively. École Mgt. M-F Richard claimed the other three top ten spots with Mélodie Landry coming in seventh, Gabrielle Côté coming in ninth and Mélanie Landry coming in tenth, on their way to second place in the team standings.


Full results from all of these races can be found at http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=907


Oct 15 2016 - RESQ/AUS Interlock meet takes over Fredericton's O'Dell Park

Miramichi's Laura Dickinson (bib #134) is seen with race winner Melanie Myrand (bib #246)

 

 

In one of the most star studded and exciting cross-country events of the season, universities from across Atlantic Canada and Quebec sent their cross-country teams to Fredericton for the annual RESQ/AUS Interlock meet hosted by UNB and STU on Saturday, October 15th. Over two-hundred and fifty athletes from fifteen schools competed in a 8km race for the men and a 6km race for the women, including athletes from CIS top ten rated schools: Laval (men’s #1), StFX (men’s #9), Dalhousie (women’s #6), and McGill (women’s #10).

 

Over one-hundred and forty competitors ran in the women’s race. McGill University came away with the team win, led by race winner Melanie Myrand, followed in second place by unattached Nova Scotian Ashley Ryer, and Laval’s Auréli Dubé-Lavoie in third. The top New Brunswicker in the race was not a university athlete, as Miramichi’s Laura Dickinson finished fourth overall, racing in her second day in a row after a medal winning performance at the high school NBIAA championships the day before. Sarah Myatt, representing Dalhousie University was the top university competitor from New Brunswick, finishing in sixth place and leading Dalhousie to a second overall finish in the team competition. Kamylle Frennette finished in twenty-second place representing Université de Moncton, who finished eighth in the team competition. University of New Brunswick finished in twelfth overall while St. Thomas finished in fourteenth place.

 

One-hundred and twenty-nine runners braved the 10km course on the men’s race, which saw the top ranked team in the CIS come away with the win, including five Laval runners finish within the top eight university finishers. Race winner was Yves Sikubwabo of Laval, with Bougnot Igor of Laval taking second place, and Scott Donald of StFX finishing in third. Like in the women’s race, the top New Brunswick finisher was not a university athlete as former StFX athlete Lee Wesselius came in fifth place representing ASEA. The top university finisher from New Brunswick was Angus MacIntosh representing Dalhousie who finished in nineteenth place. The very deep and competitive field saw the University of New Brunswick finish in ninth place, Université de Moncton finish in eleventh place, and St. Thomas University finish in fifteenth place.

 

The university cross-country season takes a break next weekend before gearing back up for the AUS conference championship meet in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on October 29th and the CIS cross-country championships in Québec City on November 12th.

 

For full results from the RESQ/AUS Interlock meet http://www.anb.ca/documents/uploads/RSEQ%20AUS%20Interlock%20Meet%20Results%202016.pdf


Oct 13 2016 - 2016 UNB/STU Invitational & AUS RSEQ Interlock

 

2016 UNB/STU Invitational & AUS RSEQ Interlock

Saturday October15th, 2016

 

With over 300 athletes slated to compete at the 2016 UNB STU Invitational that is also acting as the AUS RSEQ Interlock for 2016 the day’s event promises to be one of the most competitive cross-country competitions in Atlantic Canada in 2016.  Both the men and women’s races will see athletes and teams that are presently ranked in the top 10 in Canada. On the men’s side the #9 ranked St. Francis Xavier University athletes will look to use the course that they have run on multiple times to their advantage as they go up against the #1 ranked Universite Laval. On the female side the #7 ranked Dalhousie University will look to keep their season unbeaten streak intact as the #11 ranked Universite Laval athletes look to get a win over their Atlantic rivals.  For the majority of the teams this will be their last competition before their respective conference championships at the end of the month. For the AUS conference this will take place on October 29th in Antiginosh hosted by St.FX.

 

Women’s 6km race will begin at 12:00pm. The men’s 8km race will begin at 12:45pm.

 

Registered Teams

AUS – University of New Brunswick

AUS – St. Francis Xavier University

AUS – St. Thomas University

AUS – Saint Mary’s University

AUS - Dalhousie University

AUS – University of Prince Edward Island

AUS – Universite de Moncton

AUS – Memorial University

AUS - Acadia

RSEQ – Concordia University

RSEQ – Universite Laval

RSEQ – Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres

RSEQ – McGill University

RSEQ – Club Universite Montreal

RSEQ – Universite de Sherbrooke

RSEQ – Universite du Quebec a Montreal

NCAA – Husson University

Club – Unattached/New Brunswick

Club – Fredericton Legion Track Club

Club – Zenix de la Mauricie

Club – Athletism Sud-est South East Athletics

Club - Citadin

 

CIS National Rankings (trackie poll) as of October 10th, 2016

 

Male

Female

1

Universite Laval

University of Guelph

2

University of Guelph

University of Toronto

3

Trinity Western

Trinity Western University

4

University of Victoria

Western University

5

University of Windsor

University of Calgary

6

McMaster University

University of Victoria

7

Western University

Dalhousie University

8

University of Calgary

McMaster University

9

St.Francis Xavier University

Queens University

10

University of Regina

McGill University

11

University of Alberta

Universite Laval

11

Queens University

 

13

University of Saskatchewan

 


Oct 8 2016 - ANB Mourns the Passing of Richard Jamer

It is with great sadness that Athletics New Brunswick mourns the passing of Richard "Dick" Jamer. Jamer passed away on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at the age of 89. A member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Richard had held every position up to, and including, Branch President, District Commander, and Honorary Grand Patron of the NB Command.

 

Jamer had been active in Royal Canadian Legion activities following his service in World War II, and had quickly taken to the sport of track & field, being active in Legion Youth activities at the local, provincial, and national level. Richard had served as the New Brunswick Legion Representative at the Legion Nationals from 1975 - 1985, and again in 1989, and was Provincial Legion Chairman for track & field from 1964 to 1996 and was vice-chair of the national committee for a time.

 

Outside the sport of track & field, Richard was a very active member in the greater Perth-Andover community, serving five terms on the village council (serving as Deputy Mayor for much of this time), as Chair on the Board of Trustees for the Memorial Arena, and as a member on the NB Advisory Committee for the Air Cadet League of Canada, among many other board positions. Further, Jamer was a Veterans Service Officer for 40 years and a member of the Perth-Andover Fire Department for 43 years.

 

Richard rests at the Perth-Andover Baptist Church with visitation on Sunday, October 9th, from 6-8pm. Funeral Service will take place on Monday, October 10th at 2pm.

 

Richard's full obituary can be found here: www.brunswickfuneralhome.ca/obituaries/110419

 

Athletics New Brunswick will greatly mourn the loss of one of it's greatest Legion Youth supporters.


Oct 7 2016 - ANB partners withLegs for Literacy Family Run Walk

Legs for Literacy Family Run Walk expects over 400 to run for literacy on Saturday, October 22nd.

The entire family can be involved in the 17th annual IGT Legs for Literacy Marathon weekend by participating in the 1 km and 2 km races being held on Saturday, October 22nd. It is an opportunity for families to get active together and raise money for literacy. “This year we are particularly excited this year to welcome Tim Hortons as our Family Run Walk sponsor,” said Stephanie Patterson, committee member and organizer of the Family Run/Walk Event.

The Tim Hortons Family Run Walk will take place in Riverfront Park starting at 10AM and participants are asked to arrive between 9 AM and 9:30AM. “Tim Hortons is thrilled to be partnering with Legs for Literacy Family Fun Walk/Run this year. We are expecting many families to attend and are looking forward to seeing everyone at the event,” said Megan LeBlanc, Marketing Coordinator for Corey Craig Group, the local Tim Hortons Franchisee.

Registration is $10 per family and children will receive a race bib, a finisher’s medal, snacks and a book! “We are very fortunate to have an event that celebrates both getting active and reading,” said Patterson. “Every child who participates can bring their race bib into our Expo at The Delta Hotel after the event and collect a book to take home with them.”

Children ages 0-8 will walk, run or wheel 1 KM on the Riverfront Trail and children 9-13 years old will walk, run or wheel 2 KM on the same trail.

The IGT Legs for Literacy committee is proud to partner with Run New Brunswick for this event. Athletics NB  will be onsite offering Run, Jump, Throw and Wheel active session to add even more physical fun to the day. This activity will allow young athletes a chance to get acquainted with track and field activities in a non-competitive environment.

Families can find more information and register online at http://anb.ca/legsfunrun

Registration will also be available onsite between 9:15 and 9:45 a.m. The first trail event will begin at 10 a.m.

Proceeds from all of the IGT Legs for Literacy events go directly back into the community, supporting literacy initiatives for people of all ages.

For more information please contact Stephanie Patterson at stephanie.patterson@nbed.nb.ca or by phone at 869-6004. Legs for Literacy Family Run Walk expects over 400 to run for literacy on Saturday, October 22nd.The entire family can be involved in the 17th annual IGT Legs for Literacy Marathon weekend by participating in the 1 km and 2 km races being held on Saturday, October 22nd. It is an opportunity for families to get active together and raise money for literacy. “This year we are particularly excited this year to welcome Tim Hortons as our Family Run Walk sponsor,” said Stephanie Patterson, committee member and organizer of the Family Run/Walk Event.

The Tim Hortons Family Run Walk will take place in Riverfront Park starting at 10AM and participants are asked to arrive between 9 AM and 9:30AM. “Tim Hortons is thrilled to be partnering with Legs for Literacy Family Fun Walk/Run this year. We are expecting many families to attend and are looking forward to seeing everyone at the event,” said Megan LeBlanc, Marketing Coordinator for Corey Craig Group, the local Tim Hortons Franchisee. Registration is $10 per family and children will receive a race bib, a finisher’s medal, snacks and a book! “We are very fortunate to have an event that celebrates both getting active and reading,” said Patterson. “Every child who participates can bring their race bib into our Expo at The Delta Hotel after the event and collect a book to take home with them.”

Children ages 0-8 will walk, run or wheel 1 KM on the Riverfront Trail and children 9-13 years old will walk, run or wheel 2 KM on the same trail. The IGT Legs for Literacy committee is proud to partner with Run New Brunswick for this event. Run NB will be onsite offering Run, Jump, Throw and Wheel active session to add even more physical fun to the day. This activity will allow young athletes a chance to get acquainted with track and field activities in a non-competitive environment. Families can find more information and register online at http://anb.ca/legsfunrun Registration will also be available onsite between 9:15 and 9:45 a.m. The first trail event will begin at 10 a.m. Proceeds from all of the IGT Legs for Literacy events go directly back into the community, supporting literacy initiatives for people of all ages. For more information please contact Stephanie Patterson at stephanie.patterson@nbed.nb.ca or by phone at 869-6004.


Oct 4 2016 - ANB Coaching Connection 

Continual growth in the area of coaching education is a huge priority for Athletics New Brunswick. A new development for ANB will see a monthly coaching education feature titled, “ANB Coaching Connection” beginning later this fall. The monthly posting will be a short (500 to 1000 word) article focusing on a range of topics from a variety of authors published around the second week of the month. 

 

“There really is no need to put boxes on where educational resources for coaches can come from.  Our aim is to help coaches learn from a variety of sources. Coaching education is important and this is another medium for development,” said coaching education director, Jason Reindl. 

 

If you have topics you want to see addressed, are interested in contributing (being an author), or have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact our coaching education director Jason Reindl at jasonreindl@me.com or (506) 343-2149. 

 

The first posting for this new and exciting development will be the second week of November.


Oct 3 2016 - NBIAA Regionals - South-West and North-East Regionals took place on Saturday

NBIAA’s two regional cross-country meets were held in St. George and Charlo and this Saturday, October 1st, as qualifiers for high school provincials on October 14th. Races were held in the Jr. Girls, Jr. Boys, Sr. Girls and Sr. Boys categories.

 

The South-West regionals were held in St. George, hosted by Fundy High School.

 

Forty-nine competitors ran in the Jr. Girls category Fredericton High School ran away with the win, with seven runners in the top ten Mackenzie Hall (1st), Danielle Keefe (3rd), Patricia Kelly (4th), Emily Trites (5th), Emily Hayes-MacDonald (6th), Maggie Kerr (7th), and Andrea Eisner (10th). Lauren Goodine of Tobique Valley High finished 2nd, Sophie Gamble of Hampton High School (8th) and Erin Ingalls of Fundy High School (9th) rounded out the top ten. Saint John High finished in second in the team standings, led by Anna Meuller in 11th place.

 

Forty-three competitors ran in the Jr. Boys race, where Sir James Dunn Academy won the team points race, led by Stephen Feeney in second place. Daniel Bell of Saint John High School won the race, while Mitchel Kean of Leo Hayes came third, Porter Taylor of Woodstock High came fourth, and Zach Boulanger of St. Malachy’s High came fifth to round out the top five. Woodstock High School finished second in the team rankings.

 

Thirty-eight competitors ran in the Sr. Girls race, which was won by Fredericton High School, led by a one-two finish by Hannah Trites (1st) and Hannah Cormier (2nd). St. Malachy’s finished second in team standings with three runners in the top ten, Alyssa Goguen (4th), Charlee Canavagh (5th), and Natalie Walker (10th). Additionally École Sainte-Anne’s runners performed strongly, with each of their two competitors finishing in the top ten, with Jenna Keilty finishing in third place and Emmanuelle Martin finishing in seventh.

 

In the Sr. Boys race a whopping fifty-four competitors took part. Lars Schwarz of École Saint-Anne led the way winning the race in a time of 17:46.20. Schwarz’s ESA teammate, Matthew Joyce also finished well with a fourth place finish. Alex Banks of Harbour View High finished in second, Mark Caldwell of Hampton High came third, and Mitch Spragg of Leo Hayes High came fifth to round out the top five. Saint John High School came away with the most team points, led by Ryan Evans in sixth place and Will Oliver in ninth place. Hampton High finished in second in the team points race.

Full results from the South-West regional can be found at http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=901
 

The North-East regionals were held in Charlo. Thirty-two competitors ran in the Jr. Girls event, to a finish that saw Mélodie Landry of École Mgr-Marcel-François-Richard finish in first place, helping École M-F-Richard come first in the team points catagory, alongside Gabrielle Côté in third, Mélanie Landry in fourth, and Myriam Côté in sixth place. Amy Poirer of École Secondaire Nepisiguit finished in second overall, and Alyssa Wilson of J.M.A. Armstrong finished in fifth place. Polyvalente Louis-Malloux only fielded two runners in this race, but both finished in the top ten with Kloé Lanteigne in seventh and Amélie Cormier in eighth.

 

Forty-seven competitors ran in the Jr. Boys event where Reid Logan of Tantramar Regional High School came in first place, winning by nearly a minute over the next competitor. Polyvalente W-A Losier came first in the team standings, led by three runners inside the top ten, Martin Girouard (2nd), Francis Basque (6th) and Danick Saulnier (7th). École Mathieu-Martin finished seconds in the team standings with Yannick Boudraeu in third and Tristan Morneault in forth scoring top points for their school. Owen Enstrom of J.M.A. Armstrong finished in fifth, Cedric Hache came in eighth and Jonathan Roy came in ninth, both representing École Secondaire Nepisiguit and Drew Prince of Riverview High School came in tenth to round out the top ten.

 

In the Sr. Girls event Laura Dickenson of Miramichi Valley led all forty-seven competitors, with a time of 14:18.20, winning the race by over a minute and a half over the next competitor. École Mathieu-Martin finished first in the team standings led by Isabelle Lemaire in second place, with Sophie Black and Mélisande Logélin finishing in fourth and fifth respectively. Abygail Pelletier of École Aux Quatre Vents finished in third place. École L’Odysée came second in the team standings, led by Magkada Mekonnen in sixth place.

 

In the Sr. Boys race forty-five competitors competed, and Alexi Cedric Roy prevailed with the win, followed closely by École Secondaire Nepisiguit teammate Frederic Savoie who finished second. These strong performances helped lead ESN to a first place finish in the team standings. Jérome Thériault of Polyvalente Louis-Mallioux finished in third overall, James Wilmot of Tantramar Regional High School came forth, and Marc Andre Caron of Polyvalente Roland-Pépin finished in fifth place. Rivierview High School finished second in the team standings led by Tomas Leiva in seveth, and Parker Bowie in eighth.

Full results from the North-East regionals can be found at http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=902


The two regions will meet on October 14th at O’Dell Park in Fredericton for the Provincial Championships. Sixty-four competitors will race in each category competing for both individual and team titles.

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