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Aug 31 2018 - ANB Running Seminar Caraquet September 8 & 9

When: 
September 8th - 1pm - 6pm
September 9th  -  8:30am – 6pm

Where:  Ecole Marguerite-Bourgeoys - Caraquet, NB

Cost: 30$ 

Facilitator: Yvan Pelletier

Athletics New Brunswick will be offering a running seminar targeted at developmental coaches and athletes looking for a bigger technical background in the sport of running. This Seminar will focus on the basics of Cross Country and Endurance training.  Specific lecture topics will include:

Biomechanics of distance running Role of speed development LTAD for endurance events Practice Planning Energy system development

Interested coaches should contact chris.belof@unb.ca for registration and further information.


**Note – this seminar is offer in French only**


Aug 29 2018 - Saint John Canada Games Foundation

A quick reminder that the Saint John Canada Games Foundation application date is quickly approaching. The fall date is the first Monday of September which this year is the 3rd.  The online application is quite easy to complete and takes only a few minutes.

The purpose of the Foundation is to support athlete training so that they are able to pursue excellence in sport. Athletes must have the potential to be among the best in Canada, have demonstrated dedication to their sport, have special needs not covered through regular program funding, and must not be subsidized by national programs (i.e. hold a national card)

Application link: http://www.sjcanadagamesfoundation.ca/apply.php

Only one application is accepted per year so if you applied in the spring you can NOT apply at this time and must wait until the spring (March) to apply again.


Aug 24 2018 - NB excels at Canada 55+ Games-Track and Field

With the Canada 55+ games coming to a close once again, NB athletes are going home with great performances, lots of PBs, as well as a few provincial records! The games took place in Saint John over the last few days and the athletes had no problem holding their own on home turf. 

Here are some highlights from the games:

- Frank Kelly who competed in the M75 category smashed provincial records in the 400m, 800m, 1500m, and 3000m; with times of 1:47.5, 3:52.0, 8:02.4, and 16:02.0, respectively.

- Sharon Peabody (on the right in the picture) competed in the W60 category and came in fourth-place in the 50m dash with an impressive time of 9.5s. 

- Bruce Rosvall who competed in the M55 category took home a first-place finish in the 50m race with a time of 7.0s. Rosvall also competed in the 100m and 200m races which he also took home a gold medals in, with times of 12.7s and 26.0s, respectively.

- Yvan Pelletier who competed in the M60 category took home a first-place finish in the 50m as well with a time of 7.4s. He also competed in the 100m, 200m and 400m races and came out on top with a times of 14.0s, 29.8s, and 59.4s respectively.

- Mary Brosnan who competed in the 400m and 1500m run coming out with bronze medals, and times of 1:43.7 and 7:42.9, respectively, in the W60 category.

- Paul Sands who competed in the M60 category went home with a second-place finish in the 800m and a speedy time of 2:57.3. Sands also competed in the 1500m race and finished in second place with a time of 6:12.3.

- Paul Thibodeau competed in the M55 category and finished the 3000m race with a time of 11:31.2, a silver medal, and a new provincial record. 

- Ross Belyea (on the left in the picture) competed in the M70 Long Jump and had a best jump of 3.79m, coming out on top of the competition. Ross also took home the title in the triple jump with a leap of 8.18m, beating out second place by almost one and a half meters!

- Fran Harris competed in the W55 shot put, throwing an outstanding distance of 9.12m, and went home with a gold medal.

- Monica Hitchcock competed in the W60 javelin throw and came out on top with an impressive distance of 23.30m.

- Mike Robinson competed in the M55 javelin event, smashing his previous provincial record by over two meters, with a throw of 37.72m.

 

For full results please visit: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1040.


Aug 21 2018 - Meet Julia Loparco ANB’s new Director of Run Jump Throw Wheel & Intro Programs

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce the hiring of Saint John’s Julia Loparco as our new Director of Run Jump Throw Wheel & Intro Programs beginning work this week.

Julia is currently finishing her degree in International Development Studies from Saint Mary’s University. She comes to us with an abundance of volunteer and coaching experience in youth sports such as speed skating and athletics. She has worked for the City of Saint John for 2 years as a Playground Supervisor, and the Halifax Regional Municipality’s Emera Oval as a Skating Monitor and Supervisor for the last 3 years. Recently, Julia has spent her last 3 summers as a Run Jump Throw Wheel Coordinator with ANB.

In her new role with ANB, she will work closely with staff and volunteers to implement and enhance introductory programs in Athletics at the provincial level. This will involve working with athletics clubs, schools and community organizations to engage young people ages 6+ in physical activity and particularly the sport of track and field through the Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel program.

This position is funded through a partnership between Athletics NB, Athletics Canada, and the Saint John Track and Field Club.


Aug 13 2018 - Athletics New Brunswick Awards: Nominations Now Open

Athletics New Brunswick is very pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2018 ANB awards!

Please ensure that you nominate athletes/coaches/officials/volunteer for their accomplishments and performances throughout the year. Deadline for submitting names is September 17th, 2018.

Here is the list of awards

Athletics:

Bantam male athlete of the year / Bantam female athlete of the year           

Midget male athlete of the year / Midget female athlete of the year                
Youth male athlete of the year /Youth female athlete of the year 
Junior male athlete of the year /Junior female athlete of the year 
Senior male athlete of the year/ Senior female athlete of the year 

Master athlete of the year 

Para-athlete of the year 

Coach of the year

Official of the year

Team of the year

 

Cross Country (2017 season)

18 and under male athlete of the year /18 and under female athlete of the year 

18+ male athlete of the year /18+ female athlete of the year 

The presentation of awards will be held during the ANB yearend banquet in January 2019 in Moncton.

 

Nomination must be done online at the following link: http://anb.ca/AwardNomination.php


Aug 12 2018 - Team NB Wins 6 Medals at National Legion Track & Field Championships

This past weekend in Brandon, Manitoba, 37 of athletes competed for Team New Brunswick at the Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships. The Legion Championships serve as the national championships for athletes in both the U 16 and U18  categories. New Brunswick came home 6 medals, 6 provincial records, and countless personal bests.

Our athletes did not disappoint, squaring off against top talent from across the country. There were great performances seen across both age categories over the course of the weekend.

Notable performances include:

- Erin Vringer of Saint John, who captured a gold medal in the U16 1200m with a time of 3:32.93, this time also broke her own provincial record. Vringer also competed in the 2000m and 1500m steeplechase which she placed third in for both events, with a time of 6:23.50 and 4:56.59, respectively. Her performance in the 1500m steeple chase broke another one of her previous provincial records.

- Craig Thorne of Quispamsis competed in the U18 110m hurdles with a final time of 14.21 earning him a bronze medal and a new provincial record. Thorne also competed in the 400m hurdles and finished in first place with a time of 54.42 which also earned him another provincial record

- Francois Richard of Dieppe took home a silver medal in the U16 1500m steeple chase, as well as a new provincial record with a time of 4:29.51. Francois also competed in the 2000m race, falling just short of the podium with a fourth place finish and a time of 5:57.85.

- The midget girls 4x100m relay team broke the long standing provincial record (1974) with a time of 49.99 and finished in fourth place overall. The team was comprised of Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview, Carys Jacobson of Fredericton, Janelle Allanach of Dieppe, and Marena-Solim Halaoui of Fredericton.

Full results can be found online at: ­­­ http://athleticsmanitoba.com/events/RealTimeResults/Legions2018/


Aug 10 2018 - Max Arsenault recipients of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Roland Michener Award

ANB is extremely happy and proud to announce Max Arsenault of Rothesay is one of this 2017’s Roland Michener award winners. The award is presented by the Canada Games Council (CGC) to student-athletes who exemplify leadership, cooperation and excellence during their athletic careers as well as at the Canada Games.

Last year, Max competed in para Shot Put, finishing in 7th while bettering his personal best by almost a metre! He also competed in the para Discus event where he finished 6th. Besides the sport of athletics, Arsenault participated in the CanoeKayak sport as an honorary athlete; all the while coaching in that same sport.

Max will continue his athletic career, hoping to make the national team for wheelchair rugby.


Aug 7 2018 - Team NB ready for Legion Nationals

New Brunswick will be once again well represented at the 2018 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships which will take place August 10th-12thin Brandon, Manitoba

36 athletes aged 14-17 will represent Team New Brusnwick will be competing against the best athletes in Canada. Among these athletes an incredible 8 hold provincial records. Here are some athletes to watch at this year championship:

 - Erin Vringer of Saint John, who holds the 1200m, 2000m and 1500m steeplechase records. Vringer previously took home the silver medal in the 2000m event at the championships and is looking to better her time and ranking this year. Going into the competition she is ranked first in the 2000m, second in the 1200m and third in the 1500m Steeplechase among her age group.

 - Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview will be making another appearance at Nationals, coming back from two fourth place finishes last year. She will be competing int the 200m and 100m where she is currently ranked 9thand 6th  among athletes her age, respectively.

 - Craig Thorne of Quispamsis holds the 100m hurdle record and will make this his second year competing at the championships. He is currently ranked 5thgoing into the competition for the 100m hurdle, and is ranked 4th in the 400m hurdle event.

 - Danielle Keefe of Fredericton is ranked 4th headlining into the U17 3000m.

 - Owen Enstrom of Salisbury will be competing in the 300m and the 800m where he is currently ranked 6thand 2nd, respectively.

 - Francois Richard of Moncton (athlete on the picture) who is currently ranked second among athletes his age for the 1500m Steeplechase competition while also being ranked fourth in the 2000m.

 - Tristan Morneault of Moncton who is currently ranked 8thin the 2000m Steeplechase competition.

‘’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

Picture from: Jim Neale Photography (Atlantic Track & Field Championship, 2018)


Aug 3 2018 - Run Jump Throw Wheel Atlantics

Run Jump Throw Wheel Atlantics were held this past weekend in P.E.I. with no shortage of young and lively New Brunswick athletes. Team NB claimed highly sought-after titles in various events throughout all of the disciplines.

 

Some stand out performances include:

- Reese Godfrey won both the 60m and the Softball Throw in the girls 9 & Under category. Reese also placed second in the Girls 9 & Under 150m run. Notably, in the Softball Throw, Reese out threw second place by over 5 Meters!

- Quinn Sullivan of Saint John Track Club (SJTC) came first in the Boys 12-13 150m run and first in the boys 12-13 Javelin Throw. Sullivan also placed second in the Boys 12-13 80m run.

-  Sam Ringuette won double gold in the boys 10-11 category. Sam placed first in both the 600m and the Long Jump off of a 1-meter board. Sam also placed second in the 150m.

-  Jacob Ferron, a young New Brunswick sprinter, placed first in both the 80m and 150m for Boys 10-11 years old.

- Maxime Turcotte won the 9 & Under 150m sprint as well as claiming a third place finish in the 60m.

- Francis Roussel took home a first place medal in the Boys 12-13 80m run while also snatching a second place finish in the 150m race.

 

On top of these performances, many other NB athletes placed well in the competition; receiving some of the best times we’ve seen to date. Although Atlantics marks the end of the summer Track and Field season for these youngsters, ANB looks forward to see what next season has in store for them!

 

Full Results can be found online at: http://anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1038

Photos from the event can be found online at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2771136266245412.1073741999.163340143691717&type=1&l=dbfe03c3b6


Aug 1 2018 - 2018 Maritime Track League

The 4th annual Maritime Track League concluded this year in Prince Edward Island as Charlottetown played host to the Atlantic Championships. This year there were a total of 8 events that served as eligible competitions for the series.  Athlete scores are the sum of the three best performances they have over the course of the eligible meets.

The competition was tough all around this year, with everyone vying for top rankings and prize money.

 

On the men’s side, the winner was Mike Van Der Poel of Halifax with a total of 241.54 points. He started with his first eligible meet in Moncton at the annual ASEA Spring Opener being aided with a slight tailwind but coming through with a first-place finish in both the 100m & 200m. At the Nova Scotia Legion Trials/Provincials, Mike again found success with a second place finish in the 100m (time of 10.87) and another first-place finish in the 200m with a time of 21.87. For the final competition at Atlantics, Van Der Poel concluded with first-place finishes in both the 200m and 400m races with times of 21.35 and 47.14, respectively. Long Jumper Stephen Belyea of Halifax finished 2nd in the men's ranking, while Sprinter/Hurdler Matthew Coolen also from Halifax was the 3rd place finisher. 

Halifax’s Maya Reynolds was the winner on the women’s side. She opened her season in May also at the ASEA Spring Opener and never looked back, winning both 100m and 200m events. At the Nova Scotia Legion Trials/Provincials, she ran a blistering 12.15 in the 100m finals giving her a second place finish. Bringing her season and the competition to a close Reynolds ran an incredible 11.85 in the 100m and 25.01 in the 200m finals at the Atlantic Championship in PEI, giving her two more first-place finishes. Multi-Eventer Lorena Heubach of Halifax was 2nd in the Women's ranking while Véronique Omalosanga from Moncton, New Brunswick finished 3rd overall.

Intervale’s James Brace is the winner on the para side. Brace competed in a variety of wheelchair throwing events, coming through with wins each time. At the ASEA Spring Opener, he competed in the Shot Put, Discus and Javelin events and threw 6.89m, 19.23m and 16.84m respectively. Brace improved his Shot Put throw this year at the East Coast Games, with an impressive distance of 7.22m, while also claiming top ranks two other events. The Maritime Track League concluded for James with a throw of 7.48m in the Shot Put event, giving him a first-place finish as well as two other outstanding performances in the Javelin and Discus competitions. Young 15-year-old Wheelchair Jacob LeBlanc of Moncton was 2nd in the Para rankings. 

“Another successful year for the Maritime Track League and our NB athletes,” said Executive Director of ANB, Gabriel LeBlanc. “It is great to see so many New Brunswick athletes in the top 10 rankings and we hope that this initiative and partnership with Nova Scotia and PEI can continue to grow so as to benefit our sport and all of our athletes” added LeBlanc.

Prizes this year for the top athletes are: 1st place ($900); 2nd ($550); 3rd ($400).

Top 3  2018 Rankings:

MENS

Mike Van Der Poel (of Halifax, NS) 241.54pts

Stephen Belyea (of Halifax, NS) 231.67pts

Matthew Coolen (of Halifax, NS ) 221.52pts

 

WOMENS

Maya Reynolds (of Halifax, NS) 258.54pts

Lorena Heubach (of Halifax,NS) 242.13pts

Véronique Omalosanga (of Moncton, NB) 239.08

PARA

James Brace (of Interval, NB) 172.15pts

Jacob LeBlanc (of Moncton, NB ) 67.36pts

Top 10 rankings can be found online at http://maritimetrackleague.ca/

2018-10-15 - Youth Cross Country Provincials Recap
2018-10-07 - Shelley Doucet Breaks 2:40 Barrier in Chicago, Breaks NB Marathon Record
2018-09-08 - Women’s Running Summit
2018-09-07 - 2018 Youth Cross Country Series
2018-08-31 - ANB Running Seminar Caraquet September 8 & 9

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