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Jan 30 2018 - Recap of Historical Weekend for Athletics New Brunswick

It was an excellent weekend for New Brunswick athletes as groups competed in both Montreal and Boston.

Records and notable performances include:

At the McGill Team Challenge in Montreal, QC:

- Sharon Ngongo of Moncton, competing for Université de Moncton, broke the junior and U23 provincial records in the pole vault, clearing a height of 2.60m. Ngongo performance also missed the senior provincial record by just 5 centimeters.

- Geneviève Lalonde of Moncton, competing for Speed River Track and Field Club, broke the senior provincial record in the 1500m, winning the event with a time of 4:18.80. Lalonde's time also bettered the meet record by over four seconds, and missed the fieldhouse record by just 0.05.   - Jordan Henri of Moncton, competing for ASEA Track Club, broke the youth and junior provincial records in the 300m, finishing 6th with a time of 34.90. This performance makes Henri the 3rd fastest youth in Canadian history in the event. Jordan also finished 7th in the 60m with a time of 7.01.   - Jack Bershire of Fredericton, competing for University of Toronto, broke the U23 and senior provincial records in the 300m, finishing 5th with a time of 34.81. Berkshire also helped Toronto win both the 4x200m and 4x400m relays.

- Chris Robertson of Moncton, competing for ASEA Track Club, broke the senior provincial record in the heptathlon, finishing 3rd with a score of 4630.

- Shayne Dobson of Campbellton, competing for Université de Moncton, broke the T37 provincial record in the 3000m with a time of 9:42.82.

- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi, competing for UNB, finished 7th in the 60mh and 8th in the pentathlon, with a performances of 9.78 and 2971, respectively.

- Isabelle Morris of Bellefond, competinf for Université de Moncton, finished 10th in the pentathlon with a score of 2924.

- Magkda Mekonnen of Moncton, competing for ASEA Track Club, finished 10th in the long jump with a best of 4.88m.

- Sophie Black of Dieppe, competing for ASEA Track Club, finished 11th in the pentathlon with a score of 2886.

- Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton, competing for University of Guelph, finished 2nd in the 1000m and 4th in the 600m with times of 2:25.12 and 1:20.01. LeBlanc also helped Guelph place 2nd in the 4x400m relay.

- Brady Graves of Saint John, competing for University of Guelph, finished 21st in the 1500m and 23rd in the 3000m with times of 3:58.35 and 8:40.36, respectively.

- Jean-Marc Doiron of Collette, competing Unattached, finished 13th in the 1000m and 37th in the 1500m with times of 2:31.63 and 4:08.27, respectively.

- Tim Brennan of Beechwood, competing for St. Francis Xavier, finished 7th in the 60mh and 22nd in the 300m with times of 9.07 and 36.38, respectively.   Full Results: www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2018-mcgill-team-challenge/6558/

    At the BU John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston, MA:
- Braden Harrison of Fredericton, competing for Unversity of New Brunswick, broke the U23 and senior provincial records in the 200m, finishing 9th with a time of 21.84, and finished 18th in the 60m with a time of 7.12. Harrison's 200m performance is also the second fastest indoor time by any Atlantic athlete, behind only Olympian Jared Connaughton of PEI.   - Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John, competing for University of New Brunswick, finished 20th in the long jump with a best of 5.19m.

- Brianna Forbes of Targettville, competing for University of New Brunswick, finished 21st in the triple jump with a best of 10.61m.
- Tyrell Marrin of , competing for Unversity of New Brunswick, finished 22nd in the 60m and 68th in the 200m, finishing with times of 7.18 and 22.97, respectively.   - Michael Colford of Fredericton, competing for Unversity of New Brunswick, finished 15th in the 1000m, finishing with a time of 2:29.25.

- Brandon Cleghorn finished 11th in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.90m, and finished 46th in the 60m with a time of 7.42.  

Full Results: www.flotrack.org/results/6093035-2018-bu-john-thomas-terrier-classic/23641


"These are very impressive results from our top university and upcoming youth athletes," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "To see both Jack and Jordan break the senior provincial 300m record shows great potential in our province's rising sprinters."

By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc

 

 

 

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
2018-08-29 - Saint John Canada Games Foundation
2018-08-24 - NB excels at Canada 55+ Games-Track and Field

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