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Mar 17 2014 - Great Results for SJTC at Nationals Indoors
Montreal –SJTC and NB athletes had a very successful National Indoor Championships this past weekend. The 14 athletes from New Brunswick were able to capture an astounding 9 medals.
- Pierre Dumouchel (SJTC) of Quispamsis stood at top of the podium twice first winning the junior 1500m in 4:08.28 on Friday. On Saturday the 18 year old runner won the junior 800m in 2:01.45.
- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John (SJTC) won the bronze medal in the youth long jump with a 5m36 performance. She also finished 10th in the 200m with a time of 27.30.
- Brady Graves (SJTC) of Saint John finished 9th in the youth 1500m with a new personal best times of 4:22.32. and was 7th in the youth 3000m in a time of 9:22.55.
- Taylor Dunn of Fredericton (SJTC) finished 7th in the youth 800m in 2:26.35 she also finished 13th in the 1500m in a time of 5:02.89.
Other NB Athletes Had great results as well...
-Liam Turgeon (ARA) of Tide Head finished 1st in the junior boy’s shot put with a throw of 13.83m.
-Jason Bouchard (FLTC) of Oromocto won the open men’s 200m breaking his own Brunswick record time of 22.17 he also finished 4th in the 400m in a time of 50.06.
- Andrew LeBlanc (FFT) of Fredericton is finished 4th in the youth 800m with a time of 2:02.3.
- Sebastien LeBlanc (ASEA) of Dieppe finished 7th in the youth 60m Hurdles in a time of 9.59
- Clint Steeves (ASEA) of Riverglade finished 9th in the youth triple jump in a new personal best of 12m00 he was also able to finished 7th in the Long jump with a jump of 5m89 .
On the women's side:
- Alexa-Maude Mallais of Moncton (ASEA) captured a pair of medal first she finished 2nd in the 60m in a time of 7.93 and a gold in the 200m in a time of 26.67.
- Monika LeBlanc of Dieppe (ASEA) also captured 2 medals winning bronze in both the junior long jump (4m74) and junior triple jump (9m65)
-Luisa Schwarz (FLTC) of Fredericton finished 5th in the youth 1500m breaking both the youth and junior record with a time of 4:39.59 , she also finished 5th in the 3000m in a time of 10:03.23
- Laura Dickinson of Miramichi (ASEA) broke the midget girls 3000m New Brunswick record by finishing 7th in the youth girl’s race in 10:26.68 she also finished 10th in the 1500m in a time of 4:54.29.
‘’To have so many personal bests, provincial records and medals shows that New Brunswick can compete against the bigger provinces. I believe this will inspire some of our younger athletes.’’ said Gabriel LeBlanc technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick.
Mar 11 2014 - CIS Results - Way to Go!
A total of 12 New Brunswick athletes competed at the 2014 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Track and Field Championships this past weekend in Edmonton, Alberta.
New Brunswick's top performer was undoubtedly Grace Annear of Hampton who competes for the University of Victoria. The 3rd year creative writing student was able to finish 2nd in the 600m in a New Brunswick record time of 1:29.18, less than a second behind her teammate Rachel Francois who took gold in 1:28.40. Annear was also part of UVic’s winning 4x800m who successfully defend their CIS title for the second consecutive year. Clocking in at a new personal best time of 8:42.39 , the women narrowly missed the 1988 CIS Record (8:41.66). Finally, she was also took part in the 4x400m, taking silver in a new school record of 3:46.46.
Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton, competing for the Univeristy of Guelph, helped her school’s 4x800m team win a bronze medal in a time of 8:54.47, thus helping the Guelph Gryphons claim their second national women's team title in program history.
Stephanie Doiron of Colette, representing l’Université de Moncton, finished 6th in the high jump with a jump of 1.73, which is not only a new personal best, but also a UdeM record. Her teammate Naomie Maltais of Val d’Amour finished 13th in weight throw with a throw of 13m19.
University of New Brunswick's Kyle Lefort, originally from Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, finished 10th in the men’s pentathlon with a score 3017 points. This score broke his previous best and school record of 2999 points. He also broke his own 60m hurdle school record with a time of 9.22s, previously 9.25s.
UNB’s 4x200m team, comprised of Jeff Retallick (Fredericton), Dan Brown (Saint John), Alexander Williston (Bay du Vin), and Brandon Cleghorn (Salisbury), finished 12th in 1:34.05s, a new UNB record.
Chris Robertson of Moncton, competing for the University of Western Ontario, finished 11th in the pentathlon with a score of 2742.
David Kerr of Fredericton, representing Dalhousie University, finished 13th in the men’s weight throw with a toss of 13.71, while his teammate Matt McNeil of Saint John finished 13th in men’s 3000m in 8:46.19.
Also to be noted that New Brunswick native Colin Inglis was honoured with the Bob Boucher Award as men’s coach of the year at a banquet following the championship. Inglis, originally from Miramichi, has been the head coach of York University for the past 15 years and was a standout athlete for New Brunswick, including a gold medal for the province in the 400m hurdles at the 1989 Canada Games, and several provincial records that still stand.
The York University Lions won their first CIS men’s track and field title in 30 years, while the Guelph University Gryphons claimed their first women’s banner since the 2008 season.
''These results are a good example of the progress we are seeing in New Brunswick athletics. '' said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick . ''I hope the athletes are proud of themselves and their performances. '' he added.
Full results available here: http://www.ellistrack.ca/CIS/LiveResults/
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