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Oct 25 2014 - SJTC Athletes at AUS Cross Country

The AUS Cross Country Championships took place this past Saturday at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax with many New Brunswickers competing. The races took place under overcast conditions, but did not stop athletes from competing at their best.

On the women's side: Katie Robinson from Saint John, competing for the University of New Brunswick, was the top New Brunswicker, finishing 5th to make the all star team and finish less than 9 seconds behind the bronze medal position. Teammate Sarah Myatt finished 11th.

Dalhousie won the championships banner, while University of New Brunswick took second, and St. FX finishing a close third.







On the men's side: Saint John's Matt McNeil captured silver was the sole New Brunswicker to medal at this year's championships, while Lee Wesselius of River Glade, competing for St. FX, finished 5th. First year student Josh Shanks of Saint John, competing for the University of New Brunswick, lead his team to fourth place, just behind Memorial University. Shanks had finished 13th.










Full Results can be found here:


Oct 20 2014 - Saint John Track & Field Club first club in history certified by Club Excellence Program


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Saint John Track & Field Club first club in history certified by Club Excellence Program


Athletics Canada is extremely excited to announce that the Saint John Track & Field Club from Saint John, New Brunswick is the first sport club in Canada to be certified by the Club Excellence Program.


Bill MacMackin, Saint John Track and Field Club (SJTC) President, "The SJTC pursued certification to strengthen the structure and governance of the club, help ensure sustainability, and to ensure we had good policies and practices. But mostly we wanted to have a stronger club to serve our athletes better in the future and continue to grow."


MacMackin goes on to say, "The SJTC saw Club Excellence certification as a way to ensure the club is on a firm foundation for the future. The club dates back to the 1970's and has grown to be one of the premier clubs in the Atlantic region with consistently over 200 members. Club Excellence certification helps us make sure our athlete programs, coaching and operations are running well to serve the club's diverse athletes which range from age eight to masters, track athletes and road runners."


Rob Guy, Athletics Canada Chief Executive Officer, "By working through the certification process the Saint John Track & Field Club has met a standard recognized across sports in broad areas of sport management and delivery. The standard provides assurance to the community that the club provides a safe and welcoming environment, and that a certain level of service can be expected."


Athletics Canada is a founding member of the Club Excellence cooperative along with Canoe/Kayak Canada, Gymnastics Canada, Swimming Canada and the True Sport Foundation.


About Club Excellence


Club Excellence is the only national multi-sport certification program for club level sport. It strives to build a network of healthy, strong and sustainable sport clubs and sport organizations across Canada. The Club Excellence Cooperative (CEC) was created in 2007 with common goals to identify a stable and supportive environment for coaches, improve implementation of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) at the community level, and ensure quality club programming built on the True Sport values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. Based on 30 standards, the program recognizes clubs and associations that invest in building capacity to meet and exceed a basic set of operating principles.


For more information on the Club Excellence program, please visit or contact Kyle Johnston, at or (613) 521-3340 x3226.




Saint John Track & Field Club premier club de l'histoire à être certifié par le Programme Club Excellence


Athlétisme Canada est extrêmement heureux d'annoncer que le Saint John Track & Field Club, de Saint John, Nouveau- Brunswick, est le premier club sportif au Canada à être certifié par le Programme Club Excellence. 


Bill MacMackin, président du Saint John Track and Field Club (SJTC) : « Le SJTC a tenté d'obtenir la certification afin de renforcer la structure et la gouvernance du club, afin d'aider à assurer la durabilité, et afin d'assurer que nous ayons de bonnes politiques et pratiques.  Mais, principalement, nous voulions un club plus fort pour mieux servir nos athlètes dans le futur et continuer à progresser. »


MacMackin continue : « Le SJTC a vu la certification Club Excellence comme une façon d'assurer que le club ait une bonne fondation pour le futur.  Le club date des années 1970 et a grandi pour devenir un des meilleurs clubs de la région atlantique, avec régulièrement plus de 200 membres.  La certification Club Excellence nous aide à assurer que les programmes visant nos athlètes, entraîneurs et activités vont tous bien afin de servir les divers athlètes du club, de 8 ans aux vétérans, des athlètes de piste aux coureurs sur route. »


Rob Guy, le directeur général d'Athlétisme Canada : « En travaillant à travers le processus de certification le Saint John Track & Field Cluba atteint une norme reconnue à travers les sports, dans les grands domaines de la gestion du sport et de la prestation des programmes.  La norme donne à la communauté l'assurance que le club fournit un milieu sécuritaire et accueillant, et qu'elle peut s'attendre à un certain niveau de service. »


Athlétisme Canada est un membre fondateur de la coopérative Club Excellence, avec Canoë/Kayak Canada, Gymnastique Canada, Natation Canada et la Fondation Sport pur.


À propos de Club Excellence


Club Excellence est le seul programme national multisport de certification pour le sport au niveau des clubs.  Il fait tout son possible pour bâtir un réseau d'organismes et de clubs sportifs forts, durables et en santé à travers le Canada.  La Coopérative Club Excellence (CCE) fut créée en 2007 avec les buts communs d'identifier un milieu stable et favorable pour les entraîneurs, d'améliorer la mise en œuvre du Développement à long terme de l'athlète (DLTA) au niveau communautaire, et d'assurer des programmes de qualité bâtis sur les valeurs de Sport pur : esprit sportif, excellence, inclusion et plaisir.  Basé sur 30 normes, le programme reconnaît les clubs et associations qui investissent dans l'accroissement de la capacité à atteindre et excéder un ensemble de base de principes opérationnels. 


Pour plus d'information sur le programme Club Excellence, veuillez consulter, ou communiquer avec Kyle Johnston à, ou au (613) 521-3340, poste 3226. 






Oct 8 2014 - JDI Cross Country Meet - Elementary Schools




Nearly 500 Elementary School runners from Southern NB braved the rainy weather to compete at the 10th Annual JD Irving Invitational Cross Country Meet. It was held at the Wolastoq Park in West Saint John and organized by the Saint John Track Club. In Cross Country competitions team scores are calculated by totaling the finish positions of a school’s top 4 runners. The school with the lowest total is the winner. The individual and team results from the events were as follows.

See the link below for the Top 6 Results




Oct 7 2014 - Robinson Wins UdeM Invitational

Katie Robinson, who attends UNBSJ, won the women's race 6km race at the UdeM Invitational on Saturday October 4th with a time of 23:23.  This beat her previous best on the same course by 17 seconds. She ran her previous best last year at UdeM at the AUS Championships to finish in 8th place and when she won the conference's Rookie of the Year Award.  Katie's victory helped the UNB Varsity Red's to a second place finish overall.

In the men's 8km race Matt McNeil who runs for Dalhousie finished 3rd overall and was the top finisher for the Tigers.  Joshua Shanks was the top finisher for the UNB men's team finishing in 12th place.  The fourth SJTC athlete taking part was Clayton Holteen who finished in 18th place finishing as UNB's 4th finisher.  Dalhousie finished 2nd and the UNB men's team finished 3rd overall.

2017-06-06 - SJTC Throws Clinic
2017-04-13 - Important Notice about Jason Reindl
2017-03-18 - Spring/Summer Program 2017
2016-09-20 - JD Irving Invitational Cross Country - Middle & High School Meet
2016-05-27 - Caleb Jones Retires from Competition

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