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May 31 2010 - NBIAA Provincial Championships - 2010
NBIAA South West Regional Track & Field Meet
Over three hundred high school athletes from South Western NB competed at the NBIAA SW Regional Track and Field meet this past weekend in Oromocto. In total over 130 athletes representing nine schools from the greater Saint John area competed to qualify for the provincial championships on June 5th. Athletes were required to place in the top eight or, in the case of high jump, to clear a qualifying height in order to advance.
Hats off to the following athletes for competing and congrats to those advancing to Provincials...
Girls: Erin Kelly, Katie Robinson, Haley Guzik, Kayla Allaby, Bridget Flood, Claire Flood, Alex Coffin & Grace Annear.
Boys: Matt McNeil, Mitch Quigg, Mark Guzik, Nick MacMackin, Tom Butler, Reid Burrows, James Parks, Liam Kettlewell, Alex Peabody & Andrew Vail
Next weeks provincial champs will see over 400 athletes from forty three NB high schools compete. The regional meets and the provincial championships are among the largest NBIAA events of the school year.
May 31 2010 - Coach Coffin`s Weekly Update
May 27 2010 - Coach Coffin`s Weekly Update
May 26 2010 - District 6 Middle School Champs
District 6 Middle School Track & Field Championships - 2010
Harry Miller Middle Schooldefended their title and became the District 6 Track & Field Champions for 2010. Over 200 athletes from seven district six schools competed at the event held at the Recreation Center in Quispamsis on Wednesday. The Harry Miller team was led to the win by triple event winner Brenna Kettlewell (Grade 7 & SJTC Club Member) who captured first and set district records 400m & Long Jump plus won the 100m as well. Team mate Alex Allison (grade 7) led the HMMS boys by winning the High Jump, Discus & 400m.
The battle for district champion was very close with only 17 points separating the top 3 schools. Rothesay Park School finished in second and Quispamsis Middle School placed third in over all results. Other schools competing included Hampton Middle, Belleisle Regional, Macdonald Consolidated and Sussex Middle.
Other multiple event winners were:
Sarah Kean – Quispamsis Grade 6 - 200m & 800m
Katelyn Williston – Rothesay Park Grade 6 – 100m & 400m
Gaia Carpenter – Rothesay Park Grade 8 – 100m & 200m
Rachel Forestell – Harry Miller Grade 8 – 800m & 400m
Christian Tarditi – Hampton Grade 6 – High Jump & Long Jump
May 22 2010 - Track Practice Photos
May 19 2010 - Schedule: Please the following schedule over the next week...
Monday - May 24th - there will be a practice at Sam De Cham even though it is a holiday
Tuesday - May 25th - The Twilight has been postponed. There will be the regular practice at Gondola Point.
Just a reminder to all that traffic from town across the Harbour Bridge is very slow in the rush hour periods due to the construction. Practices on Thursday will start on time but people should allow enough time in case of delays. We will monitor this over the coming weeks and see how it goes.
May 16 2010 - Coach Coffin's Weekly Update
Big Reminder! On May 17th (Monday) at 7:30pm there will be a dress rehearsal for the Saint John 225 event at Harbour Station. You will be the first to see all of the spectacular acts planned for the big show!! The children will be finished by 8:30pm. We are organizing a group of SJ Track kids for this. Just a reminder, your child / group of children should come dressed in their uniform / jersey / indentifiable outfit/ costume for the dress rehearsal and (of course) the performance. I will have extra shirts:). On the day of the show the children should be dropped off at Harbour Station by 6:30pm.
May 12 2010 - Coach Coffin's Weekly Update
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce at least 22 positions for Athletics NB members of clubs who are ages 11to 14 this year are opened to young athletes to attend the Athletics Youth Camp that is being held in conjunction with the World Track and Field championships from July 19th until July 24th.
For more information please visit http://anb.ca/General/forms/Letter_to_clubs_for_applications_to_the_youth_camp%5B1%5D.pdf
On May 15th it is our first outdoor meet of the summer. The 2010New Brunswick SCHOOLS INVITATIONAL & OPEN MEET promises to be a good warm up meet before NBIAA and other competition. Registration is open at http://www.trackiereg.ca/event.php?id=206 ! The cost of this event is only 10$ for up to 4 events! This event will take place at Camp Gagetown.MAy 15th
For the older kids this Thursday, we will be preparing specifically for a weekend event in 20 second increments!! This is a great mental workout and gets your fast-twitch fibres ready:)
Can I say how impressed I am with our RJT kids already?? It must be the coaching of Coach Quigg, Coach Leblanc, Coach Kelly and Coach Kennedy!! Our focus this week was high jump and triple jump.
On May 17th at 7:30pm there will be a dress rehearsal for the Saint John 225 event at Harbour Station. You will be the first to see all of the spectacular acts planned for the big show!! The children will be finished by 8:30pm. We are organizing a group of SJ Track kids for this so please message me if you are interested. Just a reminder, your child / group of children should come dressed in their uniform / jersey / indentifiable outfit/ costume for the dress rehearsal and (of course) the performance. Also, each group of children is required to have one adult supervisor to sit with them during the rehearsal and the show.
I am also putting out a request to have some volunteers help with marking the track the day before the meets on May 25 and June 10. Bob Laver has a heel injury and is unable to do the labour but he will give direction:)
Remember your orders for uniforms are due next week!!
Pro Tip for the parents: Stretch with your kids at home. It develops a positive habit for them and helps them recover. For us oldies, it especially helps us keep our range of motion from diminishing any further:)
Thanks for reading, Alex
May 7 2010 - Saint John Track Club Practices - Update
Saint John Track Club Practices begin again on April 26 at the following locations:
Tuesdays - Gondola Pt Rec. Center, Quispamsis at 5:30 - Run Jump Throw & older athletes for Hurdlers, Long & Triple Jumps
Thursdays- River Valley Middle School Track at 5:30pm - Run Jump Throw & All older athletes
Children ages 8-10 will continue the Run-Jump-Throw program as an introduction to the events of track and field and build general fitness. No previous experience is required for this program. You can attend one or both of the weekly practice sessions. Participants will be encouraged to participate in competitions to try their new skills.
The practices are from 5:30 until 6:30pm for ages 10 and under. The older athletes train until 7pm. All disciplines will be covered and please stay tuned for dates for some specialized sessions and summer day camps!
Athletes age 11-16 will be offered a Junior Development Program which will be focused on building their skills in a variety of events plus work on general fitness, strength training and preparation for competitions. Senior athletes age 16+ can access the coaches and establish individual training plans plus integrate them into other programs where appropriate to their needs.
May 3 2010 - Coach Coffin's Weekly Update
Technical Practice and Run Jump Throw
Dave Thomas, Dave McAuley and Alex Coffin will be at the Gondola Point Track at 5:30 on Tuesday night for an additional practice for our club athletes!
For older athletes:
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