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Jun 24 2012 - Good Turn-out at Provincial Hershey Track Meet
Close to 400 youth from across New Brunswick competed in the June 24th Hershey Provincial Championships hosted by Athletics New Brunswick and Saint John Track Club at the Canada Games Stadium in Saint John. Although the weather was a little bit wet at times, Athletes showed very strong performances in their events.
In total, 14 Greater Saint John athletes placed in the top eight allowing them to advance to the Hershey Atlantic Final on July 7th, in Moncton. Cole Healey won two events at the meet.
The following athletes will be moving on to the Atlantic Hershey Final based on their results at the meet:
Cole Healey – 200m (1st), 400m (1st) – Boys 11-12
Sarah Kean – 800m (1st) – Girls 13-14
Brady Graves – 1600m (2nd), 800m (4th) – Boys 13-14
Laura Duffly – 100m (3rd), 200m (5th) – Girls 11-12
Tyler Adams – 800m (5th) – Boys 13-14
Marie-Pier Cloutier – Standing Long Jump (4th) – Girls 11-12
Colin Manuel – 50m (8th) – Boys 9-10
Ashley Cormier – Ball Throw (4th) – Girls 11-12
Erin Vringer – 400m (5th) – Girls 9-10
Julia LeBlanc – Standing Long Jump (6th) – Girls 11-12
Danielle Dumouchel – 1600m (3rd), 800m – Girls 13-14
Charly Bonga – 1600m (4th), 800m – Girls 13-14
Laura Bonga – 800m – Girls 13-14
Emilee Hoellwarth – 800m – Girls 13-14
Hershey Officials for the North American Final will compare times for top finishers at Atlantics to the results from other Region 6 meets held in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Newfoundland, Rhode Island and Vermont and select the top person for each event. They will select a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 25 youth from the Atlantic Provinces (9 - 14 years of age) to attend the North American final to be held in Hershey, Pennsylvania in early August. All expenses for the event are funded by the Hershey Chocolate Company.
The Hershey program is designed to encourage physical fitness among youth and emphasize sportsmanship. It has become the largest youth sports program of its kind in North America with over 400,000 participants.
Hershey’s Track & Field Gamesis endorsed by Athletics New Brunswick and Athletics Canada. It has been solely funded by The Hershey Company since 1983. The Hershey's Track & Field Games has been a national event since 1978 and a North American event since 1996.
Jun 23 2012 - New Brunswick Royal Canadian Legion Championships - Moncton, Jun 23
Over 200 athletes across the province attended the Provincial Royal Canadian Legion Championships this past weekend. Athletes from Saint John represented the area very well, with 19 first place finishes, 2 second place finishes, and 12 third place finishes.
The following Saint John Athletes won their individual events:
Name Age Group Events
Emily Carr 16-17 100m
Sara Kean 14-15 300m, 800m
Katie Robinson 16-17 2000m Steeple Chase
Victoria LeBlanc 14-15 200mH, Long Jump
Rachelle McDonald 18+ 400m
Jacob Hayes 16-17 200m
Anthony Cormier 14-15 300m, Triple Jump
Paul Tremblay 14-15 1500m
Ben Fowler 16-17 Octathlon
Nick MacMackin 16-17 800m, 1500m
Josh Shanks 16-17 3000m
David Jefferson 60-69 Shot put, Hammer, Discus, Javelin
Athletes in the 14-15 and 16-17 age groups have begun the selection process for the Royal Canadian Legion National Track and Field Championships to be held in Prince Edward Island in August. Results from this meet and the New Brunswick Outdoor Championships (to be held July 14th in Saint John) will be reviewed and a final New Brunswick Team will be selected. A total of 36 athletes will have the chance to represent the province at the national championships which have been hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion for over 30 years.
Jun 3 2012 - NBIAA Track Champs
New NBIAA Records for Josh Shanks and Victoria Leblanc
Athletes from SJTC had outstanding results at this weekend’s NBIAA Track & Field Champs in Moncton. Samuel de Champlain won the “A” Provincial Track & Field Champs, Saint John High came 2nd in “AAA” behind the winning FHS team in the AAA category. SJ area schools brought home 40 medals with SJHS bringing in 23 of them.
Josh Shanks of Saint john High School (Junior boys) started the day with an outstanding 3000m result of 8.51.10 smashing the NBIAA record, previously held by Barry Britt by over 10 seconds. Josh went on to win the 1500m and 800m events in his age class as well.
Victoria Leblanc of Saint John High (Junior Girls) also established a new NBIAA mark in the 300m hurdles with a time of 48.62. Victoria also won the long jump with a personal best jump of 5.10 M.
In addition to Josh and Victoria other SJTC athletes succeeded in winning multiple events including…
- Ben Fowler – SJHS (Junior Boys) – 100m Hurdles & Javelin
- Katie Robinson - SJHS (Senior Girls) – 800m & 1500m
- Nick MacMackin – SJHS (Senior Boys) - 400m, 800m & 1500m
Congratulations to the following SJTC athletes who won gold medals their individual events.
- Jake Hayes – Rothesay High (Senior Boys) – 200m
- Cory Kingston - SJHS (Junior Boys) - High Jump
- Shannon Morris – St Malachys (Senior Girls) – Discus
- Kelsey Duplessis – SJHS (Senior Girls) – 100m Hurdles
- Haley Guzik - Rothesay High / Sophie Tremblay Sam de Cham (Senior Girls) – High Jump (Tie)
In the relays, the SJHS Junior girls , Natalie Gatien, Victoria Leblanc, Erin Anderson, Danielle French in the 4x100m.
Jun 3 2012 - McNeil Sets Course Record and Crowned NB 5km Champion
McNeil sets course record04 Jun 2012 10:40PM
GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD – Matt McNeil ran a fast and furious 5km in a time of 15:28 at the recent 8th Annual Rave Run at River Valley Middle School in Grand Bay-Westfield. McNeil broke Alex Coffin’s record of 15:31 set at the 2010 Rave Run. James Murphy finished second with a 16:01 and Coffin finished third in the men’s race with a 16:11. The top female was Cathy Jeffrey in 19: 10, nearly breaking the course record of 19:03. Mackenzie Amos and Brenda Guitard finished second and third, respectively, breaking the 21-minute barrier. McNeil and Jeffrey were also crowned male and female 5Km provincial champions and were presented a cash award of $80 each for their efforts.
Jun 2 2012 - Josh Shanks & Victoria Leblanc Set NBIAA Records
Josh Shanks of Saint John High & SJTC smashed Barry Britt’s record of 9:01.62 in the junior men’s 3,000m, crossing the finish line at 8:51.10. He also captured gold in the junior 800m (2:03.74) and the 1,500m (4:24.88).
Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John High set a new provincial high school record in the junior girls 300m hurdles with a run of 48.62, breaking the previous mark by more than two seconds. She also won the long jump with a jump of 5.10m.
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