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May 31 2014 - NBIAA Regionals
NBIAA Regional Track & Field – UNB Saint John May 31, 2014
Nearly three hundred high school athletes from South Western NB competed at the NBIAA SW Regional Track and Field meet this past weekend in Saint John. In total over 120 athletes representing nine schools from the greater Saint John area competed to qualify for the provincial championships on June 2nd.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.
Over 130 athletes from our area high schools competed. Nearly 100 qualified to advance to compete for provincial medals and the overall team banner on June 7th in Rexton. Saint John High led the local teams qualifying 40 athletes for the provincials. Samuel de Champlain and Hampton also fielded strong teams. Also competing were St Malachy’s, Harbour View, Simond’s Kennebecasis Valley, Rothesay and RNS.
Next week’s provincial champs will see almost 500 athletes from fifty NB high schools compete on the track in distances from 100m to 3000m as well as hurdles. Field events include shot put, discus, javelin as well as high jump, long jump and triple jump.
The regional meets and the provincial championships are among the largest NBIAA events of the school year.
Multiple event winners from SJ Area schools were.
Victoria Leblanc – 1st in Sr Girls – 400m Hurdles, 110m Hurdles & Long Jump - SJHS
Josh Shanks – 1st in Sr Boys –1500m & 3000m - SJHS
Anthony Cormier – 1st in Sr Boys – 400m Hurdles & Triple Jump – SJHS
May 12 2014 - Nike High School Grand Prix Recap
The Saint John High School Grey Hounds performed very well at the prestigious Nike High School Grand Prix, which was held at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium on Friday May 9th. The meet took place from 4 to 9pm allowing the athletes to compete under the lights.
Leading the way for the female hounds was Victoria Leblanc who finished 2nd in the long jump, 2nd in the hurdles, and 4th in the 200m. The teams other medalist was Emily Whitcomb who finished 3rd in the provincial integrated relay. Whitcomb also finished 7th in the girls 100m final, 8th in the 200m, and 12th in the 400m.
For the men’s hounds it was Joshua Shanks who was the only male medalist finishing 2nd in the 1500m and 5th in the 800m.
Full results can be found at http://www.highschoolgrandprix.ca/2014-results/
The event saw more than 300 athletes from 12 provinces and territories gather together for this unique track and field experience.
“This event was an amazing experience for all of our athletes. The kids were able to make new friends from across the country as well as be part of a unique track and field festival - music, dancing, and seeing their faces and events on the jumbo screen were great for them,” said HP Coach Jason Reindl who was part of the SJHS coaching staff.
May 8 2014 - Nike High School Grand Prix
May 7 2014 - Saint John High off to Nike Grand Prix Championships
On Friday May 9th a large group of New Brunswick athletes are going to be competing in the 3rd Nike Grand Prix Championships. This invitation only track meet chooses one school from each province/territory to come together in Toronto for a track meet and a very exciting weekend. This year both the girls and boys teams are from the Saint John High School.
Emily Atwell - Charly Bonga - Samantha Graham - Lauren Hogan - Victoria Leblanc - Ashley Murray -Emily Whitcomb-Laura Bonga - Sarah Cusack - Emilee Hoellwarth - Anna Hogan - Kristen Mercuri - Olivia Ricketts - Coaches: Mary Morrison and Rachelle McDonald
Tyler Adams – Sam Dumouchel – Thomas Gogan – Corey Kingston – Matt Orr – Josh Shanks – Greg Whitcomb – Dallas Casey – Ryan Evans – Brady Graves – Macgregor Knox – Zach Peabody – Alex Smith – Coaches: Porfirio Becerril and Jason Reindl
Athletics New Brunswick will be well represented with thirteen active SJTC members taking part in the event. Josh Shanks (800m & 1500m) and Victoria Leblanc (Long Jump, 100m Hurdles, and 200m) are both expected to contend for multiple medals given their previous successes at the national level.
In addition to the track meet the athletes will also get the chance to experience a Blue Jays Game on Saturday May 10th before the awards ceremony and banquet and returning home on Sunday the 11th.
Best of Luck Hounds and Enjoy the Trip!
May 5 2014 - Parent Meeting May 8th
SJ Track Club Parent Meeting - May 8th 5:45 pm at UNBSJ Stadium. Please be there...
May 5 2014 - Annear smashes the 800m record!
Grace Annear of Hampton had an amazing start of the season run this past week-end (May 4th) at the Payton Jordan Invite. Running in the fourth section of the women’s 800m, Annear finished third in her race with a time of 2:05.76. Not only is that a personal best for the New-Brunswick athlete, it also breaks the 22 year old provincial record by more than two seconds! The old record was set in 1992 by Patti Blanchard (2:07.02). Annear will be competing at the National Championships in Moncton this June. If you’re in the area, this is one event you won’t want to miss!
Results of the Payton Jordan Invite:http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2014-payton-jordan-invite/2689/
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