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Jul 31 2015 - Maritime Track League - SJTC shows strong results
The first ever Maritime Track League concluded this past weekend at the Atlantic Track and Field Championships in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The meet saw the best athletes from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island compete at various meets throughout the summer in an effort to win prize money.
Athletes competed in the league by taking part in at least two designated MTL meets throughout the summer, and competing at the Atlantic Championships. Athletes' top three performances were matched up against the Canadian record in the event to give a score of how close they were to the Canadian record, with the best three scores winning money. First place in each division went away with $500, while second got $250, and third $150.
Josh Shanks (SJTC) of Chance Harbour won the men's competition with a score of 151, while Joshua Lunda of Nova Scotia was second with a score of 148, and Pierre Landry of Saint-Louis-de-Kent third with a score of 145.
Victoria LeBlanc (SJTC) of Saint John won the women's competition with a score of 165, while Shannay Beal and Emma Edmonds, both of Nova Scotia, took the second and third positions with 162 points and 155 points, respectively.
Shayne Dobson of Campbellton won the para competition with a score of 571, while Christel Robichaud of Moncton was second with a score of 521. No third prize was given out for the para competition.
"For this being the first year of the Maritime Track League we must certainly say it was a success for both track and field in the Maritimes, but also a success for New Brunswick athletes," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "NB athletes achieved 5 of the 8 positions in the league to win money, and they were certainly well deserved with their fantastic performances throughout the season."
Jul 28 2015 - Atlantic Champs
Jul 27 2015 - Atlantic Championships Recap
The Atlantic Track and Field Championships took place this past weekend at MacAdam Field in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. New Brunswick had a strong presence at the meet with many athletes heading there on their own and on the ANB team bus which brought over approximately 50 athletes. 9 provincial records were set at the competition.
SJTC Athletes had some outstanding performances:
- Tracey Dunn of Norton set a new record in the master's 45-50 javelin throw with a best of 12.07m.
- Sharon Peabody of Saint John broke her own record in the 55-60 javelin throw with a best of 14.80m.
- Adrienne Cameron of Saint John broke her own master's 65-70 record in the discus throw with a best of 13.98m, beating her former record of 12.94m set at the East Coast Games in Saint John last June.
- Bruce Rosvall of Rothesay broke his own master's 50-55 record in the 400m with a time of 57.55, beating his former record of 57.94 set just last year.
- Ross Britton of Quispamsis set a new record in the master's 50-55 pole vault with a height of 2.50m.
Other results include:
- Dan Brown of Saint John won the 400m in a time of 50.21, the 800m in a time of 2:01.19, and came 3rd in the 200m with a wind aided time of 3.1m/s. Brown was also a member of Saint John Track Club's winning 4x100m team with a time of 44.00.
- Caleb Jones, this year's national gold medalist in the javelin, threw a best of 71.28m, not far behind the stadium record of 72.90m set by Kyle Nielson at the 2009 Canada Games.4
"it's amazing to see so many athletes competing. And some outstanding performances. It is a sign of how healthy our sport is."said Steve LeBlanc High Performance coach for Athletics New Brusnwick
Pictou County Athletics won the Atlantic Championships banner with 614.33 points while ASEA Track Club was second with 563.50 points, and Halifast Athletics third with 406.75 points.
This was the last competition for the outdoor track season in the Maritimes, but our youth athletes on Team New Brunswick will be competing at the Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec between August 7th and 9th.
Jul 5 2015 - Caleb Jones Wins National Gold!
Strong performances from several NB track and field athletes in Edmonton, Alberta resulted in two national champions and a world championship qualification at this years Canadian National Championships. St John’s Caleb Jones was crowned Canadian Senior javelin champion with a throw of 74.45m, out throwing his nearest competitor by over a meter and a half.
Shayne Dobson, of Campbellton, claimed the title of T37 1500m national champion with a time of 4:30.53.
Genevieve Lalonde ran for silver in the 3000m steeplechase (9:58.12) qualifying her for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China.
Moncton’s Christel Robichaud won the F57 discus (15.49m), placing second in total points in seated discus (ACPS=470). She also placed 4th in the Seated Shot put.
Results for other NB athletes:
Val D’Amour thrower Naomie Maltais threw 34.99m for 7th in discus.
Barry Britt of Hampton ran the 5000m in a time of 14:16.71 for a 7th place National finish.
Dan Brown of Hampton qualified for the 400m semi with a time of 49.61 and finished 15th overall with a time of 49.22.
James Brace placed 10th nationally in para seated discus with a throw of 17.35m.He also placd 8th in the Para Seated shot put wiith a toss of 5m78.
Junior athlete Victoria LeBlanc of St. John finished 10th in the 100m hurdles and 15th in her 400m hurdle race (1:05.74).
Angus MacIntosh of River view finished 9th in the junior 3000m steeplechase in a time of 10:05.98 he was also 21st in the 5000m in 16:17.79.
Junior Josh Shanks of Chance Harbor was 11th in the 5000m in a time of 15:20.43
All 2015 Canadian National Track and Field results can be found at:http://athletics.ca/championnat/2015-canadian-track-and-field-championships/ - sthash.QV7QnGtb.xJjIKKQK.dpbs
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