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Wednesday, May 21, 2003
TRACK & FIELD
PacifiCanada Track & Field Series
Kajaks International Track Classic - Wednesday June
4th 6:00 - 8:00 pm
It's still not too late to register for the Kajaks International Track
Classic. Events offered are the Men and Women's 100m, 200m, 800m, Mile,
300m, Long Jump and Javelin as well as a Masters Mile and Masters 100m.
Maureen de Saint Croix who will be 50 on May 26th, will attempt to beat
the World Record/50-54. This is the first of 5 meets in the PacifiCanada
series to be contested over 8 days. Further information can be found at:
New West Record Classic - Thursday June 5th
The New West Record is still accepting entries with an early bird deadline
of May 27th. Join Canadian and international competitors in an early
evening meet. Many events have advancement to the Vancouver Sun Harry
Jerome International Meet on June 8th. Prizes for all races as well as
cash prizes for the top three individual performances in the meet. These
awards are in addition to the series awards.
Club Fundraising Opportunity
The Achilles Track Society is pleased to offer a new incentive program
focused on developing strong athletics at the grassroots level for the
many track and field clubs throughout the province of British Columbia.
For every Harry Jerome Track Classic ticket your club sells the Achilles
Track Society will donate $5 back to your club. This will help clubs
generate funds while showing support for B.C.'s premier track and field
This opportunity is only available through the Achilles Track Society. For
more information on this exciting new club fundraising opportunity, please
contact Peter Ogilvie at email@example.com.
The Harry Jerome meet begins at 2 pm and will run just over two hours
featuring 18 events. It will be preceded at 1 pm by Elementary School
relays. Ticket for the Jerome meet are just $10 and available at all
Ticketmaster outlets. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free.
Doors open at 12 noon.
2003 Coaching Selections: Coaches selected and approved by the National
Team Committee (2003)
Selection Criteria for the 2003 IAAF World Championships
in Athletics – REVISED VERSION
Technical Rules (including qualification for the
IAAF World Youth Championships and National Junior Champs)
From the desk of Derek Covington:
Further to the Athletics Canada memo on March 31, 2003 "Technical
Rules" in which Athletics Canada clarified its position on the
running of events in Canada with the new IAAF technical variations
(including the new IAAF throwing sectors, IAAF false start rule and
end-pieces) I am writing to re-confirm that its position remains
unchanged as follows:
As a national federation, we are obligated under IAAF
structure to only accept performances that have been performed at
meetings, which have been conducted under the new IAAF regulations. If
Athletics Canada can not be assured that the event was conducted as per
IAAF regulations, then results from these events will not be accepted as
legitimate for the purpose of selection to a national team (for example
World Youth, World Championships, World Student Games, Pan Am Games,
Olympic Games, Pan Am Junior
Championships), ratification for a Provincial or National record, or
recognition for the purpose of receiving athlete assistance (carding).
Entry Regulations to the National Junior
The following are the current entry regulations for the Canadian
National Junior Championships being held in Saskatoon, July 4-6, 2003.
- Athletics Canada members, 19 years and younger, who
have achieved the qualifying entry standards are automatically
- Performances have been achieved in a competition,
which has been sanctioned or recognized by Athletics Canada,
Athletics Canada Provincial Branch, USATF, IAAF.
- Performances have been achieved Outdoors between
May 1/02 and June 29/03.
- Athletics Canada members, 19 years and younger, who
have not achieved the qualifying entry standards are also eligible to
- They finish in the top three at a
Provincial/Territorial Branch Qualifying competition as designated
by the Province/Territory at least 30 days in advance to Athletics
Canada. In the case of such a Qualifying competition, only the top
three finishers in an event are eligible for such additional
- If there is no such Provincial/Territorial Branch
Qualifying competition, the Province/Territory or Branch may
select up to three athletes per event who have not made the
qualifying standard who may participate in the National Junior
Championships for such event.
- Athletes placing in the top 3 at their high
school senior championships are automatically eligible to compete
in the National Junior Championships if they are age-eligible.
New for 2003 as a one year transitional measure to
provide athletes with the best possible chance to qualify and compete at
the 2003 Canadian Junior Championships, Athletics Canada will accept
minimum qualifying performances achieved at all sanctioned or recognized
high school competitions regardless of whether the event conforms to the
new IAAF false start rule or not (provided the performance has a legal
This is an exception, which is applicable for the sole
purpose of athlete qualification and entry to the 2003 National Junior
Championships. However such performances if achieved with the old false
start rule (or generally not in conformity with AC/IAAF rules) will not
be accepted for the purpose of national team selection, national
rankings or carding.
NOTE: All athletes MUST be registered for the year
2003 with their Provincial Branch, prior to entry to the National Junior
2004 Olympics Ticket Sales
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and CoSport today announced the
launch of Canadian public ticket sales for the 2004
Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. www.cosport.com
Robert Freer Osborne
Aril 10, 1913 – May 8, 2003
Bob Osborne passed away May 8 in Vancouver at age 90.
He is predeceased by his beloved son Wayne of Burlington Ontario, his
parents Leonard and Lily, and his brother Jim of Arizona.
He is dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his loving family, his wife
Dorothy; (married 65 years) his son David and daughter-in-law Roxanne, and
from Burlington, Ontario, his daughter-in-law Beverly; granddaughter
Kathryn and her husband Jim Cowman; and great grandchildren Carly and
Benjamin, and by his grandson Warren and his wife Sandy; and great
grandchildren Alexandra and Jamie.
After graduating from UBC in 1933, Bob taught at Templeton and Lord Byng
High Schools. In 1945 he was appointed to the Faculty of UBC where he was
director of the School of Physical Education and Recreation for 33 years,
retiring in 1978.
He was appointed to The Order of Canada, and received an honorary degree
from the University of Western Ontario and received the International
Olympic Committee Award.
Donations would be appreciated to Canuck Place, CNIB or the charity of
Many other awards and appointments have been given to Bob which will be
announced in next week’s Bulletin.
EMPLOYMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES
York University Coaching Position
Candidates can view the job posting electronically at www.yorku.ca
under Non-Academic Positions. It is listed as Coordinator, Track &
Field but it is a coaching job. The application deadline for this position
is May 26, 2003. Please note that an application form can be downloaded
from the website at
CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS
Level I Coaching Clinic
BC Athletics is considering putting on a Level I Coaching Clinic in
Abbotsford in June. The clinic will be held if enough interest is shown.
Please contact the BC Athletics office at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in taking part.
University of Toronto Pole Vault Training Camp
June 20-22, 2003
For more information contact Ian Anderson at email@example.com.
ROAD RUNNING RANKINGS
First draft of rankings for:
Women: 5k, 8k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon
Men: 5k, 8k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon
Please send any corrections or additions to Jerry Tighe, phone
604-737-3174, fax 604-737-3171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
For complete listings of upcoming events (BC events highlighted in
yellow) with contact information:
Track & Field
Road Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
Race Walking – see Track & Field above
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