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Wednesday, August 6, 2003
TRACK & FIELD
BC ATHLETES SET NATIONAL RECORDS
This year has showed some amazing performances by BC athletes, with no
less than 5 national records being set in the process.
Alana Redfern broke the National Women's javelin record.
In Iowa City on May 3rd, competing for the University of Iowa, she threw
55.32m, improving the old mark of 51.61m set earlier in the year by Krista
Woodward also of British Columbia.
Woodward's mark of 51.61m set at the Sea Ray Relays at
the University of Tennessee on April 11 stands as a Canadian Junior
Women's record. Woodward competes for the University of Georgia.
Stephanie McCann established a new Canadian Women's
record for the pole vault July 9 at an All Comers Meet held in Ataacadero,
California. She vaulted 4.41m, breaking her own record of 4.35m set last
Dan Mezheritsky set a new Canadian Junior decathlon
record in Saskatoon en route to winning the National Junior Championships
July 5-6. He scored 6840 points, eclipsing the score of 6504 set last year
by Alexandre Dobranowski of Dundas, ON.
A highlight of the World Youth Championships this year
in Sherbrooke was the 3rd place finish for Chris Winter of North Vancouver
in the 2000m Steeplechase. In addition to bringing home a World Championship
bronze medal, Chris surpassed his own National Youth record of 6:01.73 for
the second time this year running 5:44.23.
2003 WESTERN CANADA SUMMER GAMES - AUGUST 6-10,
Athletics competition kicks off Thursday. Official Games website and
results can be found at: www.wcsg2003.ca/main.htm
2003 LEGION NATIONAL JUVENILE TRACK AND FIELD
CHAMPIONSHIPS - AUGUST 7-14, KITCHENER ONTARIO
Competition begins August 8th.
Official Championship information can be found at:
Heat sheets can be found at:
2003 PAN AMERICAN GAMES - SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN
The Pan Am Games are underway, for results go to:
INTERNATIONAL BLIND SPORTS ASSOCIATION WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS - QUEBEC CITY
BC is well represented by athletes, guides and staff:
(Name, Age, Hometown, Residence, Coach, Events)
France Gagne, 41, Quebec City QC, Quebec City QC, Louis Brault; Shot put,
Jason Dunkerley, 26, Hamilton ON, David Scott-Thomas; 800m, 1500m
Jason Delesalle, 31, Invermere BC, Burnaby, BC, Don Steen; Discus
Stuart McGregor, 24, Ottawa ON, Ottawa ON, Ray Elrick; 400m, 800m, 1500m
Courtney Knight, 27, 100 Mile House BC, Burnaby BC, Don Steen; Discus,
Ljiliana Ljubisic, 43, Coquitlam BC, Coquitlam BC, Norma Suarez-Fullerton;
Shot Put, Discus
Dustin Walsh, 20, Coquitlam BC, Coquitlam BC, Don Steen; 200m, 400m
(Name, Age, Hometown, Residence, Coach, Events)
Greg Dailey, 30, Ancaster ON, Toronto ON, John Miller and Dave Bailey;
1500m (guide for Jason Dunkerley)
Blair Miller, 27, Port Alberni BC, Vancouver BC, Don Steen and Allen
Johnston; 200m, 400m (guide for Dustin Walsh)
Don Steen – Head Coach, Burnaby BC
Frank Reynolds – Coach, Vancouver BC
Jan Walsh – Team Manager, Coquitlam BC
Complete story available on the Athletics Canada
Championships are underway, for results visit:
Canadian Team Selection for the following is yet to be confirmed:
- World Student Games (FISU), Taegu, Korea, August
- World Track & Field Championships to be held in
Paris, France August 23-31, 2003
BC JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT RESULTS
BC Junior Development Track & Field Championships wrapped up July 25
– 27 2003 in Kamloops, BC. For complete results go to:
NATIONAL MASTERS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Richmond Kajaks are hosting the Canadian Masters Track and Field
Championships. Entry deadline is Wednesday August 6th (today). For more
information see www.kajaks.org/events/cmaachamps.htm.
BC SENIOR GAMES
The BC Senior Games this year are in Chilliwack and run from September
3-6. For more information phone 604-703-0030. The Games website can be
found at www.chilliwacksg2003.com.
2006 WORLD MASTERS COMING TO VANCOUVER
The 2006 World Masters (Men & Women 35+) Road Running, Cross Country
and Race Walking Championships will be coming to Vancouver May 8–14
(more details in previous Bulletins). The web site is www.wma2006.org.
BCA Road Running Championship
Richmond Flatlands event October 19. www.kajaks.org
Timex BC Road Running Series
Just two events to go in the 2003 Series. www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/
Series Coordinator / webmaster email@example.com
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
Track & Field Equipment Manager
BC Athletics is looking for a volunteer to manage the Track & Field
Equipment owned by BC Athletics and stored at Swangard Stadium, Burnaby.
Under the supervision of BC Athletics staff and in cooperation with the BC
Athletics Officials Committee and the City of Burnaby Swangard Stadium
Be responsible for:
- Overseeing and managing the distribution, lending and return of the Track
& Field Equipment, as approved by BC Athletics;
- Reporting of damaged equipment for the purpose of recovering the costs for
repair and replacement from the user group;
- Maintaining a record of equipment users;
- Maintaining an inventory of the equipment;
- Identifying the needed repairs to and replacement of equipment;
- Undertaking repairs;
- Arranging for approved repairs and equipment replacement; and
- Making recommendations as relates to the storage, maintenance, repair and
replacement of equipment.
Qualifications and Abilities:
- An interest in and enthusiasm for Track & Field;
- Experience in equipment management or similar activities;
- Ability to do minor repairs;
- Experience in working with people both volunteer and professional;
- Creative and energetic; and
- Physically capable, with assistance, of moving equipment e.g. hurdles,
high jump and pole vault standards, high jump and pole vault landing mats.
Please submit your application by August
22/03 to BC Athletics, Attn: Brian
Fax: 604-737-3173 Ph: 604-737-3173
DEERFOOT ATHLETIC CLUB HOSTS TRAINING CAMP
The Deerfoot Athletic Club will be hosting a free six-week Training Camp
for interested High School, Adult, and UCFV athletes starting July 22nd
2003. See Bulletin #20 for more details. For further information please contact Head Coach Myron Neville at
604-850-6769 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
for times and locations.
WHISTLER CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING CAMP
August 25 - 28, 2003. For complete information see the Norwesters T&F Club website
This training camp is sanctioned by BC Athletics. All
participants must be registered members of BC Athletics for 2003.
Information on membership types is available at www.bcathletics.org/main/membership.htm.
PRIZE MONEY for 2003 BC OPEN CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIPS and TEAM TRIALS - October 25 - Coquitlam
BC Athletics is pleased to announce that together with the Vancouver
International Marathon Society, prize money will be provided to Men's and
Women's Open and Masters Age groups in the upcoming Provincial Cross
Country Championships. In a partnership with the Vancouver International
Marathon Society, BC Athletics is reinvesting a portion of the Day of
Event Membership Fees from the 2003 Adidas Vancouver International
Marathon into prizing for Long Distance Running and in this case the Cross
Country Championships. "The investment is a good step forward and
complements the prizing provided by BC Athletics for the Half Marathon
Race in the 2003 Adidas Vancouver International Marathon", stated
Brian McCalder, BC Athletics President/CEO. "It is a bold step for BC
Athletics to be putting up prize money however the expected benefits and
incentives from reinvestment are very much worth it," McCalder
concluded. Look for more details shortly on the BC Athletics website.
FIXTURES LISTINGS FOR 2004
BC Athletics would like to gather as much information as possible
regarding events for 2004 in Track and Field, Cross Country, Road Running,
Marathons, Road Relays, Ultras, Trail Running and Race Walking. Please
submit this information promptly so that we are able to release a 2004
Calendar of Events draft by the end of October. Submit your event
information online at: www.bcathletics.org/main/calsubmit.htm.
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
Track & Field
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