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ISSUE #21-2003
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 year.

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, SELKIRK MANITOBA
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:
http://legion.ca/asp/docs/sports/TF_e.asp 
Heat sheets can be found at:
www.bwdsb.on.ca/track/legionn.htmats_2003 

2003 PAN AMERICAN GAMES - SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The Pan Am Games are underway, for results go to:
www.olympic.ca/EN/games/panam/santodomingo/results/index.shtml


INTERNATIONAL BLIND SPORTS ASSOCIATION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - QUEBEC CITY
BC is well represented by athletes, guides and staff:
Athletes
(Name, Age, Hometown, Residence, Coach, Events)
France Gagne, 41, Quebec City QC, Quebec City QC, Louis Brault; Shot put, Javelin, Discus
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, Pentathlon
Ljiliana Ljubisic, 43, Coquitlam BC, Coquitlam BC, Norma Suarez-Fullerton; Shot Put, Discus
Dustin Walsh, 20, Coquitlam BC, Coquitlam BC, Don Steen; 200m, 400m

Guides
(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)

Team Staff
Don Steen Head Coach, Burnaby BC
Frank Reynolds Coach, Vancouver BC
Jan Walsh Team Manager, Coquitlam BC

Complete story available on the Athletics Canada Website:
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=1498 

Championships are underway, for results visit:
www.ibsaquebec2003.com/resultats_results/index.htm 


NATIONAL TEAMS
Canadian Team Selection for the following is yet to be confirmed:

  • World Student Games (FISU), Taegu, Korea, August 21-31, 2003
  • 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:
http://members.shaw.ca/kamloopstfc/bcjd_champs.htm 

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.


ROAD RUNNING

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 814
(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 timexseries@telus.net

Athletics Canada / Run Canada
www.coursemeasurement.ca

MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
www.bcathletics.org/main/index.htm 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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 Staff:
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 McCalder by:
Email: brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org Fax: 604-737-3173 Ph: 604-737-3173


CROSS COUNTRY

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 deerfoot@telus.net for times and locations.

WHISTLER CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING CAMP
August 25 - 28, 2003. For complete information see the Norwesters T&F Club website at: http://norwesterstandf.com/xc-camp.html.
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.


EVENT LISTINGS

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
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tf.htm 

Road Running
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr.htm 

Marathons
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_mar.htm 

Road Relays & Ultra
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr2.htm 

Cross Country and Trail Running
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_xc.htm 

Race Walking see Track & Field above


BC RANKINGS

Road Running:
www.bcathletics.org/main/road_running.htm#rankings 

Track & Field
www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#rankings 

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www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm