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Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Track & Field
TRACK & FIELD
BC ATHLETES BRING HOME SILVER, BRONZE FROM SANTO
DOMINGO AT 2003 PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Track and Field competition finished Saturday.
BC was represented well bringing home two medals. Bruce Deacon was 2nd in
the Marathon and Stephanie McCann was 3rd in the Pole Vault.
Full results and articles can be found on the Athletics Canada Website:
2003 WESTERN CANADA SUMMER GAMES
It was a good Games for Team BC Athletes in Selkirk, with 48 medals, 15
Gold, 18 Silver and 15 Bronze.
Online is a photo album highlighting some of the moments at the Games, for
athletics photos see:
Results can be found at:
2003 LEGION NATIONAL JUVENILE TRACK AND FIELD
Competition wrapped up Sunday, BC put forth its usual strong showing. The
legion camp continues into this week.
Results can be found at:
SILVER, BRONZE AT INTERNATIONAL BLIND SPORTS
ASSOCIATION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - QUEBEC CITY
Courtney Knight was second in the Women's Discus throw in the B1, B2 and
B3 combined category and Jason Delesalle followed with bronze in the Men's
B2 and B3 Discus last week. Full story at:
For Championships results visit:
JD AWARD NOMINATIONS
The Junior Development Committee invites award nominations for outstanding
JD Athletic achievements this past season.
Please review the awards criteria on the BC Athletics website at www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/jdawardscrit.htm.
The criteria states that "Nomination form MUST be completed before
any athlete will be considered for an award. Form and all related
documentation must be submitted to the BC Athletics office no later that
August 31st of the current year."
Even if an athlete has achieved an All-Time Top Ten performance they will
not be automatically nominated. All athletes MUST be nominated to be
eligible for an award.
The deadline for nominations is August 31. Nominations will not be
accepted past that date.
All nominations should be forwarded to BC Athletics by:
Fax: 604 737 3171
Mail: 206-1367 West Broadway, Vancouver, V6H 4A9
or submitted online: www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/2003jdawardsnom.htm
JD Awards Banquet will be held Saturday October
25 2003 at Peace Portal Alliance Church, South Surrey B.C.
For further information contact Brad Wallbank at firstname.lastname@example.org
or BC Athletics at email@example.com.
WORLD STUDENT GAMES (FISU), TAEGU, KOREA, AUGUST
Athletics Canada has announced the Canadian Team to compete in the 2003
World Student Games. BC has 4 athletes representing, 2 men, 2 women:
Malindi Elmore - 800/1500m
Caroline Stevenson - Hammer
Ray Ardill - 200m
David Milne - 3000 Steeplechase
More at the Athletics Canada website:
WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, PARIS, FRANCE
AUGUST 23-31, 2003
Athletics Canada has announced those competing for Canada at this years
7 athletes (current, former members and residing) along with 2 coaches, 1
manager, and 1 chiropractor are named as part of the 2003 Canadian World
Track and Field Team.
(Name, age, event, coach, hometown)
Courtney BABCOCK, 31, 5000m, 10000m, Mark Timmons, Chatham ON
Tyler CHRISTOPHER, 20, 4x400m, Ron Thompson, Chilliwack, BC
Diane CUMMINS, 29, 800m, Wynn Gmitroski, Vancouver BC
Stephanie McCANN, 26, Pole Vault, Anthony Curran, Surrey BC
Emilie MONDOR, 22, 5000m, M. Longeran/ S. Lavallee, Mascouche, QC
Shane NIEMI, 25, 400m, Derek Evely, Kamloops BC
Gary REED, 22, 800m, Wynn Gmitroski, Kamloops BC
Other members of Team Canada in Paris include:
Derek Evely - Coach
Wynn Gmitroski - Coach
Thelma Wright – Team Manager
Wilbour Kelsick – Chiropractor
Full story on the Athletics Canada website:
UPDATE FROM GERRY SWAN - VALLEY ROYALS TRACK AND
The Rotary Stadium Track resurfacing has been completely resurfaced.. If
you have a chance, stop by and have a look at (and even try out) the new
Rekotan surface with its freshly painted lines. Long and triple jumpers
will be pleased as new trays and boards have been installed so the
horizontal jumpers will now have a solid take-off and those event venues
should be ready for some great performances. Thanks go to the Abbotsford
Recreation Department who provided the funds (a lot of funds) to make this
project possible. Rotary Stadium will now continue to be one of the finest
track and field facilities in Canada.
NATIONAL MASTERS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Richmond Kajaks are hosting the National Masters Track and Field
Championships this coming weekend.
For more information see:
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.
NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN TRACK
AND FIELD COACHES ASSOCIATION
CONGRESS - MERIDA, MEXICO, OCT 9-12, 2003
Victor Lopez of Rice University founder and president,
announces an outstanding group of presenters, there will be simultaneous
translations in Eng/Span, and the participants come from all over Central
America and the Caribbean as well as US and Canada.
This is an outstanding way to make contacts with youth
and federation coaches in these countries, exchange ideas on training and
technique with speakers and participants with a wide range of experiences,
and have a nice break from the routine in the tropical atmosphere of the
Yucatan Peninsula! We have even had some of our speakers come also as
participants due to the great experience it provides: Dan Pfaff, Cliff
Rovelto, German Hurdles Coach Rudiger Harksen, to name a few.
2003 NACACTFCA Congress, Merida, Mexico, October
Hyatt Regency Merida in Merida, Yucatan
Hyatt Regency Mérida info: Ave Colón, Esq Calle 60
Tel: +52 999 942 1234
Fax: +52 999 925 7002
- ask for NACACTFCA rates
Congress Guest Speakers:
Vince Anderson - USA - Sprint Events - One of the
most respected sprint coaches in the USA. As the sprint coach at the
University of Tennessee he has developed all the sprinters that have
dominated the NCAA in the last three years. He is one of the world's most
progressive minds in the training of sprinters.
Faustino Hernández - Cuba - 400 hurdles - One of
the most outstanding coaches of the Cuban National Program. The personal
coach of Daimí Pernia, 400 hurdles world champion in 1999. Hernandez is
also the personal coach of Zulia Calatayud on of the top 800 metre runners
in the world.
Arturo Martin - Spain - Middle and Long Distances
- The personal coach of Alberto Garcia the European 3,000 meter indoor and
the 5,000 meter outdoor champion. One of the top middle distances and long
distance coaches in the world.
Dioniso Quintana - Cuba - Javelin Throw - The
personal coach of Osleidys Menéndez the world record holder, World and
Olympic Champion. An outstanding javelin thrower himself when he was an
active athlete. An outstanding coach who is well respected in the world.
Kyle Tellez - USA - Pole Vault - One of the most
respected young coaches in the USA. An expert in the event with
outstanding results at the world level. He is in charge of coaching the
jump events at the University of Houston.
*Brief special presentations by other top coaches*
*Simultaneous Translation will be provided*
Thursday, October 10
All Day - Arrivals
1600 - 2200 - Registration
1900 - Welcome Reception
2200 - Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, October 10
0800 - 0900 - Registration
0900 - 0945 - Congress Inauguration
1000 - 1200 - Sprint Events - V. Anderson
1200 - 1400 - LUNCH
1400 - 1530 - Javelin - D. Quintana
1545 - 1645 - Brief Presentations
1700 - 1730 - Discussion Panel
Saturday, October 11
0900 - 1045 - Pole Vault - K. Tellez
1100 - 1200 - Brief Presentations
1200 - 1400 - LUNCH - Sponsored by MONDO/AMERICA
1400 - 1530 - 400 Hurdles - F. Hernández
1545 - 1730 - Middle / Long Distances - A. Martín
1730 - 1800 - Discussion Panel
1900 - 2200 - BANQUET AND CLOSING
Sunday, October 12
Beach Excursions, Sightseeing, and Departures
Carol Ireson, BC Athletics Board of Director and BC Team Coach is
relocating to the Lower Mainland (for at least one year) to teach
beginning September '03 in the Langley School District. She would rent in
the short term, perhaps purchase a modular/mobile home and she is
interested in house sitting too. If you can be of any assistance to her
please contact her at: Ph: 250-804-4871 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION TRACK AND FIELD / SOCCER ENTHUSIASTS
Volunteers are needed to time an age graded 100m at halftime of the
Vancouver Whitecaps soccer game this Sunday. Timers will be given free
admission to the soccer game. The game starts at 7:00pm, the race at
7:45pm. Those interested need to bring their own stopwatch and should
contact Eugene Konart by email at email@example.com,
or phone at 604-737-3176.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TIMEX BC SERIES FINALS AWARDS PRESENTATION:
The TIMEX SERIES awards will take place August 31 at the Steveston
Community Centre following the Kajaks Labour Day Weekend 8km race. Race
starts at 8:30 A.M. Series awards presented 10:30 AM in the Tyee Room
(upstairs in Steveston Comm. Centre). www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/.
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
CANADIAN 10KM ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP:
September 28, Fredericton NB. B.C. will be sending a team to the
Nationals. Both individual performances and rankings will be considered
for team selection. Requires an out of Province BC team fee of $250. www.canadiansport.net/cnrrc/
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 email@example.com
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.
BC CROSS COUNTRY
Saturday, October 25, Como Lake Middle School (Pinetree Park)
Contact: Andrew Lenton 604-463-4754
Prize money for 2003 BC Open Cross Country Championships and Team
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
PACIFICSPORT THREE WAVES NEWSLETTER
BC Network of Canadian and Regional Sport Centres.
Click here for the newsletter: www.pacificsport.com/pages/three_waves_aug13_03.php
Track & Field
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