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ISSUE #22-2003
Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Track & Field
Road Running
Volunteers Needed
Cross Country
Event Listings
BC Rankings

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:
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=920 

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:
www.teambc.org/wsummer2003/picturealbums.asp?album=31 
Results can be found at:
http://galliano.ee.umanitoba.ca/wcsg/result.php?
teamId=&sportId=3&classId=&eventDayId=&isFirstTime
 

2003 LEGION NATIONAL JUVENILE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Competition wrapped up Sunday, BC put forth its usual strong showing. The legion camp continues into this week.
Results can be found at:
www.legion.ca/asp/docs/sports/RESULT2003.htm 

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:
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=1545 
For Championships results visit:
www.ibsaquebec2003.com/graphic_eng/index.htm#Results 


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 bradwallbank@shaw.ca or BC Athletics at bcathletics@bcathletics.org.


NATIONAL TEAMS

WORLD STUDENT GAMES (FISU), TAEGU, KOREA, AUGUST 21-31, 2003
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:
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=1555 

WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, PARIS, FRANCE AUGUST 23-31, 2003
Athletics Canada has announced those competing for Canada at this years World Championships:
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:
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=1575 


UPDATE FROM GERRY SWAN - VALLEY ROYALS TRACK AND FIELD CLUB
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:
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.


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 9-12, 2003
Hyatt Regency Merida in Merida, Yucatan

Hyatt Regency Mérida info: Ave Colón, Esq Calle 60
97000 Mérida
Yucatán, México

Tel: +52 999 942 1234
Fax: +52 999 925 7002
E-mail: reshyatt@prodigy.net.mx - 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*

CONGRESS PROGRAM

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


ACCOMMODATION NEEDED
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: weickerb@telus.net.

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 eugenekonart@bcathletics.org, or phone at 604-737-3176.


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 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 timexseries@telus.net

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
www.coursemeasurement.ca

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

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/ 


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.

BC CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, October 25, Como Lake Middle School (Pinetree Park) Coquitlam
Contact: Andrew Lenton 604-463-4754
Prize money for 2003 BC Open Cross Country Championships and Team Trials
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

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


BC RANKINGS

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

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

Back issues of the BCAB are now available at
www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm