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Wednesday, December 3, 2003
From the BC Athletics
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FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE
2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
January 23, 24, 25, 2004
2004 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet
January 24, 2004
Please refer to the website AGM page for ALL information. Check regularly
as information, reports etc. will be added daily.
REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF OLYMPIC GAMES CATEGORY 3 QUALIFIER MEETS
In order to provide athletes and coaches additional time to submit their
list of Category 3 meets for approval, Athletics Canada is extending the
deadline to January 9, 2004.
The deadline for Marathon, 10,000m and race walk has NOT been extended.
The deadline for these events remains December 1st, 2003.
What are Approved Olympic Games Qualifier Meets?
In order to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games, athletes must achieve the
Athletics Canada / COC "A" standard as outlined in the Athletics
Canada Olympic Games Selection Criteria (www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=2165)
In order for "A" standards to be recognized for the purpose of
selection by Athletics Canada and the COC, they must be achieved in
pre-approved competitions listed on the Athletics Canada website. Category
1 and 2 meets are currently posted and reflect known meets to date. If new
Category 1 and 2 meets are created by the IAAF, USATF, EAA, NACAC, or
other IAAF area associations, then they will be automatically added to the
list of approved Category 1 and 2 meets on the Athletics Canada website.
"B" standards may be achieved in any IAAF or Athletics Canada
sanctioned meet and do not need to be achieved in pre-approved
competitions. For more information, please read the complete policy www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=2311
What are Category 3 Meets?
Category 3 meets are in addition to those listed Category 1 and 2. The
list of Category 3 meets will be created with input from athletes and
coaches and will be primarily based in North America. Once we have
received input from athletes and coaches, Athletics Canada will post an
official list of meets by each major event area. For example, an official
list of Category 3 meets will be posted for jumps and another for sprints
and another for throws etc ... Where appropriate and based on input from
athletes and coaches these lists may be broken down to specific event
disciplines (for example, high jump, javelin etc ...) within each major
Why is there a Deadline?
The list of Category 3 meets will be based on athlete and coach input, so
it is very important that you submit this information to us. The sooner
athletes and coaches provide us with this information, the sooner we can
release the approved list of Category 3 meets. This will help athletes and
coaches in planning ahead.
What if I don't know which meets I will be competing at next summer?
Athletics Canada recognizes that not all events are posted or known at
this time, however athletes and coaches should have already prepared their
2004 annual training and competition plan for next summer, including when
and where they plan to achieve the required "A" standard(s).
Athletes must keep in mind that only competitions that have a history of
international caliber fields as defined by the number of athletes
performing at the Olympic or IAAF A level in any given event and offer a
range of events on the track and in the field will be approved.
A preliminary list of Category 3 competitions will be posted in January
2004. Additional meets (up to the maximum allowable number of meets) will
be posted in March. A maximum of 8 Category 3 meets for each event
discipline or event group (where appropriate) will be approved for the
sprints, hurdles, jumps and throws. A maximum of 4 Category 3 meets for
each event discipline or event group (where appropriate) will be approved
for the endurance, race walk and combined events.
What if I have already submitted my list of events?
You may use the extended deadline to re-submit meets for consideration.
Instructions for Submitting your list of events:
You can obtain an application form on the Athletics Canada website : www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=2165
Please submit your application form to Kevin Bean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
at the Athletics Canada Head Office or via fax (613) 260-0341.
Where can I get more information?
Please contact your event area leader below before you submit your list of
Contact details can be found at the following link : www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=1069
Les Gramantik - Speed Power Events and Combined Events
Martin Goulet - Endurance Events
Glenroy Gilbert - Sprints and Relays Events
Richard Crevier - Hurdles Events
Bruce Pirnie - Throws Events
Daniel St. Hilaire - Jumps Events
CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
TORONTO - NOV. 29, 2003
Great effort by all the British Columbia runners in the National X-C
Championships. Sixty members of B.C. Athletics were in Toronto as either
athletes, coaches or parents for some of the most exciting cross country
races seen in Canada this year.
Head coach Frank Reynolds and assistant coach Sue Northey were very
pleased with the teams efforts and results.
Friday had been a day of constant rain for the course tours and then
while all were asleep the wind howled thru the night attempting to dry out
the course. The weather started out race day with the ground covered in a
light snow fall and at -2°C. Gradually became sunny and +4°C in the
The Masters ran at 11:00 AM and proceeded to get B.C. off to a fabulous
start and win the Bluenose Trophy - the emblematic award for the fastest
Masters from a region or province. Using the age graded tables, scoring
members finishing in the following order were Maureen de St. Croix, Rob
Lonergan, Nancy Tinari and Art Boileau.
The B.C. Junior women won their team award and Carmen Ballard-Kelowna
made the World X-C team. Other placings; Meredith MacGregor (16), Sabrina
Reeve (18), Kristen Kolstad (38), Breanna Chipney (50), Rebecca Johnstone
(52), Alison Hudson, (61), Lisa Egami (62), Stacy Dennis (89), Lindsay
Barrett (91), Anita Campbell (117).
Next Sam Pawluk (5th) and Chris Winter (6) ran like the wind or into it
in the Junior Men's race and made the World team. B.C. won the team title.
Further results; Dylan Gant (35), Geoff Dunbrack (73), Jeremiah Johnston
(106), Jason Malin (122).
Last year an athlete finished 19th in the Senior Women's race and was
named to one of the 2 teams needed for the World X-C. B.C. has an
opportunity to have 8 women in the hunt for spots on the Canadian team.
Emilie Mondor coached by Mike Lonergan won the Women's race. We had 3
of the first 5 spots in Toronto. Congratulations to Malindi Elmore-Kelowna
(2nd), Tina Connelly (3), Leah Pells (5), Courtney Inman (10), Margaret
Butler (11), Stephanie Mills-Victoria (13), Carolyn Murray-Victoria (18),
and Tambra Dunn-Victoria (20) who all have a chance to go to Belgium and
the World Cross Country Championships. The group also won the team title.
Nikki Knapp (31) and Stephanie Hood (83) rounded out the BC contingent.
Senior men completed a 5 for 5 in the team titles. Hopefully next year
Ontario will solve some logistical situations and enter the team
competitions. They were sorely missed.
Well done to Mark Bomba (5th), Bruno Mazzota - Kamloops (6), David
Milne-Victoria (16), Steve Osaduik-Nanaimo (17), Matt Johnston (19), Eric
Kiauka (31), Ken Myers (32), Peter Cardle (32).
Full results available at:
IAAF ANNOUNCES ROAD RUNNING AND RACE WALKING RANKINGS
The first Road Running and Race Walking Rankings will be issued on 23
March 2004, thereby upgrading the IAAF World Rankings to better reflect
the many and varied disciplines of Track and Field Athletics.
Following the decision by the IAAF Congress to recognize world records
for Road Running and Race Walking, and the decision that, starting in
2003, Athletes of the Year are nominated based on the Overall Rankings, it
became necessary to upgrade the Rankings so as to include the Road Running
and Race Walking from 2004.
Working Groups have studied this issue since 2001 to ensure that the
system devised is compatible with the overall Rankings Mechanism and
underlying philosophy. Their final proposals have now been ratified by the
IAAF Council allowing this fundamental step to be taken.
One of the major issues was the definition of appropriate Categories of
Competitions. In order to rank the top 100 road runners the results of
about 300 marathons and road races worldwide need to be followed, in other
words some 12,000/13,000 results need to be processed.
The system will be similar to the one currently applied to Combined
Events, i.e. the Ranking Score will be given by the average of the
athlete's best 3 Performance Scores, instead of 6 for individual Track and
The first Road Running and Race Walking Rankings will be issued on 23
March, after the first event of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge and ahead
of the major spring Marathons.
TRACK & FIELD
IAAF RULE BOOK 2004 - 2005
The print version of the IAAF Rule Book will not be available until next
year. Please find a PDF version available at: www.bcathletics.org/iaafrulebook.pdf
Pay particular attention to:
#141 - Rules for Age Groups
#191.7 - Hammer Handles
183.11 - Pole Vault - pole tape
Marijuana Prohibited in the Canadian Domestic Doping Control Program
SASKATOON DOWNTOWN LIONS SLED DOG OPEN - JAN 22, 23, 24 2004
"THREE WAVES Bulletin" from PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre
THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
"IN THE LOOP"
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on courses offered, contact Eugene Konart at email@example.com
or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.
LINKS OF INTEREST
Vancouver Island Runners Association (VIRA)
Interior Running Association
Road Running in the USA
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS - TRACK & FIELD - DRAFT AVAILABLE
A DRAFT of the 2004 Track & Field Calendar of Events is now available
Coaching application for 2004 National Teams
Team Investors Group Amateur Athlete Bursary Applications Now Available
From Athletes CAN
Olympic Games Selection Criteria
Olympic Games Head Coach Letter
List of Approved Events for Purpose of Qualification for the Olympic
2004 Paralympic Games Selection Criteria
2004 Manager Application Form
2004 Medical Application Form
2002 - 2004 Paralympic Carding Criteria
2003-2004 Paralympic Carding List
2003-2004 Carded Athlete Agreement
Paralympic Newsletter - November 2003
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - CALL FOR REPRESENTATIVES AT LARGE
Anyone interested in serving as a representative at large on the BC
Athletics Junior Development Committee is asked to submit your expression
of interest which includes a brief resume of experiences inside Athletics
and involvement with club programs and organization and any committee
involvement outside of Athletics. At the present time the following
positions are open:
One 1 year term - Representative at Large
Three 2 year terms - Representative at Large
Expressions of interest with requested information are to be forwarded to
Brad Wallbank - Chair, BC Athletics Junior Development Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
with a copy to the BC Athletics office at email@example.com.
BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
OFFICE HELP - CLERICAL
BC Athletics is looking for a volunteer to help in the office 2 or 3 days
a week. Help is needed with database entries, filing, copying, faxes,
mail-outs and other help where needed when special projects are underway.
If you're interested please contact Sam Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned 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
Back issues of the BCAB are available at