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ISSUE #19-2005
Friday, May 20, 2005

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email:

In this issue:

  • Francophone Games - Selection Criteria
  • Medical and vaccination information for the Francophone Games (Niamey, NIG)
  • Canadian Track and Field Championships 10,000m - Technical Package
  • 2005 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic Needs Volunteers
  • Invitational Elementary Schools 4x100m
  • Elwood Wylie Memorial Meet Update
  • Nettey Sets Canadian Youth Record
  • Olga Kotelko Awarded a YWCA Women of Distinction Award
  • BC Racewalk Championships Update
  • Canadian Cross Country Championships Call for Committee Members
  • Level 1 Officials Clinic - Kamloops BC
  • BC Athletics Pole Vault Regional Training Group Opportunity - Training Camp
    and Competition
  • 2005 National Relays Camp
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Brandt Fralick


Rising Stars in Athletics - Brandt Fralick

This week's profile is on 2004 BC High School Champion & BC Juvenile Champion - Brandt Fralick.

Brandt Fralick

Brandt Fralick

Born: 1987
Hometown: Kelowna
Club: Kelowna Track & Field Club
Coach: Tim Bates
Event: 100m & 200m

2004 Best Performance & Ranking:

100m - (10.88) - BC: Juvenile/ 1st CAN: Juvenile/ 3rd
200m - (21.91) - BC: Juvenile/ 1st CAN: Juvenile/ 4th


2004 BC High School 100 & 200m Champion
2004 BC Juvenile 100 & 200m Champion

Track & Field Team Selection:

2004 BC Junior Team

TEAM BC - Canada Summer Games Development Program

This competitive opportunity will focus on the application of training that was done at the CSG Track & Field Camp on April 2/3, 2005. This competitive opportunity will focus on the application of training that was done at the CSG Track & Field Camp on April 2/3, 2005.
Details to be released early next week...

BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards

Information available on the BC Athletics website at:

  • BC Senior T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria & standards
  • BC Junior T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria & standards
  • BC Juvenile T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria & standards
  • BC 15 Year Old T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria & standards
  • Athlete Declaration Form & Event/Best Performance 2005
  • 2005 Canada Summer Games - BC Team selection criteria & standards
  • General criteria for funding support and BC Team selection

Olga Kotelko Awarded the YWCA Women of Distinction Award - Recreation, Sport and Healthy Living.

Olga Kotelko plays second base for the North Shore slow-pitch and competes in track and field in sprint, jumps and throws. So far, she has amassed an astonishing 432 medals -- 401 gold -- and has received numerous world, Canadian and B.C. records and trophies while competing both locally and internationally. She is B.C.'s female Master track-and-field athlete of the year for 2004. She's a member of the Optimists Club and helps in bike and helmet safety programs. She teaches shot put. Olga started her sporting career at age 70 and continues to inspire local athletes at age 85.


2005 Espoo European Paralympics Championships - Selection Criteria

Francophone Games - Selection Criteria

Medical and vaccination information for the Francophone Games (Niamey, NIG)

Canadian Track and Field Championships 10,000m - Technical Package

PacifiCanada Series

Invitational Elementary Schools 4x100m

This annual event is proudly presented within the Harry Jerome International track Classic as a means to promote, encourage, and develop youth athletics in elementary schools throughout the Province of British Columbia.

This year's competition will feature an exciting and dynamic series of invitational races for grades 6 & 7 girls and boys.

Please note: the number of races have been limited and registration is subject to first-come, first-serve availability.

Teams are allowed to enter younger runners to fill the space of a missing older runner. There will be no mixed gender relay teams allowed. Only School teams are allowed to run. All runners must attend the same school. Timed final.

For more information, please visit: or click here for the registration form.

2005 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic Needs Volunteers

The 2005 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic, featuring the Pacific World Cup presented by, is looking for energetic volunteers to help out at the meet - Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m. at Burnaby's Swangard Stadium.

Help is required in a variety of areas, from ushering to parking to setup/take down to results. This meet traditionally attracts international athletes from all over the world, and past participants have included world and Olympic champions.

To volunteer online - Go to the meet website, and access the Volunteers section for a sign-up form. Or, for more information, e-mail contact is:

Be a part of this great event!

Road Running

Summer 2005 Road Running Performance Clinic with John Hill

May 11, 2005 to September 21, 2005
For further information and a registration form:

Track & Field

Elwood Wylie Memorial Meet Update

Sprints and hurdles at the Elwood Wylie Memorial Meet will be hand timed and performances will not be acceptable as qualifying times for provincial and national teams. Middle distance and field performances will be eligible.

Nettey Sets Canadian Youth Record

April 21, 2005 Track

It so happens that in trying to cast a big enough net over the Mt SAC results, I neglected to capture the performances from the high school division. Unfortunate, too, as a few Canadians performed exceptionally well. Sabrina Nettey led the way with first-place finishes in both the long jump and triple jump. While her triple jump mark of 12.35m was short of Tabia Charles' youth record of 12.95, it was head and shoulders above the pack, nonetheless. Her long jump mark was at another level altogether. In addition to the clear win in Walnut, Sabrina's jump of 6.17 metres shattered Sarah Nelson's existing Canadian Youth Record of 5.94. This isn't the first time Sabrina's made a statement. She'll be one to watch over the next couple of years, to be sure. At 6.17m, the 15-year old could challenge nationals at the senior level this summer. Showing that talent runs in the family, Christabel Nettey, Sabrina's 13-year old sister, won her division in the long jump with a leap of 5.74 metres. Parveen Dosanjh was 9th at 5.12 metres. Continuing the Canadian long jump presence, Leo Murray reached 6.68 metres in his long jump category to finish in 2nd place, a shade behind the winner's mark of 6.73 metres. Not to leave all the glory to the jumpers, Whitney Wellington's 200m time of 24.93 earned her first place in the high school 200m. She was the only athlete to break 25 seconds in the race. Michelle van Ruyven was 7th. Great performances from our athletes. Whenever you can keep pace with the Americans at that level, you are doing something right. When you win, it is no small feat.

BC Racewalk Championships Update

The BC Junior & Senior Racewalk Championships (men's and women's 5km) will be held at the Review Kajaks International Track Classic on June 12, 2005. For more information, please visit:

Cross Country

Canadian Cross Country Championships

December 3, 2005
Jericho Park - Vancouver
Call for committee members and volunteers. If you would like to assist with the planning and organizing of the Canadian Cross Country Championships or to volunteer notify 604 - 737 - 3174.

Courses & Seminars

NCCP Level 1 Technical - Abbotsford
May 28 & 29, 2005

Location: Rotary Stadium (Swan Track), Abbotsford, BC ( - type in Legacy Bldg)
Course Conductor: Barb Vida, Certified Course Conductor, PacificSport Regional Athletics Centre and Valley Royals T&F Coach.

NCCP Level 1 Technical - Penticton
May 28 & 29, 2005

Location: Rotary Stadium, Penticton, BC
Course Conductor: Amber Gilbert - Certified Course Conductor, PacificSport Regional Sport Centre - Okanagan and Penticton & Kelowna T&F Coach.

Level 1 Officials Clinic - Kamloops
June 14th - 7:00pm

Sahali Sr. Sec. School - 255 Arrowstone Dr., Kamloops BC
For more information:
Ph: (604) 250-376-7690

Camps & Clinics

NEW PROGRAM in 2005!!!  BC Athletics Pole Vault Regional Training Group Opportunity & Training Camp

BC Athletics is proud to announce an exclusive opportunity for the development of the Pole Vault Event Group at Swangard Stadium.

An initiative of the Team BC - Canada Summer Games Development Program, BC Athletics will present intermediate to advanced pole vault training sessions over the next 6 weeks under the supervision of recognized and accredited coach - Curt Heywood. Curt is a four-time Canadian National Champion and Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist in the Pole Vault.

Athletes (14 years of age and older that have experience in vaulting) and coaches are invited to come out to Swangard Stadium. Sessions will commence on Monday, May 23, 2005 and run on consecutive Monday evenings for 5 weeks. All sessions start at 6:00pm and go to 8:00pm at Swangard Stadium. Each drop-in session for an athlete is $10 per person or $30 for all 5 sessions paid in advance. Registration is preferred in advance.

Please note: All participants will be required to have a current 2005 BC Athletics athlete membership, or they can purchase a day of event membership with their drop-in fee for a total cost of $13 per session or $45 for all 5 sessions paid in advance.

The planning, development and operation of this training environment will encompass a guiding philosophy and will operate on principles that are:

  • Respectful of existing coach/athlete coaching arrangements and club/school affiliations;
  • Non-threatening to coaches, athletes and clubs;
  • Transparent in development, design, operation, delivery and evaluation;
  • A partner in the development of athletes, coaches, officials and competitions.

The proposed structure of this development program reflects the need to develop the power/speed events in athletics and provide a profile for the Pole Vault event group.

BC Athletics Pole Vault Camp and Competition

BC Athletics is planning to host a two-day competition and training camp opportunity in June (T.B.A.) in conjunction with the Lafarge Abbotsford International Track Classic. This will provide more comprehensive training and evaluation within a environment that allow for:

  • Pole Vault Education
  • Professional Video Analysis
  • Pole Vault drills
  • Individual Video Analysis
  • Technical Vault Sessions
  • Injury Prevention

Details will be available online at BC Athletics' website.

2005 National Relays Camp

When: Saturday, June 11 to Tuesday June 14th, 2005
Registration: 4:00pm on June 11th at Minoru Park
Where: Clement Track at Minoru Park, Richmond, BC
Who: The camp is open to all athletes 16 and older and their coaches.

The camp aims to create a national programming focus in the development of our provincial and national team athletes, in conjunction with the PacifiCanada Track & Field Series. This camp is designed to provide the critical opportunities for athletes and coaches to become familiar with Athletics Canada's Relay/Sprint Program and to develop and/or improve athletes' sprint and relay skills.

This camp will have a strong focus on the hands-on applications of skills development and will offer an opportunity for our future athletes - juveniles, juniors and seniors to gather important training tips and to meet and reacquaint themselves with each other and coaches in their event group areas.

The camp will provide competition opportunities for an athlete within various PacifiCanada Series meets. This opportunity has been identified for the development of many provincial teams, specifically targeting high performance relays and selected individual events.


This training camp is intended to provide young athletes with an opportunity to develop and improve their sprint and relay skills.

Targeted athletes are: Provincial team athletes, National team athletes and athletes in the Athletics Canada Relay Pool (Senior, Junior & Youth).

Camp Leaders: Glenroy Gilbert (4x100m men's and women's program) & Derek Evely (4x400m men's and women's program)

SFU Strength and Conditioning Presents:

Al Vermeil - 'Hands-On' High Performance Workshop

June 11, 2005
9am to 5pm - Saturday
Simon Fraser University
West Mall Complex Room 2503

A chance to work side-by-side with one of the top strength coaches in the world! Al Vermeil is the only strength coach to have World Championship rings from Both the NFL and the NBA. He is also the only strength coach who has been in the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball.

Al was honoured by being one of the initial inductees to the Strength Coaches Hall of Fame in June 2003. His knowledge and implementation of new techniques and training methods have made Vermeil's programs highly visible and respected throughout the sports world. He has developed successful training programs in a wide variety of sports including football, basketball, baseball and golf.

Key Workshop Areas:

  • Testing and Evaluation of Athletes: Are they ready to train? What areas do
    they need to work on? Can we minimize the risk of Injury?
  • Weightlifting Essentials: Olympic lifting technique and other weight room
    mechanics. Guest presenters will be on hand to co-present with Al. o Power Development: Jumps, plyometrics, med-balls, weight room techniques and
    other avenues for developing explosive athletes.
  • Footwork and Agility: Effective methods of building quickness, coordination,
    and technique, without creating overuse problems.
  • Injury Rehab Techniques: Rehabilitating injuries and working around injuries
    to avoid losing valuable training time.

For more information, please visit:
Workshop June 2005.pdf


BC Athletics Board of Directors

Chair: Tom Hastie -
Board of Directors:
May 14, 2005
August 20, 2005
November 26, 2005

Board of Directors - Executive Committee:

April 27, 2005
June 22, 2005
October 26, 2005
December 7, 2005
January 1, 2006

Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee

Committee Chair: Ron Bunting -
2005 dates:
April 3, 2005
June 26, 2005
July 24, 2005

Branch Officials Committee

Committee Chair: Ann Lansdell - 
2005 dates- TBA

Masters Committee

Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - 
April 6, 2005
June 1, 2005
September 7, 2005
November 9, 2005

Road Running Committee

Contact: Jerry Tighe - 
2005 dates - TBA

Junior Development Committee

Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - 
Denise Clements - 
April 3, 2005
September 11, 2005

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - 
2005 dates - TBA


BC High School Track & Field - news and updates

The BC Secondary School Cross Country Track & Field Association published their annual toplist rankings for High School teams recently and has announced the addition of a grade 8-9 championships to the schedule for 2005.

If you're looking to find out the top ranked schools and some of the key athletes to watch, the BCSSCCTFA has released their annual top 10 ranking for this years upcoming BC High School Track &Field Championships. (Many thanks for Laurier Primeau in compiling this list).

For more information on the rankings, please visit the BCSSCCTFA website: or visit the main page at: 
This year we have confirmation that the BC High School Championships will now feature a grade 8-9 BC High School Championships. These events will co-exist with the existing BC High School Championships on June 3 & 4, 2005 at Swangard Stadium.

For more information on the grade 8-9 BC High School Champions, please visit the BCSSCCTFA website:

IAAF Helsinki World Championships in Athletics - Selection Criteria 

Canadian Track and Field Championships (Winnipeg, AB) - "Technical Package" and "Registration Package and Entry Forms"

Medical and vaccination information for the World Youth Championships (Marrakech, MOR) 

2005 World Youth Championships Selection Criteria - REVISED 

2005 World Youth Championships - Hopefuls List 

Canadian Junior National Championships - Technical Package and Entry Forms

Universiade (FISU Games) - Selection Criteria

Pan Am Junior Championships Selection Criteria - Revised May 3, 2005

Simon Fraser University High Performance Speed - Strength Training Camps

The Speed-Strength camps are for male and female athletes 13 years and over, who want to make the jump to the next level, including making a high school, club, provincial, national, college or professional teams.

BC Championship Meets 2005

See Calendar of Events for complete information on competitions, contact information with links.

  • BC High School Combined Events Championships, May 27-28, Burnaby
  • BC High School Track & Field Championships, June 3-4, Burnaby
  • BC Masters Track & Field Championships, June 11-12, Duncan
  • BC 10,000m Championships, June 17, Abbotsford (Sr. Women, Sr. Men, Jr. Men)
  • BC Senior & Junior Championships, June 25-26, Abbotsford
  • BCJD Pentathlon Championships, June 25, Richmond
  • BCJD Championships, July 15-17, Richmond
  • Canada Summer Games Trials, BC Juvenile Championships & BC Summer Games Midget Alternate Meet, July 23-24, Abbotsford
  • BC Interior Championships, August 6-7, Penticton
  • BC Senior Games, August 24-27, Duncan

Coaching Certification 2005

Information regarding the new NCCP program can be found on the CABC website: For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at or go to the website at

Any coaches interested in upgrading their current coaching level(s) or new coaches wanting to become certified during 2005 should email Peter Ogilvie at Please include the following information:

  • the city/ region you live in.
  • the event group area (i.e. - distance, sprints & hurdles, throws, jumps) you wish to take the coaching level course in.
  • the level of course you wish to take
  • the current coaching level you have (or please indicate if you are new to coaching)
  • your contact details (i.e. - current phone number, email, address & fax)

BC Games
BC Summer and BC Winter Games

Nanaimo 2005 BC Disability Games - July 13-17
Cowichan Valley 2005 BC Seniors Games - Aug 24-27
100 Mile House 2006 Northern BC Winter Games - Feb 2-5
Greater Trail 2006 BC Winter Games - Feb 23-26
Kamloops 2006 BC Summer Games - July 27-30
2008 BC Winter Games - Kimberley-Cranbrook - Feb 21-24, 2008
2008 BC Summer Games - Kelowna - July 24-27, 2008
2010 BC Winter Games - Terrace - Mar 4-7, 2010
2010 BC Summer Games - Langley - July 22-25, 2010

Hammer Handle Rule Deferred

IAAF Council Meetings - December 04/05 2004 - Helsinki, Finland
Council agreed to defer the implementation of the rule, due to be introduced January 1, 2005 until at least January 1, 2006, to allow manufacturers to comply with the new requirements.

World Anti-doping Agency

See the following link for:
1. 2005 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods
2. 2005 Monitoring Program (substances being monitored by WADA in order to detect patterns of misuse in sport.
3. 2005 Summary of Modifications vis-a-vis 2004 Prohibited List


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 Running


Road Relays & Ultra 

Cross Country and Trail Running

Race Walking

see Track & Field above



Road Running:

Track & Field


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