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ISSUE #21-2005
Friday, June 3, 2005

Also see Issue #21a: added Monday June 6, 2005

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

In this issue:

  • 2005 Calendar of Events Now Available
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Ryan Chester
  • Coaches Corner - Derek Evely
  • National Relays Camp - PacifiCanada Series
  • 2005 World Masters Games - Track and Field Preparation Camp
  • New Director of Paralympic Programs for Athletics Canada
  • Invitational Elementary Schools 4x100m
  • 2005 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic Needs Volunteers
  • Important reminder for Track & Field Meet Directors!
  • Canadians Reed, Tereris, Ellis and Vermeulen find podium at Payton Jordan
  • Record-Breaking Weekend for British Columbians
  • 2005 BC Athletics - BC Team: Athlete Declarations
  • NorWesters set to host 3rd Annual XC camp at Whistler
  • BC Athletics Pole Vault Camp and Competition
  • Distance Coach Required - West Vancouver Track & Field Club


2005 Calendar of Events Now Available

The 2005 Calendar of Events will be available at the BC Athletics High School Track & Field Championships this weekend for clubs to pick up. Please have a club representative go to the BC Athletics tent.

Any Lower Mainland clubs who are not able to pick up at the BC High School's are asked to pick them up at the BC Athletics office which is open from 9:00 - 5:00 Monday through Friday.

Clubs outside the Lower Mainland who are unable to pick them up from the BCA office will receive their shipments by mail.

Rising Stars in Athletics - Ryan Chester

This week's profile is on 2004 BCJD Champion and BC Summer Games Champion - Ryan Chester.

Ryan Chester

Ryan Chester

Born: 1990
Hometown: Courtenay
Club: Comox Valley Cougars
Coach: John May & Tony Dickson
Event: 400mH

2004 Best Performance & Ranking:

400mH (55.25) - BC: Youth/ 1st CAN: Youth 1st


2004 BC Summer Games Champion
2004 BC Junior Development (BCJD) Champion

Track & Field Team Selection:

2005 - World Youth Hopefuls list

Coach's Corner - Derek Evely

This month's profile is on a former member of the BC Juvenile, Junior & Senior Track & Field Committee, PacificSport Interior Centre coach, Canadian National 4x400m Relay Coach and Head coach of the Kamloops Track and Field Club - Derek Evely.

Born and raised in Burnaby, BC, Derek competed and later coached for Burnaby Central under the great Ken Taylor. As an athlete his specialty was the decathlon and throughout the period 1984 - 1992 he trained and coached under Master Coach Andy Higgins at the High Performance Training Center at the University of Toronto, where he also earned his Bachelors Degree in Physical and Health Education.

In 1995 Derek was hired by the Kamloops Track and Field Club to become its new Head Coach under the Regional Sport Centre Program, which is now the PacificSport Interior Centre. Since then he has had the great honour of working with such athletes as Shane Niemi, Dylan Armstrong, and Gary Reed, as well as a host of other fine athletes and volunteers. Derek has been named to various Provincial and National Teams, including the 1998 Commonwealth Games Team, and the 2001 and 2003 World Championship Teams.

Hometown: Kamloops, BC 
Club: Kamloops Track & Field Club 
Athletes: Dylan Armstrong, Alia Dalin & Mitch Waters


2005 World Masters Games - Track and Field Preparation Camp

New Director of Paralympic Programs for Athletics Canada

(June 1, 2005) Ottawa - In its ongoing development as a leader in sport integration, Athletics Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of a full-time Director of Paralympic Programs at the national office in Ottawa.

Beginning July 4th, Scott Ogilvie of Ottawa, ON will take on this new role which will involve directing, administering and coordinating all activities of the association's Paralympic program. This will include wheelchair, cerebral palsy, blind and amputee athletes and their coaches, as well as athletes with a mental disability in a cooperative leadership role with Paralympic head coach Jean Laroche.

Ogilvie is no stranger to sport, athletes with a disability and leadership, having worked in sport, fitness and health promotion at the national, federal government and community levels for over 20 years. Among his long list of appointments, he was the national track and field director of the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association from 1989 through 1992 where he was responsible for strategic and operational planning along with national team management. As well, he has been responsible for the management of the Royal Canadian Legion's national track and field program since 2003. As the Legion's sport secretary, he has been working closely with Athletics Canada in conjunction with the annual Royal Canadian Legion National Track and Field Championships and training camp as well as overseeing the Legion members' national sports championships.

"Scott has shown in the past that he has a strong and positive vision of what Paralympic athletics should be, and I am confident that he is the right person to take the program a step higher," says 16-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Petitclerc and a member of Athletics Canada's Paralympic Committee. "I believe he has the leadership to promote the Paralympic program and give it the best structure possible, while staying in touch with the athletes' needs and aspirations."

Ogilvie's main focus will be the development and implementation of Athletics Canada's Paralympic program budget including the planning, delivery and evaluation of ongoing activities. In addition, he will be the lead on communicating national team programs, policies and procedures to all current and prospective national team athletes, coaches and support personnel.

"I'm very excited about working with the Athletics Canada 'team' of athletes, coaches, volunteers and staff," says Ogilvie on his new appointment. "I'm really looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead to make a positive and long-term impact on the Paralympic athletics program."

Ogilvie also coached two members of the 1988 Canadian Paralympic Track and Field Team when he was head coach of the Peterborough Legion track and field club -- visually impaired athlete Christine Nicholas of Campellford, ON and CP runner David Howe from Trenton, ON.

Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of track and field including cross-country running and road running. Its purpose is to support high performance athletics excellence at the world level and to provide leadership in developmental athletics. Athletics Canada is a not for profit, charitable organization operating under a board of directors elected by provincial / territorial members.

PacifiCanada Series

Lafarge International events filling up fast

We don't want to miss athletes from British Columbia that would like to compete in the Lafarge International scheduled for the Swan Track at Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford on Thursday, June 16. But any BC athletes that would like to compete in this meet should file their entry quickly as some of the events are fast becoming full.

In addition to the senior events, both a boys and girls high school 1500-meter runs are included on the schedule. The high school event winners will receive wristwatches instead of money.

Full information and an entry form can be found at:

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

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

This 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 sprint and relay skills.

This camp will have a strong focus on the hands-on application of skill 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 the 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)

TEAM BC - Canada Summer Games Development Program - Training Camp

This training camp will be critical in bringing BC athletes and their coaches together in an environment to further develop their skills in preparation for the upcoming 2005 Canada Summer Games.

This opportunity will focus on the application of training that was done at the CSG Track & Field Camp on April 2nd & 3rd, 2005.

BC Funding Support

BC Athletics, as part of the BC Canada Games Development and Preparation Program, will provide a financial subsidy for the travel and accommodation of BC athletes identified on the BC Athletics Canada Games Long List.

For more information, please see PDF document and registration form.

Important reminder for Track & Field Meet Directors!

This is an important heads-up reminder for all track and field meet directors that are sanctioning their respected competitions.

With many athletes trying to qualify for various provincial and national teams, please make sure that your throws events are weighed and measured correctly. It is important that you communicate this request to the BC Athletics Officials responsible for the throws before the competition commences.

Canadians Reed, Tereris, Ellis and Vermeulen find podium at Payton Jordan

STANFORD, Calif. (CP) - Four Canadians had podium finishes at the Payton Jordan U.S. Open track and field meet Monday.

Gary Reed of Victoria was second in the men's 800 metres, while Aimee Tereris was second in the women's race. Reed finished in one minute 45.20 seconds, just behind American David Krummenacker's 1:45.19. Tereris (2:01.90) was second to Frances Santin (2:01.44) of the U.S.

Dana Ellis of Kitchener, Ont., was second in the women's pole vault, 14 centimetres behind winner Tracy O'Hara of the U.S.

Katie Vermeulen of Victoria was third in the women's 1,500 metres, while Hilary Edmondson of Guelph, Ont., was sixth. Angela Whyte of Edmonton was sixth in the women's 100-metre hurdles, and Jennifer Joyce of Richmond, B.C., was sixth in the
women's hammer toss.

Record-Breaking Weekend for British Columbians

Athletics Canada/Canadian Press

Canadian track and field saw an impressive record-breaking weekend with multiple new national marks.

On Friday in Berea, Ohio, Creston's Derek Woodske eclipsed Scott Nielsen's Canadian hammer record with a throw of 72.96 m at the Baldwin Wallace College Twilight. Nielsen set the old mark of 72.72m back in 1978. Woodske finished second behind Ashland Elite teammate A.G. Krueger, who won the competition with a throw of 75.41 m.

On Sunday in Belem, Brazil, Tyler Christopher of Edmonton (formerly of Chilliwack, BC) blazed to a new Canadian mark over 400m as he ran to victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix in 44.72 seconds. Christopher's mark breaks the old record of 44.86 established by Shane Niemi of Kamloops in 2001. Christopher narrowly missed the record last week with a clocking of 44.88 at the Rio Grand Prix.

"When I saw the time I was shocked," said Christopher after the race. "It was so hot and humid here that I felt like I was running in sand."

This performance puts the 21-year-old runner in second position on the current IAAF world rankings list.

"I was surprised to hear how fast my splits were, and even more surprised to hear that I ran 44.7."

Both records are pending ratification.

2005 BC Athletics - BC Team: Athlete Declarations

  • The BC Junior T&F Team and BC Senior T&F Team declarations are due by: June 6, 2005
  • The BC 15 Year Old T&F Team declarations are due by: June 17, 2005
  • The BC Juvenile Team & Canada Summer Games declarations are due by: July 11, 2005

By putting names forward, it is understood and agreed to by the Coach, Athlete, Parent and/or Club that all BC Team and other fees relating to BC Team Selection will be paid to BC Athletics upon notification of athlete selection. For more information, please visit this link:

Team Selection: Athletes must meet the General Criteria for BC Team Selection and Funding Support. For more information on team selection, please visit this link:

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.

NorWesters set to host 3rd Annual X-Country Camp at Whistler

When: Friday August 26 - Wednesday August 31, 2005 
Location: Whistler, BC

Each athlete attending this camp will leave with a basic understanding of how to train for maximum performance in races leading up to zone and provincial championships. In addition, daily activities will be structured so that 'fun' is the operative philosophy dictating what we do. This camp will be the ultimate training experience - challenging and rewarding.

Set in the beautiful valley of Whistler, B.C., we take advantage of miles of exhilarating mountain trails, get up into the alpine for the ultimate 'high' and make use of state of the art fitness facilities and sport training experts at the resort.

Further information on program specifics, coaches, accommodation and social activities can be found at the NorWesters Track & Field Club website:

Individual Camper Rate $325.00; North Van Bar Code #141702 
Register with North Van Rec Centre Online:
(requires Playcard and PIN)

Employment & volunteer Opportunities

Distance Coach Required - West Vancouver Track & Field Club

The West Vancouver Track & Field Club requires a distance coach for our High School and older athletes training for cross-country and middle distance track events. Level 2 NCCP certification or equivalent education experience is required. Time commitment is 1 hour sessions 3 days per week. If you are interested in this position with our growing club of enthusiastic athletes, coaches and parent volunteers please contact Patricia Watts, WVTFC President at 604-925-8867.


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 - CANCELLED
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


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

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

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

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:

2005 rankings to date will be posted later today.

Track & Field

2005 rankings to date will be posted later today.


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