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ISSUE #32-2005
Friday, August 19, 2005

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Canada Summer Games - Results Update & Closing Ceremonies
  • Midget Athletes - T Shirts
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Alana Pattison
  • World Championships Day 9 - Gary Reed 800m Finalist
  • 2005 Cross Country Meets & Championships Information
  • BC Road Race Team Selection Criteria


2005 Canada Games Closing Ceremonies

Due to the CBC Labour Dispute, the national broadcast of the Regina Canada Games will be carried by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Live on Saturday 2:30PM PST. Check your local listing for channel information.

Midget Alternate Championships T-Shirts Still Available

Listed below are athletes who participated in the Midget Alternate Championships and have already received their T-Shirt from the event. If you were entered into the Championships and have not received your shirt, but would like to, contact us at or 604-737-3177 with your name, address and shirt size. We will verify your participation and mail the shirt to you at the address provided. Thank You.

Athletes who have received shirts:

Heather Warwick
Evan Dunfee
Juliana Mason
Sarah Sinclair
Jessica Daser
Steven Braun
Alex Kennedy
Keynan Parker
Samuel Vela
Manpreet Dhaliwal
Megan Witham-Carrol
Jonathan Rathjen
Kublai Barranda
Cam Mitchell
April Cook
Tom Willcox
Joseph Horan
Gurnder Dosanjh
Imbrosir Baga

2005 BC Junior Development Awards Criteria & Nomination Form

Deadline - Must be received in the BC Athletics office by August 31, 2005

The BC Junior Development Awards Criteria & Nomination Form is available on the BC Athletics website along with selection criteria at

Rising Stars in Athletics - Alana Pattison

This week's profile is on 2005 BC 15 Year Old Team member, 2005 BCJD Champion, 2005 High School Champion and Canadian National Legion Camp Champion - Alana Pattison.

Alana Pattison
Born: 1990
Hometown: Langley
Club: Langley Mustangs
Coach: Nick Stoffberg
Event: 400m, 800m, Long Jump

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

400m - 57.56 BC Midget #1, Canada Midget #4
800m - 2:15.27 BC Midget #1, Canada Midget #4
Long Jump - 5.61m BC Midget #3, Canada Midget #3, Canada Youth #2
High Jump - 1.68m BC Midget #1, Canada Midget #1
Heptathlon - 4171pts BC Midget #2, Canada Midget #2


2005 National Legion Championships Long Jump - 1st
2005 National Legion Championships 400m - 2nd
2005 BC High School Championships Long Jump - 1st
2005 BC High School Championships 800m - 2nd
2005 BC High School Championships Heptathlon - 3rd
2005 BCJD 400m - 1st
2005 BCJD Long Jump - 1st
2004 BC Summer Games Long Jump - 3rd

Track & Field Team Selection:

2005 BC 15 Year Old Team (400m, 800m, Long Jump)
2004 Summer Games - Zone 3 (400m, 800m, Long Jump)


Gary Reed at Helsinki 2005 (from

In the men's 800, Rashid Ramzi of Bahrain took the gold in 1:44.24, Yuriy Borzakovskiy of Russia was second in 1:44.52 and William Yiampoy of Kenya third in 1:44.55. Gary Reed of Victoria was eighth in 1:46.20 after posting the third best time in the semifinal with a Canadian record 1:44.33.

"To be honest I was pretty exhausted," said Reed. "The semifinal took it out of me. For the most part, in Paris (the 2003 world championships) I went out in round one, in Athens it was the semis, and here in the final. Maybe the next one's a medal."

Track and Field

Canada Summer Games Update #1

August 17, 2005
From Peter Ogilvie, on location in Regina

Coaches/Affiliates of Canada Games Athletes,

For the benefit of those with athletes competing in the Canada Games this year, I will provide a brief, daily summary of the events as they happen each day.

Further results can be found at the Team BC Website - or at the Canada Games Host Society Website -

If at anytime anyone on this list needs to contact one of the athletes or a member of the Team BC delegation, please contact Ryan Sullivan at 604-763-2424.

Day One Summary

Team BC started off the competition in the best possible way with Sean LaForest winning gold on his first throw of the Hammer competition. Gene Way wheeled himself to a solid Bronze Medal placing in the 5000m following the winner who lapped the entire field and finished a full 2 minutes faster than his nearest competitor.

Kristen Kolstad and Shannon Elmer were locked in a battle for 3rd with a pack of five other runners, chasing a comfortable 2nd place and an untouchable front runner. In the excitement of the final two laps, Kolstad and Elmer focused so much on the battle for position, they did not notice passing the fading competitor who had held onto 2nd for the entire race. In the end, Kolstad ended up 3rd and Elmer 4th.

Making their respective finals despite being beaten in their heats were Kevin Lim and Geoff Martinson. Both athletes now have a second chance at the medal podium. Triple Jumper Chad Connatty's "6m first hop" (in Ron Parker's words) did not stop him from making the final. Throwers Rob Negrin, Kelsey DeCammillis, Makeala Patterson and many others listed below as qualified for event finals.

Those not included today will be mentioned in the Day Two update.

Overall, the team is adjusting well to the trip. With many finals scheduled, today will prove to be big for all athletes, coached and mission staff.

Results - Men

Decathlon - Aaron Dixon - 6th Overall (After Day One) - 3187
100m - 11.66
LJ - 6.25m
SP - 10.09m
HJ - 1.81m
400m - 52.58

100m - Preliminaries
Justin Kripps - 11.18 - Q for Consolation Final
Blake Strukoff - 10.93 - Q for Consolation Final

100m - Consolation Final
Blake Strukoff - 10.87 - 8th Overall
Justin Cripps - 11.13 - 14th Overall

400m - Preliminaries
Kevin Lim - 49.64 - 4th in heat - Q 8th for Final
Jarid Vaughan - 49.07 - 2nd in heat - Q 5th for Final

5000m - Wheelchair - Final
Gene Wey - 15:27.15 - Bronze Medal

5000m - Final
Ryan Day - 14:47.92 - 6th

800m - Preliminaries
Mark Wilkie - 1:56.98 - Q 11th for Consolation Final
Geoff Martinson - 1:55.38 - Q 8th for Final

Discus - Preliminaries
Rob Negrin - 40.55 - Q 6th for Final

Hammer - Final
Sean LaForest - 56.72m - Gold Medal

High Jump - Preliminaries
Mike Mason - 1.91m - Q Tied 1st for Final
Ralph Botha - 1.88m - Q Tied 4th for Final

Triple Jump - Preliminaries
Chad Connatty - 13.34 - Q 12th for Final

Results - Women

100m - Preliminaries
Liza Whitehead - 12.19 - Q 9th for Consolation Final
Billie White-Gibson - 12.04 - Q 4th for Final
100m Consolation Final
Liza Whitehead - 12.17 - 5th Overall
100m Final
Billie White-Gibson - 12.05 - 4th Overall

400m Preliminaries
Grace Dunnigan - 58.26 - Q 9th for Consolation Final
Lauren Siebel - 56.99 - Q 5th for Final

5000m Final
Kristen Kolstad - 17:23.70 - Bronze Medal
Shannon Elmer - 17:24.51 - 4th Overall

Alexandra Krasovska - 2:15.15 - Q 11th for Consolation Final
Heather Mancell - 2:17.07 - Q 14th for Consolation Final

Long Jump - Preliminaries
Janessa Chin-Aleong - 4.87m - 13th

Shot Put - Preliminaries
Kelsey DeCammillis - 11.74m - Q 5th for Final
Mikaela Patterson - 11.04m - Q 8th for Final

Road Running

Runners, try out this measurement device on your favourite running routes

Using Google Map technology (satellite images and street maps of the world to scale), a group has created a tool that allows the user to measure distance using marker points. Simply plot out points of your favourite running route and the tool will tell you how far you have run, and show you the mile/km markers along the way.

One race remaining in 2005 Timex BC Road Running Series: Labour Day 8k, Steveston

Points details now posted:

BC 10K Road Race Team - Selection Criteria

The 2005 Canadian 10k Road Running Championships will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Sunday, October 9th. Stay tuned to the Athletics Canada website for additional information regarding entries and the technical package.

All athletes who achieve the Performance Standards listed below are eligible to compete in the 2005 Timex Canadian Road Race Championships. All runners must be registered members of a member branch of Athletics Canada prior to the championship date, in order to participate in the championships. All performances must be achieved in 2005 sanctioned road races.

Performance Standards:

Distance        Male    Female
5 km           15:50     18:45
10 km          33:30     40:00
1/2 Marathon 1:14:05   1:28:30
Marathon     2:36:10   3:06:40

Standards for 5 km, 1/2 Marathon and Marathon are based on the 10 km standards, calculated using the Mercier Tables.

Both individual performances and rankings in the BC Timex Road Running Series will be considered for Team Selection. Please see the General Criteria for Selection at:

IAAF Competition Rules for Road Running 

BC 10k Road Running Championships

November 20, FILA Fall Classic 10km, Vancouver BC (UBC)

Cross Country


Saturday September 24th 2005
For more information go to -

2005 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series

The Lower Mainland Cross Country Series is looking for volunteers wishing to assist with the coordination of the series. If you have participated in this series in the past or would just like to help please contact Jake Madderom, 604-433-3371 or Email:

Regional X-C Series in BC

Download a printable one-page flyer listing all the regional Cross Country Series meets in BC:

2005 BC Cross Country Championships

October 22, Crescent Park, Surrey BC (White Rock) 

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.

BC & Canadian Cross Country Championships Flyer

Download a printable 2-page flyer with information and schedules for both the 2005 BC Cross Country Championships and Canadian Cross Country Championships: 

IAAF Competition Rules for Cross Country Running 

Canadian Trail Running Team Selection

The Canadian Trail and Mountain Running Association is pleased to announce the selection of full men's and women's teams to travel to this year's World Mountain Running Trophy in Wellington, New Zealand, September 25, 2005. (



Jim Clampett - Calgary, AB


Michelle Cormier - Angus, ON
Sabrina Harper - Canmore, AB
Bobbie-Jean Jensen - Nanaimo, BC
Magi Scallion - Canmore, AB


Jason Loutitt - Canmore, AB
Phil Villenueve - Canmore, AB
John Lofranco - Montreal, QC
Geoff Williamson - Boulder, CO
Lanny Mann - Canmore, AB
Peter Vail - Boulder, CO

Footwear News lists trail running in the US as the sixth most popular extreme sport in 2004, gaining a chart-topping 400,000 new advocates in the 12-month period. The sport has grown 25%, to 6.5 million participants since 1998.

Courses & Seminars

Run Jump Throw Instructors Training Course - North Vancouver

See the following link for more course and registration information: 

2nd Annual Whitworth College Cross Country Coaches Clinic

Date: Saturday Aug 20, 2005
Time: 8:30am - 2:00pm
Location: Whitworth College - Spokane, WA (Weyerhaeuser Hall - Robinson Teaching Theater)
Clock hours: Five (5) WIAA approved clock hours will be provided.

This clinic is designed to provide both new and veteran high school/middle school cross country and track and field distance coaches with increased knowledge in the areas of periodization training, core strength training, injury prevention, nutrition, rest/recovery, mental preparation, race strategy and team building. Other areas will also be provided if time allows. Specific workouts will also be discussed.

Information will be presented in both lecture form (PowerPoint) and through demonstrations.

Each coach will be provided a packet of notes, including examples of workouts that may be used or adapted to specific programs.

Snacks and Lunch will be provided.

This is a great opportunity to add to your current knowledge base and help jump start your season.

$55 (includes snacks, lunch, clock hour fee, notes and registration fee)
$45 (excludes clock hours)

Dr. Toby C. Schwarz, Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach
Whitworth College
(509) 777- 4361

Employment & volunteer Opportunities

BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is currently seeking an Executive Director. A not-for-profit society, founded in 1966, the Hall of Fame is seeking a candidate who is passionate about sport and sport history and inspiring/educating youth in British Columbia. Closing deadline for applications is August 26, 2005.

Canadian Snowboard Federation

The Canadian Snowboard Federation is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill the newly created position of Administrative Assistant – High Performance Program. Deadline for applications is August 19, 2005.

Executive Director / Cross Country Canada

President and CEO / Special Olympics Canada

Communications Coordinator / Athletes CAN


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 - 
June 25, 2005


BC Athletics 2005 Canada Summer Games Team: - updated Aug 9th

2005 Junior Pan Am website - Results

The 2005 Athletics Canada Technical Congress

“Making the difference as a Canadian Coach: Coaching Development & System Building”
November 25th to 27th, 2005
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk, Past Head Coach, Soviet Union Track & Field Team, and personal coach to 23 Olympic medallists.
  • Peter Eriksson: Head Coach US Paralympics Track & Field Team & personal coach to Chantal Petitclerc, world record holder & winner of 16 Paralympic medals.
  • Gary Winckler: Head Coach, University of Illinois Women’s Track & Field Team & personal coach to 2003 World Outdoor & 2004 World Indoor Champion Perdita Felicien.


Friday, November 25th, 2005

Foote Field Board Room
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Athletics Canada Board of Directors Meeting

University of Alberta: School of Business: Stollery Centre
7:00 pm to 9.00 pm Coaching Education Session #1
9:00 pm to 11:30pm Reception: Stollery Centre

Saturday, November 26th, 2005:

University of Alberta School of Business: Stollery Centre
08:45 am to 12:00 pm Domestic Business
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch: Keynote Speaker
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm Coaching Education Session #2: Concurrent Speakers
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Coaching Education Session #3: Concurrent Speakers
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Dinner with Guest Speaker. Club Development

Sunday, November 27th, 2005:

University of Alberta School of Business: Stollery Centre
8:45 am to 10:00 am Women in Coaching Roundtable
10:15 am to 11:45 am Club Development in Canada
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm Performance Enhancement Teams: Forum
1:45 pm to 2:15 pm Closing Address

Event Site: University of Alberta, School of Business: Stollery Centre.

Accommodation: The Campus Towers Suite Hotel. The Campus Towers is a five-minute walk from the Stollery Centre. We have secured a nightly rate of $102 per room per night plus taxes at the Campus Towers. Please call the hotel directly to make reservations at 1-888-962-2522. Quote booking number 114994 when making the reservation.

To register for the Technical Congress please contact Scott Luck at the
Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre: 780 492 6868
Cost: $150 includes Friday night reception, Saturday Lunch & Saturday Dinner.

Canadian Masters Athletic Association Records

The Canadian Masters Athletic Association keeps Canadian Records in five-year age groups from 35-39 and older for men and women in the following;

  • Indoor track and field
  • Outdoor track & field
  • Racewalking (road & track)
  • Relays
  • Multi-events (decathlon, etc)
  • Roadrunning (men 40-44 +)

The CMAA also publishes the current marks in the annual Canadian Masters Record Book, published in May.

If you have broken a listed CAN record, you have to fill out an application to let the CMAA know of your achievement. Certain details are required – wind readings, photo timing, downhill courses, certified throwing implements, etc, that affect the validity of a potential record. Records and application forms are on the CMAA site

Please take the time to submit an application to help keep the records up to date.

Doug Smith
CMAA Director Of Communications

Track & Field Meet Requirements!

  • Make sure that throws implements are weighed and measured correctly. Communicate a request to have implements weighed to the BC Athletics Officials responsible for the throws well before your competition date.
  • A large percentage of track meets are still not listing throws events properly in their results. The implement weight (metric only) must be clearly noted in the title of the event and in results listings. Example: "Sr. Men's Hammer (7.260kg)". If the weight of the implement is not stated in the title of the event the performances will not be used for provincial, national or international rankings or records.
  • Make sure hurdle heights are clearly noted in the title of the event and in results listings ie: "Juvenile Women 100mH (30")"

BC Ferries and Sport BC Present - Sporting Life on the Coast

BC Ferries and Sport BC are pleased to announce their new corporate partnership. BC Ferries and Sport BC recognize that travel is often a barrier to amateur sport teams as they seek competitive opportunities for their athletes. In order to assist in removing this barrier, a new program, Sport Life on the Coast, has been developed to provide travel support to Sport BC, member organizations and their member clubs. Through this exciting program, BC Ferries and Sport BC will assist with ferry travel costs for athletes, coaches and officials.

Please see the following website document for information, criteria and the application process for this program:

PacificSport - Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre

Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps Coach Position

The Valley Royals Track and Field Club, in partnership with BC Athletics and the PacificSport Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre, headquartered in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a person to assume the position of sprints, hurdles and jumps coach. This is a part time position that will offer remuneration of $1,500.00 per month for a total of $18,000 per year.

The main training venue will be the Swan Track & Field Complex located at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford, BC. The track is an excellent facility that is fully equipped. There are two pole vault pits that are covered by rollaway sheds. During the late fall and winter months, weight training sessions are booked into a local school.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Have obtained their complete NCCP level 3 certification in sprints, hurdles and jumps.
  • Be a person that has a proven record of developing skills in the full range of sprint, hurdle and jumping events for athletes primarily 16-years of age and older.
  • Be a coach that is particularly competent in developing high-level skills in the pole vault and high jump events.
  • Be a person that recognizes talent and has the ability to recruit that talent for the sport of Athletics.
  • Be a coach that is capable of developing the skills of athletes to a level that would enable them to achieve the standards needed to be selected to both BC and Canadian teams.
  • Be a coach that is able to motivate in a positive manner the athletes under his/her charge.
  • Be an effective communicator both written and verbally.

The successful candidate will be required:

  • To coach 20-hours per week.
  • To develop a schedule of practices that will allow the coach to give attention to all events and athletes included in his/her discipline.
  • To develop and put into use training and competition programs that are suitable for the athletes.
  • To assist at competitions and other events hosted by the Valley Royals or Fraser Valley Regional Centre.
  • To attend as many competitions that are feasible at which his/her athletes will take part.
  • Be able to organize and instruct technical coaching certification clinics for levels 1 and 2 for sprints, hurdles and jumps.
  • To work cooperatively with other coaches in the club and centre.
  • To plan and instruct at camps.
  • Be a self-starter who can initiate programs that will further the development of the sport of Athletics.
  • Be a member in good standing with BC Athletics or another Provincial/Territorial Branch of Athletics Canada
    To communicate effectively with club and centre members, Fraser Valley Schools and Clubs, BC Athletics and Athletics Canada as required.

This position would be most suitable for a person that is able to earn other income during the hours that he/she is not involved in the coaching obligations as stated above. There is also the opportunity to share income from new projects that the coach initiates and plays a leadership role in organizing.

Interested candidates should mail or email resumes to:

  • Mike Inman, President
    Valley Royals Track Club
    31051 Downes Road
    Mt. Lehman, BC V4X 1Y6

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.

Coach Needed - South Fraser Track & Field Club

To work with Junior Development athletes (ages 9 - 14).
Part time, March to August each year - great for a student or former athlete. Focus will be primarily sprints, runs or throws.
Call Glen: 604-524-5976. South Fraser Track Club, Surrey

Around the Track - What's new on the track scene in BC

NEW! Check here for BC Athletics media/press releases, news articles/stories on athletes and coaches, information on upcoming major sporting events and interesting articles from within our provincial track and field program and local clubs. Past articles are archived.

BC Teams Staff Announced

BC Canada Summer Games Team:

Head Coach & Jumps - Ron Parker
Throws - Ron Bunting
Distance - Sue Northey
Sprints & Hurdles - Tony Dickson
Combined Events - Amber Gilbert
Manager - Bev Dilorio
Manager - Ryan Sullivan


Contact: Thelma Wright BC Athletics RunJumpThrow Coordinator
Phone 604 737 3175

Selection Criteria for the 2005 International Combined Events Meeting 

2006 Commonwealth Games selection criteria now available 

BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards & General Criteria for Funding Support

Information available on the BC Athletics website at:

Athletics Canada 2005 - 2006 Carding Criteria and Application Form

BC Championship Meets 2005

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

  • 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

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

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



2005 rankings to date:

Road Running:

Track & Field


Back issues of the BCAB are available at