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ISSUE #26-2006
Friday, July 7, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Broadcast Schedule of the 2006 Pacific World Cup - Canada vs China and BC vs Alberta
  • 2007 and 2008 Canadian Track and Field Championships awarded to Abbotsford
  • Trevor Craven meet - Regulation change regarding entering in multiple age categories
  • CAC Accepting Applications for Coaching Internship Program
  • Eastern Canadian High Performance Series - Results from meet #3
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Mark Chenery


Website On-Line Registration Form Problems

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The various online registration and payment forms (with the exception of the Individual Membership form which is working properly) on the BC Athletics website have been temporarily suspended. They will be activated shortly once new programming requirements are dealt with.

We have experienced problems from May 16th. Some registrations did get through but most didn't. If you are unsure please contact Sam Collier at with details on your submission(s) and she can verify for you. You can also print out the form and re-submit it to the BC Athletics office by fax at (604) 737-3171. We will make sure you are not charged twice.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to getting things back to normal as quickly as possible.

Re-Subscribe to Receive the BC Athletics Bulletin by Email

Unfortunately, when the BC Athletics Office changed computer systems at the end of May the BC Athletics Bulletin Subscriber list did not transfer to the new system. To receive the Bulletin by email, please re-subscribe by entering your name and email at We apologize for the inconvenience.

Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Mark Chenery

This week's profile is on the BC High School Decathlon Champion - Mark Chenery.

Mark Chenery

Born: 1990
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Club: Pacific Athletics Club - Victoria, BC
Coach: Ron Parker
Event: Decathlon, hurdles, triple jump

2006 Best to date:

Decathlon - 6287 (Junior)
110mH - 15.07s
Triple Jump - 13.71m

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

Decathlon - 6173 (BC Juvenile Record), BC #1 Juvenile
Octathlon - 5279, Canada Youth #2


2006 BC High School Championships Decathlon - 1st, 6345 points
2006 BC High School Championships 110m Hurdles - 1st, 15.07
2006 BC High School Championships Triple Jump - 1st 13.71m
2006 BC High School Championships Long Jump - 3rd 6.40m
2006 BC High School Championships Outstanding Male Athlete Award
2005 Provincial Juvenile Record, Decathlon - 6173 points
2005 National Juvenile Octathlon Champion - 5279 points

Future Plans:

Mark will be attending the University of Victoria in the fall to study Kinesiology, and to compete for the Vikes in the 2006/07 indoor season.

2006/2007 Carding Document Now Available

The ENGLISH version of the 2006/2007 Carding Document (criteria and application form) is available on the web at The French translation will be posted next week.

Athletics Canada July Newsletter

The July 2006 edition of the Gold Standard, Athletics Canada's official newsletter is now available at Gold Standard - July 2006.pdf

Update on the AC Direct Membership Database

All of the 2006 BC Athletics Individual memberships have now been entered on the new, national on-line database system - AC Direct. We are still in the process of tweaking the new system in preparation to hand over membership management to the club registrars. The Membership card production is the last function to be finalized and this is why we have been slow getting them out. I am hoping to get everything up to date within the next two weeks. In the meantime if you need your BC Athletics number or are not sure you've actually applied for your 2006 membership please use the Membership Number Check system now available through our website. It can be found at:

In order to set up AC Direct access for club Registrars we will need verification of who is your official club Registrar for 2006. Club Registrars must ensure that their 2006 BC Athletics memberships are in place prior to being able to use the system. Club Registrars should contact Sam Collier at and verify the following information:

  • Registrar Name
  • Club Affiliation
  • 2006 BCA #
  • Email address
  • Full mailing address
  • Phone contact

Once this information is received we can start setting up access to the system and get all the details out to each club Registrar.

Sam Collier
Manager - Registration & Membership Services

Calendar of Events Ready to be Picked Up

The 2006 Calendars of Events have arrived at the BC Athletics office. All lower mainland clubs (zones 3, 4, and 5) can contact Jessica Olfert at or 604-737-3175 to arrange a pick up for your club's allotment. All remaining zones have been sent and will be arriving shortly.

Reminder to Meet Directors

This is a reminder to all meet directors to please submit your results as soon as you can following your event so that we can get them onto our website. Be sure to include the official event name, location (city), and date in the body of your message in order for the results to be posted correctly.

In addition, results must include implement weights, hurdle heights, and wind readings (where available) in order to be included in the BC Track and Field Rankings. If no wind index is available for the necessary events (100m, 200m, 100mH, 110mH, long jump, triple jump), the results will be placed under the illegal performance ranking. Year of birth of the athletes is also appreciated for the rankings.

If you have athletes that are part of the paralympic program competing in your meet you need to send an additional copy of the results to Jean Laroche at

Track & Field

2007 and 2008 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships

Athletics Canada has officially awarded the 2007 and 2008 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships to the City of Abbotsford and the Valley Royals Track & Field Club. The dates for the 2007 Championship will be July 27 - 29 with the 2008 Championships dates to be announced at a later time.

A change in the location of the 2007-08 Cdn Seniors from Edmonton to Windsor meant that the Junior Championships (originally awarded to Windsor) needed to be changed and Abbotsford was selected. "This is a great opportunity for Abbotsford, the Valley Royals and athletes from British Columbia," said Mike Inman, President of the Valley Royals Track & Field Club. "The City and Club are eager to welcome athletes, coaches and officials from across Canada to one of the best venues in the country. We have a strong club program and a history of successfully hosting International to local events. The Canadian Junior Championships are an important part of a young athlete's development and look forward to providing this championship opportunity to them," he concluded.

Abbotsford is hosting the 2006 BC Juvenile Track & Field Championships and BC/Yukon Command Royal Cdn Legion 16/17 yr old Team Trials plus the BC Senior Track & Field Championships and BC Senior Team Trials on July 15 & 16 at Swan Track, Rotary Stadium,
Abbotsford. For complete information and a schedule for the Championships please see the following link:

Results from Meet #3 of Eastern Canadian High Performance Series

July 6th 2006, OTTAWA - Meet #3 of the Eastern Canadian High Performance Series wrapped-up yesterday at Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Ottawa, Ontario with a few highlight performances. Adrienne Power won the women's 100m dash in a time of 11.56 seconds, Esther Akinsulie won the women's 400m in front of a hometown crowd in a time of 54.50 seconds. The men's 400m was exciting as Bobby Young (47.60) from Liberia edged out Simoncito Silvera (47.91) of Venezuela by 31 tenths of a second. Todd Pyper (47.92) of Ottawa was 3rd, one tenth of a second behind Silvera. Follow this link for the full meet results:

The next meet in the series takes place tomorrow (July 7th) in Sherbrooke, Québec. Sherbrooke will also be the site of the 2006 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championship July 21st to 23rd. The fifth and final meet in the series is slated for July 12th in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Terry Fox Athletic Facility will be the site of the 2006 Canadian Track and Field Championships August 4th to 6th where the nation's best will be vying for the crown of Canadian champion.

BC Team Athlete Declaration Deadlines

A reminder that 15 year old, Juvenile, and Senior BC Team Declarations are due July 7th. The forms can be found at and submitted to the BC Athletics office.

TSN Tentative Broadcast Schedule of the 2006 Pacific World Cup - Canada vs China and BC vs Alberta

TSN tentative dates for the broadcasting of the 2006 Pacific World Cup - Canada vs China and BC vs Alberta are:

  • July 8 @ 2:30pm (premiere)
  • July 11 @ 10pm
  • July 14 @ 1pm

Online Registration Open for National Junior and Senior Championships

Online registration for the 2006 Canadian Junior and Senior Track and Field Championships is now available. It can be found at:

Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships, July 21-23, Sherbrooke, Quebec:

Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships, August 4-6, Ottawa, Ontario:

Nine BC Athletes Named to NACAC U-23 Team

Athletics Canada has announced the team that will compete at the 2006 North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association Under 23 Championships. The Canadian team that will compete in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic July 7-9 includes 9 BC athletes and 4 BC coaches:

Elmer, Shannon     10000m      New Westminster, BC
Hewitt, Cloe       Heptathlon  Victoria, BC
Johns, Adelle      Heptathlon  Richmond, BC
Kennelly, Bevin    3000mSC     Quesnel, BC
Martinson, Geoff   800m        Victoria, BC
Mason, Mike        High Jump   Nanoose Bay, BC
Murray, Novelle    Discus      Surrey, BC
Thomson, Ira       400m        Texada Island, BC
Welch, Lauren      400mH       Vancouver, BC
Woodward, Krista   Javelin     New Westminster, BC

Richard Collier, Head Coach
Janet Neufeld, Team Manager
Sue Northey, Endurance
Tony Dickson, Jumps

For more information go to

BC Championships Schedule

The Provincial Championships for the different age groups are underway. The remaining schedule for the championships is as follows:

July 8-9 - BC Junior Championships, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby
July 15-16 - BC Juvenile & Senior Championships, Abbotsford
July 21-23 - BC Junior Development Championships, Chilliwack

2006 All Comer Track and Field Meets and High Performance Events, Burnaby Central Secondary School Track

The Hershey Harriers A.C. All Comer Track & Field meets at Burnaby Central Secondary School track are taking place on 7 consecutive Tuesday evenings since June 20th. The meets are open to anyone wishing to participate with a cost of $8 for BC Athletics members or the equivalent from another athletics/track & field association and $10 for nonmembers.

Electronic timing will be used. For the sprints please bring your own starting blocks, throwing implements will be weighed and certified. It is important to note that mixed performances are not eligible for Records, International Standards or National/Provincial Team Selection. Mixed performances in Provincial/National Rankings will be noted as occurring in mixed events.

For more information go to or contact Jerry Tighe at 604-731-9475,

TUESDAY: June 20, June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1.
START: 7:00 PM. (3k Walks 6:45 PM) Field Events 6:30 PM

July 11 6:45 PM 3000 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 3000, Shot Put, Javelin
July 18 1500 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 3000, Discus, Javelin
July 25 6:45 PM 3000 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 5,000, Shot Put, Javelin
Aug 1 1500 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 10,000, Discus, Javelin

Hosted By: Hershey Harriers A.C. Sanctioned By: British Columbia Athletics

Entries: 6:00 P.M. Participants should register at least 1/2 hour prior to their event.

Road Running

Inaugural Sechelt Canada Day Mile

The inaugural Sechelt Canada Day Mile attracted 18 runners to race along the parade route in front of thousands of enthusiastic spectators.

Leading the way were Halfmoon Bay's Larry Nightingale and Roberts Creek's Shaun Stephens-Whale, representing the masters and junior age divisions, respectively. These two quickly opened up a gap on the rest of the field. By the time they turned on to Inlet Ave, Nightingale was slightly ahead of Stephens-Whale. Heading up the quiet back stretch on Mermaid, Stephens-Whale cranked up the effort and was leading the way as they turned back on to Cowrie Street. However, experience won out over youth as Nightingale kicked for home over the final 400m, moving ahead by five seconds for the win.

Over a minute behind, Alex Robertson, another Roberts Creek teen, took third place.

An incredible run of 6:14 by nine-year-old Sophie Dodd placed her fourth overall and first among the women. Dodd is from Vancouver but staying in Halfmoon Bay for the summer. At the opposite end of the age spectrum, Sechelt's Liz Dilasser in the 60-69 division was second woman in an excellent 7:18, followed by training partner Edith Troup of Sechelt.

Full results at

All of the runners were delighted with the crowd support along Cowrie Street. Afterwards, medals were awarded to age division winners, draw prizes from Trail Bay Source for Sports were given out, while the runners watched the parade and enjoyed cool watermelon and cookies donated by Claytons Heritage Market.

The organizers are pleased with the success of this first edition and look forward to organizing it again in 2007.

EVent Updates

Change Notice - Trevor Craven Track and Field Meet, BC Junior Championships July 8&9

Athletes will be allowed to enter the BC Junior Championships as well as events in their own age groups for this meet.

Any late or additional entries are to go to Debby Stephenson of the Norwesters Track and Field Club Phone 604-988-9241 or Fax 604-988-9242.

The scratch meeting is scheduled for 9:30 on Saturday morning.

2006 Canada-USA Junior Race Walking Dual Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for the 2006 Canada-USA Race Walking Dual meet has been posted at

Canadian Masters Athletics Championships Website

The Canadian Masters Athletics Championships (Moncton, July 21 - 23) Web Site can be found at:

Courses and Clinics

Sport Technology & Sport Performance Conference

The SPIN Summit, a conference on sport technology and sport performance will be taking place in Victoria, October 2-4, 2006. Registration is online at

The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon 2006 World Congress

Science and Medicine of the Marathon

Presented by American Road Race Medical Society (ARRMS) and the American
College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Oct 18-21, 2006

Conference Topics

Demographics of Modern Marathon Running
Energy Metabolism
Muscle Damage
Doping Issues
Immunology and Hematolgy
Race Day Medical Care
Cardiovascular Medical Issues

Registration at:

Level 1 Coaching Clinic Host needed:

Anyone interested in hosting a Level 1 Coaching Certification Clinic should contact Ron Bunting at

The BC Athletics Summer 2006 Road Running Performance "Interval Training" Clinic from May 10 at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park

The clinic, coached by past Vancouver Marathon winner and Certified Level 2 Coach John Hill, is on 20 consecutive Wednesdays at 6PM until September 20.

The registration fee is $148.40 (with 6% GST) and includes a BC Athletics Training Membership. Please refer to the on-line registration form for deductions given to those who already hold a 2006 BC Athletics annual membership.

There is also a drop-in fee of $10.60 available.

You can print a registration form at For more information call John Hill at 604-688-8648 or email

Run Jump Throw!

RunJumpThrow June Newsletter Now Online!

The June edition of the RunJumpThrow Newsletter is now online. You can find it at

Job / Volunteer opportunities

CAC Accepting Applications for Coaching Internship Program

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is offering subsidies of $12,000 to enable organizations to hire young professionals for coaching positions leading to permanent full-time employment. Participants must be:

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons on whom refugee status has been conferred;
  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection;
  • post-secondary graduates;
  • out of school;
  • unemployed or under-employed;
  • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
  • not previous participants of a Career Focus project funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES); and
  • not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

The deadline for applications is July 14, 2006. For more information visit the Coaching Internship Program website at

For other job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs, please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."

REMINDERS and Quick Links

The Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching Reflections of a Winning Coach

The Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching aims to help female coaches share experiences, exchange information, discuss lessons learned, and establish networks by providing an online forum for our leading women coaches to write about their Olympic experiences. The hope is that readers will not only benefit from the shared knowledge, but will also gain valuable insight into the all-encompassing commitment that goes into the making of champions.

SPIN: The Sport Innovation Newsletter

The June issue of SPIN, the sport innovation newsletter produced by PacificSport can be viewed at

Kamloops 2006 BC Summer Games Newsletter

The second edition of the 2006 BC Summer Games Newsletter is out. It can be found at:

Run Jump Throw Learning Outcomes for Instructors and Requirements for Certification

See the following link for an outline of the Learning Outcomes and Requirements for RJT Instructor Certification:

Now you can order your own RunJumpThrow Equipment Bag!

Order form is available on the RJT page of the BC Athletics website:

Managing Risk - Keeping our Sport Safe

In the continuing effort to provide information and tools to assist member clubs in managing risk and providing a safe environment for children, youth and adults to train, participate and compete in Athletics (Road Running, Track & Field, Race Walking, Cross Country Running, Marathons, Ultras, Trail and Mtn Running), please find below the link to the Sport BC website and information on:

  • Harassment and Abuse in Sport
  • Safety in Sport
  • Screening Staff and Volunteers Management/ Risk Management Main.asp

BCA # Checker

Forgot your BCA membership number? Aren't sure if you've signed up for 2006 or not?
Find out by using the BCA # Checker:

2006 BC Athletics Sanctioned Events Applications

All Events are requested to get their BC Athletics Sanction Forms in to the BC Athletics office as early as possible. The BC Athletics office should receive them no later than 3 months prior to the event taking place. If you have questions or need information please contact as follows:
Track & Field events: Ron Bunting - 
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe - 

British Columbia Lottery Corporation launches SportsFunder lottery to support amateur sport in B.C.

Media releases and background info:

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

Back issues of the BCAB are available at