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ISSUE #27-2006
Friday, July 14, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • 2006 BC Junior Team announced
  • NACAC 2006 - Great showing by B.C. Athletes
  • 2006 BC Athletics Calendars to be picked up in Abbotsford July 15, 16
  • Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund - 2006-06-29
  • Adam Kunkel and Gary Reed set new Canadian records
  • Kajaks Fun Relay Meet - August 2, 2006
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Liza Whitehead


Calendar of Events to be Picked Up in Abbotsford

The remaining 2006 Calendars of Events for clubs in the lower mainland need to be picked up at the BC Juvenile, Senior Championships this weekend, July 15, 16, in Abbotsford. Here are the Track and Field clubs that still need to pick up their Calendars:

Zone 4 - CEN, CITY, KAJ
Zone 5 - MAC, NORW, WVAN

Please send representative of your club to the BC Athletics table to pick up the Calendars

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 Liza Whitehead

Liza Whitehead

Born: 1987
Hometown: Surrey
Club: Coquitlam Cheetahs
Coach: Tara Self
Events: 60m, 100m, 200m, 4x100m

2006 Best to date:

60m - 7.70s
100m - 12.00s
200m - 24.70s

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

60m - 7.89s
100m - 12.17s, BC #1, 35th Nationally
200m - 25.52s, BC #3


2006 BC Junior Championships 100m - 2nd
2006 BC Junior Championships 200m - 3rd
2006 BC Junior Championships 4x100m - 1st
2005 BC High School Championships 100m - 3rd
2005 BC Junior Championships 100m - 1st
2005 Canada Summer Games 100m - 9th
2005 Canada Summer Games 4x100m Team BC - 1st
2004 Canadian Junior Championships 100m - 11th
2004 BC High School Championships 100m - 4th


2006 BC vs Alberta Dual team
2005 Canada Summer Games Team
2002 BC Summer Games Team

Future Plans:

Liza will be attending the University of Utah in the fall and plans on taking Exercise and Sport Sciences in addition to competing for the Utes. She is also going to be competing at the 2006 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships.

Favourite Time Related to Track and Field

Liza enjoys travelling to different meets and competing on the BC Teams.

Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund
Date: June 29, 2006

Infrastructure Canada has released details of its Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund. This federal program has been structured to provide a balanced response to local infrastructure needs in urban and rural Canada, and ensure that Canadians living in communities large and small will share in the benefits of infrastructure investments. It builds on past successes in partnership infrastructure funding of over 3,000 projects that have directly benefited Canadians.
The $1 billion fund is meant to improve and increase public infrastructure in areas such as water, wastewater, culture and recreation. With matching funding through an agreement with the Provincial government, and an expectation that participating local governments will match spending, the British Columbia investment is targeted at more than $150 million over the coming year. A minimum 80 per cent of funding will be targeted toward communities with a population under 250,000 people. At least 60 per cent of funding will assist with "green" projects such as drinking water supply and improved wastewater and storm-water sewage treatment. Up to 40 per cent of the remaining funding will support local roads, culture, tourism, recreation and connectivity projects.

Detailed information can be found online at Funding information for sport and recreation projects appears on page 22 under Category 7: Recreation, while community centres are addressed under Category 6: Culture.

As per the program outline, the objective of the Recreation category is "to construct, restore or improve recreation, physical activity and sports public Infrastructure to encourage a higher proportion of Canadians, from all segments of society, to integrate sports and physical activities in their daily life." This includes sports facilities excluding those used primarily by professional athletes; community recreation spaces; fields and parks; fitness trails; bike paths and lanes; playgrounds; and other recreational Infrastructure that meets the category objectives.

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

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

2006 BC Junior Team Announced!

Congratulations to the following athletes for being selected to the BC Junior Team, set to compete in Sherbrooke, PQ on July 21, 22, 23.

NAME                EVENT(s)   CLUB             HOMETOWN
Whitney Wellington  100, 200   THUNDERBIRDS     SURREY
Mike Giuffre        100, 200   METRO
Ricardo Charles     100, 200   CHILLIWACK       CHILLIWACK
Kevin Lim           200, 400   NORWESTERS       NORTH VAN
Mark Chenery        110mH      PACIFIC ATHLET   VICTORIA
Corri Campbell-Fell 400mH      THUNDERBIRDS     VANCOUVER
Rochelle Kokayko    HT         KELOWNA          Kelowna
Liz Gleadle         JT         THUNDERBIRDS     VANCOUVER
Kyle Nielsen        JT         CHEETAHS         COQUITLAM
Trey Henderson      HT, DT     KAJAKS           RICHMOND
Rachel Cliff        3000       THUNDERBIRDS     VANCOUVER
Lisa Egami          800        VALLEY ROYALS    COQUITLAM
Jessica Smith       1500, 3000 NORWESTERS       NORTH VAN
Jordan Mara         800        KAJAKS           SURREY
Kevin Friesen       5000       NANAIMO tf       NANAIMO
Daniel Mallie       800        PACIFIC ATHLET   DELTA
Paul Little         HJ         NANAIMO tf       NANAIMO
Erica Rutley        PV         54.5             SMITHERS
Gabrielle Payne     HJ         KAJAKS           RICHMOND
Camille Richard     TJ         THUNDERBIRDS     VANCOUVER
Emma MacCorquodale  HT         NANAIMO tf       NANAIMO
JD Rose             HT         KAMLOOPS         NANAIMO
Lara terLaak        DT; HT     KAJAKS           SURREY
Stacey Irvine       POLE VAULT
Nicolle Fraser      JT         CHEETAHS         COQUITLAM
Christine Lowe      400mH      CHEETAHS         COQUITLAM
Angus Taylor        HT         KAJAKS           RICHMOND

'07 and '08 Canadian Championships to take place in Windsor

OTTAWA - The 2007 and 2008 Canadian Track and Field Championships have been moved from Edmonton, Alberta and will now take place in Windsor, Ontario. The move was necessary due to a schedule conflict in Edmonton. Canadian Championships not only serve to crown the nations finest athletes, they also serve qualifiers for major international competitions such as the Olympic Games and World Championships. The 2007 Canadian Championships will serve as a qualifier to the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Athletics while the 2008 nationals will qualify athletes to the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.

Windsor, host of the the 2005 Pan Am Junior Championships, has a rich history in hosting prestigious athletics events. Windsor had been slated to host the 2007 and 2008 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships, with them now hosting the senior championships, the 2007 and 2008 juniors have been moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia.

The 2007 Canadian Track and Field Championships will mark the first time that a fully integrated event is staged with both able-bodied and athletes with a disability competing in the same Canadian Championship.


Mark Steeds and Mike Mason win bronze for Canada at NACAC under-23 track and field championships

SANTO DOMINGO - Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., won the bronze medal in the men's high jump and Mark Steeds of Paris, Ont., was also third in the men's 5,000-metre on Sunday to conclude the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) under-23 track and field championships.

Canada ends the three-day competition with 15 medals (three silver and 12 bronze).

In the men's high jump, Keith Moffatt of the U.S., took the gold at 2.27 metres followed by Donald Thomas of the Bahamas in second at 2.21. Mason was third at 2.19 missing his three attempts at 2.21.

In the men's 5,000, Steeds took third spot clocking 15:02.68. Aaron Aguayo led the U.S., to a 1-2 finish clocking 14:54.55.

Other Canadian men's results Sunday: Kyle Helf of Alliston, Ont., and Sean Steacy of Lethbridge, Alta., were fifth and sixth in the hammer throw;

On the women's side, Rachel Lavallee of Peterborough, Ont., was fourth in the10 kilometre walk; Tabia Charles of Pickering, Ont., fourth in the long jump; Megan Brown of Toronto fifth in the 800; Adelle Johns of Richmond, B.C., and Cloe Hewitt of Victoria ninth and seventh in the heptathlon.

In the relays, Canada was fourth in the men's 4X100 with Adam Rosenke of Edmonton, Gavin Smellie of Toronto, Justin McLennan of Mississauga, Ont., and Jared Connaughton of New Haven, P.E.I; sixth in the men's 4X400 with Benjamin Warnock of Sault Ste Marie, Ont., Rosenke, Geoff Martinson of Victoria and Ira Thomson of Texada Island, B.C.; and sixth in the women's 4X400 with Lauren Welch of Vancouver, Bevin Kennelly of Quesnel, B.C., Jacqueline Malette of Windsor, Ont., and Brown.

The Canadian silver medallists this weekend were Krista Woodward of New Westminster, B.C., in the women's javelin, Shannon Elmer of New Westminster in the women's 10,000 and Adam Currie of Verdun, Que., in the men's 800.

Besides Mason and Steeds, Canadian bronze medallists this weekend for the men were Martinson in the 800, Connaughton in the 200 and Joseph Campanelli of Toronto in the 10,000.

For the women, third place finishes were posted by Malette in the 1,500 and 5,000, Adrianne Vangool of Saskatoon in the pole vault, Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ont., in the shotput, Novelle Murray of Surrey, B.C., in the discus, Kennelly in the 3,000 steeplechase and Charles in the triple jump.


Kajaks Fun Relay Meet - August 2, 2006

The Kajaks Fun Relay Meet will be August 2, 2006 at Minoru Park will start at 6pm. All clubs are welcome and can enter as many relay teams in as many events as you would like. A price will be charged based on the number of competitors registered to cover the cost of the food. This will be a fun meet for the whole family; we want to build on the team approach to track. This meet will be more like a windup with a BBQ for all the competitors. Their burger and drink is included in their entry fee. There will also be burgers for purchase for all non competitors. This meet will also give your relay teams a chance to practice before the National Meet Aug 10-17. Please see the Kajaks website for more details.

Come join us for an evening of fun!

Kunkel sets 400m hurdles Canadian record… again

OTTAWA - Adam Kunkel was out breaking records again this past weekend, this time at a meet in Lucerne, Switzerland. Kunkel bettered the pending Canadian record he set in France (48.88 seconds) by winning the B section of the 400m hurdles and registering the fastest overall time crossing the finish line in 48.86 seconds. Kunkel's next race will be in Chania on July 17th. Kunkel originally broke Mark Jackson's 14-year old record of 49.18 seconds on June 30th.

Adam Kunkel was not the only Canadian highlight at the Lucerne event. Nicole Forrester finished in 1st place in the women's high jump with a jump of 1.86 metres. Dana Ellis was 2nd in the pole vault (4.35 metres). Hilary Stellingwerf was 6th while Malindi Elmore was 7th in the 1500m. Anson Henry's time of 10.37 seconds in the 100m was good for 6th place.

In Paris at the Gaz de France Golden League meet, Tyler Christopher was 3rd in the 400m. At the same event Gary Reed was 6th in the 800m (1:45.19), Kevin Sullivan was 9th in the 1500m (3:33.30), Nate Brennan was 11th in the same race in a time of 3:36.11. Carmen Douma-Hussar was 9th in the women's 1500m, clocking in at 4:03.82. 100m hurdler Priscilla Lopes finished in 4th place in what was her first international race as a professional clocking in at 12.77 seconds.

These athletes will all be competing in Ottawa at the 2006 Canadian Track and Field Championships, August 4th to 6th. For ticket information please contact Athletics Canada or the Ottawa Lions -


Reed sets new 800m Canadian record in Lausanne

OTTAWA - Gary Reed from Victoria set a new Canadian record in the 800m finishing 2nd in a time of 1:44.16 in Lausanne, Switzerland today at the Athletissima 2006. Reed broke the existing Canadian record of 1:44.33 which he set in August 2005 at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Reed will take part in the prestigious Golden Gala in Rome, Italy on Friday July 14th. The Golden Gala is part of the IAAF Golden League. Reed will then travel back to Canada and take part in the 2006 Canadian Track and Field Championships in Ottawa, August 4th to 6th.

In other results from the Super Grand Prix in Lausanne today Diane Cummins from Vancouver was 3rd in the women's 800m finishing in a time of 2:01.87. Priscilla Lopes of Whitby, ON was 7th in the women's 100m hurdles crossing the line in 12.74 seconds. Lopes will also head to Rome and take part in the Golden Gala.

Other Canadians set to compete today in Lausanne are Dana Ellis from Kitchener, ON and Nicole Forrester from Cookstown, ON who will compete in the pole vault and high jump respectively.


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:

BC Championships Schedule

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

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 (remaining): July 18, 25, August 1.
START: 7:00 PM. (3k Walks 6:45 PM) Field Events 6:30 PM

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

Road Race Management - Race Directors Meeting & Trade Show

October 12 - 14, 2006, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
For more information, please visit 

EVent Updates

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) website 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

RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshops Available

Now Online:

  • Descriptions of the types of Instructor Workshops that are available
  • Fee Schedule for Workshops (new as of June 2006)
  • Registration forms for hosting a Workshop

Please visit

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.

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 - 

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

Back issues of the BCAB are available at