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ISSUE #29-2006
Friday, July 28, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Canadian World Junior Team announced
  • BC Senior Team and Legion Team announced
  • First Ever Canadian Beach Pole Vault Event to take place August 16th
  • JD Awards Nomination Forms now available online
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Daniel Mallie


Junior Development Awards Nomination Form now available

The 2006 BC Junior Development Awards Nomination form in now available on the BCA website, and through the link below. There are two options available for submission: you may print out the PDF version of the form and fax or send it in to BC Athletics (address above) or you may fill out the online nomination form that will be submitted electronically. Both are available through the link below. Please read the selection criteria carefully. 

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 Canadian Junior 1500m Champion Daniel Mallie

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Daniel Mallie

Born: 1987
Hometown: Delta, BC
Club: Pacific Athletics
Coach: Rob Connors
Events: 800m and 1500m

2006 Best to date:

800m - 1:52.19 Victoria High Performance Invite June 17
1500m - 3:52.20 BC Junior Championships July 8

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

800m - BC 2nd - Canada 3rd - 1:51.84 BC High School Championships


2006 - Canadian Junior Champion 1500m
2006 - BC Junior Champion 1500m
2006 - CIS Indoor Track and Field Champion 4x800m relay
2005 - CIS Cross Country Rookie of the Year
2005 - Canadian Junior Finalist 800m


2006 BC Team - Junior Track and Field Nationals
2005 BC Team - Junior Cross Country Nationals
2005 BC Team - Junior Track and Field Nationals
2004 BC Team - Junior Cross Country Nationals

Future Plans:

This fall Daniel will start his second year at the University of Victoria where he is studying mechanical engineering. Daniel is looking forward to a strong cross country season with his main goal being competing at the senior level nationally in the 800m and 1500m.

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

First Ever Thunderbirds Beach Pole Vault Challenge!

On Wednesday August 16th the Thunderbirds Beach Pole Vault Challenge, the first of its kind ever in Canada, will take place at Jericho Beach in Vancouver. The women's warm-up will begin at 2pm, with the Open Women's competition to begin at 3pm, followed by the Men's warm-up at 4:30pm, and the Open Men's competition beginning at 5:30pm. Spectators are welcome - this will be a fun event for the whole family.

The entry deadline is August 9th, 6pm. All entries are welcome.

Please contact Meet Director Mike Clapson at for registration or further information.

Canadian World Junior Team Announced

Congratulations to the following BC Athletes that will compete in the World Junior Championships in Beijing, China August 15th-20th.

Name                      Hometown       Event
Campbell-Fell, Corri-Ann  Vancouver, BC  400m hurdles
Gleadle, Elizabeth        Vancouver, BC  Javelin 
Gustavson, Reid           Vancouver, BC  Decathlon
Marpole-Bird, Justin      Vancouver, BC  1500m
Moss, Curtis              Burnaby, BC    Javelin
Wellington, Whitney       Surrey, BC     100m
Team Staff
Laurier Primeau           Jumps / Combined Events Coach

BC Senior Team announced

Congratulations to the following athletes who will compete for BC in the Canadian Track and Field Championships August 4-6 In Ottawa, ON.

Abdulai   Ruky       LJ, 200m, HJ
Cummins   Diane      800m
Engelmann Andrea     HT
Evans     Tiffany    1500m
Kennelly  Bevin      3000ms/c
MacGregor Meredith   3000ms/c
McCann    Stephanie  PV
Murray    Novelle    DT
Payne     Gabrielle  HJ
Rutley    Erica      PV
Seibel    Lauren     400m, 200m
Teteris   Aimee      800m
Welch     Lauren     400mH
Whitehead Liza       100m
Armstrong Dylan      SP
Halcro    Joel       400m
Hurtubise Neal       400m
Johnson   Chris      800m
Laforest  Sean       HT
Martinson Geoff      800m
Mason     Mike       HJ
Miller    Andy       PV
Morfitt   Graham     JT
Negrin    Rob        HT
Reed      Gary       800m
Taylor    Nathan     100m, 200m
Thomson   Ira        200m, 400m
Ziak      Jerry      5000m
Green     Brandon    800m


Larry Blaschuk, - Jumps
Ron Parker - Sprints/Hurdles
Richard Collier, - Throws
Allen Johnson, - Middle Distance
Thelma Wright, - Manager

BC Legion Team (15, 16, 17 year-olds) announced

The following athletes will take part in a week-long National camp and competition hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion. The camp will take place at SFU from August 10th - 17th, with the competition taking place August 12th, 13th.

15 year-olds

NAME                   HOMETOWN   EVENT
Christabel Nettey      Surrey     LJ/100 m
Quinn Erickson         Comox      Shot Put/Discus
James Lee              Vancouver  Discus
Katelyn Green          Comox      Javelin
Emma Kimoto            Richmond   High Jump
Imrosebir Baga         Surrey     Shot Put
Kaitlin Nelson         Victoria   400 m
Justine Johnson        Victoria   800 m
Ian Miller             Abbotsford High Jump
Timothy Smith          Vancouver  400m
Jocelyn Webster        Coquitlam  80m H
Matthew Daly-Grafstein Vancouver  100mH
Rowan Forseth          Coombs     800 m
Christine Law          Courtenay  300 mh
Katherine Digby        Vancouver  3000 m

Juveniles (16, 17 yrs)

NAME                HOMETOWN        EVENT
Dunfee, Evan        Richmond        RW
Irvine, Stacey      Smithers        PV
Henderson, Trey     Richmond        HT
MacCorquodale, Emma Nanaimo         HT
Pattison, Alana     Langley         CE
Nielsen, Kyle       Coquitlam       JT
Payne, Gabrielle    Richmond        HJ
Macauley, Laura     Port Alberni    SP
Fraser, Nicolle     Port Coquitlam  JT
Law, Geoffrey       Vancouver       PV
Lowe, Christine     Coquitlam       400mH
Kuma-Mintah, Kofi   Surrey          LJ
Lotnick, Samantha   Langley         1500SC
Smith, Jessica      North Vancouver 800m
Chester, Ryan       Courtenay       400mH
Clark, James        Maple Ridge     3000m
Swartz, Shawn       Port Coquitlam  HJ
Culley, Mitchell    Coquitlam       1500
Warwick, Heather    Richmond        RW
Sprenkels, Tiffany  Squamish        TJ
Parker, Keynan      New Westminster 100m
Wakefield, Brett    Maple Ridge     1500SC
Mara, Jordan        Surrey          800m
Riekki, Thomas      Victoria        110H
Tarzwell, Lyle      Salmon Arm      400M

B.C. Summer Games Team Announced!

Congratulations to all the athletes who will compete for their Zone in the BC Summer Games beginning on Thursday July 27th. Please visit the July 21st Issue (#28) of our BCA Bulletin for the full list of athletes by zone.

2006 NACAC Combined Events and Canadian Half Marathon

The following items have been posted on the web:

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!

Online Registration Open for National Senior Championships

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

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): August 1.
START: 7:00 PM. (3k Walks 6:45 PM) Field Events 6:30 PM

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 

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!

FREE RunJumpThrow Demo for Children aged 6-11

On Wednesday August 16, from 2:00-4:30pm, there will be a free RunJumpThrow demonstration taking place at the Vancouver Thunderbirds Beach Vault Competition at Jericho beach. (400 KB)

For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact Thelma Wright at

RunJumpThrow June Newsletter 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

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

REMINDERS and Quick Links

Canadian Paralympic Committee July Newsletter

The July edition of the Canadian Paralympic Committee Newsletter is now available. In it is the new Lexicon of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. Please visit the link below to find out more:

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