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ISSUE #32-2006
Friday, August 18, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Excellent performances by BC Athletes at the Canadian Legion Track and Field meet
  • A Thank-you to all you all who helped at the Legion Track and Field meet
  • USA Olympic Committee hosts Altitude Training Symposium Sept. 27-29
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Bevin Kennelly


Letter from Brit Townsend, Head Coach, Simon Fraser University - Legion National T&F Championships Host

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who helped out this weekend at the 2006 Legion Track and Field Championships at SFU. I want you to know that I am extremely grateful for all your commitment and support to make this event the incredible success that it was. It is completely thanks to all of you! The passion and dedication you show for the sport is unmatched and helps us to continue to develop this great sport in the province. It is by far the biggest Track and Field Meet our campus has ever hosted and I look forward to many more in the future.

Thanks again and I look forward to the pleasure of working with you all again in the future.


Brit Townsend

Thank you, Thank you!!!!

The 30th Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships was a great success. We have heard nothing but great praise for the Meet as a whole, the Excellent Officials and the very fine Volunteers. They loved our wonderfully energetic 'Basket Kids' and their ever patient and tireless Chaperones, Kristin and Johanna. Our Palm Pilot wizards, Mike, Riley, Eilish and Milena did a splendid job and made it possible for our amazing Shirley Young to process the results even more quickly than anyone thought possible (many messages of surprise and delight about the speed of the results were received). Bert, Randy and Neil were a most dedicated and efficient group. Aided by Tom and Larry and Brit and Shawn the equipment and implements were delivered to the needed sites in a timely manner - many, many Coaches and Officials alike commented on their accuracy, energy and promptness.

There were a number of people who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the site was made ready for the competition. Aaron, Iain, Ron and Brian. What a splendid effort. Few will know of the many hours you spent before the Meet to ensure that all was readied to perfection. Imagine transporting a Hammer Cage across town on flat bed truck, lifting it and installing it by hand - no crane for these intrepid workers. Mark and Diane - you were ever-present throughout the Meet and worked so hard to ensure everything was in place and that the site was kept clean and organized.

Each and every one of our wonderful Officials and Volunteers did more than their share to ensure the success and smooth operation of this Meet. The Technical Advisor for the Dominion Command was loud in his praise of your abilities. 'Give me a venue with equipment and implements in place and a team of Highly Competent Officials such as we have here, and we cannot help but have a well-run Meet'.

Our Mentors, Referees, Chiefs, Umpires, Judges, Jury and Start Team members, our Photo Timers, Results personnel, technical managers and aides, Rakers and Tape Pullers, Windgauge and Indicator Board Operators, you all helped in this amazing Team Effort to create a lasting memory for many young Athletes, their Coaches and Chaperones.

Thank you one and all for your amazing energy and positive attitude.

On to the National Junior Championships in 2007 and 2008.

John, Iain and Carol


Did you know that if you were on a Track and Field/Cross Country regional, provincial, or national team, you can receive high school credits?

If you have been on a BCA team between grades 8 and 12, there are 4 credits or 8 credits that you are eligible for. The course codes are UXSA 10 and UXSA 12. These credits can't be substituted for any required courses, but they do enhance your transcript. Please contact your high school counselor to find out how to receive the credits you've earned. For further information on what qualifies for the credits, visit the BCEd Course Information on Graduation, Chapter 3, page 94:

Junior Development Awards Nomination Form now available

The 2006 BC Junior Development Awards Nomination form is 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.

Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2006 - Vision 2020: Building a Sustainable System

OTTAWA July 28, 2006 - Mark your calendars! Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2006 is November 3-5 at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre. This year's conference is expected to build on the success of last year's with a wide variety of workshops and stimulating speakers.

The theme for this year's conference is 2020 Vision: Building a Sustainable System


For a tentative schedule of the conference, go to


CAC is in the process of developing the online registration form as well as workshop descriptions and the conference website. Delegates will be able to register for Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2006 in September. Registration deadline is October 20.


More than 30 leading experts in sport science, coach education, business management, volunteerism, and other key topics will be presenting at this year's conference.

Coaching Association of Canada
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 300
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J3
Telephone: 613-235-5000
Fax: 613-235-9500

BC Branch Official Committee Annual General Meeting

The BC Branch Official Committee Annual General Meeting will held on Sunday November 19, 2006 at Madison's Restaurant in Abbotsford. This meeting is open to all officials (or prospective officials!) and will include lunch, draw prizes, camaraderie, and also some pertinent information.


The Branch Official's Committee is collecting photos from around the Province to be included in a Power Point presentation shown at the Officials AGM in November 2006. Please forward any photos to April Arsene at


A word of caution to all club equipment managers: The Throws Officials are finding many newly purchased throwing implements are not the correct weight or length, and therefore illegal for competition. Before you pay for any equipment, weigh and measure it yourself. If you need information, or assistance, contact John Cull at


All officials submitting mileage forms must send them to John Cull, Branch Chair, with 30 days of the trip.

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 Bevin Kennelly

Bevin Kennelly

Born: 1984
Hometown: Quesnel, BC
Club: Prince George T&F Club
Coach: Wayne Phipps
Events: 5000m, 3000m Steeplechase

2006 Best to date:

3000m SC - 10:15.77, #1 Canadian
5000m - 17:17

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

3000m SC - 10:45.05, #4 Canadian


2006 - 1st Canadian Senior Championships 3000m SC - 10:38.42
2006 - 3rd NACACs 3000m SC - 10:43.74
2006 - 5th NCAA Regional T&F Championships 3000m SC - 10:36.80
2006 - 2nd NCAA WAC Track and Field Championships - 10:28.87


2006 BC Provincial Senior Team
2006 Canadian U23 NACAC Team
2003 Canadian Pan Am Juniors Team
2003 BC Provincial Junior Team

School Attending:

University of Idaho

Favourite Experiences in Track:

Scholarship opportunity, traveling with the school, seeing all sides of Canada for Championship events, finding the right race for me!

Future Goals:

I hope to qualify for NCAA finals in 2007, and eventually to qualify for the Pan-Am and Canadian Olympic teams.

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

Canadian World Junior Team Announced

Congratulations to the following BC Athletes who are competing in the World Junior Championships in Beijing, China August 15th-20th. The live results for these Championships can be found at

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
Mike Murray               Sprints / Hurdles

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

Congratulations to the BC Team on their impressive showing at the 2006 National Legion Track and Field Championships in Abbotsford, BC. The BC Team finished with an impressive 42 individual medals, and ended up 2nd overall in the medal totals. Of our 40-person team, 35 of them brought home medals, and all athletes made their respective finals. The individual medallists are as follows:

LAST NAME     FIRST      EVENT             AGE       RESULT    PLACE
Warwick       Heather    1500m Race Walk   Juvenile  7:20.13   1
Swartz        Shawn      High Jump         Juvenile  2.00m     1
Smith         Jessica    1500m             Juvenile  4:28.93   1
Smith         Jessica    800m              Juvenile  2:10.28   1
Smith         Tim        400m              Midget    51.17     1
Payne         Gabrielle  High Jump         Juvenile  1.73m     1
Nettey        Christabel Long Jump         Midget    6.02m     1
Nelson        Kaitlin    400m              Midget    57.40     1
Miller        Ian        High Jump         Midget    1.88m     1
Mara          Jordan     800m              Juvenile  1:55.69   1
MacCorquodale Emma       Hammer Throw 4 kg Juvenile  49.62m    1
Lowe          Christine  400mH .76m ht 10  Juvenile  1:03.17   1
Law           Geoffrey   Pole Vault        Juvenile  3.50m     1
Kimoto        Emma       High Jump         Midget    1.65m     1
Irvine        Stacey     100m Hurdles 30"  Juvenile  15.43     1
Irvine        Stacey     Pole Vault        Juvenile  3.70m     1
Henderson     Trey       Discus 1.5 kg     Juvenile  48.35m    1
Henderson     Trey       Hammer Throw 5 kg Juvenile  67.45m    1
Fraser        Nicolle    Javelin 600g      Juvenile  44.10m    1
Erickson      Quinn      Discus Throw 1 kg Midget    34.97m    1
Dunfee        Evan       1500m Race Walk   Juvenile  6:43.97   1
Webster       Jocelyn    80mH .76m Height  Midget    12.24     2
Taylor        Angus      Discus 1.5 kg     Juvenile  47.17m    2
Taylor        Angus      Hammer Throw 5 kg Juvenile  59.41m    2
Sprenkels     Tiffany    Triple Jump       Juvenile  11.31m    2
Pattison      Alana      Heptathlon        Juvenile  4499      2
Nettey        Christabel 100m              Midget    12.32     2
Neilsen       Kyle       Javelin 700g      Juvenile  66.81m    2
Lee           James      Discus Throw 1 kg Midget    51.27m    2
Johnson       Justine    800m              Midget    2:14.12   2
Green         Katelyn    Javelin 600g      Midget    39.13m    2
Forseth       Rowan      800m              Midget    2:01.00   2
Culley        Mitchell   1500m             Juvenile  3:55.44   2
Taylor        Angus      Shot Put 5 kg     Juvenile  15.76m    3
Sprenkels     Tiffany    Long Jump         Juvenile  5.28m     3
Parker        Keynan     100m              Juvenile  11.13     3
Macauley      Laura      Discus Throw 1 kg Juvenile  38.86m    3
Macauley      Laura      Shot Put 4 kg     Juvenile  12.41m    3
Lotnick       Samantha   2000m Steeple     Juvenile  7:21.11   3
Erickson      Quinn      Shot Put 4 kg     Midget    12.12m    3
Digby         Katherine  3000m             Midget    10:18.21  3
Daly-Grafstein Matthew   100m Hurdles 36"  Midget    14.56     3

Road Running



On September 27 to 29, 2006, the Center for High Altitude Training will once again combine efforts with the United States Olympic Committee's Coaching and Sport Sciences Division to offer a collaborative Altitude Training Symposium.
The 2006 symposium, open to U.S. National Team coaches as well as sport scientists and coaches around the world, will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado and will focus primarily on the practical application issues associated with using altitude training as a means of performance enhancement.
REGISTRATION: Professional Registration $175.00; Student Registration $125.00. To register, please go to For questions, please call 928.523.4444.

Catherine Sellers
United States Olympic Committee
Manager, Coaching
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
FAX 719.866.4850

Road Race Management - Race Directors Meeting & Trade Show

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

Courses and Clinics

Coaching Conference 2006

Fri Aug 25, 2006 - Sun Aug 27, 2006

The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre in conjunction with its partners, the University of Alberta, Athletics Canada and Athletics Alberta, is pleased to bring in some of the world's most respected coaches to present at a three day conference starting August 25th. Wynn Gmitroski, Irving "Boo" Schexnayder, Dr. Bondarchuk and Mike Murray have extensive experience in developing the world's best athletes in their respective event areas: distance, jumps, throws, sprints, hurdles and relays. At this one of a kind coaching conference participants will be presented with the very best technical and training information for their chosen event. With a strong mix of classroom and athlete integrated sessions coaches will come away with valuable information, and level three NCCP technical certification. Education/Coaching Conference 2006/Final Conference Promotional.pdf 

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 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

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