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ISSUE #33-2006
Friday, August 25, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Strong showing by Canada's World Junior Team
  • Richmond's Trey Henderson breaks Canadian Youth Hammer Record
  • Championship Photos - Legions and Juniors
  • 2007 Calendar Event Submission Open
  • NCCP Level 1 Technical Workshop - Sept. 23, 24
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Kaitlin Nelson


Fire Destroys Vernon Amateur Athletics Association Equipment

It is with great sadness that I inform you that the Vernon Triple A Track Club has sustained a tragic loss after fire spread through the grandstands at Polson Park in the wee hours of the morning of August 15, 2006 under suspicious circumstances.
The grandstands were also our Clubs storage facility.
Due to the high price of insurance and the fact that our Club was only in its 3rd season our equipment was not covered.

If you know of any used equipment that may be available could you please let myself or one of the other coaches know. It would be greatly appreciated.

On a sad day like today our hearts may be heavy but the enthusiasm and dedication our athletes have exhibited for the sport over this last year will carry us forward and help us cope with this terrible set back.

Any help or information would greatly be appreciated.

Breck Sinclair (coach) 
Brian Lemercier (coach and President) 
Darrel Eddy (coach) 

Proceeds of the 35th annual ING James Cunningham Seawall Race

Lions Gate Road Runners, ING and Running Room are pleased to announce that the
following donations have been made from the proceeds of the 35th annual ING James
Cunningham Seawall Race that was held on Oct 30, 2005 in Stanley Park in Vancouver.

$7000 - BC Children's Hospital Foundation
$3000 - Towards a Rubberized Track at Point Grey High School.
$2000 - Ray-Cam Running Club serving Inner City Youth in East Vancouver
$1000 - Dr. Peter Aids Foundation


Here at BC Athletics we're starting to put together the 2007 Calendar of Events. It has been requested numerous times that the calendar be produced and distributed before the following calendar year begins. In an effort to accomplish this we are asking for your cooperation and participation. In order to have the calendars out in December, 2006 we are setting the submission deadline as October 15, 2006.

There are three ways you can submit your event information to BC Athletics:

  1. Fill out the online form:
  2. Fax in a printable form:
  3. E-mail all information to:

In order to assist your planning we have put together a preliminary list of 2007 events, including many major championships. It can be found here:

Please assist us by replying in a timely manner. Additions & Corrections receivable until Oct. 15.


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 Kaitlin Nelson

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Kaitlin Nelson

Born: 1991
Hometown: Metchosin, BC
Club: Victoria Track and Field Club
Coach: Philip Nelson
Events: 200m, 400m, 800m

2006 Best to date:

200m - 25.9
400m - 56.35
800m - 2:14.62

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

400m - 57.6, #1 14-yr old BC
200m - 25.74


2006 - Legion National Championships 400m - 1st, 57.4
2006 - Legion National Championships 4x100m - 1st, 48.87
2006 - BC Summer Games 400m - 1st, 56.40
2006 - BC Summer Games 200m - 2nd, 26.18
2006 - BC High School Championships 400m - 3rd, 56.35
2006 - BC High School Championships 200m - 4th, 25.74


2006 BC Provincial Legion Team
2006 Zone 6 BC Summer Games Team

School Attending:

Belmont Secondary School

Favourite Experiences in Track:

- Any relay, good or bad
- Pushing yourself to the limit in training and races

Future Goals:

Next year, Katie hopes to make it on the BC Junior Team, and also go to the World Youth Championships in the Czech Republic. Eventually she would like to represent Team Canada.

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 Canadian World Juniors Wrapped-up in Bejing

Congratulations to the 2006 World Junior Track and Field Team, for their best showing ever at the Championships. Canada came home with 2 silvers overall: Justyn Warner, 2nd in the 100m, and Brian Barnett, 2nd in the 200m. Here are the performances from our BC Athletes:

NAME                 EVENT         RESULT       PLACE
Elizabeth Gleadle    Javelin       48.87m       12th
Corri Campbell-Fell  400m Hurdles  59.22 (PB)   17th (time corrected Aug 28)
Reid Gustavson       Decathlon     6873 pts     18th
Justin Marpole-Bird  1500m         3:54.88      25th 
Curtis Moss          Javelin       57.77m       32nd
Whitney Wellington   100m          12.01 (SB)   39th 

Richmond's Trey Henderson breaks Canadian youth record at Legion Track and Field Championships

BURNABY, B.C.- Trey Henderson of Richmond, B.C., broke his Canadian youth record in the men's hammer throw on Saturday at the Legion Track and Field Championships youth nationals.

Henderson bettered his previous best set last year by two metres with a 67.45 metre toss to win the under-17 event. Before Henderson, current Canadian champion James Steacy of Lethbridge, Alta., held the mark. Angus Taylor of Richmond, B.C., was second at 59.41 and Maxime Haran of St-Eustache, Que., third at 56.02.

''That was my goal,'' said Henderson, 16, also a tight end and defensive end with the Vancouver College football team. ''The Legion meet has been my whole focus and it's great to end my track season this way. They have a new circle here and it works well for, I can really gain a lot of speed. I couldn't have asked for a better situation.''

2006 Championship Photos

To view and order photos from the 2006 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championship please visit: 

To view photos from the 2006 Legion National Track and Field Championships please visit: 

August 18th 2006

Athletics Canada announces Race Walk and Combined Events teams

August 18th 2006, OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce the nine athletes that will take part in the Canada - USA Junior Race Walk Dual Meet in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will take place on Sunday August 20th at 7:30 a.m. EST.

BC Members of the Canada - USA Junior Race Walk Dual Meet team

Bright, Laura    Victoria, BC
Dunfee, Evan     Richmond, BC
Gomez, Inaki     Vancouver, BC
Warwick, Heather Richmond, BC   (name added Aug 28)

The 10km junior men's race and the 5km junior women's race are being held in conjunction with the United States 15km Senior National Championships.

Athletics Canada also named today the four athletes that will represent Canada at the 2nd NACAC Combined Events Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico August 25 and 26. The athletes qualified for this competition at the Canadian National Senior Combined Events Championships held in Sherbrooke, Québec, July 13-15.

BC Member of the 2nd NACAC Combined Events Championships team

Palmer, Tricia  Fernie, BC    Heptathlon


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

NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Workshop

On Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24 there will be a level 1 workshop in McLeod Park, Langley, conducted by Barb Vida. This course is ideal for the school educator/coach, club parent & community volunteer. The presentation will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to help you with your track & field coaching and start you on your way to becoming a certified track & field coach.

To download the registration form please visit: 

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 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