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ISSUE #14-2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • 2007 Harry Jerome International Track Classic Team announced
  • AC launches “Team 2012 Athlete Identification Program” – 14 BC Athletes named
  • Registration for 2007 SPIN summit now open
  • Athlete Declaration deadline for Pan Am Juniors and World Youth is June 1st
  • BC Athlete Declaration deadlines June 20th, July 1st


2007 BC Athlete Declaration

All BC athletes hoping to be considered for the BC Senior, BC Junior, Western Canada Games, BC Juvenile teams MUST fill out an athlete declaration before the dates below:

  • BC Senior Team - June 20, 2007
  • BC Junior Team - June 20, 2007
  • Western Canada Games Team - July 1, 2007
  • BC Juvenile Team (National Legion T&F Champs.) July 1, 2007

The athlete declaration form can be found at the BC Athletics website: 

2007 SPIN Summit – Powering Sport Performance with Science and Technology

September 24-26, 2007

The Best Western Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre
Richmond, British Columbia

Register on-line at For more information regarding conference logistics, contact the Conference Secretariat:

DeArmond Management Ltd.
Tel: (250) 472-7644
Fax: (250) 472-7664

To submit an abstract or inquire about sponsor and exhibit opportunities, contact Roz Eckardt at

Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on NAIA Silver Medalist Inaki Gomez

Inaki Gomez

Born: 1988
Hometown: Vancouver
Club: Racewalk West
Coach: Gerry Dragomir
Events: Race Walk, Cross Country

2006 Best to date:

10km RW – 43:46, Vancouver International Racewalk, 1st
5km RW – 22:16, NAIA Championships, 2nd

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

10km RW – 48:18, USA vs Canada Jr. Dual, 3rd
5km RW – 22:46, Burnaby All-comers, 1st


2007 – NAIA Track and Field Championships, 2nd
2007 – Vancouver International Racewalk Champion
2006 – BC High School Track and Field Champion
2006 – Canada vs USA Junior Dual meet, 3rd
2005 – BC High School Track and Field Champion


2007 – UBC Track and Field National Team
2006 – UBC Cross Country National Team
2006 – USA vs. Canada Junior Dual Team

School Attending:

University of British Columbia

Future Goals:

As an athlete my sights are set on the Olympic Games in London 2012. Ever since I became a competitive athlete, originally as a swimmer, I have dreamed of one day making an Olympic team. With my progression in the discipline of Racewalking, I feel that that dream has become more attainable.

BC Athletics Board of Directors Approves New Event Sanctioning Policy and Fee Structure

The details of the new policy and fee structure are now available for the membership and event organizers on the BC Athletics website. Please visit link below.

Athletics Canada

Results from around the Track (and Field)

May 28, 2007 - 

Please be advised that the following Registration Package is now available:

  • Royal Canadian Legion Coaching Academy

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309

Beijing 2008 Paralympic Summer Games
Volunteer Positions

Paralympic Team Mission Staff

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) invites applications for volunteer positions with the Team Canada Mission Staff for the 2008 Paralympic Summer Games, September 6th-17th, 2008 in Beijing, China.

The Paralympic Games are the premiere event in the world for athletes with a physical disability. The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a not-for-profit, charitable, private corporation responsible for developing and promoting all aspects of the Paralympic Movement in Canada (

The Paralympic Team Mission Staff Positions are:

Operations Team

  • Athlete Services Officer
  • Team Services Officer
  • Database Officer

Communication Team

  • Press attaché
  • Photographers

For the application form and detailed job descriptions, please download the documents from the main page on the CPC website at (left column).

Please submit your complete application by no later than June 22nd, 2007.

Rob Needham
Senior Manager, High Performance
Canadian Paralympic Committee
3585 Graveley St, 7th Floor
Vancouver, BC V5K 5J5
Phone/Téléphone: 604-678-6241
Fax/Télécopieur: 604-678-2554

Selection Criteria for the Parapanamerican Games

The document has been posted on the web:

The 2007-2008 Carding Criteria Document for Athletes with a Disability (AWAD)

The document has been posted on the web:

The National 2007/2008 Carding Criteria

The document for able-bodied athletes has been posted on the web:

National Track & Field Championships

Please be advised that the following Event Technical packages have been recently updated:

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309

Road Running

SIRC May Newsletter features Marathons

Whether you are a veteran marathon runner or just getting started, preparing for a marathon is hard work. There are many things to consider before heading out for the big race.

A training program is one of the most important aspects of marathon preparation. But which training program is right for you? How often should you train? How can you improve your time? To help answer these questions numerous scientific studies have been conducted. The risk of injury is high for marathon runners; therefore it is important to be aware of the common running injuries and how to avoid them prior to beginning your training. Once race day arrives the planning continues, everything from what you eat for breakfast to what clothing you wear may have an affect on your results.

Featured Articles:

  • Reviving the Cardiovascular Engine
  • Scoop of Running Injuries
  • Top three Marathon Workouts
  • Research: Can you improve your running time?

To read the above articles and to view the whole May Newstletter, sign up to recieve your free copy at 

Summer 2007 Road Running Performance "Interval Training" Clinic

The BC Athletics Summer 2007 Road Running Performance "Interval Training" Clinic started May 16th at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park.

The clinic, coached by past Vancouver Marathon winner, BC Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee and Certified Level 2 NCCP coach John Hill, is on 20 consecutive Wednesdays at 6PM until September 26th. The cost is $140 (plus BCA Athletics membership, minimum $10 per calendar year), or a drop-in of $15 (includes BCA day membership).

Registration form is available on the BC Athletics website to be printed off and mailed in to BC Athletics. For more information contact John Hill at 604 688-8648 or email

TransCanada 10K Online Registration Now Available

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce that online registration is now available for the 2007 TransCanada 10K Canadian Championship and for the TransCanada 10K Run with the Champions. The races take place jointly on October 13 2007 in Ottawa. In its second year, the event offers the unique opportunity for running enthusiasts, or people looking to stay fit and get exercise, to enter and run alongside - well most likely behind - Canada's top road runners.

For more information, please visit or contact

Track & Field

Athlete declaration deadline for Pan Am Juniors and World Youth

The athlete declaration deadline for the Pam Am Junior Championships and the World Youth Championships is Friday, June 1st, 2007. Athletes can declare online or forms can be printed off and faxed to (613) 260-0341. A reminder that the qualifying period for these events is April 26, 2007 – June 17, 2007.

Pan Am Junior Championships:

World Youth Championships:

Starting this week, Athletics Canada will be posting weekly “Athlete Tracking” lists for both events.

Athletics Canada announces Harry Jerome International Track Classic team

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the team that will compete at the 24th Harry Jerome International Track Classic. The competition takes place in Burnaby, BC at Swangard Stadium on Friday June 8th.

The Harry Jerome has been sanctioned by the IAAF as a relay qualifying meet for the World Championships taking place later this summer in Osaka, Japan.

2007 Harry Jerome International Track Classic team

Name                     Event         Hometown            Coach
Jamie Adjetey-Nelson     Long Jump     Windsor, ON         Dennis Fairall
Esther Akinsulie         4x400m Relay  Ottawa, ON          Hugh Conlin
Brian Barnett            4x400m Relay  Edmonton, AB        Quin Sekulich
Erica Broomfield         4x100m Relay  Scarborough, ON     Desai Williams
Tyler Christopher        4x400m Relay  Chilliwack, ON      Kevin Tyler
Whitney Evans            High Jump     Calgary, AB         Les Gramantik
Martine Cloutier-LeBlanc 4x400m Relay  Montreal, QC        Jérome Favérial
David Gill               800m          Mashteuiatsh, QC    Fabien Basset 
Mike Harber              Javelin Throw Windsor, ON         Dennis Fairall
Geoff Harris             800m          Halifax, NS         Dan Hennigar
Kelsie Hendry            Pole Vault    Saskatoon, SK       Rick & Susanne Petrucha
Karl Jennings            110m Hurdles  Brampton, ON        Desai Williams
Shannon King             4x100m Relay  Brampton, ON        Frank Bucca
Adam Kunkel              4x400m Relay  Paisley, ON         Kevin Tyler 
Justin McLennan          4x100m Relay  Mississauga, ON     Desai Williams 
Jared McLeod             110m Hurdles  Winnipeg, MB        Cliff Rovelto
Carline Muir             4x400m Relay  Etobicoke, ON       Kevin Tyler 
Keston Nelson            4x400m Relay  Toronto, ON         Derek Evely*
Kyle Nielsen             Javelin Throw New Westminster, BC Tom Nielsen
Osi Nriagu               Long Jump     Windsor, ON         Dennis Fairall
Emmanual Parris          4x100m Relay  Sherbrooke, QC      Richard Crevier
Teneshia Peart           4x100m Relay  Calgary, AB         John Cannon 
Adrienne Power           4x400m Relay  Halifax, NS         Peter Lord
Lauren Seibel            4x400m Relay  Kelowna, BC         Richard Hillson
Nathan Taylor            4x100m Relay  Coquitlam, BC       Derek Hansen 
Genevieve Thibault       4x100m Relay  Val Belair, QC      Fabrice Akué
Nathan Vadeboncoeur      4x400m Relay  Champaign, IL - USA Wayne Angel
Neville Wright           4x100m Relay  Edmonton, AB        Quin Sekulich
Neb Zachariah            Triple Jump   Guelph, ON          Dave Scott-Thomas
To be confirmed          Women's 4x100m Relay		
Team Coaches
Derek Evely                            Edmonton, AB	
Glenroy Gilbert                        Nepean, ON
Team Manager
Markus Bill                            Vancouver, BC	
AC Representative
Danny Daniels                          Sydney, BC

The meet is named in honour of the late Canadian sprinter Harry Jerome who won a bronze medal at the 1964 Olympic Games. For more event information including schedule, tickets and complete start lists, please visit


Athletics Canada launches “Team 2012 Athlete Identification Program”

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the launch of the Team 2012 Athlete Identification Program (Team 12) for the 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London, England.

Team “12” features three levels of recognition in which athletes and their coaches are eligible to be identified based on their 2012 podium potential.

The program will progress as we get closer to the 2012 Games with the full list of athletes in the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels updated on a yearly basis. The objective being that the list will evolve as the Games approach, to eventually closely resemble the team which will be named to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games.

2007 "Team 12" – BC Residents

Name (YOB)           Event        Club                            Coach
Category "A"
Gary Reed (81)       800m         Pacific Athletics               Wynn Gmitroski
Category "B"	
Jennifer Joyce (80)  Hammer throw Kajaks T&F Club                 Chris Huffins
Category "C"
Dylan Armstrong (81) Shot put     Kamloops T&F Club        Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk
Category "A"
4x100m and 4x400m relay pool athletes identified through the Canadian 
Sports Review Panel
Nathan Taylor (83)   4x100m Relay Metro Athletic Club              Derek Hansen
Michael Mason        High jump    Valley Royals T&F Club           Laurier Primeau
Julia Howard (83)    800m         Valley Royals T&F Club           Brit Townsend
Corri-Ann Campbell Fell (88) 400m Hurdles Vancouver Thunderbirds   Laurier Primeau
Evan Dunfee (90)       5km Race walk      Kajaks T&F Club          Gerry Dragomir
Elizabeth Gleadle (88) Javelin throw      Vancouver Thunderbirds   Laurier Primeau
Bevin Kennelly (84)    3000m Steeplechase Prince George Track Club Wayne Phipps
Curtis Moss (87)       Javelin throw      Unattached               Tom Neilsen
Novelle Murray (84)    Discus throw       Unattached               Garret Collier
Krista Woodward (84)   Javelin throw      Unattached               Don Babbit

Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of track and field including cross-country running and road running. Its purpose is the pursuit of leadership, development and competition that ensures world-level performance in athletics.


International Throws Conference 07 – “Legendary Training Systems”

When: Saturday September 29, 2007
           Sunday September 30, 2007



  • Over 20 presentations available
  • Practical and technical sessions
  • Presenters include:
    • Dr. Ekkart Arbeit
    • Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk
    • Kari Ihalainen
  • Special appearance by Don Babbitt

For details regarding registration, presenter and presentation descriptions, see the brochure at:


Every four years there is an opportunity for athletes aged 16 years to 21 years from around the province to become involved in a Multi-Sport Games. This year is the Western Canada Games which are being held in Strathcona County, Sherwood Park, Alberta from August 7-11.

The team is comprised of 66 athletes (58 able bodied, 5 wheel chair athletes and 3 Special Olympic athletes).

The trials for being selected to this team will occur on July 7 and 8 in Nanaimo. The selection standards and selection criteria are available on our website.

The team will participate in a dual meet on July 21 and 22 at the Games venue just outside of Edmonton which will provide our athletes an opportunity to become familiar with the venue, to work with the team staff and to grow as a team.

This is an excellent opportunity for BC Athletes to participate in a multi-sport Games environment. More information will be sent out over the next weeks about a development camp, a relay camp and how to register on-line for Team BC. For more information please contact Ron Bunting at or 604-737-3176.

17th World Masters Track & Field Championships
Riccione, Italy – Sept 4 – 17, 2007

Notice to affiliates and athletes:

Deadline for entries:

Please note that the closing date for entries to the Local Organizing Committee in Riccione (ITA) World Masters Championship “Stadia” - is 31st May, and this means that entries must be with your affiliations (Canadian Masters Ass.) well before this date, check with your affiliation for the correct procedures for your entry.

We look forward to seeing many athletes in Riccione and wish them all success in their events.

Winston Thomas
WMA Secretary


The BC Masters Pole Vault Championships will be held in Victoria on Tuesday June 5th starting at 6:00 pm. For details, please e-mail Gerard Dumas at

China to compete in the 2007 PacifiCanada Track & Field Series

China will enter 23 athletes in the 4 International Meets of the PacifiCanada Series June 3 to 10. The Chinese Team is from the Provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang that have a combined population of over 80 million. Several of the athletes are members of China's national team, with these athletes showing particular strength in the technical events of long jump, triple jump, pole vault and javelin.

Canada's Relay Teams – Men's and Women's 4 x 100 and 1 x 400 will be competing and looking to meet the qualifying standards for World Championships and Olympic Games. Competition for Canada will be Team China with negotiations underway with the USA, Cuba and Jamaica.

Schools, Clubs and Provincial Relay Teams are encouraged to contact the Invitations Director for each of the meets about entering a relay team. The contacts are:

Kajaks International Track Classic – June 3/07, Richmond, BC

Richard Collier
Tel: 604-271-0851
Fax: 604-271-0851
Cell: 604-230-5375

Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic

Marek Jedrzejek
Cell – 604-317-7030
UBC Office: 604-822-6259
Fax – 604-833-6011
Email UBC: 

Lafarge International Track Classic

Gerry Swan
Tel: 604-859-9801
Fax: 604-850-7880

Abbotsford International Track Classic Sunday, June 10, 2007 Abbotsford

Entries may be submitted directly to Entry Chairperson:
Shirley Young

Details for all the meets in the PacifiCanada Series can be found at:

Events Schedule: For Full updated Events scedule, see the PacifiCanada Series website

2007 BC Masters Track & Field Championships

June 15 - 17, 2007
Langley BC - hosted by the Langley Mustangs
Held in conjunction with the Pacific Invitational

Canadian 10,000m Championships - Abbotsford, BC

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309

Run Jump Throw!

Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events

For information on upcoming RunJumpThrow Events taking place across the province, please visit our RJT web page at

RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshops Available

Now Online:

  • Descriptions of the types of Instructor Workshops that are available
  • Fee Schedule for Workshops
  • Registration forms for hosting a Workshop

Please visit


  • Athletics - Run Jump Throw
    (Elementary Schools - any or all grades Monday to Friday)

  • Teachers RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshop(s)
    (Elementary teachers - School or District Pro D)

  • Track and Field Athlete/Coach Development sessions
    (High Schools- teachers and students grades 8-12)

  • Coaching Certification Workshops
    (Club and High School coaches, parent volunteer coaches, youth leaders)

For complete descriptions of these programs, the services they provide, and how to get involved, visit our website at or contact our provincial coordinator, Thelma Wright.

Thelma Wright
Run Jump Throw Coordinator
Tel 604 737 3175
Fax 604 737 3171



There have been substantial updates to the officials web page, and all officials are encouraged to check out the new features. The website now has the upgrading information and forms, with an on-line request form for people who want to upgrade in 2007.

You can also download a new record card for the 2007 season. Printed cards will also be available from your Regional Coordinator (Carol Cull, Alice Kubek, Alwilda van Ryswyk). And as encouragement for keeping your record cards current, the awards nomination form and information on the incentive program is also available in the official's section of the BCA website.

We encourage all officials to register with BCA early in the season. You are not insured to be in the competition area unless you have a current membership.

Some important notes on registration this year.

  • You can register in several categories, but if you are planning to volunteer as an official, you MUST check the "official " box on the back of the registration form. This will ensure that you are included in members lists that we receive from BC Athletics
  • If you are a member of a club your registration must go through your club registrar. If you are an unattached official you can register directly though Sam at BCA, just send her your form and payment, either electronically or by mail. The fee is now $15.90

Event Check-in.

We are asking all event organizers to provide a signed area (table) for officials check-in. When you arrive on the site, please sign in and let the organizers know you are there. After you have done that, you can pick up a copy of the officials event feedback form either at the check in table or at the finish line. This form should be returned to the finish line at the end of the day, and will help provide useful information for all of us involved in trying to improve the world of athletics. The event feedback form is also available in the new "Forms" section of the officials web page

Job / Volunteer opportunities / Scholarships & Grants

ProMOTION PlusGreater Victoria in partnership with KidSport Greater Victoria are delighted to announce two new awards available to young women residing in the Capital Regional District.

Find the application form at 

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

BC Team Staff Positions

Coaches wishing to apply for staff positions on BC Teams should complete the application below as soon as possible:


New Sport Science articles are posted to the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre website every Wednesday. Access can be found at either through the "Sport Science Articles" link on the main page or through the sport science page. You can also access the articles listed above through the weekly "Top Stories" link.

REMINDERS and Quick Links

The Gold Standard - May 2007

The Gold Standard is Athletics Canada's Monthly Newsletter. 

This month's edition features:

  • 113th Penn Relays
  • Pan Am Race Walk Cup Results
  • News from the IAAF – Nutrition for Athletics
  • New Championship Relay Events
  • Bootlegger Generation B Scholarship for Life Contest
  • Emilie’s Run
  • and more

Click here to see the Gold Standard archives: 


Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC Press Releases

To find ASRA News such as Press Releases, Employment Opportunities and Important Reminders, visit

PODIUM - Canadian Olympic Committee's Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 5 is now available.

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

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

Back issues of the BCAB are available at