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Wednesday, June 6, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- Bruny Surin named Canadian Legend
- Athletic Canada Announces 2008 Olympic Qualifying Standards
- Event Organizers: BC Athlete and School Club Membership Lists are
- Changes in Events offered in LaFarge Track Classic
- BC Athlete Declaration deadlines June 20th, July 1st
- Rising Stars in Athletics – This week’s spotlight is on
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Attention BC Athletics Sanctioned Track and Field Meet Organizers:
Please be advised that this year's Results Round-up email address is email@example.com.
Please send ALL meet results to this address.
Crucial to results rankings are:
- Wind Readings (100m, 200m, LJ, TJ, and Sprint Hurdles).
- Implement weights (The metric weight must be noted in event title).
- Electronic Timing (If times are not electronic, please let us know
since they are not valid).
- Please send results in a Hi-Tek / Excel spreadsheet.
- Indicate birth year, NOT athlete age in each event
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: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/teamdec07.pdf
Attention BC Athletics Sanctioned Event Organizers
The following 2007 BC Athletics membership lists are now available on
the BC Athletics Website:
- 2007 BC Athletics Athlete Members
- 2007 BC Athletics School Club Members
The lists are to be used to determine Day of Event fee requirements for
those participants in sanctioned events who are not current BC Athletics
Both lists are updated each Friday and can be found at:
BC Athletics Sanctioned Events Submission Form:
The new form replaces the old Day of Event Remittance Form and can be
2007 SPIN Summit – Powering Sport Performance with Science and
September 24-26, 2007 www.spinsummit.com
The Best Western Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre
Richmond, British Columbia
Register on-line at www.spinsummit.com.
For more information regarding conference logistics, contact the
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on BC High School
Pole Vault Champion Geoff Law
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club: Vancouver Thunderbirds
Coach: Laurier Primeau, Ryan Hvidston
Events: Pole vault
2007 Best to date:
4.70m – Pole Vault
2006 Best Performance & Ranking:
4.30m – BC Juvenile #1, Canada Youth #2
2007 – BC High School Pole Vault Champion
2007 – BC High School Decathlon, 4th
2006 – BC High School Pole Vault, 2nd
2006 – BC High School Decathlon, 4th
2006 – BC Juvenile Championships Pole Vault Champion
2006 – Canadian Juvenile Championships Pole Vault Champion
2006 – Canadian Juvenile Championships 4x100 (Team BC) Champions
2006 – BC Juvenile Team
2004 - Zone 5 BC Summer Games
Saint Georges High School
2007 Pan-American Junior Team
2008 World Junior Team
Continue vaulting at the University of Toronto
Jump 5.00m in the near future
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 announces 2008 Olympic Games Qualifying Standards
OTTAWA – Athletics Canada published today the draft standards for the
2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. For the vast majority of events, the
2007 repeat performance qualifying period began today and will end on
The 2008 qualifying period will begin on April 1st 2008 and will
tentatively conclude with the Beijing Trials on July 6th 2008. A Top 12
performance during the 2007 qualifying period will heavily impact an
athlete’s selection to the Olympic team.
Athletics Canada will review and finalize the standards as well as the
final qualifying period following the 2007 World Championships. The A+
standard is based on statistical analysis of rankings, World Championships
and Olympic Games of the past five years. The A+ standard represents a Top
12 ranked athlete in the world while the A and B standards, other than
Road Racing events, are equivalent to the International Association of
Athletics Federations A and B standards.
Road Racing standards are established equivalently with other event
standards. A Road Racing performance must only be achieved once during the
two-year qualifying window.
Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of
track and field including cross-country running and road running.
Bruny Surin named Hershey’s Canadian Legend for 30th Anniversary of
Track and Field Games
OTTAWA – Olympic gold medalist Bruny Surin has signed on as Canadian
Legend in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Hershey’s Track
and Field Games. Surin will attend two Canadian Hershey’s Track and
Field Games events and will attend the 30th Hershey’s Track and Field
Games North American Final on August 4th in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Bruny
will be joined at the North American Final by American Legends Michael
Johnson, Carl Lewis, Bruce Jenner and Rafer Johnson.
Bruny Surin comments on his role as a Canadian Legend; “I was very
privileged to earn my living as a track and field athlete, and to be
invited by Hershey to see the next generation of athletes evolve is a
great pleasure and honor. The youth is our future; we must take the
necessary steps to ensure that their road to success is as smooth as
possible.” Bruny captured the gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in
Atlanta as a member of the 4x100-metres relay team. In 1997 he was a world
champion with the relay team and in 1995 was the Indoor World Champion.
His first Canadian stop will be on June 9th at Foote Field in Edmonton,
Alberta. For more information on the Edmonton event, please contact Jason
The second Canadian event takes place in Moncton, New Brunswick on July
8th. The competition will take place at École Anna Malenfant and is open
to all communities in New Brunswick. For more event information please
contact Dave Thomas: 506-849-4940 or email@example.com.
Participants attending local events can earn a spot in a district /
provincial meet. All winners at the district / provincial meets become
eligible for selection to the regional team which attends the Hershey’s
Track and Field Games North American Final in Pennsylvania. For more
information the Hershey’s Track and Field Games, please visit the
official website: www.hersheystrackandfield.com.
Results from around the Track (and Field)
June 4, 2007 - www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=11284
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Summer Games
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 (www.paralympic.ca).
The Paralympic Team Mission Staff Positions are:
- Athlete Services Officer
- Team Services Officer
- Database Officer
- Press attaché
For the application form and detailed job descriptions, please download
the documents from the main page on the CPC website at www.paralympic.ca
Please submit your complete application by no later than June 22nd,
Senior Manager, High Performance
Canadian Paralympic Committee
3585 Graveley St, 7th Floor
Vancouver, BC V5K 5J5
Selection Criteria for the Parapanamerican Games
The document has been posted on the web: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=9169.
The 2007-2008 Carding Criteria Document for Athletes with a Disability
The document has been posted on the web: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=140.
The National 2007/2008 Carding Criteria
The document for able-bodied athletes has been posted on the web: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=140
National Track & Field Championships
Please be advised that the following Event Technical packages have been
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 613.260.5580 ext.3309
Summer 2007 Road Running Performance "Interval Training"
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 email@example.com.
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 www.transcanada10km.ca
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track & Field
Tyler Christopher wins opener in New York
OTTAWA – Tyler Christopher from Edmonton, AB won his 400-metre opener
in New York this past weekend in a time of 44.93 seconds. Christopher
faced tough competition from lane 8 beating an excellent field which also
featured LaShawn Merritt and Andrew Rock from the United States.
Christopher wasn’t the only Canadian athlete to excel at the Grand
Prix in New York; Malindi Elmore from Calgary, AB won the 1500-metres in a
time of 4:07.01. Carmen Douma-Hussar from Cambridge, ON was 4th in 4:08.74
and Hilary Stellingwerff from Guelph, ON finished in 10th in 4:14.09.
Kevin Sullivan from Brantford, ON was 7th in the one mile race crossing
the line in 3:57.91. Ryan McKenzie from Windsor, ON was 10th in the same
race in a time of 4:02.98.
Other Canadians in New York: Reid Coolsaet from Guelph, ON finished in
8th place in the 5000-metres (13:50.89); Megan Metcalfe from Edmonton, AB
was 4th in the women’s 5000-metres (15:38.78); Diane Cummins from
Victoria, BC was 3rd in the 800-metres (2:00.36) while Aimee Teteris from
Victoria BC was 9th (2:05.64).
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,
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
For complete team list see www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=11232.
Athletics Canada launches "Team 2012 Athlete Identification
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
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.
To see the complete list of Canadian athletes visit www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=11228.
International Throws Conference 07 – "Legendary Training Systems"
When: Saturday September 29, 2007
Sunday September 30, 2007
Where: WINDSOR, ONTARIO, CANADA
- 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: www.athleticscoaching.ca/?pid=2&nid=75
WESTERN CANADA GAMES
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 email@example.com
Changes to LaFarge International Track Classic
Due to demand, the Women’s High Jump will be added to this Sunday’s
LaFarge Track Classic in Abbotsford. It will take place at 5:00pm,
followed by the Men’s High Jump that will begin at 6:00pm.
Also, the Women’s Triple Jump has been dropped from the meet and
replaced by the Women’s Long Jump that will begin at 5:00pm.
See below for Meet Contact information.
2007 PacifiCanada Track & Field Series
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:
Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic
Cell – 604-317-7030
UBC Office: 604-822-6259
Fax – 604-833-6011
Email UBC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lafarge International Track Classic
Abbotsford International Track Classic Sunday, June 10, 2007
Entries may be submitted directly to Entry Chairperson:
Details for all the meets in the PacifiCanada Series can be found at: www.pacificanada.ca.
Events Schedule: For Full updated Events schedule, see the
PacifiCanada Series website www.pacificanada.ca/the_events.htm
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 email@example.com
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 www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm.
RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshops Available
- Descriptions of the types of Instructor Workshops that are available
- Fee Schedule for Workshops
- Registration forms for hosting a Workshop
Please visit www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
TYPES OF PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE
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 http://www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
or contact our provincial coordinator, Thelma Wright.
Run Jump Throw Coordinator
Tel 604 737 3175
Fax 604 737 3171
OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO OFFICIALS
Plan ahead! The Officials AGM will be held on October 28, in
Abbotsford, at Madison’s restaurant. Details to follow.
And speaking of the AGM, those in attendance last fall were treated to
a power point presentation, created by our own April Arsene, of “the
season in review”, full of photos of officials in action. She has agreed
to do another production, but will need you to send photos to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When did you begin officiating? Please send your start year (or
as close as you can remember) along with your BCA number to Kathy
Terlicher at email@example.com.
The National Official Committee is honouring long time officials with
recognition at 25 years, and then for each five year span after that. But
they need your statistics to compile this history.
New (to us) Officials! A hearty “Welcome to British Columbia”
goes out to two officials; we are fortunate to have them re-locating to
our province, and look forward to seeing them at events this season.
Peter Hesketh is moving from Alberta to White Rock. He is very welcome,
and look at the talents: Vertical Jumps 5 and Throws Referee 3. Peter will
be in his new home at the end of May, and is already volunteering for
And Peter Francis (newly promoted to Horizontal Jumps 5,
congratulations) is moving from Manitoba to "somewhere near
Victoria" in the near future.
Job / Volunteer opportunities
For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
New Sport Science articles are posted to the Canadian Athletics
Coaching Centre website every Wednesday. Access can be found at www.athleticscoaching.ca
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 June 2007 edition of The Gold Standard is now available for
In this edition you will find:
- Canadian Marathon Championships
- Harry Jerome team
- Jessica Zelinka sets new Canadian Record
- Team 2012 Identification Program with addition information on
- IAAF World Athletics Day
- 2007 Swiss Racing Series
- 2007 CBC schedule of track and field coverage
- and much more.
- AC -
SportMed BC Quarterly Newsletter
Volume 23 Number 1 of the SportMed BC Newsletter is now available for
Articles and Information this quarter:
- Posture Meets Performance
- Keeping a Training Journal
- Total Sport Nutrition
- Product Review
- Courses and Conferences
To read more, click on the link below.
Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC Press Releases
To find ASRA News such as Press Releases, Employment Opportunities and
Important Reminders, visit www.asra.ca
PODIUM - Canadian Olympic Committee's Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 5 is
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 www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.