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ISSUE #16-2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • National Championship Membership Requirements
  • National Racewalk Championships and Symposium
  • Event Organizers: BC Athlete and School Club Membership Lists are now available
  • Ellerton (Canadian) wins NCAA Men’s 800m, BC’s Woodward gets Bronze
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - this week’s spotlight is on Erica Rutley!


Attention BC Athletics Sanctioned Track and Field Meet Organizers:

Please be advised that this year's Results Round-up email address is 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

National Championship Membership Registration Requirements

In order to register for the 2007 National Junior and Senior Track & Field Championships athletes must be listed on ACDirect. Both event registration systems are now open. Athletes who are not entered on ACDirect will not be able to register.

Athletes - make sure you get your BC Athletics membership in to your club Registrar as quickly
as possible.

Registrars - Make sure you keep your club memberships on ACDirect up to date.

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 and 15-yr-old Team (National Legion T&F Champs.) - July 1, 2007

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

Attention BC Athletics Sanctioned Event Organizers

Membership Lists:

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 Athlete members.

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 found at:

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 BC High School Pole Vault Silver Medalist Erica Rutley

Erica Rutley

Born: 1989
Hometown: Smithers
Club: Track 54.40
Coach: Greg Peters
Events: Pole vault

2007 Best to date:

3.60m Phoenix, AZ, 2nd Junior in Canada

2006 Best Performance & Ranking:

3.75m - Ranked 2nd in BC, 4th Junior in Canada, Ranked 2nd Youth in Canada 2006


2007 – BC High School Pole Vault, 2nd
2006 – Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships Pole Vault, 4th
2006 – BC High School Pole Vault, 2nd
2005 – Canadian Legion Track and Field Pole Vault, 3rd
2005 – BC High School Pole Vault, 2nd


2006 – BC Senior Team
2006 – BC Junior Team
2005 – BC Juvenile Team

School Attending:

Smithers Secondary School
Will be attending University of Alberta, fall 2007

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

BULLETIN – Pan Am Juniors and World Youth IMPORTANT NOTICES

Dear potential athletes:

With the end of the qualifying period approaching, please make note of the following rules and decisions:

  1. IAAF World Youth Championships Entry Rules - “The maximum number of events that an athlete can compete in is two individual events and a relay. If the two individual events are track events, only one of them may be longer than 200m.”
  2. If you have qualified for two or more events you must notify Athletics Canada of which events you wish to participate in by June 17th, 12:00 midnight.
  3. Please send Athletics Canada details (when, where) if you are planning on competing on the last weekend of the qualifying period (June 16-17). Please send results to Athletics Canada by June 17th, 12:00 midnight. This will help track performances for team selection on June 18th.
  4. Tie Breakers – In the case of an exact tie, Athletics Canada will follow the following order for selection:
    a. Head to Head – Who beat whom if the 2 athletes competed against each other
    b. The athlete had the superior second best performance
    c. The athlete whose qualifying standard occurred most recently

Ellerton wins at NCAA Championships; Canadians shine on domestic and international stage

June 11 2007, OTTAWA – It was a busy weekend in Canadian track and field with major competitions unfolding on domestic and foreign soil. The NCAA Championships were highlighted with Andrew Ellerton from Sudbury, ON winning the 800 metres title in a time of 1:47.48. Jillian Drouin from Corunna, ON was 3rd in the heptathlon with a score of 5 822 points. Krista Woodward from New Westminster, BC was 3rd in the javelin with a mark of 53.24 metres. Michael Leblanc from Riverview, NB finished in 4th place in the 100 metres in 10.22 seconds. Leblanc ran 10.17 in the semi-finals.

For a full list of Canadian performances from the past week and weekend, please see the June 11 Results from Around the Track (and Field):

Racewalkers of all ages invited to compete at Canadian National Championship

OTTAWA – This year’s Canadian Racewalk championships will be an open event allowing participants of all ages to compete alongside Canada’s best. The event will take place on Sunday July 15th in Windsor, Ontario with all races starting at 7:30am.

For more information or to register for the National Senior 20km Racewalk or the Junior 10km Racewalk enter online at To participate in the open 5km and 10km Racewalk events contact Stafford Whalen at

During the course of the Canadian Racewalk Championships everyone is invited to take part in a racewalk symposium. The first session titled “Science in the Art of Racewalk Coaching” will take place on Saturday July 14th from noon until 1:30pm with guest speaker Sherry Watts. This session will cover the use and limitations of monitors, including heart rate and blood lactate monitors, VO2 max testing and video analysis software. The second session, scheduled for Sunday July 15th at 10:30am, will look at Athletics Canada’s New Racewalk Coaching Curriculum presented by Roger Burrows. Attendees will leave the session with a copy of the complete curriculum and can order the skill training video which will be shown in the session.

If you are interested in attending one or both days of the Symposium, please contact Stafford Whalen, Athletics Canada National Racewalk Coordinator by email or by telephone at 416-243-5413.

Athletics Athlete Commits Anti-Doping Rule Violation

(Ottawa, Ontario – June 12, 2007) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Jeff Adams, an athletics athlete, committed an anti-doping rule violation. The violation occurred during an in-competition doping control conducted on May 28, at the 2006 Canadian Wheelchair Marathon Championships held as part of the ING Ottawa Marathon.

To read the full media release, see

Results from around the Track (and Field)

June 11, 2007 -

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

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

2008 BC Summer Games Reps

Call for Zone Reps and Assistant Provincial Advisor Trainees

BC Athletics is accepting applications for the positions of:

Zone Reps


  • Promote and communicate information within the Zone about the BC Summer Games and specifically Track & Field
  • Develop, with involvement of coach leaders in your Zone, the selection process for the Zone Track & Field Team
  • Work with the clubs, schools and coaches in the Zone to insure awareness of the Games, the criteria for selection and the date / dates of the selection meet
  • Insure compliance with all requirements for matters relating to:
    • Event sanctioning for the Zone Trials Meets
    • Athlete membership with BC Athletics
    • Coaching certification level – fully certified Level 2 for the Zone Head Coach
    • Team staff membership with BC Athletics
  • Insure the hosting of the Zone Selection Meet(s)/Trails for the Zone Track & Field Team – Note: The Zone Selection Trials must be held between May1/08 and June 15/08
  • Be familiar with the athlete eligibility criteria for participation in the BC Summer Games
  • Be familiar with the Rules for Athletics and those of the BC Summer Games
  • Oversee the Zone Team Selection process
  • Oversee the selection of the Zone Team Coaches and Managers
  • Insure that the coaches selected for the Zone Team meet the required Coaching Certification Level for Athletics/Track & Field
  • Insure the registration of the Zone Team Athletes, Coaches and Managers by the registration timeline
  • Work with the Provincial Sport Advisor and the Assistant Provincial Sport Advisor on all matters relating to promotion, selection (athletes, coaches, managers), athlete entries and BC Games registration fees
  • Provide feedback and recommendations on all aspects of the BC Summer Games Athletics/Track & Field competition and program

Assistant Provincial Advisor Trainee Program

This is an initiative by BC Athletics to train potential Assistant Provincial Sport Advisors and Provincial Sport Advisors for future BC Summer Games programs. Individuals interested in this opportunity will need to:

  • Time Commitment: April, May and June of the year of the Games (2008) in assisting both the Provincial and Assistant Provincial Sport Advisors in their work with the Zone Reps
  • Attend the BC Summer Games – July 2008 in Kelowna

Skills, Background and Experience: The following would be a benefit in your role:

  • Knowledge and experience in the organization of Track & Field Competition
  • Knowledge and experience in the area of Team Selection
  • Administration / paperwork associated with Track & Field competitions
  • Ability to use Hy-Tek Meet Entry and Results program
  • Knowledge of Disability Sport Groups who are included in the Athletics/Track & Field portion of the Games
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Athletics and the BC Summer Games Rules

Responsibilities Include:

  • Planning, in cooperation with the Host Organizing Committee for Track & Field:
    • The Athletics/Track & Field events and schedule for the Summer Games competition
  • Working with the Zone Reps on the planning and scheduling of the Zone Trials/Selection Competition
  • Working with the Games Organization on planning for Athletics/Track & Field in the Games as relates to:
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation – athletes, team staff and equipment
    • Food services
    • Medical
    • Others as identified

Please submit your letter of application that includes an outline of experience and training and indicate your interest in one of:

  • Zone Reps position
  • Assistant Provincial Sport Advisor Trainee Program

Application Deadline: Friday, June 29/07
Submit this to:
Diana Hollefreund
BC Athletics Provincial Sport Advisor
BC Summer Games
5183 Rutli Meadows
Victoria, BC V8Y 1X7
Phone: 250-658-8023

BC Juvenile, Midget Championships and Western Canada Games Trials

The meet package and preliminary meet schedule for the BC Juvenile, Midget Championships and the Western Canada Summer Games Trials in Nanaimo July 7th and 8th is now available on our website:

All meet entries need to be received by the Entry Chairperson by June 30th.

Entry Chair
Diana Hollefreund
5183 Rutli Meadows Place
Victoria, BC V8Y 1X7
Phone: 250-658-8023
Fax: 250-658-8023

See the meet package for more information on entry fees, eligibility, location, facility, etc.

JD Championships Accommodation

The Thompson Rivers University Residence has a limited number of 1, 2 and 4 bedroom suites available during the weekend of the JD Championships in Kamloops. The university is within walking distance to the track and the price includes continental breakfast, satellite television, wireless internet, private kitchenette with sink, microwave and fridge, 3-piece bathroom, air conditioning, cardio and games room, on site laundry and free local calling. The phone number is 250-828-8999, or e-mail is

Strong finishes in Victoria Intl. Track Classic

OTTAWA – The PacifiCanada Track and Field Series is underway with some great performances at the Victoria International Track Classic last night. The PacifiCanada Series showcases both international and Olympic staged athletes from June 3rd through 10th at different meets throughout British Columbia.

Dylan Armstrong from Kamloops, BC had a strong performance in the Men’s Shot Put. He finished in first place with a toss of 20.60-metres, clearing his nearest competitor by 2.39-metres.

Other notable performances in Victoria were:

  • Esther Akinsulie from Ottawa, ON finished 1st in the 400-metres with a time of 54.08
  • Diane Cummins competing in her hometown finished 1st in the 800-metres crossing the line in 2:02.59
  • Megan Metcalfe from Edmonton, AB finished 1st in the 1500-metres with a time of 4:15.17
  • Kelsey Hendry from Saskatoon, SK finished 1st in pole vault with a jump of 4.16-metres
  • Nathan Vadeboncoeur of Winnipeg, MB finished 1st in the 400-metres with a time of 47.25
  • Gary Reed from Kamloops, BC finished 1st in the 800-metres in 1:47.16

Follow this link to view the full results from the Victoria International Track Classic:

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:

2007 PacifiCanada Track & Field Series

The complete results can be found through the PacifiCanda website:

Hershey Harriers Allcomers

The events available for this year’s Hershey Harriers All Comer meets are now confirmed. Please visit for full list of dates, events, and times.

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



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

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

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 meets.

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 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 viewing at: 

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 selection process
  • 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 viewing.

Articles and Information this quarter:

  • Posture Meets Performance
  • Keeping a Training Journal
  • SportSafety
  • 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

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