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ISSUE #19-2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Two Canadians set New World Records in the T54 1500m, and T52 200m
  • Canadian Junior Championships will feature Live Results Online
  • Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching – July 2007 Feature
  • Rising Stars in Athletics – This week’s spotlight is on Emmalynne MacCorquodale!


Attention Athletes competing outside of B.C.:

Please submit your performances (especially if they are season's bests) for meets outside of B.C. and a link to the official rankings if you wish to be included. We will try our best to search them, but this is a timely process. This is very important for University athletes competing during their university season. Please email performances to:

Result (including event):
Wind: If applicable

Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships Live Results

The Canadian Junior Championships will feature Live Results on the internet. Those not able to attend this year's Canadian Junior Championships in Abbotsford should be able to keep abreast of the action as the meet will feature results placed on the Championship web page ( minutes after the event is completed. Modification at the Swan Track and the expertise of Jason Swan has made this valuable service available.

Call for Team BC Chef de Mission

The Sport and Recreation Branch in the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to serve as Chef de Mission for Team BC for the 2009 Canada Summer Games which will be held in the cities of Charlottetown and Summerside, Prince Edward Island from August 15 – 29, 2009.

You will be responsible for recruiting, selecting, training and leading a Mission Team of approximately 20 volunteers to ensure that all aspects of Team BC preparation are met. You will work closely with the Assistant Chef de Mission and Management team to ensure all operations, communications, special events, performance services (sport science and medicine) and sport technical aspects are in place for a successful Games’ experience. You will be supported by skilled, professional staff from the Sport and Recreation Branch, partner organizations and contractors. This is an opportunity to play a key role in BC’s sport development system and to help prepare our future Olympians and Paralympians.

The Sport and Recreation Branch is also seeking expressions of interest from individuals interested in future Team BC Chef de Mission positions for the 2011 Canada Winter Games or the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games. The Canada Winter Games will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia in February 2011 and the Western Canada Summer Games will be held in Kamloops, British Columbia in August of 2011.

If you have any questions or are interested in being considered for these opportunities, please forward a letter clearly indicating which position(s) you are interested in and your resume outlining related skills and experience by July 6, 2007 to:

Chris Graham
Team BC Program Manager
Sport and Recreation Branch
PO Box 9820 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC, V8W 9W3
phone - (250) 387- 4386 / fax - (250) 387 – 1407

AWAD Results

All BC Athletics sanctioned events having an AWAD component to their meet/race should be sending results in to the BCA office along with Able-Bodied results. Any 2007 events that have already taken place are asked to send in the AWAD results from their meet/race to

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

Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Emmalynne MacCorquodale!

Emmalynne MacCorquodale

Y.O.B: 1990
Hometown: Nanaimo
School: Dover Bay Secondary
Coache: Tim Findlay
Events: Hammer

Best 2007 Performances:


Best 2006 Performance and Ranking:

54.84m, #1 Ranked 10th Grade in North America


2004 - Gold in Hammer for Summer Games
2004 - Silver for Shot Put in Summer Games
2006 - Silver for Canadian Juniors
2006 - Gold Canadian Legions


2004 - Zone 6 for BC Summer Games
2005 - Team Canada for IAAF World Youth
2006 - Team BC for Canadian Juniors and Canadian Legions
2007 - Team Canada for IAAF World Youth

Future Goals:

Olympics 2012, and University

Favourite track moments/memories:

The traveling segment of track meets

Athletics Canada

Canadians confirmed for IPC 1500m T54 trials in Windsor

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada is pleased to announce that four Canadians will compete in Windsor, ON on July 7 in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) 1500 metre wheelchair racing trials. The Trials will select the eight male and female finalists to compete this August in the men's and women's 1500 metre wheelchair exhibition demonstration events at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics.

Chantal Petitclerc, Diane Roy and Tracey Ferguson will compete in the women’s 1500 metre trials while Michel Fliteau will represent Canada on the men's side. The Canadian foursome will face challengers from numerous countries like Austria, China, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico and the United States.

The World Championships take place August 20 to September 2 in Osaka, Japan. The wheelchair exhibition events take place the first of September.

Canada has a storied history of excellent results in previous IAAF wheelchair exhibition events.

In 1987, Dianne Rakiecki of BC, won the gold in the 800 metre. In 1991 in Tokyo, Chantal Petitclerc won the bronze and captured silver in 1995. More recently Diane Roy captured the silver at the 2003 IAAF Championships in Paris.

The 1500 metre trials will take place during the Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic, an elite international competition. The men’s 1500 metre semi-finals are slated to begin at 6:35pm with the women's semis at 6:47pm. Follow this link to view the full schedule of the Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic.

The Boiling Point will be preceded by an Enhanced Athletics Development Meet (EADM) in the afternoon. The EADM is an all comer's type of competition to give racing opportunities to younger athletes and introduce new athletes to the sport of wheelchair racing.

Results from around the Track (and Field)

June 25, 2007 -


  • World Record set by Canadian Chantal Peticlerc, 1500m T54, 3:24.23
  • World Record set by Canadian Dean Bergeron, 200m T52, 30.34

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

Track & Field

Harry Jerome to be broadcast July 8th

The Harry Jerome International Track Classic which took place Friday June 8th in Burnaby, BC will be broadcast by TSN on Sunday July 8th at noon (12pm). The Harry Jerome featured some of Canada’s top athletes. Tune into TSN on July 8th to catch Tyler Christopher, Stephanie McCann, Anson Henry, Dylan Armstrong, and a host of other national level Canadian athletes compete in Burnaby.

You can visit the Harry Jerome website at and catch some of the action now by viewing a five minute highlight video. Photos from the event are also on display. Full meet results can be browsed by going to

IAAF Golden League begins in Oslo: Catch the action on CBC

OTTAWA – The IAAF Golden League kicks off in Oslo with the Exxon Mobil Bislett Games. Comprised of six meets, the Golden League is a series of the most prestigious track and field competitions featuring some of the world's top performers. The Golden League features a $1 Million jackpot for an athlete who can win their event at all six competitions.

Date         Event                   Time
July 7       Meeting Gaz de France   2pm
July 14      Golden Gala             4:30pm
July 21      Canadian Championships  3pm
August 25    World Championships     2pm
August 26    World Championships     3pm
September 1  World Championships     3pm
September 2  World Championships     3pm
September 8  Zurich Weltklasse       1:30pm

*Eastern Standard times, check local listings.

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

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."


Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching


Developing Female Leadership in the Canadian Sport System: Recommendations for High-Level Sport Organizations

Few would disagree with the contention that women’s leadership differs from that of men. Difference, of course, does not imply inferiority. Difference can be, and often is, positive. But because there are precious few examples of women leaders within the context of Canadian sport, there is, consequently, little opportunity to put women’s leadership to the test. Yes, of course, there are some exemplary role models. But a close examination of the administration, boards of directors, and committees of sport organizations reveals a lingering leadership imbalance, particularly when one factors in the recent outstanding, dominating performances of Canada’s women athletes and coaches on that great testing ground, the world stage.

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.

USOC Olympic Coach E-magazine Spring '07



REMINDERS and Quick Links

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