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ISSUE #21-2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Updated Track and Field Rankings
  • World Youth Championships – BC Results
  • Juvenile Team Announced
  • Western Canada Summer Games Team Announced
  • Run Jump Throw Instructor Workshop August 14, 15
  • Rising Stars in Athletics – This week's spotlight is on Brooke Pighin!


Updated Track and Field Rankings

New BC Track and Field Rankings updated as of July 17, 2007. These do not yet include the July 10th or 17th Hershey Harrier’s All-comers meets or the BC JD Championships.

Awards for BC Juvenile Championships, 15 Year old Championships and Midget Alternate Meet

Anyone who did not pick up their awards at the meet in Nanaimo on July 7 - 8 2007 and wants to receive them should contact the BC Athletics office - 

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.

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 Brooke Pighin!

Brooke Pighin

Y.O.B: 1989
Hometown: Port Alberni
Club: Alberni Valley Track Club
School: Alberni District Secondary School
Coach: Tom Nielsen
Event: Javelin

Best 2007 Performance:

47.98m - #4 in Canada

Best 2006 Performance and Ranking:

40.61m - #3 Juvenile in Canada


Track and Field scholarship to SLU (Southeastern Louisiana University)
2004 - Gold in Javelin at Midget National Championships
2006 - 4th in Javelin at BC High Schools
2006 - 1st in Javelin at NAIG
2006 - 1st in High Jump at NAIG
2007 - 2nd in Javelin at BC High Schools
2007 - 2nd in Javelin at SR Nationals Championships


2004 - Summer Games Zone 6 Team
2004 - Midget Legion Team
2007 - BC Western Canada Summer Games Team/Dual Meet Team
2007 - BC JR Team
2007 - BC SR Team

Future Goals:

My future goals are to break conference records and such as I head down to SLU for university this fall. I am aiming to be on the NCAA podium next year as a freshman, and would like to qualify for World Juniors this upcoming year along with breaking the Canadian junior record. As for long term goals I plan on making the FISU games in 2009 and as every other athlete to hopefully continue on to the Olympics one day maybe even 2012.

Favourite Track Experience:

The team trips traveling together locally, provincially, and even nationally. My favourite experience is getting the chance to compete with other elite athletes as teammates, opponents, and as friends. I enjoy being able to learn from others through these experiences to continue to move forward in becoming a well rounded athlete.

Athletics Canada

The July 2007 edition of the Gold Standard is now available for viewing

Please follow this link: 

In this edition you will find:

  • An interview with Alana Duff and coach Rick Reelie
  • June Highlights
  • 2007 Eastern High Performance Series
  • RBC Olympians Program
  • Racewalkers Canadian Championships
  • Pan American Games Team
  • Pan American Junior Championships Team
  • World Youth Championships Team
  • and much more

Results from around the Track (and Field)

July 16, 2007 -

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

BC Juvenile and 15-yr-old Team

Congratulations to the following athletes that have been selected to the Juvenile and 15-yr old team to take part in the week-long Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field Camp/Competition. All athletes will be receiving information via email regarding details of the trip.

Juvenile Team

First Name       Last Name     M/F Club   Selected Event
Ryan             Chester       M   KAJ    400mH
James            Clark         M   GEA    1500m
Aleisha          Cobb          F   PATH   LJ
Katherine        Digby         F   TBIRD  3000m
Gurinder         Dosanjh       M   KAJ    DT
Laurel           Draper        F   PATH   2000mSC
Nicolle          Fraser        F   CC     JT
Sarah            Gallagher     F   CVC    HT
Justine          Johnson       F   PATH   800m
Emma             Kimoto        F   KAJ    HJ
Christine        Lowe          F   CC     400mH
Laura            Macauley      F   AVTC   DT
Emmalyne         MacCorquodale F   UN-BC  HT
Ian              Miller        M   VR     HJ
Katie            Nelson        F   VTFC   400m
Sabrina          Nettey        F   KAJ    100m
Christabel       Nettey        F   KAJ    100mH
Holly            Parent        F   VTFC   HEP
Keynan           Parker        M   BBY    100m, 200m
Alyson           Pickett       F   KEL    TBA
Alyssa           Shury         F   UNA    400
Michelle         Stuart        F   LANG   JT
Lyle             Tarzwell      M   UN-BC  200m
Angus            Taylor        M   KAJ    HT
Brittany         Therrien      F   PATH   800m

15 Year-Olds

NAME                    HOMETOWN      CLUB                   	EVENT(S)
Abbey Vogt              Burnaby       Burnaby Striders          800m
Haleigh Lloyd           Ladysmith     Cowichan Valley           LJ
Alyxandria Treasure     Prince George Prince George T&F         HJ
Florence Clifford       Surrey        South Fraser T&F          DT
Jade Richardson         Nanaimo       Nanaimo T&F               DT
Daniel Medland-Marchen  Kelowna       Kelwna T&F Club           800m
Jared Heldman           Langley       Valley Royals             100m, LJ
Chris Sutherland        Langley       Surrey Athletic Club      400m
Ismael Karidio          Prince George Prince George T&F         HJ
Dyson Barnes            Hatzic        Valley Royals             300mH
Del Ingvaldson          Surrey        South Fraser T&F          SP
Alex Dumont             Tsawwassen    Kajaks                    DT
Cody Parker             Comox         Unattached                JT
Spencer Prince          Langley       Valley Royals             SP
James Eden              Penticton     Penticton Athletics       300mH

BC Western Canada Summer Games

The following athletes have made the BC Western Canada Summer Games team. They will competing this weekend, July 21-22, in a dual meet with Alberta in addition to attending the Games, which will be held August 7-11 in Strathcona County, AB. Please note that athlete’s events may not have been finalized yet.

2007 BC WCG Team  

Name                     Event
Adair, Mike              HJ, 800m
Boss, Traci              400mH, 4x400
Bruchet, Luc             1500m, 3000m
Charles, Ricardo         100m, 200m, 4x100
Chenery, Mark            LJ, 110mH, 4x400
Childs, Cliff            1500m
Chin Aleong, Janessa     200m, 4x100
Cleary, Brendan          400m, 4x400
Cliff, Rachel            3000m, 5000m
Connolly, Creighton      5000mRW
Dhaliwal, Manpreet       800m
Digby, Erika             800m, 1500m
Dunfee, Evan             5000mRW
Farrell, Leon            200m, 4x100
Fralick, Brandt          100m, 200m, 4x100
Gleadle, Liz             JT
Gomez, Inaki             5000mRW
Giufree, Mike            100m, 4x100
Gustavson, Reid          LJ, SP, 4x400
Haight, Dylan            3000m SC
Irvine, Stacey           PV, 100mH
Johns, Adelle            Heptathlon
Johnstone, Elizabeth     SP, JT
Kane, Brianna            400m, 4x400
Keeping, Cassie          200m, 400m, 4x400
Khouw, Justin            LJ, TJ
Kisielewska, Paulina     100m, 4x100
Kolstad, Kristen         500m, 3000m
Law, Christine           400mH
Law, Geoffrey            PV
Lim, Kevin               400m, 4x400
Little, Paul             HJ
Markloff, Tim            JT
Moldavanov, Sviatoslav   TJ, LJ
Moss, Curtis             JT
Neveu, Karly             HJ
Nicol, Scott             800m
Nielsen, Kyle            JT, SP
Payne, Gabrielle         HJ
Pearse, Anastasia        400m, 400mH, 4x400
Pighin, Brooke           JT
Richard, Camille         TJ, LJ
Richey, Meg              PV, 400mH
Rose, JD                 HT, SP
Rutley, Erica            PV, 100mH
Shaw, Angela             800m, 4x400
Skermer, Dave            DT
Sprenkels, Tiffany       TJ
Stoffman, Zaria          100mH, HJ
Swartz, Shawn            HJ
Ter Laak, Lara           DT, HT
Trenholm, Stephanie      800m
Vaartnou, Nick           400m, 4x400
Warwick, Heather         5000mRW
Whitegibson, Billie      100m, 200m, 4x100
Whitehead, Liza          100m, 4x100
Williams, Valerie        TJ, LJ
Wright, Gillian          3000m SC
Mike Murray
Tom Nielsen
Sue Northey
Larry Blaschuck
Erin Bell
Thelma Wright
Tom Hastie

BC Junior Team Announced

This year’s BC Junior team, comprised of 31 athletes, will compete in front of a home-town crowd in Abbotsford, July 27-29. For the schedule of events, visit 


Nettey Sabrina          KAJ       100m, 200m, LJ  Murray
Nettey Christabel       KAJ       LJ, 100mH, 100m Murray
Parker Keynan           BBY       200m, 100m      Reckord
Vaartnou Nick           PATH      400m            Parker
Swartz Shawn            CC        HJ              Andersen
Neveu Karly             OA        HJ              Vicoc
Sprenkels Tiffany       NORW      TJ, LJ          Voloshin
Smith Jessica           NORW      1500m           Weber
Pighin Brooke           AFTC      JT              Nielsen
Nielsen Kyle            CC        JT              Nielsen
MacCorquodale Emmalynne VISSA     HT              Tim Findlay
Pearse Anastasia        PATH      400mH, 400m     Parker
Fraser Nicolle          CC        JT              Nielsen
Taylor Angus            KAJ       HT, SP, DT      Collier
Cobb Aleisha            PATH      LJ, 100m        Parker
Charles Ricardo         CHWK      100m, 200m      Brandt
terLaak Lara            KAJ       DT              Collier
Culley Mitch            VR        1500m           Townsend
Cliff Rachel            TBIR      3000m           Fell
Macauley Laura          AVTC      SP, JT, DT      Armous
Chester Ryan            KAJ       400mH           Murray
Irvine Stacey           5450      PV              Peters
Groenewoud Chantelle    NORW      2000mSC         Weber
Mackenzie Davin         UNA       800m            Jedrzejek
Whitegibson Billie      CC        100m, 200m      Self
Rutley Erica            5450      PV              Peters
Kimoto Emma             KAJ       HJ, TJ          McDiarmid
Little Paul             NTFC      HJ              Johnston
Gleadle Elizabeth       TBIRDS    JT              Primeau
Chenery Mark            PATH      DEC             Parker
Law Geoff               TBIRDS    PV              Primeau

2007 World Youth Championships – BC Results

Here are the BC Results from the World Youth Championships. For full results, visit 

Name                    Event             Results
Evan Dunfee             10km RW           23rd – 47:40.86 (PB)
Emma Kimoto             High Jump         21st - 1.70m
Laura Macauley          Shot Put, Javelin 24th – 11.34m, 21st – 42.98 (PB)
Emmalynne MacCorquodale Hammer            16th – 50.18m
Christabel Nettey       100mH, Long Jump  8th – 14.42 (PB 13.49), 14th – 5.88m
Sabrina Nettey          100m, Long Jump   17th – 11.91, 8th – 5.96m
Keynan Parker           100m              5th – 10.74 (PB 10.61)
Angus Taylor            Discus, Hammer    NM, 23rd – 62.93m

Two Kajaks All-Comers Cancelled

The last two Kajaks All-Comers meets, August 16th and 23rd, have been cancelled. The last All-Comers meet will now be August 9th. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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 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.

Run Jump Throw!

Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events

RJT Demonstration

Cost: FREE (entry admission to the PNE grounds may be required)
Date: Sunday August 19th, 2007
Location: the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver
Time: 12-1pm

RJT Demonstration

Cost: FREE
Date: Friday August 31st, 2007
Location: Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
Time: 1-5pm

RJT Instructor Workshop

Cost: $220 (persons outside Host Organization), discount available for BCA members
Includes: $50 Instructor Resources
NCCP Certification
Hands-on practical experience
Dates: August 14, 15, 2007 - TBC
Times: TBC (totals 15 hours)
Location: TBD, Lower Mainland
Specific details will be posted soon.

To express interest of attendance, and to receive confirmed details of workshop via email, please email Jessica at

RJT Instructor Workshops for Teachers

Cost: $125 (persons outside Host Organization), discount available for BCA members
Includes: $50 Instructor Resources
NCCP Certification
Hands-on practical experience
Dates: Oct. 20th, 2007
Times: TBC (totals 8 hours)
Location: TBD – various: Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley
Specific details will be posted soon.

To express interest of attendance, and to receive confirmed details of workshop via email, please email Jessica at

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."


SPIN Summit

September 24 - 26, 2007
Best Western Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre
Richmond, British Columbia


Tom Johnson, Swimming Canada, Head Coach

Holding one of the most impressive coaching records in Canadian swimming, Tom Johnson of Vancouver, BC has been named to Canada's coaching staff at seven Olympic Games, nine world championships and eight Commonwealth Games. Nationally his clubs have won 15 overall national team titles and 21 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Crowns (12 for men and nine for women). Currently, Tom is the coach of World Champion Brent Hayden. At the 2007 SPIN Summit, Tom will speak about Building a World Champion.

Don't miss your chance to hear Tom and many other great leaders speak about the latest innovations in their field! Check out the 2007 conference program!

Register now at to attend this unique Canadian conference and please spread the word to other colleagues who may be interested.

See you in Vancouver in September,

Gordon Sleivert, PhD
SPIN Summit Chair

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.

REMINDERS and Quick Links

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