Printed from Subscribe to the BCA Bulletin:

Close window « BACK NEXT » Print This Page

BC Athletics Bulletin

Your source of up-to-date Athletics news in BC. If you came to this page via email link, click here to get to main BCA site.

ISSUE #24-2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • The Gold Standard – 2007 August edition available
  • Canadian World Championships team finalized
  • Assistant Coach Employment Opportunity – University of Rhode Island
  • Rising Stars in Athletics – This week's spotlight is on Karly Neveu


Kajaks All-Comers Meet cancelled

The Kajaks All-Comers Meet that was scheduled for August 9, 2007 is now cancelled.

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

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 Karly Neveu!

Karly Neveu

Y.O.B: 1989
Hometown: White Rock, BC
Club: Ocean Athletics
School: Earle Mariot
Coach: Doug Vicic
Event: High Jump

Best 2007 Performance:

1.71m - #2 BC Junior

Best 2006 Performance and Ranking:

1.72m - #2 BC Juvenile


2007 – Canadian Junior Championships – Champion
2007 – BC Junior Championships – 2nd
2007 – BC-Alberta Dual meet – Champion
2007 – BC High School Championships – 2nd
2005 – Canadian Junior Championships – 5th
2004 – BC High School Championships – Champion


2007 – BC Western Canada Summer Games team
2007 – BC Junior team
2005 – Canada Summer Games team
2005 – BC Junior team
2004 – BC Juvenile Team

Future Goals:

Continue to compete at the University of Boston this fall, hopefully jump 1.75m soon. Eventually be able to make a Canadian Team.

Favourite Track Experience:

Meeting athletes from around the country at the National Legion Camp.

Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada Newsletter – August edition

The August 2007 edition of The Gold Standard is now available for viewing - please follow this link: 

In this edition you will find:

  • 2007 World Championships
  • 2007 RBC Canadian Championships
  • Pan American Games Results
  • Parapanamerican Games Team named
  • Summer Universiade (FISU) Team
  • July Highlights
  • And much more

IAAF World Championships - catch the action on CBC

CBC Sports will carry the 11th IAAF World Championships which begins on August 25 in Osaka, Japan. To view CBC’s scheduled coverage of track and field, please visit: 


Results from around the Track (and Field)

August 7, 2007 -

Road Running

Scotiabank International Team Challenge

Team Canada vs Team Great Britain, Team America [USA], and Team Mexico

The organizers are finalizing the selection of 2 men and 2 women for TEAM CANADA at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon scheduled for Toronto, September 30th.

The ITC provides a fabulous opportunity for younger, up and coming athletes to gain invaluable international experience in a major, international marathon. Toronto Waterfront is also building a reputation for its flat, fast course.

All travel, accommodation and food expenses will be covered for those selected to their national teams. Team members will also be housed in our "Athletes Village" hotel along with all the top African and other international runners, located near High Park.

Teams consist of 2 men and 2 women. We are looking to select the best possible team.

Finishing times for all 4 athletes will be scored using the Mercier scoring tables for comparative performances, and the points for the best THREE performances on each team will count for final standings for the Scotiabank International Team Challenge.

2007 Team Prizing

  • 1st place Team receives CDN$4,000
  • 2nd place Team receives CDN$2,000
  • 3rd place Team receives CDN$1,000

Note: Team members share the prize money.

If any athlete or coach would like to confirm a nomination for this selection please email me ASAP with personal details.

Hugh Cameron
Coach - Team Canada (for Team Challenge)

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

Athletics Canada finalizes World Championships team

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the team which will compete at the 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Osaka, Japan August 25 to September 2. The team will head to Singapore on August 11 for a two week training and preparation camp. Arrival in Osaka will take place in three waves – August 20, 22, and 24. The travel dates were determined following a comprehensive study of the World Championships schedule, Osaka training venues and logistics.

“The World Championships are the final step in preparation and evaluation of our team on the road to Beijing,” said Head Coach Les Gramantik. Gramantik is anticipating strong performances in Japan on the heels of excellent results at the Pan American Games last week in Rio; “They (Worlds) are the premier event of our sport and I am looking forward to see our athletes execute in Osaka.”

Tyler Christopher won the 400 metres bronze medal at the last (2005) World Championships. Perdita Felicien was the world champion in the women’s hurdles in 2003. 13 members of the team recently won medals at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro. Dylan Armstrong, Diane Cummins, Adam Kunkel, Jim Steacy and Jessica Zelinka all won gold. The men’s 4x100m relay team (Adu-Bobie, Connaughton, Henry, Barnett), Tyler Christopher, Perdita Felicien and Nicole Forrester won silver while Angela Whyte won bronze.

Name                   Event        Hometown       Club                Coach
Richard Adu-Bobie      4x100m       Ottawa, ON     Ottawa Lions        Glenroy Gilbert
Dylan Armstrong        Shot put     Kamloops, BC   Kamloops T&F        A. Bondarchuk
Simon Bairu            10000m       Regina, SK     Queen City Striders Jerry Schumacher
Brian Barnett          200m, 4x100m Edmonton, AB   Capital City        Quin Sekulich
Tim Berrett            50km RW      Edmonton, AB   Leduc T&F           John Fitzgerald
Tyler Christopher      400m         Edmonton, AB   Legacy Athletics    Kevin Tyler
Jared Connaughton      4x100m       New Haven, PEI Eastern Stride Ath. C. MacAdam
Diane Cummins          800m         Victoria, BC   Pacific Athletics   Brent Fougner
Carmen Douma-Hussar    1500m        Cambridge, ON  New Balance         Marcus O'Sullivan
Malindi Elmore         1500m        Calgary, AB    U. of Calgary       Mike Van Tighem
Perdita Felicien       100mH        Pickering, ON  Over the Top        Gary Winkler
Nicole Forrester       High jump    Aurora, ON     Mississauga T&F     James Henry
Anson Henry            4x100m       Pickering, ON  Mississauga T&F     Dan Pfaff
Shannon King           4x100m       Brampton, ON   York University     Desai Williams
Adam Kunkel            400mH        Paisely, ON    Legacy Athletics    Kevin Tyler
Lioudmila Kortchaguina Marathon     Thornhill, ON  Independent         Ilia Kounavine
Priscilla Lopes        100mH        Whitby, ON     Independent         Anthony McCleary
Jared MacLoed          110mH        Winnipeg, MB   Winnipeg Optimist   Cliff Rovelto
Chantal Petitclerc     1500m T54    Montréal, QC   Independent         Peter Eriksson
Gary Reed              800m         Kamloops, BC   Pacific Athletics   Wynn Gmitroski
Diane Roy              1500m T54    Hatley, QC     Optimum             Jean Laroche
Scott Russell          Javelin      Windsor, ON    Windsor Legion      Doug Reynolds
Jim Steacy             Hammer       Lethbridge, AB Chinook T&F         Larry Steinke
Hilary Stellingwerff   1500m        Guelph, ON     Speed River         D. Scott-Thomas
Kevin Sullivan         1500m        Brantford, ON  Windsor Legion      Juli Henner
Achraf Tadili          800m         Laval, QC      McGill Olympique    Brent Fougner
Angela Whyte           100mH        Edmonton, AB   Independent         Wayne Phipps
Neville Wright         4x100m       Edmonton, AB   Edmonton Int'l      Quin Sekulich
Jessica Zelinka*       Heptathlon   London, ON     Independent         Les Gramantik

Canada-USA Junior Racewalk Dual meet – 4 BC Athletes named

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the nine athletes who will compete in Hauppauge, New York on August 12 in the Canada-USA Junior Racewalk Dual Meet.

BC Athletes

Name               Event   Hometown  Club            Coach
Creighton Connolly 10km RW Kelowna   Racewalk West   Marek Jedrzejek, Gerry Dragomir
Evan Dunfee        10km RW Richmond  Kajaks T&F Club Gerry Dragomir
Inaki Gomez        10km RW Vancouver Racewalk West   Gerry Dragomir
Heather Warwick    5km RW  Richmond  Kajaks T&F Club Gerry Dragomir

The junior women's 5km race will begin at 9:00am followed by the junior men's 10km racewalk at 10:15am.


IAAF Golden League: Catch the action on CBC

OTTAWA – The IAAF Golden League kicked 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
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.


Masters Track and Field Survey

This survey is not a CMAA initiative but it has been endorsed by the CMAA.

The Coaching Symposium is an annual event held in conjunction with the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference. Its main objectives are to present current research on coaching and coach education, to create a network of Canadian researchers interested in this field and to strengthen the linkages among researchers and practitioners.

We wish to present a research paper on coaching and masters athletes at the next conference, which is being held in Nova Scotia in October 2007. To this end, we have designed a survey which we are asking you to complete and submit to us. For our research to be valid, we need a fairly large representational sample of masters athletes. Your individual responses will be confidential and anonymous, as all data will be merged in the report. A large part of our analysis will be concerned with the percentages of athletes who responded in a certain way and whether those percentages are significant. The survey, for the most part simply asks you to check off a response to a number of questions. It should take only a few minutes to complete. We ask you to please complete the survey for our research.

We are both masters age athletes who have competed in race walking and are now coaching walkers and distance runners.

You have the option of completing the survey by opening the file, filling in your responses and emailing it back to us or you can print it, complete it and mail it back via Canada Post.

The survey:

Thanking you in advance for your participation.

Sherry Watts                              Nancy Leo 
9 Kensington Ave.                       383 Ellerslie Ave.
London, ON                                Willowdale, ON
N6H 1CI                                     M2R 1B8


Chairman of the WMA Medical and Anti-Doping Committee Stan Perkins has advised that the last date for receipt of Therapeutic Use Exemption Applications is the 14 August, 2007, 21 days before the start of competition in the WMA Stadia Championships in Riccione, Italy.

Athletes are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to avoid a last minute rush that may delay the assessment of their form.

Perkins also reminded athletes that it was strongly recommended that they discuss their medications/treatments with their medical service provider and determine if there was an alternate treatment available that was not on the IAAF/WADA banned list of medications. Many athletes have found that there are approved alternate medications available to them and additionally, some athletes have found that they can temporarily suspend their medication to allow them to compete in the championships without impacting upon their health situation.

It should be noted by all athletes that random doping testing will take place during the championships.

Stan Perkins
Medical and Anti-Doping Committee

Run Jump Throw!

Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events

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
Times: 8:30 – 4:30
Location: Queensborough Community Centre
Registration form:

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

Assistant Coach, Track & Field
School of Kinesiology and Health Science
York University

York University, Canada's third largest university, is seeking a highly energetic, organized and motivated individual to perform a dual role in the area of track and field.

Under the direction of the Head Coach Track & Field, this position coordinates administrative aspects of York University’s Interuniversity Sport Track and Field team (including cross country); manages all aspects of the York University Track & Field Development Club; and serves as an assistant coach in one or more events.

Responsibilities and job qualifications (see below) are summarized on York University’s job posting website: 

This two-year contract commences September 04, 2007. The salary for this position is $54,000-$61,000 per year. All applications should include a resume and cover letter. The preferred method for submitting application packages is by email at: If you are unable to apply by email, you may apply by fax to 416-736-5566.

All applications should quote Job Posting No. 5519 and must be received by the posted deadline date August 17, 2007. We thank all applicants for their interest; please note that only those under consideration will be contacted.

The University also offers comprehensive benefits, and access to superb educational and recreational facilities.

For more information, please contact Deirdre Cappelli, Personnel Coordinator, with the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, at (416) 736-2100 ext. 33169 or e-mail,

Assistant Coach, Men's Track and Cross Country

Assist with all aspects of the cross country/indoor and outdoor track and field program including practice organization, coaching, conditioning, recruiting, public relations and fund raising. Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred. Collegiate coaching and recruiting experience required. Division I experience preferred. Excellent organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills required. Computer skills preferred (IBM). USATF Level I and II coaching and CSCS certification preferred.

Contact: John Copeland, Head Track Coach, University of Rode Island, Kingston,
RI 02881. 401-874-2163,

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