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ISSUE #25-2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Athletics Canada Coaching Survey
  • Canadian throwers come 4th, 5th at Para Pan Am Games
  • Royal Canadian Legion – BC Team results
  • BC Western Canada Summer Games results – 3 Event Records
  • Rising Stars in Athletics – This week's spotlight is on Anastasia Pearse


Coaching Survey

Athletics Canada is conducting a brief survey targeted to coaches, that will allow us to have a more precise idea of where the resources are coming to cover coaches salaries and what is the amount of time dedicated to coaching in Track & Field in Canada. The questionnaire takes less than 5 minutes to be completed and should be answered by any coach working through your branch or club (regardless of the numbers of hours dedicated to this activity). We’re hoping to have the responses before August 30th.

We will very much appreciate your help in sending out this message to all the Track and Field coaches in your Province.

Link for the survey: 

Thanks in advance for your help,

Ivonne Shoucair
Membership Services and Events Manager
Gérante de services aux membres et événements
2445 St. Laurent Blvd. Suite B1-110
Ottawa, ON K1G 6C3
Ph: (613) 260-5580 ext. 3311 / Fax: (613) 260-0341

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 Anastasia Pearse!

Anastasia Pearse

Y.O.B: 1988
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Club: Pacific Athletics
Coach: Ron Parker
School: University of Victoria
Events: 400m, 400mH

Best 2007 Performance:

400mH Junior - 60.92, #1 BC Ranked
400m Junior - 55.80, #1 BC Ranked

Best 2006 Performance and Ranking:

#1 Ranked BC Junior 400m - 56.28


2007 – BC Junior Championships 400mH, 1st - 61.85
2007 – BC Junior Championships 400m, 1st - 56.95
2007 – Western Canada Summer Games 400mH, 1st - 62.01
2007 – Western Canada Summer Games 400m, 2nd - 55.80
2007 – Canadian Junior Championships 400mH, 2nd - 60.92
2006 – BC High School Championships 400m, 2nd - 56.28


2007 – BC Western Canada Summer Games Team
2007 – Canadian Junior Team
2006 – Canadian Junior Team
2002 – BC Summer Games

Athletics Canada

Pettey and Hughes fourth and fifth in discus throw at inaugural Para Pan Am Games

August 14 2007

RIO – Kyle Pettey of Brampton, Ont., and Robert Hughes of Mississauga, Ont., ranked fourth and fifth in the men’s discus final on Monday as track and field competition got underway at the inaugural Para Pan American Games.

Carlos Leon of the U.S., launched a world record throw to win the gold with Alphanso Cunningham of Jamaica second and Tomas Haracio Bascioni of Argentina third. The two Canadians followed in the standings.

The discus final had several disability categories therefore a points system determined the final standings. Pettey and Hughes both set Pan Am records at 32.10 metres and 20.47 respectively in the F34 and F33 categories for athletes with cerebral palsy (CP).

‘’We’re struggling with the points table system but in the end Kyle lost out on a medal by four points,’’ said Pirnie. ‘’Both of them still have another crack at a medal in the shotput on Wednesday.’’

In the men’s 1,500 metre for visually impaired semifinal, Jason Dunkerley of Ottawa and his guide Greg Dailey of Toronto, were the top qualifiers for Tuesday’s final breaking the Canadian and Pan American record clocking 4:07.93. They smashed their previous mark of 4:14.19 set at the Athens Paralympics in 2004. The world record is 4:05.11 held by Robert Matthews of Britain since 1989.

‘’Jason and Greg were totally dominant,’’ said Canada’s track and field coach Bruce Pirnie. ‘’They’re going for the world record for sure in the final. They were actually a bit disappointed they didn’t get it today. They are the best team here, they are like a couple of race horses in stride. They are very fluid and fit.’’

Barry Phelan of Wingham, Ont., qualified second for the 200 sprint final in the CP T38 disability category and William Stanley of Calgary advanced in the 200 final for visually impaired.

Competition continues through to next Sunday.


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 13, 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

Cross Country and Trail Running


Canada’s two top mountain runners fought it out on the slopes of Roman Mountain in the 9th annual Emperor’s Challenge. Nanaimo resident Steve Osaduik is Canada’s top marathoner and is training for the Beijing Olympics. Kris Swanson of Victoria, who started his running career while living in Tumbler Ridge, had won the men’s event for the preceding eight years, one of the enduring feats in Canadian mountain-running history.

Steve Osaduik became the first runner to break the 1½ hour barrier, cruising in strongly in 1-28:45, with Swanson following in 1-30:37. Both runners praised the race and the organizers afterwards. Swanson was gracious in defeat, and credited Osaduik for a superbly run race. Osaduik acknowledged that this was the first time he had ever had to walk in a race, and said this was the premier running event he had ever come across, and undoubtedly the toughest and most spectacular. Both runners said they hoped to be back in 2008.

With the 2006 winner in the women’s race, Jen Legault, unable to start the race due to a running injury, the women’s field was wide open. Penny Thompson, the gifted runner from Grande Prairie, toyed with the opposition and set a course record for the new route of 1-59:28, followed by Rena McLeod and two-time winner Marlene Corcoran.

For more of the story and for full results, email Charles Helm at

Track & Field

BC Royal Canadian Legion Results

The 2007 BC Royal Canadian Legion team made an impressive showing, returning with 45 medals and 3 Meet Records. Below are the medal winners.

Girls Juvenile team

Sabrina Nettey:      100m 1st, 11.91  
                     200m 1st 24.13 (2.1 wind)
Christabel Nettey:   100m 3rd, 12.30 (12.18 in semis), 
                     100mH, 1st 14.00 (13.90 in semis new Legion record),
                     Long Jump 1st, 6.28m (3.7 wind)
Kaitlin Nelson:      400m 1st, 56.69  
Justine Johnson:     800m 1st, 2:14.48
Christine Lowe:      400mH 2nd, 63.69
Laurel Draper:       2000mSC 3rd, 7:32.13
Emma Kimito:         High Jump 1st, 1.65m, 
Laura Macauley:      Discus 1st, 40.26m
Emma Maccorquodale:  Hammer Throw 1st, 53.12m
Sarah Gallagher:     Hammer Throw 2nd, 40.89m
Nicolle Fraser:      Javelin Throw 1st, 45.10m
BC 4x100m Juvenile Girls 1st, 47.97 
            (Nettey, Nettey, Cobb, Shury).
BC 4x400m Juvenile Girls 2nd, 3:54.59 
            (Lowe, Nelson, Shury, Johnson).

Girls 15 year old team

Haleigh Lloyd:       300mH 3rd, 45.66  
Alyxandria Treasure: High Jump 1st, 1.76m (new legion record)  
                     Triple Jump 2nd, 11.73m
Jade Richardson:     Shot Put 3rd, 10.21m  
                     Discus 2nd, 32.49m
BC 4x100m 15 year old Girls 3rd, 50.40 
           (Vogt, Treasure, Lloyd, Richardson).

Boys Juvenile Team

Keynan Parker:       100m 1st, 10.57 (2.2 wind)  
                     200m 1st, 21.44 (3.1 wind)
James Clark:         1500m 3rd, 4:01.42
Ian Miller:          Pole Vault 2nd, 3.60m
Angus Taylor:        Shot Put 2nd, 14.76m   
                     Discus Throw 1st, 51.73m  
                     Hammer Throw 1st, 62.19m
BC 4x100m Juvenile Boys 7th, 46.53 
           (Chester, Parker, Miller, Tarzwell).

Boys 15 year old Team

Jared Heldman:           200m 3rd, 23.01 (3.6 wind) 
                         Long Jump 1st, 6.82m (new legion record)
Del Ingvaldson:          Shot Put 2nd, 15.54m  
                         Discus Throw 1st, 57.44m
Daniel Medland-Marchen:  400m 3rd, 53.40  
                         800m 2nd, 2:03.46
Dyson Barnes:            100mH 2nd, 14.89  
                         300mH 1st, 40.92
James Eden:              300mH 3rd, 42.02
Spencer Prince:          Shot Put 3rd, 14.44m
Alex Dumont:             Discus Throw 3rd, 47.42m
Cody Parker:             Javelin Throw 2nd, 43.31m
BC 4x100m 15 year old Boys 1st, 44.58 
          (Heldman, Sutherland, Ingvaldson, Barnes).
BC 4x400m 15 year old Boys 2nd, 3:46.32 
          (Ingvaldson, Sutherland, Heldman, Medland-Marchen).

Western Canada Summer Games

The BC team finished 2nd overall (behind Alberta) with a total of 50 medals, and 1866.50 points.

Below are your medalists.

GOLD - 15

CURTIS MOSS      JAVELIN         71.50m
BROOKE PIGHIN    JAVELIN         44.42m
LARA TER LAAK    DISCUS          39.19m
PAUL LITTLE      HIGH JUMP       2.04m
GLEN MCINTYRE    S.O. 100M       12.61
GLEN MCINTYRE    S.O. 200M       25.48
LAURA STRAUSS    S.O. 100M       15.62
EVAN DUNFEE      5KM RW          22:45.56
HEATHER WARWICK  5KM RW          28:13.81
                 4X100M RELAY    41.54
                 S.0. 4X100M     54.37


KYLE NEILSEN      JAVELIN         62.19,
LIZ GLEADLE       JAVELIN         43.67m
KARLY NEVEU       HIGH JUMP       1.71m
SHAWN SWARTZ      HIGH JUMP       2.04m
ANASTASIA PEARSE  400M            55.80
BRANDT FRALICK    200M            21.97
ANDREW MCINTYRE   S.O. 100M       12.67
ANDREW MCINTYRE   S.O. 200M       25.89
LAURA STRAUSS     S.O. 200M       32.83
INAKI GOMEZ       5KM RW          22:45.56
NATHAN DE WITT    800M WC         2:45.40
NATHAN DE WITT    1500M WC        5:15.65
KIRSTEN KOLSTAD   3000M           10:02.49
                  4X100M RELAY    47.27


TIM MARKLOFF        JAVELIN         55.77m
LARA TER LAAK       HAMMER          39.19m
DAVID SKERMER       DISCUS          42.44m
JD ROSE             HAMMER          49.85m
GEOFF LAW           POLE VAULT      4.50m
RICARDO CHARLES     100M            10.97
TRACI BOSS          400M H          1:04.31
CHRIS ROBERGE       S.0. 100M       13.03
CHRIS ROBERGE       S.O. 200M       26.47
STEPHANIE DE GAGNE  200M WC         46.87
NATHAN DE WITT      200M WC         35.12
KRISTEN KOLSTAD     5000M           17:18.03
GILLIAN WRIGHT      3000M S/C       12:46.93
CREIGHTON CONNOLLY  5KM RW          25:05.24
                    4X400M RELAY    3:18.84

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

Run Jump Throw!

Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events

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.

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