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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
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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
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
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
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: www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=iMRP8T86g_2bgSdIlvEAQ6hg_3d_3d
Thanks in advance for your help,
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: email@example.com.
Result (including event):
Wind: If applicable
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention BC Athletics Sanctioned Track and Field Meet Organizers:
Please be advised that this year's Results Round-up email address is email@example.com.
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
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
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: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=203
Results from around the Track (and Field)
August 13, 2007 - www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=371
Summer 2007 Road Running Performance "Interval Training"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross Country and Trail Running
BATTLE OF THE TITANS – EMPEROR’S CHALLENGE 2007
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 email@example.com.
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
CAMILLE RICHARD TRIPLE JUMP 11.86m
PAUL LITTLE HIGH JUMP 2.04m
GLEN MCINTYRE S.O. LONG JUMP 5.00m
ADELLE JOHNS HEPTHALON 4289
GLEN MCINTYRE S.O. 100M 12.61
GLEN MCINTYRE S.O. 200M 25.48
LAURA STRAUSS S.O. 100M 15.62
ANASTASIA PEARSE 400M HURDLES 1:02.01
EVAN DUNFEE 5KM RW 22:45.56
HEATHER WARWICK 5KM RW 28:13.81
BRANDT F., RICARDO C., LEON F., MIKE G.
4X100M RELAY 41.54
LAURA S, CHRIS R, ANDREW and GLEN McI
S.0. 4X100M 54.37
SILVER - 18
KYLE NEILSEN JAVELIN 62.19,
LIZ GLEADLE JAVELIN 43.67m
CAMILLE RICHARD LONG JUMP 5.33m
TIFFANY SPRINKLES TRIPLE JUMP 11.62m
KARLY NEVEU HIGH JUMP 1.71m
SHAWN SWARTZ HIGH JUMP 2.04m
CHRIS ROBERGE S.O. LONG JUMP 4.97m
ZARIA STOFFMAN 100M HURDLES 14.77
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
LIZA W, PAULINA K, JANESSA C, BILLIE W.
4X100M RELAY 47.27
BRONZE - 17
TIM MARKLOFF JAVELIN 55.77m
LARA TER LAAK HAMMER 39.19m
DAVID SKERMER DISCUS 42.44m
JD ROSE HAMMER 49.85m
GABRIELLE PAYNE HIGH JUMP 1.60m
LAURA STRAUSS S. O. LONG JUMP 3.05m
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
KEVIN L, BRANDT F, RICARDO C, NICK V.
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
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
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: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/masters_survey.doc
Thanking you in advance for your participation.
383 Ellerslie Ave.
Run Jump Throw!
Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events
RJT Instructor Workshops for Teachers
Cost: $125 (persons outside Host Organization), discount available for
Includes: $50 Instructor Resources
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on upcoming RunJumpThrow Events taking place across the
province, please visit our RJT web page at www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm.
RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshops Available
- Descriptions of the types of Instructor Workshops that are available
- Fee Schedule for Workshops
- Registration forms for hosting a Workshop
Please visit www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
TYPES OF PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE
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 http://www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
or contact our provincial coordinator, Thelma Wright.
Run Jump Throw Coordinator
Tel 604 737 3175
Fax 604 737 3171
OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO OFFICIALS
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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: http://webapps.yorku.ca/nonacademicpostings/
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: email@example.com.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
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
Contact: John Copeland, Head Track Coach, University of Rode Island,
RI 02881. 401-874-2163, jco2653U@postoffice.uri.edu.
For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
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
Register now at www.spinsummit.com
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
JULY 2007 FEATURE
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 www.athleticscoaching.ca
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 www.asra.ca
PODIUM - Canadian Olympic Committee's Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 5 is
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 www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.