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ISSUE #20-2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 333-3554 Email:

Highlights from this issue:

  • ATTENTION Event Directors: ACDirect Results Management
  • Olympic School Program Contest – WIN a Sports Day and RJT Bag
  • Olympics Athlete Declaration, World Juniors Declaration – DUE JUNE 1st
  • BC Track and Field Team Selection Update
  • Capilano College to initiate Cross Country team with NorWesters support
  • BC 8K Championships results
  • Ron Parker wins CABC Coach of the Year
  • Attention BC Games Zone 7/8 Coaches - Level 1/2 Technical Course



ACDirect Results Management Program and Rankings

We are using the ACDirect Results Management Program for all of our outdoor meets in 2008. Next year all provinces will use this system but for now BC is the only one. Rankings will be done through ACDirect which will be used for BC team selection, funding etc. so it is VERY important that your meet results are included.

In order for results to be uploaded to the ACD Results site you will have to set your meet up in a certain way in HyTek Meet Manager. Once you've set your meet up you will be able to download BC Athletics members information directly into your Athlete Roster so you will have everyone you need there, complete with their birth dates, BCA numbers etc. It also ensures that names are spelled correctly. After your meet you will need to create a simple export file and send it in to me and then we can upload your results.

Don't panic - it's really very easy (if Sam Collier can do it anyone can!) and Sam will get you all the information, links and assistance you need.

So before you set up the meet on HyTek contact Sam at

If your meet does not use HyTek please contact Sam and she will let you know what you need to do so we can actually use your meet results and get them in to the BC Rankings.

Olympic School Program – Contests and Gifts

The Canadian Olympic School Program, presented by RBC®, will reward eight GRAND PRIZE winning schools with a Run, Jump, Throw equipment bag ($700 value), an RBC Olympian school visit, and $1,000 towards the event costs of a sports day.

BC Athletics Announces the Track & Field Team Staff for 2008 and the 2009 Canada Summer Games

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the coaching and management staff for the 2008 BC Track & Field Teams (Senior, Junior and Cdn Legion Youth). A mixture of experience and emerging coaches and managers make up the staff, a staff that brings a great deal of experience, knowledge and commitment to these teams. See details at: 

BC Athletics Observer/Apprentice Coach Opportunity

BC Athletics is pleased to offer an Observer/Apprentice Coach Opportunity for the 2008 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships – July 25 – 2, Abbotsford. The following are the requirements to apply for this opportunity, the support provided by BC Athletics and responsibilities of the Observer/Apprentice Coach. See details at: 

BC Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Association –
Call for Team BC Athletes and Coaches for the 2008 North American Indigenous Games

August 3 to 10 – Cowichan Valley, BC

ATTENTION: Event Directors

Equipment Rental

BC Athletics has equipment for rent for Track & Field, Cross Country Races, Road Running Events and Race Walk Competitions. For details and the equipment rental form go to the following link: 

Sport Injury / Accident Report Form

BC Athletics has posted a Sport Injury / Accident Report form that event directors should use if one is not provided by the host organization or the company/organization providing medical / first aid coverage at the event. Completing of this form at the time of the sport injury / accident at a practice or hosted event will provide the club or organization with a valuable reference of the details and first aid treatment given, should it be necessary. Note: If the First Aid Company or Organization (e.g. St. John's Ambulance; SportMed BC) have a similar form that they complete then be sure to get a copy of it for your files. The report should be retained for 3 years. This form can be found at: 

Midget 15 Years Championships

Starting with the 2008 competition year the Midget 15 Year category will be awarded medals - 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the Track & Field, and Cross Country BC Championships. Ribbons will not be awarded.


Friday, June 6th and June 7th at the Burnaby Winter Club

Vancouver, BC – On Friday June 6th and Saturday June 7th, Jon Lee Kootnekoff & Associates and International Ice Hockey Systems Inc. (IIHSI) will be hosting a Mental Training Seminar for players, parents and coaches of all sports at any levels. The Seminar will feature Jon Lee Kootnekoff, former SFU Clansmen Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete World Renowned Inspirational Speaker and Enio Sacilotto, Elite Level Professional Hockey Coach in Europe (23 years). The seminar is geared for anyone that wants to get the “mental edge” and compete better in any sport and at any level. The Seminar is set at $99.00 plus GST.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday June 6th and 7th, 2008

WHERE: Burnaby Winter Club, 4990 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC

WHAT: The Mental Edge Sports Seminar – Mental Training for Peak Performance

WHO: Jon Lee Kootnekoff, former SFU Basketball Coach and Inspirational Speaker and Enio Sacilotto, Current coach Italian Elite Hockey League, 23 years of professional coaching.

For more information please contact:

Enio Sacilotto at 604-255-4747 or Jon Lee Kootnekoff 250-493-7309 

Grant Opportunities for Girls and Organizations

Please see the press release (on the website linked below) from KidSport Victoria and ProMOTION Plus announcing the 2008 round of Play it Forward and Proud to Play Like a Girl grants now available for application.

You can download application forms from Greater Victoria athletes, schools, recreation centres and not for profit agencies are eligible.

The application deadline for both grants is June 1, 2008.

For sport clubs or female athletes aged 10 – 18 that may be interested.

**IMPORTANT: 2008 Track & Field, Cross-Country Fixtures**

Please submit all 2008 Track and Field and Cross-Country Fixtures AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Track & Field Submission form can be found here:

Cross Country Submission form can be found here:

Athletics Canada

NACAC U23 Championships

Athletics Canada published Selection Criteria in February for the NACAC U23 Championships. NACAC has only just recently sent out standards. These are not consistent with past events. Athletics Canada has been working to change many of these standards to make them fair and in keeping with the objectives of this meet. Many other countries have also expressed concern.

There are twelve Athletics Canada standards that are affected by the NACAC standards.

These include:



We will continue to work to have changes made, but we are bound by NACAC standards as stated in the National Team Selection Rules Book. Athletes should be prepared if these changes need to be made.

Athletics Canada will send out another bulletin when this is resolved. and launch Beijing 2008 websites

CBC launched yesterday its Olympic website which features a dedicated section to each Summer Olympic Games sport. The athletics page is found at It features athlete profiles, historical information, a glossary of terms as well as a number of other features including an interactive Sports Examiner.

Not to be outdone The Toronto Star also launched a Beijing website; the athletics homepage on The Star’s Beijing 2008 website can be accessed through  The Star’s Beijing 2008 includes an in depth look at some of Canada’s top medal contenders, currently featuring three track and field athletes (Tyler Christopher, Perdita Felicien, Gary Reed).

Athlete Declaration Form (Olympic Games specific)

An athlete declaration form has been posted specifically for the 2008 Olympic Games:

This form must be signed and faxed to 613-260-0341 or scanned and emailed to  The deadline is June 1, 2008.

Athlete Declaration Form – World Junior Championships

This is a reminder that the National Team Athlete Declaration form for the IAAF World Junior Championships is due on June 1, 2008.


Athletes are reminded that you do not need to have achieved standard yet to declare. A declaration form MUST be received by the deadline in order to be considered for selection at the end of the qualifying period.

National Track and Field Championships registration now open

Please be advised that registration for National Track and Field Championships is now available at:

Registrations – Athletic events - 

Registrations – Para-athletic events 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Clarke (613.260.5580 ext.3309).

2008 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships

Please be advised that the following Event Technical and/or Registration packages are now available:

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309

The Gold Standard - May 2008 Issue

Issue contains:

To view full edition:

Results from around the Track (and Field)

May 26, 2008 - 

Track & Field

BC Team Selection Update

Please note that performances listed on the Athlete Declaration forms must be legal performances achieved in the current 2008 outdoor season. These performances must have also been achieved within the qualifying period for the team(s) you wish to be considered for. Please refer to the Selection Criteria and Standards for each team.

The qualifying period for performances for BC Senior Team consideration has been extended to June 22, 2008, however the Athlete Declaration forms are due by June 19th, 2008.

Declarations for 15 year olds, Juvenile and Junior teams are due by July 10th, 2008.

NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Edwardsville IL

SFU and UBC’s women teams finished 2nd and 3rd respectively at the NAIA T&F Championships. The men’s teams also had some outstanding individual results. The following athletes achieved All-America honours. All-America honours are awarded to the top six individuals in each event.

University of British Columbia (Women – 3rd, Men – 9th)

Lara Ter Laak (4th HT)
Elizabeth Gleadle (1st JT)
Adelle Johns (6th Hep)
Megan Huzzey (1st 3000mRW)
Nicola Evangelista (2nd 3000mRW)
Fawn Whiting (2nd marathon)
Natalie Ball (3rd marathon)
Nicole Akeroyd (4th marathon)
Claudia Richard (2nd 400mH)
Sabrina Reeve (6th 5000m)
Creighton Connolly (4th 5000mRW)
Inaki Gomez (1st 5000mRW)
Reid Gustavson (4th Dec)
Michael Mason (1st HJ)

Simon Fraser University (Women - 2nd, Men – 35th)

Ruky Abdulai (2nd 400m, 3rd 4x100m, 1st HJ, 1st LJ, 1st TJ)
Ali Hudson (6th 800m, 1st 4x800m)
Heather Mancell (1st 4x800m)
Kristen Kolstad (1st 4x800m)
Jessica Smith (1st 800m, 1st 4x800m)
Jane Channell (3rd 4x100m)
Brianna Kane (3rd 4x100m)
Cassie Keeping (3rd 4x100m)
Mitchell Culley (6th 4x800m)
Chad Fraser (6th 4x800m)
Seth Fraser (6th 4x800m)
Dylan Gant (4th 3000mSC)
Jamie Millage (6th 4x800m)

More reports of the meet:

Clan named Champions of Character: 
Day One Recap: 
Clan win two titles: 
Abdulai Stars for the Clan: 
Gleadle Repeats: 
‘Birds Surge to Lead: 
T’Bird Women Soar to Third: 

Pacific Athletics Open, Victoria 

In the News

Island Champ to Race for Vikes: 

Leaving a mark on hearts and soles: 

2008 BC Senior Track & Field Team - Information Update

In preparation for BC Senior T&F Team Selection and travel to Windsor, Ontario for the Canadian Senior T&F Championships and Olympic Trials, please familiarize yourself with the following information, requirements and deadlines:

  1. Team Selection Criteria, Standards and Process for Consideration for the BC Senior Team
    1. See the information on the BC Athletics website at: 
  2. Athlete Declaration: In order for the T&F Committee to consider your performances for team selection you must complete and submit an Athlete Declaration form by the deadline of June 19/08. The form can be found at: 
    1. Note: The Declaration form must be received by June 19/08 however performances up to and including Sunday, June 22/08 will be considered for BC Team Selection. Performances (if better than what was submitted on the declaration form) will be used for selection. Those better performances need to be sent to BC Athletics
  3. Travel
    1. BC Athletics blocked space and paid for 40 seats on WestJet (35 from Vancouver and 5 from Victoria).
    2. Please contact Brian McCalder for any questions regarding the team travel itinerary 

Revision to BC Juvenile Men's and Women's 2000mSC selection standards

Please note that the selection standard for the BC Juvenile Men 2000mSC is now 6:15 and the BC Juvenile Women 2000mSC standard is now 7:25.

2008 BC Summer Games

BC Summer Games draft schedule can be found at: 

Zone Trials Schedules: 

Zone Rep contact list: 

BC Masters Track and Field Championships

The BC Masters T&F Championships, hosted by the Semiahmoo Sunrunners, will be held at the South Surrey Track in Surrey/White Rock on June 20-22, 2008.

Race Schedule - meet starts on Friday evening, June 20th with the 5000m, H.J. and Wt.Throw and concludes on Sunday, June 22 with the 4x 400m relay.

Entry Forms are downloadable from the web site listed below.

Accommodations: The Pacific Inn in White Rock is offering a special "BC Masters " rate for the championships.

All of the above information can be found on the Semiahmoo Sunrunners website at

Throwing Implement Technical Specifications

With reference to the BC Athletics Technical Standards for Throwing Implements found on the BCA website page: there are Technical Specification for each of the Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer and Weight Throw Implements that must be met when weighed and measured prior to competition.

Technical Specifications can be found at:

2008 BC Team Selection Criteria now posted

15 Year Old, Juvenile, Junior and Senior selection criteria and standards are now posted at:

Athlete Declaration Form & Event/Best Performance is also available.

Cross Country

Capilano College
with the assistance of NorWesters Track and Field Club
shall be supporting a Capilano College Cross Country Team to participate in College Competition.

Training is available now for those who would like to participate in fall competition.

Open to: anyone attending Capilano College in the 2008/09 year
Coach: Barbara Vida, Level 4 NCCP Track and Field Coach,
Contact: Dawn Copping at 604-929-3554 or email

If you are already in training with a club we would like to know of your interest in team selection.

Road Running

BC 8K Championship, held in conjunction with the Running Room Shaughnessy 8K

The inaugural BC 8K Championship, open to junior, senior and master members of BC Athletics was held on May 25. Following are the award winners.

Overall Male

1. Paul Skarsgard 27:38 won $500 donated by Saucony Canada
   + Lions Gate Open 8K Championship Trophy
2. Bryan Portman 27:55 won $300 donated by Lions Gate Road Runners
3. Larry Nightingale 28:10 won $150 donated by Frank Stebner

Overall Female

1. Nancy Tinari 28:50 won $500 donated by Saucony Canada
   + Lions Gate Open 8K Championship Trophy
2. Rachel Ruus 29:48 won $300 donated by Lions Gate Road Runners
3. Helen Ritchie 32:12 won $150 donated by Frank Stebner

Junior Male

1. Nicolas Gravel 35:35

Junior Female

1. Melisendra Daviel 42:59

Senior Male

1. Drew Nicholson 28:22

Senior Female

1. Rachel Ruus 29:48

Masters Male

1. Paul Skarsgard 27:38 won Prairie Inn Harriers Masters 8K Championship Trophy
2. Bryan Portman 27:55
3. Larry Nightingale 28:10

Masters Female

1. Nancy Tinari 28:50 won Prairie Inn Harriers Masters 8K Championship Trophy
2. Helen Ritchie 32:12
3. Elizabeth Bonner 38:32

M35 - 39

1. Bryan Portman 27:55

M40 - 44

1. Paul Skarsgard 27:38
2. Christophe Simon 29:04
3. Trevor Smith 29:14

F40 - 44

1. Helen Ritchie 32:12
2. Bari-Elyn Wise 40:18

M45 - 49

1. Larry Nightingale 28:10
2. Mike Moon 28:57
3. Ernest Hawker 29:35

F45 - 49

1. Nancy Tinari 28:50
2. Lexa Pomfret 42:25

M50 - 54

1. Nigel Barrett 39:29

F50 - 54

1. Elizabeth Bonner 38:32

M55 - 59

1. Steve Hosford 30:42
2. Scott Stewart 32:13

F55 - 59

1. Lilian Wong 39:40

M60 - 64

1. Arthur Beadle 41:36
2. Ben Seghers 44:38

F60 - 64

1. Lynette Baldock 41:45
2. Liz Dilasser 42:25

M65 - 69

1. Herb Phillips 32:16
2. Gunther Bauer 36:09
3. Bill Burrell 42:43


1. Frank Kurucz 40:08


1. Lenore Montgomery 45:36

Results Round-Up

Running Room Shaughnessy 8K, Vancouver

1.	Oliver Utting, 25:38
1.	Nancy Tinari, 28:50

Oak Bay Half Marathon, Victoria

1.	Jim Finlayson, 1:08:03
2.	Todd Howard, 1:08:18
1.	Angela Plamondon, 1:29:48

Rotary Seawalk Run 10K, West Vancouver

1.	Colin Dignum, 34:18
1.	Kristl Daniels, 46:37

Vistas Run 10K, Maple Ridge

1.	Ron Lang, 40:00
1.	Tara Sundberg, 40:39

Vistas Run 5K, Maple Ridge

1.	Gizachein Gebreyes, 20:00
1.	Debora States, 24:58

Blackwell Dairy 15K, Kamloops

1.	Brian May, 56:39
1.	Yuliya Yastrebova, 1:03:01

The Gathering 5K, Prince George

1.	Brian Nemethy, 17:55
1.	Jacqui Benson, 19:48

Brooks Peach City Half Marathon, Penticton

1.	Graeme Wilson, 1:12:16
1.	Sara Gross, 1:28:07

Brooks Peach City 10K, Penticton

1.	Kevin Masters, 35:36
1.	Kimberly Lerbekmo, 44:50

ING Canadian Marathon Championships, Ottawa ON

Suzanne Evans from New Westminster finished third Canadian in 2:48:30. In the men’s championship, Jerry Ziak was the first local finisher in 2:21:14. More coverage of the championships and the Ottawa Race Weekend available here: 

NAIA Marathon Championships, Edwardsville IL

UBC’s Fawn Whiting missed out on winning the NAIA Marathon Championships by less than a minute. Fawn finished second in 2:57:46, and received strong support from her team mates as Natalie Ball finished third in 3:01:46, and Nicole Akeroyd was fourth in 3:05:03.

For more coverage of the NAIA Outdoor Championships, featuring athletes from UBC and SFU, see the Track and Field section.

Road Running Performance Clinic – Summer 2008



Registration form: 



NCCP Level 1 Technical

June 7 & 8, 2008
Prince George , British Columbia

Hosted/Supported by: Prince George Track and Field Club, BC Games Zones 7&8 and BC Athletics

Location: Tom Masich Stadium, Prince George, BC

Date & Time:

Saturday, June 7
9:30 am - Package Pick up and Late Registration Masich Stadium
9:30am to 5:30 pm est. - Module presentation
12:30 - Lunch Break – bring your own lunch
1:30 to 4:30 – Module presentations continue

Sunday, June 8
9:30 am to 4:30 pm est. - Module Presentations
12:30 - Lunch Break – bring your own lunch

Course Conductor: Barb Vida – Course Conductor, BC Athletics Coach, Coached at all age levels in a variety of settings.

An introduction to track & Field coaching: Ideal for the school educator/coach, club parent, community volunteer. The presentation will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to help you with your Track & Field Coaching and start you on your way to becoming a Certified Track & Field Coach.

Registration Form and more information: 

Level 2 Throws Technical

June 13, 14, 15, 2008
Prince George, British Columbia

Hosted/Supported by: Prince George Track and Field Club and BC Athletics

Location: Tom Masich Stadium Prince George, BC

Date & Time:

Friday June 13, 2008
6:00pm Package Pick Up and Late Registration
6:15 – 9:00pm – Module Presentations

Saturday, June 14
9:30 am – Overview of the Day
9:30am to 5:30 pm est. - Module presentations
12:30 - Lunch Break – bring your own lunch
1:00 – 5:00 – Module presentations

Sunday, June 15
9:00 to 2:00 pm Completion of Modules

Course Conductor: Ron Bunting Master Course Conductor; Level 3 Fully Certified Coach; Provincial Coach at all age Levels; BC Athletics Coaching Development Coordinator

The level two coach will be someone who has been actively coaching for two to three years and is currently working with athletes who are taking a more structured and disciplined approach to the sport. The course goes into greater depth of the four throwing events; teaching progressions, drills and fault corrections are all components of this course.

Registration form and more information: 

Ron Parker wins CABC Coach of the Year Award

Written by Ron Parker

Wednesday, 07 May 2008

The Coaching Association of British Columbia has selected our power speed coach Ron Parker as the recipient of the 2007 CABC Regional Provincial Coach of the Year Award. Ron will be presented with a trophy and a $250 bursary at the CABC Coaches Conference in Richmond, BC on September 20th during British Columbia Coaches Week. The application for the award was put together by 400m hurdler, Jeannette Van Den Bulk and was supported by the athletes and parents in the power speed training group.

Upcoming Coaching ToolKits

Introduction to Video Analysis: 

Presented by Michelle Wyngaarden, Lab Technician for Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Date: Thursday, June 12th, 2008
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Sport Campus BC
160 -3820 Cessna Drive
Richmond BC V7B 0A2
Materials: You will need a laptop, video camera, firewire cable, and Movie Maker/iMovie installed on your laptop.
For the practical application, you will need to bring video footage.
If you do not have a certain piece of equipment, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Fee: PacificSport Registered IPS coaches: Free of charge
*Non-registered IPS coaches: $40.00
Please RSVP by Friday, May 30th at 5:00pm to or by phone at (604) 333-3512

Introduction to DartFish – Level 1: 

Presented by Michelle Wyngaarden, Lab Technician for Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Date: Friday, June 13th, 2008
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 160 -3820 Cessna Drive
Richmond BC V7B 0A2
Materials: You will need a laptop, video camera, firewire cable, and DartFish software.
If you do not currently have the DartFish software program, you may download the free 30-day trial version at
For the practical application, you will need to bring video footage.
If you do not have a certain piece of equipment, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Fee: PacificSport Registered IPS coaches: Free of charge
*Non-registered IPS coaches: $40.00
Please RSVP by Friday, May 30th at 5:00pm to or by phone at (604) 333-3512

*Non-registered IPS coaches can contact Andrée-Anne LeRoy to register and will then be able to attend the session free of charge.

Space is limited to 15 spots for each session and registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority registration for the Introduction to Video Analysis and Introduction to DartFish-Level 1 are presently open to IPS coaches only. Registration for non-IPS coaches will begin April 30th, thus if you would like to reserve a spot, please do so before this date.

CABC’s member E-News - March 2008 edition


View the USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine as a Web page: 


SIRC Newsletter – May 2008

The World’s leading provider of sport information and research

Pregnancy and Sport

Exercising during pregnancy is becoming more popular as it has been known to limit weight gain during the pregnancy, help with delivery and make returning to exercise after the birth much easier. With the increase in the number of female athletes, pregnancy in sport has become a hot topic as it raises a number of legal, ethical, medical and even insurance issues. With so much research being done in this area SIRC is pleased to share with you some of the most recent material covering everything from being active during pregnancy to training while pregnant.

To view the May Newsletter and links to articles visit: 



To view the above articles and others, please visit 

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: Management/ Risk Management Main.asp

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

Back issues of the BCAB are available at