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ISSUE #23-2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • BCA Employment Opportunity – BCA Admin Assistant and RJT Administrator
  • Athletics Canada: 2008 National Development Squad Camp (para-athletics)
  • AC Employment Opportunity – Director/Head Coach Para-Athletics
  • BC JD Pentathlon and Masters Track and Field Championships this weekend
  • BC JD Track and Field Championships – Meet registration and info available
  • BC Track and Field Championships Jamboree 2008 – meet registration/info
  • Olympic Standards fall in Richmond – Results from Kajaks International
  • Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon – Team Challenge


Employment Opportunity

BC Athletics Administrative Assistant (½ time)
Run Jump Throw Program Administrator (½ time)

BC Athletics invites applications for the full time position of Administrative Assistant/Program Administrator. This is one position that will have responsibilities for the Run Jump Throw Program and other administrative responsibilities associated with the ongoing delivery of BC Athletics Programs and Services. This individual must be well organized and have the ability to deal with various details associated with these programs and services.

A detailed job description is available at 

Qualifications and Experience:

This is a full time position located at the BC Athletics office in Richmond. The salary for this position is commensurate with your experience and training. The current salary range for this position is $30,000 to $36,000 per annum plus benefits. The anticipated starting date is Tuesday, Aug 4, 2008.

BC Athletics as an equal opportunity employer, invites applications from all interested and qualified individuals.

Applicants are invited to submit their applications by Friday, July 11, 2008 and should include: A covering letter; your resume; and at least 3 references. Mail, fax or Email applications to: BC Athletics, 1367 West Broadway, Ste 206, Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9 Fax: (604) 737-3171 Email:

BC Masters Committee AGM

BC Athletics Masters Committee is holding its 2008 AGM at 12:00 noon at the track at the BC Masters T&F Championships on Saturday, June 21st.


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.

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: 

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.

**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

Athletics Canada: 2008 National Development Squad Camp (para-athletics)

Information regarding the 2008 National Development Squad camp is now available on the Athletics Canada website at the following link: 

Employment Opportunity Director/ Head Coach – Para-Athletics

The Director/Head Coach – Para-Athletic Programs (DHC-P) is a full-time position encompassing responsibilities to direct, administer and coordinate the activities of the Para-Athletics Programs unit in accordance with the policies, goals and objectives set by the Association in alignment with the overall Athletics Canada Strategic Plan. The Director/Head Coach – Para-Athletic Programs (DHC-P) will report to the Chief High Performance Officer (CHPO) of Athletics Canada.

The position is located in the Athletics Canada Head office in Ottawa.

Salary for this position will commensurate with experience.

Applications with salary expectations should be sent in confidence by September 17, 2008 to:

Athletics Canada
Suite B1-110 2445 St-Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario.K1G 6C3
Attention: Diane Gagné, Director of Finance, 

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Athletics Canada promotes Employment Equity. This position is financially supported by Sport Canada and the Road to Excellence.

For a complete job description please visit

2008 Legion Canadian Youth Athletics Championship

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

Please be advised that registration is now available for the Legion Canadian Youth Athletics Championships. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309.

“Athlete Tracking” lists have now been posted for the IAAF World Junior Championships.

Athletics Canada will aim to have this document updated twice weekly (once performances have been verified). Performances listed on this tracking must first appear on Athletics Canada’s rankings. It is the responsibility of the athlete/coach to submit eligible performances to Athletics Canada in order to be considered for selection. Please submit eligible results to and with the following information:

  1. Athlete’s name, branch of affiliation, year of birth
  2. Competition, date, location and event
  3. Link to official results or copy of official score sheet with signatures

You will need to have a current membership through your branch in order to be included in rankings.

The Athlete Tracking List is available here:

World Junior Championships: 

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).

The Gold Standard - June 2008 Issue

Issue contains:

To view full edition:

Results from around the Track (and Field)

June 16, 2008 - 

Track & Field

BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships June 21, 2008

Please go to the Ocean Athletics website for details and entry information 

Just a reminder to parents that the JD Pentathlon Championships count as one of the required JD Championships for JD Awards and the JD Top 10/Best Performances Lists.

2008 BC Masters Track & Field Championships

The BC Masters Championships will be working in conjunction with the BC Junior Pentathlon Championships hosted by Ocean Athletics. So Saturday June 21 will be an exciting day ...a chance to see athletes from 9 to 90 + performing on the track, in the jumps and on the throwing circles.

2008 BC Junior Development Track & Field Championships

Host by the Nanaimo T&F Club and The Vancouver Island Athletic Association

Entry Package and Related Meet Information – see: 

BC Athletics Track & Field Championships Jamboree 2008

Midget 15, Youth (16/17), Junior (18/19) & Senior 20+

July 11 – 13

Hosted by the Kamloops Track & Field Club

Championships Meet Package:

Championships Schedule:


The PacifiCanada Track and Field Series kicked off at the Kajaks International Track Classic last night with a cascade of outstanding performances, smashing 4 Olympic qualifying marks and 7 PacifiCanada records.

The outstanding performance of the evening was the javelin mark of Scott Russell of Windsor, Ontario. The 29 year old graduate of the University of Kansas tossed the spear 83.20 meters to move up the world list to the top 15 and crush the Olympic A+ standard by 2.20m and set a new series standard. This 6’ 7’ tips the scales at 269 lbs and set the Canadian Record of 84.41m in 2005. He now seems like an automatic for the Beijing bound Canadian Olympic team.

Brian Barnett, 21 year old from Edmonton moved closer to an Olympic experience with two outstanding performances of 10.28 (+0.8) and 20.56 (0.0) in the sprints. The 100m time met the Olympic B standard while his 200m reached A. The 100m was a personal best while both his marks are series records. This 6’ 1”, 185 pound sprinter was second in the World Junior Championships in 2006.

Other series records were set by Ryan McKenzie of Windsor, Ontario with his 7:54.61 win over 3000m, Will Conwell of Seattle with his discus throw of 58.56m, Liz Gleadle of Vancouver with a 52.00m launch in the javelin and Megan Huzzy of Victoria who heel toed the 5k walk in 53.08.63.

Sultan Frizzel of Kamloops missed the series record by got the Olympic B standard with her hammer throw of 67.99m Holly Parent of Victoria made the World Junior standard with her personal best leap of 1.80m

For Full results, please visit: 

These athletes will continue the series in Abbotsford and Victoria on June 17 and 19.

The series will culminate at the 25th Anniversary of the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic set for Swangard Stadium on Saturday June 21 at 2:45 pm.

This Road to Beijing Olympic qualifier will feature Canada’s best against an international field. The roster will include Gary Reed, Diane Cummins, Mike Mason, Malindi Elmore, Brian Barnett, Kevin Sullivan, Nathan Brannen, Ruky Abdulai, Angela White and Priscilla Lopes Schielp

Tickets available at or at the gate.

Further information: 
Doug Clement 604 261 6220
or 604 837 1933

Revised BC Summer Games Schedule

Please note that the draft schedule for the 2008 BC Summer Games has been revised. 

Zone Trials Schedules: 

Zone Rep contact list: 


JULY 11, 12, 13, 2008

Hosted By:

This meet is also part of the Island Track & Field Series for 2008

Meet Director: Allen Johnston -  phone: 250-756-3014

Facility: Rotary Bowl Stadium, 365, Wakesiah Avenue, Nanaimo, BC

Entry Deadline: Friday, June 27th, 2008 5:00 pm (no phone entries)

Download Registration Package here:

Qualifying for Entry to 2008 Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships

For BC Athletics Competitive Athlete Members
July 3 to 6 – Windsor, Ontario

BC Athletes can qualify to enter the 2008 Canadian Senior T&F Championships by:

Other important Cdn Championship information:

Questions should be directed to BC Athletics, attn: Ron Bunting, Chair, BC Athletics Track & Field Committee: Ph: (Kamloops) 250-374-1330 or Email: 

or contact Brian McCalder at the BC Athletics office at: Bus ph: 604-333-3552 or 

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.

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.

Road Running

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - Team Challenge Opportunity

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (September 28, 2008) will be hosting the Team Challenge featuring Country Teams from at least Great Britain, USA, Mexico & Canada.

Race Director Alan Brookes has formed a Team Canada Selection Committee to select the strongest possible team (2 Men & 2 Women) to represent Team Canada.

This is not an Athletics Canada Team but this team has the full support of AC. These Team Challenge Events are another opportunity for Canadian Marathoners to gain much needed experience in an International competition in addition to the exciting and welcomed Athletics Canada initiative surrounding the selection process for the 2009 Word Cup (Berlin) Teams.

The 2008 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is very important to the process.

The Committee would like to invite those who may be considering to run the STWM and who would like to be considered for Team Canada. Those selected will have all travel & accommodation expenses covered. Candidates must be Canadian citizens and eligible to represent Canada internationally. The Committee will be considering such factors as recent performances, track record at longer races, current fitness readiness, etc.

Those selected to Team Canada will also be eligible for the Team Challenge prize awards in addition to the Toronto Waterfront Open & Canadian Awards.

If interested, please forward a short note expressing your interest and any info you feel would be helpful for the Selection Committee.

Hugh Cameron 

One Mile Runner Tours 20 North American Cities to Inspire Older Runners to Run Faster

Gibsons Sea Cavalcade Mile included as the only Canadian race in tour

David O’Meara, creator of, is traveling throughout the United States and Canada this summer to accomplish a feat he calls 20/20/20<5@45. That’s completing 20 one mile races, in 20 weeks, in 20 different North American cities, in less than 5 minutes each -- at 45 years old. With races as far reaching as Florida, British Columbia, New York, Alaska, and Hawaii, O’Meara’s mission is to inspire older athletes to run faster.

O’Meara is using Web 2.0 technology while he travels to journal, blog, and podcast about his experiences, insights and newfound friends. He welcomes visitors to pose questions to him or his personal team of experts. Addressing the topics that affect every aspiring athlete over thirty, this team of experts will help older runners understand the importance of proper biomechanics, training, nutrition, and recovery.

O’Meara, an inspirational speaker and coach, was ranked 9th in the US in 2007 for the one mile 40-44 age group with a time of 4:37 (13mph) and a personal best in 2006 at 4:24. O’Meara is sharing his training methods, performance techniques and improvement processes with running clubs and local organizations in each of the cities he visits. His inaugural race was May 10th in Tarpon Springs, FL.

The only Canadian race currently scheduled on his tour is the 6th annual Sea Cavalcade Mile on Saturday, July 26th in Gibsons, BC, hosted by Sunshine Coast Athletics, and part of the 3-day Sea Cavalcade Festival. All local runners, especially 40+ masters members, are invited to join O'Meara as he goes for his 13th sub-5:00 mile in 13 weeks. For race details and registration see

For a complete list of O'Meara's open practices, races and speaking engagements, please visit

HBC Run for Canada, Vancouver and Victoria, July 1

Any BCA athlete member (JD, Youth, Junior, Senior, Master or Adult Rec) entering these sanctioned events can receive their $3 member discount by submitting proof of entry to the BCA office.

Course Measurement

A new page has recently been added to the BCA website, answering some Frequently Asked Questions about Course Measurement and Certification. 

Also, congratulations to the following, who recently qualified as Grade “C” AIMS/IAAF Course Measurers:

Road Running Performance Clinic – Summer 2008



Registration form: 

Run Jump Throw

RJT to be part of PacifiCanada Series

RJT is honoured to be part of the excitement of the 2008 PacifiCanada Series. Beginning in Victoria on June 18th, there will be a RJT demonstration as a part of the Press Conference for the Victoria International Track Classic, prior to the meet June 19th. This will be followed up with another demonstration right out on the field of Swangard Stadium June 21st prior to the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International.

If your children or your children’s school would like to be a part of the action, please contact the Run Jump Throw program


CAC Accepting Applications for Coaching Internship Program

OTTAWA, Ontario - Service Canada is providing financial assistance for this project through the Government of Canada's Career Focus program, which offers financial support to employers and organizations to provide post-secondary graduate youth with career-related work experience in their field of study.

Through this project, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is offering subsidies of $12,000 to enable sport organizations to hire young professionals for coaching positions leading to permanent full-time employment.

The deadline for applications is July 4, 2008, for positions starting August 1, 2008.

To participate in Career Focus, participants must be:

For more information about the Coaching Internship Program, visit our website at or contact:

Michael Howard
613-235-5000, ext. 9-2375

CABC’s member E-News - June 2008 edition 



To view the above articles and others, please visit 


SIRC Newsletter – June 2008

The World’s leading provider of sport information and research

Risk Management

Risk is a part of sport. Facilities, organizations, coaches, administrators, athletes, volunteers and officials can be directly impacted by the risk of legal issues, injury or economic downfall. Although it is impossible to avoid risk, educating yourself on risk management can minimize the impact.

SIRC is pleased to bring you the latest information and resources on Risk Management. The SIRC Seminar on June 10th will feature Dina Bell-Laroche of the True Sport Secretariat and Rachel Corbett of the Centre for Sport and Law.

To view the June Newsletter and links to articles 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