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ISSUE #34-2008
Friday, September 12, 2008

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 333-3556 Email: bcathletics@bcathletics.org

Due to short staffing in the BC Athletics office we will be featuring new items only in the BCAB (BC Athletics Electronic Bulletin) each week. Please refer to prior issues in order to keep up to date on all on-going items. Past issues can be found at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm 

In this issue:

  • Updated 2009 Fixtures List
  • Track & Field Fixtures Congress
  • Dylan Armstrong in the IAAF World Athletics Final
  • GM's Club Coaching Grant
  • Road Running Results
  • Cross Country Results

2009 BC Athletics Fixtures DRAFT

The following is a DRAFT list of 2009 Track & Field, Road Running and Cross Country Updated September 5, 2008

2009 Track & Field

March 5-7     NAIA Indoor T&F Championships                  Johnson City, TENN 
March 12-14   CIS Indoor T&F Championships                   Windsor, ON
May 21-23     NAIA Outdoor T&F Championships                 Edwardsville, Ill 
April 16-19   Mt Sac Relays                                  Walnut, CA
June 5-6      BC High School T&F Championships               Burnaby, BC
June 10-13    NCAA Div 1 T&F Championships – U Arkansas      Fayetteville, ARK
June 13 or    Harry Jerome International Track Classic       Burnaby, BC
July 4		
June 24-28    USA Outdoor T&F Championships – U Oregon       Eugene, OR
June 24-28    USA Junior Outdoor T&F Championships           Eugene, OR
TBD           Kajaks International Track Classic             Richmond, BC
TBD           Lafarge Abbotsford International Track Classic Abbotsford, BC
TBD           Victoria International Track Classic           Victoria, BC
June 25-28    Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships    Toronto, ON
TBD           NACAC Combined Events Championships            TBA
TBD           NACAC Senior T&F Championships                 TBA
TBD           Pan Am Race Walk Cup                           San Salvador, ESA
July 4-9      FISU (World University Games)                  Belgrade, SRB
July 8-12     IAAF World Youth T&F Championships             Brassanone, ITA
TBD           BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships TBA
July          9-12USA Masters Outdoor T^&F Championships     Clermont, Florida
July 10-12    BC Track & Field Championships Jamboree        TBA
              Proposed Date:  (Midget 15, Youth, Junior, Senior) 
TBDBC         Junior Development T&F Championships           TBA
TBD           Canadian Masters T&F Championships             TBA
July 17-19    Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships    New Brunswick
July 28/Aug 8 World Masters T&F Championships                Lahti, FIN		
July 31-Aug 2 Pan Am Junior T&F Championships                Tobago, TRI
Aug 1-6       World Police & Fire Games                      Burnaby, BC
Aug 5-11      Canadian Legion Youth T&F Championships        Sherbrooke, QC
Aug 8BC       Canada Games Team Prep T&F Meet                Saskatoon, SK
Aug 15-23     IAAF World T&F Championships                   Berlin, GER
Aug 22-29     Canada Summer Games – Track & Field            Charlottetown, PEI
Sept 12-13    IAAF World Athletics Final                     Thessaloniki, GRE

2009 Road Running

April 19      Canadian Half Marathon Championships           Montreal. QC
April 19      Vancouver Sun Run                              Vancouver, BC
April 26      TC 10K Road Race                               Victoria, BC
May 3         BMO Vancouver Marathon                         Vancouver, BC
May 24        Canadian Marathon Championships                Ottawa, ONT
Aug 9         World Police & Fire Games Half Marathon – UBC  Vancouver, BC	
Oct 11        Royal Victoria Marathon                        Victoria, BC
Oct 11        IAAF World Half Marathon Championships         Birmingham, GBR
Oct 17        Canadian 10 km Road Race Championships         Ottawa, ON
Nov 7         Haney/Harrison Road Relay & Ultra              Maple Ridge, BC

2009 Cross Country

TBD           NACAC Cross Country Championships              TBA
Mar 28        IAAF World Cross Country Championships         Amman, JOR
Aug 4         World Police/Fire Games Cross Country Jericho  Vancouver, BC
Oct 31        BC Athletics Cross Country Championships       Vancouver, BC
Nov 8         BC High School Cross Country Championships     Surrey, BC
Nov 28        Canadian Cross Country Championships           Guelph, ON

Call for 2009 Calendar of Event Information

On-line forms available at:

Road and Cross Country - www.bcathletics.org/main/xccalsubmit.htm 
Track & Field - www.bcathletics.org/main/tfcalsubmit.htm 

Information can also be sent by email to:

Road and Cross Country – maurice.wilson@bcathletics.org 
Track & Field – summerstudent@bcathletics.org 

BC Athletics would like to get your 2009 Event Information (as much as possible) as soon as possible. Please send us whatever you can in the following format:

Track and Field Fixtures Congress

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2008
Location: Sport BC Sport Campus, 3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond
Room: 160
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm

DRAFT Agenda:

  1. Review of submitted club and school fixtures dates
  2. Review and discussion on conflicting fixtures dates
  3. To be determined – Presentations and discussion topics critical to the successful hosting of Track and Field meets and the Competition Season for Outdoor Track & Field. Presentations to be finalized and advertised in October.

Topic Ideas are Welcome!
More details on the Congress to be provided.
Please Register for the Track and Field Fixtures Congress through the online form available at: www.bcathletics.org/main/fcsignup.htm 
Thank you and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you at the Track and Field Fixtures Congress!

Two Canadians in 2008 IAAF World Athletics Final

Two Canadians will compete this weekend in the 6th IAAF World Athletics Final as the event makes its return to Gottlieb Daimler Stadium in Stuttgart, Germany.

Olympic bronze medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Whitby, ON will compete in the 100-metre hurdles on Saturday September 13th at 4:20pm local time. The field will feature six of the eight women who made the 2008 Olympics final including gold and silver medalists Dawn Harper of the United-States and Sally McLellan of Australia.

Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, BC will compete in the shot put, his signature event, at 5:25pm local time Saturday. Dylan finished fourth at the Olympic Games missing out on the medal ceremony by one centimetre to bronze medalist Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus. Mikhnevich will not be in Stuttgart for the World Athletics Final but both gold and silver medalists, Tomasz Majewski of Poland and Christian Cantwell of the United States will provide strong competition.

Both Armstrong and Lopes-Schliep finished in third place at this week’s Zagreb meet, which was the final meet of the 2008 World Athletics Tour. The entry list for the IAAF World Athletics Final is determined by the tour standings at the end of the 25 meetings.

For the schedule, start lists and results of the 6th World Athletics Final please visit: www.iaaf.org/WAF08/results/eventCode=3741/index.html 

GM's Club's Coaching Grant - Deadline Approaching!

Did you know that in the second year of the Making Dreams Possible program, over 9,000 coaches and nearly 110,000 athletes in 171 communities across the country have been positively impacted?

Dedicated to supporting athletes at all levels through coaching excellence, General Motors' Making Dreams Possible Program provides one hundred $2,000 club coaching grants to community sport clubs nationwide on an annual basis.

With fall just around the corner, the Coaching Association of Canada would like to remind all clubs that the General Motors Making Dreams Possible club coaching grant applications are online and to get your application in soon! This September, another 50+ $2,000 grants will be awarded to community sport clubs across the country for coach training and development. The application deadline is September 26, 2008.

Apply now and make dreams possible in your community – visit The Drive Is On or GM's Making Dreams Possible.

For more information, please contact:
Claudia Gagnon
Program Coordinator
Coaching Association of Canada
cgagnon@coach.ca

ROAD RUNNING

Haney to Harrison Road Relay & 100K Ultra

Saturday, November 8, 2008
Registration is now OPEN. For complete event details, and to register for the event, go to: www.bcathletics.org/H2H.

Results

Nike Human Race 10K - Vancouver

1. Simon Bairu, 29:55
2. Danny Kassap, 30:00
3. Ryan McKenzie, 31:44
1. Karen Warrendorf, 39:39

Bike Barn 10K - Penticton

1. Jeff Symonds, 34:42
1. Yuliya Yastrebova, 40:22

CROSS COUNTRY

Results

Seven Summits 25.8K - Rossland

Jason Terauchi-Loutitt dominated the Men’s category winning in a course record time of 1:47:32. In the Ladies category, last year's positions were reversed with Miriam Green edging out Calgary’s Krista Svedal, to capture the win with a time of 2:27:19.

Loop the Lakes 15K - Squamish

1. Mark Bennett, 1:03:58
1. Emma Smith, 1:13:35

Loop the Lakes 8K - Squamish

1. Ashley Weber, 32:08
1. Heather Jackson, 39:25

Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.