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ISSUE #16-2009
Friday, May 1, 2009

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

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Highlights from this issue:

  • RJT Instructor Workshop in Nanaimo next weekend
  • Sport for BC All-Party Forum on Tuesday, May 5th at Sport BC
  • TC 10K Results
  • Athlete Performances - Out of Province meet results included in national rankings procedure
  • Ocean Athletics High School Invitational in Surrey to host World Athletics Day
  • Road Running Performance Clinic - Every Wednesday Night, All Summer 2009
  • Canadian Track and Field Athletes of the Month Announced


From the BC Athletics Office

Sport for BC All-Party Forum Tuesday, May 5th at 11:30 AM

Sport BC Room 110
3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond

This is an opportunity for all British Columbians to support sport in our province by being proactive through the BC Election Campaign for Sport. What are you waiting for? Sport in BC needs you! Get involved today!

To join, RSVP to

For more information on Sport for BC visit 

Athlete Performances - Out-of-Province.

Athletes who wish to have their performances achieved at out-of-province meets included in the national rankings should submit them directly to Athletics Canada.

In order to have performances included in the rankings, the following information must be forwarded:

  1. Athlete's name, branch affiliation - BC Athletics, year of birth
  2. Competition, date, location and event
  3. A link to official results or copy of official score sheet with signatures

Only results for athletes who are 2009 competitive, athlete members of BC Athletics will be accepted.

Results should be submitted for rankings no later than 10 days after conclusion of event

No results will be added retroactively

Forward information to 

Corrections and updates to current and previous years are appreciated

Host Communities Announced for BC Winter and Summer Games

On behalf of Minister of Healthy Living and Sport, Mary Polak, local area MLA's announced the host communities for the 2012 and 2014 BC Winter and BC Summer Games.

Greater Vernon will host the 2012 BC Winter Games with the City of Surrey hosting the 2012 BC Summer Games. In 2014, the BC Winter Games will be in Mission and the BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

On hand at the announcement events on April 8th, were BC Games Alumni and Olympians, Rick Say (Swimming), Stephanie McCann (Athletics) and Brent Hayden (Swimming). Each shared their experiences of how the BC Games inspired them to pursue their sport to the Olympic level.

The announcement news releases are available at 

2010 BC Winter Games

The Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games will take place March 4-7, 2010 and planning is well underway. The Sport Rules outlining eligibility and competition along with contacts for each sport are available at

ACDIrect downloads for Hy-Tek Meets

BC Athletics is able to provide a download of athlete members for meets running Hy-Tek software. These downloads save a lot of time keying in athlete information and make sure that names are spelled correctly and ACDirect membership numbers are entered.

In order to set your meet up correctly on Hy-Tek in order to be able to use the download and to ensure that results will be used for national/provincial rankings and for team selection please refer to the website: 

To request downloads and for further instructions please refer to the website: 

Nanaimo Power of Sport Tour hosts RunJumpThrow

A RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshop will be held on May 8th and 9th, 2009 in Nanaimo. May 8th will be from 5 pm to 8 pm and May 9th will be from 9 am until 2 pm. The registration form can be found on the RJT webpage, or can be requested from Taunya Geelhoed at 

2009 IAAF Rule Book

The IAAF is printing a limited number of 2009 Rule Books because of changes that will occur after Worlds. There will be a limited number of 2009 IAAF Rule Books available through the BC Athletics office. When they are available it will be announced in the BCAB.

The only reason the IAAF issued a new rule book at all was because of the update on Chapter 3 - Anti Doping. There were some minor, mainly editorial changes done in Chapter 5 - Technical Rules. The following files provided can be used by those currently in possession of a 2008 IAAF Rule Book to bring information current. A link to the 2009 IAAF Rule Book PDF posted on the IAAF website is also provided for those wishing to download Section 3 - Anti Doping:

Opportunities for communities around BC to receive grants for sports programs

Start the ball rolling on your application for grants for community sport programs

The True Sport Foundation is offering grants of $5,000 or $25,000 to support sport programs that create access and promote inclusion for children of First Nations, low income and new Canadian families. The deadline for applications is May 31. For more information and to apply, visit the True Sport website.

Communities needed to collaborate with CAAWS on new program

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is looking for ten communities to collaborate with it on the development and delivery of a physical activity program and/or sport initiative for mothers of low socioeconomic status. For more information and to apply, visit the CAAWS Mothers in Motion website.

This funding opportunity could help you bring RunJumpThrow to your community!

2010 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting

Due to a lack of hotel/meeting space available in January and February of 2010 - the 2010 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting will be held on December 4, 5 & 6 2009 at the Vancouver Airport Hilton.

AGM – Hotel Accommodations – BOOK EARLY!!

Due to preparations leading up to the 2010 Olympics the Hilton Vancouver Airport is experiencing an increase in bookings for the month of December 2009. If you are planning on staying at the hotel during the AGM you are strongly advised to book your room requirements now – don’t wait until later in the year. You can reach the hotel at (604) 273-6336 and ask for the “BC Athletics” rate ($119.00).

Present your BCA Member Card and Reap the Rewards!

BC Athletics members can now receive discounts at many businesses around the province and the list is still growing! All you need to do is show your membership card and you will receive up to 10% off in-store purchases. Some of the establishments already supporting BC Athletics members are:

Shore Runners 151 Dogwood Street Campbell River
The Run Inn 1212B 56 Avenue Delta
Runners Sole 74-1395 Hillside Drive Kamloops
Frontrunners 133 - 735 Goldstream Ave Langford
Peninsula Runners #1 - 20349 88 Ave. Langley
Frontrunners #3 - 5767 Turner Rd. Nanaimo
Forerunners 980 Marine Dr North Vancouver
North Shore Athletics #101 - 1200 Lonsdale North Vancouver
Peach City Runners 214 Main Street Penticton
The Runners' Den 239 Newport Drive Port Moody
Cool Running #5 - 1050 - 10th SW Salmon Arm
Forerunners 3504 West 4th Avenue Vancouver
Rackets N' Runners 3880 Oak Street Vancouver
The Run Inn 2236 41st Avenue West Vancouver
Frontrunners 1200 Vancouver Street Victoria
Island Runner 1576 Fairfield Road Victoria
Peninsula Runners 3659 Shelbourne Street Victoria
Peninsula Runners 1708 - 152nd Street White Rock

Stay tuned! The list keeps growing and growing!

Athlete-Coach Canada Games Development Training Camps

Schedule of Canada Games Training and Preparation Camps 

For further information please contact Ron Bunting at

June 10-16/09  BC Athletics Canada Games Relay Camp and        Multiple locations
               Competitions (as part of the PacifiCanada Series)            
July 25-26/09  BC Athletics Canada Games Final Prep Camp       Vancouver, BC 
               and Team BC All Sport Pep Rally                            
Aug 8/09       BC Canada Games Team Prep T&F Meet              Saskatoon, SK
Aug 22-29/09   Canada Summer Games – Track & Field             Charlottetown, PEI

New NCCP Competition Development Modules Now Available! 
(Level 3 Theory no longer offered)

Upcoming course dates:

KAMLOOPS – May 7-10

More dates and locations to come…

Coaches - You don't want to miss this opportunity to attend these new Competition Development modules!

For a complete description of the modules and the course schedule go to the CABC website at 

Runner Safety 

In light of the unprovoked attack and murder of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry in Pacific Spirit Park, BC Athletics would like to remind all runners to be cautious, particularly when running alone and in unpopulated and poorly lit areas. The heinous actions of one individual should not prevent us from continuing to do what we enjoy. But run with awareness of potential risks, and always be alert to your surroundings. The following links recommend good practices for runner safety:

2009 Event Calendars

2009 Events are posted on the website and will be updated as information is submitted. 

Are you interested in Junior Development Programs?

At present the BC Athletics Junior Development Committee requires representatives to serve from Zones 6 and 7/8. There are also three "at large" positions to be filled. Anyone who is interested in becoming involved in this Committee should contact or phone 604-929-3554 for more information.

For Athletes

BC Athlete Voice would like to inform BC Athletes of the following funding opportunities:


Every month in 2009, a $500 PNE Miracle Mile Athlete Bursary will be awarded to a BC amateur athlete who demonstrates dedication to a sport and commitment to the community. You will need to submit all requested information for this bursary by the 15th of the month before the month you choose to apply for. For example, the deadline for the June 2009 Bursary is May 15th 2009. For eligibility and requirement information, as well as an application, visit: 


The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship is a generous donation made by the Levitt family. In memory of Stacey, the Levitt family wishes to encourage a young woman, a girl's team, or a sport organization that exemplify Stacey's ideals and qualities. This scholarship of $2500 is shared by five recipients. For an application form please visit,


The 400 Member Schools of BC SCHOOL SPORTS are pleased to announce this years BC SCHOOL SPORTS Scholarship Fund. The successful applicants will be student-athletes who have balanced their high academic achievements with significant success as school athletes and contributors to their community.

Dave Gifford Scholarship ($1,500) each
Dave Gifford was a BCSS Director from 1988-90, and received the Honour Award in 1992. In his honour, these scholarships are for students who truly excel as a student-athlete.

Application must be submitted by 4pm, June 2nd, 2009. For an application form and more information, follow this link... 

For information on any of these funding opportunities or information on how to sign up for your own BC Athlete Funding Notification, visit the BC Athlete Voice website: 

For a full description and application information on all Provincial, National, and Olympic and Paralympic funding opportunities, please visit: 



Times Colonist 10K - Victoria

1. Willy Kimosop (KEN), 29:29
2. Kip Kangogo (KEN), 30:13
3. Ryan McKenzie (BC), 30:21
4. Scott Simpson (BC), 30:38
5. Kris Swanson (BC), 31:09
6. Rejean Chiasson (ON), 31:22
7. Mike Booth (MB), 31:26
8. Steve Boyd (ON), 32:04
9. Ed Kangogo (KEN), 32:09
10. Eric Findlay (BC), 32:12

1. Kathy Butler (SCO), 34:01
2. Lisa Harvey (AB), 34:28
3. Lucy Smith (BC), 34:35
4. Cheryl Murphy (BC), 34:56
5. Kristina Rody (BC), 35:28
6. Rachel Ruus (BC), 36:26
7. Meghan Day (BC), 36:36
8. Shauna Skinner (BC), 36:48
9. Nancy Baxendale (BC), 37:17
10. Anne-Marie Madden (BC), 37:29

Perfect running conditions reward the thousands at 20th Annual TC 10K; Kenyan, Olympian win:

International flavour in top ranks of Times Colonist 10K runners: 

Miworth 5K - Prince George

1. Rob Millar, 19:52

1. Shar Jackson, 20:01

Miworth 13.7K - Prince George

1. Brian Nemethy, 50:23

1. Maizie Monroe & Lindsay Mandryk, 1:04:46

2009 Lower Mainland Road Race Series

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the launch of the Lower Mainland Road Race Series. For 20 years, the Timex BC Road Running Series has existed as a de facto Lower Mainland Series. In 2009 an explicit Lower Mainland Road Race Series has been created, to complement an enhanced Timex BC Road Running Series and other regional series.

The Lower Mainland Road Race Series features ten of the best events in the Vancouver area, providing runners of all ages and abilities with the chance to compete against their peers. The series kicks-off at the St. Patrick’s Day 5K in Stanley Park on March 14, and concludes with the Richmond Oval 8K on August 16. The ten events feature races over 5K, 8K, 10K and the half marathon.

To qualify for series awards, participants must compete in a minimum of six events. Points will be awarded based on placings within 5-year age groups for men and women, from under 20 to over 70. A participant’s six best placings will determine their total points.

The remaining seven of the ten series events are:

  1. May 10: Mother's Day 5k Spring Classic, Port Moody
  2. May 31: Running Room Shaughnessy 8k, Vancouver
  3. June 7: Sandcastle City Classic 10k, White Rock
  4. June 12: North Shore Credit Union Longest Day 5k, Vancouver
  5. July 18: Summerfast 10k, Vancouver
  6. August 2: Squamish Days 10k, Squamish
  7. August 16: Richmond Oval 8k, Richmond

For complete information about the Lower Mainland Road Race Series, as well as the individual events, visit the series website at Series news and rankings will be posted there after each event.

The Timex BC Road Running Series will continue to provide an opportunity to athletes from throughout the province to rank themselves against their peers, and serves as a selection to the Timex National Road Running Series Finale in Ottawa. For more information on the Timex BC Road Running Series, visit its website at

The Lower Mainland Road Race Series will be one of four regional road race series sanctioned by BC Athletics in 2009. The others being the Frontrunners Island Race Series (, the Canadian Tire Interior Road Race Series (, and the Prince George Grand Prix (

For more information on any of the above road race series, contact Maurice Wilson at or 604-333-3553.

BC Athletics 2009 5K Road Race Championship

The BC Athletics 2009 5K Road Race Championship will be held in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary Legion Twilight Shuffle on the evening of Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in Chemainus, BC.

Race Information

A certified course, featuring a relatively flat route with some mild undulations. Event records are 15:09 (Dave Jackson) and 17:06 (Cheryl Murphy). Race starts at 7:00 pm. Complete race details on the event website: and

Entry Information

Enter online at: or mail in the entry form to Island Runner, 1576 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC, V8S 1G1. 

Entry fee is $27.00 for BC Athletics athlete members until June 5, rising after that date.

Championship Eligibility

The Championship portion of the event is open to all Junior, Senior and Masters members of BC Athletics. 2009 BCA memberships must be received by June 13, 2009 in order to be eligible.


Championship Medals will be presented to:

Championship Ribbons will be presented to:

High Performance Athletes

BC Athletics 2009 Marathon Championship

The BC Athletics 2009 Marathon Championship will be hosted by the Royal Victoria Marathon Society in conjunction with the 30th Annual Royal Victoria Marathon on Sunday, October 11.

Race Information

An AIMS/IAAF certified marathon, featuring a beautiful, seaside course with lots of mild undulations, but with a maximum elevation change of only 74 feet. Event records are 2:16:49 (Steve Osaduik) and 2:42:32 (Val Chowaniec). Race starts at 8:30am. Complete race details on the event website:

Entry Information

Enter online at: or mail in the entry form:

Entry fee is $77.00 for BC Athletics athlete members until May 15, rising after that date.

Championship Eligibility

The Championship portion of the event is open to all Junior, Senior and Masters members of BC Athletics. 2009 BCA memberships must be received by October 8, 2009 in order to be eligible.

Championship Awards

Championship Medals will be presented to:

Championship Ribbons will be presented to:

High Performance Athletes

2009 Timex BC Road Running Series, and Regional Series

The 2009 Timex BC Road Running Series has a new format, with more events in the Interior and on the Island, and only 5 races required to qualify for series prizing. Points will be based on finish time, race distance and gender - not age placing. The emphasis will be on selecting the top BC road racers for the National finals in Ottawa. Full details on the 2009 Timex BC Road Running Series can be found here: 

The Timex BC Series will be complemented in 2009 by four regional road running series:

Track & Field

Canadian Results from Around the Track and Field / Résultats canadiens d'athlétisme

2009 Penn Relays, Philadelphia/Philadelphie, Pennsylvania/Pennsylvanie, April 25 avril

Men's Medley Relay / Relais mélange masculin
2. Canada, 9:22.05
Matthew Lincoln (1200m), Tyler Christopher (400m), Gary Reed (800m), Nathan Brannen (1600m)

Men's 4x100m Relay / Relais 4x100 m masculine
4. Canada Red, 38.85 (Standard/Norme)
Hank Palmer, Anson Henry, Jared Connaughton, Bryan Barnett
5. Canada Black, 39.26
Sam Effah, Richard Adu-Bobie, Oluseyi Smith, Charles Allen

Women's 4x400m Relay / Relais 4x400 m féminin
6. Canada, 3:30.85 (Standard/Norme)
Esther Akinsulie, Adrienne Power, Jenna Martin, Carline Muir

Women's Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau féminin
1. Sultana Frizell, 68.58m (B Standard/ Norme B)
2. Jennifer Joyce, 68.37m (B Standard/Norme B)
4. Crystal Smith, 62.65m

2009 Drake Relays, Des Moines, Iowa, April 22-25 avril

Women 100m Hurdles / 100m haies féminin
3. Perdita Felicien, 12.88 (+3.1)

Men High Jump / Saut en hauteur masculin
4. Marcus Dillon, 2.15m

Men 1500m - University, College / 1500 m masculin universitaire/collégial
2. Mark Davidson, 3:47.01

Men High Jumo - University, College / Saut en hauteur masculin universitaire/collgial
1. Derek Drouin, 2.13m

Sun Devils Invitational, Tempe, Arizona, April 25 avril

Women 800m féminin
1. Leanna MacLean, 2:06.51
2. Celia Peters, 2:10.55

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
1. Gabriella Duclos-Lasnier, 4.10m

Men 800m masculin
1. Geoff Harris, 1:49.37

Men Triple Jump / Triple saut masculin
3. David St. Bernard, 13.71

2009 BYU Robinson Invitational, Provo, Utah, April 23 Avril

Men 200m masculin
2h2/2s2 Nathan Vadeboncoeur, 21.74

Men 400m masculin
2h1/2s1 Nathan Vadeboncoeur, 46.52

Oregon Relays, Eugene, Oregon, April 23-25 avril

Men Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau masculin
1. Angus Taylor, 56.32m

Men Discus Throw / Lancer du disque masculin
4. Angus Taylor, 44.24m

Women Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau féminin
3. Megann VanderVliet, 57.17m

Women Long Jump / Saut en longueur féminin
1. Brianne Theisen, 6.19m

Men Javelin / Javelot masculin
3. Kyle Nielsen, 69.30m

Women 200m féminin
2. Brianne Theisen, 24.49 (+2.2)

Women Javelin / Javelot féminin
3. Brooke Pighin, 47.99m

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
1. Carly Dockendorf, 4.21m

Men Long Jump / Saut en longueur masculine
3. Wade Huber, 7.26m

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, April 25 avril

Women 1500m féminin
1. Lindsay Carson, 4:22.09 (Meet Record / Record de la compétition)

Men 1500m masculin
4. Rob Jackson, 3:49.76

Men Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau masculin
5. Nathan Lennie, 56.94

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
1. Michelle Moody, 1.75m

Men Long Jump / Saut en longueur masculin
1. Clayton Latham, 7.51m
2. Mark Scherle, 7.51m
4. Andrew Judge, 7.19m
6. Ben Warnock, 6.90m

Women Long Jump / Saut en longueur féminin
2. Jen Cotton, 5.70m

2009 Warhawk Classic, Monroe, Louisiana/Louisiane, April 25 avril

4th Annual Lancer Prep Invitational, Windsor, Ontatio, April 25 avril

Girls 400m féminin
1. Jessica Parry, 58.47

Girls 800m feminine
1. Jessica Parry, 2:11.09 (Meet Record/Record de la compétition)

2009 Brutus Hamilton Invitational, Berkeley , California, April 24-25 avril

Men 800m masculin
3. Oliver Collins, 1:49.47

Men 800m B / 800 m masculin B
9. Andrew Robert, 2:02.22

Men 1500m - Section 1 / 1500 m masculin - Section 1
6. Olivier Bernard, 3:55.95

Men 1500m - Section 2 / 1500 m masculin - Section 3
1. Olivier Lavoie, 3:56.81
4. Tommy Lecours, 3:59.73

From Athletics Canada

Track is Back… in Toronto

OTTAWA - Not since 1968 when Harry Jerome took gold in the men's 100-metres have the track and field championships been held in Toronto. Track and Field is coming back, alive and well, to Canada's largest urban centre with the 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships & World Championships Selection Trials set to take the stage in 56 days. Beginning Thursday June 25 at the University of Toronto's newly built Varsity Centre, the fully integrated championships will feature Canada's top track and field talent.

The Championships serve as the selection trials for the team which will travel to Berlin, Germany to compete in the 12th World Championships in Athletics from August 15 to 23. Canada won two silver medals at the last edition of Worlds in Osaka, Japan two years ago. Perdita Felicien from Pickering, ON and Gary Reed from Victoria, BC both stood on the second step of the podium; Felicien in the 100-metre hurdles and Reed in the 800-metres.

Abundance of Star Athletes with local ties

Massimo Bertocchi, Pierre Browne, Josh Cassidy, Tabia Charles, Perdita Felicien, Anson Henry and Priscilla Lopes-Schliep are all among a group of local athletes who will compete in front of their hometown crowd. Tottenham's Bertocchi will be looking to defend his national decathlon title; last year he broke 8000-points to secure a birth in the Beijing Olympic Games. He is one of only four Canadians to ever break this mark (Dave Steen, Mike Smith, Mike Nolan).
Toronto's Pierre Browne and Pickering's Anson Henry will line up at Varsity Centre attempting to earn the title of fastest Canadian. Browne is the reigning 100-metre champion, taking the title in 2008 in a photo finish that separated the top five by only 15 hundredths of a second. Both athletes raced together on Canada's 4x100-metre relay team that finished 6th in Beijing.

Josh Cassidy from Oakville competes in the wheelchair 800, 1500 and 5000-metres, he is the defending Canadian champion in the 800 and 5000-metre events. At the Beijing Paralympic Games he qualified for and competed in all three events, finishing 10th in the 5000m.

Tabia Charles from Pickering is known for her pink highlights and fishnet stocking, she's also known for finishing 10th at the Olympic Games in the long jump and also holds the Canadian records in both the long and the triple jump. Charles will surely bring something special to the table competing in the Canadian media Mecca.

On the comeback trail after an injury wiped out her 2008 outdoor season, Pickering 100-metre hurdler Perdita Felicien will return hungry to the national stage to try to re-claim the hurdling national title. Her stiffest competition will come from current hurdling queen and Olympic bronze medalist Prisicilla Lopes-Schliep of Whitby.

Varsity Centre will host two other major track and field events on the road to the Canadian Championships. From June 5 to 7 the best athletic talent in Ontario will converge on Varsity Centre for the 2009 OFSAA Championships. Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, will light up the track June 11 alongside world-class national and international athletes in the inaugural Festival of Excellence.

CBC will carry the Canadian Track and Field Championships & Worlds Selection Trials live from coast to coast on Saturday June 27 beginning at 4:30pm EDT. Check your local listings for more information.

Stay tuned to for all news related to the 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships & World Championships Selection Trials.

Athletics Canada names 4 event group coaches

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada named four coaches today to event group positions within the high performance structure. Brent Fougner from Victoria, BC, Carla Nicholls from Regina, SK, Bruce Pirnie of Winnipeg, MB and Larry Steinke from Lethbridge, AB were all named to event group coach positions.

As a component of Athletics Canada's High Performance plan, the event group coaches will complement the High Performance Training Centres on the road to London 2012. Martin Goulet, Chief High Performance Officer comments on the new structure; "The semi-centralized system we have to deliver the High Performance plan allows the High Performance Centres' lead coaches and the Event Group coaches to work together in an integrated fashion." Goulet adds that responsibilities are well aligned and very clear, "The Centres lead coaches will have a singular focus on the delivery of podium performances through to the 2012 London Games, with the event group coaches focusing on development for 2016 and 2020."

Event Group Coaches

Name              Position
Brent Fougner     Event Group Coach - Middle Distance
Carla Nicholls    Event Group Coach - Combined Events, Jumps & Hurdles
Bruce Pirnie      Senior Coach, National Integrated Program & Throws
Larry Steinke     Event Group Coach - Throws

Note: These positions are part-time except for the Event Group Coach - Combined Events, Jumps & Hurdles which is a full-time position. 

Athletics Canada will soon confirm and announce two National Development Centres based in Montreal and Toronto focused on sprints and relays.   

Athletics Canada Announces World Athletics Day Hosts

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce the Manitoba Grand Prix in Winnipeg, MB and the Ocean Athletics High School Invitational in Surrey, BC as the hosts of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Athletics Day 2009.

Held in the month of May for the past 10 years, nearly 140 countries are involved in this initiative to promote athletics to youth worldwide. Events will be offered in two age categories: youth athletes (born in 1992 and 1993) and school based athletes (born in 1994, 1995 and 1996).

As in previous years the IAAF will hold a draw for event champions across the globe with the lucky winners earning a trip to the 2009 World Championships in Athletics held in Berlin, Germany.

For more information on World Athletics Day 2009, please visit

Please be advised that event information has been posted for the following events: Technical Package: 

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

Selection Criteria for the 2009 Summer Universiade has been posted on Athletics Canada's website:

Please be advised that the following Event Qualifying Standards are now available:

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

Selection Criteria for the 2009 IAAF World Championships has been revised, reflecting the added events in Appendix B. Please visit Athletics Canada's website:

The 2009/2010 Athletics Athlete Assistance Program (Carding) Criteria has been finalized, approved by Sport Canada and posted on Athletics Canada's website: 

Athletes should also note the new process for "Notification of Injury, Illness or Pregnancy" referenced within the carding criteria and available on the web: 

Athletics Canada 2009/2010 Para-Athletes Assistance Program (Carding) Criteria has been finalized, approved by Sport Canada and posted on Athletics Canada's website:

Athletics Canada Awards - New Nomination Process 

OTTAWA - The nomination form for the 2009 Athletics Canada Awards is now available online. The form will now be posted year-round so athletic performances and achievements can be submitted as they happen.

The new procedure will encourage nominations throughout the year ensuring a fair representation of all seasons. The eligible period for the 2009 Athletics Canada Awards will be for performances achieved from November 1, 2008 to October 31, 2009.

Award finalists and winners are chosen by Athletics Canada’s Rules and Awards Committee comprised of seven members including two media representatives. To ensure an athlete is put forth in the running of these awards please submit their nomination to Emily Hooper; Coordinator, Public Relations and Corporate Services (see contact below).

For more information please visit:

Selection Criteria for the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships and Pan Am Junior Championships Posted on AC Website

Selection Criteria for the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships and the 2009 Pan Am Junior Championships have been posted on Athletics Canada’s website.

Selection Criteria for the 2009 Americas Cup

Selection Criteria for the 2009 Americas Cup (Pan Am Race Walking Cup) has been posted on Athletics Canada’s website.

Please be advised that event information has been posted for the following events:

Qualifying Standards:

Technical Package:


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

From the Coaching Association of Canada

Featured Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month

It is true that caffeine can improve athletic performance without impairing the body's temperature regulation or hydration. However, the effects of caffeine on the body are not yet fully understood and there is no way to know if it will work for you.

In this month's Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month "Does Caffeine Boost Performance?", you can review how much caffeine is in common beverages and its potential side effects.

To read this article and access our sport nutrition resource site for other nutrition tip sheets in the areas of vitamins and minerals, long distance travel, fluids, gaining weight, losing weight, and dietary supplements, please visit our site at:

Awards & Grants



JARED CONNAUGHTON of Prince Edward Island leads the list of strong Canadian sprinters with his 10.26 clocking over 100m. This 23-year-old gained prominence by winning the sprints in the 2005 Canada Games. He and team mates, Hank Palmer, Anson Henry and Brian Barnett moved to #5 in the world list with their 38.86 clocking in the 4x100m relay at Penn Relays last week moving up one place from their 6th position in the Beijing Olympics.

SULTANNA FRIZELL of Perth, Ontario has set a new Canadian Record in her specialty, the 16-pound hammer. The 24 year old rocketed the steel ball 71.64 m as she continues to flourish under the coaching of former Olympic Champion; Dr Anatoliy Bodnarchuk in the Kamloops based National Throwing Centre. She is ranked 9th on the world list at this time and is aiming at the World Championships in Berlin this summer.


JARID VAUGHAN of University of Texas at Arlington from Langley, BC, followed fellow Canadian, Jared Connaughton to this southern campus and his sprint times have been remarkable with windy marks of 10.23 and 20.47. This gives him some of the fastest times in the NCAA and a possible shot at the Canadian National 4x100m relay team, which will go to the World Championships in Berlin this summer.

LIZ GLEADLE of the University of British Columbia from Vancouver opened her season with a great javelin launch of 55.85 just 21cm short of Krista Woodward's Canadian Record. She is the defending NAIA champion and is favoured to win again this year. Last year she won the NACAC under 23 title in Mexico. She is a candidate for this year's World Universidad in Belgrade.


JEREMY RAE of Lakeshore High School in Fort Erie, Ontario was the Youth Champion of Canada in the 800m and 1500m in 2008. He has continued his winning ways by taking the Penn Relays prestigious high school mile with the fastest time in North America so far this year with his 4:08.13 time. He won the National Scholastic Indoor Championships in New York City in March. He is a candidate for the Pan Am Juniors in Port of Spain this summer.

SHAI-ANNE DAVIS of Hugh McRoberts Secondary in Richmond, BC startled all observers with her sprint double wins at the Canadian Youth championships in 2008 at the tender age of 15 years. She opened this season with her windy 24.77 200m at the Oregon Relays. Her personal bests are 11.85 and 24.94 with legal winds. She may be a candidate to break the Canadian Youth records of 11.54 and 23.88 as she has two more years to get those marks.

Achilles International Track and Field Society organizes The 26th Annual Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic scheduled for June 14, 2009 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, B.C. Information at 
Further information: Doug Clement  T:604 261 6220

PNE Miracle Mile Athlete Bursaries

Every month in 2009, a $500 PNE Miracle Mile Athlete Bursary will be awarded to a B.C. amateur athlete who demonstrates dedication to a sport and commitment to the community.


In order to be eligible to apply for a bursary you must:

You are ineligible to apply for a bursary if you:

How to Apply:

If you meet the eligibility requirements you are encouraged to apply for a bursary; it does not cost anything to apply for a bursary. Each month’s winner will receive $500. If you choose to apply for the bursary you will need to submit:

Deadline for Applications:

Please note that one bursary will be awarded each month; it is up to you to decide what month’s bursary you apply to receive. You will need to submit all requested information by the 15th of the month before the month you choose. For example, the deadline for the January 2009 bursary was December 15th, 2008. It is in your best interest to apply in the earliest month you can since the applications of athletes who are NOT awarded a bursary will be kept on file and reconsidered for each bursary awarded during the remaining months of the 2009 calendar year.

For more information:

If you have any questions about this bursary please email or call 604-251-7708 on a weekday between 9:00am-4:00pm.

Community Sport Hero Awards – Sport BC

The Community Sport Hero® Awards presented by EnCana recognizes local sport volunteers for their long-standing dedication and leadership.

A total of 12 communities across BC will host the awards in 2009. If you would like to recognize a deserving sport volunteer in any one of the following 12 communities, please fill out a nomination form.

Dawson Creek---Fort Nelson---Fort St. John---Hope---Maple Ridge---Pitt Meadows---Nanaimo---Port Alberni---Quesnel---Terrace---Vernon---White Rock---South Surrey---Williams Lake

The most recent Community Sport Hero® Awards were held in Hope in March of 2009.

For more information on the Community Sport Hero Awards, please access the following link: 

Coaching Mentor / Apprenticeship Program (for Female Apprentices) at the 2010 BC Winter and Summer Games

This program will target female coaches in the province of BC who are interested in further developing their coaching skills leading up to the 2010 BC Winter or BC Summer Games. The program will match a female apprentice coach with a mentor coach (NCCP Level 2, male or female) and the two of them will work towards the apprentice’s participation at the 2010 BC Games. This program is a partnership between the BC Games Society, the Coaches Association of BC, and ProMOTION Plus.

Application Deadlines:
There will be two intakes left:

Details and application forms can be downloaded at: 

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

Coaches Association of British Columbia E-News for May 2009

Featured Information:

To get all the details on these stories and more, please visit

The Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) has released their April 2009 Newsletter

Some of the features in this edition include:

To few the full newsletter, visit 


Just a reminder that the this year's Valley Royals Secondary School aged meet will feature events so that athletes can achieve standards needed to qualify for the Canadian team that will take part in the WORLD YOUTH GAMES scheduled for Bressanone, Italy.

All throwing event implements will be those used for the Youth Aged division. In addition, we are still trying to arrange a multi event competition for both boys (Octathlon) and girls (Heptathlon). If you do not see an event on the schedule in which it is believed that an athlete can make a qualifying standard, please let me know and we will try to accommodate that request.

There is only a short window of opportunity to achieve standards for the WORLD YOUTH GAMES (May 1 to June 21) and a very few meets that are offering throwing event implements particularly designed for this age group.

Entry forms and other information concerning this meet can be found on the VALLEY ROYAL WEB PAGE if you have any further questions, please contact Gerry Swan by email at: 
or phone 604-859-9801.

A Note to Athletes and Coaches

Athletes have been showing up late for their event because someone gave them a different time from the actual time of the event.

Meet schedules can change so it is up to coaches and athletes to check the webpage of the Club hosting the meet to ensure that they have the most up to date schedule.

J. Barrington
BCA Official

Attention Coaches and Athletes

The False Start rule, similar to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rule, is currently being discussed for adoption by the IAAF. The rule will NOT be in affect this season.

The False start rule does not allow anyone to move before the gun is sounded. Anyone who starts before the gun goes off will be eliminated from the race.

A second chance will not be given to the field.

BCA Official

Courses and Seminars

RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshop

Nanaimo, May 8 & 9 at the Oliver Woods Community Centre
For registration information visit or contact Taunya Geelhoed at or 604-333-3554

Level 2 - Athletics Officiating Course

Prince George
May 21 & May 24 2009
Instructors: John & Carol Cull, Provincial, National and International Technical Officials

Course Contact: Tom Masich
Ph: (250) 564-9528

Registration deadline May 15, 2009 -
Registration form: 

Athletics Officiating Courses - Level 2 May 10, Surrey; May 24, Prince George

Road Running Performance Clinic - Summer 2009







Top Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season - Men as of April 26

100m     10.26 (1.6) Jared Connaughton   '85  PEI 1121 points
100m     10.23 (2.5) Jarid Vaughan       '85  BC  W
200m     21.11       Richard Adu-Bobie   '85      1063 points
200m     20.47 (3.4) Jarid Vaughan       '85  BC  W
400m     46.52       Nathan Vadeboncoeur '84  MAN 1086 points
800m   1:49.37       Geoff Harris        '87  NS  1045 points
1500m  3:42.43       Kevin Sullivan      '74  ON  1074 points
Mile   4:04.73       Graeme Wells        '83  BC  1017 points
3000m  8:24.98       Mark Davidson       '85  ON   914 points
5000m 13:31.40       Kevin Sullivan      '74  ON  1097 points
10k   28:58.49       Dylan Wykes         '83  ON  1053 points
110mH    13.82       Jared MacLeod       '80  MAN 1099 points
400mH    52.46       Stuart Pearson      '89  ON  1010 points
3kSC   8:47.36       Matt Hughes         '89  ON  1050 points
4x100m 38.85         Canada (Palmer-Henry-Connaughton-Barnett) 1166 points**
Half M 1H03.10       Simon Bairu         '83  SK  1123 points
Mara   2H16.14       Andrew Smith        '79  ON  1109 points
5k W  20:09.96       Inaki Gomez         '88  BC  1065 points
PV        5.20       Dave Foley          '84  QUE 1023 points
HJ        2.15       Mark Dillon         '84  ON  1011 points
LJ        7.32 (1.5) Mark Scherel        '84  ON   983 points
TJ       15.20 (nwi) Ikenna Obonna       '88  ON   961 points 
SP       17.66       Kyle Helf           '86  ON   979 points
Disc     62.88       Jason Tunks         '75  ON  1104 points
Jav      75.08       Scott Russell       '79  ON  1005 points
Ham      64.79       Brad Millar         '87  ON   939 points
Deca      6714       Reid Gustafson      '88  BC   915 points

Top Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season - Women as of April 26

100m     11.62 (0.1) Adrienne Power         '81  NS  1090 points
200m     23.42 (0.1) Adrienne Power         '81  NS  1120  points
400m     53.79       Vicki Tolton           '87  BC  1075 points
800m   2:04.30       Julia Howard           '83  BC  1078 points
1500m  4:13.72       Julia Howard           '83  BC  1098 points
3000m  9:39.35       Amber McGowan          '83  SK   978 points
5000m 15:42.81       Nicole Edwards         '86  ON  1086 points
10k   33:40.22       Anita Campbell         '87  BC  1052 points
100mH    12.93 (-0.2)Pricilla Lopes-Schliep '82  ON  1161 points **
100mH    12.88 (3.1) Perdita Felicien       '80  ON  W
400mH    60.63       Christine Lowe         '90  BC  1003 points
3kSC  10:12.65       Lydia Willemse         '86  ON  1065 points
4x400m 3:30.85       Canada (Akinsulie, Power, Martin, Muir) 1131 points**
Half M 1H12.08.6     Tara Quinn Smith       '79  ON  1105 points
Mara   2H30.43       Lioudmila Kortchaguina '71  ON  1125 points **
3Kwalk 13:30.09      Megan Huzzey           '85  BC  1042 points
PV        4.21       Carly Dockendorf       '83  BC   987 points 
HJ        1.79       Brianne Theisen        '88  SK   966 points
LJ        6.44 (1.2) Ruky Abdulai           '82  BC  1082 points
LJ        6.65 (3.4) Alice Falaiye          '78  ON  W
TJ       10.53       Hayley Stewart         '92  BC   739 points
SP       14.92       Julie Labonte          '90  QUE  861 points 
Disc     51.79       Marie-Josee LeJour     '79  QUE  907 points
Jav      55.85       Liz Gleadle            '88  BC   985 points
Ham      71.65       Sultanna Frizell       '84  ON  1120 points **
Hept      5643       Brianne Theisen        '88  SK  1028 points

Based on IAAF point scoring table
**Olympic/WC standard   average 1133 points range (1168 to 1002)
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