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ISSUE #17-2009
Friday, May 15, 2009

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 333-3554 Email: taunya.geelhoed@bcathletics.org

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Highlights from this issue:

  • Dr Al Raider 1903 - 2009
  • BC Athletics Welcomes Summer Student - Erik Bean
  • Lovett & Prince Surpass World Youth Standards
  • Athletics Canada is recruiting a Para-Athletics Head Coach for the London 2012 team
  • General Motors Making Dreams Possible Club Coaching Grant applications are now back online
  • BMO Vancouver Marathon Full Results Coverage
  • Athlete Performances - Out of Province meet results included in national rankings procedure

Contents:

From the BC Athletics Office

Dr Al Raider 1903 - 2009

BC Athletics was saddened to hear of the that Dr Al Raider, a long time member of the Vancouver Olympic Club and member of BC Athletics, passed away on May 14th. Al had just celebrated his 96th birthday a week prior to his passing. An original founder of the Achilles International Track & Field Society, Al was also a coach with the Vancouver Olympic Club and had such a positive impact on so many athletes, coaches, club executive and parents. A club and provincial association administrator, Al always had a welcoming greeting for the many he knew in the Track & Field Community. A great contributor to and ambassador for Athletics!

Further information will be provided as it becomes known.

Long Term Athlete Development

As BC Athletics and all the Provincial Athletics Associations move to implementing the Athletics Long Term Athlete Development Model and as a result introduce changes to the "traditional" competition and training programs for young athletes, the journal from the Association of Psychological Science presents "The Myth of Prodigy and Why it Matters". The relationship to Athletics is direct as both writer and the reference to former Cdn International runner Doug Consiglio bookend the article. Read the article at: www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/getArticle.cfm?id=2026 

Well worth reading - Brian McCalder, Pres/CEO, BC Athletics.

Message from the BC Athletics Summer Student - Erik Bean

Hi my name is Erik Bean, I am a student, and track and field athlete with UBC. I am filling a student position with BC Athletics this summer. My position is Programs and Information Assistant; I will be compiling information concerning upcoming track and field meets, results, rankings, statistics, BC Team entries, and team travels, as well as any other tasks in and around the office. As part of my work you will probably see me around the office and I look forward to meeting and working with everyone.

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 results@athletics.ca 

Corrections and updates to current and previous years are appreciated

LOVETT & PRINCE SURPASS WORLD YOUTH STANDARDS

At Saturday's Valley Royals meet held at the Swan track in Abbotsford, two Brookswood athletes, high jumper Django Lovett and hammer thrower Spencer Prince, both surpassed the standards needed to be considered for selection to the Canadian team that will travel to Bressamone, Italy in early July for the World Youth Games (athletes aged 16 & 17 years).

To be selected to the Canadian team, athletes must achieve performances between now and mid June that will rank them as one of the top two performances in Canada in their respective events.

Lovett cleared the high jump bar with a personal best 2.10 metres, a full 10-centimetres greater then the required standard. After his winning height, Lovett had the bar raised to 2.13-metres, a height that if he had cleared would have broken the BC Juvenile record. Although two of his attempts at the record height were good, his timing was slightly off and Lovett had to be content on this day with 2.10 metres.

Meanwhile, out at the hammer cage, Spencer Prince had a winning toss with the 5.0-k hammer of 64.11 metres to surpass the required standard of 63.46 metres. Later this month, Prince will attend a thrower's camp in Lethbridge, Alberta where he will attempt to better yesterday's performance.

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:
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/meetmgr_setup_export.pdf 

To request downloads and for further instructions please refer to the website:
www.bcathletics.org/main/hytekdownload.htm 

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.

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 ronbunting@bcathletics.org.

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)

For a complete description of the modules and the course schedule go to the CABC website at www.coaches.bc.ca/nccp/schedule.html#CompDev 

2009 Event Calendars

2009 Events are posted on the website and will be updated as information is submitted.
www.bcathletics.org/main/eventcal_index.htm#2009 

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 dcopping@telus.net or phone 604-929-3554 for more information.

For Athletes

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

PNE MIRACLE MILE ATHLETE BURSARY

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:
www.pne.ca/about/community/pdf/2008-Miracle-Mile-Athlete-Bursary-Package.pdf 

STACEY LEVITT WOMEN AND SPORT SCHOLARSHIP

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, www.caaws.ca/e/grants/levitt/sub_criteria.cfm.

BC SCHOOL SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

DEADLINE:
Application must be submitted by 4pm, June 2nd, 2009. For an application form and more information, follow this link...
www.bcschoolsports.ca/pages/scholarships_awards/bcss.php 

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: www.bcathletevoice.ca/Content/Join%20BCAV.asp 

For a full description and application information on all Provincial, National, and Olympic and Paralympic funding opportunities, please visit: www.bcathletevoice.ca/Content/Athlete%20Funding/Athlete%20Funding%20Overview%20Alt.asp 

Masters

Crown Prince Frederik to visit Sydney for the 2009 World Masters Games

11 May 2009

Premier Nathan Rees has announced that His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Denmark will visit Sydney this October to compete at the world's largest multi-sport event, the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games.

Crown Prince Frederik will attend the Opening Ceremony at ANZ Stadium on Sunday 11 October, and partner Sydney-based sailor Chris Meehan in the 35+ Tasar Sailing competition from 13-16 October.

Premier Rees said Crown Prince Frederik has a close affinity with Australia and Sydney and it will be a pleasure to welcome him in October.

"Crown Prince Frederik's attendance is a vote of confidence for Sydney as an international destination and a vote of confidence for the World Masters Games," Mr Rees said.

"This is a high-profile addition to the biggest event Sydney will host this year, an event that will provide a $50 million boost to the NSW economy.

"I'm sure all Sydney-siders will welcome Crown Prince Frederik along with the 25,000 athletes from over 100 countries expected to take part in the Games."

Mr Rees said the NSW and Commonwealth Governments have both contributed $8.5 million and will provide additional support services to stage the World Masters Games.

"Sydney is a major international events city and the World Masters Games will be another highlight with over 8400 registrations already received for the event."

Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay said Crown Prince Frederik joins other high-profile competitors and ambassadors registered for the Games including Olympic legend Murray Rose, ABC Radio's Adam Spencer and Fox Sports commentator and former footballer Andy Harper.

"The motto of the Games is 'fit fun and forever young' and there will be a fantastic spirit and atmosphere throughout Sydney in October," Ms McKay said.

"The Games are open to everyone, not just elite athletes and will see 28 sports competitions held across 72 Sydney venues, including many Olympic sites.

"To enter the Games people need only meet their sport's minimum age, which ranges between 25 and 35 years."
Games registrations are open until 31 July at www.2009worldmasters.com 

ROAD RUNNING

Results

Vancouver Marathon 

May 3 marked the 38th annual running of the BMO Vancouver Marathon. Benard Onsare of Calgary, originally from Kenya, finished in first place with a time of 2:28:26. In first place for the women for the second year in a row was Mary Akor of California with a time of 2:46:24.

There were 12,905 triumphant runners, walkers and wheelchair participants in the 42.2 km Marathon, 21.1 km Half Marathon, and 8 km races today representing 36 countries. School groups and children with their parents completed the 1.6 km segment of their six-week training program in the McDonald's Kids MaraFun.

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is considered the premier west coast marathon and takes participants along a 42 km scenic route that includes Vancouver's famous Stanley Park, False Creek, the Burrard Street Bridge, and the Kitsilano and Point Grey neighbourhoods. The start and finish line at Concord Pacific Place in downtown Vancouver was teeming with spectators and family supporters starting at 6:00 a.m. on the cloudy Sunday morning.

Inspiring marathon stories abounded with the successful completion of the 21.1 km Half Marathon by the event's oldest ever competitor. Peter Madsen, of Burnaby, B.C., who turned 90 in March, was accompanied by his son Tony in the 21.1 km Half Marathon, which they walked in a time of 3:59:50.

Michelle Gentis ran the 42.2 km Marathon pushing her son Joshua in a custom adapted long-distance jogger. Joshua is a smart, happy eight-year old with a brain disorder who loved being part of the race, especially the cheering crowds. Michelle and Joshua finished the marathon with a time of 4:21:36.

42.2 km Marathon Male

1st - Benard Onsare, Calgary, AB [2:28:26]
2nd - Adam Campbell, Victoria, BC [2:33:33]
3rd - Duncan Marsden, Calgary, AB [2:33:59]

42.2 km Marathon Female

1st - Mary Akor, Hawthorne, CA [2:46:24]
2nd - Bridget Duffy, Oakland, CA [2:52:52]
3rd - Joan McGrath, New Westminster, BC [2:56:00]

21.1 km Half Marathon Male

1st - Willy Kimosop, Lethbridge, AB [1:05:03]
2nd - Kip Kangogo, Lethbridge, AB [1:05:12]
3rd - David Jackson, Victoria, BC [1:08:43]

21.1 km Half Marathon Female

1st - Lioudmila Kortchaguina, Thornhill, ON [1:17:11]
2nd - Kristina Rody, Burnaby, BC [1:18:12]
3rd - Cheryl Murphy, Victoria, BC [1:19:30]

8 km

1st male - Marc-Jason Locquiao, Delta, BC [28:50]
1st female - Amanda Stone, Richmond, BC [31:37]

McDonald's Kids MaraFun

1st boy - Austin Campeau, Anmore, BC [6:04]
1st girl - Pam Scowby, Coquitlam, BC [7:00]

Wild Goose Chase - Vanderhoof 

A record number of participants, 384, took to the streets of Vanderhoof on Sunday May 3rd for the 31st annual wild goose chase fun run. Runners have a choice of a 3.5km or an 8km distance. Race directors Wanda and Brian Nemethy were very pleased with the turn out, up 135 runners from last year. "The power went out 30 minutes into registration so we had problems seeing inside the gymnasium. Lucky for us the timing system is all battery powered. I was hoping the lights would come back on for the awards and prizes but it didn't happen". Local cross country runner, Hilary Desmarais won the 3.5km for the girls and David Palmer, from Burns Lake won the boys 3.5km. In the 8km, Shar Jackson from Prince George won the girls and Chris Paulson from Burns Lake won the guys event. Two records were broken: Shar Jackson broke the 2006 record in the 8km and local elementary runner, Alexander Nemethy, broke his own record from 2007 in the 3.5km. Brian says the trend continues as more women are taking part than men. This year there were 204 females and 180 males taking part.

Mother's Day 5K - Port Moody

A record 402 entrants soaked up the glorious Port Moody sunshine which lit up the 2009 Mother's Day 5K Spring Classic on Sunday, May 10th and helped provide near-perfect conditions for race #11 in the Timex BC Road Running Series and #4 in the new Lower Mainland Road Race Series.

First home - out of 371 eventual finishers - was Kelowna's Tom Michie, who held off strong challenges from White Rock's David Palermo and Yue-Ching Cheng from Port Moody to breast the finishing tape in a time of 16:28. Palermo (16:38) who had set the early pace and Cheng (16:44) who led just after half-way, were in hot pursuit.

The women's race was also a closely-fought battle, Port Moody's Natasha Wodak claiming the overall title in a time of 17:55, just 10 seconds clear of Vancouver's Anne-Marie Madden (18:05) - with Madden's VFAC team-mate and fellow Vancouverite Katherine Moore just five seconds further back (18:10) in third... a PB by over a minute.

Bagging the overall and men's age-graded title was the ever-youthful 68-year-old Herb Phillips (18:55) with a score of 93%, which also earned him the Dave Reed Memorial Trophy. Dave Stephens, 50, of North Vancouver, took second with 84%, following a smoking run of 17:22 which also earned him 11th place overall. Making up the podium for the age-graded men was 79-year-old Frank Kurucz of West Vancouver (24:49) with 83%.

In the women's age-graded competition, Joan McGrath, 47, of New Westminster led the way with an impressive 86% after clocking a time of 18:40 - making her sixth lady overall. North Vancouver's Lenore Montgomery, 78 years young, glided home to second place and 82% in a time of 28:31, while Port Moody's Natasha Wodak, just 27, was tied with a clutch of other runners on 80%, but took 3rd spot by virtue of her overall win.

The Tiny Tots 100m dash and Kids 800m Fun Run, which followed the main event, both proved a big hit - as well as a great spectacle - rounding off an entertaining Mother's Day morning in Port Moody. With $2 of every entry fee going to charity, the event's host, Phoenix Running Club, was also able to raise over $800 for the Alzheimer's Society of BC.

Peach City Runners Blossom 10 Miler - Naramata to Penticton

1. Rory Switzer, 57:32
2. Revor Jordan, 58:42
3. Simon Ree, 59:33

1. Mandy Sellars, 1:08:07
2. Cindy Rhodes, 1:09:13
3. Emma Lujan, 1:10:46

Envision Run for Mom 8K - Chilliwack

1. Drew Davidson, 31:24

1. Sheileen Prest, 34:13

Crest Glory Days 5K - Prince Rupert

1. Scott Foulser, 18:31

1. Suzette Narbonne, 25:05

Crest Glory Days 10K - Prince Rupert

1. Joseph Nelson, 38:04

1. Laurie Hill, 43:57

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 six of the ten series events are:

  1. May 31: Running Room Shaughnessy 8k, Vancouver
  2. June 7: Sandcastle City Classic 10k, White Rock
  3. June 12: North Shore Credit Union Longest Day 5k, Vancouver
  4. July 18: Summerfast 10k, Vancouver
  5. August 2: Squamish Days 10k, Squamish
  6. 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 www.lmrrs.com. 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 www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/

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 (www.vira.bc.ca), the Canadian Tire Interior Road Race Series (www.interiorrunning.ca), and the Prince George Grand Prix (www.pgroadrunners.ca).

For more information on any of the above road race series, contact Maurice Wilson at maurice.wilson@bcathletics.org 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: www.islandrunner.ca and www.pih.bc.ca.

Entry Information

Enter online at: www.eventsonline.ca 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.

Awards

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: www.royalvictoriamarathon.com

Entry Information

Enter online at: www.eventsonline.ca/events/vicmara/ or mail in the entry form: www.royalvictoriamarathon.com/pdf/2009EntryForm.pdf.

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: www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/ 

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

NOTE: A and B Standards relate to Athletics Canada's World Championships Selection Criteria.
In order to understand where exactly a given athlete stands within the whole selection system the full criteria including the appendices must be considered as well as the National Team - Selection Rules Book.

Grand Prix international de Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe, France, May 1 mai

Women 200m féminin
4. Adrienne Power, 23.62

Women 400m féminin
7. Esther Akinsulie, 53.58

Women 100m Hurdles / 100m haies feminine
4. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 13.01 (B Standard/Norme B)
5. Angela Whyte, 13.22

Women Long Jump / Saut en longueur féminin
2. Alice Falaiye, 6.66m (B Standard/Norme B)

Men 100m masculin
6. Jared Connaughton, 10.48

Men 200m masculin
2. Jared Connaughton, 20.87

Men 800m masculin
5. Geoff Harris, 1:50.43
8. Graem Wells, 1:51.76

Men High Jump / Saut en hauteur masculin
5. Mike Mason, 2.17m
6. Mark Dillon, 2.17m
9. Jesse Lipscombe, 2.05m
11. Derek Watkins, 2.05m

Illinois Invitational, Champaign, Illinois, May 2 mai

Women 200m féminin
13. Perdita Felicien, 25.56

Women 100m Hudlers / 100m haies féminin
1. Perdita Felicien, 12.99 (+2.1)

Défi Sportif, Montréal, Québec, May 3 mai

Women's 10 km féminin
1. Diane Roy, 23:50
2. Sarah White, 32:07
3. Sarah Mailhot, 32:18

Men's 10 km masculin
1. Josh Cassidy, 20:47
2. Michel Filteau, 20:49
3. Alexandre Dupont, 22:22

New Balance Athletic Series 2009, Calgary, Alberta, May 3 mai

Men 100m masculin
1. Bryan Barnett, 10.28 (B Standard/Norme B)
2. Sam Effah, 10.36
3. Akeem Haynes, 10.83

Men 200m masculin
1. Bryan Barnett, 20.82 (Meet Record / Record de la compétition)
2. Sam Effah, 20.99
3. Nathan Vadeboncoeur, 21.75

Men 800m masculin
1. Brian Roppelt, 1:53.02
2. Trent Ratzlaff, 1:53.28

Women 100m féminin
1. Kaltouma Nadjina, 11.77
2. Loudia Laarman, 12.03

Women 200m féminin
1. Kaltouma Nadjina, 23.60
2. Amonn Nelson, 24.32

WSU-UW Dual Meet, Seattle, Washington, May 1-2 mai

Women 3000m féminin
1. Anita Campbell, 9:23.42 (Meet Record / Record de la compétition)

Men Javelin Throw / Lancer du javelot masculin
1. Kyle Nielsen, 70.34m

Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, Stanford, California/Californie, May 2 mai

Men 10,000m masculin
2. Simon Bairu, 27:50.76 (B Standard / Norme B)

Men 5000m - Section 1 / 5000 m masculin - Section 1
6. Kurt Benninger, 13:30.27

Men 5000m - Section 3 / 5000 m masculin - Section 3
1. Matt Leeder, 13:54.42

Women 5000m - Section 1 / 5000 m féminin - Section 1
5. Lindsay Carson, 15:55.62

Men 3000m Steeplechase - Section 1 / 3000 m steeple masculin - Section 1
3. Rob Watson, 8:29.63 (B Standard / Norme B)
11. Alex Genest, 8:41.38

Men 3000m Steeplechase - Section 2/ 3000m steeple masculin - Section 2
11. Ryan Brockerville, 8:38.37

Men Long Jump / Saut en longueur masculin
4. Dennis Nichols, 6.70m

Women 800m - Section 2 / 800 m féminin - Section 2
1. Helen Crofts, 2:08.59
8. Brianna Kane, 2:12.32

Women 800m - Section 1 / 800 m féminin - Section 1
6. Jessica Smith, 2:07.92

Jesse Owens Track Classic, Columbus, Ohio, May 1-2 mai

Women 200m féminin
6. Noelle Montcalm, 24.40

Women 100m Hurdles / 100m haies féminin
8. Noelle Montcalm, 13.94

Men Long Jump / Saut en longueur masculin
2. Osi Nriagu, 7.28m
6. Jamie Adjetey-Nelson, 7.05m

Men 400m Hurdles / 400m haies masculin
8. Camilo Quevedo, 53.56

2009 Big East Championships, Philadelphia/Philadelphie, Pennsylvania/Pennsylvanie, May 3 mai

Men 100m masculin
3. Michael LeBlanc, 10.69 (10.65 in prelims/lors des préliminaires)

Men 3000m Steeplechase / 3000m steeple masculin
3. Matt Hughes, 9:01.73

Men Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau masculin
2. Brad Millar, 58.59m

Women 1500m féminin
3. Sheila Reid, 4:21.10
4. Tarah McKay, 4:22.06
6. April Ogrodnick, 4:25.80

Women 10,000m féminin
1. Danette Doetzel, 33:23.22
2. Marie-Louise Asselin, 34:14.54

Heptathlon
2. Maddie Buttinger, 5155pts

British University Championships, May 2 mai

Men 100m masculin
1. Seyi Smith, 10.32

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
1. Jillian Drouin, 1.81m

America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Binghamton, New York, May 2-3 mai

Men 200m masculin
4. Joel Senick, 21.71 (21.50 in prelims/lors des préliminaires)

Men 400m masculin
2. Joel Senick, 47.26

Toledo Invitational, Toledo, Ohio, April 30-May 1

Women 100m féminin
1. Noelle Montcalm, 12.28

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
1. Dayna Maaten, 3.86m

Texas Invitational, Austin, Texas, May 2 mai

Women 800m féminin
1. Stephanie Aldea, 2:11.73

Cardinal Carter Track Classic, Toronto, April 30-May 1

Inaugural York University Lions Spring Open, Toronto, May 2 mai

Regina Spring Classic, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 2 mai

Super Grand Prix Qatar 2009, Doha, Qatar, May 8 mai

Women 100m Hurdles/100 m haies féminin
1. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.52 (A Standard/Norme A) Personal Record personnel
5. Perdita Felicien, 12.80 (A Standard/Norme A)

Men Shot Put/Lancer du poids masculin
4. Dylan Armstrong, 20.37m (A Standard/ Norme A)

Women Hammer Throw/Lancer du marteau féminin
3. Sultana Frizell, 69.86m (B Standard/Norme B)

Women High Jump/Saut en hauteur féminin
7. Nicole Forrester, 1.88m

Osaka Grand Prix, Osaka, Japan/Japon, May 9 mai

Women Long Jump/Saut en longueur féminin
9. Tabia Charles, 6.03m

Kajaks High School Meet, Richmond, BC, May 9 mai

Kamloops Centennial Invitational, Kamloops, BC, May 8-10 mai

Women Hammer Throw/Lancer du marteau féminin
1. Jennifer Joyce, 63.85m
2 Crystal Smith, 63.52m
3. Megan Vandrevliet, 59.22m

Women High Jump/Saut en hauteur féminin
1. Alyxandre Treasure, 1.70m

St Albert Challenge, St Albert, Alberta, May 9-10 mai

Southland Conference Championships Track and Field, Nacogdoches, Texas, May 8-10 mai

Men 100m masculin
2. Jarid Vaughan, 10.39

Men 200m masculin
1. Jarid Vaughan, 20.77

Men Triple Jump/Triple saut masculin
4. Ikenna Obonna, 15.00m

Women Shot Put/Lancer du poids féminin
2. Kaitlyn Andrews, 14.61m

Women Discus Throw/Lancer du disque féminin
6. Kaitlyn Andrews, 44.46m

Ken Shannon-Ken Foreman 2009, Seattle, Washington, May 8 mai

Women 200m féminin
1. Breanne Carter, 25.58
2. Jane Channell, 25.72
4. Traci Boss, 26.23

Women 400m féminin
2. Traci Boss, 58.24

Women 1500m féminin
1. Kendra Schaaf, 4:23.55

Women Long Jump/Saut en longueur féminin
1. Ruky Abdulai, 6.27m

Women Discus Throw/Lancer du disque féminin
1. Chantel Spies, 46.06m
2. Lara Ter Laak, 42.93m

Women Javelin Throw/Lancer du javelot féminin
1. Liz Gleadle, 51.90m

Men 1500m masculin
4. James Clark, 3:48.26

Men Javelin Throw/Lancer du javelot masculin
1. Curtis Moss, 62.51m

Sacramento State Open, Sacramento, Texas, May 9 mai

Women Discus Throw/Lancer du disque féminin
3. Marie-Josée Le Jour, 49.07m

Men Discus Throw/Lancer du disque masculin
2. Arthur Turland, 53.19m
3. Owen Willems, 52.54m

Len Paddock Invitational, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 8-9 mai

Women Pole Vault/Saut à la perche féminin
1. Dayna Maaten, 3.95m

Women 800m féminin
1. Nicole Edwards, 2:06.79
4. Melissa Bishop, 2:14.23

Women 100m Hurdles/100m haies
5. Noelle Montcalm, 13.86

Women 400m féminin
2. Erica Broomfield, 55.49

Women 100m féminin
1. Noelle Montcalm, 11.77

Men 800m masculin
1. Nate Brannen, 1:49.86

New England Outdoor Championship, Amherst, Massachusetts, May 8-9 mai

Men 400m masculin
1. Joel Senick, 47.78

Occidental Invitational, Los Angeles, California, May 9 mai

Women 200m féminin
1. Esther Akinsulie, 23.71

Women 400m féminin
1. Esther Akinsulie, 52.39

2009 Sun Belt Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, May 8-10 mai

Men 100m masculin
1. Gavin Smellie, 10.29

Men 200m masculin
1. Gavin Smellie, 20.73 (20.58 in prelims/lors des préliminaires; A Standard/Norme A)

2009 Power Speed Series, London, Ontario, May 9 mai

Men's Hammer Throw/Lancer du marteau masculin
1. Kevin Bowman, 54.57m

Men's Hammer Throw/Lancer du marteau masculin
1. Alex Pilar, 45.18m
2. Seb Pilon, 41.49m

Men's Long Jump/Saut en longueur masculin
1. Paul Whitty, 7.30m (Wind/Vent +1.96)
2. Clayton Latham, 7.29m (Wind/Vent +2.98)
3. Damian Warner, 6.96m (Wind/Vent +2.59)

Women's Hammer Throw/Lancer du marteau féminin
1. Ami Schmanski , 40.91m

Women's High Jump/Saut en hauteur féminin
1. Katie Johnson, 1.45m
2. Meghan Harris, 1.40m

Women 10000m Senior/10 000 m senior féminin
1. Becky Patten, 37:48.51
2. Bethany McChesney, 39:24.90

Women 1500m féminin
1. Jillian Wyman, 4:37.86
2. Kirsten Stewart, 4:42.88
3. Natalia Hawthorn, 4:43.32

Men 10000m Senior/10 000 m senior masculin
1. Derek Nakluski, 29:53.40
2. Andrew Smith, 29:55.54
3. Stephen Koziarski, 30:47.31

Men 1500m masculin
1. Dave Weston, 3:56.99
2. Matt Walters, 3:59.50
3. Andrew Aguanno, 4:00.93

Race Walk / Marche

IAAF World Race Walking Challenge/Défi mondial de marche de l'AIFA, Sesto San Giovanni, Italy/Italie, May 1 mai

Women 20km féminin
16. Rachel Lavallée, 1:39:49

America's Race Walk Championships/Championnat des Amériques de marche, San Salvador, El Salvador, May 2 mai

Men 20km masculin
16. Inaki Gomez, 1:31:19
23. Creighton Connolly, 1:42:46

Junior Men 10km / 10 km junior masculin
4. Evan Dunfee, 44:16

Women 20km féminin
12. Megan Huzzey, 1:49:37

Road Running / Course sur route

BMO Vancouver Marathon, Vancouver, British Columbia/Colombie-Britannique, May 2 mai

From Athletics Canada

Ottawa Race Weekend set to host Canadian Marathon Championships

OTTAWA - The 2009 Canadian Marathon and Wheelchair Marathon Championships will take place in the nation's capital on Sunday May 24 as part of the Ottawa Race Weekend Marathon. The Wheelchair race begins at 6:55am followed by the able-bodied race at 7:00am.

A number of elite competitors will line up at the Elgin and Laurier start line with a championship on their mind, and to punch their ticket to Berlin. Matt Loiselle of Toronto, ON looks to add another 2009 title to his name after capturing the Half Marathon Championship last month in Montreal. Other athletes who will be looking to bring it are Steve Osaduik of Nanaimo, BC, Dylan Wykes of Kingston, ON and Reid Coolsaet of Hamilton, ON; Coolsaet is the 2007 5000 metres Canadian Champion, he will be making his marathon debut in Ottawa.

Lioudmila Kortchaguina of Thornhill, ON finished second at the 2009 Half Marathon Championships; she will be looking for nothing less than a victory at Ottawa Race Weekend. Kortchaguina has won four of five marathon titles in Ottawa (2002, 2004, 2006, and 2007). She was a member of the Canadian national team that competed at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan.

The highlight of the wheelchair field is Clayton Gerein of Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan. Gerein finished 6th in the Marathon at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.

The Ottawa Marathon is the final qualifying event to earn a spot on the 2009 Marathon World Cup team. Athletics Canada has teamed up with the Ottawa Marathon and the Scotiabank Toronto Marathon in an effort to qualify teams for the 2009 Marathon World Cup being contested within the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in Berlin later this summer. The post-Olympic year is an appropriate time to open Athletics Canada's criteria to support entering teams in major international competitions with the objectives of:

The following athletes have qualified to be selected to the Canadian Marathon World Cup team (Pending proof of fitness) going into the Marathon Championships in Ottawa.

Men                                            Women
Jon Brown, 2:12:27                             Tara Quinn-Smith, 2:33:57
Dylan Wykes, 2:16:20                           Nicole Stevenson, 2:41:01
Giitah Macharia, 2:16:54                       Lioudmila Kortchaguina, 2:30:43
Matt McInnes, 2:16:58                          Stephanie Hood, 2:35:09
Danny Kassap, 2:15:20                          Cheryl Murphy, 2:43:00
Andrew Smith, 2:16:14

More information on the 2009 Canadian Marathon Championships is available at www.athletics.ca/ottawa2009.

Dear Athletes/Coaches/Partners

The following communication from Martin Goulet, Chief High Performance Officer, has been posted to the Athletics Canada website under the following link: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=387

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

Technical Package:

Schedule:

Registration Package:

Ticket Information:

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

www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=328

IAAF World Championships Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria for the 2009 IAAF World Championships has been revised, reflecting the added events in Appendix B. Please visit Athletics Canada's website: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=297

Carding Criteria

The 2009/2010 Athletics Athlete Assistance Program (Carding) Criteria has been finalized, approved by Sport Canada and posted on Athletics Canada's website:
www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=303 

Athletes should also note the new process for "Notification of Injury, Illness or Pregnancy" referenced within the carding criteria and available on the web:
www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=372 

Athletics Canada 2009/2010 Para-Athletes Assistance Program (Carding) Criteria has been finalized, approved by Sport Canada and posted on Athletics Canada's website: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=303

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: http://athletics.ca/page.asp?id=54

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:

Schedule:

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke - Coordinator, Events & Membership Services at  nclarke@athletics.ca 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: www.coach.ca/eng/nutrition/index.cfm

Awards & Grants

The Coaching Association of Canada is pleased to announce that the General Motors Making Dreams Possible Club Coaching Grant applications are now back online!

Dedicated to supporting athletes at all levels through coaching excellence, General Motors' Making Dreams Possible Program provides one hundred $2,000 club coaching grants and ten $10,000 high performance coach grants to community sport clubs and high performance coaches nationwide on an annual basis.

This fall, 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 21, 2009.

Apply now and make dreams possible in your community!

CANADIAN TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE MONTH-APRIL 2009

OLYMPIC CATEGORY

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.

INTERCOLLEGIATE CATEGORY

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.

HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORY

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 www.harryjerome.com 
Further information: Doug Clement dclement007@mac.com  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.

Eligibility:

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 communityrelations@pne.ca 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: www.sport.bc.ca/programs/csh/history.aspx 

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: www.promotionplus.org 

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

Attention Athletes -

This is a reminder that the athlete declaration form for the 2009 Summer Universiade is due Friday, May 15th. The athlete declaration form and selection criteria is available on the web: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=328

Facebook

Follow this link to join the 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships Facebook Group > www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?members&gid=78950784964#/group.php?gid=78950784964 

Athletics Canada has released the newest edition of The Gold Standard

This edition includes stories from:

To view the full edition of The Gold Standard, visit http://athletics.ca/files//GoldStandard/TGSMAY2009.PDF 

Coaches Association of British Columbia E-News for May 2009

Featured Information:

To get all the details on these stories and more, please visit www.coaches.bc.ca/index.html

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 www.sirc.com 

VALLEY ROYALS SECONDARY SCHOOL AGED MEET--MAY 2, ABBOTSFORD--YOUR CHANCE TO ACHIEVE STANDARDS FOR THE WORLD YOUTH GAMES IN ITALY

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 www.valleyroyals.org if you have any further questions, please contact Gerry Swan by email at: gswan@uniserve.com 
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.

JB
BCA Official

Courses and Seminars

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
pgtrack@telus.net

Registration deadline May 15, 2009 -
Registration form:
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ws_officials_may2109.pdf 

Athletics Officiating Courses - Level 2 May 24, Prince George

Road Running Performance Clinic - Summer 2009

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Statistics

Top Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season - Men as of May 10

100m      10.23 (2.0)  Seyi Smith'87 1132   points*B
100m      10.23 (2.5) Jarid Vaughan'85 BC W
200m      20.58 (1.1) Gavin Smellie'86 ON 1141 points*A
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   3:38.44 Matt Lincoln'82 ON  1127 points*B
Mile    4:04.73 Graeme Wells'83  BC 1017 points
3000m   8:24.98 Mark Davidson'85 ON 914 points
5000m  13:30.27 Kurt Benninger'85 ON 1101 points
10k    27:50.76 Simon Bairu'83 SK 1146 points*B
110mH     13.67 (1.5) Karl Jennings'79 ON 1126 points
400mH     52.04 Nigel Joseph'86  AB1029 points
3kSC    8:29.63 Rob Watson'83 ON 1127 points*B
4x100m    38.85 Canada (Palmer-Henry-Connaughton-Barnett) 1166 points *A
Half M  1H03.10 Simon Bairu'83 SK  1123 points
Mara    2H16.14 Andrew Smith'79 ON  1109 points*A
Mara    2H12.27 Jon Brown'71 BC 1165 points (Dec'08)*A
5k W   20:09.96 Inaki Gomez'88 BC 1065 points
10kW      44:16 Evan Dunfee'90 BC 975 points
20kW    1H31:19 Inaki Gomez'88 BC 982 points
PV         5.35 Ryan Vu   BC 1066 points
HJ         2.17 Mike Mason'86 BC 1030 points
HJ         2.17 Mark Dillon'84 ON 1030 points
LJ         7.32 (1.5) Mark Scherel'84 ON 983 points
TJ        15.20 (nwi) Ikenna Obonna'88 ON 961 points
TJ        15.31 (2.6) Ikenna Obonna'88 ON W 
SP        20.37  Dylan Armstrong'81 BC 1142 points
Disc      62.88 Jason Tunks'75 ON 1104 points*B
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 May 10

100m      11.62 (0.1) Adrienne Power'81 NS 1090 points
200m      23.42 (0.1) Adrienne Power'81 NS 1120  points
400m      53.58 Esther Akinsulie'84 ON 1082 points
800m    2:03.64 Rebecca Johnstone'83 BC 1089 points
1500m   4:12.82 Julia Howard'83 BC  1105 points
3000m   9:23.42 Anita Campbell   BC   844 points
5000m  15:42.81 Nicole Edwards'86 MAN1086 points
10k    33:23.22 Danette Doetzel'86  1068 points
100mH     12.52 (1.4) Pricilla Lopes-Schliep'82 ON 1214 points*A
400mH     60.63 Christine Lowe'90 BC 1003 points
3kSC   10:05.36 Lydia Willemse'86 ON 1082 points
4x400m  3:30.85 Canada (Akinsulie, Power, Martin, Muir) 1131 points*A
Half M 1H12.08.6 Tara Quinn Smith'79  ON 1105 points
Mara    2H30.43 Lloudmila Kortchaquina'71 ON 1125 points *A
3kW    13:30.09 Megan Huzzey'85 BC 1042 points
20kW    1H39.49 Rachelle Lavallee'86 Que 1028 points
PV         4.35 Kelsie Hendry '82 SK 1035 points *B
HJ         1.88 Nicole Forrester'76 ON 1063 points
LJ         6.53 (1.5) Alice Falaiye'78 ON1102 points
LJ         6.66 (2.5) Alice Falaiye'78 ON W
TJ        12.07 Michelle Cowell'84 ON 896 points
SP        14.92 Julie Labonte'90 QUE 861 points 
Disc      53.15 Marie-Josee LeJour-McDonagh'79 QUE 933 points
Jav       55.85 Liz Gleadle'88 BC 985 points
Ham       71.65 Sultanna Frizell'84 ON 1120 points *A
Hept       5986 Brianne Theisen'88 SK 1094 points *B
BC Athletes shown in bold print

Based on IAAF point scoring table
New this week
Olympic/WC standard *A, *B average 1133 points range (1168 to 1002)
Corrections: Contact dclement007@mac.com 

Job Opportunities

Athletics Canada is recruiting a Para-Athletics Head Coach
This position is to help lead the way to the podium in London 2012
For more information please visit www.athletics.ca/parahc/ 


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