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ISSUE #19-2009
Friday, May 29, 2009

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

Past issues can be found at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm 

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Highlights from this issue:

  • BC Athletics Announces the 2009 Track & Field Team Staff
  • BC Junior Team - Female Jumps Coach Needed
  • Run Jump Throw 8 Hr Community Workshop - June 26, 2009 in Pitt Meadows
  • Follow Athletics Canada on Twitter
  • Athlete declaration form - 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships due Monday, June 1st
  • 2009 BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards /  Athlete Declaration Form
  • General Motors Making Dreams Possible Club Coaching Grant applications are now back online
  • 2009 Victoria International Track Classic to be held on Wednesday June 10

Contents:

From the BC Athletics Office

BC Athletics Announces the 2009 Track & Field Team Staff

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the 2009 Track & Field Team Staff appointments in what is a busy summer season across the country. The Team staff includes a mix of experienced personnel and coaches and managers just beginning their BC Team experience. "We are very pleased with the response to the call for Team Staff," said Ron Bunting, Chair BCA T&F Committee. "We are fortunate to have a good number of good emerging coaches who are eager to expand their experience and responsibilities with respect to team coaching and managing. There are numerous opportunities both at the Provincial and National Levels of Track & Field for team coaching and managing, with the ultimate selection being named to the Athletics Canada Senior National Teams. Coaches play such a critical role in the development of an athlete and as their (coaches) reward these opportunities are a in a small fashion our way of saying thank you for all the work you do on behalf of the athletes you coach and the sport in British Columbia and Canada," concluded Bunting.

2009 BC Athletics Track & Field Team Staff Positions

Legion: Aug 5-11 in Sherbrooke (Travel Days same)

Juniors: July 17-19 in Charlottetown, PEI (Travel Days July 15th and 20th)

Seniors: June 25-28 in Toronto Ontario (Travel Days June 24th and 28th)

Canada Summer Games: August 22-29 in Charlottetown PEI (Travel Days To Be Announced by the Sport Branch, Government of BC)

2009 BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards

Visit the appropriate link to see the BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards for 2009.

Also, athletes wishing to be selected to BC teams need to submit their athlete declarations. Follow this link to download the declaration form:

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

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 

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

For information on any 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 

ROAD RUNNING

Results

Canadian Marathon Championships/Championnat canadien du marathon, Ottawa, Ontario, May 24 mai 2009

Women Marathon féminin
1. Lioudmila Kortchaguina, 2:32:09.8 (Standard/Norme)
2. Myriam Grenon, 2:51:08.5
3. Tara Struyk, 3:00:00.1

Men Marathon masculin
1. Reid Coolsaet, 2:17:09.5 (Standard/Norme)
2. Jason Warick, 2:24:24.7
3. Christian Mercier, 2:31:22.5

Men Open Wheelchair Marathon en fauteuil roulant - Ouvert masculin
1. Josh Cassidy, 1:35:26.4
2. Michel Filteau, 1:40:08.6

Men Quad Wheelchair Marathon en fauteuil roulant - quadraplégiques masculins
1. Clayton Gerein, 2:20:24.2

MDS Nordian Runs, Ottawa, Ontario, May 23 mai 2009

Women T12 5km T12 féminin
Noella Klawitter, 23:52.5

Men T44 10km T44 masculin
Rick Ball, 37:54.7

Men T11 5km T11 masculin
Jason Dunkerley, 16:40.9

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

BC Junior Team - Female Jumps Coach Needed

Team: Juniors
Competing: July 17-19 in Charlottetown, PEI (Travel Days July 15th and 20th)

Interested candidates please apply via the online form available at the link below.
www.bcathletics.org/main/teamstaffapp.htm

Track and Field/Athlétisme RESULTS

Chinook Throws Gala, Lethbridge, Alberta, May 15-17 mai 2009

Women Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau féminin
1. Heather Steacy, 60.47m

Men Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau masculin
1. Jim Steacy, 74.09m

Grand Prix Caixa/Sesi de Atletismo, Uberlandia, Brazil/Brésil, May 20 mai 2009

Women Triple Jump / Triple saut féminin
6. Tabia Charles, 13.17m

Women 400m féminin
5. Carline Muir, 52.89

Men High Jump / Saut en hauteur masculin
4. Michael Mason, 2.15m

Men 200m (Race 1) / 200 m masculin (Course 1)
7. Tyler Christopher, 21.06

2009 BT Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, England, May 20-25 mai

F44 Women Long Jump / Saut en longueur F44 féminin
1. Stefanie Reid, 4.81m (Pending Canadian Record / Record canadien en instance d'homologation)

T44 Women 100m T44 féminin
3. Stefanie Reid, 14.07 (Pending Canadian Record / Record canadien en instance d'homologation

T54 Women 800m T54 féminin
6. Jessica Matassa, 2:10.30

T54 Women 1500m T54 féminin
6. Jessica Matassa, 4:14.05

T54 Men 800m T54 masculin
5. Colin Mathieson, 1:43.52

Grande Premio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo, Bélem, Brazil/Brésil, May 24 mai 2009

Women Long Jump / Saut en longueur féminin
6. Tabia Charles, 6.47m
10. Ruky Abdulai, 6.40m

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
2. Kelsie Hendry, 4.30m

Women 400m féminin
6. Carline Muir, 52.20 (B Standard/Norme B)

Men High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
4. Michael Mason, 2.25m

Men 200m (Race 2) / 200 m masculin (Course 2)
5. Tyler Christopher, 20.81

Men 400m hurdles / 400 m haies masculin
5. Adam Kunkel, 50.32

York University Track Club Twilight #1, Toronto, Ontario, May 19 mai 2009

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
1. Heather Hamilton, 4.22m

Women Triple Jump / Triple saut féminin
1. Neb Zachariah, 12.22m

Men High Jump / Saut en hauteur masculin
1. Mark Dillon, 2.10m

Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids masculin
1. Owen Willems, 15.37m

Men 100m masculin
1. Tyrone Halstead, 10.43 (Personal Best/Record personnel)

Men 400m masculin
1. Daniel Harper, 47.32

F34 Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids F34 masculin
1. Kyle Pettey, 10.46m

Crépuscule Sherbrooke #1, Sherbrooke, Québec, May 23 mai 2009

Women 100m hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
1. Marie-Ève Dugas, 14.25 (14.09 in prelims/lors des préliminaires)

Women 1500m féminin
1. Caroline Pfister, 4:36.44

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
3. Ariane Beaumont-Courteau, 1.50m

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
1. Ariane Beaumont-Courteau, 4.00m

Women Wheelchair 100m féminin en fauteuil rulant
1. Diane Roy, 17.62

Women Wheelchair 400m féminin en fauteuil roulant
1. Diane Roy, 58.39

Women Wheelchair 800m féminin en fauteuil roulant
1. Diane Roy, 2:01.83

Junior Boys 110m hurdles / 110m haies junior masculin
1. Simon Léveillé, 15.18 (15.17 in prelims/lors des préliminaires)

Men 1500m masculin
1. Olivier Collin, 3:46.31
2. Tommy Lecours, 3:50.43

Men Pole Vault / Saut à la perche masculin
1. Maxim Beaumont-Courteau, 4.47m

Men Wheelchair 100m masculin en fauteuil roulant
1. Jean-Paul Compaore, 16.62 (prelims/préliminaires)

Men Wheelchair 400m masculin en fauteuil roulant
1. Jean-Paul Compaore, 52.50

Men Wheelchair 800m masculin en fauteuil roulant
1. Jean-Paul Compaore, 1:46.42

Men Wheelchair Discus / Lancer du disque masculin en fauteuil roulant
1. Jacques Martin, 28.58m
2. Issa Ouedraogo, 27.86m

Men Wheelchair Javelin Throw / Lancer du javelot masculin en fauteuil roulant
1. Issa Ouedraogo, 33.00m

U.S. Juco Championships, Hutchinson, Kansas, May 22 mai 2009

Women 100m féminin
2. Teneshia Peart, 11.66

New Balance Athletic Series, Calgary, Alberta, May 24 mai 2009

Women Triple Jump / Triple saut féminin
1. Courtney Wilkes, 11.67m

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
1. Rachel Machin, 1.73m

Women 400m hurdles / 400 m haies féminin
1. Laura Affeld, 1:00.91

Men 100m masculin
1. Akeem Haynes, 10.64

Förderverein Brandberge, Halle, Germany/Allemagne, May 23-24 mai 2009

Women Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau féminin
6. Sultana Frizell, 69.80m (B Standard/Norme B)

Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids masculin
1. Dylan Armstrong, 20.68m (A Standard/Norme A)

NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Edwardsville, Illinois, May 21-23 mai 2009

Women Heptathlon féminin
1. Natasha Miller, 5204 points

Women 100m hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
3. Natasha Miller, 14.28

Women 800m féminin
2. Jessica Smith, 2:05.89
3. Helen Crofts, 2:06.70
6. Brianna Kane, 2:10.90

Women Marathon féminin
4. Nicole Akeroyd, 3:15:30.01

Women 400m hurdles / 400 m haies féminin
3. Traci Boss, 1:01.14

Women Javelin / lancer du javelot féminin
1. Liz Gleadle, 54.31m

Men Javelin / Laner du javelot masculin
1. Curtis Moss, 67.79m
11. Alex Stewart, 57.21m

2009 National Capital Track and Field Championships, Ottawa, Ontario, May 21 mai 2009

Soirée Select #1, Saint-Laurent, Québec, May 23 mai 2009

Women 400m féminin
1. Annie Leblanc, 56.37

Women 200m féminin
1. Kimberly Hyacinthe, 23.69

Men High Jump / saut en hauteur masculin
1. Justin Darlington, 2.10m

Men 100m masculine
1. Hank Palmer, 10.27

Field of Dreams Meet #2, Port Williams, Nova Scotia/Nouvelle-Écosse, May 23 mai 2009

Women Youth Shot Put / Lancer du poids jeunesse féminin
1. Chelsea Whalen, 12.72m
2. Nicole Larade, 12.02m

Women Youth Javelin / Lancer du javelot jeunesse féminin
1. Chelsea Whalen, 40.55m

Men Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau masculin
1. Matt Doherty, 61.46m

Men Discus / Lancer du disque masculin
1. Matt Doherty, 46.72m

In the News

NAIA Championships - Edwardsville, IL
Javelin throwers and Multi-Event athletes shine for T-Birds on Day One: www.gothunderbirds.ca/2009/05/21/tf-javelin-throwers-and-multi-events-athletes
-shine-for-t-birds-on-day-one-of-naia-championships/
 

Clan strong through day one: http://athletics.sfu.ca/teams/track_w/news/nine_naiaodone/ 

Race Walkers add to UBC Medal haul with sweep on Day Two: www.gothunderbirds.ca/2009/05/22/tf-race-walkers-add-to-medal-haul-
with-sweep-on-day-two-at-naia-championships/
 

Fraser, Boss post stellar times on day two: http://athletics.sfu.ca/teams/track_m/news/nine_naiaodtwo/ 

T-Birds Men and Women finish in Top-10: both www.gothunderbirds.ca/2009/05/23/tf-t-birds-men-and-women-
both-finish-in-top-ten-at-naia-championship/
 

Five SFU track stars named All-Americans on final day: http://athletics.sfu.ca/teams/track_w/news/nine_naiaodfinal/ 

From Athletics Canada

Attention Athletes -

This is a reminder that the athlete declaration form for the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships is due Monday, June 1st. The athlete declaration form and selection criterion is available on the web: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=329

Toronto 2009 Star Profile

As a lead up to the 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships & World Championships Selection Trials, Athletics Canada will profile a series of Canadian International Stars that will line up at Varsity Centre June 25-28 in Toronto. For more information visit www.athletics.ca/toronto2009 

This week's profiled athlete is Para-Athletics Wheelchair Racer Josh Cassidy.

2009 Victoria International Track Classic to be held on Wednesday June 10

(Victoria, BC - Tuesday, May 19, 2009). The 21st Annual Victoria International Track Classic will be held on Wednesday June 10 at UVic Centennial Stadium from 7 pm - 9 pm. Following on from the success from previous years, the Track Classic will feature an array of national and international talent from the world of athletics.

"This year's Track Classic will be an opportunity to see some of our top Olympians from Beijing competing against those up and coming athletes who are looking towards London 2012," says Brent Fougner, President of the Victoria International Running Society, who stage the competition every year.

"Athletics Canada is looking for the next Gary Reed or Diane Cummins and events like the Track Classic expose those people to international competition. On June 10th we hope to see our veterans performing their best, but also see who will break through from the next level of athlete onto the scene."

Tickets for the event are available at Centennial Stadium: $7.50 for adults; $5.00 for seniors and children (under 12); $20.00 for a family of four. Full details are available at www.trackclassic.com

For more information contact:
Louise Hodgson-Jones
250-812-2518
louise@tc10k.ca

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 the 2009 Pan Am Junior Championships have been posted on Athletics Canada’s website.

Selection Criteria for the 2009 Americas Cup

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 - Keeping Young Athletes Healthy

Young athletes have the challenge of not only fuelling for growth but for their activity as well. Improper fuelling can affect their energy levels, their growth and increase their risk of injuries.

This month's Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month "Keeping Young Athletes Healthy", lists some key areas, such as schedules and picky eaters, for parents to consider when reviewing their young athlete's diet.

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! 
www.coach.ca/makingdreamspossible/index.htm
 

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

Most recently, Sport BC is pleased to honour and recognize eight dedicated sport leaders from each Chilliwack and Nanaimo with the Community Sport Hero® Award.

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

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 on Twitter

You can now keep tabs on all the latest news from AC on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/athleticscanada 

Courses and Seminars

Run Jump Throw 8 Hour Community Instructor Workshop - June 26th

Presented in partnership with CanoeKayak BC, Run Jump Throw will be conducting an 8 hr Community Instructor Workshop on Friday, June 26, 2009 from 9 AM - 5 PM at the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall in Pitt Meadows, BC. RJT is just one part of the weekend of learning. On Saturday there will be a workshop from Acrix (Circus Gymnastics) and on Sunday, Canoekids will help fill your tool kit for summer programming.

Those interested in ONLY the RJT Workshop on Friday, June 26th can visit the link below to register:
http://canoekayakbc.sportical.net/events/204 

Those interested in registering for the entire weekend of workshops (Fri, RJT - Sat, Acrix - Sun, Canoekids) can visit the link below to register:
http://canoekayakbc.sportical.net/events/127 

Any questions, concerns or other registration information, please contact Taunya Geelhoed at runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org or 604.333.3554.

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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