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ISSUE #25-2009
Friday, July 10, 2009

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Highlights from this issue:

  • Gary Reed punches ticket to Berlin
  • Day 1 FISU Results - World Student Games
  • Barnett named Mondo Top Performer of the Month
  • Four Track & Field National Teams set to take on the World
  • Help KidSport by purchasing discounted BC Lions tickets through Sport BC!
  • Featured Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month - Sport Nutrition for Parents
  • Athletics Canada - The Gold Standard July Issue
  • 2010 BC Athletics AGM - Important Dates and Deadlines


From the BC Athletics Office


This list will be updated throughout the year.


Resolutions to be presented at the 2010 AGM must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 16 2009. Resolutions received after that date can be brought forth on the floor at the AGM meetings as recommendations to the Board of Directors unless ruled by the membership at the AGM to be an urgent matter. Resolutions received by October 16, 2009 will be reviewed at the October 24 2009 BC Athletics Board of Directors meeting. All Resolutions to be presented at the 2010 AGM will be posted on the BC Athletics website on November 4, 2009.
BC Athletics Resolution Form - 


Committee reports must be submitted to the BC Athletics office no later than November 5, 2009. This will give delegates enough time to read the reports prior to the AGM meetings. Reports will be posted on the BC Athletics website as they are received up to December 2, 2009.


BC Athletics Awards Nomination Criteria 

Athlete of the Year Track & Field Award nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Track & Field Committee
Track & Field Awards Nomination Form - 

Road Running Award nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 19, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Road Running Committee
Road Running Award Nomination Form - 

Cross Country Awards are based on a point value system and recipients will be decided following the Canadian Cross Country Championships to be held November 28, 2009.
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Cross Country Committee
Cross Country Award Nomination Form - 
Cross Country Awards Criteria -

Officials Awards nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by September 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Branch Officials Committee
Officials Awards Nomination Form - 

Athlete with a Disability
Coordinated by the BCA Track & Field Committee
Athlete with a Disability Awards Nomination Form -

Coaching Excellence Awards nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Track & Field Committee
Coaching Excellence Nomination Form - 

Executive of the Year Award nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Board of Directors
Executive of the Year Nomination Form - 

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 

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: 

To request downloads and for further instructions please refer to the 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

Athlete-Coach Canada Games Development Training Camps

Schedule of Canada Games Training and Preparation Camps 

For further information please contact Ron Bunting at

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

2009 BC Athletics Event Calendars

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



Midsummer 8K - Kelowna

1. Skeets Morel, 28:13

1. Gina Tessman, 31:13

2009 Timex BC Road Running Series

The 2009 Timex BC Road Running Series wrapped up at the Midsummer 8K in Kelowna. The 15-event series which kicked off at the Prairie Inn Pioneer 8K in Saanichton in January, featured races on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and the Interior, with distances from 5K to the half marathon.

Under this year's format, participants had to contest a minimum of five races in order to qualify for series placings. Points were awarded in each race using a formula based on time, gender and race distance. This resulted in close contests in both the men's and women's divisions, with the outcome uncertain until the final event.

The men's division featured an extremely close contest between two of BC's top athletes, both from Victoria. Scott Simpson ultimately prevailed over Ryan McKenzie by just 9 points (less than 5 seconds per race). Vancouver's Jay MacDonald was third, with another Victoria runner, Craig Odermatt fourth.

The women's division was not as close, but no less competitive. Cheryl Murphy, also of Victoria, was victorious over a trio of Vancouver based runners. Kristina Rody was second, Rachel Ruus third, and Anne-Marie Madden fourth.

The top four finishers in each division receive prize money courtesy of Timex, as well as invitations to represent BC at the Timex National Road Running Series Finale in Ottawa in October. Congratulations to Scott and Cheryl.

Top 10

Scott Simpson     4451
Ryan McKenzie     4442
Jay MacDonald     4267
Craig Odermatt    4159
Norman Tinkham    4128
Ian Druce         4028
Shane Ruljancich  4015
Bryan Portman     3943
David Palermo     3916
Hicham Elamiri    3865
Cheryl Murphy     4383
Kristina Rody     4298
Rachel Ruus       4217
Anne-Marie Madden 4096
Katherine Moore   4071
Joan McGrath      4070
Erin Burrett      3910
Rebecca Reid      3774
Mary Bridges      3511
Sandi Heal        3421

For additional information about the Timex BC Road Running Series, visit the series website at:

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 three of the ten series events are:

  1. July 18: Summerfast 10k, Vancouver
  2. August 2: Squamish Days 10k, Squamish
  3. 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 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

Cross Country and Trail Running


Comfortably Numb 25K - Whistler, BC

1. Adam Campbell, 1:55:28

1. Jennifer Segger, 2:20:01

Canadian Trail & Mountain Running Association announces 2009 World Mountain Running Championships Team

The Canadian Trail and Mountain Running Association has announced the team that will represent Canada at the 25th World Mountain Running Championship to be held in Campodolcino, Italy on September 6, 2009.

The Championships are held at an elevation of over 1700m, and include races for Junior and Senior Men and Women. Each lap of approximately 4K includes 250m of elevation gain and loss. Junior Women race one lap; Junior Men and Senior Women race two laps; and Senior Men race three laps.

2009 World Mountain Running Championship Team

Senior Men

Joel Bourgeois (Grand-Digue, NB)
Adrian Lambert (Edmonton, AB)
Jason Loutitt (Duncan, BC)
Ed McCarthy (Vancouver, BC)
Scott Simpson (Victoria, BC)
Kris Swanson (Victoria, BC)

Senior Women

Syl Corbett (Calgary, AB)
Amy Golumbia (Calgary, AB)
Jessalyn O'Donnell (Victoria. BC)
Emily Solsberg (Vancouver, BC)

Junior Men

Gord Monaker (Kelowna, BC)

Team Managers

Anthony Lambert
Jennifer Harris

Track & Field

World Youth Championships - Day 1 Results

Women 100m hurdles heats
Chanice Chase, Whitby, ON - 5th in heat 2, 14.02 - advances to semi-final
Ashlea Maddex, St. Pascal-Baylon, ON - 2nd in heat 4, 13.90 - advances to semi-final

Men discus throw qualifying
Jordan Young, St. Thomas, ON - 7th in group A, 55.52 - does not advance

Women shot put qualifying
Chelsea Whalen, Liverpool, NS - 10th in group B, 12.46 - does not advance

Men 800m heats
William Jay Cunliffe, Courtice, ON - did not finish heat 4 - does not advance
Travis Vugteveen,Chilliwack, BC - 4th in heat 7, 1:54.88 - advances to semi-final

Women 100m heats
Leah Walkeden, Ardrossen, AB - 1st in heat 5, 12.10 - advances to quarter-final
Jonelle Bell-Spence, Brampton, ON - 2nd in heat 7, 12.15 - advances to quarter-final

Men 100m heats
Aaron Brown, Toronto, ON - 1st in heat 4, 10.56 - advances to quarter-final
Jared Heldman, Langley, BC - 3rd in heat 8, 10.98 - advances to quarter-final

Women 1500m heats
Megan Beverly, Toronto, ON - 7th in heat 2, 4:53.57 - does not advance

Men 400m heats
Benjamin Ayesu-Attah, Coquitlam, BC - 3rd in heat 1, 48.55 - advances to quarter-final
Adam Gaudes, Frederiction, NB - 5th in heat 4, 49.73 - does not advance

Women 100m quarter-final
Leah Walkeden, Ardrossen, AB - 2nd in quarter-final 1, 11.96 - advances to semi-final
Jonelle Bell-Spence, Brampton, ON - 5th in quarter-final 2, 12.10 - does not advance

Women Hammer Throw Qualification
Joanna Franke-Kuhn, Duncan, BC - 16th in group A, 45.68m - does not advance
Daina Levy, Mississauga, ON - 15th in group B, 44.81m - does not advance

Men Long Jump Qualification
Jared Heldman, Langley, BC - no mark made in group A - does not advance

Women High Jump Qualification
Alyxandria Treasure, Prince George, BC - 6th in group A, 1.77m - advances to final
Rachel Machin, Calgary, AB - 12th in group B, 1.70m - does not advance

Women Triple Jump Qualification
Chloe Hetherton, Prince Albert, SK - 14th in group A, 12.25m - does not advance
Caroline Ehrhardt, Espanola, ON - 7th in group B, 12.48m - does not advance

Women 400m hurdles heats
Michelle Young, Saskatoon, SK - 6th in heat 1, 1:02.34 - does not advance
Laura Affeld, Stony Plan, AB - 3rd in heat 2, 1:00.78 - advances to final

Men 100m quarter-final
Aaron Brown, Toronto, ON - 1st in quarter-final 4, 10.46 - advances to semi-final
Jared Heldman, Langley, BC - 7th in quarter-final 1, 11.17 - does not advance

Women 400m heats
Katherine Reid, Surrey, BC - 3rd in heat 3, 56.01 - advances to semi-final
Brittany Lewis, Sarnia, ON - 4th in heat 2, 56.40 - advances to semi-final

Men 400m hurdles heats
Dyson Barnes, Mission, BC - 4th in heat 3, 54.71 - advances to semi-final
Branden Hansen, Beaumont, AB - 5th in heat 4, 55.63 - does not advance

Women 3000m final
Caroline Pfister, Sherbrooke, QC - 10th in final, 9:50.65

Canadian Results from around the Track & Field

Bislett Games, Oslo, Norway/Norvège, July 3 juillet 2009

Women 100m hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
3. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.78 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)
5. Perdita Felicien, 12.85 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)

Men Mile / Mille masculin
6. Nate Brannen, 3:53.18 (Worlds B Standard/Norme B du Mondial)

28th Meeting de Atletismo, Madrid, Spain/Espagne, July 4 juillet 2009

Women Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau féminin
2. Sultana Frizell, 70.68 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)
3. Jennifer Joyce, 70.35 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)

Women 1500m féminin
6. Malindi Elmore, 4:09.82 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 1500m masculin
10. Taylor Milne, 3:42.62 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Aileen Meagher International Track Classic, Halifax, NS, July 1 juillet 2009

Women 200m féminin
1. Adrienne Power, 23.56 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Women 800m féminin
1. Nicole Edwards,2:04.34 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)
2. Leanna MacLean, 2:06.69 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 1500m masculin
3. Rob Jackson, 3:47.19 (Pan Am Juniors Standard/Norme Pan Am junior)
8. Mattias Wolter, 3:57.47 (Pan Am Juniors Standard/Norme Pan Am junior)
9. Barry Britt, 3:57.75 (Pan Am Juniors Standard/Norme Pan Am junior)
15. T11 AMB Jason Dunkerley and guide runner/et le coureur-guide Greg Dailey, 4:10.37

AO Senior Championships/Canada Games Trials, Windsor, ON, July 3-5 juillet 2009

Women 800m féminin
2. Rachel Aubry, 2:08.90 (Pan Am Juniors Standard/Norme Pan Am junior)

Women Shot put / Lancer du poids féminin
1. Stephanie Jackson, 14.17m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Women 100m hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
1. Noelle Montcalm, 13.60 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Women 100m féminin
1. Crystal Emmanuel, 11.80 (Pan Am Juniors and JDLF Standard/Norme Pan Am junior et JDLF)
3. Noelle Montcalm, 11.83 (11.74 in prelims/lors des préliminaires, JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Women 400m féminin
1. Kate Ruediger, 54.04 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 400m masculin
1. Andre Hamilton 47.69 (Pan Am Juniors Standard/Norme Pan Am junior)

Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids masculin
1. Andy Ysebaert 16.36 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)
2. Patrick Szpak, 15.82 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 400mH / 400 m haies masculi
2. Scott Leitch, 53.87 (Pan Am Juniors Standard/Norme Pan Am junior)

Men 300m Steeplechase / 300 m steeple masculin
3. Daryl Smith, 9:14.68 (Pan Am Juniors Standard/Norme Pan Am junior)

Meeting National D1 de Metz Moselle Athlelor, France, July 3 juillet 2009

Men 1500m masculin
4. Matt Lincoln, 3:42.07 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Summer Twilight Series - Meet #3, Toronto, ON, June 30 juin 2009

Women Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau féminin
1. Kristin Obrochta 53.04m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men Junior Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau masculin
1. Suyi Georgewill, 58.99m (Personal Record/Record personnel, Pan Am Juniors Standard/Norme Pan Am junior)

2009 Alberta Provincial Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Edmonton, AB, July 4-5 juillet 2009

Junior Boys 400m garcons juniors
18. T44 AMB Alister McQueen, 56.29 (Pending Canadian Record/Record canadien en instance)

Watford Open Graded Meeting, Watford, Great Britain/Grande-Bretagne, July 1 juillet 2009

Athlete Interviews

Geoff Martinson: 

Gary Reed: 

Jason Loutitt: 

From Athletics Canada

Steacy wins silver at FISU Games; Abdulai captures the bronze

OTTAWA - Lethbridge, Alberta's Jim Steacy was the first Canadian to capture an athletics medal at the 2009 Summer Universiade (FISU) in Belgrade, Serbia today. In the hammer throw Jim captured the silver medal with a throw of 74.88 metres; his sixth and final attempt. The gold medal was won by Yury Shayunou of Belarus with a throw of 76.92 metres.

Ruky Abdulai from Coquitlam, BC also made the podium winning bronze in the women's long jump with a mark of 6.44 metres. Ivana Spanovic of Serbia and Irina Kryachkova of Russia won the gold and silver medals in 6.64 metres and 6.47 metres respectively.

Additional results from today:

2009 Summer Universiade continues through to Sunday July 12; for full results visit:

Reed punches ticket to Berlin

Gary Reed achieved Athletics Canada's A standard today in Lausanne, Switzerland, completing his qualification for the World Championships in Athletics taking place in Berlin, Germany in August.

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Day 1 FISU results

Four Track & Field National Teams set to take on the World; Barnett named Mondo Top Performer of the Month

OTTAWA - Over the course of the next two weeks four national teams will be competing abroad against some of the world's best. Stay tuned to for all of the latest results and information. First up is the FISU Games in Belgrade, Serbia where Canadian Track and Field team member Jim Steacy of Lethbridge, AB was recently named Flag Bearer for the Opening Ceremonies.

In other track and field news Bryan Barnett of Edmonton was named by Athletics Canada as the Mondo Top Performer of the Month. See bottom of release for more relating to this announcement.

FISU GAMES, July 7-12 (track and field dates), Serbia

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Barnett named Mondo Top Performer of the Month

Bryan Barnett from Edmonton was named Athletics Canada's Mondo Top Performer of the Month after accomplishing the sprint double at the 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships held at Varsity Centre in Toronto June 25-28.
Barnett earned the title of Canada's fastest man by taking the 100 metres and 200 metres titles in 10.28 and 20.71 seconds respectively. The last man to duplicate the sprint double at the Canadian Championships was Nicolas Macrozonaris in 2003.

Athletics Canada names 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships Team

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today the team that will compete at the 6th International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Youth Championships taking place July 8-12 in Bressanone, Italy. The events are scheduled at the Brixen-Bressanone Sports Arena which seats 6200 spectators.

"This is the largest team for the World Youth Championships since 2003 when the event was held in Canada", commented Hugh Conlin, Athletics Canada's Director / Head Coach of Development Programs. "With an excellent staff and a very promising team of 44 athletes we are looking to improve our performances in terms of medals, top 8 and top 16 finishes."

2009 IAAF World Youth Team

Name                    Event                Hometown              Personal Coach
Laura Affeld            400mH                Stony Plan, AB        Phil Booth
Benjamin Ayesu-Attah    400m                 Coquitlam, BC         Tara Self
Dyson Barnes            400mH                Mission, BC           Ziggy Szelagowicz
Jonelle Bell-Spence     100m                 Brampton, ON          Earl Letford
Megan Beverley          1500m                Toronto, ON           Dave Christiani
Aaron Brown             100m                 Toronto, ON           Bill Stephens
Chanice Chase           100mH                Whitby, ON            Sharon Woermke
BJ Cunliffe             800m                 Courtice, ON          Bill Cunliffe
Shai-anne Davis         200m                 Richmond, BC          Mike Murray
Eric Dillon             1500m                Oshawa, ON            Rob Grepe
Christopher Dulhanty    2000m SC             Mississauga, ON       Jim van Buskirk
Raymond Dykstra         Javelin              Grimsby, ON           Kevin Knight
Caroline Ehrhardt       Triple Jump          Espanola, ON          Jim Taylor
Evan Esselink           3000m                Courtice, ON          Bill Cunliffe
Joanna Franke-Kuhn      Hammer               Duncan, BC            Richard Collier
Adam Gaudes             400m                 Fredericton, NB       Greg Allan
Gareth Hadfield         2000m SC             Calgary, AB           Christine Laverty
Branden Hansen          400mH                Beaumont, AB          John Bole
Jared Heldman           100m, LJ             Langley, BC           Ziggy Szelagowicz
Chloe Hetherton         Triple Jump          Prince Albert, SK     Joe Morrissey
Stephen Hosier          3000m                Lindsay, ON           Dale Lapham
Marlon Laidlaw-Allen    200m                 Scarborough, ON       Bill Stephens
Brittany Lewis          400m                 Sarnia, ON            Joel Skinner
Annie LeBlanc           800m                 Repentigny, QC        José Sant
Daina Levy              Hammer               Mississauga, ON       Mike Judge
Django Lovett           High Jump            Langley, BC           Ziggy Szelagowicz
Rachel Machin           High Jump            Calgary, AB           Duncon Margach/Gwen Ridout
Gregory MacNeill        110mH                London, ON            Sandy Cooper-Ryder
Ashlea Maddex           100mH                St.Pascal-Baylon,ON   Andrew Pagé
Simone Martin           200m                 Brampton, ON          Frank Bucca
Samantha Murphy         800m                 Perth, ON             Normand Seguin
Cody Parker             Javelin              Comox, BC             Graham Morfitt
Karleigh Parker         Pole Vault           Woodstock, ON         Kristian Wilson
Caroline Pfister        3000m                Sherbrooke, QC        Simon Croteau
Spencer Prince          Hammer               Langley, BC           Harold Williers
Katie Reid              400m                 Surrey, BC            Nick Stoffberg
Merid Seleshi           1500m                Toronto, ON           Bill Stephens
Alyxandria Treasure     High Jump            Prince George, BC     Tom Masich
Travis Vugteveen        800m                 Chilliwack, BC        Susan Northey
Leah Walkeden           100m                 Ardrossen, AB         David Pong
Chelsea Whalen          Shot Put             Liverpool, NS         Steve Wohlmuth
Branden Wilhelm         High Jump            Woodstock, ON         Sandy Cooper-Ryder
Jordan Young            Discus               St. Thomas, ON        Jason Tunks
Michelle Young          400mH                Saskatoon, SK         Todd Johnston

Support Staff

Name                    Position             Hometown
Hugh Conlin             Head Coach           Ottawa, ON
Markus Bill             Team Manager         Vancouver, BC
Claude Berube           Event Coach          Winnipeg, MB
Frank Bucca             Event Coach          Toronto, ON
George Kerr             Event Coach          Hamilton, ON
Georgette Reed          Event Coach          Edmonton, AB
Elena Voloshin          Event Coach          Vancouver, BC
Steve LeBlanc           Observer Coach       Moncton, NB
Dr. Melina Thibodeau    Team Doctor          Victoria, BC
Jane Freure             Physiotherapist      London, ON
Frank Manzo             Massage Therapist    Toronto, ON

The 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships were staged in Ostrava, Czech Republic where the Canadian team came home with a bronze medal in the women's medley relay.

For more information visit: 

Athletics Canada names World Championships staff

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada named today the coaching and support staff which will travel to Berlin, Germany for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics August 15-23.

The Canadian Championships taking place in Toronto June 25 to 28 will serve as the Selection Trials for the World Championship team. Athletes must finish top three in their respective event at the Trials as one component of the selection criteria to be eligible for selection to the Worlds team. The full selection criteria can be viewed here:

The Canadian delegation at the 12th IAAF World Championships will be led by Gordon Orlikow, Chairman of the Board, of Winnipeg, MB and Athletics Canada Chief Executive Officer Joanne Mortimore of Ottawa, ON.

12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics Staff

Name               Position                                Hometown
Coaching Staff
Alex Gardiner      Head Coach                              Winnipeg, MB
Martin Goulet      Chief High Performance Officer          Brossard, QC
Hugh Cameron       Event Coach - Marathon                  New market, ON
Brent Fougner      Event Coach - Middle Distance           Victoria, BC
Glenroy Gilbert    Event Coach - Relays & Sprints          Ottawa, ON
Les Gramantik      Event Coach - Combined Events & Hurdles Calgary, AB
Molly Killingbeck  Event Coach - Sprints, Relays & Hurdles Toronto, ON
Larry Steinke      Event Coach - Throws                    Lethbridge, AB
Integrated Support Team
Dr. Alan Vernec    Team Doctor                             Montreal, QC
Alvin Bodnarchuk   Massage Therapist                       Saskatoon, SK
Garfield Crooks    Massage Therapist                       Vancouver, BC
Melissa Dowling    Team Services Manager                   Ottawa, ON
Mathieu Gentès     Media Attaché                           Ottawa, ON
Wilbour Kelsick    Chiropractor                            Port Moody, BC
Scott MacDonald    Technical Manager                       Ottawa, ON
Ron O'Hare         Physiotherapist                         Aurora, ON
Carmen Stillo      Chiropractor                            Toronto, ON

2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics

Information on training camps, selection criteria, and declarations for the World Championship can be found at: 

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: 

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

Due to the discrepancy between events contested at the National Junior Championships and the Panamerican Junior Championships, Athletics Canada has made some amendments to the Panamerican Junior selection criteria. The changes have been highlighted on the event page.

National Team Selection Rules Book

With several impending national team selections, we would like to reiterate the fact that selections are governed by the Selection Criteria in conjunction with the National Team Selection Rules Book. Please ensure that any performances submitted for selection purposes adhere to the rules within this Rules Book.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the following paragraph:

Section 2.0 Performance Regulations

13. For the purposes of team selection that requires repeat performances, only one such performance can have been achieved at a competition featuring only single events or event groupings. Where team selection requires only one performance, such performance cannot have been achieved at a competition featuring only single events or event groupings.

The complete National Team Selection Rules Book is available for download here: 

From the Coaching Association of Canada

Featured Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month - Sport Nutrition for Parents

Being active in recreational and competitive sports helps children and teens develop lifelong healthy habits. Good nutrition not only supports physical activity, but it also enhances health and sport performances. This month's Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month "Sport Nutrition for Parents" shares some successful ideas developed by parents of young athletes.

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

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!

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

Most recently, Sport BC is pleased to honour and recognize eight dedicated sport leaders from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows with the Community Sport Hero® Award.

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 is one intake left:

Details and application forms can be downloaded at: 

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

Help KidSport by purchasing BC Lions discounted tickets!

Friday, August 7th the BC Lions take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Place. Sport BC is selling DISCOUNTED tickets to the game for $22 and for every ticket sold; KidSport receives $5, so we can get more children on playing fields, courts and ice rinks in our province. If anyone is interested, please drop me an email and state how many tickets you would like to purchase.

Thanks, Dave Showers
Assistant Manager Sport
Programs & Members Services
Sport BC


Check out this website for more information: 

BC Athlete Voice - July Update

Check out for the latest information and news for athletes.

The Gold Standard - July Edition

In this edition of Athletics Canada's Gold Standard:

To view the full edition; go to: 


Follow this link to join the 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships Facebook Group > 

Athletics Canada on Twitter

You can now keep tabs on all the latest news from AC on Twitter, go to 

Courses and Seminars

Road Running Performance Clinic - Summer 2009






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