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ISSUE #26-2009
Friday, July 17, 2009

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Highlights from this issue:

  • BC Sends Strong Team to 2009 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships
  • 2009-2010 BC Athlete Assistance Program (BC Carding)
  • CSC Pacific's next Sport Performance Speaker Series is in Victoria on Friday, July 31st
  • CAN Fund - Canadian Athletes Now Fund
  • 2009 Canada Games Broadcast Schedule
  • Help KidSport by purchasing discounted BC Lions tickets through Sport BC!
  • Featured Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month - Sport Nutrition for Parents
  • 2010 BC Athletics AGM - Important Dates and Deadlines


From the BC Athletics Office

BC Sends Strong Team to 2009 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships

A team of 30 athletes plus team staff took flight for Charlottetown, PEI where they will compete in the Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships and vie for selection to the Cdn Team to compete at the 2009 Pam American Junior T&F Championships, July 31 to Aug 2 in Trinidad & Tobago.

"The team is very strong with seven athletes going into the Championships ranked #1 in Canada", said Head Coach Ron Bunting. "We have a very strong development program in BC, a result of good coaching at the school and club levels of our sport. This translates into quality athletes and exceptional performances. With Pan Am Junior Team selection on the line the competition will to be tough with our target being 25% of the Cdn Team," concluded Bunting.

The Canadian Championships (Junior) will take place in Charlottetown, PEI at the new 2009 Canada Summer Games Track & Field facility at UPEI. The Cdn Games Track & Field competition will take place August 24 to 28 and feature many athletes who will be hopefuls for the 2012 and 2016 Cdn Olympic Team.

A full list of team members, events, home town, clubs and personal coaches follows.

Daily results at: 


NAME Home Town EVENT(S) Club Coach
Vincent Schnabl Chase Decathlon Kamloops TFC Jarett McLean
Emmalynne MacCorquodale Nanaimo HT  Kajaks TFC Garrett & Richard Collier
Rowan Forseth Coombs 400, 800 Unattached David Weicker
Lauren Stuart Smithers HT / DT Kajaks TFC Richard Collier
Angus Taylor Richmond HT, DT Kajaks TFC Richard Collier
Christabel Nettey Surrey LJ Kajaks TFC Mike Murray
Helen Crofts West Vancouver 800 Unattached Brit Townsend
Robbie Gallaugher Surrey LJ Langley Mustangs  Kim Chapdelaine
Rohan Stewart Burnaby 200, 400 Van Thunderbirds  Laurier Primeau
Gurinder Dosanjh Surrey DT Kajaks TFC Richard Collier
Andrea Vicic Surrey Hep Langley Mustangs  Kim Chapdelaine
Shai Davis Richmond 100 Kajaks TFC Mike Murray
Nathan Filipek Langley PV Walnut Grove TFC Wes Moerman
Lucas Bruchet Surrey 1500, 800 Ocean Athletics Ben Kotanen
Tiffany Perkins Abbotsford JT  Unattached Tom Nielsen
Christine Lowe Coquitlam 400mH Coquitlam Ch TFC Tara Self
Ian Miller Abbotsford PV Valley Royals Ziggy Szelagowicz
Tom Willcox Coquitlam SP, DT Coquitlam Ch TFC Tara Self
Andrew Nathan Richmond 200, 100 Van Oly Club  Richard Hillson
Jordan Smith Langley 1500 Walnut Grove TFC Nick Stoffberg
Laura Macauley Port Alberni JT, DT Alberni Valley TC Mika Laaksonen
Aleisha Cobb Victoria 100, LJ Pacific Athletics Ron Parker
David McKay Victoria PV Victoria TFC Gerard Dumas
Holly Parent Victoria HJ Victoria TFC Greg Peters
Gavin Vaesen Victoria PV Victoria TFC Gerard Dumas
Joanna Franke-Kuhn Duncan HT Cowichan V AC Richard Collier
Dylan Haight Victoria 3000mSC Pacific Athletics Keith Butler
Laurel Draper Victoria 800 Pacific Athletics Keith Butler
Zarria Storm Victoria Hep Pacific Athletics Greg Peters
Team Staff Home Town Position Club
Ron Bunting Kamloops Throws & Head Coach BC Athletics
Mike Murray Surrey Sprints, Hurdles, Relays Coach Kajaks TFC
Erin Bell North Vancouver  Jumps Coach NorWesters TFC
Laurier Primeau Burnaby Combined Events Coach Vancouver Thunderbirds
Irene Hanson-Monnie Port  Moody Team Manager N/A
Allen Johnston Nanaimo Distance / Middle Distance Coach Nanaimo TFC

For information contact:
Brian McCalder, Pres/CEO
BC Athletics
Ph: 604-333-3552

2009-2010 BC Athlete Assistance Program (BC Carding)

Information and application is available at: 
Submission Deadline: October 16, 2009


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. 


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

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


IWAS World Junior Championships - Day 1 Results

Men U23 T54 5000m final
Kyle Shaw, Saskatoon, SK - 2nd in final, 11:47.33 - Silver medalist

Men U16 T54 100m heats
Isaiah Christophe, Brampton, ON - 1st in heat, 16.32 - advances to final

Women U18 T54 100m heats
Kierra Gibson, Kitchener, ON - 3rd in heat, 19.83 - advances to final

2009 IAAF World Youth Championships/Championnat du monde jeunesse 2009 de l'AIFA, Bressanone, Italy/Italie, July 8-12 juillet 2009

Men High Jump / Saut en hauteur masculin
3. Django Lovett, 2.17m (bronze medalist/médaillé de bronze, Pending Canadian Youth Record / Record canadien jeunesse en instance d'homologation)

Men 110m hurdles / 110 m haies masculin
3. Gregory MacNeill, 13.51 (bronze medalist/médaillé de bronze)

Men 100m masculin
2. Aaron Brown, 10.74 (silver medalist/médaillé d'argent, 10.49 in semi-final/ lors de la demi-finale - Pending Canadian Youth Record/Record canadien jeunesse en instance d'homologation)

2009 Summer Universiade d'été 2009 (FISU), Belgrade, Serbia/Serbie, July 7-12 juillet 2009

Women 4 x 400m féminin
1. Carline Muir 3:33.09 (gold medalist/médaillées d'or)
Esther Akinsulie
Amonn Nelson
Kim Hyacinthe

Women 400m féminin
2. Esther Akinsulie, 51.70 (silver medalist/médaillée d'argent, Worlds B & JDLF Standard/norme B du Mondial et JDLF)
3. Carline Muir, 52.07 (bronze medalist/médaillée de bronze, Worlds B & JDLF Standard/Norme B du Mondial et JDLF)

Men High Jump / Saut en hauteur masculin
2. Michael Mason, 2.23m (silver medalist/médaillé d'argent , JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Women 800m féminin
3. Rebecca Johnstone, 2:03.67 (bronze medalist/médaillée de bronze, JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 400m masculin
3. Daniel Harper, 46.22 (bronze medalist/médaillé de bronze, JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau masculin
2. James Steacy, 74.88m (silver medalist/médaillé d'argent, Worlds B & JDLF Standard/Norme B du Mondail et JDLF)
Women Long Jump / Saut en longueur féminin
3. Ruky Abdulai, 6.44m (bronze medalist/médaillée de bronze, JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Women Javelin Throw / Lancer du javelot féminin
6. Elizabeth Gleadle, 58.21m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF, Pending Canadian Record/Record canadien en instance d'homologation)

Women 20km Racewalk / 20 km marche féminin
8. Rachel Lavallée, 1:37:22 (Worlds B & JDLF Standard/Norme B du Mondial et JDLF)

Women 1500m féminin
5. Julia Howard, 4:17.85 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
5. Gabriella Duclos-Lasnier, 4.30m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF & Personal record/record personnel)

Women 200m féminin
6. Kimberley Hyacinthe, 23.66 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)
8. Amonn Nelson, 23.99 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 200m masculin
5. Sam Effah, 20.83 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)
6. Gavin Smellie, 20.84 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 3000m Steeplechase / 3000 m steeple masculin
4. Alex Genest, 8:27.53 (Worlds B & JDLF Standard/Norme B du Mondial et JDLF)

Men Pole Vault / Saut à la perche masculin
6. Jason Wurster, 5.40m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 20km Racewalk / 20 km marche masculin
20. Inaki Gomez, 1:29:55 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men Decathlon / Décathlon masculin
6. Jamie Adjetey-Nelson, 7378 points (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 100m masculin
8. Oluseyi Smith, 10.48 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Athletissima 2009 Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland/Suisse, July 7 juillet 2009

Women 100m hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
3. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.64 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)
5. Perdita Felicien, 12.71 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)

Women 1500m féminin
11. Malindi Elmore, 4:10.68 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)
13. Hilary Stellingwerff, 4:13.62 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 1500m masculin
5. Nate Brannen, 3:39.77 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 800m masculin
4. Gary Reed, 1:45.40 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)

Golden Gala, Rome, Italy/Italie, July 10 juillet 2009

Women 100m hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
4. Perdita Felicien, 12.70 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)
6. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.76 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)

Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic, Windsor, ON, July 11 juillet 2009
All Comers/de toute provenance

Men Javelin / Lancer du javelot masculin
1. F33 Robert Hughes, 14.85m (Pending Canadian Record/Record canadien en instance d'homologation)


Men 200m masculin
1. T12 Brandon King, 24.15 (Pending Canadian Record/Record canadien en instance d'homologation)
1. T44 Alister McQueen, 24.36 (Pending Canadian Record/Record canadien en instance d'homologation)

Athens Grand Prix, Athens, Greece/Grèce, July 13 juillet 2009

Women 1500m feminin
10. Malindi Elmore, 4:06.98 (Worlds B Standard / Norme B du Mondial)

Men 800m masculin
3. Gary Reed, 1:43.95 (Worlds A Standard / Norme A du Mondial)
9. Nate Brannen, 1:46.61 (JDLF Standard / Norme JDLF)

Windsor Twilight Meet #2, Windsor, Ontario, July 9 juillet 2009

Men Pole Vault / Saut à la perche masculin
1. Kristian Wilson, 5.31m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

BCA Champs Jamboree, Abbotsford, BC, July 10-12 juillet 2009

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
1. Holly Parent, 1.76m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men Javelin / Lancer du javelot masculin
1. Curtis Moss, 74.30m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Crépuscule Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, July 8 juillet 2009

Brooks Ottawa Summer Twilight, Ottawa, ON, July 8 juillet 2009

Corsaire-Chaparal Invitation, Montréal, QC, July 11 juillet 2009

New Brunswick Outdoor Championships, Gagetown, NB, July 11 juillet 2009

From Athletics Canada

Canadian Junior Nationals kick off tomorrow in Charlottetown, PEI

OTTAWA - The 2009 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships begin tomorrow in Charlottetown, PEI at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Canada Games Place Stadium. The championships also serve as the selection meet for the Pan American Junior Championships team which will travel to Trinidad and Tobago July 31 to August 2.

Hosted by Moncton 2010, the host organizing committee for next year's World Junior Championships, the competition is Canada's premier track and field event for junior athletes (age 19 and under) serving as a stepping stone in their development towards international level competition.

The Canadian Championships will feature many athletes including 2008 World Junior team members Mohamed Ahmed of St. Catherines, ON in the 5000m, Ariane Beaumont-Courteau of Montreal, QC in the 100m hurdles and pole vault, Kendra Schaaf of Craven, SK in the 1500m and 3000m and Jessica Furlan of Regina, SK in the 2000m steeplechase.

The Championships continue through to Sunday July 19. For event information including schedule, entries, results and more visit:

London's MacNeill secures Canada's 2nd World Youth Championships podium

OTTAWA - Gregory MacNeill from London, ON won Canada's second medal at the IAAF World Youth Championships taking place in Sudtirol, Italy. MacNeill took the bronze in the men's 110 metre hurdles in a time of 13.51 seconds. Gold went to Dale Morgan of the United States in 13.28 and silver was captured by Jack Meredith of Great Britain in 13.33. MacNeill's medal today bests the total from the last World Youth Championships held in 2007 in the Czech Republic with two days of competition still to come.

Other Canadians in action today in Italy

Four Track & Field National Teams set to take on the World

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 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:

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

CAN Fund - Canadian Athletes Now Fund

A funding opportunity for National Team Athletes from both Summer and Winter sports.

Application Deadline: Friday July 17, 2009 @ 5 p.m. EST


Individuals: $6,000 

Selection Process:

All applications will be reviewed subject to the criterion established by the Canadian Athletes Now Fund Board of Directors. These criterion include, but are not limited to:

Click here for the application form or visit

Prior to the announcement of successful applicants and the distribution of funds, all information provided by the applicants is confirmed with each NSO/ Sport Canada.

Successful applicants will be notified by phone & mail prior to a posting of all recipients on the website. 

For more information: If you have any questions about this opportunity please email or call 1-866-YES-2008.

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

2009 Canada Games Broadcast Schedule

To view the full broadcast schedule for the 2009 Canada Games, visit the link below:

"Farming Athletes: The Value of Coaching"

CSC Pacific's next Sport Performance Speaker Series is in Victoria on Friday, July 31st. These sessions are free to attend for members of the sport community. If you are an athlete, coach, educator or administrator, we would like to invite you to our next presentation with David Hill, Director of the National Coaching Institute of BC. His session will focus on the various stages of athlete development along with educational updates for coaches in Canada. Dave will also expand on a metaphor aimed at 'farming' our next generation of Canadian athletes.

Friday, July 31st, 2009 | 12:30 - 1:45pm Room 329A

Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence

4371 Interurban Road
Victoria, BC

To Register, please contact Stephanie Mahovlic at or 250.220.2521 

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

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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







Top Ten Canadians plus A&B standards

Several Canadian athletes have made standards since the World Championships trials.

Ten Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season- Men as of July 13
Plus World Championship Standards *A *B

1203 points 800m 1:43.95 Gary Reed '81 BC *A
1175 points SP 20.92 Dylan Armstrong '81 BC *A
1167 points 1Mile 3:52.63 Nate Brannen '82 ON *B
1166 points 4×100m 38.85 Canada (Palmer-Henry-Connaughton-Barnett) *A
1165 points Mara 2H12.27 Jon Brown '71 BC *A
1160 points 200m 20.45 (0.4) Gavin Smellie '86 ON *A
1146 points 10k 27:50.76 Simon Bairu '83 SK *B
1144 points 1500m 3:37.26 Taylor Milne '81 ON *B
1139 points 3kSC 8:27.09 Rob Watson '83 ON *B
1137 points 3kSC 8:27.53 Alexandre Genest '86 QUE *B
1136 points 110mH 13.62 (1.8) Jared MacLeod '80 MAN *B
1136 points LJ 8.05 Brian Chibudu '88 ON *B
1132 points 100m 10.23 (2.0) Seyi Smith '87 ON *B
1127 points 1500m 3:38.44 Matt Lincoln '82 ON *B
1127 points 400m 45.85 Tyler Christopher '83 AB *B
1109 points Mara 2H16.14 Andrew Smith '79 ON *A
1104 points Disc 62.88 Jason Tunks '75 ON *B
1098 points Ham 74.88 James Steacy '84 AB *B

Top Ten Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season- Women as of July 13
Plus World Championship Standards *A *B

1214 points 100mH 12.52 (1.4) Pricilla Lopes-Schliep '82 ON *A
1191 points 100h 12.70 (0.4) Perdita Felcien '80 ON *A
1153 points 100H 13.00 (1.4) Angela Whyte '80 AB *B
1150 points 1500m 4:06.94 Malindi Elmore '80 AB *B
1147 points LJ 6.74 (1.1) Ruky Abdulai '82 BC *A
1144 points 400m 51.70 Esther Akinsulie '84 ON *B
1139 points 200m 23.18 (0.0) Adrienne Power '81 NS *B
1138 points LJ 6.70 (1.6) Alice Falaiye '78 ON *B
1131 points 4×400m 3:30.85 Canada (Akinsulie, Power, Martin, Muir)*A
1131 points 400m 52.07 Carline Muir '87 AB *B
1127 points Ham 72.07 Sultanna Frizell '84 ON*A
1125 points Mara 2H30.43 Lioudmila Kortchaguina '71 ON *A
1113 points Hept 6086 Brianne Theisen '88 SK *B
1098 points Ham 70.35 Jennifer Joyce '80 BC *A
1095 points HJ 1.91m Nicole Forrester '76 ON *B
1059 points 20kW 1H37.22 Rachelle Lavallee '86 Que *B
1052 points PV 4.40 Kelsie Hendry '82 SK *B

Based on IAAF point scoring table
Olympic/WC standard *A, *B

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