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ISSUE #28-2009
Friday, July 31, 2009

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Highlights from this issue:

  • BC Athletes Abdulai, Armstrong, Joyce and Reed named to World Championships Team
  • Pan American Junior Championships this weekend - see who is competing
  • RunJumpThrow: Coming to Terrace with the Power of Sport Tour
  • World 2009 Championships Media Guide now available from Athletics Canada
  • AC publishes 2010 World Juniors Selection Criteria; 13 identified for World Juniors in Moncton
  • Sport BC and BC Ferries partner to stimulate sport tourism in coastal communities
  • Community Sport Hero Awards recognized 6 people in Williams Lake
  • CORRECTION: Records fall at National Junior Championships: BC Brings home 18 Medals


From the BC Athletics Office

BC Athletes Abdulai, Armstrong, Joyce and Reed named to World Championships Team

RICHMOND - The Berlin World Championships Team was named by Athletics Canada on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 with strong British Columbian representation. Named to the World Championship team are Ruky Abdulai, Dylan Armstrong, Jennifer Joyce and Gary Reed.

Ruky Abdulai of Coquitlam, BC will be competing in Long Jump at the Championships. Ruky jumped a season best of 6.60m in Burnaby on June 14th.

Two athletes from Kamloops have made the list, Dylan Armstrong for Shot Put, and Jennifer Joyce for Hammer Throw. Dylan Armstrong threw the shot for a season best performance at 20.92m in Victoria on June 10th. Jennifer Joyce threw a season best at 70.35m in Madrid, which also broke the Canadian Record.

Coming out of Victoria, BC is Gary Reed who made World A Standard on July 13th in Athens, running the 800m in 1:43.95.
Athletics Canada named a total of 31 athletes who will be competing in the 2009 World Championship in Athletics in Berlin, Germany from August 15-23, 2009. Visit for up to date information leading up to and throughout the Championships. There will also be a schedule of events, results, team media guide and the CBC broadcast schedule.

RunJumpThrow: Coming to Terrace with the Power of Sport Tour

RICHMOND - RunJumpThrow will be joining the Sport BC Power of Sport Tour® which will be coming to Terrace the week of October 19-23, 2009. RunJumpThrow is being offered to the schools in the area for direct delivery of the program, and will also be hosting a RJT training workshop while on the Tour.

Be sure to sign up your school and look for the registration form for the training workshop, coming soon! Check out for updated information.

Background on the Power of Sport Tour®: As the Power of Sport Tour® visits different communities in BC; it brings together provincial sport experts to provide training in areas such as athlete development, coach certification, and volunteer education. The Tour promotes sport awareness, encourages physical activity and enhances sport development. It includes school and community programs conducted by sport specialists. The Tour was in Nanaimo during the spring of 2009.

Athletics Canada's Pan American Junior Championships Team hosts 11 BC Athletes

BC Athletics is proud to announce that 11 BC Athletes have been named to Athletics Canada's Pan American Junior Championships team. The Championships team will compete this weekend, July 31 to August 2 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

The 2009 Canadian team has a total of 51 athletes representing all parts of the nation. The Canadian team captured 13 medals (4 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze) at the last Pan Am Junior Championships in 2007.

The BC Athletes include: (listed: name, event, hometown, coach)

1. Lucas Bruchet 1500m Surrey, BC Ben Kotanen
2. Aleisha Cobb Long Jump Victoria, BC Ron Parker
3. Helen Crofts 800m West Vancouver, BC Brit Townsend
4. Evan Dunfee 10km RW Richmond, BC Gerry Dragomir
5. Ross Enns Decathlon Burnaby, BC Laurier Primeau
6. Christine Lowe 400mH Coquitlam, BC Tara Self
7. Laura Macauley Javelin Port Alberni, BC Mike Laaksonen
8. Emmalynne MacCorquodale Hammer Nanaimo, BC Richard Collier
9. Christabel Nettey Long Jump Surrey, BC Mike Murray
10. Rohan Stewart 200m Burnaby, BC Laurier Primeau
11. Angus Taylor Hammer Richmond, BC Richard Collier

There have also been three coaches and one manager from BC named to the coaching staff of the Canadian Pan American Junior Championship Team:

Mike Murray Head Coach Vancouver, BC
Janet Neufeld Team Manager Westminster, BC
Ron Bunting Event Coach Mission, BC
Laurier Primeau Event Coach Vancouver, BC

"We are very proud of the representation from British Columbia on this championship team," Brian McCalder, President and CEO of BC Athletics, said, "The athletes have trained hard, and they have proved their capabilities in competition. We wish all the BC Athletes the best of luck."

For more information on the competition visit: 

BC Athletics Names Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships Teams

Richmond - BC Athletics has named the two teams that will be competing at the Legion Championships, Midget and Youth. The Midget team is comprised of 15 athletes all born in the year of 1994, and the Youth team is comprised of 25 athletes born in 1992 and 1993.

The 33rd Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships will be taking place August 8th and 9th, 2009 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The University of Sherbrooke will be playing host to the championship.

To view the names selected to the teams, please visit: 

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 - 

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

2009 BC Athletics Event Calendars

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



The Zone @ 91.3 Esquimalt 8K - Esquimalt

1. Ian Hallam, 27:08
1. Marilyn Arsenault, 28:39

Diva on the Run 10K - Vancouver

1. Tenille Hoogland, 42:51

Diva on the Run 5K - Vancouver

1. Linda Wong, 21:59

Sea Cavalcade Mile - Gibsons

1. Paul Krochak, 4:36
1. Anna Hilborn, 5:13

"First Half" Half Marathon

After almost two and a half years of trying to negotiate a suitable date and route, Pacific Road Runners (PRR) and its sponsors have concluded that it is not possible to stage the "First Half" in 2010 in a way that does not compromise the quality or character of the event.

The obvious reason for not running the race on the traditional date in February 2010 is that it will be the first weekend of the Winter Olympics and the Start/Finish is in the heart of Olympic action.

What isn't obvious is that for all of January, February and March 2010, ALL suitable venues are blocked for Olympic use. PRR investigated postponing until later in the Spring, but they found it would run into many other events, particularly established running events. And they do not wish to compete against, or negatively impact those events.

Since they cannot stage the event everyone expects, they feel it is better to cancel for 2010. Pacific Road Runners hope you will understand and join them again in 2011 when the "First Half" will return - better than ever - on Sunday, February 13, 2011.

PRR want to thank all those people and organizations that tried to help them find alternate arrangements for a 2010 "First Half". For further information about the "First Half", visit the event website at

BC Road Running Championships, 2010 and 2011

BC Athletics invites applications to host BC Road Running Championships in 2010 and 2011. Starting in 2010, championships will be awarded for 2 years. BC Championships are held at 5K, 8K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon distances, plus a Road Relay. Events are encouraged to host championships in conjunction with established events. Pre-requisites to hosting a championship include that the event and/or host organization be in good standing with BC Athletics, and the course be certified. BC Athletics provides hosting grants and limited championship prize money, subject to budget and application deadlines. The deadline for current applications is September 30, 2009. To apply to host a Road Running Championship, please complete this form: 

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 two of the ten series events are:

  1. August 2: Squamish Days 10k, Squamish
  2. 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

Track & Field


Aviva London Grand Prix, London/Londres, GBR, July 24 juillet 2009

Women 1500m féminin
7. Malindi Elmore, 4:09.54

Women 100m hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
2. Perdita Felicien, 12.66 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)
5. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.89 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du mondial)

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
7. Nicole Forrester, 1.84m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Men 800m masculin
1. Gary Reed, 1:45.85 (Worlds B Standard/Norme B du Mondial)

Men One Mile / Mille masculin
5. Nate Brannen, 3:54.57 (Worlds B Standard/Norme B du Mondial)

Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids masculin
7. Dylan Armstrong, 20.34 (Worlds A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)

Men 4x100m relay / Relais 4x100 m masculin
4. Canada (Hank Palmer, Seyi Smith, Jared Connaughton, Bryan Barnett), 38.62

Olympic Fitness Series Final, London, Ontario, July 26 juillet 2009

Women Discus / Lancer du disque féminin
1. Meredith Allan, 45.01m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Youth Boys Shot Put / Lancer du poids jeunesse masculin
1. Jordan Young, 16.43m

Men Discus / Lancer du disque masculin
1. Jason Tunks, 63.65m (Worlds B Standard/Norme B du Mondial)
2. Mike Ransky, 56.03m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Junior Boys Discus / Lancer du disque junior masculin
1. Zachary Russell-Ford, 56.29m (Pending Canadian Junior Record/Record canadien junior en instance d'homologation)

Abuja CAA Super Grand Prix, Abuja, Nigeria, July 18 juillet 2009

Men 110m hurdles / 110 m haies masculin
3. Jared MacLeod, 13.69 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Zeulenroda Meeting, Zeulenroda, Germany/Allemagne, July 26 juillet 2009

Men 110m hurdles / 110 m haies masculin
2. Jared MacLeod, 13.62 (Worlds B & JDLF Standard/Norme B du Mondial et JDLF)

Uitslag Genyse Feesten Meeting, Gent, Belgium/Belgique, July 21 juillet 2009

Women 800m féminin
1h2. Holly Ratzlaff, 2:06.98 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)
5h1. Rebecca Johnstone, 2:04.04
7h1. Leanna MacLean, 2:05.17 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)
8h1. Hilary Stellingwerff, 2:05.54 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Women 1500m féminin
8h1. Julia Howard, 4:11.71

Men 1500m masculin
3h1. Matt Lincoln, 3:39.80 (JDLF Standard)
5h1. Geoffrey Martinson, 3:41.78
6h1. Tim Konoval, 3:41.79 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)
1h2. Eric Gillis, 3:44.37

Men 800m masculin
1. Kyle Smith, 1:48.34 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)
2. Adam Currie, 1:48.39 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Karlstad Grand Prix, Karlstad, Sweden/Suède, July 23 juillet 2009

Women 800m féminin
1. Nicole Edwards, 2:03.57

Men 110m hurdles / 110 m haies masculin
5. Jared MacLeod, 14.27 (JDLF Standard)

Cuxhaven, Germany/Allemagne, July 22 juillet 2009

Women 100m féminin
3. Toyin Olupona, 11.64
6. Geneviève Thibeault, 11.74 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Women 100m hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
1. Angela Whyte, 12.93 (World A Standard/Norme A du Mondial)
6. Marie-Ève Dugas, 13.84 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Women 200m féminin
1. Adrienne Power, 23.16 (Worlds B Standard/Norme B du Mondial)

Men Pole Vault / Saut à la perche masculin
8. Jason Wurster, 5.30m (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Miting Internacional d'Atletisme, Barcelona/Barcelone, Spain/Espagne, July 25 juillet 2009

Women 400m féminin
7hA. Carline Muir, 52.97 (JDLF Standard/Norme JDLF)

Women 1500m féminin
5. Hilary Stellingwerff, 4:08.96 (Worlds B & JDLF Standard/Norme B du Mondial et JDLF)

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
5. Gabriella Duclos-Lasnier, 4.36m (Worlds B & JDLF Standard/Norme B du Mondial et JDLF)

Men 3000m Steeplechase / 3000 m steeple masculin
14. Rob Watson, 8:28.83 (Worlds B Standard/Norme B du Mondial)

Open avondmeeting, Ninove, Belgium/Belgique, July 24 juillet 2009

Brooks Ottawa Twilight Meet #5, Ottawa, Ontario, July 22 juillet 2009

AO Bantam Midget Youth Championships, Timmins, Ontario, July 25-26 juillet 2009

Championnat Provincial Civil, Montréal, Québec, July 24-26 juillet 2009

Saskatchewan Provincials, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, July 25-26 juillet 2009

From Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada names 31 to Berlin World Championships Team

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada named today 31 athletes who will compete in the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany from August 15-23. At the same time Athletics Canada is also launching featuring up to date information leading into and throughout the World Championships. Visit the site for all your event information needs including the schedule of events, results, flash quotes, the team media guide and the CBC broadcast schedule.

"The Berlin World Championships will be the first significant measure on our path to London 2012," comments Head Coach Alex Gardiner. "Our top athletes including Priscilla, Dylan, Perdita, Gary, Nate and the men's 4x100m team are showing good form and are in their final phase of preparation for Berlin; each are capable of a podium finish. Our next wave of young athlete's is just as exciting and for them this is a chance early in the quadrennial to test where they stand."  Gardiner adds, "We expect improvement from all team members throughout the next three years and to be in a position in 2012 to challenge the podium in several events."

The men's 4x100 and the women's 4x400 metre teams have both qualified to take on the world in Berlin. The men posted a seasonal best time of 38.62 at the Aviva Grand Prix in London this past weekend and the women's team enters with a seasonal best of 3:30.85. The 4x100 team finished 6th at the Olympic Games last summer.

Canada also qualified a team entry in the men's Marathon World Cup being contested within the 12th World Championships in Athletics.

2009 IAAF World Championships Team





Ruky Abdulai

Long Jump

Coquitlam, BC

Jarrold Jones

Esther Akinsulie


Ottawa, ON

Hugh Conlin

Dylan Armstrong

Shot Put

Kamloops, BC

Anatoliy Bondarchuk

Bryan Barnett


Edmonton, AB

Quin Sekulich

Nathan Brannen


Cambridge, ON

Ron Warhurst

Jared Connaughton


New Haven, PEI

Monte Stratton

Reid Coolsaet


Hamilton, ON

Dave Scott-Thomas

Sam Effah


Calgary, AB

Brenda Van Tighem

Alice Falaiye 

Long Jump 

Mississauga, ON

Marc Christie

Perdita Felicien

100m Hurdles

Pickering, ON

Gary Winckler

Sultana Frizell

Hammer Throw

Perth, ON

Anatoliy Bondarchuk

Kelsie Hendry

Pole Vault

Saskatoon, SK

Rick & Susanne Petrucha

Kimberly Hyacinthe


Lachenaie, QC

Daniel St-Hilaire

Jennifer Joyce 

Hammer Throw

Kamloops, BC

Anatoliy Bondarchuk

Rachel Lavallée

20km Racewalk

Peterborough, ON

Stafford Whalen

Priscilla Lopes-Schliep

100m Hurdles

Whitby, ON

Anthony McCleary

Giitah Macharia


Oakville, ON

Steven Keating

Jenna Martin


Bridgewater, NS

Charles Scarrow

Carline Muir


Edmonton, AB

Derek Evely

Amonn Nelson


Calgary, AB

Brenda Van Tighem

Hank Palmer 


Lasalle, QC

Daniel St-Hilaire

Adrienne Power


Halifax, NS

Peter Lord

Tara Quinn-Smith


Toronto, ON

Hugh Cameron

Gary Reed 


Victoria, BC

Wynn Gmitroski

Gavin Smellie


Etobicoke, ON

Erik Jenkins

Andrew Smith


Toronto, ON

Hugh Cameron

Oluseyi Smith


Ottawa, ON

Glenroy Gilbert

Brianne Theisen 


Humboldt, SK

Todd Johnston

Robin Watson

3000m Steeplechase

London, ON

Dave Scott-Thomas

Angela Whyte

100m Hurdles

Edmonton, AB

Wayne Phipps

Dylan Wykes


Kingston, ON

Steve Boyd

Canada has captured medals at the last three World Championships; most recently two silver medals in Osaka, Japan in 2007 won by Perdita Felicien and Gary Reed in the 100 metre hurdles and 800 metres respectively. Overall Canadian teams have won medals at eight of the eleven Worlds; the highlight being the 1995 edition with two golds, one silver and one bronze for a total of four medals.

World 2009 Media Guide now available

Athletics Canada's 2009 World Championships in Athletics team media guide is now available at To access and download the guide please click on the "Media Guide" button on left menu panel of the website.

The World Championships in Athletics take place August 15-23 in Berlin, Germany.

For more information please contact:
Mathieu Gentès 
613-260-5580 ext. 3303

AC publishes 2010 World Juniors Selection Criteria; 13 identified for World Juniors in Moncton

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada published today the selection criteria for the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics to take place in Moncton, New Brunswick, next July 19-25.

The qualifying period began July 1, 2009 and will run to July 4, 2010 with the final component of the selection criteria, the Qualifying Trials, hosted in Moncton July 2-4, 2010. The selection criteria was put in place with the overlying team goal of producing Canada's best ever performance at the World Junior Championships; for individual athletes to achieve seasonal bests; and to place all four relay teams in finals of their respective events.

"We're excited to see so many Canadians hitting the standard which allows them to be eligible to compete in Moncton next July", says Moncton 2010 COO Nancy McKay. "The World Junior Championships will be the largest single sporting event ever held in Atlantic Canada and we are all pulling for a great showing from the Canadian Team"

Since the beginning of the qualifying period (July 1) 13 athletes have achieved standard and identified themselves as strong candidates to represent Canada on home soil. Leading the list is Shai-Anne Davis in the 100 and 200 metres, other notables include Aaron Brown, Django Lovett and Gregory MacNeill in the 100 metres, high jump and 110 metre hurdles respectively. All three athletes won medals at the World Youth Championships in Italy early this month.

Identified for the 2010 World Junior team

- View the athletes -

Name Event Hometown Performance Club
Aaron Brown 100m Scarborough, ON 10.46 Phoenix Athletics
Shai-Anne Davis 100m/200m Richmond, BC 11.94/24.36 Kajaks Track & Field
Crystal Emmanuel 100m/200m North York, ON 11.80/24.45 York University
Akeem Haynes 100m Calgary, AB 10.49 Calgary International
Loudia Laarman 100m/200m Lethbridge, AB 11.91/24.47 Lethbridge Track & Field
Annie Leblanc 800m Repentigny, QC 2:08.79 Lanaudière-Olympique
Django Lovett High jump Langley, BC 2.17m Valley Royals
Gregory MacNeill 110mH London, ON 14.13 London Legion
Olusegun Makinde 100m Ottawa, ON 10.56 Ottawa Lions
Ingvar Moseley 110mH Pickering, ON 14.24 Project Athletics
Jessica Parry 1500m London, ON 4:24.36 London Western
Leah Walkeden 100m Adrossan, AB 11.88 Edmonton Harriers
Drew Welch Shot put London, ON 18.10m London Western

As athletes achieve the required performances laid out in the selection criteria they will be added to the Moncton 2010 identified group.

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

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

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 have honoured and recognize six dedicated sport leaders from Williams Lake with the Community Sport Hero® Award presented by EnCana.

The following individuals are the outstanding volunteers who have been selected by their peers and have received the 2009 Community Sport Hero® Award in Williams Lake:

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

Sport BC and BC Ferries partner to stimulate sport tourism in coastal communities

Richmond, BC - Sport BC and BC Ferries have committed to continue the "Sporting Life on the Coast" travel assistance program for 2009-2010 to further stimulate sport tourism in the coastal region, especially in light of the current economic downturn.

Sport tourism is a $2.4 billion a year industry in Canada; it is one of the fastest growing segments of tourism. Sport BC and BC Ferries will continue their efforts to ensure sport tourism will continue to grow in the coastal region, especially taking into account recent reports by Statistics BC that Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast were the hardest hit tourism regions in the province, down 3.9%.

The 2009-2010 "Sporting Life on the Coast" program will provide $75,000 in ferry vouchers for athletes to travel to Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast for tournaments, competitions and conferences.

"Earlier this year, Tourism British Columbia reported tourism revenue in B.C. is expected to fall 5% this year," said Sport BC's Rick Christiaanse, Chief Marketing Officer. "We appreciate the continued investment BC Ferries is making to support our incredibly talented athletes and the valuable role sport tourism plays in British Columbia in the lead up to the 2010 Games."

Since 2005, the Sporting Life on the Coast program has provided 5,400 athletes, representing 215 teams, from 51 communities in B.C. subsidies for travel between Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast for tournaments, competitions and conferences.

Sport BC's partnership with BC Ferries is just one more initiative Sport BC has created to stimulate sport tourism in British Columbia. Athletes, coaches and officials can also reduce travel costs through Sport BC's other travel savings initiatives, including programs with the Sandman Hotel Group and AVIS Car Rentals.

For more information on Sport BC's travel savings programs visit

SIRC - July 2009 Newsletter - Hydration

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2009 Canada Games Broadcast Schedule

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

Athletics Canada on Twitter

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


International Coaching School

August 22-29, 2009 | Online Registration

Two streams of coaching workshops:

High Performance Stream: This stream is for coaches of athletes in the High Performance pathway, which may include National Team or development athletes at a provincial level. Coaches can register in the number of Level 4 NCCP tasks. Tasks will be accredited upon submission of assigned project or portfolio.

Development Stream: This stream is geared toward coaches of developing athletes who are early in their competitive career or aspiring to compete at provincial or national championships. Coaches will be accredited as being trained in a number of generic coach education modules at the Competition-Introduction or Competition-Development NCCP contexts. Credit for level 3 theory can be achieved by taking a certain number of modules.

Early registration ends this weekend

Please note the new location and contact information below!

David Hill
Director, National Coaching Institute - BC
4371 Interurban Road
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V9E 2C5
Telephone: (250) 220-2522
Mobile: (250) 889-1671
Fax: 250-220-2503

Courses and Seminars

Road Running Performance Clinic - Summer 2009







Records fall at National Junior Championships: BC Brings home 18 Medals

Canadian Junior Championships
July 17-19, 2009
Charlottetown, PEI

The National Championships for athletes under the age of 20 years was held in Charlottetown, PEI this weekend. Five meet records were established.

Kendra Schaaf leads

Above: Kendra Schaaf leads

Kendra Schaaf of Craven, Saskatchewan who redshirted at the University of Washington this spring after leading the Huskies to an NCAA Cross country win, led the way. She ran meet record time in both the 1500m and 3000m confirming her promise of making an impact in the middle distances as she matures. Her 9:14.62 is ranked 13th in the world for juniors.

Greg MacNeill who set the Canadian record at the World Youth Championships won the Junior title with a record 13.83 over the 39" 100m hurdles. He ranks 3rd in the world as a youth and 23rd as a junior.

Julie LaBonte of Quebec throw the 4kgm shot 16.39m not only breaking the championship record but throwing the ball further than any Canadian woman of any age in 2009. She ranks 8th in the world as a junior.

Brent Roubos of Ontario broke the championship record in the discus with his 54.29m, which is 48th in the world.

Derek Drouin of Onatrio who is ranked number 3 in the world with his jump of 2.22m won the high jump at 2.15m.

Rohan Stewart wins 200m and 400m

Above: Rohan Stewart wins 200m and 400m

British Columbia athletes brought home 18 medals. Rohan Stewart won two golds as he swept the 200m and 400m. Christobel Nettey won the long jump and EmmLynne MacCorquodale took the hammer throw. Angus Taylor of Richmond Kajaks won the men's hammer.


Luc Bruchet #79

Above: Luc Bruchet #79


Rohan Stewart 200m 20.92 (3.8)
Rohan Stewart 400m 47.96
Angus Taylor HAM 64.32m
Christobel Nettey LJ 6.10 (2.4)
Emmalyne MacCorquodale HAM 51.38m


Luc Bruchet 1500m 3:54.99
Dave MacKay PV 4.50m
Ross Enns DEC 6220
Joanna Franke-Kuhn HAM 45.54m
Christine Lowe 400mH 61.67

Shai Davis

Above: Shai Davis


Nathan Filipek PV 4.50m
Angus Taylor D 50.39m
Shai Davis 100m 12.01 (1.1)
Helen Crofts 800m 2:11.13
Holey Parent HJ 1.70m
Laura MacCauley J 45.97
Vincent Schnabel DEC 5909 points
Aleisha Cobb LJ 5.73m



100m Akeen Haynes AB 10.49 (0.3)
200m Rohan Stewart BC 20.92 (3.8)
400m Rohan Stewart BC 47.96
800m Anthony Romaniw ON 1:52.51
1500m Jeremy Rae ON 3:53.94
5000m Ahmed Mohammed ON 14:37.81
110mH Greg MacNeill ON 13.83 (1.5) ****
400mH Gabriel El Hanbli QUE 51.79
3kSC Mattias Wolter NS 9:18.14
PV Britnell Lane SK 4.60m
HJ Derek Drouin ON 2.15m
LJ Doug Kadeem On 7.44m (0.8)
TJ Jacob Sorzella ON 15.19 (3.6)
SP Zach Russell-Ford On 18.27m
D Brent Roubos ON 54.29 ****
J Caleb Jones ON 65.10m
H Angus Taylor BC 64.32m
DEC Taylor Corney ON 6430 points


100m Crystal Emmanuel ON 11.81 (1.1)
200m Andrea Dubuc QUE 25.25 (4.1)
400m Alyssa Johnson MB 56.03
800m Annie LeBlanc QUE 2:09.47
1500m Kendra Schaaf SK 4:20.50 ****
3000m Kendra Schaaf SK 9:14.62 ****
100mH Ashlea Maddex ON 14.27
400mH Jennessa Olson ON 60.81
2kSC Jessica Furlan SK 6:51.48
PV Ariane Beaumont-Courteau QUE 3.90m
HJ Michelle Theophile ON 1.78m
LJ Christobel Nettey BC 6.10 (2.4)
TJ Carolyn Ehrhardt ON 12.81 (2.2)
SP Julie LaBonte QUE 16.39m ****
D Alanna Kovacs ON 47.12m
J Alanna Kovacs ON 46.73m
H Emmalyne MacCorquodale BC 51.38m
HEP Rachel MacIntosh NS 4624 points

Top Ten Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season- Men as of July 27

Plus World Championship Standards *A *B

1203 points 800m 1:43.95 Gary Reed'81 BC *A
1183 points 4x100m 38.62 Canada (Palmer-Smith-Connaughton-Barnett) *A
1175 points SP 20.92 Dylan Armstrong'81 BC *A
1167 points 1Mile 3:52.63 Nate Brannen'82 ON *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 27

Plus World Championship Standards *A *B

1214 points 100mH 12.52 (1.4) Pricilla Lopes-Schliep'82 ON *A
1180 points 100h 12.78 (1.0) Perdita Felcien'80 ON *A
1161 points 100H 12.93 (0.0) Angela Whyte'80 AB *A
1150 points 1500m 4:06.94 Malindi Elmore'80 AB *B
1147 points LJ 6.74 (1.1) Ruky Abdulai '85 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 4x400m 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 Lloudmila Kortchaquina'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
1069 points PV 4.45 Kelsie Hendry '82 SK *A
1059 points 20kW 1H37.22 Rachelle Lavallee'86 Que *B

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

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