Gomez voted on as Male Athlete Representative for Athletics Canada

April 22, 2014

Ottawa, ON

Athletics Canada announced today via Facebook, that BC Athlete and 2012 London Olympian Inaki Gomez has been elected as their Male Athlete Representative. The announcement was made earlier today. After being notified of his new position, Inaki had this to say via Facebook:


Covington breaks Canadian Junior Hammer Record

April 22, 2014

Full Story: http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/c-track/spec-rel/042214aaa.html


GEORGE LEADS SPARTANS CONTINGENT IN CALIFORNIA

April 22, 2014

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western’s Nathan George (Coquitlam, B.C.) continued to set a lofty standard for the Spartans track and field team as the second-year sprinter finished amongst the top two in all three of his races in California over the Easter weekend.

George ran the 400m event twice, clocking a time of 47.62 in finishing second at the Long Beach Invitational at Cerritos College and 47.99 in finishing first at the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific University. He also finished second in the 200m at the Bryan Clay Invitational in a time of 21.58.

George was one of six Spartans performing on the outdoor track this past weekend as Calum Innes (Bearsden, Scotland), Nathan Dunford (Bellingham, Wash.), Emma Nuttall (Edinburgh, Scotland), Hazel Ross (Bishopton, Scotland) and Sabrina Nettey (Surrey, B.C.) were also competing in California.

The Spartans next competition is the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Championships May 1-3 in Rome, Georgia.


Tri-Cities Athletes hit silver mark at US Trials

April 11, 2014

Full story: http://www.thenownews.com/sports/tri-cities-athletes-hit-silver-mark-at-us-trials-1.948528


Officials Level 1 Workshop – Richmond

April 7, 2014

Officials Level 1 Workshop
Minoru Arena Boardroom (adjacent to Clement Track) 7191 Granville Ave., Richmond BC
Instructors: Sue Kydd & Neil Chin Aleong

This workshop will cover the basic rules for Athletics, including the Code of Conduct. Open to any interested persons. Youth encouraged to attend, most appropriate for ages 14+. Please come dressed to go out into the competition area to review venues. Questions welcomed!

For full information and a Registration Form please visit the BC Athletics website

http://www.bcathletics.org/Officials/

(Clinic/Workshop Registration tab)


Bruchet opens season with a bang in California

April 7, 2014

Full story: http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/news/2014/4/5/TRACK_0405140211.aspx


Trinity Western Makes Tracks for the Top

April 4, 2014

Full Story: http://blogs.theprovince.com/2014/04/02/trinity-western-makes-tracks-for-the-top-start-up-spartans-put-t-f-xc-programs-in-title-territory/


Andy White Approaches 2014 Season From A Different Angle

March 30, 2014

Full Story: http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/news/2014/3/27/TRACK_0327142324.aspx


Jessica Smith and Chris Winter named Athlete Representative Directors for BC Athletics

March 25, 2014

Burnaby

BC Athletics is pleased to announce Jessica Smith and Chris Winter as our new Athlete Representative Directors. Jessica and Chris will be working closely with BC Athletics in their new roles. As Athlete Representative Directors, they will be responsible for initiating, coordinating and presenting communication between athletes and the BC Athletics Board of Directors. If any athletes have concerns, suggestions, proposals for change or other important input, they are asked to please contact either Jessica or Chris at the information below (email or twitter). Please join us in welcoming Jessica and Chris to the team!

JESSICA SMITH
Hometown: North Vancouver
Club: Valley Royals Track & Field Club
Coach: Brit Townsend
University: Simon Fraser University (Graduate)
Event: 800m
Email: jsmith800m@hotmail.com
Twitter: @jsmith800m

Jessica is an elite Middle Distance runner who competes for the Valley Royals Track & Field Club. Jessica grew up in North Vancouver and is coached by Brit Townsend. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Jessica was a 16-Time NAIA Champion on the 800m, 1000m, 1500m, 4x800m Relay and the Distance Medley Relay. She was also a multiple NAIA All-American. While at Simon Fraser University, Jessica broke the school record in the 800m.

Smith is a BC Summer Games Alumni (2004) and has represented BC both Nationally and Internationally. Jessica has been a part of the BC Team program in Track & Field and Cross Country from 2005 – 2013 with a Bronze medal finish at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Calgary, AB.

Internationally, Jessica started representing Canada at the Pan American Junior Championships (2007) and IAAF World Junior Championships (2008). In 2010, she earned a gold medal performance at the NACAC U-23 Championships. In 2012 Smith earned a coveted spot on the 2012 London Olympic team were she made it to the Semi-Finals. Most recently, Jessica competed at the 2013 FISU Summer Universiade, and the 2013 Francophone Games where she was a finalist in both.

CHRIS WINTER
Hometown: North Vancouver
Club: Speed River West Track & Field Club
Coach: Dave Scott Thomas
University: University of Oregon (Graduate)
Event: 3000mSC
Email: chriswinter2@gmail.com
Twitter: @cwinter3

Chris is an elite Middle Distance runner who competes for the Speed River West Track and Field Club. Winter grew up in North Vancouver where at 9 years old he joined the Norwesters Track and Field Club, coached by Frank Reynolds. He continued to train with Norwesters throughout high school until graduation, where he received a scholarship to attend the University of Oregon. Chris competed for the Ducks on both their track and field and cross country teams and in 2009 he won the PAC-10 Steeplechase Title.

He continues to compete at an international level and in 2013 he represented Canada at the 2013 World Track and Field Championships in Moscow, Russia. His future goals include competing for Canada at the Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, World Championships and ultimately the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

In addition to his athletic pursuits, Chris graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Marketing. Since completing his studies he continues to work for Inbox Marketer, a digital marketing company headquartered in Guelph, Ontario as well at the Vancouver Sun Run.


Nettey Named CIS Female Field Athlete of the Year

March 6, 2014

EDMONTON (CIS) – Trinity Western’s Sabrina Nettey (Surrey, B.C.) was named the CIS Female Athlete of the Year (Field) when the season award winners were announced Thursday morning prior to the start of the 2014 CIS indoor track and field championships.

Nettey, a fourth-year psychology student in her second year of eligibility, is undefeated this season against CIS rivals in the long jump and triple jump. She is the top seed in the long jump entering the national meet (6.32m) and ranks fourth in the triple (12.07m).

At the Canada West championships, Nettey prevailed in both those events, while adding a third gold medal in the 60m (7.55 – ranked 2nd in CIS) and also helped the TWU 4×200 relay to a second-place finish. In the long jump, she broke a 21-year-old conference record by 22cm thanks to her leap of 6.32m, which would have also shattered the CIS championship mark of 6.24m set back in 2001. She won the triple jump with a school record of 12.07m.

Nettey is the first Spartans track and field athlete to ever win a CIS award.

“Sabrina’s record-breaking effort in long jump is a testament to her ability to perform when it matters,” said Spartans coach Laurier Primeau. “While the award is for her performances in the field, Sabrina’s further success on the track, in winning the 60m and earning a silver medal with the 4x200m relay team, just goes to show what kind of athletic ability and character she has when competing under pressure.”

The other nominees were Rebecca Haworth of Dalhousie (AUS), Éloïse Rheault of Sherbrooke (RSEQ) and Caroline Ehrhardt of Western (OUA).

The three-day CIS meet runs from Thursday to Saturday at the University of Alberta’s Universiade Pavilion. Selected events will be webcast throughout the championships on www.CIS-SIC.tv.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/trackfield/index

On the women’s side, the other award winners were Jenna Westaway of the Calgary Dinos (outstanding track event performer), Rebecca Haworth of the Dalhousie Tigers (Student-Athlete Community Service Award) and Guelph’s Katelyn Ayers (rookie of the year).

The male recipients were Sherbrooke teammates Mathieu Sturkenboom (track MVP) and Marc-Antoine Lafrenaye-Dugas (field MVP), as well as Lethbridge’s Aaron Hernandez (top freshman) and Calgary’s Andrew Dargie (Student-Athlete Community Service Award).


Athletics Canada announces World Indoor Championships Team

February 26, 2014

Full story: http://athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=1584


Update on Youth Olympic Games Qualification

February 25, 2014

Ottawa, ON

Athletics Canada has released new information regarding the 2014 Youth Olumpic Games. Athlete Declarations for those wishing to be considered to the 2014 Youth Olympics Team must declare no later than Sunday, March 2, 2014. Athletics Canada has also been made aware of possible travel and accommodation subsidies that may be available for athletes attending the Area Trials. For the the most recent update, please click the link below:

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES UPDATE – FEB 24, 2014


Sawatzky wins another GNAC title for the Clan

February 24, 2014

Full story: http://athletics.sfu.ca/news/2014/2/23/MTRACK_0223143938.aspx?path=mtrack


Vikes dominate middle distance events on final day of conference championships

February 24, 2014

Full story: http://vikes.uvic.ca/news/2014/2/23/MXC_0223143619.aspx


Spartans Women win first ever Canada West Championship

February 24, 2014

Full story: http://www.twu.ca/athletics/track-field/schedule-and-scores/2013-14/2014-02-22.html


Level 1 Officials Workshop – Kamloops, BC

February 19, 2014

OFFICIALS LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP
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March 3, 2014 – Kamloops, BC

LOCATION: Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC – Tournament Capital Centre – upper floor meeting room

DATE/TIME: Monday, March 3, 2014 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

INSTRUCTOR: Alwilda van Ryswyk – Provincial Clinician
Greg Nicol – Provincial Clinician

This workshop is required for advancement to Level 1 in the national Officials Certification program. Instructor will present organizational information, which prepares novice officials for successful participation and future upgrading. Basic rules and best practices for individual track and field events are presented on site. Handouts will be provided, but participants should come prepared to take notes. Dress for comfort and light activity

Full details and registration information are available on the BC Athletics Website


BC Athletics Junior Development Committee – Open Position

February 15, 2014

The Extended Application Deadline is February 28th, 2014

There is one position on the Junior Development Committee that has not been filled. Anyone who is interested in filling this position is asked to put forward their name so that the JD Committee can consider their application. The person should be involved actively in the coaching or administration of JD Athletes and be knowledgeable of the Long Term Athlete Development Model.

Anyone who is interested should contact Graeme Fell at: runner@intergate.bc.ca


Level 2 Officials Clinic – April 12, 2014

February 14, 2014

LOCATION: Nanaimo & District T&F Club Clubhouse, Rotary Bowl, 355 Wakesiah Ave., Nanaimo BC
(Behind Nanaimo District Secondary School)

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Ina Wallace and Aileen Lingwood – BC Athletics Officials

This workshop is required for advancement to Level 2 in the National Officials Certification program. Registration fee covers costs of handouts, and an IAAF Rulebook. Rules and best practices are covered in a lecture/discussion format. It is conducted entirely in the classroom, and there will be some paperwork so participants should bring a notebook and pen. There will be one lunch break. Beverages and a light lunch will be provided. Come prepared to take notes.

Full details and a registration form are available on the BC Athletics website.


Team BC Seeking Track & Field Athletes for 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

February 9, 2014

Team BC Seeking Track & Field Athletes for 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

Athlete Application form now available. Deadline to submit – March 24, 2014.

(Friday, February 7, 2014) – Are you an Aboriginal athlete born in 1995 through 2002 and you compete in cross-country or track and field? Led by Head Coach Peter Cross, Team BC is currently accepting applications from athletes interested in competing in Athletics (cross-country, track & field) at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) to be held July 20-27, 2014 in Regina, Saskatchewan. The deadline to submit is March 24, 2014.

Athletes who submit an application must also submit their performance results from the past and current season using the performance results sheet included in the application. Athletes will be selected based primarily on performance results, but other factors such as commitment to training, conduct, attitude may also be considered. Athletes to be notified in April of selection results with plan for a Team BC training camp prior to NAIG. Details on the athletics competition at NAIG and the application form can be found below:

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY – In order to be eligible for participation on Team BC for North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), athletes must:

  • Meet the sport-specific age requirement
  • Be a resident of BC
  • Be born of Aboriginal (North American Indigenous) ancestry. Athletes will be required to provide proof of ancestry (e.g. Status Card, Métis Card, First Nations Card, Treaty Card, Inuit and Inuvialuit identification)*. *athletes without a card, may be eligible through the Declaration of Aboriginal Ancestry form. Email teambc@bcaafc.com for more detail.

AGE ELIGIBILITY (ATHLETICS) – The 2014 NAIG competition in Athletics will consist of both male and female individual and team relay events for the following age categories:
• U19 (defined as born 1995 to 1997); and
• U16 (defined as born 1998 to 1999); and
• U14 (defined as born 2000 to 2002)

TEAM SIZE (ATHLETICS) – Team BC is seeking up to maximum of eight (8) male and eight (8) female athletes for each age category to compete at 2014 NAIG. An athlete is allowed to compete in four events plus two (2) relays. Cross country counts as one of the four events. For each age category, each contingent has a maximum of 3 athletes per individual event.

HOW TO SUBMIT APPLICATION (DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 24, 2014.)

For more information, please contact:

Lara Mussell

Team BC Chef de Mission
Manager, Sport Development & Competitions
teambc@bcaafc.com
1-800-990-2432 ext. 233


Bruchet off to Boston in pursuit of world indoor standard

February 4, 2014

Full story: http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/news/2014/2/4/TRACK_0204142347.aspx


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