JD Track & Field Championships – Registration Deadline Extended

July 18, 2014

The deadline for registrations for the JD Track & Field Championships has been extended to July 20, 2014.

2014 Junior Development Track & Field Championships
July 25 – 27 2014
Surrey, BC

http://www.universalathletics.ca/


BC Athletics Announces 2014 BC/Yukon Command Legion Team

July 17, 2014

Burnaby, BC

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the 2014 BC/Yukon Command Legion Team selected to represent BC at the 2014 Canadian Legion Youth Track & Field Championships, August 15-17, 2014 in Langley, BC. BC Athletics has selected 25 Youth (16/17) aged athletes and 15 Midget 15 aged athletes as part of the team. Congratulations to those athletes and their coaches. Please note that “Event” refers to the selected event. Athletes and their coaches will be contacted no later than Monday, July 20 (5:00pm) for other events, and Legion Information.

BC/YUKON COMMAND YOUTH (16/17) TEAM

Athlete Name Event Hometown Club Coach
Chanell Botsis W HT Coquitlam KJAK Richard Collier
Nina Schultz W TJ New Westminster NWSA Tatjan Mece
Calli-Ann Abbott W HEP Powell River PRTF Connie Polman Tuin
Chicago Bains W 300 H Duncan CVAC John May
Veronika Fagan W 2000 SC Kelowna OACS Nate Reiter
Nickolas Colyn M 2000 SC Langley LANG Dave Hetherington
Taryn Smiley W 200 Duncan CVAC John May
Kenneth Schultze M 110 H West Vancouver WVAN Erin Bell
Eric Chatten M HJ Coquitlam LANG Jarid Vaughan
Alyssa Mousseau W 800 Nanaimo NTFC Tyler Heisterman
Reid Muller M 1500 Pitt Meadows GOLD Andrew Lenton
Matthew McLean M 100 Surrey OATF Mary Korpach
Chloe Alkema W PV Surrey OATF Len van Ryswyk
Autumn Covington W HT Surrey KJAK Richard Collier
Katherine Weaver W HEP North Vancouver NORW Elena Voloshin
Chelsea Ribeiro W 2000 SC Surrey OATF Lynn Kanuka
Nicole Hutchinson W 800 West Vancouver HHAC Darcie Montgomery
Hannah Johnston W 300 H Vancouver VOCA Tatjana and Besnik Mece
Rachel Jerome W LJ Ladysmith NTFC Mike Viers
Michael Aono M 400 Delta OATF Mary Korpach
Nathan Tadesse M 800 Surrey UNBC Scott Svelander
Alex Smith W PV Kamloops KAML Ryan Jensen
Danika Postle W TJ Victoria PATH Ron Parker
Jasper Schiedel M 300 H Vancouver VOCA Tatjana & Besnik Mece
Felix Richter M 100 Errington OTFC Laurie Ritchie

BC/YUKON COMMAND MIDGET 15 TEAM

Athlete Event Hometown Club Coach
Vikramjit Gondara B HT Abbotsford VRTC Harold Willers
Lauryn Cheung G PV Langley LANG Rob Pike
Camryn Rogers G SP Richmond KJAK Richard Collier
Valerie Wideski G DT Richmond KJAK Richard Collier
Megan Champoux G PENT Langley LANG Dave Hetherington
Anastasios Eliopoulos B 100 H Vancouver VOCA Tatjana Mece
Hannah Morrison G 200 H Langley LANG Jarid Vaughan
Michael Lambert B HJ Mission VRTC Zbigniew Szelagowicz
Thomas Nobbs B 1500 SC Vancouver VOCA Besnik Mece
Quinn Litherland B 300 Vancouver TBIR Derrick Johnston
Emma Rastad G LJ West Vancouver NORW Elena Voloshin
Connor Sinclair B SP Surrey OATF Don Allemeersch
Braydon Roman B TJ North Vancouver NORW Elena Voloshin
Kyra McNulty G 1200 Kelowna OACS Nathan Reiter
Hayley Hunter G JT Campbell River RIVC Dale Trenholm

TEAM STAFF

Coach Position Club Hometown
Ian Cameron Head Coach / Jumps & Combined Event VAAA Vernon
Tatjana Mece Sprints, Hurdles & Relays VOCA New Westminster
Neal Currie Endurance BVAS Telkwa
Oleg Bondarchuk Throws KAML Kamloops
Manager Erin Bell WVAN West Vancouver

Athletes who were not selected to the BC/Yukon Command Legion Team can still compete at the 2014 Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships as part of the Club/Open Section. To find information regarding registration and event information, please CLICK HERE


Schedule and Venue Change for Boys 10 and 11 Discus at JD Championships

July 17, 2014

Due to facility reconstruction, the 10 boys and 11 boys Discus, scheduled for Friday July 25th at South Surrey track, has been changed and moved to Sunday July 27.

The new times are :

  • 10 Boys 1:00 PM, Sunday July 27, at Bear Creek Park
  • 11 Boys 2:00 Pm Sunday July 27, at Bear Creek Park

We apologize for any inconvenience, this was unexpected for us as well!

Other JD Championship News….

There will be podium awards presentations for the top 8 in each event/age category. Bring your camera!

Approximate times for the awards will be :

  • Friday, July 25, 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 26, 11:45 am and 4:30 PM
  • Sunday, July 27, 12:15 pm and 2:30 PM

WC Photography will be on site throughout the meet, taking action &/or posed photographs for purchase. They will sell photos or digital images.

Commemorative T-shirts will be sold at the Championships. They feature a design created especially for this event.

All track events will check in at the marshaling tent, and be walked to their start line.

Field athletes will check in directly at their event.

Club operated Concession will be available during the competition. Friday night will be drinks and light snacks, Saturday and Sunday will feature a full concession.

Please read the full technical package, available on the BC Athletics website, for more details, and we look forward to seeing you at the Championships!

Jessie Dosanjh (Meet Director)

Sue Kydd (Meet Manager)

Universal Athletic Club


BC Athletics Now Accepting Bids for Track & Field Championships

July 14, 2014

Burnaby, BC

BC Athletics is now accepting online Bid Applications for the following BC Athletics Track & Field Championships:

  • 2015 BC Athletics Junior Development Track & Field Championships
  • 2015 BC Athletics Junior Development & Midget Pentathlon Championships
  • 2015 10,000m Track Championships
  • 2015 BC Athletics Outdoor Masters Track & Field Championships
  • 2015 BC Athletics Indoor Masters Track & Field Championships
  • 2015 BC Athletics Combined Events Championships
  • 2015-2016 BC Athletics Track & Field Championships Jamboree
  • 2016 BC Athletics Junior Development Track & Field Championships
  • 2016 BC Athletics Junior Development & Midget Pentathlon Championships
  • 2016 10,000m Track Championships
  • 2016 BC Athletics Outdoor Masters Track & Field Track & Field Championships
  • 2016 BC Athletics Indoor Masters Track & Field Championships
  • 2016 BC Athletics Combined Events Championships
  • 2017-2018 BC Athletics Track & Field Championships Jamboree

All Bid Applications for 2015 and 2015-2016 Championships are due Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The bid process for track & field championships will be entirely online. Information requested will include the following:

  • Meet Information (example: venue information, contact information)
  • Accomodations Information (indicate 1 choice only)
  • Other Supporting Documents (example: letters of support, additional accomodations information)

CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS TO THE BC ATHLETICS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLINE BID

Should any additional information be needed, BC Athletics will contact submitting bidders with a request for clarification. If you have any questions regarding the BC Athletics Track & Field Championships Bids, please contact the Technical Manager for Track & Field at garrett.collier@bcathletics.org.

BC Athletics encourages all clubs to submit their bids.

- BC Athletics


BC Athletics Announces 2014 BC Junior Team

June 17, 2014

Burnaby, BC

BC Athletics is pleased to announce 33 athletes to the 2014 BC Junior Team. These athletes will represent BC at the 2014 Canadian Junior Racewalk Championships in Moncton, NB (June 27), the 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championships (July 4-6), and the 2014 Canadian Junior Combined Events Championships in Ottawa, ON (July 16-17). Congratulations to those selected athletes, and best of luck to all BC Athletics athletes competing. Please see below for a complete list of Team members and Staff.

2014 BC Junior Team

Athlete Event Hometown Club Coach Full Name
Akbarizadeh, Natasha W HT Maple Ridge UNBC Brad Graham
Balazs, Emma W 2000 SC Prince George PGTF Allix Potratz-Lee, Wayne Phipps
Bassett, Miryam W 1500 Nanaimo OTFC Kim and Randy Longmuir
Bassett, Rebecca W 1500 Nanaimo OTFC Brit Townsend
Blake, Jerome M 100 / 200 Kelowna OACS Pat Sima-Ledding
Botsis, Chanell W HT Coquitlam KJAK Richard Collier
Cheng, Caleb 10K RW vancouver STRA Robert Solmes
Cho, Stephanie W 400H Vancouver VOCA Tatjana and Besnik Mece
Commandeur, Scott M 800 Comox CXVC John May
Covington, Asianna W HT / DT Vancouver KJAK Richard Collier
Ellenwood, Georgia W 100H / HJ / SP Langley LANG Dwayne Lotnick, Nate Davis
Elson, James M HJ / TJ North Vancouver NORW Elena Voloshin
Esser, Agnes W DT Victoria PATH Sheldan Gmitroski
Getty, Thomas M 1500 / 800 Victoria UVIC Brent Fougner
Grewal, Manpreet W HT / DT Abbotsford VRTC Harold Willers
Hooton, Jesse M 5000 North Vancouver HHAC Marek Jedrzejek, Cindy O'Krane, Darcie Montgomery
Hutchinson, Nicole W 1500 / 800 West Vancouver HHAC Darcie Montgomery, Cindy O'Krane
Jorgensen, Oliver M 5000 Abbotsford VRTC Brit Towsend, Sue Northey
Lisek, Monique W 400H Maple RIdge UNBC Jiri Novy
Pavel, Bogdan M 110H New Westminster NWSA Tatjana Mece
Rasche, Teagan W HT / JT Port Coquitlam LANG Tom Nielsen
Schultz, Nina W HJ / LJ / TJ New Westminster NWSA Tatjana and Besnik Mece
Schultze, Kenneth M 110H / 400H West Vancouver WVAN Erin Bell, Eugene Konart
Stefanovic, Mihailo M 110H / 400H New Westminster NWSA Tatjana and Besnik Mece
Stone, Kala W 1500 / 800 Kamloops UNBC Ryan Cole
Tjernagel, Raquel W 100 / 200 / 400 New Westminster COQC Tara Self
Townsend, Addy W 800 / 1500 Coquitlam UNBC Brit Townsend
Turner, Rostam DEC Kelowna OACS Andy Higgins, Pat Sima-Ledding
Wadhwani, Nathan M 5000 / 1500 Maple Ridge, BC GOLD Vid Wadhwani
Weir, Benjamin M 5000 Victoria UVIC Brent Fougner
Wolczyk, Brittni W JT Port Coquitlam LANG Tom Nielsen
Wu, Alex M LJ Vancouver STRA Robert Solmes, Barb Vida
Yee, Regan W 2000 SC South Hazelton BVAS Neal Currie, Mark Bomba

TEAM STAFF

Coach Position Club Hometown
Richard Collier Head Coach & Throws Coach KJAK Richmond
Besnik Mece Endurance Coach NWSA New Westminster
Pat Sima-Ledding Sprints, Hurdles & Relays Coach OACS Kelowna
Elena Voloshin Jumpc Coach NORW Vancouver
Erin Bell Team Manager WVAN West Vancouver

To view the final tracking list for the BC Junior Team, please click on the link below.

2014 BC JUNIOR TEAM TRACKING LIST

The BC Athletics Senior Track & Field Team is selected by BC Athletics. For any questions regarding the team, please contact the Technical Manager for Track & Field at garrett.collier@bcathletics.org

- BC Athletics


2014 BC Senior Team and BC Junior Racewalk Team Announced

June 13, 2014

Burnaby, BC

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the 30 athletes who have been selected to the 2014 BC Senior Track & Field Team to represent BC at the 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championships later this month in Moncton, NB from June 26-29, 2014. In addition to the BC Senior Team, BC Athletics is also pleased to select 1 athlete to compete at the Canadian Junior Racewalk Championships as part of the BC Junior Team. The Canadian Junior Racewalk Championships will also be held in Moncton in conjunction with the Canadian Track & Field Championships. Congratulations to those selected athletes, and best of luck to all BC Athletics athletes competing. Please see below for a complete list of Team members and Staff.

2014 BC SENIOR TEAM

*UPDATE: 06.12.14 – This will be the final list of athletes.

Athlete Event (s) Club Coach Full Name Hometown
Benjamin Ayesu-Attah 400 M COQC Tara Self Coquitlam
Brendon Restall 800 M UVIC Dacre Bowen / Brent Fougner Victoria
Ryan Brockerville 3000 M SC UNBC Brit Townsend Burnaby
Lucas Bruchet 5000 M PTGR Richard Lee Vancouver
Alycia Butterworth 3000 M SC UNBC Wayne Phipps Parksville
Rachel Cliff 5000 M TBIR Chris Johnson Vancouver
Helen Crofts 800 M VRTC Brit Townsend West Vancouver
Evan Dunfee 10 K Racewalk WALK Gerald Dragomir Richmond
Nicola Evangelista 10 K Racewalk WALK Gerry Dragomir Vancouver
Robert Gallaugher Long Jump LANG Frank Erle / Jarid Vaughn Surrey
Nathan George 400 M COQC Tara Self / Laurier Primeau Coquitlam
Inaki Gomez 10 K Racewalk WALK Gerry Dragomir Vancouver
Nolan Henderson Hammer UNBC Oleg Bondarchuk Richmond
Emma Kimoto HJ UNBC Jeffery Huntoon Richmond
Justin Kent 3000 M SC CTC1 Scott Kent / Richard Lee Vancouver
Adam Keenan Hammer KAML Anatoliy Bondarchuk Victoria
Christine Lowe 400 M H COQC Tara Self Coquitlam
Michael Mason High Jump VRTC Ziggy Szelagowicz Nanoose Bay
Keffri Neal 800 M / 1500 M UNBC Bryan Onstad Surrey
Christabel Nettey Long Jump UNBC Dan pfaff Surrey
Sabrina Nettey Long Jump UATH Laurier Primeau Surrey
Katelynn Ramage 10 K Racewalk WALK Gerry Dragomir Nanaimo
Thomas Riva 800 M UVIC Brent Fougner Qualicum Beach
Justin Rodhe Shot Put UNBC Self Kamloops
Jessica Smith 800 M VRTC Brit Townsend North Vancouver
Lauren Stuart Hammer UNBC Oscar Duncan Smithers
Benjamin Thorne 10 K Racewalk WALK Gerald Dragomir Kitimat
Megann Rodhe Hammer UNBC Derek Evely Kamloops
Andy White Javelin KJAK Don Steen North Vancouver
Chris Winter 3000 M SC UNBC Dave Scott-Thomas Vancouver

2014 BC Senior Team Staff

Coach Name Position Club Hometown
Chris Johnson Head Coach – Endurance Coach TBIR Vancouver
Derrick Johnston Sprints, Hurdles & Relays Coach TBIR Vancouver
Zigg Szelagowicz Jumps Coach VRTC Abbotsford
Derek Evely Throws Coach UNBC Pinantan Lake
Gillian Wright Manager UNBC Vancouver

2014 BC JUNIOR TEAM (RACEWALK)

Athlete Event (s) Club Coach Full Name Hometown
Caleb Cheng 10 K Racewalk STRA Robert Solmes Vancouver

To view the final tracking list for the BC Senior Team, please click on the link below.

2014 BC SENIOR TEAM TRACKING LIST

The BC Athletics Senior Track & Field Team is selected by BC Athletics. For any questions regarding the team, please contact the Technical Manager for Track & Field at garrett.collier@bcathletics.org

- BC Athletics


TRACK RASCALS LOGO DESIGN CONTEST NOW OPEN!

June 9, 2014

Attention all Track Rascals participants…

We are very excited to officially announce the start of our Track Rascals Logo Design contest!

The Track Rascals logo is getting a makeover and we are asking all current program participants help re-design the Track Rascals logo with their artwork creations! Our main goal is to display a logo that helps demonstrate the active and fun environment that surrounds the Track Rascals program in alignment with the Run, Jump, Throw program.

For full contest rules and guidelines click HERE.

To download the logo design template click HERE.

Contest closes June 30th at 11:59pm

Questions? Please contact Alexandra Bill

We look forward to receiving all entries!


Level 2 Officials Workshop – Kamloops – June 10 & 12 2014

June 9, 2014

LOCATION: #90 – 1950 Braeview Place, Kamloops, BC

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 & Thursday June 12, 2014 7:00pm – 10:00pm

INSTRUCTOR: Wally Smeaton & Alwilda van Ryswyk

The Level 2 course is a comprehensive survey of rules & practices for all branches of athletics. This classroom presentation takes 5 – 6 hours. Completion of Level 1 is a pre-requisite. The Tuesday session will cover the track portion and the Thursday session will cover field events. A practical assignment (passport) is to be completed before certification.

FEES: BC Athletics 2014 Members = $25.00 + GST, Non-Members $30.00 + GST – All fees payable to BC Athletics

Registration Form


BC TEAM UPDATES: IMPORTANT INFORMATION

June 5, 2014

Burnaby, BC

Coaches and Athletes are asked to please read through the important updates below.

Athlete Declarations

Any athletes wishing to be considered for the BC Senior Team, BC Junior Team, BC Youth Team or BC Midget 15 Team, must complete an online Athlete Declaration prior to the declaration due dates (below) outlined in the Selection Criteria and Stadnards

2014 Athlete Declarations due:

  • BC Senior Team – Sunday, June 8 by 5:00pm
  • BC Junior Team – Sunday, June 15 by 5:00pm
  • BC Youth Team – Sunday, July 13 by 5:00pm
  • BC Midget 15 Team – Sunday, July 13 by 5:00pm

BC Athlete Manual (Team Information)

BC Athletics has released the 2014 BC Athlete Manual which will include team information. This can be found by going to the BC Teams Page under “More Information.” It will cover information in the following areas:

  • Announcement of Teams
  • Competitive Readiness Policies
  • Meet Entries
  • BC Team Fees
  • Flight Information
  • Team Accomodations
  • Important Forms
  • and more…

BC Team Tracking List

BC Athletics has released an initial BC Senior Team tracking list based on performances posted as of June 6, 2014 on the Athletics Canada rankings. You can access this list by going to the BC Senior Team page Final selection will be completed no later than June 10, 2014 at 5:00pm.

BC Athletics will be releasing a BC Junior Team tracking list soon.

BC Team Funding

BC Athletics reminds athletes and coaches that due to limitations in funding, achieving the selection standard DOES NOT GUARANTEE selection to a BC Team.


Parity party sees 20 boys, girls events yield 20 different gold medal winners

June 3, 2014

Full story: http://blogs.theprovince.com/2014/05/30/tf-2014-parity-party-sees-20-boys-girls-events-yield-20-different-gold-medal-winners/


With Tjernagel and Schultz paving golden path, New West wins big

June 3, 2014

Full Story: http://blogs.theprovince.com/2014/05/31/hyack-heaven-with-tjernagel-and-schultz-paving-golden-path-new-west-wins-big/


Check out video from the 2014 BC High School Track & Field Championships

June 3, 2014

Full Story: http://www.viasport.ca/video-archives


Hyack junior named meet’s outstanding athlete

June 3, 2014

Full Story: http://www.royalcityrecord.com/sports/hyack-junior-named-meet-s-outstanding-athlete-1.1102606#


New sanctioned junior age division swells numbers to largest BC meet ever

May 29, 2014

Full story: http://blogs.theprovince.com/2014/05/28/tf-2014-new-sanctioned-junior-age-division-swells-numbers-to-largest-bc-meet-ever/


Wiebe wins double gold as T-Birds defend relay champions

May 29, 2014

Full story: http://www.vancourier.com/sports/athletics-wiebe-wins-double-gold-as-t-birds-defend-relay-champions-1.1077343


Bronzed ‘Birds ladies fashion best-ever finish at NAIA track nationals

May 27, 2014

Full story: http://blogs.theprovince.com/2014/05/25/uni-notes-may-25-14-bronzed-birds-ladies-fashion-best-ever-finish-at-naia-track-nationals/


Level 1 Officials Clinic – Kelowna – June 27, 2014

May 26, 2014

Level 1 Officials Clinic
Apple Bowl – 1555 Burtch Rd. Kelowna, BC
June 27, 2014 – 5:00pm

Instructors: Carol Cull & Greg Nicol
Registrar: Roberta Tetlock

The meeting will be held in the stands of the Apple Bowl on the Friday evening of the Jack Brow Track Meet. In an hour and a half we will cover organizational information that affects officials in BC and the basic rules for track and field events. The focus of this meeting is more informational than technical although there will be handouts and participants may want to take notes.

Level 1 Clinic Registration Form
Registration deadline – June 20, 2014


Rebuilt Liz Gleadle sets new national javelin mark

May 13, 2014

Full Story: http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Rebuilt+Gleadle+sets+national+javelin+mark/9827748/story.html


Big week of awards for Andy White

May 12, 2014

Full story: http://www.nsnews.com/sports/big-week-of-awards-for-andy-white-1.1019491


Yee Makes Steeplechase World Junior Standard at Payton Jordan

May 7, 2014

STANFORD, California – First-year middle distance runner Regan Yee (South Hazelton, B.C.) made the IAAF World Junior Championships standard in the 3000m steeplechase at Stanford’s Payton Jordan Invitational Sunday.

Click here for full results.

Yee posted a time of 10:39.79 to finish 11th in her section and come under the IAAF entry standard of 10:50.00.

This year’s IAAF World Junior Championships are in Eugene, Ore. July 22-27.

Last year, Yee won the 2000m steeplechase at the Canadian Junior Championships and then went on to finish seventh at the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:13.61….

For more on this story, please click below.

Click here for the full article.


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