2014 BC Team Staff Announced

May 8, 2014

Burnaby, BC

BC Athletics has named the 2014 BC Team Staff for the 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championships (Moncton, NB), 2014 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships (Sainte Therese, QC), 2014 Canadian Youth Legion Track & Field Championships (Langley, BC) and 2014 Combined Event Championships (Ottawa, ON).

2014 Canadian Track & Field Championships | Moncton, NB | June 27-29, 2014

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

2014 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships | Sainte-Therese, QC | July 4-6, 2014

Name Position Hometown Club
Richard Collier Head Coach / Throws Coach Richmond KJAK
Besnilk Mece Endurance Coach New Westminster VOCA
Pat Sima-Ledding Sprints / Hurdles & Relays Coach Kelowna OACS
Elena Voloshin Jumps Coach Vancouver NORW
Erin Bell Team Manager North Vancouver WVAN

2014 Canadian Junior & Senior Combined Events Championships | Ottawa, ON | July 16-18, 2014

Name Position Hometown Club
Pat Sima-Ledding Head Coach Kelowna OACS

2014 Canadian Legion Youth Track & Field Championships | Langley, BC | August 15017, 2014

Name Position Hometown Club
Ian Cameron Head Coach / Jumps & C. Events Armstrong VAAA
Neal Currie Endurance Coach Telkwa BVAS
Tatjana Mece Sprints / Hurdles & Relays Coach New Westminster VOCA
Oleg Bondarchuk Throws Coach Kamloops KAML
Erin Bell Women's Team Manager North Vancouver WVAN
TBD* Men's Team Manager

NOTE: There is still one (1) sport available on the BC/Yukon Command Legion Team. If you are interested in being a Men's Team Manager, please contact Garrett Collier at garrett.collier@bcathletics.org.

Congratulations to those coaches, and Good Luck to the BC Teams in 2014!


BC Team Online Athlete Declaration Form Open

April 8, 2014


The 2014 BC Team Athlete Declaration form is now available! All athletes wishing to be considered for a BC Team, must submit an online athlete declaration to BC Athletics before the applicable deadline (see below). This year, the BC Team Athlete Declaration form will be completed through an online form. Athletes and Coaches will need to be aware of the following steps for submitting their BC Team Athlete Declaration as there are some slight changes this year.

STEP 1BC ATHLETE DECLARATION COACH SIGN-OFF. When submitting the online declaration form, athletes will also need to submit a copy of the BC Athlete Declaration Coach Sign-Off form. This form can be accessed by clicking on the link above (in blue), and attaching it to the online declaration form under Section 8 (recommended). Athletes can also submit this form by mail or fax by following the directions located on the bottom of the form.

STEP 2BC TEAM ATHLETE DECLARATION FORM (Online). This year, athletes will apply online using the BC Team Athlete Declaration Form. This form can be accessed by clicking the link above (in red). Under Section 8, athletes can attach a signed copy of the BC Athlete Declaration Coach Sign-Off form (recommended). This form is similar to previous years' forms.


BC Senior Team

June 8, 2014

BC Junior Team (Racewalk)

June 8, 2014

BC Junior Team (All Other Events)

June 15, 2014

BC Legion Youth Team

July 13, 2014

BC Legion Midget 15 Team

July 13, 2014

BC Athletics will track performances leading to final selection of the team. BC Athletics will only accept performances that are entered on the 2014 Athletics Canada Rankings. Performances for selection to teams must be on the Athletics Canada Rankings at the time of selection. If an athletes performance is not found on the Athletics Canada rankings, please contact Andrew Cameron at results@athletics.ca. You will need to provide him with the perfromance and a link to the results (for certification)

BC Athletics has created this online form in an effort to make sure that no information is lost. Once you submit the online form, the information will come directly to BC Athletics. Submitting athletes will also be provided with a confirmation email sent to the email they have entered as their primary email. As this is the first time using the online form, please feel free to notify BC Athletics with any comments, questions or glitches.

Once an athlete starts to enter information into the form, they can save their progress by selecting the “Save” button at any time. The “Save” button can be found on the right hand side by scorlling to the bottom of the form. Once selected, you will be provided with a link that will contain your saved information for up to 14 days. After you have filled out the remaining information, you can then submit the form.

If an athlete has already submitted the form, and requires to make a change to any of the information, they can do so by contacting the Technical Manager for Track & Field at garrett.collier@bcathletics.org

If you have any questions regarding the BC Team Athlete Declaration process, please contact the Technical Manager for Track & Field at garrett.collier@bcathletics.org.

2014 BC Teams Selection Criteria and Standards

March 8, 2014

Burnaby, BC

BC Athletics has released the 2014 BC Team Selection Criteria & Standards for the following BC Teams:

    Canadian Track & Field Championships – Moncton, NB (June 27-29)
    Canadian Combined Events Championships – Ottawa, ON (July 17-18)
    Canadian Junior Race Walk Championships – Moncton, NB (June 29)
    Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships – Sainte Therese, QC (July 3-5)
    Canadian Junior Combined Events Championships – Ottawa, ON (July 16-18)
    Canadian Youth Legion Track & Field Championships (U18) – Langley, BC (August 15-17)
    Canadian Youth Legion Track & FIeld Championships (U16) – Langley, BC (August 15-17)

For information on the selection cirteria and standards for each team, please visit the BC Teams page. Athletes wishing to be selected to these teams will need to fill out an Online Athlete Declaration which will be available staring next week.

BC Athletics will also be releasing the BC Athletics BC Team Athlete Manual to help athletes plan ahead should they be selected to a BC Team.

– BC Athletics

2013-2014 BC Athletes Assistance Recommended List

February 3, 2014


BC Athletics has released for review the recommended list of athlete for BC Athletes Assistance (Carding) for 2013 – 2014. As always, the aim of BC Athletics and the BC Athletes Assistance program is to provide assistance to as many athletes as possible, with the funds available. From October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013 the funding available was $46,320 which is equivalent to 64% of the maximum per athlete amount. This year, BC Athletics has recommended 38 athletes.

This list will be available for review and comment until Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:00pm. A final list will be release no later than Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:00pm. If you have any questions or feedback, please provide it via email to the Technical Manager for Track & Field (Garrett Collier) at garrett.collier@bcathletics.org. For privacy reasons, BC Athletics will only respond to requests from athletes, coaches and parents.


Last Name First Name Event Hometown Personal Coach
MASON Michael High Jump Abbotsford Zbigniew Szelagowicz
RODHE Justin Shot Put Kamloops
WATSON Robin Marathon Vancouver Richard Lee
BROCKERVILLE Ryan 3000 MSC Burnaby Brit Townsend
BRUCHET Lucas 5000 M White Rock Richard Lee
CHO Stephanie 400 MH Vancouver Tatjana & Besnik Mece
CLIFF Rachel 1500 M Vancouver Chris Johnson
CLIFFORD Deon 3000 MSC White Rock Jim Clifford / Lynn Kanuka
DESCHIFFART Marita 2000 MSC Nanaimo Al Johnston
ELLENWOOD Georgia Heptathlon Langley Dwayne Lotnick
ELSON James High Jump North Vancouver Elena Voloshin
ESSER Agnes Discus Duncam Sheldan Gmitoski
EVANGELISTA Nicola 20K RW Vancouver Gerry Dragomir
GEORGE Nathaniel 400 M Coquitlam Laurier Primeau / Tara Self
GRAVEL Christian 5000 M Vancouver Chris Johnson / Dave Scott Thomas
JOYCE Keefer 100 M Kelowna Brandt Fralick
KEENAN Adam Hammer Victoria Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk
LOVETT Django High Jump Surrey Zbigniew Szelagowicz
LOWE Christine 400 MH Coquitlam Tara Self
MOLDAVANOV Vladislav Triple Jump Pitt Meadows Jerrold Jones
NEAL Keffri 800 M Surrey Bryan Onstad
NETTEY Sabrina Long Jump Surrey Laurier Primeau
NEVILLE-RUTHERFORD Courtenay Hammer Sidney Sheldan Gmitoski
PAUL-MORRIS Adam 800 M Surrey Scott Kent
RIVA Thomas 800 M Qualicum Beach Brent Fougner
SMITH Jessica 800 M North Vancouver Brit Townsend
STRODA Aaron Discus Kelowna Verena Stroda
TJERNAGEL Raquel 200 M New Westminster Tara Self
TURNER James Decathlon Kelowna Andy Higgins
TURNER Rostam Decathlon Kelowna Pat Sima Ledding
VAN RYSWYK Kathryn Pole Vault Surrey Len Van Ryswyk / Mary Chewning
WADHWANI Nathan 3000 M Maple Ridge Vid Whadwani
WEIR Benjamin 5000 M Victoria Brent Fougner
WINTER Chris 3000 MSC Vancouver Dave Scott Thomas
WODAK Natasha 10 KM Vancouver Richard Lee
WOLCZYK Brittni Javelin Port Coquitlam Tom Nielsen
YEE Regan 2000 MSC South Hazelton Mark Bomba / Neal Currie
JOHNSTON Blair 1500 M Surrey Laurier Primeau

*Please remember that making the BC Age Performance Standard makes an athlete eligible for funding, it is not a gurantee of funding.

– BC Athletics


November 20, 2013

BURNABY, BC – The BC Endurance Project (BCEP) is a select group of high performance distance runners (5,000m to marathon) residing and training in the Vancouver area. The group is supported and funded by BC Athletics, the Canadian Sport Institute and viaSport.

Mission Statement

The BCEP strives to develop distance runners (5,000m to marathon) to achieve national and international performance standards. The specific goals of the project are: (1) podium performances at BC and Canadian Championships; (2) selection to Canadian National Teams; and (3) the pursuit of podium performances at International Competitions.

Head Coach

Richard Lee is the Head Coach of the BCEP. Richard is from Kincardine, ON and a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. While attending at Queen’s, Richard took on the role of personal coach to his future spouse Sue. Under his guidance Sue qualified for both the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Olympics where she set Canadian records in both her heats as well as in the Final (finishing 8th place) in the 10,000m.

Since 2008, Richard’s focus has been on coaching post-collegiate athletes, helping them move to the next level of National Team and International Competition. This experience and focus has helped shape the current BCEP roster.

Current Roster

Dylan Wykes

2012 Canadian Olympian, Marathon (20th)

Rob Watson

2013 IAAF World Championships Team – Marathon (20th), 2013 Canadian Marathon Champion

Natasha Wodak

2013 Canadian 10,000m Champion, 2013 IAAF World XC Champs (24th)

Kelly Wiebe

2013 IAAF World XC Champs Team

Luc Bruchet

2013 IAAF World XC Champs Team, 2013 FISU Games Team

Richard Mosley

National calibre Track & Road Racer, 2009 IAAF World XC Team

Dylan Gant

National calibre Marathoner, 2013 BC 10K Road Team

Kevin Friesen

National calibre Track & Road Racer, 2013 BC 10K Road Team

Sabrina Wilkie

2013 BC 5K & 10K Road Champion, 2013 BC Timex Series Road Racing Champion


The project has been in full operation for the past 3 months with some excellent results:

Vancouver Eastside 10K (Sept 14th)

1. Dylan Wykes


2. Richard Mosley


6. Dylan Gant


3. Sabrina Wilkie


Canadian 10km Championships (Sept 21st)

3. Dylan Wykes

4. Rob Watson

9. Kevin Friesen

11. Dylan Gant

4. Natasha Wodak

9. Sabrina Wilkie

San Jose Rock n’Roll ½ Marathon (Oct 6th)

3. Dylan Wykes


8. Richard Mosley


1. Natasha Wodak


2. Sabrina Wilkie

1:17:06 PB

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (Oct 20th)

6. Rob Watson

2:13:29 PB

10. Natasha Wodak

2:35:16 PB

The fall racing season will conclude with the group taking on the best cross country runners Canada can provide at the 2013 Canadian Cross Country Championships at Jericho Park in Vancouver on November 30th. This should provide for some exciting racing on what amounts to be the BCEP's home course.

More info on the 2013 Canadian Cross Country Championships – www.xcountry.athletics.ca

Any questions about the BCEP can be directed to the Head Coach, Richard Lee – Richard.lee@bcathletics.org


Call for Resolutions !!

September 6, 2013

Forward any and all resolutions that you, your committee, or your club wish to have brought forth at the Annual General Meeting to the BC Athletics office by 5:00PM OCTOBER 6, 2013.

Resolutions received in the BC Athletics office by October 6, 2013 will be reviewed by the BC Athletics Executive/Board of Directors. Resolutions presented at the AGM will be posted on the BC Athletics website no later than 30 days prior to the AGM.

Resolutions received after October 6, 2013 can only be brought forth on the floor at the Annual General Meeting as recommendations to the Board of Directors unless ruled by the membership at the AGM to be an urgent matter.

Resolutions can be submitted online or using the printable form.

Once completed the printable form can be mailed to:
BC Athletics
Attn: Resolutions
2001B, 3713 Kensington Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7
or faxed to the attention of Sam Collier at (604) 333-3551
or emailed to Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org.

Canada Summer Games update – 5 BRONZE medals for BC Team Athletics #jcg2013 #2013athletics

August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013

Today marks the half-way point in the Athletics competition at the 2013 Canada Summer Games. Moving in to the final 2 days of competition (Thurs and Fri),  Team BC Athletics has already captured 5 BRONZE medals! Congratulations to everyone thus far and continued luck for the duration of the competition.

Team BC Athletics Medals:

BRONZE               Justin Kent, 3000m Steeplechase Male

BRONZE               Regan Leanne Yee, 2000m Steeplechase Female

BRONZE               Rostam Turner, Decathlon Male

BRONZE               Jessye Marika Brockway, Para Discus Female

BRONZE               Jessye Marika Brockway, Para Shot Put Female

More Team BC athletes in action during the first two days of competition:

Serena Mercedes Graf, Shot Put Female – 9th

Andrew Davis, Shot Put Para Male – 4th

Colin Edward Morrow, Shot Put Para Male – 6th

Patrick William John Psotka, 3000m Steeplechase Male – 4th

Fiona Benson, 2000m Steeplechase Female – 7th

Visit the Canada Games website to see the full schedule for Thursday and Friday!