Athletics New Brunswick
|Jurisdiction||Athletics in New Brunswick|
|Headquarters||Dieppe, New Brunswick|
|Vice president||Jennifer Butler|
|Replaced||The New Brunswick Track and Field Association|
Athletics New Brunswick French: Athlétisme Nouveau-Brunswick (ANB) is the provincial organizing body for track and field, cross country running, race walking, and road racing in New Brunswick. The organization is the official branch of Athletics Canada and was incorporated in 1991 to replace the former organization, The New Brunswick Track and Field Association. The organization offers programs to affiliated and non-affiliated participants annually, reaching some 3000 athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers across the province.
Athletics New Brunswick was incorporated in 1991 as a branch of Athletics Canada to promote and govern the sport of athletics in the province and to replace the former organization, The New Brunswick Track and Field Association (the former member of Athletics Canada and the Canadian Track and Field Association). Since its incorporation, ANB has reached almost 800 members in 2012. The organization has been known over recent years for its involvement in masters athletics, notably since the 2012 NCCWMA Championships in Saint John, New Brunswick. This, along with the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics hosted in Moncton, New Brunswick, has greatly increased the general interest in the sport of athletics throughout the province. With more and more athletes each year, along with improved programs and quality national level coaching, the province has seen its teams to compete at nationals to become better and better each year, achieving better places and scores, as well as more medals.
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Current and former notable athletes from the province include:
- William Best - 800m Canadian champion, competitor at the 1989 Jeux de la Francophonie at the age of 18, and a personal best of 1:46.52.
- Joël Bourgeois - 3000m steeplechase runner, gold medalist at the 1999 Pan American Games, silver medalist at the 2003 Pan American Games, and competitor in the 1996 Summer Olympics and 2000 Summer Olympics.
- Barry Britt - Silver medalist at the 2011 Canadian cross country championships, standout at the University of Idaho with personal bests of 4:07.33, 8:07.02, and 14:03.48 in the one mile, 3,000m, and 5,000m respectively.
- Ryan Cassidy - Multiple Canadian champion in the steeplechase event, competitor at the 2010 and 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics. Became the first ever Canadian cross country champion from New Brunswick with his win in the junior race in 2011.
- Rejean Chiasson - Marathon runner, New Brunswick marathon record by over 10 minutes (2:17:47) and 2012 Canadian marathon champion.
- Diane (Matheson) Clement - Bronze medalist at the 1958 Commonwealth Games, former Athletics Canada president, and co-founder of the Vancouver Sun Run. In 2011 she was named to the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame.
- Giovanni Corazza - Javelin thrower, competed in the 1978 Commonwealth Games, qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics but didn't compete due to the Canadian boycott.
- Shayne Dobson - T37 Paralympic athlete, Canadian T37 record holder in the 800m and 1500m and dual medalist at the 2011 Parapan American Games in the 800m (bronze) and 1500 (silver).
- Adam Gaudes - Competitor for Canada at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics in the 400m, and the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics on the 4 × 400 m relay team.
- Caleb Jones - Javelin Thrower, competitor for Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics.
- Geneviève Lalonde - Multiple Canadian champion in distance races and the steeplechase event, competitor at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics, 2011 Summer Universiade, and 2012 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics. 2011 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Cross Country Champion, gold medalist with a games record, and Canadian record, performance at the 2013 Canada Summer Games, and bronze medalist at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie. With her bronze medal performance in the steeplechase event at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie, Lalonde became the first ever female New Brunswick medalist in athletics.
- Lindsay Laltoo - Competitor for Canada at the 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. First Canadian in the junior women's race
- Michael LeBlanc - Competitor for Canada at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
- William Maynes - Fourth place in the 4 × 400 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics.
- Hal Merrill - Paralympic thrower, dual bronze medalist at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in the shot putt and javelin, and bronze medalist at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in the shot put. Member of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame.
- Andrew "Zan" "Jack" Miller - Competitor in the high jump event at the 1924 Summer Olympics.
- Sigurd Nielsen - 100 yard sprinter in the 1938 British Empire Games.
- Mike Sokolowski - Competitor in the 4 × 400 m relay event at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Athletics New Brunswick offers many programs to enhance the performance of its athletes, as well as open up national and world championship opportunities, such as at the Canada Games and Jeux de la Francophonie. Programs include:
- Run Jump Throw Wheel
- 12 Challenges
- Hershey's Track and Field Games
- ANB Podium Program
- Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne/Canadian Francophone Games
- Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships
- Canada Summer Games
- Jeux de l'Acadie/The Acadian Games
- Jeux de la Francophonie Internationale/World Francophone Games
- ANB High Performance Team
- Masters Athletics Program
The ANB Podium Program gives young athletes (ages 14–16) the opportunity to compete against other provinces each year, including an annual competition in Montreal for youth athletes, as well as monthly coaching opportunities with provincial and national level coaches. The ANB High Performance Team provides the same benefits as the Podium Program, but is for ages 17 and up, provides more competition opportunities, and for members on the "A" Team, provide financial assistance to compete at the Canadian Championships in Track and Field and Cross Country.
- Branches of Athletics Canada Archived September 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Athletics New Brunswick General Information". Gabriel LeBlanc. Athletics New Brunswick. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- Athletics New Brunswick Masters Athletics Program Information
- Saint John hosts the 2012 NCCWMA Championships
- "2010 World Junior Track and Field Championships". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Sports. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
- "Interview with William Best". Kris Mychasiw Website. Trackie.ca. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- University of Idaho Athletes, Barry Britt Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
- Mar 30 2013 - Barry Britt runs a 5000m PB at 2013 Nike Stanford Invitational
- 3000m Steeplechase Heat Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
- 3000m Steeplechase Heat Results at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships
- Grande-Digue's Ryan Cassidy Makes History
- 2012 Ottawa Marathon Results
- Diane Matheson (Clement) first Moctonian Olympian
- NB Sports Hall of Fame, Diane (Matheson) Clement
- 2011 Inductees to the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame
- NB Sports Hall of Fame, Giovanni Corazza
- Athletics New Brunswick July 2012 News
- 400m Heat Results at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships
- 4x400m Heat Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
- Javelin Throw Final Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
- 3000m Steeplechase Final Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
- Geneviève Lalonde named to represent Canada at Summer Universiade (FISU)
- Geneviève Lalonde 4th at NACAC U23 Championships
- 2011 CIS Cross Country Championships, Women's 5km Results
- 2013 Canada Games Results - Athletics
- Jeux de la Francophonie Recap (Lalonde Bronze)
- 60m Semi-Final Results at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
- NB Sports Hall of Fame, William Maynes
- Hal Merrill, NB Sports Hall of Fame, Hal Merrill
- NB Sports Hall of Fame, Andrew "Zan" Miller Archived September 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- NB Sports Hall of Fame, Sigurd Nelson
- Mike Sokolowski - 1984 Canadian Olympic Team
- Athletics New Brunswick Programs
- Athletics New Brunswick Podium Program Information
- Athletics New Brunswick High Performance Team Information