Athletics New Brunswick

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Athletics New Brunswick / Athlétisme Nouveau-Brunswick
Sport Athletics
Jurisdiction Athletics in New Brunswick
Abbreviation ANB
Founded 1991 (1991)
Headquarters Dieppe, New Brunswick
President Marc Lalonde
Vice president Jennifer Butler
Director Gabriel LeBlanc
Secretary Michele LeBlanc
Sponsor Sport Canada
Replaced The New Brunswick Track and Field Association
Official website
New Brunswick

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.[1] The organization offers programs to affiliated and non-affiliated participants annually, reaching some 3000 athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers across the province.[2]


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.[3][4] 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.[5] 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.[citation needed]


Term Start Term End Name
1984 1987 Leroy Washburn
1987 1989 Walter Ellis
1989 2004 Harold Nicholson
2004 2007 Dennis Furlong
2007 2011 Harold Nicholson
2011 2015 Bill MacMackin
2015 present Marc Lalonde

Notable athletes[edit]

Current and former notable athletes from the province include:


ANB High Performance Team Logo as of 2013.

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.[33] Programs include:

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.[34] 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.[35]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Branches of Athletics Canada Archived September 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Athletics New Brunswick General Information". Gabriel LeBlanc. Athletics New Brunswick. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Athletics New Brunswick Masters Athletics Program Information
  4. ^ Saint John hosts the 2012 NCCWMA Championships
  5. ^ "2010 World Junior Track and Field Championships". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Sports. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Interview with William Best". Kris Mychasiw Website. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  7. ^ University of Idaho Athletes, Barry Britt Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Mar 30 2013 - Barry Britt runs a 5000m PB at 2013 Nike Stanford Invitational
  9. ^ 3000m Steeplechase Heat Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
  10. ^ 3000m Steeplechase Heat Results at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships
  11. ^ Grande-Digue's Ryan Cassidy Makes History
  12. ^ 2012 Ottawa Marathon Results
  13. ^ Diane Matheson (Clement) first Moctonian Olympian
  14. ^ NB Sports Hall of Fame, Diane (Matheson) Clement
  15. ^ 2011 Inductees to the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame
  16. ^ NB Sports Hall of Fame, Giovanni Corazza
  17. ^ Athletics New Brunswick July 2012 News
  18. ^ 400m Heat Results at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships
  19. ^ 4x400m Heat Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
  20. ^ Javelin Throw Final Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
  21. ^ 3000m Steeplechase Final Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
  22. ^ Geneviève Lalonde named to represent Canada at Summer Universiade (FISU)
  23. ^ Geneviève Lalonde 4th at NACAC U23 Championships
  24. ^ 2011 CIS Cross Country Championships, Women's 5km Results
  25. ^ 2013 Canada Games Results - Athletics
  26. ^ Jeux de la Francophonie Recap (Lalonde Bronze)
  27. ^ 60m Semi-Final Results at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
  28. ^ NB Sports Hall of Fame, William Maynes
  29. ^ Hal Merrill, NB Sports Hall of Fame, Hal Merrill
  30. ^ NB Sports Hall of Fame, Andrew "Zan" Miller Archived September 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  31. ^ NB Sports Hall of Fame, Sigurd Nelson
  32. ^ Mike Sokolowski - 1984 Canadian Olympic Team
  33. ^ Athletics New Brunswick Programs
  34. ^ Athletics New Brunswick Podium Program Information
  35. ^ Athletics New Brunswick High Performance Team Information

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