Athletics New Brunswick

Athletics New Brunswick (in French Athlétisme Nouveau-Brunswick) 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.[2] The organization offers programs to affiliated and non-affiliated participants annually, reaching some 3000 athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers across the province.[3]

Athletics New Brunswick / Athlétisme Nouveau-Brunswick
JurisdictionAthletics in New Brunswick
Founded1991 (1991)
HeadquartersSussex, New Brunswick
PresidentAndrée Savoie[1]
Vice president(s)Michele LeBlanc[1]
DirectorMatt Candy[1]
SecretaryGrace Annear[1]
SponsorSport Canada
ReplacedThe New Brunswick Track and Field Association
Official website
New Brunswick

History edit

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.[4][5] 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.[6] 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]

Presidents edit

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 2022 Marc Lalonde
2022 Present Andrée Savoie

Notable athletes edit

Current and former notable athletes from the province include:

Programs edit

Former logo of ANB's High Performance Team.

Athletics New Brunswick offers various programs designed to increase participation and provide high-performance competition opportunities to the province's athletes.[34] Programs include:

The Athlete Development Support Program (a merging of the previous Podium Program and High Performance Program) provides financial assistance to compete at the Association's highest performing athletes.[35]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Athletics New Brunswick Executive". Athletics New Brunswick Website. Athletics New Brunswick. Retrieved 23 February 2024.
  2. ^ Branches of Athletics Canada Archived September 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Athletics New Brunswick General Information". Gabriel LeBlanc. Athletics New Brunswick. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  4. ^ Athletics New Brunswick Masters Athletics Program Information
  5. ^ "Saint John hosts the 2012 NCCWMA Championships". Archived from the original on 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  6. ^ "2010 World Junior Track and Field Championships". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Sports. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Interview with William Best". Kris Mychasiw Website. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  8. ^ University of Idaho Athletes, Barry Britt Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Mar 30 2013 - Barry Britt runs a 5000m PB at 2013 Nike Stanford Invitational
  10. ^ 3000m Steeplechase Heat Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
  11. ^ 3000m Steeplechase Heat Results at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships
  12. ^ Grande-Digue's Ryan Cassidy Makes History
  13. ^ 2012 Ottawa Marathon Results
  14. ^ Diane Matheson (Clement) first Moctonian Olympian
  15. ^ NB Sports Hall of Fame, Diane (Matheson) Clement
  16. ^ 2011 Inductees to the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame
  17. ^ NB Sports Hall of Fame, Giovanni Corazza
  18. ^ Athletics New Brunswick July 2012 News
  19. ^ 400m Heat Results at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships
  20. ^ 4x400m Heat Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
  21. ^ Javelin Throw Final Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
  22. ^ 3000m Steeplechase Final Results at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships
  23. ^ Geneviève Lalonde named to represent Canada at Summer Universiade (FISU)
  24. ^ Geneviève Lalonde 4th at NACAC U23 Championships
  25. ^ 2011 CIS Cross Country Championships, Women's 5km Results
  26. ^ 2013 Canada Games Results - Athletics
  27. ^ Jeux de la Francophonie Recap (Lalonde Bronze)
  28. ^ 60m Semi-Final Results at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
  29. ^ NB Sports Hall of Fame, William Maynes
  30. ^ Hal Merrill, NB Sports Hall of Fame, Hal Merrill
  31. ^ NB Sports Hall of Fame, Andrew "Zan" Miller Archived September 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  32. ^ NB Sports Hall of Fame, Sigurd Nelson
  33. ^ Mike Sokolowski - 1984 Canadian Olympic Team
  34. ^ Athletics New Brunswick Programs
  35. ^ Athletics New Brunswick Athlete Development Support Program

External links edit