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Thursday, 16 August 2012 02:08

Provincial 800m & 1500m Records Fall

Huge congratulations to Summerside native Michaela Walker, who kicked off the 2016 outdoor season by breaking both the Women's Outdoor 800m and 1500m records in the span of 8 days.

Racing in Victoria, BC on May 7th, she ran a 2:13.24 in the 800m, breaking the previous record of 2:15.33 set by Kelly MacDonald at the 2009 Canada Games. This record-breaking performance was followed up 8 days later on May 15 in Portland, Oregon, where Michaela ran a 4:32.92 1500m. This performances smashes the previous record of 4:43:00, which was set by her sister, Hannah, in 2014

Congratulations Michaela on an incredible start to your outdoor season!

 

2016 Registration Form

For registration for the 2016 season for Athletics PEI, please complete this form.

 

RBC Training Ground

Are you Canada's next Olympic Athlete?

CBC Sports invites athletes ages 14-25 to apply to RBC Training Ground – a day of physical challenges to showcase your athletic potential. Successful applicants will have the chance to show that they have what it takes to be Canada’s next great Olympic athlete and one top performer will win a trip to the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games! Athletes selected will compete in the following workouts:

1. POWER - vertical jump, standing jump, standing triple jump
2. SPEED - 40m running sprint, 6 second bike sprint
3. STRENGTH -1 upper body push, 1 upper body pull, 1 leg press, medicine ball throw
4. ENDURANCE - Arm/leg bike

NEAREST CITY: Halifax
LOCATION: Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic - Canada Game Centre 26 Thomas Raddall Dr, Halifax, NS 
DATE: Saturday March 12, 2016 @ 8:30AM

Register at http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/trainingground/ by 11pm on Thursday March 3, 2016 to be considered for this amazing opportunity.


Royal Canadian Legion Youth Championships

The 2015 Legion Youth National Championships took place in Sainte-Thérèse, Québec from August 7-9th. PEI sent a contingent of 15 athletes to compete in Quebec.

Top performances include:

Katelyn Milligan's 10.03m throw in the Girls U16 shotput, which broke the previous PEI Legion Performance record of 9.99m;
As the first Island competitor in the event, Spencer Swaine now hold a Legion Performance record in the 1500m Steeplechase for his 5:01.71 effort;
The women's U18 4x100m relay team of Kelly McCardle, Makayla Martell, Adele Arsenault and Morgan Cormier were just 0.03 seconds off the Legion Performance Record with there time of 52.82.

Complete PEI results can be found here:

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atlantic Championships

The Atlantic Athletics Championships was held in Charlottetown on Saturday and Sunday at Canada Games Alumni Field on the University of Prince Edward Island campus with one of the largest turn-outs ever. Including the Run Jump Throw Wheel Competition there were well over 500 athletes competing at the event with many great performances.

Pictou County Athletics won the Team title posting an impressive 614.33 points besting Southeast Athletics from the Moncton area by over 50 points. The Islanders Track and Field Club were 7th with 187 points.

In individual performances, Caleb Jones from Saint John, New Brunswick, who is the national champion in the Javelin threw the implement 71.28 metres. Julia Kawamoto from the Pearlgate Track Club in Newfoundland and Labrador won the Women’s 800 metre race in a superb time of 2:10.51. Michaela Walker from Summerside but competing for Halifast Athletics won the 1500 metres in a personal best of 4:44.62 and was third in the 800 with a time of 2:19.73. Matthew Kinch from the Islanders Track Club won the High Jump with a leap of 1.80 metres and Kurt McCormack won the Long Jump with a jump of 7.09 metres. He was 6th at the Nationals in this event earlier this year. He also won the Triple Jump with a jump of 14.28 metres. Evan Gallant won the Midget Men’s 800 metres in 2:11.51 and Ryan Merritt won the Junior Men’s 800 metres with a time of 2:04.52.

Alex Cyr from the Evangeline area won the 5000 metres dropping his personal best to 14:51.91. Pamela Lejean from Nova Scotia, one of the best female para throwers in the world won her class in the women’s wheel chair shot put event. Craig Slaunwhite, a late entrant competing for Pictou County Athletics and currently, Director of Fitness for the Winnipeg Jets won the discus throw with 43.38 metres.

From the Islanders Track Club, Morgan Cormier picked up bronze medals in the women’s 13-15 year old 100 metres with a time of 13.48 and the 200 metres with a time of 27.35. Kelly McCardle ran 13.67 on the Women’s 16-17 100 metres and 27.67 in the 200 metres. Bailey Smith was second in the Junior Women’s 100 metres with a time of 12.83. Tori Fitzpatrick was 4th in the Women’s Youth 1500 metres with a time of 5:15.59. Zach Wilson ran 12.28 for a third in Midget Men’s 100 men’s.

In the throws, Constance Gilman was second in the Junior Women’s Shotput, Javelin, Discus and Hammer. Katelyn Milligan from Summerside was third in the Midget Women’s Shotput and Discus. Malcolm Gilman was second in the Midget Men’s Shotput, third in the Discus and first in the Hammer Throw. Matthew Tanton was second in the Youth Discus event while his father Keith Tanton won the Men’s 50-59 age group Discus.

Three Special Olympics events were held. Rachel Loggie won both the 100 and 200 metre events while Alyssa Chapman won the Long Jump. Tommy Ling swept the Men’s 100 and 200 metres as well as the Long Jump.

 

Complete results can be found here.


Weekend Results

Island athletes had a great showing over the July 11-12 weekend, posting excellent results at the New Brunswick Legion Championship in Moncton as well as the Highland Games in Antigonish, NS.  Complete PEI results can be found here.

 

2015 Canadian Senior Championships

Congratulations to Kurt McCormack, PEI's lone representative at the Canadian Championships, who placed 6th in the long jump, with a jump of 7.26m on July 5th. Way to go Kurt!

 

2015 Provincial Championship Results

Results from the 2015 PEI Provincial Championships can be found here.

 

2015 Provincial Championships

Registration for the 2015 PEI Provincial Championships can be completed on Trackie at: http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=2331

Cost is $20 per person, or is free for members of Athletics PEI. More information and a complete schedule, can be found here:


Results from the June 13 All Comers meet at UPEI:

Men's 5000m
1.  Cal deWolfe   15:10.7 (h)
2.  Martin Sobey  16:10.8 (h)
3.  Alex Neuffer      DNF
4.  Alex Cyr           DNF
5.  Ryan Oregan     DNF
6.  Jeremy Neuffer  DNF


Mixed 100m
1.  Connor Cook   12.3  (h)
2.  Bailey Smith    12.9  (h)
3.  Makayla Martell  14.3 (h)


Long Jump
1.  Kurt McCormack  7.49 (+2.0) *

*New Provincial Record

 

Calendar of Events - UPDATE

An update has been made to the 2015 calendar of events found below. The NS Provincial Championships will take place July 4-5 at Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton, NS.

 

2015 Registration

The 2015 Athletics PEI and Athletics Canada Registration form is now available here.

 

NCCP Coaching Course - Club Coach

Athletics PEI will offer a Club Coaching course in Charlottetown starting Wednesday May 6. The course schedule is as follows:

Wednesday May 6 Theory Part 1 6:30pm – 9:00pm at Birchwood Int School

Saturday May 9 Jumps Module 1 10:00am – 12:00am UPEI Track

Monday May 11 Theory Part 2 6:30 - 9:00pm at Birchwood Int School

Saturday May 16 Sprint Module 11:00am – 1:00pm at UPEI Track

Saturday May 16 Jumps Module 2 10:00am – 11:00am at UPEI Track


The throws module will be scheduled when the facilities have dried out.

Coaches are invited to take part in any of the sessions and are encouraged to bring their athletes to the technical sessions. Please direct questions to Colin MacAdam at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

2015 Calendar of Events

The 2015 Calendar of Events has been released and can be found here.

 

2017 Canada Games

Athletics PEI is now seeking applicants for the positions of staff coaches and managers for the 2017 Jeux Canada Games.  The Games willl be held from July 28th to August 13th, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the current understanding is that Athletics willl be changing to a first week sport encompassing the dates of July 28th to August 4th.

Interested applicants are asked to submit their coaching application by May 14th 2015 to:

Athletics PEI
PO Box 302
Ch’town PEI
C1A 7K7

Or to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Additional information can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

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