Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pearlgate Track & Field Annual Year End Awards

Pearlgate Track & Field held their Annual Year End Awards on Oct. 19. The Twilight awards were handed out to the top 3 in each age category male & female. The Twilight Series is Pearlgate's own series of 8 meets where the athletes get to participate in events that they would normally compete in or try others that they have an interest in learning and they collect points for their finish. ( to win the awards they have to compete in at least 3 twilight meets ).

The winners were as follows:

Mosquito Boys:
1. Andy Knight 95 pts.
2. Ryan Dawe 51 pts.
3. Daniel Kearley 28 pts.

Pee Wee Boys:
1. Max Baker Pike 101 pts.
2. Oliver Philpott 78 pts.
3. Mason Dawe 69 pts.

Pee Wee Girls:
1. Emberley Johnson 136 pts.
2. Brooke LeDevehat 30 pts.

Bantam Boys:
1. James Power 64 pts.

Bantam Girls:
1. Camryn Bonia 93 pts.
2. Chloe Dawe 88 pts.

Midget Boys:
1. Mark Ford 51 pts.
2. Deepal Deshpande 47 pts.
3. Evan Knight 45 pts.

Midget Girls:
1. Caitriona Bonia 93 pts. & Shae LeDevehat 93 pts.
2. Emily Foley 92 pts.
3. Cheryl Butler 61 pts.

Youth Male:
1. Noah Williams 54 pts.
2. Harshal Deshpande 47 pts.

Youth Girls:
1. Chantal Barnes 101 pts.
2. Ruth Shelton 61 pts.
3. Jennifer Boland 55 pts.

Junior Men:
1. Noah Gullage 48 pts.

Senior Men:
1. Gerard Power 110 pts.
2. Daniel Kelloway 55 pts.
3. Dominic Loro 28 pts.

Senior Women:
1. Nicole Chan 71 pts.
2. Allison Whelan 24 pts.

The Club Awards are decided on by the coaching staff and were awarded as follow:
  • Athlete of the Year Male 17 & Over: Daniel Kelloway
  • Athlete of the Year Female 17 & Over: Julia Kawamoto
  • Athlete of the Year Male 16 & Under: Levi Moulton
  • Athlete of the Year Female 16 & Under: Camryn Bonia
  • Becky Sjare Rookie of the Year: Andy Knight
  • Most Dedicated Male: Gerard Power
  • Most Dedicated Female: Shae LeDevehat
  • Volunteer of the Year: Carol Ann Kelloway ( voted by the executive)

Our rookie of the year award was renamed this year in memory of the late Becky Sjare who passed away earlier this year. Becky was our head coach and had coached many Legion & Canada Games Teams. She was the type of coach who encouraged all athletes to strive for their best on and off the track and could always be found at meets watching the athletes and encouraging newcomers to try different disciplines to see which they would like. She was a positive influence on our beginners and senior athletes alike but she thrived in her discovery of the potential of new comers to the sport.

Our year end Potluck & Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our athletes over the past season and also the chance to thank our volunteers, officials and parents for their continuous help & support. 2015 was a year of many personal bests and new provincial records. Our athletes competed in Montreal at the Hershey Indoor Championships, in PEI at Atlantic Championships, in Edmonton at Canadian Track & Field Championships, Harry Jerome International Track Classic in Vancouver, Victoria International Track Classic in Victoria, Royal Canadian Legion Youth Championships in Quebec as well as provincial and local meets.

For more information please contact Carol Ann Kelloway at <>

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cape to Cabot 2015 Health Expo - Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015

The Penney Mazda Cape to Cabot Health Expo is open to all runners and the general public this Saturday, Oct.17 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road, St. John’s.

You can meet health professionals and sports vendors, and donate your gently used running shoes, and you won’t want to miss Terry Kelly’s talk at 2 p.m. There will also be a bouncy castle for the little ones.
Admission and parking is free.

The Penney Mazda Cape to Cabot is a race created by Athletics NorthEAST running club.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The RE/MAX Cape to Cabot Speaker Series - Terry Kelly: The Power of The Dream

Terry Kelly: The Power of The Dream

Athletics NorthEast, through the generous sponsorship of RE/MAX Realty, is pleased to announce Terry Kelly as keynote speaker for the RE/MAX Cape to Cabot Speaker Series taking place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2 pm at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road in St. John’s.
Terry is a singer, songwriter, motivational speaker and lover of life. Many of you may recognize Terry as composer of A Pittance of Time, the powerful song and music video that circles the globe each November 11th paying tribute to veterans, peacemakers and heroes at home.
But many do not know that Terry is an accomplished athlete. Not only is Terry the third blind person in the world to run the mile in less than five minutes, he was also a member of the Canadian Track Team that competed in the 1980 Paralympics and has completed triathlons and countless road races including the 2015 Tely 10. In March 2014, he journeyed by horseback for two weeks in Argentina into the heart of the Andes as part of a vision quest documentary, ‘Blind Spot; Moments Unseen.’

From school classrooms to corporate boardrooms, from the recording studio to the pilot seat of an aircraft, Terry Kelly has been there and he uses his life experiences to touch the hearts of many and to motivate tens of thousands to overcome personal challenges and live their lives to the fullest.

Terry’s “The Power of the Dream” presentation is about individual triumphs, overcoming real or imagined disabilities and respect for oneself and others. Terry Kelly believes that it is important to consider mistakes as opportunities to learn. He is convinced that if we practice believing in ourselves and always do our best, more often than not, we can do anything.

Terry Kelly proves that a belief in oneself is the key that will open doors to a rewarding and successful life. In his keynote speech Terry will teach you how to transform challenges into gifts and how to use those gifts to help others. By the end of Terry’s address, Terry you will know how to eliminate: “I can't” and replace it with: “How can I?”

Terry Kelly’s love of life is contagious. So come along to hear his presentation. You don’t want to miss the story of six blind kids trying to round up loose chickens.

Join REMAX and Athletics NorthEast at 2 o’clock on October 17, 2015 at the Marine Institute Lecture Theatre. You’ll be glad you did.

The RE/MAX Cape to Cabot Speaker Series is free. Parking is also free.

For additional information please contact Susan Flanagan at

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

17 athletes going to the 2015 Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships

The 2015 Provincial Legion Track and Field Championships were held on Friday and Saturday, July 3-4, Pearlgate Track and Field Complex in Mount Pearl. The Provincial Legion Command selected a team of 17 athletes to represent this province. The National Championships will be held in Sainte-Thérèse, QC, August 5 - 11. The NL Team will compete in the Midget (U16) & Youth categories (U18).

Team Coaches:
  • Rosie Ryan (Stephenville)
  • Robert Dollard (Stephenville)

  • Jim Kennedy (St. John's)
  • Carol Kennedy (St. John's)

  • Chantal Barnes (St. John's)
  • Dana Benoit-Chubb (Port au Port East)
  • Jennifer Boland (St. John's)
  • Camryn Bonia (St. John's)
  • Holly Brochu (Point au Mal)
  • Nick Butt (Stephenville)
  • Jacob Byrne (Stephenville)
  • Cameron Cornect (Point-au-mal)
  • Chloe Dawe (CBS)
  • Mykenzi Harding  (St. John's)
  • Makaila Hudson (Mount Pearl)
  • Asha Kennedy (St. John's)
  • Eric Knight (St. John's)
  • Evan Knight (St. John's)
  • Patrick McIlroy (St. Philip's)
  • Levi Moulton (Paradise)
  • Katara White (Stephenville)

  • Nicole Walsh (Corner Brook)
  • Sarah Walsh (Corner Brook)

The Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field program is a nationally sanctioned program culminating in a national track & field camp and national championship for Canadian youth between the ages of 12 and 17. The Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field program is divided into two sections - a three-day meet and an educational and/or technical clinic. In 2007, a coaching academy was also included in the program.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Introductory Officials Clinic - Track & Field Events

Introductory Officials Clinic - Track & Field Events

NLAA is inviting former track and field athletes and interested parents to attend a free introductory clinic - Introduction to Officiating Track and Field. The clinics will provide an overview of the different track and field events and will introduce participants to various tasks performed by officials. The clinic will review basic competition rules and best practices for both track and field events.

The workshop will start indoors and will follow with outside session. Please come prepared with a coat and appropriate foot wear. Dress for comfort and light activity.

We encourage parents of athletes involved in track and field, to register for the clinic so you can be of assistance at the meets. Officials play a vital role in ensuring fair competition and assisting athletes to achieve their best.

  • Date: May 9, 2015
  • Location: Pearlgate Track and Field Complex, Mount Pearl
  • Arrive: between 9:15 am and 9:25 am
  • Session Starts: 9:30 am - 12:00 noon
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Instructors:
    • Heather O'Brian
    • Michelle Wilkins
    • George Stanoev
  • Limit: The clinic is limited to the first 30 entries.

Please register by Thursday, May 7.


Monday, April 27, 2015

NLAA Selects Head Coach for the 2017 Canada Summer Games for Athletics

Press Release

NLAA Selects Head Coach for the 2017 Canada Summer Games for Athletics

St. John's, NL - April 23, 2015, The Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association (NLAA) announced today that Jennifer Stender has accepted the Athletics’ Head Coach Position for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Stender a Level III Track and Field coach will lead a team of 30-40 athletes that will compete in the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Canada Summer Games are scheduled from July 28 to August 13, 2017.  Athletes age 22 and under will compete in 25 track and field events for men and women.

"We are excited to have such an experienced coach leading the Athletics team for 2017." said George Stanoev, NLAA's Technical Director. "Jennifer is an elite athlete, a former provincial record holder and brings wealth of knowledge and athletic experience to the 2017 Canada Games Program.  She has a proven track record in growing the sport of athletics from grass root level to high performance.  Many of her athletes have set numerous provincial records".

An NLAA Hall of Fame inductee, Stender competed in the 1981 and 1985 Canada Summer Games, represented Newfoundland and Labrador on the national stage on many occasions including varsity competitions as a member of the Memorial University track and field team. Following her successful athletic career, Stender moved to coaching and was a member of the Canada Games coach staff for the 1993 and 2009 Canada Summer Games.

Stender developed a successful track and field program at Mary Queen of Peace Elementary and now leads the Vipers track and field program at St. Paul's Junior High School in St. John’s.  This past weekend Viper’s Track and Field Team won the Championship titles in both, boys and girls divisions, at the NLAA Spring Indoor Track and Field Meet.

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For more information on the NLAA Track & Field program, visit:

Media contact:

George Stanoev - Technical Director
P.O. Box 3202
Paradise NL A1L 3W4
Tel: (709) 576-1303


Competitive Athlete:
·         1981 and 1985 Canada Games
·         Competed in five National Legion Championships
·         Member of Memorial University's Varsity Track and Field Team
·         Former Provincial Record Holder with the 4x100m Relay Team in Saskatoon, SK, (1980)
·         Former Provincial Record Holder in the 400m - 56.69 set in 1984 in Kitchener, Ontario
·         Member of the NLAA Hall of Fame - Inducted as an Athlete/Coach/Builder in 2014

Coaching Experience:
·         NCCP Level 3 sprints coach
·         1993 Sprints Coach - Canada Summer Games in Kamloops, British Columbia
·         2009 Sprints Coach - Canada Summer Games in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
·         Mary Queen of Peace - Track Coach (2005 - 2011)
·         St. Paul’s Junior High - Track Coach (2008 - present)

Dedicated Volunteer:
·         Co-chair of the St. Paul's Junior High Community Track and Field Facility Committee
·         Member of the board and Treasurer of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association

Monday, April 20, 2015

MARC Invites Alumni Overall Winners to 2015 CHCM 10K Road Race

Mariners Athletics Running Club


Alumni Overall Winners to 2015 CHCM 10K Road Race

This year represents the 30th. Anniversary of the CHCM Road Race being run in the town of Garnish. To commemorate this special occasion, Mariners Athletics Running Club is adding an alumni component to this year's race. The Club is sending a special invitation to all past overall winners, both male and female, from 1981 – 2014. Those who decide to attend will be granted free admission to this year's event.  

Race Date: Saturday, June 6 (contact organizers by Friday, May 22nd) 

List of past overall winner going back to 1981:

Overall Winners of the CHCM Road Race

Paul McCloyColleen Martin
Joe RyanColleen Martin
No CompetitionNo Competition
No CompetitionNo Competition
Gordon BrockervilleShelley Farrell
Peter LewisNicola Will
Brian CollierNo Competitors
Harold St. CroixChristine Young
Paul McCloyElaine Myrick
Harold St. CroixElaine Myrick
Paul McCloyBrenda Foley
Lionel FootePam Bulgin
Claudio ArthurNoleen Wadden
Dave RugglesNoeleen Wadden
Scott YoungPat Murphy
Scott YoungTracey Pope
Ernie LucusTracey Pope
Scott YoungTracey Pope
Claudio ArthurMarie Decker
Claudio ArthurMarie Decker
Brian NormanMarie Decker
Jeff CollingwoodAllison Hobeike
Claudio ArthurAllison Hobeibe
Claudio ArthurMarie Decker
Claudio ArthurCarine Kerhoas
Grant HandriganCarolyn McIlroy
Ryan BrockervilleLaura Pomeroy
Patrick O’GradyKate Vaughan
Ryan BrockervilleKate Vaughan
Ryan BrockervilleKate Vaughan
Ryan BrockervilleKate Vaughan
Mark HaywardKate Vaughan (nee Bazeley)
Ryan BrockervilleLisa Collins Sheppard
David FreakeJulia Kawamoto

 If a past overall winner wishes to enter the 2015 CHCM Road Race, they are asked to contact one of the following individuals on or before Friday, May 22nd.

Lyman Keeping (709-826-2787)
Gordon Brockerville (709-279-0380)
Lana Hartson (709-891-1469)
Renee Appleby (709) 891-2966)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Introductory Officials Clinic - Track Events

Introductory Officials Clinic - Track Events

February 21 and March 7, 2015, MUN Field House

NLAA is inviting former track and field athletes and interested parents to attend one of the two officials clinics offered on February 21 and March 7. The clinics will provide an overview of the different track events and will introduce participants to various tasks performed by officials.

The two clinics will be held at the MUN Field House just before the track meets on February 21 and March 7. Participants can attend either session.

Date: February 21, (repeat on March 7)
Location: MUN Field House
Arrive: between 5:45 PM and 5:55 PM
Session Starts: 6:00 PM sharp
Prerequisite: None

The sessions will be held indoors; please dress for comfort and light activity, and wear indoor sneakers.

Bring pen and paper to take notes. The session will last for about 20-25 minutes. All participants available to volunteer at the meet will be assigned volunteer position.

For more information please contact the NLAA office at (709) 576-1303.

Please register before Saturday (meet day):

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2015 10k and Half Marathon road championship invitations

Invitation to Athletics Canada 1/2 Marathon Championships

Athletics Canada and The Scotiabank Calgary Race weekend are pleased to invite you to the Canadian Open Half Marathon championships, onSunday May 31, 2015.  Voted the 2009 2010 2012 and 2013 Best Road Race in Alberta, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event. ​

The standard for travel and accommodation assistance men is 1:10 and for women 1:22. Men faster than 1:15 and women faster than 1:27are eligible to receive complimentary entry. The deadline for travel and accommodation assistance applications is March 1, 2015.

If interested, please submit your application via this link. Make sure to include your Athletics Canada number as only AC members are eligible for the championships.

Canadian-only prize money is as follows:
Centaur Subaru 21.1KM overall fastest male and female (Canadian Only Prize Money - National Championships) 
1st      $5,000***
2nd    $3,000***
3rd     $2,000***
4th     $1,000***
5th     $750***
6th     $550***
7th     $400***
8th     $300***
***Male top finishers must finish under 1:10 in the 21.1K to take full purse. 50% take for Male top finishers with times over 1:10 hours. Female top finishers must finish under 1:20 in the 21.1K. 50% take for Female top finishers over 1:20 hours.​​

Invitation to Athletics Canada 10k Road Championships

Athletics Canada and The Tamarak Ottawa Race weekend are pleased to invite you to the Canadian Open 10k championships, onSaturday May 23, 2015The Ottawa 10K is the only IAAF Gold Label 10k event in Canada and one of only four IAAF Gold Label 10K events in the world. The Ottawa 10K attracts one of the world’s best fields of elite runners as well as thousands of participants from across the National Capital Region. 

The standard for complimentary entry and front line access is 32:30/15:30 for men and 40:00/19:00 for women. To receive accommodations and travel assistance, (to a maximum of $1000 and shared accommodation) the standards are 29:45/14:25 and 34:00/16:30.

Note that the women's race will be a women's only start. In order to participate in the Canadian championship, you must take part in the women's start.

If you are interested, please fill out the elite application form here:  To be eligible for the Canadian championship you must be a member of Athletics Canada through your provincial branch. I will check all championship entrants to ensure this is the case, so please include your AC# in your elite application in the "additional information" box.

Prize money is as follows:
1. 2015 Ottawa 10K Overall Prize (Male & Female) – US Dollars 
1st Place – $8,000 
2nd Place – $4,000 
3rd Place – $2,000 
4th Place – $1,000 
5th Place – $800 
6th Place – $700 
7th Place – $600 
8th Place – $500 
9th Place – $300 
10th Place – $200 

2. Gender Competition Prize – US Dollars 
The first athlete to cross the finish line, male or female, will win $2,000 USD – (Women start roughly 4 minutes ahead of the mass start) 

3. Top Canadians BONUS (MALE/FEMALE) – CDN Dollars 
1st Place – $3,000 
2nd Place – $1,500 
3rd Place – $1,000 
4th Place – $750 
6th Place – $400 
7th Place – $300 
8th Place – $200

John Lofranco
Coordinator, Road Running
Coordonnateur de la course sur route
Phone: (613) 260-5580 ext. 3314 | Fax: (613) 260-0341  |  @run_canada  |  athleticscanada  |  athleticscanada