Thursday, February 24, 2011

MUN athletes to compete at this weekend's AUS Track & Field Championships

The 31st Subway AUS Track & Field Championships is to take place on Feb 26 - February 27, 2011, in Moncton, New Brunswick. Several MUN athletes are traveling to Moncton for the meet to compete against the best university athletes in Atlantic Canada:

  • Amanda Wilkins  - 60m, 300m
  • Doug Halliday - 60m, 300m
  • Kathryn Bautista -  60m, LJ, TJ 
  • Stephen Bursey - 300m, 600m, 1000m
Good luck!

Monday, February 21, 2011

NLAA to offer NCCP Sport Coach on May 6-7-8, 2011

Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association
Sport Coach (formerly Level 1 Technical and relevant theory components)

Hosted by: NLAA

The Course:
The Sport Coach course is based on the new NCCP program and incorporates the relevant sports generic, theoretical aspects of Introduction to Competition Module A (Sport). Certification is granted following completion of on-line Ethics module and Evaluation.

Who should benefit from the course:
Those interested in coaching within the sport and those involved in recreational activities at the community level.
  • Date: May 6-7-8, 2011
  • Location: Pearlgate Track and Field Complex, Mount Pearl
  • Time: Friday 6pm-9:30pm; Saturday 9am-4pm; Sunday 9am-5:30pm
  • Fees:$125 ($5 off for NLAA registered coaches)
  • Registration Deadline:April 27, 2011 (PDF form)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Clothing: Bring clothing for light activity. 
  • Learning Facilitator: Ray Will
  • For more information: Ray Will at <>
Attendance for the course is limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required and acceptance is determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Ray Will if you plan on attending the course.

Pearlgate Results from McGill II meet

Strong performances from up-and-coming Pearlgate stars at the McGill Open, February 19, 2011:

Women 300 Meter Dash Open
  7 Buckingham, Darcy     Pearlgate   42.91   2
 32 O'Brien, Erin         Pearlgate   53.22   6

Women 600 Meter Run Open
 12 Buckingham, Darcy     Pearlgate 1:49.73
 17 O'Brien, Erin         Pearlgate 1:56.33

Men 60 Meter Dash Open
 31 Walsh, Jesse          Pearlgate    7.43   3
 56 Faour, Thomas         Pearlgate    7.74   3

Men 300 Meter Dash Open
 27 Walsh, Jesse          Pearlgate   37.89   6
 41 Faour, Thomas         Pearlgate   39.13   8

Men 1500 Meter Run Open
 11 Noseworthy, Matt      Pearlgate 4:21.56

Men 3000 Meter Run Open
  6 Noseworthy, Matt      Pearlgate 9:41.68

Complete results are available here:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pearlgate Track Athletes to take part in McGill Open (Feb 19)

Several Pearlgate Club members will compete at the McGill Open II this Saturday, February 19, Montreal, QC. Athletes will be accompanied by coach Becky Sjare and manager George O'Brien.

List of athletes and events:
  • Darcy Buckingham 300m and 600m
  • Erin O'Brien 300m and 600m
  • Jesse Walsh 60m and 300m
  • Matt Noseworthy 1500m and 3000m
  • Thomas Faour 60m and 300m
Good luck!

Kate Vaughan to run at the NACAC Cross Country Championships on February 19

Kate Vaughan
Kate Vaughan (Nautilus Running Club) of St. John's will travel with Canadian national team to Trinidad and Tobago for the 2011 North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships. The Championships will take place this Saturday February 19. Kate is set to compete in Senior Women 6km race.

A field of more than 170 athletes representing 16 national federations will compete on February 19 at the seventh annual North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Cross Country Championships at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Cross Country running is both an individual event as well as a team sport. At the NACAC Championships each country can enter a maximum of 6 athletes per race (Junior, Senior / Men, Women) with the individual placing of each country's top 4 runners included to accumulate a team score.

The NACAC Championships will contest races for the open men's 8 km, open women's 6 km, junior men's 6 km and junior women's 4 km.