The Atlantic Indoor Track & Field Championship was held at the CEPS on Saturday, March 27 with 12 clubs from the atlantic provinces participating.
ASEA (Athlétisme Sud-est/South East Athletics) had 54 athletes participating.
ASEA also won the the Atlantic Championship Banner for most team points collected for the meet with a total point ount of 462 with the Saint John Track Club coming in 2nd with 270 points.
It would look as if there were at least 2 provincial records broken (Austin Roberts in the BB 1200m, Chris Robertson in the Jr.M. 60m Hurdles. Also it would appear that a new record is establised Bantam Girls 1200m Sophie Hyslop.
The top ASEA performers in the meet were:
Girls: Courtney Sarault, 2nd long jump, 3rd 60m, 3rd high jump
Selina Roberts, 1st 600m & high jump, 2nd mixed 1000m, 3rd 150m
Grace Kiely, 3rd shot put
Boys: Francois Poirier, 1st 60m, 2nd 150m, 3rd long jump
Thomas Maillet, 1st 150m & high jump, 2nd 60m & 600m & long jump & shot put, 3rd mixed 1000m
Tyler Spidell, 1st shot put, 2nd high jump
Dekker Kiely, 3rd high jump
Girls: Alexondra Kiely, 1st 800m & long jump, 2nd 150m
Sophie Hyslop, 2nd 1200m
Boys: Zachary Adams, 1st high jump & long jump, 2nd 60m & 150m
Jeffrey Wesselius, 3rd 60m & 150m & long jump
Gabe Coombes, 1st 800m & 2nd 1200m
Austin Roberts, 1st 1200m
Girls: Shawna McKay, 1st 60m & 200m, 2nd 300m
Madison Dayton, 2nd 60m, 3rd 200m
Camille Champigny, 3rd 800m
Monika LeBlanc, 2nd long jump
Boys: Julien Mallet, 2nd long jump, 3rd 60m
Clark Wesselius, 3rd 2000m
Daniel King, 2nd 1200m
Yannick LePage, 3rd 1200m
Girls: Emily Arsenault, 1st 200m & shot put & weight throw
Stephanie Doiron, 1st high jump, 2nd long jump & shot put
Boys: Lee Wesselius 3rd 800m & 1500m
Girls: Samantha MacDonald, 1st 60m hurdles & high jump & long jump
Boys: Alex Stuart, 1st 200m & long jump & triple jump & weight throw, 2nd 400m, 3rd 60m & shot put
Chris Robertson, 1st 400m & 60m hurdles, 2nd high jump & long jump & shot put
Girls: Krist Kublik, 1st 60m & 60 m hurdles & high jump & long jump, 2nd 200m & triple jump & shot put
Stephany Reid (ASEA coach), 1st triple jump
Boys: Jacques Levesque, 1st long jump
Mathieu Legace, 1st shot put & weight throw
Girls: Kathleen Kiely (ASEA coach), 1st 60m & shot put
Boys: Jules Comeau (ASEA coach), 1st 800m, 2nd 1500m
Paul Thibodeau (ASEA coach), 1st 3000m
Peter Stuart (ASEA coach), 1st triple jump, 3rd shot put
Ron arsenault (ASEA coach), 1st shot put & weight throw
Girls: Abbi Melanson, 1st 60m wheelchair & 200m wheelchair & 600m wheelchair
Veronica Coombes, 2nd 60m wheelchair & 200m wheelchair & 600m wheelchair
Boys: Joey Boudreau, 1st shot put F33
Rilind Dragoshi, 1st shot put T11
It's not every day that we have the chance to meet our athletic hero, but that is precisely what two young athletes from the Moncton area were able to do this March 5. Abbigail Melanson (11 years) and Veronica Coombes (12 years), two young Paralympic athletes who train with the group Sud-Est Athlétisme /South East Athletics (ASEA) last year, who had the opportunity to meet with the great Paralympics champion Chantal Petitclerc.
The young athletes have had the chance to exchange a few words with winner of 21 Paralympics medals since 1992 in Barcelona, of which 17 were gold. "It was great! The meeting with Chantal was very inspiring, "Veronica tells us, who spends much of her summers at the athletics track at school Anna Malenfant Dieppe," I had great fun talking to her, I can bring back a lot to my training. "
Abbigail and Veronica have already come a long way and have achieved great performance since they began their stay with ASEA. In particular, they were the youngest members of Team New Brunswick at the Canada Games in August 2009. Moreover, Abbigail holds the provincial record in the wheelchair events for the 100 m, 200 m and 400 m.