Records Fall at 2018 Champs

A total of twenty three (25) Territorial track and field records fell, as Champs came to the end of another successful year.  Athletics NWT, the governing body for Athletics in the NWT maintains the Territorial records and use the performances from NWT athletes performing at athletic events across Canada and the USA to maintain the Territorial records. Hence, an athlete breaking a  meet record at the Hay River Championships will have a claim on a meet record as well as a Territorial record provided the performance surpass the record of that category.

At present the majority of the Territorial records were indeed set at both the Hay River and Forth Smith Championships and as such athletes often think that the meet records represent the Territorial records. However, over the last couple years we have seen NWT athletes participating outside of North and so we update records as often as they are broken. To find the most updated Territorial record please click on the links below, if you have any questions about records please feel free to email me at [email protected]

Records fell as follows;

  1. Male Track events six (6)
  2. Male Field events three(3)
  3. Female Track events five (5)
  4. Female Field events seven (7)
  5. Masters Men Track events two (2)
  6. Master Men Field events one (1)
  7. Master Female Field events one (1)

Click the records link for further details.

 

Athletics NWT is hiring….

Athletics NWT is the governing body for Track & Field, Road and Cross Country Running in the NWT.

Athletics NWT is looking for a Communications Specialist to support the communications and development plans of the organization. Reporting to the President, this role will help fuel the growth of the organization by delivering a wide range of compelling communications initiatives in a fast-paced environment.

 

This is a volunteer position. The successful individual will be required to work remotely to execute the roll.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write, edit, and proofread new marketing and communications content such as press releases, email newsletters, tweets, Facebook and website posts.
  • Event Support: Assist with the planning and execution of events, conferences. Social Media: Plan, manage and execute a content calendar across our social channels. Manage the overall social media plan by tracking and analyzing metrics.
  • Content Management: Maintain and update websites, email newsletters and other platforms.
  • Track media and online coverage of Athletics NWT and liaise with media outlets.
  • Collateral Development: Manage the development of imagery, video, infographics and other communications collateral in alignment with the marketing and communications strategy of Athletics NWT.

The ideal candidate will be an out of the box thinker that can take initiative to work with minimum supervision. If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume to [email protected]

Calling all Track & Field Coaches

Athletics NWT (Formerly NWT Track & Field) is working to establish a bank of NWT coaches to train and develop over the next couple years. Once NCCP trained/certified, coaches will be selected through an application process to be Head Coach/Assistant Coach when Athletics NWT field athletes for upcoming games (Canada Summer Games, Nationals, NAIG, Legions, etc.).
Coaches will also have the opportunity to participate in training to become Learning Facilitators (LF) to deliver the NCCP coaching programs.

Athletics NWT will provide training for new and existing coaches to develop them to take on this task. Training will be conducted in the NWT and out of Province.
Coaches registered will be provided with travel, accommodation and meals to attend training/games/meet out of Province. If you are an individual that have a passion to coach Track and Field then this is an opportunity for you. Please express your interest by signing up, go to the registration page and register, if you don’t have an AC # then click new member and select coach. All coaches will be required to provide clear Criminal Record and Vulnerable sector check.
For additional info on becoming a coach please email [email protected]

Mackenzie Mountain School shine at 2017 Last Chance Meet in Edmonton

The 2017 Last Chance Meet in Edmonton concluded with Norman Wells, NT taking the spotlight once again. The 9 member team from Mackenzie Mountain School (MMS), registered 7 records in one day. MMS Tyke boys relay team won gold and registered a new record in the 50m dash relay while the mixed Bantam relay team brought home silver in the 50m dash.

Meanwhile, Fiona Haung from Yellowknife was the lone female athlete breaking yet another record in the Juvenile Girls 600m.

 

Skylar Horton

Skylar Horton leads out Team NWT at Canada Games

Long jump and triple jump athlete Skylar Horton starred as Team NWT’s flagbearer at the opening ceremony of this year’s Canada Games in Winnipeg.

Hay River athlete Skylar, 21, was surprised with the news ahead of the ceremony in a video posted on the Team NWT Facebook page: “Thank you so much. That’s a big honour. I’m grateful, thank you!”

The opening ceremony, televised by TSN, saw Skylar lead out a group of around 50 NWT athletes and personnel as they prepared to compete in week one of the Games.

Also competing in track and field for Team NWT are Lance Dizon, Dora-Faye Hansen and Fiona Huang.

Skylar Horton

 

Photos from the 2017 NWT Track and Field Championships

Check out CBC North’s photos from the 2017 NWT Track and Field Championships in Hay River by following this link.

Athletes featured in the photos include representatives of Princess Alexandra School, Harry Camsell School, St. Patrick’s High School, Deninu School, Echo Dene School, Sir John Franklin High School, Weledeh School, Diamond Jenness Secondary School, Chief Jimmy Bruneau School, William McDonald School, Joseph Burr Tyrell School, Paul William Kaeser School, Mildred Hall School, and East Three School.

Luke Dizon

Luke Dizon sets five territorial track records

NWT Track & Field congratulates Yellowknife’s Luke Dizon on setting five territorial records earlier in March at the Alberta Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Luke, who is 13, tied for first place overall in the event’s bantam division. He won two gold (long jump, high jump) and three bronze (60m, 150m, shot put) medals.

“I was very surprised because I didn’t think I was going to win first overall,” Luke told CBC North. “I was getting hyped up in my head. I wasn’t really showing it.”

You can read the rest of CBC North’s story about Luke’s achievement here. Well done, Luke!