Halifax, Nova ScotiaJune 10th, 2017

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Results from the 2017 Aileen Meagher International Track Classic

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Top athletes ready for Aileen Meagher Track Classic

Two-time Aileen Meagher 1,500-metre champ set to defend title

Mike Tate - Two-time 1500 Metre Champ Returns to Defend

Crystal Emmanuel - 2-Time Olympian Works Towards a Third

Nikkita Holder - Elite Hurdler Returns

Bolade Ajomale - They all call him lightning fast.

Ben Brown, Versatile Elite Nova Scotian Para-athlete

30 events set for 2017 Aileen Meagher Track Classic

Athlete Information

Practice Times

Starting Blocks and hurdles and will be provided on the following days and times:

Thursday, June 8th       4:00 pm - 6:00pm

Friday, June 9th       4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bib Numbers

Athletes arriving by plane can pick up their bib numbers in the lobby of Loyola at Saint Mary’s University.

Local athletes can pick up bib numbers in the lobby of the Homburg Centre beginning at 3:30 pm on June 10th, 2017.


Athletes must report to the Athlete Control Centre (Main Gym) Homburg Centre, adjacent to the Press Box) no later than 30 minutes prior to their event. Spike length will be checked at that time.

Athletes will be held in the gym until 10 minutes prior to their event (hurdlers - 20 minutes) at which time an official will march you to the start line and you will be turned over to the assistant starters. Introductions by the Announcer will commence 3 minutes before race time.

Travel Money

Travel money can be picked up at the Homburg Centre, VIP Lounge beginning at 6:30 pm.

Return Travel

Check the bulletin Board in the lobby of Loyola Building and with Transportation Coordinator, Bill Bent to ensure he has your return information. You can contact him at 902 – 471-4672 or bbent2448@hotmail.com

Medical Services

To book appointments athletes should email Saint.Marys@ LifeMark.ca, call 902 420-5061 or sign up on sheet posted outside of the office

June 8th          4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Massage in the Homburg Centre – LifeMark office

June 9th          2:00pm – 4:00 pm Massage, location and sign up as above.

June 10th          5:30pm- 9:00 pm Massage, physiotherapy and chiro.

Events & Schedule

Starts at 4:30 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017
Saint Mary's University, Huskies Stadium, Halifax, N.S.


Female: International Events; 100m hurdles, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m

Female: National Development Events; 100m, 400m, 800m, 100m Para wheelchair & 400m Para wheelchair, Master Mile (50 yrs +), 4 x 100m Youth Relay, Para Shot Put

Male: International Events; - 110m hurdles, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m

Male: 100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 100m Para wheelchair, 400m Para wheelchair, Masters Mile (50 yrs +), 4 x 100m Youth Relay, Triple Jump, Para Shot Put

Final Schedule

June 9th, 2017

12:30 pmCanadian Sport Centre AtlanticMixed Para Shot Put & Discus

June 10th, 2017

5:00 pmGovernment Of CanadaMen's 1500m National Development
5:10 pmHalifax Regional Municipality Women's 400m National Development
5:20 pmLifeMark Sport Men's 400m National Development
5:30 pmSaint Mary's UniversityMen 800m National Development
5:35 pmBudget Car & Truck RentalWomen's 100m National Development
5:45 pmPlayTECK EnterprisesMen's 100m National Development
5:55 pmAthletics CanadaWomen & Men Para 100m
6:05 pmChalkWomen & Men's Master's Mile
6:20 pmOpening Ceremonies
6:30 pmScotiaBankWomen's 100m Hurdles International
6:40 pmCosmos Properties & DevelopmentsMen's 110m Hurdles International
6:50 pmPlayTECK enterprisesWomen's 100m International
6:55 pmGovernment of CanadaMen's 100m International
7:05 pmChalkWomen's 800m International
7:10 pmThe Chronicle HeraldMen's 800m International
7:20 pmAthletics Nova Scotia4 x 100m Youth Relay
7:30 pmScotiaBankWomen and Men's 400m Para
7:35 pm92.9 Jack FM –News 95.7Women's 400m International
7:40 pmHalifax Regional MunicipalityMen 400m International
7:50 pmProvince of Nova ScotiaWomen's 200m International
7:55 pmCosmos Properties & DevelopmentsMen's 200m International
8:00 pmSaint Mary's UniversityWomen's 1500m National Development
8:10 pmGovernment of CanadaMen's 1500m International


Saint Mary’s University Residence

There are residence accommodations available for arrival on June 8 and departure on June 11, 2017. The nightly rates are:

  • Single Room (sleeps 1) $ 56.95
  • Double Room (sleeps 2) $ 99.95
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment (sleeps 4)   $ 142.95
  • Travel Suite $ 72.95

All rates include hot breakfast buffet, linen, towels, housekeeping, parking, Homburg Athletic Centre pass for the duration of stay (for guests over 16 years of age), wireless internet and all taxes.

Residence check in is anytime after 3:00pm and check-out is by 11:00am on the day of your departure. Early arrivals or late departures can be arranged with sufficient notice. The residence check-in desk is located on the 1st floor of the Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue. It is open 24-hours a day and can be reached at (902) 420-5049.

In our Rice Residence, a 17 story high rise, there are six furnished apartments per floor. An apartment consists of two bedrooms or three bedrooms, kitchen, small living/dining area and bathroom. Each bedroom is furnished with two captain’s style single beds (one bed per bedroom in three bedroom apartments), desks, shelves, lamps, drawers and closet space. One apartment can house up to four people (up to three people in a three bedroom apartment). All linen and towels are supplied but dishes and kitchen utensils are not. There are two elevators in this residence.

Our Loyola Residence is a 22-storey high-rise with each floor divided into four suites. Most suites have one twin room, four single rooms, shared washroom and shower facilities. Bedrooms are furnished as study rooms with captain's-style single beds, desk with hutch, chair and telephone (free local calls). There are no kitchen facilities in this residence. Four elevators are available.

The residence complex houses a ATM bank machine (Royal Bank), hair salon, barber shop, convenience store, Tim Horton's, residence dining hall and two laundromats. Most buildings on campus connect to the residences.


We require payment of your account upon check-in to residence. Payment can be made with cash, Interact, Visa, MasterCard or Travellers Cheques.

Food Service

The University caterer, Aramark Higher Education, provides all food service on campus. Catering information and menus can be found at www.smuaramark.caterax.com. If you have any questions or wish to discuss menu options and pricing you can contact Catering Office at 902 420-5159 or by email at catering at smu.ca.


For guests staying in accommodations on campus, parking is provided at no additional charge. The Arena parking lot is located on the corner of Inglis Street and Tower Road. Please pick up your Parking Pass from the Front Desk upon arrival and display it in the front windshield of your vehicle.

For guests not in accommodation, passes are $5.00 per day and can be obtained from the Facilities Management Department, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm, located on the 1st floor basement of the McNally Building, Room 001 (south side of building - directly across from the Sobey Building).

Free evening parking is available, Monday to Friday, after 5:00pm in spaces designated as "general" and in "faculty" spaces after 8:00pm. On weekends, all parking spaces can be used. There is no overnight parking permitted.

Meanwhile should you have any questions please contact Saint Mary’s University Conference Services, Dan Snyder 902 420-5086.



Event Performance Name Prov/Country Year
100m 11.45 Crystal Emmanuel Canada 2017
200m 23.11 Crystal Emmanuel Canada 2014
100m Para 21.28 Veronica Coombes Canada 2017
200m Para 37.74 Veronica Coombes Canada 2013
400m Para 1:18.28 Veronica Coombes Canada 2017
400m 51.41 Carly Mucsaro USA 2017
800m 2:02.18 Lem Lem Ogbasilassie Canada 2012
1500m 4:10.07 Kate Van BusKirk Canada 2013
Masters Mile 6:02.32 Cindy O'Donnell Canada 2014
3000m 9:43.32 Kristen Woodruff Canada 2002
100m Hurdles 12.76 Phylicia George Canada 2011
4x100m 48.65 Swift Canada 2003
HJ 1.65m Rachelle Beaton Canada 1997
LJ 6.39m Krysha Bailey Canada 2011
TJ 12.43m Michelle Hastick Canada 2000
PV 2.70m Aly McPhee Canada 2004
SP 16.35m Lin Chia -Ying Taiwan 2013
Para SP 4.48m Pam LeJean Canada 2016
DT 30.00m Amanda MacDonald Canada 2001
JT 45.22m Sandy Taylor Canada 1996
HT 67.53 Heather Stacey Canada 2011


Event Performance Name Prov/Country Year
100m 10.08 Walter Dix USA 2011
100m Para 16.12 Ben Brown Canada 2016
200m 20.45 Ashhad Agyapong USA 2008
200m Para 30.54 Ben Brown Canada 2014
400m 45.57 LaToy Williams Bahamas 2014
400m Para 57.18 Ben Brown Canada 2017
800m 1:46.77 Julius Mutekanga UGA 2011
1500m 3:40.31 Taylor Milne Canada 2012
Mile 3:59.85 Nathan Brannen Canada 2001
Masters Mile 4:52.67 Roly McSorley Canada 2001
3000m 7:56.78 Eric Gillis Canada 2009
110m Hurdles 13.60 Roger Iribarne Cuba 2016
4x100m 40.09 Team Canada Canada 2003
HJ 2.20m Jamie Nieto USA 2011
LJ 7.36m Osi Nriagu Canada 2004
TJ 15.39m Patrick Hanna Canada 2016
PV 4.30m Craig Slaunwhite Canada 2004
SP 19.52m Justin Rodhe USA 2011
DT 43.00m Jonathon Doucette Canada 2001
JT 79.43m Scott Russell Canada 2011


The following standards will be used as guidelines for entry into the International events. Entry into the INTERNATIONAL events must be confirmed by the Elite Athlete Coordinator, Rich Lehman.  Contact Rich Lehman: richard.a.lehman@gmail.com.

Elite Athlete Standards

Women Event Men
11.40 100m


23.20 200m


52.35 400m


2:04.00 800m


4:16.00 1500m


13.25 100mH




Athletes entering the National Development events can register below;


PAYMENTS:  Online payment

Confirmation of entries in the National Development sections will be posted on the Aileen Meagher website by June 18, 2016.  If you do not receive entry into the event your money will be refunded.


Kevin Heisler

Meet Director
Email: kheisler@ns.sympatico.ca
Mobile phone: (902) 476-8379

Rich Lehman

Elite Athlete Coordinator
Email: richard.a.lehman@gmail.com
Mobile Phone: (902) 219- 3234


Register for the 2017 Aileen Meagher Track Classic

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