THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE EMBERS OF THE OLD INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEET, THE PACIFIC CONFERENCE GAMES (US v CAN v Aus, NZ, China, Japan, etc) IT WAS ALLOWED TO DIE AFTER THE BERKELEY EDITION IN 1985 DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS.
May 12th 2006, Ottawa - Athletics Canada today confirmed a number of athletes that will take part in the 2nd Annual Pacific World Cup in Burnaby, BC, on June 8th. East will meet West at Swangard Stadium in this dual international track and field meet featuring national team athletes from Canada and the People’s Republic of China.
Athletics Canada’s Pacific World Cup team will be finalized in the coming days as more athletes are to be confirmed.
Athletics Canada Pacific Cup Team
(name, hometown, event)
400m / 4x400m
Nanoose Bay, BC
St. Johns, NL
Val Bélair, QC
Coaches / Staff
Sprint / Relay Coach
Edmonton’s Tyler Christopher will compete in the 400m, and the 4X400m relay. Christopher won bronze at the 2005 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki Finland posting a new Canadian Record of 44.44 in the 400m.
Pole vaulter Stephanie McCann from Surrey enters the Pacific World Cup coming off a bronze medal performance at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne Australia.
Pickering’s Anson Henry will be competing in the 100m, and the 4X100m relay, while Coquitlam’s Nathan Taylor will compete in the 4X100m relay. Henry and Taylor were both members of Canada’s bronze medal relay team in Melbourne.
Also competing will be Achraf Tadili of Laval who captured silver at the Commonwealth Games in the 800m with a time of 1:46.93.
With Canada and China set to host the next 2 Olympics Games – Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010 – the Pacific World Cup is a celebration of international cooperation and encompasses many of the same virtues as the Olympic Games.
Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of track and field, cross country running, road running and road racing.