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The Fredericton Legion Track Club was established in 1964 by Mel Keeling. Keeling, a teacher at the Fredericton High School was the club's head coach up to 2005, training athletes for both indoor and outdoor competitions. From the relative isolation of New Brunswick, Keeling has produced national and world-class runners, including Willy Best, an national team member for seven years, 800-metre record holder, and gold medalist at the 1995 Canadian Championships; Wayne Stewart, Canadian record holder who represented Canada at the 1977 World Cross-Country Championships; and Kelsey Daley, a member of the Canadian team at the 2005 Pan American Junior Track and Field championships. Mel Keeling was inducted to the NB Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Hundreds of athletes and road runners trained with the FLTC since 50 years. While no record on the exact number of FLTC members exists for the first 40 years, the number of athletes registered with Athletics NB provides some indication of the number of athletes competing (Figure). Since a few years, all FLTC members are ANB members.

As the founder did years ago, FLTC partners with UNB to provide coaching expertise.


 Fredericton Legion Track Club - Training athletes for more than 50 years.