Tri-Province Coaching Staff

The U16/U16 Tri-Province Coaching Staff has been Announced! 

Team Manager: Noelle Merkel

Head Coach: Gee-ef Nkwonta 

Event Coaches

Sprints/Hurdles: Noelle Merkel 

Sprints/Horizontal Jumps: Gee-ef Nkwonta

Vertical Jumps/Jumps: Oyinko Akinola & Eniola Adepoju 

Distance: Scott Cadman & Jennie Baragar-Petrash 

Throws: Reed Rimke & Dale Barnych 

Team Practices 

The team practice dates for the 2019 Tri-Province team have been announced. These practices are open to all athletes born in 2004/2005 (U16) and 2002/2003 (U18), who are interested in being selected for Team Manitoba. These practices are targeted towards school based or rural athletes in order to provide additional training opportunities. Current club athletes are welcome to attend in order to meet the provincial coaching staff, though it’s not imperative.  

These practices are not mandatory for team selection; however, ALL athletes that are interested in being a part of the team must declare their interest here AND Register for Age Class Championships on June 21-22nd. 

  • Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, and Throws with Reed will occur at the University of Manitoba Outdoor Stadium, from 5:30-7:00 PM on: Tuesday, June 25th, Tuesday, July 2nd, Tuesday, July 9th. 
  • Distance with Scott & Jennie will occur at the University of Manitoba Outdoor Stadium, from 5:30-7:00 PM on Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 PM & Saturdays at 10:30 AM. 
  • Throws with Dale, will occur at Stonewall Collegiate on Monday, Thursday, Friday Evenings from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 – 2:00 PM. 

Practice Meet: GO Classic- July 5-6th. (It is expected that all selected Tri-Province Athletes compete at this meet.) 


For any additional questions pertaining to the Tri-Province Program as a Whole, please contact Noelle Merkel at For questions involving Training and Team Selection, please contact Gee-Ef Nkwonta at 


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