Men’s Track & Field News

U SPORTS announced Thursday that the UNB Reds will host the 2021 U SPORTS Track and Field Championships.

The event will be held March 11-13, 2021 at Saint John’s newly constructed Irving Oil Field House – the largest space of its kind in the province of New Brunswick and one of the largest in Atlantic Canada. It will be one of the first major national championship meets hosted in the new facility, and will mark the first time an Atlantic University Sport (AUS) school has hosted the national university track and field championships.

“The Irving Oil Field House in Saint John is the perfect facility to host the 2021 U SPORTS Track and Field Championships,” said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, Chief Sport Officer at U SPORTS. “We are excited to bring one of our marquee high-performance events to this new state-of-the-art venue together with UNB – who have proven their ability to stage U SPORTS events over the last several years.”

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UNB Athletics staff visit the Irving Oil Field House

The Reds have played host to U SPORTS championships for the last four consecutive seasons – including the 2016 Women’s Basketball Final 8, 2017 and 2018 University Cup Men’s Hockey Championship and the 2019 U SPORTS / Curling Canada Curling Championships. 

“This is a milestone for Reds track and field, and for the University of New Brunswick,” said John Richard, UNB’s Director of Athletics. “Our track and field program has been building over the last couple of years and this will help put them on the map, not just regionally, but nationally.”

“The Irving Oil Field House is an absolutely incredible facility, and we can’t wait to show it off and host some of this country’s best track and field athletes.”

John Richard - UNB Director of Athletics

The Reds will test the new facility in advance of the 2021 U SPORTS track and field meet in February, when they host the 2020 Subway AUS Track and Field Championships – the first time the event will be held outside of the Université de Moncton in nearly four decades. 

The 2020 U SPORTS Track and Field Championships will be hosted by the Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas from Mar. 5-7 at the Van Vliet Complex in Edmonton.

This season’s lineup of individual sport championships also includes Queen’s hosting cross country, followed by swimming at Victoria, wrestling at Brock and curling in Portage La Prairie, Man. A host school for the 2020 U SPORTS / Curling Canada Curling Championships will be announced at a later date.

Following Thursday’s announcement, 13 national championship hosts across all four conferences and seven provinces have been announced for the 2020-21 season, reaffirming U SPORTS as the national brand of university sports in Canada.

A full national championship calendar from 2019 to 2021 is available here.

2019-21 U SPORTS Individual Sport Championships





Previously Hosted


Cross Country


Nov. 9

Fort Henry Hill

1973*M, 1977*M, 1999*, 2009, 2018

1979 M, 1981 M,

1983 M, 1984 M



Feb. 20-22

Saanich Commonwealth Pool

1994, 2003, 2015




Feb. 21-22

Bob Davis Gymnasium

1992 M, 1994 M, 1996 M, 1998 M, 2003-06, 2016

1992 M, 1995-96 M, 1999-2001M, 2002, 2003-2008M, 2012-13w, 2014-19  

Track & Field

Alberta (2020)

Mar. 5-7

Van Vliet Complex

1986, 1994, 2013-14, 2017

1985W, 2001 M

UNB (2021)

Mar 11-13

Irving Oil Field House






(Portage La Prairie, Man.)

Mar. 13-17

Stride Place / Portage Curling Club



M – Men only
W – Women only