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HistoryMelKeeling

The Fredericton reds Track and Field started as the Fredericton Legion Track Club and 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. Many athletes and coaches participated to international meet such as the Francophone Games and national Championships.

As the founder did years ago, in 2010, FLTC started to collaborate with the UNB Reds Track and Field. The Club contributing coaching expertise share training facilities and train the Reds athletes during the summer season. It is this collaboration that trigger the change of name in 2021.