Athlete of the Year

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ATHLETICS CANTERBURY INC                          

AWARDS FUNCTION – 16 June  2021

Award Winners

The Edmond Champagne Trophy:            Tapenisa Havea
Most outstanding athlete at the Canterbury Track & Field Championships

Arthur Grayburn Cup:                                Jared Neighbours
Most outstanding javelin thrower

Technical Club Trophy (Female):                  Lauren Bruce
Most meritorious performance in either shot, discus or hammer by a female athlete

Technical Club Trophy (Male):                      Tom Moulai
Most meritorious performance in either 400m, 800m, 1500m or one mile by a male athlete

The O’Grady Trophy:                                     Tapenisa Havea
Most outstanding track & field athlete still attending school

E.E. Mayes Memorial Trophy:             Julia Burnham
Awarded to an Under 20 athlete for performance, sportsmanship and contribution

R.H. Harbison Memorial Cup:            James Sandilands   Awarded to a Senior athlete for performance, sportsmanship and contribution

Sprinter of the Year:                                       Tiaan Whelpton

Middle Distance Athlete of the Year:     Katherine Camp

Distance Athlete of the Year:                           Max Yanzick

Hurdler of the Year:                                        Maddie Wilson

Jumper of the Year:                                             Hamish Kerr

Thrower of the Year:                                          Lauren Bruce

Para Athlete of the Year:                                    Sarah James

Combined Events Athlete of the Year:          Max Attwell

Walker of the Year:                                         Courtney Ruske

Cross Country Runner of the Year:           Cameron Clark

Road Runner of the Year:                          Thomas Richards

Secondary School Non Stadia Athlete:Ethan Smolej                   
Junior Non Stadia Athlete of the Year:   Cameron Clark

Senior Non Stadia Athlete of the Year:       Chris Dryden

Community Coach of the Year:                Paul Wadsworth

Coach of the Year:                                      Sam McLean
(Valdemars Briedis Memorial Cup)

New Official of the Year:                               Nathan Cropp

Official of the Year:                                         Paul Nicholls

Merit Award for Exceptional Service to Athletics:        Priscilla Blanchet
Junior Athlete of the Year:
Maddie Wilson and Cameron Clark

Senior Athlete of the Year:                              Hamish Kerr

Merit Awards

2021    Bev Peterson
2021    Priscilla Blanchet
2020   Andrew Stark
2020   Diane Smith
2019    Cassells Kernahan
2019    Bruce Milne
2018    Sam McLean
2018    Neville Reid
2017    Dave Bates
2017    Ann Henderson
2016    Ted Gilliver
2016    Lawrence “Buzz” Jones
2015    Dave Thomas
2014    John McBrearty
2014    Kevin Jago
2013    Bruce Leadley
2012    Ian Baird
2011    Linley Welford
2010    John McTaggart
2009    Rae Wenmouth
2008    John Smart
2007    Trevor Spittle
2007    Andrew Reese
2006    Patricia Boland
2005    Shona and Craig Brown
2004    Rod Syme
2003    Don Chadderton
2002    Warren Hastings
2001    John Clark
2000   Leon Blanchet
1999    Bob Perry
1998    Rod Dew
1997    Roger Byers
1996    Alan Tucker
1995    Jeannette and Graham Vivian
1994    Ted Lunn
1993    Valdemars Briedis
1992    Don Mackenzie

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