Athlete of the Year

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ATHLETICS CANTERBURY INC                          


Award Winners

The Edmond Champagne Trophy:          Julia Burnham
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):                     Luke Mercieca
Most meritorious performance in either 400m, 800m, 1500m or one mile by a male athlete

The O’Grady Trophy:                                          Nikolas Kini
Most outstanding track & field athlete still attending school

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

R.H. Harbison Memorial Cup:             Rozie Robinson
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:                             Eva Pringle

Hurdler of the Year:                                        Julia Burnham

Jumper of the Year:                                              Hamish Kerr

Thrower of the Year:                                           Tomas Walsh

Para Athlete of the Year:                            William Stedman

Combined Events Athlete of the Year:          Max Attwell

Walker of the Year:                                         Courtney Ruske

Cross Country Runner of the Year:         Martina Conner

Road Runner of the Year:                                  Oska Baynes

Secondary School Non Stadia Athlete of the Year:   Liliana Braun                   

Junior Non Stadia Athlete of the Year:        Max Yanzick

Senior Non Stadia Athlete of the Year:        Oska Baynes

Coach of the Year:                                                Matt Ingram
(Valdemars Briedis Memorial Cup)

Community Coach of the Year:                  Rozie Robinson

Official of the Year:                                        Brian Theobald

New Official of the Year:                       Bronwyn Alexander

Special Award for Exceptional Service to Athletics:
Diane Smith
Andrew Stark
Junior Athlete of the Year:                            Julia Burnham

Senior Athlete of the Year:                               Tomas Walsh


Blazer Pockets

Shoe Clinic (Cross Country and Road)

Shoe Clinic (Track and Field)


13th February 2021
Tapenisa Havea New Brighton Olympic Discus 45.74 metres
  60m 7.92 sec
  Shotput 12.04 metres
Levi Murdoch Papanui Toc H High Jump (under 18) 1.90 metres
30th January 2021
Jessica Schofield University of Canterbury 3000m 10:03.56
Charlie Hazlett Port Hills 3000m (under 20) 8:47.31
22nd January 2021
Cameron Clark Christchurch Avon Open 3000m 8:24.94
16th January 2021
Tiaan Whelpton Old Boys United 100m 10.50 sec (Personal Best)
30th December 2020
Chris Dryden University of Canterbury 3000m 8:24.94
19th December 2020
Jordyn Blake Old Boys United 100m 11.96 sec
  200m 24.25 sec
Jared Neighbours Old Boys United Javelin 55.08 (Personal Best)
  Pole Vault 4.05 metres (Personal Best)
  High Jump 1.75 metres
  Discus 35.81 metres
28th November 2020
Laura Smith University of Canterbury 1500m 4:38.07
John Wells Christ’s College 400m (under 18) 50.87 sec
  200m 22.21 sec
21st November 2020
Will Chunn Old Boys United 100m (under 16) 10.92 sec
Gracie Pratten Port Hills 100m Hurdles (U16) 14.84 sec
  60 m 8.00 sec
  Long Jump 5.31 metres
14th November 2020
Maia Broughton Old Boys United 200m Wu20 24.76 sec
  400m Wu20 57.42 sec
William Stedman Port Hills 400m SM Para 54.11 sec
7th November 2020
Tapenisa Havea Lions Shot Put – Under 18 16.75 metres (Canty Record)
  Discus 41.71 metres
Alfie Baker Christ’s College High Jump Under 20 2.01 metres (Personal Best)
31st October 2020
Jordyn Blake Old Boys United 400m 56.00 sec
  100m 12.21 sec
Joshua Bull Papanui TocH Pole Vault 4.00 metres
  Long Jump 6.22 metres
  Discus (1.5kg) 44.71 metres
24th October 2020
Anna Percy Old Boys United 100m 12.14 sec (Personal Best)
  200m 24.66 sec (wind assisted)
Levi Ferguson Phoenix High Jump (U16) 1.95m (Personal Best)