Athletics Canada Announces 2013 Annual Award Finalists

Friday, November 29, 2013

Athletics Canada unveiled the finalists in 12 categories for the 2013 Athletics Canada Annual Awards. The finalists and winners are selected by Athletics Canada’s Awards Committee from the nominee pool put forth by the membership.

2013 Athletics Canada Award Finalists

Jack W. Davies Trophy - Outstanding Athlete of the Year
Name Hometown Event Main Accomplishments
Derek Drouin Corunna, Ont. High Jump IAAF World Championship Bronze - Canadian Records (indoor and outdoor)
Brent Lakatos Dorval, Que. T53 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m Five IPC World Championship medals, four gold, one silver - World and Canadian Records
Brianne Theisen-Eaton Humboldt, Sask. Heptathlon IAAF World Championship Silver - Gotzis Hypo-Meeting Champion
Damian Warner London, Ont. Decathlon IAAF World Championship Bronze - Gotzis Hypo-Meeting Champion

Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy - Outstanding Performance of the Year
Derek Drouin Corunna, Ont. High Jump IAAF World Championship Bronze & Canadian Record
Brianne Theisen-Eaton Humboldt, Sask. Heptathlon IAAF World Championship Silver
Damian Warner London, Ont. Decathlon IAAF World Championship Bronze

Phil A. Edwards Memorial Trophy - Athlete of the Year in Track Events
Matthew Hughes Oshawa, Ont. 3000m Steeplechase 6th at IAAF World Championship & Canadian Record
Brent Lakatos Dorval, Que. T53 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m Five IPC World Championship medals -Ranked #1 in World (100m, 200m, 400m)
Angela Whyte Edmonton, Alta. 100m Hurdles 6th at IAAF World Championship

Para-Athlete of the Year - Ambulatory Award
Virginia McLachlan Windsor, Ont. T35 100m, 200m Double IPC World Championship Silver medalist with Canadian and area records in both
Alister McQueen Calgary, Alta. T44 100m, 200m, Javelin Top 8 in three events at IPC World Championship with Canadian records

F.N.A. Rowell Trophy - Athlete of the Year in Field Events
Dylan Armstrong Kamloops, B.C. Shot Put IAAF World Championship Bronze
Derek Drouin Corunna, Ont. High Jump IAAF World Championship Bronze - Canadian Indoor and Outdoor Records
Damian Warner London, Ont. Decathlon IAAF World Championship Bronze

Para-Athlete of the Year - Wheelchair Award
Brent Lakatos Dorval, Que. T53 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m Five IPC World Championship medals, four gold, one silver - World and Canadian records
Becky Richter Saskatoon, Sask. T51 100m-1500m, Club Throw, Discus Double IPC World Championship Silver medalist with Canadian records in both, 1 area record
Michelle Stilwell Nanoose Bay, B.C. T52 100m, 200m, 800m Triple IPC World Championship Gold medalist with an 800m World record

Dr. Fred Tees Memorial Trophy - Top Canadian University Athlete of the Year
Alicia Brown Ottawa, Ont. 400m OUA & CIS Champion; Academic All Canadian by CIS - FISU finalist (Silver in 4x400m)
Segun Makinde Ottawa, Ont. 200m OUA & CIS Silver and Bronze medalist; JDLF Double Gold medalist - FISU finalist
Anthony Romaniw Hamilton, Ont. 800m OUA & CIS Champion - FISU finalist

Fred Begley Memorial Trophy - Top Off-Track Athlete of the Year
Evan Dunfee Richmond, B.C. 20km & 50km Racewalk IAAF World Championship (personal best); Pan American Race Walk Cup Gold medalist
Inaki Gomez Vancouver, B.C. 20km Racewalk 8th at IAAF World Championship
Benjamin Thorne Kitimat, B.C. 20km Racewalk IAAF World Championship; Pan American Race Walk Cup Silver

Combined Events Athlete of the Year Award
Brianne Theisen-Eaton Humboldt, Sask. Heptathlon IAAF World Championship Silver; Hypo-Meeting Champion
Damian Warner London, Ont. Decathlon IAAF World Championship Bronze; Hypo-Meeting Champion

Eric E. Coy Trophy - Junior Athlete of the Year
Shawnacy Barber Toronto, Ont. Pole Vault Canadian Junior and Senior outdoor records; Canadian junior indoor record; #1 ranked in world (junior)
Andre De Grasse Markham, Ont. 100m, 200m Silver and Bronze medalist at Pan Am Juniors; Indoor and Outdoor Canadian junior records
Alysha Newman Delaware, Ont. Pole Vault Gold, Canadian and Meet record at Pan Am Juniors
Sage Watson Medicine Hat, Alta. 400m, 400m Hurdles Bronze at Pan Am Juniors; #1 ranked in world (junior)

Myrtle Cook Trophy - Youth Athlete of the Year
Lexi Aitken Clinton, Ont. Hurdles Canadian Youth Record
Paul Galas Mississauga, Ont. High Jump Top individual finish of 7th at IAAF World Youth Championship
Marek Adamowicz St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que. Racewalk Gold CAN USA Dual Meet; 11th at IAAF World Youth Championship

Coach of the Year Award
Personal Coach to:
Sandra Cooper-Ryder London, Ont. Youth & Junior Hurdles Nicole Setterington, Lexi Aitken, Davis Edward, Locky Butcher
Gerry Dragomir Vancouver, B.C. Racewalk Evan Dunfee, Inaki Gomez, Ben Thorne
Glenroy Gilbert Ottawa, Ont. 4x100m Relay Segun Makinde, Gavin Smellie, 4x100m relay teams (men’s bronze at IAAF World Championship)

The winners will be announced mid-December and will be honoured during the 2014 Canadian Championship in Moncton, N.B.

Canadian Masters Athletics Athletes of the Year

Canadian Masters Athletics (CMA) awards the Masters Athletes of the Year in four categories; Male and Female Running / Race Walking and Male and Female Field Events. The awards for 2013 will be announced in the Spring of 2014 and will be recognized at Athletics Canada’s Annual Awards Gala. To nominate someone for any of the Masters awards, please provide the athlete’s name, the category for which he or she is nominated, and details of the athlete’s 2013 accomplishments (including Provincial, National or International medals won, records set and age-graded performances) to the CMA, at: CMA@canadianmasters.ca , by January 31, 2014.

-AC-

Emily Hooper
Athletics Canada Awards Liaison
Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
(613) 260-5580 x.3332

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