20065 Month by Month Awards

Athlete of the Month Awards

January, 2006
Male
Eric Gillis
Eric had a tremendous performance at the Terrier Classic in Boston, MA where he placed 6th in the elite 3000m. His time of 7:59.64 took over five seconds from the provincial record of 8:04.5 previously held by Norm Tinkham. His time ranked him in the top 25 in the world in January. He also had a great run of 3:52.7 at the Dalhousie Evening Meet earlier in the month.

Female
Jenna Martin
Jenna produced three Nova Scotia Junior records, one also being a Senior record, at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational at Harvard University in Boston. Jenna produced a remarkable sprint triple - setting a 60m record of 7.76 (bettering the previous record of 7.78), breaking the 200m record with a 25.21 performance (her previous record - 25.43) and taking a huge .82 seconds from the Senior 400m record of 56.15 previously held by Paula Peters. Her time of 55.33 was only .83 off the Canadian Junior record.

February, 2006
Male
Geoffrey Harris
Geoffrey set two junior records and one senior record during the month of February with his 49.13 400m (junior and senior record) at the St. Valentine's Day Meet in Boston and his 35.4 300m effort at the Tiger Classic on February 5.

Female
Jenna Martin
Jenna swept through the record books at the St. Valentine's Day Meet taking down the 55m junior record (7.21), the 200m junior record (25.05) and the 400m junior and senior record (54.61), a time only .11 of the Canadian indoor junior record.

March, 2006
Male
Geoff Harris
Geoff raced to a gold medal in the 600m at the CIS Championships in Saskatoon with a NS Junior and Senior record of 1:19.27. He was also a member of the bronze-medal-winning 4x800m team and was named CIS Male Rookie of the Year.

Female
Jenna Martin
Jenna recorded a junior and senior outdoor record of 54.94 at the Disney Classic track and Field Showcase in Orlando, Fl. She also ran two 100m races in 11.94 (nwi).

April, 2006
Male
Eric Gillis raced at the World Cross Championships in Japan finishing 3rd amongst the 6 Canadians in the short race and 73rd overall.

Female
Jenna Martin
Jenna had the distinction of being the youngest athlete on the Canadian team at this year's Penn Relays in Philadelphia - and one of the fastest. Jenna recorded a split of 52.6 in the 400m segment of the sprint medley relay featuring Erica Broomfield, Karlyn Serby and Carmen Douma-Houssar.

May, 2006
Male
No nominees

Female
No nominees

June, 2006
Male
Geoff Harris
Geoff set two new Nova Scotia junior records in the 800m in June (1:51.16 and 1:49.88) during the West Coast Series in British Columbia. He also achieved the World Junior Championships standard of 1:51.00. The previous Nova Scotia record was 1:52.7. Geoff is ranked #1 in junior men's 800m in Canada.

Female
Adrienne Power
Adrienne also had a very successful West Coast Series winning the Abbottsford Track Classic 100m in 11.69, the Kajaks International 200m (23.82) and then setting a Nova Scotia senior record in her 400m debut (52.90) while finishing second at the Harry Jerome International Track Classic. She finished the series with a provincial record of 23.58 in the 200m at Victoria International. Ranked #1 in Canada in the 400m.

July, 2006
Male
Chris Theriau
Chris confirmed his ability to come up big in important races with a silver medal performance at the Canadian Junior Championships. He also took over 3/10th's of a second off his previous 110m hurdle record of 14.86 with a 14.53 clocking. His previous record was set during the Ontario Championships July 2.

Female
Laura Maessen
Laura, 16, was the youngest Nova Scotia medallist at the Canadian Junior Championships and emerged with bronze after a three way battle that saw fourth at a distant 1.60m on a rainy evening. Laura's height of 1.70m was the same as that of the second place finisher however she placed lower based on a greater number of misses at the height. She also produced a great 1.73m effort at the NS Provincial Championships on July 1-2.

August, 2006
Male
Mason Foote
Gold medallist at the Canadian Legion Championships in the juvenile men's 100m (11.01 into -1.1 wind) where he won by 1/100th. Mason also took bronze in the 200m in 22.54 (-2.5) and picked up Bronze as a member of the 4x100m team.

Female
Chelsea Whalen
Silver medallist at the Canadian Legion Championships in the midget girl's shot put. Broke the existing Canadian Legion meet record for the 3kg shot (12.51m) which was bettered by an athlete from Ontario on the final round (12.62m). This was Chelsea's first Legion Championships.

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